Lush Kitchen Subscription box January 2023

I’m sorry i havent been making my Monthly kitchen posts beforehand, ive had quite a bit going on lately. However, here is my unboxing video of this months box.

Cyclops

4 out of 5 rating

see my 1 minute tub demo video below

Cyclops is a new bubble bar for Lush Halloween.

It has a nice bright pink color. This bar has no glitter.

It was harder than its supposed to be for not being a reusable bar. But it makes nice bubbles nonetheless.

While its not a 5 star bath product to me i think it’s a cute bar.

UFO

4 out of 4 rating. See my Tub Demo Below.

This is a fun bath bomb, looking like a Spaceship ufo. Its got a fruity scent made with lemongrass and black currant. Its almost like a derivative of the Lush ‘Space Girl’ bath bomb scent. But UFO has a bit more citrus.

Salt crystals

Its got green salt crystals inside of it. Its got a top on it so you can pour some of the salt in your bath for softening the water, or you can just out the too in for one bath and the yellow saucer part for another bath, or you can out the whole thing in.

Heres a tub demo video that i recorded

It looks like some kind of desert at this ‘starting to foam’ stage. 😊

Initially its a quiet, slow foaming yellow bath bomb, and then the small blue top is a fast, fizzy type of bath bomb.

The end result is a cool, alien/nuclear/UFO green color.

It was a fun bomb. I would buy another one perhaps.

I love that not only do we have a Ufo to bath with this year, we also have an Alien bubble bar this year to bath with. The two together would make a cool ‘bath cocktail’ in my opinion!

Lush Kitchen North America October 2022

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Lush North America, which is now run by mark Constantine, will be getting its own Lush Kitchen for those of us who live in the North America; United States and Canada.

The first North America Kitchen menu will be the Halloween time products!

My reviews, my photos, and in some cases video demo are via the product links below.

Nightwing shower jelly

Cobweb bath bomb

Demon bath oil

Ghost shower gel

Potion lotion

Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar

Hot Lips

This is a lip mask. A lip mask is a new (ish) way for hydrating your lips. Just like sheet masks hydrate your face. I’ve been using lip masks from various different K Beauty brands for a couple of years and use them pretty regularly on my self care days.

Lush says on their Uk website “

DESCRIPTION

“Softer, smoother lips are a must whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not, because who doesn’t want kissable lips all the time? Hot Lips is made with loads of glycerin so it’s mega hydrating, while natural ground bamboo stem extract delivers a super-fine polish to scrub away any unwanted dry bits. Plus, it tastes like sweet cherries. But don’t take our word for it; ask a willing friend to try it out.

And this is their instructions for use on the uk lush online purchase product website.

HOW TO USE

“Designed for one-time use, simply pop the mask over your lips and let the ingredients to get to work for a few minutes. Once you’re done, buff the product across your lips until you feel the bamboo. Then, lick your lips or rinse away any residue.”

The scent of this lip mask is so good. It smells like another Valentines product from two years ago called ‘Kiss Me Quick’. It’s what i would call a lipstick mixed with cherry. I love the smell.

So on to how it works. So i unpacked it from its little envelope.

It feels nice. I noticed it doesn’t have any liquid, or gel, nor any kind of serum on it or in it.

I thought that was different for a lip mask. The ones i’ve tried weren’t dry like this. At the very least it shoulve been damp. So it wouldn’t stick to my lips whatsoever. Lush’s instructions say to ‘put it on your lips for a few minutes’ and let it moisturize or hydrate yoyr lips.

So since it didnt dtay on i tried just holding it in place with my hand. I even tried it lying down so it would stay on my lips.

Nothing happens. Literally nothing. My lips were dry just like they were before i put the mask on.

There wasnt even any product on my lips. There wasnt even any residue! How is this even possible?

I tried wetting it a little bit. Nope. No change. Still didnt stick to my lips.

Im so confused as to how this works.

Hmm. There was what looked like liquid or color that seeped into the envelope that it was in. Maybe thats the issue? Dunno.

It sure is cool looking in the sun!

I dont know its possible im just being dumb but i didnt really get it. 🤷🏽‍♀️Id rate it a 2 out of 5 rating.

Heres my Demo video i nade for you showing how it looks and feels close up.

Temptation soap

LUSH Times, Spring 2004 description: Temptation smells like a superior sort of apple pie, fresh from the oven, spiced with a sprinkling of cinnamon and scented with a hint of orange blossom for a ‘nouvelle cuisine’ approach. Like the best sort of apple pie, we put fresh, organic apples into our Temptation soap and add a drop of uplifting myrrh essential oil. Despite its name there’s nothing sinful about it, except that it’s a bit more expensive than most of our soaps, but if we will go putting fresh apples and phenomenally expensive myrrh in it, what do you expect?

