At the time of writing this review, Lush’s most recent collaboration with the, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is by far Lush’s most popular collaborations to date. Today I’m going to be reviewing another of my favourite products from the collection, the Princess Peach Body Spray.
The Mario and Luigi shower gels that are also a part of this collection are both remakes of older Lush shower gels, unlike Princess Peach which is a brand-new Lush scent!
I do love when older Lush scents come back to life in new products, BUT brand-new scents are always exciting too. The Princess Peach body spray is described on Lush’s website as a ‘fruity burst of peach and pineapple’.
Ingredients wise, the Princess Peach body spray contains organic sweet orange oil, buchu oil, litsea cubeba oil, olibanum resinoid and champaca absolute. This carefully selected group of ingredients create such an uplifting fragrance that is fit for a princess. If you’ve ever wondered what Princess Peach smells like, the Princess Peach body spray is the answer!
If you are familiar with Lush’s Peachy bath bomb, Princess Peach is quite similar to that but with a tropical twist. The longer you sniff it, the more complex the fragrance gets. At first, I can smell a cocktail of peach and pineapple then after a few more seconds there’s a muskiness to the scent, it reminds me of the little mushroom sweets I used to eat as a kid.
With mushrooms being such an intricate part of the Super Mario Bros. world I can’t help but think this may have been deliberate.
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but as soon as I see the pink label on this body spray with Princess Peach on it, my inner princess couldn’t help but squeal a little. Lush were wise to use these types of visuals on their packaging for this particular line. I know Lush are trying hard to use less and less packaging but sadly I think this line has had so much success due to its packaging.
The packaging with all of the characters on them is a huge reason that customers were tempted into Lush stores. I feel that how great the products actually are, is secondary to the Mario Bros. packaging.
The packaging of this body spray was brilliant at tempting new customers in but how amazing the body spray smells is what has made new Lush customers, forever-Lush-customers. Old customers like me, seem to have really loved the Mario Bros. line too so it’s a win, win!
I am very interested to see how well future collaborations go if the products aren’t so obviously a collab, like the Princess Peach body spray is.
Just a few spritz of the Princess Peach body spray either on your body or clothes is all you need for it to last on you all day. Its delicate fruity scent is delightful and a good choice if you dislike the heavier Lush scents. Overall, I adore this body spray and hope it’s not the last we see of the scent. I will be reviewing its shower jelly equivalent in the next few days so keep checking back!
Lush’s most recent collaboration with the, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is Lush’s most popular collaborations to date. Today I’m going to be reviewing the Luigi Shower Gel. This neon green shower gel has been flying off of the shelves since its release.
Remakes of older products can sometimes be a little boring and feel stale but Lush have really outdone themselves with the Luigi shower gel, IT IS PERFECT. Everything I wasn’t too keen on in the So White version has been perfected in Luigi. I absolutely adore the Luigi shower gel; I’m going as far as to say that I think it’s my favourite shower gel Lush have ever released. EVER. It puts all of the others to shame.
As I said earlier, the Luigi shower gel is neon green, the scent it comes in is from the So White/Once Upon A Time Lush-scent-family. I much prefer the Luigi shower gel over the So White shower gel because the formula is much better; It’s thicker and doesn’t need a good shake before using it. With it being a much thicker formula, it doesn’t slip out of the bottle so easily, So White was always very watery, which is the complete opposite of Luigi.
Even though the Luigi shower gel is quite thick it’s easy to get out of the bottle making it perfect for people like me who have bad hands. You can see from the photo above how sturdy the formula is by how well the blob in the photo is formed.
The Luigi shower gel contains a long list of ingredients; bergamot oil, Brazilian orange oil, rose absolute, neroli oil, orange flower absolute and fresh apple juice, to name just a few!
The scent of the Luigi shower gel is at its best when it comes together with the hot water and steam of your shower. I have tried this scent family in so many product formats before now, but none have carried the scent as well as the Luigi shower gel.
The sweet apple scent is so incredibly mouth-watering; it just works so well in the shower gel format. The scent of the shower gel quickly fills your bathroom and remains in the air and on your skin, long after you’ve got out of the shower. After use, my skin is left super-clean, perfectly hydrated, and silky-smooth to the touch.
I am devastated that the Luigi shower gel is only a limited-edition product as it really is the best Lush shower gel I have ever used. I have my fingers crossed that the Super Mario Bros makes as many films as Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts combined so that there’s always an excuse for Lush to stock it. 😉
What more can I say about this incredible shower gel? I didn’t think it was possible to get so excited over a shower gel but here I am! Do I recommend the Luigi shower gel? YES!!! Grab it while you can and make sure you save a bottle or 4 for me while you’re at it!
Lush’s most recent collaboration with the, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is Lush’s most popular collaborations yet. Today I’m going to be reviewing the Mario Shower Gel. This bright red shower gel has gone down a storm with Lush customers and has brought in a whole load of new customers too! Interestingly, Mario isn’t the first bottled shower product that Lush have released in its scent. You’ll recognise its scent if you were lucky enough to try the Santa’s Christmas shower cream back in the Winter of 2017.
The most obvious difference between the 2 products is that Mario is a shower gel and Santa’s Christmas was a shower cream, but both are used in the same way. As someone who has had a chance to use both I can say which of the 2 I think were better. Without hesitation I’d pick the Mario shower gel every time.
As you can see from the photographs I have included in this review, the Mario shower gel is the brightest of reds, fitting in with Mario the character perfectly.
As I said earlier, I much prefer the Mario shower gel over the Santa’s Christmas shower cream that shared its scent. The formula is so much better, it’s a bolder red and so smooth that it oozes out of the bottle.
The Mario shower gel contains fresh pomegranate juice, benzoin resinoid and the following essential oils, Persian lime, aniseed, and black pepper. Its scent is magnificent, it’s just like a tall glass of fizzy cola with a slice of lime on its side, it’s tangy, sweet, and packed full of energy.
This truly beautiful shower gel is thick but easily glides out of the bottle, it is, in my opinion the perfect consistency for a shower gel. Another great thing about the Mario shower gel is that a very little amount of it goes an incredibly long way. You only need the smallest amount of it to wash your whole body. It lathers up quickly and cleans your skin with ease.
The scent of the Mario shower gel is at its best when it comes together with the hot water and steam of your shower. The scent fills your bathroom and remains in the air, long after you’ve got out of the shower. It not only leaves my skin clean, hydrated, brighter, and incredibly soft it also leaves it lightly scented with the cola scent too.
If you have read my review on the Love shower gel, you’ll know how disappointed I was for all of the UK customers that couldn’t get it in a bottle (Lush UK decided that the UK would only be offered the sphere options in 2023). I am thanking the Lush gods that Lush decided to scrap the spheres as I’d have been devastated to miss out on a bottled Mario shower gel. I doubt Lush would have released the Mario Bros. shower gels in anything but a bottle regardless of scrapping the spheres or not though…
2022 was Lush’s best year for shower gels, I didn’t think it was possible to top it but Lush have well and truly topped 2022 shower-gel-wise and we’re only 3 months in to 2023! Do I recommend the Mario shower gel? YES, YES, YES! Go grab a bottle before it’s too late!