Boy I’m Getting Old! Turning 26 and Presents I Received

On Wednesday it was my birthday, and I turned 26. I don’t feel old, but I feel like life is going by a little bit too quickly… But we’ll leave that for another post as I have a lot to say on that matter.

I had a really chilled out day for my birthday. I went to work in the morning, came home, and chilled out in bed with my boyfriend. I opened my cards and presents, and spent the rest of the day eating pizza, and playing on my PlayStation 4. It wasn’t anything spectacular, but just being with my boyfriend made me happy. We plan to go out for a meal when he gets back from holiday in a week, which will be lovely.

I went out with my family the day after my birthday for both mine and my mom’s birthday (hers is the day after mine! Weird, huh?) so that was lovely too.

I didn’t receive much for my birthday, but the thought was there, and some of the gifts I received were money or vouchers which I am still to spend and use. So when I do that, I can do a little haul then and there, but for now I shall show off what my boyfriend bought me for my birthday.

The first thing that my boyfriend gave me was a notebook, this cute Spirited Away related notebook, which is covered in Soot Balls from the movie. He remembered me showing him a post over on Buzzfeed that showed great present ideas for Studio Ghibli fans, and of course this notebook was on there. He got it from a seller on Red Bubble. I hate getting nice notebooks as I never wish to use them, but I’ll be using this one for blog related stuff. I can’t wait to be honest! I’m using up my other notebooks first, and then I shall start to use this one.

As I mentioned in my Boxing Day sales haul (you can read that here) that I knew my boyfriend had bought me a Yankee Candle for my birthday, and he bought me Snowflake Cookie, a Yankee Candle scent I have been after since it came out a couple of years ago. It reminds me of Christmas Cookie but a little stronger, and sweeter. I can’t wait to start burning it now!

I knew I was going to get Lush for my birthday as my boyfriend bought me a gift set whilst we were out and about shopping before Christmas. I had put the huge 1kg bottle of Snow Fairy Shower Gel on my Christmas wish list and alas my boyfriend bought me that for my birthday, as well as the Festive Friends Gift Set. I can’t wait to try out some of the goodies that came inside of the gift set, as well as the massive Snow Fairy.

I don’t know if this is classed as a present or not… But seeing as he bought it me not long before my birthday I imagine it kind of is. I was lusting after the Darth Vader PlayStation 4 controller, but it was sold out EVERYWHERE and if it wasn’t sold out, it was damn expensive. My boyfriend offered to buy me another one, that was just as cool and a little cheaper. One being the 20th Anniversary Edition which is to celebrate PlayStation being around for well… 20 years! It brings back a lot of nostalgia using this controller and I love it a lot! It also means me and my boyfriend can play together, we’ve been playing Little Big Planet 3, and Fat Princess together.

The final present my boyfriend gave me for my birthday was an adorable Eevee plushie from the Pokemon Center in Japan. He bought me a little Mew one, so the fact he got me Eevee too makes me so damn happy. He’s meant to be asleep, and these little plushies remind me of Beanie Babies… Remember them? I BET YOU DO! They’re just like those, and it really does take me back and bring all those nostalgic feelings back too. He was lovely to place on my chest whilst I played PS4 games, and I ended up cuddling both the Eevee and the Mew when I had a nap. Cute, much? Hell yeah!

So that’s the goodies I received for my birthday from my boyfriend. His parents bought me the amazing Lush Sweet Christmas gift set which was full of yummy goodies! My mom gave me some money, and my brother gave me some gift voucher for Debenhams… Think that will keep me supplied with lipstick for quite some time. 😛

My birthday was really nice this year, but it came and went in the blink of an eye!

What do you think of the gifts I received? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

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December/Christmas Wish List

Yes it’s finally December, the month of Christmas and splurging on the ones you love! I’m currently not in the UK, instead I’m basking in some warmer weather on holiday. However that doesn’t mean that I’m not thinking about Christmas looming and what presents I wish to buy for my loved ones… Of course what gifts I would like to receive myself.

As I do every year, this is my December/Christmas wish list! It was pretty hard to do because there isn’t much I want that I haven’t already mentioned in previous wish lists.

  • Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel

If there is one thing I love about Lush Christmas, it’s when they bring back their old classic Snow Fairy. I’ve only ever owned one huge bottle of this stuff, which surprises me as I love it so much. It reminds me of the children’s medicine Calpol, in both the shade and scent. Now Lush have brought out their huge 1kg bottles, I want to get one for Christmas as a present is possible, or I’ll treat myself to some before Christmas. Either way, I’ll be getting some yummy Snow Fairy in my life this year!

  • Yankee Candle in Christmas Eve

Regular readers of my blog will know how much I love Yankee Candle’s. Lately I haven’t been burning them as much, but as soon as I’m back from my holiday I’ll be burning my Christmas scents in preparation for the big day. I have my eye on three of the Christmas scents, but this one is at the top of the list. I’ve smelt Christmas Eve year after year and always lusted after it. It smells fruity, yet warm. Not a sickly scent at all! It doesn’t particularly remind me of Christmas to be honest like some of Yankee Candle’s other scents, but even so it is still a lovely scent and one I would like to add to my collection.

