Have yourself a merry little Christmas…
– Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Any business that pulls a Christmas range of products out of the bag is a winner to me, and that is why I got overexcited when I saw LUSH’s Christmas products hit their stores! The amount of festive LUSH-ness is actually very impressive and I have spent hours online and in store trying to pick the perfect products.
From bathbombs to shower jellies to lip scrubs (and a lot more in between), LUSH has got all of us covered this December.
Other than the fact that the LUSH store always smells good, it is also so photogenic. I love looking at photos on Instagram of the LUSH stores around the world. Featured here is the Canal Walk LUSH in Cape Town, South Africa. The bubble products are one of my favourites and I have added Peeping Santa, The Christmas Penguin and Ruby Red Slippers to my wish list (hint).
Another cool idea is the reusable bubble bars on a stick. Featured in this photo is Santasauraus, which is probably the cutest thing to have ever been on a stick.
I allowed myself to choose three LUSH products from their 2016 Christmas range, and here is what I chose:
“A festive bath bomb to bring Santa’s presence into the bath. Once you pop this jolly bomb in your bath, it turns your water from bright red to vivid green. This year, Father Christmas will fill your bathroom with the popular sweet scent of Snow Fairy. All we want for Christmas is this Santa, baby!”
This is probably the one bath bomb that stands out and sells out the most during this time of the year. How could it not? It’s Father Christmas! This bath bomb has a sweet scent, but not in the sickly way. The featured ingredient is Gardenia Extract, which has been used in Chinese medicine for 2000 years to treat “irritability, urinary tract infections, headaches and tension”.
“If you’re wondering what’s inside this golden bath bomb, give it a shake and drop it in the bath to reveal its glittering contents. Soak in its soft citrus fragrance as the vibrant gifts inside unveil themselves and make you feel as if you’re bathing in luxury. The uplifting blend of sweet orange, lime and cognac oils will leave you feeling cheerful.”
My first impression of this bath bomb was: “WOW, this is HUGE!“. Perhaps it’s just my eyes or mind not used to a non-spherical bath bomb, but I honestly could not believe how large it was. TThe outside is also generously dusted in a gold powder, so this is a very sparkly one. It has citrus-smell and that is because the featured ingredient is Sweet Orange Oil, which has so many good properties.
“Unwind (or calm down excited children) with this soothing bath bomb. Perfect before bedtime, drop this in the bath and watch it create pastel-coloured islands in the pink water as it fizzes and froths. Sharing its fragrance with Twilight bath bomb, the comforting tonka, ylang ylang, and relaxing lavender oils will help banish tension.”
Perhaps this one should be used on Christmas night after the dinners are eaten, the house is clean and the household is in bed (for very obvious reasons). Compared to the other two bath bombs, I found that this specific one is more crumbly. Much like the Twilight bath bomb, the featured ingredient is Lavender Oil which is known more for its ability to relax you and less known for its antiseptic-ness.
What are your favourite Christmas ranges out this season? Have you tried any of LUSH’s Christmas products?