LUSH cosmetics. That smelly shop that most men hate and nearly all women love. The place where it's perfectly acceptable to spend £4 on a one-time use bath bomb and where all bath fans anticipate the release of the next seasonal collection.
February 14th is coming whether you like it or not. In all honesty, I think it's a way overrated day and we should love our partners as much on the other 364 days of the year. However, there's no avoiding the sickly couples everywhere, the hearts plastered everywhere down that aisle in the local supermarket or feeling extra lonely.
The Valentine's Day collection at Lush is the perfect excuse to unwind on Valentine's Day and have a little 'me time'. Self-love is so important and I make sure to have a 'me day' at least once a week. That will begin by turning my phone off, having a long soak in a bubble filled bath, hair and face masks, a glass of wine, chocolate and a few episodes (or ten) of Gossip Girl. Perfect.
The Valentine's collection at Lush features a bubble bar, shower cream, lipgloss, a soap, bath bomb and a lip scrub.
The bubble bar of choice in this collection is the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar*. Bubble bars are great as they can be used multiple times for a few different baths. They work by breaking off a bit of the bar for each bath and crumbling it under running hot water. Watch how the bubbles form - they're so good! The Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar is £4.25 and is multi-coloured. It smells of lavender so it's truly relaxing and sends you to a magical fairy land with unicorns themselves as you lay back and take in the lavender fragrance.
Next up is this year's Valentine's Lover Lamp Bath Bomb*. It's a one-time use bath bomb priced at £3.95. It looks pretty simple, however, it's packed full of cocoa butter so it's the perfect choice for a pamper night in. The cocoa butter red hearts inside the bath bomb will float on top of your bath water and eventually melt into the water which will leave your skin feeling silky smooth (get those fresh pyjamas and bed sheets ready girls!). It smells quite citrusy and is almost edible so if you like bath bombs that aren't O.T.T but are still worth the money, then the Lover Lamp is the one for you.
Lip scrubs are something that I absolutely love. I have had a few over the years and tend to pick up the new collection ones because... well, why not?!
This year's Valentine's one is called The Kiss Lip Scrub*. Priced at £5.50, it is very much like the other scrubs Lush have in that it's made of sugar, salt and cocoa butter... and actually IS edible! This particular one is bright pink, smells like sweets and candy floss and has edible red hearts scattered amongst the sugar scrub. I used this yesterday by massaging it into my lips and licking it off and it left my lips feeling rather lovely!
The Valentine's collection is now available online and in-stores and is subject to availability. Once it's gone, it's gone and won't be re-stocked!
Will you be getting your hands on any of the collection this year?
Disclaimer: Products were sent to me by Lush for a review but all opinions and photographs are my own.