12 Days Of LUSHmas | Day 1 – Golden Wonder Bath Bomb…plus a GIVEAWAY

LUSH Golden Wonder Bath Bomb

I’m ending ’12 Days of LUSHmas’ off with a show stopper – the prettiest Bath Bomb I ever did see!  Ladies (and gentlemen), this is Golden Wonder Bath Bomb from the LUSH Christmas 2014 collection.

Golden Wonder is shaped like a Christmas present with a white bow to top it off, and when you shake it you can hear there is a little something inside, it almost sounds like little bells.  I have no idea how LUSH did this, but it’s awesome!  As a kid, I used to shake all the Christmas prezzies under the tree (when noone was watching), to see if I could figure out what was inside them.  I don’t do that anymore…nope, not me…

This little gift from LUSH is COVERED with tiny gold shimmers, so it was like taking a bath with a unicorn sitting right there in the tub with you!  I expected the bath water to turn a golden yellow shade when I plopped it into my bath but it actually fizzed away to reveal layers of different colours, eventually turning the bath water into an ocean of shimmering teal and gold.  Needless to say, I spent the majority of my bath pretending I was a mermaid!

Golden Wonder contains a mixture of uplifting Lime Oil, refreshing Sweet Orange Oil, Cognac Oil and tension-relieving Gardenia Extract – just what the Doctor ordered after a stressful day at work.

Upon dropping this golden parcel in the bath water, it immediately started to fizz and foam, gushing out a creamy white and yellow froth.  As with most of the LUSH Ballistics, Golden Wonder danced on the surface of the water, bobbing around like a golden Christmas bauble.  After a few seconds, it opens up to produce swirls of vibrant blue, green and purple froth.  Golden Wonder contains edible gold lustre & water soluble paper stars, giving the bath a look of magical wonder.  The stars dissolve before the bath water is drained (unless you take a 5-minute bath, but who does that anyway!?), so they didn’t leave any type of messy residue behind.  The last thing I want to do after getting out of a relaxing bath, is scrub the tub – and LUSH very cleverly thought of that!

The bath water felt soft and tender on the skin, and a zesty & uplifting scent filled the bathroom.  There was a hint of a citrus scent left on my skin once I got out of the bath, but just faint enough to catch a whiff of it every so often.  I did notice my skin was decorated with a few golden shimmers, but they didn’t make my skin feel itchy at all (and I have quite sensitive skin when it comes to glitter).

You’ll definitely feel the Christmas cheer after using one of these Bath Bombs – Golden Wonder is my number 1 favourite Christmas 2014 collection product and I wish I had known this before I bought the goodies for the giveaway because I would have added this to the hamper for sure!  I definitely want to stock up on a couple more of these before the Christmas range is sold out, so perhaps I’ll place an online order in the next week or so & sneak a Golden Wonder into the prize hamper.  It will depend on whether it’s still in stock online when I place the order though…

Golden Wonder Bath Bomb retails for R 65,00 and is currently available in the LUSH online store, as well as in-store (Cavendish, V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk and Gateway).

Pink Peonies Blog LUSH Giveaway

I bought a couple of extra LUSH goodies for one lucky Pink Peonies blog reader because I wanted to say thank you for all the love and support you guys have given me this past year.  My blog isn’t even 2 years old yet, and thanks to each and every single one of you, it has grown into what it is today.  There have been highs and lows but I could (and still can) always count on your support and encouragement.

You have no idea how much your comments on my blog posts, random tweets, emails, comments on my Instagram photos mean to me and I can’t put it into words either, but just know it means the world to me.  So, this is my little way of saying thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS (or shall I say Merry LUSHmas).

The hamper includes:

1.  LUSH The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar (limited edition)

2.  LUSH Granny Takes A Tip Bath Bomb (a psychedelic explosion)

3.  LUSH Northern Lights Bath Bomb (limited edition – this thing is incredible!)

4.  LUSH Candy Mountain Bubble Bar (limited edition)

5.  LUSH Cinders Bath Bomb (limited edition)

6.  LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub (a must-have for bright, Summer lips)

Here’s how you can enter (but remember to enter through the Rafflecopter widget, otherwise your entries won’t be valid):

  Leave a comment below telling me which day of ’12 Days Of LUSHmas’ was your favourite (+ 5 entries).