  • Pokemon Center Chiku-Chiku Sewing Vulpix Plush

I love Pokemon, and due to how much I love it, I hate that I can’t live in Japan to be able to regularly visit the Pokemon Center stores. However, some lovely people over there as well as in the UK will buy products and sell them to desperate and sad people like myself. eBay is one of the places that is great for picking up Pokemon Center items, and it is there where I have seen this adorable Vulpix plush. I am such a huge nerd when it comes to Pokemon, so I’m even more so of one when it comes to plushies. My favourite part about this one is the tails, they just look so adorable and realistic. I just need this plushie in my life!

  • Pandora Christmas Puppy Charm

Every Christmas, birthday, and anniversary I ask for a Pandora charm, or at least hint as it which ones I like. It’s a good time of year for an extra special treat like this and this year Pandora have brought out some really nice Christmas charms, including this one. The majority of charms on my Pandora bracelet are all animal themed, this wasn’t done on purpose either. I love puppies, so this cute little Christmas puppy charm is a must have for me! With his cute little Father Christmas hat on too, what more can you ask for?

  • Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet EDT

At the time of writing this post (a week before it’s due to be published!) I should have bought this for myself either at duty-free before getting on the plane, or even whilst I’m on my holiday as a treat to myself. I don’t need anymore perfume to be fair, but I am a perfume collector, it has to be said. Plus I don’t intend to take any on holiday with me, so I shall be picking this up to keep me happy during my two weeks away. I used to really dislike EDT perfumes due to them not lasting that long, or having a strong scent, but these days I sometimes opt for them due to those reasons. I don’t know if it’s due to age, but strong perfumes sometimes give me headaches of late and it kind of sucks. So I often opt for something lighter. Some EDT perfumes tend to last just as long as EDP so I don’t see the issue myself. This will be lovely and light to wear throughout the day, and in the evening for when I don’t fancy anything heavy.

  • The Unloved DVD

I love this film! I would watch it online monthly without delay but these days I cannot seem to find it lately. I didn’t know it was available to buy on DVD until recently, and now it’s something I want to add to my collection. I contemplated picking this up myself but I may as well leave it for someone to buy for me, or even pick up myself if I get any Christmas money. It’s written and directed by Samantha Morton (most known role being Minority Report) and is based on her experience in the UK care system. It is true at times due to this, and is such a wonderful, and hard-hitting film. I recommend everyone to watch it if you haven’t done so already.

  • Olivia Burton Woodland Squirrel and Bunny Watches

Just to get things straight first of all, I don’t want both of these. I like them both yes, but I just can’t decide which I prefer, which is why both are featured in this post. In the blogging world Olivia Burton watches are big, and a must have item. I myself am not a huge fan of watches. I wear one yes, but I’m not obsessed with how it looks and such. I never really have been. As long as it looks lovely, doesn’t get in the way, and most importantly tells me the time… I’m happy! Everyone was obsessed with one of her watches that featured a bee (this one to be precise) and it is gorgeous, don’t get me wrong but it didn’t appeal to me. I recently had a look around the website just to be nosey, and see if she made a watch with a fox on… Although she doesn’t have one with the little orange, sly cutie on, she does infact have some woodland animal themed watches, two of them that I now have my eye on and will be talking about on this post. First of all we have the squirrel watch, a gorgeous dark brown and gold watch with an adorable squirrel on the face. This is a simple and classic watch, with a cute twist, and reminds me of the sort of thing I would wear in autumn due to the colour scheme. The second watch is a cute little bunny watch, a more girly watch than the first due to the rose-pink and silver colour scheme, and who can say no to the cute little bunny? This one is a must have for any girly girls out there, and bunny lovers alike. This is definitely a more spring and summer watch due to the colour scheme. I am swaying more towards the squirrel due to the colours, but I also then sway to the bunny as it just looks that little cuter to me. I guess I just wish that Olivia Burton would bring out a fox watch! Then I wouldn’t have this dilemma…

Either way, that is the end of my December/Christmas wish list! I could have probably put more on here, but alas I guess I don’t really want all that much.

So, what are you after for Christmas? Make sure to let me know in the comments.

Until next time all, take care and I’m off to soak some more rays!

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Currently #1

Hello and welcome to my first currently! I love reading these so I thought, “what the hell, it won’t hurt to do my own!” so here it is. I hope you enjoy this, I already can’t wait to do another one!

Watching: Recently I’ve been binge watching Teachers again. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve watching this series, but it’s by far one of my favourites! During my undergraduate study, I watched this religiously whilst writing my dissertation. It was just like watching my friends or family on a home video, or sat in the pub with them. It’s just a very mellow show that you can really get into, and fall in love with the characters.

Playing: Since Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer coming out I haven’t stopped playing it! It’s just so addictive and relaxing to play that after a day at work I like to just come home, snuggle into bed with a hot drink and play this until I need to leave my bed to pee or eat. That sounds grosser than it actually is!

