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Walking into lush is like walking into scent heaven .. for me anyway . While bath bombs only last for well one baths worth I thought a more re usable product like a shower gel or soap would be ideal . I of course went for the sweetest smelling brightest pink block of soap with the cool name . Everything about it made me want to have a shower right there and then. When I did use it I was so bowled over by the smell that it took me a while to realise I was having to use a lot more of this soap that I did a normal one (Usually Dove) . It seemed like one of those soaps that's more of a gimmick than practical and I wasn't left feeling like I'd had a wash with proper soap ! I did use the bar but wouldn't buy this again as I feel the bath bombs and bars are nice smelling but you can use your own soap along side them. This is in no way to say I don't love lush and think what they are doing is great as I do and continue to be a massive fan just not of this soap sadly !!
I have always been a fan of Lush products, and ever since I started using them Rock Star Soap has been one of their most popular. It doesn't take long to see why.. That Scent!! It's incredible and very addictive, I found myself picking it up for a sniff every time I had to use the toilet!
Its bright pink colouring may lead you to think it's packed full of chemicals, but don't forget, it's Lush! Their ingredients are all natural.
The soap made me feel much cleaner than soaps that I had used previously, which was a lovely feeling, BUT it did leave my skin feeling a little drier than normal! I couldn't work out why this was as they are obviously natural ingredients, and therefore wonder if perhaps it is just my skin that didn't like something in it. A friend of mine bought the same soap and said it left her skin feeling wonderfully moisturised, so I can't decide whether it was me or the soap!
Lush products vary in price but for the soaps the price depends on how much you get, so if you only want to try it you can also ask them for a sample piece.
I would definitely recommend trying it, even just for the scent.
I have a long standing love of Lush and the products though my purse doesn't appreciate it so I ask for bits and bobs from here as gifts and only treat myself very occasionally from here.
Just recently me and my mate Richie were in my local shopping centre and I told him how much I loved the place he admitted he'd never been in! In the end after smelling the place outside he dragged me in and demanded me to chose a few bits to treat me and this was my first choice of soap as I have had it lots of times in the past and knew I'd enjoy it again!
The Soap Itself:
'Get into the gorgeous groove with this creamy, sweet-smelling soap. Rock Star takes you on an away day with its nostalgic smell of seaside rock wrapped up in a pink block - perfect for easing sugar cravings. Containing Fair Trade vanilla absolute, this will leave you feeling sweet and comforted'.
The soap is a hard block of creamy looking pink soap, targeted at the ladies and the scent of this is just really girly and in a fun way. It smells sweet like candy in a natural way with a nod to the vanilla and it really is wonderful and makes me not only smell wonderful but my home and for ages afterwards too.
I chop this soap up so it don't melt and I lose too much and this foams up nice on my skin, releases the scent....this really is yummy!
Not only that though this really does leave me feeling and looking clean. I can shave my bits and bobs with this and usually I wouldn't use a soap in the bath but this is so kind to my skin this to me is better used as a body soap than just a hand washer!
This leaves my skin smelling wonderful and my skin feeling really clean and my body feeling soft. It rinses off easily leaving no residue on my skin and yep I heartily recommend this one!
Only available from Lush stores, varying in price depending on size but my mate paid about £3.80 for my bar which I think is actually rather good for this!
Only available in Lush stores
I really liked this product. I bought it up in atlanta when visiting my boyfriend and I loved the scent from the start... But that was MONTS ago and I bought I think an $11 segment of it. Just the last week or two its kinda turned a milky white, but I always kept it out of the shower when not in use, and the smell started to change... and not for the good. I don't know what happened with it but it was a good just under a ping pong ball size by then with a lot more use to go.
But other than that when I could use it I loved it. The scent lasted almost all day on my skin, made me feel smooth and clean. I loved it. I just wish I coulda gotten more use out of it. Maybe a small section next time is my best bet!! I love lush! And everything about it! And this soap is one of my favourites! Not only is it sweet and makes you feel clean it does not dry my skin or does it waste away. It lasts for ages and provides a really good lather! Would recommend if you like sweet smells and candy! Barbie pink, star shaped, vanilla/ bubblegum scented soap sounded fun, but to me it smells a bit like moth-balls and kind of gives me a headache. After washing with it however, the scent does change and leaves a nice sweet candy smell on your skin for a while which is nice and it lathers well. I think it's a great deodorant soap but it can leave your skin feeling a little tight.
