Queen of Hearts

4 out of 4 rating

Up for the vote for possible inclusion in the February 2021 Lush Kitchen subscription box


Ingredients:
 100g £2.40Rose Infusion (Rosa centifolia), Vegetable Soap, Glycerine, Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Perfume, Geranium Oil, Rose Absolute, Violet Leaf Absolute, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol (wax), Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

This is a lovely gentle soap for sensitive skin, older skin or even dry skin. The ingredients are about as close as a bouquet of roses as you can get. The real and fresh rose scent is very nice. Leaves my skin soft and non-irritated.

Summer 2000 Lush Times description: Queen of Hearts is a soft, creamy complexion soap which we make for all of you who should know better than to wash your face with soap but just won’t stop doing it. At least if you’ll use this one then you won’t be drying out your skin too badly because the glycerine, almond oil and cocoa butter we put in it (not to mention lashings of skin-friendly essential oils) will stop you stripping away all your face’s natural oils. We make it with roses so you smell lovely too.

Youki Hi

2 out of 5 rating

up for the vote for possible inclusion in the Lush Feb 2021 subscription box.


Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Perfume, Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens), Palmarossa Oil (Cymbopogan martini), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Red Golden Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate, FD&C Yellow No. 5, D&C Red No. 7, FD&C Red No. 4), FD&C Red No. 4

This has scent of Flying Fox shower gel. Lots of honeysuckle, ylang ylang and not too noticeable jasmine. It’s similar to the Lush ‘Lust’ perfume. I don’t like the scent whatsoever , *raises right hand* I cannot finish a bath with this. I’ve tried it twice just to make sure. I usually try things at least three times, but no can do. It’s apity because visually, it’s strikingly gorgeous. The Youki Hi from the UK especially, are covered (on the outside only) with a bunch of golden glitter, and dark red salt. I don’t like Flying Fox shower gel either, and this ballistic was made to have the same exact scent as flying Fox shower gel.

These are the little flower buds in it.
This is the color of the water.

LT description: Our Chinese New Year celebration Ballistic is named after one of the world’s three most beautiful women ever, a Chinese woman called Youki-Hi, according to Japanese tradition. It as Yuka’s idea; she works for Lush in Japan. It has the gloriously sensual, jasmine flower fragrance of Flying Fox and is regally decorated with gold sparkles and red sea salt – that’s sea salt dyed red not salt from the Red Sea in the colours of Chinese dragons which dance along the street for new year parades. The other two most beautiful women, so legend has it, were Cleopatra and Onono Komachi, a Japanese storyteller. Perhaps one day they will have their own commemorative Bath Ballistics too. (It’s pronounced ‘you-key-hee’ not ‘you-key-high’ except by Mark.)

Lush Kitchen January 2021 subscription box voting

These are the nine discontinued products Lush chose for us to vote on. They will pick four, and one exclusive never made before product.

These are the products that won

Here are my photos of these products.

Lush ‘Violet Nights’ liquid bath oil.

This is a former 1993 ‘Cosmetics To Go’ company product, (Lush before they called themselves Lush), which Lush reintroduced back in 2011, and again in the Lush Kitchen in 2014. Cosmetics To Go had four or five different bath oils. Knights in White Chocolate, Saucery, Moody Blues, and one more i can’t remember. I’ll have to look in my cosmetics to go catalogs.

This purple oil turns into a milky white in the water.

This is up for the vote for the Lush Kitchen Jan 2021 subscription box .

It’s made with Violet, sandalwood, vanilla, ylang ylang.

Some folks don’t like it because the smell is not good to them. I would rate this a 4 out of 5.

Lush makes a perfume called ‘V’ that is the same scent.

I have a video demo of its texture and opacity in a glass up close on my lushalot youtube channel and also on my lushalot instagram account if you want to check it out.

Lush ‘Vanilla Fountain’ bath bomb.

