Marzibain

 

Review: This was made to smell like “Snowcake” soap. It’s a scrumptious scent of light roses and almond paste, like Marzipan cookies. The ony things I use with a Marzibain bubble bar (so as not to sully it’s sublimlely scrummy scent) is “Snowcake” soap of course and also like to use it and then spritz on some Snowcake perfume.

Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, cream of tartar, sodium laureth sulfate, lauryl betaine, perfume, cocamide DEA, benzoin resinoid, cassie absolute, rose absolute, whole almond.

2001 Yuletide LT description: This Marzibain is one of those Lush specials for people with a sweet tooth who don’t want to eat too much sugar; it’s a sweet “cake” of bubble bath from the bubble bar that smells just like marzipan with the added bonus fragrance of rose and fruity cassie buds (same scent as Snowcake and Big Ed). For piles of white, fluffy, marzipan scented bubbles crumble the whole thing into the running bathwater; it will satisfy your craving for sweet things with no guilt whatsoever.

From the 2002 Yuletide LT: The Marzibain is back, smelling like extra tasty marzipan, the same as last year but not as crumbly like almond icing, more solid like my grandma’s Christmas almond buns (you wuoldn’t have wanted to eat one of these either). You pronounce it to rhyme with marzipan (bain, French for bath = funny Lush pun) Marziban not Marzibane, or else it’s not funny at all is it?

Scent Family: Snowcake Perfume; Snowcake Shower Gel; Snowcake Soap; Snow On Snow Dusting Powder; Smitten Hand Cream; Oops! Almond Kisses Facial Moisturiser; Big Ed Yuletide Soap

Noubar

 

Lush Times Online: Then the day got even better! Mo pulled the covers off to strip bare her brand new Palm Oil Free Sexy Noubar Soap! It’s one of those “But it looks so delicious, surely i could just take a tiny bite…” soaps that are her speciality. To be fair it does look rather like nougat, what with all those crushed pistachios to give you an exfoliating scrub. Dont do it. Just wash with it. To give it another posh confectionary touch, Mo’s given it a Turkish rose absolute fragrance, with coffee and a hint of smokey vetivert. It’s long name is to remind everyone of the campaign to stop primary forests being destroyed replaced with palm plantations; profitable for the owners but disastrous for the local people and wildlife and suicidal for our shared environment. We don’t just campaign, we act. Join in! And remember, wash with it, no chewing!

Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Rapeseed oil; Sunflower oil; Coconut oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Chopped Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea), Chopped Almonds (Prunus dulcis), Chopped Walnuts (Juglans regia), Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Pistachio Nuts (Pistacia vera), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Cedarwood Oil (Cupressus funebris), Sodium Chloride, Geraniol, *Citronellol, Colour 42045 * Occurs naturally in Essential Oils

It’s a beautiful green color, and it’s nutty, but i’m not thrilled with all the
nuts.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow bath bomb

5 out of 5 rating

See my demo video below

This is a beautiful, limited edition bath bomb from Lush Oxford Street in the UK.  It shares it’s scent with the Easter time Lush soap of the same name.  I love it, it’s an innocent floral with a tad of a citrus note.  Rose oil, neroli oil and orange oil.

 

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This is a slow fizzing bath bomb, which i love, and which gives it the time it needs to unfurl the gorgeous rainbow of colors in the tub.

The scent is medium strong, no complaints there.  It stays on the skin a decent amount of time.

It’s not a gender-neutral scent, meaning it’s highly floral, but in a soft, pretty way.

Here are some photos I took, along with a demo and review video below.

Madame Butterfly

Ingredients: Sodium Carbonate,Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerine,Lauryl Betaine, Perfume,Rose Petal Powder, Rose Absolute, Geranium Oil,Rose Oil, Lemon Oil,Colour 17200, Colour 14700, Colour 45410

*occurs naturally in essential oils

Lush Times: Madame Butterfly has the same gorgeous scent as the Rose Jam Bubbleroon – a sophisticated Turkish delight fragrance of rose and lemon. Rose absolute and oil to help improve skin’s appearance and to perfume skin and hair and of course to make the most of its aphrodisiac effect. Geranium oil has a sweet, beautifully floral and slightly sharp fragrance. It is thought to have a balancing effect on the nervous system, oil production and circulation. Finally, zesty lemon; toning and brightening on the skin, uplifting and makes a zesty top note in our fragrances.

