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      20.03.2013 08:23
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      An exfoliating body butter which smells fruity but that gets you in a mess

      I love body butters. I love exfoliators. I love Lush. Therefore, on a recent visit to Lush, I saw I had no choice other than to buy the You Snap The Whip Body Butter.

      What does the product do?
      The product is described by Lush as being a hardcore skin scrub which also manages to be protect and nourish the skin at the same. It's job is to remove the dead and dull skin cells in order to reveal the shiny new ones underneath. It contains powdered charcoal and pumice in order to buff the skin but it also includes skin loving ingredients too. Cocoa butter is included in order to add moisturise to the skin and to nourish it, while Macadamia nut oil which helps to promote the development of healthy skin cells. Cypress oil is included to tone the skin.

      Aroma
      The product has been given a deliciously fruity fragrance to uplift, refresh and clear the mind. The product contains blackcurrant oil to give it a fruity aroma which is supposed to calm you when you are stressed or feeling emotional.

      How do you use the product?
      The product needs to be applied to clean and damp skin. I make my skin damp and then turn off the shower. You take the bar and rub it all over the skin in a circular motion. Then I put the bar down and rinse off the product in the shower, get out and dry the skin.

      Appearance and price
      The product is a black bar which is square in shape and has a hatched pattern across the front. The colour is a little shocking at first but it all comes off in the wash! The product costs around £6 for 95 grams of the body butter. It can be bought from your local Lush store or from their online website.

      Application and Price
      The smell of the product is completely delicious and really evident. It is refreshing, awakening and completely fruity which kind of conflicts with the colour of the product. Once the skin is wet, it is easy to smooth this product across the skin and the butters start to melt away almost immediately. You can feel the gritty particles in it but it isn't what I was expected what with the product being described as being a hardcore skin scrub. This is definitely a messy product to use as you would expect from its appearance and the fact that it contains charcoal. It coats the skin in a black/purple residue that looks worryingly dirty. You can feel the skin softening ingredients and it doesn't hurt or irritate my skin. The product does make a big mess and although it is easy to rinse off the skin, it leaves marks and a dirty looking residue on the base of my white bath. Some of the product also wipes off on my towels as I dry my skin.

      As an exfoliator, this product works fairly well. It buffs the skin a bit but it is by no means the best exfoliator I've ever used. It does leave the skin a little smoother and a bit brighter. The hydrating and nourishing ingredients do soften the skin a bit and leaves my skin looking in a slightly better condition but again it's nothing to write home about. The deliciously fruity aroma stays on the skin for a little while after use. A lot of this product has been used with just two applications and I would say that there is only one or two applications left in it which when you consider the price is pretty poor.

      Conclusion
      All in all, this product does exfoliate and hydrate the skin leaving it feeling a bit softer and a bit smoother. It leaving the skin in a slightly better condition and it does smell completely delicious. However the product is messy to use and doesn't last long at all so I won't be repurchasing this one again.

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        28.09.2010 10:52
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        A magic bar

        Now as a girly girl who likes to feel clean and fresh and likes to be well exfoliated for a tanning application, im always on the look out for a good old scrub. I mean so many scrubs dont even work brilliantly and i always find something better like i did with you snap the whip. Lushs exfoliators arent like the kind you buy in boots, first off the naked ( whistles ) while the ones you get in boots are in jars or tubs or bottles. These ones are solid, just get it in your hand and your good to go. No more faffing with trying to get lids off which can be hard with wet or soapy hands. Its always sitting there waiting to get onto your body.

        Application: Right its rather simple, jump in a shower and get fully wet and then when your about to use it turn the shower off, as if you get the product too wet it will wear away without you even using it! If your using it in the bath ( like me ) then realx and soak for a few minutes so your nice and moist and then stand up, if you lay down then your going to be using it underwater and it will just say bye bye. So next you start rubbing your body in circular movements towars the heart so thet the circulation gets boosted aswell. On some areas this will feel very scratchy so proceed with caution. I always rub vigourisly on my stomach, bum, thighs and upperarms to help get rid off my cellulite and the red bumps that you get on the tops of your arms ( which are actually a form of mild execema ). I rub lighter on the bottom halfs of legs as it can scratch you because of the pieces of charcoal. If you have sensitive or broken skin then i wouldent recommend it as it could hurt you. Once you have had a good scrub then rinse off all the residue. Make sure you get it all off, as purple / black stuff on your body and little gritty bits of charcoal is never sexy!
        Now a word of warning after use please put it out of reach of sun and water, if you leave it in sunlight then it melts and thats just aload of extra cleaning that you really dont want to do and if you leave it somewhere watery then it will also just run and then you wont get too use your product. So leave it on a little dish or on a dry and cool area.

