“When the word “discon” ripples around there’s always a sharp intake of breath as people wonder if their favourite will have its fate sealed. We all have our hero products and stories of heartbreak when something treasured has slipped out of production.
As we look towards a future, lockdown presented an opportunity for Mark Constantine to reflect on the present and try every product again and again to get a better understanding of what we are offering. Backed by The Secret Masterplan there were clear criteria:
Does it serve customer’s needs?
Is it number one in its category?
Is it part of a cosmetic revolution?
12 weeks, 116 days and a lot of 4pm baths later a clear idea was forming, and with review from Lush analysts, there is a list.
There are bound to be some disappointments but far many more opportunities as we make room to create things that are best in their class – fewer products, that give you better results.
We have a dedicated team of product inventors bursting with ideas that will knock your socks off. For sneak peeks and all the BTS action of what’s to come (make sure you check out our inventor’s social media profiles) and check out #lushcommunity. “
It will take a while before these are all gone, but as always at Lush nothing is often gone forever. The newly launched Kitchen subscription box is not only a monthly delivery of retro favourites and some surprises, but also offers subscribers a chance to vote on the contents, so maybe your favourite will be back sooner than expected
5 out of 5 rating. See my video below where i apply it and review it.
Mark Constantine, owner of Lush Uk wanted to have a little fun so he decided to work with Helen Ambrosen on a new face and body mask.
They made it by adding a teaspoon of gorgeous moisturizer and then they added the ingredients to ‘Sleepy’, Lavender, Yang ylang and Tonka.
when they finalized the product he announced that they will let us have a crack at naming the product. So people submitted they’re names and a handful of people chose ‘Beauty Sleep’ and this is the name that won.
it’s a perfect name. the mask smells amazing! if you know what the gorgeous moisturizer smells like you can imagine that plus sleepy.
instructions recommend slathering it on your face and your arms, neck, chest, back, stomach and then let it stay on your skin for 10-20 minutes while you’re in the tub or in the shower. Then after that time just rinse it off.
it’s got ground adult beans for exfoliating and it’s LOADED with many moisturizing ingredients.
it’s a beautiful pinkish lavender color.
Lo and Behold when those of us who bought the Lush Kitchen subscription box from Lush Uk opened up our June boxes we found a surprise: a container of Beauty Sleep face and body mask. Yay!
As far as Lush masks go i really like this one. it made my skin feel cleansed and moisturized and it smelled gorgeous. Using it before bed was a good idea since the ingredients in ‘Sleepy’ (twilight) are conducive to sleep.
These are the nine products we had to choose from this month.
The products to be voted on for inclusion in the July Lush Kitchen subscription box.
Coconut deo powder Heavanilli massage bar Creamed almond and coconut smoothie Freeze shower gel Melomint bubble bar Yoga Bomb Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder Dreamwash Smoothie Running to the Embassy body conditioner
Lush made this rare, eexclusive shower jelly specifically for the May 2020 Lush Kitchen Subscription Box. This product has never been made before.
Lush has made a bath bomb called ‘Abombinaball’. The name is a play on the word abominable, as in The Abominable Snowman, but spelled A-Bomb-in-a-Ball.
It was such a special, limited edition bath bomb from 2009, and the first incarnation of the Lush Kitchen re-made this wonderful bomb for one day only. They remade the bath bomb again recently in January 2020 in the Lush Uk community favorites which is where i got the one for this photo.
The AbombinaBall shower jelly smells just as lovely and yummy as the popular limited edition bath bomb: like creamy, sweet vanilla ice cream with mint.
The shower jelly is nice and strongly scented.
Like the bath bomb the shower jelky has a blue green shimmery tone through it. Gorgeous!
There are different ways to use Lush shower jellies. Ive recorded demo videos showing how to cut slices off for use at the sink like soap. Ive ecen shown how they can be used as shampoo on your hair. It can also be used whole to rub on your body in the shower.
Additionally you can dice some of the jelly up and out it in a small kitchen seive, holding the seive in the falling water stream when filling the tub and a rich lovely bath foam will be created from the shower jelly.
I love everything about this exclusive shower jelly. The yummy scent, the way it feels, and the look of it. I would buy more than one if i could, so i would give this a 5 out of 5 rating.
