12 Days Of LUSHmas | Day 12 – LUSH Butterbear Bath Bomb

LUSH Butterbear Bath Bomb Review

Goodness me…are you in for a treat!  I’ve decided to start a little Christmas tradition here on the blog – every year I will be doing a Christmas themed series called ’12 Days Of LUSHmas’.  I’m sure everyone knows what ’12 Days Of Christmas’ is about and although this series will start and end during the month of November each year (not December as the proper tradition calls for), I still thought it would be a cute idea.  Fortunately LUSH releases a couple of new limited edition Christmas collection products each year, so I’m pretty sure I’ll always have something to feature.  I actually bought more than 12 Christmas collection items while we were on holiday & had to think long and hard which products I wanted to feature this year.

So here’s how it’s going to work: For the next 12 days I’ll be doing a review on 1 LUSH Christmas collection item each day (even on Saturdays & Sundays!).  I thought this would be a lot more fun than doing a LUSH haul video, I ran this idea past my mama & Neal (my darling husband) and both agreed.  I’m starting the series today to give you a chance to purchase the products, before everything is sold out online / in-store.

Don’t worry:  I will still be doing my normal every-other-day blogging for the next 12 days too, so there will be days when I blog twice in one day i.e. one ’12 Days Of LUSHmas’ review post and one other FOTD / Beauty Snoop etc. blog post.

Around Christmas time each year, LUSH changes the shape of one of my favourite products: Butterball Ballistic.  This year, Butterball is moulded into the shape of a cute polar bear named Butterbear.  When I first saw Butterbear, I couldn’t help but pick him up and say:  “Aaaaaawwww…”

Butterbear is one of the smallest bath bombs LUSH has ever released, and is just a tiny bit smaller than Butterball.  Packed with organic cocoa butter, musk, Ylang Ylang oil and sprinkled with cocoa powder Butterbear softens your bath water & fills the bathroom with a rich fragrance that is the perfect mix between sweet (vanilla) and floral (Ylang Ylang).

When Butterbear hits the water, he immediately starts to fizz and releases a stream of white foam that disperses throughout the bath water.  Little beads of cocoa butter melt into the water and float on top of the water to moisturise and nourish the skin.  As mentioned before, Butterball is one of my favourite LUSH bath products because my skin feels super soft and supple after using it (and the same goes for Butterbear).

Slap on a face mask, light a candle and sit back in an indulgent bath using Butterbear.  He might not make your bath an exciting colour or very bubbly but he’s a very special little guy nonetheless!

Butterbear retails for R45,00 and is currently available in the LUSH online store, as well as in-store (Menlyn, Cresta, Rosebank, Dainfern Square, Cavendish, V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk and Gateway).



  1. Yolandi Wilken
    19 November 2014 / 10:09

    You really come up with the best ideas Luzanne!!!! Love this new tradition! 🙂

    • 20 November 2014 / 13:03

      Thank you, Yolandi – and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog. 🙂

  2. Martie
    19 November 2014 / 10:18

    This is why I love your blog!!!! Such Originality

    • 20 November 2014 / 13:03

      Jippieeee! Thank you, Martie! 😀

  3. simone
    19 November 2014 / 10:20

    What a cute little guy! didn’t spot him when I got there.

    got the magnaminty mask and wow….already such a difference. skin is clearest it’s been in months! even my mom and sister commented yesterday! am a newly converted lush addict! and xmas for us…more than one post a day 🙂

    • 20 November 2014 / 13:02

      I am SO happy to hear that, Simone! That mask is amazing for problematic skin!!

      Thank you so very much for all your support, Simone – I love reading your comments on my blog posts. 🙂

  4. Carmen
    19 November 2014 / 11:33

    Aaaawwwww! Butterbear– the cutest name ever. I could alomst smell the aroma as I was reading 🙂

    • 20 November 2014 / 13:01

      This comment just made my day – that is EXACTLY what I want to hear when I write a review. I love it when people can almost smell or experience the products with me just by reading my blog posts. Thank you for this comment, Carmen. 🙂

  5. Candice
    19 November 2014 / 11:35

    Got to love lush products they smell amazing !

