The first thing you notice when you pick up a bar of Holly Go Lightly is the amount of lustre this little bubble bar has packed onto the outside. If you choose to put it back down and not into your basket then you'll still take a little piece of it home with you in the shape of your sparkly silver finger tips. Holly Go Lightly is a new release for Christmas 2014 and I sure hope it stays around for a few more annual releases.
It's not quite as cute as the Christmas Penguin, the shape is more simple, a splodgy pudding with a bright holly leaf draped over the top and a few bright red berries nestled on top. On first smell it fills you up with Christmas joy, the smells of Christmas passed and a real warmth and joy. In fact it shares its smell with Hot Toddy, so pairing those together is a real dream.
When you break your bar in two (trust me, you only need half at a time!) There is a single silver streak running through the core, a tiny hidden slither of silver lustre, which I imagine is what leaves your bath water looking like this:
From the first glance it looks like a sparkly deep green night sky with puffy bubble clouds circling. The bar bubbles up amazingly well, isn't drying on the skin and smells divine.
Lush describes it as:
Come on in out of the cold and wrap yourself up in this comforting Christmas blanket of a bubble bar. Break the generously-sized pudding into two and crumble under running water. Its festive spice fragrance is like bathing in a hot toddy, perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit.
I would rate this so highly on my Christmas list as it just ticks all the boxes, it's calming, soothing, warming and merry. It's spiced rum and it's a warm hug. 10/10.
Oh and if you're in a very festive mood, try this little combo:
What's your favourite Christmas release this year?
(Here's a last 'night sky' picture ;) )