Your mum says hi. Lush Mum Gift Set for Mother’s Day

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Yes, your mom does even more than a superhero, yet there’s only one official day of the year to recognize her for it.  You might as well go big and get her a bunch of treats that will help her finally relax: the Lush Mum Gift Set (54.95).  This gift set comes in a beautiful floral reusable tin.  If your mom is like mine, she will love how practical and pretty this gift is.

Lush Mum...just right for mom!

Lush Mum…just right for mom!

Lush Mum

Lush Mum

The Mum Gift Set has seven different floral-scented products, including two bath bombs, three bubble bars, a body lotion and a face moisturizer.  It’s everything your mom needs to smell amazing after a bit of pampering.

all the goodies!

all the goodies!

The Mum is a gift a bathing beauty will use for a long time as there are five different bath options, each of which can be used for multiple baths.  There are two bath bombs, the first being the Secret Garden Bath Bomb.

Secret Garden Bath Bomb

Secret Garden Bath Bomb

a little flower power for your mum

a little flower power for your mum

What is so secret about this bath bomb? The inside is stuffed with flower petals. Drop this in the tub for a garden scented volcanic eruption as rose absolute, sweet wild orange, and rosewood oils waft about the room. The top of the water is covered with foamy goodness, while the rose petals, marigold petals, and blue mallow flowers swirl underneath to soften the skin. This one requires some tub cleaning afterward, but your mom will think it’s no problem while she is in the zen state of bliss after a Secret Garden bath.

 The second bath bomb is the wonderfully meditative Inhale Exhale Bath Bomb.
Inhale Exhale Bath Bomb

Inhale Exhale Bath Bomb

first inhale...

first inhale…

exhale!

then exhale!

The pink inhale part fizzes up quickly, the scent of neroli making for a perfectly bright and fruity inhale.  The blue exhale part takes its time, and infuses the bath with a more contemplative scent of warm amber and sandlewood.   This unique bath bomb is one of Lush’s most popular items, so you can be sure your mom will love it.

The other bathing goodies include three very different bubble bars.  The first is the Rose Bubble Bar – could this be any sweeter?

Rose Bubble Bar

Rose Bubble Bar

Definitely enough for several baths, this bubble bar has a creamy, delicate rose scent that morphs into frothy bubbles.  It is actually the scent of the classic Amandopondo Bubble Bar, but with a beautiful pink color and some sexy shimmer.

The next bubble bar is the one named specifically for moms – The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar.

The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar

The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar

more flower power!

more flower power!

I just love The Mum , a reusable bubble bar on a stick. It’s a never-ending bubble bath with the best sort of packaging ever. I don’t know why, but everything always seems better when it’s on a stick!  Draw your mom a nice warm bath, then swirl this pretty yellow and orange flower around to create tons of bubbles that smell amazing.  This year The Mum has the sweet Honey, I Washed the Kids toffee scent that will put a huge smile on her face.

Mumkin Bubble Bar

Mumkin Bubble Bar

The Mumkin is so cute it deserves another photo!

The Mumkin is so cute it deserves another photo!

The Mumkin is Lush’s hybrid of a pumpkin and your mom.  The Mumkin, just like your mom, is very special – it’s only available around Mother’s Day. Crumble up the Mumkin and hold the pieces under running water to create mounds of velvety bubbles. It smells like raspberry, bergamot, lemon, and violets – pretty amazing. The eyes are chocolate drops, and the stick is a candy stalk. It’s tempting to try to eat this one, but it makes a much better bubble bath than a candy treat!

After bathing it’s time to slather on some body lotion, and Lush has included a nice big tub of Dream Cream just perfect for the job.

Dream Cream

Dream Cream

inside the Dream Cream pot

inside the Dream Cream pot

Dream Cream is a thick but not greasy body lotion that works for even the most sensitive skin.  In fact, it’s terrific for rashy, inflamed skin and chapped hands from too much gardening.  It has a lovely lavendar scent that isn’t overpowering.

