9 November 2014

LUSH Haul

LUSH Haul
A few weeks ago I made a joint online Lush order (and I popped into store too) with my sister and picked up a few treats from both the Halloween and Christmas collections. Lush is always incredibly popular at this time of year with the Christmas collection in particular always being a big hit with so many people; Snow Fairy anyone?

Last year I was pretty reserved and only picked up The Christmas Penguin as far as I recall however between then and now my interest in Lush has grown tenfold whereby needless to say I found it very hard to resist the collection this time around. Within the collection there is a variety of soaps, bath bombs, bubble bars, bath melts and body lotions along with a few other bits and pieces all of which are ready to have you swinging into the festive spirit.

Of course I wanted pretty much everything (I found myself absorbed in the moment) however I restricted myself to just a few things from the collection as well as one from the permanent range.

Starting off with soaps I picked up Yog Nog and Baked Alaska which are two very contrasting scents. Yog Nog has to be hands down one of the nicest scents I have smelt this year; it's so rich and creamy and for me smells like butterscotch. Originally I purchased one piece of this and cut it in half to split with my friend however I have already been back and picked up another piece as it smells so darn good. If there's one thing you look at from the Lush Christmas collection let it be this. In contrast to this Baked Alaska is incredibly invigorating and uplifting whereby the citrus scents will be sure to awaken you from your slumber in the morning. In the image above my block of Baked Alaska is still in its wrapping so it does appear a lot darker than it really is as it is extremely bright and is quite simply awesome to look at. As with Yog Nog I'm also considering picking up one more piece of this before Christmas is over.

Onto Bubble Bars (my favourite) I picked up Candy Mountain which made me think of something from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is a similar concept to the penguin from last year which I really liked. I also then decided to go with Holly Go Lightly and the Sparkly Pumpkin because after putting off trying a glitter product from Lush for so long I finally decided it was time to give them a go. Having so far only used the Sparkly Pumpkin I can say that I was super impressed and was not left resembling something from a Stephenie Meyer novel when I stepped out of the bath.

The concept of FUN had always intrigued me yet I had never picked one up as I'd previously had the impression that it was aimed at children, I honestly wasn't going to sit in my bath making little models of anything so didn't think it would be for me. Having said that after smelling the limited edition gold FUN I completely disregarded my previous thoughts and popped it into my basket. Scented like Honey I Washed the Kids this smells truly incredible and made for a beautiful body wash once it was warmed up in my hands; it is without a doubt my favourite Lush product that I have tried all year round.

To finish off my Lush haul I picked up Stepping Stone which is a scrub to help soften your feet and make them super-duper soft. To me this product smells utterly amazing and is even now making my bathroom smell so good yet sadly I found that it didn't live up to my expectations. In all honesty I think I just found this difficult to use as it breaks up and isn't one solid piece to work with once it is combined with water.

Have you treated yourselves to anything from LUSH recently?


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  1. Lush is SO popular right now, I swear there's a lush haul everyday on my feed haha! For good reason though, everything looks and sounds so lovely. I'm yet to pop in and have a sniff of the new stuff but definitely will be. Yog Nog sounds soooo delicious - I LOVE butterscotch. Also fun sounds so unique!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  2. I love Lush, great minds think a like as I also posted a Lush post today, the Lush festive cleanser buche de Noel I've been loving a lot! Super interesting about the Fun collection as I also thought this was aimed at small children you've definetly made me want to explore the range, so far I've been very restricted and only bought two bath bombs from the Christmas range xx

    http://www.rinicawrites.com/

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  3. I always forget LUSH and then remember it and wonder WHY I stopped buying their cream cleanser - 9 to 5 - it's AMAZING. I also love their face masks and the rose bubble bars.. I'm really not keen on 90% of their products; I really dislike the brightly coloured bath bombs and the mess they make of the bath water! Although Rose Jam makes the water turn a pretty pink shade and I'm down with that ;))

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  4. I love the look of Holly Go Lightly but I hate it went Lush's glitter products get stuck on my body when I'm getting out the bath haha. You'll have to let me know how this one is so I can decide whether it's worth the risk haha.


