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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Review: Lush Sweetie Pie Gift Box

Hi everyone,

Over the weekend, I decided to pick up one of Lush's gift boxes. I have decided to get one every month just to spoil myself because I don't really spend much because I hardly go out because I'm ALWAYS working -_-

I've been eyeing the Sweetie Pie gift box since Christmas time and I am SO happy I finally got it. Sweetie Pie was a Christmas edition gift box but Lush decided to make it a gift box that's available throughout the year! Yay!

Let me introduce Sweetie Pie to you, Jammys :D

Sweetie Pie:
"Shimmering, sparkling and sweet treats for a party in a box" 

"You can never have too much sparkle and sweet treats, so we've picked all our shimmery favourites into this reusable box. We've picked a triangle of candylicious Rock Star soap, a cherry-scented shower jelly complete with sparkles, two bubble bars, two bath bombs with popping candy and rice paper hearts, and our Shimmy Shimmy shimmer bar to add some razzle dazzle to your day."

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This box retails for R395.00
This box contains:
Space Girl Bath Bomb   
 Rock Star Soap   
 Think Pink Bath Bomb   
 Shimmy Shimmy Glitter Bar   
 Sunnyside Bubble Bar  
 Creamy Candy Bubble Bar  
 Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly

This box caught my attention because it has one of my all time favourite bath bombs in it which is Space Girl. Space Girl was the first bath bomb I bought from Lush (It was R28.50 and now it's like R32.50 -_- Pfft) and ever since then I've always loved it.
Space Girl Bath Bomb:
Space Girl - My fav :D | R32.50
What Lush has to say about this bath bomb:
Here comes a ballistic of astronomical proportions. We were inspired by The Imagined Village's intriguing interpretation of Space Girl from their second album, Empire & Love. It's shaped like Saturn with added space dust for our alien friends, and the refreshing scent of blackcurrant sweeties will make you hungry for your own space adventures. Space Girl is stellar, just remember your blaster and your freezer gun.

Ingredients: 
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Almond Essential Oil, Popping Candy, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, DRF Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone, Colour 17200, Colour 42053, Colour 14700, Colour 77019
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Featured Ingredient:
Grapefruit Oil

What The Jam Jar has to say about this bath bomb:
I absolutely LOVE Space Girl. It's definitely one of my favourite bath bombs from Lush because it looks amazing when it fizzes away, it left my skin feeling amazing and it smells so freaking good! 
The scent of this bath bomb reminds me of the Fizzer and the scent lasts so long on my skin. 
You never forget your first time ;)

Would I purchase this again?
HECK YES!!!!
Rock Star Soap:
Rockstar | R42.50 / 100g
What Lush has to say about this soap:
The creamy vanilla sweetie. Here’s a soap for all of us who know we ought to be attracted to sophisticated beiges and navy blues, but can’t help grabbing everything pink! The Rock Star soap smells just like Creamy Candy Bath, so all you budding starlets can shower and bathe with our sweet vanilla perfume.

Ingredients: 
Water, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Methyl Ionone, Colour 17200, Colour 14700, Colour 45410
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Featured Ingredient:
Vanilla Absolute

What The Jam Jar has to say about this soap:
Last year, I bought the Stardust gift box and inside was a 100g Rockstar soap and I didn't get around to using it until I got another one in this box. O M G!  I fell inlove with this soap! It smells so amazing and it made me smell amazing! 
It lathers up really well on a loofer and the lather is extremely soft and it makes your skin feel AH-MA-ZING. The scent doesn't last that long but it does last an okayish time. It smells like candy floss and vanilla :D YUM! I used this soap on my face and to my surprise, it was very gentle and didn't leave my sensitive skin red or feeling tight! If you love clean smelling soaps then I wouldn't suggest this soap because it's really sweet smelling.

Would I purchase this again?
HECK YES!!!!
Think Pink Bath Bomb:
Think pink | R32.50
What Lush has to say about this bath bomb:
The Think Pink Ballistic is back with a slimmer figure. We’ve made it smaller, but this hot pink bomb is still fragranced with tonka bean’s edgy aroma and the sweetness of vanilla absolute. It’s sweet, but not overbearingly so, with a subtle bite that will remind you of pink bon-bons. We highly recommend you spoil yourself with our gloriously indulgent, rather sophisticated surfeit of pinkness.

