In the Lushie circles I now frequent, Snow Fairy is a real fan favourite. Love for this pink, sweet-smelling delight actually soars to cult level, THAT’s how popular it is. It’s made even more in demand by the fact it’s only sold at Christmas time, once again, thank you supply and demand capitalism.
It also comes in a very girly pink colour, which probably appeals to a wider audience, including people who aren’t die-hard Lushies. To be honest, this put me off, as I’m a bit of a tomboy at heart. But you know what, it was on sale, and I just had to see if it lived up to its semi-legendary status.
You may not be able to read the caption, but it says “For sparkly like there is snow tomorrow, lather up in candy sweet suds that [insert unreadable word here] with a magic that comes but once a year”. Anyone who can decipher that word wins a shout out on my next blog…
Actually, I bought this shower gel a couple of years back (for the very reason that it was on sale), but never got around to using it. Those were the days I thought Lush products were too precious to actually use, and were best kept on the shelf where everyone could smell and enjoy them. Oh, how wrong I was. You’ve just got to be selfish and use them all to yourself in a lovely bath, otherwise people will think you’re a weird Lush hoarder (as if they don’t already).
Sadly, being purchased a few years ago came with a drawback:
Screw you, Marcin, I do what I want.
Thankfully, I’ve never really believed in sell/use by dates. I’m veggie so I don’t have the problem with meat, and if something doesn’t have mould on it or smell funny, I reckon it’s good to go.
Snow Fairy smelled fine – well, better than fine actually, it smelled awesome – and didn’t have mould growing on it, so I went ahead. The only thing that looked a bit worse for wear was the glitter, which appears to have sunk to the bottom:
No matter how much shaking I do, the lovely glitter won’t budge.
I lathered up and put it on as directed. Nothing unusual to report here – you apply it as you would literally any other shower gel. You’ll just smell more fabulous as a result. Since the glitter had all settled to the bottom, I can’t really comment on that, but I’m sure it’d look pretty in the water of your bath.
What makes Lush stand out from other manufacturers is that the scent from their products seems to stay on your skin for longer than others. Snow Fairy is no exception, and it’s nice to get a whiff of candy when you least expect it. I’m not sure I buy into the whole cult-status thing, though – Imperial Leather Marshmallow smells somewhat similar, and costs about 1/3 of the price. They have an entire range of products based on sweet treats, so for a cheaper option you could grab a shload of that. However, they are owned by a company that tests on animals, so there’s another consideration.
Ah, the trials of ethical living.
Buy again? Yes
Recommend to a friend? Yes