Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lush Nightwing Shower Jelly

Good morning, dear readers!

Today I have a review of Lush's Nightwing shower jelly.

This is part of their Halloween 2015 line, and it is so cute! :D  It's shaped like a bat!


"For dark nights;
A fang-tastically fruity jelly to put the bite back into bathtime. When the dark night rises, seek the fruity candy-scented salvation of this aloe vera and lime juice jelly and cover yourself in a sweet, carrageenan lather. For an extra stimulating hit, use it fresh from the fridge or freezer. A hint of vitamin E-rich carob syrup delivers extra nourishment to the body and adds to that deliciously fruity perfume." - Lush.ca

Ingredients: Glycerine Water (Aqua) Sodium Laureth Sulfate Propylene Glycol Fresh Lime Juice and Aloe Vera Gel Decoction (Citrus Aurantifolia; Aloe Barbadensis) Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus crispus) Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia) Carob Syrup (Ceratonia Siliqua) *Citral *Limonene Red 33 Blue 1 Iron Oxides . *Occurs naturally in essential oils

This review is from my sister.  I do not have Nightwing but she does, and she kindly offered to do a review for me :D.  She is comparing this to Whoosh, another shower Jelly from Lush that she is a fan of.

The texture is stiffer than Whoosh, making it more difficult to crush into a loofah for bubbles.

Because of this, little black bits were left on the shower floor and didn't dissolve right away.



The product is very pigmented, so it might be possible for things to get stained.  We haven't had that happen yet, and maybe it wouldn't happen, but we wanted to mention that just in case (like a light fabric bath mat).  As you can tell in the photo above, this is very juicy and the juice is a dark shade, so it's best to be careful.

The fragrance is fruity and nice (I agree!), but after a while it started smelling like Pine Sol (which she didn't mind so much as she likes that scent, but personally I'd be a little put off by it).

It didn't lather as much as Whoosh, and she didn't notice any skin softening properties after using this.  If I remember correctly, she gave it a 6/10 for lathering power.

Overall a very cute product (I love that they come out with the specialty jellies!), but not her favourite.  Definitely worth a try if you are interested in it; $6.95 Can. for 100 g is certainly a good price to give it a go in my opinion. :D

Have you tried any of Lush's shower jellies before?

Have a lovely day!

-Ash

Friday, October 16, 2015

Lush Christmas 2015

Good morning lovelies! :D

OHMYGOOOSH Lush's Christmas 2015 line is up!!  *slightly hyperventilates whilst waving hands around wildly*

Spoilers had been floating around the internet, but now that I see the products in stock online (a lot of them, anyway!) I am very excited about it!

Here is a peek:

Stardust bath bomb: $5.25 Can. for 90 g.
Stardust
Vanilla, rosewood and bergamot.

Yog Nog bath bomb: $6.95 Can. for 180 g.
Yog Nog
YEAH!!  A bath bomb version??  Awesome!  Last year they had this as soap only.

Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb: $6.95 Can. for 200 g.
Luxury Lush Pud
Tonka, lavender and benzoin.

So White bath bomb: $6.45 Can. for 200 g.
So White
Apple!

Golden Wonder bath bomb: $6.95 Can. for 200 g.
Golden Wonder
Ooh the Golden Wonder.  One of my absolute favorite Lush products.  It smells amazing and is stunning in the bath!

Butterbear bath bomb: $4.95 Can., for 75 g.

Butterbear
This shares its fragrance with the Butterball bath bomb.

Dashing Santa bath bomb: $5.25 Can. for 100 g.

Dashing Santa
Mandarin, bergamot and orange flower.

Father Christmas bath bomb: $6.40 Can. for 200 g.
Father Christmas
Cinders bath bomb: $4.95 Can. for 90 g.
Cinders
Cinnamon leaf oil.

Shoot for the Stars bath bomb: $6.95 Can. for 200 g.
Shoot for the Stars

Lord of Misrule bath bomb: $6.95 Can. for 200 g. (This is both listed as a Halloween and a Christmas bath bomb)

Lord Of Misrule

Bar Humbug bubble bar: $6.95 Can. for 100 g.