Here’s a video demo and review that i made for you showing this bubble bar and what the water looks like.

Following the wonderful popularity of Magic Wand for Christmas, we’ve got three more just for Mother’s Day. They make wonderful gifts for your dear old ma; she can get at least 6 baths out of each wand! Tell her to put her feet up while you run her a nice warm bath, swish her chosen bubble bar around in the water, then tell her to enjoy a nice long soak while you do the washing up. Super!
Simply turn on your bath taps and swish it around in the water for a few seconds – or until you’ve got enough bubbles in your tub. Then pop it on the side to use another time – these look particularly nice in a vase on the side. It goes rock hard until you’re ready to use it again – how many baths will you get out of it? Here’s the important part – before you get in, make sure you have a watering can or jug to hand. Then once you’ve finished wallowing in the lovely waters, you can dip your jug into the bath, scoop up some of that nutrient filled water and water all your plants around the house and garden (just remember to put a dressing gown on first if you go outside!)

Madame Butterfly comes with a name tag that’s rather special – it’s got seeds embedded in the paper! Just dig a little hole in your garden or in a soil-filled pot and pop the tag in whole. Give it a drink of water and sit back and let nature take its course. You’ll be rewarded with some lovely wild flowers to bring a little colour to your garden this summer.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow soap

Troubles melt like ice in the hot sun when you lather up with this uplifting neroli soap. Let its rich and fruity perfume put your mood on cloud 9 and pop you back on your feet. Sunny citrus oils like mandarin and neroli tone and brighten the skin and leave you feeling fresh and fragrant. A dash of Turkish rose keeps things sweet and adds a flirty floral note to this sunny sudser.

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Here’s a demo and review video i made of this soap

Rose

This has the same scent as the Lush “Amandopondo” bubble bar which was discontinued in 2015

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Cornflour, Perfume, Lemon Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Rose Absolute, Organic Rose Hip Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Laureth 4, *Citral, *Citronellol, *Geraniol, *Linalool, *Limonene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate and Titanium Dioxide, Colour 17200, Candy Leaf.amand

Fever

see my video review below 🙂

Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Perfume, Rose Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Sandalwood Oil, Gardenia Extract.

Review:The original bar was two toned. Later lush changed it’s appearance to be round and having red lips on top of the bar. Fever smells strongly of rose absolute, but it smells like real roses, as if from a rose bush, or the rose smell of a florist shop. It also has beautiful Jasmine and calming sandalwood. I think it smells like 1950’s lipstick in a good way. In a wonderfulyl heady but addictive way. When I first sniffed this, I didn’t like it. It was waaay too strong for me. I think it was in the 2nd order I made with Lush and I was not used to Lush’s real, non-synthetic fragrances. Now it is one of my favorite bars ever. Later on, Lush made “Hollywood” Christmas bubble bar in the Fever scent by the way and Lush’s “Mirror Mirror” neck cream has the Fever scent also. Fever is absolutely intoxicating. And for you BPAL lovers, Beth’s Tarot: “The Empress” is a dead on ringer for Fever. Both have jasmine, rose and sandalwood.

Lush Times 2005 description: In the 1950s some new aromas were invented which changed the olfactory shape of perfume for ever. In Fever we’ve used one of them, with some of our favourite floras to produce a fragrance that epitomizes the scent for the 1950s independent women, shaking off traditions and exploring the brave new world. Picture yourself in dark sunglasses, pink lipstick and fitted sweater, scented with rose, warming sandalwood and sensual jasmine, ready to defy convention and enjoy life to the full. Fever is the massage bar to use on the sweet new guy in town to help him to cut loose and get hip.

Here’s a video review of my piece of my Fever.

Leap Frog

5 out of 5 rating

See my demo video of this in the tub below.

