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PACKAGING The packaging for this product is not particularly eye catching or attractive but this is due to it being made from recycled materials (which is always a plus if you ask me) The black label clearly states all ingredients included in the product - none of which have been tested on animals and all Lush products are generally friendly to those with sensitive skin or skin allergies. USING THE PRODUCT The product is a simple shower gel which is best used with a shower puff to work up a bit of a lather. As with most lush items there is hardly any synthetic ingredients which usually cause the 'lather effect' in other shower gel products so if vou like being overly 'soapy and bubbly' whilst having a wash, this product is not for you. I personally loved the colour which was a bright pink with glitter particals in, I liked the effect the glitter had on the colour of the product and that after use I was surprised that I was not covered in glitter and rather the opposite (didn't want to be covered in glitter anyway!) The smell is either something you will love or hate and I LOVE IT! it's very girly and sweet and should smell like candy floss however I think it is more like a bubblegum smell. The smell does linger after washing which I also like and get lots of people asking what perfume/bodyspray I have on when actually its just my snow fairy shower gel. PRICE As with all Lush products they are not the cheapest option by any means my 100g bottle was £3.95. I am happy to pay that as I am safe in the knowledge it has not been tested on animals, has been packaged from fully recycled materials and know that I am getting a good quality product for my money. I am a Lush fan in general though..so may be a bit biased TIP I would recommend having a sniff in your local LUSH store before purchasing as I have said earlier it is definately a bit of a Marmite product that you will Love or hate, this is a great girly christmas stocking filler!
I'm reviewing my Snow Fairy shower gel from Lush. My bottle is a small one containing just 100g and on the Lush Site this sells at £3.50 . I'm listing the content because this is important in items claiming animal friendly etc. Quantitative Ingredients Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Propylene Glycol, Synthetic Musk, *Lactic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Polyester-3, Methyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Colour 45410, Colour 45380, Methylparaben ______________________________________________ I actually DO now remember getting this at Christmas, but not being a Lush customer I wasn't aware of just how expensive their items can be ....so I looked in the box briefly and promptly shoved it away in a wardrobe vaguely disappointed and totally unaware the box contained about £25+ worth of products ! Coming across it recently and being now 'Lush aware' (thanks to reading dooyoo reviews) I decided to test run the items. This is Snow Fairy shower gel and as stated previously the bottle contains 100g of the product. The bottle is made from recycled plastic and the top can be dropped off at any Lush shop for reuse according to the label . The gel itself is pink. Unlike the above stock photo my gel is a rather sludgy pink, rather than the jolly bright pink depicted . It contains glitter, which to be frank I wasn't aware of when I decided to road test it, even though it does say "handmade with a touch of sparkle" on the bottle. But more on that later. When you open the bottle for use the first thing that hits you of course is the smell. The bottle claims the smell as "candy floss and pear drops". Oh yes, definitely Pear Drops.....you get that catching-of-breath that pear drops give you, but candy floss I'm less sure of. More like bubble gum I would say. The cheap bubble gums you used to buy for one penny that lasted you for hours until it became too solid to chew comfortably any more yet still retained it's distinctive smell of .....cheap bubble gum. I use a wash cloth/flannel rather than a bath scrunchy and despite loading the cloth liberally with gel I found it lacking in lather when I proceeded to use it. Yes it DID lather up to a degree, but I've had cheaper gels lather up far more with less product used. So I found myself reloading the wash cloth more than normal. The initial pear drop smell disappeared rapidly and the bubble gum/candy floss smell was predominant during use, with just a mild hint of the pear drop aroma sneaking in occasionally. I really wasn't impressed, because this gel is lacking in whatever is used to give these things that smoothness and silkiness I like and expect when using them. It just seems quite flat in my opinion. I remember thinking "well, for sure I won't need to exfoliate after using this ." ........because it was just such a vaguely all-over abrasive experience. It rinses away easily, and does of course leave you feeling clean, but I felt a bit cheated regarding quality. It honestly felt cheap and at £3.50 for a bottle just over 4" high( 1" of which is the lid) I wasn't expecting a cheap-feeling product. The smell lingers on the skin for just a short time after use, which suited me fine to be fair with this one . And my skin felt fine, with no bad reactions whatsoever either during use or afterwards. The glitter . I'll be perfectly honest here and admit I didn't even realise it had glitter in it until I spotted it lying in the bottom of the bottle just now when I was reading the labels. Then I remembered reviews saying it contained glitter. I can truthfully say that not one speck of glitter appeared during my using it. Nada, zilch, nought . There is a tiny amount of bright pink sludge with some glitter in it lying in the bottom of the bottle to one side , so I gave it a right good shaking hoping to