Thursday, 3 February 2011

Product Review: Lush It's Raining Men Shower Gel

Another product the lovely ladies at Lush have recently sent me to review from their Valentines collection is their new shower gel, 'It's Raining Men' which I got super excited about because it is made with the same honey scent as my favourite Lush soap 'Honey I Washed The Kids'.

Typical of most Lush products it smelled absolutely fantastic, (between when it arrived and when I tried it out it lived on my desk, and every few hours I could not help but to unscrew the cap for a sniff!) and is nice and thick, sweet and moisturizing. Really, I did not find the experience of washing with it much different to that of using the soap, but the way it froths makes it just that little bit more luxurious.

Once my skin was dry it smelt slightly of soap and slightly of honey; nice pleasant and not too strong. 

Though it says on the bottle that it's a shower gel for your hair too, I'm usually really fussy about what I put on my hair so I was not planning on trying out the gel as a shampoo, but when I got the shower I had a little bit of conditioner left, but no shampoo. In the end, I was pleasantly surprised; it  lathered up well and smelt amazing as I was washing my hair. My hair was slightly fluffy the next day, but I have a theory that it could have also been something to do with not drying it properly! I think I really ought to test this, so I'm now really curious to try out Lush shampoos and conditioners - I think I might just have to either pick some up when I go to London or order some online when their website comes back up! 

The only downside I could find to this product is I'm pretty sure that I'm allergic to it. I've been okay with all the other Lush products I've used, and I won't stop trying new ones - I just think it is one of those things, seeing as I'm okay with the soap with similar ingredients. I have stupidly sensitive skin (even hypoallergenic things I sometimes don't get on with, such as Benefit's new pore minimiser), and consulting my Grandpa who is a chemist and used to make makeup and cosmetics he told me that some of the ingredients have a similar makeup to naturally occurring stuff I'm allergic to if I eat them, so its not surprising I have the same type of rash as I get from a food allergy! (Really confused me at first, I thought I'd eaten something instead of touched something!) 

You can grab yourself a bottle at wither 34.25 for 110g, £7.95 for 260g or £14.25 for 510g - trust me, it will be worth it! 


  1. I absolutely LOVE the smell of this, definately my favourite Lush smell xx

  2. great blog, i'm following!
    I love lush, think I'll have to try this! :)

  3. All Lush poducts smell great!! I need to take a trip to Lush to stock up (when you come to London). I'm hooked on the OceanSalt wash that they have.

    Ohhh no that you might be allergic to it.

  4. Oooh, I love honey, this sounds delish!

  5. Just found your blog, it's lovely ^-^
    I was in Lush today actually and had a sniff of this, it smelt divine!
    I'm a new follower :)

  6. I keep meaning to buy this, it sounds lovely! I use Snow Fairy as a shampoo and it does make my hair a little bit fluffy if I don't blow dry it properly. Well worth it though because the gorgeous smell lasts all day ♥

  7. Wow, I bet the scent really smelled nice.
    skin care reviews

  8. Check for chemical compounds that may irritate your skin.

  9. Hey! thanks for this post- I was just wondering what your rash looked like when you used this? I recently started using it and now have a rash and I'm wondering if it is from this body wash. Thanks!

  10. I'm sorry - I honestly can't remember. I have three different types of allergic reaction to skincare products, so this was a long time ago to remember which!