Lush X-mas Review: Sandy Santa Scrub

I know, I know, Christmas is long gone! We are well into January and craving some sunshine but after popping onto the Lush website I saw they are having a sale still. I thought I'd take this opportunity to review some Lush bits which I missed out because I ran out of time. I'm starting with Sandy Santa!



I'm gonna start off by saying, I have had NO luck with the Lush sugar scrubs. Ever! I have tried every single one, every single permanent and limited edition one. I actually dread when they release a new one because I find myself STILL buying it just to see if I like it. This is what happened with Sandy Santa.


Sandy Santa is cute. He has little red coloured sugar for his Santa hat and has the general outline of Father Christmas. 
So on the Lush website it states that you dunk the scrub into water and use it all over your rough bits. I tried this before and the scrub disintegrated before my very eyes. 
I tried it dry on wet skin and ended up scratched to pieces.  
I tried wetting half of it, to come back later and find it a big old pile of soggy sugar. 
The best way I find to use these is to wet it a tiny bit whilst keeping it in its plastic container. I then scoop out the mush that forms and use that to exfoliate with. Its a pain because it means you NEED to keep that plastic part, which many people just throw away when unwrapping the scrub. The fact that it turns into this mushy sugary mess within the plastic is unsightly and to be honest, I couldn't wait to get rid of it. 

But we can't just judge on appearances can we? How does he perform? To be honest,  he does a pretty decent job at exfoliating. My skin is left completely soft (though not as moisturised as Buffy would leave it). Sandy Santa does get the job done, but he is a pain in the ass to use compared to other exfoliators and in my experience, only lasts 4-5 baths. He smells of citrus which was a nice pleasant surprise, its a nice uplifting scent and an unexpected hint of summer in the middle of winter!

If you want to try it for yourself, Sandy Santa is now in the Lush Sale for the measly price of £1.48. But for me, this is a total miss. No doubt I will end up buying another Sugar Scrub from lush when they release the next one but for now, I will be sticking to Buffy!

Comments

  1. Hmm this looks weird to use... it reminds me of Satsumo Santa though ahah!

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    1. You are TOTALLY right, it does look like Satsumo Santa!

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  2. Thanks for the info, I think I will be checking out Buffy instead though XD

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    1. Buffy is definitely better, by a loooong shot!

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  3. I was going to pick this up in the sale but I passed and bought Bubblebeard instead, and I'm glad I did! This sounds like far too much hassle for me to enjoy using haha! :)

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  4. Love the name and love the look of the product as it's perfect for Christmas whether you want to treat yourself or buy it as a gift, however it sounds more trouble than it's worth - it should be as great as it looks to use. Never used Lush products before but I'm super curious, the smells when I walk passed the shop make me intrigued! Great review lovely, honest and to the point :)

    Eda ♥

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    1. The other products are absolutely wonderful Eda, just make sure you avoid the sugar scrubs 8)

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  5. I had a feeling I was using mine wrong as he just disintegrated - ugh! Not going to try a Lush scrub again x

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    1. Haha, nope, turns out he does that to everyone lol!

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  6. I've never tried a sugar scrub from lush before, he's my first.
    Although when he arrived he didn't come in a plastic container, just a little lush bag to keep him separate from my other lush goodies I'd ordered.

    I will now take caution when using him so I'm not left with a sugary mess haha.
    xx

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    1. I hope you have more luck than I did! It sucks he didn't come with any plastic :(

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  7. Thanks for such a helpful review! This was on my wishlist before the holidays- hopefully I can snag it while it's on sale :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Give it a go Jen, you might have more luck than I did :) Let me know if you find a better way to use it :)

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  8. Not tried a Lush scrub before, but they sound a hassle, Cute though x

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    1. Their buffy scrub is amazing! Just not their sugar scrubs :/

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  9. I will do it!

    new follower
    tobebioacaseofbeauty

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