Monday, 16 September 2013

A sneak peak at Lush's Christmas 2013 Products

Someone posted on Facebook today that it is only 100 days to Christmas. Holy is that even possible?? Where in the heck has this year gone?? I bloody love Christmas, but it still scares how fast this year is zooming by. I suppose I should have had an inkling it as near. Each year I go a little bit crazy buying up Lush's limited edition goodies then spend the rest of the year working my way through them. Last wek, I used the last of my Christmas 2012 ballistics so the new batch must be just about ready to hit the shelves!

I am always hopeful that there will be a heap of new products release...but then also do't want that to be at the expense of my past favourites. This year they really haven't disappointed. Not only are there hundreds of new products but stacks of classicshave made a return.

I have listed all individual products that will be available for Christmas 2013. I haven't listed the gift packs as this post would have gone on forever. The Christmas products should be hititng shelves in late October, from memory of past years. I will see if I can get a more accurate release date.

Enjoy perusing the Lushy goodness that awaits!


Bombardino ($5.50) shares its name with a drink enjoyed in the Italian Alps and smells of rich lemon cheesecake. The bath ballistic features cocoa butter to help soften the skin, Sicilian lemon oil and fair trade vanilla absolute to offer a fragranced bathing experience.


Lord of Misrule ($5.50) is a bath ballistic that features fair trade vanilla absolute, spicy black pepper oil and soothing patchouli. The crown shape around the ballistic is the party hat that the tradition of the Lord of Misrule inspired centuries ago, while the popping candy represents the party atmosphere that he would have created during his rule over a period of festive merriment. Place this product in the bath and allow it to slowly dissolve to reveal a wine-coloured centre.

Lush Lord of Misrule

Luxury Lush Pud ($6.75) is a bath ballistic that seeks to provide a soothing and calming experience. It features colourful polka dots that float to the surface, lavender and ylang ylang.

Lush Luxury Lush Pud

The Melting Snowman ($5.25) is a bath melt with cocoa butter and almond oil to help nourish and soften the skin. It features cinnamon leaf oil to invigorate and shake off fatigue, plus clove leaf, lime- and sweet orange- oil. 

Lush The Melting Snowman

The Christmas Penguin ($6.50) is a bubble bar for the bath that features orange flower absolute and Sicilian mandarin oil. This product was inspired by the smallest penguins in the world, which are blue and from Phillip Island in Australia. Crumble this bubble bar under running water for a scented bath

Lush The Christmas Penguin

Star Light Star Bright ($5.25) is a bath melt that features cocoa- and shea- butter, ginger- and lime- oil, as well as extra virgin coconut oil. It helps moisturise and deeply hydrate the skin. Crush this product under running water for silvery clouds of colour.

Lush Star Light Star Bright

Mr Punch ($5.90) is a soap that helps soften and tone the skin. This vegan product features juniperberry-, lime- and coconut- oil, blackcurrant absolute and gin.

Lush Mr Punch

Orange Jelly ($5.90/100g) is a soap that features freshly squeezed orange juice, Brazilian orange oil that helps tone the skin, and fresh orange slices preserved in a seaweed-based jelly. It offers a zesty uplifting scent.

Lush Orange Jelly

Rose Jam ($9.95 for 100ml) is a nourishing shower gel that features argan oil, skin brightening goji berry juice, and Sicilian lemon to help give the skin a boost. The formula also contains rose oil and rose absolute to soothe and soften the skin, leaving it fragranced. It is delivered in a bottle made from recycled plastic
Modelled on the original Lush shop, Secret Santa ($8.95) is a double-layered bath ballistic scented with sandalwood, lime and floral oils to emulate the iconic store’s fragrance. The product turns the bath water bright orange, features a Santa inside, and delivers three baths

Lush Secret Santa

Shoot for the Stars ($6.75) is a bath ballistic fragranced with Honey I Washed the Kids soap. It contains Brazilian orange oil, bergamot and honey to help provide an uplifting, clarifying and deeply relaxing bathing experience. This product features stars inside that whizz and swirl in the water and leave clouds of colour.

Lush Shoot for the Stars

Celebrate ($28.95) is a rich, emollient hand and body lotion. The vegan formula includes cocoa butter and almond oil to help replenish and moisturise skin. The cocktail-inspired fragrance features lime, Brazilian orange-, and cognac oil, which seeks to tone the skin and uplift the mood.

Lush Celebrate

Let the Good Times Roll ($15.95) is an exfoliating face and body cleanser that helps gently scrub, soothe and moisturise skin. The formula features maize flour, polenta and corn oil, which are easily absorbed and help even out skin tone. Other ingredients include talc that enables the cleanser to glide easily over skin, glycerine which acts as a humectant, and cinnamon powder that warms the skin and helps circulation. This product is garnished with crushed popcorn and is vegan.

Lush Let the Good Times Roll

Rudolph ($15.95) is a face mask that works to soothe, nourish and calm the skin. It features fresh cucumber and aloe vera gel to help reduce redness, oatmeal, calamine powder, organic lavender oil to balance the skin, and green tea powder to help fight free radicals. Apply this product on your face and leave for five to 10 minutes. Rudolph should be kept in the fridge and used within three weeks.