I have mixed feelings about this soap.
I do not buy a lot of things from Lush but I like their soap for when I am in the bath or the shower. Rock Star is one of my favourites because it has got a very feminine smell and it makes my skin feel clean. The smell of the soap is very pleasing to me and is like the smell of candy. This soap smells a lot like Candy Cane or Fairy Godmother but they are not the same. You do not get very much of bubbles from this soap and that is a pity because when I am washing my body I like it when there are a lot of bubbles because they make me feel cleaner even though I know that bubbles are not necessary for cleaning.
I love shopping in Lush and although soap might seem a bit boring, Lush always try their best to make it more interesting! I seem to have amassed several pieces of their Rock Star soap from various goody bags and gift sets. It is available from the Lush high street stores, via mail order, or online at www.lush.co.uk. The blocks come in several size options: £3.40 for a 100g block, £8.50 for a 250g block, and £17.00 for a 500g block.
Product description: "All the joy of a stick of seaside rock, but kinder on the hips. We do like to be beside the seaside with this sweet smelling creamy lather.
If you love washing with this sweet-smelling vanilla soap, then you'll really love combining it with our Creamy Candy bubble bar for a bath that's like trip to the candy shop."
The Rock Star soap has a lovely pink colour to it which is nice and girly and works well with the fragrance. It is definitely has more of a "rock candy" sort of theme to it rather than a "rock 'n' roll" theme like you might imagine from the name. As well as coming in the standard blocks, the Rock Star soaps that I have received in Lush's gift packages are made to have a cute 5-pointed star shape, which makes it seem that little bit more special. My only problem with this is that when wet, bits of lather can gather in between the points and then the soap gets kind of clogged up with bits of foam.
The soap has a lovely scent which is quite simple but very, very sweet. It has a soft vanilla tone with a hint of sharpness that makes me think of sherbet. The scent comes across quite strongly when I am washing with the soap, although it does not leave much of a lasting fragrance behind on the skin afterwards. I only ever use bar soap like this to wash my hands as I prefer other products for cleansing my body. I find that this one lathers up well and gets my hands fully clean with a minimum of effort. This soap has a nice texture and it feels quite gentle to use as it creates a light creamy lather. It can tend to be a little drying if I'm having to use it frequently and I make sure to follow up with applying a hand lotion afterwards when there is cold weather like we're having now. Even with daily use a small block of this soap will last me for a good two months and so I think it is reasonably priced for a Lush product.
Overall, I think of this as being one of the classic Lush products and can recommend it to anyone who like sweetly scented beauty products. It works really well with other items such as the Creamy Candy bubble bar and Snow Fairy shower gel, and is perfect for fans of anything pink and girly!
Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Methyl Ionone, Colour 17200, Colour 14700, Colour 45410
*occurs naturally in essential oils
This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
I was in lush a couple of months ago, just looking round, and this caught my eye. Pink is one of my favourite colours, so I gave it a sniff and realised just how good the smell of Rock Star soap was. Normally in Lush I would ask the assistant to cut me off a piece of soap, as they work like the cheese counter system, where you tell them how much you want, and they slice a piece off an enormous bar of soap and wrap it in paper packaging for you to take home and enjoy. However, I found a piece already pre-wrapped, so I went for that.
I paid around £3 for an 100g slice of soap, which is expensive, but it's worth it, honestly. It is one of Lush's medium-priced soaps but I believe it's equal best along with their other soap, Honey I washed the kids.
The soap is a bright pink colour, with star shapes embedded in it. Whether you get a piece with the star shapes or not is sheer luck of the draw, I didn't, but it doesn't matter as they do not add anything new to the smell at all. It smells of candy, plain and simple. Sweets, rock, marshmallows...they're all here in this soap. I know Lush do use a lot of perfumes in their soap, however their products in general don't react with my skin besides the godmother soap (which I have also reviewed). The one thing about this I don't like is that the smell doesn't last on your skin long enough, however this could be seen as an advantage from some people's point of view, as you don't end up in bed smelling of (potentially sickly) candy all night.
