Christmas Lush Haul 2020

FotoJetMerry (belated) Christmas 2020! Ever since 2017, I have been blogging about my hauls at Lush during the Christmas season. Lush always has such great seasonal items, especially around the holidays. If you want to try every single Christmas product that Lush rolled out this year, you can dish out $279.95 CAD and grab the entire Christmas collection, aka the Wow Gift Set (update: it’s now 50% off for a limited time) by purchasing here → https://www.lush.ca/en/gifts/all-gift-sets/wow/9999960409.html

I tried some of the same items from previous hauls but also picked up a couple new ones to try this year as well! Although Christmas has since passed, these items are still available in stores (where the lockdown is lifted) and on the Lush website 24/7. Some items are even on sale for up to 50% off now that Christmas is over! 

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The Christmastime scent Snow Fairy is my favourite, and has been for years now. Naturally, I had to pick up several items in the scent, as I absolutely love it. It only comes once a year―so why not? New this year, Lush has finally introduced a Snow Fairy scented body spray, so you can carry this scent with you whenever you go. I am so excited to finally have a spray in this scent. Although it isn’t as potent as a perfume would be, the scent lasts throughout the day. Carry it with you in your bag and touch up on the go! It smells like sugary cotton candy, so this one is perfect for all candy and sugar lovers.  

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/fragrances/body-sprays/snow-fairy/9999908423.html

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Similar to the body spray, this sugary scented body conditioner can be used in the bath and/or shower for perfectly smooth skin. It works amazingly in the wintertime, as the cold air is super dry and can strip your skin of its natural moisture. This body conditioner instantly moisturizers your skin, and seals it for protection against the winter air.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/shower/body-butters-conditioners/snow-fairy/9999960276.html

Snow Fairy Wonderball Bath Bomb backgrounder (3)

Scented with the same classic Snow Fairy scent as the original Snow Fairy bath bomb, this bath bomb is twice as large and can be split up into three (or more) separate baths. The star at the top pops off, revealing two bath bombs with bath salts in the middle. This is a great deal for those who wish to get more use out of their bath bombs, and the bath salts are a wonderful surprise!  

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/snow-fairy-wonderball/9999902204.html

Holly Golightly Wonderball Bath Bombbackgrounder (4)

This one is another bath bomb that can be divided into three (or more) separate baths. The cute mistletoe at the top pops off as its own bath bomb, and the other two halves can be used separately, as well as the bath salts in the middle. The scent is uplifting and has notes of citrus for a nice, relaxing bath experience. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/holly-golightly-wonderball/9999901981.html

Elfie Stick Bubble Stickbackgrounder (5)

The Elfie Stick (play on words of selfie stick perhaps?) is a reusable bubble stick shaped like the leg of an elf, though its leg reminds me of a waffle cone―just me? This is another uplifting product, with notes of lemon. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/elfie-stick/9999902103.html

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If you have ever wanted Santa’s ass in your bathtub, then you’re in luck! This kinky bubble bar features Santa ass up in his signature boots for a bubbly experience. This bubble bar contains a light floral scent with notes of jasmine. It also has ylang ylang oil for relaxation, and cocoa butter for added moisture to your skin. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/kinky-boots/9999902063.html

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas Bath Bombbackgrounder (7)

Based off of the traditional holiday song, this holiday bath bomb is designed after the lovable hippopotamus from the classic Christmas tune. This bath bomb will turn your bath water a deep purple, and includes specks of glitter on the hippo’s back.

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It has a stimulating scent of grapefruit and bergamot oil―but the real winner here is that adorable hippopotamus face. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/i-want-a-hippopotamus-for-christmas/9999902223.html

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Aside from all of the Snow Fairy products, this polar bear bubble bear is one of my favourites on this list. Other than it being adorable, the scent is invigorating and delicious. It smells like sugary toothpaste―perhaps that’s not the best way to describe it, but it was the first thing that popped in my mind. It contains spearmint oil to achieve that super minty scent. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/polar-bear-plunge/9999909453.html

Abracadabra Bubble Stickbackgrounder (10)

Now, I’m not 100% sure that this item is a part of the holiday collection, but it was new to me and in the same section as the Christmas stuff. The name peeked my interest, along with the simple yet unique shape of the stick. It’s just a little purple stick with glitter at its ends, though I found it to be quite pretty. This stick contains bergamot oil, much like a lot of the other items on this list―Lush must have been into the citrus scents this year. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/abracadabra/9999901896.html

