Beauty Sleep

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.

Supertramp shower gel

4 out of 5 rating.

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.

Heres a video i recorded of the Supertramp shower gel https://youtu.be/3KzOaX_lBlw

Waving Not Drowning

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Lavender Oil (Lavendula hybrida), Fennel Oil (Foeniculum vulgare), Cardamom Oil (Elettaria cardamomum), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Perfume, D&C Violet No. 2.

Lush.a.Lot’s Review: This smaller ballistic (70g) is a long timer in the Lush product line. It remains just as popular as it was years ago. This is a small bomb but the scent is not small, it’s got a strong lavender scent with a wee bit of a fennel bite to it. This is a staple Lush item for me. When i need some relaxing WnD always does the job and it can be combined with many oither lush product which have a lavender scent: French Kiss bubble bar, Therapy message bar, Angels on Bare Skin, Dreamtime Bath Melt. If this was a regular sied ballistic it would probably be a four star ballistic for me.

Lush Times 2006 description: Can’t sleep? Won’t sleep? The Waving not Drowning’s essential oils give strength and courage to the weak and fatigued then dispatch you to the land of nod. Keep several in stock for emergencies, jet lag, and 3 a.m. insomnia cures.

How To Use: Fill bath tub and drop bomb into water. For those bath bombs containing flower petals or other surprises, wrap the bath bomb in a nylon before use. To make your experience even more memorable, combine a bath bomb with a bath melt.

Twilight bubble bar

Dream a little dream.

A bewitching blend of benzoin resinoid, syrupy tonka and stirring ylang ylang sit alongside lavender to create a lullaby of soothing bubbles. This classic Lush scent is perfect for a pre-bedtime bath, so draw a warm soak, settle under this lilac blanket and imagine the sun setting over your own private island.

You’ll love this if you like:

– Twilight bath bomb, Twilight body spray, Sleepy body lotion. – A blissful bath before bed.

– Malty lavender and tonka.

Benefits:

– Warming benzoin resinoid helps to stimulate blood flow, keeping you warm on chilly evenings. – Lavender soothes the skin with its balancing properties.

– Mood boosting ylang ylang is said to reduce anxiety.

How to use:

Crumble this quixotic bar under the running water to create fluffy cloud-like bubbles.

How to store:

Keep somewhere cool and dry until you’re ready to conjure up a good night’s sleep.

Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Lavender Powder (Lavandula angustifolia), Titanium Dioxide, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Coumarin, *Linalool, Colour 15985:1, Colour 19140:1, Colour 17200, Colour 45410:1, Colour 45410, Colour 42090, Colour 14700, Nori Seaweed (Algae

Snowman Dreaming

4 out of 5 rating

See my 2 minute tub demo video below.

Snowman Dreaming

This cute little Snowman was made with lavender and cedarwood oil.

Snowman Dreaming

Lavender and Cedarwood. A different lavender scent than Sleepy/Twilight. It smells like fresh air and lavender. It doesn’t smell woody to me considering it has cedarwood oil.

It makes a rainbow effect in the water and ultimately makes a rosey colored water.

Its a slow, creamy fizzer.

Video

Sleepy soap

4 out of 5 rating

This soap was made exclusively for the New Lush Liverpool mega store, but Lush Uk decided to offer this on their retail website for anyone who wished to purchase one.

Naturally i had to buy one.

It was made in the classic Lush Twilight fragrance.

The fragrance components are lavender, tonka bean (which smells caramel-ish), and ylang ylang.

The blend is floral, herbal with a subtle creamy background. Its only very subtley sweet.

When washing with it this has a creamy consistency. It makes loads of lather.

I recorded a relaxing ASMR style 8 mi ute review and demo video, just for something different.

Even if you dont like asmr videos it does show how it lathers up at the sink on my arm and hands.

Shijimi Butterfly

5 out of 5 rating. See my 2 minute recorded bath demo of it below.

