“ Brand: Lush / Type: Shower Gel „
I'm a huge fan of the store Lush and am trying to sample every product that they make. My mission includes trying their Retro range - these are products that are only available online, not in store, and are products from Lush's past.
In recent months, new limited edition Retro items are added to the range every so often, usually once a month or so. This was how I came across and purchased this Snowshowers shower jelly.
Shower jelly is basically a semi-solid shower gel. It has the consistency of jelly (as the name suggests) and can be kept in the fridge or freezer for a more refreshing wash, though I've only ever used it at room temperature. To use, you can either wash yourself with the whole thing or break a small piece off and use a little at a time. I prefer the latter method: I find that a small amount lathers up incredibly well with a shower puff, and used this way a pot of jelly will last just as long as a normal shower gel.
I bought Snowshowers when it was released in December. It used to be a Christmas product, so the timing was highly appropriate. I already had the Snowshowers fragrance from the forum party, and really liked the scent. It is the same scent that appears in the Golden Wonder ballistic and 2011's lip tint, Celebrate.
So what's so good about the scent? Well, Lush describe it as a 'fruity, boozy fragrance'. Sweet orange, lime and cognac oils combine to make an uplifting, party-like scent that is just like Buck's Fizz. The shower jelly also contains elderflower and seaweed gel, as well as organic sesame oil, which soften and condition the skin. You can also use shower jellies on your hair, but I haven't tried this.
Shower jellies come in clear plastic pots. Mine cost £4.50 for 100g (the smaller pot). This one is white in colour and, unlike some other shower jellies, it isn't see-through. The smell is amazing - it really does smell like Buck's Fizz, and is a cheering scent that reminds me of Christmas. It is also quite a delicate scent, uplifting and refreshing.
As mentioned earlier, a small amount on my shower puff is all that is needed to create a good lather. I always feel clean after using this and it doesn't irritate my skin at all. The scent remains on my skin for a short time after use, too.
I completely love this shower jelly, and I highly recommend it. It isn't currently available on the Lush website, but it has been brought out during December for the last couple of years so hopefully it will reappear this Christmas too.
Lush ' Snow Showers' Shower Jelly
Jelly in the bath?
I've had a few of these jellies in Lush in the past few months after getting a sample of one and falling in love with them. I previously thought that they were gimmicky and would melt in the bath water and all that I would be left with was gloop. Like all Lush products they are not cheap and for 100g you will pay about £4.99 for this one as it is a limited edition product. I actually bought mine from Ebay and paid around £6 including postage which I thought was quite expensive but as it is pretty rare and I wanted it I paid up!. My love for these began with a sample of 'The Joy of Jelly' which I really loved it so I then moved to the lime cocktail, citrus refreshing 'Whoosh'. This particular jelly is one that comes and goes; I think it tends to make its appearance around Christmas.
I was very excited about trying this new jelly which I bought from Ebay in a huge lot of goodies which came all packed up with bubble wrap and I opened my little clear pot and sniffed, this is not as strong a scent as some of these jellies but it fresh and creamy, a bit like a mandarin panacotta. My pot is only the smaller one 100g and the pot is clear so you can see the white milky product through the pot. I am not good at waiting to try new Lush stuff so this new pot went straight to the bathroom to wait for my next bath. I used it in my bath that night.
I am now becoming a bit of an expert and so after initially braking a piece off the jelly lump and using that to wipe all over my body creating lather I now use the whole jelly out of the pot as I find this worlks better than breaking bits off. I use the whole thing as though it was a bar of rather squishy soap. You can do either and when I had a large pot of one jelly I found I did have to break bits off but with the small pots using the whole thing works better. II found with breaking bits off that if I dropped the bit in the bath it just escaped and disappeared whereas I can hold the whole thing more easily. If ever buy a large pot again I will cut it in half and use half at a time.
Whichever way you choose either breaking a piece off or using the entire squiggly lump as soap I find it best to lather it all over my body; I then leave it for a few moments so that the scent soaks into my skin before rinsing it off.
It does feel sort of strange and floppy which takes some getting used to but it is much nicer that when I first use a piece of a Lush soap as they are often quite hard at the edges and take some using to make them nice and rounded so I can rub them on my body comfortably. This feels so soft and gentle but you have to be careful to hold your hand cupped around it as it does try to slip out as you use it.
