Thursday, 7 February 2013

Introducing: The Lush Spa Gift Box

I have a huge love of all things LUSH and would easily have a LUSH bath every day if I could. Did you know, that LUSH now have Spas located around the UK, and now you can have a Spa Day in the comfort of your home, with this LUSH Spa Gift Set*. (€32.50)

Before I opened the gift box up, as with all gift sets from Lush, I was in awe of the amount of detail that went into the packaging and its' presentation. The quirky detail of the brown wrapping paper, the brown string, and the stamps on the box, gave it that vintage, chic feel. So immediately it was a thumbs up from me!!

Big Blue bath ballistic... Bath ballistics are one of my favourite things to get when I'm in a Lush store. The huge variety in store is so appealing, and I think I have pretty much tried most of them, and I do definitely have my faves! (Avobath, Dragon's Egg, Golden Wonder, Honey Bee) This bath ballistic is now in that list! It contains lavender oil (relaxing), lemon oil (clears the mind) and seaweed and sea salt (softens the skin). When the stress levels are high, I love nothing more than getting in a warm bath, with this bath ballistic. It also has properties to ease aching muscles, another bonus!
(This is just before the burst of seaweed!)
           When you drop this under running water, it immediately fizzes and dissolves in the water, turning your water a blue colour. THEN there is a burst of seaweed form the middle of the ballistic! The seaweed floating around the bath, cleansed my skin and made my skin feel really soft. TOP TIP- after your bath the seaweed is left lying at the bottom, so you will have to give it a little clean!

Peace Massage Bar... This is the first time I've tried a Massage Bar. Basically this solid bar, begins to soften or melt when you rub it into your skin. I used this is the bath, and just began rubbing it on my legs and arms. I don't feel the need to moisturise my skin after my bath, when I use this. I feel it gives my skin a huge amount of moisture. It contains olive oil, cocoa butter and shea butter, all very nourishing and kind to your skin. I have used this twice so far and it is still lasting me! This massage bar is meant to bring some 'peace' into our busy tired lives!

Full of Grace serum bar... Again, a product I have never tried before from Lush. This has a similar concept to the Peace Massage bar, i.e. a solid bar, which melts upon contact with the skin. This is to be used on the face, as a face serum. I literally began to warm this up in my hands, when I got out of the bath, when my pores were open, and rubbed it gently into my face. The serum bar began to melt and I rubbed the serum into my skin. It was very easy to apply and again, is lasting me very well. This would definitely last you a couple of months, as a little goes a long way. Be careful not to over-apply this, as it will take some time to sink in! It is very handy for travel, and contains rose water which is good for sensitive skin. Ideally this is to be used at night time, to let it soak into your skin overnight. I wouldn't apply this daily as it is quite rich, so about once a week, is how often I'll be applying it.

Stepping Stone foot scrub... This really cute foot scrub, is AMAZING! Not only does it smell amazing, (citrus, zesty) but it has made removing the dead skin off my feet, so easy! It has left my feet feeling so soft, and smooth. This little foot scrub contains sea salt, which gently exfoliates the skin, while also containing jojoba oil, and cocoa butter, which help soften the skin. My feet have never felt so soft and smooth! I have got two uses out of this foot scrub, which I think is pretty good!

This FAB Lush Spa Gift Box, is ideal for this time of year, to give your tired skin, body and muscles a much needed pampering. I definitely have more baths in the winter, to unwind and de-stress during the winter chills!

The combination of using these 4 products have left my skin feeling so soft and full of moisture. I would recommend getting your hands on this Spa Gift Set if you want your skin to be moisturised for the year ahead. Or this gift set would be an ideal gift for your Mum, Sister or a friend, or just for yourself!! You can buy the gift sets in your nearest store, or you can order online and get it delivered to your home! You can also order on-line at

If you are interested in seeing me post pictures on what I'm using in my bath, be sure to follow me on Instagram (sarahwhelehan).

What is your favourite gift set from LUSH? Or what is your favourite product? What do you love most about LUSH products?


Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Yellow Sunflower?!

My blog has not had the love and attention it deserves recently. Things in my personal life have taken over, and I am aware I haven't blogged since just before Christmas. Sorry guys. :-(

As you all know Christmas comes, takes over your time, and I just never got around to blogging. Along with Christmas and all the antics it brings, in the back of my mind, I was thinking of my college exams, which begin just after Christmas. I have my exams just after Christmas, so I was pretty hectic (to say the least!) after Christmas and all throughout January studying. 

Thank you for sticking with me, and I'm hoping to blog more regularly and have more of a routine with my blog, but I am only going to blog about things I am passionate about and love etc. I'm also super happy with a little change that has occurred here at The Yellow Sunflower. I have had my blog re-designed and the look changed slightly. The content will still be the same but I just wanted to spruce up my blog!! (Fresh start, new year, and all that...) I really hope you like it!

Let me know if you like the new design and layout. If any of you are interested in re-designing your blog, Lauren from MBLM, has worked her magic here on my blog, and you can check out all the different layouts and headers she can personally create, to your style, over on her design blog.

I also want to add a couple of snaps I took of my Christmas. I hope you all had a lovely peaceful Christmas time, and here's to 2013 with The Yellow Sunflower!