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How time flies! It seems like it was only yesterday that I was puffing and sweating in a 30°C heat wave, and now all of a sudden it’s November. November! That means that next month is December*! And December is all about Christmas and getting in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately I can’t take time off from work during the holidays this year, so I had to cancel my trip to Belgium. So no Christmas and New Year’s with friends and family for me this year :-( Sucks. A lot. But it is what it is and there is nothing I can do about it. I will just have to celebrate Christmas alone this year, and a great way to do that is with a bunch of Lush Christmas products. If there is one Christmas collection that I am always looking forward to, it’s the one from Lush. Bath bombs in the shape of a snow man or a Christmas gift, a Snow Fairy scented Christmas star on a stick, shower gel with tangerine and tequila,… Yep, Christmas 2012 at Lush really was great fun! And it won’t be any different this year. Check out the products I got from this year’s Lush Christmas collection!
* Awesome deductive skillz
Lush Santa’s Lip Scrub & Lush Santa Baby Lip Tint
Move over Bubblegum lip scrub, because I think I’ve found a new favorite! Yep, the new Santa’s Lip Scrub is well on its way to becoming my new number one. Like all Lush lip scrubs the Santa’s Lip Scrub is made with natural sugar. It gently scrubs my lips and makes them nice and soft. And the cola candy flavor makes the scrub rrreally fun to use.
The Lush Santa Baby Lip Tint tastes like cola candy as well, but just a little less strongly. That’s fine though, because otherwise I’d just keep licking off the product. The color of the Lush Santa Baby Lip Tint is a pretty warm Christmas red – perfect for the holidays – with a lovely matte finish. The formula contains shea butter and on paper that should make the lip tint very nourishing, but I still find the texture quite hard and dry and therefore a bit difficult to apply. So I always apply a bit of transparent lip balm first and then put the Santa Baby Lip Tint over it.
Lush Christmas Bath Ballistics
An absolute must for those who don’t know Lush yet and want to explore the brand: a Lush bath bomb! I got four this year:
- the Shoot For The Stars Bath Ballistic, a pale blue bath bomb with a shooting star that smells of caramel and honey
- the Father Christmas Bath Ballistic, a happy smiling Santa with the smell of tangerine and orange flower
- the Snowman Bath Ballistic with nourishing cacao butter and the smell of vanilla
- the Golden Wonder Bath Ballistic, a bath bomb shaped like a golden Christmas gift that smells like a fizzy champagne cocktail with orange, cognac and lime
I am going to save my new bath ballistics until next month – I’ll use them to comfort myself when the boyfriend is in Belgium with the family and I am left here all alone – but the amazing smell of the bath bombs already tells me that I am going to enjoy them a lot!
Lush Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar
Oh. Em. Gee. A massage bar in the form of a Christmas angel with shea butter, murumuru butter and cupuaçu butter, AND with glitter, AND with the deliciously sweet smell of the Snow Fairy shower gel! I don’t think it can get any better than this. I love the super sweet candy scent of Snow Fairy, and anything that will intensely nourish and soften my skin gets a head start with me. I like to use the Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar after showering to moisturize my skin. I don’t care much for the glitter in the massage bar, but meh, a little sparkle during the holiday season never hurt anyone I guess.
Lush Rose Jam shower gel
Last but not least I got the Rose Jam shower gel. Just like last year it’s available in limited edition only, so make sure to get yourself a bottle before it’s too late! The Rose Jam shower gel smells like roses and vanilla and contains goji berry juice and argan oil. The scent is very sweet, just the way I like it. It really is a pleasure to use, as is the case with all Lush shower gels.
Not that I’m surprised, but I am very happy with this year’s Lush Christmas products. I’m pretty sure that between now and December 25 more Lush Christmas products are going to find their way to my bathroom!
The Lush Santa’s Lip Scrub and Santa Baby Lip Tint (both 14 CHF), the Lush Bath Ballistics (from 6.80 to 8.90 CHF), the Lush Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar (14 CHF) and the Lush Rose Jam shower gel (25 CHF for 250 ml) are all available at Lush.
Did you get anything from Lush’s 2013 Christmas collection yet? What is your favorite Lush Christmas product?