If you’re a regular KaBOOM! Cosmetics reader, you will know of the very strong feeling I have for LUSH. A quick recap for new readers: I love LUSH….like, a LOT! I always eagerly await the little e-mail in my inbox telling me that the Christmas realeases are out so I can shop to my heart’s content. This year, I got an extra little surprise when I was invited to attend the opening of the new Mt Gravatt store and pick out some complimentary Christmas goodies. Very unfortunately for me, I was away for work (as usual) and couldn’t make it but I did make a special effort to pop into LUSH and check out the limited edition Christmas releases. There are some fantastic new additions to the Christmas line this year and I wish my bank account could have stretched just a leeeetle further but here’s what I picked up this year.
Snow Fairy Shower Gel $9.95 for 100g
This may be cheating a little because I actually picked this up as a Christmas present for someone else (so if you’re reading this and you get Snow Fairy for Christmas, act surprised!) but I couldn’t do a LUCH Christmas round-up without including this. I did buy the 200g size during the Christmas in July release so it totally counts. Snow Fairy is a firm favourite with me, the super sweet bubblegum scent and pretty pink colour complement each other perfectly. A little dash of Snow Fairy in my morning shower puts me in mind of a sweet shop at Christmas time and that is guaranteed to put me in a good mood!
So White Shower Gel $16.95 for 250g
So White is a new addition to the Christmas limited editions and I already love it! It’s a crisp, apple scented shower gel with a dash of rosewater to cleanse and soothe the skin. The scent is to die for, as with most LUSH products and I think this fits so will with the Christmas theme. It brings to mind warm apple cider and snowy nights but it’s also fresh enough to fit well with our steamy Australian Christmases too.
Golden Wonder Bath Bomb $7.50 for 200g
I tried to pick some of the bath bombs I didn’t go for last year and Golden Wonder caught my eye. It looks like a beautifully wrapped golden gift and inside is a bursting blue fizzer that will turn your bath into a Christmas party in no time. Sadly, my bath bomb didn’t make it safely home from the shop but the effect was still amazing and I loved the citrus scent and how soft my skin felt afterwards.
So White Bath Bomb $6.25 for 170g
I definitely don’t do things by halves so when I saw the So White Bath Bombafter smelling the shower gel, I knew I had to have it too! It shares the same apple and rose scent with the shower gel and has a delightful little rosy centre too. It also contains bergamot, rose and white neroli oil to leave your skin super soft and Christmas scented.
Father Christmas Bath Bomb $6.95 for 200g
Who wouldn’t want a delicious bath bomb with jolly old Saint Nick on it? This happy Santa face paired with the same sweet scent as Snow Fairy is guaranteed to leave you full of goodwill and Christmas spirit.
Northern Lights Bath Bomb $5.50 for 100g
Another new addition to the Christmas range, this bath bomb is unusual in a number of ways. Instead of the traditional round bath bomb, this new kid is cylindrical and fizzes from both ends creating a spiral, Catherine Wheel firework effect. The jasmine and ylang-ylang scent is very calming and soothing, perfect for washing away all the stresses of the holiday season.
Celebrate Body Lotion $28.95 for 225g
Again, this is a little bit of a cheat as I picked it up during the Christmas in July release but it’s for sale again now so I thought I’d throw it in for good measure. I absolutely adore this thick, creamy, orange-scented body lotion. It’s from the same scent family as the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb so for a double hit of citrusy goodness, take a bath with Golden Wonder then slather yourself in Celebratefor an absolutely heavenly mix. The only downside is that it can be quite an oily body lotion so it's best applied at night before bed to give it time to soak in.
If there’s one more thing I wished I’d picked up, it would be the 12 Days of Christmas Gift which contains 12 of LUSH’s top Christmas products in a beautiful picture book-style packaging. It retails for $84.95 which is quite pricey but not extortionate when you think about what’s inside. Sadly, my budget couldn’t quite stretch to include this but there’s always next year!
You can check out the entire range here. As a tip, if there's anything you especially want, LUSH do a great 50% off Boxing Day Sale but you have to be quick! Have you picked up anything from the LUSH Christmas range this year?