Friday 17 May 2024

Dearest Reader, It’s Time To Have The Most Decadent Of Baths That You Will Ever Have! - Lush | Bridgerton Range

Hello dearest readers! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! The wonderful Community Team and Finley at Lush sent me some of the products from the regal brand new range at Lush that is Lush | Bridgerton. 

This range has been created in collaboration with Netflix and Shondaland to celebrate Part One of Season Three of Bridgerton. 

A photo of a light brown square box containing white popcorn pieces on the bottom with a bee engraved yellow oval shaped body balm, a purple and yellow macaron style bath bomb with b engraved on one side and lush engraved on the other, a silver glitter coated diamond shaped bath bomb with a crown engraved on top, a a small clinical plastic clear tub with a clear circular lid with creme anglaise body lotion written in white font on a black label with crowns and diamonds printed onto it with yellow thick body lotion contained in the tub and a tall cylindrical clear tub containing thick jam like red shower slime style body wash with a clear circular lid with a yellow label that has see and be seen in red font  with flowers printed on with lush Bridgerton in black font on top with a purple card behind them that says lush| Bridgerton in white font on a bright background

Colour, Clarity, Carat, Cut Bath Bomb 

Use this bath bomb and you will understand why its The Diamond of the bath bomb world! This bath bomb contains Bergamot Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil and Benzoin Resinoid to create a truly uplifting citrus scent that screams sitting outside in a wonderful garden during the warm weather to me! Not only does this bath bomb smell gorgeous but it looks it too! This bath bomb has took inspiration from The Diamond reference that runs throughout Bridgerton to ensure that not only does it evoke opulence but that it becomes your favourite bath bomb via its scent, its shimmer and its bath art! Some of you may know the scent of this bath bomb as The Elephant in The Tea Room which was a bath bomb that was a part of Lush’s Mothers Day 2022 Range. I love the design and smell of this bath bomb as you can probably tell and honestly if you want to wow someone with a product from Lush right now I would definitely suggest Colour, Clarity, Carat, Cut! Priced at £7. 

A blue and purple diamond shaped bath bomb coated in silver glitter slowly dissolving into a tub of water on a bright background

Two Families Bath Bomb

Two different scents come together to create one truly magnificent bathing experience! 

This bath bomb contains Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Lavender Oil, Chamomile Oil, Lavender Absolute, Neroli Oil, Bergamot Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Tonic Absolute, Cocoa Absolute, Yuzu Powder and Lavender Powder, This bath bomb is a brand new design for Lush. If you are familiar with Lush’s Bubbleroons then imagine that but in a bath bomb format. For those that are unfamiliar with the concept then imagine a macaron that is traditionally two meringue cookies sandwiched with an uber rich buttercream or ganache but in beautiful bath bomb form so two bath bombs sandwiched together with skin softening butters. This bath bomb is sandwiched with Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter which are known for making the skin feel soft and supple. Each half of this bath bomb-roon contain a different scent. One half is scented with one of Lush’s retro scents Yuzu And Cocoa which has been described in the past as chocolate orange but I mainly get a mixture of citrus, coconut and cocoa which to me is a scent that reminds me of Summer! The other half is scented with Lush’s Deep Sleep scent that is available in many formats such as a. Epsom Salt rich Salt Cube Bath Bomb or Massage Bar! Deep Sleep contains Lavender and Chamomile to truly help you relax. To me, Deep Sleep reminds me of being in a field of Lavender and Chamomile on a breezy Spring morning! You can use this bath bomb as one truly regal bathing experience that is full of contrasting scents, colours and softening butters or you can separate the bath bomb to create two bathing experiences! The choice is entirely up to you, dear reader. I love the concept of this bath bomb/bath bomb-roon. I do hope that Lush bring more of these out in the future as I love anything that contains a skin softening butter as I know that my dry, dry skin will drink it up! Priced at £5. 

A macaron shaped bath bomb , one side is blue  and purple with a b engraved into it and one side is yellow that has lush engraved into it slowly dissolving into a tub of water on a bright background

Honestly I am very tempted to grab some macarons, use Two Families and bingewatch part one of the new season (now its available to watch) on Netflix! 

See and Be Seen Body Wash 

Is it better to be a wallflower or to see and be seen? Oh dearest reader who will ever the answer to this conundrum? 

