As I drove to work early on Wednesday morning, I enjoyed a commute filled with beautiful sunshine and warm air blasting through my car window. That’s when it dawned on me; Spring is almost here!
As a girl who thoroughly detests the colder months, this little revelation certainly put a spring in my step for the rest of the day (cheesy pun intended). Even more so when Lucie and I headed into Bury, Lancashire later that evening for a very special event hosted by Lush Cosmetics.
I’m sure that most of you are already familiar with this incredibly popular company but if not, let me give you a little insight. Lush Cosmetics are renowned for their ethical, handmade products, signature scents and of course, legendary bath bombs!
They donate heavily to small charities and are committed to fighting against animal testing. All of their products are 100% vegetarian (along with some vegan lines) and they work tirelessly to raise awareness on important matters such as animal welfare, human rights and environmental issues across the globe. Lush Cosmetics are so much more than a generic corporate brand, making me fall in love with them just a little bit more.
The reason for our particular visit was to take a sneak peek at the brand new Easter range before it officially launched online and in UK stores on 10th March 2017. We were greeted by fellow bloggers and friendly staff, along with a range of vegan snacks and drinks to enjoy as we browsed the store. So, let’s get to it!
Golden Egg – Bath Bomb Melt (£3.95)
Get your mitts on your very own Golden Egg this Easter. Although not one of the traditional chocolate variety, it’s equally as pretty. Who doesn’t need a little bit of extra shimmer in their life? With sweet wild orange and rich, soft cocoa butter, it’s the ultimate in Easter indulgence.
Which Came First? – Bath Bomb (£6.95)
There are actually two versions of this vibrant pink and yellow bath bomb; one featuring a spot design and the other with vibrant stripes. Did the egg come first? The chicken? Who knows. With Sicilian lemon and grapefruit oils, this citrus bomb will not only leave your bath a pretty colour, it’ll revive the senses with its refreshing aroma.
Flopsy – Face Wash Gel (£7.95)
This bunny-shaped jelly wash is unique, to say the least! With zesty lemon and bergamot oils, it’s the perfect way to keep your face clean and fresh. I used Flopsy after removing my makeup before bed and my husband commented that I ‘smelt lovely’, so it’s a thumbs up from us!
Chocolate Easter Egg – Soap (£3.50 per 100g)
Visually appealing, this soap smells good enough to eat! (Please don’t though, obviously) With lemon oil, vegan white chocolate, sweet vanilla and zesty citrus oils, it will leave your skin feeling super smooth and conditioned.
Chocolate – Lip Scrub (£5.75)
We already own the Mint Julip, Popcorn and Bubblegum lip scrubs and, as a regular lipstick wearer, I find that they are perfect for removing dry skin and leaving my lips silky smooth. Made with sugar, dark chocolate, cocoa absolute, cocoa powder, tangerine and sweet orange oils, this one has already become a firm favourite of mine.
Chick ‘N’ Mix – Bath Bomb (£6.95)
This little guy is adorable. Splitting into two halves, this bomb also features a little surprise inside – perfect for sharing! Made with comforting tonka absolute and refreshing bergamot oil, it’s ideal for an uplifting soak.
Wash Behind Your Ears – Shower Gel (£5.95 per 100g)
This jasmine and rose scented gel has a beautiful orange colour and the scent almost reminded me of carrot cake! The conditioning organic sunflower oil leaves skin feeling soft and the lingering fragrance will leave you feeling sunny all day long!
Bunch Of Carrots – Reusable Bubble Bars (£6.50)
A bright and cheerful bunch of bubble bar ‘carrots’, these beauties smell divine thanks to Sicilian lemon, bergamot and buchu oils. They’re also reusable so when you’re done, simply hang them up somewhere safe to dry until next time.
There are also a few other exciting items in the Easter range – you can check out them out here. Ideal for treating yourself or as alternative, non-edible Easter gifts for the kids, friends and family members.
Lucie and I couldn’t resist the lure of having the shop (almost) to ourselves and ended up purchasing Tooth Fairy, Hair Custard and a bar of Honey I Washed The Kids soap on the night. Oops! My girl also had her eye on the 9-5 Cleanser, Dragons Egg bath bomb and Ambition lipstick; this may become an expensive habit if I’m not careful!
That said, Lush products are fairly priced and provide me with the peace of mind that my teenager isn’t using chemical-filled formulas on her delicate skin. We’ve also found that a little goes a long way, so you really do get great value for money.
Have you tried any goodies from the Easter range yet? Let me know your favourites in the comments section below.
*Lush Cosmetics kindly provided us with complimentary products from the new Easter range, however, all opinions are my own as always.