Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Review: Lush - Bubblegum Lip Scrub

As many of you will be aware, & if you aren't you will be now, Lush have repromoted (from their sister company Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful) the ever so popular lip scrubs.
I had never tried these, but they obviously thought that they were worth keeping in the family, so passed them on into the Lush store when they decided to close down (sad times)

I first tried to get my hands on these last week but was informed they had all sold out in 2 days..sheesh, that is ALOT of dry chapped lips amongst the Lush fans in my City.
Yesterday however, they were fully stocked, so i went and had a nosey at all three scrubs.
In all honesty, i did just want to pick up all three, pay & go, because i had a train to catch & they are right on the till, so i was being put off by the girl standing behind the counter.



Her favourite was the mint one, but i wasn't instantly drawn to that one, and the chocolate one wasn't so appealing once i'd smelt it.. (i had obviously been imagining them totally different & was a bit dissapointed - I will most probabaly end up getting them anyway though) but the bubblegum one smelt amazing. It's a mixture of Creamy Candy scent and Snow Fairy (that's my rather awful attempt at describing it)
It taste's just as delicious.

So what do i think? Overpriced? Probabaly, it is, after all, some oil & sugar & a bit of colouring & flavouring, but it's not something i would have the patience to make and how many of us ever just dip our fingers into the sugar bowl and rub it over our lips?
The one thing i find a bit..annoying about these is the fact that you can't do this on the go..you can't be out shopping, think your lips are feeling a bit dry and start rubbing this all over the place..and i say this because i did this with no mirror..looked in the mirror a few minutes later and looked as though i'd tried to eat a donut without licking my lips...and that was after i thought i had removed anything that may have still been there.
One other thing i thought i would mention was that my little glass pot, as cute as it is, had the most skewiff label ever..i took the whole thing off and put it on neatly..the person who made mine was obviously in a hurry to get these shipped out for all the chapped lipped ladies, it's not a massive deal, but it's the small things eh? a few more seconds spent on it, and it would have been fine. It was also extremely messy & a bit sticky around the lid but i cleaned that up.
One thing i can totally say is worth the money, is the fact it works, it does leave your lips feeling and looking one hundred times better, mine even seemed a little more plump from all the lip-rubbing. haha. I'd say it gives you the perfect base for a lipbalm or before lipstick. I also found it rather addictive..i was applying this almost every hour. The taste and smell is amazing, and because it's mainly sugar, you can just lick it off :P

RRP: £4.50

What do you think of the lip scrubs?


59 comments:

  1. wooot! need this in my life! x

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  2. Great review! I must look at these next time i go to Lush.

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  3. I'm worried if I get this i'll just apply it to my lips then eat it haha! xx

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  4. I must admit...I got all 3 lol i couldnt stop my self, as my nearest lush is an hour and a half away i couldnt smell them, but i lovvvvve them, your right about the lable tho :( xxxx

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  5. I definitely need one of these (I'll probably go for the bubblegum one too)
    Great review lovey xx

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  6. well miss zoe, i have not tried a lip scrub before but after reading this fantastic review, i think i might just have to try this one ;) can't go wrong with creamy candy and snow fairy scent mixed with sugar lol xoxoxox

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  7. Oh yummy! I'm getting all three as soon as I get to Lush xox

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  8. I haven't been to Lush since these were released but deffo planning on getting the bubblegum one. Probs not the others as £4.50 is pretty expensive. I can imagine it tastes amazing though :) Your pics look yummy. x

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  9. I just got it today. And at first, I asked myself if I really needed it. The answer was: no BUT the moment I opened it, saw the gorgeous pink colour and sniffed it- I HAD TO HAVE IT lol

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  10. Creamy Candy AND Snow Fairy? HEAVEN!! Gimme some sugar ;) lol xx

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  11. Seem really good I would try this

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  12. ooo another new product to try out from LUSH!

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  13. Hmm..
    Ive always used home made lip scrubs my my chapped lippies.

    The color is so bright & pretty, does it stain your lips any color?
    :)

    -Jess
    maiphilosophy.blogspot.com/

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  14. thanks for the review im def sold on trying this out now.

    xox

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  15. I saw these when I popped into Lush the other day but I didn't buy anything, I'm going shopping Friday night and will definitely check these out as my lips are disgusting atm :(

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  16. i brought the mint julip one. i agree its expensive when i usually used to make my own anyway, but it will last for ages and the mint tastes so nice!

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  17. This product sounds amazing!! I can't wait till they come out in the US. Great review as always! xx

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  18. That looks really nice! I've only just discovered Lush, I might see if my local shop in Australia stocks these. Also just came across your blog and I think it is so lovely, have added you to my blogroll!

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  19. Thanks for the review! I was thinking about buying some, but I think I'll just stick to the old sugar and olive oil method :)

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  20. kind of a waste of money considering you can make your own little pot at home...but I would prob buy and try it once just for fun ;)

    ps ..I linked you...great blog!

