Sunday, 8 November 2015

Giant Lush Haul (Feat. Christmas Products!)

Don't mind me, I just have a serious Lush problem. I went online to order a couple (as in 2 or 3!!) of things to treat myself after having a pretty rough week at uni, and I ended up ordering about half the Christmas range plus a good few things off the normal range too. Whoops! I must be honest though, this haul was pretty much me replenishing my stock with some of my favourite Lush picks, but I did also purchase a few new things (new to me at least!) and some of the limited edition bits!
First up is the Frozen Bath Bomb! I actually thought it was part of the christmas range but it turns out it's not? With uplifted neroli, rose oil and grapefruit, it smells so relaxing and is perfect for a weekend pamper session! I used it the other day and it left my bath a gorgeous shade of dark blue/turquoise with plenty of specks of shimmer. 

The Experimenter Bath Bomb is always popping up on my Instagram feed and I can't believe that I've never tried it before! It is supposed to be such a cult classic! I must admit I'd probably never have picked it up in the shop as its not the type of scent I usually go for. It is fragranced with vanilla, tonka and verivert - but if I had to describe it I'd say it smells like the incense a priest waves around during a mass at church.

The Bar Humbug Bubble Bar is another newbie for me. Although it doesn't smell too christmassy, I really do like the scent! It smells like liquorice and blackcurrant which is a nice alternative to The Comforter this winter. One thing I will say though, if you're ordering it online - it is a lot smaller than I thought it would be. I thought it was the same size as The Comforter, but it is probably about half the size! Nevertheless, it still looks and smells beautiful!

One of my new favourites is the Milky Bath Bubble Bar and it is so hydrating and perfect for winter. I believe it is one of the newest releases from the Lush Kitchen, and having bought it a couple of times over the last month or two, I'd say it was a winner! Jam packed full of skimmed milk and cocoa butter, Milky Bath doesn't leave your bath all colourful, and although it isn't very impressive - it does however make some gorgeous bubbles and leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft. 
The Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar was one of my favourites last year so I definitely had to pick one up again this year! The Magic Wand is a reusable bubble bar so you can get plenty of uses out of it - simply wave the magic wand around in the bathwater and you are left with Snow Fairy scented bubbles (sweet, like candyfloss). It supposedly lasts around 10 baths, I can't remember how many times I used it last year, but I do know that it leaves your bath a gorgeous shade of pink!

From the halloween range, I picked up the Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar. I also wanted to pick up the Lord Of Misrule Shower Gel but it was sold out when I went to order! I used the sparkly pumpkin the other day in my bath and wow it smells amazing! Packed with juniperberry, lime and grapefruit oils, it has a really sophisticated scent which leaves your bathroom smelling amazing. 
Urgg how gorgeous does the Holly Golightly Bubble Bar look? All that glitter! I think I'm going to save this one for Christmas Eve as it smells and looks so christmassy! Packed full of spicy cinnamon leaf and patchouli essential oils, it is perfect for getting you into the festive spirit. With the addition of glitter, which may annoy some, it leaves your skin with a wonderful glow after you've hopped out the bath! 

The Candy Mountain Bubble Bar is another newbie for me. I knew it had the same scent as the Magic Wand (and Snow Fairy) so I knew that I would like it. I must admit that I prefer the scent of Snow Fairy and the Magic Wand, as they smell a little sweeter. I really love the design of the mountain and I can't wait to use it!

Another repurchase is the Rose Jam Bubbleroon! Lush recently reformulated it, and this is the second time I've bought it since. I loved it before but I honestly prefer the reformulation as it looks so much nicer. It smells exactly the same, but they have added a little glitter - and you can't go wrong with glitter!

A couple if weeks ago I popped into the Lush in Leeds and picked up the Blackberry Bath Bomb. I loved it's fresh, fruity smell and I'm so glad I have another one to use! I'd go as far to say that it is my new favourite bath bomb from Lush! Although it doesn't actually have any blackberries in it (or as far as I can tell from the ingredients list anyway), the citrusy scent is really refreshing! Plus there's a little surprise inside!
If there's one product that truly captures christmas, it has to be The Magic Of Christmas Reusable Bubble Bar. I mean just look at it! The Magic Of Christmas smells just like one of those christingles you used to make it primary school - with the orange, the cloves and the candied fruit. Like the Magic Wand, it is reusable and you can supposedly get up to 10 baths out of the product - although knowing me I'll want to use the entire thing in one go haha! 
I didn't realise that there was such thing as a luxury bath melt. Although whilst on the website I noticed that a couple of my favourite bath melts were infact included in the catergory. Something I'd not seen before were the solid bath oils. I liked the sound of the Razzle Dazzle Bath Oil (Luxury Bath Melt), although I'm still undecided whether I like the scent or not. For the size, it was quite expensive and I don't think I will buy it for myself again. It is supposed to melt away and leave you bathwater all pink and hydrating so I'm quite excited to use it.
Another one that I haven't tried before is the Snow Fairy Shower Gel *gasps* and every year I see bloggers stocking up on the festive favourite so that they can use it all year round - so I thought I'd order it to see what all the hype was about. And now I see! It smells bloomin' gorgeous! I've used it a couple of times since receiving it, and my oh my I might have to order myself another bottle! It has an incredibly sweet fragrance, almost like it was pure sugar!

I've heard lots of people say that the Sakura Bath Bomb is unimpressive and boring, but it's one of my all time favourite products from Lush (after the Comforter of course). It doesn't do much exciting, other than fizz away - but it has such a gorgeous scent! Sakura has a very refreshing fragrance and little pieces of green popping candy on the top which act as an exfoliator, gently softening the skin whilst you relax away in the bath. 

What is your favourite thing to buy from Lush and have you tried anything from the christmas range?
Thanks for reading!
Love Charlotte x
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Plus, if you're interested - I also filmed some close ups of each product and you can watch it below!

1 comment

  1. Your the only person I've found who thinks The Experimenter smells like incense other than me. At least someone agrees with me, I thought I was the only one.

    Great post, love your blog!


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