In the last week I've ended up popping into Lush twice, believe it or not I actually hadn't stepped inside a Lush store since just after my birthday, late July, early August. I think there may have been the odd cheeky online order though. I popped in to grab a few Christmas items after a Nando's with friends.
This year I haven't felt the need to rush out and buy every single Christmas item. Quite a few of the new items are scents you can buy all year round and the Lush nutter I am can pick out dupes for the others too, prepare for a 2012 Christmas dupe post. Though I have picked up a fair chunk of the Christmas line, along with my stash of Snow Fairy from last year and a few others.
The item I went in specifically for was Bubblebeard, the moustache bubble bar wand everyone is going crazy over since it's 'Movember' though he's not really associated with the charity, just Santa's beard. Bubblebeard retails at £4.95 providing lots of bubble baths and a relaxing scent. I haven't grabbed the Rocket wand yet, he looks so tiny for £4.95. Following the Santa theme I then grabbed a Santa's Sack, he's smells a little different to what I was expecting, think Glogg weakened mixed with citrus. For £4.15 you get yourself a chunky bubble bar complete with two presents made out of the harder bubble bar mixture the wands consist of.
I was pleased to see that my favourite little guy The Melting Snowman was back, with an even better scent. This year he's dropped the snowcake scent and turned a little spicier, to me he smells strongly of Glogg which is retro this year and Christmas Kisses that sadly isn't part of the retro line this year. For £1.95 I'll be buying another 10 along with my Mum, I picked up one for her too. As I already have bottles of Snow Fairy from last year, one of Glogg and Twilight came a few days before I was needing to try out Ponche. Since you can rarely smell a Lush product in the shop without taking in all the other products I grabbed a small bottle for £4.25.
For my second trip to Lush I popped into my local, I grabbed two Cinders bath bombs. I buy Cinders every year and would truly be heartbroken if they banished it from future Christmas collections, just like Lil Lush Pud this year. Cinders retails at £2.25 one of the cheaper and best Christmas items from Lush. The last item from my festive haul is Party Popper, this bath bomb smells amazing, they've packed Lush into one product. I want a pile of these in my house to give out over Christmas and New Year because everyone always fires party poppers at me. Party Popper retails for £2.95, I hope to see a few of them in my stocking this year.