Ingredients: 
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Lavender Oil, Tonka Absolute, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Neroli Oil, *Limonene, *Linalool, Pink Heart Confetti, Colour 45410, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Candy Flowers
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Featured Ingredient:
Tonka Absolute

What The Jam Jar has to say about this bath bomb:
I had very high expectations for this bath bomb but I was a bit disappointment because it wasn't as amazing as I thought it would be. It doesn't fizz too fast and it doesn't fizz too slow, it's like a medium fizz time lol. I don't know if it's just my nose but when I smell my skins, I smell nothing but as I'm sitting here at my desk, I smell a slight jellybean scent. Before putting this bath bomb in my bath, I really liked the way it smelt. It was sweet and kind of floral-ly. If the colour pink had a smell, it would be the scent of Think Pink.
Even though the scent doesn't linger on your skin, the moisturizing qualities of this bath bomb definitely does! This might sound a bit weird but it made the bath water soft (How on Earth did you manage that, Lush??). The water felt and looked amazing! I love that this bath bomb doesn't leave the bath oily but it leaves your skin feeling moisturized! The bath water turned into a pink wonderland with biodegradable pink and white heart confetti floating around. The heart confetti eventually settles to the bottom of the bath, though. I was impressed but not like really, really impressed.

Would I purchase this again?
Yes, I would :)
Think Pink in action.
I took out the candy flowers before putting it in my bath.
Also, the glitter is not from the bath bomb, it's from Star Bright, Star Light  bath melt.
Shimmy Shimmy Glitter Bar:  
Shimmy Shimmy | R78.00
What Lush has to say about this glitter bar:
Shimmy shimmy into Lush for vanilla scented skin that sparkles. It’s shaped like an abstract heart and smells of vanilla and lavender, with a hint of herbal clary sage. The Shimmy Shimmy bar perfumes, softens your skin and makes you shine like a star. The glitter in Shimmy Shimmy is very subtle and gives you a pink-bronze glow that lights up pale, wintery skin.

Ingredients: 
Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate and Titanium Dioxide, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Perfume, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Clary Sage Oil, Lavender Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, *Linalool, Coumarin
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Featured Ingredient:
Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter

What The Jam Jar has to say about this glitter bar:
I've had my eye on this glitter bar since Robin tested it out on my arm. It looks AH-MA-ZING once you apply it on your skin. The scent of this glitter bar is very subtle, but you do smell a slight scent of vanilla yumminess, so if you're not into strong scents and you love glitter as much as I do then this is the bar for you! Shimmy Shimmy is very moisturizing and gentle on the skin, which I love! I'm keeping mine in the fridge just to keep it solid. 

Would I purchase this again?
YES!!!!
Sunny Side Bubble Bar:  
Sunny side | R48.50
What Lush has to say about this bubble bar:
Sparkly golden bar with citrus scents to bring you sunshine. If you’ve had a bad night full of disappointing dreams and wake up feeling a bit glum, pop one of these in the bath. Even as you crumble it under the running water, you’ll start to feel better. Maybe it’s because citrus fruits only grow in warm, sunny places that their scents make us feel like smiling again. Sunnyside’s orange, tangerine and lemon help to get us through the day, however badly it started. It’ll turn your life sunnyside up.

Ingredients: 
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Golden Lustre Sparkle, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Lemon Oil, Tangerine Oil, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Lilial, *Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Perfume, Colour 77492, Edible Golden Agar Glitter (Agar, Mica Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide)
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Featured Ingredient:
Sweet Wild Orange Oil

What The Jam Jar has to say about this bubble bar:
I haven't tried this bubble bar yet but it smells and looks amazing!
The bubble bar is coated with gold sparkly lustres and gold flakes. It looks so beautiful. I honestly don't pick up a sweet citrus scent. My nose picks up more of a sweet powdery scent. I saw a demo in the store of the bubble bar once and it looked and smelt amazing. It filled the bowl with glittery goodness and the scent was just so intoxicating (in a good way). It turns the water a slight yellowish colour because the actual bubble bar is yellow. I think to get the full effect of this bubble bar, you would actually have to use the entire bubble bar because it is a bit small so for me, I don't think it's worth it for R48.50. But if you are in the mood to spoil yourself in a gold luxurious bath, then definitely get this bubble bar!

