The one truly new addition is Roses All The Way soap. This is a heart-shaped, rose-patterned solid soap made with rose oil and rose infusion. The result is a hydrating soap (that fits perfectly in the palm in my hand!) with a mild, fresh rose scent. This won't be an explosion of rose and floral--the scent is more subtle and would be a good pick for someone that finds LUSH's other rose-scented products too overwhelmingly rose.
But before you put on that lovely lip balm, be sure to exfoliate first! The Kiss lip scrub is a favourite of mine, because it made me realize how awesome lip scrubs are (last year's review here)! No face towel or toothbrush can compare to the scrubbing effectiveness of The Kiss' caster sugar and fine sea salt, combined with hydrating safflower oil and cocoa butter. I'm happy that this year's jar seems to have less sprinkles and hearts, because they just get in the way of the scrubbing action!
Prince Charming shower cream seems to be a new incarnation of Prince Charming shower gel (review here). It seems about the same in terms of the ingredients list (vanilla pod, marshmallow root, pomegranate juice, etc), but the texture is thicker and the colour is a deeper, more vivid pink. It still has the same sweet, slightly fruity, candy-like fragrance, and compared to Roses All The Way, the scent is stronger and lingers on the skin more afterwards.
Although they're not specifically part of the Valentine's Day collection, I also recommend checking out LUSH's range of massage bars to get a romantic night going! The scents range from bright and citrusy (Each Peach, Shades of Earl Grey) to sexy (Yes Yes Yes, Tender is the Night).
Overall, my favourites from the collection are still the dynamic duo of The Kiss lip scrub and lip gloss. Get these if you want pillowy-soft lips! What products do you use to get your lips makeout-ready?
Available at LUSH: Roses All The Way ($7.95 CAD / 100 g); The Kiss lip scrub ($9.95 CAD / 25 g); The Kiss lip gloss ($8.95 CAD / 5 g); Prince Charming shower cream ($9.95 CAD / 100 ml); Unicorn Horn bubble bar ($7.95 / 100 g)
Roses All The Way ingredients: glycerin, fresh rose infusion (Rosa damascena), rapeseed oil, coconut oil (Brassica napus, Cocos nucifera), sorbitol, kaolin, water (aqua), sodium stearate, rose syrup, talc, fragrance, rose oil (Rosa damascena), titanium dioxide, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxde, EDTA, tetrasodium editronate, citronellol, benzyl alcohol, alcohol, lilial, geraniol, Red 4, Red 33
The Kiss lip scrub ingredients: caster sugar, safflower oil (Carthamus tinctorius), fine sea salt, fair trade organic cocoa butter (Theobroma cacao), red edible hearts (hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, glycerin, gum arabic, sodium carboxy methyl cellulose, Red 40), flavor, Sicilian mandarin oil (Citrus reticulata), almond essential oil (Prunus amygdalus amara), corn starch (Zea mays), geraniol, limonene, Red 7 Lake, Red 30, soft pink lustre (mica, calcium sodium borosilicate, titanium dioxide, Red 28, tin oxide)
The Kiss lip gloss ingredients: fair trade shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Kalahari melon oil (Citrullus lanatus), Japan wax (Rhus succedanea), organic jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis), illipe butter (Shorea stenoptera), extra virgin coconut oil (Cocos nucifera), cupuacu butter (Theobroma grandiflorum), candelilla wax (Euphorbia cerifera), sunflower wax (Helianthus annuus seed wax), glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, organic agave syrup (Agave tequilana), Flavor, Sicilian mandarin oil (Citrus nobilis), almond essential oil (Prunus amygdalus amara), guarana seed powder (Paullinia cupana), polyvinylpyrrolidone (pvp), synthetic fluorphlogopite, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, cetearyl alcohol, calcium aluminum borosilicate, polymethylsilsesquioxane, methicone, geraniol, limonene, Red 7 Lake
Prince Charming shower cream ingredients: water (aqua), sodium laureth sulfate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, marshmallow root decoction (water, Althaea officinalis), fair trade vanilla pod decoction (water, Vanilla planifolia), stearic acid, fragrance, lauryl betaine, propylene glycol, fresh organic pomegranate juice (Punica granatum), grapefruit oil (Citrus paradisi), sandalwood oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), geranium oil (Pelargonium graveolens), almond oil (Prunus dulcis), mica, titanium dioxide, citronellol, farnesol, geraniol, limonene, linalool, Red 33, Red 27, Red 4, methylparaben
Unicorn Horn bubble bar ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate), sodium laureth sulfate, lauryl betaine, corn starch (Zea mays), fragrance, lavender oil (Lavandula augustifolia), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), neroli oil (Citrus aurantium amara), citral, limonene, linalool, Yellow 8, Red 27, Yellow 10, Yellow 5, mica, Blue 1 Lake, titanium dioxide, maltodextrin, copper powder