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Bumble & Bumble Seaweed Shampoo and Conditioner

Bumble and Bumble Seaweed mild Marine Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Sorry to sound over-dramatic but recently my hair has been going through a bit of turmoil. I think it’s down to various stresses over the past few months, but the upshot is where once I could leave my hair to its own devices for a few days, I now need to wash it daily – not great. So in order to minimise the damage daily washing can do I’ve been reaching for a gentler option in the form of Bumble and Bumble’s Seaweed Mild Marine Shampoo and Conditioner*.

The Seaweed range is designed to be a daily use product so it cleanses and moisturises without overloading the hair. Ingredients include kelp to nourish and sea silk to add shine. The scent is very nice – if I was being pretentious (and I am) I’d describe it as a hint of lime on a sea breeze – and it leaves a subtle fragrance in the hair. Overall, I’ve been enjoying using it and it leaves my hair soft and manageable.

One thing that takes a bit of getting used to is the consistency of the conditioner. As it’s lightweight, it’s pretty thin and I keep squeezing too much out. This isn’t really a problem as my dyed ends are pretty thirsty and drinks it all up but as it’s quite a pricey product it’s worth being careful about and a little goes a long way.

So I don’t have swishy mermaid hair just yet, but B&B’s Seaweed range is definitely helping me on the way to fixing some major hair woes. As promised, this is a great option for daily washing without stressing those tresses and I definitely would recommend it if you are looking for this type of product.

The Seaweed Shampoo is £17.50 while the Conditioner retails at £18.50 and is available at larger Boots as well as online. Look Fantastic currently has a special off on where you can receive a free Straight Blow Dry (review here) when you buy two products.

Lush Valentine’s Day 2015 Collection

Lush Valentine's Day Collection 2015

I love a seasonal Lush collection. In fact it’s mostly what I buy – every year I go a bit crazy for Halloween and Christmas, then inevitably I’m still in the bath mood when the Valentine and Easter collections come along, then my obsession tails off until the following Halloween. So today I have some pieces from the Valentine’s Day collection and my opinion on then.

For a start, how cute does the collection look? Very Valentine’s Day appropriate. I bought most of the items apart from the Love Locket bath bomb (couldn’t bring myself to spend £6.95 on one bath bomb), the Cupid’s Love soap because I never use it and the two lip products.

Lush Valentine's Day Collection 2015 Lush Valentine's Day Collection 2015

First up is the Floating Flower bath bomb (£3.50). It is pretty fancy as it’s fizzing as it lasts a long time and has a few different colours hidden away, until it ultimately leaves your bath a soft pink colour. However, the scent is pure jasmine and it is so strong! I actually found it really overwhelming and not enjoyable at all and had to get out of the bath pretty quick! If you love jasmine, you’ll like this, but I’d recommend smelling it before you buy it as it’s not an “on-the-fence” scent.

Lush Valentine's Day Collection 2015

The Heart Throb bubble bar (£3.65) is based on their bubbleron range where it’s meant to look like a macaron and you twist it in half to use in two baths. The Valentine one is shaped like a heart (or actually a bit like a bum!) and has gold glitter in the middle. Again, the scent is floral but it’s softened slightly by the inclusion of vanilla. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it like I did the Floating Flower. It turns the bath a romantic red colour and actually adds moisturising properties to the water with shea butter so does some good.

Lush Valentine's Day Collection 2015

The Lonely Heart (£3.50) is another bubble bar which features gold glitter in red water, but this one smells great. It stands out from the rest of the collection as it has a predominately citrus smell with lemongrass and bergamot.

Lush Valentine's Day Collection 2015

Next is probably Lush’s most successful recent launch – the Unicorn Horn bubble bar (£3.25). Firstly, yes, it looks amazing – a pastel swirl studded with stars and dusted with an iridescent shimmer, and y’know unicorn’s are all the rage at the moment, so well done Lush. I am a bit surprised though because I thought that lavender was a bit of a marmite fragrance? The Unicorn Horn smells simply of strong, fresh lavender. Personally, I like lavender (we have it growing in our garden at home) but I know a lot of my friends can’t abide it. I stand corrected though! In the water, the pastel colours don’t really last but you get a good amount of bubbles to pretend you have floated away on a cloud to a magical unicorn land. If you want.

Lush Valentine's Day Collection 2015

Lastly, I picked up a small bottle of the Prince Charming shower gel (£4.75). Lush shower gel is expensive but I like it as a treat as the scent really lasts on the skin. This one smells of pomegranate juice so is very fresh and fruity.

Did you pick up any of the Valentine’s Day collection? What do you like the look of?