Yup, Lush Christmas 2012 has sneakingly popped up on both the US and the UK websites. Crazy right? Typically Lush is one of the few brands that waits until we are nearer to the Holiday to launch their seasonal collection.
But today I bring you word of Lush Holiday 2012.
Looks like the US and the UK have slightly different products so I’m listing them all will a little note where they can be purchased. The collection in the US seems smaller than the UK but I have hopes as we near to the Holiday we’ll see more products pop up. For example, I don’t see Snow Fairy available on the US site but it is available on the UK one.
Take a look!
Lush Buche de Noel $12.95
Fans of Angels on Bare Skin will love this Christmassy take on our best-selling classic facial cleanser. Perfect for all skin types, Buche de Noel is the cleanser that’s good enough to eat (although we don’t recommend it). Named for the log-shaped French dessert, ours is loaded with fresh ingredients for glowing holiday skin. Sorry, no buttercream here! Ground almonds gently exfoliate away dead skin while kaolin clay acts as a mild, deep cleanser. Then we add almond oil and seaweed to nourish and moisturize seasonal dry patches and leave skin softer than a freshly fallen snow.
Our bright pink and blue bathing scent-sation is bound to be a hit this season. It fizzes around the tub, snapping due to the popping candy and releasing a ‘dry champagne’ perfume of bergamot, tangerine and rose oil. Then, out pops our special ‘confetti’ that is made of dehydrated honeydew melon soap flakes. Melt those into your skin to wash yourself and smell simply divine!
Lush Father Christmas $6.40
This is the one you’ll want to use on cold, dark winter nights to relax in the tub. Spicy clove bud oil, vanilla absolute and a dash of brandy combine to comfort and warm your skin and mind. A dash of red glitter lights up on the water, the shell melts away, and that’s when you discover the inside of the bomb is bright green. How festive!
Heat up your holidays with this sweet and spicy bomb inspired by fireside gatherings with family and friends. We combined crackling vegan candies with stimulating cinnamon leaf oil to recreate the warmth of the hearth. This spicy soak also has hydrating almond oil to keep your skin super soft and smooth. With a bathtub so inviting, you can skip the open fire and curl up with this fizzer instead.
Celebrate the season with a fizzy present for someone you love (including yourself). Drop this festive package into the tub and watch it put on a colorful show as the vibrant gifts inside are revealed. The bright citrusy scent comes from a combination of uplifting sweet orange, cognac, and lime oils. You may recognize this luxurious, champagne-inspired scent from our beloved Snow Showers fragrance. It’s so festive, we couldn’t resist adding it to our Golden Wonder to make bath time a real cause for celebration.
Our favorite fizzer returns with a fresh makeover! This year we were inspired by Holi, a traditional Indian festival in which people throw colored powders at one another to celebrate the end of winter. With this in mind, we redesigned So White to be thrown into your tub just like a snowball. Once in water, So White dissolves to reveal a bright pink center and an enticing appley fragrance. Our inventors brewed up a soft, fruity and floral scent with an enchanting blend of bergamot oil, neroli oil and orange flower absolute, for bathing happily ever after.
When the weather outside turns frightful and your spirits aren’t looking so bright, it’s time to lather up with Snow Globe soap. A blend of grapefruit, lemon and lemongrass oils refresh mind and soul after long, snowy days. As the season begins to take its toll, turn to this turquoise wonder to give you a feeling of relaxation. We add ylang ylang oil to help you keep calm during moments of festive frenetic energy. And those suspended white globes? We wanted to recreate those blizzards of faux snow you see swirling in traditional snow globes. No shaking required.
When your mood is in need of some holiday cheer, divine intervention is on the way. Our best-selling Angel’s Delight soap returns with the same merry tangerine and sweet orange scent we all love. But this year our Angel got some new wings. While on a trip to Venice our co-founders Mark and Mo Constantine happened upon a golden moon picture frame. This became the inspiration for the gold frame surrounding the redesigned soap. We’re not saying we believe in miracles, but divine intervention may have helped recreate this heavenly sudser.
You’ve made the list and checked it twice. Bake cookies, check. Purchase presents, check. But what about taking some time for yourself? When you’re in need of some calm moments during holiday chaos, look no further than your bathtub. We combined relaxing jasmine and ylang ylang oils to create a peaceful soak. It’s the perfect bubbler to help you (or your little ones) get some shut eye the night before Saint Nick comes knocking.
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a festive cake. So this holiday we brought back our customer favorite, Snowcake! This almond icing and marzipan scented confection is just what you need during the season of sweet indulgences. Its rich, creamy lather and rose absolute infusion make it a gentle treat for dry winter skin. So what are you waiting for? Grab a slice of this holiday treat before it’s gone.
Buff, scrub and polish away dead, winter skin with Sandy Santa. Sand and sugar work together to exfoliate the skin leaving you with a toned, glowing complexion. Don’t neglect those hidden parts just because they are hiding under pants and sweaters. Smooth them out and make yourself feel good with this scrubber. Plus, the orange, rosewood and sandalwood oils tone and soften skin and make you smell marvelous.