        Colour : Its a lovely very deep purple / black colour. It dosent look offensive, it just looks like a big lump of blackcurrant goodness. Make sure that your bath is one that is stain proof however as this could easily stain. After your bath or shower, always rinse any bits that have the product on them.

        Smell : The smell is absolutely gorgeous it smells like blackcurrant fruit pastilles, its really lovely and would be a hit with children too. Its not sooo overpowering that you would feel sick, but you can really smell it and this makes the scrubbing process so much more enjoyable. Its also suitable for male and female as it isent musky in a manly way or flowery in a womanly way. Its a lovely fruity smell, it also lingers on the skin for a little while but not all day. Plus it does scent your bathroom all day!

        Price and avaliability : Well as its a lush product you can only buy it in lush or you could have a look on ebay. You can either pop into one of there stores or buy online www.lush.co.uk. It currently costs £5.50 for 100g but lush prices inflate like jordans breasts. Also if you purchase in store they often give you free samples which is always a bonus. However be warned the staff are so annoying and in your face, i was in a store for 2 minutes the other day and 4 workers tried to help me, which i really hated it, as i like to be able to browse in peace and not be asked if ive tried this and that etc.

        Ingredients : Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Organic Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia ternifolia), Laureth 4, Powdered Charcoal, Pumice, Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus aurantium bergamia), Cassis Absolute (Ribes nigrum), Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens), *Limonene, *Linalool

        As you can see there are loads of lovely natural ingredients and the main ingredient is cocoa butter which is lovely and moisturising.


        Overall : I would definelty recommend, its my all time favorite lush product. It smoothes, moisturises ( not as much as buffy however ) , tones, helps with cellulite, helps get rid off red bumpy arms, smells amazing and gives a very good scrub. You dont get very many full body uses i get about 2 or 3, but i still think its worth it. If you break it into smaller chunks you can get more uses, but i prefer having the large block in my hand as i find it easier. Its just like a small bar of magic.

        Have fun
        Scarlet xx

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          02.06.2010 14:10
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          Mmm, delicious!

          I bought two Lush body butters a while back (I always buy two to get the free tin!) and one of these was the You Snap the Whip body butter. I was tempted by the cool name and the absolutely delicious blackcurrant scent.

          This body butter is described as being a little bit hardcore! It contains pumice and charcoal to cleanse and exfoliate, with macadamia nut oil and cocoa butter to moisturise and blackcurrant and bergamot to scent. Lush say it's designed to "show skin how to behave"! The butter is suitable for vegans.

          The smell is delicious, just like sweets. As with so many Lush products, I often open the tin to smell it even when I'm not using it! To use, it's like any other of Lush's body butters. Take it into the shower, but turn the shower off before using or else it will just dissolve. Rub the bar all over your wet skin to exfoliate, before rinsing off.

          Although this is definitely a stronger body scrub than the last one I tried (Aqua Mirabilis), I am still able to use it all over my body, though I am gentler on my stomach than I am on my legs! I really enjoy using it as I can feel the exfoliation working and I always come out of the shower feeling clean and fresh. As I use an epilator now it's important that I exfoliate my skin regularly and this is doing a great job.

          There are, however, a couple of downsides to this body butter. Although it doesn't dry my skin out, unlike Aqua Mirabilis it doesn't moisturise it either, so I still have to use moisturiser. Also, it dissolves more quickly - the other body butter lasted for around 10 uses, but I've only got about 5 out of this one.

          That said, I would consider buying the body butter again, simply because it smells so delicious and is an excellent exfoliator. I recommend it to anyone who loves the smell of blackcurrant sweeties and/or has normal to oily skin, as the lack of moisturising properties might not bother you so much. The butter costs £5, which is the usual price for Lush body butters.

