Skullduggery

See my tub demo video of Skulkduggery below.

4 out of 5 rating.



Lush Times: Skullduggery is an eerie but magical celebration for your bathtub. We used brightening and refreshing lime and neroli for the fragrance and olibanum (also known as frankincense resinoid) to help that citrusy smell stay on your skin until the witching hour and beyond. Lime oil is a popular ingredient in remedies to combat congested skin, cellulite or simply to wake you up! We use expensive neroli oil as it is one of the few essential oils to be scientifically proven to increase serotonin production in the brain – Arriba! Olibanum resinoid, otherwise known as frankincense, has a woody, slightly fruity aroma and covers the skin with a thin, protective film, softening the skin. It is extremely effective on sore, cracked, de-hydrated skin.

 Jack invented Calavera Bath Bomb last year for our Day of the Dead celebration; a very zesty number full of vibrant, bright colours to get you celebrating in the bath. He chose uplifting citrus oils for the fragrance, as they can help clear your head after a night of celebrating the dead (with one too many tequilas!)



Decorated skulls (or Calaveras) are iconic in Day of the Dead imagery – so this year, we took the concept of Jack’s Bath Bomb last year and gave it a slightly spookier look. This ballistic is limited edition so get it while you can.

This doesn’t make any colors in the bath, but it is cute.

Here’s a demo and review video i made of Skullduggery in the bath

Here’s a ‘scent Family portrait’ photo i took of all the Lush ‘Calacas scented things, except for the wonderful ‘Enchanter’ which is not in the family portrait. I want Lush to pleeeease make Enchanter again someday.  I love Skullduggery and Enchanter equally.  One has the super cute factor, and one is one of the most colorful lush bath bomb i’ve ever seen. 🙂

Calavera

4 out of 5 ratingSee my demo video below. This bath bomb was made with the Lush ‘Calacas’ scent.


It’s got lime, neroli, and frankincense.  It smells like perfume=y limes. It’s an airy scent. Slightly sweet.

 

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Lime Oil, Olibanum Resinoid, Neroli Oil , Marigold Petals, Sugar,

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Lush Times: When Jack Constantine reinvented the bath ballistic, he came up with this spooky bomb that symbolised the Day of the Dead festival. He used marigold petals to give it an authentic feel and gave it a kick with essential oil pressed from the juicy lime, a Mexican favourite with food and alcohol. Calavera changes colour and looks like a magical, eerie celebration in the water – just like the extraordinary celebrations that happen in Mexico. Stock up while you can, it won’t be around forever.

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Here’s a demo and review video i made of this Lush 2016 Calavera in the bath

Moon on a Stick

5 out of 5 rating

See my demo video below

 

This is one lovely bath bomb.  Don’t let it’s gray, craggy exterior fool you, inside is where the Magic happens.

The scent is a strong floral.  Lush made this Moon On a Stick bath bomb with their “Ghost’ or ‘Lily Savon’ scent.  A hauntingly floral scent, not a speck of sweetness, but is has lily infusion.

This bath bombs changes the color of the bath water three times.  

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid,Cream of Tartar  Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil , Neroli Oil , Water (Aqua),Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Geraniol, Perfume, Silver Glitter, Silver Stars, Silver Edible Lustre

 

Description: Forum special – Ghost scented three layer ballistic as invented by Rowan

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Here’s a demo of the 2016 newly remade, Lush Kitchen “Moon on a Stick’.  I’m in Love, and it’s a 5 out of 5 star bath bomb.  Here’s a demo video i did of this glittery beauty, in honor of there being the rare Supermoon tonight.

Here’s a demo video i made of my oooollldd moon on a stick, i made no video back then when i used one fresh.

Lush Kitchen Menu October 17-21 Previews

Lush will have 6 products available next week thus far.

Monday:
Great Balls Of Bicarb halloween gift set – £17.95 (The Enchanter bath bomb, Magic bath bomb & Jacko bath bomb)

Tuesday:

Nothing
Wednesday:
Calavera bath bomb – £4.25
Thursday:
Wizard bubble bar – £3.95
Friday:
Moon On A Stick bath bomb – £3.95

Here’s a video where i describe the products.