My little tip if you decide to use a small piece is to rub this either on a sponge or flannel or if you have some use it with exfoliating mitts as this way you are less likely to drop the squidgy mass in the bath or shower. If you drop a little piece it is REALLY hard to pick up again as I just keeps slipping out between your fingers so you have to trap it in the sponge or the like. Pinch some of the jelly from the pot and rub it in your hands/sponge/flannel/mitt to lather it up and scrub it on and this means there is no mess left in the bath or shower by bits breaking off and escaping and no tricky slippery jelly to hold on to.
The smell is subtely orangey with a creamy note and in my view this smells just like a lemon milk jelly or mildly orange panacotta. The main jelly colour is a white and creamy looking and looks like a panacotta too and is not particularly feminine at all. It smells like a creamy milky lemon/mandarin desert or mandarin milkshake. This is possibly a scent that could be used by either male or females as it is quite a subtle smell maybe a bit sweeter than most men would choose.
I feel that this is a great anytime scent but I would be more inclined to use this in the summer when it is warmer as I find the refreshing and quite light citrus smell goes better in the warm weather rather than when it is cold, then I want cinnamon and spice, mulled wine and chocolate sort of scents which I think are cosy and warming. Strange then that it is released at Christmas only as in my opinion it really isn't a very Christmas sort of smell apart from the tangerine in your stocking of course.
Like a lot of Lush's products I just love it but this scent doesn't linger on my skin after I get out as it really is quite mild which I find a bit disappointing.
Lush advertise this jelly in their usual fun way:
" A luxuriously refreshing snowy shower jelly scented with wild oranges and cognac. Freeze it, chill it or use it at bathroom temperature. Crush or stroke your jelly all over your body and hair, lather and rinse out."
What's in this jelly then?
The good things are :
Glycerine for softening your skin, elderflower infusion, carrageenan extract which is a sea weed jelly to create the jelly, sweet orange oil, cognac oil, lime oil, - all good and sound very uplifting and citrus like
The jelly is made from carrageenan extract which is a natural and nutritious seaweed gel full of vitamins and minerals and so this is meant to condition skin and also soften hair. I have to say my skin did feel wonderfully pampered after using this so tap marks for that Lush.
Not so good:
We still have the methylparabens and propylparabens which are not so great and are questionable ingredients that help give lather.
Also this has titanium dioxide which I don't know much about - maybe it gives the white colour but not sure if it is a good addition or not.
There are also colours and other bits and pieces but I won't go on about those and if you are really concerned about this sort of thing I am sure that you are more than capable of investigating the contents yourself.
Is it just a strange sort of soap then?
Well no, as with many Lush products this has multiple uses. Obviously you can use it as it is in its wobbly form as a soft and gentle soap with a refreshingly enlivening scent.
Secondly you can use it as a shampoo and the seaweed gel is supposed to help make your hair soft and of course the smell will stay in your hair for ages. I did try it and found it was hard to keep hold of the gloopy mass but it did feel nice and lathered up well. Obviously the smell is a bit diluted depending on the conditioner you use after it, what a shame they don't make a conditioner with the same scent. My hair was not noticeably soft but my hair is quite course so really never actually feels soft so maybe I am not a good head of hair to test this on.
Thirdly you can put this in the fridge and use it as a cool soap or shampoo when it is really hot outside. You can also take it one stage further and put it in the freezer so then you have a hard very cold soap or shampoo which would be nice in a hot climate but so far I haven't been tempted. I think you would have to freeze it in a rounded container so that it had rounded edges otherwise it could be a bit sharp when using it on your body.
The idea behind freezing is that you can lather your body up with a cold soap and rinse off with hot water a bit like a Turkish bath or sauna experience, hot then cold then hot. I'm not a fan of this hot cold experience and when I use a sauna I never jump back into the pool or have a cold shower as it is not my idea of a pampering at all!
So will you buy this again?
Well I quite liked this one but probably would rush to pay the amount I oaid again. If it comes into the shop at Christmas yes I would buy it but if it is only limited release and you have to add postage then no I wouldn't bother. I know Lush like to change their products from time to time but it would be nice if they added jellies to their limited releases in the shops as well as the bath bombs etc. I do love these jellies and despite the fact that I have my drawers crammed with Lush soaps and also handmade soap made by a friend of mine in Australia I still went out and bought this one so you can see I love the jellies as I am happy with this as a fresh smell and I do like the white creamy look too as it makes a change from clear coloured jellies.