Finally, faces need moisture too…and Lush Gorgeous will make sure your mom always looks stunning.

Gorgeous Facial Moisturizer

Gorgeous Facial Moisturizer

moisturizer to get gorgeous

moisturizer to get gorgeous

Gorgeous has cold pressed and organic oils that make it a mega-moisturizer for your face.  It is especially fantastic for those with very dry skin.  Ingredients include orange blossom honey, extra virgin olive and wheat germ oils for baby soft skin.  This is a deluxe sample size so your mom can try before she buys.

Your mom wants this.

Your mom wants this.

The Mum Gift Set from Lush is the supreme gift for bath-loving moms.  Hurry and get one before they are sold out!  – Lisa

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Here comes the Easter Bunny! Lush Funny Bunny Gift

Spring has officially sprung and Easter is right around the corner. Instead of candy, do something different with the Lush Funny Bunny Gift ($45.95). Funny Bunny is a super cute way to keep the kids both clean and happy (and you will want to steal some things for yourself!).

Everyone will love to find this funny bunny in their Easter basket!

Everyone will love to find this funny bunny in their Easter basket!

Funny Bunny comes with six super fun spring treats. It all starts with the Funny Bunny himself – one of Lush’s fabulous Knot-Wraps made with organic cotton from a women’s co-operative in India. He makes for a great first look into the basket, and comes in handy later for all kinds of things from wrapping a gift to holding your hair back as a headband.

Lush Funny Bunny

Lush Funny Bunny

It doesn't get much cuter than this.

It doesn’t get much cuter than this.

Here he is again!

Here he is again!

Kids and adults will smile and giggle at all the funny bunny items found inside the Knot-Wrapped egg.

All the goodies inside the egg

All the goodies inside the egg…

...which went straight into an Easter basket!

…which went straight into an Easter basket!

As with all Lush gift sets, it comes with a handy-dandy explanation of each item, thoughtfully illustrated with a picture so it’s easy to pick out each goodie.

descriptions of everything

descriptions of everything

Honey I Washed the Kids Soap

Honey I Washed the Kids Soap

One of my favorite Lush items of all time is included – Honey I Washed the Kids Soap. This heavenly soap smells like buttery caramel, and it is full of honey water and aloe to leave skin deliciously soft. I don’t care if this gift came from the Easter Bunny for the kids…Honey I Washed the Kids Soap is MINE.

How about some FUN?

How about some FUN?

Bet you didn't know that FUN was made of this.

Bet you didn’t know that FUN was made of this.

FUN is awesome, a huge favorite of my daughter, so it was great to find a mini version inside Funny Bunny. FUN is soap, shampoo, bubble bath, and modeling clay all in one. Talk about the perfect bath time treat. The cellophane wrap is actually biodegradable. Just peel back the wrapper but keep it, and it creates the perfect storage for FUN until the next play time. Funny Bunny comes with Green FUN,  which has a beautifully springy lemon/lime scent.

Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb

Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

And color me happy! The Funny Bunny Gift includes the limited edition Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb, which is only found at Easter time!! I love the bright pink bubbles this makes in the tub and the scent is a rich and yummy vanilla.

Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bars

Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bars

I have been buying the Carrot Reusable Bubble Bars for years, and let me tell you these veggies are the perfect persuasion to get my kids to take a bath. Typically they aren’t thrilled with vegetables but everyone seems to want some of this carrot. This is a collection of smaller bubble bars than the normal big Carrot and it takes about half a small carrot to make a bath. You hold the carrot by the top and swish it around the tub for frothy, lemony scented bubbles.

Two beyond cute Bunny Bubble Bars

Two beyond cute Bunny Bubble Bars

Bunny Bubble Bars bottom

Bunny Bubble Bars bottom

So sweet!

So sweet!

My favorites in the Funny Bunny Gift are the Bunny Bubble Bars. I mean, come on! These are so sweet they almost make my teeth ache. One bunny is good for about two baths. They make some serious foam that is full of coconut oil and shea butter. They smell a lot like another of my favorites, Rock Star Soap. And inside each bunny’s tummy are teeny blue cornflower petals that makes for a cute surprise as they float around in the water. These two little bunnies are simply adorable.

