Bombs!!!! Lush’s Bath Bombs: My First Impression and Review

Lush's Pink Bath Bomb

Lush's Bath Bombs

Hi! Beauties! I want to share with you my first impression of the LUSH’s magnificent bath bombs! I will also give you a review on the 2 I have used out of the above picture so far.  Just let me say Ahhhhhhhh! I understand now why all the other bloggers and you tubers have been raving about them now. Myself and yes even my husband has fell in love with them, well each other too….LOL!! This is one store my husband is glad I took him to while we were on my birthday get-a-way weekend. Well, after he has experienced these bombs he is proud. Trust me, we will be using the LUSH website ( to order more soon. The top picture may be a little deceiving because the bath bomb shown in it is called the Pink Bath Bomb and the other 2 pictures in the collage that is showing the bath bomb fizzing and dissolving is actually the one called Rose Queen. I got so excited to try it that I forgot to take a close up picture of it first……heee!heee!

First, let me tell you a little about the LUSH company. The actual name is LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. They use fresh ingredients to make their products. They are against animal testing. They believe in charitable giving for the local charities of each of their stores location. I can tell you that the store I visited in Dallas at the Galleria Mall had wonderful service. I could not have asked to have been treated any better and believe me the products speak for themselves after you try them. They sent me home with multiple generous free samples of the products I wanted to try out. I do plan on doing an article about all the free samples I received from here and other stores while on my birthday trip.

We are going to start with the back row of the second picture going from my left to right:

  • Their green Avobath Bath Bomb is not for lazy days lying back in the tub. On the contrary, it’s for gray days and mornings (afternoons and evenings too), when you just can’t shake your brain fog. Pop one into your bath for an instant jolt of invigorating, lemongrass-scented energy and fizz. Splash about in the shimmery green waters and let the fresh avocados and olive oil soften you up and leave you with softer, supple skin, as well as a brighter outlook. Next time you need a zesty refresher; all you need to do is Avobath. I haven’t used this one yet, but it smells like a fresh made pitcher of lemonade.
  • The darker green one is called Lord of MisruleInspired by the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, brings mischievous revelry to the tub with a spicy herbal blend of patchouli and black pepper oil. As it slowly froths in the water, hypnotic swirling silver luster is released and the deep green exterior soon gives way to a rich, wine-colored center. Just like at the Feast of Fools, when the wine begins flowing, the revelry really begins! Popping candies fizz and crackle, creating a world of magic and mischief right before your eyes. This one I have tried and Ahhhhhhhh! It smells wonderful and your skin feels so soft afterwards. Your water will end up being a reddish wine color, but no worries your skin does not.
  • The yellow one is called Enchanter Ballistic. Frothy citrus bathingSlowly frothing and bobbing about, The Enchanter tumbles around the tub, releasing layer upon layer of gorgeous colors, reminiscent of a summer sunset. Orange, pink, white and yellow foam around the bomb as it lazily dissolves, pushing each layer of color outward until your entire bath is covered in soft, fragrant foam. The colors are almost as enchanting as the fresh lime and neroli oil fragrance, made to make your day brighter. This is the next one on my list to try. I am sure it will be just as great as the other 2 I have used. You can definitely smell the lime. Seriously they all smell wonderful.
  • The bottom row of the second picture starts with the one called Rose QueenEverything’s rosy. They thought it was time for a new floral Bath Bomb so they designed the Rose Queen. Full of blossoms, petals and a sensuous new rose fragrance, this one is a splendid, sophisticated bomb fit for a queen. When LUSH co-founder and Bath Bomb inventor Mo first dropped one of these in a tub to show everyone her latest invention, she asked if there were enough petals. Everyone said they thought there was plenty, but Mo went ahead and put lots more in to really spoil us! This was the first one I tried and is the one seen in first picture above bubbling and fizzing. I was so amazed on the real rose smell and all of the real rose petals that was left in the bath water after it was completely dissolved. I haven’t felt that relaxed in a long time after that bath. This one I will for sure be repurchasing.
  • The last one is called Pink Bath BombVanilla bath time confection with saucy undertones. Inspired by the delightful Audrey Hepburn, Pink is sophisticated, sexy, elegant, and witty. Fragranced with edgy tonka bean, neroli, and the sweetness of vanilla absolute, it turns baths into candy-scented fantasies with a fragrance that lingers on your skin long after you’re out of the bath. It’s sweet, but not overbearingly so, with a subtle bite of something cheeky. Spoil yourself; instead of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, have an indulgent bath with Pink. I have not had the chance to try this one yet but I am for sure looking forward to it. I am sure you already know I am going to say it smells wonderful. Smells like an angels bath. Yes, it smells that good.

I think you can probably tell by above, I or should I say myself and my husband have become addicted to these bath bombs. You can also look forward to another article soon telling you about 2 other LUSH products that I am loving.

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My Gastric Bypass Journey Series: Part 2, Pre-Operative Guidelines

Weight Loss Collage 2

Hi! Beauties! Today I will be sharing with you My Gastric Bypass Journey Series: Part 2, Pre-Operative Guidelines. This article is going to touch on what is expected of you before the surgery is actually performed. We have already touched on the point that most insurance companies require you to lose 10% of your body weight before surgery so this article is going to assume you have done that and are getting prepared for the actual surgery.

