Snow Fairy is my favourite Lush scent.
No. Ignore that.
Snow Fairy is my favourite scent ever.
It’s cute and comforting, and yes, I will say it, it reminds me of Christmas. Which makes more than enough sense seeing as Snow Fairy is a solid part of the Lush’s festive range!
I’ll admit, I went into my local store on the very first day they released the festive range because I just couldn’t wait. I ended up with a bottle of Snow Fairy Shower Gel, the Magic Wand, and the new Snow Fairy Body Conditioner.
Emma (the assistant — very friendly and helpful) did show me some shimmering powder but as tempted as I was, I didn’t buy it because I just can’t see myself wearing it regularly. The dress code in my office is very casual but I think even they would draw the line at glitter.
Snow Fairy Shower Gel, from £3.95 for 100g
Let’s start with the original. This candyfloss shower gel has been one of the loves of my beauty life ever since I first gave it a sniff. Bright pink with subtle silver lustre running through it, it smells of bubblegum and sweets and everything good in the world. It also leaves my skin thoroughly cleansed, although I would recommend using a moisturiser afterwards.
Snow Fairy Body Conditioner, from £7.95 for 100g
I’m guessing it wouldn’t be a surprise if I told you the conditioner was pink? It’s a lighter colour than the shower gel, more of a marshmallow pink, but with the exact same scent (of course!) which means you can layer them.
You simply apply the body conditioner in the shower, leave it for a mo, and then rinse it off. I love this idea in theory, since it’s less faff, but no matter how much rinsing I do I’m left with a sticky residue on my skin, which I’m not a fan of. For that reason, I wouldn’t buy it again.
(Can we have a Snow Fairy body lotion please? With a texture like Dream Cream? I would buy tubs and tubs of it.)
However, what I do love is that the person on the Lush website who’s applying the body conditioner is a man with tattoos. There is something wonderful about knowing a man with body art is taking the time to use a pink moisturiser that smells of sweets. More men should feel free to do this.
Magic Wand reusable bubble bar, £5.95
I was never the girl who wanted all things pink and glittery while I was growing up, but how can you not love a fairy wand covered in sparkles? All you do is swish Magic Wand around in the bath for a bit and there you go – candy-scented bubbles.
I love having a Snow Fairy-scented bath but Magic Wand is not particularly practical. Where on earth do you store it? You can’t leave it to dry out on the side in the bathroom because it won’t; it’s too damp. But it stains everything pink, so where else can it go? I have it balanced in a storage box with the star poking out and I must say it’s making my room smell lovely. But I think Lush need to start selling a bigger tin.
Have you tried any of the Snow Fairy range? What’s your favourite festive scent? Let me know in the comments!
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Beth, 25, South East England.
Lover of books, dogs, yoga, travel, gin, and the Oxford comma.
I write about cruelty-free beauty, vegan & veggie food, and trying to lead a less wasteful life. I throw the odd think piece in there, too.