Skip the Easter candy this year and go with fun, sweet-smelling treats that will satisfy the sweet tooth. Get yourself a Funny Bunny Gift or two before they run out!  – Lisa

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Lush holiday is out of this world: Shooting Stars Holiday Gift Set

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, the bath and body store that keeps bath-time fanatics up at night with visions of thick foamy bubbles and magical color-changing bath water, has some amazing holiday gift sets this year. They sent the BIZ the Shooting Stars Holiday Set ($37.95), which is absolutely perfect to gift your bath-loving friends or to add to your own holiday wish list.  Every treat inside is totally out of this world.

Shooting

Shooting Stars Holiday Set

You want this hanging from your tree!

You want this hanging from your tree!

inside the big ornament

inside the big ornament

Shooting Stars is a great way to tell someone you think he/she is a star. The huge ornament holds five awesome Lush treats, including a lip balm, a body soap, two bath bombs, and a bath melt.

Honey Trap

Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm

Honey

mmm, smells and tastes like honey, vanilla, and white chocolate!

 Honey Trap Lip Balm is a cult favorite which is no surprise as this little dynamo is mixed by hand so it has a softer texture and smells and tastes delicious. This is a wonderful little gift to find inside that great big ornament because it is ALWAYS sold out at my local Lush store!! It smells like honey, vanilla, and white chocolate, it tastes great on the lips, and it makes lips kissably soft.  

Lush

Lush Rock Star Soap

How cute is this star-shaped Rock Star Soap? This is bubble gum rock, with pink and sweet and vanilla suds that leave you singing in the shower, putting Britney Spears to shame. Rock Star is a soft soap, so keep it in a covered soap dish or out of the shower to get the most from it. It really is lots of fun and smells better than a candy store.

Lush

Lush Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb

Shooting Stars includes the brand new for the season Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb. A bath with this beauty is truly an otherworldly experience. It has the iconic caramel Honey I Washed the Kids scent and it turns bath water into ribbons of purple, blue, yellow and pink, with tiny white moisturizing stars floating about. It’s so cool, people have even put up YouTube videos showing what it does! Watching this bath bomb spin wildly as it shoots out different colors will have you thinking aliens have invaded your tub time…but in a good way.

Lush

Lush Twilight Bath Bomb

The Twilight Bath Bomb is awesome for a night-time bath. The vanilla and lavender scent is relaxing, a perfect usher into dream time. Bubbly bath water turns from pink to purple and then there’s pretty glitter to really brighten up your mood. In the end the bath water does look like a starry night and you are totally ready for some sweet dreams.

Lush

Lush Star Light Star Bright Luxury Bath Melt

The limited edition Star Light Star Bright Luxury Bath Melt is a beautiful, sparkly holiday treat with mega-moisturizing organic shea butter and extra virgin coconut oil. It smells clean and happy with notes of ginger and lime. The shea butter makes bath water very silky and creamy, and it’s like magic for dry skin. Like many Lush treats, this has a hidden treat inside that I won’t spoil for you, but it does turn bath water blue shot through with silver glitter. Be prepared to be a sparkly version of yourself afterward!

best ornament ever!!

best ornament ever!!

While Lush has many fabulous gift options this season, I vote for Shooting Stars.  Everything inside has something extra to really brighten your mood and make you feel like a star. Be sure to grab this before it sells out!  – Lisa

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Celebrating all moms! Lush for Mother’s Day

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That’s right. Your mom was right about EVERYTHING. So make her feel special on Mother’s Day with something really cool from Lush. The BIZ was sent some of the best Lush options to honor Mom for all she does.

The Mum

The Mum

How about The Mum ($9.95), the reusable bubble bar on a stick? It’s a never-ending bubble bath with the best sort of packaging ever. I don’t know why, but everything always seems better when it’s on a stick!

gorgeous

gorgeous

Draw her a nice warm bath, then swirl this pretty yellow and orange flower around to create tons of bubbles that smell amazing. The Mum is full of lime, bergamot, and juniper berry oils, resulting in a fresh, springy, citrusy scent that will put a huge smile on her face.