This beautiful bath bomb is one of five butterflies that Lush has made for the grand opening of tge Lush Liverpool Biggest store in the world, and for the opening of the New Lush concept store in Harajuku Japan.

Shijimi is to promote sleep and relaxation, being made with lavender and chamomile.

It smells like the Lush ‘Ickle Baby Bot’ bomb.

Shijimi has layered blue and black colors and light glitter here and there in just the black part.

This is a slow, foamy type of fizzer.

While its not my favorite of the five butterfly bombs it is the best one for sleepy time.

I would suggest this bomb, especially if you like lavender.

here is a 2 minute tub demo of Shijimi Butterfly in my tub.

American Cream shower gel

3 out of 5 rating.

See my 8 minute video below. I worked very hard in this video to describe exactly what the scent smells like so you can make your best purchasing choices. 🙂

Here is a photo i took of the Lush products made in this scent.

the liquid version is on the thin side.

oddly i enjoyed washing with the naked version a bit more.

American Cream is a vanilla based scent which also has clary sage, and lavender as its scent components.  The hair conditioner added strawberry.  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. And in the perfumery industry there IS a difference between those two sentences. :-

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.

My review and demo video 🙂

American Pie body conditioner

4 out of 5 rating

See my 6 minute sink demo of both the potted and naked versions video below.

I love that Lush made a body conditioner from one of its popular hair conditioner (American Cream) fragrance. And i like that they named it American Pie like the exclusive shower jelly from a couple of years back from lush.co.uk

The fragrance of it is akin to a vanilla milkshake. In fact the hair conditioner which started this all was made to mimic an American cocktail which tastes like a vanilla milkshake.

Lush has made more than a dozen different products in this same blend of vanilla, lavender, clary sage and strawberry juice.

Think of this as a hair conditioner for the body. In my demo video i show how to apply it and how to rinse it off.

This works well for me. I live in the desert southwest and my skin is VERY dry and this works really well at moisturizing without feeling greasy or oily.

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American Cream is a vanilla based scent which also has clary sage, and lavender as its scent components.  The hair conditioner added strawberry.  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. And in the perfumery industry there IS a difference between those two sentences. :-)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.

And rest assured Lush doesn’t claim the American cream scent smells like strawberry either.  I know because I’ve talked the the owner of lush about this very thing.

Now, onto what it DOES smell like, to most people, including myself.  It smells like creamy vanilla, with a light whiff of herbal clary sage and a pinch of herb-y lavender.

Below i’ll list what is shown and what isn’t shown in my photo above.

From newest to oldest.

American Cream body conditioner (potted and solid)

Marshmallow World bath bomb

American Cream perfume oil

American Cream shower gel

American Pie jelly

American Cream body lotion

I Am 10 bubble bar -Not shown

‘Oops Smitten’ hand cream

American Cream spray perfume

Flosty Gritter bubble bar

Twinkle bath bomb – Not shown (I will add tonight)

GO bomb – Not shown (I’ll add tonight)

Boob Tube breast cream

D Cup breast cream – Not shown

American Cream hair conditioner

Shimmy Shimmy massage bar Not shown ORIGINATING PRODUCT

If you know of any others that i’ve forgotten please let me know.

Marshmallow World

4 out of 5 rating

See my 2 minute tub demo below

Lush has opened up a new store in the Harajuku area of Japan. At this new, special store Lush will sell 35-50 exclusive bath bombs. One of these exclusive Japan Harajuku store bombs is Marshmallow World.

Its made with the popular scent of a Lush hair conditioner called ‘American Cream’, which is an herbal vanilla blend.

It’s made with strawberries for their skin properties , not for the primary scent. The scent is sage-which is a bitter herb-and vanilla, and we all know what vanilla smells like. So put bitter herbs and vanilla together with a bit of lavender, which is even more of an herbally flower, and you have the American Cream scent.

So you can see that it doesn’t smell like strawberries.

I like to stress this fact because i always see disappointed people writing lush comments like ‘but it doesnt smell like strawberries like some of your other strawberry scented things’.

