Halloween is coming up and, personally, I like to get into the spirit (no pun intended). I am a fan of all festive holidays so it’s no surprise that when LUSH delivered a package of fresh Halloween-themed handmade cosmetics to my door, I was happy as a clam! These special soaps are inspired by Mexico’s “Day of the Dead,” a day to celebrate lost and departed souls. (Spooky, huh?!)
I’ll start with my favourite product in the bunch: Calacas Shower Jelly ($4.95). This slime-like jelly is in the shape of a skull and it’s bursting with the aroma of lime which smells absolutely amazing, especially in the shower. Here’s the real beauty of the spooky soap: you put it in the freezer so it gets extra chilled. The next morning, you take your still-soft, freezing cold jelly and slap it on your skin in the shower. It’ll give you a real fright but it’s invigorating at the same time. It’s much like hot and cold baths at a spa; insanely cold yet amazing at the same time. The jelly also has aloe vera gel for soft skin.
Tip: If you want to have a little more fun with this jelly on Halloween, try throwing it on your man while he’s in the shower. The frozen feeling of the jelly is sure to scare him. And it’ll be hilarious to watch!
The next Halloween-inspired piece is the Calavera Bath Bomb ($5.95). This is just amazing. For those who enjoy a spa-like experience (like myself), this is the product for you. Just dunk it into the bath and let it dissolve. It’ll turn your water lime green, blue and orange for a very festive look. At the same time, it soothes and softens skin in the bath. It’s so relaxing. It also contains Mexican marigold petals to soften skin even more.
The Lady Catrina Soap ($5.95) is inspired by a painting by Jose Guadalupe Posada which was designed to show that the rich are as susceptible to death as everyone else. Lady Catrina’s big, embellished hats have since become a symbol of Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebrations. My favourite part? Aside from the cultural and festive aspects of it, the soap is zesty and soft. My skin feels smooth and has a great scent afterward.
Get ready for Halloween everyone! It’s coming up.
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