Pink Custard Shower Jelly from Lush

My love for the colour pink is almost as strong as my love for Lush Cosmetics. When I see that they were releasing a new shower jelly in the 2017 Mother’s Day range that was called Pink Custard, I just couldn’t help but get ridiculously excited about getting my hands on a pot or two.

Not only is it bright pink but it’s also jam packed with some of the most gorgeous ingredients. Lush have stated that the Pink Custard Shower Jelly shares its scent with the Think Pink bath bomb. While they both share key ingredients such as; vanilla, lavender, neroli and tonka absolute I can’t quite get my nose to identify them as the same.

At one point I thought a good description for its scent was a mixture of the Unicorn Horn bubble bar and Prince Charming shower cream, after however using it every other day since getting my pot in February I have changed my mind. There are elements to it that are similar to the Unicorn Horn but the addition of vanilla seems to make it a more rounded and almost musky scent. I think initially it was also the vanilla that made me think of it as similar to Prince Charming.

The Pink Custard shower jelly lathers up much quicker than any I have used before. There is however a bit of a downside to this, the jelly doesn’t seem to stay intact for very long, falling apart after just the one use.

There are so many ways to use a shower jelly, I prefer to use mine in the same way as you would a bar of soap, whole. Some people however chop their shower jellies up using a few pieces at a time. Although it’s not my favourite way of using a shower jelly I think chopping it up is most probably the best method when it comes to using Pink Custard. I’m not sure what it is that makes its consistency that little bit more weaker than other shower jellies, it being chopped up is however a perfect solution to stopping it from crumbling.

Pushing the Pink Custard shower jellies frailer consistency to one side I am still very pleased with it as a product, so much so that I’ve put it in pride of place in amongst my other top shower jellies; Santa’s Belly, Big Calm and Twilight. It lathers up well, leaves my skin soft and lightly scented for the rest of the day and it’s my favourite colour, pink!

What better qualities could I possibly want in a shower partner? 😉



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Snowman Shower Jelly from Lush

snowman shower jelly.pngWhen I first gave the Snowman shower jelly a sniff I was blown away by its fruity, zingy, spring like fragrance. Plenty of other Lush Winter products are citrusy, there’s the Golden Wonder bath bomb and the Satsuma bath bomb too. None are however quite like the Snowman shower jelly.

Including a mixture of lemon and bergamot oil, Snowman has a much lighter citrus fragrance than I am used to in the Winter. Its scent doesn’t remind me of Christmas time at all, it actually reminds me more of the Spring time. It makes me think of when all the flowers are blooming and the sun finally comes out of hiding… Maybe this is why it works so well as a Winter product, it’s Lush’s way of letting me know that Winter isn’t forever.

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Snowman offers a cheery alternative that doesn’t make you feel like you’ll never feel warm again. It’s honestly so much better on a Winters morning than Christingle, save your pot of Christingle for the Summer. You’ll thank me for that advice when Summer comes around, trust me.

Since discovering the Snowman’s uplifting fragrance I now rarely use another jelly of a morning.

The Snowman comes in 100g pots, making it the perfect size to hold. I like to use my shower jellies whole, treating it the same as a bar of soap. Some like to cut theres up, using a chunk at a time, it’s all down to personal preference, there is no right or wrong way.

Snowman lathers up with ease, it cleanses and refreshes my skin beautifully, its scent then stays with me for the remainder of the day.

I was very pleased to see that this shower jelly had returned this year (2016), I however have the same feelings for the Snowman shower jelly as I do the So White shower gel, I would really like to see it in an alternative shower gel or cream format. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Snowman shower jelly, I am just greedy, when I fall in love with a scent I can’t help but want more and more and more.



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Santa’s Belly Shower Jelly from Lush

Lush Cosmetics’ world famous Shower Jellies were first introduced to the world as an alternative & very unique shower product back in 2005. Back then I was a teenager of 15 years and my only worries were about boys. As for Lush Cosmetics they had just reached the tender age of 10 years young…

I still can’t quite get over the fact that I was 5 when they first opened their doors. The speed in which Lush have grown not only in the UK but worldwide makes me feel so OLD.

