November 12, 2007

The Muse’s Lush Christmas List

Each and every year Lush always tempts me with a wonderful array of yummie goodies for my bathing pleasure! This year, like any other year, is no different.

I’m eager to start making my Lush list and checking it twice!

I always end up purchasing a ton of Lush for myself and tons for friends and family members!

Lush always has a year end promotion with free goodies and such but I just can’t wait for that! I need my Lush RIGHT AWAY!

Here’s my Lush Wish List:

Christmas would simply not be Christmas if your Muse can’t have a nice big block of Snowcake under her tree!

Snowcake Soap

Creamy, moisturizing, marzipan goodness! My love affair with Snowcake is known far and wide and I end up with quite a bit stashed into gifts from friends and of course, purchased for myself! This year the kind people at Lush UK have even offered up a yummie Snowcake Shower Gel to keep the Muse happy so I’ll be singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” in my shower for the next several months with both my stash of soap and shower gel!

Head into your local Lush for a nice big chunk to hold you out till next year because sadly, my dear friends, when it’s gone, it’s gone and won’t make it’s reappearance until next year!

Now since we are on the most lovely topic of Snowcake might the Muse mention that she has added Lush Pud Bath Bomb to her wish list! If you happen to be new to Lush or this is your first Christmas with Lush than you probably don’t know that Lush Pud is scented with our most beloved scent of Snowcake! Mmmm!

Lush Pud

This year we have two flavors of Pud to choose from. It’s regular Bath Bomb size and a Jumbo Bath Bomb which includes two Holiday soaps, Snowcake and Bob!

Jumbo Lush Pud Bath Bomb Gift Set

Lush never fails to come out with something jumbo in all the years I’ve been purchasing it. Last year they had a most wonderful large size Santa’s Hat bomb that was scented in the delightful Honey I Washed the Kids (It was so big I still have left over pieces from last year!) and the year before on Valentine’s Day they offered a heart shaped bomb that was scented in Creamy Candy Bath! Mmmm!

The moral of the story is that this is a great deal because you can get quite a few baths out of this LARGE bomb! I normally place mine in a large ziploc bag and drop the bag onto the floor once or twice and it’ll split into pieces big enough to plop in your bath! Of course, the Muse has seen a few people that are daring enough to just throw the entire thing into the tub and have a most expensive bath!

Something that always, always, have I said always? Always ends up in my cart come Christmas would be Snow Fairy. The best way to describe Snow Fairy is to call it crack in a bottle. Indeed, it’s that addicting. I get at least 5 large bottles (At one time it was 10) each year to keep me happy and sweetly scented until it’s reappearance next Christmas! Again, like Snowcake, when it’s gone, it’s gone and may or may not be back next year so the stashing and hoarding it away is a normal routine for your Muse!

Snow Fairy is a most difficult scent to describe but I shall do my best. It’s a fruity, cherryish, vanillish, with an underlay of the most gorgeous candy! It’s exactly what all girly girl’s need in their shower! I even wash my hair with it when I’m feeling quite frisky and daring! Oh my I imagine I’m breaking some sort of hair law by washing my locks with a shower gel but one whiff of Snow Fairy and I imagine I can convince even the snottiest stylish this is a must!

Snow Fairy

Shockingly enough Lush US is actually offering Cocktail Soap! Cocktail is a scent exclusive to Lush’s sister store Bnever and has never been available outside of the UK. Bnever shops are exclusive to the UK (although rumors abound that they may be headed to the US soon).

Now, Cocktail is quite a favorite scent of mine and difficult to explain. It reminds me of glamorous Old Hollywood! It’s quite floral and with so many notes that the actual blend is too complicated to pick apart. The good news is that if you adore sophiscated floral blends this would be the soap for you! The Muse normally picks up Cocktail soap from Bnever when she travels into London or she gets it packaged into her UK orders from Lush however she’s happy, very happy, to say that Lush US is offering Cocktail Soap for your pleasure this Holiday season! Could this be an omen of things to come? Your Muse hopes so!

Cocktail Soap

Last year, the Muse’s beloved Bubble Bar was renamed and called “Holiday” bubble bar. The Muse is on strike and she REFUSES to call it that! It’s original name, and the name the Muse sticks to, is Ruby Red Slippers. Why the name change the Muse hasn’t a clue but the good news is that Ruby Red Slippers (aka Holiday) is back in stock and ready for my purchasing pleasure! Ruby Red Slippers are glittery red and sexy as sin! The scent is a warm, spicy smell of carnations with a touch of vanilla and 100% perfection! I stock up on as many of these as I possibly can to get me through the long, cold winter! The luxury of slipping into a tub full of red sparkly water with tons of bubbles and a warm, spicy scent is something the Muse adores spoiling herself with! So Ruby Red Slippers (aka Holiday) always make an appearance on my wish list!

