Friday, 7 February 2014

A sweet Valentines Day with Lush

I was fortunate enough to go to the Irish launch of the Valentines day goodies from Lush. The edit for this year is small, but it is rather nice, with fragrances based on retro sweeties and 80's music and movies....

the WHOLE Neon Love soap... and my ooohhhh face

The Neon Love (€5.15 per 100g) soap is gorgeous. A little shimmer with a whole lot of Fresh fig (the fruit of love), passion fruit juice and soya yoghurt. A new fragrance of bergamot (one of my faves it's what gives Earl Grey tea that warming smell), rosewood and cinnamon is sure to warm things up in the shower. This soap is soft and pretty and smells divine. It is also Sue's Favourite. She was waxing lyrically about fish-flopping all over the Giant Monster Soap...

wanna seduce Cherry Sue? Buy her this!

 Close To You massage bar (€6.95) is going to be loved by fans of the intensely sweet and shimmery. Jammy Dodger-like with a soft center this rich pink bar blends cupuacu butter, olive oil and shea butter to moisturise and Vanilla to make for a very sweet massage. Perfect for Young Lovers.... wink wink

good for young love.... its very very sweet....

Prince Charming shower gel is also lovely. Thick, rich and pink this makes me think of Happy Hippy (sharp citrus) and  Rock Star (super sweet vanilla) together. As if they made a baby. This is lush and rich and makes plenty of bubbles while actually moisturising. This is Vegan! And I think this is almost as close as you will get to Snow Fairy, but with a citrus hit from the grapefruit and pomegranate... yummy. Prices vary on this one between €6.25 to €20.95


Snow fairy and Rock Star had a baby and made Prince Charming....

Tender Is the Night massage bar is Gawjus! Soft and sensual without the shimmer and intense sweetness. Warm and very sensual thanks to the jasmine, ylang ylang and fair trade vanilla oil... no cocoa butter in this one, just shea and murumuru butters. I am saving this one for a night when the kids are at a sleep over. Also... this is going to be available all year round now! €8.50 is the damage for this bar, but it will last you a good few ... erm... "massages".

I need a babysitter.... 

A returning "favourite" but something new to me, mainly because I thought they were a bit overpriced, but I am about to eat my words... and my lips. The Kiss Lip Balm comes in a finicky tin, costs €7.20 and it is pink. But The Kiss is pretty awesome. A lovely pink tint and shimmer is given to lips on application and the smell is uplifting and fresh. I don't know how, and I think it is just me.. but to me the almond and mandarin essential oils combine make me think of licorice. I am sorry I ever doubted this little tin of pretty yummy shine. I can even forgive the slippery, hard to open tin.

The kiss has won me over...

The kids' favourite (and mine even if I am going to wince a little at the price of €8.95) is the Love Locket bath bomb. A massive heartshaped bomb with a surprise in the middle. Ok its not a surprise its a little heart shaped bath bomb that has been sealed inside the big one. If you are frugal, like me then you can easily get 3 baths out of this giant. I even filmed a little video to show you the pink hearts and prettiness that is the Love Locket. The house still smells DIVINE an hour after the water has been drained... Vanilla, neroli and jasmine combine to make something sweet and pretty. The kids loved it, and I had to edit out their squeals of delight at the heart confetti that floated to the top of the water even though I only used the back bit of the big outer heart.
My husband chose the music....



There are also pre-packed boxes at various price points but The Lots Of Love box (€33.95) is going to be the one to win you mega brownie points. A bit of everything to make a valentine feel special and pampered.
These bits are available in Lush stores now.




**I was a guest of Lush Grafton Street and they graciously gave me a few bits to try at home


2 comments:

  1. Love this post and the video!! Cant believe I missed the event, it all looks so good! x

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