Lush Ice Blue Soap Review

Lush Ice Blue Soap

My first ever “signature scent” was the ever-androgynous Dirty from Lush. This was back when I was identifying as transmasculine and didn’t want to be perceived as femme. These days I’m more outwardly femme but I still love spearmint and minty scents. They are super refreshing and I love that they are well-received by most ppl anywhere on the gender spectrum.

When the Lush Kitchen Box August 2023 was all minty scented, I was excited, and as someone who doesn’t currently have access to a bathtub, I was doubly excited for some soap.

The Lush Ice Blue Soap is a discontinued soap that’s been brought back just for the August 2023 kitchen box. You used to be able to buy them in-store as part of their main line available year-round:

Picture courtesy of Pinterest.

This was back in the days when you could request a specific size of soap cut from a large block/circle in store., I think it was around the 2020 pandemic that they stopped offering this option which is unfortunate, it helped give Lush that market and handmade feel they go for. Just furthers the change of Lush becoming a giant corporate conglomerate.

My Lush Ice Blue Soap Review

I thought that I had never used this soap before, but using it, I think I had a slice in the distant past… It evoked memories from being a teenager getting into Lush as it has that classic Lush soapy-ness which I can only describe as a mix of citrus and herbaceousness. For some reason, the quality of the in-store items now doesn’t seem to match what I get in kitchen boxes. The soaps they have now are disappointing as I don’t really care for the scents outside of the citrusy ones. Lush struggles with making sweet scents too sweet, so the more clean and herbal scents are safer options.

It looks cool in the shower, my BF loves using it. It holds up well on its own. It doesn’t have an intense lather, but I kind of prefer that.

I really love the way this soap looks, the color looks great, especially under alternative lighting:

There are some dupes of the scent on Etsy, but I haven’t seen any that quite captures the cool electric blue-ness of this soap!


  • Beautiful androgynous minty, herbacious scent.
  • Vegan & Cruelty-Free
  • Ethically Sourced Mint and Menthol
  • Looks cool under purple light/blue light/ alternative color lighting


  • Discontinued from the main Lush line, only available as an off-chance kitchen exclusive
  • Lush’s regular line of soaps don’t impress me
  • Too drying for skin prone to dermatitis, and eczema. Made my partner’s dermatitis flare-up


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Lush Kitchen Box October 2023 Review: Pirates Theme!

Hi all~ I’m very excited about today’s post! I was not expecting how novel I would find the Lush Kitchen Box October 2023. Everyone always anticipates the Lush kitchen box to be extra special for their two biggest holidays (Halloween and Christmas), so much so that a lot of people prefer to only sign up for the subscription service for that month. This year Lush went for a pirate theme, featuring many earthy, dank, fruity, and spicy scents. It was personally a hit for me as I love earthy scents and when Lush goes more experimental.


Leftovers from last month’s box:

The packaging and turn-around for this month was better than last. They had failed to include one of the items from the September box, so it was delivered with the October box. The October box came in this bigger box which had September’s item on top in some packaging peanuts:

As a consolation, they included the Give Me Body soap which is also part of the Glitterbox collab.

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September 2023 Empties

Ngl i’m starting to find my obsession with documenting my trash weird too, don’t worry.. However despite the extra effort it takes to document, I think it’s still an interesting study in analyzing one’s waste. I’m still working on posting my August empties, but strangely that one was like 90% feminine hygiene products. As I imagined, September was more tactical.. I’m analyzing the months now through the commonalities i’m noticing in my empties. This month I did not obsessively keep everything. Gonna keep focusing on beauty products since this is primarily a beauty blog, lmao.


  • Glossier Lip Gloss, WRP. Best lip gloss i’ve used. 


  • Nature’s Bounty D3, WNRP. Random supplement I found that I used up. I think D3 is effective, would just prefer a different brand.
  • Liquid Chlorophyll, WNRP. These are unreliable often, would rather just juice greens to get chlorphyll
  • Garden of Life Doctor Formulated Once Daily Ultra Probiotic, WRP, 7x
  • Milk Thistle Seed Extract, WNRP


  • Ouai Rose Body & Hair Oil, WNRP this was absolute dog shite for markup, absolute foolery for gullible sephoraheads
  • Pantene Sulfate Free Conditioner, WNRP. I can get better conditioners for cheaper.
  • Kerastase Night Repair Serum, WNRP they keep giving me samples
  • Redken Extreme Length Conditioner, WNRP


  • Evian Spring Water Spray, WRP, 3x
  • Living Libations Clarifying Clay Soap, WNRP (I prefer the charcoal soap)
  • Naturium The Glow Getter Multi-Oil Body Wash, WNRP
  • Scinic Enjoy Super Mild Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++, WRP, 1


