9 July 2017

Happy Blooming Body Lotion

Although I would never claim to be a huge fan of cherries, or indeed cherry-scented products, there was something special about the Happy Blooming Bath Melt that won me over fairly quickly. While it is definitely not the most easy-going bath melt, when compared to newer releases, I still find it super indulgent, even today. You can imagine then how bowled over I was to try the shower jelly out for the first time, and indeed how I felt then with the recent release of the body lotion.

Having spent years being disappointed by the synthetic, poor-excuse-for-a-cherry-fragrance products that brandish the shelves of other high street stores, it is both refreshing and exciting to experience an aroma so true to the original fruit, and so naturally beautiful in every way.

Happy Blooming Body Lotion is an exquisite, richly-scented product that offers fans of the shower jelly and bath melt everything that they could ever wish for. Despite the ingredients list leaving you wondering just how exactly the company have crafted this sweet and fruity offering, this limited edition is exactly what you'd expect it to be, and more.

From the tub, this lotion displays a strong, juicy cherry aroma. It is almost like taking a freshly-picked handful of succulent black cherries and grinding them down to form a thick pulp. In a way, the smell of this lotion reminds me a little of the boiled cherry drops that you'll find in most old-fashioned sweet stores. However, to say that the smell is identical would be underselling this limited edition quite a bit.

It is the inclusion of the benzoin resinoid in this lotion that creates such a powerful and long-lasting fragrance. This is a product you use when you want something withstanding, and something comforting to see you through a good many hours. I can happily vouch that after applying this to my skin, I found that I could still smell the warming, sweetness some four hours later. In that way, I consider it to be one of Lush's most potent body lotions to date. 

As with many of the recently released body lotions, Happy Blooming is what I'd describe as being of medium consistency. While it's not a tub you could hold upside down without an spillage, it is also not as thick as it  initially appears in the pot. 

Once you've divulged a small amount onto your skin, you'll see that it's the perfect consistency for massaging it across the body. What I love about this lotion is that it is one of those that the skin absorbs really quickly, so you are not left feeling sticky or particularly wet afterwards. Furthermore, there is something rather cooling about this lotion that I appreciated very much, and it was the perfect companion for me after a long day at the beach.

Containing a generous amount of cocoa butter to moisturise and nourish your skin; and a large helping of almond oil to soften and replenish, Happy Blooming does the job of rejuvenating weathered and tired looking skin - banishing any dry areas and giving your skin a natural glean that makes it look even healthier throughout the day. 

My only issue with this body lotion is the fact that I didn't find the benefits lasted much longer than a day. To continue improving the condition of my skin, I would need to apply this daily, which is perfectly fine to do so, but isn't necessarily the case with some of Lush's other lotions.

Overall, this is exactly what fans of Happy Blooming were no doubt waiting for: a product that is not only delectable and super fruity, but one that is very much true to the original scent family. Robust and juicy - this is a body lotion that I will continue to enjoy across the next few months, and I would highly recommend that you experience yourself.

Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Almond Oil, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Benzoin Resinoid, Ylang Ylang Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £13.95 for 225g.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Cherry Blossom Reusable Bubble Bar
Happy Blooming Bath Melt
Happy Blooming Body Lotion
Happy Blooming Shower Jelly

Happy Blooming Solid Perfume

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