Oh hey there Lush fans – the store’s Christmas goodies are now available in store as well as online*! Squeee! It was held at Suprette in Woodstock and we all left with a pressie, hot choccie and a gingerbread ninja – my kinda launch.
I’m a huge fan of Lush in general, but their Christmas goodies always seriously float my boat ‘cos, for the most part, they make use of warm, spicy, comforting fragrances – think cinnamon, and ginger – that I love. Keep that in mind when I show you my favourites as the bias is pretty obvious, starting with Hot Toddy, a ruby red, cinnamon-scented shower gel that smells exactly like those fireball sweets my sister and I used to love when we were little. (Hell, I still love ’em today.) I remember my sister used to wuss out and wash hers under the tap before eating them, but I was a balls to the wall fireball eater which makes Hot Toddy my new shower BFF. It’s also a big bottle o’ solace that, as I no longer have a bath, can’t use Cinders, Lush’s epic, similar-smelling cinnamon fizzing bath bomb or Melting Snowman bath melt (R45).
Yog Nog (R45.50 for 100g) is a creamy, dreamy soap inspired by Egg Nog, one of my favourite drinks in the world which I’d probably live on if it weren’t so bloody fattening. Insert sad face here. By the way, did you know you can by Egg Nog by the litre at supermarkets in the states? Ermigoddd! But ja, to get back to Yog Nog – it’s made using soy yoghurt and clove spice and sprinkled with cocoa and nutmeg powder. In short, it’s good enough to eat.
Snow Angel (R65) is a marzipan-scented bath fizzer that, to my nose, also boasts the teensiest, tiniest drop of pine that makes it smell just like Christmas. Seriously. I picked this dude up and BOOM, I was transported to Kersfees in li’l ole’ Port Elizabeth, complete with my Ouma’s boozy trifle and Boney M. Very, very nice. I nearly deleted my piccie of it on Instagram (I’m lipglossgirlxoxo) as it was a bit blurry and I’m riddled with OCD but didn’t as it turned out to be a real hit. I also discovered two of my fellow beauties, Lauren from Dear Heart Beauty and Emmy from Rouge Beauty are also total slette for marzipan.
The Golden Wonder bath bomb (R65) is another serious goodie so I was thrilled to get one in the Golden Wonder gift box, along with a golden Fun (R89), that Lush was kind enough to give me. Shaped like a ribbon-bedecked pressie, it’s all about uplifting sweet orange, lime and cognac oils and promises ‘champagne-scented skin’. Er, sold! I’m probably going to end up buying these en masse to give to my fellow ‘Brat Pack’ members for Christmas. A fitting gift as we’re always celebrating Champagne o’ Clock together.
Anyway, I hope you’ve spotted a few items you’d be keen to try yourself. If not, there are loads more Christmas-themed goodies sitting in store just waiting for your sniffage. And, if you’re not a spice girl like me, know there are loads of other scents – from the cotton candy sweetness of Snow Fairy shower gel to the citrusy Satsuma-scent of the Dashing Santa bath bomb.
*I couldn’t find everything I saw at the launch in the online store but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until it filters through.