Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today I would talk to you all about my first impressions of the new Lush Halloween 2021 Range!
Lord of Misrule (2021 Edition)
The Lord has returned and has had a makeover! This bath bomb that is synonymous with Lush Halloween due to it's vivid green exterior and deep wine red interior has had a makeover after spending some time reflecting during the lockdown. This year, Lord Of Misrule has been inspired by the jesters and the mischief that they have brought to many people for many centuries. This bomb contains Black Pepper, Dark Sumatran Patchouli Oil and Vanilla Absolute to create a spicy yet slightly creamy scent that many have described as mysterious in years gone by.
I have had this product for the past few years when it has made an entrance during the spooky times and it has definitely changed. Am I sold on the changes? Only time can tell. Do I think that the design of the bomb reminds me more of Mario Kart than a jester? Maybe. Will I still use this bomb? Of course! I also think that not only the switch of ingredients this year (from Patchouli, black Pepper, Vanilla to Black Pepper, Patchouli, Vanilla) and the change of type of Patchouli Oil has changed the scent of LOM significantly to me. I still love it but its a lot more creamy and spicy rather than spicy and creamy. As someone who loves spicy scents all year round, this slightly saddened me, however, I am still excited to see what this is like when I use it. Priced at £3.99.
Fly my pretties! I believe that I have mentioned this on the blog before, however, I will just give a little recap on this bomb. This bomb is not only shaped like a Bat but creates wonderful Bath Art, therefore, Lush decided to merge the two and create well Bat Art. Well that's my opinion of the background of this bomb anyway.
This bomb contains Sicilan Lemon, Red Mandarin, Rosemary and Sage Oils which creates a fragrance that to me smells of menthol and blackcurrants which I love during the colder months. I know that the description of what I just said sounds awful but trust me smell it, to me it is divine! This bomb is packed full of colour and sparkle which makes it a perfect bomb to wind down with them the Autumn is just getting a little bit too much for you! Priced at £4.50.
Boo! What a wonderful name and concept for a bath bomb! This little cutie not only looks the part with its starting white and concoction of colours design but also smells the part of giving you a fright! To me, this bomb is obviously inspired to a truly friendly ghost but who knows? This bomb contains Lemongrass, Persian Lime and Sicilian Lemon Oils. This bomb also contains Popping Candy.
To most, this has been described as an old scent in the form of You've Been Mangoed. To me, this does remind me of that old scent but amped up a bit which to some may remind them more of the Avobath scent from Lush. I can't wait to use this due to the uplifting scent, popping candy and the plethora of colours that will explode from this little ghostie. Priced at £4.50.
Who doesn't love to rip out the guts of a Pumpkin? Pumpkin to me is the epitome of Autumn and Halloween!
This product contains Cinnamon Leaf, Lime, Siciian Red Mandarin and Sweet Wild Orange Oils, and, Pumpkin Puree. I love anything Cinnamon so this bomb is a favourite of mine for when I want that spooky spicy punk sort of vibe which is quite often. The Orange and Lime create a sort of citrus background for the Pumpkin to jump from which I quite like too as it stops the bomb from being one dimensional, If you haven't tried this product then you really should! Priced at £4.50.
Screamo Bubble Blower
Ahhhhh! Are we screaming at the patriarchy, the villain that's coming to stab us, or, the worries of living during the pandemic? Who knows! Who doesn't love a good mask and a good scream? To me this bubble bar is obviously inspired by the wonderful slasher franchise that many including myself love to watch during the Halloween series. This bubble bar can be used by swishing into water/letting the water from the tap run on and through it and then once you're done filling your tub, you can use this product to blow actual bubbles into the bath. What an amazing concept!
This bubble bar contains Benzoin Resinoid, Ylang Ylang and Almond Essential Oil. These three create a wonderful sort of Marzipan and Cherry scent which reminds me of amazing baked treats that definitely should be eaten straight out of the oven. I quite enjoy this scent but I do get that it is can be sickly and a bit too much sometimes. Priced at £7.95.
