Lush Cosmetics Valentine’s Day 2017

13th February 2017
Lush Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine’s Day.

We’re somewhat on the fence as a couple when it comes to this romantic time of year.

We don’t ‘do’ Valentine’s Day. Not in the cards and teddies kind of way at least. We’ve done some romantic things which conincided with February. Paris last year for instance. Although that was a week or so before to avoid the crowds.

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I’m most certainly not against it. A pet hate is when the fun police come out online and say it’s cheesy. If you like it, I love it. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Traditions

This year I’ve decided I’m going to mark it in my own way. The realisation set in that it’s actually one of the first things to look forward to after Christmas. January is bleak and so like people in the Arctic celebrating the first sunrise after the dark Polar night, I’m jumping on the Valentine’s Day bandwagon. A slither of excitement in the constant fog, 5 week months and post-Christmas comedown.

Irregardless of any plans for me and mine, there’s one Valentine’s Day tradition I never let slip. Raiding the Lush Valentine’s Day collection arrivals.

Lisa Vanderpump is my spirit animal. I’m a longstanding fan of all things pink. It’s impossible not to feel a slight twinge of girly excitement when seeing hearts everywhere and a sea of red and pink tones.

Lush Valentine's Day 2017

Returning Favourites

This year Lush brought back some of my absolute favourites: The Unicorn Horn and their Loverlamp bath bomb. I of course had to stock up on those.

I also got Valentine’s Day lip scrub ‘the kiss’ which is essentially some really nice tasting sugar. For the second year on the trot I ate this in the bath whilst reading a book and do you know what? I regret nothing. My lips are still chapped but I can no sooner leave that in my bathroom cupboard than I could a bag of Mini Eggs. Hashtag willpower.


New Products For 2017

Along with returning favourites, we were treated to some newbies. I picked up both the heart eyes bubble bar and cupid bath bomb. Inspired I presume by emoji -and two of my most used I might add- these adorable new products smelled as divine as they looked.

Lastly I completed my little haul with the Love Spell moisture / massage bar. This was an Oxford Street exclusive last year. I really love their solid moisturiser bars. On contact they melt slightly and can be applied to skin, leaving it silky soft. Love Spell smells like rose and neroli oil.

Before Valentine’s Day was even close I had used up my new stash. Aaron surprised me with a Loverlamp bathbomb. My favourite (genuinely. Not in the Lush staff kind of way). As well as two butterballs, which I find make my skin feel utterly amazing. He’s alright that one.

As for our Valentine’s Day plans. I’m going to try and make something nice to eat. Followed by a rose flavoured desert of some description. On a recent trip down the Waitrose Cooks Ingredients aisle I spotted a pot of rose petals I had to buy. I’m being quite liberal with the word ‘had’ here.

Lush treats

Feeling Inspired

In a past job I assisted on a photoshoot for local chef Anand George (Purple Poppadom, Cardiff). He created the most incredible rose petal creme brûlée which I got to eat (perks of the job!). I’ve never forgotten it and in that moment had a surge of inspiration. Sadly I’ve since remembered I’m not a Keralin inspired master chef. I’m hoping Pinterest will save me.

Whatever happens it couldn’t be more of a fail than the year we attempted a romantic meal. We bought a pasta maker. Turns out, making pasta is hard. Scrap that. Making pasta is IMPOSSIBLE.

We phoned out for a Noodle Box and ate that by candlelight instead. A hilarious and special night, albeit for all the wrong reasons. 

I hope everyone has a fantastic Valentine’s Day. Whoever you’re with and whatever you’re doing. Although make sure you take some time out to treat yourself. A relaxing Lush bath can’t be beaten and this time of year is the perfect excuse. Not that I ever need one!

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  • LizzieBee
    13th February 2017 at 8:16 am

    I agree with you – I love Valentine’s Day because it’s the first thing to look forward to in the new year. This was the first time, however, I didn’t stock up on any lush goodies but I instead treated my friends to the Cupid bath bomb. It just looks so cute!

    Lizzie Bee //

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:37 am

      Aw well I hope they enjoy it! It was my favourite of the new items I tried. x

  • Candice Petersen
    13th February 2017 at 10:13 am

    This Lush collection is just so pretty!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves</a

    • Amy
      13th February 2017 at 10:37 am

      It is! x

  • Fiona
    13th February 2017 at 10:45 am

    This Lush collection is so pretty, it’s a shame we don’t have a bath.

    Fiona xx

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:22 pm

      I love their shower products too, I wish they did more.

  • Laura Louise
    13th February 2017 at 11:15 am

    What amazing pictures! Everything looks so pretty. I think I am the only person I know who doesn’t use the LUSH bath bombs and things – I may need to try pick some up ! x

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:21 pm

      I’m fully addicted. I hope you enjoy them if you do!

  • Allure La Vie
    13th February 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Ah all looks so pretty, wish I would have picked some of these up now. X

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:21 pm

      I hope you get to snag some before they disappear <3

  • Roxie Ferguson
    13th February 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I love the Lush Valentine collection. We don’t really do anything to celebrate. We usually get a meal for 2 deal with a bottle of wine from M&S and cosy up on the couch xx

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:20 pm

      Can’t beat the M&S meals for two, yum!

