Lush Reviews ♥

Hi hi ♥

So sorry for neglecting my blog lately! Finally got over my long month of hard work and having multiple things due every week in college and then went straight into helping my bf prep for moving away. Been going non-stop til now! He moved like 4 hrs away last Monday to do an amazing internship for a year. I'm going to see him most weekends so it's not a huge issue, it has just been a bit of a shock going from seeing him every single day to not really knowing when we're going to see each other again. Feeling kinda lost about it all to be honest.

To add to my 'lost state' I feel like I'm kind of kidding myself about selling jewellery. Don't get me wrong, I would absolutely love to!! But it just seems so impossible and slightly ridiculous when I think about it =P But I'm going to keep dreaming and hoping I might be able to ^.^ Everyone needs to dream a lil right?

I've been a silent blogger for too long now. I have kept up to date for the most part reading many people's blogs but haven't been posting or commenting lately unfortunately so I will try work on that. Apologies for the slightly sad rant =P I'll be HAPPY now though! he he =) I attempted a lil revamp of my blog the other day and totally changed the design, it's not perfect yet. Some features aren't exactly how I wanted but I'm not great at coding and have forgotten most of it as I learnt it a few years ago but I'll keep working on it slowly until I get it right ♥

Anyways, I've decided to tell you about some of my favourite Lush products that I can never get enough of!! I haven't done a review before so I'd be very grateful to hear from you if you've any comment/recommendations/questions!

Firstly;
Mmm Marshmallow Melting Moment

Mmm Melting Marshmallow Moment
Photo courtesy of lush.co.uk

This lil piece of delight smells amazing! It's very sweet and definitely one to keep stocked up on! I don't take baths very often but sometimes I do like a lil relaxing soak and this bath bomb is absolutely my no.1 fav!

Lush's description: Slow melting musky marshmallow marvel. MMM melts into a pink, fluffy waterbed of marshmallow and moisturizing cocoa butter. Each Melting Marshmallow Moment is made with marshmallow herb, which produces a sweet, skin-soothing mucilage that was used to make sugar candies for hundreds of years, and marigold, which is equally calming for your skin. Take your time, savour each moment and have as many marshmallows as you like.

Pros:

  • It smells sooo good, very sweet, relaxing smell. I find the smell very calming and enjoyable. Smells just like real marshmallows.
  • Makes your skin so incredibly soft! I love this factor.It contains cocoa butter so it's a really good moisturiser. My skin feels great and smooth and there's a nice slight glow from my skin afterwards aswell.
  • At approx 4e per 100g (that's a lil over 5 American dollars if I'm correct ~ apologies if i'm slightly off) it's a steal! I can get a good 2 or 3 baths out of one bath melts so it's definitely worth it!
Cons:
  • If you break too much off into the bath the smell can be a lil overpowering at times. It's grand if you want a nice strong scented soak but now and then it's a lil much!
  • It can go a bit mushy in the packet if it gets in contact with water at all. Doesn't make any difference for using it after as it still works perfectly, however it can make storing it just that small bit more difficult.
For me, it's a sure buy whenever I'm in Lush! It's a nice lil treat to relax with and it really softens my skin. Love it! ♥ I'd give it 9/10 just cuz it's hard to stop it going mushy sometimes, especially if you keep it in a steamy bathroom.


Next Lush product is Seanik.

Seanik
Photo courtesy of lush.co.uk

This was the first ever shampoo bar I used and I was skeptical at the start I'll admit. I was convinced it couldn't be as good as normal shampoo and doubted it's ability to lather very well. I was quite wrong though! =P This bar is very easy to use, lathers very fast and you need barely any to do your whole head!

Lush's description: Softening sea salt shampoo with jasmine, mimosa and orange blossom. Many of our planet's most potent nutrients come from the deep blue sea. Lush has them brought ashore to create an ocean blue Shampoo Bar with protein-rich, softening Irish moss seaweed, Japanese nori seaweed and sea salt to leave your hair soft, nourished and full of body. We could have left it at that, but that's just not our way. We added lemon oil for extra shine, and the exotic far eastern fragrance of mimosa and jasmine to bathe you in the heady scent of tropical flora.

