It’s that time of year. The launch of the Lush Winter collection means new and returning favourite Lush Halloween products. And I can never resist putting a big order in. The Halloween and Christmas products are normally the most exciting for me. And as they last well, it’s an ideal time to stock up for Winter baths.
As mentioned in my recent post about my Lush favourites, I have been a little underwhelmed with Lush this year. So I was pleased to see some new products in the Lush Halloween collection. Along with some of my favourites from last year, like the sparkly pumpkin bubble bar.
As bath time will be somewhat limited when the baby arrives (potentially non-existent), I stuck to ordering one of each item. I notice the prices have gone up generally. It didn’t feel as though I was getting as much product in comparison to previous years. I remember only the massive bath bombs with little ones inside costing £4+. But now that’s the price for a standard one. It certainly makes it harder to justify, I’m going to have to stay in the bath until completely pruned. Although as I’m now on maternity leave, that won’t be a problem!
Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar
Sparkly Pumpkin is returning for another year. Super glittery and with a nice scent, I always prefer bubble bars as they’re far better value for money.
Monsters Ball Bath Bomb
Monsters Ball is a returning product from last year’s Lush Halloween collection. I loved it then and hope it will be the same this year.
I’ve used this and it was better than I remember. It takes a while to dissolve, makes cool ‘bath art’ and smelled amazing. Once finished, the bath water was a deep purple and filled with glitter.
The foam coating leaves skin feeling super soft. This is the kind of Lush bath bomb I love. And I’ll definitely be repurchasing.
Ectoplasm Jelly Bomb
Love the name Ectoplasm jelly bomb, although I have to admit, jelly doesn’t really appeal to me. Jelly = scrubbing the bath for hours. But I’m happy to be converted,
maybe I’ll be eating my words after trying this. Although as of yet, I’ve held off from any of the new jelly bath bombs. Even the Harry Potter reference wasn’t enough to reel me in for a black jelly bath bomb.
So I’ve since tried this and have mixed feelings. The jelly was weird. It coagulates an inch or so at the top of the water, like pond scum. You can pick it up and it runs through your fingers, but it’s translucent in colour and has no scent. It reminded me of sitting in a natural hot spring in Iceland with algae. Which in that setting was ok, but not exactly what I’m looking for in a bath.
Ectoplasm smelled nice before going in the bath, but didn’t really have much of a scent in the water. There was no cool ‘bath art’ from the product dissolving. And the bath water was a murky green / brown colour. Not ideal.
If this jelly thing was JUST for ectoplasm, I’d think it was kind of cool. The slime goes with the ectoplasm aesthetic. But knowing this is the new thing at Lush, I don’t get it. I don’t understand why you would want slime in your bath. It doesn’t feel moisturising at all. I much prefer the bath bombs with a foamy coating which feel super moisturising. And also seem to have better colours, make better ‘bath art’ and keep their scent.
The price has gone up and it doesn’t feel worth it at all. I’m not a fan, but it will be interesting to see what the Snow Fairy version is like. Ectoplasm isn’t a product I would repurchase.
As someone on Twitter pointed out, the pink pumpkin bubble bar looks somewhat … Questionable. I’m hoping my photo is better than the Lush product shot, which definitely didn’t conjure up ‘pumpkin’ when I saw it.
Bewitched Bubble Bar
Look it’s got a cat on it. This was always going in the basket. Bewitched has a blackberry scent, which I love. It reminds me of that bat shower jelly thing from a couple of years back, which would fly out your hands if you even looked at it. Same scent, far easier to use.
What did you think of this year’s Lush Halloween collection? Have you tried any of my picks?