LUSH – Halloween 2010 – Day of the Dead

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 14 - 2010

No one celebrates the end of October more beautifully than the people of Mexico.

“Day of the Dead” or “Día de los Muertos” as it’s known locally is a celebration of the lives of those who have passed on and allows the living to remember them in their own way.

The costumes and festivities involved in this celebration have inspired LUSH to release their Halloween goodies themed around the Mexican holiday.

1. CALAVERA Bath Ballistic (£2.95)

Calavera means skull in Spanish, so drop this ballistic into your tub and watch as it explodes with bright, vibrant colour and dances around your tub.  The fragrance is a blend of lime oil and Mexican marigold petals – both of which play a huge part in traditional Mexican cooking and celebrations. One of our new version ballistics with bubble bar mixed in with it, it leaves a trail of skin softening bubbles as it dances about the water, interweaving different colours together in a celebration of the after life.

2. CALACAS shower jellies (£2.95)

Calacas is skeleton in Spanish, so these colourful jellies are designed to represent dancing skulls – another iconic image of the Day of the Dead celebrations. There are four to choose from: in red, green, yellow or orange and each one is scented with the same uplifting, invigorating scent of lime and neroli. These wibbly wobbly jellies are also infused with aloe vera gel, to soften and soothe the skin. Especially good frozen, they make for a great bracing, sharp shock in the morning – great if you’ve overdone it with the tequila the night before!

3. LADY CATRINA soap (£2.95 for 100g)

A spectacular hat-shaped soap decorated with bright, neon flowers. Lady Catrina was an etching by Jose Guadalupe Posada that he made in the early Twentieth Century to parody that the rich and fashionable, despite their pretensions to importance, are just as susceptible to death as anyone else. Since then, Lady Catrina has become an iconic image for the Day of the Dead celebrations … And she wore big, colourful hats! The same fragrance as Calavera ballistic, it’s fresh, zesty and uplifting.

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Anything among the new Day of the Dead themed bathroom goodies that capture your attention?

I’m not a fan of LUSH shower jellies (too tricky to chase with soapy hands!!) and I have far too many bars of LUSH soap to get through as it is… but I’ll definitely be indulging in a Calavera Bath Ballistic – I love that the new ones bubble!


6 Responses to “LUSH – Halloween 2010 – Day of the Dead”

  1. That hat soap is AMAZING! Sadly I always find their soaps really drying :( I looked at the Calacas shower jellies the other day, they have a range of colours and they smell gorgeous. I just walked away with I Love Juicy & Big though!

  2. Katrina says:

    Lady Catrina smells amazing, I’m going to have to go back and get some more before it disappears.

  3. Wendy says:

    If you could only smell and eat day of the dead bread my god! It’s made with molasses and rosewater and topped with sugar it tastes amazing!.

    November 1st is the day of the inocent saints (celebrates babies and children) and november 2nd is day of the dead.

    I remember one time in high school I helped make an altar in rememberance of someone that passed away and I made the pathway with Cempasúchil (marigolds) and it made a stain on my palms that lasted a week but on the upside my hands smelled of flowers all day.

    Very glad that a lot of the traditions that my great-grandparents (as spanish and french immigrants) embraced when they first got to Mexico are still being passed down to my nieces and nephews.
    In my family we traditionally celebrate with day of the dead bread and my mother makes this atole which is hot cocoa but with a thicker consistency (almost like a milkshake)that is stirred and mixed until frothy with a molinillo (a mexican whisk) after we share a meal together.
    Great traditions considering that is all about spending time with your family.

  4. sarab says:

    A collection for Dia de Muertos… great idea, but I have a better idea for you Lush… What about opening a store in Mexico???

  5. tass says:

    I hate Lush but I like the look of these, especially the skeleton shower jelly xx

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