Lush empties of 2017 

I started this list in advance on January 2nd so this is my list of empties for this year. Some are samples some are full size products. If I remember I will state which

  1. The Olive Branch Shower Gel (sample)
  2. Beautiful Shower Gel (sample)
  3. Ocean Salt (Sample)
  4. American Cream Conditioner 100g
  5. Hot Toddy Shower Gel 100g

Bath Bake Love

Well I made my first order from Bath Bake Love a while ago but now I can finally make a blog post about it and my first impressions of everything that I ordered and the company.

So in my first order I received

  • Mint Choc Bath Cream
  • Cherry Juice Bath Syrup
  • Lavender Vanilla Bath Syrup
  • Lavender Anglaise Whip Scrub
  • Chocolate Truffle Cake Soak

Honestly all of the items I got smell amazing. I never even expected them to smell as good as they do. I have used most of the items so I will review in the order if which I used them. There is one item which I haven’t used so far but I will add that review the the lists when I have used them. The reviews will be linked into this post if I can link them.

Thanks for reading

Forever Living Aloe  

I have given some samples of forever living products to try from a friend of mine. I have never used these products Before but I wanted to give them a go and see if they were any good for me to continue to use.

I was given to try the Forever Bright Toothgel, Aloe Moisturizing Lotion, Aloe Propolis Creme and Aloe Vera Gelly. So far I have only used two of the products and I have to say I am impressed by them both. I will list all of the reviews on this post, not as separate ones so they are easy to find so this post is a work in progress up to now.

Okay, so the first thing I’m reviewing is the Forever Bright Toothgel. I have heard good things about this Toothgel especially for it being able to visibly brighten and whiten your teeth, which I was very looking forward to. Let’s start with some basics of this, this Toothgel contains bee propolis and does not contain fluoride. I have always used a fluoride toothpaste for as long as I remember because I have weak teeth. I managed to get three uses from the sample that I was given. I could have got four if I hadn’t used as much. The flavour of this toothgel is really nice, a natural mint flavour which is really fresh and lovely. It doesn’t burn like some high street toothpaste do. And it doesn’t make my mouth feel all weird after I have used it. I noticed after using this for a day that the bottom of my teeth looked a lot brighter and whiter than they had been the previous day. Which is a big result for me since I have used many whitening toothpastes all with no results. And I drink a lot of tea so my teeth have become tea stained over the years. I also found that this toothgel made my teeth feel sort of squeaky clean compared to other toothpaste which I have used in the past. Over all, I would use this again as I liked the texture, the taste and the overall feel of this toothgel. And I think if I did buy it I would see a huge difference in my teeth health and whiteness.

The second item that I have tried so far is the Aloe Propolis Creme. I’m going to start this review with my one negative thing then get on to all the positives. This Creme smells like hospitals, I don’t know what it is but there is just that smell of something medical. And that’s the only negative, let’s go to the positives. This Creme makes for an excellent moisturiser and makes a really good base for foundation and other makeup. I have used it instead of my usual primer and I found that my make up lasted longer even without using setting spray which I use every time I wear makeup usually. I found this Creme to be nice and thick so I would use it as more of a night cream so it has time to sink in while my skin is warm after having a bath. I also found that his creme helped sooth my skin, as sometimes I find my skin is sensitive and sore from cleansing and makeup and life really. Bee propolis has healing qualities and will help to repair the skin, and I also found this Creme seemed to even out my skin tone, as recently I have found my skin to be red in some areas and blotchy. I have not used this Creme till it was finished so I can’t give a long term review as yet, I will add that as the Creme runs out.

Soy Crumbles Co. Wax

Okay guys I have a few (all) of my orders of wax from Soy Crumbles Co. to review. So I will make a list on this post of what I need to review and I will (if I can) link the reviews to each of the item titles on here. I have a lot of orders to go through so on your marks, get set, GO!!!!!!!!!!

July 28th 2017 Order

I made two orders this day as I had two voucher codes to use and I wasn’t sure if i could use both at once so I got

  • Crumble Dew
  • Lavender Lemonade
  • Blueberry Cupcake
  • Green Stressless
  • Yellow Stressless
  • Potter Parcel (Harry’s Wand, The Friendly Giants Garden, Phoenix Tears, Bottz Beans, Forbbiden Forest and You Can’t be Sirius)

June 9th Order 2017

  • 7up Pound Cake
  • Doctor Crumble
  • Sexy Bartender
  • Toffee Candied Apples
  • Raspberry Lemonade
  • Exploding Unicorns
  • Rainbow Snow Cone
  • Crumble Dew (sample)
  • Pink Sugar/Pink Snow (sample)

April 7th Order 2017

  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Happy Easter
  • Black Raspberry Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Milkshake
  • Bubblegum B*tch
  • Crumble Cherry Cola

