Today I've got a treat for you - some of the goodies from the LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Valentine's Day collection! This collection is consistently one of my favorites year after year, and I was so excited to be able to try some of this year's goodies straight from LUSH.
The products in the range this year are colorful, beautifully scented, and altogether romantic and whimsical. This is one of my favorite Valentine's ranges in years, easily! LUSH is one of my favorite brands. They are fighting animal testing through and through - their products aren't tested on animals and that's down to even the ingredients in each product. I've watched some LUSH sourcing and buying videos and it looks like they go to the ends of the earth to make sure the beautiful ingredients in each product are sustainably and ethically sourced. LUSH has ethics I can get behind, and their products? They rock. That's why I keep coming back time and time again.
Prince Charming Shower Gel is something I was excited to see come back after last year! I loved this one so much I bought a giant bottle of it. Prince Charming is back and he's better than ever, with his gorgeous, zingy and juicy fragrance thanks to the grapefruit, sandalwood, and geranium fragrance. The marshmallow root, vanilla, and pomegranate juice in this baby are great for softening the skin. This is a shower gel that just lingers with me all day - and that's what I am looking for in a shower gel!
Heart Throb Bubbleroon (above picture, second from right) is new to the range this year. This Bubbleroon is beautiful - big and heart shaped. It shares its fragrance with LUSH's best selling African Paradise body conditioner. It's a smoky, spicy floral - geranium, frangipani, ylang ylang, and Fair Trade vanilla absolute. I love the body conditioner, so I was definitely a fan of this bubbleroon. The best part? You can pull the halves apart and get two baths out of one bubbleroon. Just half of it was enough to make a long-lasting mound of awesome bubbles in my tub, with beautiful red water.
First up is Unicorn Horn, which is one of the most beautiful bubble bars I've seen from LUSH in a very long time. It's simply magical. It's got candy stars and sparkling lustre to make your bath shimmery, colorful, and whimsical. This has a lavender, ylang ylang, and neroli fragrance that I found both calming and uplifting. I'm told by some friends that this is the Noriko fragrance from a couple of years ago. Either way, it's absolutely beautiful and pairs well with pretty much ANY bath bomb I cocktail it with. I went to my local store and bought three of them upon seeing them!
The Kiss Lip Scrub was one of the products I was looking forward to most this year. I've loved The Kiss vegan lipgloss faithfully for the past two years, stocking up every time it comes out! I have really gotten into LUSH's lip scrubs in the past year or so, so I was very excited for this. It's a castor sugar scrub, like the rest of LUSH lip scrubs, but this one is pink and shimmery, and has sea salt, edible red heart confetti, and sprinkles! How fun is that! And might I add, this is delicious. It's like Fruity Pebbles with just a hint of salty goodness. This left me with a shimmery pink pout. I'm lamenting the fact that this one is limited edition.
Oh, look! Love Locket bath bomb came back this year - I was hoping it would! This bath bomb is MASSIVE - you can crack it in half for two baths, and there's another small bath bomb inside of it! Three baths out of one bath bomb, that is awesome. The smaller bath bomb is full of agar hearts, which float out on your bathwater, creating a romantic experience without leaving your skin covered in heart glitter. I can dig it. This is vanilla, jasmine, and neroli scented. It vaguely reminds me of sex bomb, likely because of the jasmine in it, but it's a little bit different. I really enjoyed this one last year, so I was glad to see it come back.
Last but not least, Cupid's Love soap is uplifting and fruity! This has a bergamot and rosewood fragrance, with fig seeds, passion fruit juice, and soy yogurt. This is a little bit different than the Neon Love soap of last year, I'm told. This also has cinnamon in it, and the cinnamon really warms up that fruity punchy smell. This is a really lovely soap. I find, however, that LUSH soaps tend to be a bit drying on me in the winter, and while this one didn't dry me out as much as usual ones do, I'll stick with my shower gel. This is lovely for washing hands, though, and I have it by my sink.
There you have it, everyone! My selections from this year's amazing Valentine's Day range from LUSH. All of these would make perfect gifts for your sweetie, or even add-ons to what you may have already gotten them. Besides, what's better than being soft and smelling sweetly for Valentine's Day? ;)
What are you grabbing from the LUSH Valentine's Day range? Be sure to get your goodies before it's too late!
Note: A few of the products in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions in this post are my own.