So recently I’ve been getting a bit bored with this blog and have wanted to write about some things which are different from the typical reflective style I’ve been going for – I just wanted to blog about things I enjoy occasionally rather than getting into a deep philosophical discussion in every post…So I’m mixing it up a bit, and this post is basically about some things I bought from Lush this summer…it was so fun to write casually about this sort of stuff, so hopefully if you read it you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
This summer I was fortunate enough to visit London, and I was even more fortunate in that I was able to visit the Oxford Street Lush store. I really love Lush and all things bath bomb, so this was something I had been looking forward to for a really long time.
Just in case you’re unaware, the Lush store in Oxford Street is like it’s “flagship” store: it’s three stories high, and has a lot of limited edition products that you can’t get anywhere else in Britain.
As you can imagine, I was pretty excited to go there, and I saved up my pay for a couple of months so that I could buy a lot of bath bombs without feeling guilty.
Needless to say, that even though the amount of smells in there was a little bit overwhelming, I managed to leave with a bagful of things without too much of a scary dent in my bank account.
Guardians of the Forest
The first product to enter my bath was the Guardians of the Forest bath bomb, which I picked up because I liked the name, if I’m honest. The reason I used this one first was because it was my least favourite in terms of the smell, I didn’t think it would be that interesting, and honestly I wanted to leave the best till last.
The bath bomb, basically, is meant to smell like pine, I think, or trees at least, and is all about that leafy goodness.
So, Guardians of the Forest looked quite cool, because it looked like a tree, obviously. But the smell was quite strong and I wasn’t really sure I was up for that amount of tree smell in my bath, you know?
As soon as I put it in, however, the smell calmed down and it started fizzing beautifully.
It smelt like I was in a forest (a clean one) and also reminded me of winter, which is one of my favourite times of year, so naturally I really loved it.
The colours looked amazing as well, with lots of different shades of green fizzing out of the bath bomb.
Basically, it was super fun and exciting and pretty. It was also incredibly glittery, and you can never have enough glitter in a bath bomb if you ask me.
It was amazing, and left me feeling refreshed, glittery and happy. Basically, everything I look for in a bath bomb. Definitely would recommend.
Earth Eye Powder
So the next product I want to talk about isn’t actually a bathbomb but an eye shadow. These come in super cute bottles but are loose powders, which means they are a teeny bit messy, but they’re so gorgeous I can’t not mention it.
The shade I got it in was a nice shimmery blue colour which I think looks fab paired with some silvery eye shadows.The shades I was using today with it were some Barry M ones from the natural palette and the summer love palette.
(On a side note, taking close ups of eyes is a super intense and stressful process. Just so you know.)
I made it quite light because I was just going into uni so wasn’t feeling like being super dramatic, but the good thing about this particular one is that you can use as much or as little as you like to make it as dramatic or subtle as you like.
It was also a lot more blue and silver in real life, I just want to point out, but I couldn’t quite get the camera to pick it up!
So I’d really recommend them because they have a lot of pretty shades and they’re just really nice. Only downside is that they’re really expensive, but as I said earlier, I’d been saving up for a while for this trip so wasn’t that bothered!
I really love it so I wanted to give it a shout out because I know I’m not alone in being a little bit skeptical about Lush make up.
Finally, the intergalactic bath bomb. My first reaction was that there were no words, but luckily for you (or unluckily depending on whether you care about this stuff or not) I’ve managed to come up with some since.
So intergalactic had this amazing minty smell which I absolutely adored from the minute I picked it up.
This bathbomb was so good that I think it’s surpassed the dragon’s egg, twilight and even guardian’s of the forest in my list of favourite bath bombs. That’s really saying something.
I put it in the bath thinking it was going to be nice because I loved the smell, but it was more than just the smell.
The colours were amazing, and it was, dare I say it, even glittier than the previous one.
It meant my bath was pretty much stained with glitter for a while, but that doesn’t matter when you’ve got the beauty and the smell of the intergalactic bath bomb in your bath.
I need to stop gushing.
Thankfully, the intergalactic bath bomb isn’t just available from Oxford Street, it’s been recently brought into the Glasgow stores – thank goodness because it means I don’t have to wait until my next trip to London to use it!
And that’s all I wanted to talk about today (because I’ve not used anymore of my Oxford Street things) but I hope this was mildly interesting, even though it was completely different to what I normally post! :)x