  • Waterdrop tablets – WNRP, wasteful, take up too much space, too much effort, too much waste. Just plain water with lemon is 100000x better
  • Bob’s Red Mill Ground Flaxseed, WRP, need to WRP, apparently freshly ground flax is better. 
  • Living Libations Frankincense Fresh Toothpaste, WRP
  • Earth Worm Drain Cleaner, WNRP. Landlords left it so I used it up lol
  • Ikea Candle, WRP if it was on sale
  • Bigelow Constant Comment Black Tea, WNRP
  • Celestial Seasonings Honey Chamomille Tea, WNRP
  • Cotton Swabs, WRP I’m getting them at Costco now in bulk like an adult ig
  • Soy Lecithin – WNRP, getting sunflower now from a different brand

It’ll also be interested in seeing how I hone in on this overtime, my pictures need some work!! I’m also anti-grammar at this point, “proper grammar” is an oppressive device used to dampen creative expression, GOODBYE!!

Previous Month’s of Empties:

Lush Kitchen Box August 2023 Review

Hi again, I’m back with yet another Lush post xD. I mentioned the spoilers a while ago, and now it’s here: my Lush Kitchen Box August 2023! This is my first month ever getting the Lush Kitchen Box since it launched in the U.S. I remember ordering from the Lush Kitchen back when it was a UK exclusive. I am enjoying bathing again as I relaunch myself into shared public spaces.

A lot of people were reporting they received theirs damaged and coming in late, they should arrive around the 5th of each month. How it was stupid of Lush to ship a packaging-less. They make a big deal that the kitchen box be as plastic-free and naked as possible, but often to the detriment of loyal fans who get their orders, all melted into a sticky mess.

I was lucky to get mine in one piece, and it’s honestly gorgeous! It has made my room smell so minty and like a Lush store.

I myself am pretty happy with the selection of products since I know it’s all stuff I can use up.

I think the colors in this box go so well together! All the naked products look good together too. I love minty scents so I loved everything in this box.


What came in the Lush Kitchen Box August 2023?


Lush Melomint Bubble Bar. Don’t really care for bubble bars, but they do help make the bath nice and silky.

Lush Ice Blue Soap

Lush Ice Blue Soap. This was drying like all other Lush soaps I’ve used. It lasted well, though.


World Piece Bath Bomb, so cute <3



  • I love all the blues and greens
  • I’m a fan of minty scents so this box was a hit for me
  • Makes your room/house smell amazing



  • Don’t really care for bubble bars
  • Those without a bathtub won’t be able to use some of these items.
  • Performance on the bath bomb was kind of weak


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June 2023 Empties

June 2023 Empties

Yes! Two Months in a row, let’s go~~~
I got a lot of stuff finished last month, also got a PC now so I can work on my site on a heavy-duty machine. Despite that, I am still getting this out late in July!!! I am also simultaneously preparing the July empties so maybe I am a little behind..

June 2023 Hair Empties


Macadamia Healing Oil Spray WNRP – more suitable towards thin hair types, I despise the smell. It’s like an aeresol!

Difeel Rosemary 7 Mint Leave-in Conditioning Spray WNRP – greasy horrible mess

Redken Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame Leave-in Cream WNRP – decent, works for air dried hair, wouldnt recommend for heat styling

Sunbabe Hair Lightening Mist WRP – does help to lighten my hair, but can make hair very dry and stiff, be careful and take breaks when using. Could keep u from being a canidate for bleaching

L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil WNRP – terrible packaging, subpar oil. Nothing compared to my favorite Kerastase Elixir Ultime




First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask WNRP – Not the best texture, worked ok. But didn’t care for the user experience or packaging. 

Beauty of Joseon RElief Sun: Rice + Probiotics SPF 50+ PA++++ WRP – Left something to be desired but overall was a better sunscreen. Makes me flush from the niacinamide and not a huge fan of the smell. Fragrance Free tho

Dieux Insant Angel Lipid Rich Moisturizer x2 WNRP – not moisturizing enough on its own, tacky texture, needs other prodcucts to work well… packaging is annoying af

Kate Blanc Organic Castor Oil WNRP – I want to get a better quality castor oil, one i can trust more than one i found on amazon



Cheap Beauty Blender knock-off WRP my main way of doing makeup is with cheap sponges so I will keep buying these until I get like a Dior foundation brush

L’OrealDouble Extend Mascara WNRP got this for free from a neighbor on Nextdoor which was cool, but not one I would purchase myself


All Beauty Empties:


365 Market Epsom Salt Lavender WRP lets face it a bitch needs her salts so ill probably buy something like this again

Rembrandt Deeply White + Peroxide Toothpaste WNRP the worst-tasting toothpaste with the worst texture ever

