Yet, after many years, it has lost its appeal somewhat and is now no longer one of the shower gels I stock up on at all. In fact, last year I didn't even buy a single bottle for myself - a monumental occasion that I would never have envisaged for myself in the beginning.
Best Washes Washcard is one of two smaller, postcard-sized shower sheets exclusive to the Oxford Street store. As with all of Lush's new innovative shower sheets, this product is made from a combination of dried honeydew melon and an array of essential oils.
Fragranced with a generous helping of synthetic musk, this shower sheet does have elements of the Snow Fairy scent. However, I would say that it is closer to the perfume variation than the shower gel format. Before use, this unique shower companion gives off a gentle bubblegum-esque aroma - a powdery and very sugary-sweet smell.
Once in contact with the water, it offers the user little bursts of melon and vanilla, giving it somewhat of a fruity, powdery fragrance to enjoy. While the overall smell is definitely a candy/bubblegum aroma, you do occasionally make out different notes which is nice.
To use, simply tear off a small piece (about the size of the circumference of one of Lush's solid perfume tins) and add a little water to the mix. The sheet will foam up rather quickly and produce a creamy lather that can then be massaged across the body.
What is great about this shower sheet - as I have found with most of the ones I have tried so far, is that the scent lingers on the skin for quite a while after you've towelled yourself down, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it also left my skin feeling really silky-smooth and with a slight glossy shine to it, which was nice.
As with all of Lush's shower sheets, I was initially deterred from trying this because of its price tag. At £4.95 per sheet, Best Washes is a little on the expensive side - especially given that I estimate this sheet lasting me between 16 - 20 showers. For the same price you can invest in a 100g bottle, which would almost double the amount of showers I would get out of it.
Having said this, this washcard allows fans of Snow Fairy a chance to use something with their favourite scent all year round - they won't be tied into waiting for the Christmas selection to make an appearance before they can begin using it again.
While I think these make a great product to take with you when you've travelling as there's no risk of spillage, I would not invest in these regularly, and given that I don't love Snow Fairy as much as I used to, I can make do with the many other seasonal shower gels that I have hoarded instead.
Quantitative Ingredients: Fresh Honeydew Melon Pulp (Cucumis melo), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Cellulose, Synthetic Musk, Titanium Dioxide, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), DRF Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl ionone, Limonene, Colour 17200, Colour 45410, Colour 19140, Colour 42090, Colour 77499, Colour 19140:1.
2015 Price: £4.95 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2015.
Scent Family:Best Washes Wash Card
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