Lush Cosmetics Christmas 2016 Line-Up

Back at it again with the Lush Holiday spoilers! Honestly, I’m not sure if y’all can handle the line-up this year; the cuteness & ingenuity is off the charts. There are quite a few favorites returning, some of them revamped a bit, and a lot of new ones sure to peak interest. One product that particularly caught my eye? A wearable shower jelly for your face that looks like Santa’s beard. How crazy awesome is that?? Lush always has the best seasonal products, and this year it’s no different. Stellar gift sets, returning favorites, new innovations, they’ve got the game on lock.

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Amazing right? With over 50 seasonal products, this Christmas is going to be spectacular. There are a few fan favorites that aren’t returning this year; Cinders bath bomb & Celebrate lotion will be missed dearly. I’m so excited Salt & Peppermint Bark body scrub is coming back, I stocked up last year & I’m down to my last one! What products are you looking forward to purchasing this season? Let me know in the comments πŸ™‚

Lush Cosmetics Halloween 2016 Line-up

Halloween products out now!Β 

Click here if you’re in the US, click here if you’re in the UK, here for Canada, and here for Japan. In another country? Click here to find your website.

 

Normally around this time of year the Lush Holiday list gets leaked, and this year it’s no different! Halloween time at Lush is truly a magical experience; the spicy patchouli & sweet vanilla fragrance of the classic Lord of Misrule bath bomb gives stores a wonderful fall scent, while the fruity-boozy Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar adds an extra dose of cuteness to the decor. I must admit, last year I was a tad disappointed with the Halloween products, as there were very few options available. However, this year Lush really stepped up to the plate and brought out ELEVEN items, as opposed to last year’s grand total of five. Don’t worry, the favorites are still there along with some new goodies that look so freakin’ adorable!

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Personally, I am ecstatic that Sparkly Pumpkin is returning, as I didn’t get a chance to stock up last year. By far one of my favorite holiday, perhaps even all-time, products, I’m tempted to buy a whole box-full of those beauties. ❀ So there you have it, Halloween 2016! Anything catch your eye? Let me know below! πŸ™‚

Lush Cosmetics Salted Coconut Hand Scrub

Coconut oil; the miraculous new ingredient that has 101 uses. Need to remove your makeup? Oil pulling? Help with allergies? Deep condition your hair? This magic goop is a cure-all for any ailment. The moisturizing properties makes it great in skincare products, so it’s a no-brainer that Lush would capitalize on it with one of their latest products.

Lush Cosmetics Salted Coconut Hand Scrub

Lush Cosmetics Salted Coconut Hand Scrub

Salted Coconut Hand Scrub is a highly moisturizing salt-based scrub, perfect for hands affected by this cold winter weather. Fine sea salt and fresh lemon infusion scrubs and brightens while cupuacu butter, argan oil, and extra virgin coconut oil moisturize. If you’ve been a lushie for awhile, you might find it’s scent a little familiar. This hand scrub shares the same coconut fragrance as their now discontinued Furze perfume.

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To use, simply wet your hands a bit, apply a generous scoop onto the backs of your hands, and begin scrubbing! Once you feel like you’ve buffed your skin enough, rinse the remaining scrub off and towel dry your hands. This product will make them ultra-smooth and baby-soft.

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At only $15 a pot, Salted Coconut Hand Scrub is a must-have. This will be a product I will continue to repurchase, and highly suggest to anyone. You can pick one up at your local shop or online here in the USΒ and here in the UK.

Lush Cosmetics Hand of Friendship Soap

The Syrian Refugee Crisis is one of the biggest problems in the world right now, with millions of Syrians leaving their country to start life anew. Unfortunately they aren’t as welcome in some places, with the stigma of terrorism attached to their ethnicity. However, Lush being the amazing humanitarian company that it is, wants to make the Syrian refugees plight easier. This is the target of their latest campaign, with 100% of the proceeds from every bar sold going to the Friendship Fund. The Friendship Fund is distributed to various organizations and charities to help the refugees arriving in North America. In store you can fill out a postcard that will be sent out to the arriving families. I must say, this is a brilliant effort to support, one that more companies should!

Lush Cosmetics Hand of Friendship Soap

Lush Cosmetics Hand of Friendship Soap

Hand of Friendship is a pink & gold shimmer bar of soap that looks like 2 hands embracing as in friendship, staying true to it’s name. As touching as the soap appears, it’s scent is just as unbelievably good. You get two main scent profiles from Hand of Friendship, a fruity-cherry scent, and a chocolate-marzipan. They combine to create the most mouthwatering fragrance, one reminiscent of chocolate-covered cherries, cherry coke, and creamy marzipan.