Pros
  • As I mentioned it lathers very well and very quickly.
  • A small bit will go a long way! I just rub it all over my head and rub it in then and it lathers very easily, great coverage!
  • I sometimes get slightly greasy hair if I style it a lot and I find this shampoo bar is fantastic for stripping my hair clean again.
  • Leave a beautiful, healthy looking shine in my hair and gives it a nice natural bounce (which can be annoying for me sometimes as I have very fine hair so it looks too big but I know others with thick hair and they love it!)

Cons
  • I wouldn't consider it an everyday shampoo. Personally, I use it once or twice a week as it strips many of the natural oils from your hair.
  • At a lil over 5e (approx 7 American dollars) for only 55g it's a lil steep for this shampoo bar, although it does last ageeees so it is worth the investment if you get the same results I do!
  • The smell is quite strong. It smells salty and seaweed-like, very seaside smell. It's okay but it's a lil strong for my liking. If your a surfer girl I'm sure you'd be well used to the smell and may love it! However I'm not but I can't deny the results so I use it.

Lastly;
Lemony Flutter

Lemony Flutter
Photo courtesy of lush.co.uk

Anyone that knows me knows that I despise lemons >.< Especially the taste and consequently the smell by association. The smell from this product is VERY strong and really turned me off it at first. I heard great things about this product though and so had to test it out. I've become more adjusted to the smell by now as I've been using the product for a good while. The results are well worth it! It can be used to soften any area of the body; cuticles, heels, elbows, toes. I even heard of some people using it as a lip balm during the winter months to get rid of cracked lips (though I've never tried this so can't say how successful it was). I find it leaves my skin so soft tho! I especially use it on my heels. Normally I apply it before I go to bed, smother it on, and leave it overnight. In the morning they are noticeably softer and smoother and I love it!

Lush's description: Softens hard skin all over the body, especially the cuticles. We made Lemony Flutter to soften your cuticles; it's our thickest cream out there. It's so good at softening your cuticles and nourishing your nails that Lush customers have been using it to soften and nourish lots of other body parts like their feet, elbows and knees. Fortunately, it's a very reasonably priced cream, so you can afford to use it as widely as you wish. Take more care of your extremities and invest a small sum in a Lemony pot.

Pros
  • Leaves your skin noticeably soft and smooth.
  • Easy to apply, no mess. It's like a thick cream so you wont get it everywhere.
  • Absorbs moderately fast. (Unless you smother it on it can be slightly slippy for awhile. Otherwise it absorbs nicely).
  • People have said it has a nice sweet smell ~ though my personal experience was less enjoyable my view is quite biased.
  • As it's a thick cream you don't have to use too much as it spreads easily. Therefore the lil tub will last you a good while!
  • At just over 6e (approx 8 American dollars) it is worth it. The results are evident and the lil tub lasts.
Cons
  • Be the smell nice or not in your opinion it is strong. It's very overpowering and it stays on your hands/feet wherever you apply for hours after unless you give it a good thorough soapy washing.
  • To get the best results you really have to use the product continuously. For example if you put it on your heels one night they'll be nice and soft for a day or two but then your back to square one almost. I find applying a bit every 2-3 nights to be the best way to get your moneys worth and get the best results from this product.

Lush are a very environmentally friendly company which I love! (I'm vegetarian). They insist upon using recycled materials and are adamantly against animal testing. A nice feature to these products also is that the Marshmallow Bath Melt and The Seanik shampoo bar are vegan! With the Lemony Flutter tub (and other products) they offer if you bring back 5 black pots to the shop for reuse they will give you a Fresh Face Mask free!

That's my post for today anyway. I have some new jewellery pieces made but haven't taken photos yet so will have to get around to that soon! Can't wait to hear what you guys think ♥


P.S. I am in no way affiliated with the company nor have I been asked to do this review, these are my own honest opinions. All products are purchased myself for my own personal use. =)

10 comments:

xbbkay said...

