Christingle Naked Body Conditioner from Lush

Christingle Naked Body Conditioner

As you may be aware Lush are currently inventing, making and selling ‘naked’ Lush products. For people not in the know, naked products are products that are completely packageless. This years winter line includes several brand new ‘naked’ products, I was intrigued with the Christingle Naked Body Conditioner as it’s potted equivalent (Christingle Body Conditioner) is one of my favourite products, in the summer anyway…

To quickly round up on what a body conditioner is, they are basically body lotions that can be used in the bath/shower. They are perfect if you’re lazy (like me) and can never be bothered to moisturise after getting out of the bath/shower.

To use them, all you need to do is work them into your skin just as you would a bar of soap. After massaging it into your body you are then meant to gently rinse yourself off followed by you then patting yourself dry with a towel. I advise that you do not go crazy with the rinsing off, leaving a small amount of it on is the same as leaving a body lotion on. When I have used just enough of it to do my whole body, I find it soaks into your skin very quickly leaving it looking and feeling healthy, hydrated and luxurious.

Christingle shares its scent with the most refreshing Lush bubble bar I have used to date, One Eskimo bubble bar. If you’ve never experienced Christingle before you’re probably wondering why I said that it is one of my favourite products to use but only in the summer. The Christingle body conditioner is the polar opposite of this years brand new Buck’s Fizz body conditioner, Buck’s Fizz has a boozy, citrus-fruit kick that leaves you feeling warm, content and snug as a bug. Where as the Christingle body conditioner leaves you feeling quite the opposite.

Packed with peppermint, spearmint and grapefruit oil Christingle awakens your senses and then some. The reason I only use it in the summer time is because it makes you feel so cold. Sometimes it is the only thing that can wake me up in the morning but because of my medical conditions I find it very difficult to regulate my own body temperature, when I get cold I am basically part snowflake. Reverse the situation to too hot and I’m basically part sun.

Luckily I went on a winter-sun-seeking holiday back in October and brought some of this naked body conditioner along. It was actually my honeymoon so we went all out to relax in the beautiful warm sunshine. The Christingle naked body conditioner was a life saver out there, it was so nice to come back to the honeymoon suite and be able to cool down and moisturise my skin all at the same time. Naturally when you are in the sun your skin needs some extra hydration and Christingle does the perfect job.

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Apart from the obvious there really isn’t much difference between the potted and naked Christingle body conditioners.  Just like the potted Christingle the naked Christingle goes a long way. I admit that storing the naked body conditioners is a little difficult due to it being packageless. It not being in a pot does however have its practical as well as ethical advantages too. Especially if you’re like me and have bad hands (therefore not being able to open lids easily).

To store my naked body conditioners, I keep them in an open Lush tin, left out of the water stream (if used in the shower) I find keeping it perched in one of the tins is the best way to make it last, letting it dry in between uses is key to making sure you get the most you can out of it.

Overall I am very impressed with this product, I’m still not quite sold on all of the naked products but I can see where Lush are trying to take the cosmetic industry, my only fear is that in the future they scrap potted products completely. I like that we currently have the choice of either the potted or naked products, storage wise the naked products can be a little awkward but I guess this means I am more likely to use it all, so often product gets forgotten about in a pot at the back of the cupboard.



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Buck’s Fizz Naked Body Conditioner from Lush

Buck's Fizz Naked Body Conditioner

Behind the scenes Lush are currently very busy with the creating of packageless ‘naked’ products. After being more than impressed by the likes of the Twilight and Snow Fairy naked shower gels, I couldn’t wait to try out the other formats of naked products that Lush currently have on offer.

Seeing as I got on so well with the brand new Buck’s Fizz body conditioner, I thought trying its ‘naked’ equivalent was a step in the right direction for my next, naked-Lush-product experience. To quickly round up on what a body conditioner is, they are basically body lotions that can be used in the bath/shower. They are perfect if you’re lazy (like me) and can never be bothered to moisturise after getting out of the bath/shower.