Up for the vote for the Lush Kitchen Jan 2021 subscription box.
This was originally created in 2008. And it’s been remade in the former incarnation of the Lush Kitchen 3 or 4 times.
I’d rate it a 3 out of 5

One time Lush Uk made giant vanilla fountains called Vanilla Mountain for purchase on their retail website that was three of four times the size.

Vanilla Fountain is made with the Lush ‘Vanillary’ perfume scent.
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Vanilla Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Tonka Absolute, Sandalwood, Gardenia Extract, Colour 45350, Vanilla Pod.

It’s a fast fizzer and not as creamy as you would think. it doesn’t color the water.
It smells sweet and vanillary because of the tonka bean.
Lush has made many products in this scent, you may have used one of them:

Vanilla Mountain bath bomb (xl)
Dear Santa wash card sheet
Heavenilli massage bar
Life’s a Beach showder
Vanillary Brûlée candle
Vanillary perfume
Vanilla Fountain bath bomb
Vanilla Puff dusting powder
Vanillary body spray
Vanilla in the Mist soap

Lush Times Summer 2008: When Mo brings a new Bath Ballistic to a Lush creative team meeting, she gets a bowl full of warm water, drops it in, then hands it around the room for everyone to smell. With the Vanilla Fountain, no-one wanted to let go of the bowl and pass it on. Without doubt, this little Ballistic is going to sell out in minutes. Simon Constantine made the comforting vanilla scent with natural vanilla absolute – the posh stuff made from vanilla pods – with a touch of restful sandalwood and a note of burnt caramel. It was inspired by the extraordinary deserts at Heston Blumental’s amazing restaurant, The Fat Duck at Bray (www.fatduck.co.uk).

Lush ‘Mrs Whippy’ bath bomb.
Up for the vote for the Jan 2021 Lush Kitchen subscription box.

This was made in the late 2000’s for Valentine’s day, only in the Uk.

It’s fruity in a slight berryish way because of the currant, then it’s got fruity buchu oil, and vanilla like tonka bean. It’s a slow melting fizzier that is creamy.

When Mark Constantine flew me to the Uk the first time i walked past a sweet shop and the hand written sign said ‘Mr and Mrs Whippy’ and i was so excited that i took a video of it 😀

I’ve got a tub demo of it on my lushalot youtube channel and also on my lushalot instagram.

Lush description
Lush Times: With her husband off making ice creams, Mrs Whippy needed something to do, didn’t she? Jack Constantine created this one for his wife; he wanted a soothing, creamy bath that would relax her and leave her skin as soft as a vegan alternative to silk.

I’d rate this a 4 out of 5 rating.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk Powder, Tapioca Flour, Perfume, Cream of Tartar, Fairtrade Sugar, Cocoa Absolute, Black Currant, Tonka Absolute, Almond Essential Oil, Buchu Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45410

Lush’ bomb.
i would rate this a 4 out of 5 rating.
Originally made in 2002.

Has the Lush “Karma’ fragrance

I have a bath demo on my Lushalot youtube channel. It makes a bright green water.
It’s a fast fizzer, fizzing wildly in the tub releasing its strong karma fragrance.

I liked this colorful Karma scented ballistic. It’s green and yellow because Lush thought it would be good to have a bath bomb in the same colors as the Lush logo was originally. It made a lovely bright yellow-green color in the water.

Ingredients: 180g Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Patchouli Oil, Orange Oil, Lavendin Oil, Pine Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Elemi Oil, Gardenia Extract, Colour 42050.

2002 Lush North America Lush Times description: There are only a few carefully chosen products to which we give the name ‘Lush’. The Lush Bath Bomb is the only one currently available; we named it because it encapsulates Lushness. It is green and yellow like a logo (with a little logo ribbon in case you hadn’t noticed) and it smells of our Karma perfume, which is pretty much what our shops smell like.

Lush ‘The Godmother’ soap.
Originally made in 2008.
It’s made in the Lush Candy Fluff scent, along with melting marshmallow moments bath melt and others in this scent family.