Would I purchase this again?
Hmm, probably.
Creamy Candy Bubble Bar:
Creamy Candy | R38.50
What Lush has to say about this bubble bar:
Sweet, frothy and fluffy bubbles that smell like custard creams. What a delight it is to have a bath in the equivalent of a cup of vanilla flavoured, frothy, hot chocolate topped with marshmallows. The Creamy Candy bath is like the friend you're always delighted to see, because he bubbles over with cheerfulness no matter what life throws at him. For days when your friend is busy, it's time to indulge in some Creamy Candy.

I found out that letting the water run over it in your hand makes way more bubbles :)
Ingredients: 
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoa Butter, Lauryl Betaine, Laureth 4, Perfume, Almond Oil, Cocamide DEA, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 17200, Candy Flowers
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Featured Ingredient:
Vanilla Absolute

What The Jam Jar has to say about this bubble bar:
I love the scent of this bubble bar. Like Think Pink bath bomb, this is exactly what the colour PINK smells like! This bubble bar is a bit small so I crumbled up the entire bubble bar and the outcome was a bit sad. The smell was there, the moisturizing qualities were there but the bubbles weren't :\ The bubbles came and went quicker than I could say "where dem bubbles go to???". It makes a lot of bubbles but unfortunately, it doesn't last that long. I adore the yummy candy floss smell and that's why I actually like it.

Would I purchase this again?
Yes, I would.
Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly:
Sweetie Pie | R55.00 / 100g
What Lush has to say about this shower jelly:
Sweet and sophisticated fruitiness. Lashings of blackcurrant and bergamot essential oils in a sour cherry and coconut jelly make this about as fruity as you can get. It is incredibly difficult to resist taking a spoonful. Instead, take a handful and smooth it over your hair and body. Passing strangers will smell you and find their minds wandering to fruit pastilles.

Ingredients: 
Glycerine, Cherry Infusion, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coconut Infusion, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan Extract, Perfume, Bergamot Oil, Cassis Absolute, Cypress Oil, *Limonene, *Linalool, Snowflake Lustre, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Featured Ingredient:
Cherry Infusion

What The Jam Jar has to say about this shower jelly:
I have mixed feelings about this shower jelly. I love the idea of it but I just can't seem to get it right when using it lol. So I cut mine into little cubes to make it last longer and to make it easier for me in the shower. The first time I tried Sweetie Pie, it slipped out of my hand and went straight into the drain of the shower -_- MegaFAIL! My second attempt went way better. I tried it with a wash cloth, my hands and a loofer. I feel that it works best with a loofer. It doesn't lather up like amazingly but it does the job anyways. The scent is very subtle, which was kind of disappointing because I am inlove with this scent. It's exactly the same scent as The Comforter Bubble Bar (another Lush favourite). I love the fact that it's a novelty product but meh, I really had to work hard to keep it from going in the drain again lol. It also has gorgeous snowflake lustres floating inside the jelly. It looks really beautiful.

Would I purchase this again?
Uhmm, no. It's too much of a struggle for me.

I really like this box because it has a good variety of bath products and they all smell amazing! It's definitely a sweet treat! I am so glad that this will be a permanent box because I wouldn't think twice about repurchasing it :D

What's your favourite Lush product? Let me know :)

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Until next time..
xx

4 comments:

  1. This sounds like a lovely box! The only one of these products that I have tried so far is the Rock Star soap, which is indeed amazing :)

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    1. Rock Star soap is amazing! I don't know why it took me SO long to actually use it! I am inlove with it now.

      It's a very sweet scented box which I absolutely love :D

      Thanks for reading, Laura :)

      Love,
      N
      xx

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  2. This is definitely my kind of LUSH box :))) Reading this post has just made me order MORE lush goodies, thank you N ;) (haha)
    Loved this post! xx

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    1. Hahaha! This box is amazing! And yes! It screams Loren ;) Being all pink and sweet.

      It's a pleasure :D If you can, please pick up Phoenix Rising. I think it's the first time Lush SA has the Phoenix Rising bath ballistic! I used one of mine last night and it's freaking LOVELY! It's not on the site yet, though :(

      Thank you for reading, Loren :)

      Love,
      N
      xx

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