Last year (2016) Lush’s Valentine’s line was packed full of the most amazing, lovey-dovey products.
The first one that caught my attention was the Lover Lamp Bath Bomb. I’m always honest in my reviews and I will admit that in comparison to the wonderfully coloured bath bombs that we had been spoilt with throughout the Winter range, it does appear to be rather dull.
The name Lover Lamp however had me intrigued. That and the fact that you should never judge a bath bomb without using it first. Lush products have an awful habit of doing the complete opposite of what you are expecting…
Lover Lamp has a very similar name to the newly reformulated and re released bath bomb the Lava Lamp.
When Lover Lamp first went up for sale (January 2016) the Lava Lamp bath bomb was still at the time a recalled product. (It’s a long story that I’ve written about in its review.)
As the Lava Lamp bath bomb had at the time been banished into the recalled Lush cupboard, many people just presumed that the Lover Lamp was the new Lava Lamp.
Thankfully they were wrong!
Now I have used the Lover Lamp several times I can say with confidence that the Lover Lamp bath bomb is completely different to Lava Lamp. Lover Lamp does have a mild citrus air about it, it is however a very subtle citrus which is the complete opposite of the super zesty Lava Lamp.
As soon as I realised how unalike they were to each other I was over the moon. Lush had yet again managed to come up with another completely unique bath bomb, when you think they surely must have done it all, another amazing and new design comes along and surprises us.
Lover Lamp is a crisp white bath bomb decorated with 3 jelly hearts, it turns your bath water a very creamy milk colour and happens to be one of the gentlest bath bombs I have used, both for the skin and its scent.
Its scent is not overpowering at all, it reminds me somewhat of the Christmas time bath bomb Stardust. It has a very creamy vanilla scent mixed with a delicate layer of sweet orange.
I know the scent of Lush products can come across very strong for some. If you’re trying to turn a difficult-to-please person into a full blown Lushie Lover Lamp might just be the bath bomb to win them over…
As soon as Lover Lamp hits the water it starts to fizz, not just any type of fizz either, I’d actually describe its level of fizzyness as FIERCE.
Every time I use it I am surprised by how fizzy it is. It’s incredibly satisfying to watch fizz away, as soon as it hits the water you feel a wave of refreshment. The scent, the way it dances in the water and the fierce fizzing creates such a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, there is honestly no other bath bomb like it.
I didn’t watch any demos prior to first trying out this bath bomb as I wanted it to be a surprise. As Lover Lamp ferociously fizzes away a small handful of red confetti hearts appear, scattering themselves upon the waters surface.
I am truly awful at taking photos the pictures in this post DO NOT do this bath bomb any justice, NONE AT ALL.
Nearer the end of the Lover Lamps reaction to the bath water, the 3 jelly hearts float up to the top of the water too, surrounded by all of the small red, confetti hearts.
To someone familiar with Lush bath bombs I would describe Lover Lamp as a mixture of the May Day, Sex Bomb and Think Pink bath bombs.
May Day for its soft and gentle aroma and colouring, Sex Bomb for the jelly hearts, (they are similar to the jelly rose found on the Sex Bomb bath bomb) and lastly the Think Pink bath bomb because of the heart confetti.
Lover Lamp is the perfect bath bomb if you’re looking for something that’s gentle and relaxing.
Nothing has been officially confirmed yet but Lover Lamp may be returning as a product in Lush’s Valentine’s 2017 line. We will know for sure next Friday… *fingers crossed*
I really hope it does come back to the UK this year as it really is a remarkable bath product that I fall in love with that little bit more with every single use.
I think it would also make a great permanent exclusive-to-Oxford-Street bath bomb too, just putting the idea out there Lush HQ 😉
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This post was originally posted on this website on the 15th of January 2016. I have been slowly updating each post on this blog as with time my photos have improved(ish) as has my product knowledge – Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time ♥
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