|Sorry about the scrunched up bag :)|
|This is how it used to look like before it got mushed up in luggage. Love the candycane.|
My first review is for their scrumptious cleanser that comes out every Christmas called Buche de Noel. I love that name.
|Lush Buche de Noel cleanser in all it's glory|
It comes in a 100g tub chock full of goodness
|Cranberries,almonds and satsumas. Tastes good too :) :)|
LUSH:Feed your face this Christmas with this lovely gentle winter face cleanser.Buche De Noel is made by taking fresh satsumas and blending them with dried cranberries, vegetable glycerine, brandy, almond essential oil, vetiver oil and cedarwood oil. When that’s all whizzed up, we mix it with grated cocoa butter, ground almonds and kaolin until it becomes a thick paste. We then shape and roll it and finally cover it in a sheet of nori seaweed and pop on a little Christmas decoration.
I looove this cleanser and cannot rave about this enough. It has made such a difference to my skin. I have combination/oily skin prone to frequent breakouts, and I thought this cleanser will be too greasy for me. I'm glad I was wrong. Turns out, this is just what my skin needed, as using too many products for oily skin stripped my skin of all it's natural oils making it itchy and hence producing more oil and breakouts.I'm so happy I broke that cycle with this cleanser. I love how it smells too, like a boozy almondy fruit cake. I don't mind it being a limited edition winter product cuz I think it will be too heavy to use in the hot humid summers we have here. Using Buche de Noel in winters and Angels on bare skin in summers would be perfect, as both are quite similar in texture, buche being a bit less exfoliating. Using it can be a bit messy but you get used to it soon enough.
It says to take a pea sized amount, mix it with water, and massage all over face for perfectly soft winter skin. And I find that is exactly the amount you need. Take more and you will be wasting product.
LUSH MAGIC WAND BUBBLE BAR: £4.95
|I call it the snowfairy's magic wand|
I haven't used this as yet but it smells exactly like the snow fairy shower gel. Smells very sweet and girly. You are supposed to wave your wand under running water several times, like casting a spell :) while the cute little bell on it jingles, and watch it make heaps of bubbles in your tub. It's good for several uses, so stand whats left of your wand up to dry.
LUSH ONCE A YEAR MASSAGE BAR:£3.95
This is the most Christmassy massage bar I have ever smelt. It's supposed to have brandy,hazelnut and almond oils.The scent of it is very unique, not overly sweet but a lovely mixture of brandy/hazlenut oil and maybe nutmeg.What makes it even more festive is the gold glitter on the cute 'tache. The rest of the bar is glitterless.I like to rub the bar on my skin and massage it in like a lotion, then turn it over and lightly stroke the glittery mustache onto any areas where I want a bit of sparkle.Even though I don't drink, I find this massage bar a welcome boozy treat on cold winter nights.Plz bring it back next year!
I'm not a fan of citrus scents in the winters, but this soap has a kind of wintery freshness to it. It's a yummy blend if grapefruit and and lemongrass. Yum! It is my new favorite and I thought I would never like a Christmas edition soap as much as father frost.
|Remember Father frost soap???|
LUSH ANGELS DELIGHT SOAP:£2.50/100g
This is another soap that took me by surprise, It's very tropical and fruity, not at all winter appropriate. It reminds me of juicy luscious mangoes and warm summer days. Leaves skin soft and lightly scented.
Divide your soaps into pieces and store into a drawer. Lush soaps cut very easily, and this way you don't spoil and melt away the entire bar in one shower.
LUSH CANDYCANE SOAP:£3.45 for 100g
Guess I should have listened when lush said "Lather up with this peppermint and almondy cherry fragrance-just don't eat it!"
LUSH MELTING SNOWMAN BATH MELT:£1.95 Each
|These look like little mounds of meringue with chocolate chips|
It's a great way to wrap presents without wasting any paper.
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