The soap is of a very creamy consistency, and if not looked after properly (left in a soap dish) it will dissolve very fast. I brought my piece a few months ago and it's almost all gone now due to a combination of me using it loads and not leaving it in a soap dish after use. If you are going to take it in the shower or bath I recommend cutting it in half, which will help make it last longer. It does not dry your skin out as long as you have washed it off properly, which is a good thing. I imagine this soap is geared towards teenage girls and women with the bright colours and sweet smell. The lather from this soap isn't massive, however it's nice and creamy and you really do feel like you are getting a good clean.
I will purchase this soap again after I've tried some more of Lush's offerings. It is lovely, creamy and doesn't dry my skin out but does give it a thorough wash.
I am not sure what rock star would be seen using this bubblegum pink soap, especially with its girly vanilla/candy scent.... indeed the thought of Marilyn Manson frothing up his bits with this is enough to put me right off my houmous. This really is all things femme in a bar, from the pepto pink colour, the creamy texture with bubbly bits in the mix, and the aroma of pure seaside rock. Now I went bonkers for Creamy Candy, Lush's bubble bar with edible flowers on the top, but what I did not realise was that Rock Star smells the same. So having gained one addiction I now have this to layer alongside it.
This arrives wrapped in a clear cellophane with the weight and date of manufacture printed on the label. I bought 100g of this soap but if you were very badly addicted you could order a kilo at £32.50... <gulp>
As it stands, for three quid or so, this does not break the bank. The initial impression is the pinkness, closely followed by the texture and of course the scent. The texure is not as hard as a glycerine or cold pressed soap, but when poked it has little give. Despite using it for over a week, it has barely diminished in size, making it a reasonably good purchase.
Lush make their soap by hand and pour them into moulds. Rock star has little creamy stars added to the bottom of the mould pre-pouring, but there were none of these present in my chunk. The soaps are sold in great big rounds, hoops or loafs and then you get a slice from the main large bar.
Lush say "All the joy of a stick of seaside rock, but kinder on the hips. We do like to be beside the seaside with this sweet smelling creamy lather."
For once there is no preservative in this, and being Vegan gives it a small halo. This is quickly knocked off once you read the ingredients, as once again Lush have seen fit to add SLS, perfume and assorted nasties. Luckily these do not seem to affect my skin, but it is annoying that they seem to trade off the green name whilst adding so much rubbish. If you can tolerate this, then Rock star has a deliciously sweet aroma which is perfectly sniffable. Like the Creamy candy bar, I feel the urge to shove this under my schnozzle at regular intervals to get a proper waft of gorgeousness. I called Creamy candy the "crack cocaine of bath products" but had not reckoned on there being a soap that matches it for sheer sniffability. You have been warned.
To get the most from my soap, I use a wooden tray which stops it sitting in lots of water, therefore lengthening the life of the soap. I find that this dries quite quickly and even when sat for a while it does go rough or hard. The lather is good, but then it would be as it contains the SLS as a foaming agent, and the soap is not drying to the skin. Lush have added in rapeseed and coconut oils to ensure that the soap does not strip the skin of moisture and it works well. The scent stays on my skin for quite some time and has more longevity on the skin than the Creamy candy bubble bar, so be aware that you may be walking around smelling like a candy floss for a while.
The soap has a luxurious and creamy texture and you do not need to use loads of it to get yourself clean. Just as well for the price.....
Rock Star is priced at the cheaper end of the scale in terms of Lush's soap prices, some of them are much more than this one. The 100g block that I bought has stayed pretty much the same size, although obviously the corners have rounded off somewhat. The aroma fills the bathroom and is noticeable when you walk in, which is great if you like the scent but not so good if you find it cloying.
Old farts like me will remember a pink wrapped bubblegum called "Bubbly" which was very popular in the 70's. It was a large pink lump of gum which had this aroma, sweet and vanilla. The two scents are very alike, so that should give you a good idea of what you are getting when you purchase this soap. Love it or hate it, Rock star is one of Lush's most popular soaps and I can see why. Not only is it priced competitively compared to a lot of Lush products, the aroma appeals on many levels if you like vanilla based products.