disperse the glitter and pinkness through the gel. Nope. It shifted only slightly despite vigorous prolonged shaking from me causing funny looks (WHAT on Earth is she doing !) from our cat and dog. Maybe I got a dud bottle . To be fair I personally don't WANT glitter, but I should think that if it is advertised as having glitter then prospective buyers will indeed expect glitter. It says on the bottle sticker "...made by Kris on 3/10/12 " .I really think Kris took his eye off the ball when mixing this batch. The tiny amount of glitter I could discern in the sludge is the miniscule iridescent type, exactly as used in their shimmy shimmy bar. This is a seasonal item and apparently the Snow Fairy "works her magic then vanishes till next Christmas ". Good . Bye bye. I'll use this up rather than waste it, but I would never buy it, either for myself or as a present for someone . I should add that this was stored in a clothes wardrobe, out of sunlight and in a room not overly heated nor excessively cold, so I'm not even vaguely tempted to excuse it's faults by saying it was stored in bad conditions. If I had bought this for myself I'd be deeply disappointed . The best I can say is that it cleaned my skin and smelled 'cute' so I'll be rating it down badly I'm afraid. =PROS= It cleans. It smells 'cute' in a Christmas novelty way. =CONS= Strange colour. Colour and glitter both wedged firmly in the bottom of the bottle. Too much product needed to get a lather going. Too expensive for novelty item. So based on those facts Snow Fairy just scrapes over the finish line with a bare 2 stars from me. It would be one star, but I concede I may have got a dodgy bottle regarding colour and glitter not mixing despite intensive shaking , so two it is. Would I recommend. No. Too expensive for a novelty seasonal item that fails a lot of my personal basic requirements in a shower gel. Thank you for reading and I hope it was helpful~~~Myloh
I am an absolute LUSH addict! And having tried nearly every product in their range, I have to admit Snow Fairy has to be my fave!!! The first time I tried it, it came packaged in a gift box, therefore was the small trial sized bottle, I only used it once and went straight out to purchase the full size bottle before the Christmas season was over. You see, Snow Fairy is a seasonal product so you can't always purchase, as soon as that Christmas range comes out, I'm first in the queue to get my fix. The clear bottle perfectly shoes the gorgeous pink liquid inside and with LUSH's trademark black and white label you just know you are getting an amazing product. On opening the flip top lid and pouring out the pink stuff you are met with the gorgeous sugary, sweet smell of pear drops and upon lathering it up onto your skin you are left with a gorgeous, shimmery sheen to your skin. Not glittery and in your face but a nice subtle glimmer. You do not need to use an awful lot to reap the rewards, therefore a bottle should last a good couple of months. I do though, stock up when it is available in LUSH stores as I know it's limited stock. Even after stepping out of the bath or shower and drying off you still smell of a pear drop shop with your glow shimmering away! A must for every LUSH addict! And if you are not an addict, try this......you soon will be!
I was first introduced to Lush products in late 2009 when my then-fiance (now husband) revealed his secret love of Lush Snow Fairy. Whilst my love affair with the shop has only grown in the years since then to the point where stepping into my bathroom can be quite literally an intoxicating experience, my love of snow fairy has not wavered and it is still within my top three favourite Lush products. Lush stores sell ethical and handmade products for body, hair and face. If you have never been in a shop, you must have at least walked past one and had the sweet aroma of the shop hit you as you walk down the street. Inside, the staff are always friendly and informed about their products and you can try these out. A great many days have been spent in these shops, sniffing until it feels as though I might have actually have burnt out my sense of smell. Whilst the products in there are a little pricey to constantly buy, they make great pick me ups or gifts! The problem then being you never want to finish the bottle! Snowfairy is a wash for both your hair and body. When I use it on my hair, I find that it makes it feel quite dry afterwards, so I no longer bother, but I know other people who have not had this problem so dont let it put you off trying! However, on the body it is a delight, it builds up into an impressive lather and makes the skin feel supple and soft and, in what can only be described as a plus, also smells of bubblegum! Washing with this brings me back to my childhood, a sense of nostalgia that takes me back to a particular time in my life when things were carefree. The smell lasts for a long time, easily 24 hours until the next shower, but can be quite subtle, so you might just catch a whiff every so often (the good kind!) rather than being overpoweringly sweet all of the time. The packaging is typical of lush, which is to say it's a plain plastic bottle with a black top, with a little label telling you what is in the product and who made it. The baby pink colour of the product is then on view through the bottle. It is quite pricey for shower gel with the prices ranging from £4 for a travel-size bottle to £16 for a large bottle. Although it is very expensive, I always get the large bottle as it lasts me a few months of decadence that way and since it only comes out at Christmas this is a very good thing indeed! Also, my husband still adores it! When I spoke to a salesperson in the shop she said that a surprising amount of women purchase it for Christmas presents for their men...so perhaps he is not alone!