Sparkler

Lush Sparkler-a ‘Rose Jam’ scented bath bomb

 

Lush Description:  Pop, pop, fizz, fizz, oh what a spectacle this is! Sparkler was made to make bathtime as exciting as a night filled with fireworks. Handmade with popping candy, it’ll crackle in an explosion of color, moving around the tub and turning your water into a fiery, shimmering display! It also features one of our most popular fragrances: Rose Jam! Its delicate and floral aroma will fill the room and leave your skin kissed with its beautiful scent.

Review:  I like the Sparkler.  The color is surprisingly yellow considering that it’s scent is Rose Jam according to Lush.  This Sparkler ballistic leaves a good scent of Rose Jam/Rose Argan in the bath. While i don’t like the colors in Sparkler as much as it’s purple cousin ‘Northern Lights’ ballistic, it is beautiful to watch, with it’s gold and yellow foam and sparkles.  I’m glad i tried this. I might buy one more.

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Here’s a video i made of Sparkler in the tub

 

Description: Limited Edition Halloween 2014

= natural ingredients  = safe synthetics

Sodium Bicarbonate  , Citric Acid  , Rose Oil (Rosa damascena)  , Egyptian Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens)  , Sicilian Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum)  ,Fragrance  , Yellow 10  , Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate)  , Sodium Laureth Sulfate  , Lauryl Betaine  ,Synthetic Fluorphlogopite  , Iron Oxides  , Silica  ,Isomalt  , Lycasin  , Carbon Dioxide  , *Limonene  ,Coumarin  , Citronellol  , Geraniol  , Orange 4  , Red 4

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Halloween Past products

Sparkly pumpkin bubble bar

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 2013

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In 2013 Lush made “Soot Ball” bath bomb, “Pumkin” bubble bar, and “Lord of Misrule” bath bomb (for the first time).  The following are some photos and videos I took of my soot ball and Lord of Misrule bath bomb.

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2010

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Here’s the Cobweb bath bomb which was made during this Halloween

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Ghost Shower gel

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Ghost Jelly

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Here’s a video i made with all the “Ghost” scented products that Lush has made throughout the years.

 

Calacas

Calacas means “Skull” in Spanish.  My family celebrates this day.

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I gathered all the Calacas scented Lush products (except Enchanter) from my Lush museum and took this photo.

Here’s Day of the Dead perfume.

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Here’s a picture i took of Lush “Calacas” jelly.  When you take it out of the container and plopped it out on a dish or counter top it has a skull shape and facial details.  Awesome.

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This is what the Calacas skull jelly looks like still in the container while i shine some light in it. I liked the spooky effect it gave the jelly.

 

 

 

Lush Halloween online party, including the Lush “Magic” bath bomb, which is on my ‘top three Lush bath bombs of all time’ list.

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Here’s a Lush forum member only ‘Magic” jelly made for one day only for us forum members on the lush UK forum

 

 

 

Lady Catrina soap

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Here’s a video of my Lush UK Halloween 2014 order

 

 

Here’s the “Something Wicked This Way Comes’ bath melt from 2005.  That year they made them special for UK forum members in a dark pink shimmery color in addition tot he regular ones.  I think both are gorgeous! Jasmine and Ginger.

 

 

Demon in the Dark

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Here’s a video i made showing all the past Halloween products that i’ve collected through the years.

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Lord of Misrule bath bomb

Check out my video below of this crazy bath bomb in the bathwater.  This is the product that started the whole “Lord of Misrule” craze. It’s hard to describe this one.  I can smell the black pepper and then a yummy creamy vanilla note, like the Lord of Misrule himself, full of discord and disorderly conduct. At once lushious and treacherous.  It’s so so different, and it’s addictive.

