The Experimenter Egg Bath Bomb from Lush

The Experimenter Egg Bath Bomb part 1For Easter 2017 Lush decided to turn some of their most popular regular shaped bath bombs into egg shaped ones. The Experimenter Egg Bath Bomb is of course an adaptation of the more than colourful Experimenter bath bomb.

The Experimenter Egg bath bomb is probably the hardest to photograph out of the Easter line, no matter which way you try to put it down, it is impossible to get all of it in one shot. I didn’t want anyone to miss out on what it looks like so have added a photo below that shows it from every angle, this was not an easy task. (I hope my attention to detail and crazy high levels of Lush geekness pleases at least one other Lushie!)TEEBB All anglesThe Experimenter bath bomb was originally released and presented as an Oxford Street , London exclusive at the opening of Lush’s flagship store in 2015. The high level of demand for this colourful product grew at such an unbelievable rate that Lush decided to make them readily available both online and in all Lush stores.

Knowing this, I wasn’t at all surprised when I see that for the Easter period of 2017 they had decided to adapt it into an egg shape.

Sporting an array of 5 colours the Experimenter products both hexagonal or egg shaped, demands everyones attention and with very little effort. For the plainer coloured bath bombs I always tend to write in my reviews that they get overlooked because of other, more colourful bath bombs. The Experimenter is one of those bath bombs and seeing it in the shape of an egg got me very, very excited!

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As soon as the, The Experimenter Egg bath bomb hits the water a wave of its smoky, sweet scent hits you, it’s quite an acquired scent but is one I have grown to like from using the original Experimenter bath bomb. Back when I very first tried the, The Experimenter bath bomb its scent overwhelmed my senses, I now however really enjoy it. The best description I have heard of its scent is saying that it smells just like marshmallows cooked on an open fire. Smoky with a delicate kick of vanilla.

The colours and pretty bubbles that spurts out of this Egg bath bomb makes for a very entertaining bathing experience. I know people think I am bonkers when I get excited over things you just plonk in the bath but if you see this bath bomb in action you will understand why I love Lush Cosmetics so much.

Not only does it create beautiful and bright bath art but it also contains popping candy, I love how it charges around the bath leaving a trail of bath art while pop, pop, popping away.
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Is the, The Experimenter Egg bath bomb any different from the original The Experimenter bath bomb? not really. It was however interesting to see it in an alternative shape. With it also being a little bit bigger than the original it seemed to put on a much longer show.

I recommend using the, The Experimenter Egg bath bomb as fresh as possible. Lush products are very good at lasting well passed their shelf life dates I however think you get the most out of this one if used as soon as possible. It makes for a memorable and exciting bath!



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Flopsy Face Wash Jelly from Lush

Flopsy Face Wash JellyThe Flopsy Face Wash Jelly is the second of its kind. Prior to its Easter 2017 release, only one other face wash jelly had ever been available, the Papa Noël was the very first and it was available back in 2016’s Winter range. Although the Papa Noël had a few teething troubles at first, Lush quickly rectified them and a product that was first seen as just a novelty became very popular because of how well it actually worked as a face wash.

Last year (2016) I was more than apprehensive when I heard that Lush were bringing out a jelly face wash. Don’t get me wrong, I trust Lush and all of their ideas completely, it just took me a bit of time to get my head around. I had however had the very same feelings before I tried Lush’s shower jellies, with this at the back of my mind, I didn’t hesitate to pick up a pot. As you can see from my review of Papa Noël, I was very impressed with it. I was therefore really excited when Lush announced that as a part of their Easter 2017 line there would be a brand new one for us to try.

As you can see from the photograph below Flopsy is not just a face wash jelly but also a novelty mask of some sort, making it the perfect prop for a good selfie or two. Luckily for you I will not be modelling it on my face, the below photo will have to suffice!Flopsy Face Wash Jelly insertAlthough I’m a little mad at Lush for not bringing back last years (2016) Bouncy Bunny shower jelly my anger dampened somewhat when I learnt that their Flopsy face wash jelly shared its scent with the Snowman shower jelly and Bunch of Carrots reusable bubble bar.

Flopsy has a very uplifting and refreshing fragrance, packed with zesty lemon and bergamot oils it’s the perfect product to brighten up tired skin. Getting the whole thing out of the pot is quite the task. It’s easy enough but once it is out it’s really hard to control, after all it is jelly.. I decided that it would be easier to have my Flopsy broken up into smaller more manageable chunks.

