I hope you are all well and haven’t caught the office cold, like I have.
I am sitting here writing this in my pink, unicorn onesie listening to Chris Rea which can only mean one thing – No, not that I am too old for a pink, unicorn onesie – but that Christmas will be upon us sooner than you can say “Christmas Candy Canes Cause Cavities!”
It also means that this is one of my absolute favourite times to shop at Lush. Don’t get me wrong, I always enjoy Lush but winter and the Christmas break brings more excuses and time for luxurious bath times and the Lush Christmas exclusives are always magical.
The Fairy Family
Would it be a Christmas Lush haul without including Snow Fairy? I don’t think so! This year, I may have gone a little over board and got several members from the family because I just love the scent!
The original, and probably still the best, member of the Snow Fairy family – the shower gel. The shower gel is bright pink with glitter – as a 30 year old sitting in a pink, unicorn onesie – I think it goes without saying that this is right up my street. The smell is as sweet as the colour. It smells like bubblegum with a hint of pear drops. It’s like sugar in a bottle but without ruining your teeth.
I bought the 500g bottle because I like to try and make it last for the entire year. It is now also available as a “Naked” shower gel in that it doesn’t come in a plastic bottle. It isn’t a soap (the ingredients are different) but it does travel like one. It means you don’t need to worry about liquid allowances if you wanted to take your fairy with you on a plane! Not only that but, if you are trying to be more environmentally conscious, there is no plastic waste.
Next up in the Snow Fairy family is the new Jelly Bomb. This is actually the first jelly bomb I’ve purchased from Lush. It’s a pink and white spherical bath bomb feature big white spots and, my favourite, stars.
I haven’t used this in the bath yet, but it smells exactly like the shower gel and the jelly is supposed to be super moisturising which my skin will really appreciate!
This is a reusable bubble bar on a stick to make it a sugary, magical wand. It’s the Snow Fairy fragrance again which also turns the water of the bath a sweet candy pink. You can either hold the star under the running tap or you can swish it around in the water. It’s a baby pink star completely covered in silver glitter, on a wooden stick, completed with a silver ribbon and a tiny little (working!) bell. The silver glitter does come off after the first use but the smell remains the same. The only issue I’ve ever had with these in the past is that eventually I found that the star will fall off the stick. It’s still usable though!
Another favourite, Snow Fairy scented item with a slightly innuendo-y name. Candy Mountain is a bubble bar that creates heaps of snow fairy, candy scented bubbles. You can use the entire thing at once for oodles of bubbles or you can break it into bits to get more baths out of it. I usually break mine just because I don’t want to run out but I might use a whole one for a truly decadent bath!
This reusable bubble bar does exactly what it says in the name. A more festive bathroom treat I know not. This golden star is fixed to a cinnamon stick tied with a red ribbon and bell and the star is studded with cloves and a star anise. It smells of oranges and cloves and cinnamon and all those festive, warming, cosy smells. I love it. As with the Magic Wand, the only problem I have is that the star will sometimes fall off.
This cute little bear in his little scarf is your winter skin, bath time saviour. He is infused with cocoa butter that melts into your bath and into your skin, leaving you moisturised after your bath. The winter takes its toll on my skin with the heating drying me out and making my eczema a lot worse (my feet are particularly bad at the moment) but I find popping this little buddy in my bath gives my skin some relief. He smells of vanilla too so he is a nice light fragrance and not over powering.
This is a simply glorious bath melt. It is very buttery as when I got it out of the box, I had quite warm hands, and it started to melt and leave a huge thumb print on it. It is absolutely covered in silver glitter and has a soft citrus scent. I haven’t used this particular bath melt before but the other one I’ve used left my skin feeling amazing and shimmery. The lush website says that this one turns your bath water a lavender colour so I imagine it will look like a glittery dusk. I am very excited to get this one in the bath!
I’ve spoken about this moisturiser before and as I previously mentioned, my skin is already becoming upset by the change in weather so I thought it was time to repurchase this gem. I got a bigger pot this time so hopefully it will last all through the season even if I use it generously.
This blue marbled bath bomb smells like mint and chocolate. Those who know me will know that mint chocolate chip ice cream is my absolute favourite so when I saw Lush had released this bath bomb I knew I had to buy it! This also contains popping candy so it will pop in your bath – don’t be alarmed!
This is another repeat buy – I bought this bath bomb last year because it is simply beautiful. It’s a beautiful cobalt blue colour scattered with gold, glittery stars. (Did I mention I love stars?). It smells wonderfully citrussy and turns the bath water into a glorious starry night sky. I love this one.
Along with The Magic of Christmas, the is one of the most festive items I got. It is a golden present. Gold, Glittery, Gift. This is another citrus scented bath bomb and it also turns the water turquoise with gold shimmy so it creates a golden night sky in your tub. Again, I haven’t used this one yet this year but I do seem to remember it containing lots of little stars! This year Golden Wonder also comes in a GIANT version which would be an extra special Christmas treat for yourself or someone else this year.
I hope this post has inspired your next visit to Lush, whether it is to treat yourself or someone special this winter.
Let me know what you’re loving from Lush and if there’s anything I’ve missed that I really need to try out!
Stay Safe and Wonderful