Sparkle Jars

There are two scents that screams Lush Christmas for so many lushies: Twilight and Snow Fairy. Both of them are very sweet in their own way, and for non-lushies they might not pick up why they are staples during the Christmas season. This year Lush are all about the NAKED products and one of their new inventions are the sparkle jars – the two available will be in the scents of Twilight and Snow Fairy.

 

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Twilight & Snow Fairy sparkle jars

 

But first, what is a sparkle jar? If you’re familiar with Lush’s massage bars and dusting powders the easy explanation is that the two of them are combined into one product. If you still have no idea of what I am talking about:

The outside part is made of organic cocoa butter and will melt at body temperature. You can glide the product directly onto your skin or warm it up in your hands to get the oil melting. Then massage it onto your skin; you can use it as a moisturizer/lotion or as an oil for massages.

As you can see on my pictures each sparkle jar has two holes. I photographed my sparkle jars before I poked open the holes so it wouldn’t be as messy. But when you poke open the holes you will soon find out that the moon and star shaped yumminess contains powder. You can sprinkle this on after you have used the massage bar part to make the powder absorb the access oil, or just to feel sparkly and fancy.

 

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Twilight sparkle jar

I got a demo of these when I went to the Creative Showcase earlier this month, and I was told that the Twilight one contains Mr.Sandman dusting powder that some of you might recognize from last Christmas. It has a beautiful sparkle, and the scent of this is so wonderful. I just recently fell in love with the Twilight scent after I got a pot of Sleepy body lotion, and this smells just like Sleepy in my opinion! Sweet tonka mixed with lovely lavender.

List of ingredients

  • Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter
  • Tapioca Starch
  • Magnesium Carbonate
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Chamomile Powder
  • Perfume
  • Lavender Powder
  • Benzoin Resinoid
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Synthetic Fluorphlogopite
  • Lavender Oil
  • Tonka Absolute
  • Ylang Ylang Oil
  • Iron Oxides
  • Tin Oxide
  • Calcium Sodium Borosilicate.
  • *Benzyl Benzoate
  • *Benzyl Cinnamate
  • *Benzyl Salicylate
  • *Cinnamal
  • *Coumarin
  • *Farnesol
  • *Geraniol
  • *Isoeugenol
  • *Limonene
  • *Linalool
  • Colour 42090:2

    *occurs naturally in essential oils.

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Snow Fairy sparkle jar

There is nothing like a sweet cotton candy scent to get you in the festive spirit right? With Fairy Dust inside this smells so lovely and leaves and beautiful sheen to the skin. I prefer the Snow Fairy scent on skincare products like this and body conditioner over the famous shower gel that started the fairytale (sorry, couldn’t help myself).

List of ingredients

  • Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter
  • Cornflour
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Magnesium Carbonate
  • Perfume
  • Calcium Sodium Borosilicate.
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Synthetic Musk
  • Synthetic Fluorphlogopite
  • Tin Oxide
  • *Limonene
  • *Citral
  • Colour 77491

    *occurs naturally in essential oils.

For now I really do enjoy the sparkle jars. I don’t know how it will work out in the long run when the outside part is getting smaller, as I can imagine it being a powdery mess after some time. It’s a really fun product though, and I must say that I am impressed by all the new inventions that Lush has come up with for this seasonal range.

So, Twilight or Snow Fairy? As much as I have been loving all things Twilight recently, I think I actually prefer the Snow Fairy out of these two.

What are your thoughts on the sparkle jars?

 

– Renate

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