  Follow Pink Peonies Blog on Twitter here (+ 5 entries).

  Follow Pink Peonies Blog on Facebook here (+ 5 entries).

  Follow Pink Peonies Blog on Instagram (+ 5 entries).

  Subscribe to the Pink Peonies Blog YouTube channel here (+ 5 entries).

  Tweet about the Giveaway (+ 10 entries): “@PinkPeoniesBlog is giving away a lovely ’12 Days Of LUSHmas’ @LUSHSouthAfrica hamper & I would love to win it!”  Just click on the ‘Tweet’ button within the Rafflecopter widget and it will automatically tweet the message for you.  You can do this every day for extra entries.

♥  Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook by linking back to my Facebook Page and blog (+ 10 entries).  You can do this every day for extra entries.

♥  Share this blog post with your followers on Instagram by posting a photo of any of my ’12 Days Of LUSHmas’ photos and tagging me in the photo (@PinkPeoniesBlog) (+ 10 entries).  You can do this every day for extra entries.

  Share my latest YouTube video with your friends by clicking on the ‘Share’ button in the video – the ‘Share’ button is located under the title of the video, once you’ve opened / clicked on the video (+ 10 entries).  You can do this every day for extra entries.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please remember:  You don’t HAVE to do all of the above – if you only want to tweet about the giveaway, or only follow me on Instagram, then you will still gain your entries.  The other ones are there so that you can gain additional entries for the giveaway.

This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY – so anyone from anywhere in the world can enter.

A winner will be chosen on the 15th of December 2014 & I will announce the winner on Twitter, Facebook and this blog post.

Good luck!



  1. Isabelle Perkins
    30 November 2014 / 14:40

    Wow! This is so awesome! Day 11 – Xmas Penguin was my fave. And thank you for giving us such a wonderful giveaway, Luzanne. ♥

  2. Colleen
    30 November 2014 / 14:57


  3. Nikki Springle
    30 November 2014 / 15:15

    Day 1 is definitely my favourite, as it sounds like it’s right up my alley. Anything gold and sparkly gets a thumbs up from me. All the reviews in this series have been really helpful. Great work!!

  4. Jodi
    30 November 2014 / 15:20

    Definitely Day 12… Lots of info PLUS a giveaway!!!

  5. 30 November 2014 / 15:23

    Wowzers…. I am going to miss this series, it was so much fun!!!!

  6. 30 November 2014 / 15:28

    Wowzers…. I am going to miss this series, it was so much fun!!!!

  7. 30 November 2014 / 15:39

    I love this little “series”. You continue to write amazing posts with beautiful pics – I think you can’t do any better but then you find a way to outdo yourself! Have read all your blog posts and you are definitely my favourite beauty blogger by far. So I can’t pick just one! Definitely day 1 tops them all, then day 5, 7 and 12. These days were my favourite cos I most want to try these products. I will prob need to put an online order through now! Have tweeted as samiola_88. Wishing you well over the festive season x

  8. Nicola Meyer
    30 November 2014 / 15:45

    Day 2 The Holly Golightly Bubble Bar

  9. Kierra
    30 November 2014 / 16:08

    This series has amped me up so much to try the Lush products. I have been obsessing over every post’s lushy goodness since you started it. I loved ALL of the bath bombs especially day 1 and 2! They look so amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on them next week 😀 Thank you so much for getting me hooked xx

  10. Zanellle
    30 November 2014 / 16:29

    Wow, I really enjoyed the whole series, but you’ve definitely saved the best for last! xx

  11. Dawn W
    30 November 2014 / 16:30

    Day 12 just sounds so delicious

  12. 30 November 2014 / 17:22

    This series was lovely thanks Luzanne just reconfirmed why I love Lush so much.

  13. Sibahle
    30 November 2014 / 17:48

    It truly is stunning and deserves to be #1 on this list!!!

