October 4, 2012

Lush Ponche Shower Gel Review

Lush Ponche Shower Gel evokes images of Erik Estrada in my mind. Seriously, the first memories I have of my older cousins were of them watching CHIPs on telly.

Am I giving away my age here?

Anyone remember that show….! I know it might be hard to believe but Erik Estrada used to be kinda hot.

Anyway, for Christmas and Holiday 2012 Lush has introduced their Ponche Shower Gel on the scene with a shot of tequila and a bit of orange juicy this boozy sensation will have you wriggling in the shower.

I’m typically veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy scared of Lush’s boozy shower gels, jellies, etc…anytime they say something is going to be tropical drink like makes me run in the opposite directly because typically they turn into NOT tropical but all BOOZE.

Let’s see there’s the Iced Wine Jelly which got me drunk in the shower, there’s also Glogg which is also a boozy sensation that got me hung over rather than clean.

And now Ponche, a shower gel injected with orange juice and a shot of tequila inspired by traditional Mexican Christmas punch. They call it uplifting and fruity with an infusion of OJ, cinnamon, plum and a shot of tequila. I call it, not TOO bad!

I purchased two large bottles from Lush UK because again, I got suckered in by the promise of a fruity shower experience. I was tentative when I tried it out in the shower but I kinda like it. Fact…there is definitely the scent of liquor in it but it isn’t a bad scent as it combines nicely with the orange juice and creates a very fruity, sparkling blend.

You get a dominate orange juice note here mixed with other fruits and a dash of liquor but you also have that unique Lush “smell” (you know what I mean right Lushies?) to it as well.

It’s interesting to say the least and it satisfies my cravings for a fruity liqueur laced Holiday Shower Gel! This is what I had hoped Iced Wine would smell like.

Doesn’t look like Lush NA is stocking Ponche yet and unsure if it’ll arrive soon but if you must have you can get it from Lush UK, that’s where I purchased mine.

Try it, you’ll like it I think! Particularly if you’re a Lush fan!

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Carly

    I ordered the little 100 g Ponche along with the small Snow Fairy and Twilight with a little Calacas. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to get them! I’m OBSESSED with Shower Jellies (I have 3), but I’m a total LUSH Shower Gel virgin so I hope I end up liking them.

    • the Muse

      you are going to LOVE snow fairy it’s addicting carly and Calacas is amazing too!!!!!!!!!!!!! let me know what you think whey they arrive?

      • jill

        girl, i ordered SO much swag from lush uk, aka all the stuff i can’t swipe here. i’ll let you know fails and wins when it gets here! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Angie

    I totally remember Chips!I always liked the blonde guy…whatever his name was.

    • the Muse

      i just remember ponch angie, can’t recall the blond guys name BRB gonna ask my sis!

    • the Muse

      lol my sister is yelling across the desk, JOHN!!!!!!!! haha. she’s older than I am and remembers it considerably better!

  • Tiffany

    Muse, you’ll be glad to know that Ponche is now on the US site! I just checked ;D
    I’m so excited for Lush christmas <3

  • Melissa

    Thank you for this review. Its almost “cool” enough here for me to place a uk order. I think I’m going to hold out and see if this shows up in the stores. We now have two stores in the phoenix area and both are equally lovely.

  • Victoria

    I picked this up in my shop this past weekend. Used it today and I love it more than I thought I would! Hours later, I’m walking around with a sparkling orange scent on me. Definitely gorgeous!