Since breaking it up, the Flopsy face wash jelly has been much easier to use. It lathers up very quickly and the smallest amount is needed to wash your face. Each chunk of the jelly can be used several times making it excellent value for money.flopsylulu.pngDeclaring that my skin is the ‘combination’ type is the understatement of the century, it’s indecisive, annoying and a nightmare to keep on top of, therefore when it comes to face washes I am very, very fussy, so far Flopsy used alongside some Tea Tree Water Toner Water has however kept my face in check.

My skin appears brighter and it has also become a lot smoother since using Flopsy. Overall I am really impressed with the Flopsy face wash jelly. It is an excellent face wash and I am glad I tried it as I know if I hadn’t I’d still just think of it as a novelty product not giving it much attention at all.

Will I buy it again? possibly. It’s a good product, I find I however have to change up my skincare routine every few weeks as my skin becomes used to a product very quickly. Alternating between Flopsy, Let the Good Times Roll and Herbalism seems to be working really well for me at the moment, although I may not be buying it again very soon or stocking up before Easter is over, my Flopsy face wash jelly will be placed at the front of my shelf for easy access.



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Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bar from Lush

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When it comes down to Lush’s reusable bubble bars I am more than willing to admit that I either love them or hate them. For me there is no inbetween. This is because I find that some of the reusable ones just aren’t as colourful and vibrant in the water as the ordinary ones are.

A good example of a reusable bubble bar that wasn’t as good as I’d envisioned colour-wise was last years (2016) Santasaurus. Don’t get me wrong, it was perfectly fragranced and left my skin soft, it is just the colour it transformed the bath water into that let it down, it was a very murky green and it didn’t make me feel very Christmassy.

There are however a few reusable bubble bars that do match up to the ordinary bubble bars standards so I always give each one a go at least once. What had me intrigued about the Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bar was the fact that there are 3 colours to try in just the one product purchase, orange, purple and pink…

The Bunch of Carrots reusable bubble bar shares its scent with the Snowman shower jelly, I would however like to point out that its scent is not at all one I would associate with Christmas. It is in fact quite the opposite, it includes a mixture of lemon and bergamot oil and actually reminds me more of the Spring time. I guess this is why Bunch of Carrots has been released as an Easter product over the last few years.

Its scent is cheery and refreshing. I would love to try more products with its scent, I really do like it and an added bonus to it is that it reminds me of my nan and grandad’s house when I was little, not only does it smell beautiful and refreshing it also brings to light many happy memories for me too.

Surprisingly each carrot lasted for 2 baths each. The colour they turned the water were also all very vibrant, there wasn’t as many bubbles as I’d normally get though. The scent however stays throughout the whole of your bath and the lemon and bergamot in it really helps give you a boost. I can’t wait to try this years batch (2017). I will update this post if there’s any difference, (larger amount of bubbles ect) also the photos in this post need updating… I’ll get on it as soon as Lush Easter arrives! 😉



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Humpty Dumpty Bath Bomb from Lush

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‘HUMPTY DUMPTY FELT A SHARP WHACK, HUMPTY DUMPTY HEARD A GREAT CRACK. ALL THE KING’S HORSES AND ALL THE KING’S STAFF FOLLOWED SWEET HUMPTY STRAIGHT INTO THE BATH…’

The wording above isn’t quite the same as the nursery rhyme you will remember from your childhood BUT I think I might just like this Lush-version a little bit more. It could actually be written about me.

As a sufferer of EDS I’m always losing balance and getting ‘sharp whacks’, I also always hear ‘great cracks’… Which is mostly my joints moaning that I’ve moved them too fast or too far, ha, ha… As for always being in the bath, it’s no secret. I am a loud and proud bath addict, it’s how I keep productive 😉

With so much in common me and Humpty Dumpty where obviously meant to be!

The Humpty Dumpty bath bomb was a part of the 2016 Lush Easter range and was quite the size.

The idea behind the bigger Easter bath bombs is that you crack the egg (bath bomb) in half (just like you would an Easter egg) and inside is a surprise… A miniature bath bomb in the shape of a fried egg!

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Once you can get to the fried egg insert you should have 3 pieces of bath bomb that you can share between 3 baths. That is unless you are greedy like me and just end up chucking them all in together…

All pieces of the Humpty Dumpty bath bomb are Honey I Washed the Kids scented. Honey I Washed the Kids is one of Lush’s most famous scents. It can be found in a number of their products all year through. The Honey I Washed My Hair shampoo bar is probably my favourite out of all of the every day range products that share its scent.

