Strawberries and Cream Bath Bomb from Lush

Strawberries and Cream Bath Bomb

Fans of the Roller bath bomb were thrilled when the Strawberries and Cream Bath Bomb was first released last year (2019). Strawberries and Cream started its Lush-life as a Harajuku store exclusive.

Before long it then became exclusively available at Lush’s flagship store in Liverpool too. It is now currently at the time of writing this review available online and I believe in most Lush stores across the United Kingdom.

Sharing its scent with the aforementioned Roller bath bomb (which is arguably the most sought-after Lush product to ever exist) it has proven very popular. The Strawberries and Cream bath bomb contains geranium, bergamot and olibanum oils alongside cocoa butter and strawberry powder.

Strawberries and Creams captivating scent is all down to the carefully selected ingredients mentioned above. the Strawberries and Cream bath bomb smells just like a bowl of fresh strawberries that have been drizzled in a very generous helping of vanilla cream.

Lush seem to have taken inspiration for the design of Strawberries and Cream from the likes of the Golden Pear soap and bath bomb. Not to be confused with a Lush bubbleroon either, 2 sides of this juicy-red-strawberry-shaped bath bomb are sandwiched together with what I believe to be cocoa butter.

I’m not quite sure why Lush decided to do this, I’m however not complaining as this simple addition adds a whole new level of hydration to a bath bomb!

The Strawberries and Cream bath bomb is approximately the same size as the palm of my hand (not including fingers). Once in the water it instantly begins to fizzle away, sending green and red bubbles across the waters surface. The green fizz doesn’t last very long but the red holds out until the very end.

If you’re looking for bath art then Strawberries and Cream might not be the best choice for you as it does dissolve very quickly. Regardless of its lack of bath art, Strawberries and cream makes your bath water incredibly soft, so much so that whenever I use it I never want to get out of the bath let alone pull the plug.

Once you are out of the bath its scent although much more subtle on your skin, lasts on you for the best part of the rest of the day.

Although the Strawberries and Cream bath bomb is no where near as amazing in the water in comparison to the Roller bath bomb,  I do really enjoy using it. Especially when I need to have a quick bath rather than a long soak.

Overall I really do like the Strawberries and Cream bath bomb. It hydrates and softens my skin so well that I do not need to moisturise after using it. Another great benefit if you’re in a rush.

I can totally see and smell exactly why Lush have decided at the time of writing this review to have it as a main line product, it’s berry, berry good! 🍓 😉 ❤️



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Not So Secret Santa Bath Bomb from Lush

Sharing its size with the Butterball bath bomb the Not So Secret Santa Bath Bomb is one of the smaller sized bath bombs that appeared in this years (2019) Winter line.

I have never had much luck when participating in ‘Secret Santa’ gift swaps so always opt out of doing them if I am now invited to take part. (Don’t ask 😬) Even with the Secret Santa gift-swap-curse hanging over my head I couldn’t help but purchase this bath bomb.

The Not So Secret Santa bath bomb is named and designed from a play on words of the tradition of ‘Secret Santa’ gift-giving. As you can see, inside the Not So Secret Santa bath bomb is a Santa shaped paper-insert. He seems to be half hidden until you finally use the bath bomb.

Lush have been hiding paper notes in some of their products for years, one of the most recently released products being the Figaro Figaro bath bomb. The paper notes add some what of a novelty factor to bath bombs and it can make using them that little bit more exciting, especially for children!

The Not So Secret Santa bath bomb may look (apart from its paper insert) quite plain but one thing I have learnt through my excessive use of Lush products is that you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, or in bath bomb terms, you shouldn’t judge a bath bomb by its initial appearance! 😉

Containing essential oils from lemon myrtle, Sicilian lemon and litsea cubeba fruits/plants the Not So Secret Santa bath bomb might be Lush’s zestiest bath bomb yet. If I had to compare it to another bath bomb I’d say it’s fairly similar to the Dragon’s Egg bath bomb.

When you feel it is time to free Santa from the ‘snowball’ that he has got himself stuck in, place the Not So Secret Santa bath bomb into your bath water.

