Hi everyone! I've finished reviewing all of the new items in Lush's Christmas 2015 seasonal release. As I usually do, I'm writing a final post rounding up all of the products they've re-released and that I've reviewed previously to give you a really thorough overview of all of the festive items you might be pondering whether to buy!
Butterbear £1.95 (Butterball review here)
I haven't reviewed Butterbear specifically, but it's essentially their permanent Butterball bath bomb moulded into a teddy bear shape. Butterball/bear has a lovely creamy scent and it's absolutely crammed with cocoa butter to create a super nourishing bath. I have normal skin on my body so I find this way too moisturising - it leaves my skin slick and greasy. However, those of you with dry skin will probably love this!
Candy Mountain £2.95 (review here)
Every year, Lush repackage their permanent Creamy Candy bubble bar into the festive Candy Mountain. It used to change design every year (you can see it was pink and green when I reviewed it in 2012) but they've kept it as this pink and white number for a few years on the trot now. Like Creamy Candy, it has a gorgeous sweet scent that's not dissimilar from Snow Fairy, but it lacks the fruity note.
Cinders £2.95 (review here)
Cinders is a tiny bath bomb with a warming cinnamon scent. It does turn the bath water an unfortunate yellow colour but it's a Lush classic and the perfect stocking filler!
Dashing Santa £2.95 (review here)
Dashing Santa is a really cute little bath bomb that seems to dash across the surface of the water as he fizzes. He has a bright citrus scent which is really lovely and cheery. This is another great stocking filler, and it smells the same as the traditional clementine :)
Father Christmas (review here)
This bath bomb has a secret glittery green centre which makes it a favourite with me. It used to share its scent with Dashing Santa, but has been reformulated to smell like Snow Fairy in recent years. I can't get enough of that sweet scent so you won't hear me complaining! I've bought this one to use as my Christmas Eve bath bomb :)
First Snow £5.95 (review here)
First Snow is a dusting powder with a lovely citrus scent and a healthy dose of lustre. It leaves skin soft and sparkling; perfect for Christmas parties!
Snowman, Santa, Magic of Christmas, Snakes and Ladders & Gold Fun £5 (Green Fun review here)
Fun is essentially Play-Doh you can use in the bath, like soft but solid soap. Lush have really expanded their range of Fun, and Christmas is no exception. There are Snowman, Santa, Magic of Christmas and Snakes and Ladders themed kits which contain different colours and scents so you can get creative. There's also Gold Fun, which smells like vanilla. I haven't tried all of these individually, but I have reviewed Green Fun from the original release, so you can read that post for my thoughts on the formula!
Golden Wonder £3.95 (review here)
Golden Wonder is an absolute classic - a giant gold present that contains smaller presents inside. You can hear them if you shake it! It has an amazing boozy citrus scent and turns the water a vibrant turquoise. Lush do make alcohol free versions of this for people who don't like to use products with it in, which I think is really good. Golden Wonder is always what I use in my bath on Christmas Day!
Holly Golightly £4.95 (review here)
This bubble bar is an amazing green colour and it's coated in sparkly silver lustre. It has a warm 'hot toddy' scent and is perfect for getting in a festive mood, plus the bright green colour it turns the water is so much fun!
Luxury Lush Pud £3.95 (review here)
When I reviewed this bath bomb, it was lilac in colour but it's since been redesigned with a neon pink colourscheme. It still shares its scent with the relaxing and malty Twilight bath bomb. I love the little holly on the top!
Magic Wand £5.25 (review here)
This is one of my favourite reusable bubble bar wands that Lush make. It smells like Snow Fairy and leaves the bath pink and bubbly. Lovely!
Rose Jam Shower Gel £4.95/£9.75/£16.50/£27.95 (review here)
This shower gel shares its scent with the bubbleroon of the same name. It's one of my favourite Lush fragrances - rose, with a lemon edge. I always pick up a bottle when it's released at Christmas!
Santa's Lip Scrub £5.50 (Mint Julips review here)
Again, I haven't reviewed this particular festive flavour (I believe it tastes like cola!) but I have reviewed Mint Julips. Lush's lip scrubs all taste amazing and do a really good job of exfoliating the lips. I do find the sugar quite dry, though, which means they can be messy to use.
Shoot For The Stars £3.65 (review here)
This gorgeous bath bomb has the sweet caramel scent of Honey I Washed The Kids. It transforms the bath into a gorgeous dark purple and it fills the water with tiny stars.
Snow Fairy £3.95/£7.95/£12.75/£21.50 (review here)
I've talked about Snow Fairy countless times on the blog. It's pink, sparkly and smells like a bubblegum Panda Pop. Sweet, fruity, sugary... if you have a more refined taste in scent, this probably won't appeal, but I can't get enough. I always have several backups to cheer me up when it's no longer Christmas!
Snow Angel £3.95 (review here)
I'm not keen on this bath melt because it smells like marzipan - I really hate the scent and taste of the stuff so this was never going to work! Scent aside, this creates a lovely soft and silky bath that really nourishes the skin.
Snowman Shower Jelly £3.95 (review here)
This shower jelly is shaped like an adorable little snowman and has the same fruity scent as The Carrot bubble bar. I love shower jellies and the bright scent of this one gets the thumbs up from me!
So White £3.65 (review here)
This bath bomb has a really cute surprise pink centre and a crisp apple scent that's really gorgeous. I definitely need to stock up before they go!
And that rounds up the Lush Christmas 2015 re-releases. There are a few items I've missed - the soaps, facial cleanser, body lotion and lip tint. They don't interest me as much as the things I've already reviewed, and I have to limit the damage to my bank account somehow! I might review them next year if they're released again and the mood takes me :)
I hope you found these posts helpful! I'm going to launch right back into the Oxford Street reviews starting next Wednesday, so let me know if there's anything you're particularly interested in seeing. Hopefully these posts have helped you narrow down what you want from Santa for your own bath time!