Moms come in all shapes and sizes

Moms come in all shapes and sizes, like this non-traditional family

Or check out the Mumkin ($6.95) – Lush’s hybrid of a pumpkin and your mom.

Mumkin

My Mumkin is staring at you…

top of the Mumkin

top of the Mumkin

The Mumkin, just like your mom, is very special – it’s only available around Mother’s Day. Crumble up the Mumkin and hold the pieces under running water to create mounds of velvety bubbles. It smells like raspberry, bergamot, lemon, and violets – pretty amazing. The eyes are chocolate drops, and the stick is a candy stalk. It’s tempting to try to eat this one, but it makes a much better bubble bath than a candy treat!

There are many definitons of 'Mom' - don't forget the ones who didn't give birth to you, but still took care of you.

There are many definitons of ‘Mom’ – don’t forget the ones who didn’t give birth to you, but still took care of you.

Or perhaps a bath bomb is more her style. If so, The Secret Garden ($5.25) may be the perfect option for her.

Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

What is so secret about this bath bomb? The inside is stuffed with flower petals. Drop this in the tub for a garden scented volcanic eruption, as rose absolute, sweet wild orange, and rosewood oils waft about the room. The top of the water is covered with foamy goodness, as the flower petals swirl underneath to soften the skin. This one requires some tub cleaning afterward, but your mom will think it’s no problem while she is in the zen state of bliss after a Secret Garden bath.

there is nothing better than love from your mom

there is nothing better than love from your mom

If your mom is a hard-working, practical sort, go for The Dish Fairy ($7.95).

The Dish Fairy

The Dish Fairy

What could be better than giving your mom clean dishes?? This cute little fairy is a wand for dirty dishes. Fill the sink with water, then cast on a spell on it by swirling the wand about, creating cleaning water full of lemon and gardenia oils.

promise on a stick

promise on a stick

Even better when the Dish Fairy is gone, the stick is a free pass out of doing dishes!!

up close she really does look like mom!

up close she really does look like mom!

I love how this is a bubble bar but for dirty dishes. I got one of these last year and it actually lasted about 7 months. I kept this cute little angel in a cup next to the sink and anytime dishes needed to be washed, I just swirled this in the water and my dishes – not to mention my hands – got squeaky clean.

There are so many great, unique options for moms at Lush this year. Get some for your mom, for your adoptive moms, and then for yourself.  We all deserve a little Lush!  – Lisa

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“Hoppy” Easter from Lush

easterSometimes I think the best part about holidays are the special goodies that are only available during that time.  It’s so important to remember to take care of yourself and treating yourself with a ‘limited edition’ product seems even more satisfying.

My Lush-ious Easter basket

My Lush-ious Easter basket

a closer look...

a closer look…

Easter is just around the corner and Lush sent Beauty Info Zone some of their limited edition treats – here is what I want in MY Easter basket!

The Immaculate Eggception ($12.95)

Immaculate Eggception

Immaculate Eggception

This is so darn sweet and cute it almost hurts my teeth. The outer shell is the fizzy bath bomb, you can find it in either Bright Pink or Buttercream Yellow.  When you shake it, you hear the secret treat bouncing around inside…just crack it on the side of the tub to find out what’s inside. This bath bomb smells of ylang ylang, grapefruit, and vanilla and it’s good for at least three baths. It is extremely moisturizing…in fact, it makes the water ‘thick’, almost like a luxurious lotion.

Carrot Top ($7.95)
Carrot Top

Carrot Top

I bought one of these last year and let me tell you this carrot was the perfect persuasion to get my kids to take a bath. Normally they aren’t thrilled with vegetables but everyone seems to want some of this carrot. It’s a reusable bubble bar, good for about 10 baths. You hold the carrot by the top and swish it around the tub for frothy, lemony scented bubbles.  It’s really awesome.
Henata Bath Bomb ($7.95)
Henata Pinata

Henata Pinata!

