I've managed to pick up a number of gift sets from Lush over the last couple of years - through birthday and Christmas presents, but I've never made the effort to buy one myself. That was until last year, when Lush released 'The Night Before Christmas' box - a product that I still consider to be one of the most beautiful gift sets they have ever released. I 'ummed' and 'arred' for so long that the set sold out and I never managed to acquire one from local shops. I was gutted.
This year I made the point of buying the gift sets that I wanted straight away so I wouldn't face the disappointment I experienced last year. Star of Wonder was a set that made a big impression on me straight away - mostly because I envisaged what amazing things I could do with the box after I had used up all of the products.
This fits under the 'medium-priced' gift set collection - setting you back £26.50 for 6 seasonal limited edition products. Straight away you can see that this is aimed for those who have a bit of a sweet tooth as all of the products are slightly linked and not that far apart from each other, scent wise.
The Sparkler Ballistic
Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt
Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb
Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar
Although the gift box is made from a thick cardboard and seems far sturdier than many of Lush's other gift sets, I was a little disappointed to find that my Sparkler was completely destroyed when it arrived in the post. While I would probably blame the man-handling of the parcel company who were responsible for it reaching me, the shape of this box doesn't lend itself well to squeezing 6 odd-shaped cosmetics into it's shell.
2014 Price: £26.50.