Hi Rachel! It's definitely been a long time since you're posted! I hope all it well! it's great that you can still see your boyfriend once a week, a four hour drive seems a little tidious however. i'm already complaining about a 2 hour drive, let alone 4 hours. LOL

i love this review! i am offically in LOVE with LUSH. i love the way everyting looks so pretty, it smells yummi. it reminds me of CANDY, and makes me feel like a princess when i use the products. Those marshmallow melting momments looks awesome! i wonder if the store here have it, bcos i don't recall seeing it the last time i've been to the store.

It's funny that you've reviewed that shampoo bar, because i just watched a youtube review on it as well, but the idea of using a bar, kind of turns me off. :/. I will have to try that bath bomb tho!

P.S. great job on the new layout. your banner is so pretty~

Rachel said...

I hope all is well for you too hun! =)

I'm glad you love Lush too! I'm a lil obsessed =P I hope they have the bath melt for you to try out I just LOVE it! <3 And it definitely smells sweet like candy, your so right!!

Ya I was very put off it at first because it was a bar but it's very easy to use! I just rub it over my hair like you would a bar of soap and then lather it up like normal shampoo! Very simple and no mess! V easy to store too =) They have tons of versions, I've only tried this one tho.

Thank you! Your so sweet!! ♥ I wanted it a lil bigger but I'll keep working on it ^^ I'm so happy you like it! ♥

Harjot said...

Ok dude I am soooo going to Lush now lol.The strawberry one I SOOOO NEED GET THAT!! Thanks for this review...I was wondering what to get next from there! :)

Rachel said...

The marshmallow melt? Ya it's amazing! I actually recommend it to everyone! It's such a treat ^^

xbbkay said...

^ i' just curious to know, dooes the soap bar dry out your hair? does your hair have that like..straw-ish feeling when you wash out the shampoo? Personally, i hate that feeling, but i'm very interested in trying out their shampoo. I just dont want it to dry my hair out, bcos it's already been heavily damaged. ahhaah

you sure have a talent in graphics! bcos that banner honestly looks great. i love the simplicity, and it goes very well with your layout.

Hope to see more pieces of your jewelry, don't get discouraged! they are beautiful!

<3 Love,
Anh

Sophie Lewis said...

Hey, this blog is really cute so I've become a follower... I love this post, loveeee Lush products! they smell so amazing! where abouts in Ireland are you from? I'm part Irish :]

www.sophlewis.blogspot.com

-elle♡ said...

lush products all look so yummy and chewable LOL i wnttttttt

Rachel said...

@xbbkay I don't think it does, when you use it you can feel how light and clean your hair is so it does strip it of oils a bit but I alternate with other shampoo to and used conditioner after to get some of the good stuff back. It definitely doesn't give me that straw-like feeling, I hate that too >.< I think as long as you use a good quality conditioner with it you shouldn't have any problems! =) Hope that helps hun!

Thank you so much ^.^ Your so sweet Anh! Hope you have an amazing day and study is going well! <3

@Sophie Lewis Aw thank you =) Oh I'm totally obsessed with Lush, all my money goes there or on jewellery stuff. ha ha it's terrible really cuz I don't even have a job XP I'm from the South! Being Irish is awesome ;)

@-elle♡ I know! And they smell so sweet and delicious too! Have to remind myself they aren't food sometimes! he he XP

yumiko said...

wow. the shampoo bar looks really interesting. and the lemony flutter prolly smells like wonders. I would love to try products. but we don't have a lush store near our city. i miss it. i wish i can buy products and stock up, especially on the fresh daily masks.

Rachel said...

@yumiko Aw no, I dono what I'd do without Lush! We only got it here a few years back and before that I used to get my friend's sister to bring us some from where she was living.. Yup that's an addiction for ya XP
They have an online store, maybe you could try there? Not sure what the delivery system is like but it might be worth a try!

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