Lush – it’s definitely one of those Marmite type of things, people either love or hate it. And I am one of those who absolutely loves it! If I had infinite money I would probably spend it all in my local store. In an attempt to cheer myself up after being ill for so long I placed an order online. In my post about self-care I mention taking a luxurious bath, and using a Lush product or two definitely helps with that. Having a bath is the ultimate in me-time. It gives me a chance to relax and clear my head for a while.
Lush launched a new type of bath bombs last year, Jelly bombs. Now I will admit I was definitely unsure of them at first but at Christmas I bought one of the snow fairy ones and I really liked it. Yes it is a bit slimy but once you get over that it’s nice. They take a lot longer to disappear than normal bath bombs, but I find the colour is a lot more intense as well.
I bought The Big Sleep to try out and it might become my new favourite. It’s got chamomile, lavender oil and neroli oil in it, which makes it great for relaxing and helping you get to sleep. It started off a light blue, but by the time it had fully dissolved my bath was a deep blue which was really good. Usually I go for the pink/sweet-scented products so I was surprised by how much I liked this one. I also tend to go for the bubble bars as you get more for your money with those, but if you are looking for a special treat for your bath then definitely try a jelly bomb.
I did buy another bath bomb, Intergalactic, which is one I have had several times before. As I have had a cold for what feels like forever now, the peppermint oil in this one is great for that. This one definitely makes the prettiest bath, but if you don’t like glitter then this might not be for you. However if you want to look like an extra from a Twilight film when you get out of the bath then this is great for that. It also leaves a bit of mess behind so you will need to rinse the bath out after.
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That is one of the reasons why I prefer the bubble bars over the bombs. They don’t tend to be glittery, you can get multiple baths out of them and they produce bubbles! I always crush my bubble bars up in a bag and just add a small amount to each bath. I usually get about 3/4 baths out of 1 bubble bar which considering they are usually the same price as a bomb is pretty good. The Comforter is probably the biggest bubble bar Lush do and it’s also my favourite. It fills the room with the best smell, black currants, and turns the bath a lovely pink/purple. You definitely don’t need a lot of this one either, a little goes a long way.
If you are looking to try a bubble bar but don’t want to spend too much then I can recommend the creamy candy one. It’s only £2.95 which is almost £2 cheaper than the comforter. It is smaller, and I know the scent might not be to everyone’s liking as it is very sweet. But it does contain a blend of almond and cocoa butter so it’s great for dry skin as well. That’s mainly why I get it, and I also like the sweet, candyfloss scent.
As much as I like Lush, I am not the only fan in the our house.
Jess really likes the shower scrub – Rub, Rub, Rub. Made with sea salt and lemon oil, it is a great exfoliating scrub. You can also use it in your hair to add volume. If you are feeling brave, you can even put it on dry skin before getting in the shower. It is rough, but it leaves your skin feeling so soft once you wash it off.
I’ve also got Clem a little bit addicted which is probably a really bad thing for a 3-year-old. She likes the ickle baby bots, which are little bath bombs suitable for children and babies over 6 months old. It contains lavender as well, so it’s perfect for using just before bed time. It’s also not glittery or too strong, turning the bath water a lovely pale blue. Clem absolutely loves it.
The last product I really like is the volcano foot mask. If you work in retail or any sort of job where you are on your feet for long periods at a time, I cannot recommend this enough. I used to do 8/9 hour shifts and would treat myself to this every couple of months. It’s not cheap, £7.25 for a small pot, however if you want soft, smooth feet then this will give you them. You put the clay-like mask containing kaolin on your soles and heels, cover with a plastic bag, and then put your feet up for 20 minutes. Don’t worry about looking silly with a plastic bag on your feet, trust me, once you wash it off your feet will be so soft. It also smells pretty good, and deodorises your feet too.
Are you a Lush fan? Is there anything you think I should try? I am always looking for new products to try from there so please let me know in the comments.
This post is not sponsored, and I bought all of these products myself.