Happy Holidays Shower Gel from Lush

The Happy Holidays Shower Gel was an exclusive item that was a part of Lush Kitchen’s December 2022 subscription box. Previous to this, it had been released before but under a different name, the Merry Christmas shower gel.

Back when it was the Merry Christmas shower gel, it had only been available in the 2021 advent calendar and only in a measly 100g bottle.

Having a fresh 250g bottle of it (albeit with a different name) has made me very happy indeed.

You’ll recognise the Happy Holidays shower gels scent from the discontinued, Valentine’s Day product the Cherryish body scrub.

Cherryish happens to be my most favourite of all of Lush’s body scrubs as it exfoliates and buffs my skin so well. I was therefore very excited to get another bottle of the shower gel scent-equivalent.

The Happy Holidays shower gel is jam-packed with the prettiest golden shimmer, getting a decent photo of it was ridiculously difficult, the photos included in this review do it no justice at all. You really must see it for yourself to truly appreciate it, it’s so SPARKLY!

To look at, the Happy Holidays shower gel is quite similar to the Hot Toddy shower gel.

It is however a lot brighter shimmer wise and a little more transparent.

Consistency wise, the Happy Holidays shower gel is thick but still very easy to get out of the bottle.

The Happy Holidays shower gel contains aloe vera, agave syrup, cocoa absolute, cinnamon, and almond essential oil. Its scent is a subtle cherry fragrance with a slight hint of chocolate and spice.

Its scent is both warm and tangy like a sweet and fruity jam. It lathers up in your hands easily and the chocolate element within it really comes through when mixed with the hot water and steam of the shower.

Something I often find with Lush shower gels is that less-is-more when it comes down to using them and this is the case for Happy Holidays, a little goes a very, very long way!

Comparing both the Cherryish body scrub and Happy Holidays shower gel scent wise, the shower gel is a lot stronger yet still very subtle. As I said earlier, the smallest amount of it goes a very long way. This is a huge bonus when you consider how rare the shower gel is at the time of writing this review.

Happy Holidays scent can still be detected on your skin once you’re out of the shower. It also leaves your skin appearing brighter, as well as softening it too; It’s perfect to use in the cold Winter months.

I would love to see bottles of the Happy Holidays shower gel become a main line Winter product next year and I’d also like more Cherryish scented products too!


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