Whew. Now that we have that out of the way 😉 let me talk about what this bomb looks like.

Marshmallow World is such a pretty bomb on the outside, with lovely pink and having purple and yellow striations. It pooks like an unfamilair but fun planet.

It fizzes and makes a baby pink foam and turns the water a light pink color. This bomb must have somethung special in it which is softening to the skin. It feels moisturizing a bit.

What a beautiful scent. While American Cream scent isn’t my favorite, i don’t hate it either by any means. Its a calming scent to me. I think its quite a meditative scent..with a teaspoon of yumminess thrown in.

Lush has made three other bath bombs in the past years with the American Cream scent with different names. But i must say this is the prettiest version.

It doesnt make full-on bath art per se, but it is still beautiful as it fizzes in the tub.

I would by one more but its not one i would stock up on like i did with some of the other community favorites/Japan store bombs like ‘Tender is the Night’, ‘The Comforter’, ‘Melusine’, ‘Golden Pear’.

My tub demo

If youre an American Cream lover than i suggest you stock up on these limited edition beauties!

Lush description: Indulge in a sugar bath scented with American Cream – you’ll get all of the sweet-shop glee and none of the post-binge guilt. Vanilla scented with a touch of strawberry, this multi-coloured marvel is a fiesta of fizz. Marshmallow powder soothes and softens, while granulated sugar adds a sugary flourish, you’ll smell good enough to eat! 

Purple Loosestrife

5 out of 5 rating. See my recorded sink demo below!

Here’s what the gold in the middle looks like

these new soaps are made in a different way. The designs are made via 3D laser cutting. Also, these soaps are made to stand up so they’re easier to hold and easier to stand up and be seen in the shower or bath.

They have more fragrance to stay on the skin after you’ve washed, and they’re full of luxurious skin moisturizing oils and butters.

Also, they have a bit of bicarb in them for a foamy effect.

Ingredienser: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Organic Castor Oil (Ricinus communis), Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Rose Syrup (Rosa damascena), Hibiscus Syrup (Hibiscus sabdariffa), Lavender Syrup (Lavandula angustifolia), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Cananga Oil (Cananga odorata), Glycerine, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, *Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Isoeugenol, Colour 77491, Colour 77492, Colour 77007, Colour 47005:1, Colour 42090:2 *Occurs naturally in essential oils

Golden Slumbers

5 out of 5 rating

See my demo and review video of this golden, glittery bath bomb in the tub WOW.

Golden Slumbers was made to promote sleep with it’s lavender forward fragrance.  Golden Slumbers doesn’t have a sweet and creamy edge to it as lush ‘Twilight’ lavender scent.  Golden Slumbers has a more herbal lavender scent.  Very bright and clean smelling.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric acid, Lavender Sprigs, Lavender Oil, Chamomile oil, Lavender absolute, Neroli oil, Perfume, Linaloo, golden lustre sparkle.

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I kind of like the original golden slumbers, because it had actual gold glitter covering it, whereas on the newly designed Golden Slumbers it doesn’t seem to have nearly as much gold glitter on the outside as the original one.

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Golden Slumbers is also chock full of everything lavender, and then the addition of the chamomile is wonderful, it lightens the whole thing up and gives the lavender a sparkly quality. The Golden Slumbers part comes from the ballistic’s ingredients’ ability to help you get to sleep with the combination of lavender and chamomile proportedly being great sleep aids. I like the sprigs of lavender, andthere are not too many. My new lavender combo would be this Golden Slumbers forum member inspired ballistic and the “Schnuggle” shower bar with it’s Cocoa Butter, Corn Starch, Lavender Oil, Ginger Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Chamomile Oil, Jasmine Absolute they combine beautifully for a lovely, smelling good night’s sleep.file-jan-14-10-53-24-am

 

 

Lush Times 2006 description: The Golden Slumbers bath bomb is Lush’s magic sleep potion with calming, soothing lavender essential oil.

Here’s a demo video i made showing all the gold.

