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Celebrating Easter April 5th with LUSH Ltd & Glitter Rant

Easter Sunday is only a week away and whether for you it’s a time of religious reflection or an excuse to stuff your face full of delicious chocolate (or both!) LUSH Ltd have you covered. But before I get onto the products…

LUSH Ltd Lustre & Glitter

I’ve been needing to get this off my chest for a while now when it comes to LUSH Ltd and I’d hoped the new products this easter might be different but alas, no.

Over the last 2 years, LUSH Ltd have seemingly added glitter or ‘lustre’ as they call it, to almost every single product they’ve brought to market for the body. It’s horrible. And the problem is, if you put it in everything, it means nothing. It just seems as though they’re really trying to get their money’s-worth from buying this glitter machine!

It’s great at Christmas in a few products when the days are dark and you want a little festive sparkle to cheer yourself up, but in when you’ve spring cleaned your house, for your bath and bathroom to then be filled with nasty, cheap sparkling glitter, clinging to everything in sight– it really starts to piss you off.

It appears they’ve changed their target audience to pre-teen/teen and kitsch-obsessed girly girls whose major thrill in life is to have everything sparkly and unicorn themed (did you see that weird, dildo-looking horn thing?). LUSH Ltd appear to have lost a lot of their class and luxury, replacing it with… glitter.

They’re forgetting their baby-boomer demographic of middle-aged women as well as gay men who statistically have money. to. burn. You see queues of school girls buying individual bath bombs in the store, but customers like myself, close friends and mother would go into a LUSH Ltd store and spend £50 without really even thinking about it. I speak for all of us when I say enough of the glitter!

The LUSH Ltd Easter Lineup

 

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow

 

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Unnecessary glitter, seriously, no real obvious necessity for it and spoils what would otherwise be an absolutely gorgeous bar of soap with mandarin, rose and neroli oil.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Perfume, Sicilian Mandarin Oil, Neroli Oil, Rose Absolute, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Chloride EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Sodium Hydroxide, *Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 42090, Colour 15510, Colour 45350, Colour 17200, Colour 59040, Colour 45410, Colour 14700, Snowflake Lustre, Dazzling Gold Lustre.
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Hoppity Poppity

 

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Seriously love this bath ballistic. It fizzes away pouring out the delicious scents of Lavender, Lime and Violet. It’s super softening on the skin and makes for a really nice bath. Would actually be nice to see this, or a variation thereupon, feature in the permanent collection. Again, there’s glitter/lustre, but I didn’t notice it until reading the ingredients list afterwards before writing this (which begs the question, why is it even in there?).

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Popping Candy, Violet Leaf Absolute, Lavender Absolute, Perfume, *Limonene, *Linalool, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Colour 45410, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Frosty Holly Lustre.
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Golden Egg

 

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Totally get why this is glittery; a bath bomb melt based on the Golden Egg from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. It really craps glitter, but it’s pretty cool. With orange oil, bergamot and softening olive oil and cocoa, it melts into the bath leaving your skin amazingly soft in a sea of gold sparkles. It’s fun and perfect for kids this Easter.

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Fair Trade Colombian Cocoa Butter, Citric Acid, Laureth 4, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Perfume, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil, Olive Oil, Cornflour, Lauryl Betaine, Amyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Lilial, Linalool, Limonene, Gardenia Extract, Colour 19140:1, Radiant Gold Lustre, Gold Glimmer Lustre.
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Bunch of Carrots

 

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Hurrah! The only product in this year’s Easter lineup not to feature any glitter/lustre; I’m sure this was a mistake on their part. These look super cool and would make a gorgeous easter gift. With Buchu oil, lemon and bergamot, they’re refreshing and uplifting. You can also get a good few baths out of these; using one carrot at a time or to be honest, half of one!

Ingredients

Sodium Carbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerine, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Buchu Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Bergamot Oil, Lilial, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 15510.
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Pot O’ Gold Shower Jelly

 

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I can’t make my mind up with this. I loathe both the jelly texture (it’s a bit like congealed, foaming snot) and then there’s all the glitter; but the scent – my god the scent is just incredible with orange peel, pineapple juice, myrrh and vanilla. It’s really quite intoxicating. When you can keep hold of it in the shower, it creates a sparkly cleansing foam.

