Monday, 9 February 2015

Review: Lush Valentine's Collection 2015

I've been a big fan of Lush for almost a decade, but until recently I never knew that they carried a Valentine's Day collection every year! Where have I been?! Their seasonal collections- Christmas, Easter, Halloween- are ranges I look forward to every year, and I have no idea how Valentine's slipped past me. 


Thankfully, last month I learnt all about it and made it my mission to get my hands on a few pieces when I popped in to town last weekend.

Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar (£3.25 each)


I fell in love with this magical pastel-coloured bubble bar the very first time I saw a photo of it last month, and was determined to get my hands on one. I may be twenty-nine, but I just couldn't resist those shimmering pastel stripes, or the cute little stars dotted through it like freckles. It's the prettiest bath product I've ever seen; so pretty I haven't actually had the heart to use it yet, but I just know the most perfect, relaxing bath awaits me. It's filled with lavender essential oils that, I'm sure you know, will help you relax after a long day. and I'm pleased to say the lovely lavender scent isn't at all over-powering, like some lavender scents can be.

Heart Throb Bubble Bar (£3.65 each)

If there's one thing that just screams "Valentine's Day" it's a classic red love heart, and this bubble bar is as quintessential as they come. Naturally, being a novelty design, I was all over this one and bought it without a second thought. (I never change!) Heart Throb is a "bubbleroon" made up of two red hearts sandwiched together with vibrant gold glitter, that will turn your bath water a festive red, and leave you with the silkiest soft skin. It contains skin-softening shea butter and essential oils, and a fragrance I can't quite put my finger on. It has a faint floral scent, but after that my senses fail me. If you're familiar with African Paradise, it's said to share the same fragrance, although I've not personally tried it yet.

Lonely Heart Bubble Bar (£3.50 each)


Lonely heart? Well, I'm not pining for love or anything, but that does sum-up my love-life, so... I can only conclude that this red glittery bubble bar heart was meant for me! All that gold shimmering glitter drew me in from fifty paces; I picked up this bar, inhaled the fragrance, and with it came a wave of nostalgia. The rich scent of jasmine and ylang ylang, bergamot and lemongrass combined smell just like the B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful (Lush's late sister company that specialised in beautiful make up) stores that I used to enjoy visiting on day trips to London in the late noughties. The fragrance used to linger in the air in their stores, and it would feel like you were browsing a souk somewhere in the middle east. That is how Lonely Heart smells to me; rich, exotic, and familiar. It turned my bathwater a bright shade of red, left me with incredibly nourished skin, and somehow covered me in glitter from head to toe. (Though I can't decide if that's a pro or a con!)


Cupid's Love Soap (From £4.25/100g)

Cupid's Love soap is another product I'd hoped to pick up, mostly because of the fact it was red with white hearts running through the design, and looked so lovely. When I realised how expensive it was (£4.25 for 100g), I only went for a small piece; I wanted to try it, but with soaps from Christmas still to use, I couldn't justify buying a big slab. I'm pleased I bought a piece, though, because it leaves me with the softest, moisturised skin, and also smells divine. It has a fruity fragrance, which reminds me of red berries or those cherry-shaped penny sweets, but that's not really a helpful or accurate description, is it? Haha! It contains bergamot and rosewood, which gives it a rich, uplifting fruity scent, and fresh figs, passion fruit juice, and soya yoghurt, which work to soften and nourish the skin. It sure does what it says on the tin, and I'm loving this one so much I'm left wishing I'd invested in a bigger piece! 

Maybe I'll keep my eye out for the Valentine's sales!

I wanted to buy more products from the Valentine's range, but it wasn't all grouped together and the shop was packed with shoppers, so I picked up what I could, paid, and got out fast. My local Lush is tiny and it's practically impossible to browse around it when there are more than six people on the shop floor- even when you know what you're looking for. I get really stressed and claustrophobic in those situations, so I never hang around.

You can find the rest of the range online or in your local store if you want to see what else it has to offer.

Will you be spoiling your Valentine (or yourself!) with any of these products this Valentine's Day?

12 comments:

  1. Ooh these all look amazing. I love the Unicorn Horn but I've nearly used mine up and need another. I like the bubbleroon too, I always make the mistakes of buying glittery bath bombs and getting pissed off when I get random glitter smears all over my clothes (sorry Lonely Heart, you are not for me even though you smell amazing) but I reckon that one might not be too bad...

    Amazing review as always even though you have now persuaded me to go to Lush and spend even more money ;) xxx

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    1. The Unicorn Horn is amazing; I really hope they add it to their main collection. I think they'd make a fortune, too, because I've heard so many bloggers raving about it. Ha, I'm usually the same with glitter bath bombs. I'll buy them because they're so cute and glittery, and then regret it when I can't get the glitter out of my skin, my clothes, or the bath for weeks. Lonely Heart hasn't been too bad, though, thankfully.

      Aw, thanks, Hannah! I hope I haven't bankrupted you too much... xx

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  2. These look really nice, I keep meaning to try something by lush but I've not got around to it yet. I've walked past the shop in covent garden and it smelt amazing :).

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    1. You definitely need to treat yourself to some Lush goodies! You really can't go wrong with them; everything is amazing. xx

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  3. Cute! and with glitter! I didn't know they were online though! I'm spending Galantine's with ma girls! it's Yo Sushi and movies (husband working away! how rude hehe!) x x x

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    1. Glitter makes everything better! I think they've been online for ages, but I don't order online much because the shipping gets quite expensive. It sounds like a lovely way to spend Valentine's Day! Enjoy. xx

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  4. O lush. Just my absolute favourite, I adore the unicorn horn. I love how many bubbles it makes and how all of the wonderful colours mix to create a bit of magic. I never get tired of Lush. x

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    1. I loved the unicorn horn, too. It made the prettiest bath I've had in years. xx

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  5. I must pick up the Unicorn Horn, it looks sooo pretty!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. I hope you managed to get your hands on one. It's the prettiest bath product ever! :)

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  6. The unicorn horn looks so pretty but unfortunately lush bath stuff just isn't for me xx

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    1. It is; so pretty I almost didn't want to use it! I think people either love or hate Lush; I know a few people who are put off because the smell of the shops are so over-powering. xx

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