Lush Cosmetics Hand of Friendship Soap

This soap is conveniently sized to fit in the palm of your hand and very easy to use, you won’t have to worry about dropping this! It lathers very well, and leaves your skin ultra soft. Unfortunately, I did have a problem with Hand of Friendship. When being used, you get an ultra-strong generic soap scent with a hint of cherry. That creamy marzipan and chocolate note just disappears, and it begins to smell like soap in a doctors office. Luckily your skin is perfumed with the cherry scent and not the generic soap!

Each bar is $5.95 and can be purchased in store or online here.

Lush Cosmetics “Roses All The Way” Soap

I think it’s safe to say that Lushies all across the U.S. and Canada were a little disappointed in this year’s Valentine’s Day range. There were so many favorites from last year that were cut, like the Floating Flower bath bomb and Heart Throb bubbleroon. You could practically hear the hearts breaking across the country over the loss of the Love Locket bath bomb! 😦 However, even with the smaller line-up, Lush really outdid themselves. After viewing all the products at my local store, from the Kiss lip balm to the majestic Unicorn Horn bubble bar, this soap was the star of the show.

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Roses All The Way is an adorable heart-shaped bar of soap with a rosey pattern. Each bar is handpainted a pinky-red shade, an homage to The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Now they could’ve just sold the little rose soaps by themselves, but since this is Lush we’re talking about, of course they had to go and make this product even cuter. In the shops, you’ll find these sitting on top of a heart shaped piece of green soap, to make it appear as though you’re picking a rose right off the bush! That display really sold me on picking one of these up.

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Sharing the same fragrance as the Rosy Cheeks fresh face mask, Roses All The Way has a powdery rose scent. It’s nice and light, on the fresher side of most floral fragrances. Fresh rose infusion, rose oil, and rose syrup all combine to create this wonderful soap.

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While this lathered well and was easy to use, the color does fade to a light baby pink. Still beautiful of course, just something to be aware of. I also found that this dried out my skin a bit, but it’s totally worth it. Just top it off with a nice lotion and you’re good! You can stop by your local shop and pick one out yourself or order online from the UK here and the US here. Each bar is $7.95 and well worth the value. Valentine’s Day may be tomorrow, but it’s never too late to stop and smell the roses!

Lush Cosmetics Cranberry Festive Face Mask

Part of being a beauty blogger and writing reviews is being objective. As much as I would love to give everything a great review, especially from a brand I love and recommend, sometimes you just can’t beat around the bush.

Lush Cosmetics Cranberry Festive Fresh Face Mask Review

When it comes to face masks, Lush Cosmetics is my go to. They use fresh ingredients, are very reasonably priced, and have masks for every skin type and concern. Love Lettuce, Don’t Look At Me, and Brazened Honey are my regular faves, and Oatifix is great for dehydrated skin in the colder months. Cranberry Festive Face Mask is their newest addition to the skincare lineup, and is only sticking around for the holidays. Other bloggers have been giving this rave reviews, so I feel like I’m in the minority on this one.

Lush Cosmetics Cranberry Festive Fresh Face Mask Review

Cranberry is an odd pink color, one that could be mistaken as a skin condition. It’s Β not the prettiest mask, that’s for sure. The texture is really nice; it’s easy to spread, so you only need a little.

Lush Cosmetics Cranberry Festive Fresh Face Mask Review

This mask is very fragrant; with tartness from the cranberries, bitter from the fennel, a slight tang from the chicory and lemongrass, and some slight floral from the added fragrance. Honestly, this smells like Old Lady Perfume. Strong, overly floral, and lasts forever. 5 hours after washing this mask off my face, I could still smell that woodsy floral aroma.

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After leaving the mask on for 15 minutes, I began to wash it off. However, this mask would NOT come off. It’s like it was glued to my face! After 5 minutes of trying to remove it, I actually had to claw it off. Even after I was sure I got most of it off, my skin still felt odd. Thinking that maybe I applied it too thick or left it on for too long, I gave it another attempt a few days later. This time, only 10 minutes and a thin layer of mask. Still, same results. Even worse, my face felt leathery (eww!) and bumpy. Maybe I’m allergic to something in this festive mask, but I will not be repurchasing or suggesting this to anyone. 😦