On the 12th of Feb I was kindly invited to my local Lush to preview their Valentines Collection. It’s been a while since I went to a bloggers event and it was a lovely opportunity to catch up with all the local Southampton blogging girls and meet the team at the Lush store. The event started with an overview of the new range and some product demos..
Unicorn Horn is a clear winner in terms of aesthetics, and perfect for a ‘Unicorn Selfie’. The beautiful pastel shades will look great in any bathroom, though the lavender scent has always been a bit divisive. Personally I love it and the scent made me feel extremely calm, and the water turned a beautiful pink colour which is my favourite.
The second product on show was Roses all the way which takes inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, as it’s a white soap that’s been spray painted red. I can see why this one would be popular – it smells of rose, obviously (!) and gives a really good creamy lather.
Lover Lamp is a sweet bath bomb that looks absolutely gorgeous – a pure white ball will red butter hearts that are great for your skin and sure to cheer you up while making your bath time a little bit more romantic. The cocoa butter makes it really moisturising, with vanilla absolute and Brazilian orange oil giving off a refreshing scent.
The fourth bath product is Tisty tosty, which smells of rose and oris root. It’s very oily and moisturising, great for dry skin, and contains little rose petals that are dispersed while it turns the water a milky white.
Prince Charming is the first shower product I’ve used from Lush smells like pomegranate and vanilla. It’s a bit too sweet for my personal taste and that’s probably the marshmallow root, but the texture is nice and thicker than most gels I’ve used. I was surprised that it didn’t really lather up as much as I expected, but now I realise that’s because it’s a shower cream, not a gel. Perfect for softening and cleaning skin, I find their shower gels to be on the pricier side but it’s a good treat every now and then or a perfect gift idea, especially if someone loves Lush but doesn’t have a bath to throw bath bombs into.
Finally, the one I’m most excited for, is their lip products. I’ve tried their Bubblegum lip scrub which though tastes delicious is one of those things that I forget to do. My lips are very dry and often need exfoliating, and it’s great for that, but not something you can do out and about. Definitely one for an evening routine! When I saw they’d introduced a lip balm, I was intrigued. It comes in multiple shades and the The Kiss is a lovely soft pink. It’s sheer but the colour is quite buildable and the texture of the balm itself is extremely soft and buttery. It’s got a very sweet scent that smells just like Parma Violets, so naturally it makes me hungry whenever I apply it!
We were also shown how to make a Cupcake face mask and, having used this before, have to say it’s definitely high up on my favourite face mask list. It soothes my skin and doesn’t break me out at all – it’s made from rhassoul mud so perfect for a deep cleanse, with cocoa butter to moisturise and the vanilla and sandalwood oil adding a sweet scent.
Though we’re past the big Valentines event and I’m not sure whether these are now available, I definitely recommend having a look at Lush products as a perfect treat for ourselves and an indulgent evening of self care. It’s also a good idea to stock up for gifts for our Mums, with Mothers Day being round the corner on the 6th March. Thanks so much to Lush Southampton for the invite, the generous goody bag and a fab event.