“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas..🎄”. Yes, 2017 is coming to a close and it has been a really good year. To get into the spirits of things I popped out my Lush shower jelly, aptly named Santa’s Belly.
While I’m progressively working through my stash, the product I have is not of the latest packaging. The newest Santa’s Belly is resembling a bit like a Pokeball, though I know it’s meant to look like Santa’s signature costume with the belt.
Did I enjoy it? Yes. Will I want more of this? Why, yes!
Price: About $18SGD, bought mine in Shinjuku
Packaging: Mine comes in Lush’s classic translucent plastic pot, with screw on cover
Scent: Fruity berry base with apple and citrus notes. Not too sweet but smells yummy enough to make it seem like dessert.
Admittedly I’ve been saving this for a while, so much so that the new packaging rolled out. But hey, it’s still the same contents right? (or so I think).
I’ve always loved Lush’s bath bombs, especially Avobath. Whenever I’m on a trip and a bathtub is within sight, I’m sure to treat myself to a nice soak with Lush’s products. The last time I was in Tokyo it happened to be near X’mas and all the seasonal products were out on full wack. In the store I took a whiff of this shower jelly and added it to my basket, zero hesitation there. No regrets either.
I think it’s needless to say that Lush’s things smell fantastic, and they are cruelty-free (yay!). You can always smell a Lush store a block away, whenever I pass by I have the habit of taking a deep sniff – it’s sort of invigorating.
The product is a vibrant red, somewhat bearing resemblance to cranberry juice, and has numerous little star shaped confetti within it. I initially wondered how the star confetti would work out, but turns out that upon contact with water the starry goodness slowly dissolves into nothing.
These are the ingredients in the shower jelly, credits to Lush.
List of ingredients:
Glycerine, Star Anise Infusion, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan Extract, Perfume, Fresh Apple Juice, Red Grape Juice, Bergamot Oil, Rose Absolute, Neroli Oil, Orange Flower Absolute, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Iron Oxides, Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, *Limonene, *Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Colour 14700, Colour 17200
The fun part about this shower jelly in my opinion, is the texture. While it can be a little hard to grab on to it during bath time, the jelly lathers well and smells divine. A slight pitfall is not to hold the jelly too forcefully, as that may cause it to crumble. It’s just like when eating jelly you don’t want to squish it else it’ll implode.
I like it that my skin feels hydrated after use, and the scent lingers for a long time. Santa’s Belly is definitely a mood lifter for me, and is my go-to whenever the day’s been a little heavy.
I placed the jelly next to my tiny sliver of remaining cow soap, and the red leached onto the soap. Not the end of the world, but if you like your soaps to be as they are, then I suggest separating the jelly to be on it’s own.
My rating: 4/5 (fun to use, smells divine, not the most economical)
I can’t help but to take a video of the jiggling jelly. In a bid to make bath time great again, I think Lush is doing a swell job.
Would I repurchase this? Absolutely, for a treat. Well, I still have the Woosh shower jelly from this year’s trip but I’m all for more 😜 I don’t know about you, but I’d be happy to get Lush items as gifts anytime.