Lush Love Locket Bath Bomb Review

Lush Love Locket Bath Bomb Review

I love the bath bombs from Lush. They can easily turn a normal soak in warm water into a luxurious experience. The Love Locket bath bomb was sent to me to try along with other items from their Valentine’s Day collection. This cruelty free and vegan bath bomb smells like jasmine and vanilla. It can also be used in one bath or broken up and used in three.

Claims: “Love Locket is made with a blend of uplifting and sensual oils to create a luxurious, indulgent Valentine’s Day treat. Create the perfect romantic bath for two and immerse yourselves in a cascade of hearts!”

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Neroli Oil,Gardenia Extract, Eugenol, Geraniol, Methyl Ionone, Linalool, Limonene, Color 45410, Color 17200, Color 14700, Pink Heart Confetti, Yellow Lustre, Pink Lustre, Red Edible Hearts

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan. Very large and can be used multiple times if broken up into pieces. Amazing scent. Moisturizing formula.

Cons: Limited edition. Some clean up involved after the bath.

The Verdict: I loved the Love Locket bath bomb! The smell was amazing and I knew I would want to enjoy it more than once so I broke the bath bomb up into three pieces. This bath balm had such a smoothing smell. It turned the water a fun shade of pink with white and red biodegradable hearts that floated in the water. It was just too cute! Plus, it was very moisturizing.

I wish that Lush carried the Love Locket bath bomb year round! In fact, it looks like you can order it from Lush UK beyond the holiday season. I’ve used so many of their bath bombs and this was easily one of my favorites. Next year, I will definitely be buying a few to keep on hand.

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Lush Neon Love Soap Review

Lush Neon Love Soap Review

Inspired by by a public art project called 12 Months of Neon Love, Lush created a limited edition soap for their Valentine’s Day collection called Neon Love. Lush sent me this soap to try along with other items from their Valentine’s Day collection. This cruelty free and vegan soap is a mix of bergamot, rosewood, and cinnamon leaf oil, this soap has a unique scent that is both floral and spicy.

Claims: “With fresh passion fruit juice to cleanse and soya yogurt to nourish, Neon Love is one we want to use all over our bodies in the bath and shower. A new perfume was blended for this bar, and includes citrusy bergamot, rosewood and spicy cinnamon leaf oil.”

Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Fresh Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis), Cornflour (Zea mays), Sodium Stearate, Fresh Figs (Ficus carica), Fragrance, Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeodora), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Titanium Dioxide, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citral, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, FD&C Yellow No. 8, D&C Green No. 8, D&C Red No. 27

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan. Adorable design with a white heart all the way through each bar of soap. Lots of lather. Moisturizing. Great scent.

Cons: Limited edition. The cinnamon may be irritating to some skin types.

The Verdict: I loved how this soap felt on my skin and really liked the floral notes in the scent. To be honest, I was not a huge fan of the added cinnamon. It warmed up the scent and gave it a spicy kick, but I didn’t feel that it added to the scent in general. If you like spicier scents, this could be a great option for you. The soap produced a lot of lather and I felt that I barely used any of the bar during my showers. I also love the cute design. Having cute items in your shower is always a plus and this soap is just too adorable to pass up!

I liked a lot about this soap and will continue to use it, but I’m not sure if I would buy it with the scent as it is now. I hope that Lush comes out with an equally moisturizing and cute soap that doesn’t have cinnamon leaf oil in it for next Valentine’s Day. The Neon Love Soap is limited edition, so act fast to order yours online or purchase it in stores.

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Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel Review

Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel Review

As part of their limited edition Valentine’s Day items, Lush is offering Price Charming Shower gel. This shower gel is a mix of a mix of vanilla, marshmallow root, and almond oil. Price Charming has a fresh and fruity scent that’s completely irresistible. Lush sent me this shower gel to try along with other items from their Valentine’s Day collection. This cruelty free and vegan shower gel has an amazing scent and promises to be super moisturizing.

Claims: “Fresh pomegranate juice and grapefruit oil cleanse the skin while their bright, energetic scents help wake you up on early mornings. Add to that a blend of Fair Trade vanilla pod infusion, skin-softening marshmallow root and almond oil, and you’re in for royally soft, moisturized skin all over.”