Pleasure Dough

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate,Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Rose Petals (Rosa centifolia), Perfume, Lavender Flowers, (Lavendula officinalis), Peppermint Leaves (Mentha piperita). Lavender Oil, Orange Blossom Absolute, Rose Absolute.

Lush description: Pleasure Dough is the Bubble Bar Slice for days when you have plenty of time to yourself so you can take a long, luxurious bath and enjoy every second of it. (I wish.) OK then, it’s also for when you’d love to have ages for a bath but you might as well get as much pleasure out of your five minutes as possible. Made to the personal private recipe of Ninan de Lenclos, legendary courtesan from the time of Louis XIV (someone that knew more than most about the art of pleasure), it contains flower petals and oils to stimulate the senses and to soften the skin. Do enjoy it.

 

I think this smells somewhat Lush Dream Cream body lotion that Lush sell in stores. Initially i was waiting for a typical flowery or sweet bubble bar scent. But this is the kind of therapuetic calming lavender scent that posh spas would use. In the water it’s very soothing and makes the skin soft. Imagine bathing in a soothing blend of Rose Petals, Lavender Flowers, Peppermint Leaves Lavender Oil, Orange Blossom Absolute and Rose Absolute. If you don’t like bits in your bath though be sure to put this in a nylon or seive to keep the petals and bits of herbs contained. This bubble bar makes me say “Ahhhh” at the end of a hard day and I find this to be extra good in the summer when it’s hot, muggy and uncomfortable. Indeed, it feels like the spa of courtesans in a bar.

Think Pink

4 out of 5 rating

See my demo video of this below

 

Ingredients: Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Lavender Oil (Lavendula hybrida), Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Neroli Oil (Citrus amara), Pink Heart Confetti, D&C Red No. 33, FD&C Red No. 4, D&C Red No. 27, Candy Flowers

This is such a pretty ballistic. It smells of vanilla, neroli, lavender and tonka bean.  I just didnt’ like this ballistic at all when I first had it in a bath. But after using it again, wow, it’s fruity, and girly, and a tad foody, all at the same time. The orangey- neroli is there, the vanilla, the lavender. Water that is pretty medium dark pink. And wait, there are candy hearts and tiny heart confetti made out of soap too? And a tiny amount of magenta colored glitter at the bottom? Why didn’t I like this again?  a 4 star rating.

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Lush Times 2006 Description: Darlings, this is the ultimate in fuchsia pink baths. Four candy flowers top this marvel of utter pinkness and, as it fizzes furiously, it unleashes a shower of pink confetti into the bathwater. We’re using our brand new favourite tonka bean essential oil because it smells so wickedly fabulous, darlings! It also helps you to get in touch with your deeper emotions. Do be careful whom you meet for lunch just after you bathe! We don’t want to go eleasing our deeper emotions all over the starter and upsetting the other ladies, do we? (Or do we?).

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In 2010 this changed to a new shape – becoming the same size as 90g ballistics like the lush Butterball bath bomb is.

Here’s a demo video i made of this bath bomb in the tub close up

American Cream lotion

 

 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Almond Oil (Prunusdulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine,Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia),Clary Sage Oil (Salvia sclarea), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Benzoin Resinoid (Styraxtonkinensispierre), Cetearyl Alcohol,*Linalool, *Limonene,Couramin, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Here’s a demo and review video i made of this lotion 🙂

Here’s a demo/review video i made of American Cream lotion 

Black Pearl shower gel

In my photo above are all the things Lush has made with this same fragrance. I made a review demo video (below) of black pearl shower gel:

Black Sugar, Lavender absolute, Chamomile oil, Olibanum oil, Myrrh resinoid, Silver Lustre sparkle.
This is not a citrus nor candy scent. It smells like chamomile tea, with frozen black currants as ice cubes, and a sprig of fresh lavender.
Lush also made a Black Pearl ballistic (this came first), and later a soap called ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. I enjoy the black pearl fragrance.
And Men would like this scent too as it is a unisex fragrance.

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