Becca and I made a trek to a Lush store a few weeks ago. Neither of us had ever been in one or used any of their products, so we just wanted to browse and see what the fuss was about. I’ve heard from some that Lush is overrated and other swear by it, so I wanted to approach it with a neutral mind. After being slathered in lotion and balms by the very attentive employees, we both picked up some bath products and skedaddled.
I purchased some bath bombs, a bubble bar, and one massage bar. I never used to take baths because I have a wimpy standard tub and my caulking it always splitting, so usually I just hop in the shower, scrub good and get out of there, but I finally bit the bath bullet, lit some candles, put on Law and Order, and got to it.
The first one I tried was the Phoenix Rising bath bomb (based on a recommendation from Hannah on xojane.com), which itself was lovely. The only thing that hampered the experience was the fact that my tub ran out of hot water before filling up and I had to hold the stopper down with my foot to keep it from draining. Very swanky.
Despite looking very awkward trying to lay flat under the water, I enjoyed the actually bath bomb a lot! It smelled like cinnamon and apples (probably because there is a cinnamon stick in the bomb) and turned the water purple with a little bit of shimmer. I didn’t know about the second part but I love purple and it made the whole ordeal feel even more luxurious.
I have very dry skin, so I was worried that sitting in a bath would leave me itchy and sad, BUT it has cocoa butter and a few different oils in it so my skin actually felt soft and moisturized when I got out of the tub.
Today I tried the Sunny Side Bubble Bar and it was amazing! It smelled citrusy and nice, and the water was full of golden shimmers. I thought that more of the shimmer would show up on me afterwards, but they stayed in the water. The bubbles were great and lasted a good 30 minutes.
Strawberry Feels Forever is a solid lotion massage bar, and when I use it I smell like a big strawberry candy. It’s almost too much, but I usually rub some on between shower and bed so I don’t assault the public. The solid lotion is an interesting formula, but I’m not crazy about it. It starts to melt in my hand when I rub it on, and eventually it’s kind of hard to hold onto. Storing it is kind of a pain too because I have to hide it where no heat can get to it so it won’t melt.
These two are sitting under my vanity sink, and I’ll probably try them in the next couple of weeks. Money-wise, these will probably be the last ones I get for awhile even if I love love love them. It’s hard to tell when this Texas winter is going to come to a screeching halt, and I don’t imagine it’s very fun to take a hot bath in the summer, so this might be a cool weather past time that I can save up for during the summer.
I think when it comes to Lush I’m gonna stick to the bath products like bubble bars and bath bombs. Now that I’ve discovered the power of a full on candle-lit bubble bath, I might look into fizzes and bubble products from other places. I’ve heard there are a lot of great vendors on Etsy, so if anyone has recommendations, I’d love to hear them!