Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Lush Satsuma and knot wrap impressions

Hi Flamingos
I have tried many different Lush products over the years that I am quite surprised that I have never actually tried a gift set, I have only ever bought bath bombs, skincare or haircare products individually. I have always been tempted to get a gift set but picking wasn't easy because they have so many to choose from and they are all decorated beautifully. I only decided to buy this and pip in the boxing day sale because they were half price and I liked the designs of each of them.

Gift sets in Lush come in various sizes and various prices too. Prices start at a reasonable £8.95 all the way up to £145 which includes lots of many different lush products.
First Impressions 
I just love the way that this gift set was wrapped, its actually nice to see a different way of wrapping rather than the traditional way of paper and sellotape which can be a little wasteful whereas a wrap can be used over and over again. 
Satsuma was nicely put in a satsuma themed wrap and tied to perfection, opening it was simple and wasn't a struggle at all. Inside was satsuma which had a little paper label on it with all the information  and ingredients on for this particular bath bomb. 

The Knot Wrap 
I have seen lots of different uses for the knot wrap online and is one of the reasons why I wanted to buy this because I wanted to use it again in future for another task. On the Lush website it says it can be used for these things
  • Wrap another gift - This can be used over and over again without the mess of paper and always looks neat ( I am absolutely rubbish at wrapping presents trust me)
  • Use as a scarf - like Marty in Grease, its ages since I wore a scarf like this.
  • Make a drawstring bag - I have no idea how but they are tutorials on this online
  • Headband - This is the main reason I want the knot wraps, I like having retro hairstyles and head bands can help complete the look.
  • Tea towel - This would be a funky looking tea towel, I am actually tempted to get more for this purpose seeing since they are 100% organic cotton.  
My Thoughts on Satsuma
I love the way it actually looked like a satsuma even though it was more like an oranges size, it even had the green bit on top and a yellow looking label on the size and  also the dimples to give it that extra orangey effect. The smell of citrus was very strong and you could smell it through the knot wrap even before opening it.

When I put it in the bath it started to dissolve into a lovely array of bright orange and banana yellow, the effect kinda reminded of a warming sunset. The smell was not as strong as me and my partner expected but more of a delicate orange smell. This bath bomb is a mix of citrus juice and Sicilian Mandarin oil.

It wasn't the most moisturising bath product I have tried from Lush and I continued with my skincare regime after my bath.

Even though satsuma was a decent bath bomb it wasn't one of my favourites and I probably wouldn't buy it again, I am just happy that it included a knot wrap and I can reuse it for a few things. I have already wore the knot wrap as a headband and it looks pretty amazing.

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  1. Charlotte Guyon24 January 2017 at 19:29

    Lush is one of my fave brands. I haven't tried this one but satsumas are a scent I love! I usually gravitate towards sweet smells at lush like candy mountain

  2. Aw shame that you would not buy it again because I like the knot wrap effect and the colour looks beautiful. I love Lush x

  3. Hannah Latoya Bond24 January 2017 at 20:54

    I love Lush gift sets this one looks awesome. Thanks for sharing x

  4. Sarah-Louise Bailey24 January 2017 at 21:20

    I do love the knot wrap on this bath bomb and it is so nice to have packaging that you can continue to reuse in other ways. It's too bad you didn't really like the satsuma bath bomb all that much, it looks quite pretty in the bath and I'm sure I would love the scent.

  5. I only get lush at Christmas as I never can be bothered to buy it for myself haha but I love oranges so I might remember to pop in and get this one

  6. I love citrus smells and think it makes such a lovely effect. I want to make myself have more baths x

  7. Stephanie Merry25 January 2017 at 09:37

    I do have a soft spot for Lush and their amazing bath bombs x

  8. Rhian Westbury25 January 2017 at 09:37

    It's a shame it wasn't the best bath bomb but for a half price set you can't go wrong. I love the colours on this x

  9. Shame that it wasn't that great, but good to see that you got wrap for other uses. :) x

  10. I got one of these and also the Brussels sprout one. I liked this but preferred the sprout!

  11. Melanies Fab Finds25 January 2017 at 20:29

    I love that the wraps are made from 100% organic cotton and help reduce waste it's a lovey idea.

  12. Harriet from Toby & Roo25 January 2017 at 21:12

    Ooh I really need to treat myself to some bits from Lush! I want one!

  13. Rachel Simpson26 January 2017 at 01:55

    I love that it comes with the wrap! I love Lush and this looks like a fab product! xo

  14. I still haven't managed to try any lush products mainly because I want to try the lush bombs and I dont have a tub. These seem like lovely products

  15. I love how it's wrapped, I would love to try wrap presents like that! I am so glad I came across your blog, you should be so proud of it.. keep up the amazing work! x


  16. We love the knot wraps that LUSH do! They are so handy! We must take a trip down to our local store to check out the Valentine's range! Xx

  17. Don't Cramp My Style29 January 2017 at 16:42

    I like the sound of this bath bombs! Looks amazing - plus organic cotton- im soo on zero waste!


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