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          11.05.2010 18:45
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          Great scrub/moisturiser combo bar, but not one for extra sensitive skin

          Lush Body Butters aren't quite like the tubs of cream you might expect from using other brands of body butter. Instead these are solid bars that are usually designed to moisturise and exfoliate.

          You Snap the Whip is their hardcore bar, providing the most effective exfoliation of all the bars they make. This comes from charcoal and pumice it contains. I found it extremely effective at removing any dead skin and a nice scratchy invigorating scrub, but I wouldn't recommend this if you have particularly sensitive skin. The bar also contains macadamia nut oil and cocoa butter which are effective moisturisers and very soothing on the skin after the vigorous scrubbing. The combination of ingredients left my skin feeling refreshed, soft and smooth. I do find that if I don't completely wash it off after using it my skin can feel a bit greasy and overloaded from the moisturising components so make sure you rinse thoroughly.

          The bar is scented with bergamot and cassis which combine together to smell like liquorice and blackcurrant. This to me is a lovely comforting and relaxing scent. It's one of the stronger ones from Lush and does linger on your skin for ages afterwards, so don't use this if you plan to wear perfume or have a delicately scented ballistic you want to smell of.

          The charcoal in this gives it the black colour and is also pretty messy when you use it. After applying, you'll be covered in grey with little gritty bits and it does tend to drip everywhere leaving hard to remove stains. It turns your bathwater gray and you'll find exfoliating bits left behind in the tub. Like a lot of Lush products, this is one to clean the bath soon after before it sticks and needs some elbow grease to remove.

          A 95g bar will set you back £5 and lasts me about 5-6 uses. I use mine whole and am careful about not getting it too wet and always leaving it somewhere with good drainage afterwards, but you could cut it into smaller pieces to ensure it lasts as long as possible. This is also the meltiest of all the body butter bars I've used. Don't do what I once did and leave it in sunlight- you'll come home to find a black yummy smelling puddle.

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          07.04.2010 12:51
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          Costly but a reasonable price for a luxury treat

          This is one of my favourite products!

          At the best part of £5 for a bar it isn't cheap stuff and I have to say that one bar doesn't last me long at all as it dissolves quite quickly - I generally get 3 showers out of it and that's my lot! - so this is something that I buy as a treat now and then rather than using it every day.

          The first thing I loved about this when I first bought it was the smell, a gorgeous zingy fresh smell of blackcurrants (as it contains cassis) that tastes good enough to eat! The smell lingers on your skin after using it and it is just lovely.

          Secondly I love the exfoliating effect which comes from the pumice it contains. Just a nice amount, not too scratchy so as to make you sore but just enough so it actually does something.

          The only negative thing I could possibly say about this product is that it does make a mess of your shower (or bath) as it contains charcoal and you just end up with black everywhere! But personally this doesn't bother me, it rinses off everything no problem at all.

          In a nutshell this is a lovely product which just smells fantastic and is really worth trying now and then as a little treat.

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          29.03.2010 08:51
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          Will not be buying this again.

          I inititally bought You Snap The Whip because it's a combined body scub and body butter- the thought of having one less product in the bathroom is very appealing to a toiletry junkie like me!

          It is a solid product, which is great as it means no packaging, so it's environmentally friendly in that respect. However it does mean that you need to find a pot to store it in. Lush sell body butter tins for £2.99, or you can get a free tin if you purchase two body butters in the same transaction.

          You Snap The Whip smells delicious- it contains blackcurrant and bergamot essential oils, and the scent is similar to Ribena. It contains charcoal and pumice for scrubbing away dead skin cells, and the product is best used by applying with dry hands in a circulation motion to wet skin. The dry hands part is important: If you pick it up with wet hands then the bar is likely to melt rapidly in your hands!

          The product is fairly abrasive, and you can feel it thoroughly cleansing your skin. It turns your skin an alarming grey colour initially, but it quickly rinses off so don't panic about that! The product doesn't smell as strongly in use as it does when you sniff it in the shop, which I found disappointing. While it did an adequate job as a scrub, I felt it wasn't very moisturising on my legs, certainly not enough to class itself as a "body butter". I needed to moisturise after using this, so my hopes for a two-in-one product were dashed.

