Friday, October 28, 2011

LUSH Holiday 2011 Collection - Bath Products

The LUSH holiday product line is one that I look forward to all year round.  Ever since I received my first bottle of Snow Fairy Shower Gel about two years, I have been ordering tons of the products during the holidays and then rationing it into I can order more the next year.  I never seem to order enough no matter how many products I end up purchasing.  The line seems to get larger and large every single year and I will be dividing this collection up in order to not have a super long post.  First we are going to focus on the bath products that were made specially for the holiday.  I recognize some of the products from last year and some look brand new to me.  My favorite bath product from the previous year was a bubble bar that looked like a candy cane and smelled like the Creamy Candy Bubble Bar (one of my first LUSH loves), it looks like this one is backed again but under a different name.

This year's holiday bath product collection!

Magic Wand Bubble Bar - Where do we start with the Magic Wand?  There are just so many things to love about it.  Let's start with the looks, a sweet pink star atop a wand with ribbons and bell.  The beloved cotton candy fragrance is borrowed from our seasonal best-seller Snow Fairy.  Then, there is the pure genius of being able to use it over and over again for many bathes.  With Helen's invention of the amazing Bubble Bar mixture, this one can be swirled around in the tube to make mass amounts of bubbles, and then put aside to dry for the next bath.  For lovers of all things Snow Fairy!  Each Magic Wand creates multiple candy-scented bubble bathes.  It may not come with whistles, but it certainly comes with bells and ribbons!

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar - You must have a Candy Mountain in your stocking this year.  Its the Creamy Candy Bubble Bar all dressed up for the holiday party in pink and white stripes, and swirled into a majestic peak (the LUSH elves in our factory have quite the time getting these just right).  Crumble a Candy Mountain under running water and witness the eruption of mass amounts of the bubbles, along with an intoxicatingly delicious candy fragrance, thanks to vanilla absolute.  The sweetest bath since last Christmas.  Our irresistable, vanilla scent comes back every holiday season, this year in twisty mountain form.  Wash with Snow Fairy Shower Gel and moisturize with Vanilla Dee-lite, you'll smell good enough to eat!  Vanilla absolute (extracted from vanilla beans) gives this one its delightfully comforting fragrance.

Christmas Eve Bubble Bar - When you're too excited to sleep on Christmas Eve, the best thing to do is crumble one of these deeply relaxing jasmine and ylang-ylang scented Bubble Bars in your tub.  Sink into the skin-softening water (thanks to the Irish Moss powder) and lie back in clouds of twinkling foam.  You'll emerge a sleepy-head who's ready to nod off to dreamland and have some very sweet dreams indeed.  T'was the night before Christmas, and everyone was relaxing in a jasmine-scented Bubble Bath.  Soothes excited minds and prepares you for a good night's rest.  Irish Moss powder turns into a gel when it hits the water, softening skin and hair.

Gingerbread House Bubble Bar - Spicy, warming, and absolutely scrumptious, this Gingerbread House is strictly for bathing - no nibbling.  It looks good enough to eat, but trust us and crumble it up under running water instead.  We know you'll find the mounds of cinnamon and ginger bubbles just as satisfying as a gingerbread cookie.  Use this one after a long day of snow sledding to banish winter chills.  Sprinkles, snow, and a cinnamon stick for a chimney make this one an irresistable holiday favorite.  Ginger, cinnamon, and sugar make for a sweet and spicy bubble cuddles.  Powdered ginger will warm your entire body as you soak.

Golden Wonder Bath Bomb - Just like any good present under the tree, Golden Wonder rattles when you shake it!  Are you wondering what's inside?  Pop our big, fizzing, multi-layer invention into the tub and the first thing you'll notice is the sweet orange, lime, and cognac oils as they unfold for a seasonal celebration.  Then, as this golden gift slowly dissolves, watch the water magically change colour before your eyes.  What else could be inside?  You'll just have to try one to find out!

Abombinall Bath Bomb - Seeing as the Boog Bath Bomb isn't returning this year, we just had to have another snowman bath bomb one way or another.  Abombinall it is then!  He rattles when you shake him.  "What's inside?", we hear you cry - you'll have to drop him in the tub to find out!  We will tell you he's got a stunning vanilla, peppermint, and sweet orange oil fragrance, and a bit of froth in his fizz, making him bob gently around in the tub to comfort and delight you on a cold winter night.

Rocketeer Bath Bomb - For an out-of-this-world bathing expedition, pop a Rocketeer Bath Bomb in the tub.  The blue rocket pack shoots around your tub, leaving a wake of froth, fizz, and the sweet scent of candy sticks.  Watch the water change from blue to yellow to green as the yellow "flames" push the rocket around the tub.  We made this one to entice our little ones into the tub for an exciting adventure, but it turns out (as usual) we like using it ourselves too!

