Any fellow Lushie out there will know that Christmas is quite literally the most wonderful time of the year at Lush Cosmetics. Each year I look forward to seeing what new products will be released for the festive season and this year’s selection did not disappoint. As I’ve said many times on here before, my currently home does not have a bath (sadness) so I’m limited to enjoying the shower and body products, but I was still able to get a decent haul of products that I’ll be able to use.
I always look forward to the new lotion released as part of Lush’s Christmas range. I’ve been obsessed with the Sleepy Lotion ever since I tried it and think it’s perfect for the Winter time and when I saw the ‘Once Upon a Time’ lotion on the website I knew I had to try it out. This body lotion includes ingredients like apples, grapefruit oil, organic jojoba oil and Sicilian lemon oil. I’d describe the scent as a spiced winter apple toffee with fresh notes – and I’m in love. I’ll be taking this lotion with me on my trip and I just know it’ll become a Winter favourite.
I’ve been dedicated to Lush soaps for a couple of years now and the Christmas soaps would have to be some of my favourites to have in my collection as the scents are just truly magical. I still long for the day that Lush brings back the ‘Yog Nog’ Soap, as it is my all time favourite, but until then I shall continue trying others!
In my haul I picked up (from top to bottom) ‘Christmas Rocker’ – an uplifting citrus scent with Mandarin, Tangerine and dried apricots, ‘Snowcloud’ – a warming woody scent with orange blossom absolute, neroli oil and sandalwood oils, and ‘Christmas Citrus’ – a brightening scent with lime oil, lemon infusion and bergamot. I really wanted to also get ‘Saucy Snowcake’ but it was sold out when I made my purchases (sadface). I can’t wait to try these out!
It wouldn’t be Lush haul by myself if I didn’t buy a couple of shower gels (see here to read my Lush shower gel collection). While the favourites Snow Fairy and Rose Jam are the go-to classics for the holidays, I already have jumbo bottles of both so I decided to go for two of the new scents that I hadn’t seen before! I bought the ‘Santa’s Christmas’ Shower Cream and the ‘Berry Berry Christmas’ Shower Gel.
‘Santa’s Christmas’ has an amazing fizzy cola scent that is to die for. This super moisturising shower cream includes ingredients like cinnamon, black pepper oil, fresh orange juice, cocoa butter and coffee. This delicious shower cream has to be one of my favourites from my haul.
‘Berry Berry Christmas’ comes in the traditional shower gel formulation and has a gorgeous blue shimmer throughout to make your shower experience truly magical. This gel is a Christmas berry dream, with festive cranberry and blueberry to give it a subtle sweetness and sweet orange and bergamot oil to uplift.
This last product in my haul is a repurchase for myself, the ‘Salt and Peppermint Bark’ body scrub. I was gifted one of these for my birthday last year and went through it so quickly – I enjoyed it that much. To me, this scrub’s scent emulates Christmas perfectly with it’s peppermint oil infusion. Smelling perfectly of candy canes, this sea salt based scrub includes cupuacu butter and cocoa butter to make for a nourishing scrub experience. I really do wish they’d make this scrub permanent!
That was my little Christmas Lush haul! Like always, it saddens me that I cannot indulge in the holiday bath bombs, but I love that Lush caters to the shower lovers out there. While writing this summary I’m realising that I forgot to include the ‘Candy Cane Roulade’ which I couldn’t wait to use and is already almost gone in my shower! I’m very happy with all the products as I always am with Lush Cosmetics and I’m sure these will all be gone very soon.
Much love, Ebony xo
**all photographs in this post were taken and edited by myself**