We all love lush and we all love a sale. You know what’s even better, though? I’m sure you know where I’m going with this. That’s absolutely correct – a Lush sale! Their Boxing Day sale ran a little overtime this year and we are reaping the benefits.
I picked up a couple of things – you know, just the essentials – and I felt it would be wrong of me to be greedy and keep it all to myself. So I’m sharing with you lovely people! Without actually having to share, of course.
The sale mostly consists of Christmas Exclusives but who doesn’t love the smell of candy canes or a Buck’s Fizz all year round? There is a high percentage of bath products in the sale so now is a good time to stock up on bath bombs and bubble bars for the year. A girl (or guy) can never have too many.
Bubble bars and bubble wands offer so much bang for your buck (Or should I say pop? Nevermind, just trying to make a bubble joke). If you like value for your money, you can’t go past a product that offers easily 10+ glorious uses. The flamingo is fruity and the star is sweet as fairy floss so I’ll just alternate depending on my mood!
I’d been considering Lush’s Toothy Tabs for quite a while before I picked these up but I always found some reason not to. A sale is the perfect time to try something new without the monetary outlay so I picked them up, quick-smart. And… well, let’s just say they’re getting a mixed review from me. I love how clean my teeth feel after brushing and there’s no temperature sensitivity afterwards. Here’s to drinking glasses of icy cold water right before bed! I’m just not a huge fan of the orange flavour and they just make me salivate so darn much! There is also no whitening benefit from these particular tabs and, with my coffee and red wine habits, it’s kind of desirable. Not to be too quick to write them off completely, I’ll have try some different kinds to make that call. Possibly the charcoal ones next – stay tuned.
In descending order, Sugar Scrub, Sherbet Dip and Layer Cake. I think Freud would have something to say about my tower.
I love bath bombs. Part of my bath time zen comes from gazing at the colours exploding, expanding, swirling and mixing together… So I’m always after one I haven’t tried before for a brand new chromatic experience. This being said, I definitely picked Sherbert Dip up for the scent. In need of a pick-me-up? This sour lemon fizzer will have you perky in no time. Not one I would recommend at bedtime!
Not much to say about Layer Cake other than it’s soap and it does the job soap is supposed to do.The lovely fruity lather is refreshing and subtle – just what I’m after when it’s about to followed by Buck’s Fizz.
I’m yet to try the sugar scrub. I thought I’d be able to use it as a solid bar in the shower but apparently that would make it disintegrate… Oops! You’re supposed to wet part of it, break it off and mush into a paste before getting down and scrubby. The process seems a little complicated for my liking but I should probably try it before I complain! Next time I’m having a real deep clean type of shower, I’ll give it a go.
As a lazy person, I like to use products that save me time and an in-shower body conditioner is a great one. I had tried Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner and loved it but a solid one was something new. Side note, Lush is moving away from packaging as much as possible by bringing out many more solid products, such as body conditioner, lip scrub and tint, shower gel, along with the existing range of shampoos and conditioners, bath bombs, soaps, massage bars, etc. etc. etc.
Back to Buck’s Fizz. It smells simply divine, like fresh orange juice and, yes, champagne. So… Exactly like a Buck’s Fizz. Commonly known as a Mimosa. It makes my skin feel amazing and not a bit greasy but it melts like nobody’s business. For best results, you can keep it in the fridge but I’m a bit forgetful and never remember to take it for a shower. So I just deal with the messiness, it’s worth it. Definitely a repurchase forever and ever. Not that I’ll need to for a while – it’s been surprisingly long-lasting so far.
Kerbside Violet is a dark spicy floral perfume with not a hint of sweetness about it. On its own, it’s a little too subtle for my liking but I love layering it with something brighter. It adds an unexpected depth mystery that I love. I also enjoy the ritual of putting on a solid perfume – it feels so thoughtful and sensual.
And that’s all folks! Snowdrop was a gift for a friend so a little hard to review.
Let me know what products you’ve been trying and/or loving so I can compile a shopping list for next time!