It’s a beautiful rose pink soap with pinkish blue glitter. It’s scent is nice and strong. Kind of a pink but spicy clove scent. Along the lines of Creamy Candy but brighter and a wee bit spicier.

I’d rate it a 4
The Godmother is not exceptionally drying to my hands nor is it moisturizing , but somewhere in the middle. I was surprised at how low lathering this soap was. The Godmother soap is palm oil free, so there is not as much lather as the prevously made Lush soaps which had palm oil in them. The scent stays on my hands for a goodly while. I did notice that the Godmother lather was different. No lather, more creamy.

Lush 2008 description Despite our Ballistics, skincare, haircare and all other wonderful things for our baths showers and bodies, people tend to call Lush “That soap shop”. This is fair, because we do make exceedingly good soaps. We looked into this (technically Pia looked into it and we were all very interested) and found that 68% of people in the UK wash their hands with washing up liquid. Thats just not right. Its not good for your hands. Stop it! Mo, our soap supreme, has made this special soap (scented with our best selling Snow Fairy scent) for keeping by the kitchen sink. Think of it as your fairy godmother for the hands.

@lush ‘Happy Blooming’ shower jelly.
Up for the vote for the Jan 2021 subscription box.

On one of my photos if you swipe left will show you what i think of this jelly. 😂 It’s so good i bought a bunch when they were being sold in the first incarnation of the Lush Kitchen in 2015.

This was made only by Lush UK and was never sold to the public.

It smells like cherries. It’s SO. DAMN. GOOD. I have a youtube video demo of it close up at the sink where i slice it and wash with it.

Some folks think it’s too sickly sweet or fake smelling. While it’s certainly strong it’s not a fake scent to me because it’s loaded with real cherries. And it also contains coconut. I usually don’t like very sweet things from Lush, but in the case of Happy Blooming it seems to be beyond my control because my mouth actually starts watering when I smell it. In my opinion, the jelly and the lotion are stronger in scent moreso than the bath oil melt & the solid fragrance are.

I would rate this a 6 out of 5 rating if i could. 😄

I took a couple of photos of the scent family years ago. The very first product made was the bath melt, in 2011, which has raised cherries on it. The bath melt is huge and you can break four pieces of it.

@lush Karma shower gel.

Up for the vote for the Jan 2021 subscription box

The scent reminds me of hippies from the 60’s and 70’s. Lush used to advertise it that way as well. 😀

I have a close up sink demo of this on my lushalot youtube channel showing how it lathers.

Ingredients: Sodium Laureth Sulfate,Perfume, Patchouli Oil, Orange Oil, Lavendin Oil, Pine Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Elemi Oil, Gardenia Extract.

This is a shower gel with the Lush “Karma” scent of orange, patchouli and pine.
Karma shower gel is a much better way to get the Karma scent on your bod than say, the soap. It’s also possible to wash your hair with it or even use it as a bath foam. It’s easier to lather than the Karma soap. It’s thick and gelatenous. A little goes a long way on a shower pouff, vs. the soap gets smaller and disappears much quicker oz for oz. It also makes great bubbles in the tub. The lovely Karma fragrance stays on the skin long too! 😀

I’d rate this a 5 out of 5.

This is another HUGE scent family, having more than 15 products. I’ll add the washcloud (a non edible cotton candy type of product) on my @lushexclusives page with more info 😉

Lush ‘Heavenly Bodies’ buttercream. Up for the vote for the Jan 2021 box.
All pictures here are of the buttercream including the in store desert-like tower with chocolate shavings on it.

Butter Creams
Creamy Cakes of Glycerine Soap made in huge buckets and hand-rolled in petals, chocolate, cocoa butter and other unexpected ‘packaging’, our butter creams look like huge helpings of luxury dessert. At room temperature they start out smooth, soft and slippery, but if you’re the sensation-seeking type you can choose to chill or freeze them to turn them into blocks of invigoratingly refreshing shower soap.

