Friday, 28 February 2014

Lush Mother's Day & Easter Products 2014 Review

I'm genuinely excited about the new range of products at Lush, so I thought I'd share my thoughts about some of the new things! ALL of the new Mother's Day and Easter products are vegan, which I'm very happy about. 
 
First of all I'm going to have to talk about the Golden Egg, because just look at it! It is BEAUTIFUL! Golden Egg is a bath bomb melt - an organic Fair Trade Columbian cocoa butter melt with a bath ballistic fizzing centre, so a new invention - and it is scented with Lush's Honey I Washed The Kids fragrance.  It is inspired by Cadbury's Cream Eggs, though it reminds me of the golden eggs lusted after by Veruca Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  It doesn't contain any actual honey so it's vegan (woohoo!) and the scent is amazing: sweet and creamy like toffee, caramel and burnt sugar.  The cocoa butter melt makes this very moisturising and kind to skin, and it is just delightful.  
 
 
Another newbie is Rose bubble bar, which is inspired by Disney's Beauty and the Beast, awwww! It is very pretty, with iridescent glitter, and is rose-scented (of course!) with a fresh citrus hit of lemon and sweet wild orange oils.  You crumble it up under the taps as the water is running which makes mountains of soft bubbles.  I do think this is a one-bath bubble bar rather than one you can break into two or three.  If you're a Lushie then comparison-wise it's like a stronger Amandopondo crossed with Turkish Delight.  

 

 
A returning product is Carrot bubble bar in the new form of Bunch Of Carrots, which is really cute.  It's a reuseable bubble bar, with each of the three carrots being able to be used three times, and I think it's a good idea to have it as a bunch of three as you don't have to get your one carrot all soggy and making a mess between baths.  You just hold the 'leaves' and swish it in the bath, or break a third off and crumble under the taps, for masses of bubbles.  It smells amazing this year, really fresh and fruity, with Sicilian lemon oil, grapefruit oil and buchu oil, and I think it's a little bit stronger and more zesty than last year.

 

Secret Garden (back left) is a green and pink bath ballistic which smells so lovely, just like an English country garden, with rose absolute, rosewood oil, sweet wild orange oil and marigold, blue mallow and rose petals.  It's beautiful, really fresh, green and floral.  I prefer the bath ballistics, which you just drop into the water for scent and colour, rather than the bubble bars, and I love this one.  It reminds me of my much-missed old favourites Butterfly Ball, Fox In The Flowers and Summer Blues, so if you liked those you'll love it.

 
The Brightside is another amazing returning product and it is the shizz.  It's a neon orange bubble bar and it's absolutely massive.  The official line is that you can get four baths out of one, but for me it's at least six-eight! Named after the Monty Python song (not The Killers like I first assumed!) it's a really cheerful, mood-uplifting triple orange fragrance of Sicilian mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oils and it's gorgeous.  It's SO fresh and citrusy and just scrummy.  Eric was super excited when he saw it too and said it was 'yummy', then he licked it (Ew.  Poor child).  I let him have some in his bath and he was eating the bubbles.  So it has 3-year old approval!

 
Wonder Woohoo is another really exciting new product, inspired by Wonder Woman's tiara.  It's a bubble bar covered in beautiful gold glimmer lustre and radiant gold lustre and smells delicious, as it's full of Brazilian orange oil, sandalwood oil and mimosa, creating a really soft, fresh citrus scent. 
 
 
There is also a new soap out for Easter called Carrot.  It's shaped like a giant carrot (unsurprisingly!) and each slice has a white bunny in the middle.  It smells really amazing, like a tropical Solero ice cream, and I think it's my favourite soap Lush have ever made.  It contains Sicilian lemon oil, bergamot oil, carrot oil and buchu oil for the fruity fragrance, alongside Fair Trade organic cocoa butter which makes it very moisturising.  Sadly Eric doesn't like it.  He thinks the bunny in the middle is like an aeroplane, so he says he doesn't like it (even though he does like aeroplanes!)
 
 
I just want to note that Lush have recently changed all the glitter in their products from plastic PET glitter to natural-origin glitters, such as mica and glitter made from agar, so they are much better for the environment.  Micro-plastics in the ocean, nicknamed Mermaid's Tears, are a huge problem, and there are campaigns by Lush and Surfer's Against Sewage which I'd highly recommend looking into. 
 
Have you tried any of the new products?

 * I work for Lush but all thoughts and opinions shared are fair and my own.


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