A spectacular seasonal soap with the scent of sticky, chewy cocoa absolute and peppermint in the pink part and the refreshing oils of cedarwood and cypress in the white. It’s a brilliant balance of stimulating, refreshing lathers, with just a hint of luxurious, indulgent sweetness.
This year our holiday favorite, Candy Mountain, returns with a sassy new outfit and the same sweet fragrance. We blend pure vanilla absolute with our signature bubble bar mixture to create a mountain of towering suds. You’ll reach the peak of relaxation as you soak your troubles away in a tub of sweet vanilla candy bliss.
Melt away your tensions with the help of our friend The Melting Snowman. While he may not have a corncob pipe, our take on Frosty does have a redesigned hot toddy fragrance. He’s as sweet as he is spicy with a warming blend of cinnamon and clove oils. But like any other snowman a rise in temperature can only mean one thing. He’s melting…
Here’s Santa’s little sack, stuffed with presents for three baths worth of bubbles and fun. Take your little reusable bubble bar presents out and set them aside for future bathing, then crumble up the sack under running water, slip underneath mounds of warm, spicy bubbles and relax in the soft, fragrant waters.
Lush Mr. Punch $6.95
When you turn it upside-down, this soap looks like a delicious bowl of punch with fruit floating in it. We were inspired to make a fruity, tropical, boozy punch scent for this soap, and we did so with juniper berry oil, blackcurrant absolute, lime oil and a splash of gin. That’ll cheer you up on dark winter mornings!
When designing new products, inspiration can come from the most faraway places. For our neon wonder, Northern Lights, a few of our lucky LUSH inventors traveled to Finland and were taken by the midnight light show called the aurora borealis. Once back in the UK they enlisted the help of our Finnish perfumer Pia, who created a phenomenally fresh scent that recalls the chilly adventure to the land of the midnight sun. She combined pine needle, cypress and lime oils to create a refreshing woodsy fragrance that’s as unique as the phenomenon this soap was inspired by.
We know, it’s a moustache – but it’s for making beards of bubbles in the tub! The lavender and sandalwood scent is just stunning and the water is slightly shimmery thanks to snowflake luster. We’ve made this one with our reusable bubble bar formula so you can have baths and baths worth of fun for big and little kids this season.
Stir up some magic in your bathtub this holiday season. For an enchanting spell of candy scented suds, just wave our reusable Magic Wand bubble bar through your bathwater. You’ll be amazed at the mountain of soft bubbles that appear out of thin air. And for our final trick? We borrowed the cotton candy fragrance from our best-selling Snow Fairy shower gel, proving that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
We love the idea of reusable bubble bars, so this season we have a few to choose from. Just swish it around in your bath water and watch the fragrant bubbles rise, then set it aside for future baths! Rocket has a spicy violet, clove bud, ginger and fire tree oil fragrance that warms you up from head to toe. Twinkly stars and bright paper flames top it off for stellar bathtime fun.
Lush Midnight Massage $9.95
We wanted a sensual massage bar this season, so we put in the deliciously sticky, forbidden fruits of fig, quince and carob. Combined with Lush perfumer Simon’s special “Jasmine Revolution” perfume, this is a bar that is going to make you melt! We shaped it like a Salvador Dali clock to play up the pun Midnight Mass-sage; we think it’s funny!
Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub $8.95
Mmm! A simply scrumptious sugar and salt lip scrub for the holidays. We haven’t been able to keep our hands off this one. Lips can get particularly dry and flakey in winter weather, so it’s especially important to exfoliate. Use this one and keep your lips sweet, smooth and tasty all season long. The sweet and slightly salty popcorn flavor will make you want to lick this scrub right off your lips; but that’s okay, we do it too!
Lush Let the Good Times Roll $12.95
With maize flour, polenta and a popcorn topping, the ingredients listing makes this fresh facial cleanser look more like a festive snack! We combine these ingredients to give you a very soft scrub, leaving your skin bright, clean and smooth. It is gentle enough to use on your entire body, and has a dash of cinnamon powder to warm up winter skin.
A lavender and malt notes shower gel to calm, relax and comfort as it helps you transition from day to night.
Lush Ponche Shower Gel (UK)
Freshly squeezed orange juice, plum and cinnamon infusions, a good shot of tequila and a fruity fragrance all add up to your own little party in the shower. But this is one party punch that will hit the spot without leaving you with a headache the next day!
Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel (UK)
It’s not your classic hippy dippy Lush herbal offering. Instead it is an intensely sweet, fruity pink shower gel loved by people everywhere.
I did my complete order at Lush UK as they ship worldwide and I really wanted Ponche Shower Gel as well as Snow Fairy. I’m unsure if US is getting either but I can’t imagine Snow Fairy not popping up for Holiday here in the states as that would piss off a good deal of Lushies. I suspect Lush NA is simply in the process of making batches and it hasn’t yet popped up on site.
I was just impatient and decided to get it from the UK along with the rest of my Christmas 2012 order.
You can shop Lush Christmas 2012 now at either site by visiting www.lush.com
Let me know what products you grab!