Upon hitting the water the Not So Secret Santa bath bombs scent begins to fill your bathroom almost immediately, just its scent alone leaves me feeling a lot brighter. Slowly but surely the Not So Secret Santa bath bomb dances around the waters surface, when suddenly a bust of red starts to trail out of it.

The trail of red soon becomes more apparent, pretty patterns begin to spurt out of the bath bomb until all that is coming out of it is red. It’s almost as if Santa has been accidentally put in a white wash! 😂 As the bath bomb dissolves, the Santa paper-insert reveals itself more and more, little by little.

For such a small bath bomb the Not So Secret Santa sure is powerful. Both bath art wise and by its scent. This bath bomb is lemony fresh through and through. Being a relatively fast fizzer it doesn’t take the freeing of Santa very long at all.

Unfortunately my Santa in the below photo appeared to have lost one hand while spinning around in my bath, I however found it stuck to my bum once I had got out of the bath, whoops! 🙊

With Santa finally being free, it’s the perfect time to lay back and relax in the Not So Secret Santa bath bomb’s waters… A soak in this bath water blasted away all of my winter blues. It’s the perfect mid-winter pick-me-up.

Once out of the bath the Not So Secret Santa bath bombs’ scent stays on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day. Its fragrance definitely added a little fuel to my ever declining Winter-energy-levels adding a spring to my step.

For such a small bath bomb I am surprised at how hydrated it left my skin, I didn’t just feel brighter mentally, my skin looked it too! Overall I am so, so impressed with the Not So Secret Santa bath bomb, it made for a nice change from the Butterbear bath bomb, I really do hope to see it making a return to the Winter line next year. 🤞



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Santa’s Grotto Bath Bomb from Lush

santa's grotto bath bomb

The Santa’s Grotto Bath Bomb (aka the Santa’s Workshop Bath Bomb – Both Santa’s Workshop and Santa’s Grotto are the exact same product, the bath bomb just goes by a different name depending on where you are in the world) was definitely the one I was most interested in when Lush’s 2019 Winter-line-up first got leaked. Decorated with a handful of all of the most Christmassy colours; Green, gold and red, it sure is an eye catcher! As well as its good looks, it also happens to have popping candy inside of it making it the perfect Winter treat for ALL of your senses.

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The Santa’s Grotto bath bomb’s scent isn’t how I had imagined it to be at all, containing ylang ylang, tagetes and everlasting flower absolute oils its ingredients list doesn’t exactly scream Christmas… Its scent isn’t the easiest to describe either but in short, I’d say it is a floral-sweet, fresh and incredibly powerful fragrance. So strong that in a room full of Lush, my nose can pick Santa’s Grotto up straight away.

Although many people find that the stronger scented Lush products are more of an acquired ‘taste’, Santa’s Grotto is one of the stronger scents that I do personally enjoy. Out of all of the Winter bath bombs from this year, Santa’s Grotto is by far the prettiest with its decoration of red and gold sea salt and popping candy.

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As soon as the Santa’s Grotto bath bomb hits the water you are greeted with a fizzy explosion. As Santa’s grotto bobs around in the water, minty green and blue foam swirls out of it creating the most gorgeous of bath art. Once Santa’s Grotto was in the bath, based on its colours the bath art it created reminded me of that left behind by the Thundersnow bath bomb.


Santa’s Grotto is a very slow fizzer leaving plenty of time to admire the bath art it leaves behind. The popping candy in the Santa’s Grotto bath bomb doesn’t take long to get started once placed in the water either. I don’t think I have ever had such a ‘snappy, crackly and poppy’ bath bomb experience before. It really was like sitting in my own personal firework display!

Overall I am really impressed with the Santa’s Grotto bath bomb, the bath art was magnificent and it left my skin feeling luxurious and soft. Its scent on my skin lasted for the best part of the rest of the day too. Fortunately its scent on my skin was a lot more subtle than the bath bomb on its own, as much as I did enjoy its scent, I think being exposed to it while it’s super strong may have been a little overwhelming  for me. I will definitely be picking up a few of these before the Christmas line retires.