 

Lush has also made a Lord of Misrule shower cream, a couple of a Fun multi-purpose bar, a square “Rough With the Smooth” cocoa butter body scrub, and a Lord of Misrule perfume.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Popping Candy, Cream of Tartar, Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Lauryl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Gardenia Extract, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Colour 19140

Description: This bath bomb, named after the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, has a strange and magnificent fragrance created by Gorilla Perfumer Simon Constantine. This bomb will slowly dissolve to reveal a wine coloured centre, with the added sweetness of the world’s first fair trade vanilla absolute, perfectly balanced by the earthy scents of black pepper and patchouli oil.

The design of this bomb is inspired by the paper hats you find inside Christmas crackers, which were originally based on the crown the Lord of Misrule would wear whilst he presided over the court. Arriving at Halloween, the Lord of Misrule will be gracing us with his presence until the first signs of spring. Here’s a photo of it, and See Video below



Here’s a video i made of it in the tub, it’s cool.

 

Pumpkin soap

Lush Time Xmas 2008: You’ll want a whole one, but be warned; it’s even heavier than a real pumpkin and it’s not hollow inside. Probably best to get yourself a manageable slice or two. Mo’s new soap is a lovely creamy pumpkin coloured affair with a scent that she borrowed from the gorgeous Almond Buttercream: sweet wild orange, lime, mandarin and spice cinnamon. (If you’re northern, like Emma from training and Auntie Pamela, and could only have a turnip for Halloween when you were little, this more than makes up for the childhood deprivation.) It’s only around for Halloween so get yours before All Hallows Day.

Here’s a picture of my Pumpkin soap back then. It’s a 100g piece that Lush were selling via the website.   The big slab of soap that they sold in the store that Halloween looked like the below photo.  I LOVE these soaps, the smell is great.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Rapeseed Oil; Sunflower Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Fresh Organic Orange Juice (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Pumpkin puree (Cucurbita pepo), Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Mandarin Oil (Citrus nobilis), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum cassia), *Eugenol, *Limonene, Titanium Dioxide, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 45350, Colour 15510, Pumpkin Seeds (Cucurbita pepo)

 

Day of the Dead perfume

Lush Uk made these perfumes for forum members only in 2010, give or take a year. It came before ‘Calacas’. This Day of the Dead perfume was one of the first few lush products with this lime and neroli scent, and the name changed to ‘Calacas’.

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Sparkly Pumpkin

See my video of it below.  

5 out of 5 rating 


 

Lush Description: At the end of a long day, pop this Sparkly Pumpkin into the bath. As you crumble its golden shimmeryness under running water, you’ll feel instantly re-energized. An uplifting blend of juniperberry, grapefruit and lime oils will fill the room with an enticing, cocktail-like punch. And as you sink deep under the glittering gold water, you won’t be able to keep from smiling – probably because this little pumpkin is made to make every day bright.


This has the scent of the “Lush” soap called “Mr Punch”.  It has a fruit punch smell, and i LOVE it.
 

Here’s Mr Punch soap

 

Here’s a video i made of the Sparkly pumpkin in the bath.

 

 

 

Jingle Spells

See my video of this below

Review: A Christmas ballistic that I’ve been hooked on since I first tried it in late 2001. A slight Licorice scent to me, because of the fennel I guess, and that’s what makes it a different scent.  It has a lovely fruity note to it as well (the tangerine). It smells enchanting to me.   It turns the water purple and has silver and black foil stars inside for added effect. Lush claims that the herbs and plants in Jingle Spells helps when you over imbibe with drink during the holidays.

It smells magical yet feminine because of the ylang ylang.   I think I’ve had about 25-50 in total throughout the years.

Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, perfume, juniperberry oil, tangerine oil, fennel oil, ylang ylang oil, twinkling stars

Lush products that share this scent are;

Jingle Jelly

Magic of Christmas Fun bar

Red Rice soap

Wizard bubble bar

Lush Times 2002 Yuletide description: Jingle Spells was last year’s Christmas ballistic bestseller, so we decided to leave it just exactly the way it was; why mess with success? It still has little stars in it and it still smells of juniperberry (the ones they make gin from) and revitalising tangerine with fennel, which smells a bit like aniseed, but not too strongly, plus beautiful floral ylang ylang blossom. Jingle Spells is a magically refreshing, detoxing bath; we recommend it as a Christmas hangover cure (but with out po-faced caps on we’d also like to recommend that you don’t drink too much as it’s very bad for your skin).

