I am another big fan of this shower gel. First off, I love the smell. I know some people find it way too strong and overpowering, but I personally like stronger scents. This to me smells sugary sweet - basically, it smells just as girly and pink as it looks. When I use it in the shower (on a loofah) the scent fills up the shower, and I don't find it overwhelming, but very pleasant. My shower and bathroom smell just like this after I use it, and of course, they don't smell as strong as it does when you smell the product straight from the bottle, so give it a chance! If you know Lush's bubblegum lip scrub, this is pretty much the exact same scent. They've also released a wand with a solid star that you swirl in your bath to make bubbles and a sparkly massage bar in the same scent for Christmas, and I am super excited to try them both out!
When used on a loofah, this gel foams up really well and provides a thick, rich lather. The lather leaves the fragrance on your skin, but it isn't overly strong, and I find that it doesn't interfere if I use a scented lotion or a perfume afterwards. It isn't Lush's most intensive cleansing product, so it won't necessarily leave you feeling squeaky clean but I feel refreshed after using it, and it does do a good job of cleaning my skin. There is also some blue-ish shimmer in the gel, which I find settles at the bottom of the bottle even if yous hake it on your skin. Because it is a shimmer and not plastic glitter particles, and its tendency to linger at the bottom of the bottle it doesn't stay on my skin at all, which I'm sure most people would be happy about. If you do want a bit of sparkle, try the Snow Fairly sparkle massage bar!
I don't find it particular moisturising, which isn't surprising given that it's a shower gel, not a cream, but I don't find it drying either. My skin feels fresh and clean after use, and not particularly dry or soft - just moisturise afterwards and you should be fine. I don't know how it performs as a shampoo, as I haven't used it on my hair.
As this product only comes out at Christmas time, I buy the biggest size (500g.) My younger sister and I both use this, and it has lasted us just about all year. We didn't use it every day because we wanted it to last, but we probably used it roughly 3 times a week, sometimes a bit more or less. Around October sometime, we started running fairly low so we've been using it less than usual, but now, (November 12th) we still have a bit left, probably enough for about three more showers each. When used with a loofah a little goes a long way as it foams up so well, so we only needed to use a little bit at time, which also explains why it's lasted us so well. One thing that I have noticed is that recently it's started separating in the bottle little bit. It hasn't done it very much at all, however this probably suggests you shouldn't keep it for any longer than 12 months (I bought the bottle late December 2012 and started noticing the separation justnow, in November, so it hasn't quite been a year yet. However it is still working just as well as when we first bought it.
Unless you have an aversion to the strength and sweetness of this gel, or have particularly dry skin and would prefer to use something more conditioning, I can highly recommend this product. It is one of my favourites, and I'm very excited to head into Lush as soon as I get the chance to buy another big bottle to last me another year.