          You Snap The Whip currently retails for £5 from Lush stores in the UK or lush.co.uk. Given that the product only lasted 4 uses, I feel this is very poor value for money. I would not buy this product again, but if I got given one in a lucky dip bag or similar, I would try cutting up the product into say 8 sections before using it. The bar melts very rapidly on contact with warm skin, and I feel there would be less wasteage in this way if the bar was cut up prior to use.

          Overall I was disappointed with You Sanp The Whip. It is an effective scrub, but failed as a body butter; and the lovely blackcurrant scent disappeared once I'd washed the product off- I had been hoping it would linger. Given the hefty price tag, this is a disappointing product. I would not recommend this and won't be buying it again.

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          09.01.2010 10:35
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          Yummy!

          Lush's You Snap The Whip body butter is a lovely product and one I have been meaning to write about for absolutely ages now. I finished off my last bar last night and thought now was as good a time as any since I'm trying to cut back on my spending it might be a while before I buy another!

          Although Lush call these body butters, personally I'd call them body scrubs. To me a body butter is a thick body cream but these are more like a creamy exfoliating bar. This one is black, like a big lump of charcoal, although in a certain light I sometimes think it looks dark purple, but perhaps that's just my eyes. It may not the most exciting of products to look at, but what it lacks in appearance it more than makes up for in other areas.

          Firstly is it's absolutely delicious smell. This has to be one of the best smelling Lush products they make! It contains cocoa butter, macademia but oil, powdered charcoal (that'll explain it's appearance), pumice, bergamot oil, cassis absolute and cypress oil amongst a couple of other things. These combine to give a beautiful fruity scent, almost like blackcurrant. It's hard to put my finger on the exact scent, but what I do know is that it's absolutely gorgeous!

          Before using it this bar it has quite a solid texture and is almost crumbly. When it comes to using it however, it soon becomes quite mushy. My tip would be to cut the bar into smaller pieces and only use one piece per bath/shower, as once immersed in water this dissolves very quickly so it can prove costly in the long run.

          To use you rub this over your skin and it will leave a trail of unattractive grey stuff all over you! You can feel the particles in it, and although they're fairly fine, there is a good amount of them and so you do feel like your skin is being thoroughly exfoliated. Saying that though, I don't find it harsh on my skin - it's just gentle yet effective.

          Because of the grey slushy stuff (sorry I can't think of a better word to describe it than 'stuff' at the moment!) that is left on your skin, this can be quite messy to use. When rinsing if it splashes it will leave grey drip marks on anything it touches, so take care when using it. Also if you wash your hair in the bath, I'd recommend doing that before using this product as it will leave your bath water grey.

          After rinsing, I find that this leaves my skin feeling very soft, and dry patches are eliminated which is great for me as I have particularly dry skin. There is no irritation to my skin and the best part is that it leaves my skin smelling absolutely fantastic. If they made this fragrance as a perfume I'd buy 10 bottles!

          One bar costs £5 from Lush and providing you take my tip and cut it into small pieces you can get absolutely loads of uses from it - I would say well over ten.

          This is definitely one of my favourite Lush products and I would definitely recommend it. 5 stars!!

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            23.11.2009 13:03
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            A fantastic body butter but dosn't last =[

            You Snap The Whip is one of Lush' more intense,scrubby body-butters.

            It comes as a small,black square and looks rather threatening next to all the rest of the body butters!

            The first thing I noticed about it (and,indeed,the thing that made me buy it!) was the smell. It smells of blackcurrants - or,to me,it does. It really is a beautiful blackcurrant smell.

            To use - This is very important. Rub it onto wet skin but AWAY FROM THE WATER! Lush Body Butters have a habit of melting away to nothing if you let them get underneath the water.

            So,if you're in the shower move out and if you're in the bath stand up.

            Rub it in circular motions around all your bumpy bits.

            You should feel the pumice and other lovely scrubby things giving your mis-behaving skin a good telling off.

            Once you're done be careful where you put the remaining bar,if it falls into the bath you probably won't get it back! Pop it somewhere safe,then rinse the residue off.

            Apart from the fact that the beautiful scent was maddeningly strong whilst using and really perked my mood up,this product also done what it's meant to - smoothed out my lumpy bits and tamed my mis-behaving skin.

            I'd prefer it to last longer - one bar only lasted me four uses,but I think it was probably worth it for the lovely scent it left lingering on my newly softened skin those four times.

