A Very Lush Easter Hunt

Easter is just around the corner! A time for celebrating life whether religious, cultural, familial, or social. Treating oneself is an important part of Easter celebrations, especially poignant in the Christian tradition as the Lenten period of fasting and abstinence ends. And whilst this indulgence usually takes the form of chocolate eggs and bunnies/bilbiesLush has produced a limited edition range of Easter treats that rival many of these festive sweets (and probably won’t cause you to move up a dress-size). Lush was kind enough to send me a few highlights from this range, the reviews of which you can read below. A big, special thank you to my mini-models Keziah and Babbit the rabbit, and to my backup bath bomb tester,  Demi. You can purchase the Lush Easter range online or in-store ♡ 

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With it’s shimmering gold exterior, and slippery cocoa butter surface, I was most excited to try this big ball of decadence. Covered in a generous layer of fair trade organic Colombian Cocoa Butter, the ball sinks and melts under the running tap of a warm bath, before the surprise fizz of the centre erupts. I imagine the Golden Egg as a seemingly magical item that would have wowed ancient civilisations, as it is a true aesthetic delight with the glitter creating nebulous swirls and leaving the skin with a layer of Twilight-vampire-sparkle. Skin feels especially moist and supple thanks to all that cocoa butter, especially appreciated as the Winter chill kicks in and turns skin to paper. However, what is that saying that talks of the perils of too much of a good thing? Golden Egg is an indulgence and a half – the cocoa butter, the glitter, and the fizz all work well, however the added illustriousness of the Honey I Washed the Kids scent, which lingers around in full potency for many hours, leaves the subject in – for wont of  better term – bath coma. An intense delight, the Golden Egg need only be heeded by bath-time pros. 

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BUNCH OF CARROTS BUBBLE BAR

These carrots are quite a cute and nifty invention – a short run under the tap creates mounds of light, fluffy foam perfect for a quintessential bubble bath. There is a subtle sweet smell, which could possibly be intensified by running a carrot under the tap for a little longer, however inducing the possible compromise of drowning in bubbles. I do have to admit that I missed the moisturising quality that is more apparent with Lush’s bath melts, my bathing accessory of choice. That said, I was most impressed that the carrots could be used quite sparingly, and therefore would last quite a while. A nice investment for an indulgence that will last a little longer.

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BRIGHTSIDE BUBBLE BAR

A zesty blend of tangerine, Sicilian mandarin, and bergamot oils, Brightside Bubble bar is a treat that smells just like a pack of gobstoppers. It is a generous size, and subsequently requires to be mostly crumbled by hand under the tap to get it all to dissolve. But if you’re willing to put in this manual labour, you’ll have yourself a refreshing and relaxing experience, with some soft skin as a souvenir.

CARROT SOAP

Scented with bergamot, buchu, and lemon, Carrot Soap has a slight sweet, refreshing scent. It has a creamy texture due to the generous amount of carrot oil, which gives skin a subtle softness. Overall I enjoy the melty-quality of this soap, however it doesn’t beat my exfoliating favourites Figs & Leaves, and Porridge