Monday, 26 January 2015

LUSH Valentine Range (Haul)

Hey everyone :)

So last week I raved about the Valentine range from Lush in one of my videos. However I was annoyed at myself slightly because I didn't do a 'proper' post about it - you know where I get to turn up my music, get my lighting kit up, and my DSLR out and snap hundreds of photos of the same thing and then choose the best ones << yeah that!

So for those of you who don't know - I became obsessed with Lush a year or so ago ... mainly because they don't use any harsh, horrid chemicals which is great and also because I have sensitive skin and to this date (touch wood) I haven't had any flare ups or issues with any of their items.

So I wasn't able to get to a Lush store when the Valentine range came out so I ordered it from the online store (I know, lazy!) there was only one item I couldn't get which was 'Cupid's Love' - which after going to get the link for it have just noticed it's back in stock - arghhhhh! Why do you do this to me Lush?!


shoutjohn lush valentine

shoutjohn lush valentine

So as always they come packaged safely and neatly - I just pulled them all out so you could see them on top of the box. As per you get the list of what you got (my brain is dead and can't think of the name), the Lush magazine (if you requested it, as you have to now) and another sheet about the bombs/bars etc (these aren't shown).

1. Unicorn Horn

unicorn horn lush

unicorn horn lush

This product is called the 'Unicorn Horn' and is very colourful as a Unicorn would be if they were real. It is a bubble bar - which means you crumble it into the running water unlike the bomb which you just throw in and let float around until it dissolves. This being said it is possible to make this last 2 or 3 baths but it obviously does mean that the bath won't be as 'full' if you get what I mean. I think it's meant for 1 bath only. But I'm trying to prolong it's amazingness for you. So this bubble bar is full of lavender and ylang ylang oil however the lavender is the most prominent smell I thought anyway. Lavender is very soothing and relaxing which is really good if you've had a long day at work.

2. Floating Flower 

floating flower lush


Now time for a bath bomb known as the floating flower which reminds me of those flowers that float around ponds and Japan (I think). You run your bath and then gently lower the flower into the bath and let it float and fizz until its dissolved. The main smell for this product is jasmine which is a very strong smell in my opinion and even before I used the bath bomb it was very strong and I could smell it with this shut inside the lush box it came in. Jasmine is also great with sensitive skin which obviously is a big plus for me as I have very sensitive skin.

3. Prince Charming 

lush shower gel prince charming shoutjohn

lush shower gel prince charming shoutjohn

I really love Lush's shower gels as they smell so good and you can always smell the scent hours after you've taken a shower. I love going into my bathroom a few hours later as you can always smell it :)
This product smells mainly of pomegranate but there is also marshmallow root and vanilla which you can just smell. It's a really sweet smell but not overpowering. 

4. 'The Kiss' Lip Gloss

lush valentine range gloss

lush valentine range gloss

I normally wouldn't buy this as it's very bright when you see it, but I wanted to get everything in the Valentine range so I bought it and actually when it's on it isn't that bright. The only thing I would say it to find something to apply it with (like a brush or cotton bud (as above)) as it's like butter and melts quickly on your finger if you use your finger obviously. The gloss is not sticky like traditional lip glosses and as I said melts very easily onto your lips. The main ingredient is Fair Trade Shea Butter which is great with sensitive skin and absorbs quickly onto your lips.

5. Heart Throb

heart throb lush valentine bar

heart throb lush valentine bar

This bubble bar makes your bath such a lovely red colour and is very relaxing. Similar to the unicorn horn (in terms of making it last) you could perhaps twist and break down the middle and keep 1/2 for another bath but I ended up using both as wanted the full she-bang! This bar is full of smells and similar to the lip gloss above has shea butter which is great with softening skin. Smells include vanilla, ylang ylang oil, lemon, frangipani and more. It makes for a very soothing and relaxing bath - the kind you would have just before bed or when you want to read a book in the bath :)

6. 'The Kiss' Lip Scrub

lip scrub valentine lush shoutjohn

lip scrub valentine lush shoutjohn

Going back to one of my last posts (age ago) I bought the Bubblegum Lip Scrub as one of my work colleagues was using it and I loved the smell, taste, flavour and how it really helps your lips. So Lush have a Valentine edition lip scrub which is great and I've used it on my lips and it leaves them feeling really smooth however the taste I'm having difficulty getting used to. Now I want to keep my blog honest as possible and so not everything I put on here I'm going to like, nor will I skip it because that's just stupid. So the smell is amazing however I feel that the smell is something that you would wear not put on your lips or lick or eat (that's just my opinion) and there is a taste that I'm not keen about - however I'm struggling to put my finger on what it is. I'm still using it though lol.

7. Lonely Heart 

lush valentine shoutjohn lonely heart

lush valentine shoutjohn lonely heart

Firstly I have to say ... GLITTER! As you can see from the pictures - this one is coated in more glitter than ever! After picking it up - it was everywhere - my hands, my clothes, my bedsheets - argh!

Another bubble bar (and the last) you crumble under running water and watch as the water turns a lovely shade of red. This bubble bar is very citrus-infused in my opinion - full of bergamot oil and lemongrass oil and then to top it off - rose oil (apparently Lush are one of the biggest users of rose oil) which gives the bath a mixture of citrusy-rosey fragrance. Very soothing - just make sure you don't fall asleep in the bath like I tend to do.

8. Love Locket

lush valentine shoutjohn love locket

lush valentine shoutjohn love locket

I kept the best to last - this is my favourite bath bomb and the biggest of the lot. I think if you were to compare the range to any other Lush range - this is their equivalent of the Golden Wonder from their Christmas range. Now in their video on their website they crack it against the side of the bath (so it breaks into two pieces) however I just threw it into the bath and let it fizz away. Firstly the smells hit you straight away - you get the jasmine and vanilla smell which linger for ages. After the bomb has fizzled out - you get a nice shade of pink and you get little hearts floating around the water which was quite odd as I didn't realise it did that. So I would definitely get this one again.

Products Used:

Unicorn Horn | £3.25 each
Prince Charming | £4.75 each
Heart Throb | £3.65
Lonely Heart | £3.50
Lip Gloss | £5.95
Lip Scrub | £5.50
Floating Flower | £3.50
Love Locket | £6.95

I don't want to create lots of links but to find all their products and more of their Valentine range you can click HERE. If you're reading this after Valentine's then the link may be dead as they will have stopped this range - then click HERE to go to their main website.

Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of the above or if you think there is anything I have missed. 

PS I know the Cupid's Love (soap bar) is not featured above as when I ordered everything it was out of stock #sadface .. if you wanna check it out click HERE.



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