Zoella's Shower Products and Lost Memory Card Woes

Things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving: Provided web images (I do have permission to use these!). Things I am admittedly grumpy about: Lost memory cards, and lost work. WAH! Several weeks ago, when the above Zoella shower products were kindly shared with me by PR, I took a series of cute photos for the blog. I even incorporated the cute little mini lawn chair they sent with the products. Today, when I finally sat down to write about them, my memory card was missing. Gone. Vanished. Just NOT in the slot, or in any of the other obvious places. Way uncool. But we endure, if even with a sigh. Apologies for the boring retail photos.

Zoella is a sweet young beauty YouTuber (to me she looks young, but I think she's actually in her late 20s) who is cute and fun to watch, and she's come out with her own bath line. In my view, it's a fun idea, and certainly a refreshing change from the standard liquid lipstick and eyeshadow palette craze among most beauty influencers these days.

I was sent three products to try: the Pink Bath Wafers, the Shower Shake, and the Shower Sauce. All have a "gelato" scent, which is described as elderflower and pomegranate. I'm terrible with scents, and to my untrained nose, they all smell like grapefruit. Not a bad smell, particularly if you like very fresh scents. I hated it first, and now it's grown on me to the point where I find it okay. To each her own, though—scents are so personal!

The Pink Bath Wafer is pink-peach in colour, and it's very much like a Lush Bath Bomb, but with finer particles and shaped into a "waffle." Alas, it doesn't bubble up or even fizz in a noticeable way. It just dissolves in the water, adding scent and oils. Not my favourite thing, but if you have very dry skin and you like adding emollient products to your bath, you might like it.

The Shower Sauce and Shower Shake are both fairly standard body washes, but with different textures. The shake is supposed to be more moisturizing, and it's opaque in colour. It has a lotion-like texture, but foams up nicely. The Shower Sauce is translucent, and very gel-y. Both products leave my skin feeling nice, but neither eliminate the need for lotion post-shower. 

Honestly? To me, they're just standard drugstore-quality shower products. Give them a try if you love the scent and/or you want to support Zoella. Otherwise, they're a safe pass in my view.

If you do decide to give them a whirl, try London Drugs. The body wash products appear to be out of stock online, but the website says there are several in stores. The wafers appear to be available both online and in stores. Links below:

Have you tried anything from Zoella Beauty? Are you planning to? If not, what shower products are you loving lately? Let me know in the comments! I recently finished a bottle of Bath and Body Works' Endless Weekend, and I was very sad to see it go!

Disclosure: These products were provided by PR for my consideration.

LUSH Rose Jam Shower Gel: Micro-Review

LUSH Rose Jam Shower Gel (500 mL)

I snagged this "jug" of Rose Jam Shower Gel from LUSH a week or two ago after sampling it at a blogging event and then waiting *forever* for it to show up in store. It's one of the more delicious scents in my shower, and I'm thoroughly enjoying its limited-edition goodness.

LUSH products are all about being cruelty-free, so in addition to the products smelling divine, you can feel good when you use them, knowing no animals were harmed and you're not putting any harmful chemicals onto your body. Added bonus for Rose Jam: It's vegan. 

LUSH describes the scent this way:

Sweet, tart, and wonderfully fresh, this indulgent blend of rose, vanilla and lemon will leave you smelling purely blissful. 

I'd say the description is a hit—this smells like a not-too-rich dessert with a hint of berries (but perhaps what I'm smelling is the lemon and the vanilla).  

This gel lathers up beautifully on my bath puff and leaves a light scent on the skin. The only downer: the price. $30 is an awful lot even for a half litre of shower gel—so I'll be savouring every last drop of this one-time purchase. 

Have you tried Rose Jam or any other LUSH products? Would you repurchase? Let me know in the comments! 

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict. 

 

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