Tuesday, December 24, 2013

LUSH Christmas Friends tin review + photos

            Every year I look forward to collecting LUSH's charming Christmas tins. As you can imagine, I was tickled to receive the LUSH Christmas Friends Tin this holiday, courtesy of LUSH Cosmetics! The tin has a beautiful design drawn up by artist Celyn Brezier; as an animal lover, I'm delighted by the whimsical wildlife cover!

          Inside the LUSH Christmas Friends Tin, you'll find : Bombardino Bath Bomb, The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar, Snowman Bath Bomb, Father Christmas Bath Bomb, Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar, and Melting Snowman Luxury Bath Melt. Also of note: this year's tin is a different size (smaller) than in previous years. The tin confirms the old adage however, that good things really do come in small packages!

          LUSH Bombardino Bath Bomb is a delectable lemon and cheesecake fizzler. The inspiration behind Bombardino was a hot aprés-ski drink in the Italian Alps (can you imagine?). LUSH The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar, on the other hand, exudes optimistic orange flower and bergamot bubbles. (For those familiar with LUSH Olive Branch Shower gel, Christmas Penguin shares the same scent). Incidentally, these too-cute mini penguins were inspired by the smallest penguins in the world, the aptly named "Little Penguins" or "Fairy Penguins" of southern Australia!

          LUSH Melting Snowman Luxury Bath Melt is one spicy snowman. This wonderfully contradictory melt has refreshing sweet orange and lime alongside hot cinnamon and clove.

          LUSH Father Christmas Bath Bomb scents your soak with a cheery citrus. For a fun twist, this jolly round bomb bubbles red, then green, and finally white! LUSH Snowman Bath Bomb is a creamy concoction containing cocoa butter, scented with ylang ylang and vanilla. The formula is the same as LUSH Butter Ball, packaged into festive holiday form.

           Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar is perfect for fans of Snow Fairy (LUSH's sugary shower gel). This cotton candy wand bubbles into a sweet pink cotton candy scented bath.

          I'm delighted to have LUSH Christmas Friends ($48.95) under my tree this holiday season! If anything, it's hard to decide which fragrant fizzler to enjoy first! I'm thinking it'll either be the lemon cheesecake of LUSH Bombardino or the optimistic orange of LUSH Christmas penguin. As for the adorable tin, I'm keen to re-purpose it to store my other LUSH goodies, or perhaps holiday ornaments!

          Thanks for reading! What LUSH Holiday goodies have you treated yourself (or others) to this year? Which of the bath goodies from LUSH Christmas Friends are you most looking forward to trying?

Love, Dovey.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.


  1. Omg...those tins are soo pretty! I just want the tins! The penguin and the snowman soaps are exactly ones I'd pick up! Unfortunately I don't have a bath tub and I did check out the penguin soap here in singapore but they were all so triangular and missing their noses!

    1. Hi Sharlynn, I love the tin --- it's really one of my favorites even from across the years! It's sad to hear that the penguins were missing their noses, poor little guys :-/

  2. OMG!!! these products are all so cute!!! Love the Christmas designs and I think they are so perfect gift ideas this season.

    1. Hi Susie, I think so too! Thanks for the comment :-)

  3. Those are all so adorable! I was hoping to pick some of the holiday stuff up on Boxing day, but sadly most stuff was sold out, even though I was there close to store opening. It wasn't meant to be. I guess I better jump on it right away next year if I want to try anything.


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