Buck’s Fizz shares its scent with the much loved Golden Wonder bath bomb which happens to be one of my favourite of the Winter Lush scents, rich with cognac, lime and Brazilian orange oils it has a boozy, citrus-fruit kick that leaves you feeling warm, content and snug as a bug.

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All of Lush’s body conditioners are designed to make keeping your skin hydrated an effortless task. The Buck’s Fizz naked body conditioner is pretty much the same as the potted version (apart from the obvious). All of the naked body conditioners are similar consistency wise to Lush massage bars, although they are a lot more robust and not quite as easily melted.

To use them, all you need to do is work them into your skin just as you would a bar of soap. After massaging it into your body you are then meant to gently rinse yourself off followed by you then patting yourself dry with a towel. I advise that you do not go crazy with the rinsing off, leaving a small amount of it on is the same as leaving a body lotion on. When I have used just enough of it to do my whole body, I find it soaks into your skin very quickly leaving it looking and feeling healthy, hydrated and luxurious.

A very small amount of the Buck’s Fizz naked body conditioner goes a very long way and although storing the naked body conditioners is a little difficult due to it being packageless, it not being in a pot also has its practical as well as ethical advantages. Especially if you’re like me and have bad hands (therefore not being able to open lids easily).

To store my naked body conditioners, I keep them in an open Lush tin, left out of the water stream (if used in the shower) I find keeping it perched in one of the tins is the best way to make it last, letting it dry in between uses is key to making sure you get the most you can out of it.

Overall I am very impressed with the Buck’s Fizz naked body conditioner, I didn’t really get the whole idea of the naked products at first but with every one I try I am growing more and more fond of them. Yes, they do require a little bit more effort to store them but when you think of the positive impact packageless products are having on the world I feel it’s worth it. They are so much easier to just grab and use in a rush too, no tricky lid fiddling makes me a very happy lushie!



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Buck’s Fizz Body Conditioner from Lush

Buck's Fizz Body ConditionerBody conditioners are basically body lotions that can be used in the bath or shower. They are perfect if you’re lazy like me and can never be bothered to moisturise after getting out of the bath or shower. All of Lush’s body conditioners are designed to make keeping your skin moisturised an effortless task.

As soon as I see leaked photographs of the Buck’s Fizz body conditioner online, I had high hopes that it would be Celebrate scented. Lush’s Celebrate scent is a favourite of mine and features in some of the best winter products Lush have on offer, the Golden Wonder bath bomb, Celebrate body lotion and Celebrate shower gel just to name a few. When I finally came across a pot of it at the Lush Showcase 2017 I was ecstatic to find out that Buck’s Fizz was in fact Celebrate scented!

Packed full of orange, lime and cognac oil, Buck’s Fizz has the perfect winter esque scent, its citrus-fruit kick gives you a boost while the cognac oil leaves you feeling warm and snug as a bug.

Bright orange in colour, Buck’s Fizz body conditioner is a sight for sore eyes. I don’t think I have ever found a Lush body conditioner more inviting than Buck’s Fizz, if I could get inside the pot of it, I would. When using a body conditioner I always begin with a little of it in my hand. I then work it into my body paying special attention to any dry patches I might have such as, my elbows or knees.

To get the most out of the product all you really need is a small amount from the pot. With Buck’s Fizz body conditioner being such a gloriously thick and creamy formula, I really wasn’t expecting such a small amount  of it to go as far as it does.

Its beautiful scent really hits you once you start to put it on, the heat of the water seems to intensify the scent leaving you feeling content and care free. After massaging it into your body you are meant to gently rinse yourself off followed by you then patting yourself dry with a towel.

I advise that you do not go crazy with the rinsing off, leaving a small amount of it on is the same as applying a body lotion. When I have used just enough of it to do my whole body, I find it soaks into your skin very quickly leaving it looking and feeling healthy, hydrated and luxurious.

As well as giving you rock-star skin, the Buck’s Fizz scent also stays with you for the best part of the rest of the day. Its scent once on your skin is more subtle than in the pot, I however still really, really like it.

