My heart almost leapt out of my mouth when I first caught a glimpse of this brand new shower gel. Firstly, any shower gel new or ancient will get a reaction out of me; it is quite simply the greatest format of cosmetic on the planet. Secondly, the colour of this particular product was stunning - the enticing shade of lilac really caught my eye and made me want to find out as much as I could about it.
When Yummy Mummy first revealed itself, I expected a deep, rich, violet scent to coincide with the colour of the shower gel. The mere thought of such a product was enough to make me salivate and bring about the heart palpitations. I was initially disappointed then, when I discovered that there was not a trace of violet in this product at all.
Having said that, my brief annoyance was quickly replaced by excitement when I discovered that the shower gel in fact shares it scent with the wonderful Yummy Yummy Yummy Shower Gel, Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar and Drummers Drumming Reusable Bubble Bar, amongst other items. While you may consider it pointless renaming and re-releasing a shower gel in a different colour, you may be interested to know that the original gel was not vegan, whereas this one is - a small victory for those of us who love this scent but could not previously enjoy it. Furthermore, the scent of this shower gel is not an exact replica of the non-vegan shower gel and I actually think it's an improvement on all of the above products.
With a combination of geranium oil, Brazilian orange oil and tonka absolute, this shower gel is a super sweet and highly fruity offering from Lush. The geranium provides a powdery, floral element to the scent - a note that sits underneath the fresh strawberry aroma and pads out the overall fragrance. The inclusion of tonka absolute and orange oil gives Yummy Mummy a strong, uplifting fruity smell that is elevated somewhat when used in the shower.
Together, these three ingredients create a wonderful, light, refreshing shower gel that smells good enough to eat. Having tried out most of the other products that feature this scent, I can honestly say that this fragrance is most effective in shower gel format. It's stunning!
In the bottle, this product is quite runny - sharing it's consistency with the likes of Ponche and Black Pearl. Just like these other two products, you don't need much at all to create an impressive lather. A small drop creates a surplus of light, fluffy foam that can easily be massaged across your body. While there is lustre present in the bottle, this doesn't make its way onto your skin so glitter-phobes don't have to worry about the 'mess' it might make in the shower.
Not only does it make your skin feel instantly clean, soft and radiant, but the smell permeates your body and stays with you long after you leave the shower. I could still detect the beautiful decadence of the strawberries some five hours after I had used the gel in the shower. For this reason, Yummy Mummy would make a lovely summer product, as after you have used it, you'd be able to detect waves of its fruitiness throughout the day - a perfect accompaniment for the beach.
Overall, I would say that this is an all-round perfect product, and one that I have already chosen to stockpile in case it doesn't come back next year. I think that it is fantastic that Lush have brought this out as part of the Mother's Day range and I can imagine it being a really fast seller in the shops. In fact, it is this sort of scent that should be made a permanent in their stores as it would be one of their biggest sellers, guaranteed.
Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Propylene Glycol, Geranium Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Tonka Absolute, Carrageenan Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Limonene, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Snowflake Lustre, Methylparaben
2015 Price: £4.75 for 100g, £9.50 for 250g, £15.95 for 500g.
Year Of Original Release: 2015.
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