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The last item is one that I have used in the past, which is the candy cane bubble bar. As the name suggests, it’s shaped like a candy cane and comes equipped with a peppermint-meets-lemon scent. It can be broken up for multiple uses. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/candy-cane/9999902060.html

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What one(s) are you looking forward to trying? Are there any others that you would recommend? I hope everyone had a safe and healthy Christmas! Be sure to subscribe to my blog to get new posts delivered to you via email! XOXO


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O Christmas Tree

This is the last post about Christmas for the year, I swear. I just wanted one more blog post to reflect on this year and the holidays (yes, I am a very sentimental person). This Christmas was one of the best one I had in years. It was drama-free, fun, and everything went smoothly ― except for Jacob and I forgetting our leftovers at not one, but two of our Christmas dinners. Let’s hope we remember them at Christmas dinner number three tomorrow night! 

It’s always sad though when Christmas comes to an end. The music stops, the movies end, and the bright lights burn out. We have to drag ourselves back to work and school, and then the days seem less exciting and magical. Yes, the new year begins and we have to wait 365 more days until next Christmas.

I still have no idea what we’re doing for New Year’s Eve. We were originally going to go to a 1920’s themed party (how cool would that have been?) but we were unable to get tickets in time. What is everyone else up to for New Year’s Eve?

Then the week after, Jacob and I are heading to Kingston to visit my brother before I have to go back to school and work. Unfortunately, he had to work during the holidays and was unable to visit us, so we’re going to see him! My brother and I have been super close ever since we were little, and we always have a blast when we’re together. I can’t wait!

Here’s some photos of our Christmas tree this year. It’s nothing fancy ― but it’s ours, so we love it regardless. Enjoy the rest of your holiday season!

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A picture of decorations from my grandmother’s house. The little animals are all so different and cute ― the sheep even has a little pine cone for a tail.

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Of course, I had to take some pictures of me with my guinea pigs, Fluffy and Lulu. I also did a Christmas photo shoot with them that you can take a look at here → https://victoriahecnar.com/2019/12/25/christmas-photo-shoot-with-my-guinea-pigs/

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And last but not least, Jacob and I on his 26th birthday on December 22nd (top) and us on Christmas Eve (bottom).

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Christmas Photo Shoot With My Guinea Pigs

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas full of good food, good presents, and most importantly, good company. The other day I decided to have a photo shoot with my guinea pigs ― because who doesn’t love cute guinea pigs dressed up in Christmas outfits?

Enjoy a few of my favorite images from the shoot. Merry Christmas from me, Jacob, and Fluffy & Lulu!

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Christmas Lush Haul 2019

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It’s that time of year again! And as for always, each holiday when Lush rolls out their seasonal collection, I go and swoop up my fave items to review! Christmastime at Lush is probably one of the best times to go shopping, as their products are adorable (and might I recommend “Snow Fairy” to anyone)?

Since Christmas is right around the corner (like, two days away), I thought it would be a good time to share with you my top picks this holiday season. You can check them out yourself at your local Lush store or on their website!

Santa Bubble Bar

This cute bubble bar instantly caught my eye. It’s glittery, smells like citrus, and looks just like Santa Claus. The notes featured in this product are neroli, zingy lime, and crisp lemon myrtle. I love bubble bars because unlike bath bombs, they’re reusable, so you can enjoy them multiple times! 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/santa/9999901112.html 

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Snow Fairy Bath Bomb

My long-term blog readers will know that the “Snow Fairy” is by far my most favorite scent at Lush. It smells sweet like cotton candy and leaves your skin feeling and smelling fantastic. The “Snow Fairy” comes in many different products, including: bath bombs, bubble bars, body conditioners, shower gels, dusting powders, and more. I love how the bath bomb version is two different colors — I like to think of it kind of like an Elsa & Anna from Frozen bath bomb. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/snow-fairy/9999901070.html

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Santa Claus & Rudolph Bath Bombs

Aren’t these super adorable?! They’re mini bath bombs, packed with a floral scent and cocoa butter to soften your skin. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/rudolph/9999901077.html

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Candy Cane Bubble Bar

Similar to the Santa bubble bar, this candy cane can be reused for several baths! I had to pick up this one, because what’s Christmas without a candy cane or two?! This candy cane is scented with touches of lemon and bergamot oils for an uplifting and fragrant bath experience.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/candy-cane/9999908378.html

