Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Lush Christmas event

I would love to be a mermaid but I’m a terrible swimmer so the next best thing is spending aaaages in the bath. Lush is a wonderful company that facilitate my excuses to have lots of baths. I’m a huge Lushie, especially for anything remotely gimmicky or holiday themed. I was lucky enough to go along to the blogger event at the Basingstoke store to chat about all of the new lovely festive products. Spoiler alert – I bought stuff! A huge thank you to Kimmey, Katy, Louise and Sophie from the store for talking through all the products and having us at your store. Also thanks to Jenny from South East Blog Circle for setting the whole thing up.

Christmas Soap is a wonderful thing, I will be buying some for my new bathroom because its very hard to make a bathroom festive, but I think this is the way forward. The standout soap at the event was 'Snowcastle'. Elsa could be hiding out somewhere in here! The soap, as a whole, really is a thing of beauty, but also probably pretty unpractical to use. It’s a sweet, marzipan kind of scent with Almond and Rose. Another new one int he soap range is the 'Santa's Postbox' Soap inspired by children posting their letters to Santa. Its made up of orange, bergamot and satsuma juice which makes up a bright, fresh fragrance. 

Some of our festive favourites have returned including one of my all time most loved bubble bars - 'Candy Mountain'. Its sweet vanilla scent is just amazing, and I love anything that is pink and sparkly. Another sweet scented bath treat is the 'Star Dust' bath bomb. Its a striking white star shape smelling of vanilla and rosewood. They kindly let us sample some of the bombs and we spent a fair amount of time watching colours melt and swirl away in the bowls at the store. It was very zen, and my inner yogi was very happy. 

We talked through lots of bath bombs but I was really impressed with the on-a-stick style reusable Bubble Bars that are new for Christmas. You simply stir them around your bath or run them under the tap and then put it away until next time. Back this year is ‘The Magic of Christmas’ which smells exactly like my parent’s house does over the holidays. It shares its scent with the ‘Cinders’ bath bomb and is decorated very traditionally festive including a cinnamon stick. Brand new this season is ‘Santasaurus’, one of my new favourite Lush launches ever. It’s like Godzilla became Santa but smells really good. The scent is the same as the ‘Honey I washed the kids’ and as it contains no actual Honey, it’s completely Vegan. The last wand style Bubble Bar is from the Queen Bee of Lush ‘Snow Fairy’ and it’s her scented ‘Magic Wand’. This should really need no introduction, Snow Fairy is the most raved about Christmas product at Lush and one I will be buying year on year.

Sleepy is product I really regret not purchasing. I never believe in scents that can make you feel tired but I swear I breathed this in and felt instantly relaxed. It’s an all over body lotion to apply before bed full of lavender and oatmeal. I may have to go back and get it because I never sleep well in the changing of seasons and it makes getting up int he dark mornings oh so hard. 

'The Christmas Penguin' is yet another new bubble bar and hits all of the adorableness I desire from Lush Christmas products. Its another citrus scented product which includes lemon oil and orange flower. I do think they should have named him but he will make a lovely gift for lots of penguin fans. 

Snow Fairy is back again in a new form: Fairy Dust Dusting Powder. This magical stuff goes on after you moisturise, leaving your skin matte once again and covered in shimmer. This is one for die hard Snow Fairy fans and those of us who apply too much moisturiser (Guilty!). 

The gift section this year has really stepped up. Lots of the boxed styles look just like traditional Christmas gifts that you would expect to find under the perfect tree. I’m really envious of their wrapping skills, I wish they would all come over and help me come December. They have these adorable tin bears too which I think look great and include 'Butter bear' which is one of my favourites. The 12 days of Christmas set has also returned this year which would make a great advent calendar for anyone not going down the beauty route this year.

Whilst I was at the store I picked up my main squeeze: Snow Fairy Shower Gel. I also went for the Santasaurus Bubble Bar I spoke about above and I bought a little Pip the Penguin gift for my lovely penguin loving friend. The store where kind enough to gift us a few goodies alongside our purchases to test out. I received a little chunk of yellow 'Igloo' soap that smells amazing. Very fruity and sweet. The girls explained that it’s delivered to the store in pieces and then they build it into its namesake within the store. It’s inspired by Turkish Delight which really comes across in both scent and appearance. The bag included four sample sizes including Rose Jam, Lord of Misrule, Bubbly (which smells like prosecco!) shower gels and the new Snow Fairy Body conditioner which I can’t wait to try out. Peeping Santa was also hiding in my bag and is an incredible sweet strawberry scented Bubble Bar. Lastly, I received the ‘Shoot for the Stars’ bath bomb which is honey and orange scented. This was the first to go in the bath and it makes a beautiful bright blue, sparkly bath water. 

I could keep writing for pages on all of their amazing products. There were only one or two products in the whole range I wasn't too excited about, so all in all it's a great festive launch. I'm so happy that Snow Fairy is back in my life. What is your favourite Lush product? 

*This post contains gifted samples but all opinions are my own 

1 comment

  1. This all looks so dreamy ahhhh. I would love to go to one of these at some point in the future! x



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