This body wash contains Fresh Rose Petal Infusion, Fresh Strawberry Juice, Pakistani Rose Absolute, Rose Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil and Geranium Oil which to me creates a truly decadent Turkish delight inspired scent. If you have been shopping at Lush for a while then you may know the scent of this Body Wash as Rose Jam which is a perfect representation of the scent itself if I do say so. I think that this body wash is inspired by Strawberry Jam and honestly I’m not mad about it but I do love jam so I am probably bias. When I say Jam, I am primarily discussing the texture of this Body Wash. If you are expecting this Body Wash to be a thick balm like texture like Posh Chocolate or Yummy Custard then you may be disappointed. The texture of this Body Wash reminds me more of a Shower Slime from Lush than say Posh Chocolate Body Wash. Even though the texture may seem a little less nourishing than Posh Chocolate, do not be alarmed dearest reader as this Body Wash really does nourish the skin! I have dry skin and used this the other day and I stepped out of the shower with soft and supple skin! If you want to feel like you’re washing in a beautiful English Rose Garden or love anything Rose then I would definitely give this Body Wash a go! Priced at £18 for a 240g tub of deliciousness. 

A cylindrical clear plastic tub containing thick red raspberry jam like body wash with a yellow and white label with flowers printed on it with see and be seen in red font with lush body wash in black font on a bright background

Creme Anglaise Body Lotion 

Who doesnt want to cover themselves in decadence? 

This body lotion contains Meadowsweet Infusion, Glycerine, Organic Almond Oil, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fresh Rose Petal Infusion, Organic Jojoba Oil, Tiger Lily Extract, Organic Avocado Oil, Sacha Inchi Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Orange Flower Honey, Brazilian Orange Oil, Myrrh Resinoid and Vanilla Absolute. The smell is an intriguing one. I associate Creme Anglaise as a scent from Lush with Hair Custard as I am sure they shared the same scent so when I smelt this and realised that it was not like Hair Custard I was a little bit perplexed. To me when I take an inhale I do get Vanilla which was the prominent scent note in Hair Custard but then when it settles down I get a mixture of scents. I get floral which will probably be coming from the addition of Tiger Lily and Meadowsweet but I also get a slightly smoky undertone mixed with a big burst of Almond. If you are a big fan of Lush then imagine a mixture of Snowcake, Turmeric Latte and Vanillary with a dash of Death and Decay thrown in for good measure. The texture of this body lotion reminds me slightly of thick yoghurt. I have dry skin so I take lotions, balms and massage bars from Lush seriously and this is quite moisturising. As a dry skin babe, this lotion absorbs into my skin quite beautifully and the scent lasted all day when I applied it first thing in the morning! Priced at £12. 

A small cylindrical clear tub filled with golden thick body lotion with a black and blue label with creme anglaise in white font with body lotion lush in small black font on a bright background

Bee Body Balm 

Time to spread that social buzz about whilst you smell gorgeous! 

This Body Balm contains Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Illite Butter, Fair Trade Organic Mango Butter, Almond Oil, Organic Rose Hip Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil and Bergamot Oil. I know that this is a Bridgerton collaboration range but if the Lush Manchester stores don’t have this beautiful Bee out and proud on the shop floor then I will be very disappointed! This body balm smells of Honey I Washed The Kids which for those dearest readers that don’t know about the scent is a truly divine honey-toffee scent with a slight citrus undertone that just makes the fragrance sing. This body balm is thick but still manages to glide on the skin beautifully. If you haven’t tried a Body Balm from Lush then imagine a slightly richer and thicker version of their Massage Bars. I love anything moisturising, I love Honey I Washed The Kids and I love Bees so this product was definitely made for me! Priced at £10. 

A oval  shaped yellow body balm with a 3D been coming out of it on a bright background

Lush | Bridgerton Perfume 

A perfume truly fit for a Lord or Lady! 

This perfume contains Ylang Ylang Oil,m Rose Oil, Rosemary Oil, Mint Absolute, Jasmine Absolute and Sage Oil. This perfume was created by Emma Vincent, one of Lush’s innovative perfumers, for her own wedding! When I heard about this, this made a lot of sense because to me, the perfume does give off English Garden Wedding vibes! When I sprayed this perfume, the first note that jumped off my skin was a very bright green scent. Grassy almost. If you have smelt Grass from Lush then imagine that but a little bit more delicate. Once this note had died down a bit the next note that I got was a big sort of breezy coconut scent. I know that may sound a bit bizarre to you, dearest readers but do trust me. If you have smelt Furze from Lush then imagine that with a but more of a fresh undertone. Once the breezy scent toned down a bit, the final note that I got was a very big herbal floral scent. Imagine picking a mixture of Jasmine and herbs from a garden. Mixed all together I did quite enjoy this on my skin and it did give off spring wedding vibes.  I can definitely gravitating to this fragrance when it is warm outside! I think that this may be a complex scent that either you will love or loathe. But then again dearest readers, that’s the fun part of smelling scents from Lush. Seeing if they work or don’t on your skin. Priced at £35. 

A tall rectangular glass bottle filled with clear liquid with a black cylindrical lid with a purple rectangular label with a diamond etched on it with lush | Bridgerton written in white font on a bright background

Thank you again to the wonderful Community Team and Finley at Lush for sending me this beautiful box of goodies! 

