29 August 2019

Fireball Bath Bomb

As part of my healing and transformation, I've recently began to engage in lots of research about the Ayurvedic way of living. In its simplest terms, this ancient lifestyle follows the theory that there are three different energies that a body can harvest, and depending on the one you most associate with, there are certain choices you can make regarding the foods you eat and the way you conduct your life. 

While it's far more complex than that, my research has led me to the understanding that I can relate to the energy Vata. This not only means that I need to eat wholesome, hearty meals to sustain and nourish my body, but that the spices I should be focused on are the more warming varieties. This means that an abundance of cinnamon is considered extremely beneficial to sustain and improve my mood and a natural balance within my body.

On paper, Fireball Bath Bomb appears to be the perfect remedy after a long day of work. Sharing its scent with the Cinders range, this warm, spice collaboration of cinnamon and orange oil make this one of the most Christmasy fragrances available from the range this year. After a rather frosty day at work, I couldn't wait to share the bath tub with this exclusive beauty.

What I will say is that both the orange and the cinnamon work in perfect unison, with neither one of them stealing the limelight over the other. The former ingredients brings about a warm, fruity note to the mix; whilst the latter adds a little spice to bring back the feeling in those frozen toes. Although not as complex as Cinders Shower Gel from last year's range, this bath bomb is extremely beautiful and a perfect balance of warmth and spice.

Making its debut in the 2019 Christmas range, this bath bomb is simply adorable to look at, and reminds me a little of the classic Mario game I used to play when I was a child. Not only do the vivid shades of yellow, orange and red make it stand out in the rather comprehensive collection this year, but the smell itself is exactly on par with the original Cinder Bath Bomb, which happened to be available during the very first Christmas that I got into Lush. This only served to intensify how excited I was about using this for the first time in the bath.

While a little smaller than the average sized bath bomb, Fireball does exactly as you would expect it to do. Upon contact with the water, the array of fiery colours shoots out across the surface of the tub, as the crackle of the popping candy can be heard alongside this. As the yellows and oranges and reds bubble and swirl around the water, a wonderful shade of orange begins to form underneath - which ultimately represents the colour you are left with. 

Although a little on the smaller side than other bath bombs (but not by much) this bath bomb performed for just as long as a regular version would - probably lasting close to a little under two minutes before it simmered away to nothing. Having said that, the wonderful fragrance didn't dissipate much at all, and I was able to smell the wonderful warming smell of cinnamon and orange throughout the whole experience. 

What I will say is that I wasn't then able to smell the product on my skin once I had towelled myself down. However, what it lacked in lasting smell, it more than made up for in how it left the condition of my skin. As I tend to take less baths now than I once did, I really notice when a bath bomb moisturises my skin more than most, and Fireball certainly did this: leaving my body feeling really soft and smooth to the touch.

As a word of warning, I should point out that there may be a small chance that the bath bomb will stain your tub, but this is only if you allow the water to drain away and forget to give the bath a little rinse down afterwards. I found that some of the yellow colour remained on the base of my tub afterwards, and had I not noticed it, would probably have left a lasting mark for me to scrub the following day. However, a quick rinse and wipe down afterwards and it wasn't a problem at all. 

Overall, this is a wonderful release from Lush and definitely a step up from the already beautiful Cinders, which still holds a place in my heart to this day. This is definitely one you should invest in if you're looking for warming smells, and I can only hope that I manage to get my hands on another one or two before the season is out. This will definitely ignite the fire after a day braving the cold.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Almond Essential Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Zeolite Clay, Popping Candy, Water (Aqua), Cream of Tartar, Mustard Powder, Cornstarch, Titanium Dioxide, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Silica, Tin Oxide, *Cinnamal, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 47005:1, Colour 15985:1, Colour 19140:1, Colour 14700, Colour 77491.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £4.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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22 August 2019

Polar Bear Plunge Bubble Bar

One of the recurring themes that tends to come up in discussions about Lush products is this understanding that mint is a really uplifting, and very healing fragrance to use to benefit your mental health. While I have always found mint aromas have the power to elevate my spirit at times, I have never truly understood the full extent of their healing capacities until recently. 