Ingredients

Glycerine, Orange Peel Decoction, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Carrageenan Extract, Perfume, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Myrrh Resinoid, Sweet Orange Oil, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Gardenia Extract, Radiant Gold Lustre, Gold Glimmer Lustre, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
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Harvey Specter
Posted at 00:08 April 7, 2015
Fairoz
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I can’t deny that the Golden Egg is a clincher for me. It was wonderful in the bath especially planned out well for my wife’s surprise birthday. A calming and soothing scent too. Always love LUSH products.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 19:25 April 3, 2015
The Little Blog of Beauty
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I’m with you on the glitter, it drives me mad. After years of dance shows I think I’ve got glitter running in my blood, I really don’t need any more in my house. As for the Unicorn ‘horn’ I actually thought it looked more like something a unicorn would have pooped!

I’ve used Hoppity poppity and liked that one but I had no idea it had lavender in, which isn’t great as I’m allergic. I really want Pot of gold for the amazing smell but I’m trying to resist it. I bought my dad Bunch of carrots as a little Easter gift and he loves them. He’s a recent convert to Lush bath products.

Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

Harvey Specter
Posted at 19:25 April 3, 2015
The Little Blog of Beauty
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I’m with you on the glitter, it drives me mad. After years of dance shows I think I’ve got glitter running in my blood, I really don’t need any more in my house. As for the Unicorn ‘horn’ I actually thought it looked more like something a unicorn would have pooped!

I’ve used Hoppity poppity and liked that one but I had no idea it had lavender in, which isn’t great as I’m allergic. I really want Pot of gold for the amazing smell but I’m trying to resist it. I bought my dad Bunch of carrots as a little Easter gift and he loves them. He’s a recent convert to Lush bath products.

Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

Harvey Specter
Posted at 18:09 March 31, 2015
Thom Watson
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*guilty face*

Harvey Specter
Posted at 17:29 March 31, 2015
Miss Makeup Magpie
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I love your posts so much

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 18:09 March 31, 2015
    Thom Watson
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    *guilty face*

Harvey Specter
Posted at 15:39 March 31, 2015
Josh @ The Kentucky Gent
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I love LUSH, but I will admit that they can definitely add a little bit too much glitter on occasion. They seem to think it fits every/any/all occasions.

Best,
Josh – The Kentucky Gent
http://thekentuckygent.com

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 18:09 March 31, 2015
    Thom Watson
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    Thanks Josh. Glad it’s not just me thinking this! x

Harvey Specter
Posted at 15:39 March 31, 2015
The Kentucky Gent
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I love LUSH, but I will admit that they can definitely add a little bit too much glitter on occasion. They seem to think it fits every/any/all occasions.

Best,
Josh – The Kentucky Gent
http://thekentuckygent.com

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 16:46 March 31, 2015
    Thom Watson
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    Exactly! Thank you!

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 18:09 March 31, 2015
    Thom Watson
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    Thanks Josh. Glad it’s not just me thinking this! x

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:53 March 31, 2015
Strawbry_Blonde
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‘It really craps glitter’ omg I do love you T.

There are a few things I like from Lush, eg lip scrubs & Dream Cream, but generally I really don’t get the hype. I gag a little at the sickly scent every time I walk past and the thought of putting fluro fizzy stuff in my bath – now with added glitter – I can’t even…

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 11:07 March 31, 2015
    Thom Watson
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    See I love the scents, always have done; I think I’m a secret patchouli loving hippy at heart but yeah, it seems they’ve got carried away with the hype and are concentrating solely on the YouTube generation; but when that dies off – they’re screwed, no? PS. Love the scrubs and dream cream / steamcream. T xx

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:53 March 31, 2015
Strawbry_Blonde
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‘It really craps glitter’ omg I do love you T.

There are a few things I like from Lush, eg lip scrubs & Dream Cream, but generally I really don’t get the hype. I gag a little at the sickly scent every time I walk past and the thought of putting fluro fizzy stuff in my bath – now with added glitter – I can’t even…

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 11:07 March 31, 2015
    Thom Watson
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    See I love the scents, always have done; I think I’m a secret patchouli loving hippy at heart but yeah, it seems they’ve got carried away with the hype and are concentrating solely on the YouTube generation; but when that dies off – they’re screwed, no? PS. Love the scrubs and dream cream / steamcream. T xx

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