Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lush UK Mother's Day products

Above are some screenshots of the Lush UK site featuring the Mother's Day products.
Mum hatbox £25.95 includes:
Happy Blooming bath melt, Miranda soap, Mum Sakura, Porridge soap, Vanilla Dee-light lotion, and Yummy Yummy Yummy shower gel.
Mum ballistics £3.50
scents: Still Like, Sakura, and Candy Fluff (each comes with a tag you can plant!!!), shaped like flowers.
Mum gift £19.95 includes:
A Ring of Roses buttercream, Sugar scrub, Sultana of soap, the Olive Branch shower gel, and Turkish Delight body polish.

New Easter Items! Available March 1st

According to the UK version of Lush Times, the new Easter items will be available on March 1st.

items include:

Happy Easter egg (pink) £9.95: The outer shell is Candy Fluff ballistic, inside there is a small Rockstar soap, and Creamy Candy bubble bar.

Happy Easter egg (yellow) £9.95: The outer shell is Honey bee ballistic, inside there is a small Honey, I washed the kids soap, and Ma bar bubble bar.

Hippy Chick ballistic £1.85 (happy hippy scent)

Ickle baby bot ballistic £1.75 (same as Ickle baby, new shape)

Candy Fluff Easter egg ballistic £2.75

Honey Bun ballistic £1.90 (shaped like bunny ears!)

Dorothy bubble bar £2.80 (adorable rainow bubble bar, I heard it smells similar to figs and leaves)

All the new Easter stuff is so cute! Cannot wait to purchase them :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Make your bubble bars last longer :)

A cool trick for bubble bars to make them last longer!!! I bought this tea strainer off of for $2 plus $2 shipping (link at the end of this post). All you do is break off a small chunk of your bubble bar and place it in the strainer, close it up and hold it under the running water. This creates the bubbles without having to crumble it (which leads to a lot of waste since the water "throws" the small pieces sometimes before you have a chance to crumble them.) This has worked pretty nicely...I am able to stretch the Candy Cane bubble bar into 5 baths instead of 2 or 3.

The Ex Factor

I used half of the Ex Factor bath bomb in bath today. It turned the water a nice blue color and smelled really good. The water did not feel as moisturizing as the water does when using Butterball. I was kind of disappointed in that... I think that is due to the fact that the Ex Factor does not have the bits of cocoa butter in it like Butterball does. I bought 3 of these because I heard that it was so much like Butterball (which I love!!!) Overall, I feel like this is a good one to use when cock-tailing since the scent is fairly neutral.

Lush UK Customer Service

As I wrote in my UK haul post, I was disappointed in the fact that I was not sent samples or the Lush Times. I wrote an email to the UK customer service and basically, told them that I would have liked to receive the facial/lotion samples to test out because of my sensitive skin (as I explained in the comments section when I ordered). I also told them that I was not sent the Lush Times (I also asked for this in the comments section as well) and I thought I would at least get even if I didn't get samples. I explained that I know as customers we are not entitled to samples but that I think samples of facial products are very important because of how each product will react differently depending on skin types. The lady who responded was amazingly nice and said that she was sorry for the mix up. She then said to send her a list of the items I would like to sample and she would send the samples and the Lush Times to me for no charge! How awesome is that??? Lush UK seems to be the way to go when ordering online!! I'm so happy about this!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Foot Baths

Tonight, I used a small piece of Sex Bomb in a foot bath. It was great! It smelled really good, turned the water a pretty pink and was pretty moisturizing. Once I was done, I followed up with shimmy shimmy massage bar (my only massage bar right now) and my sample of Charity Pot lotion. Then I slipped socks on and my foot feel awesome! My little brother (almost 7 yrs.) found out what I did and he wanted one too. So I used only the head of the Ex Factor in his and it turned his water blue. He really liked that part.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

First Lush UK haul

I was hoping to hold out on buying anything from Lush until the Valentin'es items went on sale. Little did I know, they don't...Christmas time is THE only time of year they do that sale. So I went ahead and ordered from the UK.

3 Ex factor bath bombs
2 Magic Mushroom bubble bars
1 Ma bar bubble bar

I asked for samples of face products so that I could try them because my skin tends to be on the sensitive side, I also asked for a copy of the Lush times. I DID NOT recieve anything but my purchased items :( I know that with samples its hit or miss but they couldn't even send me a Lush times???? not too happy...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Alkmaar soap review

I finally got around to trying this soap out today. I'm not a huge fan of the smell when it's dry, but the smell gets better in the shower. This is a creamy soap that lathers really well, the best out of the soaps I have tried so far. The scent lingers on skin, which I think is a good thing! This is my second favorite soap so far (porridge is first!).

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My boxing day sale haul

I got 3 Secret Santa gift sets, the first picture shows what was inside but I forgot to add the 15% off coupon that came with it. Each Secret Santa gift set had a Satsumo Santa bath bomb and star shaped Snowcake soap in it.
Bubble bars: 2 Frothy the Snowman's, they smell like coconut!!! and 1 Green Green Bath of Foam.
Bath bombs: 4 Cinders (they supposedly crackle in the bath water), I was only planning on ordering the 1 to get 2 free but I wanted an extra to give to the little girl I babysit for when she gets her tonsils taken out...and I also got 2 lil Lush puds (these smell very spicy).
Samples: Gingerman and Banana Moon soaps.
Soap: The Godmother.
Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase but I wish I had ordered more. I was afraid I wouldn't like them so I didn't but so far I love the scents but I'm not sure how I'll like them in the bath yet, haven't tried them. It seems like with Lush stuff, I'm not sure about the smells but then they grow on me and I eventually love them!

Alkmaar soap

I recently got the Alkmaar soap I won on Ebay. I love the color to it, it's a very creamy color and on the sides it is two-toned. I can't say that I'm a big fan of the scent. I thought I would be....the site says it smells of jasmine and honeysuckle. I have never smelled the two scents together but I like them individually. Even though I'm not a huge fan of the scent, it might grow on me like Porridge did. This soap has a very creamy lather. I think it's a unisex soap, it's not fruity or flowery smelling and it isn't a crazy girly color.