It’s been a while since my last Lush Cosmetics post. And whilst I’m looking forward to their Winter launch (October 6th), I’ve found myself not using as much Lush this year.

We got a brand new shop in Cardiff. It’s got a similar design to the London Oxford street store. With sinks for demos, more display areas and a makeup section. The biggest change being there’s a spa downstairs. However -unpopular opinion- I have to admit I don’t love it. It’s a lot more cramped than our old store. And it always feels hectic. It’s a bit of an ordeal, so I don’t pop in when passing.

Of course I’m excited that we now have a spa! It’s cool to see a smaller city like Cardiff getting picked. And I’ve previously had to travel to Bath. But as I’ve been pregnant since it opened, I’ve yet to utilise it.

I’ve also been quite underwhelmed with this year’s new products. Jelly bath bombs which require as long scrubbing as was spent relaxing in the bath. And weird colours / scents. My last impulse purchase was Metamorphosis, which left me less than impressed! Brown bath water? Not for me thanks.

Lush Favourites

I’m hoping the Halloween and Christmas launch will redeem things slightly. But in the meantime all of this has meant I’ve gone without a few of my Lush favourites. Things I would normally grab when in store. Or chuck in my basket when doing an online order. Products which in my opinion are brilliant and pretty unique to Lush.

I decided to brave the store (on the last day of the Summer holidays … What was I thinking?). And stock up on enough bits and pieces to tide me over until October. I’m always curious to know what people’s all time favourite products are, so thought I would share five of mine.

1. A Bubble Bar

Bath bombs are fun and a nice treat. But for every day (I wish! ‘More regular use’), I prefer something which lasts a bit longer. I love Lush bubble bars as they have the strong scent and colourful bath water you would expect from a bath bomb. But can be used multiple times. My all time favourite has to be Karma. It transforms the bath water a deep purple colour and has a relaxing, sleepy scent. There’s a new Karma inspired spa treatment coming out too, for any other Karma scent family fans.

2. A Bath Bomb

Think Pink has been revised, so this is technically a new one for me. But the scent is an old favourite. It’s one of the more childish, sickly sweet scents like Snow Fairy. It reminds me of marshmallow and I have to admit whilst I love the more complex scents Lush is known for, these sweet ones are often my favourites.

I’m planning an epic bath spanning a couple of hours. Where I’ll be starting re-reading Harry Potter again. I did this last year around the same time and am totally planning on making it an annual tradition.

3. A Lip Scrub

The struggle to not eat this in one go is real. But the Lush lip scrubs are great for exfoliating with whilst in the bath. And my lips are horribly chapped. I’m guessing this is another one of those glorious pregnancy symptoms no one mentions. But either way, nothing a Lush lip scrub won’t fix. Plus I love the bubble gum scent.

4. A Face Mask

Mask Of Magnaminty is a mask I like to always have to hand. And one of my all-time Lush favourites. It’s gentle enough that you can whack it on whenever. But I find it really refreshes and clears my skin.

5. A Body Moisturiser

I alternate between Dream Cream, Sleepy and Karma Kream. But decided on the latter, to compliment my bubble bar. These body lotions make skin super soft and smell lovely on. A pot lasts for ages, making them great value for money.

It feels nice to have a bit of a Lush stash going again. Although I am slightly concerned, first I tweeted about going off pumpkin spice lattes. Now this. My blogger points are diminishing by the day.

What are some of your Lush favourites? Would any of these feature?

  • Katie

    Karma Cream sounds really nice! The only thing I like from Lush so far is the Big Blue bath bomb 🙂

    Beauty From Katie

    • Amy

      I love that one but don’t love the mess in the bath afterwards haha X

  • Yiotou_La

    I need to try Lush products asap but I don’t know how but I have been keeping a wishlist in case I ever visit a Lush shop! The scrub sounds great, it is exactly what my lips need right now and I love bubble gum scent!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Amy

      Ahh I wish they weren’t so fragile or I’d post you some! But I’d worry they would end up a pile of dust. The scrub is amazing, it’s so tempting to eat the whole thing though haha X

      • Yiotou_La

        Thank you Amy, I am looking forward to visit a Lush shop one day, I think I will spend 2-3 hours in the shop indulging all these scents and picking products!! Hopefully soon!! xx

        • Amy

          Exciting! X

  • Emerald Dove

    I actually left Cardiff when they just opened the new store so I never got to go in there! It looked awesome from outside but that sucks if it is cramped.
    I’ll definitely have to try the bubble bars because I love bath bombs but it’s too expensive to keep buying them for just one use.

    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

    • Amy

      It does look lovely I have to admit but I definitely preferred the old shop if I’m being honest! Agreed. I love the bubble bars, I did throw a few bath bombs in with my Christmas / Halloween order but just as a treat!