I do like the jellies although initially I was not sure what to expect and really had thought they were one of Lush's gimmicky and rather silly products but this one is perfectly pampering and smells really lovely and creamy as well as orange but I can't say I can detect the cognac. I have been Lucky enough to have now tried about six or seven of these jellies and they are all quite different in scent but feel just lovely to use.
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I have a bit of an obsession with Lush and my bathroom shelf is stocked with many bottles of Lush shower gel, cleansers, shampoo and conditioner. One of my favourite Lush items is their shower jelly, as it is a unique product and has a novelty fun factor to it. This Champagne Snow Showers Shower Jelly was released as a limited edition Christmas item, and I have just finished using my second lot of it. This was previously available from Lush high street stores, online at www.lush.co.uk, or via mail order, although I don't think it is being released again for this Christmas. It cost £2.95 per 100g.
Product description: "A luxuriously refreshing, milky- white, snowy shower jelly scented with wild oranges and cognac. Freeze it, chill it or use at bathroom temperature. Crush or stroke your jelly all over your body and hair, lather and rinse out."
Shower jelly is a completely different cleansing product to your ordinary body wash or shower gel. It looks as the name suggests, like a big block of wobbly jelly! Champagne Snow Showers looks a bit plain compared to some of the others, as it is just a plain white solid-coloured block. It has a firm but squishy texture which can get a bit slippy when it's wet.
I particularly love this shower jelly as the smell of it is incredible. It has a bright citrus zing and is very uplifting. It contains Orange Oil, Cognac Oil, and Lime Oil which gives a lovely fresh scent. They have also somehow managed to make it smell "fizzy", just like a real glass of bubbly! This is not a traditional Christmas themed scent, so it makes a nice change from their other seasonal products, and is perfect for clearing your head if you've had a little too much festive merriment!
One feature of the shower jelly is that it's consitency is very resistant. It comes in a plastic container to protect it from getting wet which would cause it to deteriorate. You can keep the tub of jelly in your bathroom so it stays at room temperature, or you can put it in the fridge - or even the freezer! - to make it chilled and give you a refreshing wake up call with your morning shower. Keeping it stored in the fridge does seem to help it last a bit longer as the texture stays more solid and the jelly melts less readily when you are using it on your body, so less is needed each time you use it. I prefer to keep my jelly at a warmer temperature though, as I hate the cold feeling of it against my skin when I'm in a nice warm shower or bath.
There are several ways that you can use the shower jelly. You can rub the block directly onto your skin, but I find that this is fairly ineffective as it does not create much of a lather and the jelly becomes too wet, making it slippery and difficult to hold on to. I prefer to use this with a bath puff, and will break off a small section of the jelly by tearing it with my fingers, then rub this into the bath puff before washing. This helps the jelly to break down properly and creates a nice foamy effect which feels really soft and smoothes over the skin nicely. Another way that I like to use this jelly is to put on my exfoliating gloves and then rub the jelly between my gloved hands so that the jelly builds up a lather over the gloves. I can then rub this over my body and it helps to cleanse and smooth as well as exfoliate. The only problem with this last method of application is that it uses up quite a large amount, so I only do this every now and again, and usually stick to using the bath puff.
This is really nice to wash with as the unusual texture means that it glides over my skin and leaves it feeling in good condition. After using this my skin feels softer and refreshed, and the scent stays noticeable for a short while. I think that the Champagne Snow Showers shower jelly is one of my favourite Christmas edition items, and I would highly recommend it if you're able to get hold of some. This is a fantastic product that is unique and fun to use.
If you like this then you may also like these other Lush products:
+ Christmas Party ballistic bath bomb
+ Whoosh shower jelly
+ Satsumo Santa ballistic bath bomb
Ingredients: Elderflower Infusion, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Perfume, Carrageenan Extract, Sweet Orange Oil, Cognac Oil, Lime Oil, Sea Salt, Titanium Dioxide, *Citral, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben.* Occurs naturally in essential oils.
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I love just about everything Lush, so when I recieved this for a christmas present I was delighted.
