You may have noticed this little pot making in an appearance in my latest Sunday Summary post and a couple of you asked if I could write a more in-depth review of it, so here it is! It would probably have made more sense to do this review a couple of months ago as this is a seasonal product only available at Christmas, but Lush do several other varieties of lip scrubs which are available all year (I would recommend the Bubblegum one in particular).
At this time of year I tend to get quite dry lips and I have a really bad habit of biting my lips too which makes the problem worse. The best product I've used to make my lips nice and smooth again is definitely Lush's Pow Wow lip scrub. I tested a few of these out in the shop and from what I've heard/read elsewhere I think all the lip scrubs do an excellent job - I chose this one purely because I liked the scent best. Pow Wow is a luminous green colour and I think it tastes just like Haribo Tangfastics (anyone else?!). It contains popping candy which you can feel tingling on your lips and the best part is it's not full of unnatural chemicals so you can lick it off your lips when you're done!
I find the easiest way to apply it is to purse my lips together and use my finger to lightly scrub away the rough skin. It can get a little bit messy because the 'particles' are a bit big (due to the popping candy) so I would recommend doing this before you apply the rest of your makeup. Once you wipe it off you're left with lovely soft lips due to the natural oils in the scrub, like jojoba and argan oil. I usually add a bit of Chapstick or lip balm afterwards just to make sure it lasts all day.
The lip scrubs retail at £4.95 which I think is a very reasonable price considering how long they last. I've had mine for over two months now and it's still almost full. I use it probably around four times a week - whenever my lips are looking dry or when I'm planning to wear lipstick and want smooth lips to apply it to. Unfortunately Pow Wow isn't available at the moment but I would definitely recommend writing it down on your wishlists for next Christmas, or you could try one of the other varieties. I've tried the Bubblegum one too and it smells so good, and I've heard the Mint Julip one is great too.
Have you tried any Lush lip products?