Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Lush Christmas 2014: Star of Wonder

Lush always features highly in my Christmas features - although admittedly usually I wait to get these gift sets until they're in the sales! This year however, I was gifted this lovely Star of Wonder, and as it wasn't wrapped up I figured it was perfectly okay to start using it before Christmas, right...?

Well, let's have a look inside!

First of all, it is worth saying that Star of Wonder is themed around firework displays and a starry sky. And that, of course, it comes in this rather wonderful box! Lush boxes are reusable and always really strong and in good condition, so I'll be keeping this one to use for something next year!

First up we have Shoot for the Stars, a bath bomb that I owned a couple of last year so it's nice to see make a return! This is a good sized bomb and turns the bath all sorts of colours and a trail of silver, eventually leaving the bath what is supposed to be midnight blue - but if it's anything like I remember from last year, will actually leave you sitting there in a pool of black water, haha. There is a lot of power behind this bomb and it really does fill your bath up very quickly! This smells like Honey I Washed The Kids, for those of you who know your Lush scents :)

Next up we have a little bottle of Snow Fairy. Confession time - every single year I wait until boxing day, and then buy myself a bottle of Snow Fairy. Last year I had a bit of a failure - I bought my normal ginormous Snow Fairy bottle, but I also bought a few gift sets which all came with Snow Fairy. So I still have a fair bit of leftover Snow Fairy from last year! For those of you who don't apparently hoard Lush products like I do, this is always a great one though. It's easily their most popular product every year and it really does smell so lovely. It's a strong, sweet candy scent, and if you're new to Lush then this is the product I would recommend you take advantage of to go and get now!

Next is Star Light, Star Bright, a bath melt that I am SO glad is in a little wrapper this time. I got one of these last year and it completely contaminated my bath supplies box by just coating everything no matter how many layers I put it in! This wrapper seems to have it well secured though. Basically, you crush this under running water and it adds silver sparkles to your bath! It also contains shea butter and coconut oil to make your skin nice and soft. I find you can get quite a lot of uses out of this product, you definitely don't need too much of it to get a good effect.

Next up is Candy Mountain, a bubble bar. I had this last year as well and I'm glad to have it again. Like Star Light, Star Bright, you crumble this under running water and it fills your bath with bubbles! Last year I found this one to be a bit difficult to split nicely and I'd end up accidentally dumping loads in, but you don't need too much to get a good pile of bubbles - it might have changed, but last year I found that by the time I was ready to get out of the bath the bubbles had all gone though, so you may need to top it up if you're planning on spending a long time in the bath!

Next up is Sparkler, the first product that I haven't actually used before. From looking at the picture on the box I assumed this product would be a bit like Fun, but it isn't at all - it's a lot bigger and more solid than I was expecting! Sparkler is a new product this year and was part of the Halloween range, and oddly isn't actually on the Lush website. This is scented with Rose Jam which is odd to me as it doesn't look like it should - but Rose Jam is actually my favourite Lush scent, so I'm pretty happy with that. I'm going to assume that it turns the bath yellow and due to the size of it I imagine it's going to make a good effect - however I haven't actually used this yet, so we'll have to wait and see :)

The final product in this box is Snow Fairy Sparkle, a shimmer bar which, unsurprisingly, smells of Snow Fairy! I haven't used this before either but it has a nice feel to it and is filled with shea, murmuru and cupuacu butters which are supposed to melt over your skin. This sounds really nice and I'm really looking forward to using it, I don't think I've used one of Lush's shimmer bars before so it'll be interesting to see how it works - and whether I want to pick more up in the sales!

Interested in picking one up? Head over to your nearest Lush store, or buy online!

What are your favourite Lush Christmas products?


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