Friday, 21 July 2017

Zoella Jelly & Gelato Collection | First Impressions


Just realised that I'm going to be posting two first impressions posts in a row. Sorry, but also I HAD to post this. Normally I'm not sucked into a new launch where I absolutely have to buy the product the day it's released. For some reason this one was different and I found myself frantically scrolling through Feel Unique trying to decide which products to buy. I settled on a shower gel, Shower Shake, and a scrub, Cream Scrub, partly because these caught my eye the most but also because I'm running out of scrub and I can always use a shower gel.

Just a disclaimer, I haven't been a religious buyer of the Zoella Beauty range but I've been getting more and more interested in the products with each new release.

Starting off with the packaging I am totally in love with it. The bright but muted pastel colours go really well together and massively give me summer vibes. That font is the thing dreams are made of and the shiny gold just finishes everything off. The straw on the Shower Shake is literally the cutest thing ever. When I saw the picture of it online I thought it was a bit gimmicky but in the time I've had this I've pretended to drink from it like thirty times. The pot that houses the Creamy Scrub feels really sturdy and there looks to be a fair amount of product in them both.

The scent. For some reason I was thinking this was going to be a sweet, vanilla scent, much like the Sweet Inspirations collection from last year. I know, I know, the description of these products is that they are Elderflower and Pomegranate but the ice cream theme and packaging took my mind to something sweet. That being said I do really like this scent. It makes me feel really nostalgic, I have no idea why, but it does remind me of jelly so maybe I'm thinking back to birthday parties. It's slightly sweet but also a bit floral, not in a granny way but in a refreshing way. Definitely summery.

Let's get into the actual products. When testing these out I went for the scrub first which is an orange colour (the same as the orange on the Shower Shake packaging). It's one of the thicker scrubs I've used and I found that I had to scoop right down to get out the product. That's not necessarily a bad thing but it shows how thick it is. I also had to rub the product together in my palm to make it soft enough to rub on my leg. This scrub sits somewhere in between rough and gentle, not quite as scrubby as the Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub but not as gentle as the Body Shop Coconut Scrub, which is the scrub I'm currently using. The texture is like a thick balm with soft flaking beads in it which gives a good scrub without being too harsh and feeling like I've rubbed sandpaper up and down my leg. I'm a big fan of this scrub and I think it might become a firm favourite in my stash.

I'm just going to get this out there, the Shower Shake is amazing. I'm a big fan of the Soap and Glory Whipped Clean because it's so thick and this is exactly the same. It's a really thick cream that made shaving my legs an absolute dream and made my entire body feel soft in the shower. What I wanted to really test out though is how moisturising it was. The product description said that it would give a boost of moisture so I wondered if it would make my skin feel as it I had used a moisturiser after using it. I'm a serial moisturiser, I can't go a day without slathering a body butter on my body, so I was intrigued to see if I felt the need to moisturise. Although I will moisturise after using this product in the future, I have to say I was thoroughly impressed. My skin didn't feel tight and itchy like it does sometimes when I get out of the shower. My skin felt smooth and soft and I didn't feel like my skin desperately needed extra moisture.

Overall both of these products get two big thumbs up from me and I definitely want to try more from the range.

Have you tried any of the other products from this range? What did you think?
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