I've never had any LUSH smell gross me out before - this is a first. I got this for my birthday half a year ago yet I can't bring myself to finish it. Too sweet and too synthetic. This probably will end up turning me away from any blackcurrent scented things forever. It's really that bad. :(
Wayyy too sweet for me. So much so that it made me nauseaus. I really hate to waste but I just washed the other 1/2 down the drain. I can't get thru it and it didn't grow on me. Headache inducing. It does smell like super sweet cherry cough drops as the other reviewers have mentioned. Not the smell I'm looking to have on my skin. Not to mention the little pieces of "glitter" which actually felt more like little slivers of glass when rubbed on the skin.
Sorry, LUSH, but I don't get "black currant jelly doughnuts" from this at all. Try mentholated cherry cough drops! Awful, awful stuff. The little bugger was kind of fun to use in a cool shower after spending a day in the heat, but I just couldn't get past that horrid smell, not to mention the shredded cellophane "glitter" that is like shrapnel on the skin. My little pot of Sweetie Pie is sitting abandoned in the freezer, and will probably stay there indefinitely, unless I'm feeling particularly sadistic one day.
This is fun! I dont have an issue with holding it - yes, it can be slippery but you dont need much for a yummy lather. I just grip it like i'm making a fist and its fine.
First of all, I must make a disclaimr that I'm a LUSH addict, and this happened only over a week. In the past, taking a shower is just a routine for me so that I'm cleaned. But ever since I discovered LUSH, it has completely changed! I totally look forward to my showers/baths!
This is a piece of dark purple jello with some glitter/irridescent stuff on top (does not linger on your body, washes completely away). It comes in a plastic tub (yes, cheap looking kind), and it's very expensive.
I love black currants, so I must try this. There is a massage bar that has a similiar scent but I am not excited about being scold by my dh about staining my shower, so i picked this instead.
Yes, you need to "learn" how to use this, but it's part of the fun!!
If you put a little bit of the jelly into your shower puff/loof whatever the hell you call that thing, it lathers amazingly well, no product is wasted. It is not difficult to use, people!! Give it a try if you like blackcurrant!! It's fruity, sweet, and makes me uber happy!
I am proud to say I have mastered the technique of using the lush shower jellys! I keep a chunk in a shampoo tin, and when the time is right turn off the shower, take out a small amount and squish onto my soft (synthetic) loofah until the loofah is full of soapy bubbles. Et voila! This does indeed smell like blackcurrant doughnuts to me, and has cute little bits of glitter in which wash away but are fun to look at (i'm easily pleased). YOu do have to be careful that it doesn't wash away, but my tactics usully prevent this from happening. It doesn't do much clensing-wise so i use soap as well, but it smells nice and is fun and cheap so i treat myself! I use the loofer to scrub anyway so I might as well! I would reccomend to anyone who enjoys/is as fanatic about the showering experiance as me. I'm moving onto the strawberry one next, wohoo!
I gave this two lippies: one for the luscious black currant scent (think You Snap the Whip), and one for Lush's innovation. I really love how they make products that are just so unique. Unfortunately with innovation comes occasional failure, and this product is one such example.
It is IMPOSSIBLE to hold! My boyfriend even tried it and could not hold onto it. Try holding a slick piece of Jello in the shower and it will save you the expense of buying this product. If you can hold onto it for a second, it appears to have lathering qualities, but basically this entire tub was wasted - down my drain as soon as I got it in my hand. I cannot tell you how frustrating that is. And yes, I did chill it - it merely prevents it from melting quite as quickly, but nonetheless it still melts.
Do not waste your money on this - the new buttercreams are where it's at!
I just went to the release party for these and they lived up to my expectation of them: they are USELESS!! I dont think I can ever forgive them for discontinuing slammer and still dont have a clue what their reasoning was for discontinuing ALL of the shower gels. I doubt they 'all' sold poorly...oh well, I'll ban these jellies and continue to buy the products I love from them.
i'm very surprised to see the many negative reviews for all the shower jellies. i love them...they're so much fun! true that lush's solid soaps and shower gels are the absolute best, but these are a close second IMO. i bought a large piece, and it came packaged in a nice plastic container w/lid so it stores easy. i keep mine in the fridge or icebox and right before i shower i pull off a SMALL chunk (about a 1" piece is more than enough) and carry it in on my soap dish till i use it. they are very slippery and squishy so it is a little more difficult to hold but i haven't had problems with it. i simply use it like any other solid soap by holding the piece in my hand and rubbing it in everywhere. it lathers nicely (seems much gentler than a regular soap and non-drying too) and i usually don't even need as big a piece as i cut off. some does slip away and go down the drain but it's always tiny little nothing bits so i don't care. i love the bergamont/cherry/blackcurrant scent...everytime i use it i am reminded of a rich, fruity red wine. plus the scent lingers for a while. you only need a tiny bit so this will last me for months...i hope lush keeps them around long enough so that i can repurchase.
I wish there were a "maybe" option for the question, "Would you buy this product again?" Sweetie Pie has both pros and cons for me. The main "pro" is the wonderful sweet black currant scent; it smells just like Ribena, and brings back memories of a summer visit to London. The "cons" are the price, the need to keep this product frozen or refrigerated, and the difficulty of using it. I've finally learned to cut off a small chilled piece, about the size of a pair of dice, and quickly *smoosh* it deep into the heart of a mesh bath puff, then squish it into liquid and suds. It any of the jelly falls off the puff, it's lost down the drain. I might try Sweetie Pie again, but not on a regular basis, the way I did, say, Skinny Dip or Happy for Sad shower GELS.