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Valentine's Day Gift Guide Vol 1 - LUSH Valentine's Day Review

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lush cosmetics valentine's day collection review

LUSH Profile

Lush is an international company that creates handmade bath, body and cosmetic goodies. They pride themselves in offering quality products filled with natural ingredients. They are very vocal in regards to the fight against animal testing and tend to support a number of other worthwhile causes as well (something I personally love). 

LUSH recently released their Valentine's Day collection, which is absolutely perfect for gifting, treating yourself or sharing with your Valentine! I'll share my thoughts with you on each piece below. LUSH also has several pre-assembled gift boxes in their Valentine's Day collection if you'd prefer not to pick through individual items. I have to warn you though, all of the items below are amazing and I'm about to order some back-ups on the site! Usually with collections there are a few scents I'm just "okay" over. This entire collection smells amazing!

And on a side note, don't worry! I've been planning out a couple Valentine's Day makeup tutorials coming up between now and the 14th :)

Where to Buy

LUSH's Valentine's Day collection is available both in-store as well as on their site


LUSH Love Locket Ballistics Bath Bomb Review


lush love locket bath bomb review

Product Type

This is a super large bath bomb that is meant to be split in half (with a surprise in the center). Each half plus the center are to be used for separate baths, which means this one bath bomb can be used for 3 baths. The center even releases pretty little seaweed hearts!

Scent

This has a lovely floral scent with a slight vanilla hint to it.

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate , Citric Acid , Fragrance , Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum) , Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia) , Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara) , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , *Eugenol , Geraniol , Methyl Ionone ,*Linalool , *Limonene , D&C Red No. 33 , D&C Red No. 27 , Pink Heart Confetti , Red Edible Hearts (Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose (HPMC), Glycerine, Gum Arabic, Sodium carboxy methyl cellulose, FD&C Red 40)

Price

This giant bath bomb retails for $10.95 (9.5 oz)

Where to Buy

This is available on LUSH's site HERE

My Thoughts

This bath bomb smells amazing, much like the rest of this collection. It is so giant! It's literally around the size of a decent grapefruit, though a bit flatter obviously. I love the design and absolutely cannot wait to crack it open and see what's inside--though I almost don't want to because it's so cute. This is definitely worth nabbing in my opinion.


LUSH Neon Love Soap Review


lush neon love soap review

Product Type

This is a sliced bar soap with cute white hearts inside its pretty neon watermelon pink.

Scent

This scent is very interesting and it was more difficult for me to break it down. I smell citrus and something slightly woody. 

Ingredients

Water , Propylene Glycol , Rapeseed Oil , Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera) , Fresh Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis) , Cornflour (Zea mays) , Sodium Stearate , Fresh Figs (Ficus carica) , Fragrance ,Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) ,Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeodora) , Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia) , Titanium Dioxide ,Glycerine , Sodium Chloride , EDTA , Tetrasodium Editronate , Sodium Hydroxide , *Citral , *Coumarin ,*Eugenol , Geraniol , *Linalool , *Limonene , FD&C Yellow No. 8 , D&C Green No. 8 , D&C Red No. 27

Price

This retails for $6.95 (3.5 oz)

Where to Buy

This is available on LUSH's site HERE

My Thoughts

I absolutely love LUSH's bar soaps. I think they lather well, have amazing slip and smell so lovely--they often provide a nice scent throughout the whole bathroom when used actually. This is such a cute Valentine's Day soap, it's already gone into one of our bathrooms and I'm sure it'll get just as many compliments as our other LUSH soaps have in the past. If you're a soap fiend like me (I change my soaps out constantly based on the season) this is a must!


LUSH Tender is the Night Massage Bar Review


lush tender is the night massage bar review

Product Type

This is one of two massage bars LUSH released for Valentine's Day. As you can see, mine melted slightly in transit, but it still smells lovely and works fine.

Scent

This has a sensuous floral vanilla scent. It's warm and slightly sweet, but not candy-ish. Absolutely beautiful scent.

Ingredients

Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum murumuru) , Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) , Fragrance , Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia) , Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum) , Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata) , Titanium Dioxide , Cornflour (Zea mays) , *Benzyl Alcohol , *Benzyl Benzoate , Benzyl Salicylate , *Citral , Eugenol , *Farnesol , *Geraniol ,Lilial , *Linalool , *Limonene , D&C Red No. 33 , FD&C Red No. 4 , D&C Red No. 27

Price

This retails for $11.95 (2.1 oz)

Where to Buy

This is available on LUSH's site HERE

My Thoughts

It's no secret that LUSH's massage bars are literally some of my favorite products they do. They melt beautifully, provide really long-lasting glide and smell AMAZING. When I saw they released 2 massage bars for Valentine's Day I nearly died. This one is super lovely and it's oval shape makes it very easy to use. I generally find I can get at least 4-5 or more uses from each massage bar when used for full-body massages. The scent is amazing and honestly, I think both are musts!


