Lush Smitten Hand Cream Review

Marzipan a strange and unusual cake topper in some areas of the world and in others, an art form….

Seriously, have you seen what people create using marzipan? It’s down right strange.

Within the US I don’t think we embrace marzipan as fully as the rest of the world does. We commonly use it to decorate the tops of cakes on occasion but it’s not something we pop into our mouth for the sake of enjoying it. Some might compare it to Turkish Delight but I wouldn’t go so far as I think it’s positively a gross texture and not nearly as delightful as Turkish Delight.

Mind you my dislike of marzipan extends to the actual candy but not to the wonderful things that Lush Cosmetics creates using its scent.

Once a year, during the Holiday season, Lush releases a wonderful soap entitled Snowcake. Some of you are already obsessed with said soap while others may recognize the name from my past obsessive musings….It is truly a gift from the gods above. Snowcake has a creamy almond scent that Lush dubs as the scent of marzipan. If marzipan smelled nearly this great, I’d be eating it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner yo.


I happen to be a masochist for hang nails. I love peeling back my cuticles and ripping off hang nails to the point I’m simply squirting blood all over the damn place.

Gross, I know.

If you see a piece of dead skin hanging out on your body, I triple dog dare you to not pick it off. If you’re able to withstand the temptation, you, my friend, are my hero. I’m a picker, a popper, and a peeler. Scabs, pimples, dead skin are defenseless against my wraith.

This is why I seriously need to keep my hands super hydrated otherwise I’ll simply sit and chew at my cuticles all day, nasty habit that.

Fav hand cream of all time?

Lush Cosmetics Smitten no doubt!

Missing Lush Snowcake? Want to smell that sweet, creamy comforting scent year round? Grab yourself a pot of Smitten!

Smitten sports the same delightful scent as Snowcake. It’s a rich, creamy almond blend that comes across as sweet as almond marzipan (as unappetizing as that may sound to some, believe me the scent is addicting as hell). Not only is the smell simply incredible and oh so comforting but the formula of the cream is rich and hydrating for hands. It does have a heavier feel than most hand creams so be prepared for an emollient texture that may feel greasy to some or a tad too heavy. I don’t only use it on my hands to be honest, I also go to town on my feet, elbows, and knees as these are always problem spots for dryness.

It’s slightly inconvenient in its pot packaging but the scent will take you so far away to heaven you probably won’t end up minding. I’ve never discussed Smitten much on Musings but I thought it deserved a little review and mention as many haven’t yet discovered its joys.

Grab some.

You’ll adore it.

Very Muse Approved for purchase.

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  • 8/31/10 11:38 Bora:

    My I refer you to a masterpiece made by my own fair hands….!/photo.php?pid=1282764&id=699105620&ref=fbx_album&fbid=11445915620!/photo.php?pid=1282765&id=699105620&ref=fbx_album&fbid=11445920620!/photo.php?pid=1282766&id=699105620&ref=fbx_album&fbid=11445925620!/photo.php?pid=1282767&id=699105620&ref=fbx_album&fbid=11445930620

    I don’t bake but I wanted to make a cake to comemmorate my friend’s wedding. So… I bought pre-made cakes, cut them up, assembled them and then piled on the weird and wonderful marzipan decorations in a crazy manner. Look carefully and you will see the marzipan babies! I had help from a professional architect (my friend Ben!).


    • 8/31/10 12:36 the Muse:

      bora those didn’t work…I want to see your crazy marzipan creations LOL


      • 8/31/10 14:08 Bora:

        check your email!


        • 8/31/10 16:50 the Muse:

          OMG BORA! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that’s insanity!


  • 8/31/10 11:42 jenna:

    oh i was just in Lush on the weekend and didn’t look at creams but i’ll be grabbing this up next time – sounds delightful! i hauled the new 9 to 5 cleanser you posted about recently and so far it’s a love for me!


    • 8/31/10 12:04 the Muse:

      awesome jenna glad you’re liking 9 to 5! def try smitten you’ll <3 it hard!


  • 8/31/10 13:48 PauFM:

    love this one too!! I wish lush came up with a smaller tube to be able to keep some in my purse.


    • 8/31/10 13:59 the Muse:

      that would be love Pau!


  • 8/31/10 16:49 Rowan:

    I love this, it really keeps my hands soft, especially in the winter. Smells delicious too


    • 8/31/10 16:50 the Muse:

      mmm rowan me too 😀


  • 9/1/10 8:32 Leah:

    I love this, but had completely forgotten about it… def gonna haul me some, thanks for the reminder…


    • 9/1/10 9:32 the Muse:

      my pleasure leah :)


  • 9/1/10 18:54 Lauren S.:

    My first Lush product! I bought it in London and carried it back with me to the states. I’ve used it ever since.


    • 9/2/10 16:14 the Muse:

      best stuff ever right lauren?! so comforting!


  • 12/17/13 15:28 Jenny:

    holy cannoli, this sounds AMAZING! But one thing I don’t like is the whole scooping it out of a jar thing. I guess I like squeeze tubes for hand lotion? BUT I am definitely going to look for it because if it smells anything like marzipan to me then I will probably have to buy it!


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