This is a review for the Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel, a limited edition product for the holidays.
Update: this product is being rereleased for the 2011 & 2012 holiday season!
This product is called “Fairy Candy” in Japan. Finally, a Japanese Lush product name that at least is similar!!
What it does:
Washing your body with the pink, ethereal fairy will make you smell like freshly spun cotton candy at a fairground, and your entire body will glitter with the magic of the fae all through the day. Don’t stop there though- Snow Fairy works wonders as a shampoo or laundry detergent for sweetly scented sheets. Go ahead, spread the sparkly magic! You know you want to.
Price: 3.25 GBP/100g in the UK, 8.95 USD/3.3 oz in the US, and 900 JPY/100g in Japan.
By weight, this means $0.051/g in the UK, $0.09/g in the US, $0.11/g in Japan. The difference between the Japan and US prices comes mostly from the current strong Japanese Yen.
Update: the updated prices for the 2011 holiday season are $9.95/3.3 oz in the US, 3.25 GBP/100g in the UK. The price in Japan is still 900JPY/100g, but remember that the JPY is much stronger now.
Scent: Lush describes this as a bubblegum and cotton candy scent. I thought it smelled similar to cherry cough syrup. I did not dislike the scent, but as with all Lush products, I highly recommend you go to the store to smell it first. This product lacks the herbal scent often found in Lush products.
– Good lather
– Not harsh, and cleans well
– This shower gel is a pretty dark pink color, but does not stain your washcloth/shower poof.
-This product contains iridescent glitter which can be seen on the bottle. I have not had any obvious bits of glitter pour out onto my shower poof when I use it. If you were looking for a shower gel that will leave glitter on your skin, you may be disappointed. On the other hand, you may find glitter on your body after using this.
– However, towards the end of the bottle, I found a LOT of glitter on my shower poof and on my skin.
– Lush suggests that you can use this as a shampoo or laundry detergent. I would be very careful if you decide to do that.
Would I repurchase? maybe. I liked it enough that I would probably pick up a bottle next holiday season, but I wouldn’t buy it repeatedly if it were a permanent product.
I hope you enjoyed my review!
I have reviewed this item, even though it is no longer available on Lush’s website, because it may be repromoted in the future.