In just over 20 years they have literally changed the cosmetics industry for the better.

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The concept behind the idea of a jelly product was inspired by the British, party food favourite, jelly and ice cream. Growing up in the 90’s & 00’s jelly was unavoidable at most children’s parties.

Lush are always one step ahead of every other company when it comes to new ideas. I am led to believe that someone high up at Lush was tucking into a nice bit of jelly and ice cream when they had the shower jelly brain wave.

Seeing as I could talk or write myself into winning an Olympic gold medal I decided to shorten this post up with a quote directly off of the Lush website itself. That way I can get on with the review of the very first shower jelly I had the pleasure of trying…

‘Shower jellies are a fantastic, versatile alternative to soaps and shower gels. You can: squish them into a pouf for a thick, creamy textured lather; chop them up into little one-wash sized cubes; chill them in the fridge or freezer for reviving cooling or get up close and personal by lathering them straight over your body.’

To be perfectly honest I did not get the concept of the shower jelly at all. I was getting along just fine with good old, ordinary shower gel. It wasn’t until 2015 that I actually tried one. Santa’s Belly Shower Jelly was my very first and I haven’t stopped raving about shower jellies since.

What was first a bit of a tongue twister for me has turned into one of my all time favourite Lush products. SANTA’S BELLY SHOWER JELLY, SANTA’S BELLY SHOWER JELLY, SANTA’S BELLY SHOWER JELLY… Say it fast over and over, you know you want to 😉

Santa’s Belly (sorry I said it again) shares its scent with the So White bath bomb, both the old design and 2016’s new one.

Its an apple based product. It reminds me of freshly cut up apples and if it was edible I’d be tucking right in to every product in its scent. Obviously it’s not edible so I just have to settle with washing and bathing with it, which might I add is heaven on earth!

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The above quote from the Lush website sums up how to use a shower jelly. It can also be used in chunks in the same way as bubble bar and can even be used as shampoo.

I use mine in the same way as you would a bar of soap. Some people chop their ones up. I just prefer to use it as a whole. My first thought on trying it out was ‘wow this jelly is practically indestructible!’ it lathered up so well and so quickly too, it also didn’t appear to be getting noticeably smaller on use.

Of course it doesn’t last forever and eventually its size got smaller and smaller,  it however lasted for a lot longer than any shower gel I had ever had, its scent never diminished. Its fragrance remained as beautiful as the day I first opened it and from then on right up until it was all gone.

Since my discovery of Santa’s Belly, I have tried quite a few of the different ones Lush have on offer. They’re game changers! Santa’s Belly is still however my favourite of them all.

I was so pleased to see that they had brought it back out again in the 2016 Lush Winter line.

Most of the Lush jellies I have used are quite plain, Santa’s Belly is a little different as it has soft stars in it, giving it a special christmassy edge.

Before Christmas is over, you have to try Santa’s Belly shower jelly, using it alongside a So White bath bomb will make your bathroom feel like a portal into a fairytale kingdom.

Where princesses kiss frogs, fairy godmothers grant wishes and witches poison apples…



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*Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 31st of October 2015. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge. Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time *


Twilight Shower Jelly from Lush

My love for the Twilight scent is no secret. Luckily for me (and all of the other Twilight fans) it features in a lot of Lush’s best selling products. The first time I came across the scent was in the Twilight bath bomb, we hit it off straight away and ever since I have been a Twilight super fan.

When Lush Kitchen released their menu last week I couldn’t quite believe my eyes, a Twilight Shower Jelly was up for grabs. (I am not 100% sure so correct me if I am wrong) but I think the shower jelly version of Twilight has never been released before. Whether it is an oldie or a newbie, the Twilight shower jelly is an exclusive for me so I just had to order it.

The short time that the Twilight shower jelly took to completely sell out, told me that I wasn’t the only person eager to own a pot or three.Twilight Shower Jelly.pngUpon the shower jellies arrival I wish I had got a thousand pots instead of just the one.