Also see “Leap Frog” bath bomb, same bomb, different names.This was first made for Valentine’s in the 2009-2011 time frame.  I absolutely love everything about this bath bomb.  It’s super cute, and the smell is great, and the water is a nice color when he fizzes away.  The scent stays on my skin longer than most bath bomb scent. It’s a floral.  It’s a multiple floral.  Good Lush floral blends are fewer then the fruity or candy scents from Lush, and this is a nice floral.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Rose Absolute , Ylang Ylang Oil.

Lush Times: Another magical creation by Michelle, Frog Prince is an extremely handsome and regal frog with a pair of vibrantly red and kissable lips. Give him a quick peck, drop him in the tub and wait for your prince to come. Simon’s new fragrance is an aphrodisiac blend with sweet undertones; he used jasmine, neroli and rosewood to create a sensual fragrance for those longing for their prince – or princess – to come. It’s not all about the fragrance with this one, it’s also brimming with cocoa butter and almond oil for a luxuriously moisturising soak.

Here’s a demo video of it

Inhale Exhale

5 out of 5

See my demo video (below) of this in the tub 🙂

Description: Inhale is a light and fruity fragrance with with neroli, rose, vetivert and ylang ylang, Exhale has a more intense woody and smoky aroma with sandalwood, cedarwood, amber, and a hint of grapefruit.  Drop your bath bomb into the warm water to enjoy the effect of one, then the other, and finally both fragrances together as they waft through the steam to create the exquisite, perfectly balanced Breath of God.

This is truly one of my favorite bath bombs.

VEGAN? YES  

3.25 gbp

Ingredients: citric acid, Neroli oil, Ylang Ylang oil, Black pepper oil, Sandalwood oil, Vetivert, Cedarwood oil, Lemon oil, Grapefruit oil, Cade oil, Cream of tartar, Cornflour, sodium laureth sulfate, lauryl betaine, Coumarin, hydroxyxitronellal, methyl Ionene, *limonene, *linalool, Perfume, colour 17200, colour 42090, colour 45410, colour 16255, Paper Slip.

Lush Times: This is a bath bomb of two halves; created with the two halves of our Breath of God fragrance, Inhale and Exhale. Each half will fizz at different speeds. The Inhale half fizzes quickly, allowing you to breathe in the neroli and rose  oils, breathe in and relax. You can then lie back and enjoy the grounding effect of Exhale, which fizzes more slowly to allow the opportunity for a long-lasting, indulgent bath.

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

Secret Garden

 

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Rose Absolute, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Rosewood Oil, Yellow Rosebuds, Marigold Petals, Blue Mallow Flowers, Rose Petals, Cream of Tartar, Lauryl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Gardenia Extract, Geraniol, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Linalool, *Limonene, Colour 19140:1, Colour 42090, Colour 45410

 

Lush Times: A ballistic that’s full of the joys of Spring! Rose absolute, sweet wild orange and rosewood make a perfume that transports you to your own secret garden. Inside this flower bomb is a lovely secret – it’s full of pretty petals! With rose, blue mallow and marigold, the Secret Garden blooms around you as you lie back in floral green waters.

Here’s a demo video i made of what this looks like in the tub

Digi’s Review: This bomb smells like the perfume Imogen Rose. It’s a powerful bomb when in the water, the scent doesn’t disappear, it clings to you.

 

Aqua Mirabilis body butter scrub bar

 

 

 

Aqua-Mirabilis

Ingredients: Cocoa Butter , Almond Butter ,
Ground Almond Shells, Sandalwood Oil, Rose Absolute, Perfume

This is a square, solid cocoa butter with ground almond shells for exfoliation.  It has a rose, almond, sandalwood scent.  I like it.  I buy one every now and then.

How to use:  You take a shower with soap or shower gel as usual, then after rinsing, rub this (not too hard) on your skin all over, and then rinse off in warm/hot water.  That’s it!