It is a shower gel / soap in the form of white jelly which is called snowshowers and for a small tub normally costs between £2-£3, depending on the weight.
You can freeze this so that when it comes to use it stays in shape and wakes you up, however I prefer to use it as it is.
It works up a great lather and is very moisturising on the skin as it it quite thick and creamy. This also makes it soothing, yet at the same time the fruity floraly scent makes it refreshing.
The scent fills the whole room and it is absoloutley gorgeous and is one of my favourite smelling lush items, it is infused with elderflowers, yet I think it has a fruity, slightly orangey smell.
After using this my skin is left soft, smooth and moisturised and the smell lingers on my skin. I did not feel the need to moisturise and I was surprised to find the next morning I could still smell the scent and my skin was still left soft, smoothed and relaxed.
Overall this is an item I'd highly reccomend, though if you have very sensitive skin I would be careful as my cousin does and when she used this she came out in a rash!
When entering Lush stores, I'm always fascinated by the shower jellies that they have to offer, and after trying the Whooosh one, I was very impressed. During the Christmas period, I stocked up on various limited edition goods so that they could last me up until next year. This was one of those items - Snow Showers.
If you are unaware of what shower jellies are, they are basically a shower gel for your body but in the form of a jelly. They are very strange but make your shower a whole lot more fun! You only need a very tiny amount of the jelly and then you can either apply it straight on to your body and rub or you can get a loofah and rub it into that. Personally, I much prefer using a loofah as it really lathers up the product tremendously, and I find that it gives the best results.
The smell of Snow Showers is just lovely. It is fairly zesty, and citrus notes hit you instantly, making it a good one to use on a cold, early morning. The jelly itself is just plain white and a bit boring in colour, however it is still so much fun to use.
The good things about using Snow Showers is obviously the smell, as it is very citrusy and pleasant. When using a loofah it lathers up very well, infact better than the shower gel I would use instead. As well as this, you only need a very little amount. I paid about £3 for my chunk of jelly, and I predict that this really will last the whole year considering how little needs to be used, therefore showing that the jellies are very long lasting, and possibly more cost effective than repuchasing shower gels. And finally, the last benefit is that it just makes the shower much more fun and interesting.
Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks, and this is in relation to all shower jellies as opposed to just the Snow Showers. Ultimately, they are very hard to work with, therefore if you are in a rush this is probably not the best to use, making it quite an inconvenience at the best of times. I'd call it a 'weekend product' if you like. Also, this is a limited edition product and is only available during the festive season, therefore you can not purchase this in store or on the website currently. People may be trying to sell them on Ebay so you could look there instead.
I have also heard that you can store these inside your fridge and freezer, and I'm unsure of the benefit of this but I have not yet tried that one out.
Overall, I'd definately recommend you try this one out when it becomes available, and if you'd like to try it sooner, why not check on Ebay as Lush items are often sold on there. If the citrus scent isn't to your taste, at Christmas they also do a 'Strawberry Santa' jelly. In store permanently there are also three jellies for you to have a look for.
I am a big fan of Lush's shower jellies- they are fun and a bit different to your typical shower gels. I get particularly excited about the festive jellies they bring out at Christmas time, as I love Christmas and I love being able to use the scents I associate with it all year round.
Christmas 2009 brought two limited edition jellies bursting with festive goodness: Strawberry Santa & Snowshowers. Snowshowers doesn't look like the most exciting of products. It is a plain creamy white colour, and looks relatively dull when compared to the exciting lilac swirls of Joy of Jelly, for example. However the dull appearance was immediately forgiven as soon as I lifted the lid- the scent is truly beautiful! It is a very delicate, citrussy smell, with a touch of cognac which gives it a bit of a kick. It is not as festive as the old favourite Gold, Frankincense and Beer, which smells instantly of Christmas. However I did instantly associate it with winter, as it has a crisp, cool quality to it, and the citrussy, boozy goodness does remind me of festive parties. The jelly also contains seaweed and elderflower, making it kind to your skin, as you would expect with any Lush product.
Jellies can be a pesky product to try to use. They are very slippery, especially when your hands are wet, and when I first started using them I found I was losing precious chunks of jelly down the plug hole. I have found putting blobs of jelly inside scrubby gloves to be really effective- no wasteage and you get a lovely lather while you exfoliate. A more gentle alternative is to use a shower puff and squish some jelly into it.
