3 September 2018

Twilight Sparkle Jar

I am class myself as a Twilight fanatic, even if I’m not anywhere near as vocal about it as a lot of people are. While I don’t hamper a craving for the scent all that often, there are times when quite literally nothing else do. I honestly think I would genuinely feel a little sad if I ever ran out of the shower gel, which is why I can only hope that it makes an appearance at some point this year. 

In an attempt to step away from package-wrapped cosmetics, Lush used the Christmas range last year to showcase many innovative products that embodied their new naked initiative. Twilight Sparkle Box was one of two limited edition products that saw Lush attempting to combine a solid massage bar with a dusting powder.

Made from a variety of different oils and butters, the outer layer of the sparkle box works in the same way that a massage bar does. Upon contact with the warmth of your body, the box begins to melt slowly and leaves a layer of oily residue on your skin. You can then massage these oils across your body in the same way you would a body lotion. The difference between a cream and the pure oils you get in a massage bar is that the latter is far more nourishing. So if like me you have very dry skin, this will replenish that missing moisture and leave your skin looking and feeling much more hydrated. After using any of Lush’s massage bars, I notice that my skin appears much plumper and feels far suppler  

Contain an amalgamation of different butters and oils, the sparkle jars firstly work as massage bars. Simply massage them across your body and the heat will gently melt a thin layer away to moisturise and nourish your skin. I found that this one was a little stubborn to use at first, and I would recommend that you use it immediately after a shower or bath, as the heat will help the jar to be a little less stubborn when releasing those oils. If used when you’re cold, you could find that the product will leave sticky streaks across your skin, and you may need to rinse yourself and start again.  

As well as a massage bar, this product contains a filling of dusting powder - which should be used after you’ve applied the oils, to soften your skin further and leave a layer of sparkle to your skin. Although my picture shows that I severed the lid off to access the powder, you are supposed to pierce the two holes in the top and then sprinkle it into your skin. 

If using Twilight Sparkle Jar, you need to be aware of two important things. Firstly, the massage bar is technically hollow inside, so you cannot apply as much pressure as you might normally do with a regular massage bar. In addition, you may want to keep your eye on how much powder you have left inside (the more you use the jar), as if the outer layer thins too much after, you could end up with a messy spillage.

Secondly, the dusting power will leave a faint purple ‘glow’ across the areas of skin that you apply it to, and there will be a shimmer of silver lustre as well. For this reason, I would think carefully about when and how you’re using the sparkle jar, as this probably wouldn’t be very appropriate  to use all of the time. Having said that, I’m sure that most people who choose to use this, will probably have made me peace with both of these ideas beforehand.

While this is definitely a lovely novel idea for the seasonal period - especially as a stocking filler - this is definitely not something that I can ever see becoming a permanent member of the range. Twilight fans will no doubt be pleased with another product in their favourite aroma. However, I'd choose a dosage of the shower gel over this any day.

Quantitative Ingredients: Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Tapioca Starch, Magnesium Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Chamomile Powder, Perfume, Lavender Powder, Benzoin Resinoid, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lavender Oil, Tonka Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Cinnamal, *Coumarin, *Farnesol, *Geraniol, *Isoeugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 45430:1, Colour 42090:2.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £6.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

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Sleepy Body Lotion
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Sleepy Shower Bomb
Sleepy Shower Gel
Twilight Bath Bomb
Twilight Liquid Perfume
Twilight Shower Gel
Twilight Shower Jelly
Twilight Solid Perfume
Twilight Sparkle Jar

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