Three Golden Rings Bubble Bar - Our most luxurious Bubble Bar this Christmas, Three Gold Rings shares the rich vanilla fragrance of our Creme Anglais Body Lotion.  Named for its three shimmering gold rings, this beauty is a sophisticated bath time treat.  With soya milk powder to soften skin, fluffy, cozy bubbles and a delightfully rich fragrance - a mixture of vanilla absolute, sweet orange oil, and myrrh, Three Gold Rings is pure indulgence - 'tis the season!  The creme de la creme of Bubble Bars.  Mounds of richly scented bubbles and golden waters make this a bath fit for royalty.  Vanilla absolute (extracted from vanilla beans) gives this one its delightfully comforting fragrance.

Superstars Bubble Bar - Truly a slice of summer in the wintertime, Superstars smells like fresh strawberries and a hint of herbel refreshment.  Helen has told us she's good at making strawberry fragrances, so she made a sweet and delicious scent especially for this holiday bar.  Enjoy the fragrance and feel of summertime, as anjelica root oil helps soothe the mind and black pepper oils warms up chilly bodies.  Now the only decision you have to make is red and yellow, or yellow and red...  Fruity fiends will love the strawberry scent Helen created just for these bars.  A Superstars bath will brighten your mood and warm you up when the winter blues are getting you down.  Black pepper oil is used in aromatherapy for poor circulation, headaches, and aching muscles.  Perfect for a winter bath!

Satsumo Santa Bath Bomb - Lift your holiday spirits with this jolly fellow.  Abundant with mandarin oil, bergamot oil, and orange flower absolute, Satsumo Santa rivals the zesty scent of real orange.  Winter can feel long and dreary, but we make it through with bright treats such as these.  Inspired by the tradition of putting an orange in Christmas stockings, we thought it would be more delightful to wake up Christmas morning and find a fresh and fragrant mandarin scented Bath Bomb.

The Melting Snowman Bath Melt - This cute little snowman is a bath melt - and he's melting!  He's the first Luxury Bath Melt made with our new fast-melting formula (those how have tried our melts know they dissolve very slowly), so the gorgeous essential oils, icing sugar, and skin-softening butters can disperse into your bath water more easily.  We just had to give him the beloved Snowcake fragrance, an almond icing, marzipan scent that leaves your skin smelling like dessert.  Pair The Melting Snowman up with Snowcake Soap for delectably soft, marzipan-scented skin!  Melt tension away in a hot bath with our Snowman.  We use a blend of cocoa and shea butters to soften and moisturize your whole body.

Cinders Bath Bomb - The moment Cinders drops into the bath, it begins to snap and pop thanks to a smattering of fizzing candy.  Inspired by crackling fairytale hearths, this sweet and spicy treat is meant to warm and relax you.  Cinnamon leaf oil heats things up when the weather outside is frightful, and since you've got no place to go, stay for a while and let the almond oil soften up your skin.

Li'l Lush Pud Bath Bomb - Sinking into a Lush Pud bathis like curling up next to the fire on a freezing winter evening.  Clove powder warms you up when you're chilled to the bone, while aloe vera extract and rose absolute soothe dry, winter skin.  Inspired by traditional British Christmas pudding made of figs (and often served flaming), our Lush Pud is more satisfying than dessert (although, admittedly we don't serve ours aflame).  Oh, did we mention it has the scrumptious almond-icing scent of our beloved Snowcake Soap?  Yum!

So White Bath Bomb - Simon worked hard to create the perfect apple fragrance - there is no such thing as real apple essential oil, you see.  A blend of bergamot oil, neroli oil, and orange flower absolute create a sweet, crisp scent.  He added a hint of romantic and fragrant rose absolute to care for sensitive winter skin.  So White is the fairest in all the lands, with grated Bubble Bar mixture to create a frothy, snowy white blanket on the water.  And we bathed happily ever after.

LUSH holiday is so exciting - I can't wait to go shopping and get some new items to play with.  I will be buying another Candy Mountain, I love the design of it even though I can buy Creamy Candy all year long.  The new product that I am the most excited about is the Magic Wand Bubble Bar, I love the Snow Fairy fragrance I love that it was designed to use multiple times.  And it's pink and girly, making me want it even more.  I will be ordering more than one of these for myself and I am thinking of having a few on hand to throw into gifts for friends.  I want to try Golden Wonder, it sounds like it will be fruity and I am wondering if it has another surprise inside it.  Three Golden Rings sounds lovely and I will be adding it to my shopping list, the vanilla fragrance sounds lovely and it will be a decadent treat for a snowy night.  Last Bath Bomb on my shopping list is So White, the apple and rose mix sounds fanstatic.

The Melting Snowman might end up on my shopping too, just for the fact that the Bath Melts have been reformulated.  I have grumbled before that there Bath Melts took so long to fully melt that I was down with the bath by the time that it finally finished melting.  I have to try this one and see if the melting time is much shorter, if so I might be tempted to go back to using this product.

Bath products are done and now we are onto to the Bar Soaps and Shower Gels!

photo courtesy of LUSH

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