  14. Rayne Alexander
    30 November 2014 / 18:07

    They were all amazing but this last one was BEYOND gorgeous and super intriguing! Damn, as if I didn’t spend enough time in Lush already 😛

  15. 30 November 2014 / 18:10

    Wow, Lu. What a tough job it must have been to try all these Lush products 😉 I’ve never bought anything from Lush before since the price is a little too hefty. But with bath bombs at R35 I may have to reconsider that. My two faves from the series are the Cinders Bath Bomb and The Christmas Hedgehog Bubble Bar. Thanks for another fab post ♥

  16. Katy Glynn
    30 November 2014 / 20:09

    Day 4 – The Christmas Hedgehog Bubble Bar was my favorite because it is honestly the cutest!

  17. stephanie
    30 November 2014 / 20:47

    There wasn’t one i didn’t enjoy as ive never used there products it was nice t hear about everything they have

  18. janneke
    30 November 2014 / 20:50

    I really liked the snowman shower jelly!

  19. 1 December 2014 / 06:06

    Ooooh how exciting is this :)Mine has to be Day 5 -Snow Angel Bath Melt or was it the Snowman Shower Jelly. I cant decided lol
    Good luck everyone.
    Thanks for giving us internationallys a chance

  20. Kaye-Leigh
    1 December 2014 / 07:16

    I just love the Snow Angel Bath Melt. I’m heading over to Lush Gateway today to buy it as my Secret Santa gift. Who wouldn’t love it???

  21. simone
    1 December 2014 / 08:23

    Lmao @ pretending you were a mermaid. I find that to be a bit awkward if I imagine myself as a mermaid in the bath…trying to flap your tail, not having legs. oh my soul …you are hysterical. though I know your mermaid is majestical, calm…just chilling with the unicorn in the tub. ha ha

    all of them were great, though I think the one that just stands out as different for me is day 3…the snowman shower jelly. 🙂

    would be fabulous to win all this loot!!

  22. Henriette
    1 December 2014 / 08:43

    Loved your posts! I definitely intend to add some Lush goodies to the Christmas shopping list! My favourite was Day 3’s Snowman Shower Jelly!!

  23. Tracy Jacobs
    1 December 2014 / 08:54

    Day 12 was my fave. U did a fantastic job of the whole lot tho 🙂

  24. 1 December 2014 / 09:18

    Day one was my best – I had used the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb recently and it was just SO amazing!

  25. faeema
    1 December 2014 / 09:19

    I loved day 2 Holly GOlightly the most it is so pretty and I am obsessed with that spiced scent so now I know I have to get it, also loved the tips for storing my Lush goodies

  26. Tammy-Jayne
    1 December 2014 / 09:22

    LOVED The Snow Angel Bath Melt <3 <3 <3 All that glitter!!! Yesss Please!

  27. 1 December 2014 / 09:42

    I love the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb! Will have to try that out 🙂

  28. Monica Marcjanek
    1 December 2014 / 09:44

    Wow all these goodies look AMAZING! Day 12 looks incredible!

  29. 1 December 2014 / 09:45

    I loved day 12 – the Golden Wander Bath Bomb 🙂

  30. Megs Hartwig
    1 December 2014 / 10:34

    Awesome Giveaway! Hello! Every Lush Fanatics dream 😉 I have Liked your Facebook page, and tweet about the competition! What I love is your day 1 …I just love the colours and it is so sparkly! Fingers crossed 🙂

  31. Jackie Katzen
    1 December 2014 / 10:36

    LUSH Candy Mountain Bubble Bar is my fav, how divine!!!

  32. Samantha
    1 December 2014 / 10:37

    Definately Day 1 – the golden wonder bath bomb sounds too amazing!

  33. Cornell
    1 December 2014 / 11:06

    I loved Day 3 – Snowman Shower Jelly

  34. Cirsten Van Den Heuvel
    1 December 2014 / 11:20

    I love Day 3 : Snow man shower jelly is so cute

  35. vanilla gopaul
    1 December 2014 / 11:24


  36. Amina
    1 December 2014 / 11:25

    I would have to say this one 🙂
    I tried this bath bomb a few days ago and it was so much fun. Loved reading your review on it too

  37. Lize-Mari
    1 December 2014 / 11:37

    The snow angel bath melt 🙂

  38. Tracey O
    1 December 2014 / 11:51

    This whole series has been tooooo much fun as I count down the days to a holiday in CT and a little lush spree! Loved the one that looked like a christmas pudding- too hilarious

  39. 1 December 2014 / 13:03

    I definitely loved the Butterbear bath bomb <3 What an awesome giveaway – Thank you!

