Thursday, December 3, 2015

Get Festive with Lush This Christmas!


It's only a few weeks until Christmas! Have you started your shopping, or do you leave it until the last minute like me? Our Tree is going up this weekend, we went to our first ever Christmas Pageant recently and Mr. 8 is marking off the days on the calendar (I really should get him a proper Advent Calendar, lol). But more importantly, get excited because limited edition Lush Christmas products are now available! I was lucky enough to receive a box of Lush Christmas goodies* from the 2015 range, let's have a look inside.....





I was delighted to see that everything came wrapped in a It's Christmas Deer Knot Wrap, although my design, pictured above,  was slightly different from the one featured on the Lush website (more deer, less stocking). It's a lovely silky Greenspun fabric that was actually made from two recycled 500ml plastic bottles. These can be used as eco-friendly gift wrap, worn as a headband or knotted up to make a little carry bag!





Next up is Snow Fairy Shower Gel a cult Lush Christmas product. It's a super-sweet pink sparkly fairyfloss-scented gel that's just flat-out fun to use. The musky sweetness can be a bit much, but if you're into that, you'll enjoy Snow Fairy. My son loves using this in the shower and bath as he's a huge fan of the scent. His skin is always so soft afterwards! I've reviewed it before here.




I loved the Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb! Running this little beauty under hot water provided a myriad of colours, as the water started off light blue, then pretty pink was released from the centre, turning the water dark blue, purple then a midnight blue/almost black hue! Then, when I got into the bath, I noticed a ton of tiny sparkly glitter particles! This was the most relaxing, mesmerizing and joyful bath I've ever had I reckon! It felt magical to be laying in practically black water containing so many shimmery glitter bits swirling around me, like stars in the night sky. I would highly recommend picking one up if you're a bath bomb lover!




So I'm not sure how much use I'll get out of the Fairy Dust Dusting Powder but let's talk about it anyway! This is a pale pink, glittery body dust that basically just makes you sparkle. I guess it would be great if you went to music festivals or nightclubs, but I don't. LOL. It produces a pretty silver shimmer that's eye-catching in the light, and the subtle scent is nice. Here's what Lush say about it:

"All you need is lustre, trust and a little Fairy Dust. Sprinkle this sweet, sparkling pink dust over skin to stay fresh for great big adventures. For dreams that take you past the second star to the right and straight on ‘till morning, you can use it to candy-coat bedsheets too."






I adore the deep red colour of Santa's Belly Shower Jelly and the addition of glitter and little stars make it extra festive! This wibbly-wobbly jelly is a dome of fun. Just try not to play with it (it's impossible, lol). Despite being wobbly, it's a firm mould that stays together when you cleanse with it, producing a thick pink lather that smells of apples! It contains vegan mulled wine, apple juice and star anise infusion. I've changed the way I use these Lush jellies; I used to break off a piece, but found that this wasted product as it often slipped to the floor. Now I use the whole thing to cleanse with, it's actually much easier and harder to drop! These are great value for money; my other one, the Whoosh jelly, is lasting me forever, and I've still barely made a dent in Santa's Belly.

My picks of the bunch are Santa's Belly Shower Jelly and Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb. Such fun products!




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39 comments:

  1. What a great bundle they sent you! I love the sound of the Bath Bomb.
    Renee x

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    1. Yes, I'm very lucky! The bath bomb was so good :) x

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  2. Love everything you got! I can't wait to go in-store and buy loads haha xx

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    1. I can't wait til the Boxing Day sale they have! I normally get a heap of soaps half price, they are usually so dear. x

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  3. lucky duck!!! i love LUSH products, my boyfriend cant get enough of their bathbombs!

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    1. Yes, I'm very lucky! I'm a huge Lushie, too. I want to buy everything anytime I go instore!

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  4. I am stocking up on snow fairy this xmas to last me the entire year haha
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  5. That bath bomb sounds amazing! And Santa's Belly Jelly - I just want to hold it and play with it - lol! It probably wouldn't last long in my bathroom!

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    1. Santa's Belly is so fun! My son would love it, I should let him use it come to think of it!

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  6. The fairy dust sounds perfect for me - I love anything sparkly!

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    1. Sparkles are fun! I prefer them on my nails though. Glitter nail polish for the win!

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  7. ooo yum! These look good enough to eat :) that shower jelly just looks delicious!

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    1. It smells delicious too! Thanks for visiting Lu :)

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  8. Bath bombs are the best. How lucky they sent you such great gifts x

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    1. Yep, they are the bomb (pun intended)! I'm very lucky indeed x

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  9. These all gorgeous and love that Shower Jelly - how much fun is that is a tub!!

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  10. The bath bomb and shower gel both sound like lots of fun ... although I think I would have to wrestle it off my two older daughter's first haha

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    1. Haha! I was hiding these from my family, but will let my son try Santa's Belly jelly tomorrow. Thanks for reading, Erika! :)

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  11. How delicious. I would have definitely worn the fairy dust out and about in my 20s . . . and if I could get away with it in certain situations, I totally would today as well!

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    1. Me too! Might pop some on for Christmas Day. Get festive and all that! :)

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  12. That looks amazing! You've just totally solved my 'stocking stuffer' dilemma for my daughters. I haven't used any Lush products for awhile, as we don't have a store close by, but I'll be making a special trip I think.

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    1. Ooh lovely, glad I could help! Remember Lush have a 50% off Boxing Day sale every year, online and instore, too. I always stock up on goodies then. Thanks for reading Lara! :)

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  13. That all sounds delightful because LUSH but seriously, who is having baths any more? Like under the age of 6? My kid got me a bath bomb for Mother's Day and it's still sitting sad and unloved in the bathroom because I can not find a spare moment to loll about in a tub of my own shedding body cells. That was a weird description but isn't that ultimately what a bath is?

    I sound really angry at baths. Might need to bring this up with my therapist....

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    1. Haha Angie you're funny :) I have a bath once a fortnight (sometimes once a week if I'm lucky!) on a Sunday when hubby can look after our son.Otherwise it would be constant interruptions! Thanks for reading! :)

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  14. Hi Di! Your Top 7 Beauty Purchase Regrets was hilarious. It's nice to know that I and my two teenage girls aren't the only ones who make purchases believing the photo! I hope you have a wonderful warm Australian Christmas and thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More! My weekend linky is live and I hope you can link up!
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.co.za/2015/12/learning-english-touching-lives.html

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    1. Thanks Christina! Yes, it's very warm weather in Australia lately. Thanks for leaving your link and I hope you have an awesome Christmas too! :)

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  15. That jelly looks awesome. I just wanna squish it! Xx

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  16. Everyone is talking Lush at the moment. I think I am going to have to go into town and check out their store. I haven't been in for many years and feel I am missing out.

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    1. I'm a big fan of their products. Hope you pick up something lovely on your next trip into town! :)

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  17. This set is so cute! I don't know if I would get much use out of it but it would make a great Christmas present for someone!
    Love your photos!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Oh good idea, I never think to give Lush as a gift, probably because I want to keep everything myself! LOL. Actually now I remember giving a school Mum a bottle of Snow Fairy last year, so I'm not all bad. :)

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  18. Thanks for the review on lush products for Christmas! I will have to check out the store.

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    1. Have fun smelling everything in there! Merry Christmas to you :)

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  19. Ooh, what a nice selection of Christmas Lush goodies! Great reviews, Di xx

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  20. Such a cute set. I had a try of Santa's belly in the shop and it smell amazing! Lots of love from a new follower x

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  21. Beaut post Di - I'm super excited about Santa's Jelly, sounds totally delish and just what I'm after for the festive season ♥♥♥

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