As my last post was about the halloween collection and LUSH is most known for their Christmas products and I own some of this years collection, I thought, why not share it with you!
First up is Bubbly shower gel a new addition to the LUSH family this year. It screams anything but Christmas, apart from the name, which reminds me of champagne. This shower gel is a very fruity fresh one. It contains fresh grape juice, orange and lime oil which makes such a uplifting scent. I can’t wait to crack open the bubbly ;)!
The other two shower gels are BIG customer favourites and if they wouldn’t bring it back, the world would probably end for a lot of LUSH fans.
Snow Fairy which is a sweet candyfloss scented one and a LUSH signature scent on top of that and Rose Jam which is bulk bought by tons of people! I really like both of them, but more so Rose Jam as it’s a very warm scent and Snow Fairy is sooooo sweet that it can be overpowering.
Let’s get to the bathtub ingredients!
I’ll start with So White bath bomb, this one is a very fresh, apple scented one. This year it looks a little different but the scent is still as intriguing to me as it was last year. Again this one makes me think of anything but Christmas but I’m totally fine with that. I recommend it to anyone who likes apples or really fresh simple scents.
Another really fresh scented bath bomb is Satsuma. It smells of freshly pressed orange juice and has a lovely orange colour to it. In my eyes this is an absolute must have as it’s nothing like any of the other fruity fresh bath bombs.
Mistletoe is a new LUSH creation and I can’t quite compare the scent to anything. It’s a very smokey but sweet scent, I guess the combination of vetivert and ylang ylang oil is what makes this bath bombs so special. I have to be honest, at first the scent put me off but now after getting used to it, I really love it and wish they’d come out with more smokey/sweet scents.
For all the “Honey I washed the kids” scent family fans, Shoot for the Stars is one for you. Even though if you’re a true fan you’d already know that. It’s not only a returning scent but a returning bath bomb as well.
This time around it looks different though, a vibrant blue bath bomb with three golden stars made out of cocoa butter, is what will be expecting you. So get ready to be wrapped up in waring bergamot and honey smell that will leave you moisturized thanks to the cocoa butter stars. Very christmassy indeed.
Ever seen the Northern Lights? No? Me neither, apart from in the bathtub and LUSH’s got exactly that for you! I missed out on this one and was devastated and when I heard it would come back this year, I died a little and got myself 4 in my first order.
They’re so beautiful that I don’t want to use them at all… But if you’ve ever seen a video of it fizzing away, then you know I will have to, it’s just to pretty not to. Aside from it being stunning it smells very florally fresh and I like that! Not really christmassy though in case that’s what you’re looking for.
Father Christmas is yet another returning bath bomb and I’m happy it is. The little father Christmas face is really adorable and it smells florally sweet which actually does remind me of a pre Christmas morning.
It does also have colourful surprises inside, this makes taking a bath even more exciting. So if you are into Christmas and things looking and smelling christmassy this one’s for you!
Golden Wonder is by far my favourite Christmas bath bomb! Not necessarily because it smells christmassy but because it is the most surprising/stunning one in my opinion.
It looks quite plain and boring when you look at it, but as soon as it hits the water it becomes the most colourful explosion. You wouldn’t expect that when looking at it. It has orange and lime oil inside which makes it smell very fresh and zesty, the cognac oil makes it have a special twist. I really love these kind of smells and I don’t mind it that they don’t remind me of Christmas.
The Luxury Lush Pud is another returning Christmas product. To be very honest, I don’t like the smell, the tonka inside products hardly never works for me.
It does however look very impressing and is the perfect bath bomb for people who like it colourful, not only on the inside. It’s a warm sweet scent that will for sure make you think and feel christmassy.
Never mind the Ballistics is a new invention. For those of you who shop LUSH Kitchen products probably know the Roller bath bomb. It is a VERY VERY popular product, as it isn’t only a bath bomb but a bathmelt as well. Same goes for Never mind the Ballistics, the pink part is a bathmelt which covers one half of the bath bomb. It is a very fresh scent, as it has lime and sweet wild orange oil in it, combined with fresh bananas which give the smell a lovely twist. So this bath bomb/melt doesn’t only leave you uplifted and feeling fresh but it also conditions your skin with cocoa butter. This is one of my favourite new releases this year.
By the way, if anyone is a magician and knows how to get a hold of that Roller bath bomb from the LUSH Kitchen, please tell me. I can’t seem to purchase any, as they sell out in a second!
Star Dust is probably the perfect bath bomb for people who like baths but don’t want any colour/glitter or any action for that matter. The scent also isn’t overpowering but leaves you smelling of subtle vanilla and rosewood. So if your mum likes to take baths but doesn’t like LUSH scents, like mine, get her this one, she’ll like it.
Another bath bomb suitable for mums like mine, is, Butterbear. It’s a cute little bear that smells of ylang ylang and cocoa. It also doesn’t involve any “party” aspects such as glitter or colour. On top of all those things it conditions your skin with cocoa butter, so what more could you want in life. Sound like a real winner!
There of course are bath ingredients other than bath bombs, let’s talk bubble bars.
