If I had to pick a favorite gift set from the LUSH Holiday 2012 collection, the LUSH Festive Fiesta gift would be it! I'm really loving the Mexican inspired theme found in LUSH stores this holiday season. The LUSH Festive Fiesta gift is stuffed full of eight citrusy and scrubby goodies packed in a reusable tin. I enjoy collecting LUSH tins; they're great for storing my LUSH collection, as well as Christmas ornaments. I'm thinking that this Mexican-inspired tin with its mariachi Santa, cacti, and chili garlands might be the highlight of my collection!
LUSH Mr. Punch soap is a Holiday 2012 item. True to name, Mr. Punch looks like a pretty bowl of punch full of floating fruit. The soap is packed with toning and fragrant ingredients including juniper berry oil, blackcurrant absolute, lime oil, and a splash of gin.
LUSH Sandstone soap is a year round item. It's LUSH's most scrubby soap and was inspired by the smooth bodies on Brazilian beaches. It contains real sand to exfoliate skin, as well as a strong citrusy scent from 'litsea oil.'
LUSH Buffy body butter is a moisturizing and exfoliating massage bar that's available year-round. It's meant to be used on wet skin or in the shower. Buffy contains ground rice, almonds, and beans that act as exfoliants to decrease cellulite, lumps, and bumps. Cocoa and shea butters moisturize the skin.
LUSH Each Peach (And Two's a Pair) massage bar is part of LUSH's year-round collection. This citrus scented massage bar contains avocado, mango kernel, cocoa, and shea butters to moisturize. It can be used to massage a partner, as well as a nice everyday moisturizer for self.
LUSH Sandy Santa Shower Scrub is a Holiday 2012 item. This santa-molded scrub has sugar and sand exfoliants. It has a really nice orange, rosewood, and sandalwood oil scent. To use Sandy Santa, you pinch off a small piece and massage in the shower; the consistency is soft and crumbly as opposed to that of a firm bar. I'll probably be using this as a hand scrub before manicures.
LUSH Ocean Salt cleanser is an exfoliating and toning facial cleanser best used on oily or combination skin. This citrus scented cleanser contains exfoliating sea salt, along with avocado, coconut, and vodka. Ocean salt is available year round.
LUSH Ponche is a star product from the LUSH Holiday 2012 lineup. Ponche is inspired by the traditional Mexican holiday punch of the same name. It smells like a combination of orange juice and tequila. This bright and boozy fragrance makes for a really fun and different shower experience. The alcoholic fragrance comes from Buchu oil, however there's also a shot of tequila mixed in to tone skin. The consistency is a typical of a very bubbly LUSH shower gel.
The LUSH Festive Fiesta Gift ($74.95) is full of citrus, scrubs, and spirits that are sure to rouse tired skin from a winter slumber. Plus, the Mexican Santa tin adds extra festivity to the fiesta. Finding this under your Christmas tree would make for a very Feliz Navidad, indeed. Thanks for reading! What do you think of the Mexican Christmas theme? Which item from this set stands out to you? Have you tried anything from LUSH Holiday 2012?
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.
Dovey, how strong is the gin scent in Mr. Punch? That's the part that has me intrigued about it. :DReplyDelete
Hi Liz, I just shower-tested Mr Punch to be sure and I would describe it as a mellow blackcurrant smell edged with gin (or a similar alcoholic smell). It's light and pleasant, but present enough so that you probably would steer clear if you had a hangover :-P I'm really liking the slight 'alcoholic' scents in some of the holiday items; it makes them more interesting!Delete
Ooh. I like the holiday collection but I haven't actually tried ANY of these products yet. I'm definitely hoping to get one (or more haha) of the holiday gift sets though. and slammer sounds like just thing for my boyfriend - lime gummy candy, yum! :)ReplyDelete
Hi Joyce, I think Slammer would be perfect--- it smells very similar to Calacas and Enchanter from Halloween 2012!Delete
It is a very nice collection.ReplyDelete
I have been very loyal to Snow Globe until now
but, Mr. Punch looks quite attractive :)
Hi Mallard Duck, Snow Globe is one of my favorites too; I'm working on the last bits of a chunk! I was surprised by how much I like Mr. Punch; it also looks pretty, and the blackcurrant smell is wonderful!Delete
The LUSH Ocean Salt cleanser looks amazing!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Behind the Mirror, Thanks! It smells pretty good too :)Delete
How many uses can you get out of the Sandy Santa Scrub? Does LUSH sell these separately too?ReplyDelete
Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the comment! I think it depends on how much you use per time and how much area you plan on covering. I think you could get a few uses even if you scrub with generous amounts.Delete
Omg how cute is that tin?! Sandstone has been discontinued here in Australia, if it's in our version of this set I might have to pick it up!ReplyDelete
Hi Jeanne, Thanks for the comment! That's a bummer--- it would be interesting to hear whether it is in the Australian version of this set!Delete
I went to check yesterday and unfortunately it's not :( Instead there's a Rub Rub Rub scrub. The SA was super sweet and gave me a sample of it, it's not bad but I did like the portability of Sandstone since I travel often.Delete
Hi Jeanne, thanks for the update! That is a bummer :-/ I do like Rub Rub Rub, but you're right, it's a liquid!Delete
Hi Dovey, I have been stocking up on Lush Christmas shower gels like crazy! :-) I could open a store at home now, hahahaha...ReplyDelete
HI Blusherine HAha! That sounds awesome :) I always like having a selection myself!Delete