Hello ladies. Hope you are all warm and happy in this vile cold and grey weather!
Last week Ali & I went in to Lush after I saw the new Lush Times. The Christmas stock is in. And it is goooooooooooooooood. Here are my favourites, which are going straight on my letter to Father Christmas *cough the BF cough*.
I know many of you will go BUT IT'S OCTOBER! But I will be honest, Me & the other half are on such a tight budget and we both have a large family, that Christmas is a military operation. I hate crowds, heaving massive shopping bags and running out of time and money. Operation Christmas 2011 started today, I purchased £1.50 wrapping paper in M&S on a 3 for 2 offer so it came out at £1 a roll. This way I can do Christmas slowly and on my terms, spread the cost and try not to lose my hair.
First up, everyone's favourite Snow Fairy, in a fresh new shape! New for 2011, this is a Snow Fairy Magic Wand Bubble Bar. The lovely shop assistant (seriously how wonderful are the staff in Lush? Literally puts all other shops to shame) showed us how to use it and why it was special. The wand can be swirled around the bath and then when you feel you have ample bubbles, remove it for another time. Oh and the little bell jingles! I sadly do not have a bath, but I am going to give it a whirl as an improv soap on a stick (totes should be a thing). This product retails for £4.95 each.
How cute is this Penguin Knot Wrap?! Another new addition for 2011. This product isn't available to buy yet but I can't wait to get my mitts on him. If your not familiar with the knot wraps, you purchased them to go around a separately purchased bath bomb. Really great for giving gifts as there is no need to wrap it up! They also have a Christmas Pudding. They are £2.50 each, which is fairly expensive but they are so cute and fun I will probably getting a few people one of these!
Lush Candy Cane Soap, This smells exactly like, funnily enough, a candy cane! New for 2011, a really lovely fresh scent which will leave you smelling like you just rolled out of Brighton Rock. Although I do think it is worth mentioning that the picture is of the whole soap, as in the one on the table and would cost you somewhere around £80 to purchase (I asked!), so my cunning plan is to ask for a middle section to keep the pattern! £2.75 per 100g.
A new twist on last years Gingerbread House Tin with a new coin slot and more decoration on the tin. This gift set contains the Gingerbread House bubble bar, Candy Mountain bubble bar, So White ballistic, Cinders Ballistic. I had this last year and I have kept the tin to put Christmas Decorations in. £14.50 each.
(All photos above from Lush.co.uk, also this is not a sponsored post, I just have a lot of love for Lush!)
So that's it! There is a lot of new stock (not all of it available yet) and every one has different favourites. I know the Snow Fairy Tinted Lip Balm has been getting a lot of love, but for me it is way to bubble gum pink, even a tiny bit came out the same colour as the shower gel!
Have any of you had a look at the Christmas stock? Anything catching your eye? Any one out there making a Christmas plan yet or am I the only one?!