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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Lush Christmas 2012

I can't believe I'm mentioning the word Christmas and we haven't even had Halloween yet! Generally speaking, I want to bash people over the head who get excited about Christmas too early. My rule is no festivities will be engaged in until after Bonfire Night (5th November) but as much as I may want to sigh at the fact that Boots already have their 3 for 2 Christmas gifts out & exclaim at the sight of advent calenders everywhere, secretly? I love it. In fact nothing fills me with more joy than the launch of the Lush Christmas collection purely because it's so darn early! Legally I know I can't publicly express my excitement for Christmas yet but the ridiculously early launch of the Lush Christmas collection allows me to indulge on the sly with a limited edition festive bath...or 5. There are loads more products I want to try from the collection but I thought I'd ease myself in gently & start with 3!



It would be a lie to say I haven't been counting the days until Golden Wonder was available at my local Lush store again, I have. It's undoubtedly my all time favourite bath bomb from Lush and every year I stock up in the January sale! I dedicated a whole post to the little beauty last winter, so feel free to have a gander (here) if you fancy seeing some shots of Golden Wonder in action (that sounds odd, apologies). Aside from the fact that it has by far the most exciting effect on your bath out of all the Lush ballistics, it also smells heavenly (think sweet fizzy citrus scents).
 

Next up is Party Popper & it's another easy win for me! It turns my bath a gorgeous pastel pink colour which I love and features scents of bergamot oranges, tangerine oil & champagne so it's another citrus number. Have you noticed a theme developing? Yes, I adore citrus scents for bath/shower time! Refreshing in summer & warming in winter. Party Popper also contains confetti made from honeydew melon & soap so you can work them into a bit of a lather in your hands and get washing! Amazing!


Last but not least it's the Magic Wand Bubble Bar! I love everything about this aside from the scent unfortunately. My own fault though, I was aware when I bought it that I wasn't crazy about the smell but loved the look of the product so much I had to buy it anyway! This smells like a combination of the Snow Fairy Shower Gel and Bubblegum Lip Scrub so if you like either of them then this is sure to be right up your street. I love that it's on a popsicle stick which makes using it much easier then just breaking a lump off (as with other regular bubble bars). It also seems to last longer using this method too! This also turns your bath a pastel pink colour and you can't help but feel a little fairy like as you stir it into your bath and as if by magic watch the bubbles appear! I'll definitely be investing in the Bubblebeard Bubble Bar (also on a popsicle but with a sandalwood scent which I think I'll much prefer)!  


That's it for my first Christmas trip to Lush - no doubt there'll be many more to come over the festive season! Let me know if you have any Christmas favourites/recommendations from Lush & don't forget to visit the Retro section of their website where they bring back old favourites online for a limited time only. I've already stocked up on Glogg - a limited edition mulled wine shower gel from last Christmas! Find it included in my Top 3 Favourite Shower Gels post from earlier this year!

xCx

6 comments:

  1. I love the waving wands and snow fairy shower gel :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Love the concept of the wands! Just a shame I'm not mad about the Snow Fairy scent! xCx

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  2. I did a post about Lush today too =) My city is about to get one & I'm so excited for it to open!! xx

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  3. Hi Ashley! I just read you post & am so excited for you that you'll have your very own local Lush store soon! I'm yet to try Phoenix Rising so will have to give it a go next time I'm there :) xCx

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  4. I was so bummed for missing out on Magic Wand Bubble Bar at the after Christmas sale last year, I love how it will last for a few baths!

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    1. You'll have a stock up this year for sure! I'm sure I'll be doing the same with bubble beard! xCx

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