LUSH Cosmetics | Mini Haul

It’s been quite a while since i’ve done a Lush haul, my closest store now is Cardiff which isn’t that far away from where I live but I don’t tend to head that way often so when I was in Cardiff last week I HAD to go in store.

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I’ve been wanting to pick up Sleepy which is one of Lush’s recent new products for quite some time but I was holding out until I could try it first hand. There’s been a lot of attention on this especially from mums saying how it’s worked wonders with helping their kids sleep so I grabbed a sample of it in store and loved it so I went ahead and purchased the 95g pot (£7.95).

Sleepy has a gentle oatmeal infusion, calming lavender flower and sweet tonka absolute, it smells pretty incredible! I’m not quite sure whether it makes the little one sleep better as she’s always been a pretty good sleeper anyway and always has anything between 10-12 hours a night but it does make her skin incredibly soft and leaves her smelling amazing.

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I also grabbed the Lord of Misrule shower cream 250g (£10.75) which I tend to try and grab every year, it’s just a must have in my bathroom and I also grabbed the Lord of Misrule bath bomb (£3.95). Lord of Misrule has a herbal blend of patchouli, peppercorn and black pepper with an intriguing vanilla absolute sweetness, again with most Lush things it smells pretty darn incredible with the scent lingering on your skin hours after.

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Lastly I grabbed the Secret Arts jelly bomb (£4.95), i’m a huge fan of anything spooky and Harry Potter so this is perfect! Secret Arts has cinnamon leaf oil, Brazilian orange oil and sweet almond essential oil. I’ve not yet tried this one i’m saving it for one of those much needed pamper days but the sound of cinnamon leaf oil is perfect for these colder nights.

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What have you got on your Lush wish list?

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LUSH At Christmas

Have I mentioned that I love LUSH!? I am literally obsessed with their products and currently trying to convert all my everyday products with using LUSH’s. As mentioned in my previous LUSH post (here) that my partner has recently been employed by LUSH so he is given staff samples to try out for himself, he was kindly given a range of items to choose from their new christmas range (I would be in heaven). So when he brought a huge goody bag home I could not contain my excitement! I was so excited to test some of the items out as this years christmas range is amazing.

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Santa Baby Lip Tint 8g (RRP £5.95)

“A Christmassy red lip tint made with cherries and dates for sweet, kissable lips. Made with Fair Trade shea butter and nourishing carrot oil to soften and moisturise, and a cinammon-sweet, cola-flavoured taste of Christmas, Santa will be hurrying down the chimney tonight. “

I absolutely adore this lip tint, the colour is simply stunning and the smell of it is just divine – definitely good enough to eat. When using the lip tint I used my finger first off to apply it but then noticed it had stained my finger for a little while so I decided to use a lip brush instead. The other downside to this product is i’ve found that it brings out the dry skin on my lips so I use Santa Baby Lip Scrub before hand. Despite the two downsides of this product I still absolutely love it.

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4/5

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The Melting Snowman Bath Melt (RRP £2.25)

“Warm up on cold days with this comforting Christmas spice-scented bath melt that helps you shake off festive fatigue. Made with enriching almond oil and cocoa butter, this is the only snowman you’ll enjoy watching melt away, leaving behind nothing but soft skin. Drop into your bath water and enjoy the warming essential oil blend that’s like bathing in a hot toddy.”

Seriously I love the smell of just about every LUSH product! This product is no exception from that, especially as it’s cinnamon, it just smells amazing. I’ve never actually tried one of the bath melts as I usually go for bath bombs so when I tried this out it was definitely different. When it had melted it turned the bath a milky colour which I was a little skeptical of but wow it made my skin feel great due to the almond oil and cocoa butter.

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5/5

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Wizard Hat Bubble Bar (RRP £3.25)

“As the weather casts a cold, frosty spell over us, there’s only one thing better than soaking in the bath: the Wizard. This magical, handmade companion will help keep your spirits bright even on the darkest days. Energizing tangerine, juniperberry and fennel essential oils help balance the skin, while its warming and uplifting scent banishes stress and helps you recover from the day. It’s pure magic for your mind, body and soul.”

Again bubble bars are another LUSH product that I have not used before until recently but they are amazing. I’ve found that breaking the bar up into bits is more effective as it lasts a lot longer, even one of those little pieces creates so many bubbles when you crumble it under running water. This bar turns the bath into a stunning light purple with little bits of non synthetic glitter floating around, which thankfully does not stick to you.

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5/5

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Fun Gold 200g (RRP £5)

“Have some fun with this limited edition golden version of our multi-purpose playful wash, here especially for Christmas. Glimmering gold Fun can be a soap, shampoo, a bubble bath or moulded into shimmering shapes. With a toffee-sweet, comforting and cheerful fragrance it shares with Honey I Washed the Kids, bath time will never be boring again. “

I love how this product is multi use – i’ve recently been using it for my daughter as a bubble bath and body wash which she loves. The only thing I would say about this product is that sometimes it smells a little sickly as it has a toffee-sweet scent but I love how you can mould it into different shapes which would definitely be great for those with older children.