Bar Humbug
WANT!!  It is licorice scented.  Enough said for meeee!

Candy Mountain bubble bar: $7.45 Can. for 100 g.

Candy Mountain
Holly Golightly bubble bar: $10.95 Can. for 200 g.

Holly Golightly

The Magic of Christmas bubble bar: $9.95 Can. for 100 g.

The Magic Of Christmas
I really want to get this, but I would feel kinda sad using it.  So pretty!!

Snow Angel bath melt: $7.95 Can. for 100 g.
Snow Angel
Salt and Peppermint Bark body scrub: $9.95 Can. for 130 g.

Salt and Peppermint Bark
Santa FUN: $6.95 Can. for 200 g.

Santa Fun

Jasmine and ylang ylang scented.

Snakes and Ladders FUN: $6.95 Can. for 200 g.

Snakes and Ladders
Buchu scented.

Snowman FUN: $6.95 Can. for 200 g.
Snowman Fun
Magic of Christmas FUN: $6.95 Can. for 200 g.

Magic Of Christmas
Juniperberry and tangerine scented.

Yog Nog soap: $6.95 Can. for 100 g.
Yog Nog

Old Father Time soap: $7.95 Can. for 100 g.

Old Father Time
This is very intriguing!!  Sage, thyme, redcurrant and myrrh.

Snowcake soap: $7.95 Can. for 100 g.
Snowcake
Baked Alaska soap: $7.95 Can. for 100 g.
Baked Alaska

Santa's Belly Jelly shower jelly: $11.95 Can. for 240 g.

Santa's Belly Jelly
AIEEEEEE IT HAS STARS IN IT!!  Star anise, apple and grape juice scented.

Snowman shower jelly: $6.95 Can. for 100 g.
Snowman
This is adorable!!  Buchu, bergamot and lemon scented.

Snow Fairy shower gel: $9.95 Can. for 100 ml,, $19.95 Can. for 250 ml., and $29.95 Can. for 500 ml.

Snow Fairy 500ml
I still say that this smells like marshmallow Easter eggs.

Santa Baby lip tint: $8.95 Can. for 8 g.
Santa BabySanta Baby
In a tube??  Yaaaay!!  Santa Baby lip tint is fabulous!!  Gorgeous color payoff and it smells so good!

Santa's Lip Scrub: $8.95 Can. for 25 g.
Santa's Lip Scrub

Bûche de Noël facial cleanser: $12.95 Can. for 100 g., and $29.95 Can. for 250 g.

Bûche de Noël
First Snow dusting powder: $6.95 Can. for 30 g.

First Snow
I was so happy to get this last year and I'm glad they brought it back!!  It's so beautiful and the scent is divine!

It's Christmas Deer knot wrap: $8.95 Can.

It's Christmas Deer

Ooh Lollipop! knot wrap: $8.95 Can.

Ooh Lollipop!

Butterbear knot wrap: $8.95 Can.

Butterbear

The Greatest Show on Earth knot wrap: $8.95 Can.

The Greatest Show On Earth

Snow Angel knot wrap: $8.95 Can.
Snow Angel
The Kite knot wrap: $8.95 Can.

The Kite

I am very excited about this range!!  There are quite a few things I'd love to get. I have to go get ready now for an appointment, but I wanted to get this post up before going out (otherwise I'd have more to say on here!).  Anything catch your fancy?

Have a wonderful day! :D

-Ash

(All photos are from Lush.ca)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lush Aliens and Monsters FUN

Good morning, dear readers! :D

Today I have a review of Lush's Aliens and Monsters FUN.  This is part of Lush's Halloween 2015 lineup.



I was very excited to try this out, as it shares its fragrance with the gorgeous Lord of Misrule bath bomb, which has been a favourite of mine for the past couple of years.

Scented with black pepper, patchouli and vanilla, this spicy-sweet combination is lovely.  I used to not be a fan of patchouli, but when I encounter it in Lush products it is so beautifully blended that I cannot help liking it I guess, because it doesn't stick out to me at all.  This is a sweet fragrance with some spice.

