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.

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.

Emoji!

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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  • 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 // http://www.hellolizziebee.com

    • Amy

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

  • This Lush collection is just so pretty!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves</a

    • Amy

      It is! x

  • Fiona

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

    Fiona xx

    • Amy

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

  • 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

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

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

    http://www.allurelavie.com

    • Amy

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

  • 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

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

  • 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
    http://Www.iamnoshrinkingviolet.co.uk

    • Amy

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

  • leah rachel

    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

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

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

    • Amy

      The unicorn horn is a favourite of mine!

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

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • Amy

      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

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

    Gemma x | http://www.flutterandsparkle.com

    • Amy

      It’s one of mine too!

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

    Rebecca Coco

    • Amy

      They really nailed the cute factor this year!

  • Bernadette

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

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

    • Amy

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

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

    Kenzie x
    LemonaidLies – Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

    • Amy

      I look forward to their holiday releases so much!

  • Makeup Musings

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

    Annie | http://www.musingsofamakeupjunkie.com

    • Amy

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

  • Georgia Hathaway

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

    Georgia x
    http://www.georgiahathaway.co.uk

    • Amy

      Thanks Georgia! I hope you did too.

  • Unicorn horn is the best! xx

    • Amy

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

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

    T x

    • Amy

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

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

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Amy

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

  • Amy

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

  • 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 – http://www.abeautifulride.co.uk

    • Amy

      I hope you get some and enjoy them <3

  • 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

      I love the scent of the unicorn horn x

  • 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 | http://www.throughneweyesx.com x

    • Amy

      It”s one of my favs x

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

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Amy

      Thanks Ann-Marie x

  • 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

      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

      • 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 😀