Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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For a jilted elf, this one is quite cheery!
Lush Jilted Elf Shower Jelly
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Jilted Elf Shower Jelly
Advantages: Delicious, unusual scent, very refreshing, pretty, lasts ages
Disadvantages: Clearly not to everyone's taste
I'm a huge fan of the store Lush and especially love their limited edition Christmas range, which always includes some old favourites and some brand new products. Each year follows a particular theme, and whereas previous years have focused more on traditional Christmases, this year was themed around the concept of innovation and lots of their products are very inventive, as well as being inspired by Christmas in New York. The Jilted Elf was actually named after a New York cocktail, and actually contains vodka!
The Jilted Elf is a shower jelly - basically a more solid form of shower gel. You can chill or freeze shower jellies and use them for a refreshing wash, but I tend to just use them at room temperature - not least because the kitchen in my house is in the basement and the bathroom is on the second floor, and I don't fancy running up and down four flights of stairs every time I want a shower!
The product is available in two sizes: £7.95 for a 240g tub and £3.95 for a 100g tub. I have the smaller tub. Both tubs are clear plastic and very sturdy, unlike the old plastic oval shower jelly tubs - this is a great improvement, and these tubs are also eligible for the offer to bring back 5 tubs and get a free face mask.
The shower jelly is very impressive to look at, being bright - almost neon- green with specks of gold glitter inside. In fact it does look like a real cocktail and it's very pretty. The product contains fig infusion (the original cocktail contained figs), seaweed gel, cinnamon leaf oil, honey, grapefruit oil and ginger oil. These ingredients are refreshing and reviving, and help to soften skin. The jelly smells absolutely amazing - fruity, with a ginger and alcoholic kick. According to the Lush Facebook page, the smell wasn't popular with a lot of people, but I absolutely love it. There's something very cheerful about this shower jelly.
To use the jelly, I scoop out a very small piece and lather it up using a shower puff. This way, only a tiny amount is needed each time and the jelly lasts ages. The scent fills up the whole shower and is incredibly reviving, really helping to clear my head when I'm tired or hungover or feeling a bit ill.
My skin feels soft after using this product, although I have dry skin so still need to apply moisturiser. I can faintly smell the scent of the shower jelly on my skin.
I absolutely love The Jilted Elf - it smells so delicious and is lovely to use. I highly recommend it and want to pick some more up before it goes away!
Summary: Cheery limited edition shower jelly