I was nervous about the glitter after my experience with the star shaped bath melt (can’t remember the name off the top of my head), but I was really feeling this sweet, fruity candy scent. Fortunately it turned out not to be an issue at all, the glitter all sunk to the bottom of the tub, which made the bath water less interesting, but I didn’t have glitter stuck all over me. This bomb turned the water sort of a dark rosy color, and honestly it was a bit boring considering how exciting you would expect it to be looking at the bomb. Looking at the description on the site it looks like it’s supposed to have poppers like Fizzbanger or Cinders, but I must have gotten a dud. I do like this scent, but I will probably just stick with the Comforter bubble bar instead of buying this bomb again.
Self Preserving Mask of Magnaminty
Before the formula change this mask was one of my absolute favorite LUSH products, however after getting a sample of the new formulation I probably won’t be buying it again. I like my clay masks to suck the grime out of my pores, and this new, mostly honey formula just doesn’t do that. It’s like it’s now for dry skin instead of oily skin. I’ll be sticking with Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Masque instead (which is way cheaper anyway).
I got this bath bomb from the Retro line before it was discontinued. This is a spicy smelling bomb that supposedly relives sore muscles. I love Cinders and I was hoping this would be a good off-season replacement. Not as good as Cinders, but still not bad. Not sure whether or not I would purchase again (although now that decision has been made for me!).
Catastophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask - $6.95
I got this mask for returning 5 black pots. I wasn’t sure which mask to get, and this one seemed like the most “general” as far as skin care needs. The first time I used it I ended up with a weird chalky residue on my face, but haven’t had that problem since then. This mask leaves my face feeling smooth and somewhat moisturized without feeling oily. It doesn’t make my skin freak out which is always a concern, and it does seem to calm down blemishes a little bit. I wouldn’t call it a life saver, but I would get it again.
Mudflats Soap - $6.95/3.5 oz.
This soap is part mask and part soap, and is supposed to help with body acne, which I sometimes get on my back, chest, and upper arms. For the first week or so I thought it was working, but after using the whole bar I don’t think it made any difference at all. Would not repurchase.
Are you able to hide the nape shave underneath a low bun? I am curious because I want to do something similar but need to wear a bun over it for work.
Hm, that might be a challenge. I wasn’t able to hide mine very well when my hair was up, but my hair was also on the shorter side, and my shave went pretty far up and to the sides. If you shave less surface area (like the triangle type nape shaves I imagine it would be easier to hide with a bun.
After my rather negative experience with Star Light Star Bright, I was nervous about trying another product covered in glitter, but Honey I Washed the Kids is one of my favorite scents so I gave it a go. This is a hybrid bath bomb and bath melt, with the outer layer being the melt and the inside being the bomb. I think cutting this in half would have been sufficient for one bath, but using the whole thing I ended up with one super luxurious and moisturizing bath! The scent was pretty strong and lingered, which I liked, and the glitter wasn’t gritty and nasty like Star Light Star Bright but much more fine and manageable like a Dragon’s Egg bath bomb. This is a slow fizzer, and turned the water yellow with golden glitter swirls. It did require some clean up after, but I would purchase again.
Celestial Moisturizer - $24.95
I got a sample of this “sensitive skin” moisturizer, but I didn’t really care for it. It has an odd, rather plastic-y sort of smell, and as a moisturizer while it didn’t upset my skin, it didn’t compare to my current Embryolisse moisturizer. It also contains parabens, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. Would not purchase.
Dirty Soap - $7.95/3.5 oz.
I got a small sliver of this soap as a sample. I’d smelled it in store but didn’t have strong feelings for it one way or the other. It’s a rather manly scent, sort of herbal and minty. As far as soap it’s just soap, I didn’t notice anything spectacular or negative. I liked it, but overall may or may not purchase.
Hair appointment tomorrow, and I’m debating doing something different after having my hair about the same for about a year…but I’m scared and want to chicken out…which means I must get my hair cut differently! It’s only hair, don’t get attached to it or let fear of change make decisions for you.
So I’m a little bit of a hoarder, which means it sometimes takes me a while to use my LE Lush products! Here are some late reviews, just in case some of these products come back next year.
Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt
I think this is the first product from Lush that I’ve actually hated. Sure, it smelled yummy (like limes), but that was it. The glitter covering this melt is not as fine as the glitter on say Sunnyside, and it left a huge mess in my bathtub and on my skin. There was just a layer of gray grime all around the tub, and I could see it happening as I was in the bath. Despite the turquoise inside, the glitter didn’t swirl all pretty, it was just a gritty, grimy, gray mess. I couldn’t even shower it off! It took days for all the glitter to go away.
Bunny Bubble Bar
This little guy on the other hand, I loved. This bar was super soft, and didn’t create a whole lot of bubbles, but the water was extremely soft and moisturizing. It also turned pink! There were some bits of I think lavender hidden in the bar, but I crumble my bubble bars in a little bag and run that under the water, so those didn’t end up floating around with me. The bunny also has a sweet, fruity candy smell that I love, and which was surprisingly strong! Would definitely purchase this guy again.
Sympathy for the Skin Lotion - $26.95/8.4 oz.
Okay, here’s a non-LE product to round this post out. I got a sample of this lotion in my last order. It smells like banana cream pie, which is cool, but I didn’t think it was spectacular other than that, it’s just another lotion. Not worth the high cost in my opinion.
From the limited edition Valentine’s ‘14 line. This huge bomb is a good value, as it’s good for 3 baths. The scent is a tad perfumey for my tastes but it lingers nicely and it’s a fun bomb that turns the water pink, and has little surprises inside that differ depending on which piece you use (there’s a smaller, heart shaped bomb inside). I probably wouldn’t purchase again.
Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb
Holy moly this baby (from Christmas ‘13) is glorious. It’s Honey I Washed the Kids Scented, which is a definite favorite for me. Unfortunately once the bomb dissolved the scent was barely there. However, that’s the only negative for this bomb. This slow fizzer puts on a seriously stunning show. This bomb leaves you with dark indigo water with lots of silver sparkles, and a layer of super soft whitish-pink foam on top. The way the center of the bomb fizzes out faster than the inside creates beautiful swirls of foam and glitter. I also found this bomb to be pretty moisturizing. I will definitely buy it again if it show up next year!
Lovely Jubblies Breast Cream - $25.95/3.5 oz.
I don’t know if it’s just the extra harsh winter or what, but my skin has been extra sensitive lately. Eucerin saved my elbows, but wasn’t quite doing it for my dry, itchy boobies. I’ve been wanting to sample Lovely Jubblies for a while, so I finally decided now was the time. It has seriously saved my tatas. It’s intended as more of a firming cream, and since my bust is on the smaller side I haven’t noticed a whole lot of that happening, but I do have some minor stretch marks that appear to be fading. Lovely Jubblies also smells nice, and it feels like a fancy treat to use it. I’m not sure I would shell out for a full pot of it, but if my skin’s sensitivity keeps up as the weather warms up I will.