Just before Christmas last year I received a Snow Fairy Lush goodie box from my younger sister as a present. I have been a fan of Lush for many years now so I was delighted with my present and couldn't wait to give the products inside a go. One of the items contained within the gift box was 100ml of the Snow Fairy shower gel. This gel is a limited edition one and as the name suggests, only makes an appearance around Christmas every year. The snow fairy shower gel is housed in a small transparent plastic bottle, through which the girly pink coloured liquid can be seen. On top of the bottle is a black plastic, flip top lid through which the gel is dispensed. The shower gel can be bought from Lush as a stand alone item (around Christmas time) and is available in 3 sizes, 100g, which retails at around £3.50, 250ml, which costs £6.25 and 500ml which comes in at £10.25. It's not exactly a cheap item so is one that I tend to use sparingly. Lush describe this shower gel as their 'Winter temptress' which can also be used to wash your hair (not that I've tried - I'm a bit sceptical of products that claim to be able to wash everything!). It's described as an intensly sweet and fruity shower gel, which smells of candy floss and pear drops and transports you back to your childhood. I tend to like shower gels that smell quite citrusy and not too sweet so I wasn't sure I'd like the scent of this one. I also am not too keen on pear drops due to an unfortunate chemistry experiment in my second year at University where we were synthesising acetates, the scent of which was so strong that it lingered in my hair and clothes and was extremely difficult to get rid of. The tube journey on the way home that evening was also a little embarrassing! In fact it was impossible to get the scent out of my clothes and I had to bin some of my clothes! Anyway I digress... back to the product review. The shower gel has a nice, fairly thick consistency and produces a good amount of lather when rubbed onto wet skin. The scent is immediately apparent. It is intensely sweet and reminds me of being in an old fashioned sweetshop. It's definitely a scent for the girls and I can see it appealing to young girls and teenagers - in fact my teenage self would have loved this too. However over the years my taste in scents has become a bit more discerning and I found this bordering on sickly. I do like some of the other, fruitier smelling products from Lush such as their Comforter bubble bar but this one just didn't really do anything for me. It's not enough to put me off using it entirely but it's one that I tend to use sparingly and usually at weekends as I don't really want to smell like a sweetshop when I am at work! For those of you who think this is a scent you'll enjoy then I'm pleased to report that it lasts for a decent amount of time. My bath smells like a sweet shop for hours afterwards and the scent also lingers on my skin for several hours afterwards. The shower gel rinses off easily without too much rubbing involved and without leaving a greasy residue. My skin is left feeling clean and soft, but to be honest no more so than a shower gel that costs a third of the price. Now one of the reasons I like Lush products is that I am conscious of all the chemicals in the cosmetics that we use and Lush try their best to minimise these in their products. However in this case scanning through the list of ingredients on the bottle there appears to be rather a lot of synthetic chemicals in this one, which is not really in keeping with their other products. To be honest I am rather surprised and this only just came to my attention whilst writing this review. This shower gel is also supposed to contain some glitter, which seemed to be missing in my bottle. There is small amount that I can see at that has settled at the base of the bottle but no amount of vigorous shaking can seem to dislodge it. For me this is not a bad thing as I think I would find any glitter lingering on my skin quite annoying. Overall, I think this is an *okay* product from Lush and if I were to receive it as a gift I would be happy to use it but for the cost, the fact that I am not overly keen on the scent, and that it doesn't really do anything extra special I can't say that I would go out of my way to repurchase. Three stars from me.
