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3 August 2014

Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly


I often forget that Sweetie Pie is a regular product in Lush's range; it often gets overlooked for the large bottles of shower gel that I love so much. However, every once in a while, something stirs my mind into remembering how much I love it's incredible scent, and I end up going on a mad dash to the nearest store to stock up on a few tubs. 

Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly is described as a 'shower jelly with cherries, coconut and sparkles for bathtime fun.' Much like most of Lush's other shower jellies, this one replicates the popular dessert perfectly - possessing a slightly elasticated and stringy consistency. Showcasing a deep purple complexion, with blue and silver lustre lightly decorated throughout, this shower jelly looks like a feast fit for a god. 

Furthermore, the fragrance it possesses is incredibly gorgeous, and quite easily one of the best scents that Lush have ever come up with. It shares its fragrance with other products from The Comforter range, which includes the likes of You Snap The Whip Body Butter and The Comforter Bubble Bar. However, unlike the latter product, I find the smell of this jelly to possess a much thicker and creamier aroma - closer to the shower gel equivalent than the bubble bar that it's originally based on.

It's a rich but equally fruity fragrance; a mixture of bergamot oil, cassis absolute and cypress oil. These ingredients are both uplifting and refreshing, helping to clear the mind as well as creating a scent that most Lushies would die for. Cypress oil also boasts toning properties that can calm the skin in times of emotional stress. 
To me, this fragrance doesn't smell of cherries at all, nor does it possess much of a coconut smell either. I think Sweetie Pie has a strong, deep and fresh blackcurrant scent that reminds me of the Blackcurrant Jolly Rancher sweets I used to get as a child. It's simply wonderful.

There are several ways that you can use any of Lush's shower jellies, and I find that everyone has their own preference, which is completely understandable. Firstly, you can break a small piece of (or select a piece that's been segmented prior to your shower) and rub the block directly onto your skin. The amount of lather this creates differentiates vastly depending on the type of jelly, how old the product is and the size of the piece you're using. While some users find this way works for them, I find that this is fairly ineffective as it does not create much of a lather and the jelly becomes too wet, making it slippery and difficult to hold on to. 

Secondly, you can use a shower sponge, puff or exfoliating glove to create a lather before rubbing it all over your body. For me, I found this method far more successful as it helped to break down the jelly properly and create a nice foamy effect to wash your body with. Finally, you can break off slabs of the jelly and use them as you would a bubble bar, placing them underneath a running tap to stimulate bubbles. I tend to use mine for this reason, as I can get 4-5 baths out of one 100g tub, which I consider to be great value for money.

Sweetie Pie, as with other Lush jellies, is rather versatile. You can keep the tub of jelly in your bathroom so it stays at room temperature, or you can put it in the freezer to enjoy a much cooler experience during those summer months. Lush also state that you can use this product to clean your hair in place of an ordinary shampoo, but I'm happy using this as nothing more than a luxurious shower soap. However, I would be interested to hear from anyone who has tried this in place of their regular shampoo.

Ultimately, this jelly has cemented itself as one of my firm favourites in Lush's range; it smells wonderful, leaves your skin feeling smooth and gently scented, and perks you up immensely. Although I'd find it easier to use The Comforter Shower Gel, as long as I have Sweetie Pie to top up my Comforter obsession, I'll be a very happy girl.

Quantitative Ingredients: Glycerine, Cherry Infusion, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coconut Infusion, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan Extract, Perfume, Bergamot Oil, Cassis Absolute, Cypress Oil, *Limonene, *Linalool, Snowflake Lustre, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Vegan?: Yes.

2015 Price: £6.95 for 250g. 

Scent Family:
Oopsie Daisy Bubble Bar
Reindeer Rock Soap (Christmas 2014)
Cherie Ripe Massage Bar
Cherie Ripe Body Lotion

9 comments

  1. I'm using jellies as a shampoo daily: it is very gentle and not drying, perfect for my scalp! And the scents stays a lot on my hair! :D

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    1. That's fantastic to hear - I am just about to use up my bottle of Ice Blue Shampoo - I may just try Sweetie Pie out as a shampoo next :)

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  2. I've always been put of the Jelly's because they're just so slippery when you try and use them but this has convinced me to give them another try!
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  3. They can be a little tricky to use and If I'm honest, I would always choose the shower gel equivalent if there is one. However, once I've broken up the jelly, they do tend to foam up wonderfully in my shower puff. Thanks for the link to your blog, it's an interesting read :)

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  4. Hi Jen! I love reading your reviews, especially the ones the ones on the products that I have, to see if my opinion matches my opinion!
    I have a 100g pot of sweetie pie, and I have been dying for the review of it to come out! And I totally agree with everything you said! I think it posses a blackcurrant and liquorice scent. :-)
    I wanted to recommend American Cream hair conditioner to you, it is amazing! Thank you!x :-)

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    1. Hi there - thank you so much for your kind words, they really mean a lot. I'm glad you love Sweetie Pie as much as me - it truly is amazing. As for American Cream, I absolutely love the scent and have a few bottles of the perfume and a few bubble bars with the scent. Unfortunately the conditioner is not vegan so I can only have a sniff when I visit a shop :(

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  5. I love this shower jelly, always have and I think I always will! It just reminds me of Ribena, which has always been one of my favourite drinks since I was little.

    I find that if you use the shower jelly with a scrubbing mitt it really does work its fill potential. :D

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  6. I'm so sad that they're discontinuing this beautiful shower jelly! It's probably one of my favorites (including exclusive kitchen releases). I'll need to go stock up on them soon so I have a few to last me a while. Like you, I'm a huge Comforter fan, I adore the bubble bar & the solid perfume (I'm desperately trying to get my hands on a bottle of the liquid perfume recently released in the Lush Japan Kitchen) & You Snap The Whip (also being discontinued, sigh) body butter. I hope they make all of the new Oxford Street release jellies available seeing that now Whoosh will be the only jelly available in the permanent line of Lush products. I love your reviews!

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  7. The only way I can describe this scent is that it literally smells like the color purple. It smells purple.

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