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Give Mom What she Really Wants for Mother's Day - Peace, Quiet & LUSH!

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lush cosmetics mother's day 2014 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 Mother's Day collection and as usual--I love it!

Mother's Day is meant to celebrate the amazing maternal figure in your life, but let's be serious, it's usually a day filled with frenzied fathers/partners trying to keep track of active little ones and really ... nobody feels totally thrilled by the end. I'm sure there are some phenomenal fathers/partners and kids out there that pull off totally amazing Mother's Day festivities, but if we're being really truthful it's probably not many.

All Mom wants (from my experience) is peace, quiet and a little luxury. And thankfully LUSH has once again come to the rescue and put out a totally amazing Mother's Day collection!

Even if you briefly lose a child while picking through wilted flowers last-minute at the grocery store (How many of you fathers/partners out there have done this? Come on ... get those flowers at the florist and have them delivered! Mom deserves something classy. lol); even if you make reservations at a "family-friendly" restaurant that's so packed you spend the entire time screaming at each other just trying to have a conversation over the bedlam of 100 other stressed out families; even if you forget to do ANYTHING else for Mother's Day ... wrap these LUSH goodies up and have your little one(s) make a homemade card and you have officially WON!

It won't hurt to throw in a little chocolate as well. Just a tip from me to you ;)

Price 
$4.95 - $54.95

Where to Buy
These products are available through LUSH/LUSHUSA.com for a limited time


LUSH Cosmetics Mother's Day 2014 Collection Review


lush madame butterfly bubble bar review

LUSH Madame Butterfly Bubble Bar Review

Product Type - reusable bubble bar on a wooden stick
Scent - Rose Jam (very popular and one of my all-time favorites!)
In the Tub - works phenomenally; lots of bubbles; more than 1 use per Madame Butterfly; lovely scented bath water with strong (pleasant) fragrance
Price - $8.95 (2.6)
Where to Buy - LUSH/LUSHUSA.com
My Thoughts - This bubble bar is adorable! It smells amazing and it's perfect for Mother's Day ... or any day! I personally think this in a "bubble bar bouquet" with the 2 other reusable bubble bars featured on wooden sticks in this collection (The Mum and Mum Tulip) would even more fabulous than a dozen roses. Definitely a must-have if you or the "mum" in your life is a big fan of Rose Jam--like me!


lush mumkin bubble bar review

LUSH Mumkin Bubble Bar Review

Product Type - (adorable) bubble bar
Scent - berry mixed with citrus and something slightly spicy
In the Tub - an excellent tub full of bubbles; beautifully scented water; chocolate eyes do not dissolve well in my experience so I suggest removing them prior to use
Price - $6.95 (3.5 oz)
Where to Buy - LUSH/LUSHUSA.com
My Thoughts - You know I have a special place in my heart for Pumpkin Mumkin from the Halloween 2013 collection and Mumkin is Pumpkin's pretty pink sister! She's adorable and smells super lovely. She has a little green candy leaf, 2 chocolate drop eyes and a white stem. As I've mentioned in past reviews, I tend to find the chocolate drops get a tad mushy and unpleasant looking on the sides or bottom of your tub (if you know what I mean), but don't fully dissolve so I prefer to remove them (which is always such a sad moment!) prior to use. 


lush vegan rose bubble bar review

LUSH Rose Bubble Bar (Vegan)

Product Type - vegan bubble bar with cocoa butter and rosehip oil
Scent - same scent as Amandopondo bubble bar
In the Tube - very skin-softening and scents water beautifully
Price - $4.95 (1.7 oz)
Where to Buy - LUSH/LUSHUSA.com
My Thoughts - This creates the "softest" bathwater--I love it! And if you hadn't already gathered, rose scented products are some of my favorites. This is a lovely product and it's so pretty. The price is great and I think it's a beautiful looking product that makes a perfect Mother's Day gift!


lush secret garden bath bomb review

 LUSH Secret Garden Bath Bomb

Product Type - "flowering" bath bomb; releases various petals while fizzing
Scent - floral scent; rose with various other florals
In the Tub - Only Lush would create a bath bomb that literally showered you with flower petals as you soaked--genius! Smells amazing; fizzes well. 
Price - $5.45 (3.5 oz)
Where to Buy - LUSH/LUSHUSA.com
My Thoughts -  Every mom deserves to float in a sea of flower petals; LUSH just simplified things for you! This is seriously such a fantastic Mother's Day bath bomb. I love, love, love the fact that this is not only adorable and beautifully scented, but it "blooms" while it fizzes. Let's be serious, this is an "I want to get lucky on Mother's Day" bath bomb, but try to remember--it's all about her ;)


