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      05.01.2013 23:23
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      I would recommend to a friend

      I wound up getting a small tea tree water toner and the Snowcake bar of soap from the Lush store. According to the sales lady, that was one of the most moisturising bars they had. So, I was suckered in to buying myself some soap as a birthday treat to myself. All the staff was super friendly and a tad overwhelming with their willingness to help (which is another reason why I was compelled to buy something).I bought the stuff and was so eager to go home and try it. I love how everything in Lush is handmade and you don't have to worry about nasty chemicals. I loved the smell of snowcake... it was clean and freshly warm and inviting. Another bonus about the smell is that it lasted! I put on unscented lotion (Kiehls) after the shower and had a hint of snowcake on my body for hours to come. And the soap lathered up like crazy to a milky texture. It was ever so luxurious!
      The only negative about the soap (besides the price) is that it widdled down far too quickly. I would break off a smallish portion of soap, expecting to get four to five showers from it, and I only got about two. Also, unfortunately snowcake is a seasonal item, so they won't have it year round! The scent was perfect.

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        12.01.2012 17:16
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        One of Lush's Christmas soaps smells of marzipan and fruit

        SNOW CAKE SOAP FROM LUSH
        Lush has this tagline for Snow Cake soap:
        "Snowbody does it better
        Makes me feel sad for the rest"

        I don't think I have actually reviewed a Lush soap before despite reviewing many of their other products. I do usually have soap on the go even though I do use a lot of their jellies and bath and shower gels sometimes I just fancy a change.

        If you have never had the pleasure of going into an actual Lush shop you have missed a real treat. The soaps are their biggest window dressing as they are made in huge trickles a bit like cheese. They then cut off chunks and wrap them in greaseproof sort of paper when you buy some. The soaps are wonderful colours and have very interesting textures, buts inside them and very poetic or silly names.

        This soap is a Christmas special which is one of the products that come back every Christmas and even has its own fan club of customers who wait for it to arrive each Christmas season. It is not one of the prettiest soaps nor does it have any textures or bits added. This soap does have a very subtle glittery sheen on its outer edges but otherwise it is actually a pretty plain creamy white colour with no extras at all so why is it so popular?

        Firstly the smell is wonderful. It smells of a mixture of Christmas marzipan and sweet fruit which comes from a combination of cassis absolute (blackcurrant) and rose absolute as well as benzoin resin which is very sweet and vanillary.

        The feel of this soap is so creamy that it is almost silky soft. I don't think I have ever come across a soap that feels quite so luxurious and silky. As you rub it in your hands it creates sensuous soft foam with the most decadent aroma. It is almost sinful it is so nice.

        I have explained how Lush make huge truckles of soap well this has one disadvantage in my opinion as when you fist bring your piece of soap home to use it feels quite sharp at the edged and it takes a few uses for it to get that nice rounded feel to the edges and then it feels nice ribbing it on your body to get clean. Initially it just feels a bit uncomfortable, like a crisp new shirt as opposed to one that has been washed a few times then ironed.

        The other disadvantage to having chunks cut off a large piece of soap is that sometimes you get rather strange shaped pieces and at other times I have ended up with quite large chunks. The large chunk problem I dealt with by cutting it in half. I really don't like huge chunks of soap in my bath as I find them tricky to hold on to and use in the shower or bath.

        So as this is a Lush soap does this mean there are no nasty ingredients?

        Well you would have thought so but you do need to be aware that despite their claims to use only good things in their products sometimes this is not quite true.

        In this soap this first ingredient after water is Propylene Glycol which is found in many cosmetics and toiletries and is a variation of the mineral oil found in automatic brake and hydraulic fluid and industrial antifreeze. Why on earth do they put this in their lovely soaps? Well this acts as a 'humescent' which means that it helps the skin to retain its moisture.

        This product has some health warnings as it can be a skin irritant and can cause liver and kidney damage which is slightly alarming considering it is found in so many toiletries and cosmetics.

