Mother's Day Collection 2014
Usually I only make purchases from the Mother's Day line for my Mum, I always end up regretting not picking up their usual floral inspired pieces. Each year I'll purchase the floral Mum wands, even back when they were bath ballistics compared to the improved bubble bar wands. Usually taking their scents from the beloved bubbleroon's, this year they've switched up the fragrances with the original The Mum wand (£5.25) taking on Honey I Washed The Kids, while Tulip (£5.25) takes on the alluring Sex Bomb fragrance. Madame Butterfly bubble wand (£5.25) has kept it's bubbleroon Rose Jam scent - pair with Ro's Argan Body Conditioner or Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie and you'll have one delighted Mum. Other repeat appearances for this year are, Secret Garden (£2.95) bath bomb and The Mumkin bubble bar (£2.95). Personally I found Secret Garden disappointing with green swamp like water being created rather than the anticipated bright green. As for The Mumkin, although the raspberry scent sounded promising it didn't rate high enough for a must-have repurchase for the two 'lushies' in this house. Though if you did miss out on last years Mumkin and its Halloween twin or you're stumbling across Lush for the first time I'd still recommend giving them a whirl.
As you can see I've concentrated on this years new additions, with three items per collection. Before their speedy arrival I did wonder if buying multiple of each product would be regretted though I can assure you I'm over the moon. To be almost as excited about Easter and Mother's Day collections than Christmas says it all. If you've read my previous lush posts and hauls you'll know how crazy I go for the entire Rose range, so Lush creating a beautiful Rose bubble bar (£2.95) was always going to be the first item to hit my basket. As beautiful as the delicately moulded bar and dusted with 'natural' shimmer is, it won't rate well in value for money when you see how teeny tiny this bubble bar really is. At £2.95 Rose bubble bar compares to half a bubbleroon. Essential oils do bump up costs though since it uses Amandopondo's (£2.75) fragrance I'm sure this could have been a lot bigger. I wasn't sure what to expect with Inhale Exhale (£3.25) with it taking on the Breath of God fragrance, I rarely stumble over to the perfume section in a Lush store. Each half holds half of the fragrance along with designed to fizz at different speeds. Instagramers have high praise for this bomb once in the water, something I'm hoping for as my first impression isn't all too great. The inhale section is described as light, exhale however seems to be overpowering at the moment and more suited to male receivers. Lastly we have Wonder Woohoo (£3.95) inspired by Wonder Woman's tiara and featuring Lush's new 'natural' shimmer and a surprise silver lustre centre. Showcasing my order to my Mum this was the product she got most excited over, needles to say she'll receiver numerous bars as she's pretty wonderful herself!! If you're wondering scent wise I'd describe it as chocolate orange.
Easter Collection 2014
Once the Lush Easter collection is released, every basket must hold at least two of their classic Fluffy Eggs. Snow Fairy fans eagerly await the arrival of the candy floss and pear drop scented bath bomb each year, I can't even imagine the riots if this guy didn't return. Having purchased an embarrassingly large amount of Fluffy Eggs over the years their usual price of £2.95 is easily justified when you see how pigmented your waters end up, along with the sweet, candy shop fragrance that lingers for hours after. This bath bomb fizzes quick, though if you're quick enough to grab it before it fizzles away, you'll have enough for a second egg-static bath. Our next Lush treat would have Veruca Salt crying out "I want it now!?!?!" Golden Egg (£3.50) is another product taking on the Honey I Washed The Kids fragrance, perfect for myself right? The sweet, honey-toffee scent has soon become my very own Comforter, I can't wait to see how the bath melt outer casing mixes with our usual bath ballistic/bomb. Rumours have it as a slow fizzer, along with only half a bomb needed - good luck cutting this in half guys, you'll be covered in glitter before even entering the tub. With three hitting my basket you can tell this was the item I was most excited about. My last purchase from the Easter line may just be their cutest creation yet. Bunny bubble bar (£3.25) uses Creamy Candy's fair trade vanilla with blue cornflowers thrown into the skin softening mix. Not one for petals to float around in the bath, we'll have to see how I get on. Of course Creamy Candy remains a lot cheaper and available all year round.
Personally I'm enjoying that recent collections are using the sweet, honey and caramel fragrance we all know and love from Honey I Washed The Kids soap and Honeybee bath bomb. Honeybee would leave my bath in such a sandy, eye sore state. I became very attached to Shoot For The Stars bath bomb this Christmas, snatching up a few extras to keep me going, not anticipating for the scent to be used quite as much as it. With both collections having a great mix of bath bombs, bubble bars and swishy wands, there's plenty of budget options. Since gift sets usually see a slight price increase - easily justified when Lush package them so beautifully, I don't have any to hand until I decide to grab a few for Mother's Day or my own Mum's birthday around Easter, sadly I'm just too old for the Easter bunny. I'd love to hear about your purchases or wish lists from the new releases.
Disclaimer; All my own purchases