Notes: See Jingle Spells (star-shaped)

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Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, perfume, juniperberry oil, tangerine oil, fennel oil, ylang ylang oil, colours 61585 & 18050, twinkling stars

Description: This is the Star-Shaped Jingle Spells that was in the Lush Christmas 2006 gift called “Wishing on a Star”. Same great fruity, fennel Jingle Spells scent. Still helps in time of too much partying.

 

 

Review: A Christmas ballistic that I’ve been hooked on since I first tried it in late 2001. A slight Licorice scent to me (because of the fennel I guess), a lovely fruity scent (the tangerine), and a Juniper/Gin (some Gins are made with juniper berries). That’s what I smell when I sniff this enchanting ballistic. The smell lasts once the the water too. It turns the water purple and has silver and black foil stars inside for added effect. Lush claims that the herbs and plants in Jingle Spells helps when you over imbibe with drink during the holidays. I love having one with an Icon bbs and it’s absolutely decadent and wonderful. It smells magical yet feminine because of the ylang ylang, but there’s not alot of ylang ylang in here which is good in my opinion. I truly Love this ballistic. If you like a light sort of licorice smell you’ll probably like this. I think I’ve had about 60-75 in total throughout the years.

Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, perfume, juniperberry oil, tangerine oil, fennel oil, ylang ylang oil, colours 61585 & 18050, twinkling stars

Lush Times 2002 Yuletide description: Jingle Spells was last year’s Christmas ballistic bestseller, so we decided to leave it just exactly the way it was; why mess with success? It still has little stars in it and it still smells of juniperberry (the ones they make gin from) and revitalising tangerine with fennel, which smells a bit like aniseed, but not too strongly, plus beautiful floral ylang ylang blossom. Jingle Spells is a magically refreshing, detoxing bath; we recommend it as a Christmas hangover cure (but with out po-faced caps on we’d also like to recommend that you don’t drink too much as it’s very bad for your skin).

Notes: See Jingle Spells (star-shaped)

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Wizard

5 out of 5 rating

See my tub demo video below

Lush Description: Cast a Jingle Spell over weariness with this shimmering bubble bar that makes bath time magic. With energising tangerine oil and purifying juniperberry and fennel essential oils, the Wizard banishes stress and helps you recover. Perfect for those occasions when you’ve over-indulged, the Wizard will disappear after Halloween, so grab enough to see you through the party season.

Review:  I’m not surprised that i love this bubble bar.  It’s purple, sparkly, and smells like my beloved Jingle Spells bath bomb. He’s so cute, i love his silver eyes and the star on his Wizard hat. The scent is a slightly spicy fruity scent.   A perfect fit for a Halloween. I had 10-12 of these.

Here’s a video i made of Wizard in the tub.

List of ingredients

Natural Ingredients

Safe Synthetics

*occurs naturally in essential oils.

None of these ingredients have been tested on animals, nor did we buy any from anyone that tested anything else on animals.

 Here’s a pic of the Bath bomb that Wizard was made to smell like

Magic

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Lush Times Xmas 2008: A double magic spell for vitality and prosperity. If we told you that there was a surprise inside, it wouldn’t be a surprise anymore, would it? So we won’t. This is a bright turquoise quadrodecahedral * (*It has 14 sides) Ballistic that turns your bathwater a deep shade of sapphire blue, the colour of a mountain lake, so there must be something magical inside it. Seen from the top, Magic is a hexagon, a “hex” Ballistic, with a blend of marjoram and rose in the turquoise shell to dissolve away your anxieties. Then, as the water changed colour, basil and peppermint essential oils swirls into your magical bath, symbolishing growth, vitality and energy. When your sprig of parsley floats free, that’s to bring you prosperity. Magic is Lush’s Yuletide spell for everyone, to wish you good luck for 2009, to help you banish bad things to the past and bring you a brighter future.