Listening: I’ve been listening to Bloodhound Gang LOADS lately and I don’t even know why! I’ve always loved this band but lately I’ve just fallen in love with them more than ever before. I need to get more of their albums soon. I’ve been on the hunt for some more for the past few weeks, but I’ve not really had much luck on that… Doh! I’ve also been playing No Devotions new and first album Permanence. It’s a very nice album for autumn and a relaxing one at that. It’s nice to listen to on the way to work in the morning.

Eating: I haven’t really eaten anything different lately… If anything I’ve been binging on crisps… Not good! Mostly Quavers, and Marmite Walkers crisps. I love Marmite so much… Actually, if I’ve been loving a food this month, it’s Marmite on toast. Can’t go wrong! I’ve also been drinking quite a bit of Lucozade Pink Lemonade at the moment, mostly due to my pole fitness. It helps me during my classes. As well as that I’ve been drinking lots of Ribena too. Yummy!

Wearing: With me officially finishing uni at the start of September my boyfriend finally gave me my Adventure Time Dr Martens boots (can read about those here) and they’re all I’ve been wearing. It has been tough to be honest as everyone who has ever owned a pair of Dr Martens will know how painful they are to break in and trust me mine are proving painful, especially on my one little toe. Ouch! With a big pair of Dr Martens socks, and plenty of plasters they’re now starting to break a little more. I can’t wait for them to be perfect so I can rock them all autumn and winter!

Wanting: I’m really lusting after some Snow Fairy from Lush at the moment. I’m running low on shower gel so it’s an excuse to buy this gorgeous smelling pink stuff. Alongside that I can’t wait for the 101 Dalmatians Vans to be released so I can pick up a pair in time for my holiday. I’ll rock them alongside my Dr Martens! I also want Christmas to hurry up and arrive, as well as pay day so I can start my Christmas shopping. I’ve eyed up loads of gift ideas for my boyfriend now, and I just need the money for them!

What things are you currently into? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time take care all and I’ll see you soon.

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Lush Halloween & Christmas 2015 LEAKED! Part Two – Christmas

It’s here! Part two, and it’s going to be a long post. There is more information about the Christmas products than there is about the Halloween ones. Apart from the gifts, everything that is on offer looks to have been leaked, which is pretty exciting! I don’t know what September 15th will hold, but from what I have read from official UK Lush stores on Instagram, the winter range (Halloween and Christmas) will be out at the start of October, SO we have less than a month to wait! Exciting huh?

Without further ado, I’m going to share with you all what we’ll be getting awesome for Christmas this year.

Bath Bombs (and one Bath Melt):

Ignoring the bath melt at the bottom, this is the line up for the bath bombs! Not including Lord Of Misrule (as that’s a Halloween product) there are 10 bath bombs all together, 2 of them being new, whilst the rest are returning products.

I am of course really happy to see that So White is back for another year as it’s my favourite bath bomb from Lush and always reminds me of Christmas time. I remember when it was teeny, but it’s really evolved over the years, which is great to see. Alongside that I’m happy to see the return of Shoot For The Stars, as I loved it when it first came out, but never got to try it last year. I’m also glad to see that Father Christmas and Golden Wonder are back, as I got to try Golden Wonder thanks to the Boxing Day sales, and luckily have one left, which I’ll be using soon! It’s such a gorgeous bath bomb and I’ll be stocking up as and when I can. As for Father Christmas I wanted to try that so much last year as it shares its scent with Snow Fairy, my favourite from Lush! I’ll be making sure I try it this year.

The one product I am SUPER excited about is Yog Nog. Oh my GOD! I loved the soap last Christmas and bought myself some when I did some shopping in Lush, and you know what? I STILL own it. I haven’t used it, and it’s still in the packaging. I intend to start using it soon, but now that there will be a bath bomb out with the same scent, I’ll be buying these up as much as possible. Inside the bath bomb there is a luxury bath oil and also contains some bubble bar grating so this bubbles up when popped into the bath. Isn’t that just the perfect bath bomb???

There is only one bath melt being released this year, which is of course Snow Angel. I’m quite sad to see there will only be one as I really wish Lush would bring back the old Snow Fairy Bath Melt. That was probably one of my favourite Lush products from Christmas in 2009/2010 and they never brought it back. Sad faces all round.

Bubble Bars & Resusable Bubble Bars:

I’m really excited for some of the newbies that are coming our way with the bubble bars! There are 5 altogether, 3 of them being new and all of them sound amazing! I always love the bubble bars that Lush come out with, but this year they just look and sound really lovely.

