Advantages SMELL, LONG LASTING, LATHER
Disadvantages PRICE, TUB, SLIPPY
|Does it smell good?|
|Value for money|
Lush is a beauty company offering bath and body treats which have been handmade with natural ingredients.The company do not test their products on animals and pride themselves in supporting charities.
They have a range of Shower Jellies which are shower gels set to resemble wobbly jelly. These can be frozen, chilled or used a normal room temperature depending on your preference. Not only can they be used to cleanse your body, but they can also be used as a jelly shampoo for your hair!Currently, Lush offer 3 different scented jellies :
The lemon is organic and is included for its ability to cleanse away dirt from your skin. It also acts as an antiseptic and an astringent whilst also providing Vitamin C.The grapefruit juice is acidic and antibacterial. It refreshes the skin and works well to combat oily and spotty skin.
In the Lush stores, the jelly comes in the form of a long slab and a section will have already been cut off for you ready to buy. The shower jelly is moulded into a round, clear plastic tub and finished off with a screw off lid. There is a label on top telling you how to use this product and what ingredients it contains. The jelly itself is a strong, blue/green colour which is similiar to that off clear seas.
If using on your hair, ensure it is thoroughly soaked and rub the jelly piece all over to create a foamy lather then rinse it off.
*Occurs naturally in essential oils. This shower jelly is suitable for vegetarians.
100g @ £2.85
240g @ £5.70
During a recent trip to Glasgow, I had a sudden urge to treat myself to a few goodies from Lush. Whilst I view Lush products as being high quality and natural, I feel they can be quite expensive and the instore smell can be overbearing! I opted for 2 different Shower Jellies as I have previously used them and found them to be a gorgeous treat. I opted for a 100g of Sweetie Pie and a 100g of Whoosh.Whoosh couldn't be anymore different from Sweetie Pie. It is a beautiful shade of blue/green and doesn't contain glitter. The packaging has been reduced over the years and this has resulted in a difficult to dispense jelly! Whilst I froze the Sweetie Pie, I decided to use the Whoosh straight from the fridge to discover what the real difference would be.
The first comparrison I would like to note is that the surface of Sweetie Pie went quite foamy in the freezer..the runny surface of Whoosh remained and was quite oily to the touch. Once my skin was damp with the help of the shower, I poured the oily layer onto my hand and used it as a base for the jelly. Despite being runny, it felt thick against my skin and produced a light, foamy layer. I do this every time I take it from the fridge.The scent of this jelly is extremely powerful and awakening before it even reaches my skin. It is without a doubt a strong citrussy aroma which has evened out with a floral tone. I use this shower jelly in the mornings to give my body and senses a much needed urge. The jelly is cold and squidgy to the touch and once it makes contact with my wet skin, it instantly gets to work. I feel this jelly is easier to manipulate around my body compared to Sweetie Pie. I feel it may have something to do with this being chilled rather than put into the freezer.
The jelly starts to break apart into little pieces on my skin but instead of slipping straight off and down the plughole, it clings to the fresh and reviving lather that has fluffed up onto my skin. The lather is thick and soft and the scent omitting engulfs my body and freshens my mind up quickly. The lather washes off fairly quickly leaving a soft and perfectly cleansed feeling to my skin. A light, citrus trace is noticeable for many hours after my shower and is beautiful.I feel that only a tiny dollop of shower jelly is required for full body cleansing and should you need more, you can always take a little extra. This shower jelly appears to be lasting longer than Sweetie Pie as it lathers up and clings on better meaning I use less. I wasn't keen on using Sweetie Pie on my hair so haven't tried this one for that purpose. The scent isn't overly sweet or floral like some others and would be perfectly sufficient for male and females to use.
The powerful scent of this jelly envelopes my bathroom and certainly competes, well I should say overtakes, my air freshener in there. If I leave the bathroom door open, the scent slowly works its way through the house prompting any visitors to comment on how lovely our home smells.At £2.70 it is expensive but certainly a welcomed treat for me. I find that Whoosh perks me up and I feel it will come in extra handy in the cold, wintery mornings when I really don't want to do anything!
Thanks for reading!
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