Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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A Fairground In A Bottle!
Lush Snow Fairy
Member Name: writeallnight
Lush Snow Fairy
Advantages: Smells great, don't need a lot of it
Disadvantages: Initially expensive, only available at Christmas
I've always loved the Lush products but have rarely been able to buy them, mostly because where I used to live, the nearest Lush store was about 50 miles away and I didn't want to buy online in case, somehow, I picked one of the few products from Lush that I don't like. It's not that many of these exist; in all honesty, I think there's only maybe one or two, but I didn't want to end up ordering the same one I didn't like repeatedly and therefore I never really got any products from Lush.
However, having now moved to a new area completely, I was pretty pleased to find that there's a Lush store just 10 miles from where I live. Naturally, I had to go check it out, and it happened to be during the Christmas sales that I went. Having always wanted to try Snow Fairy, this seemed like the ideal time to do so, considering that it was on offer at £2.20 (give or take a few pennies) for the 250ml bottle. I couldn't honestly say exactly how much it is normally as it's no longer on the website as Christmas is over, but I'm sure it was around £7, maybe even a little more, so £2.20 was far too good a deal to miss.
Getting it home, I immediately tried some of it like a soap, just squirting it onto my hands to use like you would an ordinary hand soap. The smell immediately hit me, and I must say, it smelled like a fairground. This would be because it is supposed to smell of pear drops and candy floss. I think it has a hint of a black currant sort of smell as well, but I don't know if that's just me or not. For anyone that's not tried this, it's the same scent as the Godmother soap, to give you some idea of what it smells like.
It lathered up really well in my hands, which I thought was a good thing because it does annoy me when you get something home and it just doesn't seem to want to lather. I barely used any of it, literally just a dot of it, and I was easily able to produce enough lather to wash my hands. The scent didn't disappear afterwards, and I found myself still smelling it for hours after I had used it, which wasn't something I had really expected, but I did really like this aspect of it.
When I used it in the shower, I found that the same thing was true. I didn't need to use much of it at all, maybe a 10p sized amount, which did most of my body. I was really surprised by this because I honeslty expected it to go fairly quickly, but it lasted extremely well.
Because of how long it lasted, I found that the bottle lasted me about 3 months, which I was quite astounded with. Yes, it may be more expensive, but it's certainly worth it if it lasts so much longer than other conventional shower gels. (Admittedly, I did use one or two other bottles of other things in the same time frame though, just to make it last a little longer!)
This year I went out and bought the same one again, for a little more money this time I must admit (I think I paid £2.80 this year) but at the reduced price I feel that it's definitely worth the money. It's only a shame that it's not available all year round because it's by far my favourite Lush Shower Gel.
Summary: My favourite Lush shower gel!