  40. 1 December 2014 / 14:10

    You deserve all the success and growth! Your blog is amazing and always such an enjoyable read!

  41. Forever21
    1 December 2014 / 14:13

    Though they all sound dreamy Snowman Shower Jelly is my fav. I loved my Whoosh shower jelly and Frosty sounds even better. I hope I’ll find him in my stocking this year.

  42. 1 December 2014 / 14:26

    This has to be my favourite especially about pretending to be a mermaid, lets be honest I’d totes do the same!!!

  43. Susann
    1 December 2014 / 15:23

    Xmas is the best time of year! Thank you for an awesome copetition!

  44. Lalannie
    1 December 2014 / 15:53

    I discovered you blog recently and it has quickly become one of my favourite reads. Your writing is superb and really captures my attention. This series was pure joy as i could feel, smell and sometimes even taste what you describe. I walked into Lush this past weekend to physically touch and see all the products.
    Keep up the great work!

  45. Claire
    1 December 2014 / 21:39

    Day 12 is the complete highlight and wish list for me!

  46. MannaB
    2 December 2014 / 04:01

    The bubblegum lip scrub was my favorite!

  47. Lulu
    2 December 2014 / 08:48

    Such a lovely give away, you are really so generous! Love the bright colours!

  48. Megelle
    2 December 2014 / 09:17

    Day 3- The snowman shower jelly is adorable and makes me think of a ‘Frozen’ themed winter Christmas even though we have summer her in SA 🙂 xxx

  49. Desiree
    2 December 2014 / 13:12

    Definitely Day 12, its like putting a cherry on top to end of a great competition!

  50. 2 December 2014 / 14:13

    Golden Wonder bath bomb (Day 12) was the best. 🙂 I can’t wait to buy it and have my bath turn teal and gold!

  51. Kristi
    2 December 2014 / 15:12

    Definitely number 4 – the christmas hedgehog!!

  52. valerie sobus
    3 December 2014 / 02:17

    i would hands down say this one, day 12! 😀

  53. Simone
    3 December 2014 / 10:44

    PS It’s my birthday 2 days before Christmas, so this totally has to have my name written all over it 😉

    • Luzanne
      3 December 2014 / 15:20

      Haha! Love it, Simone! May ‘Lady Luck’ be on your side! xx

  54. 4 December 2014 / 12:43

    Always wanted to try these things – Day 12 for sure

  55. Rene Groyer
    4 December 2014 / 22:59

    Wow love all the days but the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb sounds so adorable.By the way I highly recommend Hot Toddy shower gel and Yog Nog soap that are new in Lush stores and limited editions for Xmas.They are really interesting and Hot Toddy has a warming effect which is treat for sore achy muscles and bodies.Kind of smells like a red cough syrup with cinnamon and clove.Yog Nog is by far the best smelling soap I have tried at Lush to date.Go on,get there and try some !

  56. Sandy
    5 December 2014 / 11:45

    Day 6 – Cinders Bath Bomb 🙂

  57. 5 December 2014 / 12:48

    I loved Day 12 with the Giveaway! I am a sucker for competitions! 🙂

    5 December 2014 / 19:38

    I loved Day 12 with the Giveaway.

  59. Rachael
    6 December 2014 / 22:26

    The Snowman Shower Jelly was my favourite!

  60. Odette
    7 December 2014 / 15:39

    Day 1 was my favourite! thank you so much for doing this giveaway, especially for those of us who cant order from lush. 🙂

  61. Olwethu
    7 December 2014 / 15:52

    Day 5 thank you for your generosity, Luzanne

  62. Ipeleng
    7 December 2014 / 15:53

    Day 12, that bear was so cute

  63. Qondiswa N
    7 December 2014 / 15:54

    I luved all of them but if I have to choose, then the one with the hedgehog, Hamie was adorbs.. 🙂

  64. Mishka Maharaj
    8 December 2014 / 09:39

    Day 1 for sure! Because that’s the day I got hooked on reading the rest and I had just purchased the Golden wonder bath bomb 🙂

  65. 8 December 2014 / 09:44

    Day 12! I want to be a mermaid too….