There’s something so incredibly moreish about the Celebrate scent, it just makes me feel so happy, I cannot recommend this body conditioner enough. A big thank you to Lush for creating another amazing Celebrate scented product for me to obsess about. Whoop, whoop!



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Sultana of Skin Body Conditioner from Lush

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When I see that the Lush Kitchen had added never-before-been-released Body Conditioners to their menu I squealed with delight. With my impending wedding only a few months away I could only afford 1 out of the 6 available. Choosing which one was such a hard decision to make, I however decided on the Sultana of Skin Body Conditioner as it shares its scent with the Blackberry bath bomb.

The Blackberry bath bomb is my favourite night time product. Magic is real, no other bath bomb helps me to wind down after a hard day better than the Blackberry. For me, Blackberry really does have magical properties because every time I use it I almost fall asleep in the bath, as a diagnosed insomniac this is a revelation and a half!

Although the Sultana of Skin body conditioners name doesn’t sound or is in any way familiar to the Blackberry bath bomb, I can safely say, now that I have my gigantic pot of it that it does share its scent and it is heaven in a tub.15965351_1908166806079205_2884945557339576823_nI always grab a small amount of a Lush body conditioner and then begin to work it into my body in a similar way to how you would a shower gel. I however focus a little bit more on the dry patches of my skin such as my elbows.

The Sultana of Skin body conditioner has a beautifully smooth texture that is a similar consistency to not-bits yogurt. As with most Lush products, the smallest amount of Sultana of Skin body conditioner goes a very long way. For the first 2 uses I was still using the excess cream that was on the lid.

As much as I enjoy the Snow Fairy and Christingle body conditioners there’s just something that extra bit special about Sultana of Skin. The fact I love the Blackberry Lush scent so much obviously helps a lot but it’s how it feels on my skin that really impresses me.16142402_1908166819412537_5605533859635902812_n

The Snow Fairy body conditioner is a lot heavier than Sultana of Skin, both are however just as hydrating as the other. I like how light the Sultana of Skin feels on your skin and I feel out of all the body conditioners that I have tried it is the one that has left my skin in the best condition. My skin doesn’t feel greasy at all, it’s perfect.

I am so, so impressed with the Sultana of Skin body conditioner, if I wasn’t getting married in a few months I would definitely buy the Butterball and Big Blue too… Maybe even a cheeky Lemony Flutter as well because the cuticle butter equivalent is fantastic.

Hopefully they bring out smaller pots soon so that I can get them too, I don’t know how they will beat the quality of Sultana of Skin as it’s a pot full of heaven in my eyes. Lush are however very good at surprising me, they always go above and beyond with every new product release which is why I always get so excited!



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Snow Fairy Body Conditioner from Lush

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It’s no secret that I often leave the sweet Lush products at the back of the cupboard. I don’t dislike them I just always tend to grab the fruity ones as those are the scents I am most comfortable with.

Adding to that, When I very first started my Lush adventure I never really understood the hype behind the Snow Fairy scent. Again, I don’t dislike it I just think there are much better Lush scents out there.

Considering this, you can imagine my surprise when I one day woke up (4 or 5 months after Christmas) with the feeling that I really, really wanted to use something from the Snow Fairy product family.

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Luckily for me, my boyfriend loves the Snow Fairy scent meaning we had some Snow Fairy shower gel just hanging about. I’m not quite sure what had happened to me, or why I had suddenly started craving it but I realised then that I had warmed to and therefore opened the door for myself to explore a lot of much loved products that I’d previously never given much thought.

When I found out that Lush would be releasing a Snow Fairy Body Conditioner this winter I will admit to getting a little bit excited. In previous years Lush had released only one body conditioner in their winter line, Christingle. I absolutely adore Christingle but I cannot comfortably use it in the winter time due to how refreshingly cold it is, this meant that being given another much warmer option made me very happy indeed.

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Snow Fairy body conditioner has a super smooth, creamy texture that is very similar to perfectly made, smooth custard. It is a beautiful shade of baby pink and because I love pink so much I really have to fight the urge to just tip it all over me. As lovely as that would be, it would be such a waste as a little of the product goes such a long way. Tipping it all, all over me although very tempting isn’t at all necessary.