A pinata for bathtime!! And hey, it’s shaped like a hen, sooooo….Henata! Love it. Burst open this hen pinata to find soap paper flower petals and a beautifully scented egg that really makes bath time super fun  It smells of citrus and bergamot and is just delightful. This is one big bath bomb…you can get several baths out of this, if you can hold yourself back from dropping the whole hen pinata in the tub then watching it explode. Get one while you can!
The Brightside Bubble Bar ($8.95)
Brightside Bubble Bar

Brightside Bubble Bar

This bubble bar is a vision of beautiful weather to come. The huge bar is scented with Sicilian Mandarin, tangerine, and bergamot. This lasted me through about 10 baths, you don’t need much – just crumble a bit into your  bath for red and orange water and bubbles that look just like a sunset.
Lush Easter 2013

Lush Easter 2013

I love Lush’s limited edition products, and Easter 2013 is a real winner. Some products aren’t even available on the website anymore so get yourself to a Lush Store stat for a very hoppy Easter.  – Lisa
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Sugar Rush – as luscious as it looks

Have you ever seen anything that delicious looking? We aren’t reviewing food even though these look good enough to eat. Instead we are going to introduce you to Sugar Rush Bath Company products so you can find out about their wonderful looking and smelling products.

Sugar Rush was developed to solve a problem. The creator, Tavia Williams, has a son with extreme eczema so she went to work making products that would soothe his skin. Her first product was a whipped shea butter, which helped him and led her on her way to other great products.

There are so many positives about this company:

– they are made using natural ingredients

– there is no alcohol in these products so skin isn’t dried out

– no water is used as filler

– they contain Vitamin E and Grape Seed oil as the ingredients to seal in moisture

– products are hand-crafted to ensure quality and integrity

MARCIA’S SIDE:

Sugar Rush Body Icing

The product I received to review is Body Icing in Vanilla Almond Treat. This jar is chock full of the shea butter. It may look fluffy in the PR shot but what you’ll get is a solidly packed jar. The fragrance is quite strong so on the days you use this you might want to skip any cologne or find one that meshes well with it. It does fade throughout the day but it starts off a little heavy. What I’ve found is that I needed to use the smallest amount. I dried off after my shower and then scooped a little out for each leg. It banished the flakes and left my skin well moisturized.

Sugar Rush Body Icing

This whipped shea butter Treat is also available in three other scents: Apricot Chamomile Rush; Cravin’ Coco-Mango;  and Milk Honey Sensation. While it was created for eczema and psoriasis, it’s a great moisturizer for the rest of us too. At $20.50 per jar it may seem like a lot but a little goes extremely far. Plus the packaging is just too darn cute!

Body Icing Ingredients

(Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacoa (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mica Powder, wheatstarch, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, herbs and a blend of one or more: sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, and vitamin E, may contain fragrance (parfum) and or Essential oils)

LISA’S SIDE:

I love body oil and I use it every day.  It’s a great way to get beautifully moisturized skin with just a kiss of scent.  It’s also a multi-tasker than makes massaging out those muscle kinks much easier and more enjoyable.

Body Oil in Craving Coco Mango

The Body Oil from Sugar Rush ($17) is a huge bottle of good for your skin, good smelling wonderfulness.  The oil is perfect, it soaks right in so it doesn’t leave skin sticky, and it moisturizes beautifully.

Body Oil ingredients

I got about four back massages from the hubby as I ‘tested’ out this product before he got wise and called me an opportunist.  It’s a lovely body moisturizer and works well as a bath oil too.   The Craving Coco Mango scent is really, really nice.  It’s a mix of chocolate and mango that smells yummy but not too foody.  The scent is not overly feminine, so everyone will enjoy it.  Other scents available include Apricot Chamomile Rush, Milk Honey Sensation, and Vanilla Almond Treat.

Cupcake Bath Bomb – cute!