The Honey I Washed the Kids scent is very sweet, I can pick out honey, toffee and hints of gooey caramel… It however isn’t at all sickly. When I first got into Lush I was really worried that I wouldn’t like anything from the Honey I Washed the Kids family, I could see so many products sharing the scent and was concerned as most sweet scents I just can’t hack.

I have never had much of a sweet tooth and my preferred tastes are the same as my preferred scents. The Honey I Washed the Kids scent is however one of my favourites as it’s sweet but not sickly. I now always jump to try any of the Lush products associated with it.

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Although the Humpty Dumpty bath bomb is huge, it doesn’t take long to fizz away once it comes in to contact with your bath water. This is the reason I always end up putting the 3 separate pieces in all at once.

Comparing the Humpty Dumpty bath bomb to other Honey I Washed the Kids scented bath bombs, I do favour the alternatives. The Shoot for the Stars bath bomb appeals to me more as it’s a slow fizzer and its scents has more throw.

Humpty Dumpty is a lovely Easter bath bomb, I however only had 2 from this years range as I found it more of a novelty product than anything else. If it does come back next year I think I will buy it again but not for myself, I’d get it for my nieces and nephews as an alternative to a chocolate Easter Egg. I like to get them something a little bit different than everyone else and they all love bath time so it’s perfect for them as a treat.



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Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb from Lush

Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb.pngIt’s crazy to think that Easter 2016 has already been and gone, the first 5 or so months of the year normally creep past making Spring and Summer appear to be just a myth… What feels like 10 minutes after new years eve is now May the 5th!? Better late than never, here is my review on the beautiful florally decorated, hot-pink, egg shaped bath bomb called the Fluffy Egg!

Sharing its scent with the much loved Christmas shower gel Snow Fairy, Fluffy Egg has always proved very popular with Lush fans, coming back as an Easter exclusive every year since its original release. If you haven’t experienced the Snow Fairy scent before, it’s a very sickly-sweet smell, think bubblegum, oodles of sugar and candy floss galore.

I am going to admit that I am one of the very few people that doesn’t get ridiculously excited about the Snow Fairy scent. It’s not at all unpleasant, in fact its a very likeable scent. I however have never had much of a sweet tooth so it’s never going to be my go to product. If I however was faced with the choice of a chocolate Easter egg or this Fluffy Egg bath bomb, I’d pick the bath bomb every time.


Upon hitting the water Fluffy Egg starts to fizzle away ferociously. Floating just beneath the surface of the water, Fluffy Egg immediately starts to change your bath water into a sea of pink magic. Although Fluffy Egg is a very fast fizzer its scent stays with you through out the whole of your bath.

Not only does Fluffy Egg’s scent stay with you right up until the last drop of bath water goes down the plug hole, it also lingers on your skin for the best part of the day after getting out. I wouldn’t say that this bath bomb was particularly moisturising.

Most Lush bath bombs hydrate my skin so much so that I do not have to moisturise myself after. With Fluffy Egg I however found my skin a little dry after I got out of the bath. I just wish I had a Snow Fairy scented body lotion as I hate the idea of masking its scent with another product entirely.

Luckily, since first writing this review in May 2016, Lush have blessed us all with a Snow Fairy body conditioner ( first released as a part of Lush’s 2017 Winter line). Although it’s not quite the same as a body lotion, it does a very similar job and it shares the same scent  as Fluffy so there’s not two different scents masking one of the other.

Fluffy Egg as I said above is a very quick fizzer, the quick fizzers sometimes dissolve away so fast that you don’t get to appreciate some of the patterns a bath bomb can make.

Although the pretty bath art made by the Fluffy Egg bath bomb is nowhere on par to the likes of many other bath bombs, I do love the colour pink so I can’t complain. Sometimes less is more.

I wish they did this bath bomb in a blue colour too. I know my nieces and nephews would LOVE to use these mini egg bath bombs but the boys would never speak to me again if I got them a pink present… So ungrateful! 😉

Overall I think Fluffy Egg is a great addition to Lush’s Easter line and I look forward to hopefully seeing it again in 2017.



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Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar from Lush

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Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar is yet another Lush Oxford Street, Easter exclusive.

Some of you however may have been lucky enough to pick one or two of these up from the Lush Kitchen last week.  That particular batch sold out within minutes, if you managed to get just one I’d very much like to shake your hand as you’ve a good set of super, speedy fingers!