You get a really lovely rich, beautifully scented lather from just a small piece of jelly, which makes them great value for money as a little 100g pot costs £2.95 and lasts for ages. My skin was left really soft and the gorgeous orangey limey scent lingered on my skin for hours afterwards. I have also tried using it as a shampoo, purely because I wanted my hair to smell nice! The jelly left it surprisingly soft as well as smelling yummy.
The assistant in my local Lush told me I could keep this in the fridge or freezer and then crush a chunk of it to use in the shower. I have been too much of a wimp to try this- I like my showers hot and the thought of a freezing cold lump of shower jelly doesn't appeal to me at all!
This jelly really is a joy to use and I wish they would make it available all year rounf. I have stocked up so I can have a wintery shower throughout the year! I really hope they bring this back this Christmas as it is one of their best.
I wouldn't have normally bought this product but it came in a gift set that I received for Christmas so I thought i'd give it a go. I usually use Lush products but tend to go for the bath bombs, soaps and occasionally the shampoo's. Lush's products are made from natural ingredients and on some of the products they display a little sticker with the date that is was made and even who made it with a cartoony character of that person on it. I think this is a nice personal touch. Anyone that has seen a Lush shop will know that you smell it way before you see it! The smell fills the street as their products are know to be very rich.
Ok, so the shower jelly. I had never used a shower jelly before and didn't have a clue how to use it at first! I opened the pot and felt it and it feels the same as the edible jelly. I pulled a little section off (about the size of a penny) and rubbed it between my hands but this didn't really do anything, so I tried to hold it and rub my skin to wash myself but it kept slipping out of my hand and skidding around the bath tub! I realised this wasn't going to work so I grabbed my body scrubbing poof (the ball shaped netted mesh scrubber) and parted it and put the little bit of jelly inside. I then began to wash myself using the poof and this really worked as it made a lot of lather and smelt lovely.
Once I had scrubbed all over I rinsed out the poof and then washed the shower jelly from my skin and it left it feeling really soft and silky I was pleasently surprised. The scent is not too sweet so can but unisex too, it's slightly musky in scent but it really leaves your skin nice and clean with a subtle scent.
Now as I didn't buy this myself I had to look on the website to see how much it costs and I did a bit of research to find that you can get 100g of this jelly for £2.95.
Now I think this sounds expensive compared to normal bottled shower gels that you can buy in the supermarket but this really is a nice product where a little goes a long way.
Lush shower jelly can also be refrigerated or frozen if you would like a more refreshing wash and therefore would be a great product to have in the summer or to take away on holiday with you. I keep mine in the bathroom at room temperature.
You can buy this in store or online at www.lush.co.uk and once you place your first order from lush you are bound to return!
I would recommend giving this shower jelly a go, it may not be for everyone due to the scent or having to use a poof / scrub alongside but I think it leaves your skin softer than any other normal shower gel would.
Over the run up to Christmas, I found a lot of Lush products made their way on to my Christmas list somehow. Being a Lush lover, I was delighted to receive Lush Snow Showers Shower Jelly and have been using it since Christmas.
The Snow Showers Jelly has the consistency of well jelly really. I actually really like the scent of this jelly, I find a lot of the Lush products to be over fragranced and quite over whelming but this smells great, its quite citrusy but with a hint of some type of berry.
In the shower, I found the jelly quite difficult to use, the consistency makes it hard to use, when you try and break off a piece, a lot of it ends up on the floor. You only need a small piece to cover your body and it feels quite nice on your skin, it doesn't lather like normal shower gel but it isn't really slippery either.
After the shower, I find the scent lingers in the bathroom and on my body all day, it is quite fresh and not overpowering in any way.
Lush does suggest freezing the jelly, I haven't tried this but I would assume it would just make the jelly firmer and easier to break off a piece and handle in the shower. My bathroom is so cold at the moment, I don't think I would be able to feel a difference, if I froze it. It also suggests using it on your hair but I am yet to try this.
The tub of jelly that I have is marked up at just over £3 for 100 grams, I think this will last for about 10 showers, so it isn't really expensive but not that cheap either.
As it is a Christmas product, it probably won't be in store now until next Christmas but I probably wouldn't buy it again, I just find it a bit fiddly to use.