I also tried the Cupcake Bath Bomb ($12) in Choc-It-To-Me.  The packaging is super cute, and there are options for custom packaging for special occassions like shower gifts.

Looks yummy…

This comes in a plastic box tied with a ribbon.  The cupcake inside looks so realistic it’s pretty amazing.

Cupcake wrapped in plastic wrap

It comes encased in plastic wrap to ensure the cupcake doesn’t get all smeary during it’s journey to your bathtub.

Cupcakes – more than just a sugary dessert!

The Choc-It-To-Me scent is divine – super, deep, chocolately, and not synthetic in any way.  Delicious!!

It smells as good as it looks!

Even unwrapped this cupcake looked so real it fooled everyone in my family.

unwrapped…

and ready for the bath!

The bottom is the fizzy part, the top is the moisturizing part.  This is really more of an ‘adult’ bath time treat.  The fizziness is slow, it’s not like the exploding volcano baking soda experience.  And the top part lasts a long time, giving you skin so soft it is absolutely unreal.   One of these cupcakes was enough for four baths, so it’s far more economical than I expected.

Be sure you check into Sugar Rush and all of their yummy products. Even if you are dieting (as usual) you can get a sweet fix and smell good at the same time.

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Trick or Treat? Lush is definitely a treat this Halloween.

Which would you want – the candy or the Lush treats?

Lush always has mind-blowing treats, and this Halloween there are some fabulous goodies that are sweeter than candy – not to mention far less damaging to the hips and thighs.  Here are four things I would much rather find in my treat bag than sugary, cavity-inducing sweets that I might as well just glue right to my butt, saving my body the time it takes for chocolate to join that cellulite party.

Twilight Shower Gel

For a spooky shower, you need the Twilight Shower Gel ($9.95 – $27.95).  This smells sooo yummy, it’s  actually the same scent as the super popular Twilight Bath Bomb.  It smells a little herbally, a little like lavender,  and a little sweet.  Plus it’s a delightful shimmery iridescent purple color.

Love the first instruction – ‘Get naked’!

Yes, get naked before you use this – it makes the experience that much better!!  Have your honey scrub your back with it and share the shimmery Twilight together.

Calacas Shower Jelly

On a scarier note, you have to try the Calacas Shower Jelly ($4.95) – if you can find it!

Calacus inside – ooey gooey fun

This was a limited edition product made in honor of the Day of the Dead, and you can still find it in some stores.  It’s like goop for grown ups – pour this out of the tub and it stays whole, and it’s actually in the shape of a skeleton face.

Can you see the skeleton face?

Calacas are the handmade skeletons from the Day of the Dead.  It’s a little hard to see in photos, but in person you can definitely see the Calacas face.

How about now?

Ok, take one more look!

This shower jelly smells DIVINE.  It is the most beautiful, herbally, clean lime and neroli scent – I love it.  And it’s perversely entertaining to rip the skeleton head apart and then soap up with the jelly….ok I am really, really weird.  I admit it.  But that’s the first step to recovery, right??

Enchanting Citrus Sunset Bomb

Now, if you want something that is even better than Pop Rocks, you have to try the Enchanting Citrus Sunset Bomb ($6.25).  I love how it makes bath water change slowly from orange to pink to red, it’s like a magic trick.  The fizziness is awesome, it’s like Alka Seltzer on steroids.  And it smells fantastic.  In the fall it makes me think of a gorgeous sunset during Indian Summer, it has the same neroli and lime scent as Calacas.  Beautiful!!

Jacko

For some true Halloween fun, you have got try out the bath bomb Jacko ($5.95).  Not only is the shape and scent classic Halloween pumpkin, but it’s really creepy to watch this bubble and fizz out the eyes and mouth.  Scary fun!!  The scent is spicy pumpkin, and the bath water leaves your skin feeling super smooth but not smelling like food.  It’s great stuff, and so entertaining.

Trick or treat?

Do something different this Halloween, and reward yourself with some cute, fun treats from Lush!  – Lisa

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