        Sodium laureth sulphate is a surfactant or in other words the ingredient that actually cleans in the soap. It is an ingredient that is not always considered that safe. It can cause skin irritation and hair loss and even in extreme cases cancer so be aware if you are concerned.

        Sodium hydroxide is a white, crystal like ingredient which is soluble in water. It saponifies the oils in this soap which are rapeseed oil and coconut oil. It is also known as lye and caustic soda and you cannot make soap without this as it is what causes the saponification of the oils and other ingredients.

        Sodium stearate is another ingredient in this soap. It is a fine, white powder and is added as it is a stabilizer which means it stops ingredients separating. Flour acts like this when you mix eggs, sugar and fat a little flour stops them separating when making cakes. It is this ingredient that makes this soap have the wonderfully soft and thick creamy bubbles. It has been used in soap making for years and is considered safe.

        So it is as well to be aware if you have sensitive skin, eczema or the like then Lush may not be the answer to your problems. My step daughter gets eczema and cannot use many of the products from Lush including the bubble bars as it aggravates her condition. I also get eczema and need to be careful, some of the things cause me grief while others are fine I just keep an eye on those that do affect me and avoid them. That Is part of the reason why I alternate my products then I don't build up any reaction from long term use.

        I do love this soap as the scent is quite luxurious and sort of grown up and sophisticated. The little glittery additions make it rather festive at Christmas and the suds created are thick and creamy but you do need to be aware of some not quite so lovely ingredients.

        Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name,
        ©Catsholiday

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          13.12.2011 08:02
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          Lovely festive soap from Lush

          I took advantage of the post-Christmas Lush sale to order many products from the store's website! A soap I'd been dying to try was Snowcake, an almond-scented festive soap with the same smell as Smitten handcream. I bought a little gift set, and inside was a star-shaped piece of Snowcake soap. Snowcake has been brought back at Christmas time year after year, so it's obviously popular.

          ***What is Lush?***
          Lush is a store that makes toiletries and cosmetics, using natural and organic ingredients where possible and minimising packaging where they can. It started out as a mail order company called Cosmetics to Go, but this failed and the new store, Lush, opened in Poole, Dorset. Later branches of the shop opened in London and beyond, and there are now Lush stores all over the world. As well as in store, you can also buy products from the website, www.lush.co.uk. There are similar websites for many different countries including the USA, Japan and Germany.

          Lush buy ingredients only from companies that do not test on animals. All of their products are suitable for vegetarians and many are suitable for vegans.

          Lush say: "We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
          "We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again."

          It's worth pointing out that Lush make all of their soaps without palm oil. Palm oil, a very cheap oil used in everything from food to cosmetics, is in huge demand throughout the world and this is leading to increased deforestation in countries such as Indonesia, meaning that indigenous people are being forced off their land and animals like orangutans are facing extinction. Lush decided to stop using palm oil in their soaps because of this, an ethical choice which I applaud. It's been pointed out to me that Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) which is found inside Lush soaps (as it is in most soaps) is also derived from palm oil. This isn't a good thing but then again I wouldn't put it past Lush to be looking for an SLS alternative as I write - it's a foaming agent and I reckon if there was an alternative they'd be using it. Avoiding the use of palm oil as a soap base in any case reduces the amount of it used.

          ***Snowcake Soap***
          Snowcake has an almond marzipan scent, blending rose, cassie and benzoin. These oils are supposed to be great for the skin and will help it defend itself against the cold (although I didn't get around to using this soap until the spring!). Rose absolute in particular is often used to soothe and moisturise dry or rough skins. Snowcake is suitable for vegans and a 100g piece will set you back £2.60, which is less than some Lush soaps!

          Using this soap in the shower, I found it very creamy and luxurious to the touch. The star shape actually made it much easier to hold and it lathered well meaning I could have used it by itself to wash with. However I always use a shower puff as this lets the soap lather even more and also provides my skin with a gentle exfoliation. The lather was even better this way and the delicious almond scent of the soap really wafted around - it was absolutely lovely.

          The soap felt creamy on my skin and, while I still needed to use moisturiser, it certainly didn't dry my skin out. I could smell the scent of the soap on my skin, at least until I applied my scented body lotion - which was a bit of a shame! If you have normal to oily skin you could probably get away without using body lotion and enjoy the scent of the soap for longer.