Have you checked out the Lush | Bridgerton range? Are you watching Season 3 Part 1 of Bridgerton? Who is your favourite character from Bridgerton? Let me know down below and on social media! 

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

This post was in return for products sent via PR. All views and opinions are my own! 

Tuesday 7 May 2024

It’s Time To Perform Magik To Your Mind, Body & Soul | Lush Magik CBD, Magnesium & Adaptogenic Ingredients Range.

Hey everyone!

 Welcome to a brand new blog post! I was recently kindly sent the Magik Range from Lush and I thought that today I would talk to you all about  it. 

At the time of writing this blog post, the Magik Range is only available online and on the Lush App and is only available in Europe. I do believe that this range will becoming to European stores/where CBD products are allowed to be sold very soon. 

The Magik Range contains a plethora of amazing goodies. This range contains a high percentage of CBD, Magnesium and adaptogenic ingredients such as Shiitake Mushroom, Panax Ginseng and Ashwagandha  to help to relax the mind, body and soul. 

A picture of an open light brown square box with a green rectangular card that says Jamie do you believe in magik? In green font with a selection of Lush products including glass rectangular perfume bottle containing clear liquid with a black lid with a rectangular green label that says 4:20 pm in light pink font next to a green spherical bath bomb with a lighter green half that has a yellow hue to it with 420 engraved into the top of it, next to a cylinder filled with that green shower gel with a black cylinder coloured the shower gel has a slight purple hue to it with a psychedelic light green triangular label that says Magik shower gel lush in green font on a brighten ground with a pastel green massage bar that says Magik engraved into it next to a black cyldirncual tube filled with waxy temple balm with a green label that says Magik temple balm in white font next to a cube shaped bath bomb that is two different shades of green with lush CBD engraved into it in a bright background

Magik Bath Bomb 

This bath bomb will perform magik and turn your day from being uber bad to super good! 

This bath bomb is one of Lush’s Salt Cubes that are designed to help the body due to the addition of Magnesium rich Epsom Salt. This bath bomb contains 64,000mg of Epsom salts to truly help the body feel amazing and soothed. Talking of feeling soothed, this bath bomb also contains 150mg of CBD. Furthermore, this beautiful bath bomb contains Chamomile Blue Oil, Jasmine Absolute Violet Leaf Absolute and Ylang Ylang Absolute to create a truly grounding scent. To me, the scent reminds me of a mixture of a lighter version of Daddy-O from Lush mixed with when you initially spray Kerbside Violet onto the skin, you know before it settles down into the truly iconic grassy violet scent that it is known for being mixed with a touch of the base notes from 4:20 from Lush. As someone who suffers from Anxiety, is forever constantly in pain a lot and has their fair share of rough days, I use CBD a fair amount to ground myself so a high percentage in a bath bomb is kind of my dream come true. I loved this bath bomb, the scent fills the room beautifully. I mean after I was done with my bath, I could smell it across the upstairs of my house for a couple of days after! When I used this bath bomb I did notice a sort of silky layer on top? I was a bit confused but after watching Victoria’s video on the bath bomb I realised that it was the CBD Oil. As someone with severely dry skin, I loved it as I found it super hydrating for me and I have had baths with bath melts that have produced a similar sort of layer but I can see some people being a little put off by this especially if you suffer from sensory issues. I used this after being out for the day which depending on the stress of public transport or spaces being noisy or people bumping into me (it happens more than you would realise especially when I am shopping in Leeds) I was slightly in pain and drained from being stressed out and having an anxiety attack so I decided to use this bomb and honestly I felt replenished. I don’t want to say reborn because that does sound a touch too pretentious but honestly I felt like the world had gone ‘sorry for today being terrible, here’s a little remedy!’ I also struggle with sleeping and after using this bath bomb I managed to actually sleep without waking up several times during the night! I definitely do recommend grabbing one of these bath bombs! Priced at £11. 

A wide angled phot of a square cube bath bomb filled with grains of epsom salt with lush CBD engraved into the top dissolving and letting out blue colours into a tub of water on a bright background

Magik Shower Gel 

This gel is made for when life just isn’t going your way! 

