29 January 2012

Beauty Box Reviews: Mitchell & Peach Shower Gel


The most I've spent on a shower gel is probably at Body Shop so when the all new Joliebox contained this posh-looking one, I was quite excited! I know many people say shower gels are boring, but I enjoy them because they are something that I'd actually try and use up.

Now the first thing I love is the container of this shower gel. It's really clean-looking, simple and gorgeous.

The smell.. OH, the smell. It's ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, it just SCREAMS, "I'M PACKED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS AND NATURE-LOVING LUXURY GOODNESS!" which is something I don't think you can get with drugstore or high street shower gels. It smells so relaxing and it's something that really calmed me down these past few weeks that I've been so busy I'm not quite sure I ever touched the ground.. (slight exaggeration, I'm firmly rooted incase you were worried.) I especially loved it because during this busy time (and due to a lack of a bath tub), you'd feel slightly guilty taking the time out for a full blown bath, but this shower gel will let you get the same relaxation for a shorter time.

My only downside is, it doesn't lather very well. A part of me likes this, because it kind of goes with the "essential oil" feeling of the product, so I ended up kind of doing a massage rather than a wash (again, very relaxing), but I do like having a bit of foam in my shower gels because it feel like all the city muck will come off with the bubbles.

Afterwards my skin wasn't particularly moisturized nor dry, just kind of there. I wasn't dying to slather body butter, but I wasn't really feeling all plump and lovely either.

The winner for this product is definitely the scent, which to be honest isn't enough for me to want to purchase this in full size yet. That being said - it's absolutely gorgeous, so if you can afford it and have had a bit of a crazy week, this will do the job and calm you right down.

I don't know much about Mitchell & Peach - any favourite products from them?
What did you think about the shower wash?

<3yu
*Received for consideration.

7 comments:

  1. I have really delicate skin so using body washes or gels is always dangerous (I get hives.) But I love to smell them and use them as luxe hand soaps. It's too bad that this wasn't super moisturizing. A nice scent is good but I always think there should be more to it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I agree - a nice scent is the easy part isn't it :) It's a shame about your delicate skin though! :(

      Delete
  2. I love shower gels but have been without a shower for over a year as our new house didn't have one but thank god we got one installed last weekend and I've been mad on shower gels again ever since. I'm obsessed with SnowFairy from Lush at the moment and it's one of my all time faves. This looks and sounds very nice. Unfortunately I don't subscribe to jolliebox as I've got Carmine and Glossybox but I think I may have to subscribe as it's been getting brill reviews. X

    danziesbitsofbeauty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha don't blame ya! I have Snow Fairy too! And I think Joliebox is my favourite box so far :)

      Delete
  3. I still haven't tried mine yet. I hate when shower gels don't foam so probably won't be a lover of it x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh yeah I know what you mean, I do prefer foamy ones too in general!

      Delete