The Snow Fairy scent is not only in a shower gel there are also two bubble bars with the same scent. The first one being, Candy Mountain which is exactly what the name says, a mountain that smells like candy. Magic Wand is also a bubble bar, the only difference is, that it’s on a stick, this makes it much easier to reuse it, you just dip and swirl it inside the water and it creates lots of bubbles.
Jester is also a reusable bubble bar and smells just like Brightside which is one of my favourite regular bubble bars. It’s very fresh and zesty, all the good citrus fruit that will brighten your day. Jester is a very cute version of that scent and I will for sure buy myself some more!
Last but not least on the reusable bubble bar front is Santasaurus. YES, trust LUSH to make anything christmassy, even dinosaurs. This little guy looks very adorable and has a little Christmas hat on. He’s part of the “Honey I washed the kids” scent family and will be a very good match with the Shoot for the Stars bath bomb or any scent related product really.
This one is very high up on the cuteness meter and it’s name is, Peeping Santa. Even the name for it is cute and it describes it perfectly. It smells florally fresh and moisturizes the skin with shea butter. The scent won’t make you think of Christmas but believe me the looks will!
Whoever likes The Olive Branch shower gel will love this little fella. Christmas Penguin is a very cute version of this famous scent.
Pop in the Bath, which is a regular bubble bar from LUSH has the same scent as this and will NOT be discontinued. They announced that they will to discontinue a few products and the community was so disappointed that they wanted to get rid of Pop in the Bath that LUSH had to keep it.
For those of you who don’t know what it smells like. It’s a fresh but soothing mandarine scent with a bunch of extra virgin olive oil which will condition your skin. The favourite of many people, including myself.
On another note, LUSH does pay tribute to well known people and lots of very important topics. For example the “Gay is ok” campaign which celebrated the marriage equality in the US and carried on the conversation LGBTQ+ rights.
As some of you might know David Bowie, a musical icon, died on the 10th of January 2016. LUSH pays tribute to him by making Snowie a part of this years Christmas range.
I already bought some but will for sure buy some more, not only because I don’t know when it’ll be coming back but because it smells divine. It has that fresh cotton smell which gives you a squeaky clean feeling once you get out. Also Bowie was a big inspiration and I adore his music and am thankful for his actions of breaking stereotypes!
LUSH has it all covered, even for the little Cinderellas out there! Even though it might not be translucent, Ruby Red Slipper is the perfect bubble bar for the girly girls and shoe addicts of all genders. It’s also a christmassy red and smells of a ginormous bouquet of flowers.
What more could anyone want in life?
So much for all the bubble bars of this years Christmas collection.
One of the most popular products from LUSH is the body conditioner. The formula is just GENIUS! Perfect for all the lazy people out there, or the ones that need it done all at once and in the same place, to be honest, anyone really! Some people might know the formula from other brands even though it’s a LUSH invention.
You essentially put it on after you cleaned yourself with shower gel. Jut smooth it over your skin as if you were moisturizing in the shower, which you are, just not outside of it. Then you rinse it off and TADAA, you’re clean and moisturized, without any of the greasy, tacky feeling. This means you can hop into those jeans right away!
Last Christmas they came out with the perfect body conditioner for me and because LUSH is clever, they brought it back this year. Christingle is a incredibly minty version of it. Anyone who loves mint, HAS to try this, I can’t stress enough how cool,;), this product is. What I do not understand is, why they didn’t release it in the middle of summer.
It cools you down so much, that in winter you’ll literally shiver if you head out right after showering. In summer however it makes for a great mobile AC.
It’s also got a very pretty shade of blue, you should really give it a go!
There is also a Snow Fairy version of the body conditioner which will cater to the needs of all the die hard snow fairy fans. It is a lovely pink shade and has that candyfloss scent which will make people crave sweets when you’re around.
You might have gathered that I really like lip products, I am a lipstick junkie. For them to look pretty on my lips, I need to exfoliate regularly. LUSH makes this task very easy and incredibly tasty. Lots of people get hungry when they enter a LUSH store as everything looks edible. The lip scrubs, are, even though it’s hard to believe as they’re usually very colourful.
This Christmas season they brought out a brand new one by the name of Sugar Plum Fairy. It shares it scent with The Comforter bubble bar/shower cream. There is also a matching lip tint but I do not own that one.
Reindeer Rock is one of the exclusive Christmas soaps. I still have a piece from last year so I won’t buy one this year.
It smells berry fresh and I would suggest you get a piece as it’s a way handier shape this year. There is also not only a pice of a reindeer on it but a whole reindeer on a blue background, plus it is shaped like a rock.
I am for sure getting a piece of the Snowcastle soap as it smells a lot like the “Rose Jam” scent family and I really enjoy that.
Other than that, you have reached the end of this blogpost about a fraction of the LUSH Christmas collection 2016.
There are a ton more products and I don’t own those, can you believe it?!
I’d highly suggest you go and have a sniff or two of the products mentioned above. Wether you’re going to get some for yourself (which in my opinion you should), LUSH has some of the greatest gift sets out there. I’m sure you’ll find something and will be able to tick off some presents off your Christmas list.