Thursday, June 9, 2011

Review: Lush Sugar Babe, Sex Bomb, MMM Melting Marshmallow Moments

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I need to start reviewing more Lush products (and non-nail polish items in general haha) because I LOVE Lush. I just forget to photograph things before I use them because I typically use Lush products when I'm UBER stressed out, and then photographing products is the last thing on my mind.
These three products all came from the pre-packed Valentine's Day themed gift box that Lush had. They have a whole bunch of pre-packed gifts that you can purchase, all themed, that can range from $10 with only 2 or 3 full sized (not sample sized) products to $50 with much more products inside, all full sized. It's a great way to get a bunch of Lush products if you don't know which ones you'd like, since they're essentially themed and organized by scent. It's also a good way to use products you wouldn't necessarily buy on your own individually.
The reason I bought the Valentine's Day box was because it came with a small It's Raining Men shower gel, which is the scent of Honey I Washed The Kids soap, and is very limited edition and sells out super quickly every year. It may have seemed silly to buy a whole gift box, just for a small sized (Lush's shower gels come in small and large) shower gel, but I really wanted it and you all know that I'm impulsive. Luckily, I got a few products that I ended up liking, or that I already have used before and know that I like.
Lush products can be purchased in all Lush stores as well as online at their website.


Lush Sugar Babe Sugar Scrub
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"Sugar Babe is a gentle alternative to the intensity of Sugar Scrub. It's a mix of sodium bicarbonate and cream of tartar, which makes it sound more like a cake than a cosmetic, and moisturizing coconut oil... Wet your skin in the shower or bath and rub a sugary scrub all over your body, then rinse. Do not get the scrub wet under running water or it will melt before it has had a chance to heal and smooth your skin. As you rub on your body feel the scrub work its sugary magic, leaving you with bright, smooth and healthy glowing skin."
I used this in the bath and it was... very squishy. It wasn't as solid as I thought it would be. It melted pretty quickly in my hands, which I guess was because I got it wet. After it melted it felt really like a heavy cream with very soft sugar bits in it. The sugar was pretty fine so it wasn't rough. The chunks were small and soft not like most sugar scrubs.
I used the whole thing for my whole body, and it was a one time thing because I don't think it would have lasted longer because it sort of seemed impossible to salvage the other bits while trying to use just one chunk of it.
It had a smooth feel to it when rubbing into my skin. It smelled like vanilla, coconut, and cream. The main ingredients of the scrub are Coconut Oil and Cream of Tartar so I guess that's why.
Afterwards it my skin felt very soft and it was obvious that the layer of dead skin was sloughed away but it wasn't an irritating slough. 
Since I have so many other scrubs to go through, I probably won't repurchase this because it wasn't my sort of product. I like my scrubs to be on the more abrasive side, like Buffy. 

Lush Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
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"Both men and women have long used jasmine oil in India as an aphrodisiac, hair and beauty tonic and as a sensual perfume. We use it in Sex Bomb to stir up passions... Soya milk makes the water beautifully milky, which softens your entire body as you enjoy a long, hot soak... Detonate a Sex Bomb for an intimate evening at home with soya milk for soft, creamy skin. Top it off with Fever Massage Bar to get the temperature soaring and pulses racing."
This has been on my list of things to try forever, and when I got it in the box I didn't really realize what it was until I looked it up. Which is silly, considering it was on my list of things to try. I think it was because I had heard that it was one of the products that smelled really good and that I had a great reputation? I don't know.
Either way, I really liked this one. Like most of the Bath Bombs that Lush makes, it dyes the water the color of the product. It wasn't so bad with this Bath Bomb because it's pink. Sometimes some of the brown or yellow ones or even the holiday ones that are red can be... gross. The only annoying part is the little foam rose in the middle. It doesn't melt, it just becomes kind of slimy and is... gross when trying to pick it out of the bath tub.
In terms of time it takes to melt in the water it's about average, when it comes to other brands as well as other Lush bath bombs. 

MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment Bath Melt
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"MMM Melts into a pink, fluffy waterbed of marshmallow and moisturizing cocoa butter. Each Melting Marshmallow Moment is made with marshmallow herb, which produces a sweet, skin-soothing mucilage and marigold which is equally calming for your skin... Mixing it with a Bath Bomb mixture means Melting Marshmallow Moment goes the distance. It fizzes and melts slowly, releasing the softening, soothing cocoa butter and marshmallow into the water."
This I've already used a couple of times. It smells very very sweet and very cotton candy like so if that's not your area of likes then stay away.
The water texture ends up feeling very creamy and again, the water turns pink. The scent stays with the water until the water cools down. 
This can definitely be split up into 2 pieces, I used the whole thing for one bath once and it felt a little wasted. 
I think this is one of my favorite Lush products. I really like bath melts. This is perfect for the end of the day when you just want to crawl into bed and sleep forever. 

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