This is my favorite product from the May 2020 Lush Kitchen subscription box.
This shower gel.is exclusive to the Lush Uk Kitchen subscription box.
Its actually made by combining two existing
Lush products: ‘Tramp’ and ‘Smaragadine’.
Tramp is a old lush favorite shower gel that smelled very earthy like a fairy glade. Its main scent notes were patchouli and oakmoss.
Smaragadine was an even older product that was a liquid bubble bath made with mint, lavender, rose petal, sandalwood, oranfe peel, chamomile, petitgrain and ginger.
Ingredients: White Horehound and Peppermint Leaf Infusion, Balm Herb, Rose Petal and Lavender Flower Infusion, Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Fine Sea Salt, Organic Orange Peel Decoction, Patchouli Oil, Petitgrain Oil, Pimento Berry Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Ginger Oil, Plantain Vinegar Gel, Perfume, Methyl Ionone, Eugenol, *Limonene, Linalool, Chlorophyllin, Methylparaben. * Occurs naturally in essential oils
Review: Thick, green and mossy. Doubles as a bubble bath. Very burnt-patchouli/clove scented; if you like the Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bubble bar, you’ll probably like Supertramp. Scent lingers on the skin for hours after showering. I like it, but not quite as much as Grass.
Lush Kitchen description: An earthy, mystical shower gel that smells like wandering through tall dark pine trees in an enchanted forest over a cool soft carpet of moss. With horehound to cleanse the skin, peppermint to add a warming, fresh top note and the sensual, floral scents of lavender and rose.
So Supertramp has all of these notes. Its a multi layered spa type of scent.
The Supertramp shower gel is a dark green,
thick gel that is calming and soothing.
I woukd say that its one of the best green, earthy shower gels that Lush has made, with the exception of Tramp.
Its a unisex scent that would be liked by both men and women.
The Supertramp in this Lush Kitchen Subscription box is the regular 250g Medium size.
I would recommend and would buy another one if i had the chance.
Opens May 4, 1st shipment is June 1. Apparently this time around, (as opposed to 2014-2018) the Lush Kitchen is going to be more like a subscription box. You must be registered for a subscription box in order to vote on the products. £35.00 for 4-5 items which would include a couple of retro, discontinued, a couple of voted for products and a possible surprise item. What are your thoughts?
King of Skin body butter scrub (no scent. Very moisturizing with bananas.
May 15 2020
I receieved an email from the lLush Uk Kitchen announcing the new batch of Harajuku bubble bars, and Free Shipping. So i bought them. Apparently these are only available to purchase if we have registered for the Lush Kitchen subscription box.
Like ive been doing on the first batch of Harajuku bubble bars-i will create a tub demo video & review each of these for you on my youtube/instagram and here on its own page on my blog.
This year Lush United Kingdom and Lush North America have released their yearly Dinosaur Egg, onky this year theyve made it into a bombshell type. The bombshells are Lush bath bombs that are two halves of different colored bombs that go together and usually have something inside. The last few Easter holidays what was inside of them was a fun bar shaped like a little green dinosaur. This year however, lush has a bubble bar inside that is shaped like a little green dinosaur.
It’s scent is made the same this year with fruity grapefruit & bergamot oils as well as the sweet and yummy almond essential oil.
“If you’re looking for a Jurassic bath, the rapturous fizz and crackle of this Easter treat is a T-rrific choice! Grab your prehistoric surprise before you pop one or both bath bomb halves in the water and enjoy a legendary sherbert-scented soak. Inside you’ll find your own little dino bubble bar, ready to be crumbled under running water for an eruption of bubbles. A dino-mite encounter with grapefruit and popping candy is sure to provide roarsome refreshment.”
How to use: Use half of your egg at a time or throw the whole thing into a full bath to unleash a fizztacular display. The dinosaur inside can be crumbled under running water to create perfectly prehistoric bubbles.
I use the bubble bar after ive filled it half way and after the bath bomb has dissolved. I hold the bubble bar under the falling faucet water and watch as this creates bubbles in the water below in the tub.
How to store: Keep it in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to re-discover a Jurassic world of delights.
