A few weeks ago I visited the Lush Oxford Street store in all of its beautiful smelling glory. Along with the usual goodies, they had just released the Halloween and, most excitingly, the Christmas range. Don’t get me wrong, all Lush is good Lush. I have baths at every time of the year and use their skincare pretty much religiously. But there’s just something about their Christmas products that make me fall even harder in love. Luckily I went before my student loan dropped, so I didn’t spend all of my rent money. However, I couldn’t resist picking up some new releases and old favourites, especially since my student house actually has a bath this year!
The whole thing has reinvigorated my Lushie side, so I thought it was about time I do a little update on all of my ride or die products. There’s everything from skincare to bath bombs and bubble bars. If you’re a novice then these are what I recommend you pick up immediately. If you’re a fellow Lush lover, lets squeal about how incredible they are in the comments, shall we?
If I had to pick just one Lush product to use forever, this would be it. It’s a gorgeous creamy oil-based cleanser that has kept my skin in shape for the past two years. Not only is it a queen at removing makeup (especially when used as the second step in a double cleansing routine), but the mix of almond oil, beeswax and rose water is super soothing. Even used on its own it keeps me spot free and smooth. I could gush about it for a month straight.
As I said in my all-natural skincare routine, I use a face scrub a couple of times a week before applying a mask. Ocean Salt is my absolute favourite because it feels like it’s actually doing something. It’s made of coarse sea salt that buffs away any dead skin, avocado butter for extra softness and seaweed to leave skin feeling utterly refreshed.
Bubble bars are probably my favourite Lush bath product. Just a quarter of one is enough to create mounds of bubbles and leave the whole bathroom smelling glorious. Although I wouldn’t recommend the reusable ones, the classics are an absolute winner.
Supertramp is one of those scents that is a bit hit or miss, but since I’m a huge patchouli fan, I bloody love it. When mixed with its ginger and sandalwood it creates a lovely earthy vibe. It reminds me of damp autumn walks through the woods which is why I find it so relaxing.
Intergalactic is the only favourite that I don’t currently have in my stash, but luckily it’s available all year round! It’s a cult classic bath bomb that leaves water looking like the night sky and smelling of peppermint-cedar wood loveliness. Get into a shop and sniff it right this moment.
Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Would it be a Lush favourites post if I didn’t mention Snow Fairy, honestly?
I’m not alone in having a deep love for this sickly sweet scent family. And yes, I did buy it in the gigantic bottle to make sure that I didn’t run out before it came back for Christmas. I use it almost daily and it turns my showers into a candy floss and bubble gum heaven. Add in the fact that it has a soft luster and I really don’t understand how anyone couldn’t adore it.
I can’t lie, when I first tried Butterbear (previously Butterball) I was a little bit disappointed. Until about a year ago I solely chose my ballistics and bubble bars based on how pretty they made my water look and this just didn’t cut the mustard. However, when I got out and felt how smooth it had left my skin, a favourite was born. Sadly this cocoa-butter filled beauty is only available at christmas, but I stock up to make sure it sees me through the year.