Holidays are approaching and we all must be looking out for good gifts to give to our loved ones or friends. I was more than happy to be invited for Lush cosmetics store opening at Citywalk Dubai and discover the Holiday collection. Today I will talk about the “Under The Mistletoe” Holiday collection which was generously gifted to me and will describe each and every product. This collection box is available and sold in their stores too throughout the UAE.
Must say the Citywalk branch of LUSH cosmetics is quite spacious and it was one of its own flagship store having the First ever Hair Lab and Gorilla Perfume Lounge (It was a unique personalised experience to help you choose your perfume according to your character). It has lot of festive treats for Christmas.
The Citywalk Store launch was very grand and there were lot of fun activities. The staff was really knowledgeable and every excited too. There were lovely bath bomb demonstration every few minutes and was so much fun to see all the guests gathering like a cluster of bee and wanted to capture the same on their cameras or mobiles. It was as exciting as child would feel digging in the hands in water with the bath bomb and then waiting to see it explode in to a colourful mess. Wow !
Now back to the review……
1. Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub :
This body scrub just smells divine. It is infused with floral jasmine, mineral-rich sea salt and fresh lemon juice. It is a bright blue, like a Slush, super softening, exfoliating shower scrub that eliminates dead skin and revives the skin. Rub Rub Rub scrub can be used as a gentle scrub on wet skin, or on dry skin for a really good buff before you get in the shower (On the dry skin shouldn’t be really tried by people with Sensitive skin). Sea salt, a natural antiseptic as well as exfoliant, is combined with lots of lemon juice to leave your skin feeling rejuvenated. It is one of the best shower scrubs that I have come across and totally recommended. It is a delightful concoction which LUSH say can be used on body and hair. I didn’t try it on my hair though.
2. Snow Fairy Body Conditioner :
I think holidays would be incomplete without adding Snow Fairy touch to it. Snow Fairy body conditioner smells sweet as a Candy and is light Pink in colour. It is an in-shower body conditioner. Step in the shower and smooth or spread the rich, buttery conditioner over your entire body or the dry areas of your body and then just rinse it off. The skin feels super smooth and hydrated with avocado and mango butters. It doesn’t make your skin sticky or greasy and leave you scented. It is recommended to use after the body scrubs to cool down the irritation if any.
3. Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub :
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It is one of the most fabulous smelling lip scrubs that I have used till now. At first it’s sugary gratification as a hit of caster sugar meets the taste buds and tastes or smells like a sugar candy. I could almost eat it up. Yumm ! After sugary gratification, soft, luscious lips take center stage. This sugar exfoliates all the dead skin or layers that lying on your lips. As the vivid, regal purple begins to fade away you will enjoy flavour as sweet as juicy hedgerow blackcurrants with added vibrancy of sweet wild orange oil. The Organic Jojoba Oil in it, hydrates the lips leaving you with soft lips. A small amount is only required to do the job. However, it is recommended to use a lip oil or a lip balm after using any lip scrub.
4. Fairy Dust Dusting Powder :
Festive season is incomplete without a little sparkle and shine. Fairy Dusting Powder is a pink colour skin smoothing powder with loads of shimmer. This sugar-sweet supremely pink offering of cornflour, absorbent powders and sparkling lustres is the perfect finishing touch that you can add before heading off to any special occasion or parties. Simply dust a light covering over clean skin and smooth on with your hands to highlight or sparkle wherever you want to like arms, legs or collarbone for a glamorous look.
It is inspired by best selling Twilight Bath Bomb. This iridescent purple body wash has the same calming lavender and sweet tonka fragrance that has fast become a can’t live without LUSH scent. Lather up in a hot shower before bed for a good night sleep or just for day time in comfortable warm water. The formula is lightweight and it forms a good lather. It leaves your skin clean, scented and moisturized.
6. Shooting Stars Soap :
Personally I just use herbal soaps for shower if at all I use soaps. Also, my skin is sensitive, so I just decided to use it on my hands. The soap looks amazing with a stunning pastel purple with multi-coloured stars. It has a sprinkle of lustre finishing off what is easily one of LUSH’s most beautiful seasonal soaps till date but because of the shimmer, I wouldn’t still prefer to use it on my body. It has Star fruit puree, mighty lime and bergamot and lather up for skies of zesty sherbet scent. Oh My God! This smells so heavenly. It is not really moisturising but leaves you with clean and good smelling hands. It is advised to use a hand cream after using any hand soap.
Overall Opinion :
Totally loved the ‘Under The Mistletoe’ collection and it is a wonderful holiday gift and totally recommended. Loved all the products and will definitely repurchase them. Just to let you know they are cruelty-free as well.
Under The Mistletoe box is priced at AED 350 and is available at all LUSH stores across UAE.