AND NOW THE BAD STUFF:
By far the worst ingredient in this soap is the Propylene Glycol, a substance which is a petrochemical and is used in anti-freeze. Although Lush are very quick to state that " It is recognised as safe for use in foods, cosmetics and medicines. There have been no health concerns relating to it over the decades we have used it, or at any time", this is last statement is untrue as there are many studies referencing P. Glycol as an skin irritant, a cause of dermatitis and kidney damage and potentially toxic. Lush add this into their products as it is a humectant, ie it draws moisture to the skin, but there are plenty of natural alternatives that could have been used such as Vegetable Glycerine, Aloe Vera, Vitamin B5, Lecithin or Honey. Propylene Glycol is much cheaper than all of these of course and I suspect that it is used because of this.
Sodium Laureth Sulphate is found in many Lush products and I will not go into that here, as it has been covered many times. If you are interested/ concerned then you can Google it, but in a nutshell, SLS is another controversial chemical which in the case of cosmetics is used as a foaming agent. It has been linked to cancer and many skin conditions, although reports on the net are so diverse and contradictory in nature than it can me a bit boggling.
Despite the gorgeous scent of this and other Lush products, I do not use them repeatedly, I alternate with Dr Bronners etc to avoid too many chemicals on my skin. If you have skin issues then you may wish to trial this first to check that you do not have a reaction. I have periodic Psoriasis but so far have not found this soap to give me any problems, but then I also use loads of Shea and natural oils to compensate for my skin issues.
Water, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Methyl Ionone, Colour 17200, Colour 14700, Colour 45410
*occurs naturally in essential oils
This is a beautifully sweet scented soap which works well and should last a good amount of time. There are too many chemicals in it for Lush to genuinely say that they are a "green" company, but most over the counter products are equally full of the same chemical nasties. If you can overlook this, or use it sporadically like I do, then Rock star is a sugary scented lump of loveliness, which will fill your bathroom with delicious aroma. The name is an odd one, but maybe if you were to picture Ozzy Osbourne in a pink boa, it would fit somewhat...
PS I was cheeky and asked Lush for a batch of samples to review here, which they were generous with, so I shall be boring you all with more witterings. Apologies in advance!
Lush Rock Star soap
I seem to have a bit of a glut of Lush soaps recently as I have been given a few and the staff in Lush have also given me some sample chunks and I also got some from Ebay when I have bought bulk lots of Lush stuff.
If you have never had the pleasure of going into an actual Lush shop you have missed a real treat. The soaps are their biggest window dressing as they are made in huge trickles a bit like cheese. They then cut off chunks and wrap them in greaseproof sort of paper when you buy some. The soaps are wonderful colours and have very interesting textures, buts inside them and very poetic or silly names.
This is a soap I have used before and bought many times for my son's ex girl friend as she loved it. It is named after Seaside rock and meant to remind you of the sweet smell of that rather than anything to do with music and rockstars. Sometimes they make the soap into a star shape for gift boxes but most often it is sold in chunks from a large truckle of soap and either way it smells the same.
Lush say "All the joy of a stick of seaside rock, but kinder on the hips. We do like to be beside the seaside with this sweet smelling creamy lather." Apparently the soap was created when "Mark and Mo's (founders of Lush ) teenage daughter going through a pink phase. They wanted to sum up all the things she loved in one pink and sweet-packed bar." I think they succeeded as you can't get more girly than this .
If you buy it cut off from the truckle it is sold by weight and costs £3.40 for 100g or £8.50 for 250g or if you REALLY like it you can buy 500g for £17.00!! Lush soaps are not the cheapest if you are used to buying standard soap from supermarkets but when you compare them to other luxury brands they compare favourably in my view.
This soap is preservative free and Vegan friendly so all good there.
The soap when fresh is quite soft and when you use it I find it lathers with a really creamy lather which feel rich and luxurious. The smell is sweet and vanillary, a bit like walking into an old fashioned sweet shop. It doesn't smell o peppermint like most sea side rock does but more like old fashioned bubble gum to me. I can't say this is my favourite of Lush's soaps but I seem to have had it a few times in various job lots. In my view it is aimed at a younger audience than me.
