The Olive Branch: The Lush girl at the Ala Moana store convinced me to buy the largest, 16.9 ounce bottle with a promise that I would feel as pampered as a rich chick at an expensive day spa. At home that evening, with the shower running as hot as I could take it, I put The Olive Branch to the spa test. The first scent that I encountered was along the lines of Seville orange with a delicate hint of sea salt. With a subtle touch of olive oil, this gel doesn't give up much lather, but it cleanses gently and with a genuine moisturizing quality. After drying off, I noticed a healthy sheen on my skin, as well as a lingering Mediterranean fragrance that, as promised by my faithful Lush girl, did indeed leave me feeling like a spa-pampered rich chick.
Ponche: And speaking of seasonal, here's Ponche. It's supposed to take on a Mexican fruity Tequila punch, but to me it smells more like the syrupy fruit punch you find at a kid's birthday party. Not that I really want to leave the shower smelling like a Tequila Sunrise, but I also don't want to draw a playground full of sugar-honing kids to my side either. Perhaps since Lush products are mixed and prepared by individual people, maybe my batch was mixed by a lightweight shower gelista. Sorry Ponche, I'm not sure I'll be giving you a second chance this Christmas.
So here I am, ready to get back to Lush for some new gels. Am I completely out of the ones I already have? Of course not! But in order to keep on blogging about Lush, it is my official duty to go there and allow my curious nose to sniff itself silly.