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Review: Lush Color Me Christmas Gift Set

color me christmasI was contacted by the Lush company to see if we would be interested in receiving some samples of their products to review. Given the fact that I take a bath about four times a week, I could not wait to sample some of their bath products and to also share a set of these fantastic products with our readers this month.

The Color Me Christmas set comes in a cute reusable box that is ready for your children to color. Inside the box, it contains a Mr. Butterball 4.5 oz, Satsumo Santa 6.3 oz, Strawberry Santa 3.5 oz, Li’l LUSH Pud 3.1oz, Candy Cane 3.5 oz.

The box itself would be a fantastic way to keep your children entertained on Christmas morning and I am hiding the box for just that reason in our family.  I love any packaging that can be reused or that serves a dual purpose so I was particularly fond of this feature.

The bath products themselves were absolutely wonderful although I am still working my way through the gift set. I am one of those people that just love to savor her products and milk them for all they are worth. With the busyness of the holiday season quickly approaching, I plan to take advantage of some of my evenings with these yummy products and a good book.

That being said, one of my favorite products so far has been the Candy Cane Bubble Bar. I tried the Candy Cane Bubble Bar two ways. The first bath, I threw the entire thing in because I had been up all night with a sick child. I had bubbles up to the top of my bath and sunk in with my library book…I know, I know,  I live my life on the edge sometimes. I read four chapters and the bubbles barely disappeared. The water got a little cold so I stepped out and observed the light pink water going down the drain. Although it left a slight film on my tub, there was not a gritty residue and the tub was sparkly after a quick rinse of water.

The second time I used the Candy Cane Bubble Bar, I only used half and I still had a big bubbly bath that was absolutely perfect. Again, I sank down into the bubble bath and savored a few chapters of my library book with bubbles throughout the entire bath experience.  Since these bars individually cost $6.25, it is good to know that you can get two to three baths out of the experience and enjoy a huge bubble bath each time.

My other favorite product in the box was the Mr. Butterball and since my daughter had not been feeling well, I let her indulge in this little treat. The Mr. Butterball dissolved within two seconds which was impressive, but also disappointing at the same time. I was hoping she could watch him dissolve a little longer, but it was also nice to have a creamy bath instantly. This little guy smelled like vanilla and created a creamy bath water that my daughter enjoyed very much. When she got out, her skin was extremely soft and I could not stop smelling her because she smelled so good.

One thing to note is that we have very sensitive skin in our family and I am especially sensitive to strong smells.  After using the Lush products on both of us, neither of us had any reaction to the products. The products did have a smell to them, but not overwhelming smell. They were lightly scented which made them enjoyable to smell rather than overwhelming like many products on the market.

Truly, the thing I was most impressed with about the Lush Company were their core values that they believe in. I pulled these from their site:

We believe in making effective products from fresh, organic* fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.

We invent our own products and fragrances. We make them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients, and tell you when they were made.

We believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans.

We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.

We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.

We believe our products are good value, that we should make a profit and that the customer is always right.

Overall, the products and gift box would make a fantastic treat for yourself or for someone you love for the holiday season and you support a company with fantastic core values to boot! You have to love that!

Editor’s Note- Please do not enter here for the contest! This is our review and thoughts on the product, not an entry form!

Suggested Retail Price: $29.95 (for the  Color Me Christmas Gift Set)

Website for More Details: Lush

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Canopy Living Bedding & Bath

I was first introduced to the Canopy Living brand while visiting for my Eleven Moms trip. I came into my hotel room and stroked all the pretty bedding and towels that were in my room, never realizing that Walmart had arranged for us to get to enjoy their new line while we were staying there.

When I came into my room in the evening and curled into the silky sheets and warm comforter I read that Walmart was going to let us pick accessories and bedding from their new line to take home with us. I will admit that I had to resist the urge to crawl out of bed to look up my choices because I was that excited.

We received our boxes of goodies this week and I can’t begin to tell you how incredible the Canopy Living stuff is. It is very high quality and has the look of every higher price brand out there, but comes at a more affordable price. While I wasn’t able to sample a couch or any of the amazing furniture that they had in their catalog, they did set us up with a room where we could snack and gab on their new furniture at the hotel. This was not the put-it-together-yourself variety that you find in the store. This was high quality, well-made furniture that could have rivaled the looks of Pottery Barn.

I will admit a weird thing about myself and say that I am a sucker for well-made sheets. I have a pillow top mattress and I have difficulties finding sheets that have a generous enough pocket on them to accommodate my mattress. I washed these sheets as soon as I received them and they did not shrink up at all. In fact, the sizing is so generous that I can put the sheets on with great ease. The fabric is wrinkle resistant so no balled up sheets in the dryer. Instead, the sheets lay nicely and even seem to dry at a quicker rate than some of the other sheets on the market.

Everything that they sent is beautiful and we have been enjoying our nice warm comforter on these cooler nights. The accessories for our bathroom have been put to good use and we love the generous sizes of the towels and bath mats that Canopy carries.

Suggested Retail Price: Pricing Varies On Items

Website for More Details: Canopy Living