Friday, 18 October 2013

It's going to be a Lush Christmas!

I was thinking about this the other day, and I worked out I’ve been shopping at Lush for 10 years now – where does the time go?! It started off when I was invited to a friend’s birthday party, held in our local Lush Basingstoke store, and from then on I was hooked! One of my favourite seasons for Lush products has got to be Christmas – they always have so many fun things to offer to suit all price ranges. When I got my Lush Christmas e-mail through I dived straight into the website to check out what new products they had come up with this year, and also to check that my beloved Snow Fairy was going to be available again (it is, so I could breathe a sigh of relief knowing I can stock up for another year!)

Lush have so many exciting products on offer this Christmas that I’d be here all day if I introduced all of them, so I thought I’d talk about the ones I’m most excited - not an easy task to whittle down when they all look so darn good!

First we have Bombardino - a bath bomb based on an apr├Ęs ski drink made in the Italian Alps. Its scent is said to replicate that of a lemon meringue pie and with added cocoa butter, your skin will be left feeling silky smooth.

This pink bottle is filled with my all-time favourite Lush smell - Snow Fairy shower gel . I could quite happily use this shower gel all year round – it has an intensely sweet smell of candyfloss and pear drops (and I must admit it brings up old memories of strawberry Calpol, before all the added sugar was removed!)

Christmas would not be Christmas without the obligatory Snowman and this is Lush’s rather cute offering. Another bath bomb, fragranced with the same vanilla fragrance as their Butterball, you should be left with baby-soft skin thanks to it being jam-packed with cocoa butter.

With my favourite fragrance being Snow Fairy, I was so excited to see an extension to the usual shower gel – a Snow Fairy Sparkle Bar. It has the famous scent of Snow Fairy, packed into a massage bar with a fondant centre and heaps of fairy glitter to get you sparkling for those Christmas parties.

Shoot for the Stars ballistic is another for the bath bomb collection and will leave your bath swirling with magical starry-night colours. Along with these beautiful colours, your bathroom will be filled with a deliciously comforting honey-toffee fragrance, just like their Honey I Washed the Kids soap.

If you have a thing for the Honey I Washed the Kids fragrance, then you will definitely want to check out Fun Gold. Their new product, Fun, has been given a Christmas makeover with a fabulous gold lustre and is one of the most versatile products on offer.

Every Christmas I would always treat myself to a Lil’ Lush Pud, but this year they have shaken things up a bit and given it a radical makeover, to give us Luxury Lush Pud. When the stresses and madness of Christmas get too much for you, the lavender fragrance and soothing pastel colours will let you drift off into a relaxing land of bubbles.

I always find you have that one Secret Santa present that you just can’t decide what to get for. Well, here’s your answer the Lush Secret Santa ballistic. It is a supersized bath bomb, meaning you are likely to get more than one bath from it, and I’m so excited to see that mini red Father Christmas hiding inside!

The Christmas Penguin has got to be one of the cutest Bubble Bars I’ve seen – I think I’d cry as I crumbled it into my bath water! But the uplifting fragrance of orange flower absolute and Sicilian mandarin oil should definitely put you in a good mood, while corn flour will soften your water, leaving you with silky soft skin.

The last product I’ve looked at is Candy Mountain, which sounds so girly and sweet I can’t wait to try it. It is inspired by the pretty pink colour of Snow Fairy (probably why I like the look of it so much!) and is said to display a magical pink mist at the peaks of foaming bubbles.

I thought I’d also introduce a few of the gifts on offer this Christmas, as I always find them a great choice for friends, colleagues and family members if I’m ever stuck on what to buy. Lush have a great range of gifts on offer this year, starting with Snow Fairy Cone Gift. It makes a nice change from the standard gift box and contains three products – a 100g Snow Fairy shower gel, Shimmy Shimmy massage bar and a star shaped Angel’s Delight soap.

Next up is Mr Frosty’s better half, Mrs Frosty. A unique gift in the shape of a girly snow lady, filled with a Butterball bath bomb, So White bath bomb and the delicious mini Comforter bubble bar.

For those of us fairies who deserve a real pampering treat this Christmas, this Stardust Gift will come top of the list. In a funky pink star reusable box, you will find the Space Girl bath bomb, Snow Fairy sparkle bar, Candy Mountain bubble bar, Rock Star soap, 100g Snow Fairy shower gel and Star Light, Star Bright bath melt. Magical!

Another fun gift in the knot-wrap range is the Igloo. This again comes with a reusable knot-wrap in the style of an igloo and contains Green, Blue and Red Fun (100g each), Snowman bath bomb and The Christmas Penguin bubble bar. A great choice for introducing some Fun to the kids’ bath time.

I couldn’t give a round up of these Christmas gifts without including Wow! Hatbox. You’ll have to be really good for Santa to bring you one of these, as it contains a whopping 32 Lush products including a Father Christmas bath bomb, Snowcake soap, Christmas Eve bubble bar and Rose Jam shower gel (100g).

Last but by no means least, is Festive Goodies - the perfect parcel of Christmassy goodness that will bring some Christmas cheer to whoever receives it. Inside, you’ll find a Snowman bath bomb, The Christmas Penguin bubble bar and a Father Christmas bath bomb. What’s not to like?!

With so many awesome products on offer this year, Lush is definitely the place to go this Christmas. I just can’t decide which products to put on my shopping list!

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