My youtube a video where i demo & review heavenly bodies. 


I’d rate it a 4 out of 5

Ingredients: Water, Glycerine, Rhassoul Mud, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Perfume, Tangerine Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Cocoa Butter. 
old price 7.0 oz $14.40 Heavenly Bodies – 3.5 oz $7.20

Ohhh, there’s nothing better than smearing your favorite foody combo (orange and chocolate) all over yourself in the bath, and having it be less drying than soap. It’s a firm buttercream. I love the Sonic Death Monkey scent of this Heavenly Bodies buttercream. I do believe this choclate dipped orange scent is my favorite.

Lush description: Want a body like an angel? Got a body like a zombie? Revive your skin with a muddy mixture of chocolate, cocoa butter, refreshing orange juice, anti-microbial Rhassoul mud and stimulating tangerine oils. We scent each chunk of Heavenly Bodies Butter Cream with vanilla absolute, cocoa absolute (yes, you really can get natural chocolate perfume), tangerine and sweet orange so it smells rather like a chocolate orange cheesecake but it does taste like soap. For the best effect smooth it all over the outside of your body. You’ll smell like an angel and your skin will feel as soft as gossamer.

Scent Family: Sonic Death Monkey Shower Gel; Chocolate Whipstick Lip Balm

Lush ‘American Cream’ body lotion. I’ll put my demo video link of it in my profile here.

It’s up for the vote for the Jan 2021 subscription box, along with nine other discontinued products.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Glycerine, Vanilla Absolute, Clary Sage Oil, Lavender Oil, Benzoin, strawberry, Perfume.

First off-even though American Cream is advertised as having strawberry in it-it doesn’t smell like strawberry.
American Cream is a vanilla based scent which is akin to a vanilla milkshake, which is where the name comes from. also has clary sage, and lavender as its scent components, adding an herbal note. The other American Cream products have strawberry in them…but….American Cream products do not smell like strawberry.  It’s made with strawberry, it’s not strawberry scented.
I like to make that clear, so that people won’t spend their hard earned money on something that they think will be strawberry scented, only to be disappointed when it’s not.

The body lotion is a thinner consistency. It’s nice. I’m kind of jaded because i’ve seen Lush offer this MANY times over the last 15 years. So to me it’s not exclusive. There’s kind of an inside joke amongst old skool Lushies-‘Oh there’s the exclusive American Cream body lotion again.’
It used to be much thicker.
It’s nice, not the best Lush lotion and certainly not the worst. i’d give it a 3 out of 5 rating.

The scent family of products is HUGE. The very first Lush product with this scent is called ‘Shimmy Shimmy’ iridescent massage bar. I show most of the products (not all) in a photo i took that i’ve attached here on this post.

Snowdrop

Initially made in 2008 by Lush UK.

See a video link below.

It’s an all white bomb with a large polished sugar crystal on top. It doesn’t make bath art and it’s a fast fizzier. No matter who reviews this bomb, the consensus is that this smells heavenly. 😊 It’s orange and mint, which is a rare combination for Lush. It’s also slightly sweet. I love the scent.

Here’s a video of it from Comfortinscents on instagram

Ingredients: 2829 Snowdrop £2.95

Large Sugar Crystals, Perfume, Iridescent, Mandarin Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Peppermint Oil, Limonene, *Linalool.

Lush Times Xmas 2008: Astonishingly refreshing, head-clearing beauty! You might be tempted by the bright colours of the other Lush Ballistics, but promise us that you won’t miss out on the new Snowdrops bath. If the big sugar crystals don’t tempt you, and the iridescent sparkles aren’t your bag please take one home ewith you all the same. Drop it in the bath and your life will change for the better. Drop it in the bath and your life will change for the better. take the head clearing, reviving citrus scents of mandarin and grapefruit, then add a genius dash of peppermint and you have the most amazing, life affirming Ballistic ever to sneak up on you and give you the slap in the face that you need (metaphorically speaking of course). Once a Snowdrops bomb has woken you up in the morning, you will need to buy more. But no! These are seasonal specials! Buy a big airtight container and stock up on as many as you can carry – that’s if we haven’t got there first and bought them all.

