I’m not a fan of Valentines Day, but I’ll take any excuse to indulge in new bath products.
Whilst I’m still not over the fact that their ‘Close to Me’ bar did not return this year, the Lush Valentines Day 2015 collection definitely has some tricks up its sleeve. Featuring two highly sought after Japanese products, the range bought something completely unexpected, along with a few old favourites. Here’s a few demos and details of the range.
Floating Flower bathbomb
Do you like tea? You you like long baths? Well gee whizz do I have a bathbomb for you!? Surrounded by waves of jasmine tea scented water, I was in my element trying this product.
This gorgeous bathbomb was all over instagram last year. Only available in Japan, we were all desperately seeking anyone who could smuggle one out of the country for us. But did it meet the hype?
Yes… and no. Yes for me personally. I was amazed by the scent which clung to my skin, yet I have heard people say this is a little over powering for their taste. Whilst you can’t be everyones cup of tea, this bathbomb continues to be a great contender in my ‘all time favourite Lush products’ list.
I’ve also seen a few Lushies excitedly launching these bathbombs into the water and complaining when they failed to float. Once you’ve finished running your bath water, gently place these into the water, cupping your hand underneath. If you create too many ripples it could topple over and you’ll loose the effect.
Heart Throb bubblebar
Do no underestimate this little bubbleroon. Bursting with a sweet, almost freshly baked scent and sprinkled with gorgeous golden glitter, this little gem is my favourite from the range.
When you separate the pieces you’re instantly hit with wave of sandlewood which blends into the overall scent once it hits the water, creating a heavy floral fragrance.
I used a quarter of this bar to create mountains of bubbles and amazing orange ripples. The blaring red of this little bubble bar made me a little concerned about what colour the water would be, or more importantly, what colour my bath would be! However, this doesn’t create any colour build up and I found hardly any left over glitter.
Unicorn Horn bubble bar
It’s the one we’ve all be waiting for! Another once Japanese exclusive that crossed the boarder, but this time I’m not so excited.
I had heard rumours that this bubble bar had the same scent as Rockstar soap, so upon realising this was not the case I was slightly disappointed. It actually has a gorgeous herbal lavender fragrance, the same as French Kiss bubble bar. However, I think such a whimsical looking product deserves something a little different.
I love French Kiss and of course it makes sense as a Valentine’s Day product, but for me it’s a much more sophisticated scent that didn’t match the look and feel of Unicorn Horn.
A few people have asked during blogger chats what colour your water goes, as this is quite a vibrant bubble bar. I don’t want to disappoint anyone, but neither colours stand out as they are only pastel. My bath water was a strange grey shade, but it was full of fine glitter which did make up for it!
Love Locket Bathbomb
It’s back and just as incredible as ever. £7 might sound steep for a bathbomb, but if you’re saving your pennies you can snap this into 3 separate sections.
Last year I decided to throw a full Love Locket in the bath all at once and it was the most decadent bathing experience of my life. Plenty of patronising people wanted to remind me this wasn’t ‘what you’re supposed to do’, but considering I now see people making Lush cocktails I don’t think the rules exist anymore!
Others from the range…
Prince Charming shower gel has made a return and although I won’t be repurchasing it this year, it is still a lovely product. The scent is sweet and fruity, I personally think the smell reminds me of Terry’s chocolate orange. Cupid’s love is also back and I have to say it did catch my eye this year. It takes a lot for me to notice the solid soaps because I’m just not a fan, but this year they’ve really perfected that gorgeous bergamot scent.
If you’re not fond of the sandlewood notes in Heart Throb, the Lonely Hearts bubble bar is made for you. I’m considering trying this out towards the end of the season as its citrus scent is so uplifting!
The lip products didn’t sneak into my basket, but The Kiss lip scrub is definitely worth checking out. I mean, why else do you visit Lush if not to eat the sugar scrubs? There’s also a matching lip gloss, but I wasn’t too fond of the colour. It’s a very vibrant pink!
Lush really went all out this Valentines Day and the range is fantastic!