Ruby Red Slippers aka Holiday Bubble Bar Slice

The sparkling, effervescent scent of Champagne Snow Showers is a favorite of mine but sadly the jelly just makes me cry in agony. Lush Jellies aren’t the most easiest thing in the world to use! Thankfully I don’t have to miss out on this gorgeous blend of sparkling citrus! I just load my cart with Christmas Party Bath Bombs and I have the same scent as Champange Snow Showers in my bath!

Some girls hate her because she contains a ton of glitter and bits and pieces to SURPRISE you in your bath! I personally love her and she’s right properly deemed a Christmas Party as once she hits the water she fizzes, spins, and whirls around my tub showering it with tiny stars, sparkles, and other fun bits and pieces (if you really can’t stand the though of these bits in your tub the Muse suggests placing her in a knee high before lowering her into the tub and all the bits will be trapped within the knee high and not your tub!)

Christmas Party Bath Bomb

Butterball is quite a favorite bomb of mine but I’ll tell you a secret shhhhhh….I really like when he converts himself to MR BUTTERBALL for the Holiday season! I’m not sure why he becomes so proper during the Holiday season but I do enjoy the look of him during Christmas! He turns from an ordinary little Butterball into a cute, chubby Snowman during the Holidays and the Muse delights in what a wonderful little extra gift he makes for friends or family! He doesn’t last in this cute size for long so if you love him get a few before he disappears and makes his reappearance as plain old Butterball!

That’s Mr Butterball to YOU!

If you happen to love Snow Fairy as much as this girl does then you might just want to get your hands on a few Candy Cane bubble bar slices. The name is quite deceiving so don’t go around thinking that this might smell of mint because that it does not. Candy Cane bubble bar slice is another product, like our Butterball, that transforms itself from Creamy Candy Bar to Candy Cane come the Holidays! It smells much the same as Snow Fairy with a bit more vanilla and less fruity but it’s all quite candy and creamy to me! And fear not it won’t disappear when Christmas is over! It’ll just go back to being Creamy Candy Bubble Bar instead and available for your purchasing pleasure year round!

Candy Cane Bubble Bar

Finally my list would not be complete without including some Christmas Angels into my shopping cart! These fine bombs are scented in a minty chocolate combo that will have you feeling quite the refined lady whilst soaking away in your tub! Christmas Angel is quite ready and available for your shopping needs after Christmas so don’t go to crazy in ordering tons of these guys! As cute as they are you can get your share after Christmas by simply buying it without it’s Holiday clothes in simple Haagen Bath form!

Christmas Angel Bath Bomb

I do believe that pretty much wraps up what I want from Lush this year! How about you? New to Lush? Love Lush? What are you getting for yourself or friends and family?

Tell the Muse!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • rocketqueen

    Omg! The Ruby Red Slippers are like the Queen’s Sin color in a bubble bar! I need that! Sparkle, yehey!

  • the Muse

    LOL! That’s true! Hehe! I never seen it like that but that is true πŸ˜‰

    Do you have Lush in Sweden Linn?

  • rocketqueen

    I’m so targeted at that color now, you have no idea! Lol! We have Lush, yes! I just found out that there’s a Lush store opened not far from Malmφ, hooray! We haven’t had Lush in the south of Sweden earlier so this was fun. I want a solid perfume, they are hitting the stores here this week! Have you tried any? Are they sticky?

  • Taryn

    Hey Muse,

    I got my Lush order the other day and Snowcake smells delish! I also got Angel Delight, and that is absolutely heavenly. It smells like Kool-Aid Fruit Punch flavor. The other ones I got were the Bob soap and the green something or other that smells of pine. I love the pine one, but Bob is just “eh”. I can’t wait to use up my current soap so I can crack open the Snowcake!

    BTW, I got my BPAL order the other day and your scent suggestions were the best! Each one smells wonderful. I took a chance and ordered the November oil since it sounded interesting, but unfortunately it smells like Charlie from the 80s. Other than that though, all of them are gorgeous! If you haven’t gotten them yet, you’re going to love them!

  • the Muse

    Hi Linn!

    LOL! That’s awesome! I haven’t tried the solids yet but I actually have all the forum perfumes in the same scents πŸ™‚ The solids are in my cart! I’m just trying to decide on a few gifts for friends before clicking submit πŸ˜‰

    I doubt they are sticky but I bet they are really great for touch ups!


    Hey Taryn!

    YAY! You have no idea how much I adore snowcake. Angel’s Delight is a fav of mine too! Thankfully it’s offered year round!
    I don’t like Bob πŸ™ They had it last year and it just wasn’t for me. Too green πŸ˜› The only green soap I enjoy from Lush is Demon in the dark which is minty green πŸ˜‰

    Mmm I wanna eat snowcake hehe!

    yay! I’m still waiting on bpal. I ordered after you so it shouldn’t be long now πŸ˜‰

    I didn’t order November as it didn’t sound me. The good news is if you hang onto it for a while you can sell it off at a price increase on ebay yay πŸ™‚
    make a little profit on it!

