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All that glitters: We Are Chester get festive at Lush Chester

Beauty bloggers at the Lush festive showcase event Photo: We Are Chester

Beauty bloggers at the Lush festive showcase event Photo: We Are Chester

Can a person ever have too many glittery, deliciously scented products in their life?

The simple answer is no, in our humble opinion, especially at this time of year when the nights draw in and we tend to spend more time indoors.

With our increasingly busy lives, it’s important to schedule in a bit of ‘me time’ and for us, little treats like scented candles and warming bubble baths can be truly restorative.

With this in mind, we were more than a little excited to be invited to a bloggers showcase at the Lush store in Chester, where we would be shown the store’s new Halloween and Christmas ranges.

The bloggers showcase saw team We Are Chester meet up with beauty bloggers from across North Wales and the north west to get to try out some of the company’s latest products and to hear first hand what goes into these handmade, ethically-produced goodies.

Santa’s Belly

We got to make our very own butterbear bath bombs and even played a tricky game of catch with a scented and delightfully wobbly Santa’s Belly shower jelly – slightly surreal but seriously good fun.

Glittery heaven: Pumpkin bubble bar. Photo: Angela Ferguson

Glittery heaven: Pumpkin bubble bar. Photo: Angela Ferguson

As I type, I can smell the gorgeous scents emanating from my bag of Lush goodies and my hands are pretty well coated with gold glitter. The culprit is the glitter fest that is the pumpkin bubble bar – a feast for the senses with its soothing scent of juniper berry, lime and grapefruit.

It’s fair to say that Lush have gone to town with their many and varied scented bundles of festive goodness that are on offer in store at the moment.

Fighting animal testing

From the delightful wobble of the Snowman shower jelly to the comforting scent of Snow Fairy shower gel, this ethically minded company has a wide selection of handmade products to help see us all through the autumn and winter months in style. And, and this is a big and here, Lush prides itself on its stance against animal testing and in ethical buying.

Other Lush highlights for us:

  • Cranberry festive face mask
  • Yog Nog soap
  • Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb
  • The Magic of Christmas reusable bubble bar
  • Reindeer Rock soap with lingonberry, cypress and bergamot oil – a real fruity, berry hit
  • Buche de Noel festive face and body cleanser – smells very Christmassy and, like many Lush products, it looks and smells almost good enough to eat!
  • Santa’s lip scrub – cola infused polishing ready for a kiss beneath the mistletoe
Lush's Yog Nog soap Photo: Angela Ferguson

Lush’s Yog Nog soap Photo: Angela Ferguson

Dashing Santa bath bomb Photo: Angela Ferguson

Dashing Santa bath bomb Photo: Angela Ferguson

Like children in a sweet shop: the beauty bloggers descend on Lush Chester for the festive showcase Photo: Angela Ferguson

Like children in a sweet shop: the beauty bloggers descend on Lush Chester for the festive showcase      Photo: Angela Ferguson

A Buche de Noel face and body cleanser is prepared by MJ    Photo: Lush Chester

A Buche de Noel face and body cleanser is prepared by MJ Photo: Lush Chester

Santa's Lip Scrub Photo: Angela Ferguson

Santa’s Lip Scrub Photo: Angela Ferguson

Fairy wand bath wand Photo: Angela Ferguson

Get in the pink with Lush’s Magic Wand reusable bubble bar   Photo: Angela Ferguson

Five gold rings: One of Lush's new festive products Photo: Angela Ferguson

Five gold rings bubble bar: One of Lush’s new festive products Photo: Angela Ferguson

Christingle body conditioner Photo: Angela Ferguson

Christingle body conditioner Photo: Angela Ferguson

It's Father Christmas at Lush Photo: Angela Ferguson

Peeping Santa   Photo: Angela Ferguson

Festive fare from Lush: A Christmas bubble bar Photo: Angela Ferguson

Festive fare from Lush: The Holly Golightly bubble bar Photo: Angela Ferguson

Festive goodies from Lush Photo: Angela Ferguson

Some of the festive goodies offered by Lush   Photo: Angela Ferguson

Lush prides itself on its ethical and anti animal testing stance Photo: Angela Ferguson

Lush prides itself on its ethical and anti animal testing stance Photo: Angela Ferguson

A spooky addition to the Lush repertoire Photo: Angela Ferguson

A spooky addition to the Lush repertoire Photo: Angela Ferguson

About Angela Ferguson (86 Articles)
I'm a writer, journalist and blogger, as well as the founder and editor of culture webzine wearechester.co.uk. I'm also a university lecturer in journalism and media communications and a presenter at Flipside Radio.

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