I love multi colored components of my bath goodies, because i like to combine colors to make other colors. For instance the blue half and yellow half combined make a pretty shade of green water.
I would recommend the Dinosaur bombshell egg. You can get three baths out of it if you use each component in seperate baths. 🙂
In addition to the new ‘‘Flight’ bath bomn, here is a review and a couple of shots of Lush ‘Temple of the Sky’ bath bomb, exclusive to the @lushjapan store in Harajuku and on the Uk website. Smells like oranges. Its made with lon and orange oil.
This is one of two favorites of mine out of the latest six new Japan/Uk Lush bath bombs. The other four dont have quite the oomph Temple of the Sky and Flight have in my opinion.
Finalky a decent orange Lush scent. The orange in this is nice and strong and lasts the wjole bath. Thats another thing about this Temple in the Sky bomb….it fizzes for a long luxurious time.
I wanted to go for a red and purple color scheme. Seey 6 minute tub video below.
As i searched my lush collection i saw some thungs that fit the bill but noticed they all had geranium in common. I decided to use them:
1 new exclusive Lush ‘Ladybird’ bubble bar.
1 new exclusive Lush ‘Roller’ bath bomb.
1 squeeze of some Lush ‘Yummy Mummy’ shower cream (same scent as roller).
1 squeeze of some new Lush ‘Prince Charming’ shower gel.
The roller has a strawberry, caramely tonka, orange, and geranium scent.
The Ladybird bubble bar has a mint and geranium scent. Minty floral.
The shower gel has a geranium, pomegranate fruit, rose and marshmallow root scent
The Yummy Mummy has the same strawberry, orange,.caramelly tonka and geranium scent as Roller bomb.
I chopped up the bubble bar for the asmr people and also to get it to a fine consistency so it would dissolve in the seieve without me touching it…even though sometimes i like squishing it up in my hand.
I added the squeeze of each shower gel on top of the chopped up bubble bar in the seieve.
I added the bubble bar mixture first to see what color it made the water once it was dussolved for bubbles.
The water was a reddish orange.
Then i added the Roller bath bomb. Roller is my favorite Lush bath bomb of all time
You can see why i like this bath bomb in my pics below 😊
Soon the bath bomb dissolved and the purple water mixed with the red water and became a dark purple water with sparkles.
I woukd definitely recommend this combination of Lush products for a colorful and delicous smelling bath.
This jelly is made with coconut, pineape and vetivert. It has the same scent as Coco Loco/Big Calm.
We like our eggs sweet, foamy and vegan. Brazilian orange oil and vetivert oil make a cracking combination and will have you dreaming of being in a candy store filling a paper bag with fried egg gummy candies. Let this sudsy version wobble over your body in the shower and feel the refreshing, toning and brightening effects of fresh pineapple infusion. If ever there was a shower jelly that smelled good enough to eat, it’s this one.
Don’t leave yourself scrambling for a good shower. Lather up with this sunshine-filled jelly. It’s no yolk, this cheery little egg is packed with a cracking mix of soothing coconut infusion, enzymic pineapple and softening carrageenan extract – a recipe for truly sumptuous skin. Top it all off with a blend of uplifting orange and vetivert for a clucking good shower.
Benefits: – With a soft, tropical scent, fresh coconut infusion soothes and moisturises skin leaving it soft and supple. – Fresh pineapple infusion is bright and enzymic, great for stimulating skin and giving it a revitalised glow. – Carrageenan is a seaweed extract that gives this product it’s unique jelly texture, and is super softening for your skin.
How to use: Keep it whole, and lather onto wet skin to create a rich foam that will clean and leave you feeling fresh and bright.
Whereas i expected to love the more expensive fragrances of the bunch and it turned out i didn’t, i decided to buy Fresh As even though the ingredients didnt necessarily grab me. As irony woukd have it-Fresh As is my favorite of the five.
It smells as if Lush Needles & Pine shower jelly, Lush Guardian of the Forest , and Lush Princess Cottongrass perfume had a baby.
The fragrance of it is light and airy. It smells less like a forest and more like a meadow. Its not earthy its green and airy and gorgeous.
It smells just as beautiful when its wet as when it’s dry.
