A lot of bloggers refer to themselves as Grandma’s, or their Grandma-like evenings… followed a little while later with incredible going “out out” outfits and hungover “need bacon” kinda tweets the following day. But you see, I really, really am a massive granny – whilst every blogger and their dogs are rebranding, The Granny Next Door would work, right? – I haven’t been out to a club in nearly 2 years, I only drink socially and I absolutely delight in Friday night’s in with a hot chocolate, Harry Potter marathon and a Lush bath. That, my cool blogger friends that now think I’m the world’s biggest loser/granny in existence, that is my idea of a perfect night.
So when I was invited along to the Lush Christmas/Winter 2015 launch and was told we’d be shown around each station of the ridiculously huge Oxford Circus store – think Hogwarts for bath products – and then gifted a product from each section… I knew this was going to be a pretty bloody great day.
When we were then given the option to chose from the “Under the mistletoe” or “Winter wonderland” box to take away with us, the inner pamper loving granny was doing all kinds of cartwheels inside whilst mentally noting that Friday nights for the next year were officially sorted 😉
There are a hell of a lot of products here but I really wanted to mention as many as possible so let’s get cracking…
Five Gold Rings – A beautiful bubble bar product with a stunning, but subtle, vanilla, moringa oil and Tonka absolut scent… crumbled into the bath this gives lots of bubbles and a pretty, shimmer yellow/gold toned bath.
Sparkly Pumpkin – OK, I have a love hate relationship with this one because whilst it smells – and looks – absolutely incredible, this is the messiest thing in existence. You have to be so careful because the gold glitters gets absolutely everywhere (half of it currently resides on my 7D camera, shhh, don’t tell fiance). But mess aside, the juniperberry oil, lime oil and grapefruit – all the oils – really does make for a subtle but uplifting scent that makes for a great alternative for those that aren’t keen on the sickly sweet scents (comforter I’m looking at you…)
Luxury Lush pud – One of my all time favourite bath bombs, the Luxury lush pud really is pretty special. The bomb, which fizzes so well, creates a gorgeous mix of colours and smells absolutely stunning. With Lavender, tonka absolute, Ylang ylang and Benzoin resinoid… it’s such a luxurious, almost spa like scent and one that I would highly recommend.
Also, let’s all appreciate the big fancy words that make me sound a little bit clever 😉
Sex bomb – Absolutely awful name, absolutely beautiful product. For me, this bomb is definitely one of the most visually pleasing of the lot. The gorgeous rose detail and pastel pink and lilac colours makes this one of the more feminine bombs that really leaves your bath one big, pink, girly explosion. With Jasmin absolut, Ylang ylang and Clary sage oil, it’s a stunning floral scent that really does feel so luxurious and girly.
Pink Flamingo – Possibly the most Instagrammable of the lot, Pink Flamingo is definitely a stand out bubble bar. With Cocoa butter, Ylang ylang and rosewood oil, what I love about this is that it leaves your skin feeling really nourished… as well as filling your bath with gorgeous pink bubbles. It’s quite a fruity and sweet scent but again, not overpoweringly so. It is more expensive than the other bars but as a treat/gift for someone, this is perfect.
Candy Mountain – Another one that I think the bloggers/Instagram crazies of the world – I am totally one of those Instagram crazies FYI – will appreciate. Candy Mountain is a stunning shimmery pink and white cone shaped, swirly bubble bar (can we take a moment for those outrageously poor descriptive skills please?) that smells divine. This might actually be one my favourite scents of the bunch; a Vanilla based bar that gives off so much scent and really adds that bit of luxury. Despite the pink tones it actually doesn’t add much colour to your bath at all but it really does smell stunning and lasts forever too.
The Comforter Bubble bar and Shower gel – I thought I would combine both of these beauties because my love of Lush has meant this is turning into one hell of a long post. The bubble bar – which is the original Comforter product – is gorgeous. It is very sickly sweet so if it’s a more subtle scent that you’re after then this isn’t for you, but it is one of their best sellers so definitely give it a smell anyway. A sweet, fruity, almost fruit pastilles/parma violet-esque smell, it bubbles beautifully leaving you with a highly scented and luxurious bath.
The shower gel, I have to say, is another favourite of mine and it might have something to do with the fact that it just looks so pretty #SorryNotSorry. A gorgeous shimmery bright pink with the standard Comforter scent… I am all about that base Comforter scent!
Snow fairy Shower gel – Another pretty sweet scent, Snow fairy is actually a candy floss scented shower gel (I know, can we just take a moment to appreciate this?). Sharing the same beautiful fuchsia colour as The Comforter, this actually has the addition of stunning lilac flecks which I love.