With the downfall of my mental health in recent months, Polar Bear Plunge Bubble Bar couldn't have come at a better time. This spearmint-scented beauty not only offered me one of the most moisturising baths I have had in a long time, but recognising how much this product was also able to improve my mental health that particular day was simply astounding. 

Firstly, let's start with the fact that this bubble bar is perhaps one of the cutest bath products that Lush have ever created. Who would not want to bathe with a miniature version of one of the most beautiful creatures on our planet? Everything about this Christmas special has been perfectly crafted: from it's size, shape, design and scent, and would be the perfect stocking filler for adult and child alike.

What I love about Polar Bear is that it epitomises a very basic design and fragrance. Whereas I would normally shy away from quite basic smells, there is something rather comforting about the simplicity of this scent, and the fact that it doesn't add any colour to the bath water as well. For this latter reason, this bubble bar would work well with any other bath bomb you wish to combine it with - adding a cooling, refreshing undertone to indulge yourself in.

Having said that, this limited edition is perhaps not as strong as you would initially envisage it to be. In fact, I was rather surprised to discover that the 'bite' of the spearmint is fairly tame compared to other Lush products that feature this ingredient as a key component. Therefore, if you dislike strong mint scents, this one is definitely far tamer than you would imagine.

Strangely, when crumbling this under the running water, I found that the consistency is very on par with that of a reusable bubble bar. I discovered that it was very difficult to actually break the bubble bar apart, and simply holding it under the running water was enough to generate a generous amount of bubbles in my bath tub. 

In fact, I would say that it would be far more conducive to cut the bubble bar into 3-4 pieces beforehand, and only use part of the Polar Bear with each bath. This makes this seasonal special really good value for money in my eyes, as it works out at roughly £1.25 per bath. Compared to a £4 bath oil, this seems a little more reasonable.

Despite its lack of colour in the tub, the softness of the water was really obvious from the moment I submerged beneath the surface. Within a matter of minutes the condition of my skin felt completely different: it was far softer; more velvet to the touch; and it just appeared incredibly nourished. This feeling continued for the rest of the day and into the next, without needing to use a body lotion or massage bar afterwards.

Ultimately, I can see why there has been so much hype surrounding this bubble bar, as it is quite simply a perfect product. The design itself is utterly cute; the scent is strong enough to last long after the plug has been pulled, yet not so strong to overwhelm the senses; the way it nourishes and improves the condition of your skin, and enhances your mental health is simply phenomenon. This needs to become a regular member of the Lush range, and I would highly recommend that you grab yourself one of these before the year is out.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fine Sea Salt, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Spearmint Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, DRF Alcohol, *Benzyl Alcohol, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 77499.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £4.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

19 August 2019

Winter Berry Soap

As I have been so absent from the community these last few months, I quite literally have no clue what products have been released, and every new item I pull out of my box is a complete surprise. Therefore, when I first pulled out a slab of Winter Berry Soap, my immediate reaction was that it was just a brand new rendition of the Raspberry Milkshake Soap.

However, upon inspection of the ingredients list and the scent that greeted my nose, I realised that it was not as I originally assumed. In fact, upon further investigation, I discovered that this brand new member of the Christmas range supposedly shared it scent with the Angels' Delight Soap that was a regular feature of the season range a good many years ago. 

For those who have not perhaps been travelling with me on my Lush journey, I can honestly say that the aforementioned smell, which also happens to feature in the Tennis Ball Bath Bomb and the Magic Wand Soap as well, is easily one of my favourite fruity smells that Lush have ever produced. However, I feel as if some of its magic has been lost very slightly in this latest soap offering.

To my nose, the smell of Winter Berry is a bright, fruity tangerine smell, with an extra playful burst of magic that can almost be associated with any other citrus smell you wish to imagine. Think you can smell a fruity strawberry smell here? You're probably right. Something a little more bright and citrusy overtaking your nose? Why not. There is something about this warming aroma that smells almost synthetic but equally as fresh and playful, and blimin' beautiful.