My all time favourite shower gel from Lush has to be Snow Fairy. It appeals to me on so many levels- the gorgeous deep pink colour, the amazing smell and of course the glitter...! What more could a girl ask for? Lush Snow Fairy is only normally available around christmas time (I have to stock up to survive the year and its always on my christmas list just to be safe) It can be brought in various size bottles- 100ml, 250ml and 500ml and prices vary accordingly. It can be brought either in Lush shops or on their website. It is described as a hair and body gel- although I have to say I have yet to try this on my hair. It comes in a clear bottle so you can see the gorgoeus pink gel and has a black cap, through which it is easy to dispense the product. It is a gorgeous deep pink colour and has flecks of glitter in it. It leaves a beautiful sheen on my skin which feel soft and moisturised. A bottle would last really well if only I didn't feel the need to use it for every single shower! It has a very sweet smell -almost like candy floss and bubblegum, and yet almost fruity too. It is very distinct and smells the same as the Godmother soap. The smell is very strong in the bottle and whilst in use, but it settles to be much more mild on your skin afterwards. I don't use perfume when I use this as the beautiful smell on my skin is enough on its own. One bottle is never enough- stock up! This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.
Every year I know it is coming up to Christmas when Lush releases this limited addition shower gel. It's not that it smells particularly Christmassy but as I can only get it at that time of year it makes me all festive. Packaging OK so the packaging is not going to blow your mind it is in a fairly boring plastic bottle but that is one of the reasons I like Lush you know what you are getting. The product It comes in the girliest pink colour with bits of glitter in it (which I love) but for me it's the smell that is important. I love the candy, bubblegum smell. It is very sweet and too some people sickly but I love the smell and the bathroom smells great once you have used it. Because it is by Lush it is really thick and good quality and as such a little goes a long way. I also have very sensitive skin (for example shaving brings me up in rash) but this is really soothing and doesn't affect my sensitive skin at all. Price Lets face it this shower gel is not the cheapest on the market (you can after all get shower gel for under £1) and at around £15.00 for the largest size but a little does go a long way so a big bottle of this shower gel will last you well into the next year and its great for the skin. This shower gel is also not full of the little nasties you find in other shower gels so well worth the money in my opinion.
'Snow Fairy' is not just your 'normal' shower gel where in most mornings you half-heartedly rub it all over your body, yawn a lot, sigh and jump out - no no no! Snow Fairy for your hair, your body and in my crazy case...clothes (yes, I adore the scent so much I use it to wash some of my clothes in!) You don't sigh and freshen up in the morning with this multi-purpose heaven in a bottle, it feels like you're walking through the video of Katy Perry's 'California Girls' music video, surrounded by candyfloss, lollipops, bubblegum, sweeties and all things yummy! Snow Fairy is an unusual product that's limited to the Christmas period, it doesn't smell of wood burning on a fire, Christmas cake with brandy, cinnamon and all those festive scents we're bombarded with even as soon as October. Snow Fairy is dripping with candyfloss, bubblegum...just CANDY scent, it's like walking through a candy store eyes glistening in awe of all the glorious munchies! The only downside to this product is that it doesn't taste as good as it smells (singing in the shower plus bubbles everywhere equals ew!) Considering I'm practically Snow Fairies biggest fan - there are some downsides unfortunately. Lush is known for it's body loving, skin smothering products that leave you with gorgeous feeling and often looking skin, however Snow Fairy is pretty much an average shower gel in the sense that even though it's not like sandpaper on your skin, it's not exactly moisturising but hey - that's what body cream is for! Snow Fairy is worth every penny - even though there are an awful lot of them (in my opinion, it's quite expensive) and I usually stock up on them around Winter, because as stated, it is unfortunately limited to the Christmas period only. However, it's a treat to look forward to when opening prezzies...or even buying yourself a truly scrumptious unique shower-gel!
