Sunday, 15 November 2015

Lush Winter Collection

With Halloween and Bonfire Night out of the way, I am finally allowed to use the C-Word. Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I always get stuck right into it, for me one of the most exciting parts is the build up, I love when the shops start lining their shelves with Christmas goodies, and one of the most anticipated collections of the year is always from Lush. The lovely people at Lush Plymouth invited me in store for the big reveal of their 2015 Winter collection.

The evening kicked off with a FUN, festive challenge; split into 2 groups, we were given 30 seconds to create either a Snowman or Santa from the new winter collection of Fun products. As you can tell from the picture below, Team Snowman was not as successful as we had hoped, although we may not have won, our little snowman family certainly stole our hearts, and made for a great ice breaker!

We were then introduced to this years Christmas products and as per usual, all eyes were on the Christmas Gifts. Ranging from £8.50 to £155, these gifts combine festive goodies with classic favourites, meaning there is something for everyone. As always, the gifts are beautifully presented in gorgeous wrapping paper or a festive box meaning one less gift to wrap during the busy festive period. There are also some uniquely presented gifts such as the Human Cannonball - thanks to the attached cracker snap, this one opens with a bang - and my favourite, Christmas Wishes - a twinkly music box with a rotating barrel telling the story of many of Lush's Christmas Mascots!
Many Christmas favourites returned this year including my favourite Snow Fairy - now available in a 1kg bottle - along with some exciting new products such as Fairy Dust - a shimmering dusting powder with the famous snow fairy scent. If you're looking for more of a festive scent, The Magic of Christmas is a reusable bubble bar, with ingredients including cinnamon, almond and clove, all of which give it a much more traditional Christmas fragrance. Even more exciting, many of this years Christmas products boast Lush's Self Preservation ingredients too, meaning the products will last even longer!
Because the people at Lush Plymouth are so lovely, they allowed me to pick out some exciting festive products and after a good 10 laps around the store, I finally decided on my final 3 items.
I had never tried any Lush face products and so decided to try out the Bûche De Noël Face & Body Cleanser. At first glance the texture appears unusual, but you simply take a small piece of this cleanser in the palm of your hand and add a dash of water to create a paste. Packed with fresh ingredient, Almond and Kaolin cleanse the skin, exfoliating and absorbing dirt and excess oils whilst cranberries, satsumas and a dash of Brandy add a homely, festive scent. I've been using this every night for the last two weeks and have fallen in love, my skin feels gorgeously smooth and even, keeping breakouts and redness under control too, I would highly recommend this!
Winter to me always means dry lips, so I decided to try out one of Lush's famous lip scrubs. Santa's Lip Scrub is one of the few edible products available at Lush, simply buff in and lick off to reveal super soft lips. I've been using this to prime my lips before applying lipstick as it creates a perfect base, helping any colour to glide on smoothly and increase the longevity. Although it may have a festive name and includes ingredients such as dates and cherries, the main flavour of this scrub is Cola making it perfect to use all year through!
I want to say a huge thank you to Lush Plymouth for inviting me into the store and completely spoiling me as always. If you want to see the full Winter and Christmas collection at Lush, head into your local store or online!
Becca x


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