Lush 2005 descrption: The Aqua Mirabilis is now even more of a miracle. New, improved Aqua Mirabilis is BIGGER! Hooray! Now you can scrub generously all over and not worry about it running out before you reach your toes. If you ever treat yourself and get a scrub at a spa, the beauty therapists expect to exfoliate away huge swathes of dead skin. If you regularly give yourself an Aqua Mirabilis softening scrub, with its gently exfoliating ground almond shells, they are astonished to find that you’ve already got lovely, soft, fresh, healthy skin with hardly a dead grey cell there at all. The Aqua Mirabilis turns your bath or your shower into an instant, bargain body therapy. We make it with sandalwood and rose perfumes to soften your skin, cocoa butter and apricot kernel oil to moisturise it, plus natural ground almonds to scrub you even softer. You will feel fantastic after using one of these. Promise

Review: The original products called “Aqua Mirabilis Underwater Massage bar did triple duty; scrub, melt, massage, ballistic. It was very small and had apricot oil peach colored ballistic ‘crust’ which would fizz in the bath, and some sprinkles of marigold flowers on the top and also had marigold flowers mixed up in the coco butter inner layer. And it smelled of real roses and sandalwood. I like the original MUCH better.  Suffice it to say it took a few years for me to be a fan of these body butter squares. I would suggest this Aqua Mirabilis scrub,  or the other square scrub called Buffy the Backside Slayer.  Aqua Mirabilis does make ones skin incredibley soft and smooth.

Though i cant forgive Lush for destroying my Preciousss…I do like these cocoa butter scrub squares much better than those harder, dome shaped sugar scrubs that Lush has made.

Here is what the original “Aqua Mirabilis Underwater Massage Bar looked like.

 

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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

Other Rose Jam scented Lush products

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Rose Lollipop

This is so yummy smelling.  And it tastes nice. Most of all i like the thicker consistency.  I have chronic dry lips (I live in the desert) and i need a little extra moisture.  This does the trick well.  My favorite of the four new lip balms from Lush Oxford Street in London.

 

 

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Amandapando

Ingredients: £2.15 100g Sodium Bicarbonate, Perfume, Pink Rosebud, Lemon Oil, Orange Oil, Rose Absolute.

Review: The blend of rose and an orangey citrus is wonderful. Not a strong scent, more sublime. I wish they’d make a perfume out of this one.

The heart shaped Amandopondo soap on the left came in the giant 1000g Lush gift “Pink Caroline” ballistic. (see under gifts).

 

Lush Times 2006 Description: The Amandopondo bar has a little history. Its name means (we think) ‘I am defeated’ and it was made to commemorate the time when someone copied Lush products then tried to sue us for using his ideas – the cheek of it – on Christmas Eve!! Now didn’t that just spoil Lush’s Christmas Day? When he lost the case there was a little clause in the settlement that made him send six roses to say ‘sorry’. Hence, the Amandopondo is made with rose absolute perfume and topped with a real rosebud and it is our best little gift for saying ‘sorry’ to someone. It also smells of refreshing lemons, used to produce clarity of thought, and revitalising oranges to revive and calm the mind. An Amandopondo bath is an excellent way to forgive and forget whatever went wrong and start afresh. 

 

Monsieur Gustave

5 out of a 5 rating.  See my tub demo and review video below.

 

Monsiuer Gustave, A delightful character in the movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel’ , Monsiuer Gustave bath oil has the popular Lush perfume “Cocktail” scent.  I love the color sooo much.  And the subtle sweet tobacco scent mixes with the rose oil and herb-y lavender, making a fun, bright floral.  The final color of the bath water is a gorgeous fushia purple.  Those of you who remember Lush London boutique called “B Never” will remember the scent of “Cocktail‘ of which Monsiuer Gustave is made from.

 

Lush description:  L’air du panache.  Without question, without fail, and invariably, exceedingly lovely.

Ingredients:  Organic shea butter, fair trade organic cocoa butter, lavender oil, extra virgin coconut oil, perfume, organic jojoba oil, rose absolute, tobacco absolute, purple lustre.

I cutie in half so you can see what it looks like on the inside, but i used the whole thing in the bath for this video.