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • 20 November 2014 / 12:59

      They absolutely do, don’t they?? It’s like a party in my nostrils! 😉

  6. 19 November 2014 / 11:55

    Such a brilliant concept!!! Looking forward to following Lushmas.

    • 20 November 2014 / 12:59

      Thanks so much for reading, Abby. 🙂

  7. Sibahle
    19 November 2014 / 12:01

    I’m so excited to see more Lush products on the blog. I haven’t used it but so far I’ve only heard good things about the brand.

    • 20 November 2014 / 12:58

      And I’m excited to take a LUSH bath / shower every single day for the next 10+ days! 😀 If you can get your hands on any LUSH products, doooo eeeeeet! Everyone needs at least one LUSH product in their life!!

  8. Holly Morello
    19 November 2014 / 13:13

    Aaaaaaaw maaaaan, he’s so adorbs! Love your blog so much. xxo

    • 20 November 2014 / 12:57

      Thank you for your kind words, Holly. 🙂 x

  9. Tiffany
    19 November 2014 / 13:19

    Best idea EVERRRRR, going to luv this new series!!!!! 😀

    • 20 November 2014 / 12:56

      Thank you for popping by the blog, Tiffany! 🙂

  10. Lalannie
    19 November 2014 / 14:02

    This has got to be the best Lush review yet!!! I was literally imagining myself soaking my hands into the water hahaha cannot wait for the next…

    • 20 November 2014 / 12:56

      YAAAY! Thank you so much for your support, Lalannie! 😀

  11. Melissa ❀
    19 November 2014 / 15:20

    Briljante idee vir ‘n Kersfees tradisie, Luzanne! Ek was vanoggend op die Lush website en Butterbear was in stock, en toe ek later my order wou plaas toe is hy klaar uitverkoop online. Maar darem sê dit hy sal weer terug wees online – jippieeee!!! 🙂

    • 20 November 2014 / 12:55

      Dankie, Melissa! Agge nee, dis nie goed nie…hopelik sal hy weer gou in stock wees op die website. Ek stres so bietjie oor die online stock, veral omdat ek vir die volgende 10 dae oor die LUSH produkte gaan blog en ek sal so hartseer wees as alles uitverkoop is online teen Dag 7. 🙁

  12. 19 November 2014 / 15:43

    Damnit, Luzanne! Now I need to go back to Lush to get this adorable little guy! LOVE this idea and really looking forward to the rest of the series 🙂

    • 20 November 2014 / 12:54

      Haha!!! Had a good ol’ chuckle when I read this comment! 😉 Looking forward to your LUSH Haul video, Chereen. xx

  13. Nirana Krishna
    19 November 2014 / 18:23

    Butterbear… What a cute name 🙂

    • 20 November 2014 / 12:50

      Such a fitting name! 😉

  14. Belinda
    19 November 2014 / 20:26

    This is why I love your blog so much..so innovative!

    xx Belinda

    • 20 November 2014 / 12:50

      Thank you so much, Belinda. 🙂 x

  15. Lulu
    21 November 2014 / 12:24

    A lovely original idea to have 12 days of Lushmas!

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:45

      Yay! Thanks, Lulu! x

  16. Yolandi Barnard
    21 November 2014 / 14:16

    Dis n wonderlike idee! Ek’s een van die dae in die Kaap, ek hoop om bietjie shopping te doen terwyl ek daar is 😉

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:43

      Ek is baie bly jy hou van die idee en hoop my blog posts help jou om te besluit watter produkte om te koop wanneer julle by LUSH aankom. 🙂

  17. Katy Glynn
    22 November 2014 / 21:31

    Such an adorable idea!

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:27

      Thank you, Katy. 🙂 x

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