I bought this last Christmas before last when visiting a Lush store as it was a huge dome shaped which is what attracted me to it. It truly does look like a Christmas-sy snow globe.
Unexpectedly this soap has citrus notes. I was expecting something more winter-y but this contains lemon grass and a whole number of oils that keep the skin hydrated.
This is an awakening scent and with the oils it keeps my hands nice and supple. I find a lot of soaps dry my hands out but this one doesn't. And it leaves them smelling delicious.
My Dad ended up smelling it when I'd bought it and wanted some. I ended up buying such a big chunck as it's one of Lush's cheapest soap I gave some to him. He's been a Lush convert every since. I managed to get some more of this is in the Christmas sale last year which has kept him happy.
This soap is vegan, freshly made and you can have it cut to any sized amount you like. Perfect if you want a whole chunk or just to try a little bit.
Around the end of October Lush start releasing their Christmas products and this is the only time this soap is available so snap it up when you see it!
I had never used any Lush soaps before until I received some Rock Star soap in a Lush lift get that I received for my birthday last year. It was the price of the soaps that always put me off buying them as they always seemed quite expensive. However, as I was in my local Lush store on boxing day and they had all of their Christmas related products at 50% off, I thought that would be the perfect time to stock up on some, as I did really like the Rock Star soap that I had used previously.
This 'Snow Globe' soap really stood out to me because of its citrus scent, which I am a big fan of. It is white and light blue in colour and was not expecting it to smell as nice as it does as the colours didn't really scream out citrusy to me. The main scent that I can smell is lemon, which is due to the lemon myrtle and lemongrass fragrance that the soap contains. Therefore if you like the lemon scent then you will like this soap.
When I came round to using this and I first wet the soap, the gorgeous scent hit me straight away and also made the bathroom smell nice for a little while! However what I really love about this soap is that it lasts where it matters and thats on my skin. I could still smell the citrus scent on my skin when I got out of the shower and even my boyfriend commented on it a few hours later, asking if i had used different perfume or something! The soap also lathers up really well, only a tiny amount is needed and so I think this soap will last me a while yet. I cannot remember the exact size of the soap as the paper it was wrapped in which states the weight and price, I threw away by accident. Lush cut different sizes of their soap up and wrap and sell them so that you can have just as much as you want.
I noticed on the lush website that the blue dome shape soap contains lots of balls white soap inside and they state" when we cut you a slice from it, it means that no matter where we go through with the knife, you'll get an interesting slice with white and blue shapes." Unfortunately this is not entirely true as mine didn't contain any white bits of soap in it, and I did get quite a big piece of the soap as it was 50% off the full price. Therefore if you are wanting some soap from Lush and you want bits of everything included in it, then you might want to ask them to cut you a piece infront of you so that you can see it for yourself, especially due to how much you will end up paying for it. I am not particularly bothered about my soap not containing the white bit inside as I still love it anyway.
As this was just out for Christmas this is no longer available to buy in the UK. However, it will probably be back next winter, when I will definitely be buying more.
My favourite shop ever is Lush and every year I look forward to the store's limited edition Christmas products. Each year, some new products are released alongside a number of old favourites. This year saw the return of a soap that originally came out in 2010 and proved very popular - the Snow Globe soap.
Lush are known for their innovation, particularly when it comes to soaps, and this soap is no exception. It was designed as a dome shape with balls of white soap dotted throughout - the idea was that it would look like a freshly shaken-up snow globe. The bulk of the soap is a cool blue colour - pale and frosty-looking, it is very attractive and fresh in appearance.
Scent-wise, the soap is flavoured with citrus and lemongrass, containing lemon myrtle oil, ylang ylang oil, rapeseed oil and grapefruit oil. This is the same scent that is contained within the Avobath ballistic, which is a longstanding Lush product famed for its reviving properties. The soap is fully suitable for vegans, and is not made with palm oil (Lush stopped using their palm oil soap base as it is damaging to the environment). The soap does contain the chemicals sodium stearate and sodium laureth sulphate (the latter, more commonly known as SLS, helps the soap foam up properly), which some people prefer to avoid, so you might want to give this soap a miss if you don't like the idea of these chemicals.
I really love the smell of this soap. It is refreshing, citrusy and a bit different. The soap lathers up really well and the strong scent fills up the whole of the shower. I get up pretty early and this soap is so nice to use on the cold dark winter mornings. It really helps wake me up. It's great, too, on those mornings when I'm feeling a bit sluggish or ill, or I've had a little too much to drink the night before. It really helps to wash the cobwebs away. I also like to use the soap during my post-gym shower, as it helps to revive me!
I've noticed that the lovely citrus scent lasts on my skin after my shower, though I do use body lotion which masks the smell, which is a shame. However, the soap doesn't dry out skin so if you don't normally need moisturiser, you should be able to smell the soap on your skin for an hour or two after use. I believe this is a unisex soap as there's nothing pink or girly about it, and both men and women can appreciate its citrusy freshness and lovely blue colour. In fact, one of my male housemates (who doesn't normally use Lush) came home the other day with a chunk of this!
My soap seems to be lasting a decent amount of time, and isn't being used up particularly fast. I've been using it as a hand soap as well as a body soap, so it's good that it is lasting well. At only £2.50 for a 100g chunk, it's one of Lush's cheaper soaps too.
Overall, I highly recommend Snow Globe soap - despite the name it's definitely a soap that can be used all year round!