4/5

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Celebrate Body Lotion 225g (RRP £12.95)

“Give your skin cause for celebration by smoothing on this intoxicatingly citrusy body lotion with a splash of cognac. Lime oil and Brazilian orange oil lift the spirits, while cocoa butter and almond oil hydrate the skin – it’s the perfect lotion to wear for a festive night out. An alcohol-free version is also available (online only).”

I love the scent of this body lotion it kind of reminds me of those lime sweets! With this product I have found that a little bit goes a long way and only a little amount is needed otherwise it tends to make my face look and feel greasy. I tend to use a thick layer of this at night to give my face a deep moisturising and it works wonders in making my skin feel soft and hydrated.

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Bûche de Noël 100g (RRP £6.50)

“The mighty Bûche de Noël is food for your face and body, with festive ingredients including satsumas, cranberries and a drop of brandy. The fresh cleanser helps to bring back radiance to wintry skin: sweet almonds, kaolin and fruits gently buff and clean. Cocoa butter softens the skin and balance is restored by its fragrant essential oils.”

This face and body cleanser is basically a festive version of Angels On Bare Skin, so if you like that then you will love this. I’ve used Angels On Bare Skin before and it is definitely one of my favourite cleansers along with Mask Of Magnaminty and Dark Angels so this festive cleanser was definitely a treat. Satsumas, cranberries and brandy definitely smells like christmas, almost good enough to eat! Bûche de Noël does a great job in keeping my skin soft, though the only downside i’d say is that it is quite crumbly so when applying it to my face half of it disappears.

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Rose Jam 100g (RRP £4.75)

“Let your skin be kissed by a rose with this sweetly floral shower gel. Wrap yourself in a comforting embrace with nourishing argan oil, organic rose absolute and rose oil together with a Fair Trade vanilla pod infusion. This is an indulgent wash that lifts the spirits.”

I’m a little on the side with this product I can’t quite get used to the smell of it, it kind of reminds me of turkish delight (I know another chocolate/sweet reference) which i’m not too keen on. I don’t think I could use this as an everyday shower gel due to the scent as some days I like it and some days I don’t.

3/5

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The Hedgehog Bubble Bar (RRP £3.25)

“If you’re feeling prickly this festive season, indulge in a soak with this softening bubble bar made with organic shea and cocoa butters as well as soothing essential oils. Crumble under running water and unfurl in the silky waters as the rose absolute and ylang ylang essential oil get to work on frosty moods.”

I love this super cute hedgehog bubble bar it’s adorable! the one thing that I will say though is that I really don’t like the scent of this but each to their own. I tend to crumble my bubble bars before use as I’ve found that a little piece creates so many bubbles making room for multiple uses (YAY).

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3/5

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Luxury Lush Pud (RRP £3.50)

“Unwind (or calm down excited children) with this soothing bath bomb. Perfect before bedtime, drop this in the bath and watch it create pastel-coloured islands in the pink water as it fizzes and froths. Sharing its fragrance with Twilight bath bomb, the comforting tonka absolute, ylang ylang, and relaxing lavender oils will help banish tension. “

As you may be able to tell I love baths especially after working a 10 hour shift and running around after my little lady so this bath bomb was perfect to help unwind and relax. As mentioned the scent of this bath bomb is shared with LUSH’s Twighlight bomb which I must say smells divine! I love this Luxury Lush Pud it looks and smells great making your water look psychedelic.

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5/5

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Santa Baby Lip Scrub 25g (RRP £5.50)

“Prime your pout with this moisturising cola-flavoured lip scrub that leaves your lips buffed and ready for Santa Baby – or any other Lush lip tint or balm. Caster sugar, dates and cherries scrub and soften, giving them a taste of Christmas. Dab a little on and buff, licking off the excess.”

I needed a new lip scrub after using ÊTRE Belle Cosmetics Liplift Peel as my lips are prone to becoming dry and chapped. I wanted to try out the popcorn version but after smelling this cola-flavoured scrub I had to have it – it’s good enough to eat but dead skin ew. This sugar scrub has little cute hearts jam packed throughout this glass container which is a lovely touch to he product in my opinion.

5/5

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Baked Alaska 100g (RRP £3.25)

“Based on a giant snowball, this zesty soap reveals it true colours when sliced. A fresh and uplifting marriage of organic lemon myrtle, grapefruit and stress-relieving ylang ylang oil make for a sweet and refreshing blast from head to toe.”

First off WOW, this is certainly my kind of soap. It is packed full of citrus goodness and the scent stays on your skin which is great! We both love it that much that we picked up another two bars to stockpile before is disappears for another year after xmas. Another great thing about LUSH soaps is that they are cut to size and before cutting this one is a giant snowball which looks amazing.

5/5

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What is your favourite christmas product?

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