Random Ikea Candle WNRP no scent at all, didn’t burn well at all either 

Airborne Orginal Vitamin C Immune Support Supplement WNRP meh 

Cymbiotika Golden Mind WNRP does not have enough of a noticeable difference and i don’t like all the plastic 


Food Items

Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile Herbal Tea WNRP too sweet, too wasteful

Organic India Tulsi Sweet Rose Herbal Tea WRP one of my favorite teas of all time so i will always repurchase, maybe offer for the bulk 

Yogi Echinacea Immune Support Herbal Tea WNRP didn’t really care for it, switching to bulk/loose leaf teas which are low waste

Pumpkin Seeds WRP used these for parfaits, and prefer them fresh and raw, these had been around for a while



Kerastase 8h magic night serum Sample WNRP They always give me this as a free sample so I have no reason to buy it

Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Eye Cream Sample WNRP This wasnt bad actually, very rich. IDC for Lancome that much tho 

Kerastase Blond Absolut Ultra Violet Shampoo Sample WNRP drying 

Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Sample WRP 

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Sample WNRP cool texture smells like pine sol, cringe name, don’t really care for it. ugly packaging 


Free Promo Items

Kanha Cannabis Infused 2:1 Harmony Gummies (CBG: THC) x2 WNRP too sedating

Cannabis Infused Mint Green tea 10MG THC 5 MG CBD WNRP mild effects, don’t really care for the taste

Quality Over Quantity Island Maui Haze Ice Water Hash & Diamond Infused Pre-roll WNRP slightly too tightly rolled, decent flavor but nothing crazy, nothing compared to a Jeeter but better than your typical pre-roll. 


This post could use some cleaning up and links but I will leave it at that for now and try to tidy it up more later. I’ve got an exciting client project I’ve got to finish.. Dxxxx




May 2023 Empties

(If I can get this out before June is over, I’m officially goated with the sauce. Unable to be retained.. unstoppable… undeniable. Even though I have empties from 2022 I haven’t even posted yet ☠️☠️)

“Monthly empties” have been a concept for a while. Personally, I basically like to keep track of my monthly empties to analyze my consumer habits, so I can hopefully reduce or improve my consumption and make more informed and useful choices with my purchases!


  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara – sex is still better, I didn’t like the wand on this. Not in love at all for the price WNRP
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – it’s pink that’s it.. see above. WNRP but I might if I get pinkwashed again
  • Hair:

    • Kerastase 8h Magic Night Serum Samples – they keep giving me this, so I keep using this. I have no incentive to buy full size anymore since I get so many samples. WNRP
    • Waterless Fragrance Mist – Spode to be for washing your hair less, I didn’t find it anti static or frizz at all. The scent I am not a fan of at all. Too artificial peach and floral Blegh. Really pointless and ended up using to scent my laundry lmao. WNRP


    • Living Libations Palo Santo Poetic Pits Deodorant – smelled like pledge cleaner, the lemon completely overpowered this and the palo santo felt like an afterthought. Not a fan. WNRP
    • Eczema Honey Full-Body Moisturizer – it’s ok. Not the most cosmetically elegant due to the colloidal oatmeal. It is soothing but not enough for truly dry skin. Hard to get all product out of this bottle which makes it a PITA. Dries matte WNRP
    • Aesop Mouthwash – not worth the price. Tried to reuse the bottle for other mouthwashes, but the design is clunky and not intuitive at all. Doesn’t really make u overjoyed to use mouthwash after awhile WNRP
    • Random cheap razorWNRP, looking for better less wasteful hair removal alternatives


    • Folly of the Beast 2020 Pinot Noir – I’m too dumb to be able to review wine properly, I wasn’t crazy or in love WNRP
    • Porter and Plot 2020 – this was so unremarkable I don’t even remember it – WNRP
    • Kanha CBG gummies – very sedating. Should really only be taken right before bed but ofc I took them during the day. Bad mistake. Can be less of a head high. Free promo product. WNRP
    • Intergalactic chocolate – I love chocolate 🙂 I found this randomly so couldnt RP even if I wanted to
    • Garden of Life Mood+ ProbioticWRP
    • Humble Pre-roll – free promo product. Was rolled too tightly by a machine.. hard to smoke, kept going out, WNRP
    • Yves Saint Laurent – Libre Perfume Sample. – I liked this scent. Very animalic, fruity, sweet party girl scent. Not enough to buy a full size, WNRP


    These are products that aren’t technically finished, but need to be retired…

    • The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm – terrible consistency and smell, hard to wash off the film it leaves, my skin didn’t like it. WNRP
    • Pyunkang Yul Balancing Gel – too sticky and tacky.. didn’t really do much for my skin. Not cosmetically elegant. WNRP

    From Salvia Droid’s Gallery – one of my fave psychedelic artists!! Apparently they sell NFTs now