Over the Christmas period a large number of Lush products seem to have found their way into my house. Being one of only a handful of dooyoo members never to review any Lush items I thought I'd have a go too :-)
I wouldn't normally buy anything from Lush myself, I get a headache from just walking past the shop. My perception of Lush was of overpriced, overscented products that would only appeal to students or people who like to drop fizzy things into their bath. I'm not saying this view is correct, that's just the impression I got!
The Snow Showers Shower jelly is by appearance, a jelly. It doesn't smell too bad either, an elderberry scent with an hint of lime or something citrus anyway. I could be wrong there, that's just how it smells to me and I'm not great at identifying what a smell is supposed to be, I either like it or I don't, this one I liked.
When in the shower I found it a little hard to actually break pieces off, it certainly doesn't melt like a jelly. With a small piece in your hand you can easily cover your whole body and the feeling of it on your skin is pleasant, it doesn't lather a lot like soap and it isn't oily.
After a shower the smell does linger in the bathroom, but it's a really clean and fresh smell. It also lingers on your body but not in an overpowering way.
On the label it does suggest perhaps freezing the jelly, but as the temperature in my bathroom is so low at this time of year anyway I wouldn't want to try that approach! I would imagine it being a more pleasant experience in summer or if you have your house heated to a tropical temperature in winter.
Also the label suggests using it on your hair too, I haven't tried this either as there are other products for that!
The container I have is marked at £4 for about 135g, it looks like a dessert sized serving of jelly. It wasn't a deliberate purchase for me, it actually came in one of the free bags you get from Lush when you spend £20 on other things, which incidentally is a great way to get to try new things out and is the main reason I have all this Lush stuff to try and write reviews about this week.
I think it would be good for at least 12 showers, so at 34p a time it isn't going to break the bank but then it isn't the cheapest way to go either.
As this is only a Christmas product it's not likely to be in the shops for a while if I wanted to buy more of it, but I was impressed enough that I would certainly considering buying other shower jellies as gifts for other people and maybe even as a treat for myself if I found one with a smell that really appealed.
It isn't particularly transportable so I don't think I'd be travelling with it and will be sticking to more traditional shower gel for my travels, but at home it's definitely a nice to have. I'm even warming to the Lush brand now :-)
I received a smallish pot of Snow Showers Jelly as part of a Lush Christmas gift set, and today, as I'm off work due to being snowed in, it seemed a suitable opportunity to try it! Shower jellies are not part of my regular Lush purchases, so I was quite keen to see what this one would be like. I remember several years ago I bought one of the frozen shower gels that at the time came in individual portions, like ice cubes, and were designed to be kept in the freezer. I didn't get on too well with it at the time because I always seemed to forget to take it to the bathroom with me, meaning that I had to trail back down to the kitchen wrapped in a towel, and I was never all that thrilled with the contrast between the warm water and the freezing cold shower gel on my skin.
Snow Showers can be frozen, chilled or used at room temperature, and remembering my previous experiences, I opted to try the latter. As snowflakes fell outside the window, it was a struggle to persuade myself to take my slippers off before getting into the shower, let alone attempt to juggle with ice cubes! And I must say, there is an element of juggling involved... this shower jelly has a consistency of blancmange (or indeed, jelly) and when a small scoop is held in your wet hand, it attempts to get away from you and escape down the plug hole. Lush say that the jelly melts slowly in the warm water, and yes, if you rub the jelly against your skin it melt and produces a soft creamy lather, but keeping hold of the bit you have left in your hand is quite a challenge. In a good mood, this might be fun - think Carry On Film style hilarity, but whilst in a bit of a hurry to get showered and dressed, it is probably a bit of an irritation.
However, the Snow Showers shower jelly does feel nice and smooth on the skin, and the scent is just wonderful. It contains cognac and oranges, giving it a festive smell but with a freshness that is invigorating, partly due to the citrus and partly due to the addition of elderflowers. The fragrance is very similar to the Christmas Party bath ballistic, but more subtle.
I will use the rest of this shower jelly, but on occasions when I have time to spare so that I won't feel annoyed by the palaver of using it! Perhaps a frozen jelly would behave better, but it rarely gets hot enough in the UK for me to want to try this, and certainly not in the winter. As this is a festive product it won't be around during (what passes for) the summer to prove itself. No longer available at Lush now that Christmas is over, but look out for it next year if you fancy trying it!
