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Are Lush Gifts worth it? – Valentines edition

Only two days to go until Valentines day and I am yet to upload a Valentines themed post, so here it is! Last year I did a Lush Valentines Haul but money is low, stress is high and Lush is, well…expensive. But I did manage to get my hands on a Lush Gift. Which got me thinking, are Lush gift sets actually worth it? Or are they overrated? Lets talk about Lush Gifts.

 

Lush Gifts

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  • They are made from recycled and regenerative paper.
  • Banana fibre is a renewable material that are free from chemicals and they are made in Zambia. They are turned into paper and this is used to add the finishing touches to many Lush gift boxes.
  • Lush uses Fukushima Cotton Stem Paper made in Japan for their gift boxes too. This paper is grown by a regenerative project called Otento-Sun.
  • The ribbon included on the gifts is made from recycled bottles and made in the UK.
  • Upcycled cotton paper Made in India is used in Lush Gifts. The company Khadi Papers has long-term employment in the local community and supplies them with a reliable income, which I think is amazing.
  • Lush also get their ribbon from all over the world such as Nepal and France. Make sure you check out their website if you want to read more about this. This is where I got all of the information from.

 

Peach and Love Gift

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Peach and Love Gift is beautifully packaged rectangle box that has thick hot pink paper that has shiny gold peaches covering it, and it contains the following bath bombs:

 

Love Boat Bath Bomb:

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I cannot remember how many years Lush has released Love Boat Bath bomb but they definitely had it last year and I loved it. It smells like sweet (but not sickly) sweets, a bit like a mixture between palma violets and refreshers. The Orange Oil, Lemon Oil and Rose oil in this products gives it this lovely smell. The design of this bath bomb is adorable. It really is a little ‘love boat’. I love the multiple colours used and the underneath of the boat is insane, one of the prettiest Lush bath bombs ever I think. If I can remember correctly, this bath bomb floats around in the bath like a little boat and that is what makes it so special and fun to use. It has has popping candy inside(i think) which makes the experience even more fun.

 

Peachy Bath Bomb:

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Peachy Bath Bomb is new to Lush this year and when I saw it I was so excited because the smell of peach is one of my all time favourites. When I smelled this bomb for the first time I was SO disappointed. I don’t know if I have got a faulty batch because I have only had the one, but it smells NOTHING like peach, even though it contains fresh peach juice. I in fact just think it smells like a cheap bath bomb. You know the smell I mean? It just smells like a bath bomb. The design is adorable however and so impressive, one of my favourite Lush bath bombs to look at, it is covered in lustre too.

IMG-9976.JPGThe smell let me down so much I had to use it to see what it was like in the water. It had a lot more of a nicer and sweeter smell but I still didn’t get any peach. It was really aesthetically pleasing to watch though, the picture doesn’t do it justice, it was very frothy and foamy and turned the water a gorgeous pink.

 

Lets talk about MONEY

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Peach and Love Gift costs £10.95 and you receive the two bath bombs mentioned. To buy these bath bombs separately , together it would cost £8.45. So you are paying £2.50 for it to be gift wrapped. Taking into consideration how much effort goes into creating these gifts and how ethical they are, I think this is fair.  However, I would only buy a Lush gift only as a present for someone else, if I really liked the packaging or if I could re-use the box.

 

Making the most out of your Lush Gift

I received Peach and Love gift as a birthday present from my sister, although I would have considered buying this gift for myself as I absolute LOVE the paper it is wrapped it. I am planning on using the paper on a notebook, I just need to make sure I get the right size and then I will have a notebook with this pretty print on. I have also saved the paper form a Golden Wonder gift from Christmas as it is so lovely. I also like to keep the ribbons for when I am feeling crafty.

 

Do you think Lush Gift’s are worth the price? Have you got any other ideas on how to make the most of your gift? Have you tried any of these bath bombs? Let me know in the comments.
Sharnah xx

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8 Comments

  1. February 14, 2019 / 9:01 pm

    It must have been fun working at Lush! If I worked at lush I’d probably never leave empty handed haha. That’s amazing that the Lush gifts are made of recycled paper yay ecofriendly! Wait the bows are made from recycled bottles!! This is so fascinating.

    That’s amazing that the cotton paper made in India – Khadi Papers – helps the local community thrive and they are given a sustainable income – I feel like after watching a few documentaries of companies not paying their workers a proper wage in 3rd world countries, I’m always hesitant of purchasing from anywhere in the event the company isn’t as ethical as they seem.

    THE LIL BOAT IS SO CUTE (probably will sink like the titanic in the bath bUT STILL SO CUTE WITH THE LIL HEARTS ON THE BOTTOM!) Oh wait plot! twist! It! floats! And then sinks? Truly all they need is a Jack & Rose aboard the lovely titanic haha

    Although the peach design is really nice that’s such a bummer that it didn’t smell as nice but I’m guessing the way it looked int he bath makes up for it sort of!

    I haven’t been into Lush in a while – may just have to take a look around soon!!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

  2. intheflux
    February 15, 2019 / 3:07 am

    I absolutely LOVE lush. I tried out the peach bath bomb recently and I loved it. I thought it smelled like peach actually! Haha great post!

  3. February 16, 2019 / 2:14 pm

    I always love the packaging on the Lush gifts but never buy them personally. I’ve had a few given to me in the past in the scarf-wraps and I always re-use the scarves as hair wraps! They’re so aesthetically pleasing.
    El | Welsh Wanderer

  4. February 16, 2019 / 7:01 pm

    Hi, Very Good Article. I really appreciate it. Now you got one regular visitor to your website for new topics. Keep up the Good Work Thanks for always sharing. Nicole Graham

  5. February 19, 2019 / 2:13 am

    I love the Lush is all about being environmentally-friendly. Oh man, their sourcing goes a long way too! I really like the items within the gift boxes. I am a sucker for bath bombs that gives a great show. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the box! I always love gifting them to friends :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  6. Kim
    February 26, 2019 / 10:56 pm

    I love the packaging of the Lush gift boxes but haven’t bought one myself; or had you gifted to me. I find that the boxes usually include products that I don’t use, so aren’t worth it. However I have bought them as gifts for others, along with the wraps. I prefer picking my own bits to gift wrap.

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