    I did a Lush Christmas order yesterday, can't wait for it to arrive! xo

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  5. Ooh, such a pretty haul! LUSH hauls are always pleasing to look at. :) I'd love to try Candy Mountain and the Stepping Stone scrub sounds like a good concept, great especially for this time of year. xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk

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  6. Well I've certainly got some new things to pick up in Lush! It's such a tempting store! xo

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  7. I love the brand lush, they have amazing soaps

    xoxo

    TheBlahQueen

    Lakme
    Face Magic Tint Souffle Review

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  8. Oh my gosh - everything looks amazing!!! I love Lush, gorgeous products, gorgeous scents and they look adorable too! :)


    Layla xx


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  9. I have heard great things about Baked Alaska, and think I may finally pick it up after reading this :) Candy Mountain smells amazing in my opinion! I've recently treated myself to the So White bath bomb, which is also part of the Christmas collection. I'd really recommend it, as it smells gorgeous and although its initially white, it magically turns your whole bath pink :) x

     Charlotte's Road 8

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  10. Wow they look so cute and colourful! Thanks that you are sincere, I would just buy stepping stone, but now that you say they do not live up to their expectations I think I'll try to look for something else ^^

    Z ♥
    http://beautybyz.blogspot.se/

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  11. Last week I treated myself to the northern lights bath bomb, the christmas hedgehog, butter bear, candy mountain, luxury lush pud and the snow angel. I am obsessed with LUSH and the smell is beautiful every time i am near a store. Loved looking at all the goodies you picked up, might need to head down there again to get some more xxxx

    Love Charlotte xxxx

    scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Candy Mountain smells like yummy Cream Soda and Cotton Candy! ^ 3 ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  13. danniella josephine11 November 2014 at 20:41

    Ooooh I went a bit crazy in LUSH recently, picked up some bits from the Christmas collection so that I didn't miss out :D

    Dannie x www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  14. Why is Lush so tempting? All their Christmas stuff smelled really good to me. I especially liked their lotion, I think it's called Celebrate? I only ended up buying Cinders bath bomb, which I have yet to use, but it smells incredible!

    Sofia | palelily.blogspot.com

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  15. Amazing haul! love LUSH products so much! I bought candy mountain and the sparkly pumpkin one, they are both so lovely

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  16. I went crazy, I feel a bit bad about it but oh well, this is once a year. Yes I absolutely loved the pumpkin x

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  17. My sister picked up Cinders, I haven't asked her what she thought about it yet. I'll be sure to check out Celebrate :) x

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  18. Yay! It's worth picking them up early so you can try them and re-purchase your favourites before they all go ;) xx

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  19. Candy Mountain smells so good! I haven't used that one yet x

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  20. Northern Lights looks like magic! I might pick that one up as I know they have extended it until Christmas as it has been really popular x

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  21. Mine just fell apart which made it hard to use, it was a shame as I'm not even kidding the smell of it is insane, it's so fresh and makes my bathroom smell really nice :) x

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  22. So White sounds lovely! Generally I don't buy bath bombs any more (the ones I've had recently have been gifts) however I wouldn't mind giving that one a try x

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  23. The store is so fun and really inviting! :) x

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  24. I had never tried their soaps before, I've picked up two to try :) x

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  25. It sure is and the staff always seem happy to be there! :) x

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  26. Stepping Stone is a great concept but it didn't work for me sadly, it smells really good though! x

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  27. YES! You know the Pumpkin had glitter on it but that washed away no problems what so ever however Holly Go Lightly must have had bigger glitter pieces as those stuck to my bath so I had to scrub them off. I didn't mind too much as the bath was really good and you certainly get your money's worth with that one as it is quite big. If you don't like the glitter being everywhere maybe avoid Holly Go Lightly x

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  28. 9-5 is something I'm going to have a look at next time I pop in. I used to really dislike their bright things however as I've got older and become more reserved in both what I wear in terms of clothing and make up I have found that bath time is the time to be a little more fun. I like greens/blues but generally the yellow/red toned products put me off a lot! Having said that pink is always good :) x

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  29. I have noticed that their cleanser products are not half as promoted as their others. I agree about FUN and do you know what I would argue it is my favourite product in that picture. It's messy though which I think next time will cause me to take it all out and put it in my own pot x

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  30. I completely understand where you are coming from, at this time of year LUSH really takes off. Their sales must be up buy like 10000% haha! x

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  31. Aah, I'm a big fan of a lush haul! All of the Christmas products smell amazing! I'm so upset, I don't have a bath anymore so no bath bombs for me this year!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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  32. Throughout uni I had no bath, just a shower so I can definitely sympathise there! x

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