Rose jam shower gel and Ro’s Argan body conditioner – I wanted to save these until last because they are my ultimate favourites but as I have the patience of a toddler… get ready for a fan girl rave now. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you). Even if you don’t like rose scented products much, please go and smell this because it is absolutely divine! A mixture of Rose oil, Argan oil, Goji Berry and Vanilla makes this one of my all time favourite scented things ever. The shower gel lathers so well and leaves the gorgeous scent on your skin for hours after, it’s basically the most luxurious shower gel you will ever buy (bold claim Elle, bold claim).
Ro’s Argan body conditioner – Now this little beauty is really, really special. The same scent as Rose jam – you know, the one that I just totally fan girled over – this body conditioner is just so gorgeously hydrating, whilst also absorbing well and not feeling too sticky. It completely nourishes your skin, banishing any dry patches and keeping everything in tip top condition. This has become an absolute essential for me and I’ll definitely be repurchasing soon.
Santa’s Belly – I haven’t actually used this one yet so I can’t report much on how well it works, but it smells absolutely incredible. With star anise, bergamot, apple juice and red wine (you can also get a non-alcoholic version), it’s so warming and fruity and just perfect for Christmas.
Santa’s Lip scrub – As with all of the lip scrubs, this one smells (and tastes) so delicious. Coconut, lime, dates and cherry makes up this stunning heart shaped lip scrub. It leaves your lips feeling so soft and exfoliated whilst also nourishing them with the gorgoes oils it contains. It is however, so ridiculously messy that you definitely need to be careful where/when you use it. Ain’t nobody got time for that red hearts and sugar all over your white bed sheets…
Pop in the bath (…maybe) – Now, I think this is the Pop in the bath bubble bar but made into a more christmassy style, but I won’t bore you to death with details with this one because I actually reviewed it in my latest video – linked here – so be sure to go and check that out/watch me look like a massive tit as I drop it into the bath and wait for it to fizz, with no avail… [monkey covering eyes emoji here].
Tender is the night – This is a massage bar (ooh err!) and it is seriously, seriously luxurious. You basically just rub it all over your skin and massage it in. The formula is incredibly moisturising, leaving your skin feeling silky soft and smooth and the scent… oh god the scent... is so beautiful. A mixture of Vanilla, shea butter, Ylang ylang and Murumuru butter (nope, never heard of it either) makes this one of the most luxurious products of the whole bunch.
Fun – Finishing off the blog with some Fun (because let’s face it, I’ve probably bored you all to death by this point). The fun bar is actually a really unique, versatile product as not only can it be used as a bubbly bar, soap, solid shampoo or even just for fun (like play doh for adults, score!) Add into the mix that it’s Vanilla scented – one of my faves – and it’s safe to say, I had far too much using this.
So that brings me to the end of this absolutely mammoth post. I did try to feature most of the products but there were a few – ones that I either wasn’t too fussed about or had raved about previously – that I decided to leave out for the sake of your sanity 😉
If there were any that you’d like to know more about, of course just drop me a comment and I can include them next time.
I would love to know what your favourite product from Lush is? Are there any that I haven’t mentioned that I really need to try? I would love to hear your thoughts!
As always, thanks so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post!
I am now so excited to raid Lush over the weekend. I'm like a child lost in a candy store everytime I visit their Oxfor Street store. Xx
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Haha totally know that feeling, it's amazing isn't it!
So excited for Snow Fairy to be back. I need to buy a huge bottle! I really wanna try Candy Mountain too. It looks so good! x
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Definitely get both, they're so gorgeous!
I love lush but actually haven't ever tried any of their Christmas products (that's probably a massive blogger fail) but the five gold rings looks so pretty! Putting some on my Christmas list this year for sure
Ooh you definitely need to try some lovely, so so gorgeous!
Oh my god, i need everything!! xxx
Isn't it SO gorgeous!
Oh god, I am so envious that you have all of these right now! I've been on their site loads recently (I don't have a lush store near me), and want to try EVERYTHING. Especially snow fairy and rose jam.. they sound amazing! xx
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Sam, you absolutely need to try Rose Jam, it's so beautiful!
So many amazing goodies, I bet they all smell amazing! I really want to try the Christmas collection the year, the shower gels have caught my eye! Fab photos and review as always!
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Thanks so much hun, so glad you like them!
There's so many lovely items here, I love the Comforter scent out of anything I've tried at Lush, and the Santa Lip Scrub is always a yearly purchase for me!
Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue
Isn't the comforter lovely, it's such a cult classic!
These lush goodies look amazing !
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They're so gorgeous Candice!
I'm a big fan of Lush products
I love the bath bomb most especially
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They're so lovely aren't they, my favourite too!