I have said that Lush make huge truckles of soap well this can mean when you first use your piece of soap it feels quite sharp at the edges and it takes a few uses for it to get that nice rounded feel. The other disadvantage to having chunks cut off a large piece of soap is that sometimes you get rather strange shaped pieces and at other times I have ended up with quite large chunks. The large chunk problem I dealt with by cutting it in half. I really don't like huge chunks of soap in my bath as I find them tricky to hold on to and use in the shower or bath.
So as this is a Lush soap does this mean there are no nasty ingredients?
Well you would have thought so but you do need to be aware that despite their claims to use only good things in their products sometimes this is not quite true.
In this soap this first ingredient after water is Propylene Glycol which is found in many cosmetics and toiletries and is a variation of the mineral oil found in automatic brake and hydraulic fluid and industrial antifreeze. Why on earth do they put this in their lovely soaps? Well this acts as a 'humescent' which means that it helps the skin to retain its moisture.
This product has some health warnings as it can be a skin irritant and can cause liver and kidney damage which is slightly alarming considering it is found in so many toiletries and cosmetics.
Sodium laureth sulphate is a surfactant or in other words the ingredient that actually cleans in the soap. It is an ingredient that is not always considered that safe. It can cause skin irritation and hair loss and even in extreme cases cancer so be aware if you are concerned.
Sodium hydroxide is a white, crystal like ingredient which is soluble in water. It saponifies the oils in this soap which are rapeseed oil and coconut oil. It is also known as lye and caustic soda and you cannot make soap without this as it is what causes the saponification of the oils and other ingredients.
Sodium stearate is another ingredient in this soap. It is a fine, white powder and is added as it is a stabilizer which means it stops ingredients separating. Flour acts like this when you mix eggs, sugar and fat a little flour stops them separating when making cakes. It is this ingredient that makes this soap have the wonderfully soft and thick creamy bubbles. It has been used in soap making for years and is considered safe.
So it is as well to be aware if you have sensitive skin, eczema or the like then Lush may not be the answer to your problems. My step daughter gets eczema and cannot use many of the products from Lush including the bubble bars as it aggravates her condition. I also get eczema and need to be careful, some of the things cause me grief while others are fine I just keep an eye on those that do affect me and avoid them. That Is part of the reason why I alternate my products then I don't build up any reaction from long term use.
A interesting little story is that Roy Wood ( Wizard fame) buys this for his girl friend as she likes it. He was a bit embarrassed buying it because of the soap name!! The staff in Lush whispered this to me one day when I was buying some for son's ex!!
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I am a Lush fan but I usually buy the bath ballistics, melts, bars and a few scrubs I haven't used any of the soap before, the last time I remember soap being used in my bath I wasn't bathing myself so it was a loooong time ago, I didn't sue soap because it dried my skin out and I just don't like the texture of it, but I got bought a soap gift set from Lush for my birthday and was hesitant about using it but thought I'd give it ago because it would be rude not to.
This soap is really vibrant and stands out which is great because I can only remember a bland white bar of soap so this is a nice change, the colour is a baby pink but this can be a little but purply as well. When I picked this up it was a little slippery already and I squeezed it a little and it was quite soft which I didn't expect at all, usually they're really hard and off putting but this felt really nice.
This to me smells of candyfloss and other sweet sweets, it reminds me of retro sweets like the love hearts, I don't think this scent is subtle at all, it's very in your face and 'SMELL ME' which I like about it but I wasn't sure what to expect when I used it. It sounds silly but I was unsure how to use this, do I rub it on my mitt or myself, so I decided to dunk ti in the water and then scrub it onto my mitt before putting it on myself.
This went on really thick on the mitt which surprised me how easy it was to lather up some bubbles and this lathered up even more on my skin, once I has tis on my skin I felt really clean and fresh and my skin wasn't dry expect my hands and finger tips were really dry and this felt weird to me.
I was surprised that this didn't last me very long, this wore down quite a bit and after a week this was almost gone, I don't know the price but from what people say soaps are very cheap from Lush, this was really nice to sue though but the scent didn't linger on my skin like I hoped it had
This was a product that was bought for me on my birthday. I absolutely LOVE Lush and think it's products are brilliant on the skin and of course the scents that they are most famous for. Out of the several soaps I was bought for my birthday, this one disappointed me the most.