          Though I enjoyed using this soap on my body, I think it would be a lovely hand soap as it would make your hands smell lovely and lather enough to clean them well. It would be possible to use it alongside Smitten hand cream (available from Lush Retro online) as the two products have the same scent.

          Overall, I'm going to give five stars to this luxurious and delicious-smelling soap. It's available at Lush again this Christmas, this time with a gold design printed on it, and I'll certainly be picking some up!

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            11.10.2011 12:51
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            A gorgeous smelling, rich almond soap that reminds me of Christmas!

            A cheeky visit to Lush yesterday meant that I found they had this Christmas time soap in stock. I was very excited as I forgot to get any last year and so missed out. The soap itself is available in store and online and you can buy any amount from 100g. It costs £2.95 per 100g, which you may think is a little pricey for soap, but with something that smells this good I'm willing to treat myself now and again.

            The soap itself is made from rose absolute, cassis absolute and benzoin resin to make it smell like delicious marzipan (which is why it is a Christmas soap). This year the soap is covered in a gold lustre to make it extra sparkly.

            I couldn't wait until Christmas to use this soap (I'll just have to buy more) so I used it in the shower today. It lathers up really easily and this year it seems to have a much thicker, creamier lather. The foam it produces is bright white and is almost mousse like in consistency. It also smells much better than the soap in bar form, so you feel covered in almondy marzipan.

            The Lush website say that this is perfect to use at hand basins, but I think this would just be a waste of such a lovely hand made soap.

            I like Lush for lots of reasons, but mainly because of their environmental credentials and because their products don't irritate my sensitive skin. This soap is no exception, it didn't dry out my skin like regular soap does, it didn't irritate it and it left my skin soft and smooth. I can't recommend it enough!

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            15.11.2010 20:37
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            The ultimate Christmas soap for bath and shower!

            If you're a creature of habits then you will appreciate Lush's Snowcake Soap - as being a seasonal product that only comes out once a year - Christmas time - making it extra special!

            This is one of Lush's most simple looking soaps; a plain, but magical snow white in colour - with a pretty, raised design of what looks like to be stars on the top. Its shape (before it is cut into your desired slice) is long and squared - and really does give the feel of a formal Christmas Cake. You can currently order 100g slices on the Lush website at £2.60, or go to your local Lush store and have it cut there for you in any weight you'd like. Once I've bought a slab, like with any Lush Soap - I like to cut mine into small pieces to use a bit at a time as I find it lasts much longer this way - and you'll find it cuts as smoothly as a dream!

            The consistency of the soap is (almost) like a cake itself - spongy, creamy, and very soft! It's a palm-free base: containing a sunflower, rapeseed, and coconut oil - all known for being naturally softening on the skin. It contains Benzoin Resinoid... don't panic! It isn't a scary ingredient no matter how much it sounds like one - its actually a natural gum extracted from Evergreen trees, and is used to be kind and soothing on cracked, very dry skin. Snowcake also contains Cassie Absolute, again derived from the Cassie tree, and is known to uplift the spirits during the dark winter months. Finally, Rose Absolute from the petals of the flower - said to improve the skin's appearance. Lovely, ey? This soap whips up a lovely lather, and is particularly great on the legs for shaving. If you are familiar with Lush's soaps, and are particularly missing the now discontinued 'I Should Coco' with all its creamy, coconutty goodness - this would be a nice alternative while you are in mourning!

            Snowcake's scent, given the name - smells like the iconic Marzipan, Almond, and Nougat-scented Icing you get on Christmas Cakes, making it so well loved. A lot of people ask for Snowcake to be made available all year round, but I don't think it would be as special if it was! It's now definitely something I associate with my Christmas celebrations, and I look forward to it each year.

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              13.08.2010 14:56
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              If you cannot get hold of Snowcake showergel, then this is the next best thing (as well as the marziban bubble bar which is also from Lush).

