Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Fairy Christmas!

Christmas time is a great time of year to pick up wonderful gift sets and limited edition collections and when it comes to Lush it is Snow Fairy time. If you read my Lush bath times post, you'll know that a gianormous Snow Fairy Shower Gel (£10.95) has made its way into my bathroom, and it was almost with fanfare and fireworks that I after weeks of longing finally premiere used it this year on Dec 1. It must have been at least more than 5 years ago, that I first tried a tiny bottle of Snow Fairy shower gel and it wasn't love at first sniff - it was complete ADDICTION. This year you can get your annual fairy fix not only from the classic shower gel, but also in a Snow Fairy sparkle bar and a limited edition EdT - YEEAAYY, is all I say!!!

Snow Fairy is a completely unique scent, and if you were to use just one single word to describe it I would say - pink, not only because of the packaging but also because of other associations with it. It's a fruity, fresh and crisp but sweet scent that makes you think of candy floss, bubblegum, and juicy colorful fruit drops. There is also a very light hint of musk, which adds warmth and femininity to it and keeps it from being sickly sweet or syrupy.

The shower gel has a lovely rich texture and feels very creamy to use and it works up a generous pearlescent lather. It has a gorgeous pink strawberry smoothie color and can also be used to wash your hair. Even though I am the biggest Snow Fairy lover in the world I have to say that I find the shower gel a little bit harsh on the skin and so although my skin smells beautiful of Snow Fairy it feels quite tight after I've used it which is why I wouldn't use this on my hair. However, that isn't going to stop me from using the shower gel anyway, but when I use Lush shower gels a lot like I will do now in December I definitely need the thickest, richest body butter I can find to keep my skin soft and hydrated.
Since my skin is a bit thirsty after using the shower gel, it's a great time to also use the Snow Fairy Sparkle Bar (£4.95). It's a cute, neon pink little snow angel which is essentially a massage bar containing nourishing butters like shea, murumuru and cupuacu from the Amazon rainforest. You heat it up between your hands, rub it all over your skin and you'll be left with a pink looking oily texture that you massage into the skin, making your skin feel so moisturised and smooth. In addition to the gorgeous scent of Snow Fairy it has an added light saltiness to it that reminds me a bit of liquorice and it's a wonderful balance to the candy sweetness. When you've used the bar enough to get just beneath the pink coating, you'll reach the glitter centre which will leave a beautiful trail of glitter on your skin when you rub it all over - perfect for use on your arms and legs before slipping into a lovely little party dress.

When I got the Lush newsletter that they now have some of their most loved scents in limited edition perfumes as well, I immediately went on line and bought Snow Fairy EdT (£25 for 30 ml) - in fact, I got two of them. I was a bit worried that it wouldn't live up to my expectations, but it smells exactly the same way as the shower gel, if not a little yummier even and I just wish it lasted a little bit longer (staying power is about 3-4 hrs), but since I've got two bottles of it I can be generous and keep spraying it on throughout the day. For me Snow Fairy is perfect for wear in the winter time since the cold weather really brings out the crisp and youthful sweetness in it. I've worn this every day since I got it and I can't get enough of it - this year I'm definitely having a very fairy Christmas!

68 comments:

  1. Lush cosmetics always smell soooooo good you want to eat them! :)
    Kisses

    www.magdalennes.blogspot.com

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    1. This is such a lovely scent and now I can literally bathe in it :o). Xx

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  2. Woww I really want this for Christmas!!
    Pearl | Pearluxe Beauty&Lifestyle

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  3. I love Lush products and I was also very excited when I heard that they came out with limited edition perfumes. Too bad the snow fairy scent is not my favourite as I find it too sweet. I'm more into sandalwood smells (:

    www.chermaineho.blogspot.com

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    1. It's always great to get hold of limited edition scents, there might be something else that suits you! Xx

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    1. I was greedy.... oops, but on the other hand, I've already used so much of the first one LOL. Xx

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  5. I had no idea that Lush did fragrances! Lovely post x

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  6. the lush scent looks great! inviting you to my giveaway, hurry limited time!

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    Rosaly

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  7. Love Lush but I've never tried Snow Fairy, I think for me its too sweet. x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely candy sweet, but it's not sickly which is why I quite like it :o). Xx

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  8. I'm so iffy about lush products as i have had a bad experience in the past but I have heard so much about this. I love the products for decoration around my bath.
    Great post!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. I know what you mean and when that happens it can be difficult to get past - good thing there are so many other lovely bath products to choose from :o). Xx

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    1. I do like to shop from, but I don't think I could work in a Lush shop, the intense scents would give me a headache in no time LOL. Xx

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  10. The smell sounds heavenly. Candy sweetness & a hint of liquorice; so different. Great review; thanks for sharing :-)

    x Roch & Tash x
    www.next-route-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It might not be for everyone, but I love it :o) Xx