On the surface it looks like an average Lush soap and smells sweet like a combination of roses and sugar and perhaps a hint of Dolly Mixtures. To touch this product felt lovely and smooth like other Lush soaps and therefore had high hopes for it. But after a few uses, it began to feel dry and was difficult to get much soapiness from it. I didn't experience any cracking in the product just that it began to dry out making it difficult to lather.
As well as this it's sweetie smell didn't live up to expectations either. Encounters with many of Lush's other soaps, their scents sat nicely on my skin for several hours after showering but with this soap, it was gone as soon as I stepped out of the shower which was a little bit irritating especially after having to scrub so hard to get it to fully lather on to my skin in the first place!
I hate discussing a bad Lush product as they do so many things right, but even the way this soap left my skin wasn't like normal Lush products, it make my skin dry and stripped off my fake tan leaving the bar orange in the end (even though I don't wear a lot of fake tan!)
Unfortunately I don't think this is one of Lush's best products but on the surface it is pleasant but please don't be fooled by it's charming name and looks especially if you have dry/sensitive skin or like to stay smelling fresh as this is certainly not the best product for you.
I arrived in a lush as a first time customer, and this product caught my eye, what girl can refuse a giant candy pink block? And it smelt wonderful so without really looking into it or asking about the product i went ahead and brought some, probably not the wisest of things to do but hey it worked out well.
The product it;s self is bright candy pink, which is both appealing to children and women of all ages. The product smells like sweets, i can't really refine it too much as the scent has various layers that hit you all at once, either way i loved it. The product foamed up nice and easy making it lovely to use, leaving the bath smelling of it, which in my opinion was a bonus. It left my skin feeling soft and smelling great! I also found that my young daughter loved this, pink being her favorite color, but she also said that she loved the smell of it. However i did find the bar dried out rather quickly and began cracking, which wasn't to much of an issue as it was still usable, perhaps i stored it wrong? a small bar lasted alot longer than you'd expect especially in a house hold like mine were there are 3 people using it.
Over all i found the price to be fair, i found it aesthetically pleasing, i think it would make a great stocking filler or present for a women of any age and children, and finally i found the smell to be irresistible. I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone thinking of trying it, It does as it's name states leaves you feeling like a rock star (that is what luxury feels like) and i would most definitely use it again 10/10.
As always everything in the review is opinion based, always check your fact and in this case barter in the shop, it works well! if you have a skin condition please contact a professional for advise. If you want more product information please see manufacturer website.
that's all from me for now, hope you have a nice day and thanks for taking time to read my review,
Today I am reviewing the Rockstar soap from LUSH
The first thing I like about this soap is the colour, its a great bubblegum pink !! Mine is in a star shape as I got it with a gift set but normally it is in a normal block although the sizes of the block vary depending on your soaps weight as they cut it from a huge slab of soap in front of you so you get the size you want. A 100g block is £3.25 at a LUSH store. Like the godmother it is quite a hard soap but its very smooth, almost creamy o the touch, but still very solid. It's very appealing to girly girls like me, not just by the pink colour but the smell too !!
The main smell is just girly goodness !! Apparently it's vanilla but as it's me and I am terrible at identifying any scent it just smells like girls and sweets! Although vanilla is my favourite smell as I said in my vanillary review so maybe its my subconsious love for vanilla that's saying ' you love this smell !!' Now that's just creepy !! No, but seriously now, this soap is amazing, it lathers up so nicely on your skin and is so moisturising and smooth. After I've used it, it doesn't make my skin dry at all, just reallu silky smooth !!
So this is another product I received in my Lush gift set that I got for my birthday. I have never actually used any soaps from Lush before so I was very keen to try it out straight away. It has the same scent as the cotton candy bubble bar which I recently reviewed so if you have used that before or like it, then you might like this Rock Star soap.