              Only available at Christmas, Lush's Snowcake soap is exactly that - Lush. It usually costs £2.50 per 100g. It can be purchased both instore and from mail order at Christmastime. I would recommend purchasing it instore if you are after a big chunk as Mail Order send it out in 100g slices, whereas if you go in store you can ask them to cut a slice in your preferred size.

              The soap smells of marzipan and almonds though it isn't as strongly scented as the shower gel but the scent is clearly there. To look at, the soap is a nice creamy white chunk which is nice and smooth to touch unless you get a piece which has part of the slabs design on. There are no frills with this soap so if you are looking for a glittery type of soap, Snowcake is not what you are looking for.

              I never use a whole chunk of Lush soap at once. I always cut a little bit off first and use that and do that each time. I do this as I find that Lush soaps do have the tendancy to "disappear" quite quickly. Once you do use a bit of this soap, you are left with a nice creamy lather on your skin which leaves you with a nice clean feeling once it has been rinsed off.

              The soap is highly moisturising and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. It is also a good soap to use to shave your legs with too as it leaves the legs really smooth and I have found I never get little nicks from the razor whilst using Snowcake.

              The scent on your skin is definately not as strong as it is if you use the shower gel and although it still has the almond/marzipan smell, the soap can leave you smelling a little bit plastic like. Sort of plastic mixed with marzipan and almond. The plastic smell does eventually wear off.

              I do really love this soap and I find I use it most in the winter as it is a really wintery scent. It comes highly recommended but does lose 1 DooYoo star for the plastic smell I seem to encounter.

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              15.06.2010 17:06
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              good re for pricesults

              There is something incredibly satisfying about marching into Lush and demand one of the assistants carves you a piece of soap from a big block. I always like mine freshly cut, just to be nitpicky! The soaps are laid out like big cheeses and you feel you want to take a knife and slice a bit off to eat. It is unwise to do so, but what you can do is slice bits off at home and use the soap in different rooms. Sometimes I cut mine up and have a wedge in the kitchen, the bathroom and the downstairs loo.

              This soap cost about £2.50 for a 100gramme block. It is pale white in colour and suitable for bathing or for hands. I would suggest using it as a bathtime soap. The soap is infused with sunflower and coconut oils. These are renowned for their skin soothing proprties. The smell of coconut could be more potent, but the creamy lather it produces is commendable. I did notice a silky feeling sheen to the skin afterwards. Benzoin is another ingredient which is added to calm and soften skin. It certainly does as a day to day soap and is ideal for body washing. I think it is too rich to use on the face and the oils could leave skin greasy, so stick to just the body.

              If I could change anything about it I would make it visually more exciting. The white block looks a bit bare,so Lush should add some rose petals to signify the rose in the soap, or perhaps a sunflower on top? This aside, a good all round soap, a decent scent and pleasing results for the price. Recommended.

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              16.03.2010 00:40
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              Best soap lush have to offer.

              Lush Snowcake Soap is my all time favourite Lush product so I think it's fair that I do a review on it. It is simply a white chunk of soap with no special aesthetics really. No glitter or funky designs, just kept clean cut and basic. As for the size of the soap, Lush staff will cut off chunks to the desired amount you want therefore if you are only wanting to spend £2 you can have a small piece of soap, and if you are wanting a larger piece you can spend more. This soap is only available in Lush stores, on the Lush website (www.lush.co.uk) or on sites such as Ebay. Do note that if you are purchasing online you can only buy a set size of the soap.

              The smell of this soap is absolutely amazing and is why I continue to repurchase it. I'm aware that this may not be the smell for everyone but it has such a clean smell to it. It is meant to smell like marzipan however I myself don't really smell this. It's a smell that is hard to describe, the nearest thing I could say is that it is a bit like almond. Nevertheless, you have to smell this to believe how yummy it is.

              Buying it on smell alone meant I was risking what the product would be like. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a very moisturising soap, and lathered very well. It is so creamy and easy to use. I have had problems with some Lush soaps in the past where I can not get them to lather at all, but this is the perfect texture.

