I finally managed to get my hands on a selection of Lush's festive goodies. For once I decided to head into my local Lush rather than order online. I'm not a fan of the naked packaging for online orders, a lot of products get wasted. I'm looking forward to making many more trips in the upcoming months and reviewing them all on LW.
As always I headed towards the bath bombs and bubble bars first. There are so many new additions this year, I wanted to get them all. One bubble bar I wasn't going home without was The Magic of Christmas reusable bubble bar. The golden lustre covered star sits on top of an actual cinnamon stick, tied with a ribbon and finished with a bell. I mentioned on Instagram that I think this bubble wand smells like Haribo Tangfastics, which should be down to the sweet orange oil though this wand also contains almond & cinnamon leaf oil. I'd love to hear if anyone else agrees with me? Everyone I've asked says it smells of gingerbread!? Next on my list was Yog Nog bath bomb, I fell in love with the toffee scented soap last year even though I'm not usually one for their bars of soap. Yog Nog bath bomb smells just as incredible, I can't wait to test this out tonight.
Intrigued by the liquorice scent Bar Humbug bubble bar also came home, by online I assumed the bar would be the same size as The Comforter however it's more of a miniature The Comforter. The texture of the bar feels a lot harder and closer together. Another new bath bomb to make it's way into my basket was Star Dust. Star Dust doesn't look to exciting being a plain white star. However once in the tub it's a different story, it also smells just like Vanilla Fountain which I miss dearly. Obviously I couldn't leave without adding a Lord of Misrule bath bomb (review found here) into my basket along with the accompanying Lord of Misrule Shower Cream!? Did you know our favourite limited edition bath bomb has finally been made into a shower cream and boy does it smell even better than I'd imagined. If you aren't familiar with Lord of Misrule he appears each Halloween/Christmas, carrying the most beautiful fragrance of patchouli, black pepper and vanilla. Several 1KG bottles are needed.
If there are any Snow Fairy fans out there I highly recommend getting your hands on Fairy Dust dusting powder. The light pink powder smells so strongly of the sweet fragrance, leaving skin with a slight shimmer and scented for hours. In my previous post I mentioned Lush have whipped up two shower jellies for us this year. I already own Snowman shower jelly and decided to try out Santa's Belly since it's supposed to smell like So White, which only came back as a bath bomb and not a shower gel this year. So far I wouldn't recommend ordering this product online due to the fact it leaks/melts easily. I haven't seen a shower jelly melt this way since Strawberry Santa. Lush have also launched a festive shower smoothie in the new roulade form taken from Lush Oxford Street. I'm not a huge fan of the black potted Shower Smoothies from Lush, with only Turkish Delight winning me over and the rest leaving my skin feeling dry. The Icing on the Cake Roulade retails for £5 per 100g, with the slice I have being cut to that exactly. I'm eager to jump in the shower since it smells exactly like Ponche - a past Christmas shower gel inspired by the Mexican Christmas punch. It was a firm favourite in our household with my Dad even raiding my stash. It's an incredible scent, though one that's also incredibly hard to describe - think almond, orange, lime and lemon. Icing on the Cake is essentially a 'cake slice' of almond milk, chestnut puree & cocoa butter which moisturises your skin with a thick creamy lather.
There of course was one non-Christmas related item to make its way into my basket. When Lush opened Lush Oxford Street they made one of my most loved bubble bars into a Shower Cream. They've since added a few of these products to Lush stores nationwide & online. Having been restrained because of the upcoming Christmas line & my excessive stash of products I hadn't tried any. If you adore the bubble bar OR love berry scents you'll love the shower friendly formula of The Comforter Shower Cream. Have you picked up any of the festive collection yet? I'd love to hear your recommendations. Lucy xox