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Lauryl Betaine, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Titanium Dioxide, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool, Fragrance, D&C Red No. 33, D&C Red No. 27, D&C Red No.4, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan. Recyclable packaging available in a variety of sizes. Amazing scent! Super moisturizing formula. Lots of lather.

Cons: Limited edition!

The Verdict: I loved this shower gel! The scent was fresh and citrusy. The grapefruit was perfect. Mixed with the vanilla and marshmallow root, it smelled like sweet grapefruit candy. It was really refreshing and engergizing. Especially in the mornings just after a workout. The lather provided by this shower gel was also impressive. I used it in the shower and for a bubble bath and in both a little bit of product produced a lot of lather. My skin also felt really soft after using this product.

If it was available year round, I would love Prince Charming Shower Gel for the spring. If you are able to get your hands on a bottle, consider yourself lucky as this product is selling out fast in Lush stores and online.

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Roasted Vegetable & Kale Salad with “Honey” Vinaigrette

Roasted Vegetable & Kale Salad with "Honey" Vinaigrette

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I eat a kale salad nearly every day. I love salads and I love kale! This winter I’m loving the selection of different vegetables to add in to my basic kale salad. The selection of beets at my local market last week was too good to pass up. Roasting them with brussels sprouts made for a great salad. Adding my favorite “honey” vinaigrette style dressing completed this salad. This is a great option to serve with soup on a cold winter day.

What you will need to make Roasted Vegetable & Kale Salad:

  • 1 bunch of kale, with the stems removed, and torn into small pieces (I prefer curly kale, but use whatever kind you like).
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, halved
  • 3-4 medium sized beets (about the size of baseball), cut into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

What you will need to make “Honey” Vinaigrette:

  • 2 fresh lemons, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink seasalt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup oil of your choice

Roasted Vegetable & Kale Salad with "Honey" Vinaigrette

How to make Roasted Vegetable & Kale Salad with “Honey” Vinaigrette:

  1. Preheat your oven to 370 degrees. In a bowl, combine the beets and brussels sprouts. Toss lightly with olive oil. If desired, also sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes total, turning halfway through.
  2. In a large bowl, massage the kale. The easiest way to describe this is to make fists in the kale and be sure that you really squeeze the leaves. You should see the color of the leaves change and the smell should be brighter. Massage for at least 5 minutes to really break the kale down.
  3. To make the dressing, combine all ingredients needed for the dressing in a jar and shake well.
  4. Add the roasted beets and brussels sprouts to the salad. Sprinkle with hemp seeds. Top with the “honey” vinaigrette dressing.

This is my go to salad dressing. I use it on almost all of my salads, but also on roasted vegetables. It’s delicious! It’s not too sweet at all. As always, feel free to modify the amounts to fit your personal tastes. My Harvest Kale Salad is a great winter option as well.

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Vegan Valentine’s Day Goodies from Lush

Vegan Valentine's Day Goodies from Lush

This Valentine’s Day, Lush is offering a lot of limited edition vegan goodies! I wanted to give everyone a heads up once I realized they won’t be around for long. Reviews of the above products that were sent to me by Lush will be posted this week. Just after one use, I wanted to share about them because they are all amazing products!

The limited edition vegan goodies that Lush has right now are:

  • Tender Is The Night Massage Bar – This massage bar is scented with vanilla absolute, jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil. Available in stores and online.
  • The Kiss Lip Gloss – A sheer pink gloss with almond and mandarin oils. Available in stores and online.
  • Love Locket Bath Bomb – Use all at once, or split into enough for three baths. This layered bomb includes heart shaped agar seaweed hearts! Available in stores and online.
  • Neon Love Soap – Bergamont, rosewood, and cinnamon give this cute soap an irresistible scent. Available in stores and online.
  • Prince Charming Shower Gel – If you were not able to snag the Rose Jam shower gel, you will love this one! It’s a mix of vanilla, marshmallow root, and almond oil. Available in stores and online.

More details will be included in each individual review but, in the meantime, check these products out. They are all lovely smelling and super moisturizing.

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