Lush Kitchen 2020 returns


Kitchen.lush.com

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?

May 2020 Lush Subscription box

June 2020 Lush Subscription box

July 2020 Lush Subscription box

August 2020 Lush subscription box

September 2020 Lush subscription box

October 2020 Lush subscription box

November 2020 Lush subscription box

December 2020 Lush Kitchen subscription box

January 2021 Lush Kitchen subscription box

February 2021 Lush Kitchen subscription box

Here are the products voted on for May 2020

Here are the voting choices for June 2020

Ill make shortcuts for you of these products that i have here in my blog, in the meantime just use the search here

29 High Street shower gel


Karma pyramid bath melt


Lemon Days & Ginger Beer


Ma Bar bubble bar


Quinquiremeh of Ninevah soap


Vanilla Dee-Lite lotion


Waving Not Drowning bath bomb

Dr Peppermint shampoo

Grass shower gel

Here are the voting choices that it shows on the site for the first May 2020 box.

I have already recorded tub demo videos and descriptions of these. Just click on the name.

Magic bath bomb

Moon on a Stick bath bomb

Error 404 bath bomb

Sonic Death Monkey shower gel

Vanilla in the Mist soap (has the vanillary scent).

Back for Breakfast, Supertramp, Calacas, or Demon in the Shower shower gel (lemony)

Happy Blooming bath melt

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.

Lush Hair Marshmallows shampoo

I became familiar with these at the 2018 Lush Creative Showcase.

I have recorded a sink demo for you, it shows me shampooing my hair at the sink with the black one.

I explain each one in detail in my video.

Here is a photo of all four by Daniel_james_campbell on Instagram

Tender is the Night

bath bomb from the Lush Japan Kitchen. see my 3 minute tub demo video below

This bath bomb was made with the scent of the Lush massage bar ‘Tender is the Night’.

Its made with Vanilla, ylang ylang and jasmine.

Description: Transform your bath into a swirling pool of pink pleasure, steeped in seductive essential oils to mesmerise the senses. Ylang ylang, a known aphrodisiac, tumbles into vanilla absolute to restore brightness and softness to skin, while floral jasmine absolute flirtatiously interweaves a deeper, sweeter note. Tender Is The Night is a riot of romance and sensuality.

Here is my demo video
Transform your bath into a swirling pool of pink pleasure, steeped in seductive essential oils to mesmerise the senses. Ylang ylang, a known aphrodisiac, tumbles into vanilla absolute to restore brightness and softness to skin, while floral jasmine absolute flirtatiously interweaves a deeper, sweeter note. Tender Is The Night is a riot of romance and sensuality.

All That Jas

2006 LT description: All That Jasmine is a shamelessly sexy bath bomb disguised as an innocuous pastel green colored ball with an innocent, little sugar flower on top but once it hits the water it starts to work its wicked ways.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Styrax Resinoid (Storax), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), Candy Flowers, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), FD&C Blue No. 1, Jasmine Oil (Jasminum officinale), Vanillin.

Review: Only available in Lush North America, the UK Lush Kitchen remade this for one day only.  I always loved this one as it has lovely jasmine, but with the additional of vanilla.  Historically there was’t any jasmine blends with anything other than vetivert, so the vanilla is a lovely smooth companion for the jasmine in this bomb.  While All That Jas has no glitter as in Lush’s other Jasmine ballistic “Fairy Jasmine“, it has a gorgeous green color that you can’t find in any other Lush bath ballistic.

Here’s a short video i made for you to see what it looks like the bath. Be advised, the video has it twice, so you only have to watch half of the video.

LushAllThatJasFizz600

 

LushAllThatJaswater600