Every year I love that Lush bring back Candy Mountain, even though it is just a nicer looking version of Creamy Candy. There are quite a few bubble bars that have gone this year, so Lush have had to make sure they replace them with goodies, which they have done! I’m going to be trying ALL the new ones. Five Gold Rings sounds really creamy and delicious, and looks really nifty too. I just hope it isn’t too glittery, otherwise I may just have to leave it… I hate when bath products are glittery, I get covered in it! Peeping Santa is another one which sounds delicious! It sounds like it’ll smell of yummy strawberries, and you can never go wrong with something like that. It would probably go really nice with So White Bath Bomb to give you a fruity bath! Finally the other new bubble bar that I am excited about is Bar Humbug. I’m not the BIGGEST fan of liquorice scents, but I’m pretty sure with Christmas around the corner this will be perfect. I’ll definitely give it a smell before I buy it mind, just incase I don’t like it.

I love reusable bubble bars, and I’m super excited to pick up Magic Wand! I’m sure this has been out previous years but sadly I’ve never bought it before, something I’m going to make sure I do this year! It’s said to share its scent with Snow Fairy, so I can’t pass this product up!

FUN:

I can’t say I am the biggest fan of FUN. I’ve used it before and enjoyed it, don’t get me wrong and really liked it, but I would prefer to pick up other products over FUN. The main thing I love using it for is to shave with. I recently used some of my boyfriends Pink FUN and I loved it. So maybe I’ll see if I like the look of one of these. I can’t really imagine how any of these will smell to be honest, but I’ll be giving them all a sniff, and see what I think. I love how creative you can get with them all though! It makes for something cool to pop into a friends stocking, something I might do with my friends and family.

Shower Gels & Jellies:

If there is one thing that I get excited for every year it’s Snow Fairy Shower Gel. Ever since I can remember I’ve bought at least a tiny bottle of the good stuff to keep me going. I still have my bottle from last Christmas, something I’m probably going to keep for when I go on holiday as a treat to wash with in the evenings before nights out.

I’ll be picking up loads of huge bottles of Snow Fairy to keep me going throughout the year! I’ll also be keeping my eye on it in the Boxing Day sales, I missed out last year, which was a shame. Alongside that I may pick up one of the jellies, I’m unsure at this moment in time as I’ve never been that bothered about Snowman, but Santa’s Belly does sound rather nice for winter! I’ll give them a sniff and see how I feel!

Soap:

I’m never a huge fan of the soap from Lush, as the majority of it leaves me with bad allergic reactions, however there are a couple of the Christmas soaps that I can get away, and I can’t resist either to be honest! There are 5 soaps, only one being a new face this year. Last year I picked up Reindeer Rock and Yog Nog, two soaps I LOVED so much and ones I’ll be picking up again this year. Reindeer Rock smells of The Comforter Bubble Bar, which is really comforting. Yog Nog reminds me of cheesecake, which again is comforting. Old Father Time is the new soap this year, which really isn’t something I’ll be buying, sad to say.

Shower Products:

Bar the roulade, I love everything on this page! Christingle Body Conditioner sounds like a gorgeous and menthol mint conditioner, which will be good for cooling down in the summer, and maybe even in the winter. I love mint scents, and Intergalactic Bath Bomb (review here) will work perfectly with this one before I go out for Christmas parties, or maybe even after a day of Christmas shopping. Either way I really can’t wait to pick this up and I can see me stocking up so I have enough to last me through the year. The Salt And Peppermint Bark Shower Scrub looks and sounds amazing, not to mention delicious. This would be great to use alongside Christingle and Intergalactic to give me a proper minty scent and feel! Icing On The Cake does sound delicious, but I’m not a huge fan of the roulade, so I’ll more than likely give this a miss.

Body:

I’ve never used Dusting Powders before but I’ve always wanted to. Last year I was going to pick up First Snow, but I left it as I didn’t think I would use it in the end. Now that Lush will be bringing out Fairy Dust I’ll be making sure I pick some of this stuff up! I would wear it before nights out, and for days out with my boyfriend. I’d be tempted to buy it and take it on holiday with me to wear in the evenings, something I still might do. I’m so excited to give Fairy Dust a smell though! I can see it flying off the shelves alongside Snow Fairy.

Face & Lips:

I’m not all that fussed about the face and lip products this year, but that’s mostly due to the fact I already own both the lip products from last year and the year before. Although I would love the Santa Baby Lip Tint in the new tube form! I may just pick this up to replace my old tin version. I might try and grab a sample of the Cranberry Festive Fresh Face Mask as I don’t feel it will do much for my skin but it would be lovely to try.

Sadly those are all the Lush Christmas products for Lush 2015! As I have said previously, I can only imagine what America get is exactly the same as what we get too. I hope so anyway as there are some gorgeous products that I can’t wait to get my hands on.

So, now you know what products are out for Christmas, what are you most looking forward to buying? I’ve already stated mine, I want to hear yours. Make sure to let me know your thoughts on the 2015 range in the comments section.

Until next time, take care all and keep those eyes peeled for Lush news!

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Lush Halloween & Christmas 2015 LEAKED! Part One – Halloween

I’m super excited to write this post at the moment! I had recently discovered the leaked Halloween products, but in the past ten or fifteen minutes I’ve heard about Christmas leaks, and boy are they good! I haven’t been this excited for Lush Christmas products since 2009! I know it’s probably naughty sharing leaked products with you all, but honestly I am just too on the edge of my seat to wait for an official announcement.