  • Violet
    13th February 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Yessss! Valentines truly is something to look forward to after the dark period of January. Absolutely love the look of these goodies and may have to pop to lush tomorrow :-).

    Violet x

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:20 pm

      It really is! I hope you get something you enjoy.

  • leah rachel
    14th February 2017 at 12:13 am

    I think valentines day is a really sweet day to either show someone how much you love them or to have a nice day to yourself and have a nice glass of prosecco! I love the lush range this year, I can’t get over the super cute emoji bath ball and the unicorn horn is just adorable.

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:20 pm

      I totally agree! I loved the products they bought out this year. I hope you had a good one <3

  • Bellissa Femaleadda
    14th February 2017 at 7:29 am

    These look so tempting and sounds great.
    I waana buy them.
    Escpecially the unicorn horn.

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:19 pm

      The unicorn horn is a favourite of mine!

  • Cassandra Myee
    14th February 2017 at 7:52 am

    I love the Lush range for Valentines Day – the emoji bath bomb is amazing!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:19 pm

      I loved the emoji – I thought it was a bath bomb too and dropped it in the water expecting fizz but it was a bubble bar, oops!

  • Gem
    14th February 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I think my favourite thing about Valentine’s Day is the Lush collection!

    Gemma x |

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:19 pm

      It’s one of mine too!

  • Rebecca Lacey
    14th February 2017 at 6:20 pm

    The Lush valentines collection is so cute, I love the new products that they released this year!!

    Rebecca Coco

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:18 pm

      They really nailed the cute factor this year!

  • Bernadette
    15th February 2017 at 1:17 am

    Lush always comes through during holidays, their creativity levels are amazing and they always have incredible products.

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:18 pm

      They really do, I look forward to their seasonal launches.

  • Kenzie Harvey
    15th February 2017 at 8:19 am

    I love Lush! Their holiday inspired collections are always swoon worthy!

    Kenzie x
    LemonaidLies – Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:18 pm

      I look forward to their holiday releases so much!

  • Makeup Musings
    15th February 2017 at 9:32 am

    I love this haul so much! Can’t wait to pop there this weekend and splurge on some bits! Great post lovely xx

    Annie |

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Annie, I hope you enjoy whatever you pick up!

  • Georgia Hathaway
    15th February 2017 at 10:12 am

    This is lovely haul! Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day babe!

    Georgia x

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks Georgia! I hope you did too.

  • Laura
    15th February 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Unicorn horn is the best! xx

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:16 pm

      It is! I wish it was here all year around.

  • TheStyleRawr
    15th February 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I’m so glad they brought that bath bomb back, it smells amazing!!

    T x

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Ahh me too, I wish it was part of the permanent line!

  • Jacquard Flower
    16th February 2017 at 9:33 am

    These look so lovely and sounds like you had a nice Valentines day in the past 😀 Have a lovely day!

    Gemma x

    • Amy
      16th February 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks Gemma. I hope you’re having a great day!

  • Amy
    16th February 2017 at 1:21 pm

    It seems a bit rife amongst bloggers -and teenagers haha- but I’m obsessed.

  • Sophie
    16th February 2017 at 2:29 pm

    The heart eyes emoji bubble bar is so cute! Might have to run to my local lush to see if i can get one before they go!xx

    Sophie –

    • Amy
      17th February 2017 at 8:13 pm

      I hope you get some and enjoy them <3

  • Lauren
    16th February 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I have the unicorn horn I haven’t used it yet though. I wasn’t keen on the smell of the others.

    Lauren x Huggled

    • Amy
      17th February 2017 at 8:13 pm

      I love the scent of the unicorn horn x

  • Tamsin Swann
    21st February 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I wish I had grabbed Unicorn Horn, so sad I missed it this year :(. Loverlamp was so lovely when I had it last year, sooo moisturising xx

    Tamz | x

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 3:22 pm

      It”s one of my favs x

  • Face to Curls
    22nd February 2017 at 3:08 am

    This is lovely haul! These look so tempting and sounds great and love unicorn horn.

    Ann-Marie |

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks Ann-Marie x

  • Rhiannon
    26th February 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I’ve been meaning to come back and comment on this for ages! Only to say I work part-time at Mint & Mustard and we have the same brulee (I wanna say it started at M&M and Anand took it with him when he went off on his own but I could be wrong). Anyway, me and the dessert chef have a weird but special friendship despite the gaping language barrier (he once gave me a bunch of bananas to symbolise our friendship) and I could totally find out the secret for you! Haha, connections 😉

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Ahh that’s so cool! It was! It was actually M&M’s website we were doing at the time and a photoshoot for them. Must have been 2006 ish. I would absolutely love this, happy to pay in bananas but it was SO good. I would love to try and make it! I should update my post really to reflect the fact it was Mint & Mustard as reading it back it doesn’t sound right! xx

      • Rhiannon
        1st March 2017 at 4:51 pm

        Sounds about right, I think that’s when they first opened! I’ll ask him when I go back to work and let you know 😀