Prior to last weeks Kitchen release Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar was only ever available from the Oxford Street store.  I guess the sheer exclusiveness of this product was the catalyst that made the Kitchen batch sell out so very quickly.

On paper the Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar sounds amazing, being a HUGE fan of anything remotely citrusy I just had to check this bubble bar out before Easter 2016 came to an end.

Down the Rabbit Hole’s main ingredient is Brazilian sweet orange oil, this essential oil is very popular within Lush products.  Not only does it smell delicious, it also has skin brightening properties.  Its sweet tangy scent is the perfect pick-me-up should you find yourself down in the dumps.

The first thing that you notice about Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar besides its uplifting scent is how very pleasing it is on the eye.  The deep pink, summer orange and dazzling yellows that this product consists of all blend together beautifully.  each swirl of colour compliments each other making it that little bit more eye catching than other products.

Based on Lewis Carroll’s much loved Alice in Wonderland stories, the rabbit hole is where Alice fell to end up in ‘Wonderland.’ When you look at it, the gentle swirl-design of this bubble bar does have a very hypnotic and wacky look about it…

Lush make so many attractive products that sometimes you can get a little overwhelmed.  The thought of breaking up this gorgeous bubble bar made me a little sad, I very nearly didn’t.  I however know that Lush pride themselves on the fact that their products are fresh so wanted to use this exclusive bubble bar in its prime.

In diameter the Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar is similar to the super chunky bubble bar The Comforter.  It however isn’t as thick, I’d say it’s probably about half of its size in depth.

Down the Rabbit Hole’s thinness in comparison to the chunky bubble bars that Lush have on offer mean that this bubble bar won’t stretch over as many baths as I had grown accustom to with the likes of Brightside and The comforter.

The Comforter bubble bar would make me 8 maybe 9 generously bubbled-bubble-baths.

After experimenting a couple of times with the Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar I recommend that you use at least half of it per bath. Using a quarter of it left me with only a light blanket of bubbles and hardly any scent at all.

Included in Down the Rabbit Hole’s ingredients are various types of lustre making the bath water underneath the canopy of bubbles sparkle away.

I know some people think lustre is glitter, the mere mention of it being an ingredient within a cosmetic product makes some literally run for their lives.  I am not sure how many times I have actually addressed this in my blog as people ask me about it all the time.  ‘Lush glitter’ isn’t scary at all, it actually makes for a very pleasant, bathing experience.  I feel as though I need to dedicate a paragraph like this to all of my lustre-infused-product reviews.

In my own words I would describe ‘lustre’ as cosmetic shimmer, it is very similar if not the same ingredient that you can find in various make up products such as bronzer.

I was so excited to try this product and by all means I enjoyed the bubble bath it created, I just wish its scent was a little more apparent.  Looks wise this bubble bar is one of the prettiest that Lush have provided us.  I however wouldn’t go out of my way to get more as I prefer the products with stronger scents.

What did you guys make of this bubble bar?



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Spring Bunny Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Spring Bunny Bath Bomb is only available to buy as a single product in one place in the world, Lush’s flagship store in Oxford Street, London. (There are several Easter gift sets that it features in too!)

It is no secret that the citrus scented products are the ones I favour. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a lot of the new Easter stuff this year as so many of the products in this years line are citrus based.

Packed with Sicilian lemon oil, the Spring Bunny bath bomb makes for an excellent bath time product to use if you need to get up and go. Most Lush bath bombs are tennis ball shaped and lack the same intricate detail that Spring Bunny does. Shaped as an Easter bunny, it has a face, ears and little feet making it almost too cute to let go down the plug hole.

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In size I’d compare it to the Ickle Baby Bot bath bomb.

Packed with uplifting and cleansing Sicilian lemon oil, Spring Bunny is the perfect Easter pick-me-up. A lot of people think that baths are a part of a night time ritual that helps you get off to sleep. This isn’t the case at all, the rich and zingy scent of Spring Bunny gives me such an energy and mood boost that I’d actually feel silly using it of a night.

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Before I got my hands on the Spring Bunny bath bomb I expected it to be a very quick fizzer, I was very surprised as it lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. I am unsure of how long it actually takes to fully dissolve but comparing it to other bath bombs of a similar size it definitely puts on a ever so slightly longer show.

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For design I give the Spring Bunny bath bomb top marks, simply because it’s so detailed.

