I got my order from the Lush NA Party yesterday! Click here to read details about the party!
The temptation of Snowcake solid perfume was strong so I did in fact order it and some other goodies. I normally avoid ordering from Lush NA like the plague but I couldn’t resist Snowcake!
I stupidly ordered this solid perfume without first trying the lot I had already purchased from Lush UK that I got about a month ago. I finally got around to testing these out and I have to say they aren’t as great as I had hoped.
Lush Perfumes have fantastic throw, linger, and staying power however Lush solid perfumes do not.
I used Potion so far and Fever and both are very strong smelling but they don’t do much when they are on my skin. I think these are great if you happen to already own some of the perfumes in liquid form. That way you can use these as touch ups through out the day however to use these as your perfume is a bit difficult as someone has to literally stick their nose in your neck to actually get a whiff some of what you are wearing.
If you’re purchasing these from Lush NA they come in a far better tin than the Lush UK solids. Lush UK has little screw tops that I find very annoying to unscrew. If you by chance you drop the tin or get a dent in the container it’ll basically leave you struggling to unscrew the top. Lush NA tops just pop off and on and make life much easier however they do leave a bit of a mess sometimes as when you’re popping on and off it sometimes gets a bit of the solid on the lid which causes the tin to have a waxy feel.
Speaking of waxy. That’s basically the texture of these. They are a waxy balm that’s difficult to spread around so it’s best to warm it between your fingertips prior to applying.
I can’t give these a complete bad review because these actually work for one of my best mates. It seems they really like his body chemistry because when he used one it was pretty strong but when I used one it basically got soaked up into my skin and I really had to try and even get a tiny sniff of the scent I was wearing.
I love these for touch-ups when I’m using my Lush perfumes but to use on their own it’s a no go for me!
I got a 7 of the 9 scents offered and I find the strongest smelling of the lot are Fever, Potion, and Honey I Washed the Kids. Champagne Snow Showers, Snowcake, Silky Underwear, and American Cream are the lightest with the least throw!
I will say you have to layer these on quite a bit. Take some and place it behind your ears, between your breasts, on your neck, behind your knees, and on all your pulse points. So yes with a little hard work you can have yourself smelling sweet somewhat plus if you happen to heat up during the day you’ll definately see more of a throw from these! However, I still can’t give them a raving review because I just don’t think the throw is good enough to get that excited about, believe you me it’s difficult not to run around and recommend Lush as I adore and love all things Lush but these failed me somehow.
The moral of the story is at $11.95 a tin I’d say skip ‘em and buy something else! Or if your body chemistry just happens to accept and like them…lucky you…grab tons! But test, test, test, test in store and don’t be a silly sausage like the Muse and just buy without first testing!
Not liking these?
I thought I’d treat you to images of my Super-Sized Lush Pud’s demise!
As tempting as it was to throw this entire thing into my tub I did my best to refrain and crack it up so I might enjoy the sweet scent of Snowcake over the course of a few baths instead of just one (plus I don’t think I have the nerve to throw in $27 worth of Bath Bomb and soak without feeling guilt)!
My Innocent Super-Sized Lush Pud Bath Bomb (It doesn’t realize what’s coming! *evil laugh*)
A brief tap from the upper part and the bottom begins cracking….Ouch! (I almost feel guilty)
A harder tape and it begins to crack! Time for my bath!
I should get at least 6 (more if I’m frugal with the pieces) or more nice long soaks with the bomb pieces!
Grab one of these while they are still around at your local Lush (they are sadly sold out online)!
You’ll also receive some Snowcake and Bob soap (Ewww I hate Bob) inside and a coupon for 15% off your next order online or in store (all Lush wrapped gifts include a coupon)!
Remember all my hoopla about King of Mods and Goth Juice? No? Click here to read up! My original blog post about King of Mods and Goth Juice was quite popular and many of you had bits to say so today I bring you a blog of review!
I got my package from Lush UK last week and inside was my new favorite product King of Mods! Lush introduced it’s hair gels in the Summer I believe or maybe it was the Spring but either way for some reason or another I never really got around to buying or trying any!
I’m happy to say that King of Mods is fantastic! What’s so fab about King of Mods? For one thing the smell is amazing! It’s this uber bright cocktail of lemon, lime and grapefruit (real deal here!). It’s tart and fresh and just beautiful! Words can’t really describe how yummy this smells and when it’s in your hair the scent just lasts and lasts all day long!
If you happen to be a long time Lush user you’ll remember a lovely little product by the name of Back for Breakfast which is sadly gone. King of Mods smells almost identical to Back for Breakfast! I’m actually currently, with much sadness, using my last bottle of Back for Breakfast and the scent of both King of Mods and it in my hair is just too gorgeous!
King of Mods also quite reminds me of the smell of Ocean Salt but the lime is a bit more prominent in Ocean Salt while in King of Mods the lime takes a back seat to the tart sweetness of the lemon!
