Have I mentioned yet that I love Lush products?! Lol. I haven't made a purchase from Lush in a while, and for the sake of beauty blogging (and also because I have a shopping problem), I decided to treat myself to this. It's the Lush Bella Fruta Gift Set. While Lush is 100% vegetarian, they're about 80% vegan. Fortunately, this entire box set is completely vegan! FYI, in case you didn't know, anytime you see that bold "V" on any of Lush's products or on the website, that means it's vegan. Lush's website does a great job allowing you to look for only vegan products which I love. Ironically, I actually came across this set by accident. I was on Lush's website checking out some products, and two of the products I had planned on buying, the Avobath Bath Bomb and Sympathy for the Skin Lotion, were in this box. I checked out all the products this box contained, and I was sold. Here's the contents:
This is a gift set, so it's packaged to give as a gift. The other part of the tag says "To" and "From", and there's a cute green ribbon wrapped around it. And seriously, how cute is that paper?! Naturally, I carefully unwrapped the box so I could save the paper and reuse it. It's entirely too cute and also wasteful not to.
The second I opened the box it was shipped in, all I could smell was Fruity Pebbles. I was so excited, because if that's how strong the smell was without even unwrapping it, I knew the products inside were going to smell amazing. The scent lingers too, which is awesome. Lush sends you a booklet with their products in it, and I took the booklet out and put it my drawer at work, and my entire draw smelled like Fruit Pebbles too. Every time I opened it I was like mmm. I got it delivered to my work and could hardly wait to open it until after I got home from work. I'm like a little kid when it comes to beauty products! So, the minute I got home I opened it.
Under that pretty paper was a basic cardboard box, which is totally fine because it's what inside that counts. To my disappointment, I found packing peanuts, which I hate. I was hoping for some shredded recycled paper but I imagine packing peanuts might be a big more secure so I understand it. The Fruity Pebbles smell was much stronger inside. My fiancé was on the other side of the room when I opened it, and he could smell it from there. Truthfully, the smell is amazing. And even though the scent was so strong, it wasn't overpowering. It's like the perfect amount of scent.
First up is the You've Been Mangoed Luxury Bath Melt, which as you can see, has already been melted lol. It's supposed to be a square, but instead it's just a blob. It's pretty much summer time, and melt is in the name, so I'm not surprised during travel it melted. It's going to melt anyway in the bath, so honestly I didn't really care that much. I did get a good chuckle out of it though.
Next is the Avobath Bath Bomb and The Comforter Bubble Bar. Avocados are one of, if not my numero uno, favorite foods in the whole wide world. I can't wait to try it! The Comforter Bubble Bar is scented with blackcurrent, cassis absolute, and bergamot oil. Both of these smell fabulous.
The Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar is almost too cute to use... almost. I haven't opened this yet so I can't comment on the smell, but I know it's made with real strawberries and coconut oil so I am sure I'm going to love it. Keep in mind, this isn't full sized. The full size is 2.4 oz and this is 1 oz. You can't tell in the picture, but it's still decently sized.
The Miranda Soap is made with real orange and kiwi pieces, as you can see. You can even see the little kiwi seeds scattered throughout the soap, which will provide a gentle exfoliation.
Last, but not least, the Sympathy for the Skin Lotion. This also isn't full sized. The regular size is 8.4 oz and this one is 1.5 oz. It's the same size as the Fresh Face Masks or the small Charity Pots. Still, not a bad size. It's made with real mashed bananas, so that's why you see little black stringys in it. Had you not known that, they may have been a little off putting. Fun little fact: Lush states that they got the name for this lotion from The Rolling Stone's song, Sympathy for the Devil, which is a fabulous song. You may know it from an equally fabulous movie called Interview with the Vampire. It's the song they play at the end of the movie and when they roll the credits.
As tempting as it is, I want to use everything like right away. But, I'm trying to space using these products out. I'll have a separate post reviewing the products as I use them. So, I'm going to wrap this post up by telling you about the price.
All of these lovely products are only $35.95, not including shipping which will of course vary depending on where you live. Individually, the Avobath costs $6.35, You've Been Mangoed costs $6.25, The Comforter cost $10.95, and the Miranda soap costs $7.25. All of that alone totals $30.80. I didn't include the prices of the Strawberries Feels Forever and the Sympathy for the Skin Lotion because they don't offer those products in the sizes included in the box. However, the regular massage bar is $10.95, and the regular lotion is $26.95. Plus, you get a pre-wrapped and ready to give gift. This box pays for itself. It's quality ingredients, and includes something for everyone. I absolutely recommend it! It's available on Lush's website, and possibly the stores. I hope you guys check it out!