Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Merry LUSH Christmas!

We are spoilt for choice with the delightful Christmas range of products from Lush this year! Whether you are looking for gifts for family and friends or a few sneaky gifts for yourself, you're sure to find something you like amongst the extensive range of products.

The Christmas Invention shower gel range comprises the punchy Ponche, lovely Rose Jam and much-sought-after Snow Fairy. Some fun Christmas bath products include The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar, Secret Santa Bath Ballistic and the Magic Wand Bubble Bar. Special Christmassy soaps include the colourful Angel's Delight soap, Orange soap and the mesmerising Snow Globe soap.

Most of you know I'm a huge fan, so I was very excited when Lush generously sent me a selection of Christmas goodies. Today I'll be reviewing Rose Jam Shower Gel, Santa's Lip Scrub and Santa's Baby Lip Tint.

Santa Baby Lip Tint
This product comes in a little screw-top tin, and when I first swatched it I thought WOW. It's certainly bright. This is really highly pigmented and it's almost an orangey red when on the lips. It contains extracts of cherries, dates and cinnamon stick, carrot oil and Fair Trade butters. The consistency seemed thick to me, and I found the best way to wear it was to first prepare lips with a generous amount of lip balm to soften and smooth them, wipe the excess off, then apply Santa's Baby over the top. I tended to finish by blotting with a tissue for a matte yet still comfortable finish. This is one festive lip tint, and the bright pop of colour actually cheered me up!

Rose Jam Shower Gel
This. Smells. So. Lovely. It's hard to stop sniffing this gorgeous light pink-hued gel. With zesty Sicilian lemon, geranium oil and turkish rose absolute, the scent is sweet, floral, feminine and just delightful. My skin is left soft, clean and nourished thanks to argan and rose oils.  I think I love this one nearly as much as Happy Hippy (my all-time favourite shower gel). ANOTHER Lush product that just makes me feel happy after using it (and smelling of flowers!)

Santa's Lip Scrub
OK, so lip scrubs aren't really necessary. Who cares; this is fun to use! (I wouldn't scrub my lips more than twice a week, though). This festive lip scrub is bright red and cola flavoured. And I think Lush have Nailed It with the cola fragrance! The texture is pliable, gritty and grainy. The purpose of a lip scrub is to exfoliate the skin and lift off any loose, dry or flaky bits, leaving your lips smooth and perfectly primed for balm, tint, stain, shimmer, plumper, lipstick, gloss, cream, crayon, glaze, liner or whatever product you may swipe on your lips (I clearly have too many!). This performs well; the gritty caster sugar particles melt away as you scrub it in with warm water, and the extra virgin coconut oil leave lips smooth and conditioned. I also have a chocolatey Sweet Lips Lush lip scrub, but now I prefer my Santa's.

All Lush products are cruelty-free, environmentally friendly and are handmade locally from ethically sourced ingredients. So they make you feel good on the outside and the inside!

Disclaimer: Products were provided for review purposes. No payment was offered/accepted. All opinions are my own.


  1. You know, I have never bought a Lush product but after reading your post, I may need to visit this store next time I'm in the city. The Rose Jam Shower gel just won me over. :)

    1. Rose Jam is just lovely! Yes, pop in to a store, the products are fun and you might find something you like. :)


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