I’m so excited! This is my third year in a row sharing the Halloween launches from Lush, and although I don’t want to discount their amazing holiday products, I always get extra excited about Halloween. I’m born on Halloween and I adore Lush, so this is pretty much a perfect match.
I have 3 of the 4 Lush Halloween 2015 products you can pick up to share with you, and make sure to check out my Lush Halloween 2013 and 2014 posts if you’re curious about previous releases (sometimes they do come back!)
First up is the Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb*, which I first reviewed back in 2013. If you can believe it, this was my very first bath bomb, and I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s either ghoulish green on the outside, or an early Christmas present, depending on how you want to look at it, but the inside reveals a wine centre. In the tub, the two mix together to a vibrant, burgundy water with a gentle amount of bubbles and a gorgeous scent. There’s also popping candy, although I haven’t really noticed the effect of those.
The scent of Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb is a bit unexpected, but one I really love. It includes a spicy, slightly earthy mix of black pepper and patchouli oils, but what makes it so good is the rich, sweet, creaminess of vanilla underneath it all. The worst thing about this bath bomb is that it’s limited edition, so stock up now and desperately hope Lush brings it back again next year!
I first heard of the Lush Lord of Misrule Shower Cream* when it was launched in the UK as an Oxford Street exclusive, and all I could do was hope that someday it might come to North America. Fortunately, it has, but it’s also limited edition and I feel like it will disappear both in stores and online quite quickly!
In comparison to the traditional Shower Gel from Lush, the Lush Lord of Misrule Shower Cream definitely has a creamier consistency to it and it’s more moisturizing on the skin, but it is still fairly runny. It’s a gorgeous bright green with just a subtle hint of shimmer in it. The scent is very similar to the Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb, so they are perfect to pair together (that’s what I did!) although I think the Shower Cream might be a bit heavier on the vanilla, and I have no complaints about that.
The final product I tried from the Lush Halloween 2015 launches is a second product that returned from last year, and that’s the Lush Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar*. I liked this bar last year, and I still do. I just kinda hate photographing it, because I get shimmer everywhere. I recommend crumbling directly into the water and not touching more than necessary.
All the shimmer is on the outside of the Lush Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar, so although it might be messy to photograph, the bathtub cleanup is not bad at all afterwards. The scent is a yummy, punchy citrus mix of junipberry, grapefruit, and lime oils. I only need half a bar in my smallish tub and it turns the water a shimmery orange hue while making loads of long-lasting bubbles.
In addition to the three products I’ve shared here, the Lush Halloween 2015 Collection includes two adorable gift sets and a new Nightwing Shower Jelly that comes in the shape of bat with a fruity, candy scent. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these products, and I’d actually be tempted to stockpile the Lord of Misrule Shower Cream if I wasn’t still hoarding Rose Jam Shower Gel. Still, if you only try one thing, make sure to finally test out the Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb, and cross your fingers that Lush brings it back again next year…