Good afternoon, lovelies!! :D
While it is still a few days away from Hallowe'en, and I know that some of you might not be as excited as I am, CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE!!!! :'D!!! >:D
My countdown until the next Christmas starts on Boxing Day (no joke!). The holiday season is my absolute favourite time of the year. I have permanent Christmas decorations all over my bedroom. When stores start playing Christmas songs in October I smile with glee. And I cannot help but get super happy and excited when my favourite companies start releasing their Christmas products. :}
Enter: Lush!! :D
A lot of Lush's Christmas products are now available, both online and in-store. Some have not arrived yet in-store (at least in the Ottawa area), so they will be coming soon.
I have been overjoyed at being able to get some of Lush's Christmas collection, as this is my first Lush Christmas (WHEEE!!!)
So starting today, I will be reviewing a bunch of Lush's Christmas products!! WOOO!
Today's review is for Noriko soap, which was so kindly sent to me for review:
Here is Lush's description:
Smooth, creamy and bursting with floral perfumes
This delicate floral soap creates a soft, creamy lather that nourishes hardworking hands. With seaweed and glycerin to soften and hydrate, and rose, ylang ylang, lavender and orange oil to create a fresh, rainy garden perfume. Noriko is named after our enthusiastic Japanese friend who loves creating new LUSH products. It has become a best-selling soap in Japan, with Japanese-inspired ingredients like sake, rice decoction and tofu to nourish the skin. We've brought it back as a limited edition treat for you this winter season. Lather up and enjoy!
This is a really lovely soap! It is very creamy and it smells lovely. I find that it has a really interesting fragrance, which is not overpowering at all. It has notes of muted florals and a spicy kick, which I think is from the sake (good gravy do I love sake!).
Here are the ingredients:
Propylene Glycol , Rapeseed Oil , Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera) , Rice Decoction (Oryza sativa) , Sake , Tofu , Water (Aqua) , Sodium Stearate , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Agar Agar Gel (Gelidium cartilagineum) , Titanium Dioxide , Fragrance, Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia) , Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena) , Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) ,Brazilian Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis) , Glycerine ,Sodium Chloride , EDTA , Tetrasodium Editronate ,Sodium Hydroxide , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , *Geraniol , *Farnesol , *Benzyl Salicylate , *Benzyl Benzoate , *Linalool , FD&C Blue No. 1 , FD&C Red No. 4 ,
Noriko lathers really well, and it feels nice on the skin. If you like cutting your soaps to help preserve them, this one cuts like butter! :)
I also like that the fragrance doesn't fill the bathroom :} (I know that a lot of people would love that for Lush products, but since there are 3 other people living in the same house as me, I have to take into account whether or not they like a fragrance). This does scent the skin, but in a subtle way, so it shouldn't interfere with any additional fragrance that you would like to wear.
I also really like the look of Noriko, as it has a creamy whitish-base with these fun blocks of colour on top (I got the yellow!). :D
On top of everything else, I love the fact that it has ties to Japan, as I am a huge fan of that country!! (I love you Japan!) :D
Overall I am so happy that I have had the opportunity to try this, and I think it is a great addition to any bathroom!!
Have you tried Noriko yet? If not, I highly suggest grabbing a slice and giving it a go! :D
Have a wonderful weekend!