At a first glance, I was a little disappointed at the lack of 'new' products that make up the Christmas and Halloween ranges this year. While they have removed quite a few 'staples' that have been reappearing for years (Christmas Eve Bubble Bar, Melting Snowman Bath Melt etc.), I didn't feel as if the collection was as vast or as interesting as it has been in the past.
Whether the opening of the flagship store has made me spoilt and inflated my expectations a little, or whether the fact that some of the products in these ranges have been available to me for a good many months so it seems like less, I'm not sure. Either way, my scrutiny weighs heavy on the brand new seasonal goodies that make up my own personal Lush Christmas, and luckily they've been faring well so far.
Peeping Santa is perhaps the most festive looking new addition - a large bubble bar sandwiched together with surplus amounts of cocoa and shea butter to make this one of the most moisturising bath products currently available. Decorated with a rich red demeanour, a flourish of glittery hearts and two chocolate chips eyes, you'd be forgiven for finding this product 'cute'.
Sharing its scent with the Yummy Yummy Yummy range, this seasonal beauty replicates everything that I love about Magic Mushroom Bubble Bar - one of my all time favourite products. Packed full of bergamot and geranium oils, this bubble bar offers a rich and very decadent strawberry aroma - one that showcases a gorgeously fresh and very fruity note, making it my favourite strawberry-scented product ever.
To give depth to the berry fragrance, there is also a gentle green, floral element that sits behind the main notes and makes this aroma incredibly refreshing. It's very much like walking through a strawberry farm and getting whiffs of both the ripe fruit and its leaves at the same time. To finish off, the cocoa and shea butter adds a delicate dose of vanillary goodness that gives the bubble bar almost a musky overtone.
Peeping Santa is easy to use - albeit a little stiff to crumble at first, and is one of the better value ones as you can easily get three baths out of a single bar. Despite the size of each piece, this product is very generous when it comes to the amount of bubbles it produces and the depth of colour that the water becomes.
Not only do you get to enjoy a rich and very beautiful looking bath water, not to mention a sea of light, fluffy and very fragrance bubbles, but the water itself is incredibly soft on the skin, and you only have to be in the water for a few minutes to notice how smooth and soft your skin feels. Furthermore, the strength of the fragrance is impressive - lasting for the duration of the bath and lingering on the skin for a good few hours after the experience.
While I wouldn't say that this is your typical Christmas-smelling product, it's definitely very comforting and makes a change from the usual humdrum of spice-infused cosmetics. To put it simply, I will be buying an army of these before they're discontinued - this is easily my favourite seasonal product this year.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream Of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Lauryl Betaine, Cornflour (Zea mays), Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Olibanum Oil (Boswellia carterii), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Titanium Dioxide, Laureth 4, Benzyl Alcohol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Colour 14700, Colour 45380:3, Dairy Free Chocolate Drops.
2015 Price: £3.95 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2015.
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