              Unfortunately, this is a seasonal product and is only available at Christmas time in store and on the website, however many people do sell it on Ebay as it is a highly sought after product. This is a big disadvantage as it's such a great soap and really should be brought out all year round.

              Overall, I have tried to keep this review fairly concise as it is simply a bar of soap and there is not much more I could tell you. As far as smell, texture and performance go this is a five star product and I really recommend you grab one when you can!

              If interested the ingredients are:
              Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Perfume, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Sodium Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide, Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax benzoin), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Benzoate.

              Thanks for reading!

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              04.03.2010 12:40
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              A lovely smelling soap, great value for money, handmade and natural products used.

              *PRICE*
              If you buy online then it will be a set amount but in store it varies. You can ask for a small cut of soap or you can pick up one already measured and wrapped. I myself spent £3.90 on a hefty piece of this. It is £25.00 per kilogram. Do not buy online unless you intend of spending about £15+ because there is a delivery charge and you may end up spending almost a tenner on a slab of soap.

              *PERFORMANCE*
              It smells lovely, very creamy. I originally bought this in the Secret Santa gift box for my mother. A month later she said she had used it all because she liked the smell so much. It is her birthday tomorrow and I have just today posted a large chunk to her for her present. I never knew what it was made from and at first it smelt like aniceed but I think the smell of it mixed with the bath bomb in the gift pack so I was misled! I went back into Lush and described what I wanted, then they were kind enough to show me all of the soaps that were in the Christmas gift packs and the only one that matched the smell was Snowcake. It is a white slab of soap with a lovely ornate pattern engraved into it and it lathers up nicely. Not too many bubbles, just enough and very creamy. Once lathered, it smells strongly of almonds with the tiniest hint of marzipan. Cleans very well (I should think so for the money!) and it lasts a very long time, but only when cut into chunks. People make the mistake of using the entire slab of Lush soap and complain that it does not last very long for the money they paid, especially in the shower. It does! I have a Lush soap that I cut into chunks and I have only used one little chunk over a month. I still have 3/4 of the soap left.

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              20.02.2010 11:50
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              Not one of my favourites.

              This Lush Snowcake soap had arrived as one of the freebies with my New Year Lush order, so as it was snowing last night I thought it would be an apt product to try!

              Snowcake soap is one of Lush's seasonal products and can only be bought from Lush around the Christmas season. Although, as the UK has had snow on and off for the last couple of months or more, maybe they should consider extending the sale of it! I believe it can sometimes be found on Ebay during the year, if you really want some.

              My Snowcake soap is star-shaped and thick, but it also comes in block form like other Lush soaps. I found the star shape easy to hold and didn't find it slipped from my hands as easily as bars of soap sometimes do. However, while it's easy to hold, it's not the easiest to wash with due to its shape.

              The Snowcake soap is an off-white colour and the smell very much reminds me of marzipan. This was it's downfall for me as I'm not a fan of marzipan and I don't really like it's smell. Still, I thought I'd give it a go anyway.

              This is a soft soap and it almost feels like it could melt in your hands. When using it, I found that it lathered up a bit, not a lot but no less than most other Lush soaps I've tried. It glides across skin easily and leaves a subtle scent behind.

              Most importantly, I found that it left my skin feeling soft after use and it hadn't dried my skin out at all (like some soaps can).

              The soap itself arrived in what looked like a little clear plastic bag. However, the bag clearly stated in big black letter that it was not a plastic bag, but in fact it was made from cellulose and to please put it in a compost. Now, if only other manufacturers could use packaging like this! In fact, why don't they?

              Overall, this is a lovely soap due to it's moisturising properties and softness. It's just a pity I don't like the marzipan smell!

              As mentioned before, you can find Lush Snowcake soap for sale in Lush shops and on the Lush website (www.lush.co.uk) around Christmas time for around the £2.25 mark for 100g.

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                Seeing as it's coming to the end of the festive period, I thought I'd take one last trip into Lush to stock up on my favourite Christmas products before they're all gone (the incentive of spending £20 and receiving a £25 giftbox free was nice too!). I headed straight to the soaps to pick up the biggest chunk of Snowcake that I could find!