OH MY GOSH I LOVE LUSH! I really adore their products and I feel like I need to try all of those newbies. I'm a bit sad though, since we don't have a bathtub and I'd really love to try that bath bomb too. But anyway, there are plenty of products for us bath-less people too 😀
Oh no, I can't imagine not having a bath.. it's my favourite pampering thing ever. But yes, definitely check out the non-bathy products 🙂
What a fab group of products – Lush is so amazing. I love their face masks and lip scrubs, and Dream Cream always works wonders for my eczema-prone skin. Definitely going to be stocking up on Snow Fairy products this Winter too!
Laura x FloraLooTwo
Ooh I definitely want to try out the Dream cream, have heard so much about it. Snow fairy is gorgeous isn't it!
OMG how cute and fun are these perfect for stockings! Love the gold rings! I can't believe Xmas is so soon!!!
So so right, they're the perfect stocking fillers aren't they!
The Granny Next Door does have a certain ring to it 😉 Speaking of which, I love the Five Gold Rings
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Haha well I'm so glad you think so Suze 😉
I love The Comforter bubble bar! And that sounds like the best launch EVER.
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Isn't it amazing… all about the comforter!
I have a massive black mark against Lush, which is totally unfair and unjustified. I love the products and adore the bath bombs and other bath condiments I have been given over the years but I just cannot face the overwhelming smell of the store.
I wish they would invent an online shop with smell option – it would be perfect! These products look like the perfect Christmas indulgence though, so I might have to get over myself and pay Lush a visit!
I do totally know what you mean, it's so overpowering isn't it, but totally worth it for me!
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I'm definitely in the same granny club as you are & I rarely go out. If I ever get the chance to go out (rare when you have a toddler & no family to help in London), I am never one to go to clubs as I enjoy a chilled out evening with food & maybe a glass of wine much more. This has definitely made me want to go to Lush… I need to plan a trip to Oxford Street once payday comes around x
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We are the so the same Alina, I am totally a food and wine girl rather than a club. We'll have to catch up soon for sure!!
How beautiful all these look! There are so many pretty products. I haven't had a chance to give a visit to lush yet however when I do, I will definitely check some of these 🙂 xx
You definitely should hun, I honestly love so much of the collection!
These all sound amazing! I should really have more baths but I'm pretty lazy.. I don't even know how that works but yeah haha 🙂 xx
Haha girl, you're missing out, run a nice bath and chill with a lush bomb 😉
OMG I need Pink Flamingo in my life! And you are totally right, it's so Instagrammable! At this time of year I always love to pop into Lush and see which new special products they have. Now I know exactly what to get! 🙂
Pink flamingo is so so gorgeous, highly recommend it lovely!
Beautiful photos and I love love love your style of writing! Keep it up!
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Thanks so much hun!
Wow, love these products! I want them all, or at least the vanilla scented ones and the Snow Fairy. Love how you describe them! Very fun post
Thanks very much lovely, really pleased you liked it!
It's times like these I wish we were going into winter not spring!
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Ahh I would happily swap 🙂
I love Lush!! All of their products smell so good
Aren't they just gorgeous. So in love with Lush!
This all looks absolutely incredible!! My favourites have to be the flamingo and the pumpkin they're just so cute. I'm still yet to buy anything from Lush! I always go to treat myself then end up spending on other things!
They are SO beautiful aren't they, you definitely need to try them jordan!!
I am a massive grandma as well haha. I just so love the way you write girlie. Your posts just make me so happy 🙂
Ahhhhhmazing Lush goodies. I know exactly what you mean about Sparkly Pumpkin lol. Sex Bomb is a gorgeous product, though the name – ugh, they should've come up with something elegant.
Such a beaut selection, though! I also really love Snow Fairy. Basically, I don't even know where to start commenting and which product to mention so I will just say I thoroughly enjoyed this post 🙂
Ah thank you so much hun!
Lush has stunning Winter's collection, everything is so adorable and I'd love to check this rose jam shower gel and Ro's Argan body conditioner, sounds like they're must-have on the Winter! 🙂
I highly, highly recommend them hun, they're so gorgeous!
Love your photos here 🙂 Snow Fairy is one I have to get every year but this year I think I might have to pick up the Comforter bubble bar and shower gel too! xx
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Oh it's so lovely hun, I'd highly recommend!
Great post dear! You have a wonderful blog:)
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Thanks so much!
These products look and sound so amazing, I would love own a few of them. great post.
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The Lush Christmas collection is 100% the thing that gets me so excited about this time of year, the products are all so dreamy and fun and I can't wait to treat myself to a few bits once pay day arrives 🙂 The gold rings and snow fairy shower gel are top of my list atm!
Love Holly x
This post makes me so sad that I don't have a bath – I need bath bombs!!!
There are so many things I'd love to try here! I'm not on the Lush bandwagon nearly as much as I'd like! To be honest, I find it too expensive to buy regularly from! Still, I'm envious of your new collection of goodies! x
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