29 May 2014

Post Exam Lush Treats Plus Bits and Bobs #5

This may look like I've done a big splurge (which in a Lush sense yes it was) but that's actually not the case. Summer exams and blogging don't really go well together although I did manage one post the other week. As a result my list of products to blog has been continuously piling up. Hopefully this is the last long post I will do for a while, and I will keep the wordiness to a minimum....

Baby Bot bath bomb

At £1.95 this is probably the cheapest bath bomb that lush provides and it is suitable to be used in an infant's bath.

The colour isn't very strong but soaking in an aqua blue bath is much more enjoyable than a sitting in transparent water. It was almost like being in the ocean.

The smell was what won me over with this one. It was supposed to have lavender scent which I am not a fan of but I couldn't smell any lavender at all. Instead I got a different scent which was really nice but I can't exactly remember what it was like to describe. In any case I will definitely buy this one again.

Blackberry bath bomb

This one definitely smells of blackberries but it's faint and not to sweet

In it went......

.....and out came the purple.

I wasn't expecting the colour to be that strong at all! judging from the pale lilac colour on the outer surface I was expecting my bath to be a similar colour but I was surprised to find that it wasn't

I was also surprised to see the little piece of paper inside and thought it was very cute.

I recommend taking the little piece of paper out as soon as you can pull it out because although the paper dissolves it breaks into little bits first that float around the bath which I personally find unpleasant.

Of course, I added bubbles!!!

Cherry Bloom bath melt

Usually I don't like cherries and with the exception of flavoured drinks I avoid them when possible but the smell of this bath melt was sweet and pleasant and I really did want to eat it.

It easily breaks into 3 pieces which is useful if you want to get more than one use out of it. I gave one piece to my mom and used two at once in my own bath.

It really doesn't do anything fizz-wise and it melts away very slowly

It turned my bath a creamy peach colour which was very cute.

It was also very cloudy, so-much so that I couldn't even see my legs under the water.

I usually dismiss the Lush lip balms because I have always thought they were a little bit pricey and because I already have so many that I don't use.

However this particular lip balm was given to me for free after making two big orders online.

It's the honey trap lip balm which it smells AND tastes heavenly. I can't stop licking my lips when I'm wearing this because let's face it, who could really resist the taste of white chocolate and vanilla???

It's also surprisingly the most moisturising lip product I have ever tried, even compared to the blistex lip brilliance lip balm that I used to love. I would definitely buy this again and it has also encouraged me to look at lip products from Lush :)

Wow, it's been almost a year since I bought this and I've only just got around to tying it.

My product junkie problem has most definitely improved but there is still a purple box under my bed with a few hair products in there.

Anyway, this particular hair product is a conditioner from the brand GumHair, I bought it in home bargains so it was relatively inexpensive but still high quality. It has a very strong scent of orange peel but when I'm done rinsing it out of my hair I'm only left with a faint smell of oranges.

The conditioner itself is quite thick and creamy. Too thick to be used for co-washing or leave-ins but I wouldn't say it is as thick as the double cream conditioner. It's definitely super duper moisturising and softening but it isn't very nourishing and doesn't do anything terms of smoothness and shine.

This is definitely great if you have parched desert dry hair but for me it's not my favourite conditioner. Would definitely buy again though.

I have recently had a love affair with the L'Oreal Micellar water but when I first bought it it was on off. Unfortunately it hasn't been on offer since so it is a little too pricey for me to buy. I thought I was running out which actually turned out not to be the case as I soon discovered a spare bottle in my stash at home.

But never mind that, I now have an alternative which is the Garnier Micellar water for £5. It's nowhere near  as cleansing as the L'oreal water but it's certainly more hydrating. This is very useful in the morning when I don't want to apply a greasy/oily moisturiser, I can simply apply this to my face with a cotton pad and it sinks right in. No tightness or greasy feeling like I sometimes get with the L'Oreal water.

Last but not least is the Burt's Bees anti-blemish moisturiser, I have been using this for about a month but considering I have been stressed out with exams it probably isn't a fair amount of time to judge.

My skin  however is noticeably softer and my fine lines have reduced in appearance. As expected the number of blemishes I have has gone down since my exams but I don't think it's a result of this moisturiser.

The pump makes it easy to dispense and control the amount you want to use and I love the fact that it comes in a glass bottle rather than a plastic one. My sister thinks the moisturiser smells like a typical pharmaceutical cream but after trying it again she grew a little fonder of the scent. I don't mind it and as the lotion it self seems to be quite nourishing I will probably buy this moisturiser again.