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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Lush Christmas Goodies!

I was lucky enough to have Lush White City host their Christmas launch at my work this evening and the kind ladies let me come along and play. I used to be a fairly sporadic Lush buyer, but since I’ve taken more of an interested in my skin I’ve been much more of a fan! This is the first time I’ve experienced the brand beyond shopping in stores, and the stories behind each product and their development and the enthusiasm of the staff really reminded me of the care and attention that lots of our favourite indie companies put into their products.
Here's what I came away with:
Three shower gels! I know, I know. But I really loved them all! Everyone knows about the lovely Snow Fairy – it returns every year at Christmas and has a super-sugary, candyfloss and pear drop scent. I find it very sweet in comparison to my usual choices for perfumes and bath stuff, but a little bottle for particularly girly days can’t do me any harm! Interesting to see it's been given it's own label this year - the only non-gift set item to have seperate packaging which I think is a testament to how big a cult fave this is! Twilight is a lavender-based scent, with a strong malty note running through it – like Malted Milk biscuits! I don’t do lavender on it’s own normally, but I really do like this combination – good for sleepy time! I've had the bath bomb before and loved the scent but the showergels are more pocket friendly in the long run, so I grabbed a bottle instead of another bomb.

My absolute favourite out of the whole Christmas range was Ponche, a new shower gel for this year and I cannot WAIT to get naked with it. The bottle says “with orange juice and a shot of tequila. Inspired by traditional Mexican punch, this shower gel is boozy, fruity and uplifting.” The boozy scent is very subtle, but it’s certainly there and give this a richness that makes it stand out from typical spiced orange Christmas scents. I think this would be a nice unisex scent and it’s a lovely warm, wintery smell without being overtly Christmassy (I know what I mean!)
I’m not going to list all the products (Check out Musings of a Muse for the full lowdown!) but there were a couple more products that really stood out:

The popcorn lip scrub was DIVINE. I literally stood there eating it. It tastes like salted caramel popcorn and it’s just scrumptious! I do think that sugar scrubs are always overpriced as you can whip them up with items from your kitchen whenever you like, but nonetheless it’s no more expensive that a posh lip balm, it’s effective and my god, it is yummy in my tummy.

Lush have a North Pole soap this year (it’s bloody massive – about as thick as my neck and it comes in a massive pole) which is basically like a big candy cane! The white portion is peppermint and it was so creamy and sweet alongside being very fresh and minty. Not bad at all, Lush! I'll be going back for this, I think my other half might like it.
Do you get excited for Christmas collections or do you wish companies kept the same things all year round? Does falling in love with a limited edition product make you a sad panda?


  1. I do have a soft spot for lush waaants

  2. man I love Lushhh... need to plan a day trip to one of their shops asap!


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