Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream from Lush

Santa's Christmas Shower Cream

The only Lush shower creams that I have truly been head over heels in love with both got discontinued earlier this year, (2017). I was therefore in two minds when I heard about the Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream. Never before been released, Santa’s Christmas shower cream is a brand new Lush product made for 2017’s long awaited Winter line. The shower cream is bright and bold, it radiates ‘Christmas’ with its pillar-box-red colour.

Just as Lush shower creams are meant to be, Santa’s Christmas is a fantastically thick formula. When I read its ingredients list; cinnamon, black pepper, lime oil and coffee, I expected it be something in between the likes of the Hot Toddy and Sonic Death Monkey shower gel. The tradition of me predicting a new products scent fantastically wrong (after just reading its ingredients list) wasn’t broken. Its scent is like neither of the 2 aforementioned shower gels at all.

Santa’s Christmas shower cream smells just like the value cola you get in your local supermarket. I rarely drink cola but after taking off the lid of the Santa’s Christmas shower cream I detected the bitter-sweet and creamy cola scent straight away. It takes me straight back to my childhood and all of the parties where all we did was drink fizzy drinks, eat jelly and ice cream and just get more and more hyper, wreaking havoc wherever we were.

Upon use I find creating a decent lather very difficult when using Santa’s Christmas shower cream. I find it a little easier when the water is as hot as I can stand it (which isn’t ideal). I feel as if I have to use a lot more of the product than I am used to with Lush products just to get the desired effect of a shower cream. The scent also gets lost on me during use which leaves me pretty underwhelmed.

Although I was a little sceptical, I really did think that Santa’s Christmas shower cream was going to fill the void that the discontinuation of The Comforter and Yuzu and Cocoa shower creams had left in my life. In some aspects Santa’s Christmas is a good shower cream but I just feel the aforementioned original duo were so much better. They brightened, hydrated and soothed my skin, both of their gorgeous scents also lasted on my skin hours and hours after using them.

After using Santa’s Christmas, my skin is left feeling soft and definitely appears brighter it however doesn’t feel particularly hydrated. I don’t dislike Santa’s Christmas shower cream by any means, I just feel as if it’s not the best that Lush have created thus far. I will not be letting my one bottle of it get dusty on my shower cream shelf, I will carry on using it until it has all gone but I will not be buying a another bottle. If I did attain another bottle it would be from a Lush gift set that I hope to pick up in the boxing day sales on Tuesday.

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Peeping Santa Bubble Bar from Lush


I first used the Peeping Santa Bubbleroon back in Winter 2015 and it was love at first sniff.

It’s cute dark chocolate eyes helped win me over too. What more could you want in a bathing partner?

It has a sweet, fruity scent, reminding me of fresh strawberries which makes a change as most of the other fruity products that I normally go for are citrus based. I was delighted to find out that it was coming back again as a part of the Winter 2016 line, my review is a little bit late but here I go!


You may have noticed that I have titled this post as the Peeping Santa bubble bar but have referred to it as a bubbleroon in the actual review. Performance wise there is no difference between the 2, both are primarily bubble bars.

The bubbleroons however resemble the small circular cakes, macaroons. Any of the bubble bars that resemble a macaroon are therefore bubbleroons. They have a top, creamy middle and then a bottom piece, placed together just like a miniature sandwich. I think Lush decided to call it a bubble bar on their website just to prevent any confusion.

Peeping Santa has proved very popular since its original release back in 2015. It shares its scent with a number of some of the best selling Lush products from the Yummy, Yummy, Yummy scent family. The Roller bath bomb and Yummy Mummy shower cream being 2 of my favourites from that particular line.


You could easily get 3 baths out of just one Peeping Santa, I however share it over two because I am greedy and simply can’t get enough of its sweet strawberry scent.

The amount of bubbles that it makes when run under a tap is more than enough. Once you’re in the bath tub with it, it really is like a strawberry scented foam party for one.

When I very first used Peeping Santa I can remember how beautiful it felt on my skin hours and hours after bathing in it. Not only does Peeping Santa’s beautiful scent stay with you hours after using it but it also perks up and hydrates your skin right through until the next day.


I quite like using the Peeping Santa on its own as its scent really does stand out. I have however tried out a few Lush cocktails including it and my favourite so far is Peeping Santa and the Intergalactic bath bomb. It sounds crazy but the peppermint and strawberry scent works really well together.

I hope to see these cheeky little bubbleroons again in next year’s Winter line!

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Father Christmas Bath Bomb from Lush


I held off from publishing this review until December as I try my very best to avoid everything Christmas until you can’t avoid it anymore… I also didn’t want to scare away any of my readers by raving about the Father Christmas Bath Bomb in September, I know a lot of you are Christmas crazy but I know others are complete scrooges like me! 😉

The Father Christmas bath bomb is very basic. This however doesn’t make it bad. It’s the same  size as the average larger sized Lush bath bomb. (The likes of the Think Pink and Butterball being small.)

Last year I described the Father Christmas bath bomb as ‘creepy looking’ I have since changed my mind and warmed to him. He actually looks quite jolly to me now.

This bath bomb is a part of the Snow Fairy scent family. Paired with this years brand new Snow Fairy Body Conditioner makes for one sweet, bath time treat.

Last year I wasn’t that crazy on the Snow Fairy products. I didn’t dislike them, I just prefered others.

For some reason earlier on in this year I started to really crave Snow Fairy. It is however a seasonal scent so I couldn’t get hold of any Snow Fairy products in the Summer at all!

When the Winter line was finally released this year, I grabbed as many Snow Fairy scented products as I could and have been really enjoying them ever since.

I have never been crazy on sweet things – food or products, so am really surprised that I have become so very keen on the Father Christmas bath bomb and all of the other Snow Fairy products currently available.

I can remember using this version of the Father Christmas bath bomb for the very first time last year.

I was very surprised to find that it had green insides! although it doesn’t create bath art that lives up to the likes of the Frozen or Enchanter bath bombs, its sudden burst of colour is very interesting to watch in the bathtub.

The sudden burst of colour reminds me of the bath bomb Ylang Song, so unexpected.

Everyone that first sees the Father Christmas bath bomb notices how pale it is, its exterior colours are not very vibrant at all, white and a very, very light pink. This made it even more of a surprise when you suddenly see dark green foam spurting out of it.

I don’t find the Father Christmas bath bomb to be very moisturising which is rare for a Lush bath bomb, since however bringing out the Snow Fairy body conditioner if used alongside the Father Christmas bath bomb it hydrates my skin and helps the Snow Fairy scent remain on my skin for longer.

I love being able to combine products with the same scent. Some products work really well with other differently scented products but Snow Fairy is quite hard to pair up.

With so many products available in its scent you can’t help but want to layer it up.

Last year (2015) if I really had to pick 2 bath bombs out of all of the ones that were available from the Winter collection that I wouldn’t mind if they didn’t come back, I would have said the Father Christmas and the Yog Nog bath bomb.

I don’t dislike either of them I just prefered others, both have however grown on me through out this year and out of the 2 I feel I like Yog Nog more. I am a little disappointed that Father Christmas lasted another year and Yog Nog didn’t.

It is however always nice to have a bath bomb returning for a season. It gives the indecisive Lush fans like me a chance to try them again. 9 times out of 10 I decide I do in fact like it so as sad as I am about Yog Nog now, I’m still happy to have the Father Christmas bath bomb back.

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