Hello again and welcome to the second instalment of my Lush Newcastle bloggers breakfast series. If you missed part one do not fret, you can find the link here. Today’s post is going to be a run down of the various bath bombs and bubble bars found within both of this years Halloween and Christmas range that are now available in-store.
Starting with the Halloween range, the one product that stood out for me was the most adorable little black cat bubble bar with piercing yellow eyes which goes by the name of Bewitched. We were informed that this unlucky kitty was inspired by the original Bewitched TV show that aired back in the late 60’s / early 70’s. It contains both olibanum and beaumont oil in its ingredients list and has a similar scent to the recently discontinued Blackberry bath bomb which has been a fan favourite for years, as well as being one of the first bath bombs created by Lush.
When it comes to the Christmas range however I find it a little more difficult to pin point a favourite bubble bar due to how many wonderful and almost mouth-watering fragrances are on offer. This year we see Lush offer up nine bubble bars, including one named Man On The Moon which has a similar scent to the ever popular Calacas fragrance. There is also a bubble bar which is shaped like an adorable little Snowman as well as My Two Front Teeth bubble bar which is packed with lavender oil, vanilla absolute and tonka absolute. To me this smells like a cross over of The Comforter with a hint of Sleepy body lotion, however I’ve seen a lot of people grouping it in with the Think Pink scent family. Plum Snow is also a new bubble bar added to the range this year, which is heavily based on the shower gel Plum Rain.
This season both Candy Mountain and Christmas Eve bubble bar make a return to the Christmas line up and we also see the return of both Magic Wand and Magic of Christmas reusable bubble bars. Magic Wand is a fan favourite as it is part of the Snow Fairy scent family, however my favourite of the two is Magic of Christmas which has captured the fragrance of Christmas perfectly and is a must have this festive season.
As if these spectacular bubble bars weren’t enough to choose from, Lush Newcastle also have a huge array of bath bombs on offer. This year we see old favourites mixed in with some new products and there are even a few regular line items that have had a Christmas make over, looking at you Butterbear. Luxury Lush Pud is also available this year and is part of the twilight scent family meaning it will be a firm favourite over the next few months. The staff at Lush Newcastle demoed this bath bomb for us so we could see first hand the magnificent bath art this creates. We were told after they added Luxury Lush Pud to the water that the polka dots that decorate this product are actually miniature bath bombs which helps to create such a striking show in the water.
Golden Wonder bath bomb is also back for Christmas 2017 with two sizes available this year. In-store you will find the smaller of the two sizes, which is actually a little larger than your regular bath bomb. This shares a similar citrus like scent with Bubbly shower gel as well as the discontinued Snow Showers shower jelly that I am lucky enough to own. I must admit that this was the first time I have seen Golden Wonder in action, and it created a beautiful, dark, mermaid green water with an incredible amount of lustre.
This year we also see two new bath bombs added to the Christmas range which are Thundersnow and Christmas Sweater. I have been looking forward to the release of Christmas Sweater since the Lush Showcase as it was described as having a spicy cinnamon scent to it and is related to my favourite Lush scent, Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar.
This Halloween and Christmas range also sees the first of the festive Jelly Bombs with both Ectoplasm and Snow Fairy available to purchase. Ectoplasm is part of the Halloween range and is based on Slimmer from the movie Ghostbusters. This jelly bomb turns your water an electric green colour with contrasting thick purple jelly which helps to soften the water. Snow fairy is obviously another product which is part of the Snow Fairy scent family, and this jelly bomb is a lot softer in comparison to Ectoplasm due to the jelly not being as thick and gloopy but more soft and fluffy. This would make it an ideal jelly bomb to try first if you were curious yet a little unsure about this new innovation.
The Halloween range this year is also full of previous fan favourites including the popular Lord of Misrule bath bomb which has a wonderful spicy scent due to the black pepper and patchouli oil it contains. This bath bomb also shares a similar scent with the Monsters and Aliens Fun bar that is part of the Lush regular line found in-store all year around, and also comes in shower gel form during the Halloween period. We also see a return of the Pumpkin bath bomb that has undertones of both vanilla and cinnamon which creates a homely like smell I personally associate with Autumn harvest cooking and baking. Monsters Ball again is another product back this season that also shares the Calacas scent along with Man on the Moon bubble bar that is mentioned above.
I would like to thank Lush Newcastle for inviting me along to this wonderful event they hosted in-store on the day of their festive launch. I may have picked up a few items before I left the store, as well as being gifted some incredible products from the team, so look out for a Lush haul post in the next few days which I will link here. Also let me know what items you have already picked up in the comments section below, as well as what you are looking forward to trying from both of these ranges.