This FUN comes in three colours, which also match the bath bomb (it has a speckled green exterior and a wine-coloured interior).  It also has three adorable paper "eye" sets, so you can stick them on your "aliens and monsters" if you make some out of this product.



Retailing for $6.95 for 200 g, this can be used as a body wash, crumbled under running water for a bubble bath, used for hand soap, and it can also be used as shampoo but I think short hair might have an easier time than long hair.


"Where no bath has gone before:
Calling all bath-stronauts! A galaxy of bubbly fun awaits you. Make yourself a spaceship, a big dipper, or a super scary monster with this spicy black pepper and vanilla-scented Fun. Use it as a soap, shampoo, bubble bath or just for fun... the only limit is your imagination!" - Lush.ca
Here are the ingredients:

Cornstarch, Talc, Glycerine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Gardenia Extract, *Limonene, Fragrance, Red 33, Blue 1. *occurs naturally in essential oils

So far I've used this as a hand wash, I tried to use it as a shampoo, and I gave it a go as a bubble bath.

After using it on my skin, my skin felt more soft and was lightly scented.  On my hair I found the size I used was not enough for all my hair, as it doesn't lather as much as shampoo would and so I just used regular shampoo along with it.  The piece I grabbed wasn't very big so it could be user error.

I also found that I would lather it up in my hands first then work it onto the hair as opposed to taking the piece and directly rubbing it, as it seemed like it would just squidge around a bit and might get entangled before thoroughly melting and I didn't want to take the chance of having bits of it stuck in there after rinsing.  If I try this again as shampoo I will update this post and write how it went.

I haven't quite used it as a body wash yet, because I feel like I would need a sizable amount to make it worth my time.  It doesn't lather as much as other soaps, so I don't know how good it would be with a loofah and directly rubbing on my skin would make the whole chunk I used start to melt, so be careful if you choose to do that.  I want to make this last a while so I don't want to take the chance of melting it hehe.

I used about 1/8 or 1/7 of my bar to make a bubble bath and it was nice.  I didn't agitate the water like I normally would with Lush products and I still had a good film of bubbles.  It wasn't copious amounts but it was still pleasant and the water was a rosey tinged (but that could also depend on which part of the bar you used, I'm guessing I used more of the purple parts than green).  The room was fragranced but not as much as it would be if I used a Lord of Misrule bath bomb (or even half of one), and I soon stopped noticing it.

Molding this wasn't easy. XD It was fun, but it isn't as easy to manipulate as something like polymer clay would be.  As I am more concerned about the soap aspects of this product, that doesn't take serious points away from this.  I don't think children (who I think the main FUN products are more aimed towards) really care about the fine details of sculpting materials (I know I wouldn't have when I was a kid!), and I think they would enjoy this regardless. :D  Come to think of it though, maybe keep an eye on your child if they are using this and are anything like me, because I ate both bath products AND playdough as a child because they either looked good or smelled good, or I shaped something into a pie and so it therefore must have BEEN pie (no, no it definitely wasn't; it was salty home-made playdough).  Alien's and Monsters FUN has a sweetness to it and could be appealing.

My sister and I decided to make monsters and aliens for this post and here's how they turned out:



Her predator is awesome!! :D I did the 1/2 Lord of Misrule bath bomb and the tentacle from Day of the Tentacle (super awesome computer game from the 1990's).  You can tell the artistic differences quite well in these photos. XD Seriously though, this stuff is very hard to make detailed work with, and she kicked butt at it! :D

Have you tried any of Lush's FUNs?  If so, please feel free to write about it below :D.  The only other one I've tried is their Golden FUN.

I am very glad that I got to try this, and I will keep using it and update this post if I notice more things about it.  I probably wouldn't buy it again, and instead go straight for the Lord of Misrule shower creme but that is personal preference.  I find this trickier to use than regular soap/shower gel/shampoo and the packaging frustrates me a bit (I'd prefer if it came in a pot instead of thin plastic that rips easily in my hands; I saw another blogger put theirs into a cleaned out Lush pot and I loved that idea and did the same).  I think that this is very decently priced for what you get, and the novelty factor of it is great!  However I generally prefer shower gels and will stick to that most of the time.

Have a lovely day!!

-Ash






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