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Product Review: Lush Fun with Bubble Bars

by Bionic Beauty on 13.Mar.2008 · 2 comments

LUSH -- Bath Products: Ma Bar Bubble Bar
Bubble baths are FUN! And they are even more fun, and not to mention luxurious with Lush’s Bubble Bar. I tested out the “flavor” Ma Bar. Lush’s description is thus: “If chocolate is your pleasure, you’ll love bathing in the toffee and orange of Ma Bar. Brown sugar-topped for the ultimate in blissful bathing, this bar’s sweetness will satisfy every pore on your body.”

The scent is heavenly and actually pretty darn close to their Honey I Washed the Kids soap. Crumble the bar under your running bath water. The water felt softer and the bubbles were long lasting. I will warn you… the bath water turns pretty murky from the ingredients in the bubble bar.

I would recommend slicing your bar in half. This will save you a bit of money and should still give you plenty of bubbles. I used half a bar in a giant spa-type tub and the bubbles were piled up. Adjust accordingly.

All in all, a nice treat for a relaxing bath.

Ingredients List: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Cocoa Powder (Theobroma cacao), Cocamide DEA, Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis), Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia), Sugar Cube (Saccharum officinarum).

Bubble bars can be purchased from Lush stores and at Lush’s website. A Ma Bar runs $7.65.

Product Review: Lush’s Flying Fox Shower Gel

by Bionic Beauty on 19.Feb.2008 · 6 comments

One of the more popular body and shower gels from Lush Cosmetics, Flying Fox is a blend of herbals, honey and jasmine to calm you, ignite “desire” (giggle), and is supposed to help with PMS.

LUSH Bath & Shower Product: Flying Fox Shower Gel (body wash, body cleanser, body shampoo)

A little goes a quite a long way with this body wash and it foams up quickly. The scent is syrupy and thick and is more pleasant on your skin after the shower than during. I found it a bit overwhelming while swimming in the scent during a steamy shower. The gel’s formula did not react with my skin or cause any breakouts. However, I cannot really attest to the claims of PMS assistance (and my hubby didn’t care for the scent too much so it didn’t attract him. 😉 ).

Lush’s Flying Fox Shower Gel is available from their website for $17.45 for a 8.4 oz bottle. (Isn’t that a little pricey?)

Ingredients: Honey (Mel), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens), Palmarossa Oil (Cymbopogan martini), Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Photo is copyright by Lush Cosmetics.

Honey Bee Bath Ballistic by Lush

by Bionic Beauty on 23.Jan.2008

LUSH -- Bath Products: Honey Bee Bath Bomb (bath ballistic, bath fizzy, bath salt)
You may think I’m crazy (but then again, maybe not) but I have never used a “bath bomb” before. My virgin bomb experience was by Lush – the Honey Bee Bath Ballistic. A gorgeous blend of flowery honey and sugary sweets. I ran my warm bath, popped in the bomb and watched it fizz like mad. Quite amusing to watch. 🙂

Anyhow, back to the review. My bath water was scented perfectly- I always know when there’s too much perfume since I start sneezing my head off. After soaking, I didn’t feel it really moisturized my skin, but that’s not what I was seeking anyhow. I just wanted to relax. It fulfilled that duty perfectly.

I will note that the bomb does leave your tub gritty after use, so you’ll have to ruin your relaxation with a tub cleaning.

The Honey Bee Bath Ballistic sells for $5.60 at Lush Cosmetics.

Ingredients for y’all:

Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Rhassoul Mud, Perfume, Honey (Mel), Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe barbadensis), Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis), Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides).

Photo is the copyright of Lush.

A Lush Review: Honey I Washed The Kids

by Bionic Beauty on 08.Jan.2008 · 12 comments

Lush is a company known for it’s all natural body and skin care products in an almost overwhelming array of varieties, scents and flavors. For the holidays, I received the Honey I Washed the Kids soap.

LUSH -- Bath & Shower Products: Honey I Washed The Kids Handmade Soap (hand-cut soap, bar soap, bath soap, solid soap)

The scent was a bit strong at first, and very sweet. But it was nice to walk into the bathroom and have the whole place smell fresh and herbal. The soap was incredibly sudsy and it left my skin soft, lightly scented and smooth. However, after only a week, the bar had dwindled to nothing. And at the prices charged (a 3.5 oz bar retails for $7.95 USD at Lush’s website) that would translate to roughly $32 per month, not even including shipping if you ordered online. Huh. Ugh.

The Lush soap bar was not as amazing as Herbaria’s Soaps, but it’s worth a second look if you like “somewhat” natural products (see the ingredients list below for what I mean). Neither Lush nor Herbaria test their products on animals.

Ingredients Listing: Honey Water (Mel Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Beeswax (Cera alba), Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis), Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia), Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe barbadensis), Aloe cupensis), Sodium Chloride, Glycerine, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Titanium Dioxide.

Product photo is copyright Lush Cosmetics.