 

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Here’s a 5 minute video (you’ll stay on this page it won’t take you anywhere else) showing this gorgeous purple, sparkly things in the bath.

Rose Jam shower gel

See my short demo of rose jam shower gel up close, below.

Ingredients: Water, Vanilla Pod Infusion, Cypress Leaf Infusion, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Goji Berry Juice, Lactic Acid, Argan Oil, Organic Rose Absolute, Rose Oil, Egyptian Geranium Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Coumarin, Citronellol, Geraniol, *Limonene, Colour 17200, Methylparaben


Description: Our Rose Jam shower gel with its sweet, addictive scent is back by popular demand. With a vanilla pod infusion, goji berry juice and vitamin rich, nourishing argan oil, this shower gel is truly indulgent.

Here is a photo I took of all the Lush Rose Jam products

People who love Rose Jam Bubbleroon and Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner will love this too as we use the same floral, fruity-smelling combination of Turkish rose absolute and geranium oil.

Here’s a short video showing Rose Jam shower gel.

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Dirty Deal

See video soon

12.50 gpb / $19.00

weight 400g

For a limited time only on lush.co.uk

TTIP that Dirty Deal down the plughole with a people power shower made of rose and bergamot oils, housed in a box designed by Vivienne Westwood and her Climate Revolution. All profits from the sales of this flowery showder will go towards European grassroots groups fighting TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership), a series of secret trade negotiations which threaten our democratic rights. Pour a little of this silky kaolin and coconut oil showder into your hands and lather up in the shower for a frothy, fizzing cleanse and very vibrant surprise. Showders, and trade deals, are not always what they might first seem…

Join the fight against corporate greed by signing War On Want’s petition here.

Here’s a short 5 minute video of how to use it

I enjoyed washing with this. When combined with water and damp skin, the scent is a pretty and bright rose floral. turns from pink into a light purple kaolin and coconut oil. I know some of you are afraid of using things that might stain, but as you can see in the video, it rinses off clean, no color on my skin and none on my white sink.

See other new lush “Showders” here

Lush Dirty Deal Showder box was designed by Vivienne Westwood and her Climate Revolution.

 

 

Elixir bath melt

 

This was always a favorite of mine.  It’s like Ceridwen’s Cauldron bath met, but more exotic smelling.  It has one of my faovrite spices-Cardamom- and rose petals and ginger oil.  It was both yummy and gorgeous.

There was also an Elixir bubble bar, which was also beautiful in the bath.

And the blue is  a limited edition one i got for the Lush Holidays years ago.

 

Here’s a video (not a demo)

Frozen

OMG what a gorgeous bath bomb!  See my short video clip of it below. This shares it's beautiful scent with Lush "Happy Happy Joy Joy" and a couple of other lush products.

Review: The fragrance of this bath bomb surprised me.  I thought because it was called “Frozen” it might be minty.  Instead this is a Gorgeous floral with citrus notes.  It has the lscent as Lush “Happy Happy Joy Joy” shampoo, “shine so bright”.  It has silver shimmer in the water which does leave an ever so light sheen on the skin after the bath. The water is an incredible bright sky blue color.

Lush description:  Let it go – This magical blend of uplifting grapefruit, tunisian neroli, rose oil.

See my video of this gorgeous bath bomb below.

 

 

Sex Bomb

 

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6.3 oz. $4.95

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk , Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Synthetic Musk, Jasmine Absolute , Clary Sage Oil , Ylang Ylang , Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Rice Paper Flower, FD&C Red No. 4, D&C Red

Review: Sex Bomb one is good for people who find it hard to get excited about any of the ballistics. It smells of tart-y perfume and the colors are vivid purple and bright pink mixing to a beautiful rose coral color. The little rice paper rose still makes me play with it everytime.

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Tip: Take the rice paper out after about 45-60 seconds after it starts to “grow” and toss out, otherwise it might become the jellyfish looking slime rose after a couple of minutes.

Notes: Lush also made “Bada- Bing Bada- Boom” shower jelly in this same scent.

Lush Times 2006 description:

 

 

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