The first thing you notice about Snow Fairy is that it's pink. Really, really pink, a sort of bright cotton-candy colour with sparkly bits. It's fair to say (though I don't want to fall into the trap of gender stereotyping here) that this shower gel was created for the female of the species. Snow Fairy is to shower gels what Sheila's Wheels is to car insurance. I first tried Snow Fairy when it came out a few years back, mainly because every Christmas I go into Lush, sniff everything, and come out of the store with armfuls of Christmas Lush goodness (and with a lot less money in my bank account). Snow Fairy appealed to me, not just because of the sparkly pinkness but because of the wonderful scent. Snow Fairy smells like pear drops and sweet shops. I think this is why I love it; the fragrance just takes me straight back to childhood. It's a really happy sort of smell. As with everything Lush sell, Snow Fairy doesn't come cheap, but it is one of the cheapest shower gels Lush sell- it's more economical to buy a big (500g) bottle, which set me back £9.95 last time I bought it. Like I said, it's not cheap, but it's not a silly price either. The advantage of buying from Lush is that you know your product will have been made with decent quality ingredients too, and that everything is ethically sourced and vegetarian. Snow Fairy is marketed as a shower gel, but I also like to use it as a body wash in the bath- either way, it's used in exactly the same way, by applying to the skin, lathering and rinsing off. The sparkles and the fragrance linger on the skin after using, and it's a real feelgood fragrance- a good dose of Snow Fairy really leaves me in a good mood for hours. I find Snow Fairy to be gently on my skin and although it isn't moisturising it doesn't dry my skin out at all. The best thing about Snow Fairy is the smell- it smells exactly as pink and delicious as it looks and will leave you with a lingering desire to go out and buy pear drops. I love it. The worst thing.... why is this product only sold at Christmas?!? Oh well. At least I stocked up in the January sales.
I always receive a tonne of gorgeous fragranced gifts at Christmas, and this year was no exception. One of the gifts that I received was a Snow Fairy Gift Set from Lush. One of the items contained within the Snow Fairy Gift Set was this Snow Fairy Shower Gel. I'd actually never tried Lush's Snow Fairy Shower Gel before receiving this gift set, and so was looking forward to trying it as I'd read so many glowing reviews on it. The Snow Fairy Shower gel turned out to be my absolute favourite product in the gift set, and one that I will definitely repurchase. It's a limited edition Christmas time fragrance though, so I may have to wait until next Christmas now to do my repurchasing! Snow Fairy Shower Gel is bright bubblegum pink and it smells like candyfloss and pear drops and all things sweet and nice, kinda like a sweet shop I guess - sweet and sugary and delicious. The bright bubblegum pink shower gel is shot through with a sparkly iridescent sheen, but this doesn't transfer to my skin at all. It states that you can use this as a shower gel or a shampoo; I've only used it as a shower gel though as the bottle is so small I didn't want to waste it on my hair! I don't need much of this to create a lovely foaming sweet smelling lather on my skin, and it feels really creamy and moisturising on my skin when I'm rubbing it in. This is a wonderfully moisturising shower gel, my skin doesn't feel dry or tight after using this, just refreshed and clean, and smelling absolutely gorgeous. It rinses off easily, and it just leaves behind the divine candy floss and pear drops fragrance. The sweet fragrance lingers on my skin for absolutely ages after showering, and also the bathroom always smells just like a sweet shop after I've showered with this as well. The bottle contained within my gift set was a small bottle, at just 100ml. However because I didn't need to use much of this I found that the bottle lasted much longer than I expected it to. It's a shame that this is a Christmas limited edition as I would purchase it year round, as I'm sure a lot of people would. It doesn't smell 'Christmassy' as such and would be suitable to use anytime. Anyway, I definitely recommend Snow Fairy, and I'll probably be the first in line to buy more this Christmas!
I've always loved the Lush products but have rarely been able to buy them, mostly because where I used to live, the nearest Lush store was about 50 miles away and I didn't want to buy online in case, somehow, I picked one of the few products from Lush that I don't like. It's not that many of these exist; in all honesty, I think there's only maybe one or two, but I didn't want to end up ordering the same one I didn't like repeatedly and therefore I never really got any products from Lush. However, having now moved to a new area completely, I was pretty pleased to find that there's a Lush store just 10 miles from where I live. Naturally, I had to go check it out, and it happened to be during the Christmas sales that I went. Having always wanted to try Snow Fairy, this seemed like the ideal time to do so, considering that it was on offer at £2.20 (give or take a few pennies) for the 250ml bottle. I couldn't honestly say exactly how much it is normally as it's no longer on the website as Christmas is over, but I'm sure it was around £7, maybe even a little more, so £2.20 was far too good a deal to miss. Getting it home, I immediately tried some of it like a soap, just squirting it onto my hands to use like you would an ordinary hand soap. The smell immediately hit me, and I must say, it smelled like a fairground. This would be because it is supposed to smell of pear drops and candy floss. I think it has a hint of a black currant sort of smell as well, but I don't know if that's just me or not. For anyone that's not tried this, it's the same scent as the Godmother soap, to give you some idea of what it smells like. It lathered up really well in my hands, which I thought was a good thing because it does annoy me when you get something home and it just doesn't seem to want to lather. I barely used any of it, literally just a dot of it, and I was easily able to produce enough lather to wash my hands. The scent didn't disappear afterwards, and I found myself still smelling it for hours after I had used it, which wasn't something I had really expected, but I did really like this aspect of it. When I used it in the shower, I found that the same thing was true. I didn't need to use much of it at all, maybe a 10p sized amount, which did most of my body. I was really surprised by this because I honeslty expected it to go fairly quickly, but it lasted extremely well. Because of how long it lasted, I found that the bottle lasted me about 3 months, which I was quite astounded with. Yes, it may be more expensive, but it's certainly worth it if it lasts so much longer than other conventional shower gels. (Admittedly, I did use one or two other bottles of other things in the same time frame though, just to make it last a little longer!) This year I went out and bought the same one again, for a little more money this time I must admit (I think I paid £2.80 this year) but at the reduced price I feel that it's definitely worth the money. It's only a shame that it's not available all year round because it's by far my favourite Lush Shower Gel.
