LUSH Review

Lush is a store that’s hard to pass up. You see it at the mall with tons of cute products out on display and the next thing you know, you’re in line with a basket full of bath bombs. It’s one of the most enticing stores ever…besides maybe Godiva or Victoria’s Secret. If you’re unfamiliar with Lush, it’s a company that makes fresh handmade products for bath, body, and hair and is very much against animal testing. 
I only recently tried Lush for the first time despite all of the buzz I’ve seen/heard about it.  This past Christmas, I asked my boyfriend for some Lush goodies. After receiving them, I decided to make an additional purchase at the store so that I could try a good assortment of products and give a solid review.
All the Best gift box
My boyfriend got me the “All the Best” gift box. I asked for this one because let’s face it, he would’ve never known what to buy! I chose this one because I  wasn’t taking many baths at the time and this one was one of the few that didn’t have any bath-specific products in it. This gift box was a holiday edition box so it’s not available anymore but some of the products still are.
It contained the following:
  • 2 soaps (solid)
  • Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter
  • Twilight Shower Gel
  • Dream Cream
  • Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

Solid Soap
This soap, pictured above, is Snow Globe soap. It’s a citrus-scented soap that has a light lather and feels soft against my skin.
I couldn’t find a name for the white star soap and didn’t take a proper picture of it before it was used, but it was an average soap. There’s wasn’t anything too amazing about it and I wasn’t overly fond of the scent. 
I don’t use bar soap much, so I’m not sure if I’ll be buying any others in the future. They slip and slide and wear down quick – I might just stick to shower gels/body wash.

Lemony Flutter

This was by far the best product of the box! Lemony flutter is considered a cream, but it reminds me more of a silky balm. You can use it on your cuticles or on any areas that are rough. It contains beeswax, avocado oil, lemon, and other ingredients. I love using it on my cuticles – I noticed a major difference! This one had a small amount compared to the normal size but I’ve barely made a dent since I got it. The full size sets you back $16.95, which seems high, but I think it would last a long time.
Twilight Shower Gel

This product was limited-edition and incredibly popular.  It was inspired by the Twilight Bath Bomb. I noticed it was a sparkly purple gel in the bottle and it had an interesting scent. I could smell lavender along with a warm scent like cinnamon. It was a small bottle, but lasted almost a month. I’m not sure if I would buy it if it was still available. I like more fruity fresh scents.
Dream Cream

Lush describes this as their best-selling product of all time. It’s a creamy body lotion with ingredients of oat milk, lavender, chamomile and other things to calm irritation and moisturize dry skin. It’s a light lotion that doesn’t leave any greasy residue. The full size costs $26.95! A little too high of a price for me. I liked it but not enough to pay almost $30 for it!
Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

Ro’s Argan is a unique product. It’s a rose-scented shower lotion that you use like you would a hair conditioner, except on your body. You apply it all over and then rinse it off.
I don’t love this product. The scent is good and the idea is cool, but it didn’t seem to rinse off that well and I don’t notice much of a difference in the softness of my skin. The full size is $32.95, so I won’t be running out to buy it anytime soon. That is just way too pricey for a product I’m not in love with.
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Now moving onto the things I bought. I made the decision to purchase some bath products afterall because those are what I’ve heard the most hype about.  I chose a bath melt, bath bomb, and bubble bar. 
Happy Blooming Bath Melt
Happy Blooming is a cherry passion fruit scented bath melt. You add a chunk into the bath and it melts away. Bath melts help moisturize and soften your skin. It was $6.95 for a slice that lasts for 3 uses. I definitely noticed the cherry scent. It’s nice that it can be used a few times and wasn’t very expensive. I liked it, although I don’t feel like I need to buy more of them. 
Blackberry Bath Bomb
I really liked this one! I plopped it into my tub and it started to dissolve right away, turning my water a pretty purple hue. It had a fruity blackberry scent. The bummer is that one bath bomb is good for only one bath, not multiple baths. At $6.35 (for this particular one) it can get pricey if you take a lot of baths. I definitely want to pick out more of them though.

Yuzu and Cocoa Bubbleroon

I was drawn to this one because of the scent – chocolate orange. It’s a bubble bar but appropriately called a bubbleroon because it looks like a macaroon. You crumble bubble bars under the running water and they create luxurious bubbles. This particular one is said to make mountains of fluffy white bubbles. When I used it I was anticipating layers upon layers of bubbly goodness but in reality it made hardly any bubbles at all. The amount of bubbles didn’t even fill the length of the tub. I was a little disappointed. It was $6.25 but can be halved for two uses. If I buy another bubble bar I’ll go with something different.
Overall
There were some hits and misses among the products I tried. I feel that Lush is a little overhyped. I mean, I love how the company operates and that they offer a wide range of products, but a few weren’t as great as I thought they would be.  Some of the prices are high, but I realize that I’m paying for extremely fresh handmade products, so I can understand why they’re a little more expensive. I really liked a few of the products and I definitely want to go back for more. I might try some hair products next!
What would you recommend I try from Lush? What are your thoughts about the products? Any faves?

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored or compensated post. All opinions are my own. 

Ashley Freitas

Ashley is a twenty-something California girl, who loves writing, photography, shopping, drawing, and testing beauty products. She lives with her boyfriend, Mark, and their pet bunny, Peaches.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02479330426178808826 Melissa

    I enjoyed this post a lot! The nearest Lush store is about 150 miles from me, so I’ve never tried any products. I don’t want to pay for shipping so online won’t do me any good. Do you know of any other good bath products similar to the bath bombs and bubble bars (that are perhaps cheaper)? Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124787966161069003 Emily Evans

    i absolutely love my Lemony Flutter! I have the full sized, and it’s barely dented! Definitely the best Lush purchase I’ve made!