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  21. I need to find a Lush near me b/c you do all these reviews on their products & they all look amazinggg! This lip scrub looks especially cool. Great review!

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  22. Oooh! Looks nice! Very intriguing. I'm into mint so I'm going to have a look into it.

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  23. Be careful not to overapply because it can make your lips really sore! Lovely review

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  24. definitely gonna have to try this : )

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  25. Sounds great, definately one to try!

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  26. great review sweetie!!!
    I actually only apply this to lick it off!! :)
    xXx

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  27. i usually make my own lipscrub, though it doesn't ever smell like bubblegum which i wouldn't say no to. might try this out if i need a treat soon! xx

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  28. I tried the mint last wk but this is the one I want cos of the smell.

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  29. I *know* that I shouldn't want another one of these just because it's pink... and yet I appear to be thinking otherwise.

    Great pics,
    Tx

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  30. i am going to lush this weekend so will definitely check these out. i got really excited that this one was pink but i hate the smell of snow fairy ::runs and hides:: ill probably end up with the mint one :)
    great review :) xoxo

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  31. Ooh I think I might check out their lip scrubs! :)

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  32. Omg I didn't even know they did these! My lips are in desperate need of a bit of exfoliation right now. I'm adding these to my must-buy list.

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  33. I bought one this morning! soo tasty=)

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  34. I Linked you from my blog about this :)

    http://lougunn.blogspot.com/

    x

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  35. Love this got the same one! Smells delicious
    packaging was rubbish here too!:(

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  36. This stuff looks absolutely scrummy! i may have to pop into lush the next time i'm in town!!

    http://missdazzledust.blogspot.com/

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  37. I got one of these yesterday the mint one i just put it on to lick it off again hehe

    cherryblossom7789.blogspot.com

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  38. A couple of months ago I thought of a fab idea to bring the lipscrubs to lush, because there's probably only like 2 B shops! So I emailed the lovely people, but they told me only their sister did the scrubs. & then I hear they've brought them out, I think they've stolen my idea! Gits! =P
    xxx

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  39. It was funny, the day you posted this I was thinking that I needed to buy something to fix these chapped lips of mine and look at this here is something miraculous.. too bad there isn't a lush where I live.. and I'm kind of sceptical about ordering online from them just incase i really dont like it?


    Oh and btw, i just started my blog and I wanted to get some ideas, but i dont know what people want to see or if they even want to see or hear anything from me

    0 followers :/
    sad



    <3

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  40. I LOVE your blog! I want to try this out now.. I've been looking for something like this.

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  41. i bought this and i absolutly love it! id been looking for one for ages as i ALWAYS have dry lips! this does the job and tastes yum! p.s mine had a skew wiff label too! not impressed with that :/ oh well. i love lush!

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  42. I'm going to pick one of these up on Sunday not sure which one to get though :/ dammn lush they always make everything sound sooo good haha
    visit my blog ? i just started.
    http://lusshhh.blogspot.com/

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  43. Mmm it looks yummy! I've got the mint one and yep they probably are a little pricey but I love them. I'm really disappointed Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful closed down as I liked a lot of their products :(

    Liz xx
    http://thebeautyandthefeast.blogspot.com/

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  44. You have turned me into a Lush addict, I now have a list of things I need to try!

    xxx

    http://iampurplestarz.blogspot.com

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  45. I adore the chocolate lip scrub, it's just so yummy!

    So great knowing I'm not the only Lush addict out there.

    Aly x

    http://glimmerdoesgrunge.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. Lip scrubs are amazing. The new popcorn one is fantastic. The only thing is, where I live (Edinburgh) they are £5.25 which is way overpriced!!!

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  47. I love this lip scrub. I use from three month and he is perfect. <3

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  48. I have the mint one, it's gorgeous!

    Read my review and check out my blog! :)

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-little-lush-miracle-mint-julips-lip.html

    thanks!

    Kelly Lou xo

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  49. I have the popcorn one and I love it, i use it nearly everyday and makes my lips feel really soft, it is quite expensive (i got it for a present though) but it's totally worth it, i've been using it since Christmas and theres loads left, i've barely made a dent, i love it and it tastes really nice!

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  50. i have that omddddd xoxoxo love your blog

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  51. Do you need to keep it in fridge?

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  52. Do you need to keep it in fridge?

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  53. I think the skewiff label fits with the fact that they are handmade cosmetics, because I own the Mint Julips lip scrub and noticed the same thing. Great product though, and so addictive!

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  54. I got mine 3 days ago and I can't stop using it lol :((( I feel like it's going to waste but it tastes so nice haha!xxx

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  55. Had the mint one a few weeks back and can't lie, I had literally used (and maybe eaten) it in 2 days!!

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  56. I absolutely love this, i do also think it's overpriced though!

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  57. I just found out about this now! hahah how did it take so long!? http://beautyandthebeth.blogspot.co.uk/

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