However, what spoilt this experience for me was the soap itself. On the surface, I loved the fact that Lush included an abundance of strawberry seeds to add a little exfoliation action when I lathered the soap across my skin. You can honestly feel the presence of the seeds under the surface of the soap, and it does make a difference to how smooth your skin feels afterwards, without being at all 'scratchy' in the process.

The design of the soap as well, with its bumpy surface, means that you almost feel as if you're giving yourself a massage whilst you're cleaning yourself. This only serves to calm and relax your body and mind a little more, which is perfect if your plan is to head to bed soon after you've had your shower.

However, a design flaw that I noticed was that the soap appeared rather thin from the very first use. Although easy to hold and manoeuvre across the body, within a couple of days it almost felt as if the soap was going to break in half when under the water: it felt flimsy and like there was very little product in the block to begin with. 

While Winter Berry is sold in 100g blocks, I almost feel as if you're getting a lot less product that other soaps of the same weight. This is probably more to do with the shape of the design itself, but needless to say that I feel as I won't be able to utilise this soap as long as some of the other seasonal soaps, because of the fact that the way it shrinks leaves it harder to use across the skin.

Having said that, Winter Berry does produce quite a nice oily lather, which coats the skin with ease and leaves a wonderful fruity fragrance that lingers for a good hour after you've left the shower. However, by itself it hasn't proven to be particularly nourishing on my skin, and I did need to use a body lotion afterwards to put back some of that moisture into my skin again.

Overall, I really appreciated the scent of this soap and I did enjoy the strawberry seeds to add a little exfoliation. However, the design and shape of this doesn't allow for any sort of longevity once the soap begins to shrink, and therefore wouldn't be one that I would invest in a second time around. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Organic Sesame Oil, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Organic Castor Oil, Cranberry Juice, Tangerine Oil, Bergamot Oil, Strawberry Seeds, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Bicarbonate, *Citral, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 45410:1, Colour 17200.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £5.50 for 100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

16 August 2019

Snow Fairy Soap

A Christmas period without an abundance of Snow Fairy would almost be the the same as having a birthday party without cake: it just wouldn't feel right. Yet that's not to say that us long-term Lush fans always appreciate the number of products that saturate the seasonal range every year. I'll be honest and say that there hasn't been a Snow Fairy scented product that has ever excited me as much as the original shower gel, and there hasn't ever been a Snow Fairy release that has made me want to buy more than the initial one I've invested in, aside from the potted body conditioner.

Yet this year Lush have decided that the millions of sickly candy-scented products wouldn't be complete without a soap to join their ranks. Last year's cold-pressed version wasn't obviously in agreement with a large percentage of consumers, so this year's rendition is a hexagonal block of bright pink goodness.

Sharing it's design with one of last year's bath bombs, this pink block of solid oils looks like the Barbie version of a snowflake. Yet a difference that I noticed straight away with the fragrance of this was that the inclusion of the marshmallow root seems to give this soap an almost extra powdery note on top of the usual sickly sweet scents that you would expect.

For those who have never tried Snow Fairy, this is easily Lush's most commercial and also their most synthetic fragrance that they have ever produced. You wouldn't be hard-pressed to find something similar to this smell in your regular high street stores: which is why many new Lush fans find themselves hooked on this scent family first.

As I have described in the million and one other reviews of Snow Fairy smelling cosmetics, the scent of this soap is like a playful, youthful candy floss aroma, with hints of raspberry bubblegum and synthetic vanilla alongside this. While the smell is very intense and does last a while on the skin, I wouldn't ever say that this fragrance was particularly complex or interesting.

What I found promising with this soap rendition is that it lathers up wit ease under the running water, and it didn't take more than a matter of seconds to produce enough foam to clean my entire body with. However, because it is rather generous, the block tends to shrink fairly quickly, and I found that after using it for the first week - even when I made a conscious effort to keep it away from too much water - that the a good third of the bar had been used. 

Although I'm only estimating a time frame, I can imagine a 250g bottle of the original shower gel lasting almost quadruple the amount of time that one of these Snow Fairy soaps would last me, and I happen to think that the smell of the shower gel is far better, and far more robust, than what this soap has offered me recently. 

