Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Calacas Shower Jelly
Member Name: beautybabiex
Lush Calacas Shower Jelly
Advantages: lovely product
Due to it being close to Halloween and Christmas, Lush has a huge range of new products ready for the coming seasons - both of which I love! I picked up this product along with a few others which I will be reviewing shortly (there is always something!).
I have never tried a jelly from Lush before this, I thought they would just turn a little like the childrens 'gelli-baff' which didn't appeal to me.
== Lush Says.. ==
Calacas is a wobbly special for October; a shower jelly in the shape of a skull, with a lime and jelly bean scent that will get your lovely bones dancing, however dreary the autumn days are. Another of the iconic images used in the Day of the Dead celebrations are sugar skulls. You see them everywhere in Mexico around November time; all painted, flowery and truly beautiful. We took inspiration for the mould for our jellies from these and made them into bright, colourful neon wobblers to chill and use in the shower. Calacas means 'skeleton' in Spanish.
== Price ==
Obviously being Lush, the product does cost a lot compared to other similar things on the market. The jelly is £2.95 for a 100g tub, which for Lush is an average price.
== The Packaging & Jelly ==
The jelly comes in a pot with the usual Lush logo and ingredients etc. The pot is see through behind the black label and allows you to see the bright green jelly inside.
Calacas means skeleton in Spanish which is why the jelly is shaped like a skeleton. It has been around on previous Halloween's but I never noticed it before - not too sure how! There is aloe vera in the jelly to help soften and soothe skin too which is one of the reasons I brought it - poorly skin is never good.
== The Scent ==
I'm not sure whether it is a good or bad thing, but all Halloween goodies have the same scent this year. The fragrance is lime and jelly bean which is very good at waking me up in the morning (or keeping me awake for work at night).
It is very much a scent which could be liked by male or female users.
== Using The Product ==
When it came to using my jelly, I ran my bath the minute I got home and pulled out the skeleton. I love the way its very floppy and gooey but doesn't go all over me. I love how much the fragrance fills the room when you take the lid off!
I used the jelly like you would normal jelly and let it dissolve in my bath, although I did play around with it first as the texture is so strange. I cut mine in half though as it seems a waste to use it all in one bath. It turned my bath a lovely green colour which reminded me of the buckets you do at Halloween, when you have to use your mouth to grab apples.
I did look on the Lush website about how best to use this product and it said to put it in the fridge. I did this with half of my jelly and it turned it cold which I didn't think worked very well. I am going to attempt putting it the freezer, hoping it forms a solid soap to use.
== My Verdict ==
I love this product but then I am biased as I love most of Lush's products. It left my skin feeling amazing and its fun to play with before you use it. I don't like the thought of it only being available in October but then again, it wouldn't be as fun if it was here all year round. The fragrance is also very lovely and worth every second you spend in the bath/shower. I like the idea of you being able to use it as a shampoo or shower gel as well as a bath melt.
== Ingredients ==
*glycerine, Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Aloe Vera Gel, Propylene Glycol, *Carrageenan Extract, Perfume, Lime Oil, Olibanum Resinoid, Neroli Oil, *Citral, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 45350, Colour 42090, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
*occur naturally in essential oils.
Summary: skeletons can be fun too