                Snowcake is one of Lush's most popular Christmas products, and if you've tried it you'll probably know why.

                Lush says, "Snowcake soap is a LUSH Holiday classic and a best-seller. It's a fantastically creamy soap that smells of irresistible the almond icing on the Christmas cake. This year Snowcake has a beautiful new design inspired by Russian cakes from the town of Tula. They make cakes that look like this for all occasions, and every one of them has a different message, our says, "have a good new year". Once you start washing with this rose and cassie absolute soap, you'll certainly be off to a good start."

                It doesn't exactly look like anything special, it's just a big chunk of creamy, white soap, but who says that simplicity can't equal luxury?

                When you buy it, you'll most likely get it wrapped up in the famous Lush soap paper with a label plastered on the front with the weight, name and price. You may even get it in a little yellow baggy. As soon as you unwrap the paper (or open the bag), you're hit with the most delicious aroma of sweet almonds and a hint of mint. I can't say that I'd want to eat it if it was on my cake, but it smells delicious nonetheless. A very simple scent to go with the simple design of the soap. Perfect.

                Personally, I always let my soaps cure for a week when I buy them. This just means that I let them sit out on a plate to let the air harden them up a bit to make them last longer. It doesn't affect the scent or lather of the soap, just makes it last that little bit longer. Some people recommend leaving the soaps to cure for a month, but a week seems sufficient to me. You won't need candles or air freshener either, this scent fills the room.

                After letting it cure for a week, I sliced a it off, put the rest in the fridge (again, making it last longer) and took it into the shower. After washing my hair I lathered the soap up all over my body and was left with lots of frothy, delicious scented bubbles. My skin was left feeling smooth and clean and didn't even need lotion afterwards (it can never hurt to moisturise though). The scent doesn't really stay on your skin for long, an hour at the most maybe.

                This soap is only available during the festive period (or can be purchased on ebay all throughout the year for extortionate prices) so stock up while you can. Lush have removed this from their website already so you'll have to run to your nearest Lush to grab their last blocks of it. It's only £2.50 per 100g, and with all the freebies that Lush have to offer right now, you'd be crazy to miss out.

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                - delicious scent
                - lathers really well
                - leaves skin feeling soft
                - cheap

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                - only available during the festive period

                Thanks for reading!

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                  10 out of 10 on this

                  This is one soap you will wish Lush did all year around because it is smooth, creamy and so so soft!!

                  As we all know Lush is beauty with a conscience and I think this is what has made the brand so popular, that and the attractive shops, high quality products and as little synthetics and packaging used as is possible.

                  So this particular product is only sold at christmas and is well worth stocking up on through the year as Snowcake is for life and definitely NOT just for christmas :D

                  Lush soaps as you will see in the shops are made in huge gigantic blocks usually over half a metre big with a few little pre cut ones on top of the big block.

                  At £2.50 it is pretty good value for money for 100g. However do not feel like you cannot ask the staff to cut you a small piece off if the pieces on the display are too big and expensive, I always do this and they are of course more than happy to do it for you.

                  It comes in a waxy paper style wrapping and you can choose whether or not to have a label printed on it or not that details the product in depth, so excellent as a gift, or if it is for your self you can opt to not have a label therefore saving printing oneoff in the store.

                  The smell is really sensual and you can tell just by the look and smell that this product is gonna be really good for your skin, I can liken it to a very smooth almond icing smell like the top of a christmas cake. I personally do not like almonds to eat but this is one almond scented soap I would be happy to try to eat, haha.

                  The soap to handle when in use is pretty firm and therefore you can use a bit less and it doesn't prove wasteful. It does not lather much but is more creamy yet still cleans very well, and makes you feel like you have had a good clean. I thoroughly recommend to keeping it dry when not in use or else it may go slightly sloppier than regular shop bought soaps, in fact I do not feel this is like a soap at all, as I do not use regular soap because of it's drying properties. The effects on the skin mean there is no drying effect whatsoever, it leaves your whole body smooth and scented for quite a while and you WILL keep sniffing yourself. It is predominantly almond but has some lovely slight notes of rose to add some interest.

