Lush Halloween 2014

Yesterday marked the instore launch of Lush's Halloween and Christmas range so I wanted to review some of the exciting limited edition products! I'm only going to write about the Halloween products today as Halloween (it irks me to write Halloween in the new-fangled modern way, rather than Hallowe'en!) will be here sooner, but look out for my post about the Christmas range next week....

Wizard is a purple, shimmery bubble bar that you crumble under the running taps of the bath to create mountains of bubbles.  It smells like Jingle Spells bath ballistic (sorely missed!), an absolutely amazing mix of ylang ylang, tangerine, fennel, gardenia and juniperberry essential oils.  It's very fresh, autumnal and great for clearing your head.  It also contains popping candy and silver glimmer lustre, violet sheen sparkle lustre and snowflake lustre which go all swirly in the bath so it's really fun! It costs £3.25, and my preference with the bubble bars is to break them in half and get two baths out of them. 

Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar
Sparkly Pumpkin
Sparkly Pumpkin is a beauteous bubble bar covered in gold glimmer lustre.  It contains juniperberry, lime and grapefruit essential oils so it's great for uplifting your mood.  It smells a fresher, more citrussy version of spiced pumpkin pie, and it really reminds me of Hallowe'en.  It's one of my favourites! It is priced at £3.50.

Lord of Misrule Bath Ballistic
Lord of Misrule
Ahhhh Lord of Misrule, how I missed thee.  A returning product, this is a bath ballistic, which you drop in the pre-run bath and relax amongst the fizzing colour and scent.  I think this might be my favourite bath ballistic ever.  It's definitely top three.  The Lord of Misrule was a person appointed in late Mediaeval/early Tudor times to manage the court's Christmas festivities including the Feast of Fools, a period which usually included lots of mischief and drunken revelry! The ballistic is warming, sweet and spicy, with black pepper oil, patchouli oil and Fair Trade vanilla absolute.  The green Christmas-cracker-crown exterior contains a wine-coloured centre and popping candy.  I'm going to buy about a hundred.  I wish they made a perfume of this...hint, hint.  Although Icon perfume smells similar on my lovely man.  This one costs £3.50.

I love the name of this bath ballistic and it's a super exciting new shape! It has popping candy to make it crackle, and faster fizzing ballistic mix at either end, so it will spin around in circles in the bath shooting out different colours like a firework.  Rose Jam fans will love the sweet rose, geranium and Sicilian lemon smell.  It is £3.50.  

Northern Lights, left, and Sparkler, right
Northern Lights
Another fizzing firework of a bath bomb, Northern Lights is beeeeautiful purple coloured ballistic dissolving into blue and neon green, inspired by the Aurora Borealis.  It's also sprinkled with little silver stars, delightful! It shares it's relaxing floral jasmine and ylang ylang scent with Christmas Eve bubble bar so is a great one for after a stressful day.   It costs £3.50.  I'm noticing a theme here with the pricing!

Fairy Ring
If you've read Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree stories you'll know that a fairy ring is a circle of toadstools in the grass in the woods, inside which fairies dance, at the gateway between our world and theirs.  Lush used this as their inspiration for this soap which is the CUTEST SOAP EVER! It looks like a little toadstool house.  Adorable.  It has an earthy, calming, floral fragrance with jasmine, ylang ylang and vetiver alongside antibacterial, circulation-boosting, nutrient-rich shitake mushrooms.  It's a very gentle soap and reminds me of the smell of Alkmaar (if you remember that one!)  It costs £4.10 for a minimum 100g, but bear in mind the soaps are cut by hand and it can be really tricky to get it bang on 100g!

Wizard's Hat gift
There is also a Halloween gift this year...aren't we spoilt?! It contains Wizard, Sparkler and Star Light Star Bright bath melt - which is a zesty lime, lavender and ginger Fair Trade organic cocoa and shea butter melt covered in silver lustre (it's here for Christmas...) You can also wear the cone as a hat! It is priced at £13.25.  Magic...

Have you tried any of the new products? Which ones do you like the sound of? Let me know in the comments!

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