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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Matryoshka Review

Lush's christmas collection is their best to date, as far as I'm concerned, with a mix of their classics such as Snowfairy- a bit of a cult classic and some of their quirky ideas like the 'bearded woman' bath ballistic and their adorable 'gingerbread house'. Their complete holiday collection can be found on their website here.
I picked up one or two bits from their christmas stuff , so expect more festive Lush review in the run up to Christmas!

The matryoshka is technically a gift as you get a whole of goodies in it (but since it doesn't look like a classic christmas gift I think I can justify using this myself..)
Shaped like a russian doll and wrapped in a square of festive fabric, matryark consists of two large, hollow pieces of so white soap(which is anything but white..) which will make your whole room smell lovely, it also lasts forever as these chunks are huge!
Inside the green half you'll find CINDERS bath ballistic, the well know 'crackling' bath bomb!
Cinders was the one christmas item I was most excited about - the idea of the popping candy crackling away just sounded so festive. If anything I was worried the scent wouldn't be to my taste. As it was, I had a ton of popping candy yet none of it snapped, crackled or popped and the scent was the best bit!
It dropped to the bottom of the bath and after a little fizzing just sat there making the water a rather awkward yellow shade and making everything smell sweet.
Even turning the water on again didn't do much- I think I just got a dud one though as so many people love it.

And snuggled inside the other half of the russian doll is SO WHITE
This smelt gorgeous in the store and hasn't disapointed. It's fresh, fragrent and prefect as a little treat in winter. It delivers some creamy bubbles alongside a rich lather but the real selling point for this bath ballistic is the scent!
This is the only lush ballistic that not only made my whole bathroom smell amazing but the scent lingered on my skin for hours afterwards - which earned me a few compliments, and wasn't overpowering.

Overall for £9.95 this is a bit of bargain since you get three goodies; cinders, so white bath balistic and the so white soap. This is lovely, classic bath ballisitic which I think would be perfect for all age groups depite the quirky packaging!
And you also get a 10% off voucher:)

48 comments:

Hannah said...

Ooh this looks lovely! Love the Russian Doll idea :)
I've ordered Mandarin's Tea Party which is very christmas-y smelling, so can't wait til that arrives :) x

Josie said...

This is so pretty and sounds amazing!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Yours is fab; I can't wait for more.
xo Josie
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this free bird said...

This is awesome. I need some little stocking stuffer type gifts and hadn't even thought of Lush before now. Thanks!!

xo,
carrie

Leia said...

Looks amazing!

Leia

Venus In Virgo said...

Thanks for this! I love Matroyshkas, I have a huge collection and this would be fun to have as a product. XOXO

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johanna said...

SO CUTE

Oslo by fashion said...

I loove lush! juse it in the shower and the skin feels soo fresh and clean after!!

Great post,i will defiently try the chrismasstuff out!!

Kisses

Closet Fashionista said...

So cute!!! Would be a great gift for anyone, or yourself like you said, haha :)
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ching said...

awww i wish i could smell it through the internet. :)

jen said...

i've never tried lush products, but i think i just might go and give them a try! thanks for the post!

Alysia Pollock said...

Very interesting post!! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you continue! have a nice day! :)

Katie said...

Love Lush holiday gifts!

Marie said...

Thanks for the review and pictures, this sounds and looks AMAZING!:D

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..R May A.. said...

@ Hannah, The russian doll idea is what drew me in too :)
@ Jen you definately should - you'll become addicted though!! x

UrbanMermaid said...

mm these look yummy =D

Yvette said...

Lush is amazing!

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Dina (XYYan) said...

It's a really unique soap! I wish we have Lush here :D

head over heels said...

i haven't seen this before but i love the russian doll idea! i think i need to take a little trip to lush :) x

Silkybow said...

hehehe seeing this post makes me want to go to LUSH as soon as possible!

Stefany said...

ooh lush! I've always wanted to try those soaps. I don't know why I haven't. Haha. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! =]

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Cafe Fashionista said...

What a fabulous review! The packaging itself is beautiful!! :)

..R May A.. said...

@ Cafe fashionista, it's the packaging that drew me in- it's adorable!! x

Fashion Queen said...

Yummy, I love Lush.

Krystal said...

I so love that place, must go tomorrow. must!

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kirstyb said...

i do love their products but there staff scare me x

Becky-May said...

i love lush, the chocolate face mask is amazing! although i do find some of their stuff just leaves the bath all slimey! but i still love it :) you have a very cool blog

thank you for your sweet comment,

BM

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XXX

Winnie said...

Ooh the bath bombs look lovely. I'm personally not the hugest fan of Lush but I think they make lovely gifts!

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

i love russian dolls and lush, i need this! x

COURTZMELV said...

So pretty and sounds amazing! I need to add some LUSH bath bombs to my wish list urgently!xx

Shop N' Chomp said...

So cute! I saw this but did not buy it. Should have! :)

Ahleessa said...

How cute! It does look like a Russian doll. :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

That is such a sweet idea! I love that Lush has put fun into bathing products.

Dressing Up For Me said...

What a very interesting design for soap. I love a sweet smelling soap as long as it doesn´t dry my skin.

..R May A.. said...

@Dressing for me, I've got dry skin and lush soaps have enver dried my skin :)
@Sabine so do i -they always have new quirky ideas!! x

ediot said...

nice gift idea! i just bought lots of gifts at lush this sunday.. including a shampoo soap for myself

hope you're having a wonderful week dear

x

Karen said...

The Russian Doll shaped packaging is cute :) Ah, and it's nice to know that a scented soap lasts on your skin for a few hours after using it in the bath. Great review

rebecca said...

ahh, i love lush's stuff, but i find that it's quite expensive, so i'd appreciate the 10% off voucher!

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Nat Elizabeth said...

This looks AMAZING. Luch is just amaze anyway. The smell is bliss!

Sorry for my incredibly late reply, but blogging has been off my agenda for about a week!
Finally have a new post up :)

NE

Sjaar said...

Ahh lucky you! Lush stuff smells so delicious.. I always have the urge to eat everything there because i forget its soapy haha.

Cherry Pullinger said...

Great little review, I'm hoping to go to Lush this sunday!

Jennifer said...

oh i need some LUSH after viewing your post! <3

happy christmas in advance :D! I'd be away for a week :)

bunnybeauty said...

I have yet to make purchases from Lush! Whenever I walk by it feels so overwhelming! You look like you've made a fun selection. =)

Beauty Addict said...

I am a huge fan of Lush!! I should check this product out!!

pixelhazard said...

Oh i wish i had the determination to keep nails festive and not chip-ey

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em.me.ma said...

im sooo inlove with lush!