            Overall,this is definately the best smelling Lush body-butter and definately the one to use if your skin is behaving really,really badly.

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            29.10.2009 01:42
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            Great product, would recommend

            I saw this product recently on the Lush website and decided that during my next visit to Lush i would check it out.
            Well it doesn't look particularly appealing on first sight, like lumps of coal piled on top of each other. But the smell is gorgeous, like sweet blackcurrants. So I decided to buy one.

            When using this product prepare to get very messy! It foams up beautifully with a gritty grey lather, which if you're not careful will get all over your bathroom. I also noticed that although the bar is a reasonable size it does melt very quickly so I would advise not to submerge it or let it get too wet, although since I bought it I've read reviews where people have suggested throwing the whole bar in the bath and having a good soak in it, but i personally wouldn't as i don't think paying £4 odd for one bath is really worth it.
            It has a nice exfoliating effect and leaves your skin very soft, but i wouldn't recommend it if you suffer from very sensitive skin.

            Although I don't think this is intended for facial use I have used it very gently and I find it leaves my face feeling super smooth and lovely!

            I've found that as this bar is quite soft its a good idea to actually slice a piece off it and use that to wash with as it helps it last a bit longer, none wasted by the whole bar melting in the shower.


            So in conclusion, i love this product and would definitely recommend this to everyone who loves Lush.

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              21.08.2009 21:49
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              Sweet, fruity and delicious

              I love using You Snap the Whip. It's fruity and sweet and luxurious. If Indiana Jones was a body butter, he would be this one, sweet, seductive, heroic and covered in dirt.

              ~~~~~What is it?~~~~~
              You Snap the Whip is a solid body butter from Lush. The reason they make their body butters solid is so that they can be sold "naked" therefore cutting down on packaging and saving resources.

              ~~~~~How to use~~~~~
              Lush body butters are used on wet skin in the shower.
              Stand out from the running water and rub the block all over the bits you want to exfoliate and moisturise. They are brilliant for the tops of the arms, all over the legs, bum, tummy...actually, everywhere!

              Usually it is best to just start at the toes and work your way up; this boosts circulation, leaving you feeling invigorated, smooth and moisturised. Rub the block in small circles, feeling the pumice exfoliating the skin as you go. You Snap the Whip is one of the more exfoliating and less moisturising of the body butters and is perfect for normal to oily skin as the charcoal soaks up any excess oil, leaving the skin perfectly balanced.

              ~~~~~Ingredients~~~~~
              Ingredients are so important in Lush products, so I will give a brief rundown of the main ones and what their benefits are...

              The main ingredient is, of course, cocoa butter, this gives it its solid shape at room temperature while insuring that it melts and moisturises in the warm shower. As well as cocoa butter, there is...
              macadamia nut oil - used to moisturise and condition the skin;
              pumice - to exfoliate, allowing the moisturising butters to absorb into the living layer of the skin;
              charcoal - to absorb excess oil and to cleanse the skin;
              bergamot oil - a sweet and fruity scent which is a natural anti depressant;
              cassis absolute - a warm and spicy scent;
              cypress oil - for antiseptic qualities.

              ~~~~~Smell, texture, looks~~~~~
              You Snap the Whip is a very dark grey/black colour from the charcoal. It looks like it will smell of something black, maybe liquorice? But this is not the case. It smells very very fruity, like summer berries. And sweet like vanilla, all mixed together. The overall scent is sweet, fruity and slightly tangy. It is a light scent that lingers on the skin but is not overpowering.

              The bar is an unusual texture, it is solid and looks smooth, but begins to melt to the touch. When placed on wet skin it immediately starts to melt, depositing a light, moisturising layer on to the skin. As you rub it over the skin, it looks milky purple or grey in colour. It is quite exfoliating, but not too vigorous, light enough to use frequently without irritating the skin. It is brilliant to cover yourself top to toe in this and then step under the water and rinse it all off, leaving only the scent and the lovely soft skin!

              When using this in the shower, it does tend to disintegrate a little, so it is best to use it away from the running water and to place it somewhere dry and clean when not in use. One bar usually lasts about 6 uses. You could always cut a bar in half to prolong the life span. And if you place it in the freezer before use, it makes it melt a little more slowly!

