Not as in new new for Lush new, but new for me. Well, the Pumpkin one is pretty new, from their Hallowe’en range, but I’ll get to that in a bit.
I’ll also let you in on a little bit of a secret: I’ve not tried a lot of Lush bath products before. Shock horror, I know, right? But when you’re not great in heavily perfumed shops, and discover the wonders in Korea without a bath, and then back at uni when you don’t really have time for baths – the bathing products aren’t really top priority.
But now that all that stress is done, I’m moving onto the Actual Adult Life Stress, where there’s infinitely more time for fun baths. And I also have a bath.
So at the Christmas Launch for the Leicester store, I thought I might as well pick up something to indulge with.
I’m loving the stuff that was released for Hallowe’en, it’s that level of cute-spooky nu-Goth that makes me want to have all the baths all the time. I decided to get the pumpkin bath bomb out of all the cult favourites (Lord of Misrule I’m coming for you), and the fun lil’ bits and bobs (the ghost bath melt is so cute) mostly for the photo opps. It’s got a pumpkin lantern face carved into the bomb.
The scent itself is quite strong, the spices come right through, and you get a hint of vanilla, but it’s masked by the other notes. I’m excited to use this all the same though, not entirely sure what it’s going to do to my bath, or me – it’s very orange – but there’s nothing like living on the edge of stained bathdom.
The second product I picked up is the butterbear bath bomb, part of the Christmas range, so definitely staying this side of the product calendar. I’m in love with the fragrance, I want everything in my life to smell like Ylang Ylang. I’m a sucker for sweeter flavoured things, so it makes sense that I’d like butterbear, it’s a little heady in the way walking into a kitchen after people have been baking. It’s also supposed to be great for eczema, all that cocoa butter, and as I suffer especially in the colder months hopefully this comes in handy.
I also got a few bits and pieces from the event, but that’s for a later post this month so keep an eye out for that!
Oh, and let me know if you’ve used pumpkin before – what’s the damage like? Please please let me know, along with what your favourite winter season Lush product is.