Sunday, December 11, 2016

Lush 2016 Christmas Collection!




I can't believe it's December already! The last few months have flown by for me; one minute it was Halloween, then suddenly the festive season hits and there are Christmas Trees and sparkly decorations everywhere you look! I'm no Grinch though, I love Christmas for it means quality time with my family, great food and wine, and watching Mr 9 rip open his presents, which is probably my favourite part.

Lush have delivered again this year, with a bangin' collection of festive treats to get you in the party mood, if the eggnog alone isn't cutting it. I was kindly sent a bunch of fragrant goodies from the Lush 2016 Christmas Collection, so grab some Punch, unwrap a Candy Cane and get ready to add a few things to your shopping list!




Snow Angel Bath Melt*

'Blanket your bath in a flurry of white foam before revealing a shimmering golden glow. Treat your skin to a softening marzipan and floral scented soak.'

I used a white and gold Snow Angel during the last school holidays at our little Retreat, in the spa bath, and it was an amazingly relaxing experience. The fragrance is quite subtle though, so this is good if you don't like overpowering scents, but not so good if you like your Lush bath to pack a punch! This melt contains lots of fair trade cocoa butter to moisturise the skin, and Cassie Absolute, Rose Absolute and Benzoin Absolute as well as Gardenia extract to give a floral fragrance. The best part is getting out of the bath covered in shimmering gold glitter!




Peeping Santa Bubble Bar*

'Santa may use his dairy-free chocolate eyes to see who's been naughty or nice come Christmas, but, at this time of year, he also looks out for the perfect batch of hand-churned shea butter. Nipping over to Ghana, he visits the Ojoba women's cooperative, who crack and churn the shea pods into a rich, chocolatey butter. Blended with Fair Trade, organic cocoa butter, this indulgent combination is sandwiched between fragrant bergamot and geranium oils. Crumble under running water for sack loads of fruity bubbles.'

Yes that was a long quote, but I had to share the story behind the origins of Peeping Santa, as it highlights Lush's commitment to ethical practices. Not only are all Lush products cruelty-free, they also practice ethical buying, where they only buy from suppliers who provide a safe working environment, work to preserve endangered plants and animals and don't condone animal testing. So you can relax in the knowledge that if you pick up a Peeping Santa this Christmas, you're supporting a company that's actively working to preserve the planet!




Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar*

'Wave a magic wand over bath time. Snow fairies of all ages will love swishing this candy sweet magic wand around the bath to turn the water pink and create clouds of candy floss bubbles.'

If you don't 'get' the hype surrounding Lush products, then seriously, go get yourself a Magic Wand. This is a pink star, covered in silver glitter, perched on a stick (perfect for waving and casting love spells, lol) with a god-damn silver bow and bell on it. Then consider yourself converted. This is a reusable product too, you just have to leave it out to dry afterwards, so the fun quotient is multiplied. Lovers of cult favourite Snow Fairy will appreciate the sweet candy floss scent and pink fans will rejoice at the girly bubbles and pink water, although my nine year old son is also a superfan! This would make the perfect gift for Lush fans young and old, it's more fun than Lush FUN itself, I reckon!




Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub*

'Caster sugar for en pointe pouts.'

This is the most delicious smelling lip scrub, in my opinion even better than the bright red Lush Santa Baby Lip Scrub, which I absolutely love. Lip Scrubs are not a necessity for me because I use a lot of lip balm, instead they are purely a product I use for fun. The sweet caster sugar exfoliates your lips, leaving them soft and smooth, but for me Sugar Plum Fairy is all about the taste! The minute I smelled this at the Lush Rundle Mall Store Re-Opening Event I fell in love. It's a gorgeous purple lustre colour, contains sweet wild orange oil and organic jojoba oil and the dominant flavour is juicy blackcurrants. I'd highly recommend getting in-store and giving this a whiff!




Bubbly Shower Gel*

'A bucks fizz breakfast boost packed full of sweet orange oil and fresh grape juice to help your morning go off with a bang, or should that be pop.'

I don't know how Lush continually nail amazing scent creations, but the orange-hued Bubbly is another surefire winner for me! I love fruity, particularly citrusy aromas, and Bubbly is a delicious cocktail of lime oil, sweet wild orange oil, vine leaf infusion and fresh grape juice. This is quite the celebratory shower gel, lathering well and leaving me with soft and gorgeously-fragranced skin. If Christmas isn't the time for Bubbly, I don't know what is!




Christingle Body Conditioner*

'Invigorating peppermint oil and menthol crystals take your skin straight to the top of the tingles chart.'

If you like fresh, minty scents, you will love the pretty turquoise-hued Christingle. Body Conditioners take a little getting used to, and if you're new to the concept, here's how it works: basically, as a last step in the shower, smooth some conditioner onto your wet skin and rub it around, then simply rinse it off and be left with a beautifully soft, nourished and moisturised body! You can totally skip the body moisturiser, because you won't need it. I love this product! The invigorating scent comprising spearmint, grapefruit, organic jojoba and peppermint oils and murumuru and Fair Trade Shea Butters is crisp, fresh and uplifting and the formula is so hydrating. Tingly goodness!


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Have you done your Christmas shopping? I haven't even started!


66 comments:

  1. Lush has always the best Christmas collections. I'm in love with the Snow Angel and Peeping Santa. :)

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. Yes they sure do! I'm always excited to see what they'll come out with at Christmas!

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  2. Oh how I love Lush at Christmas time! They have the best products come out!

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    1. Yes, it's by far my favourite of all their themed Collections!