Lush snow fairy shower gel is top of my Christmas wish list every year. It's the one present I am not willing to go with out at Christmas. Snow fairy range: The snow fairy range comes In many different forms which include a lip gloss which I am yet to try, A snow airy gift set which comes beautifully gift wrapped and include a 100g bottle of snow fairy shower gel, a snow fairy soap and snow fairy bath bomb I have received many of these, and also the shower gel on its own in 3 sizes which include 100g, 250g And a 500g you can also get snow fairy in a wind which is a bath bomb in a beautiful wand shape perfect for little girls and big ones too. The bottle: The bottle design is so simple with just a black lid and label which stands out amazing against the pretty brig pink GLITTERY shower gel inside! All the details you need are on the label of the bottle. The shower gel: Well as I said its PINK and GLITTERY what more could a girl want. I use it as a bubble bath as well as to wash with and the smell is to dye for. It's so fruity but on the first use when I was pregnant so my senses were all over the pace I noticed the it reminded me of something and for months I couldn't pin point exactly what that sweet smell did remind me of. Then one day in the later stages f my pregnancy I was raiding a sweet shop opening one of my goodies and there it was the smell I'd been sourcing for for month wham bars! Now it may just be my but this shower gel smells exactly like wham bars. And I like wham bars :-) The shower gel it's self leathers really well so you do not need to use a lot. It does come out pink and glittery and does leave a subtle glittery gleam on your skin but this just leaves you looking, feeling and smelling gorgeous. Price and where to buy This Product is only sold at heist as time so if you do try it and fall in love I would defiantly recommend that you stock up. Depending on what product and size from the rang you and buy the prices rang from around £3 to around £20 so there is something for each price range. I have oly bought this directly from lush stores but it can also be out online. I would recommend every girl try this range but although I absolutely love it I am aware that the sweet smell could be sickly for others so I would say gringo store and try it out first.
It's only over the past year or so that I've gotten more into my bath products. One of the best known and most popular is Lush, a company who prides themselves in selling fresh, handmade cosmetics and bath products and I only tend to shop here during the sales after Christmas. While their products are nice, I don't want to pay their full prices. Last Christmas my fiancé bought me the Snow Fairy lip tint after I had tried some of my friend's so this year, I went on a hunt for other Snow Fairy products. I managed to get hold of a 100ml bottle which cost £1.75 although full price is £3.50. Larger 200ml and 500ml bottles are also available before Christmas but these had already sold out by Boxing Day. All Snow Fairy products are limited edition and are only available around Christmas time. == How Lush describe it == Our winter temptress shower hair and body gel that's bursting with fruit fragrance and has a sparkle of ice through it. Now we must confess, it's a mystery to us why this one particular product should become our No1 Christmas bestseller. It's not your classic hippy dippy Lush herbal offering. Instead it is an intensely sweet, fruity pink shower gel loved by people everywhere. == My experience == I couldn't wait to try this out on Boxing Day night after braving the shops during the day. The shower gel comes in the typical Lush shower gel bottle which is made from plastic with a black flip top cap. On the bottle is a black label which has on it the Lush logo, a 'packed by' sticker with a use by date along with the name of the product and a description. Although the Lush packaging is pretty much all the same in different colours, at least they match on my bathroom shelf. A good thing about the Lush bottles is that you can take the lids back to the shop to recycle. The colour of the shower gel is a bright pink which will appeal to girls of all ages but I think this would be a lovely treat for younger girls. As soon as you open the lid, the rich and sweet smell. Although this is supposed to smell like candyfloss, I think it smells more like cheap cherryade which I love the smell of. I haven't had a Lush shower gel before this one but when I began to pour the liquid out of the bottle, I was pleasantly surprised with how thick it was. Unlike cheaper shower gels, this one has a lovely consistency which also means you don't need to use too much of it in one go. As I began to pour out the shower gel onto my fluff ball thingy, the sweet smell instantly hit me again. Now, while I really love the scent of this shower gel, I think it may be too sweet for some people. While this is in the bottle, it has tiny flecks of glitter mixed in but once out of the bottle, it seems to disappear which was a bit disappointing. You only need a small amount of Snow Fairy and it lathers up really quickly. The shower gel feels very luxurious and thick on the skin and feels wonderful to use in the shower. It feels extremely soft and smooth on my skin and the scent fills the bathroom for ages. My only real big disappointment with this shower gel is that the scent doesn't last very long on the skin. I wish it lasted longer as I think this would make it better value for money. I wouldn't pay the full price of £3.50 for a 100ml bottle but I will definitely be looking for it in the Christmas sales every year.
