Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Lush Review: Star Light, Star Bright

I only ever really shop in Lush at Christmas time... their festive limited editions lure me in, and my most recent trip resulted in a huge haul of heavily scented goodies that will keep me stocked up well into the new year. If you want to see everything I bought, then check out the video below...
Last night I tried out one of their new additions to the Christmas line-up: the Star Light, Star Bright bath melt. Now, I'm totally obsessed with stars so this was a must-try for me, despite the light citrus scent (I normally prefer the richer, spicy scents) I love their bath melts as they tend to be a bit richer and more luxurious than the bath ballistics or bubble bars...


First thing to note with this, is that it's super messy! The silver shimmer comes off at the lightest touch, so be careful (especially when picking it up in the shop!)

Once it hits the water, the shimmer quickly disperses and reveals the inner base of cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut, lime, ginger and lavender oils. As this melts away, a blue/green core emerges and turns your bath water a shimmering blue.

While I'm not a huge fan of citrus scents, I found this quite uplifting and pleasant. It left my skin feeling super soft and moisturised (definitely no need for body lotion!) Even the next day I noticed how nice my skin felt.

The one downside to this is that it left a rather unappealing blue/grey scum around my bath. Lush bath products usually leave some kind of residue but this is definitely one of the less appealing ones!

Overall, this product was really nice, but I definitely still prefer my Melting Snowman when it comes to bath melts (who, coincidently is over £1 cheaper at £2.25, compared to this at £3.30). A nice one-off treat, or a lovely gift, but I don't think I'll be purchasing this again.
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  1. It's so purdyyyy! Did it leave you glittery at all?

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  2. I don't having a bit of mess in the bath to clear up after if it means using a gorgeous lush product like this, this sounds like it smells amazing, love moisturising products!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  3. I recently bought this as well along with the melting snowman bath melt and I have to say I definitely preferred the melting snowman! xx

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  4. I was looking forward to seeing pictures of this, thanks Fleur!

    It looks great, apart from the left over residue!

    Helena
    www.beautchic.com

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  5. I've yet to try any baths bombs / melts from Lush ..maybe next time I'm wandering past the shop..

    PRETTYMADEUP

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  6. I would be worried about this leaving me completely covered in glitter! Did you notice this?

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  7. This one doesn't look as appealing as the other christmas lush bath bombs when in the water.
    Never tried a melt, but will have to next time I am in lush!
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    xxx

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  8. I love the look of this but the glitter scares me a little bit!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  9. I think this smells so lovely and fresh and it reminds me of orange peel and cloves, the perfect Christmas scent for me :o). Xx

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  10. so sparkly! x

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  11. Used this last night (actually half of it--I wanted to try and get two baths out of it) and I did like it, but I agree with you--the biggest downside is the mess it leaves in the tub. And I also agree with you on loving the snowman bath melt--he's my favorite!

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  12. looks gorgeous but did it leave you all glittery?

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  13. This looks so lovely. I always find with Lush glitter bath products that I ended up with my body covered in glitter once I get out the bath! Oh well, who doesn't like glitter!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  14. Just the fact that it's glittery makes me want to buy it! Lovely review.

    Alice x
    http://beautybyalicee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Just because it's glittery I feel like I need to try this!

    Leanne | makeupblast.blogspot.ie | bloglovin.com/blog/3923219

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  16. It was nice to see pictures showing how it melts :)

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  17. Seeing all these reviews of lush products makes me feel like I should get out of my comfort zone and make my way into the lush shop... I always find the scent so... intense. I wouldn't want to smell my bathroom like a lush shop, but if it's only one scent that should be fine, right? Did the glitter 'melt' or were you scrubbing the glitter off of your tub for a week?

    xxx Floor
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  18. So you just throw it to the water and look how it melts in the water? I have a few bath ballistics and I actually don't know, how to use them :D So this is the right way to use them? :)
    And back to the Star Light, Star Bright.. I don't like citrus scents, I usually connect them with the smell of toilet cleaner :D I rather like sweet fruity and floral scents :)

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  19. Great, honest review. Was tempted to try this but I may go for the melting snowman instead!
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  20. It looks so pretty but I would hate it as it's so messy!

