Lush Valentines Day 2014

It doesn't matter if you are planning on spending the evening with the object of your affection or having a lovely pampering session with a friend or two, Lush have lots of beautiful new products to treat yourself of the apple of your eye to this Valentines Day.

Not having a bath does limit my choices when it comes to bath and body products so I was glad to see a new and limited edition shower gel added to Lush's rooster. The new and utterly charming body wash is called Prince Charming and contains marshmallow root, Fair Trade vanilla and fresh pomegranate juice to soften the skin and the fragrance is made using a beautiful blend of grapefruit, sandalwood and geranium oils. In my opinion this smells similar to fizzy sherbet and despite such description is rather lovely, in a sweet child like sense. 

There is also a new massage bar which is softer than usual and perfect not only for massages but as an intensive body butter. This Jammie Dodger inspired creation not only looks cuter than a button but smells great - sweet, vanilla and shares the same scent as Lush's Rock Star soap and Creamy Candy bubble bar –but is easier than usual to use due to its soft texture (a blend of cupuaçu butter, shea butter and olive oil). It can also double up as a home scent - simply chop off a little of the bar and burn in an oil burner et voila.

Sadly the Royal Mail smashed my Love Locket bath bomb into several pieces so all you can see in the photo is the centre. You will have to take my word for it when I say it is HUGE, bigger than the span of my hand and at £6.95 I guess you wouldn't expect less? I have no idea (nor would I want to ruin the surprise) what is hidden inside the small heart but apparently there is a secret held within! This has a very soft almost musk like scent that is both soothing and feminine. I can imagine it to be a great treat after a long hectic day with some candles...bliss!

Lastly The Kiss lip gloss makes a return this year, this is an almost balm like product which features a blend of shea and cupuacu butters which not only provide a silky soft base and light sheen but also moisturises the lips too. The Kiss also contains a little Guarana seed powder to as it is a natural “booster” and will plump the lips without the painful/annoying stinging sensation other lip plumpers may have. The Kiss isn't all that pigmented but rather gives the lips the lightest hint of a tint of baby pink and layers well over any other lip product.

You can find the entire Lush Valentine 2014 collection here - link and in store too.

- This post contains press samples.