As these leaks are from America, I’m not even 100% sure if we’ll get these over here in the UK, but I’m pretty sure we will, and maybe more considering Lush is from the UK originally. But I just couldn’t help but share, I know a few blogs from over the pond are at the moment, so I don’t see the harm in doing the same. I’ll be talking about which items I’m excited about and why.

I want to say thank you to Golden Glamor for all the pictures and information on these leaks, she’s been very thorough about everything, which is amazing and due to that I have copied and pasted some of her information here, as she just explains it all better than I do! You can read her Halloween post here, and her Christmas post here.

So here it is, Lush Halloween and Christmas 2015, let’s start with Halloween first for part one of this two part post.

I apologise that the picture for this isn’t that great, but it’s the only one that is lurking around the internet at the moment. Lush Halloween this year is mostly Lord Of Misrule themed, which I should have seen coming to be fair! As usual, the bath bomb will be making an appearance, which I think is staying around until after Christmas. There will also be the Oxford Street exclusive shower cream and Aliens and Monsters FUN coming to stores, which is pretty exciting! I’ve never been a HUGE fan of Lord Of Misrule I’m more into my sweet scents, but I want to give it a chance this year. I really do like the smell of the shower gel. Alongside those three there will also be Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar which I’m sure came out last year and has a boozy citrus scent to it. The one product I am most excited about though is the bat shaped shower jelly Nightwing! No one knows quiet yet what it’ll smell of… Hopefully not Lord Of Misrule! 😛 There are rumours it will replace Sweetie Pie for Halloween and smell of blackcurrant. It would be pretty awesome if that were the case, AND if it is I’ll be picking up multiple pots to last me for as long as possible!

So the list includes (thanks to GG for this list):

Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb
Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar
Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream
Nightwing Shower Jelly
Aliens and Monsters FUN

Of course there will be gift sets too (thanks to GG for this list):

Pumpkin Heebie Jeebie – includes Sparkly Pumpkin and Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb
Bat Heebie Jeebie – includes Nightwing and Lord Of Misrule shower cream
Firecracker – includes Cinders, Experimenter, and Lord Of Misrule Bath Bombs
Full Moon KnotWrap – a super adorable, spooky knot wrap with a purple moon and bat outlines.

I’m pretty damn excited for Halloween! I don’t know when it’ll be out in the UK, but I imagine towards the end of this month. I know where my earnings will be going. 😉

So now we’ve spoken about Halloween, we can talk about Christmas… BUT due to how big that post is going to be, that will be up on my blog tomorrow. I feel mean making you guys wait, but oh well, it’ll be worth it! It’s going to be a very Lush themed week on my blog this week, but is that really a bad thing?

What do you think of the Halloween products that Lush are bringing our way this year? Are you a Lord Of Misrule fan and mega excited about all the goodies? Or do you hate it, and wish Lush had brought out something different? Make sure to let me know in the comments.

Until next time though, take care.

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Christmas @ Lush 2014!

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You know when Christmas is coming when Lush bring out all the Christmas goodies! These came out in October and about a month on I’ve ONLY JUST bought myself some Lush Christmas goodies. I had been in and smelt everything a few days after their release but 1. I didn’t feel up to buying anything, 2. The queue was HUGE in the store, and 3. I was pretty skint at the time and I knew I wanted EVERYTHING.

The week just passed, I ventured into two different Lush stores, one in Cheltenham and one in Coventry. The girls who I spoke to in both stores were lovely and I would put names, but I didn’t catch their names, sorry girls!

So from looking in both stores at products this week passed, I also got to finally have a PROPER look at the products that are out for Christmas. I now finally have an idea of which products I would like to get my hands on either before Christmas, or on Christmas Day in Lush’s sale. I’m super excited for the sale, I will be waking at the crack of dawn to buy myself lots of lovely bits and pieces!

SO onto my list of what I want!

Apart from snowflakes, all images taken from lush.co.uk

Golden Wonder Bath Bomb – £3.40.

If you’re wondering what’s inside this golden bath bomb, give it a shake and drop it in the bath to reveal its glittering contents. Soak in its soft citrus fragrance as the vibrant gifts inside unveil themselves and make you feel as if you’re bathing in luxury. The uplifting blend of sweet orange, lime and cognac oils will leave you feeling cheerful.

This bath bomb has been out for quite a few years now and when the year comes that they stop releasing it, I think Lush fans all over will be up in arms! I’ve smelt this year after year in stores and it smells delicious and fresh, perfect to pick you up on those early and cold winter mornings. I finally want to try one of these this year and I intend to pick one up pretty soon, as I want it to enjoy on my mornings off work before I do some Christmas shopping.

Snowman Jelly – £3.50.

Wibble and wobble this snowman-shaped shower jelly all over your body. He’s made with a refreshing and sweet scent, and we’ve added buchu, bergamot and Sicilian lemon oils for an extra mood boost. Seaweed and glycerine help this glide over your skin, leaving it soft and clean.