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  21. I actually been lush recently, I regret not buying that! ;D


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  22. I need to try some of Lush's christmas collection! Winter is definitely the time for long baths.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

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  23. I love LUSH as a company. I'm not a fan of glittery things, especially in my bath, but the colour changing looks great.

    I've just blogged about my favourite pamper obsession... the face mask! More importantly, the 4 that REALLY work (one for each skin woe). Check it out at http://sophs-choices.blogspot.co.uk

    SophsChoices

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  24. I just bought this the other day and was lowkey hoping for a more silver in the bath. I haven't tried it yet but glad it left your skin nice and soft. I guess i'm not looking forward to the murky water but as long as it smells nice and makes my skin feel soft it isn't too bad then. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. LUSH is such an amazing company! xx i love their lip scrubs as well!

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  26. You're only supposed to use PART of the bath melt! That's probably why it left such a ring in your bath tub. The consultant at my Lush counter said that you should get 3-4 baths out of this bath melt.

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  27. I love Lush products, next time I'm in there it's Christmas shopping time, might have to pick this up for myself!!

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  28. I just purchased this too, I can't wait to use it

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  29. I've never tried a Lush bath melt, and after seeing your video considered purchasing this one but I think I will stick to your preferred choice, the snowman looks so damn cute! xx

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  30. This is such a pretty lush product. I'm in lush ALL the time, it's my favourite shop especially around christmas time!

    Sharlotte

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  31. Wow.. Soo pretty! Need to try this one :)

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  32. So sparkly and gorgeous! I think this is one for my christmas list :)

    Imogen - A Rendezvous with You

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  33. Hey, Fleur, is there a LUSH shop in Norwich?

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  34. i picked it up in the store and regretted it immediately - soo messy! that's why i didn't buy it. but i'm over thinking this decision after reading this post! :) thanks Fleur!

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  35. I do like Lush but the rinsing off the bath afterwards puts me off a bit....as those little bits get EVERYWHERE!!
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  36. Lush is lovely! I saw your haul and I agree with your love for Cinders! The one I bought did cackle!
    I also prefer spicier scents and not a huge fan for citrus, especially for bubble baths as normally they're taken at night and that's when you don't want to feel alert, but sleepy!

    I wrote a body products post today too: http://berrybloomxo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/bath-body-products-haul.html

    Great Post!
    xoxo,

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  37. I really hate the glitter so I'm not too sure about this for me! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  38. Glitters!!! it seems to be really great! I love Lush products for the bath!!

    http://mabulledepensees.blogspot.fr/

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  39. I have the same complaint about lush bath bomb things, the fact they leave a residue is a real off putter for me. It looks amazing though!
    DaisyAndMints

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  40. Snowman melt for me I think! ;)

    H x

    http://headscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. I prefer the melting snowman, I wouldn't like my bath to look like this.

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  42. This looks so pretty! I would love to try it, Lush is one of my fave shops around this time of year! :)

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. Oh, I want to try them all!

    Anna | http://www.annasapphira.com My beauty blog

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  44. It's so pretty! That's annoying that it's so messy though.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. This looks crazy haha not sure I could deal with having to clean all the glitter out the bath! Love some of the other christmassy bits in your haul though, might have to pop along to Lush soon...

    xoxo

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  46. i loved this at first i was worried about the level of glitter but it wasnt too bad! absolutely lurve lush's christmas collections! xx

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  47. I saw your video and I was curious to know what would happen to this very bright star, enjoyed good post, but I have a question, in the end you stay yourself with the body completely full of shiny? Xo *

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  48. I always worry about the glittery products in lush as I don't want to look like a glitter ball:)

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  49. I was going to get this the other day when I went to Lush but I thought it would leave glitter all over me and my bath tub so I didn't end up getting it! Great review!

    Melissa | Lemonmel

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  50. Lovely haul!
    I have a love hate with lush.
    I love the products but hate that ring you get in your tub after bathing.
    Definitely going to check out that melting snowman bath melt
    !TarteTanya

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  51. Love Lush bath products, but yeah they do leave a residue on the bottom of the bath which is annoying! x x

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  52. I've never tried these kind of products from lush !
    I've heard of it, but wouldn't it cover you all in glitter ? Great post
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  53. Wouldn't this make a mess in your tube? :(

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  54. I liked the smell of this one, but didn't buy it when I went in the other day because of the glittery-ness, my mind went straight to 'my bath will be forever sparkly', but it's good to know that it's nice to your skin :)

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  55. So pretty and I love citrus scents. Too bad it is so messy.