First let me share the actual full name of the gastric bypass procedure I had done. It is called the Roux-en- Y Gastric Bypass. Just thought I would share this with you so you will have the actual name of the procedure to help with any research you might want to do for yourself. As I have said in prior articles this surgery is not for everyone and I am in no way trying to talk anyone into choosing this route for their weight loss journey. My goal in doing this series is to help by making sure you have someone else’s experience and journey to use in your research for any one that may be considering having this surgical procedure done. There are actually 6 stages you will go through for this surgery.

Today we will be going over Stage 1: Pre-Operative Diet. This diet you will have to follow for the 10 days prior to your surgery. It is a low carbohydrate, high protein, liquid diet to deplete liver size.

Stage 1: Pre-Operative Diet:

•It is recommended by your surgeon and dietitian to follow a high protein, low carbohydrate, liquid diet 10 days before surgery.
–This diet will deplete your carbohydrate stores which will “shrink” your liver making laparoscopic surgery easier for your surgeon to perform.
–This stage allows you to experiment and find a protein supplement that you like BEFORE surgery.
–This stage prepares you mentally and physically for the liquid stages after surgery.
•Consume a protein supplement 2- 3 times per day ( I will be including a list  the approved protein supplements)
–Protein will keep you full and prevent you from feeling hungry
–Choose any protein supplement (drink or bar) that meets the criteria:
•Less than 200 Calories
•Less than 6 g Total Fat
•Less than 6 g Sugar
•At least 15 g or more Protein
–Do NOT  buy:
•SlimFast®, Ensure®, Boost®, Carnation® Instant Breakfast (too much carbohydrate)
•Consume 2-3 servings of milk products each day
–Milk products contain protein which will help reduce hunger
•1 cup of milk (skim, ½ %, 1%,, Soy, or Lactaid® )
•6-8 oz Light Yogurt (Dannon® Light n’ Fit, Yoplait® Light, or Blue Bunny® Lite 85)
•1 packet sugar-free cocoa
•6-8 oz low-carb drinkable yogurt
•½ cup cottage cheese
•1 string cheese stick
•½ cup no added sugar pudding or custard
•1 cup low-fat strained cream soups
•2 no added sugar fudgesicles
•The following liquids contain little calories if consumed in proper servings:
–Sugar-free beverages: Crystal® Light, Wyler’s® Light, Sugar-free KoolAid®, Sugar-free Tang®, Diet Snapple®, Lipton® Diet Green Tea, decaf coffee or tea w/ sugar substitute
–Broth soups (All varieties; strain all soups with solid foods)
–Sugar-free popsicles and Italian Ice
–Sugar free flavored waters:  Fruit 2O®, Propel® Fitness Water
–Sugar free Jell-O®

Pre-Op Shopping List:

  • Protein supplement
  • Low-fat milk (skim, ½% or 1%)
  • No-added sugar yogurt/drinkable yogurt
  • Chicken or beef broth
  • Low- fat cream soups
  • Vegetable juice
  • No added sugar puddings/ custards
  • No added sugar fudgesicles
  • Sugar- free Jell-o
  • Sugar-free popsicles
  • Sugar-free beverages
Acceptable Full Liquid Diet Foods:
Applesauce, sugar free unsweetened
Cottage Cheese/ Ricotta Cheese  1% or fat free
Custard, sugar-free, made with skim milk
Cream of Wheat, Cream of Rice, Farina, Grits thinned
Instant Mashed Potatoes (thinned)
Cream Soups (no solids), Egg Drop Soup
Milk: ½ %, 1% or Skim, Soy
Double Milk: add 1/3 c dry milk powder to 1 cup milk
Pudding, sugar-free, made with skim milk
Yogurt: drinkable, plain, vanilla, no added sugar (no more than 12 g Total Carbohydrate)


Pre-Operative Liquid Diet Sample Menu

The following provides: 883 calories, 79 g carbohydrate, 111 g protein


½ cup cottage cheese

½ cup sugar- free Jell-O®


1 scoop Nectar mixed with 16 oz water and crushed ice


7 oz Dannon® Light ‘n Fit Carb and Sugar Control Smoothie

1 cup chicken broth


11 oz can World Wide® Pure Protein


1 cup broth soup


1-2 sugar free popsicles

Approved Protein Supplements:

  • Whey Protein (Walmart)
  • Designer Whey (Drug Emporium)
  • EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control (Walmart)
  • EAS Myoplex Carb Sense (Drug Emporium or GNC)
  •  ON 100% Whey: Gold Standard (Drug Emporium or GNC)
  • Perfect Isopure (Drug Emporium , Smoothie King or GNC)
  • ProComplex (Drug Emporium)
  • Unjury Products (
  • World Wide PureProtein (Drug Emporium)

So as you can see from above this pre-operative diet is not easy, but it can be done. You just have to keep reminding yourself that this is the start for a whole new lifestyle for you. Plus, you have to just try to keep thinking about what the end results of all this process is going to be.

Thank you for visiting my blog and reading this article. I hope you have enjoyed part 2 of My Gastric Bypass Journey series. Part 3 will be coming next week. Please subscribe if you haven’t already, it is free and you will be notified when any new articles are posted to my blog. I  love to read any comments, suggestions or feedback. You can leave these in the comment section below. Also please leave any questions you may have for me. I read and respond to all my comments. As always you can also connect with me through any of my social media icons, I am just a click away!

Reference material:

  • Trinity Mother Frances Bariatric Surgery’s Gastric Bypass Guide Booklet