lush wonder woohoo bubble bar review

LUSH Wonder Woohoo Bubble Bar

Product Type - gold-covered bubble bar
Scent - The Sun (Gorilla Perfume)
In the Tub - produces full tube of bubbles; gold shimmer disperses through water (recommend rinsing tub and body after use as it has a tendency to get everywhere)
Price - $6.95 (3.5 oz)
Where to Buy - LUSH/LUSHUSA.com
My Thoughts - This is supposed to be tiara shaped and while I don't quite see a tiara, it is gorgeously glitzy with all of its dazzling gold shimmer! The shimmer does tend to get everywhere, but it's super pretty.  While I'm sure most of you would love to get Mom something sparkly and expensive, that may not be in the cards this year and I think this is a worthy substitution for real gold ;) 


lush thank you knot-wrap review eco-friendly wrapping paper

LUSH Thank You Knot-Wrap Review

Product Type - knot-wrap reusable fabric scarf meant to wrap gifts and wear; covered in "thank you" design in over 30 languages
Fabric - eco-friendly polyester material made from two 500 ml recycled plastic bottles; extremely silky and vibrant (see picture below for larger view of print and material tag)
Price - $6.95
Where to Buy - LUSH/LUSHUSA.com 
My Thoughts - I am head-over-heels for this knot-wrap! I've used a lot of products made from recycled plastic bottles in the past, but this is by far the most silky. It feels amazing! The print itself is insanely vibrant and so fun. This is an absolute must from this collection in my opinion. Wrap Mom's gifts in it then let her wear it as a scarf, headband (my personal favorite) or whatever she chooses! 

lush thank you knot-wrap review eco-friendly wrapping paper
Isn't this print gorgeous?

lush thank you knot-wrap review eco-friendly wrapping paper
You guys know how much I love anything eco-friendly!


Final Recap


Price 
$4.95 - $54.95

Where to Buy
These products are available through LUSH/LUSHUSA.com for a limited time

Final Thoughts
As usual I am in love with what LUSH has come up with for this collection. The theme perfectly suits Mother's Day and the products are beautiful from appearance to scent to performance. I think just about another mother figure would be happy to receive any or all of these goodies on her day! I'd like to note that most of the products in this collection were rose-scented to some degree--which I love. If you have a mother that isn't particularly fond of rose, I recommend checking out some of the gift sets LUSH put together for Mother's Day as some are less floral themed. I think the Thank You Knot-Wrap is a must for every gift. It is so incredibly vibrant and the theme is fun. I still can't get over how silky it is!

If you're a mom and you are dying over this collection I suggest you start dropping subtle hints like leaving this up on your laptop then walking away, whispering the list of products you want from LUSH repeatedly into your partner's ear while he/she sleeps or driving your family to your nearest LUSH and locking them out of the car until they finally go in and buy something. Just some suggestions!

All in all another fantastic LUSH collection ;)

If you're a mom, which product would you most appreciate on Mother's Day? What would your fantasy Mother's Day look like if you had complete control? 

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

14 comments :

  1. I laughed at your title! So funny! I love how cute these products are. That fabric is adorable for sure!

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    1. Lol thanks ;) Isn't it cute?!

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  2. Madame Butterfly is adorable! Great post and I am definitely picking a few more items up!

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    1. Right? So flipping cute! Thanks ;)

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  3. I miss having a LUSH store in my town! I've not even bothered with hints about wanting a few of these for Mother's Day- it's written down and taped to the fridge! Great review! :)

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    1. Aw that stinks and thanks! The closest one to me is just over the state line (we don't have one up here boo!) so I have to plan in advance. I use Lush's website more often than not because of it ;)

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  4. I want to try the Wonder Woohoo Bubble Bar! It's so pretty and sounds amazing!

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    1. It's super pretty! Definitely a tad messy, but worth it ;)

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  5. Mumkin - love it. I just adore LUSH products and I really hope we get this one in the UK

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    1. Unfortunately, I believe your LUSH stores are no longer carrying some of the limited edition mother's day goodies because you celebrate it almost a month earlier than we do :( You may want to pop in your local LUSH to make sure a few Mumkins aren't still hanging around though!

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  6. Oh blinking heck, of course, will have to head there after work! Thanks for the heads up

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    1. Hahaha you're welcome! One of my besties is British ironically :)

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  7. Drove an hour to the nearest LUSH in Cleveland...picked up some goodies for the moms (and some for myself!!) <3

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