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  56. I need to invest in some bath melts, I've never tried them! Love the idea of skipping moisturiser ;)

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  57. Hi Fleur!
    A good tip to avoid residue on the sides of your bath is to put a little bit of shower gel or shampoo in your bath water. It also good when you use highly coloured bath bombs.

    Sofie

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  58. I love the sparkly star! I'm definitely heading to lush to get some of my sisters some presents :)

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  59. I am so desperate to go on a lush christmas shop, the only thing i've picked up so far is the snow fairy shower gel!

    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk

    B xx

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  60. loved it :) sad we don't have lush :(

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  61. Ahhh your Lush haul has really made me want to go to Lush and do some Christmas shopping... I know where I'll be on Saturday morning! I really like the melting snow man and I think it'd make great little presents for friends. Thanks for the follow up post and review about star bright after the video, nice to know how the products fair!

    Shel x

    http://jaybirdblogs.blogspot.com

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  62. It looks so pretty that I would have to force myself to use it.

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  63. Oh I am sooo jealous! I wish Lush was sold in Greece as well!

    thebeautyvictim.blogspot.gr

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  64. It looks so pretty! I definitely need to head to lush soon, their holiday stuff is wonderful :)

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  65. Christmas Lush is always the best! Love all the glitter

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  66. Love to have a body lotion with a smell that lasts! Might have to try this.

    Best Body Lotion for Women

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  67. I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog! Keep up the great work ♡

    PS: May I invite you to my giveaway?

    Win a SUITSUIT luggage set (value €407) on my blog:

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  68. Never really tried this product from Lush, but I feel like checking it out next time i go to Lush

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  69. Lush is amazing! Cant wait till next time I go shopping,must try the christmas collection! :)
    ~Sarah xo
    www.sarahfashionista.blogspot.com

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  70. It sounds amazing! Pity about the residue though :(
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  71. Oh how lovely! Thank you for sharing!

    xo

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  72. Oh I went into lush the other day and didn't see this one! I love citrus smells :) x

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  73. Sad that we don't have lush :(

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  74. I really want to try this one but i really dont like how messy it is :/
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  75. I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog! Keep up the great work ♡

    PS: May I invite you to my giveaway?

    Win a SUITSUIT luggage set (value €407) on my blog:

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  76. I wish I had a lush near me! There products sound really great :)

    xoxo

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  77. I would buy this if it wasn't so messy! Soft Coeur massage bar is my favourite from lush! xo

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  78. great post.
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  79. Fleur I love your blog so much :)
    I also love LUSH products I just tried the Hot Toddy bubble bar it smells so festive. Vickie xxx

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  80. lovely video!! I love lush.

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  81. Love it not sure I have the patience to clean up all the glitter though!

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  82. Hi Fleur, I love your videos and blog :) but I have a question about your blog, cause you don't seem to have archives and I would like to know why? cause I would be interested to see some of your old posts but absolutely don't know for how long and how many blog posts you did as I'm a quite new follower ^^

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  83. I love Lush! Such great products! I need to start going more often than just Mother's Day lol

    <3 - Morgan | Cantik Malaysian Hair

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  84. I definitely need to try this! I've tried most of the Christmas collection and am loving it so far!

    rebeccalovesthat.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  85. Wow! That looks amazing! I really want to go out and buy it now...

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  86. This star is pretty and I've been hoping to read a review on it. Lovely read :)

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com

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  87. I only just discovered your youtube channel (and now blog!) and am thrilled to have found you...love all your videos and your posts are equally as interesting and entertaining :-) Just wondering what kind of camera you use for your videos? The quality is amazing!!! Xx

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  88. I love glitzy products but hate having to clean it off after!

    if you like lush then you may want to come and check out my review of the golden wonder bath bomb :)

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  89. I just did a huuuuge lush haul and I am currently working on the blog post as we speak. I found their bubble bars rather disappointing... They produce hardly any bubbles. Or maybe that was just the one I used.

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  90. I'm always drawn in by the glittery Lush products but they are always such a hassle to get off your skin after - I'm sparkly for days! xx

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