    I can’t wait to get my order =)


  • MandyPandy

    Hmm… I think that the renaming of ‘Ruby Red Slippers’ had more to do with copyright infringement than anything else (Buffy the Backside Slayer, anyone?). I think Lush should alter the Bubble Bar to resemble a glittery silver disco ball,reformulate the scent to smell of KY Jelly and Self-tanner, then change the name to “Friend of Dorothy’s”, just to stick it to Warner Brothers. “Bling Crosby’ is also due for a name change; I don’t need a mental image of a blue-eyed crooner smacking his kids around when I’m lounging in the tub. On a brighter note, have you perchance sampled any of Bnever Too Busy’s cosmetics? I’m particularly intrigued by the new kohl powder, it looks rather promising (even if it’s only promising to give me an eye infection).

  • Minou

    Hi Muse,

    All you descriptions made me want snowcake and snow fairy badly!

    And I managed to order it from the Australian site!

    Weee! Can’t wait for my order to arrive. πŸ˜‰

  • Taryn

    Muse, I have another off-topic question (sorry!). When you order from JPMon, if you make a mistake, do they contact you in English? I am seeing so many goodies I want to order but am having a terrible time navigating the site! I’m scared to place an order! :-0

  • Linn

    Good morning Muse!

    Ooh, exciting! I think I’ll have to wait for next month to go to Lush. By the way, have you tried e.l.f, where everything costs $1?! I’m sure they have some goodies there… Have you been in the store? Am very curious about this! I don’t know if this is asking too much, but should you be near one, do you think you’d be able to get something for me there? Just tell me if it’s too much! πŸ™‚

    I’m looking for some nice Copacabana (Multiple) and Albatross dupes, do you know of any? I heard Wet n Wild made one but that’s dc’ed…


  • the Muse

    Ann are you able to order online from the other Asian shops? I know some ship via airmail! I wonder if they ship to singapore!

  • the Muse

    Hi Mandypandy!

    I’d say you’re right! So sad πŸ™ I loved the RRS name πŸ˜‰

    LOL Friend of Dorothy’s eh? =)

    ROFL! LOL I needed a laugh this morning πŸ™‚

    Indeed! Lucky enough I HATE Bling Crosby so I’m safe lol!

    My Bnever collection is monstrous πŸ™‚ I’ll be doing a spotlight on it very soon πŸ™‚

    The old style Kohl was ok but not great as the applicator pulled at my eye area. And when I dipped a brush into it instead too much product came out plus it didn’t have good lasting power.

    I didn’t know they had a new version! What version is that?

    The old version never gave me a problem but I’m not very sensitive so that could be it! πŸ˜‰


  • the Muse

    Hi Minou!

    LOL! Snowcake and Snow Fairy are quite addicting love!

    Fantastic! Do let me know what you think when it arrives please!

    I’m excited for you πŸ˜‰


  • the Muse

    Morning Taryn!

    They do indeed contact you in English πŸ™‚ I’ve been swamped and haven’t had time to do the tutorial but if you wait a bit I’ll do my best to get it up πŸ™‚


  • the Muse

    Good morning Linn! *hugs*

    I haven’t tried E.L.F I’m a tad bit of a snob when it comes to cheaper cosmetics as I find they never work but I must admit that some E.L.F doesn’t intrigue me! Who knows it might be AMAZING πŸ™‚

    I dunno if they have a store but I know they sell online!

    Sure! I can get whatever you like! I believe they have free shipping and tons of coupons for like 50% off and stuff πŸ™‚ I’ll look!

    Hmmm…a dupe of Albatross..that’s a tough one but I’m positive I can come with something! Albatross is a fav of mine πŸ˜‰

    Copacabana I’d say Roach from Urban Decay is pretty similar! However it’s not a loose pigment it’s a shadow! But the colors are identical! It’s funny you mentioned this as I am wearing both today πŸ˜‰

    I’ll have a nosy around and see what I come up with in terms of dupes =)

    And let ya know!

  • Taryn

    I will look forward to your tutorial, Muse! I wish I could find a nice person who reads whatever language that is to order for me. Better yet, I’d like to go to Japan to just buy the darn stuff in person, but hubby says we’ll need a steamer trunk if we go there and he’s not sure we can afford my shopping over there!

  • the Muse

    Hi Taryn!

    I’m definately trying to get it rounded up and complete! Forgive my really slow time doing it!

    It’s actually chinese. Which part in particular are you stuck on?

    Let me know!

    LOL I’d need a boat to carry most of it home too πŸ˜‰ Don’t feel bad!

    Shopping is a killer in Japan and Europe! UGH! WANT WANT WANT! =)