After reading many good reviews over the last couple of weeks about Lush shower jelly i decided to grab the 2 Christmas versions for an extra present for my girlfriend, last night i was lucky enough to get the opportunity to apply the Lush Snow Showers jelly to my girlfriends back, and also wash my hair with it.
The product comes in a clear plastic tray/tub like a supermarket's pick your own salad tub with a hinged snap shut lid, a small printed label on the top of the tub informs you that it's: Lush Handmade Cosmetics - Snow Shower, a luxuriously refreshing, milky white snowy shower jelly scented with oranges and cognac. freeze,chill or use at bathroom temp, crush or stroke your jelly all over your body and hair, lather and rinse out.
This product is sold by weight so price varies, the piece i bought was around £3.50, and it was kept chilled.
A white block of jelly which is a little larger then a standard bar of soap, when you pick it up it's a slippery little sucker and will easily escape your grip if your not careful, i thought i would try and lather it up a bit by rubbing it in my hands like a bar of soap, this didn't really work and i only got the smallest amount onto my hand, so i decided to try and use the body scrubber thing, this worked really well and i soon had the scrubber full with lather and from there on it worked just like any shower gel, it didn't seem to have a particurlarly strong scent but you could smell the orange in it and it felt nice and soft on the skin and rinsed away easy enough, i got basically the same results with my hair (what's left of it) it's not easy to apply direct but rub it on a scrubber ( i am not talking about my girlfriend now!) and it soon lathers up and it washed my hair like most shower gel would, i have just had a sniff of my girlfriend and although she doesn't smell to bad there is no sign of the orangey scent and my hair doesn't smell orangey either.
I will start with the packaging, wrapped up in nice Christmas paper or not when you get to this plastic tub it looks like a piece of pre packed fish off Morrison's fish counter, they could have made a effort to make the box a bit brighter as it is a Christmas special, so as a Christmas present it looses a point for presentation.
To follow the instruction for use by crushing or stroking over your body you would loose it all down the plughole or it wouldn't lather up, so it looses a point for that too, once it lathers up it works ok and does it's job but i don't thin it's anything special, and the scent although nice is not particularly long lasting,, my girlfriend is not raving about it even though she can see i am writing a review, so i can see that's a diplomatic way of saying she is too not impressed either.
Overall i am not impressed with this product and would not buy it again, it's not that's it's no good but i expected something a bit special that would make a nice Christmas gift and it did not deliver.
Lush Snowshowers shower jelly is one of their special christmas range. Instead of a solid bar of soap or a liquid shower gel they have created a semi solid jelly for you to take into the shower with you. This pure white jelly is softer than edible jelly blocks before you add water but probably more solid than the finished product. A little 100g pot will set you back £2.95 which is fairly cheap by Lush standards, if you are vegan you will be happy to know this is suitable for you but it's probably best not to eat it!
Like all Lush products Snowshowers has a list of ingredients which are natural and are good for your skin. The main ingredient in here is elderflower oil which is used to soften skin and treat acne and this is joined by lime and orange oil which perk you up and leave you feeling alert and cognac which is just used for the smell!
Like all shower jellies you use it by breaking a small lump off and lathering it up in your hands and spreading the lather over your body. Jellies are harder to use than soaps or shower gels and I frequently find I drop bits onto the bottom of the shower. It is worth persevering with the jelly, I have found adding a little bit of water to the pot helps to soften it up and make it easier to use and some recomend using it inside a facecloth. It does produce a very thick and luxurious lather which makes your skin feel nice and soft and pampered.
The shower jelly has a very gentle smell which is hard to describe, I would not describe it as either floral or citrus and luckily it does not smell of booze either! It is a really comforting smell which lingers all day on my skin, I wouldn't say it was a very christmassy smell but I like it anyway.
I like snowshowers because of the lovely smell and lather but like all shower jellies it is a bit of a nightmare to use, best gfrab it before Christmas because it won't be around for another year.
It's not often I buy seasonal products, but I was kindly given a tub of snow showers from Lush a couple of weeks ago.
Having never used a shower jelly before, I can honestly say I didn't know how to use it. The sleek black tub that the product comes in thankfully tells you how to store and use these weird looking products.
