Budget Eye Buys

Budget Eye Buys

Well hello there and a very happy Thursday to you. I thought with the weekend still a little far away a pricey post might be too much to bear so today is all about some of my new favourite budget buys that are all about primping, concealing, lifting and everything...
Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

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A Primer for the Very Dry Skinned Girl

A Primer for the Very Dry Skinned Girl

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DKNY Delicious Delights / Good Enough to Eat

DKNY Delicious Delights / Good Enough to Eat

I’ve been buying the DKNY Apples for what feels like my entire adult life and I still can’t get enough of them. Actually it has been my entire adult life as I just stopped typing to check when the original scent was released checked and it came out 10 years...
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

It’s not exactly a shocking surprise to see this baby on the blog as I do have a pretty large love of NARS.I’d be the first to say the brand aren’t without their faults, but they have a lot of beautiful and intriguing beauty bits that call me back to...
Vidal Sassoon Salonist

Vidal Sassoon Salonist

I’m all about home hair dyes and I haven’t had my hair coloured in a salon in years now, although I’m itching for a trip this summer perhaps to mix things up a little. Anyway, ordinarily I colour my hair every few months and I always shoot for a nice...
Brightening Nudes

Brightening Nudes

A random post today, all about pretty things of the soft, feminine nude persuasion, although in truth they just all just looked so pretty together they insisted in their own group post. I was kindly sent the Eau de Toilette of Sí recently and I’d heard a lot of girls...
The Benefit Brow Dupe?

The Benefit Brow Dupe?

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Essence Cinderella Collection Out Today!

Essence Cinderella Collection Out Today!

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Trying to get good skin - Month 1

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Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

Is there anyone reading this who doesn’t have at least one Real Techniques brush loitering around their house somewhere? If you managed to avoid the hype, fair play, but everyone else (including my good self) have a few RT brushes in their stash at this very moment. These were hyped...

lush santa's lip scrub and lush santa baby lip tint

Yes I KNOW it’s October but really that’s only 13 weeks away from you know what and when you factor in the saving and spending involved, it’s good to talk about things early. So that’s takes me to this wee duo I was kind enough to receive at the recent Christmas Lush event and which I thought were far too bright and perky to save for another couple of months. To me, little items like these together are a perfect gift for a girl who loves her makeup and are a little extra special than just buying a regular coloured balm for a mate or loved one. Together, these are the perfect pair and here’s why.

santa's scrub and santa baby lush

I’ve spoken of my love of the lip scrubs before and this one has everything a girl could want. It’s sugary to exfoliate your lips to perfection, it’s the perfect Christmas red, it’s full of edible mini hearts and it smells like cola bottles. SOLD! Now of course you could make your own lip scrub if you want but as a treat for yourself or a gift for someone, I think this little jar would easily put a smile on someone’s face, it definitely did with me. And it’s full of all manners of niceness for your lips including cherries, dates, coconut and lime oil.

santa's lip scrub lush

Next to the big bright punch from it’s sister lip gloss, Santa Baby. This tiny tin may not look unassuming but trust me, there’s a whole lot of colour going on inside. This matches it’s sister scrub perfectly, with a highly pigmented lip tint packed with fair trade shea butter, cocoa butter and rosehip oil. The colour is a bright pink/red that was really easily applied with just my fingers and it stays put without feeling drying or uncomfortable on the lips. In short, a great little tint to have in your handbag and it’ll last really well on the lips and look after them at the same time!

If you’re interested in trying either, they’re available from Lush now, although unfortunately I don’t have the €€ prices to hand but neither is going to break the bank as the  sterling prices are £.5.50 for both!

So girls, would either of these tempt you either for yourself or as a cute little gift?

santas lip scrub close up

lush santa baby on

santa's lip scrub on

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  • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

    Haha it’ll keep you bright and cheery:)

  • Avril Joanne

    Aww this is co cute :)

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Glad you like Avril!

  • Megan Roisin

    I have the Santa Lip Scrub – so many of my latest favourite products are popping up on your blog too :)
    (I was so excited when I noticed the little hearts, beyond lovely!)

    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah glad to hear Megan! Yep the hearts are adorable!

  • ElleSees.blogspot.com

    it looks adorable!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Thanks Elle!

  • Not_Just_Inside

    LOL funny story, I was trying the balm.. not realizing how pigmented it was I just lashed it on without lookin, Justin walked in an hour later and nearly bust a gut laughing… it was all over my face… scarlet for me :)

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Uh oh that’s hilarious!! Yeah you think looking at the tin it won’t last long but it’ll last bloomin’ ages!!

  • Beauty Bird

    I didn’t realise the scrub had hearts in, how cute! xx

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      I know, it’s adorable! They taste good too:)

  • http://www.sailorjennie.com Jennie May

    Ahh the hearts in the scrub is such a cute addition! <3

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      I know I love it!

  • Katie Allen

    How cute are these!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Haha I know!