I’ve never tried any of the jellies that Lush have brought out for Christmas, and I don’t see how I can really pass on this little guy. I mean, look at him! I love the Lush jellies! They’re great to use with scrubbing mittens and a real treat to use on the skin once or twice a week. This is quite a refreshing scent which reminds me of a lighter version of Golden Wonder which I like! I’m ideally thinking of buying this to have for my holiday, but I’m unsure. We shall see!

Snow Fairy Shower Gel – £3.75 for 100g, £7.50 f0r 250g and £11.95 for 500g.

Add some Christmas sparkle to your day with this candy-sweet shower gel. Snow Fairy is back again this year, bringing its fairy dust magic into your shower, now with the addition of skin-softening seaweed. 

This is a Christmas product that keeps coming back and I doubt very much it will be leaving Lush shelves anytime soon. A product that you either love or hate and I can safely say I LOVE Snow Fairy! The first product I bought from Lush was The Godmother Soap because I loved the scent and when I was told a shower gel that smelt exactly the same existed, I knew I had to have it! That same year I picked it up and fell in love. However I haven’t bought it since then and I really don’t know why. I think I’ll be picking myself a 500g bottle up this year as I really do fancy it to have for treats for myself. I can’t describe the smell of this, you just have to go and smell it yourself.

Reindeer Rock Soap – £3.10 f0r 100g, £7.75 for 250g and £15.50 for 500g.

This sparkling, reindeer-embossed soap is a berrylicious treat made from a dried lingonberry infusion. The delicate mix of uplifting and cleansing bergamot oil fuses with calming and toning cypress to leave you feeling refreshed, comforted and ready for the Christmas rush. 

Over the weekend I picked a 100g block of this soap up, as after smelling it in the Cheltenham store I just knew I needed to have it. I don’t often use Lush soaps as I’m allergic to quite a few of them but I have my fingers crossed this one will be okay. This smells JUST LIKE The Comforter Bath Bomb and Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly, a gorgeous blackcurrant scent that smells like Ribena. I love Ribena so I know I’ll love this. I will be reviewing this very soon so keep eyes peeled!

Yog Nog Soap – £3.40 f0r 100g, £8.50 for 250g and £17.00 for 500g.

A creamy Christmas tipple of a soap made with moisturising soya yoghurt and a dash of festive spice. Lather up and indulge your senses with this fudgy blend of clove bud and ylang ylang essential oils. Dusted with a generous amount of aromatic cocoa powder, you’ll be ready to don your best Christmas knitwear after using this spicy little number that’s 100% palm-free. 

I gave this soap a smell on Wednesday and fell in love there and then. I’m surprised I didn’t buy a bar to be honest and when I walked past the store a second time that day I had to resist the urge (seeing as I’m trying to be good in the run up to Christmas!). However I went into the Coventry store on Saturday to have look at everything and pick up a few things. My boyfriend loved this soap too so I bought him one for Christmas (which he knows about!). I can only describe this soap as being super creamy and it smells of a cheesecake and tiramisu, both desserts that I adore. Due to the soya bean ingredient in this soap it makes it super creamy and moisturising. I’m DEFINITELY going to pick up more of this soap and quite frankly I can’t wait to start using it this week.

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar – £2.75.

Make bathtime an even sweeter time with this pink peak of a bubble bar. Crumble this under running water for mountains of glistening bubbles topped with a magical pink mist. The candy scent wafting through the steam includes Fair Trade vanilla absolute, wrapping you in a comforting embrace. If you like the fragrance of our Rock Star soap and Creamy Candy bubble bar, you’re in for a treat. 

Another Lush product that has been around since forever, but has changed its shape and name since I first saw it. I’ve bought this quite a few times over the years and I really do like it. It’s basically just a Christmassy version of the Creamy Candy Bubble Bar but who cares, I still love it! When you crumble this into the bath it leaves the back lovely and pink, with pink on the peaks of the white bubbles. This is really lovely and for less than £3.00, I would be a fool to pick one up, and anyone reading this would be too. 😉

So White Bath Bomb – £3.50.

Be the fairest of them all with this apple-scented bath bomb that’s as pure as the driven snow. As it dissolves, enveloping you in a white mist with a crisp and delicate fragrance, its rosy centre reveals itself. The bergamot oil and rose absolute will help you feel calm and peaceful, while neroli oil and orange flower absolute will revive your (Christmas) spirit. 

This is by far one of my favourite products from Lush, so I am gutted that it only comes out once a year! Since this first came out as a tiny bath bomb I have been in love and bought it every year. Over the years they’ve really adapted it, making it bigger and putting red/pink inside of it to add some colour to the bath. This smells of fresh apples and is really strong too, so whenever I’ve used this in the bath I have always smelt delightful afterwards. I’m going to be stocking up on these this year and already have it in mind to buy 5… Bit much isn’t it? NAH!

Father Christmas Bath Bomb – £3.50.

