Look, over there — do you see it? The limited edition Sugar Plum Fairy Scrub ($4.95)? Isn’t it cute?
This heavenly creature is mostly made of sugar and spice and everything nice…like sodium bicarbonate (that’s baking soda, babe). It’s an exfoliating scrub scented with ylang-ylang (like a deep custard) and jasmine, and it leaves a light floral fragrance on my skin.
I took it into the shower with me last night, hoping it would smooth my bod — specifically the rough patches on my knees, heels and elbows.
The bar melts on contact with water, foaming into a lather with moderately rough scrubbing grains. I was hoping to get away with using half, or maybe a quarter of the bar, but it wasn’t in the mood for that once it got wet. Perhaps I could/should have broken it in half before the shower, just to be able to use it a second time.
It was easy to rinse, and didn’t leave behind any kind of residue, not sticky or otherwise. Immediately after my shower, my skin felt softer and smelled wonderful, but a few minutes later I began to see and feel some minor stretching/tightening.
For a one-time occasion, Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Scrub would make a special treat (or an adorable gift), but I don’t expect to use it on a regular basis.
PRICE: $4.95 for a 3.5-oz bar
AVAILABILITY: At Lush stores and lushusa.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,