  66. Anita Steenkamp
    8 December 2014 / 09:54

    Definitely Day 3 The Snowman Shower Jelly! Love it!

  67. Zaakirah
    8 December 2014 / 10:13

    Day 12

  68. Lauren Clohessy
    8 December 2014 / 10:34

    I loved Day 3, the Snowman Shower Jelly, so different and fun! I love anything snowman shaped at christmas time, gives me a such a jolly feeling inside 🙂 Hohoho!

  69. 8 December 2014 / 11:20

    I absolutely loved the Golden Wonder bath Bomb giveaway – Day 12 was my absolute favorite.

  70. Candice
    8 December 2014 / 12:08

    Amazing give-away !!! I am a total lush addict

  71. Kelsey Niehaus
    8 December 2014 / 12:09

    Definitely day 12! 😉 An amazing giveaway and I’ve been wanting to find out more about LUSH lately too! 🙂 <3

  72. Christy
    8 December 2014 / 12:10

    Day 12 was my favourite as i recently made this purchase and now i’m even more excited to try it!

  73. Yolika
    8 December 2014 / 14:05

    Awesome! The LUSH Candy Mountain Bubble Bar sounds fab!

  74. Rochelle
    9 December 2014 / 14:25

    I loved day 6, but am obsessed with all the goodies Lush bring out for Christmas each year <3

  75. Rochelle
    9 December 2014 / 14:25

    I loved day 6, but am obsessed with all the goodies Lush bring out for Christmas each year <3

  76. Roxanne Chutthergoon
    9 December 2014 / 14:56

    Day number 6 was my favourite – love this!

  77. Ryan
    10 December 2014 / 14:29

    Hooray for all the days!

  78. 11 December 2014 / 09:49

    6. Bubblegum lip scrub I have the chocolate one n it’s nearly finished❤️ It!

  79. Marcy loubser
    12 December 2014 / 13:07

    Day 3: The snowman shower jelly =

  80. Marcy loubser
    12 December 2014 / 13:09

    Day 3: snowman shower jelly my favourite

  81. Cathy
    14 December 2014 / 22:17

    definitely Day 12

  82. Daniela
    14 December 2014 / 22:55

    Day 12 one of my absolute favourites and need to buy it again…if I do not win this fab hamper of goodies *wink

  83. 15 December 2014 / 09:13

    Wonderful giveaways

  84. 15 December 2014 / 09:32

    I loved the Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar! I am obsessed with penguins 🙂

  85. Mishkaah Buffkins
    15 December 2014 / 10:58

    This series. Cute penguin. Delicious lip scrub is my favourite. Thank you Liesal for keeping me up to date with products been extremely helpful xx

  86. Mishkaah Buffkins
    15 December 2014 / 11:00

    Sorry luzanne .. For the updates

  87. Janet
    15 December 2014 / 11:23

    Day three, the Snowman Shower Jelly would have to be my fave! x

  88. Ronel
    15 December 2014 / 12:16

    Definitely Day 4! Too Cute!!

  89. Kim Goncalves
    15 December 2014 / 16:23

    5. LUSH Cinders Bath Bomb (limited edition) 3. LUSH Northern Lights Bath Bomb (limited edition – this thing is incredible!)6. LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub (a must-have for bright, Summer lips) These are my ultimate favourite lust haves. The Cinders Bath Bomb would certainly make me feel like a fairy tale princess and the Northern Lights Bomb would definitely make me feel like a goddess. Bubblegum Lip Scrub I can almost taste it 😉 The Golden Wonder Bath Bomb sounds like such a magical, fun, bathtime experience. I love bathing and my husband teases me that I am secretly a mermaid because I stay in their for literally hours so this bomb would surely confirm that I am indeed a mermaid ;)All your products are gorgeous and I love your blogs, video’s, facebook and twitter pages.

  90. Kamilah Francis
    16 December 2014 / 06:47


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