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Snow Fairy Body Conditioner

It is impossible for Victoria Hecnar to hit up Lush during the holidays and only pick up one “Snow Fairy” scented item. Next to the bath bomb, I also love the body conditioner. This is to be used in the shower — rub it all over, rinse it off, and you’re done! It’s one of the softest creams I’ve ever used on my skin, and probably the sweetest, too. Your skin (and senses) will thank you — plus, it comes in three sizes to choose from (90 grams, 210 grams, or 500 grams). 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/christmas/christmas-products/snow-fairy/01132.html

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Don’t Look At Me Fresh Face Mask

This one isn’t really a Christmas item per say, but it’s the last fresh face mask that I wanted to try. Now, I can officially say I have tried them all! (Psst, “Cupcake” was my favorite. Surprised?) This mask leaves your skin bright and glowing, and it’s the perfect pick-me-up after all of the holiday stress you and your skin have endured.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/christmas/christmas-products/snow-fairy/01132.html

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Luxury Lush Pud Giant Bombshell

Sorry, it was wrapped too beautifully and contained all the powdery mess of a bath bomb too well for me to rip it apart for the picture. I didn’t actually use this one yet, as I usually wait to visit a hotel with a large jacuzzi before breaking out one of these bad boys. But what I can say is that it was extremely colorful, with scents of bright bergamot and fruity blackcurrant — and that I am looking forward to trying it.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/luxury-lush-pud-giant-bombshell/9999901085.html

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What Lush product is your must-have during the holiday season? Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas! ❄ Be sure to subscribe to my blog to get new posts delivered to you via email! XOXO


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Holiday & Winter Fun ❄

Although Christmas and the holiday season are officially over with, I just had to share some of my favorite moments of the holiday festivities of 2018 on my blog. ❄

We took Stinky to see Santa Claus at PetSmart . . .

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. . . our Christmas tree . . .

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. . . seeing the Bright Lights display at the park . . .

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. . . went hiking in the woods and had a fire with my brother . . .

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. . . and celebrated New Year’s Eve with Jacob!

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That’s all for now! Happy 2019 everyone! May it be your absolute best year yet. ❤ What’s your most favorite part of the holiday/winter season?

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Christmas Is Coming

1416320304237223Guys, it’s almost Christmas 2015! This is so exciting! A lot of great, crazy things have happened this year and I love having Christmas and New Year’s as a time to reflect on everything that has happened. Thank you so much to everyone for always being there for me no matter what. I’ve had an absolutely amazing time this year with my friends, family, and new co-workers! This year I discovered even more about myself, even thought I thought I knew all I needed to! 

Last year when I was reliving moments from my childhood by watching old creepy cartoons from decades ago, I stumbled across one with a really old Christmas song. For a whole year I tried searching for it—and I was determined to finally find it this year. After hours of searching on Google, I finally found it! What a relief. It was on a woman’s blog, who, yes, also searched for it for ages until she found it and was kind enough to post it on her own blog to end the suffering of others. It’s a song from 1946 and it’s called “All Around The Christmas Tree”. It is WAY too underrated. There’s two videos of it on YouTube with a very small view count, not to mention the fact that I spent a year looking for it. I feel like it has the potential of being a Christmas classic. Too late, I guess. Check it out here:

There’s less than two weeks until Christmas time. That means under two weeks to buy the perfect present(s), get all your Christmas movie watching time in, and all of the awesome Christmas goodies you get to eat! I hope everyone has a great holiday season. Make it the best one yet! xoxo

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Poll: How Was Your Holiday?

Now that Christmas and NYE are both over, it’s time for us to go back to school/work and it’s pretty unfortunate. But hopefully we’ve all had an amazing break and will continue to prosper in the new year. So, I ask: How was your holiday?

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Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve! With less than 24 hours on the clock, we can officially say that Christmas is almost here! Hasn’t time just flown by? I can remember writing a post in early November about Christmas coming quickly this year and it feels like I wrote it just yesterday. With that being said, I’m writing this blog to show you guys everything Christmasy. I decorated my room, my pets’ cages/tanks, and my tree. 

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I put lights up around the perimeter of my room!

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Can’t forget the Christmas gift baskets from friends filled with goodies! 

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The Christmas tree!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

TO ALL

AND TO ALL

A GOOD NIGHT!


Have an amazing Christmas everyone filled with great food and presents, but more importantly, loved ones!

xoxo Victoria 🙂