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Fireball Bath Bomb from Lush

Fireball Bath Bomb

With December just around the corner the weather has (for everyone living my side of the world anyway; Shout out to my readers in New Zealand and Australia! 😉) turned bitterly cold. I am a Summer girl through and through and I think if it wasn’t for Lush’s amazing Winter line coming out every year, I would quite happily hibernate in a big fluffy dressing gown from now until late Spring.

Fireball is yet another brand new bath bomb from Lush this year (2019). There’s nothing quite like curling up in front of a warm fire but if like me you live without a working fireplace, the Fireball Bath Bomb really is the next best thing!

Fireball shares its scent with a much loved past-Christmas bath bomb called Cinders, I am lucky enough to have tried both and their scents really are identical, they both however perform so differently once in the water.

Containing mustard powder, cinnamon leaf and Brazilian orange oil Fireball is one of the warmest bath bombs I have come across, its scent is both warm and sweet. Lush products with cinnamon in are always welcome in my house. Cinnamon is a wonderful spice, I suffer with chronic pain and it is really good at soothing aching muscles, its warming effects stimulate blood circulation too.

Living up to its name, the Fireball bath bomb is shaped and designed to look just like a burning ball of fire. It isn’t like any other bath bomb that Lush have made before. Fireball is bright and bold, if its scent doesn’t warm you up then it’s yellow, orange and red colouring certainly will.

As soon as the Fireball bath bomb touches the water an eruption of orange, yellow and red bubbles fizzle out of it. Its warm and sweet scent fills your bathroom and once it’s been in the water for a while a smokey scent-layer seems to appear, reminding me even more of a real log fire.

After the Fireball bath bomb has bobbed around the surface of your bath water sending swirls of orange, red and yellow patterns across the water surface for a bit, the bath bomb suddenly begins to snap, crackle and pop… 😱

Lush have cleverly added popping candy to the ingredients of the Fireball bath bomb and what a show it puts on! the popping candy truly completes this bath bomb, it really is just like sitting in front of a real log fire, the popping and crackling every now again takes me right back to being a kid trying to warm myself up in front of the fire place. It’s such a brilliant idea and really does capture so much of an actual log fire.

The bath art that the Fireball bath bomb creates more-than-surpasses the non existent bath art created by the aforementioned Cinders bath bomb. Think of Fireball as Cinders’ much cooler little sister. It leaves the bath water a blood orange colour and also makes it silky smooth to touch. On a relaxation scale, the Fireball bath bomb is through the roof.

Once out of the bath the scent of the Fireball bath bomb remained on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day, it was subtle but present. I found that it left my skin feeling soft, hydrated and also brighter appearance wise.

I wish Lush would have rereleased the Cinders shower gel this year (shares a scent with Fireball) as pairing the both of them would be a legendary mix. The Fireball/Cinders fragrance screams Winter and I just can’t get enough of it. Even writing this review is tempting me into using the Fireball bath bomb again.

Overall I am really impressed with the Fireball bath bomb, it’s probably one of my favourite releases from this year. If you think the Magma bath bomb is a little too expensive then I’d definitely recommend giving the Fireball bath bomb a go instead, both are really warming, I will be sad to see Fireball go once the Winter line wraps up.



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Pop Art Bath Bomb from Lush

Pop Art Bath Bomb

To look at you wouldn’t know that the Pop Art Bath Bomb is in fact a part of the Christmas 2019 line. The fact it’s not in-your-face Christmas is actually what first drew me to it. I imagine this would be the case for many others that aren’t quite ready to embrace the C word yet! 😉

Made in the same mould as the new Blackberry, The Comforter and the Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bath bombs I was very excited to give it a try.

Pop Art is inspired by popcorn, a snack I can never get enough of. With its shape and its bright yellow and white colours it certainly stands out from all the other bath bombs currently available.

When it comes down to Pop Art’s scent family the Lush Community are divided on which Lush scent it is closest to. What with the shut down of Lush-UK’s social media too, it’s made it more difficult to get an official answer.

When the news of Pop Art was first leaked we all thought that its scent would be the same as the mouthwateringly scrumptious Let the Good Times Roll Fresh Cleanser; Since however using it I am leaning more towards it sharing its scent with the Yog Nog bath bomb.

