I was given a Lush “Snow Fairy” gift box for Christmas, and Lush Fairy Dust Dusting Powder was one of the products inside. The smell of Fairy Dust is very similar to the Snow Fairy Shower Gel, just not nearly as overpowering.
I used my Fairy Dust for the first time by sprinkling a little onto my fingers, rubbing my hands together and then spreading the fine powder over my chest and arms. I think I seriously underestimated the amount of glitter in this powder, as my chest and collarbone had some serious twinkle going on. I looked like I belonged as an extra on one of the “Twilight” movies. Lol!
I came out the bathroom and hubby asked “What’s with the stripper glitter?”, so I thanked him and told him it was the powder that HE had bought me for Christmas. Of course, that provided a good chuckle, which then led to him calling me “Sparkles” all morning. Haha.
So, what’s the best way to apply Fairy Dust? Well, the instructions say to apply a little using fingertips (and that didn’t work too well for me), others choose to squeeze the bottle to create a Fairy Dust ‘cloud’ to walk through, and then there are those who multi-task with it and use it as a body powder on a powder puff, use it as a facial highlighter or even a room fragrancer (by sprinkling some on the carpet before vacuuming).
I experimented with with an old powder brush that I’d replaced, and I used the brush to apply a very light dusting of the powder to my body. This worked so much better than using my fingers, and I ended up with the wonderful scent of Fairy Dust and just a light shimmer on my décolleté, collarbone and shoulders, instead of being very glittery and sparkly.
Would I buy another bottle of Fairy Dust? Probably not. Don’t get me wrong, I love the smell and I love the fine powder, I’m just not a fan of that much glitter, and it seems like the amount of glitter in the powder does seem to vary from batch to batch, as there are conflicting reviews about the amount of glitter or sparkle in it. If Lush did a glitter-free version, I’d definitely consider it, but then it would’t really be Fairy Dust, would it?
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