Twilight shower jelly is quite easily the prettiest Lush shower jelly I have ever clapped eyes on. Each individual Twilight shower jelly, is a lovely mix of the colours blue and pink, much like the loved Twilight bath bomb.

Just like every other Twilight product, Twilight shower jelly oozes of gorgeous lavender. What makes the Twilight scent stand out from all other lavender based Lush products is the inclusion of tonka absolute and ylang ylang oil.

Used at night time, Lavender and ylang ylang oil combined are an excellent and natural way to help calm your mind after a long and busy day. Alternatively, if the Twilight shower jelly is used in the morning, it helps get you into a calmer, more relaxed frame of mind, better preparing you for the day you have ahead.

Alongside the lavender and ylang ylang oil, the Twilight shower jelly also has a splash of tonka absolute. The tonka absolute adds a layer of sweetness to the shower jellies scent, it is widely used in cosmetics as it is known to help relax and relieve tired or stiff muscles. The Twilight shower jelly really is the perfect shower partner for any time of day.Twilight Shower Jelly 2.pngThe one question that is bouncing around Lush Cosmetics land is, is the shower jelly as good as the shower gel? My answer is yes. The only difference I have noticed (apart from the obvious) is it is not as moisturising on the skin. The jelly however by no means dries out my skin, it just doesn’t leave my skin quite as silky smooth as the shower gel equivalent does.

Another question I have been asked is will I be buying the Twilight shower jelly again? the answer is.. yes! I love the shower gel version of Twilight however I find all Lush shower jellies last longer than the gels. Twilight shower jelly is therefore in my opinion, well worth stocking up on.

I hope it comes back to the Lush Kitchen soon, it really is yet another great and robust Lush product that I will be very happy using time and time again.



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Big Calm Shower Jelly from Lush

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Big Calm Shower Jelly was yet another Lush product I desperately wanted but always seemed to miss. My luck however changed for the better and this June just gone (2016) I managed to bag myself a pot!

Described by the Lush Kitchen team as a way to ‘take a dip into the Caribbean and enjoy year round sunshine,’ Big Calm shower jelly sounds like a bit of me.

Big Calm smells just like a piña colada. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it at first, it smelt good enough to drink and it really reminded me of beach, pool and sunny holidays.

Which might I add is the only type of holiday I think is worth going on because I’m lazy and can never get enough time snoozing in the sun.

There’s nothing I enjoy more than basking in the sunshine, book in one hand, cold drink in the other. When I am on holiday I want to do the same things all day, every day. Breakfast, drink, book then pool. Lunch, drink, book then pool and on and on until bedtime. Bliss.

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A cold pool to cool down in makes hot weather so much more manageable, I am getting depressed writing this as I literally CRAVE a holiday right now… That’s where the Big Calm shower jelly comes in, although it isn’t a Caribbean holiday, if you shut your eyes in the shower it smells and feels pretty close to one.

Packed with several tropical ingredients; Pineapple, coconut infusion and sweet orange oil, this jelly really does smell like a dream holiday.

Big Calm also has vetivert oil in, I feel this adds a smoky depth to the jelly. In my imagination it makes me think of a beautiful beach BBQ, sand in between your toes, salt in the air, delicious food in your belly.

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Big Calm is a deep dark blue with flecks of white. The exact shade of blue matches the deep parts of the sea that you wouldn’t want to snorkel in on your own, just in case Jaws was out swimming at the same time and same place. We’ve all seen the movie…

When I very first used Big Calm I was sure that something that smelt so fruitylicious would be sticky. It wasn’t, it lathered up so quickly and left my skin soft and smooth.

The refreshing scent stayed with me throughout the day. It made me really crave a pineapple and coconut juice. As much as I’d love a jug of piña colada or 10 I no longer drink alcohol, by ‘no longer,’ I mean I don’t even have the one glass on special occasions any more, boring I know. A pineapple and coconut juice however suffices and if you add a Big Calm shower into the mix it’s basically the same thing as a piña colada anyway.



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