For anyone like me having never used a shower jelly before, I'll briefly explain what they are. In place of your normal shower gel, this jelly substance acts the same way as a shower gel, you're just holding a lump of product rather than a liquid.
You can use these shower jellies straight from the freezer, fridge or room temperature. Personally I just leave mine in the bathroom as I know if it goes into the freezer or fridge then I will forget to get it out before getting into the shower.
You can also use these with a shower puff, which in my experience of using this one is a good idea as it provides less waste. To use without is acceptable but you have to be careful you don't drop what you're holding and lose the product down the drain. This would make an expensive shower.
Back to snow showers. Having a name like snow, you know you're getting a white coloured product. There is a subtle smell that comes from my jelly substance. It's a sweet, yet ever so slightly musky smell. I wouldn't associate the smell with Christmas, but it's very pleasant to apply to your skin and it's not necessarily a feminine fragrance which is nice.
The way I use this shower gel is to scoop out a blob, and you don't need too much so don't worry about the small quantity you see in the tub, it will last you a while if you don't drop it.
I then massage the jelly into my shower puff until it dissolves. This can take a while which is the only disadvantage to using this when you are short on time. The jellies are more for longer showers. Once dissolved, then use as you would use a normal liquid shower gel. I find that it lathers up well which I didn't expect it to do.
My skin doesn't necessarily feel any softer after using this jelly, but it does smell nice, and it keeps my senses awake in the shower whilst using it which is a nice experience, rather than just going through the motions to get clean.
I did a bit of research to find that you can get 100g of this jelly for £2.95. This is more than I would normally pay for a shower gel, but I think it's worth it for the experience you get of using the jelly. It has lasted me a couple of weeks so far and I have half used the pot, so I think overall it has potential to actually last longer than many people would think.
If you wanted a different experience, I did try this frozen just once, but in the winter months; I wasn't keen on the chill that shot through my skin as I applied this to my body. It will certainly wake you up if you used it frozen, but it gives off the same amount of lather so like I mentioned it stays in the bathroom now.
Snow showers is only available during the festive season so if you want to try this particular scent then stock up before Christmas is over.
I am fairly new to lush products so I decided to purchase one of their grabbit bag offers where you spend £5 and got £15 worth of products. One of the products in my particular bag was the snow showers shower jelly. This was a christmas offer and so I don't think it would be available to purchase at other times of the year.
This product is aimed for shower users as you can tell by the title but as I am not a fan of showers so I used it in the bath. The shower jelly itself came packaged in a cardboard box with a small clear panel on the side so you can view the jelly. It is literally a jelly and reminds me of the food jelly you get in packets before you mix it with hot water. It has a firm texture and takes some force to tear a piece off to use. This can be somewhat offputting as it does takes abit of effort before you can actually use it on your body. The smell is the big plus for this product it smells of oranges which is really fruity and is a nice refreshing smell. When you do manage to break a piece off the jelly it does lather up quite well with abit of effort and a small piece really does go a long way. The smell is really nice but unfortunately is not very strong and it does tend to fade not long after you come out of the bath. The shower jelly can also be used at room temp or can be used chilled or even frozen. According to the ingredients label it also contains elderflower infusion.
Overall I would recommend this shower jelly for the smell alone even if it is abit impractical to use.
Also posted on ciao under my username miss_sherlock
This shower gel from Lush is subtle compared with many of their scents but it is very distinct and it is adorable. It is called snow showers because it is aimed at the Christmas market but I would love to use this all year round.
The shower jelly comes in slightly solid jelly form and you must break a bit off to rub into your skin. You do not need much at all. It lathers very well and in fact even a small amount of the jelly created more suds than I needed for a shower. It felt very luxurious though. The suds were pure white and gave the impression that they would be very delicate on m skin - indeed they were! My skin felt so moisturised and nourished once I had used this in the shower.
The scent is VERY easy to describe. It felt exactly like elderflower cordial. It was summer in a pot! It made me feel uplifted and happy. It is a light and subtle smell that is not at all over powering. It lasted quite well on my skin but not as long as some Lush fragrances.
It is definitely one for the morning, to perk you up and put you in a happy, cheerful mood for the whole day!
Infused with elderflowers /