As with most soaps I have tried from Lush, Snow Fairy isn't exactly the most moisturising on my skin, and I did need to moisturise afterwards in order to retain the moisture in my skin. Luckily, Lush have re-released their body conditioner this year so I was able to use that to restore some of the missing moisture. However, this is not something I would usually need to worry about with any of their shower gels and jellies. 

Therefore, if you're in love with the Snow Fairy scent, you will probably appreciate that Lush have created another format to get your eager hands on. However, if you're not particularly bothered by this fragrance family, you may wish to choose an alternative product to try, or stick with the shower gel if you fancy something sweet, but something that is equally moisturising. 

As a stocking filler, this would make a nice little gift, as it looks rather lovely and does have a pretty smell to enjoy. However, the speed in which the soap shrinks; and the lack of moisture that it leaves on your skin afterwards, means that this is not something I would advocate buying many of.

Quantitative Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil, Marshmallow Root Infusion, Water (Aqua), Perfume, Glycerine, Persian Lime Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Chloride, Synthetic Musk, Sodium Stearate, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, *Limonene, Colour 45410:2, Colour 45410:1.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £4.50 for 100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

14 August 2019

Drummers Drumming Shower Jelly

Thanks to the inclusion of this brand new shower jelly in the Christmas range this year, I haven't gone a day without hearing 'FIIIIVE GOLDEN RINGS' within my mental chatter. In fact, the mere thought of the famous seasonal tune had me thinking that Lush would benefit from actually creating a collection of 12 products to match each of the days, one year.

While a brand new product for the 2019 range, Drummers Drumming Shower Jelly is not in itself completely unique. It both shares its name with a reusable bubble bar that made a fleeting appearance many Christmases ago, and offers the same fragrance as the Peachy Bath Bath Bomb that came out earlier this year.

In fact, it is this latter point that makes this shower jelly rather unique and special within the Christmas range this year. I say this because normally we are inundated with either sweet candy or spicy smells to support the seasonal trend of most cosmetics, and this latest release is neither.

Containing grapefruit, davana, elemi and tagetes oils, this golden shower jelly has a wonderfully sweet yet slightly green fruity smell. There is something almost astringent about it, which reminds me of the pith of the grapefruit, which grounds the aroma and gives it more depth than some of the less charismatic citrusy smells that feature in the range.

While described as a peachy smell, I would say that it reminds me more of the dry fruity smell of an apricot, with a slightly green note underneath. Yet, what I have also found is that if you really engage with the aroma as well, there is something about the aroma underneath all of this that reminds me slightly of cocoa as well. This latter statement may confuse many consumers who have read that it's strictly a fruity smell. However, my nose detects a note of something that reminds me of the rich, sultry note that cocoa can often bring to the table. Perhaps my nose is broken but that's just my experience. 

What I will say is that it does smell slightly stronger than the original bath bomb, and it's not as powdery either. However, it does possess the key notes that will make it recognisable for fans of the bath bomb.

Strangely, when I opened the tub I found that there seemed to be quite a lot of space between Drummers Drumming Shower Jelly and the edge of the tub. Usually the shower jellies slot perfectly into the tubs and I actually sometimes struggle to put them back in, once I've finished using them. However, this one seemed to be a little smaller than usual, although I think this is more about the consistency of the jelly as opposed to a factory issue.

What I did find was that it took a little practice to lather this one up, and I still didn't think it was as generous as other shower jellies. Yet, this is probably due to the amount of oil present in the ingredients list, which is why I would describe this one as being a little more on the oily side than the 'foamy' side. 

Having said that, once the shower jelly did begin to produce a lather, it was easy to stimulate a little more by massaging it across my skin. Furthermore, I will say that I was really impressed by how instantaneous the shower jelly made my skin feel moisturised, and I didn't need very much for my body to feel clean and nourished. It might also be worth noting that the scent was very prominent throughout my experience, and lingered on my skin and hair for a good while after I had exited the shower.