Lush Times 2003 description: Temptation is our apple pie soap made with fresh, organic apple juice and spicy cinnamon leaf oil. Apples contain organic acids which are good for stimulating sedentary people. Picture this, .Adam, get up off your backside and come over here.. .No, can’t be bothered.. .Here, have an apple then.. Temptation soap smells sharp, refreshing and spicy. Just wave it under someone.s nose when you want to tempt them into the shower with you.

Apples and cinnamon. Reminds me of Autumn and good apple cider. The big slab of temptation soap had slices of apples all over the top incase you get a piece with what looks like leaves…. It is! I don’t know why this was ever disconinued because it seemed to be such a popular soap. Everyone used to post how much they loved it. I guess they had to make room for new stuff is all I can think of. I loved this soap! It smells like a real red apple. The soap had a bit more cinnamon scent than the shower gel, otherwise they smell similar.

5 out of 5 soap

Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Fresh Apple Juice, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Perfume, Myrrh Resinoid, Orange Blossom Absolute, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Apple Rings, Red Wax m, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, Gardenia Extract, Colour 42045.

Luxe bath bomb

4 out of 5 rating

The New Lush Cosmetics ‘Luxe’ bath bomb. I just uploaded a Tub Demo of it on my lushalot youtube channel down below.

This is one of 5 new bath bombs in the U.S. and 7 in the UK

Its gorgeous in the tub holy cow. Its made with the Lush classic ‘Lust’ perfume scent. Lots of Jasmine.

How to use:

Run your bath and drop in this seductive cocktail of jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood. The hydrating boost bakuchi oil brings benefits that go way beyond bathing in this luxury bath bomb.

How to store:

Keep cool and dry until you are ready for the ultimate levelled up bathing luxury.

Did you know?

Bakuchi oil is a great natural alternative to Retinol, and has many of the same benefits such as stimulating collagen production, reducing pigmentation and promoting skin elasticity.

Its absolutely beautiful and has a different color scheme for Lush. The only reason its not a 5 out of 5 is because i have always absolutely hated the Lush ‘Lust’ scent, which Luxe is made from. 😄 But i wanted you to see how beautiful it is in the tub so..

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Perfume,

Rose Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Sandalwood Oil, Cold Pressed Bakuchi Oil.

Alcohol, *Citronellol, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 77491, Colour 45410:2, Colour 42090:2, Colour 15850:1, Colour 17200, Colour 19140:1, Colour 42090, Colour 77499, Colour 77266

Its a muted purple cor with gold sparkle. 😍

The color sticks to the side of the tub so there is a bit of clean up.involved after.

Tub Demo Video

Squid Games shower jelly

5 out of 5 rating see my demo video below

Its a large size jelly in the shape of a squid.

It has the scent of ylang ylang flower, patchouli, lemongrass and Ho wood. It smells like an expensive mens cologne or something. I love the scent.

Also, the scent has somestaying power after you use it which i like.

I Would give this a high rating because its really cute, it works well without drying my skin, it smells great and the scent lasts.

Its scent is from another product that Lush made before they called themselves Lush, when they were a company called Cosmetics To Go in the 90’s. The product was called ‘Damp Squid’ and it was a bath bomb.

I still have my old pictures of my Damp Squid bath bomb.

Demo Video

Posh chocolate body wash

5 out of 5 star rating See my Demo Video below

This deliciously self-centred chocolate body wash is packed with aloe vera and glycerine to soften and hydrate delicate skin.

How to use:

Completely vegan friendly, this is a great body wash for dry skin. Scoop out a good handful and inhale the rich cocoa aroma while you work it all over your body then rinse off. 

  • VEGAN
  • 100% RECYCLED POT

Deliciously hydrating and softening. Thisis the best product Lush has created in quite awhile. This smells more like straight up chocolate than any of the other chocolate things that Lush has made. It does remind me of the scent of Lush Walter Bunny scrub.

I describe the texture in my video below but it feels like a chocolate mouse in thepot and feels like silk when you rub it on your body.

Demo Video

Happy Skin

Lush ‘Happy Skin’ facial exfoliator

This is a Lush Uk subscription box exclusive for September 2021.

Have you tried it? What do you think?

This was an exclusive product made for the August 2021 Subscription
Box


I like this. It smells kind of like theres a bit of honey in it. I dont believe there is any in this but that’s what it smells like.
Its got very fine exfoliation from the finely ground tagua beans.

Its a thick consistency and my skin feels great after i used it. My pores are smaller and my skin issoft. I do need moidturizer after using it but i always use moisturizer throughout the day anyway so.

If youve tried Lush Smugglers Soul facial exfoliator this Happy Skin is the same fineness of scrub but its a thicker consistency and it smells different. Like a light smell of nuts and honey.