  • We have one in common, I love their lip scrubs and the bubble gum one is in my bag (dry lips… I use it everywhere). Im a fan of their soaps too and Karma is an all time favourite 🙂 http://www.rougenapples.com

    • Amy

      It’s a life saver at the moment! X

  • I need to try the lip scrub heard good things and always suffer dry lips. Ive had the bear bubble bar which smelt define. I have only been into the Liverpool street station store which is so tiny so didnt spend long looking round x

    • Amy

      The lip scrubs are really handy! Ah I love that one X

  • marclamberts

    I got to be honest, I’ve never stepped into a Lush shop haha. This review was pretty cool though and learnt a lot! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Marc | http://www.ohbuggerall.com

    • Amy

      Time to get on it Marc haha. Thank you!

  • The body lotions sound so nice and so does the spa! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Amy

      I’ve been to the Bath spa and it was really lovely! X

  • I have the lip scrub and I love it! I don’t use it that often though because I always seem to misplace it!

    Lauren x Huggled

    • Amy

      I either lose them, or eat them haha X

  • I loved the snow fairy collection so I’m quite intrigued to try out “Think Pink”! I wasn’t so keen on their face masks but I only tried one of them (I think it was seaweed based?) so I might give Mask of Magnaminty a go! Thanks so much for sharing these.

    Lizzie Bee // http://www.hellolizziebee.com

    • Amy

      Snow Fairy has to be my favourite I think! Ah yes, I quite like the seaweed one but Mask Of Magnaminty is better so worth checking out X

  • Hannah

    Karma is just the best fragrance! <3 I never remember to use up my lip scrubs. The mask is incredible too! xx

    blog.doodleheart.co.uk

    • Amy

      I really love it! X

  • JESSICA BROWNE

    I love the bath bombs! They smell so good

    • Amy

      Their scents are awesome X

  • Kirsty Moody

    All of these sound great, thanks for sharing! I need to do a lush haul soon!

    hiitskirstyy.wordpress.com

    • Amy

      The Christmas & Halloween bits are online now X

  • Lush face masks are my absolute favourite. Every time I have troubles with my skin I reach for them. And their lip scrubs are fab as well. I`m currently using the Chocolate one and it smells delicious.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

    • Amy

      They are fab. I haven’t tried the chocolate one yet! X

  • Nicole Hurst

    I love their lip scrubs, but I know what you mean, they are so hard to resist eating them ahha!
    Nicole Nicoleannx x

    • Amy

      Haha it’s a nightmare X

  • yes yes YESSSSSSSS i love the bubble bars! especially karma, i always feel like purple is a royal colour so i kinda feel like the queen when i take a bath in that little baby. (too weird!? haha)

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • Amy

      I know what you mean, there’s something really regal about a purple bath with gold glitter in! X

  • I love the Bubblegum lip scrub! It’s delightful. I definitely want to try Karma Kream and Mask of Magnaminty.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    • Amy

      It’s such a nice taste … I mean scent! X

  • Love your picks Amy! I also feel that I’ve not been as excited about Lush this year, maybe because they discontinued the Comforter cream, maybe because the jelly bombs freak me out haha xD I’ve discovered some really lovely smelling gels in my local Asda and they so much cheaper, but I’m excited to see the autumn/winter releases this year 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

    • Amy

      They’ve discontinued some of my favourites and I’m still not ok with it. I threw a few jelly ones in with my Halloween and Christmas order … I’m a bit scared haha. I’ll have to check out ASDA’s offering! X

  • Ooooh, some strong favs there! 😉 The Comforter has to be my absolute all time favourite bubble bar – the smell is just incredible! I really want to try The Comforter spa treatment, sounds utterly incredible!!

    • Amy

      I can’t believe they’ve discontinued it, I’m absolutely gutted about it! That was the spa treatment I had and I can confirm it was amazeballs X

  • Charlotta Eve

    My favorite is angels on bare skin or something like that, it’s a mask/exfoliator. 🙂 I also love their “all good things” -solid perfume.

    x Charlotta
    http://www.charlottaeve.com

    • Amy

      Ah I need to try that, it sounds lovely X

  • I really want to try that mask, it sounds amazing! xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

  • I love the scent of Karma too, it’s gorgeous and I love the fact they always change the bath water, it just make things a bit more magical! I’ve not tried one of their face masks yet so will have to give the one you mentioned a try when I’m next near a Lush store as it sounds heavenly! – Tasha

  • Monia Cagnazzo

    I love love Lush!! Funny fact: I haven’t used it s lot this year eighter. BUT have to admit: I prefer bath bombs and so taking a bath a lot more in winter. Might be that I get to use it more from the colder days on. :p

    xx Monia ♡
    http://www.moniacagnazzo.com

  • I love Lush bath bombs! I also love their Mask of Magnaminty x

    http://www.serenbird.com

  • I love Lush bath bombs! I also love their Mask of Magnaminty x

    http://www.serenbird.com

  • Kim

    Bath bombs are my faaavorite. They are so cool and fun! I will have to try some of their other products!

    Kim
    simplylovebirds.com