March 3rd Order 2017

  • Home Sweet Home
  • Sleepy Sloth
  • Black Magic
  • Gummy Bears

January 27th Order 2017

  • Bedtime Goddess
  • Dragon’s Breath
  • Bitchcraft
  • Big Hugs
  • Shark Attack
  • Foody Sample Bundle

December 20th Order 2016

  • Peppermint Mocha Latte
  • Christmas Cookies
  • Reindeer Peppermint Patties
  • Sexy Lumberjack
  • Cinnamon Snow Buns

November 11th Order 2016

  • F*ck Depression
  • Unicron Berries
  • Dargon’s Breath Mini Cup
  • Calming Sample Bundle

I will note that I’m not sure what was in the Calming and Foodie sample bundles as I did get them a while ago, So I may not have reviews from those but I will review everything else that I can

Honey I Washed the Kids Soap

So I got this soap a while ago, free from Lush in Middlesbrough as a Random Act of Kindness one day when I was in store. I wasn’t expecting it and honestly, I thought it was lovely as I was going to buy this soap eventually.

Honey I Washed The Kids Soap (HIWTK) is a very creamy colour, almost like honey that has settled at the bottom of the jar or bottle, or cloudy honey that you can sometimes buy. The colour isn’t much to look at honestly, but HIWTK soap makes up for it in other ways. It may not look the nicest but it smells amazing. The new HIWTK soap has a dark brown transparent top layer which has a honeycomb pattern on which is a nice touch considering the older soap was slightly boring.

HIWTK soap smells like toffee and caramel it’s a really lovely smell, very sweet and uplifting, sort of takes me back to being a kid in my grandma’s kitchen as her brother used to keep bees and I remember watching her get the honey out of the honeycomb and getting the wax out too. The warm sticky smell of the honey, just takes me back, especially considering that I don’t like to eat honey because I find it too messy and too sweet on my teeth.

I find this soap to be a little soft as well, in fact, mine got stuck under the top of my lush drawer unit and got damaged and squashed. Which is a little disappointing but I guess it’s just soap and will end up down the drain eventually. I think the creaminess of the soap adds to the lathering of HIWTK soap. As it produces a creamy lather which helps to moisturise the skin and make it soft and supple.

I would buy this soap again when this bar I have runs out as I do really like it. It makes my skin feel soft and moisturised, and leave a lovely light smell of honey on the skin. The smell does last a while and it would last even longer if I combined it with Scrubbee, Honey I Washed My Hair shampoo bar, It’s Raining Men shower gel and the Honey I Washed The Kids perfume.

Plum Rain Body Spray

This product is an Exclusive to Lush Oxford Street and some other stores in the south of the country. But it is also available online for people to order, unless you live in the US, as these sprays contain alcohol so they cannot be sent over to the US.

Anyway, so this body spray just comes in a plain black bottle with a spray top. Not like an aerosol spray its a pump action spray like an air freshener. Which means it’s better for the environment.

When you first spray this, it smells exactly like the Plum Rain shower gel. So like sour plums, it very nice and a sort of summery smell. So I will definitely be wearing this during the summer months. Along with using my plum rain shower gel, as this is now a regular line item so I can use up the bottle that I bought from the kitchen a while ago.

After it has had a chance to develop, orange notes appear bringing forward a new scent to this spray. I didn’t honestly think that it would develop into anything different other than the smell of Plum Rain shower gel. After the orange note passes then the smell is sort of like tomato leaves. Which isn’t a bad smell, unless like me you don’t like the smell of tomatoes.

I found that this does last on the skin for a long time, and if you get it on your clothes then it will last even longer, days even. Which I have experienced with another body spray that I’ve used (review to come). I managed to get a full night out with only two sprays on my neck, and the next morning it had complete worn off which means I didn’t have to deal with that sort of stale perfume smell which always makes me feel ill.

I really like this body spray, the only downsides to it being the black bottle and the fact that one spray is really wet and takes ages to dry down on your skin. So I recommend putting it on before you get dressed and doing your hair or makeup or something till it’s all dry to avoid transfer to your clothes.

Man Bun Wax Melts from Soy Crumbles UK

I’ll start this off by saying that I love Soy Crumbles UK, everything that they stand for, and all of the scents of wax which I have bought from them recently have been amazing, I’ve not gotten a bad scent from them yet.

Man Bun smells exactly how you would think it would. A manly masculine fragrance, with a hint of lemon. Though the lemon smell on mine could be because of some wax that it has been next to in the box. The main notes of this fragrance to my nose are a sort of aftershave type smell. Which creates a nice fresh scent to this melt.

This melt is a gorgeous blue colour, with bronze coloured glitter on the top. The glitter floats and swirls as the melt are liquid in your burner. Which is very relaxing to watch. It creates a sort of galaxy of stars in your burner.

The melt is very strong and fills the room with scent really quickly once it’s melting. And the smell lasts in the air for hours and hours. I’ve also found that I can get multiple melts from just one cube from a brick of wax from Soy Crumbles, as the melts are so saturated with scent.