My parents gave my sister and I a certain amount to spend for Christmas. I had already placed an order with Whittard of Chelsea, but still had money left over, so decided to wait until the sales started. I knew I wanted some things from Lush in particular, so made my list and set my alarm early on Boxing Day morning, ready for the online sale to start. The website was a nightmare last year, but this year was different. It was so much worse. It was so bad that they had to take the website down to try and fix it. It was down for a large part of the day, and was still crashing when back up. It was irritating, but I wasn't angry because some bath products really don't matter in the grand scheme of things. I just kept refreshing while watching TV and eating allll the cheese, simply because I'd come too far to give up! I finally managed to order at 11pm, and while the whole experience was less than ideal, delivery was incredibly fast. It was sent with the next day service, even though I only paid for standard, so I'm assuming they were trying to make up for things. I think I may try my local store next year, though!
I didn't get everything I wanted because the website was so limited, but I did get two pots of Christingle, which was at the top of my list. Christingle is a body conditioner, much like Ro's Argan, but smells minty and makes your skin tingle. I'm going to try and save this for the summer because I think it'll be perfect on a hot day. This was £8.25 down from £16.50.
I also added a 500g bottle of Snow Fairy to my basket for £6.38. I'm not as obsessed with it as some people are, but I am a fan, so kind of wish I'd bought another now. I do have two 100g bottles as well, though, so it's not too bad.
I wanted another chunk of Reindeer Rock, but that wasn't available, so settled on Baked Alaska for £1.63. I love Baked Alaska, and actually bought a ton of the stuff a couple years ago.
I'm not a big fan of the scent of the Snow Angel bath melt, and the gold glitter is already everywhere, but it's a good size and should make my skin soft. It was only £1.98 as well, so thought I'd give it a go.
I bought Santa's Belly shower jelly (also £1.98) with my sister in mind because she smelt it in store and didn't mind it, and she doesn't like a lot of things in Lush.
I really wanted a bottle of Rose Jam, but that also wasn't available, so settled on The Winter Garden gift set (£8.48) containing a small one. It also contains Respect Your Elders soap and Love & Light hand cream. The soap is menthol-y and berry like, and reminds me of a throat sweet, but in a good way. The Love & Light hand cream has a similar scent to the Don't Look At Me face mask, which isn't my favourite, but I can deal with it. It's citrus-y, but in a green way, not in a sweet, fruity way. I've read some positive things, though, so I'm looking forward to trying it.
I also chose the Little Snow Fairy gift (£4.25) at the last moment. It contains 100g of Snow Fairy and 100g of the pink Fun, which I've never tried before. I've yet to undo it because I don't want to ruin the beautiful wrapping, but it'll happen soon!
Did you buy anything in the Lush sale? Did you battle the site, or the crowds in-store?