A festive bath bomb to bring Santa’s presence into the bath. Once you pop this jolly bomb in your bath, it turns your water from bright red to vivid green. This year, Father Christmas will fill your bathroom with the popular sweet scent of Snow Fairy. All we want for Christmas is this Santa, baby!

For the first time in quite a few years Lush have changed Father Christmases scent and added Snow Fairy into it, rather than the satsuma scent which I somewhat like. I love Snow Fairy so for it to be in a bath bomb is just amazing! These smell really strong too, so I know I’ll be grabbing one of these to use on Christmas Eve or Day before I get ready for dinner.

So that’s pretty much my wish list for Lush’s Christmas range this year!

What’s on your wish list this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Hey have you tried any of these yet or in the past? If so, let me know about it in the comments too.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you had a great weekend.

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Lush Christmas Wish List

I know I don’t mention Lush much on my blog but that’s just because I don’t really treat myself to it as much lately, even though I wish to change this towards the New Year as I miss using Lush. I love when Lush bring out their Christmas range as every year they bring out quite a few different things, which I like, as well as some old favourites.

I haven’t bought any of Lush’s Christmas range since 2009 and that was the first time I bought any of their Christmas products, so I was excited when I saw they had unveiled their new Christmas collection for 2013 a week or two ago!

I’ve checked out all the products and have already made a list of products that I wish to buy and try for myself, so I thought I would compile them into a wish list to show you, as well as talk about them all a little bit.

Citrus oils, davana oil and buchu are combined to give a tropical fruity, juicy aspect to this fragrance. Feel tropical in the shower for a few minutes and step out with a smile on your face.

Ponche Shower Gel.

This shower gel has been with Lush for a couple of years now and I love the smell of this from going in store to sniff the bottles. It smells of citrus as it contains citrus oils but also smells warm due to the shot of tequila being in there too. I can imagine it being lovely to use on cold mornings due to the orange juice being uplifting and the tequila warming you up. This is available in 100g (£4.30), 250g (£8.95) and 500g (£15.45) and is something I would probably grab a sample as most of Lush’s products give me really bad rashes on my skin due to allergies and my sensitive skin.

The fair trade vanilla absolute, sparkling snowflake lustre and creamy cornflour in Candy Mountain make bath time a sweet treat for big kids as well as little kids. We’ve included some of our bubble crumble mix which adds a magical pink mist to the peaks of foaming bubbles.

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar – £2.65.

This is the new version of Candy Cane Bubble Bar, which some people may remember from the year before last, when the Candy Mountain was introduced to us all. It reminds me of Charlie The Unicorn and the adventure he goes on with the pink and blue unicorn to, Candy Mountain! I’ve never owned Candy Cane but from smelling it before it’s lovely and reminds me of a little of Rockstar Soap.

Sit back and relax in a bath of creamy Alpine indulgence. With skin-softening cocoa butter and uplifting Sicilian lemon oil.

Bombardino Bath Bomb -£2.50.

These are new this year and they sound really nice! The Lush team have described them as smelling like a lemon meringue pie due to it containing lemon oil. I love the smell of lemon and it is such a refreshing smell, thus one of my favourites, as well as a favourite fruit of mine to eat (even if it is sour). It also contains cocoa butter which is really nice for the skin, leaving it nice and soft after use, which will be perfect on those winter evenings after a long day out in the cold. I can’t wait to get my hands on this little guy, who also has chocolate chips for eyes.

Brand new Fun, invented by Lush co-founder Mo Constantine, has been given a Christmas makeover – it’s encased in golden lustre and is scented with the fragrance of all-year-round product Honey I Washed The Kids. You decide how you want to use it: pinch off a little and lather up for washing body and hair, crumble a small bit under running water for baths or just play with it!

FUN – Gold – £5.00.

I currently own Fun – Pink and I really love the concept of how FUN works! Basically it is a multipurpose bath/shower which you can use as a body wash in the shower/bath, a bubble bar for in the bath, as well as a shampoo. It’s lovely stuff and it smells great too, so when I heard there was one out for Christmas that smells of Honey I Washed The Kids Soap, I knew I would need to buy myself a bar of it, as well as for my Dad who loves Honey I Washed The Kids soap. It’s a gorgeous gold colour too, so I can imagine it leaving a gorgeous golden shimmer on your body after use, which a part of me isn’t looking forward to… But it’ll be worth it!

A reusabubble bar star that gives mounds of sweet-smelling foam. This is a solid version of our best-selling Snow Fairy shower gel for those who prefer to bathe.

Magic Wand Bubble Bar – £4.95.

This reusable bubble bar has been a part of Lush’s Christmas collection for a few years now and every year I have been meaning to buy it to try it, as it smells just like Snow Fairy, which I love! You pop it into the bath, swish it around for a while and it leaves behind a gorgeous heap of Snow Fairy smelling bubbles, as well as pink bath water in your bath tub. It’s said to give you up to 5 baths, which I think is great and I’ve heard nothing but good things about this bubble bar so I’m finally going to give it a go for myself!