After using this daily for almost two weeks, the size of the jelly hasn't shrunk very much, which means that this is definitely good value for money. However, it's one of those jellies that can 'crack' very easily, especially if you're a 'squeezer' in the shower, so you may wish to be a little less overzealous on how you massage this across your skin. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this shower jelly and felt that Drummers Drumming replicated the Peachy fragrance really well. The shower jelly cleans and nourishes your skin nicely, and leaves a lasting impression in terms of both smell and condition. It's almost a great alternative for those who bore easily of the typical Christmassy fragrances, as this scent could be used at any time throughout the year.

Quantitative Ingredients: Glycerine, Organic Agave Syrup, Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan Extract, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil, Davana Oil, Elemi Oil, Tagetes Oil, Fresh Peach Juice, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 47005:1, Colour 19140.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £6 for 100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

13 August 2019

Fly Me To The Moon Amazeball

I'm beginning a very transitional period in my life at the moment so the idea of 'flying to the moon' sounds like a good next step to take. Perhaps a few months up there would be a good opportunity to heal myself enough to feel grounded once more on planet earth, when I return. Unfortunately, nipping to the moon for a vacation just isn't exactly possible at the moment, so the bathe bomb equivalent will have to do.

Fly Me To The Moon Amazeball is not only big in nature but it also happens to be rather large when it comes to the price as well. £8.50 for a single-used item is not exactly something that everybody will willingly want to invest in, let alone afford. For this reason, it needs to offer something rather impressive to convince consumers to part with their hard-earned cash. 

What is rather beautiful about this seasonal special is the gentle hue of lustre that coats the surface and adds a shimmer both before use, and once it's fully dissolved into the water. There is something rather delicately gorgeous about the subtle glimmer across the water during the experience - one that is perhaps more suited to those who dislike too much 'glitter' in their bath tub. 

As with a few other 'Amazeballs' in the Christmas range, this one features a removal lid. Despite it appearing slightly bigger in size than the average bath bomb, it actually happens to be hollow, with just a large dosage of white sugar crystals filling the 'empty' space inside. For this reason, it's a little on the delicate side and does need to be packed well to travel from the factory to your doorstep. If you're thinking of giving this one as a gift, you may wish to think how you're going to preserve it's shape, whilst also ensuring you don't spill its contents as well. 

Containing lime and sweet orange oils as the key ingredients, with a generous helping of olibanum resinoid underneath, this bath bomb is sweet, fruity scent that compliments the Never Mind The Ballistics fragrance nicely. While very similar, and many consumers have claimed that it was purposely designed to replicate the smell, I do feel as if there are some differences that set it apart. 

This bath bomb is perhaps a little less wholesome in scent, as in it smells a little more 'dispersed' than the aforementioned bath bomb, and the most recent Bam! Shower Slime. However, there is something very juicy yet equally as rich and sultry about Fly Me To The Moon that hits the spot without a doubt.

When Fly Me To The Moon first hit the water, I loved the fact that it produced a really thick, creamy foam around the base of the product. As soon as I let it go, it tipped to the side and began to spill its contents out into the water, which create a very fast and expansive white and purple foam that coated the surface of the tub. At the same time, the lid sent out a vibrant shade of purple that interspersed with the wave of white and created a thick blanket of colour.

What is interesting about this bath bomb is that you can actually choose to tip the inner contents of the product into the water first, most notably when the water is still running. Supposedly, the powder has the same properties of a bubble bar so you should be able to stimulate some bubbles before unleashing the bath bomb into the water to add colour afterwards. While I didn't try this out with Fly Me To The Moon, I did experiment with one of the other Amazeballs that Lush are currently offering and found that they do indeed produce some fluffy bubbles to accompany you in the bath tub.

The best part about this bath bomb was just how much creamy foam spread out across the water, which once fully dispersed, helped to create a wonderfully soft and moisturising bathing experience. My skin felt incredibly nourished and smooth after bathing with one of these, and the scent remained on my skin for a short while after towelling myself down. 