              ~~~~~Results~~~~~
              When using You Snap the Whip I wait until I am completely finished with everything else in the shower. I cover myself in it from the toes up and then rinse it all away.

              When getting dried, you immediately notice a healthy glow to the skin. You also feel very awake. I feel that the combination of the exfoliation and the wonderfully uplifting and comforting scent just lifts my mood and wakes me up.

              For the rest of the day my skin feels healthy and is sweetly scented. It is not overly moisturised, it doesn't feel the way the skin would feel if you applied a lotion of some kind, but it does feel healthy and lightly moisturised which is perfect for a normal day.

              I would definitely recommend this product for anyone with normal to oily skin as oily skin still needs to be exfoliated and moisturised. If you have dry skin you can still use this and then apply your usual moisturising lotion or cream, it would simply cover up the lovely delicate scent on your skin that's all!

              One bar costs £4.88 and if you buy two you get a storage tin free.

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                14.06.2009 00:41
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                Exfoliator in a bar!

                Being a tad subjective when it comes to choosing my Lush products I tend to bypass anything that isnt pink or laden with glitter and stars, however when a friend recommeded and then bought me You Snap The Whip I had no choice but to give it a try.

                My first impression was that it wasnt a product I would want to leave on the side of my bath, it looked like a lump of coal!!! However one first whiff I decided the smell was good enough to stink out my bathroom, it reminds me of those blackcurrant-liqourice sweets.

                *****The lush website describes it as: ******

                "Hard core body scrub & butter bar to show skin how to behave.
                It's black, it's fruity and it scrubs your skin really, really hard. Get soaked in the shower and start your punishment. You Snap The Whip forces your skin to submit to its pumice and charcoal extreme cleansing regime. Once the wickedly effective exfoliation is over, it comforts you with luxurious macadamia nut oil and scents you with fruity blackcurrant and bergamot essential oils. Your skin feels as if you've just peeled off the old one and revealed a sexy new one (which you have, in a manner of speaking)."

                I used it whilst in the shower, making sure I used the softer side on the more delicate areas (one side has a much rougher texture, useful for those dry stubborn areas) I gently scrubbed myself down. What hit me first was how strong the smell becomes once you start using, the next that I was black!!! The colour rubs off on your skin but luckily washes away!! I found it great as a gentle exfoliater but just make sure which side you use, it also left my skin slightly scented afterwards which has its pros and cons, the pro being I thought I smelt yummy...the con being so did my dog and she proceeded to follow me around licking my legs!!

                I would strongly reccommend anyone who treats themselves to this to buy one of the tins with it as it does leave a mark on your bath if you leave on the surface, also it needs to be kept dry after use or it wont last as long. Also make sure you give your shower a good rinse out after as if someone makes a trip to your bathroom and sees black marks on your bath/shower they make make the presumption your a dirty bugger!!!

                This product is promoted as being Vegan friendly and contains only natural and organic fruit and veg, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics,and isnt tested on animals! The cocoa butter used will also leave your skin feeling supey dupey soft after!!

                Overall a great product but quite expensive and doesnt last that long
                It is quite pricey at £4.84 and if your fella gets partial to it as well it wont last very long, it may be better if they made one in liquid form as keeping the bar from melting due to being in water for too long is quite a task if your showering!

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                  31.01.2009 22:20
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                  Fantastic product, shame about the mess

                  You Snap the Whip was the first of Lush's infamous body butters that I actually got onto trying. And I haven't looked back. I don't particularly suffer from dry skin but this left my skin feeling incredibly soft and smelling gorgeous. The smell was the thing that really got my attention about this bar. It's a really strong Ribena-like blackcurrant and it's fantastic. It is, of course, purple. A really deep, dark purple verging on black, which looks great but will turn your skin blue in the shower! I've occasionally had problems washing it off, leaving me with greyish patches from the charcoal which had to be scratched off! I think that must have been a bar from a dodgy batch though, because it's only happened once. However it's always a pain to remove the black marks left on the bath after you get out. I try to remember to rinse all traces of the bar out while it's still wet but sometimes... oh well, it's worth it!

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                  09.01.2009 18:49
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                  This one is good for a treat.

