Strawberry whip soap is a mouthwateringly delicious soap that made an appearance for Valentines Day 2019. The fruity design theme is carried through into yet another product for this range and I can’t express to you enough that this is such a perfect product to me. There’s so many ingredients in this product that you can really take advantage of. The coconut oil is super hydrating, agar agar is included for softness; Fair Trade cocoa butter and a silken tofu centre create the ultimate moisturising lather. All of these combined really help with skin that is lacking moisture and needs a bit of TLC. The scent is where it gets exciting. If you remember the past shower jelly going by the name of Strawberry Twin Tub, then you should recognise the scent of the Strawberry Whip soap. The juicy scent of fresh strawberries, gernium and jasmine create the super refreshing scent of spring. It’s similar to Yummy Mummy but goes by the name of Yummy Yummy Yummy. There are only slight differences in these scents – I find YYY to have a more floral note, whereas YM has a deeper and richer note similar to caramel.
Love Island body scrub was one of the products from the 2019 Valentines Day range that really stood out to me as being unique and quirky. Lush have been taking a more modern approach on some of their items, like their Peachy and Aubergine bath bombs modelled after the popular emojis. They’re taking social media seriously these days and as well as these emojis being popular on social media, so was the tv series of the same name. The sugar, sand and salt scrub really packs a punch in the exfoliation and scent department. It shares it’s scent with the class Fizzbanger bath bomb – which in turn is Love scented, just like the body spray and the original perfume. Whilst I’m not a huge fan of this scent, I can really appreciate it in this form as it seems stronger than other products. You could say its almost like a cinnamon apple scent but in this I can really pick up on the other ingredients. Despite it’s size, this little body scrub which is probably designed for one use, can last quite a few uses. I recommend crushing the scrub into a spare black pot from Lush so you can ration how much you use in each shower.
As soon as I saw the Love Token bubble bar was going to be part of the valentines day range, I was so excited to get one! So as always, I made the trip to my local Lush store to take a peek at the Valentines day range when it dropped. My eyes were automaticaly drawn to this product purely because of the golden lustre.. I’m a magpie. I immediately picked one up to give it a big sniff and that’s when my heart sunk and stomach dropped. All I could smell was the clove bud oil which it my all time hated scent. I just can’t do clove whatsoever, my stomach churns and my mouth starts to water in a bad way. It shares it’s scent with the Gingerbread Man sparkle jar from the 2018 Christmas range. As I wasn’t going to be picking this up, I asked for a demo in store to see how it smells in the water and whilst its subtle, I can still smell the clove. Check out the demo below to see some slow motion bubble making action at Lush Newcastle.
Original price: £4.95 Vegan: yes Size: Availability: Valentines Day 2019 Scent family: Similar to Gingerbread Man sparkle jar My rating: 2/5 (purely because of the scent and my dislike for reusable bubble bars compared to regular bubble bars)
Love Boat Bath Bomb is a fun slow fizzer which releases a torrent of bright colours when hitting the waters surface. If you look on the base of the bath bomb, there are little red biodegradable love hearts which dissolve in the water. It has a super sweet fragrance made up of sicilian lemon and sweet orange oils – it reminds me of candy, more specifically love hearts. To me this is the same scent as the ‘Mum’ bath bomb from 2017.
Since being released again in 2019, the inventor Gary Shears has made it known that he has made a few tweaks to his creation. The fragrance is stronger than before and the design is a bit more robust and defined from the bath bomb moulding process.