I bought this Lush sparkle jar online, not really knowing what it was – it’s one of many new products launched for Lush’s Christmas 2017 collection. I mistook it for being a solid massage bar, and accidentally punched a hole through it with my fingers while taking photos for this blog post.
So, just an FYI, this Lush Snow Fairy sparkle jar is hollow and delicate. Be very gentle with this sparkly, melty product as the bottom is only about 1/8″ thick and easily breakable.
This sparkle jar is scented with Snow Fairy – one of my favorite scents and one of Lush’s quintessential holiday fragrances. If you’ve never smelled something scented with Snow Fairy, let me describe this aroma as it’s a scent you’ll either love or hate. It’s a very, very sweet and strong perfume that smells like Maynards Swedish Berries candy, plus a touch of caramel, and a tiny hint of an aroma similar to must. As bizarre as that sounds, this scent is my favorite aroma in the whole world and people go crazy over it.
Lush launches it’s range of Snow Fairy-scented products each year in October, and you can get them only until the end of the holiday season.
Lush prides itself on using minimal packaging, and this sparkle box is an example of that. Primarily, this product is glittery powder for dusting arms and shoulders (or wherever else you wish to put it), and once you’ve used up the dusting powder, the star-shaped packaging becomes a glittery massage bar.
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- main ingredient is fair-trade, organic cocoa butter
- contains corn starch and baking soda
- contains about 1 tablespoon of glitter powder
- size is 2.6 oz (75 g)
The Lush Snow Fairy Sparkle Jar sells for $9.95 USD in American stores, $9.95 CAD in Canadian stores, and £6.95 in UK stores.
- strong red candy scent combined with a hint of caramel and must
- very strong, long-lasting perfumy scent
- pale pink to soft neon pink (star-shaped box)
- each batch is a slightly different color
- glitter powder is soft pink but looks iridescent and transparent pink/blue/mauve on skin
- powder is very fine and dusty like baby powder, with some fine glitter
- powder is mainly composed of cornstarch and glitter
- solid box melts easily on skin and contains lots of fine glitter
- glitter can be felt on skin but isn’t scratchy unless you use way too much
HOW TO USE
This Lush product is meant to be used firstly as a dusting of iridescent, powdery glitter. There are two indentations on the top of the product which you punch out (I used a pencil, but I highly recommend carefully using a toothpick or an ear swab so that the holes aren’t too large). Once you use up the powder, you then use the star-shaped box as a massage bar.
However, I bought this primarily to use as a massage bar (and I think others will want to use it as such as well), so I’d recommend either leaving the holes closed, or keeping the product in a small bowl as shown below (especially if you break yours as I did). Most likely this Lush sparkle box will break after a couple uses.
Make a note to yourself – this sparkle jar is messy and very sparkly. Because of all the shimmer, this product is better used for adding a bit of sheen to your arms and shoulders rather than using it as a traditional massage bar. You will end up very, very sparkly, and the more you use the more you can feel the glitter (the solid cocoa butter mixture is loaded with glitter).
Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Corn Starch (Zea mays), Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Fragrance, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Musk (Ethylene Brassylate), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide (Tin oxide), Iron Oxides, *Limonene, *Citral, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Red 7, Red 27 Lake.
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
I love that Lush uses some fair-trade and organic ingredients, though most of their products are not fully organic. I do think with their whole au naturale theme they should have more fully organic or fully fair-trade products, but I suppose with their hand-made approach to production the prices might just get too high.
If you love the Snow Fairy scent and like shimmery products, this would be a nice way to treat yourself – for ten bucks I think you get a decent sized massage bar plus a big spoonful of loose glitter dust. I will say that you may be a little disappointed if u buy this solely to use as dusting powder – it literally contains about one tablespoon of powder. And if u purchase this in-store my guess is that you get even less shimmer powder (when u order the sparkle jar online it comes in a cello bag with extra powder in the bag).
Since this is a cocoa butter-based product, it is very greasy, but you do have some control over it by applying just a little – even a few swipes of this on warm arms will give you a natural sheen and lots of Snow Fairy scent.
And the product does soak into skin quite well as long as you don’t use too much. However, I tend to find myself having too much fun and being mesmerized watching it melt that I often apply too much – too much will leave you sticky and oily.
Be prepared for this sparkle box to turn into several broken shards – currently, my sparkle box is in 4 pieces. But I love the Snow Fairy scent, cocoa butter, and the sparkles in this product, so I don’t care. I primarily bought this to use as a massage bar, not a shimmer dust. Though as I’ve mentioned before, you may or may not like it as a massage bar – depending on how much you use, you may feel a bit of subtle scratching from all the fine glitter. Now that I’ve figured out exactly what this product is, I’m using it as a sort of solid perfume.
Lastly, this scent isn’t for everyone. It is a strong, perfumy, candy-like smell. While I typically get a stuffy nose from anything highly scented, I’ve never had that problem with Snow Fairy, which is surprising because it is a robust, lingering aroma. Since Lush doesn’t list all their fragrance ingredients, it’s unknown as to all the components of the scent.
WHERE TO BUY
This Lush sparkle jar can be purchased on at Lush retail locations, or Lush websites.
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