  • http://glittersmitter5.blogspot.com/ Nida Moughal

    OMG look at those little hearts <3 love love love

    we don't get Lush in Pakistan I wish someone gift this to me =p

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ahh wish you did you’d love it!! You need to organise a beauty swap between countries!

  • Eimear Byrne

    The pigmentation of the lip tint is unreal! Oh I love the scrubs so much, i’ll definitely have to try that one out too :)

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      You’ll love me so much you’ll want to eat it:)

  • Sarah Lowry

    Totally would get these for myself!! Do you know if can order these on the lush website?x

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      I just checked online for you, they’re on the online site which it says delivers worldwide so I think you’re in luck!:)

  • http://olgreeneyes.blogspot.ie/ Emma

    Omg, that scrub is so cute! What girl can resist something with tiny hearts! And it smells like cola? Think I might have to get it! The tint is a gorgeous colour too!

    Emma x

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Loving the tint a lot and the cola scrub is just yummy and even though the jar seems small you’d get a good few uses out of it!

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    I just got my Santa lip scrub delivered today and had read some not so positive reviews so I was a bit worried, but I feel better now having read yours :o ) and look forward to trying it. Xx


    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah that’s weird what didn’t they like? Hope you enjoy it!

  • Kadie Lee

    Okay, the hearts are too cute to pass up!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster


  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Must try these! I walk past Lush every day on my way to and from work, so I am sure it won’t take long… :-)

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Haha loads of goodies in there waiting for you!

  • http://polishedandprimed.com/ Stephanie (polishedandprimed.c

    Hearing lots of people raving about that santa scrub. The hearts look nearly too cute to use though!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      They nearly are, but they’re tasty too:)

  • http://sempresorres.blogspot.ie/ Aishling

    I’ve been wanting to try a lip scrub for soooo long! Might have to give this a go :)

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      The popcorn one is amazing too!

      • http://sempresorres.blogspot.ie/ Aishling

        Ohhhh that sounds so good! *runs to Lush* hehe!

  • Girl with the skew earring

    Oh wow!!!! I am gonna take some of these back to SA with me as pressies!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah brilliant!!

  • Nurse Fancy Pants

    Seriously tempted to get both of these, love their lip scrubs and the cola bottle scent sounds amazing! love the look of the balm too!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Defo give them a sniff and a swatch the next time you’re in Lush!

  • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

    Great hope you like them!

  • http://www.heysarahlee.com/ Sarah Lee

    That Santa Baby lip tint looks an awful lot like “It Started With a Kiss” repackaged!… but I may have to investigate this further and purchase both those items, all in the name of research, of course ^_~

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      It started with a kiss is still on sale so don’t think it’s a repackage but next time in Lush I’ll swatch them side by side to get a better look!

  • Aoife Valentine

    Awh, the little hearts are so cute. I’ve never tried any of the make up stuff from Lush, must give it a look!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Their face powder is beautiful, one of my all time favs!

  • Ah Sure Tis Lovely

    So cute, I would try more Lush stuff but they are only in Dublin and Cork and last time I checked their delivery prices were ridiculous.

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah that’s a pity, if there’s ever anything you want I can organise with you and post them down!

  • Megan Daly

    Wow this is awesome, I really want to try this out now!!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Great Megan glad I tempted you:)

      • Megan Daly

        Doesn’t take much to tempt me to be fair :P

  • Stella

    These products look so yummy seriously!
    This post got me in a Christmas mood!
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Haha delighted!

  • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

    Brill Rebecca hope you like it!

  • Lavender

    Oh, it looks absolutely delicious like a jam!!!!!!!! Have a great Friday, thank you for lovely comment on my blog


    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      It’s really thick but sugary and lovely!

  • Orla

    Great post love! Always spend a fortune in Lush when ever I go to Dublin I think ill be added these two to my list

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah brill Orla glad to hear!

  • kim bim

    I love it. Following your lovely blog.

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Thanks Kim!

  • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

    Thanks Kimberly, haven’t sniffed the mint one must try it out!

  • megan-rose core

    Instantly have a friend in mind who these will be perfect for as a present. And the little hearts are so cute.

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah that’s great!

  • Hannah

    That scrub is so cute love the little hearts, reminds me of a gap nail polish I had years ago! :) x

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      I have an OPI one that has hearts in it too, adore it!

  • Rosaleen

    The scrub looks amazing, we don’t have a Lush store in my county :(

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah that’s a pity:(

  • Maddy J

    I tagged you in a beauty tag. Check out my blog for the questions :D

    Maddy xxx


  • http://falafelwaffle.wordpress.com/ Niamh

    Love the sound of that lip scrub. :)

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Great Niamh:)

  • Jess

    You had me sold as soon as you mentioned cola bottles. the little hearts are such a cute touch. well done Lush. promptly adding this to my list.x

  • http://www.writingwhimsy.com/ writingwhimsy

    I have the lip tint but not the scrub but I definitely need it too now, those hearts are adorable!

  • sianisian

    Love the look of the scrub, I need this! xx

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