Friday, July 17, 2015

Oh My, It's Lush Christmas In July!




I'm never organised enough to host a Christmas in July party/dinner/whatever the hell people do (I don't even do that for real Christmas), but when Lush released a bunch of their iconic products from Christmases past recently, it got me feeling kind of festive. There are 12 products in total, all Limited Editions, and they are available at Lush until July 22. I was lucky enough to be sent Eggsnog Lip Balm and Candy Mountain Bubble Bar to try, but you can also get your hands on the following festive favourites:

- Snow Fairy Shower Gel (very sweet candyfloss scent, a cult product that I talked about here)
- Rose Jam Shower Gel (highly recommended, smells amazing. See my review here)
- So White Shower Gel (crisp apple scented, very refreshing. See my mini-review here)
- Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb (patchouli and black pepper. I haven't tried this one)
- Golden Wonder Bath Bomb (orange and champagne. Another one I've never tried)
- Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb (lavender and ylang ylang. Never tried!)
- Baked Alaska Soap (lemon myrtle. Not my favourite Lush soap).
- Snow Angel Bath Melt (rose absolute and cocoa butter. Have not tried)
- Christmas Kisses Bubble Bar (spicy scent, similar to Hot Toddy shower gel. Haven't tried, although I do like Hot Toddy)
- Celebrate Body Lotion (orange, lime and cognac scents. See my review here)




Eggsnog Lip Balm*

From the tin: 'Warm up frosty lips with kisses tasting of hazelnut and cinnamon.'

When I first opened the little tin, Eggsnog was quite hard on the surface and the only way to get some out was by scraping it off with the back of my fingernail. The colour appeared slightly white, but when I rubbed it into my lips, it went clear. The formula seems to contain tiny silvery particles that shimmer nicely when applied. I think the end result is subtle, yet flattering. Upon subsequent uses, the product seems to have softened in the tin and now it's really easy to just glide my finger across to get some balm out. I'm finding Eggsnog very moisturising, and my lips feel soft, smooth and nourished. The scent is a bit unusual, but I like it for something different to most other lip balms at the moment! The ingredients include hazelnut and walnut oils for protection, cocoa, shea and murumuru butters for moisturisation, lemon oil to tone and vanilla absolute to add a dash of sweetness to the mix! The only negative for me is I'm not a fan of the packaging. These tins are a bit fiddly to open sometimes because it's hard to get a grip of the bottom section to facilitate screwing the lid off.




Candy Mountain Bubble Bar*

Lush: 'Make bath time a little sweeter with this pink peak of a bubble bar. Crumble under running water for mountains of glistening bubbles topped with a magical pink mist.'

From the moment I first opened the box, the sweet fragrance of Candy Mountain hit me! This product is strongly-scented, but luckily, the smell is absolutely divine. It literally fills the whole room. I had the brilliant (but not revolutionary) idea of running a bath for my son and using half of the bar, and saving the other half for myself. I'm so glad I did, because half is more than enough to produce a multitude of bubbles (see photo below) and a delightful aroma. I haven't had the chance to try this myself yet, but trust me, being there while Mr. 7 is bathing is akin to being in the bath myself anyway. The information sheet describes the fragrance as similar to Rock Star soap, but my husband, son and I all agreed it smells exactly like Snow Fairy shower gel (we have gone through a lot of Snow Fairy in this house, so everyone is familiar with its fairy floss-like sweetness). I highly recommend picking up Candy Mountain if you love the sweet smell of candy or fairy floss; for $6.95 you can get two pretty pink bubble-filled baths out of it and make your bathroom (and yourself!) smell amazing at the same time.




Lush Eggsnog Lip Balm is $9.95
Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar is $6.95
Christmas in July limited editions are available until 22 July.

*Disclaimer: Both products were provided for consideration. No payment was received for this post. These reviews are my honest opinion, as always. For more information, please see the Disclosure section.

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31 comments:

  1. Oh the Eggsnog sound amazing! I cant wait to try it! I think Christmas in July is Defenatly one thing I should add to my Bucket List. What do you think?
    Renee x

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    1. I'm loving Eggsnog the more I use it. I would be thrilled to be organised enough to have Xmas in July. Two Xmases every year sounds perfect :) xx

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  2. I love the sound of the Candy Mountain Bubble Bar. I hope I can get to a Lush store before the 22nd!

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    1. Yes there's not much time left! Have you got a pair of skates? :D

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  3. candy mountain bubble bar looks like a giant marshmallow! DF xo

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    1. I hadn't thought of that! The Pascal marshmallows are pink and white aren't they. Great, now I want to eat marshmallows. LOL x

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  4. I've only used/tried the lush lip scrub, the bath bomb sounds nice though! I do enjoy the odd bath!

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    1. Baths are so relaxing but it's pretty hard to find the time when you have a family, isn't it?

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    2. Fo sho, the boys always want to jump in with me haha 😀

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  5. Egg Snog I LOVE it! I think the tin opening would be bit annoying too. Although for many years I used the blister tub which had a lid. Hmm...might be worth a look. Bron x

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    1. Hehe, yeah it's got such a cute name! I'm trying to get the hang of opening the tin. x

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  6. Love the sound of Egg Snog! Haha... And what a cute name!

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  7. ahhhh... so you got your bath after all! And, a Lush bath at that! Would you believe I've never tried Lush!? :O

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    1. Well my son had the bath but I did get wet! Oh you must try Lush, they make the best products!

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    2. lol.. so your son got a spa day at home with Lush, lucky guy! I wonder why I don't get alerts or email or something that tells me you replied to my comment. I think this happens with blogger. I seem to only get emails about replies when something called Disquis is used..

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    3. I *think* that might be what the Notify me tick box is for, try clicking on it next time you comment! I'd be interested to hear if it works! :) ps yep my son gets to try some great bath products, he's very lucky indeed!

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  8. Oooh that lip butter sounds great (how awesome are all the Lush product names!). Not sure about the tin... I'm not the most coordinated person... and a tube is just so much easier isn't it!

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    1. I'm trying to get used to the tin! Yes I love the clever product names, too :)

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  9. the mountain bubble bar sounds incredible! I've never used any bath bombs from Lush, I feel like I'm missing out!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Yes, they are the bomb! Haha, sorry awful joke. You can get Lush in the UK, right? Hope you can try them! x

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  10. Egg Snog sounds delicious but I am also not a fan of tin based lip products for a) the opening procedure and b) getting stuff under my fingernails. Tubes all the way!

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    1. aah yes, well thankfully it's soft and comes off on my fingertip now! I do love tubes as well, though!

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  11. nom nom nom, for some reason, I want to eat these? hahaha

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    1. LOL. It does look pretty enough to eat (but probably wouldn't taste good)! :D

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  12. I don't know about that Candy Mountain Bubble Bar hon - I'd be at risk of taking a bite out of it, looks so delish! Beaut post as always my dear ♥

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    1. Thanks Kat! It might look better than it tastes I think. I once ate some Lush Cupcake chocolate face mask (as research) and that did not end well. LOL x

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  13. The Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar looks divine. I don't know why I torture myself by clicking on these Lush posts when I know I can't get any lol.


    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Haha. I do the same with really high end makeup. Click, read and know I won't be buying it!

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  14. I want that Candy Mountain Bubble Bar. It sounds like a great one to try out. I am super curious about the scent of this....

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    1. It is super sweet and delicious, like Snow Fairy and Rock Star :)

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