This shower gel isnt only a godsend to the mind but is one to the nose too! This shower gel contains CBD, Glycerine,Fine Sea Salt, Chamomile Blue Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Violet Leaf Absolute and Ylang Ylang Absolute. To me, when I compare the scent of this gel against the rest of the Magik range, I notice a difference in the scent. Whereas in the rest of the range the scent has a grounding base followed by a mixture of light and strong Violet notes, this gel has a more punchy and upfront Violet scent. One that I think most people will be familiar with! This shower gel does also containing varying amounts of CBD depending on what size you purchase. If you pruchase a 120g bottle then this size will contain 50mg of CBD, a 280g bottle will contain 125mg and a 580g bottle will contain 250mg of CBD. I recently took this with me to Manchester whilst I went to go and spend a couple of days away seeing my partner and some of my friends and this was honestly a saviour for me. I used this before adventuring around the busy city centre and it stopped me from screaming due to the hustle and bustle of the centre and honestly never knowing if a tram was behind me. This gel truly grounded me and kept me from feeling like death by the end of the day. If you are unsure on the Magik range then maybe grab a 120g bottle off this gorgeous gel and give it a go! You never know when you’ll need it after a long hard day of adulting! Priced at £12 for a 120g bottle, £24 for a 280g bottle and £40 for a 580g bottle. 

A photo of a cyldirncual plastic bottle filled with dark green liquid with a black cylindrical lid with a green and purple psychedelic bottle with Magik in thick white bubble font with CBD shower gel lush in white font on a bright background

Magik Massage Bar 

Sometimes all we need is a rub down and a wind down. 

Who doesnt love a massage bar? They are multifunctional, easy to travel with and do amazing things for the skin! This massage bar contains Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Calamine Powder, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Moringa Oil, Ashwagandha Root and Siberian Ginseng Infusion, Organic Illite Butter, Magnesium Chloride, Shiitake Mushroom, Organic Jojoba Oil, CBD, Sacha Inchi Oil, Ginseng Root Powder, Chamomile Blue Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Violet Leaf Absolute, Ylang Ylang Absolute and Seabuckthorn Oil. I love this massage bar but then again I love massage bars in general! I have been using this Magik Massage Bar on a night to calm me down and it has helped me quite a lot. I use the raised point side for when I ache and the smooth side for when I just want a little bit of moisture. I do tend to use them more as a solid moisturiser rather than a sort of massage bar per se but that’s more because I use them a lot for my back and its a pain to try and self massage my own back really. The scent of this massage bar is more like the Magik Bath Bomb rather than the Shower Gel as I get a big smoky undertone when I smell this and then a hit of Violet rather than pure Violet like I do when I inhale the shower gel. As mentioned above, I love the raised design of this Massage Bar. I love the raised edges for when muscles ache, I love the smooth side for when you just want a quick glide of a massage bar for moisture and I love that it has Magik written on the front as it makes it easier when I am rushing and not realising which massage bar I am grabbing to use which has happened more than I would like to admit. When I have used this before bed, I have noticed that it has been easier for me to unwind. Comparing this to Joints Massage Bar, not only is the scent different for me but I do find it a bit easier to relax and unwind with this one but I think that when it comes to Autumn I may change back to Joints just because I think that ill prefer the earthy patchouli scent when its cold and dark especially as the scent of Magik is sort of light, floral and spring like. This massage bar contains 99mg of CBD and 1500mg of Magnesium Chloride. Priced at £14. 

A wide angled photo of someone using  an oval ridged massage bar with magik engraved on the top that’s in purple and green on a bright background

Magik Temple Balm 

Swipe, inhale, relax! 

This temple balm contains Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Candelilla Wax, Organic Castor Oil, CBD, Chamomile Blue Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Violet Leaf Absolute and Ylang Ylang Absolute. This temple balm contains 40mg of CBD to help you truly get out of that fight or flight feeling! I have been using this for a while whilst I am out and about and oh my god have I needed it. I am a forever anxious person as you’ve probably grasped by this part of the blog post but going out and about can be really stressful for me no matter what. I have been applying this whilst on the train, whilst out shopping, before meeting up with friends and it has stopped me from well feeling like a huge hot mess. I used this whilst I was out in Manchester this weekend and it calmed me down when I felt like I was on the verge of having an anxiety attack due to the city centre being absolutely packed. I suffer sometimes from sensory issues and this stopped me from honestly wanting to peel my own face off and scream. I know that sounds drastic but honestly sensory issues can be like that for me sometimes. I would definitely recommend everyone grabbing this and whacking it in your everyday bag. If I hadn’t I don’t know how Manchester would’ve gone for me. I also do want to state that even though it is small, I have also been using it slightly like a solid perfume and I have been able to smell the scent of this temple balm for hours after applying it! Priced at £12. 

A photo of a black cylindrical tube filled with light green balm with a green label that says magik temple balm lush in white font on a bright background

Will you be checking out the Magik Range? Have you tried any of the Magik products already? Let me know down below! 

Again, massive thanks to Lush and the Community Team for sending me the Magik Range! I have truly been loving using them and seeing how they work for my anxious neurodivergent non-binary self. The wonderful team did also send me a couple of the 4:20pm goodies so do let me know if you want me to do a separate post on them! 

Thsnks for reading! 

Jamie x 

This post was in exchange for products sent to me via PR. All views and opinions in this blog post are my own.