It’s difficult to say which products scent it is supposed to emulate because of Pop Arts basic and incredibly vague ingredients list. I do however feel safe in saying that Pop Art’s scent is a fine mix of the 2 – just think of it like it is the baby of both the aforementioned bath bombs. 😉


As soon as the Pop Art bath bomb hits the water you are greeted with a huge hiss, yellow and white foam fizzles out of it as it slowly bobs around the water surface. Once in the water it doesn’t take long for the hidden popping candy to kick in…

I don’t ever recall a bath bomb with quite as much popping candy before, Pop by name and pop by nature! Pop Art is a fabulously slow dissolver too, the popping candy cackled away for well over 5 minutes and hidden inside there is also burst of red colour too; Pop Art creates red, orange and yellow swirly bath art galore!

I am still undecided as to whether Pop Art is more Yog Nog scented than it is Let the Good Times Roll. I would however confidently say that if you do enjoy the Yog Nog bath bomb, you’d enjoy Pop Art. Think of it as a less oily version of the Yog Nog bath bomb, Pop Art doesn’t have the hidden bath melts in but does have plenty of popping candy!

Overall I am impressed with the Pop Art bath bomb, its caramel-sweet, pop corn fragrance although subtle stays on your skin long after getting out of the bath and it’s actually very hydrating on the skin too. I adore the popping candy aspect and was also blown away by the bath art it created.



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Punkin Pumpkin Bath Bomb from Lush

Punkin Pumpkin Bath Bomb

The 2019 Halloween range from Lush is one of their best Halloween line ups yet. Several spooky and very-much-loved Halloween products have made a re-appearance as well as 2 brand-new bath bombs; Mercury Retrograde and Punkin Pumpkin.

The Punkin Pumpkin is obviously the most in-your-face-Halloween out of the 2 and as its name suggests, it is a pumpkin-shaped bath bomb that is NOT to be confused with the Pumpkin bath bomb from previous years.

Punkin Pumpkin is quite a unique bath bomb to say the least, Lush have been crazy-clever and have managed to make this bath bombs eyes and mouth glow in the dark, just as if it was a real carved pumpkin with a lit candle inside! 😮

I’m a super geek who loves a day-time-bath. Bathing in the day means I get to take advantage of the natural lighting, it’s the perfect conditions for bath art photo opportunities. The only downside to this is that I never got to experience the glow-in-the-dark aspect of the Punkin Pumpkin while in the bath. 🙁

I did however shine a torch on it for a minute or two before turning the lights off just to see if it really did glow and GLOW IT DID! Although the glow wasn’t quite as bright as the Ghost in the Dark soap (which is available again this year) it did definitely glow.

Now to get on with the science behind this magical glowing product. The first question everyone asks when introduced to such a product is, ‘HOW?!!’ You’ll have to read on to find out…

The magic glowing ingredient in Punkin Pumpkin is luminescent zinc sulfide. I was going to do a whole paragraph on the ins-and-outs of it until I remembered how bad I am at Chemistry. Instead of embarrassing myself I have included a link that sends you directly  to Lush’s website where all of the ‘glowing’ information can be found *click here*.

Along side the luminescent zinc sulfide, Punkin Pumpkin also contains pumpkin powder and cinnamon-leaf, lime, orange and Sicilian-red-mandarin oils.

Its scent is very warming and a lot more limey than I had imagined prior to sniffing it. Smelling it now I want to say that it also has a slight peppery undertone to it. It’s not too in-your-face cinnamony either which is a bonus for some customers. I on the other hand would have liked it to have contained a bit more cinnamon as I can never get enough of cinnamon, especially at this time of year!

As soon as the Punkin Pumpkin bath bomb touches the water a burst of orange and green erupts from it, spilling out into the bath while it floats on the waters-surface.

Size wise Punkin Pumpkin is actually quite a chunky bath bomb, I’d say that it is almost as thick as the likes of the larger Lush bubble bars such as the Brightside and The Comforter. With this in mind I was pleasantly surprised that the bath bomb floated the whole time it was in the bath.