When using a body conditioner I always begin with a little of it in my hand, I then work it into my body in a similar way to how you would do a shower gel, focusing a little bit more on the dry patches of my skin as well as the other bits of my skin that need a little bit of TLC and attention.

After application you then also rinse it off just like you would shower gel, although I advise that you do not go crazy with the rinsing off, leaving a small amount of it on is the same as applying a body lotion. It soaks into your skin very quickly leaving your skin looking and feeling healthy, hydrated and luxurious.

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Now that we are in the winter season I can get my hands on a great range of Snow Fairy scented products. Above is the body conditioner, the shower gel and the Father Christmas bath bomb. They all share the Snow Fairy scent and I am enjoying layering up the scents so much more than I did last year.

I have yet to review the bath bomb or shower gel, I will however have them posted on to my blog very soon. I may wait until December to publish my Father Christmas bath bomb review though as I am not quite ready to embrace Christmas just yet, I’ll stick to just the winter orientated products for now.

There really is a huge list of Snow Fairy products that I still have yet to explore. Keep on the look out here as I will be reviewing Lush galore over the next 4 months. All I know is, is that I am going to smell absolutely fabulous!



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Christingle Body Conditioner from Lush

Christingle Body Conditioner.pngYou may be wondering why I have delayed the posting of my review on the Christingle Body Conditioner for so long. I actually got hold of my first batch back in October 2015 so have had access to it for almost a year now, from the first time I used it I loved it, I however came across a small problem…

The problem was that it made me feel so cold. One of my medical conditions makes it hard for me to regulate my own body temperature and when I get cold I am basically part snowflake. Reverse the situation to too hot and I’m basically part sun.

As soon as you open the bathroom door and hit non bathroom air it feels like you’ve plunged into an icy lake, it’s incredibly refreshing but also very, very cold. It’s definitely one to use in the mornings as I can imagine using it at night could wake the dead.

I was gutted but I couldn’t use it anymore, in the winter anyway…

I decided to put my pot of it in the back of my cupboard as I knew it would be the perfect product for me to use throughout the upcoming summer. Months and months seemed to pass, the sun was shining more and more but by July we still hadn’t even got the summer duvet out. Where was SUMMER?

Late July summer finally arrived in the North of England and on the first ridiculously hot day the first thing I dug out (apart from the summer duvet) was last years pot of Christingle.

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It has a beautifully smooth texture that is similar in consistency to yogurt with no bits. It is incredibly minty and even in the much warmer month knocks you for six.

I always grab a little and then begin to wash it into my body in a similar way to how you would a shower gel. I however focus a little bit more on the dry patches of my skin as well as the other bits of my skin that had caught a little too much sun. The smallest amount of Christingle soothes my summer tired skin so well, my skin has never felt so silky smooth.

After application you then rinse it off just like you would shower gel too.

The best bit is how tingly it makes your skin feel. During winter I couldn’t cope with that sensation but when it’s summer it helped me stay as cool as a cucumber. Using it not only cooled and soothed my skin but I also noticed it stopped me from sweating as much.

I hope they bring this back as I will be stocking up on more of this, this year as it literally saved my life over the last 6 to 8 weeks. It is perfect for the summer time, I didn’t have one unbearably hot, sleepless night and neither did my boyfriend after he cottoned on to how good Christingle Body Conditioner was…img_5745-1

On one occasion my boyfriend may have got a little bit of Christingle on a bit of his body that he doesn’t really want to feel all cold and tingly… I am sure that the screams coming from our bathroom could be heard for several miles. I am finding it very difficult to not giggle about it even now, it was hilarious.

Ever since that one incident, he hasn’t ever made the same mistake again and I have had only positive feedback in regards to Christingle as well as a shocked face when I said it wasn’t available to buy anymore as it’s a winter only product.

This winter I will most certainly be buying a pot to take on our honeymoon next year, it’s amazing on sun kissed skin. The perfect after-sun, shower treat!



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