A little goes a long way. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. A tiny drop rubbed between the palms of your hairs and smoothed into wet hair is plenty to get you through the day! I personally wouldn’t attempt this on dry hair but from what I’ve read people have had great results using it like that. Lush promotes this as a soft hold hair gel but I get more of a strong hold from it. It eases the frizz that my heavy, wavy hair is quite known for and also makes my hair feel quite soft and of course nicely scented! The scent just lingers and lingers and lingers and believe you me I’ve had many compliments about how fresh smelling my hair is!
This is a very light gel contrary to it’s texture. The texture is a bit sticky and dense and it takes some work smoothing it between your hands for application but when it’s in your hair it’s very light so you won’t end up feeling like a helmet head or having a greased up look. I use it on my wet hair and I’m not one for blowing dry so when my hair finally dries it feels very fluffy while easing my frizzes!
As you already know my uniform is placing my hair in a bun and smoothing my hair back with a headband. My hair is wavy and full of curl and placing it back keeps it away from my face while I’m working. By the end of the day my emaculate hair ends up spiraling out of it’s bun and I have a case of the frizz on the halo of my head! Lucky enough I now have King of Mods which pretty much holds it all together.
The price tag on King of Mods could make you wince. Stateside a small jar costs $15.95 but I’m here to tell you it’s cash well spent. This jar will last you ages because as I said before a tiny drop is all you need. I figure I could get at least 6 months or more from this jar so at $15.95 that’s not too bad a deal!
If you’re yearning for some Back for Breakfast now and you’re wondering what would go well with the fresh smell of King of Mods have no fear your Muse has several products that’ll go perfectly with the amazing scent of King of Mods that she’ll bring to you in her next blog post!
I can’t say enough good things about this cute little pot of gel especially can’t stop raving about it’s gorgeous smell.
King of Mods is most definately Muse Approved for purchase!
So did anyone go to the Lush NA online chat party last night (No idea what I’m talking about? Click here for details!)? Sadly, I was unable to attend as I got home really, really, really late after a longggggggggggggggggg day at broker meetings! Snore, Yawn, Boring!
I wish I could say that I had even a second to log in and partake but sadly it was a no go for me!
I did wander over to the website and it appears nothing of great interested was offered aside from Snowcake Solid Perfume. Other then that nothing really, super special or limited got made!
Did you attend?
Did you order?
Tell the Muse!
If you missed out like me here’s a break down of what was offered (and appears to still be available for purchase):
Ol’ Blue Skies Shower Gel $15.95USD
Ol’ Blue Skies Shower Gel is back (If you’re new to Lush this was a shower gel that was introduced last year for Christmas last year and when the new Christmas goodies were released for this year’s Holiday Season, Ol’ Blue Skies, was not part of the line up! So…here it is if you want it but I personally suggest steering clear unless you adore deep earthy scents!)!
I’m not excited. It has patchouli in it which means it smells like just turned dirt. I’ll skip.
Snowcake Solid Perfume $11.95 (or FREE! Use Code SCENTME to get it Free if you spend $65 or more on your Lush order)
Snowcake Solid Perfume wahooo! The perfume solids were introduced way before the Holiday goodies this year so when the Holiday releases popped up the only solid that was “holiday” themed was Champagne Snow Showers! Much to my dismay and fans everywhere we wondered what could have happened to the idea of having a Snowcake Solid Perfume! Well…here it be ladies!
I was faced with the dilemma of ordering from Lush from the US this morning as Lush UK does not carry Snowcake Solid Perfume! It was released special for the party!
Ol’ Blue Eyes Pack $36.95USD
If you adore smelling dirt with a bit of oranges thrown in this would be a great pack for you!
You’ll get Ol’ Blue Skies Shower Gel, Blue Skies and Fluffy Clouds Bubble Bar, Karma Bubble Bar, and Karma Soap! Ooooo all the Muse’s favorites! NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love Snowcake Pack $34.95USD
I don’t have to remind you how much I love Snowcake we’ve already been through it enough already right? In honor of the chat party a lovely pack was made up which consists of all good things Snowcake scented! You’ll get Snowcake Solid Perfume, Lush Pud Bath Bomb, Smitten Handcream, and a chunk of Snowcake Soap! Sweet!
Sadly, nothing at all to get too hyped over!
Tis time to party once again at Lush!
Join our online festivities on Thursday, December 6th, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (PST). Anyone can participate and there’s no bouncer at the door!
I blogged about this earlier and you can see my original post here as it has some valuable info! Click here for that post!
I have no idea what’s being offered this year in the way of Limited Edition Products, Specials, Etc…but I can say last year’s party was nice as we ended up being able to purchase Honeywood Shower Gel which was a limited edition product that smelled of Honey I Washed the Kids.
Moral of the story is it’ll be nice to intend and see what sort of goodies Lush has in store for it.
Lush NA Parties are in no way as wonderful as Lush UK Parties but it’s worth a wander in to see what nice products or specials are going on during the Party!
Sadly, I’m unable to attain as I’m at a broker meeting most of the day Thursday but I’m hopeful I’ll make it home in time to enjoy some of the LE products if any are offered!
I have a sneaking suspicion that Snowcake Shower Gel will be offered! So if you missed the Lush UK Party maybe you can nab it at the Lush NA Party!
Click here for the exact details, times, and more about this the party!