This Christmas beauty left the water a beautiful shade of pastel pink, with a gentle lustre hue under the water to add a little luxury to the experience. My mood was elevated and my skin felt simply beautiful afterwards, not to mention the fact that the fragrance was present throughout the whole experience, and stayed on my skin afterwards.

While I'd still maintain that this the price of this is perhaps a little more than I would comfortably hand over for an average bath bomb, the fact that this is limited edition means that it's definitely worth investing in at least once. As a present, this would definitely be a welcome gift, and does help to wash away the cold weather with its beautiful smell and presence. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, DRF Alcohol, Cream of Tartar, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, White Sugar Crystals, Lime Oil, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Olibanum Resinoid, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Tin Oxide, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 45410:2, Colour 45410:1, Colour 42090, Colour 77491, Colour 42090:2, Colour 14700, Colour 17200.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £8.50 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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11 August 2019

Yog Nog Shower Gel

It's strange to think that it was only five years ago that a certain Yog Nog Soap first appeared as part of the Christmas range, and won the hearts of enough consumers to be brought back as a perfume, body lotion and bath bomb amongst other products. If you're a fan of this scent family, this latest release will captivate you with its very magic. 

Sporting a stunning golden colour, Yog Nog Shower Gel offers up something you'd expect to find at the end of a rainbow. This is coupled with a generous helping of golden lustre to add a shimmer that threatens to blind you when it hits the light. Like summer bottled, this seasonal product is sure to bring the sunshine to your shower, even if the wind is howling outside the window. 

Containing maple syrup and clove bud oil as two of the main ingredients, this shower gel smells like a rich, buttery caramel sauce, with a gentle warmth from the latter ingredient coming through underneath. The sweet, stickiness of the maple syrup really comes through in this shower gel and I could really imagine drizzling it straight over a bowl of ice cream or a vanilla cheesecake. Yog Nog is a naturally very foody smell and in this format this seems to intensify somewhat.

While not exactly like any of the products in the same scent family, I would say that it's probably closest to either the liquid perfume or the original soap. It seems to lack a little of the burnt element that the body lotion has, and is also obviously less powdery than the bath bomb.

What makes Yog Nog Shower Gel even more beautiful is that the ingredients really work on improving the condition of your skin, as well as cleaning your body in the process. The maple syrup helps to soften while also replenishing dried areas; the clove bud oil stimulates a little life back into your skin at the same time. 

The inclusion of both the almond and jojoba oils also hydrate and nourish the skin while being used in the shower, whilst the carrageenan extract and glycerin support these ingredients in making the experience extremely moisturising. I was really able to feel the effects of the shower gel straight after using it and this stayed with me for hours afterwards.

Despite it being quite a thin shower gel, I found that Yog Nog was really effective at lathering up between my hands, and I have barely used a centimetre from the bottle even though I have used it most days across the last two weeks. While this makes it great value for money, I have to say that there is a temptation to use a lot more because of how scrumptious it is. For this reason, just to wary that you may get through a bottle far quicker than you need to, just because of the beautiful fragrance.

What is impressive about Yog Nog Shower Gel is that the smell intensifies so much when it hits the heat of the running water and it permeates nearly every crevice of your bathroom, whether you want it to or not. I could smell it for hours after I had towelled myself down and there was also a very delicate shimmer which gave my skin a little extra radiance as well. For those who may be worried that they'll come out of the shower looking like a disco ball, I can assure you that the shimmer really is hardly noticeable, unless you're looking for it specifically.

Ultimately, fans of Yog Nog are no doubt going to love this rendition of their favourite scent and Lush have done a very good at replicating it in this format. While I have to be in the mood for foody scents, this definitely ticks many boxes in terms of value for money, usability, fragrance and design and I have enjoyed using this very much. I truly think that this will be one of the stand-out products from the Christmas range this year and I look forward to when everybody else will have the opportunity to try it for themselves.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Maple Syrup, Water, Clove Decoction, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Clove Bud Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Carrageenan Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, Almond Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Propylene Glycol, *Eugenol, *Linalool, Colour 77491.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £7 for 100g, £14 for 275g, £23 for 550g, £38 for 1100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.