This bubble bar brings you peace! Who doesn't love a good Alien. This one definitely reminds me of those Alien toys that were all the rage a good fewyears ago. To get the full extra-terrestrial experience, just crumble this bubble bar into the tub and let the water create bubbles that are out of this world!
This product contains Bergamot and Litsea Cubeba and Benzoin Resinoid which creates a very citrus scent that reminds me of Avocado Co-Wash with a little bit more of a zing to it. Priced at £4.95
Monster Octopus Shower Jelly
This Octopus may look like a monster but they will definitely take over your heart! Who odesn't love a good Octopus so having one to shower with is amazing. I love this design as Lush rarely release shaped Shower Jellies nowadays!
This cutie contains Blackcurrant and Vanilla Absolutes, Sweet Wild Orange and Tagetes Oils and Fresh Passion Fruit Infusion. I have heard many say that this smells of Passion Fruit, but honestly I disagree. I think that the infusion is more for colour than smell as I do not smell Passion Fruit at all. I have tasted and smelt a lot of Passion Fruit's and Passion Fruit based products and this smells nothing like them. To me, I get Vimto. The fizzy drink that reminds you of a mixture of berries and citrus. That. I think that this Octopus also has a fizzy element that makes me instantly think of Vimto too. No matter what you think the scent is, this is an amazing product. Priced at £7.50.
Lord Of Misrule (2021 Edition)
The Lord has returned to the shower! Most of this is going to be a repeat of what I said in the LOM Bath Bomb 2021 section, however, I do love the colour and texture of this gel. The colour is inviting and the gel texture isn't too thick to use and will definitely be one of the products that I will be using aplenty during the cold mornings. Priced from £7.
Ectoplasm Shower Slime
It's getting slimy in here. Who doesn't love slime?! This product means that you can now enjoy your slime in the bath or shower. To be frank, the Shower Slimes remind me of that bath jelly that was on every TV screen in the early noughts.
This product contains Tangerine, Litsea Cubeba and Grapefruit Oils and Fresh Tangerine and Grapefruit Juices, This to me reminds me of a more zingy cup of freshly squeezed Orange Juice to me and is definitely something that I need every morning no matter what. Priced at £6.
All things nice, Pumpkin, and Spice! Who doesn't love a good bit of Pumpkin Spice with their Autumn cosmetic products. Autumn to me is always Pumpkin Spice season!
This soap contains Pumpkin Puree, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Clove Bud Oil and Ginger Absolute which creates a slightly rich yet spicy scent that is to die for. I absolutely love this and if you love Pumpkin Spice anything then you will do too! Priced at £5.
Ghost In The Dark
We all need a bit of brightness after all of the darkness that we have had in the past 18 months This soap not only looks boo-tiful, but also smells it too.
This soap contains Lemongrass and Bergamot Oils which create a wonderfully uplifting scent which will brighten the darkest of people up. If you have smelt the Avobath product from Lush and loved it then you will love this too! Priced £5.
Trick Or Treat
Trick or treat? The ultimate question. I love a good trick and adore a good treat. To use a lip scrub, simply grab some of the scrub up from the pot by swiping the pot and then scrub your lips with it by moving your fingers in a circular motion over your lips and then lick once done scrubbing!
This product contains Malic Acid and Lime Oil which to me creates a sweet like sour Lime scent and flavour which makes your lips pucker and your mouth beg for more.
They Only Come Out At Night
Contains Bat Art, Alien, Ghostie, Ectoplasm Shower Slime and a drawstring cotton bag. I love gifts that come with bags as they create dual purpose and can even be used to bag other gits to people when needed. Priced at £32.
Contains Punkin Pumpkin, Ghoste and Bat Art. I love this gift as it would definitely be a great gift to give someone who may only want a few products or may be slowly getting into Lush. Priced at £16.
Have you checked out the range? Whats your favourite part of Halloween? Let me know down below!
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All photos except the soaps were shot by Alex.
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