Here’s a “Magic” jelly made for one day only for only forum members

I lit it up for the photo

Ingredients: 2828 Magic £3.10 Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Marjoram oil (Thymus mastichina), Rose absolute (Rosa damascena), Basil oil (Ocimum basilicum), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Citronellol, *Linalool, Colour 42045, Colour 18050, Fresh Parsley Sprig (Carum petroselinum).

Here is a video i made of the Magic bath bomb in the tub.  It’s a very popular youtube video;

Twilight shower gel

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The first Twilight shower gel ever made was a Lush UK forum member only special.  The lush bath bomb called Twilight had come out in stores new that year and everyone loved it, so when Mark C asked what we wanted special, we said “a shower gel made out of that new bath bomb that we love’.  The movie Twilight had just come out.  The original (above picture)was made in a light purple color at that time to look like twilight.  Twilight is not Night time, so i never understood why they made it darker purple (below), but i’m not complaining about the shower gel itself .  It’s fragrance is a Gorgeous herbal lavender note and then a sweet caramel tonka bean (like vanilla bean) note.  And they work marvelously together.  Who would have thought to put these two things together.  Brilliant.

The Lush Kitchen made this again for us to purchase on their on line site.  Thank you lush Kitchen.  I bought five bottles. 🙂

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Lady Catrina

 

Made with the Calacas scent.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Perfume, Organic Agave Nectar (Agave tequilana), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Olibanum Resinoid (Boswellia carterii), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, *Citral, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Colour 45410, Colour 45350
*Occurs naturally in essential oils

 

Lush Times: Shaped like a fruity hat and decorated with flowers, there’s a hauntingly beautiful quality to our purple soap, the Lady Catrina. But the zesty fragrance of fruit pastilles and freshly cut limes will revive even Kirkman’s Walking Dead when you wash your hands and body.

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Demon in the Dark soap

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Ingredients: Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerine, Mint Infusion (Mentha piperita), Apple Juice, Sodium Stearate, Mint (Mentha piperita), Spearmint Oil (Mentha viridis), Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Perfume, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 42045.* Occurs naturally in essential oils

 

LT 2006 Description: Demon in the Dark is made with fresh, organic apple juice and an infusion of mint. This makes it stimulating for the skin and for your nose; just wait until you smell this one! Give it a big sniff and the dark green Demon gets straight up your nose and gives your head a blast of fresh, minty scent. It’s a devil of a good cleanser, with warming clove bud oil, revitalising peppermint and astringent apple. Wash your hair with Washday Greens, put on a Mask of Magnaminty and scrub up with Demon in the Dark for the Full Minty.

 

Review: At first this is fabulous. It’s minty but not sweet minty and it’s refreshing. But then it starts to turn a little off color (kind of like avocados turn brownish around the edge?) Still I think everyone should try this at least once. Also, it’s a good soap for guys because of it’s gender neutral minty scent. There is a black covering or “rind” that mush be peeled off. Lushies suggest that you put the bar in the freezer and it will be easier to peel if off. It’s a nice spearmint soap.

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Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Lily Head Infusion (Lilium candidum) , Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale) , Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata) , Neroli Oil. .

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Review: This is a ballistic made for forum members only for one day, in the “Lily Savon”soap  or “Ghost” Lush scent. Plain and simple, it’s lovely. It’s heaven on a stick. I love all the Lily Savon family of products, Ghost shower gel, Lily perfume and this ballistic. I use all of these alot lately.

Enchanter

This bath bomb was made in the “Calacas” fragrance. having the same neroli, frankincense (olibanum), lime. It smells perfumey, resinous, a tad sweet, and citrussy with lime. A 5 star bath bomb. It can stain the tub so i add a squeeze of shower gel to the bath when i’m filling it up. I learned that from Lush many years ago. The newer ones aren’t as saturated with colored foam as the original Enchanter bombs but it’s still pretty and smells great. 4 out of 5 rating. Here’s a video demo and review i made of the enchanter