Once the Punkin Pumpkin bath bomb has fully dissolved it leaves your bath water a warm orange colour. The colour isn’t the only thing that makes a Punkin Pumpkin bath so wonderfully inviting either, the bath water is silky soft to the touch and just a 15 minute soak left my skin feeling much softer.

Once I was out of the bath I couldn’t help but notice how much brighter my skin appeared. As well as being brighter in appearance, it was also perfectly moisturised too.

Its fragrance although subtle, left me surprised as it remained on my skin for the best-part of the rest-of-the-day. Again in regards to its subtle scent, Punkin Pumpkin is definitely better suited to those customers who favour lighter more delicate fragrances.

Overall I am quite impressed with the Punkin Pumpkin bath bomb, I’d have personally liked to have seen it with a slightly stronger scent though. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t share its scent with the aforementioned Pumpkin bath bomb too but that’s just me being super fussy! 😝 Regardless of this, I still believe Punkin Pumpkin to be an incredible new addition to the Lush Halloween, bath-bomb-family. 🎃



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Mercury Retrograde Bath Bomb from Lush

The Mercury Retrograde Bath Bomb was the first of 2019’s brand-new Halloween bath bombs that I tried. I’ll admit that before Lush released this bath bomb I didn’t know anything about the Mercury Retrograde phenomenon. After a little research I discovered that it’s a very interesting part of astrology.

Three or four times a year the planet Mercury is said to go into retrograde; This means that Mercury appears to move in the opposite direction in which the planet Earth moves. It is however all an illusion, both planet Mercury and planet Earth travel in the same direction. Mercury just moves slower than Earth which (when in retrograde) looks as if it is moving in the opposite direction.

Astrologists believe that when Mercury is in retrograde it causes chaos for us on Earth. Has your car broken down? has your laptop crashed? did you sleep through your alarm? According to astrologists it’s all Mercury being in retrogrades fault!

Whether you believe in astrology or not, the Mercury Retrograde bath bomb is a bath bomb worth trying. The first thing I couldn’t help but notice was how brightly coloured it was. Resembling a planet I feel as if Lush have pulled inspiration for the Mercury Retrograde bath bomb from the Intergalactic bath bomb.

Colour wise Mercury Retrograde is orange, purple and green and decorated with a generous sprinkling of black sea salt. How the sea salt is placed on the bath bomb is very similar to the likes of the Lush Summit Tiger Tiger Burning Bright bath bomb.

The Mercury Retrograde bath bomb has a long list of stimulating and warming ingredients, blended together all of them will ease all tension and lift your mood (caused by Mercury being in retrograde or not!) – Its fragrance has appeared in another much loved (especially by me) retro-Lush-product the Gingerbread House bubble bar. Why Lush have only just brought back a product with its scent is beyond me, it’s beautiful!

Mercury Retrograde contains cinnamon, ginger, Sicilian lemon and buchu oils. As soon as the bath bomb hits the bath water its mouthwatering gingerbread-biscuit-fragrance fills your bathroom. Orange, green and purple foam fizzes out of it creating bath art that is very similar to the bath art left behind by the Yoga Bomb bath bomb.

Mercury Retrograde is quite a fast fizzer but it doesn’t disappoint bath-art-wise. Although fast to dissolve, it means you can lay back and soak in its waters much more quickly. The carefully selected combination of Mercury Retrogrades ingredients are great for lulling you into a more relaxed state of mind, while you lie back enjoying the relaxing scent, it also works wonders on tired and/or achy muscles.

After getting out of a Mercury Retrograde bath my skin is left feeling soft, hydrated and it really does appear brighter. Its scent stays with me for the best part of the rest of the day too. This scent would work wonderfully in a perfume format , hint, hint Lush…

Although Mercury Retrograde isn’t your average Halloween bath bomb I think it fits into the range perfectly. I’ll be sad to see it go once Halloween is over and I will be grabbing a few before it’s too late. If you’re into astrology you’ll know that planet Mercury is next in retrograde this Halloween, if that’s not reason enough to give this bath bomb a go I don’t know what is!



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