Welcome to the wilderness. With bracing fir needle absolute and hints of balsamic benzoin resinoid you’ll soon be feeling fresh as…
Revitalising fir and tagetes oils mingle in each vivid spritz to surround you with the bracing draw of nature. If any scent can embody the freshest of forests, snapping sticks underfoot and the warmth of a snugly scarf, then this is it.
For a limited time only, 30ml bottles of this perfume will be available to order online. This perfume and the rest of The Florence Collection are also available in 100ml bottles in your nearest perfume library. “
I expected to love this perfume, after all im a neroli freak. I.love all things from lush that are primarily neroli based like ‘frozen’ or ‘love snd light’ body lotion or ‘prince’ cplogne. But unfortunately, no matter how many timrs i try this on me i just don’t like it. It has a strange note in it that makes it smell odd. None of the normal neroli goodness comed through. No matter if it wet or after its dried.
A royal favourite blended with an elevating wealth of zesty bergamot and neroli.
Bursts of floral neroli meet smouldering petitgrain oil, creating a fresh and woody fragrance. This perfume was inspired by the origins of the name Neroli. One theory suggests it arose from Emperor Nero, an avid perfume and fragrant flower enthusiast. Another surmises it stemmed from a much-loved French noblewoman named Anne Marie, Princess of Nerola, renowned for adorning her signature gloves and bath water with uplifting neroli oil.”
You’ll love this if you like:
– Fresh, green notes. – Sun perfume. – Regal scents.
I LOVE Sun perfume, and i dont know ehy they compare it with Sun because it smells NOTHING like it. I wish it did. I have both and nope!
“For a limited time only, 30ml bottles of this perfume will be available to order online. This perfume and the rest of The Florence Collection are also available in 100ml bottles in your nearest perfume library.”
Sappho is one of five perfumes which are only sold at the Florence, Italy Perfume Library store. But Lush Uk has them temporarily on their retail site uk.lush.com
I happened to be on the site looking at the mothets day producys and saw them there!
I wanted to like Sappho so much. I bought it because the ingredients vanilla, jasmine, sandalwood, tonka, orris, tobacco and anise seemed perfect.
You’ll love this if you like: – Powdery vanilla scents. – Vanillary perfume. – Sunny sapphic sensuality on a Greek island.
But when i spray it on, it smells great for a minute then these note come through thats like licorice, jaine and tobacco and this overrides the lovely vanilla quality.
If the licorice-y note wasnt there it would be so good, but unfortunately it burns my nose, just turns strange and is way too strong with my body chemistry. The part thats left over loooonngg after its dried down hours later is aactually kind of nice
actually kind of nicely soft and vanilla like, but it takes literally hours to become this nice scent. I think Lush shpuld take the anise out of it.
“Fell in love with a girl?
Bittersweet and inescapable, this ode to a striking poetess, the Tenth Muse, will shake your senses. Classical orris entwines with carnal jasmine to enchant deep desires.”
This bright red bubble bar is a reusable style. After using it i would say one could get 2-3 baths from it.
The Lush site doesnt say it but its made with cinnamon and mint, in the same scent as Lush ‘Wiccy Magic Muscles’ massage bar. So its warming with the cinnamon and cooling with the mint at the same time. Its good to use if youve got sore muscles.
It makes lots of bubbles and dark pink water. It has no glitter. The cinnamon and mint scents is medium strong. Its not too weak and not too strong, its just right.
Be careful where you put this after you use it because the red color will have to be rinsed off.
There is a bit of cocoa butter mixture at one end of it.
“This vibrant bubble bar sure packs a perfumed punch! If you’re in need of a pick-me-up or something soothing post-battle, get in the ring (or bath) with this spicy, muscle-soothing bubble bar to get back to your best.”
I like this bar and wod recommend it.
Benefits: – Epsom salt has a plethora of restorative benefits, from relaxing your mind to soothing physical pain in your muscles. – Cinnamon leaf oil stimulates blood circulation to soothe sore muscles and help your skin glow. – Enlivening peppermint oil refreshes and cleanses.
How to use: Hold under running water for mounds of spiced bubbles and powerfully pink water. When you’ve whipped up enough bubbles, pop on the side to dry for next time.
How to store: Store in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use. Between uses, keep in a soap dish ready for the next round.