My other half buys me a decent supply of Lush each Christmas as he knows it will (a) be incredibly appreciated and (b) it will bring a huge smile to my face which means he knows he has done good - although I have shortlisted a number of products in advance that I would like but I let him take the credit. Now Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a bottle of Baileys, mince pies and a bottle of Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel. It is undoubtedly Lush's best selling Christmas products and it appears in good time before Christmas for people to get their fill. I always make sure I either receive or buy a bottle every Christmas as the gorgeous aroma really does make me feel a bit Christmassy! == Snow Fairy == "She'll cast a spell on you" Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel is a 2 in 1 product as it is has been specifically designed to wash hair as well as the body. It is classed as a "winter temptress" but it certainly does not have a typical winter aroma, think sweets rather than cinnamon! For those that detest glitter then it may be worth noting that this contains fine iridescent glitter! == Packaging == Snow Fairy has had a slight label change this year which is quite 1960s hippy style in pinks and yellows with flower images. However, my bottle last year had the rather typical black label round the clear plastic bottle featuring the Lush logo together with the product name as well as the little sticker telling me who made it and when. Of course on the label there is also the ingredients list together with the contact information for Lush. == Showering with Snow Fairy == I generally use Snow Fairy for an evening shower or when going out on a night out as I love the fragrance it gives. Now, the fragrance is something that is a talking point with Lush followers but Lush seem to have got it down quite well as a cross between candy floss and pear drops and having read that on their website I can now every time I shower with it smell pear drops which I love and this definitely as a fruity yet sweet fragrance which for me is gorgeous. Snow Fairy has a lovely thick consistency which although is easily squeezed from it's bottle it will sit quite happily on your sponge until you are ready to clean yourself with this gorgeously pink glittered shower gel. It doesn't take much for it to lather up into a mound of white frothy bubbles which are incredibly soft to the touch. Despite being full of fine iridescent glitter as soon as it is out on your sponge it disperses quite quickly so you don't end up after the shower looking like a human disco ball. Now the shower gel hasn't been made to be overly moisturising or have any specific properties but it does clean the skin well and even on my dry and sometimes sensitive skin at the moment this hasn't irritated my skin whatsoever. It leaves my skin beautifully soft with a gorgeously sweet aroma which does manage to linger around for quite sometime. Now although it does have a sweet/fruity smell it isn't overpowering or sickly which personally is a big plus for me. == Overall == This shower gel is a Christmas must, it is adored by thousands as it is wonderfullu girly with a festive twist. The glitter is a nice addition but it doesn't really stay around on the skin which for me is not a problem as I didn't buy it for the glitter. The aroma is what makes this product so special and I love it. I really don't have any problems with this shower gel other than it is a limited edition but then I guess if I was able to buy it all year round it wouldn't be so special. If you haven't tried this yet, then you must. It is a beautiful shower gel which really has a festive touch to it. I am more than happy to receive this and will hopefully continue to do so and hope that Lush will never stop making it! Therefore, I can easily give it 5 stars. == Product Information == Brand: Lush Price: 100g - £3.50, 250g - £6.25 and 500g - £10.25 Availability: Lush stores or on their website