So first up, yes, I realize Halloween has passed, but since it is the greatest holiday ever/also my birthday, I think we can keep celebrating even into November. Unfortunately things take a little while to get to rural Nova Scotian, so these goodies showed up belated, but that didn’t make me any less excited about them. It just meant I had to take three baths this week to test the Lush Halloween 2017 Collection out. No complaints there! Luckily many of these products are still available online at least, so you can still pick these up before it’s too late.
First up is the Lush Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar. Now I admit, over the past couple years my preference has started to lean towards less messy Lush products, but it’s worth getting a little glitter on your hands for the bright citrus scent and loads of bubbles the Sparkly Pumpkin offers. It includes a mix of juniperberry oil, lime oil, and grapefruit oil along with a cute little cinnamon stick on top. Not only is the scent energizing, but I love the light orange water, bubbles and of course, a hint of shimmer. You can see my reviews of it in 2014 and 2016, and yup, I still love this product!
A new to me sparkly pumpkin is the Lush Pink Pumpkin Bubble Bar. This is very similar to its orange sibling, but with more floral notes including bergamot, geranium and jasmine oil, although it still smells a bit citrus to me. You definitely don’t need to use the whole bar, but I did and got a massive amount of bubbles; I had to snap my photo quickly to get a glimpse of the pink shimmering water underneath, because there were so many bubbles in the tub!
Okay, so I love everything featured here, but I swear, an absolute favourite of mine is the Lush Monster’s Ball Bath Bomb. Not only is it an absolutely adorable little cyclops, but it probably generates the most beautiful bathwater ever, a swirly pink of pink and blue that result in a stunning indigo I did a terrible job capturing on camera. I was just so excited to jump in! The scent is also really lovely, lime oil, neroli oil, and olibanum oil, with plenty of cacao butter that left my skin feel extra soft afterwards. I read 80 pages of my book in this and was tempted to stay in even longer! I first tried this bath bomb in 2016, and Lush better bring it back next year as well.
Another returning favourite of mine is the Lush Pumpkin Bath Bomb. This adorable jack-o-lantern is a spicy-sweet mix of vanilla, pimento berry and cinnamon which reminds me a little of Christmas. It also makes the most lovely light orange water shade, which you can see in my post from last year.
It wouldn’t be Lush Halloween without Lord of Misrule, and although my favourite is definitely still the bath bomb–It was my first ever experience with a Lush bath bomb back in 2013–of course I’m happy to see the matching Lush Lord of Misrule Shower Cream returning as well. I first tried this product in 2015, and it’s back and better than ever. The Lush Lord of Misrule Shower Cream has a seductive scent that’s a mix of black pepper, patchouli and vanilla, and an extra thick formula. Honestly, I think the shower cream is even thicker than it used to be! The only thing to be a little careful of is the colour, I probably wouldn’t use it with a white washcloth, but I haven’t had any issues with staining personally.
Honestly, just writing this post I’m jealous of Zoë from a week ago who had all of these lovely bath products to try. I’m savouring my final Lush Pumpkin Bath Bomb, but like Halloween itself, the Lush Halloween 2017 Collection was amazing while it lasted. Fortunately you can still pick up most of these goodies online, so it doesn’t have to be over quite yet!
My personal favourite is the Lush Monster’s Ball Bath Bomb, but I can easily recommend everything in this post. Do you have a favourite? Do I have to start talking about Christmas now? I see the Lush holiday collection is already online…