                  Another recent purchase in my latest trip to Lush - having already bought this several times before though!
                  Having read the description on the Lush website I was swayed into buying this as I love blackcurrant smells, this product certainly doesn't lack the lovely smell that Lush is famous for!

                  So, what exactly is a body butter?
                  All Lush body butters take the same form, they are all square, solid and have about 3 inch sides and one inch deep. There are many different types of them. Basically a body butter will get you clean, exfoliate and moisturise you all at once. Great for when you are in a rush.

                  How do you use it?
                  You can use them either in the shower or bath, personally I find them better in the shower but that's just my opinion. You just rub it over your body and then rinse off.

                  What's so special about this particular one?
                  Firstly, the smell. I am a fan of sweetie type smells - especially comforter - this compares to that although it is slightly more subtle. I also find that the body butter scents tend to linger more on the body than bubble bars as they are applied all over the skin.
                  This body butter is (as you can see in the picture) black, it makes it quite unique as you don't often make yourself dirtier in order to get clean! This particular body butter is very good at exfoliating, whilst it isn't as 'gritty' as the Buffy one it certainly does a good job without being so harsh.
                  This made my skin feel lovely and refreshed although I still needed to use a moisturiser after this one.

                  As with all lush - ingredients are important! This item is vegan and the main ingredients are cocoa butter, macadamia nut oil (worth noting in case of nut allergies) and powdered charcoal.

                  Extra notes - You can buy tins for the body butters in the Lush shop which come in handy for storing these.
                  This particular one can leave the bath quite dirty so you need to clean it properly rather than just rinse it after a bath!!

                  This product is available from Lush stores, online or mail order and it costs £4.84.
                  This bar lasts for 6 or 7 uses which means it does work out quite expensive. Once you've started using it you need to finish it pretty soon as it's hard to store.

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                  20.10.2008 19:58
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                  Get scrubbing with the smurfs!

                  If you love ribena you'll adore this scrumptious body bar by Lush! I first tried this a year ago having been seduced by the wonderfully fruity smell and the curious thought of scrubbing my backside with a bar for a change instead of a loofah.

                  The bar makes a right mess in the shower, the entire cubicle and not just me turned a fetching shade of purple as I scrubbed away at my thighs. The bar is abrasive enough to get your circulation going but not so much that it turns your skin red and the cocoa butter leaves the skin feeling very soft and smooth.

                  The blackcurrant smell lingers on the skin for while which is quite nice, it certainly makes a difference from coconut shower gel which seems to fade the second you dry your skin off.

                  These bars arent cheap at around £5 each as they last around 4-5 uses depending on how mad you go with the scrubbing. They are a lovely treat though and a wonderful change from the norm. Like the other bars made by Lush this one is sold in blocks wrapped in greaseproof paper, though you can buy tins to store them in if you're worried about them getting bashed about in the bathroom cabinet.

                  Another nice thing about these bars is the lovely fruity scent they leave in the bathroom, or whichever room you keep them in, which of course is much better than another smell I could mention!

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                    01.09.2008 23:53
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                    I love this bar

                    I have used Lush for years now and have tried nearly all of the bath products. When my friend asked me which Lush things I wanted for christmas I decided to go for some different things. I looked on the Lush website and noticed the Body Butters.

                    According to Lush, Body Butters are conditioners for the skin. They are moisturising but also exfoliating. There are six of these on the Lush Website. I read my way through each of them and then found the one for me. You Snap The Whip is the black one. It is £4.95 for 95g.

                    This body butter contains Powdered Charcoal and Pumice to give your body a good scrub. It then softens your skin with its moisturising Cocoa Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil. The bar smells of Ribena. It is delicious. The Bergamot Oil smells really nice and is good for skin problems.

                    I used this Body Butter in the bath with my The Comforter Bubble Bar Slice which also smells of blackcurrant. One side of the Body Butter Bar is rough and is used to exfoliate. It can be very rough on the skin so go carefully. The other side is smooth and feels lovely on the skin. The smell was delicious and it stuck to me all day. My skin felt fresh and clean (if not a little red). It was also extremely soft. The only problem was the black powder at the bottom of the bath that I had to clean out.

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                  • Product Details

                    Ingredients: Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia ternifolia), Laureth 4, Powdered Charcoal, Pumice, Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia), Cassis Absolute (Ribes nigrum), Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens) //