                  Funnily enough there is an air of play doh about the smell which I'm sure everyone will absolutely love!!

                  The summary is that this leaves you smelling of the yummiest icing, but not too sweet at all, a very much feel good product to use and one to keep in the bathroom. Extremely smooth and a cream like lather provides excellent results. Fabulous.

                  The ingredients are, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Perfume, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Sodium Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide, Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax benzoin), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Benzoate.

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                    25.10.2009 11:13
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                    Buy some,fall in love with it,stock up!

                    Snowcake.
                    Is it Lush' creamiest soap?

                    It just may be!

                    Snowcake is a Christmas special - only available through the Christmas season,so it's one to stock up on if you're fond of it.

                    It's a simple,unnassuming white soap which can look pretty boring if you're used to other Lush soaps.

                    However,pick a bit up.
                    Give it a whiff.
                    You'll be smitten (which,incidentally,is a hand cream by Lush which shares a similar/samey scent!) right away,especially if you already love the scent of almonds.

                    Once you take your chunk home and start to rub it on wet skin in the bath,the scent will envelope you and make you feel warm and safe as the weather outside tries to make you feel cold and gloomy. It will lift your spirits and help you see the lovely side of Christmas again.

                    It will do this in two ways.

                    Firstly,through it's beautiful scent - calming,luxurious and lasting.

                    Secondly,through it's beautiful,creamy lather - which,I have to admit,beats that of the other Lush soaps I've used. It really is a luxurious,thick lather unrivalled to date by any other product I've used.

                    So,for a creamy,safe,cheery bath - use some Snowcake.
                    Just make sure you stock up.

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                      04.10.2009 19:57
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                      Gorgeous soap, lovely smell, perfect stocking filler.

                      This gorgeous soap is one of Lush's Christmas specials, and it's only available the rest of the year if you manage to fight off the other Lush-lovers in an Ebay bidding rampage. I'm going to agree with the other reviewers: this should be a year-round sort of thing because it is simply, well, lush.

                      Like all Lush's products, Snowcake soap is not tested on animals and all its ingredients are cruelty-free. It turns up in a lot of the Christmas gift packs and although I'd love to tell you, I've no idea how much it's going to cost when it comes out this year.

                      The soap itself is a beautiful off-white colour. It smells deliciously of almond and roses, much like the icing on a Christmas cake, all sweet and marzipanny. The lather is soft, surprisingly voluminous and leaves the skin clean, soft and wonderful smelling. I like to keep a bar of this in my underwear drawer from one year to the next to keep my undercrackers smelling lovely - then the old one gets used and a new one replaces it.

                      Highly recommended as a gift or an indulgent treat for yourself or your bathroom this festive season.

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                        12.02.2009 01:07
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                        Large block of soap which lasts for ages and is natural so would recommend!

                        As with the other lush reviews I have written recently I recieved my lush snow cake soap in a grabbit bag offer for £5 after the christmas period sale offer was on. This is a christmas product so will only be available around this time. This soap was wrapped in thin paper with a sticky label on the top with the name of the soap and the bottom label with an ingredients list.
                        One of the problems I have with this type of packadging is that I wanted to look at and smell the soap without using it striaght away but in doing so I ended up ruining the packadging so I have had to put it on the side of the bath regardless of if I wanted to save it or not for a later use. So just a warning it doesn't come in the best packadging but maybe I'm being abit picky there.

                        The soap itself smells of almonds and is a rather sweet if slight sickily smell. It is a large cream coloured block of soap. The best thing about this soap is that it does lather really well and makes your skin feel really soft afterwards. As I got it as part of a promotional offer I don't know the individual price it would be normally but for the grabbit bag offer it was great value for money as the piece of soap I recieved is huge and should last a good while.

                        Overall nice product thats natural and seems to be good for your skin so I would recommend this product.

                        Also posted on ciao under my username miss_sherlock

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                        An almond scented, creamy smooth, gloriously luxurious body soap just in time for the holidays!