Merry Christmas shower gel

5 out of 5 rating

See my 4 minute Up close sink demo where i wash my hands with it and you can see how much lather it has, how thick it is, etc.

Lush has created three new Christmas shower gels this year which are different than anything theyve made before. One of them is only available in the Christmas 2021 Advent Calendar Gift. There are 6-8 exclusive Christmas products only available in the Advent calendar.

Merry Christmas shower gel is quite a surprise to me. There are so many things about it that i like.

The color is a rich red, and it has gold sparkles in it. They settle at the bottom but i just shake it up to distribute the sparkke all throughout the shower gel.

Goodness. It looks like a ruby in the sun.

The scent is another surprise. It smells like a cherry. A chocolate covered cherry. It has a scent very similar to the Lush ‘Cherryish’ bodyscrub.

The ingredients are Aloe, Cocoa Absolute (chocolate), and Almond Oil. Its no wonder it smells like cherry.

The consistency is nice and thick.

I wish it was a bigger size. I love it.

It is pretty sweet. Some might find it too sweet. I dont find this to be the case. But i like things like Lush ‘Happy Blooming’ scent, which some find too sweet.

I pray that Lush will make this as an ‘in stores and online’ shower gel next Christmas.

Heres a video showing the consistency, lather, etc

Diamond Dust

5 out of 5 rating

See my 2 minute Tub Demo/Review Video below

Diamond Dust

This is a new creation by Jack Constantine. It was made exclusively for the Lush Kitchen May 2021 Subscription Box.

It’s a slow melty kind of fizzer. It has the scent of the Lush ‘Inhale’ fragrance.

It’s pink and yellow with smatterings of purple. It’s got a diamond pattern on the surface of the bomb. It’s infused with diamond dust-fine, biodegradable gold glitter.

it makes the water an opaque, silky, creamy, peach colored water.

Support Bubble

5 out of 5 rating

See my 2 minute tub demo video below

In 2021 The uk government allowed people to form “support bubbles” during the corona virus pandemic lockdown.

So if you were single or were caring or a relative you would be able to form a Support bubble and could visit the person even during lockdown.

So Alessandro at Lush UK was inspired by this an developed a bubble bar that looks like big bubbles.

With a fragrance of grapefruit and petitgrain to cheer you up. It’s the same scent as the Lush ‘Madame President’ bath bomb from Mother’s Day years ago. It’s not a sweet scent. It’s fruity and fresh, with petigrain which is sometimes called the bitter orange tree.

So this was a lockdown invention ❤️

It makes bright pink water, with silver sparkle.

And Tons of bubbles.

List of ingredients

my 2 minute tub demo video

Repeat

4 out of 5 rating

see my 2 minute video of its consistency below

Made with orange peel and it smells SO good. If you like the smell of Lush ‘Orange’ liquid body scrub you’ll love the smell of this balm.

This was created by Alessandro from Lush.

It was included as an exclusive product in the April 2021 Lush Kitchen Subscription box.

This has a totally different consistency than all the other Lush foot products. It’s not like a lotion in consistency. It’s the texture of a lip balm.

The best way to use this in my opinion is to have a foot soak at night, try to scrub away any rough skin on the feet , and when the foot soak is done and your dry your feet off, slather this foot balm on your feet and then put socks on overnight while you sleep.

When i did this my feet were so soft.

Lime Bounty

5 out of 5 rating.

I would give it a 6 out of 5 rating if i could 😄

It was first seen in the Lush UK Kitchen Subscription box for the month of February 2021

See my 4 minute demo, review, scent description video below.

My favorite Lush lotion now.
I would give it a 6 out of 5 rating if i could 😄
Lime, Coconut.
So beautiful smelling. Just like Key Lime Pie.
It just sinks in to my skin without feeling greasy.

My demo, description, rating video

Bunny Bubble

4 out of 5 rating

Made primarily with vanilla. it’s white on the outside and pink on the inside.

it’s got tiny blue (real) flower petals which float around in the water when the tub is full.

This was originally made for Easter in 2015. It was remade in the Lush Kitchen in 2017. Also, This was voted on to have in the April 2021 Lush Kitchen Subscription Box

This bunny has a white bubble bar covering a beautiful pink bubble bar inside.

It has the Creamy Candy bubble bar scent.

I LOVE this. I love the shock of pink underneath all that white coating. And i love the Creamy Candy scent. Much more than the Snow Fairy scent or the Candy Fluff scent.

Here’s a group of Easter things for 2015 and you can see Bunny Bubble on the left.

Bunny bubble in the left of the pic
It makes a light/medium pink colored water with lots of white creamy bubbles and tiny blue, pink and yellow flower petals.

It’s up for the vote again for the Lush Kitchen subscription box.