I picked these up a couple of weeks ago when Lush were having a 50% off sale on their holiday giftsets. I was in the Lush in Westfield the day after Boxing Day and everything was gone, but I found these beauties on the less-frequented Portobello Road branch.
On the left is the Stardust set and I knew I had to have the Gingerbread House when I saw it on a few blogs. Stardust was £24.95 down to £12.48 and the Gingerbread House was £6.95 down from £13.95 - bargain! There were still a good number of sale bits left when I got mine so you may still be able to get lucky! I got whipped up into a bit of a frenzy and panic bought the lip tints too.
Look at the cute robin! The roof lifts off to reveal...
From left to right: Cinders Bath Ballistic, Gingerbread House Bubble Bar, Li'l Lush Pud Bath Ballistic, Candy Cane Bubble Bar.
It was packed with the multicoloured Styrofoam bits you see below. So far I've only tried the Gingerbread House Bubble Bar - it wasn't amazing I have to admit and made my bathwater a neony orange. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Lush - everything looks and smells so lovely in the shop, but when you get it home and into the bath the smell is not very strong and I'm not impresses with the texture sometimes. I guess I go through phases with it. I was all over it like a rash when I came across Lush in 2003, but went off it when I found that the soaps do 'go off' if you don't use them up within the first month or so (but they are billed fresh cosmetics). Every year or so I do get lured back in, and so here we are!
The Stardust box is a bit boring when you get the wrapping paper off, but it will come in as a handy box for posting things!
And here's what's inside. I mainly picked this up for the Lip Dip and Twilight Bath Ballistic.
I used the Twilight Bath Ballistic the other night - Monday night baths are now a regular feature - it made my bathwater a pleasing pink, but had little scent - I hardly picked up on the Lavender. Also, it's blue inside! I'm sure I've tried the Candy Cane Bubble Bar in the past, or something very similar to it, and this is one product I really love - lots of creamy bubbles!
Looking forward to trying this much hyped shower gel...it smells like Bubblegum Lip Scrub, which at times can be a bit too sickly sweet.
I've barely made a dent in my other lip scrub, but this one tastes absolutely divine! It's sherbet, cranberry and lemon flavoured...noms!
Since Lush products smell best to me before they come into contact with water, I popped them into this flower pot (it used to house an Orchid) and now my bedroom smells divine! I don't leave them in the bathroom as mine gets very steamy from hot showers and the products would get damaged and go off quicker.
After I took this photo I tied the silver ribbon from the Stardust wrapping around the jar to make it extra pretty!
Snow Fairy Lip Tint was half price, at £1.98 - again, like the shower gel it smells like Bubblegum lip scrub. I find it a bit dry and it doesn't show up on my lips very well, so I wouldn't repurchase.
I was sneakily upsold It Started With a Kiss at the till and although it was £4.95 I really like it as it's a really bright colour on my lips and I get a compliment every time I wear it. However I probably wouldn't repurchase this one either as it's dry, not as bad as Snow Fairy, but I take ages to use up lip products so it will have turned to dust before I come near to finishing it! For the best effect I apply a lip balm, and then the tint, but who wants to carry two products - you're better off with a Sleek Pout Polish.
Snow Fairy Lip Tint
It Started With A Kiss Lip Tint (I don't know why it hasn't shown up that vibrant, but trust me, it's post box red!)
Did you get any good steals in the Lush sale?