Tag Archives: Christmas 2015

Luxury Lush Pud

Ok, I know it’s not exactly seasonal, but I used my Luxury Lush Pud this week, and had to blog about it!

As you drop it into the bath, it starts fizzing immediately – the aroma of Tonka and Lavender (which incidentally is shared with Twilight) makes for a very relaxing bath, while not being overpowering.

Dragon Does Lush Review - Luxury Lush Pud

I’m not a fan of ‘girly pink’ but I will admit the bath water turned a pleasant pink shade once the bath bomb had dissolved – the coloured discs and holly decoration on the top took a little longer to dissolve fully.

There’s no popping candy in the bath bomb, so the ‘display’ relies entirely on the scent and the colour – it’s definitely one I will be buying again, if it returns in the Christmas range this year. But if it doesn’t, then there’s always Twilight!

Dragon Does Lush Review - Luxury Lush Pud

Baked Alaska Soap

Another soap from the Christmas 2015 range, Baked Alaska was particularly eyecatching cut open in the store, with its frosted white exterior hiding a vibrant multicoloured interior.

Baked Alaska has a very strong lemony aroma, which is suitably refreshing to use as a bath soap – I think it would be a bit too overpowering as a hand soap, unless you wanted to lose the smell of onions or something similar from your skin!

It lathers up easily and although the soap itself has a very strong aroma, which intensifies when used in a hot steamy bath, the lemon scent doesn’t linger on your skin like a perfume, which is a welcome surprise.

Lush Review - Baked Alaska Soap

I purchased my block of Baked Alaska soap in the Boxing Day sale, but I’m hoping it will return for 2016.

Holly Golightly bubble bar

After my disappointment at Peeping Santa, I decided to pick one of the other Christmas bubble bars to try. I’m not really a huge fan of glitter, but Holly Golightly looked nicely Christmassy and I took the plunge.

Lush Holly Golightly Review

Like Peeping Santa, this is a pretty firm bubble bar, which really doesn’t want to be broken up! Eventually breaking through the silver glittery exterior, reveals a Christmas-tree-coloured centre, which was a surprise given the silver on the outside.

This is quite a strong scented spicy bubble bar, so I didn’t use much at all – the aroma softened in the water, making it strong enough to be able to identify, without being so strong that it made me sneeze. Holly Golightly is pretty generous with the bubbles too, even from using such a small piece, which should mean this £4.95 bubble bar will last for a nice number of baths, making it very good value for money when compared to the one-use Christmas bath bombs.

Lush Holly Golightly Review

I’m not sure I would get another of these this season, but that’s mainly down to the number of baths I should be able to get from this one! It is a bubble bar I would recommend, especially if you like the spicy aromas that tend to be synonymous with Christmas 🙂

Butterbear bath bomb

Being a fan of the Butterball bath bomb, I was eager to try the seasonal variation, Butterbear. At £1.95, it’s 70p cheaper than the Butterball, so I wondered just how effective it would be.

Moulded into an attractive polar bear shape, there’s a small amount of cocoa powder on the muzzle, and you can tell just how much butter is in the bear, by all the splotches of colour against the white.

Lush Butterbear Review

When Butterbear hits the water, it dissolves rapidly – mine was fully dissolved in less than 30 seconds! The water turns slightly cloudy, with the small pieces of cocoa butter floating on the surface until they eventually melt into the water.

It’s not a bath bomb you would buy for it’s appearance in the water (there’s no colours or popping candy), and the scent of cocoa butter, while not unpleasant, really wouldn’t scream “buy me” in the shop. Where this bath bomb does excel, however, is in the effect on your skin – the cocoa butter moisturises your skin really well. In fact, I would say that despite Butterbear and Butterball being the same size, Butterbear seems to moisturise my skin better – it felt suitably moisturised, without feeling that my clothes would get greasy from it.

Overall, it’s a fantastic product (especially being cheaper than the Butterball), and I think I’ll be buying a few to store up so I can use them through the year!

Cinders

Remember, remember, the fifth of November,
gunpowder, treason and plot!

Yes it’s Bonfire Night again, and what better way to celebrate than using a Cinders bath bomb from Lush? ….ok, so standing around a bonfire watching fireworks might be better, but this is cheaper, and the big firework displays aren’t until the weekend anyway 😛

Lush Cinders Review

Costing £2.95 this is one of the cheaper bath bombs, and being a similar size to Butterball it’s also one of the smallest. Even so, the spicy cinnamon aroma was really strong, so I had high expectations for this one.

Carefully placing it on the bathwater the popping candy crackled away, sounding like the crackles of a bonfire, and the scent dispersed through the water to leave an aromatic bathtub which was a lot less potent than the smell of the bath bomb originally.

However, there was no real display from this bath bomb. As soon as it touched the water, it immediately sank to the bottom of the tub, which none of the other bath bombs I’ve used have done. While it turned the water a reasonably nice golden shade which was similar to Dragon’s Egg, there wasn’t any foam or multicoloured effects like the other bath bombs.

I knew that some bath bombs like Butterbear and Butterball don’t give any colours, but they’re designed to emit shea- and cocoa butters. This little bath bomb doesn’t contain anything like that, so I had at least expected it to bob about on the surface of the water, and have some red colouring to go with the gold.

Lush Cinders Review

Overall, this bath bomb was a let down for me – it’s not the most expensive out there, but I feel it was a total waste of money for the (lack of) effects it produced in the water

Dashing Santa

Dashing Santa was one of those impulse purchases in the Christmas sale last year. I brought it back home, put it into the cupboard, and forgot all about it…. seeing as it’s re-released in this year’s Christmas range, I thought it was about time I used mine.

Lush Dashing Santa Review

Even after being stored for 9 and a bit months, the orange aroma comes wafting out of the bag. To start with, I didn’t really see why a Christmas bath bomb would be citrus scented, but it finally dawned on me that it’s the orange in the bottom of the Christmas stocking!

Dashing Santa fizzed away quite quickly, leaving a pleasantly orangey aroma. It wasn’t overpowering, but when you agitate the water, the citrussy scent is more apparent. The water turned a lovely shade of orange, which was surprising considering that the bath bomb looked more red than orange, but it matched the scent nicely.

Lush Dashing Santa Review

At £2.95 this is one of the cheaper bath bombs, and although you don’t get much of a display while the bath bomb is fizzing away (there’s no colour changes like you get with Twilight), it does seem like one I would purchase again.