Santa’s grotto bath bomb is a brand new addition to the 2019 Christmas range and it’s a stunning one at that. The main ingredients that add to the scent is everlasting flower and ylang ylang. A spicy and herbaceous yet sweet and grounding aroma – this product reminds me of flower’s barrow and after some research you can also find this in a few skincare products from Lush (babyface, 9 to 5 and 7 to 3 cleansers) as it has a soothing property. Back to the bath bomb, this gorgeous product fizzes slowly and foams until a frothy turquoise centre spews out across the surface of the water.
Out of the whole Christmas 2019 range, this is the bath bomb that I am the most excited for. Yes it’s pretty and yes there are blue coloured salt crystals in the centre but when I picked this up in store to sniff, I was blown away. If you’re familiar with the regular line of products from Lush then you will recognise that this is milky bath scented. Such an underrated scent from Lush, I am so pleased they chose this scent for a Christmas product this year! This bomb contains rice starch which softens the water and creates the ultimate milky effect. Whilst the outer shell foams up and creates some white and red bath art, the blue salts ooze out and create blue swirls within the foam, lilac coloured waters and the Brazilian orange and patchouli oils come together to create the classic milky bar scent. Very similar to smelling like freshly laundered linen.. perfection.
The 2019 christmas range includes this revamped snow fairy bath bomb. Last year we had the jelly bomb and previous years we have had father christmas (the one with the bright green core!) – this one is now here to join plenty of other snow fairy scented items that we all know and love. Such a gorgeous design too, this beauty has 2 different delicate lustres on either side to go with the opposite colours. The actual snow fairy scent is very mysterious as the ingredients only show us musk and ‘perfume’. However in this bath bomb there is added persian lime oil which dims down the sickly sweetness that some people may experience from the classic scent.
Yog Nog body conditioner has graced us with its presence this Christmas time and wow is it a good one! We’ve seen in the last year or so a few yog nog scented products – one of them being a body lotion. I found that to be far too strong and had a strange curry tang to it like a burnt butterscotch perfume I used to own. The body conditioner is an amazing format of the yog nog scent and dare I say my favourite. The super softening combination of fair trade cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin e enriched almond oil and oat kernel oils really do absorb into the skin quite well to create that baby skin feel we all aim for. The soft feeling and scent lasted fpr the rest of day and was rather impressed! Again, just like other yog nog scented products, the warming clove bud and uplifting ylang ylang create that unique but familiar mouth watering foodie scent we all know and love. All you need to do is use a generous handful across your body and rinse off in the shower. Myself and many others have been known to use body conditioners as a regular body lotion but they do tend to be a lot richer so is best to use a lot less.
Yog Nog shower gel is a new addition to the huge catalogue of Lush Christmas products that we have all been begging for. 2019 appears to be the year of all things yog nog and the lush community are lapping it up. I was lucky enough to try this in store and was surprised at how moisturising it felt on the skin and how long the scent lingered for. The formula is full of fine lustre which doesn’t settle as bad as the likes of the old twilight shower gel and others from Christmas past. I would highly recommend this for anyone who loves sweet and food based scents as this will definitely hit the spot. Just like caramel and custard mixed together, maple syrup water, cargeenan extract and jojoba oil are there to soften the skin and benefit us with all of the moisturising properties. Clove bud and ylang ylang oils add a warming but uplifting element to the gel and surround you with a festive feeling.