Festive Lush Haul

10 Nov 2014

A picture of the Lush Christmas Collection

I've been shopping at Lush since I was 14, a favourite brand for bath and body treats ever since. I was actually introduced to Lush by my GCSE Art & Design tutor; one of our final projects was to design a window-display for Lush, and the best displays would be featured in shop windows. I decided to make a big aquatic 3D scene advertising Big Blue - a bath bomb I still haven't used to this day -, it was actually a lot of fun. 12 years later and I still pop in to Lush whenever I'm near a store, and cheeky online orders are a necessity for beating away the winter blues with an indulgent Lush treat.

I have to admit, I'm actually not the biggest bath person. Don't get me wrong - I love sinking into a hot bubble bath and disappearing from the world for a while, but I often just don't have the time. For years baths were reserved for a special treat, but over the past few weeks I have become completely addicted to baths again, jumping in at least 2 or 3 times a week. The only downside? I've whizzed through my stash of Lush bath products quicker than I'd like, which gave me the perfect excuse to place an order.

The first thing I wanted to pick up was something from the Lush Fresh Kitchen. If you haven't heard about the Lush Kitchen, where have you been? A small team of passionate Lush staff who cook up small batches of exclusive products (as well as reviving old favourites). You can follow their daily creation journey on Twitter @LushKitchen, and check out the latest products to hit the Kitchen shelves here. It was hard choosing between the products on offer, but I decided upon Something Wicked This Way Comes; a bath melt with Almond oil, Cocoa Butter, Jasmine and Ginger. I adore bath melts so I can't wait to try this, as well as Star Light, Star Bright (£3.50) and Dreamtime (£3.35) bath melts which I also picked up. Star Light, Star Bright creates a Lime and Ginger scented bath with a Shea Butter fondant centre alongside Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Lavender. Dreamtime the perfect bedtime-wind down treat, it combines a blend of Chamomile Blue, Lavender Oils and Ginger to help get you feeling ready for bed with softened, soothed skin. I like to cut bath melts up to make sure I get my monies worth, and usually manage 3-4 uses per bath melt.

Of course I had to stock up on bath bombs! I picked up Luxury Lush Pud (£3.50), described as a soothing bath bomb which turns bath-water pink as it fizzes and froths, with the same scent as Twilight Bath Bomb; comforting Tonka Absolute, Ylang Ylang and relaxing Lavender Oils. I also picked up Dashing Santa (£2.95) which has an uplifting scent of Mandarin Oil, Bergamot Oil and Orange Flower Absolute. I couldn't resist adding Rose Queen (£2.75) to my stash either; with a light and floral fragrance, it has a beautiful fragrance of Blue Mallow, Tiger Lily, Honeysuckle, Apple Blossom and Amaranth Flower.

What's a bath without bubbles? I picked up 3 deliciously scented bubble bars. The Christmas Hedgehog (£3.25) with uses Organic Shea and Cocoa Butters alongside soothing Essential Oils, Ylang Ylang and Rose Absolute. I love the cute Christmas hedgehog design of this one! Honey Go Lightly (£4.75) is super festive with a giant Holly leaf on top of a glistening silver base. With a festive spice fragrance, I'm saving this one for Christmas Eve! The final bubble bar I picked up is Candy Mountain (£2.75); using Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, it has the same addictive scent of Rock Star Soap.

One of my favourite Lush shower gels is Rose Jam (£4.75), so I had to pick up a bottle! The most delicious sweet rose scent, it combines nourishing Argan Oil, Organic Rose Absolute, Rose Oil and Fair Trade Vanilla Pod. Addicted!

Last but not least, something to keep my lips soft and smooth this winter, I picked up my favourite from last Christmas, Santa's Lip Scrub (£5.50). A festive red moisturising lip scrub with a cola-flavour, it uses Caster Sugar, Dates and Cherries to soften and smooth lips.

Have you picked up anything from Lush lately?