The colour red is about as Christmassy as it gets. We’ve made this lip tint just the shade that Mrs. Claus might use to woo her husband.

Santa Baby Lip Tint – £5.50.

Okay now this is a product I’m not 100% sure yet whether or not I’ll buy, it’s something I will need to go in store and check out first before I buy type thing, which applies to pretty much all the new Christmas products on this wish list, but I want to see about this one the most. It leaves a gorgeous red tint on the lips and smells/tastes of cola cubes which I imagine will be really yummy, but at the same time it could be awfully sickly so I’ll have to see for myself whether or not I will like this product. I would use it throughout the winter months whilst at work me thinks, as a lovely Christmassy red tint would look nice whilst serving people coffee, don’t you?

This one’s for all you star gazers out there, creating a magnificent bath with swirling lustres and beautiful colours. As various and enchanting as the night sky.

Shoot for The Stars Bath Ballistic – £3.25.

This bath ballistic just looks so pretty, doesn’t it? Not only does it look pretty, but it smells just like Honey I Washed The Kids Soap too! Two products this Christmas have been released with this scent and it’s making me really happy! As well as that, it’s another present I’ll be buying my Dad for Christmas this year. I can see me using this alongside the FUN – Gold before a nice occasion, possibly my birthday if I stock up on enough of these to last me until then! Shoot for The Stars just looks so young and fun and it leaves the bath all sorts of colours too, so it’ll be a delight to use and smell like heaven too.

Our winter temptress shower hair and body gel that’s bursting with fruit fragrance and has a sparkle of ice through it. Now we must confess, it’s a mystery to us why this one particular product should become our No1 Xmas bestseller. It’s not your classic hippy dippy Lush herbal offering. Instead it is an intensely sweet, fruity pink shower gel loved by people everywhere.

Snow Fairy Shower Gel.

I don’t know anyone who dislikes Snow Fairy, that includes men as well! It’s Lush’s best-selling product, which probably makes them the most money every year due to it just being available at Christmas. It’s a shame it’s only available at that time of year but I’ve seen women and men alike of all ages go into Lush and buy this shower gel in the biggest size with two bottles under each arm, that’s over £50 worth of Snow Fairy! I’ve only ever owned one bottle of Snow Fairy and that was back when I first shopped their Christmas collection. I bought one bottle of the 500g size and it lasted me a year. I sadly haven’t got around to buying another bottle since, but I’m making sure to this time! Snow Fairy is available in 500g (£10.95), 250g (£6.85) and 100g (£3.50) and plus, if you crave Snow Fairy throughout the year when it isn’t available you can pick up The Godmother Soap, as it smells just like it! This was the first product I bought from Lush but sadly I’m allergic to it, so I can’t use it, which sucks.

The idea for Snow Fairy Sparkle came from Claire, our Covent Garden shop manager. She said that she loved the idea of covering people in glitter when giving shop demos – so this product is a bit like a massage bar with a super soft fondant centre, and lots and lots of sparkle!

Snow Fairy Sparkle Bar – £4.95.

For four-years I have been waiting for Lush to create a Snow Fairy smelling massage bar, the added sparkle of this is just a bonus really! It looks so cute and it being bright pink is just so ideal for bringing out every woman’s inner girl, but as well as that I can see little girls and teenagers loving receiving this as a Christmas present. I think this would be lovely to use before a special occasion or an evening out and is something that would last me a long time, as I would only use it for special occasions. Also I’ve found that massage bars can be used as bath melts too, so I might try and pop a little bit of this in the bath at some stage.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A bath bomb as pure as the driven snow, with a secret pink centre for a rose-coloured bath.

So White Bath Bomb – £3.25.

So White first came out in 2009 and I bought quite a few of these as I loved them so much. It smells of crisp apples and leaves a little bit of a bubble in your bath when used, or at least it used to when I bought them! Since then they’ve added a pink centre so your bath goes a lovely rose colour, which I think is a nice touch. I love the smell of apples and this just perfects the scent perfectly. I wish these were around all year as they really are one of my favourite Lush products, as they make my skin lovely and soft as well as smelling beautiful.

P-P-P Pop in a Penguin! This fun bubble bar is modelled on Little Penguins found on Philip Island, Australia – they’re the smallest penguins in the world!

The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar – £2.95.

Finally we have these little guys and as soon as I saw them, I knew I had to have one! Look how adorable they are! I love penguins and I know I’ll be snapping up a few of these as presents, as well as for myself this year. These little guys smell of citrus and grapefruit, just like Happy Hippy Shower Gel, which I really like. I won’t want to crumble these into my bath, but I bet they’ll leave my bath looking a gorgeous blue colour with lots of bubbles that will leave me feeling soft and smelling fresh.

So that was my Lush Christmas wish list! I will hopefully be going into Lush in the next week or two but due to lack of funds at the moment I may have to wait until I have some more cash to go before the German Market turns up in Birmingham.

If you like and use Lush products, what have you had your eyes peeled on to buy this Christmas? Let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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