Firstly I will start off with the scent. This is vanilla and candy scented soap which I think actually sounds quite sickly, but it is not. I am very iffy about vanilla scented things but I smelt this before I knew vanilla was even in it and loved it. I don't think the vanilla scent is as strong as the actually candy, the candy scent is very overpowering. So it is a very girly scent. For this reason I am not quite sure why they even call it Rock Star soap! You cannot see this in the picture above but on the massive bars of soap that they have in the Lush shops, you can actually see a few white stars in the soap, unfortunately I can't see any on the piece I got in my gift set.
The soap itself is really good and a little goes a long way. If your using a sponge then only a tiny amount is needed and it goes really creamy, making your skin soft and smelling like candy. I use my big Soap&Glory shower puff and because it is big I do need a little more soap to lather in it than I would if I was using a smaller puff or sponge. However, the soap is still lasting me a long time and I have been using this now for the past two weeks. It is one of the Lush products that you can get many uses out of, unlike many of their other products that I know some people are put off by because of the price and the fact you can only use them once.
The scent is very strong, I wasn't expecting it to be from a soap and so I was quite surprised, especially as it seemed to linger on my skin for some time after too. It makes your bathroom smell lovely for hours!
You will need some sort of soap holder if you do not already have one as the soap is pink and this will transfer on to anything it touches, even more so when it is left and starts to dry up.
I cannot think of anything bad to say about this product except for the little mess it made in my gift set. I am not sure if you are meant to keep different Lush products away from each other, but after taking all the products out to see what was there, I just piled them back in the gift box and they were all touching each other, whereas they were not before. Then the next time I came to open it, the soap had red blotches scattered over it and one of the bubble bars was actually damp. The gift box had not came into contact with water and so I am not sure why this happened. If you are buying this by itself though then you may not experience this.
The soap costs £3.25 for 100g from Lush stores and it is also available on their website. I think this is reasonably priced considering how many uses you can get out of it, especially when compared to some other Lush products.
I really like this soap and have been using it as a nice once in a while treat for around 4 months now. It's £3.25 per 100 gram bar which is quite expensive considering you don't get many uses out of it unless you chop it into slices, which isn't a great idea as it disolves quite fast and you won't get as much frothiness nor will it smell as nice so it's best to use the whole bar really. It comes in a Lush paper bag which is yellow with the Lush logo on and it has a little white label on it with the product name. The bag keeps it fresh and can be recycled once you have used the soap.
The actual soap is quite plain looking and is a rectangular shape. It is the same size as the palm of my hand and is the same shape shape as most other bars of soaps but it has that shabby chic homemade look to it - you can tell it is a Lush product. The soap is a gorgeous baby pink in colour so combined with the feminine smell I would say this is definetly aimed at female Lush customers rather then the men.
Smell wise it has a gorgeous fruity bubblegum scent with undertones of vanilla which reminds me of lollipops. It's not the most refreshing smell but it's pleasent. The smell is only evident once the product is wet, when it's dry it doesn't smell very strong at all to be honest however when it's wet the smell is almost overpowering, but in a good way! It smells gorgeous.. while it lasts. Honestly, I was really dissapointed how short the smell's lifespan was, it dissapeared within a minute of me getting out of the bath, it does not linger on the skin or keep the bath smelling nice either.
Using it is simple, you just drop it into your bath to melt it a tiny bit then rub it onto your body (or a flannel). It lathers up nicely, which I was suprised by. I had assumed it would just bubble a bit but it actually froths up and looks really nice and it's very creamy. It makes my skin feel nice and soft and smooth while i'm in the bath and also makes the water feel very milky. When i'm out of the bath and dried off the soft feeling on my skin isn't as noticeable but it does feel quite refreshed and generally better. It's definetly not a moisturising soap.
I buy this mainly for the smell as it helps me relax in the bath, and the softening and relaxing feel it gives is a nice plus side. I'd reccomend this to anyone who is fond of Snow Fairy or similar as it is very sweet smelling and can be quite overpowering. I don't personally think it's one of Lush's best products and it isn't great value either but it's nice as a treat for when I want a little 'pick me up'.
Like all Lush products, this is a cruelty free product and also contains natural ingredients so is suitable for vegans and vegeterians. The lush Rock Star soap can be bought in store or online via the official Lush website.
The Rock Star soap smells just like Creamy Candy Bath /