After a busy day at work, nothing can help me unwind quite like a nice hot bubble bath with a lovely bath bomb from Lush. Shopping in Lush always makes me feel like a child in a sweetshop. There really is so much choice that it is impossible to leave empty handed!
The Experimenter by Lush is a real visual and scented experience! A plethora of bright colours, glitter and a rich vanilla scent.
The bath bomb fizzes in the bath water, and momentarily turns your bath water into shades of blue, gold and purple before finishing with a green colour.
You can purchase The Experimenter for £3.95. It is one of the more expensive bath bombs on offer at Lush, but for a particularly special bath every now and then, one that I would recommend.
Roll on bath time!….
Talk to you all soon x
It’s exciting times here at Pretty Honest HQ. Christmas is coming and that means one thing. It’s officially the season of gift buying! I would love to write a Christmas Gift Edit but the ladies I buy for read my blog, and I don’t want to give away their presents! This is however, the perfect opportunity to do a mini review on this lovely product. The Lush Magic Wand. I was given this as a present recently, and used it today for the fist time.
I love nothing more than a Lush Bath Bomb but they can be quite expensive when they are single use. The Magic Wand is not only pretty to look at but also excellent value for money as it is reusable. Fill the bath with warm water and wave this wand in the water to release a lovely burst of candy floss scented bubbles. For bigger bubbles run the wand under running water. The result is simply heavenly. A bath filled with the scent of Snow Fairy.
After using this wand, pop it on the side (I use a soap dish) to dry out for next time.
The Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar is priced at £5.25. It lasts for approximately 10-12 uses. You do have to be very careful with the stick as it doesn’t feel like it holds the weight of the star very well. However, if it did break it wouldn’t be a huge problem as it would still be useable.
This is a lovely Christmas or Secret Santa gift to give to friends or family. Don’t forget to tell them to make a wish!
Talk to you all soon x
There was absolutely no doubt in my mind which product was getting crowned with the product of the month award for November. I get particularly dry skin from a combination of the harsh elements and central heating.
Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub is the one and only product that is guaranteed to put a glow back into my skin. A wonderful luxurious treatment that sloughs away surface cells to reveal radiant looking new skin.
I like to apply this scrub while I am in the bath. I take a small amount from the tub and rub it into my skin paying particular attention to my elbows and knees. The scrub leaves the skin with a lovely oily residue that makes my skin water repellant! After drying my skin, I like to apply a thick layer of body creme to really take advantage of my glowing skin.
The Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub is priced at £70.00 for 600g. A little does go a long way. It is expensive but so worth it!
Not only is this scrub excellent for reviving dry parched skin, it is also good in the summer before fake tanning.
So there we have it. November’s product of the month! I hope this has inspired you to have a little pamper and prepare your skin for the party month!
Talk to you all soon x
I am at my happiest when I am in the bath! The hotter and bubblier the better! It goes without saying that I do love my Jo Malone bath oils but I also love choosing a nice new bath bomb or bubble bar from Lush for that extra special Sunday night pamper!
There is something about the Lush stores that I find so exciting. I think it reminds me of being a child and going into a sweet shop. All those bright candy coloured bath bombs, the sweet aroma in the air and of course not forgetting the paper bags dotted around the store ready for us to fill with what we want to take home!
The Comforter is an all time favourite of mine. It has the most beautiful blackcurrant fragrance and turns my water into a pretty pink colour with bright white creamy bubbles. The bubble bar is large, so I like to cut it into about 6-8 chunks. Under warm running water, I gently crumble the bubble bar into the bath to help it dissolve into the water.
I am then left with a divinely inviting bath tub of luxurious silky foamed water. How inviting does that look?!
When I have finished, my skin feels so soft. I guess this is down to the Cypress Oil that is known for its calming and toning properties. The uplifting notes of the Bergamot Oil and Cassis Absolute gently scent my skin and of course fill the entire upstairs with a lovely aroma!
If you are new to Lush I would certainly recommend trying The Comforter out first. It is priced at £4.75 but when you consider it can be cut up to be used numerous times you do get good value for money.
I like to store my Lush products in my drawers to gently scent any clothes or garments. I then get to smell the heavenly scent of The Comforter throughout the day!
I hope you enjoyed this review and maybe I have even inspired you to wash the week away and relax in a bubbly bath before the next one begins!
Do you have a favourite Lush product? I would love to hear your recommendations!
Talk to you all soon x
Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey
Sweet and Delightfully playful. These are the words used by Jo Malone to describe my favourite scent- Nectarine Blossom and Honey. There really is something about this scent that uplifts me so I wanted to share with you all a collective review of the products I currently have from this collection. The Nectarine Blossom and Honey scent is quite simply divine!
Pictured above from left to right is the 30ml cologne priced at £40.00, 250ml bath oil priced at £40.00, 100ml cologne priced at £82.00, 250ml hand and body wash priced at £28.00, and finally the 175ml body creme priced at £50.00.
The scent has a top note of cassis, a heart note of acacia honey and a base note of peach. It would be the perfect scent for fragrance layering yet for me it is beautiful enough on its own!
The Nectarine Blossom and Honey scent has a lovely warm lingering note that last all day. Three to four sprays of the perfume is enough to see me from morning to evening however I have bought the smaller 30ml bottle to pop into my handbag and to take on holiday. When in the bath, I like to dispense two to three pumps of the hand and body wash onto a body polisher and find this is enough to lather my body in a thick coat of luxuriosly scented bubbles. For days when I really feel like pampering I like to run a little of the bath oil under a running tap. The golden oil transforms in water to a slightly white milky colour and the scent floats through the bathroom wafting the delicate warm scent throughout house. It does not leave a oily residue in the bath tub so is safe for shower / bath combinations. I like to use the body creme daily after bathing and find this locks moisture into my skin. It is a thick rich cream but does not clog my pores.
Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey Body Creme
This is one of those scents that I find simply irresistible. It really is beautiful. I have the Nectarine Blossom and Honey candle on my wish list…..now that really is the making for bath time heaven!
Do you have the Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey scent? Have you tried layering it with another scent? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil
I have to admit L’Occitane is a shop I aways eagerly venture into but never really buy from. Well, I admit I do have a few of the hugely successful cult hand creams but thats about it. So when the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil started gracing the pages of my favourite blogs I couldn’t help but take notice. As any other beauty addict will understand, by taking notice I mean buy, so here are my thoughts on this hugely popular oil.
Words taken from the website make promises that this Almond Shower Oil will leave a satin like softness all over my body with a subtle and mouth watering scent of fresh almond. So, does it measure up to the hype? I can safely say it does. I like to pour a little of this oil onto a damp body polisher and lather into my skin. I did have reservations about using this as I worry about using oil based products in the bath / shower and turning it into an oil slick for the next use, but any worries I had were soon put to bed when realising this oil turns into a luxuriously foamy lather on contact with the skin. So in effect, I have the benefits of an oil and the satisfaction of a foam all in one product!
L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil lather
This could be poured into the bath for a bubble bath, used as a shaving foam or of course used as a cleansing oil. A multi use product? What’s not to love!
I am really looking forward to using this more over the coming months and hope with continued use this will help me to get my skin ready for the much longed for summer months. The silky soft arms and legs that I am now sporting, mixed with the heavenly scented aroma in the shower make certain that I will enjoy becoming summer ready for a change!
The L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil is available in L’Occitane stores and various other outlets priced at £18 for 250ml or £6.75 for a 75ml bottle.
Have you used this shower oil? Do you have any other recommendations for the next time I find myself in L’Occitane? It would be great to hear from you in the comments below!