Today is World Meat Free Day, a topic in which I feel pretty strongly about. I mean, who in their right mind would go meat free? Like ok yeah I see your point, eating animals is wrong but there’s simply no way I could live on salad alone.
When I heard Lush would be introducing some of their Oxford Street exclusives into stores nationwide, never did it cross my mind that I’d have to say goodbye to some of my all time favourite. Of course, all good things must come to an end but I thought that perhaps my favourite bath products would be an exception to that rule.
This week I popped into my local Lush and stocked up like a crazy lady, frantically consulting with staff about what was safe and what wasn’t.
I thought I’d compile a list of what products will be leaving us. It goes without saying, I am not a Lush employee so please don’t take my word as gospel, this is just what I’ve heard from employees there as well as Lush social media accounts.
Rose Queen is a dinky little bath bomb with a sweet floral scent. It will turn your bath a dusky pink colour, whilst filling it with petals from honeysuckle and apple blossom. Rose Queen isn’t necessarily my “go to” bath bomb but it’s still a nice one to keep in the cupboard for when you what a relaxing meadowy scent.
Out of all the products to be leaving us Phoenix Rising is definitely the one I’m most upset about as there’s just no other product quite like it. It has a strong cinnamon scent with subtle hints of bergamot, which makes me feel like I’m bathing in mulled wine (totally a good thing, I promise.)
Phoenix Rising turns your bath into exotic shades of greens and purples and is filled with a blend of cocoa and shea butters which leaves your skin feeling nourished.
Apparently a girl came into my local store and bought 10, I’m definitely going to have to follow suit as it really is a product that can’t be replaced.
Grass is one of 2 shower gels rumoured to be leaving us, the other being Flying Fox. I can see why Grass wouldn’t be a favourite for some people, it really does smell like, well, grass. I kind of dig that though, it’s got that hippy meadow vibes going on and smells like festivals minus the smoke, vomit, and weed.
I probably wont be stocking up on more than this bottle, as there definitely are shower gels I prefer.
Unlike Grass, Sweetie Pie is a product that I am gutted to hear will be leaving us. It’s scented with cherries and coconut but I personally think it’s got more of a blackcurrant scent, and isn’t dissimilar to the Comforter. Lush also sell another shower jelly, Woosh, which unfortunately isn’t vegan therefore not suitable for myself.
Stepping Stone probably isn’t regarded as one of Lush’s most exciting products, but it’s a good staple for those with hard cracked feet like myself #waitressproblems guys. It’s got lime and lemongrass oils which work as an antibacterial to help tackle those whiffy cheese pongs.
I’ve noticed oxford street have a foot pumice, Pumice Power, so I’m curious as to whether that’s going to be Stepping Stone’s replacement.
Another one I am heartbroken about, Space Girl. Anything that is covered in glitter and smells like love heart sweeties gets an instant yes from me. As well as being sweet and glittery, it’s filled with popping candy that makes your bath crackle. Need I say more? Lush had better come back with something brilliant after making me part with this.
The gorgeous, gingery Granny Takes A Dip is one of Lush’s more psychedelic bath bombs, turning the bathwater a multitude of colours. I am going to hazard a guess that Granny Takes A Dip is going to be replaced with the Oxford Street bubble bar of the same name, so if you like ginger and pepper scents, I wouldn’t get too worried!
There are several more products going to be discontinued with these ones, I just wanted to say a last goodbye to my favourites! From what I’ve heard this is going to be happening next month so there’s still time to pick up any you want to stock up on.
What are your thoughts on this? Are any of your favourite Lush products getting discontinued this summer?
When it comes to buying gifts, you can never go wrong with Lush products. Almost everyone bathes and if they don’t then I probably wouldn’t get close enough to them to be on gift buying terms anyway. So when I’m completely stuck on what to get somebody, I usually pop into Lush.
Mothers Day is a fine example and the years that I actually remember Mothers Day (hey, I never said I’d win daughter of the year) I’m likely to get my mum some smelly bits. So if like me, you’re a shit daughter, don’t worry. Lush have really outdone themselves this year.
I initially went into Lush to get the Hungry Caterpillar style bubble bar, only to find it wasn’t vegan. Anyone who’s been following me for a while now will be aware of my Very Hungry Caterpillar obsession, and will know I’m not exaggerating when I say I was absolutely gutted.
But then I saw the rest of the Mothers Day range, and I must admit it made me feel a little less bitter about my caterpillarless situation.
At Christmas time everyone goes crazy for Snow Fairy but I’ve never been a huge fan, bloggers blasphemy, I know. Yummy Mummy however, is a shower gel I can see myself getting my knickers in a twist about. A gorgeous pastel lilac colour, reminiscent of a spring that’s yet to arrive. It’s got a sweet strawberry smell with a hint of something I can’t quite place my finger on. I picked up the 100g bottle for £4.75 which is more than I’d normally pay for shower gels, but I can see myself going back to buy a bigger bottle as I’m already obsessed with this scent.
There’s also a Yummy Mummy Body Conditioner which smelled even more delicious but at £19.95, was completely out of my price range
Rose Bombshell Ballistic (£3.50) is a product that I am extremely excited about. As you can see from the picture, it contains dried rose buds which float up to the surface of the bath. It contains soya milk and turkish oils which really helps to soften the skin.
I’m sure you have already taken a wild stab in the dark as to what this one smells like, if you got “rose” then you are correct. Rose, rose and lots of rose with an uplifting hint of orange flower.
Secret Garden Bath Bomb (£2.95) is an oldie but a goody. This bath bomb is also rose scented, but despite being smaller is the more potent of the two. Assuming the bath bomb hasn’t changed since last year, it’s also filled with flower petals.
Another old favourite is the Rose Bubble Bar (£2.95) I’m sensing a theme here. This rose is based on the one from Beauty And The Beast which I think is a lovely touch. Again, floral and rose scented but I personally think this one also has a citrusy hint to it, possibly from the lemon oil. Rose Bubble Bar is one of the smaller more affordable bubble bars, but it is quite dinky so it’d probably only do one bath.
Can we just stop and talk about how cute Mother Superior (£3.75) is please? I think it looks like Finn from Adventure Time, although apparently it’s supposed to be a nun. Don’t ask what nuns have got to do with Mothers Day because I couldn’t tell you, but I can tell you I’m not going to complain about that little squishy face. Mother Superior is a bubble bar, which means you crumble it under warm running water to create bubbles. It’s quite a chunky one, so would definitely last two baths.
The smell is that of the Sakura bath bomb, think gorgeous cherry blossom aroma. This is my second favourite scent from all the mothers day range. My first favourite? Well..
Now here’s the embarrassing part. I thought I had picked up a final and favourite product, but apparently I hadn’t. It’s called Ultraviolet and it’s a huge bubble bar that smells just like parma violets. I’m too lazy to go back into town now, but I will be picking it up and doing a full review of it at a later date so do keep an eye out for that if you’re interested!