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  11. Good idea for a present to my sister! Thank you for sharing.
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage diary

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  12. The perfume sounds fab! Must be better than their others, they smell awful! x

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    1. I haven't actually tried the others since I was so focused on getting Snow Fairy, but maybe I got the best of the bunch then :o). Xx

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  13. So much Snow Fairy! :) I just got a Lush haul in the mail, I feel the same way about Rose Jam that you do about Snow Fairy, so I had to grab that perfume as well :)

    writingwhimsy.com

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    1. We'll be smelling very nice this Christmas :o). Xx

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  14. I have to get the Snow Fairy parfume! I adore this scent!
    http://beautylovesbooks.com

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, it makes me so happy! :o) Xx

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  15. I have seen this all over the bloging world and definitely want to give it a try.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh you should - it's definitely a one of a kind scent :o). Xx

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  16. Wow these sound fabulous. Don't know if they sell them here in Australia, maybe when I finally get through my stash of shower gels I will check this out!

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    1. I know it's not for everyone, but I absolutely love the fresh candy scent :o). Xx

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  17. Hi Charlotte,

    thanks for dropping a comment on my blog, I just had to come and check out your blog too!

    lovely stuff! Hope you tried the golden wonder bath bomb cannot wait to see what you think ^^

    new follower!!!

    zara xx

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! I have 2 of them in my stash but I haven't used them yet, I thought I would wait until one of the X-mas parties coming up and I'm very excited to see how the water will change :o). Xx

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  18. I love Snow Fairy... even the description alone makes me want to just EAT the stuff!

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    1. I'm the same, particularly with the sparkle bar :o). Xx

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  19. OMG I bet that smells sooo good! who doesn't love candy floss! Thanks for following on Bloglovin, just stopping by to check out your blog and follow back.

    -Erica
    http://www.diaryofatrendaholic.com/
    Stop by any time :)

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    1. That's lovely of you - thank you very much! Xx

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  20. Oooohh I really want to try Snow Fairy. sounds yummy!
    Erin xx
    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. I think it's safe to say that I LOVE and I will continue to rave about it for years probaby LOL. Xx

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  21. Id love to try this stuff, from your words it is the perfect complement for winter. The perfume in particular inspires me, must be so sweet!:) Kisses! xo

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    1. It's so crisp and lovely on a cold winter day :o) and I can't recommend it enough! Xx

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  22. I bought the Snow Fairy shower gel a few weeks ago. More than anything else, I bought it because it just looked pretty. The scent is very unique so I'm still not sure if I like it or dislike it haha.

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes it seems to split everyone in two camps :o). Xx

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  23. Oh I haven't seen or tried any of the products mentioned, I love your photographs! xx

    Tia

    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's so lovely of you - thank you very much, I just had to have some little fairies in there :o)! Xx

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  24. I will absolutely be purchasing that glitter bar - I JUST LOVE how cute it is! :)

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    1. It gives a really lovely glitter, you just need to work at it a little to get through the pink layer :O). Xx

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  25. i love Lush snow fairy :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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    1. Yeeay - I'm so glad I bought two of them because they are already sold out! Xx

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  26. I really enjoyed your post! :)

    http://longdistancecollegelove.blogspot.in/

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  27. I love Snow Fairy! :D I need to pick up a large bottle before they leave the shelves for another year.

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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    1. I'll do the same, just waiting to see if it'll be in the sale :o) Xx

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  28. I love snow fairy, I definitely need to stock up before they go out of stock! xx

    yespleasebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Good idea, I'm definitely doing the same :o). Xx

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  29. I adore the Snow Fairy! Everytime I go into LUSH, I have them try it out on my hands so that I can smell it all day long. Haha.

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    1. Ah yes - it would be lovely to have it in one of those pocket anti bacterial gels too :o). Xx

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    1. That's so sweet of you - thank you very much, it really put a smile on my face after a long day :o). Xx

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  31. lovely post and nice ideas! .. :-) i wait from you to keep in touch..kisses..
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  32. Im loving your blog :)
    My partner is taking me to lush in the new year to treat me to some bits as im due in january so itll be an extra treat especially as he ruined and threw away my last lush goodies. I was heart broken. But i hope they still have these so i can have a look.
    So glad i came across your blog :)

    http://pepperandtherobinsons.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hello Ellie! Thank you so much for visiting and for your lovely comment. I hope you get a new stash of Lush stuff soon and that you'll visit again! Xx

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  33. There's a Snow Fairy perfume?! I must get this! Great blog :)

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    1. That's so nice of you - thank you very much! :o) Xx

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  34. I can't believe I'm still yet to try Snow Fairy! I won a little set of it in a give away recently but I refuse to open it before Christmas :)
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. It's so lovely, I*m just bummed I didn't buy even more of the EdTs since they have already sold out!!! Xx

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