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  3. The Lush bath wands are amazing! I bought one for my youngest and she has so much fun using it. Will have to get another.

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    1. Oh it would be just perfect for little girls! Glad your daughter has such fun with the Wand! :)

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  4. That bubble bar looks like so much fun! I have Snow Fairy body wash, now I want the whole collection.

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    1. Yeah the Snow Fairy products are so popular. Such a sweet smell!

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  5. I have Magic Wand and it's fabulous! Such a fun experience which takes having a bath to a whole new level!

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    1. Yes Lush certainly know how to step it up a notch, don't they?!

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  6. I'm going into lush tomorrow to pick up some christmas pressies!! Thankyou for this post XX

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    1. Oh fantastic, hope you get some lovely goodies Sofija, thanks for reading! xx

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  7. LUSH do such a great job with their Christmas range, I will have to try the Christingle Body Conditioner - if it is as good as Snow Fairy it will be amazing :) x

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    1. Ooh I need to pop instore and check out the Snow Fairy Body Conditioner, sounds amazing! x

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  8. I really want to try more from Lush! Now you're gonna make me poor, haha!

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  9. I love Christingle! It smells beautiful. I bought my son some Santa FUN for his Christmas eve box too, I love the way that one smells!

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    1. Awesome! I forgot Lush are making mixed-up FUN containers now with multiple colours. I must get on that, too!

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  10. Your posts about Lush are always so sensory-filling! And I want to eat the products..but that wouldn't be right would it? Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek Denyse x

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    1. Haha, thanks Denyse! Actually you can totally eat the Sugar Plum Fairy lip scrub, that's edible and super yum! :)

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  11. I love Lush bath products! I bought the Christmas Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar the other day! I couldn't resist it!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Hehe, it's so hard to resist buying from Lush when everything is so amazing! :)

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  12. I'm so bad or maybe good cause Lush is expensive! I've never tried Lush before. I haven't even Christmas shopped except for a gift card that I bought online. lol

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    1. Don't worry I haven't started Christmas shopping either. I always leave it 'til the last minute!

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  13. My favourite is the Sugar Plum Fairy gift. What a geat idea.

    SSG xxx

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  14. Love the look of these LUSH goodies, I got the Golden Wonder gift box for myself for Christmas, can't wait to try it!

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    1. Oh nice, hope you enjoy it! I haven't tried that one. :)

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  15. My daughter just used up the last of her Magic Wand bubble bar yesterday and there was TRAUMA, I can tell you! Fortunately the Santa's Belly jelly is still going strong.

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    1. Oh no, lolol! Glad you still have some Santa's Belly jelly left in that case! :)

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  16. Lush make such great products, but it's not often that I use them. Maybe Santa will put some under the tree for me this Christmas!

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  17. Oh LUSH Christmas collection is sooooo cute!
    I kinda want to eat them all... whoops
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    1. Haha I know the feeling! Thanks for reading Loi :)

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  18. Ohh! I'm definitely heading to Lush to pick up some products from this collection. The peeping santa so cute!

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    1. Yeah I love the Peeping Santa! Such a great collection this year :)

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  19. I just bought 3 Christmas bath bombs from Lush but haven't memorized their names. I have yet to try the Peeping Santa. Looks so cute! XD

    Jacq
    jacqwritesworld.com

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    1. Ooh enjoy your bath bombs Jacq! They'll be great for some pampering :)

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  20. It all looks wonderful! How beautiful is the Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar?! I need to get one :)

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    1. Yes, I love the wand so much, it's magical, hehe! :)

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  21. I love the LUSH christmas collections- absolutely gutted that there's no twilight this year however there's a body product called Sleepy which is just as amazing (totally stocking up after christmas!)

    we are dannah | australian lifestyle blog
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    1. Yes, I've had a smell of Sleepy and it's beautiful! Does it work well? :)

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  22. I love everything LUSH! I bought one of the gift boxes as my kris kringle present.

    Lisa
    www.lifestylebylily.com

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    1. Me too! I love the way their Gifts are packaged. So festive!

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  23. need this sugar plum lip scrub everyone is raving about!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Yes you totally do Pam! You won't regret it! xx

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    1. I'm a huge Lushie too Kristin. Thanks for visiting :)

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  25. I'm getting my SIL a bunch of stuff from Lush this year. She loves it!

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    1. Oh, you're a great sister-in-law! She has wonderful taste! :)

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  26. That peeping santa is so cute. I usually get lush because I love it but rarely buy it for myself, so it's often a big box for xmas...

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    1. That sounds perfect Lydia! Christmas is the time for Lush treats :)

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  27. You're a fab advocate for Lush. Everytime I see one of your reviews, I want to be in a Lush store immediately! :)

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    1. Hahahaa! Lush if you're reading this, I'm available for sponsored posts LMAO!

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  28. I have my eyes on the magic wand, now I just need a bath tub haha xx

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  29. Nice article ! Thank you for the tips !

    FASHION BLOG: www.theclassicv.com

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  30. Oh wow! These are so cute! I'd almost hate to use them!

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  31. They make such cute products at christmas time

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    1. Yes, I agree! The Christmas range is my absolute fave Alinta!

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  32. Hmmmmm i might go and have a late night bath now.............

    www.doaner-fide.com

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  33. Oh stop - how can I NOT go into a Lush store now that I've seen all this and read your Lushious reviews? I want them ALL Di, and especially the Magic Wand ha ha xxx

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    1. Haha, thanks Kat! My love for Lush is pretty obvious!

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