Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lush Christmas Haul

Christmas is undoubtedly my favourite time of year. I'm a tad bit of a christmas fanatic. I'm the kind of person to begin getting excited and planning out presents in September. I may have a problem. Another thing that I adore is lush. Everything from their customer service to their incredibly lush products. Of course it was necessary that I combine these two obsessions of mine and pop into lush for a bit of a spending spree, especially considering that I just had a birthday and had been spoiled with a bit of spending money....

I'll begin with the bath bombs that were gifted to me for my birthday. I also got given the magnificent Rose Queen ($4.95) and Think Pink ($5.50) bath bombs. Of course I couldn't resist the urge and used them the following days after my birthday. Rose Queen exploded to tint my bath water a lovely, soft tinge of pink with bits of roses, lavender and hibiscus flowers that made me smell and feel like royalty. Think Pink turned my bath a vibrant shade of pink, littering the water with tiny paper hearts. Both were an enjoyable experience.

I was also gifted the Sakura ($6.75) and Tisty Tosty ($6.75) bath bombs. 
Sakura promises a bath inspired by Japanese cherry blossoms, fragrant with the gentle and peaceful aroma of jasmine, mimosa and orange blossoms, bringing the colours of the spring sky to the water. Tisty Tosty claimes to weave a magic love spell with a scent of precious rose and orris root, said to have come from the Great Garden of ancient Persia; and Cleopatra is rumoured to have seduced Anthony with it. What a statement to make from a bath bomb! With its promises of easing tension and stress to promote positive feelings, this is definitely the kind of magic bath bomb for me!

I spent a good ten minutes browsing each of the christmas bath bombs carefully, before finally giving in and picking up any ones that were part of the festive line. Unfortunately I was a bit late to the table and wasn't able to pick up all of the highly raved about bath products, but I was lucky to snag the few that I had been dying to try.

Beginning with the infamous Sparkler ($5.50). Oh boy, how excited am I to try this one. This intriguing bath bomb isn't overly exciting on the outside, but from what I was told, this is definitely one of the most fun ones I've purchased. It's sweet citrusy scent was enough for me already, but after hearing that inside is chockablock packed with golden glitter and popping candy to mimic the sounds of fireworks that spins around for a fiery, shimmering display, it's no doubt that I'd handed over my cash before the woman had finished describing it. 

Next up is none other than the incredibly festive Holly Go Lightly ($10.50). Being the most expensive bath product up on the table, I had my doubts about purchasing this one. But I'm glad I caved in and made the purchase because this appears to be the most festive of them all. Smelling of a spicy christmas morning with the delightful scents of patchouli, cinnamon and lime (described as bathing in a hot toddy), coated in thick, silver glitter and topped with holly (fake of course), this bubble bar is undoubtedly one you can't give a miss. It's generous sizing is also a major plus.

Drummers Drumming ($9.95) had me grinning from ear to ear like a child on christmas morning (aahh the horrible puns!) as I gave the bells a test run. Luckily, this reusable bubble bar doesn't crumble as you drum. With sweet notes of bergamot, geranium, olibanum and fresh strawberries to liven your senses, this makes for the perfect, musical bath. 

Now I won't lie, I wasn't interested in the Golden Wonder ($7.50) bath bomb to begin with. After speaking with the lovely lush shop assistant, though, it was right into my basket. Encompassing a christmassy surprise that rattles when you shake, this sweet citrusy bath bomb with a dash of cognac for festive points, is undoubtedly the kind of bath to make you feel as if you're bathing in liquid gold.

And finally we have the ever so lovely Christmas Eve ($6.50) bubble bar, shaped like a crescent moon in a dark purple sky. A sweet (not in the perfume sense) way to wind down after a busy day with the gentle aroma of jasmine and ylang ylang to help calm excited minds

Have you bought anything from Lush lately? What's your thoughts on their christmas products?

**Note: This post was not sponsored by Lush... I wish.

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