Lush Rudolph

Sandy Santa ($6.50) is a limited-edition sugar scrub that helps polish and soften the skin. It features coconut oil, and murumuru- and organic shea- butter which work to deliver intense moisture. The products orange oil fragrance is inspired by Copacabana beach.

Lush Sandy Santa

Santa Baby Lip Scrub ($9.95) is a limited-edition Christmas scrub that has been formulated with caster sugar to gently exfoliate away any dry skin from the lips. Extra virgin coconut oil moisturises, leaving lips soft and conditioned. The lip scrub has a fizzy cola flavour and is coloured with a hint of red. To use, scrub lips before applying colour.

Lush Santa Baby Lip Scrub

Santa Baby Lip Tint ($9.95) is a classic red-coloured moisture boost for the lips. It features fair trade butters to soften, carrot oil to nourish, extracts of cherries and dates for a festive flavour, and extracts of cinnamon stick to help plump. This vegan product can be used after scrubbing the lips with Santa’s Lip Scrub

Lush Santa Baby Lip Tint

Sikkim Girls ($39.95) is a body cream fragranced with ‘Sikkim Girls’ from Gorilla Perfumes. It features scents of jasmine flower, vanilla pods and Darjeeling tea, infused with rich butters, hemp oil, tuberose and frangipani essential oils. This product aims to be nourishing and should be applied after the bath or shower

Lush Sikkim Girls

Snow Fairy Sparkle ($9.95) is a candy-fragranced sparkle body bar, which features moisturising butters, oils, and shimmering silver luster. Smooth this product over the arms and shoulders for soft shimmering skin that catches the light

Lush Snow Fairy Sparkle

Returning Favourites

Candy Mountain ($6.50) creates mounds of fluffy, fragrant, pearly white bubbles with a drift of pink. Crumble this vegan product in the bath for a sugar sweet treat.

Lush Candy Mountain

Christmas Eve ($6.50) is a bubble bar for the bath that turns the water blue and silky. It features jasmine, ylang ylang and Irish moss powder (a type of seaweed), which softens the skin and calms the mind before bed. Crumble this vegan product under running water.

Lush Christmas Eve

Cinders ($5.25) seeks to invoke the feeling of being by a glowing fireside. It is made with cinnamon leaf- and orange- oil, and features popping candy to emulate the sound of an open crackling fire. This product seeks to relax, lift the spirits and is vegan.

Lush Cinders

Father Christmas ($6.50) is a bath ballistic that fizzes around the water and turns it from bright red to vivid green. It features mandarin- and bergamot- oil, as well as orange blossom absolute. This vegan product seeks to stimulate the mind and tone the skin.

Lush Father Christmas

Golden Wonder ($6.50) is a bath ballistic featuring golden stars that burst out, dissolving and turning the bath water a vibrant blue. It contains orange-, cognac- and lime- oil that seek to uplift the spirits. This product has a Champagne-like fragrance and is vegan.

Lush Golden Wonder

Magic Wand Bubble Bar ($8.95) is a vegan bubble bar that is re-usable for up to ten baths. Swish this product around the water for a skin softening, vanilla-scented soak.

Lush Magic Wand Bubble Bar

So White ($5.50) is a bath ballistic with a pink centre that unfolds as the white outer layer gently dissolves. It has an apple-inspired scent and features neroli oil to help uplift the mind and rose absolute to help soften the skin. 

Lush So White

Snowman ($6.50 is a bath ballistic that aims to provide a nourishing and softening soak. It features vanilla and ylang ylang fragrance for relaxation, and cocoa butter chunks that dissolve to help moisturise the skin. This product is the Christmas version of the all year round Butterball bath ballistic.

Lush Snowman

Snow Fairy ($9.95) is a vanilla-scented shower gel that is delivered in a bottle made from recycled plastic. This vegan product is unpreserved and features environmentally friendly shimmering luster.

Lush Snow Fairy

Angel’s Delight ($5.90/100g) is a jelly baby-scented soap that features tangerine and orange oils, as well as blackcurrant. It works to cleanse, refresh and detox the skin

Angel’s Delight

Snowcake ($5.90/100g) is a soap that smells like almond marzipan and seeks to leave the skin softened. The vegan formula features rose absolute that helps soothe dry or sensitive skin, and berry scented cassie absolute.

Lush Snowcake

Snow Globe ($5.90/100g) is a vegan soap that is in the shape of a snow globe with white circles to imitate snowflakes. It features lemon myrtle, grapefruit oil and ylang ylang.

Lush Snow Globe

Bûche de Noël ($15.95/100g) is a cleansing roll for your face. It helps to lock in moisture and keep the skin soft. The formula features ground almonds to gently exfoliate, dried cranberries and fresh satsumas that work to tone and brighten, and almond oil and cocoa butter which act as an emollient. This vegan product is wrapped in a sheet of nori seaweed and resembles a festive Yule log.

What products do you have your eyes on? There is honestly too many for me to choose. I think I need to go into a store and have a good old sniff fest before I can decide!

All opinions are my own and I received no remuneration for this post.