LUSH Close to You Massage Bar Review


lush close to you massage bar review

Product Type

This is the second massage bar released in this collection. This one is a short cylinder shape and has a white fondant center. This one is meant to be "smooshable" so that you can easily apply it all over your partner's body. My postal guys are really rough on my mail so they gave my box a bit of a bash and sadly this massage bar suffered a bit, but it still smells amazing and works fine. 

Scent 

I want to bathe in this scent from head to toe every day for the rest of my life! To me, this has a candy-like raspberry frosting type scent. I don't know why I smell raspberry in there, but I do. Apparently it's actually the same scent used in LUSH's Creamy Candy Bubble Bar and Rock Star soap. 

Ingredients

Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) ,Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum murumuru) , Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) , Olive Oil (Olea europaea) , Organic Agave Syrup (Agave tequilana) , Fragrance , Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma Grandiflorum) , Cornflour (Zea mays) , Glycerine , Methyl Ionone , Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia) , Titanium Dioxide , D&C Red No. 27 , D&C Red No. 33 , FD&C Red No. 4

Price

This retails for $7.95 (3.5 oz)

My Thoughts

If you can only get 1 item from this collection, it'd be a hard choice, but I really think this would have to be it! I love the smell and I love LUSH's massage bars. This massage bar is basically a one-way ticket (at least for me) to a fabulous Valentine's Day!


LUSH Prince Charming Shower Gel Review


lush prince charming shower gel review

Product Type

This is a special Valentine's Day shower gel.

Scent

This has a slightly sweet citrus scent. It's very fresh and great if you or your partner prefer non-floral shower gels.

Ingredients

Water , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Sodium Cocoamphoacetate , Propylene Glycol , Lactic Acid ,Lauryl Betaine , Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi) ,Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus) , Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens) , Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) , Titanium Dioxide , *Citronellol , *Farnesol , *Geraniol , *Linalool ,Fragrance , D&C Red No. 33 , D&C Red No. 27 , D&C Red No.4 , Methylparaben , Propylparaben

Price

This retails for $9.95 (3.3 fl oz), $19.95 (8.4 fl oz) or $29.95 (16.9 fl oz)

Where to Buy

This is available on LUSH's site HERE

My Thoughts

I think this is a great shower gel if you don't like floral scents, which are often in many Valentine's Day products. LUSH's shower gels always lather really well, which isn't surprising given that they include SLS. If you tend to like citrus scents (especially grapefruit) definitely grab this!


LUSH The Kiss Lip Balm Review


lush the kiss lip balm review

Product Type

This is a lip balm meant to provide gloss and a hint of color. It is vegan and preservative free (love that!). 

Scent/Flavor

This has a sweet candy-like scent to it--yum! It is slightly sweet to the taste as well. 

Ingredients

Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) ,Organic Castor Oil (Ricinus communis) , Organic Agave Syrup (Agave tequilana) , Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma grandiflorum) , Glycerine , Flavor , Sicilian Mandarin Oil (Citrus Nobilis) , Almond Essential Oil (Prunus dulcis) , Guarana Seed Powder (Paullinia cupana) , Geraniol , *Limonene , Tin Oxide , Iron Oxides , Mica , Titanium Dioxide , D&C Red No. 7 ,Calcium Lake , D&C Red No. 28 , Aluminium Lake

Price

This retails for $9.25 (.2 oz)

Where to Buy

This is available on Lush's site HERE

My Thoughts

This smells so yummy! It's smooth and creamy and provides a nice soft glossy effect. I didn't really get any color from this--I took a few pictures but it wasn't detectable--but it's lovely for something subtle that can be thrown on right before a quick Valentine's Day kiss! I absolutely love that it's preservative-free--always my personal preference. This is definitely a must in my opinion!


What do you think? Will you be picking up any of these LUSH Valentine's Day goodies? Which are your favorites?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 

12 comments :

  1. I want to try Close To You! I'm heading to the casino tomorrow and they have a LUSH. I smell a shopping spree!

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    1. OMG it smells AMAZING!!!! Def get it ;)

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  2. Gotta love Lush! Great review! <3

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    1. Thanks! They are quite fabulous :)

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  3. I love Lush, and was planning to go to my store this weekend. I've never tried their massage bars, but after reading your post, I definitely need to try one! Thanks for the review! :)

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    1. I always rave about the massage bars! Literally, they never fail me. I think I've reviewed at least 3 or 4 of them before now over the years? SO GOOD! Tell your hubby to get his hands ready :)

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  4. I want to try that soap so bad! It's just so adorable!
    I love Lush so much <3

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  5. Me, too! That soap is fantastic and so darn cute :)

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  6. This all sounds so wonderful!! I want that lip balm and that bath bomb!

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    1. @emily They're both fantastic!

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  7. Ah I love this collection! Can't wait to try them all!

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