I know of several people that haven’t been able to use their Spring Bunny bath bomb yet because it is so sweet to look at. Giving it a little nose, eyes, ears and dinky feet has made it so much more impressionable than the normal type of bath bomb, as said above, you just don’t want to let it all go down your plug hole never to be seen again.

Some have even said that the Spring Bunny bath bomb is like having a pet rabbit BUT a lot better as it smells like lemons, doesn’t need feeding and also doesn’t poop…

I however never get too attached to my bath bombs and threw this little guy in my bath as soon as I could.

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What the Spring Bunny bath bomb lacks in size and variety of colours is well made up for with its uplifting and refreshing scent. As soon as I got into the bath I could feel the bath bombs cocoa butter, soothing and hydrating my tired, dry, winter skin. The Lemon scent stayed with me for the rest of the day too.

I have a few of this bath bomb in my personal Lush stock and I foresee some very energising baths in my very near future. For such a little bath bomb, Spring Bunny has quite the kick!



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Tweet Bubble Bar from Lush

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I managed to get hold of this Oxford Street 2016 Easter exclusive thanks to my sis-in-law who is literally my Lush lifeline, she’s an amazing personal shopper to have, you should all be very, very jealous.  Sending her on all of my Oxford Street errands has accidentally got her hooked on Lush Cosmetics too, whoops! I can’t take full credit though as lets face it, every single product in Lush sells itself, going into the shop, picking things up to sniff, touch and learn more about it is all part of the wonderful and very addictive Lush experience.

This Easter (2016), Lush Oxford Street have a brand new, slightly odd looking yet perfectly charming store exclusive, the Tweet Bubble Bar.

All Lush products are handmade, it is however not until a product like the Tweet bubble bar is released that you get to really appreciate this. Although each Tweet bubble bar weighs the same, (meaning you get the same amount of product in each) no two look quite the same. For someone like me who has an overactive imagination this personal and individual touch gives each Tweet chick its very own personality. Although the lack of consistency look-wise will bother some, I feel it’s all part of Lush’s charm.

 
Tweet bubble bar like quite a few of the recent Lush releases is another citrus scented product. It is very similar to the Sunflower bubble Bar that was also an Oxford Street exclusive earlier this year.

Packed with plenty of tangerine oil, Tweet is a bubble bar that will refresh and lift your mood whatever the weather. Within aromatherapy tangerine oil is used to relieve stress and is also said to help with insomnia. As an ex(ish) insomniac I can honestly say that since using Lush products before bed I have noticed such a positive difference in my sleep pattern. Although I am not completely cured I now find it so much easier to drift off to sleep, getting that extra few hours of sleep in comparison to none at all is a god send.


I broke my first Tweet bubble bar into two. This amount made copious amount of soft, citrus-sweet bubbles. In hindsight I wish I would have spread the Tweet bar over 3 baths as it is more than capable of doing so.

Spread out over 2 baths Tweet more than adequately met my bathing needs. The only negative thought I have of it is that I just always get a little frustrated when a really good bubble bar isn’t the same size as for example the, The Comforter bubble bar. I’m just a greedy guts like that… This point is of course more of a reflection on me than Tweet!

My skin, dry and feeling a little more sensitive than normal due to the increase in amount of hydro sessions I have had to put my body through felt instantly soothed.

I spent a little bit longer in this Tweet bath than I would normally do, I was just so very relaxed.

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Several hours after getting out of a Tweet bath my skin is still beautifully hydrated and the scent of the Tweet bubble bar is still very prominent on my skin. I wish I had a few more of these in my personal Lush stash as they really are such a good Lush product.

I hope they come back for Easter 2017!



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Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bath Bomb from Lush

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bath BombI finally got hold of the Lush Oxford Street exclusive, the Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bath Bomb. A huge thank you to my sister-in-law Kelly for picking these up for me. I literally squealed with delight when this handsome little bath bomb arrived on my doorstep. When I very first see the sneak peaks of this bath bomb, I predicted that it would be similar to the Sacred Lotus bath bomb in terms of fragility. Somewhere Over the Rainbow is however the complete opposite of fragile. For its unusual shape, it is remarkably sturdy putting other oddly shaped bath bombs to shame.

I’m 100% positive that Somewhere Over the Rainbow shares its scent with another Lush product, I however can’t work it out and it’s driving me insane! – I wish that I could have them all in front of me to sniff so that I could work it out. I found a little bit of information about it online but seeing as it’s a very newly released bath bomb no one has had the chance to write a proper review on it just yet.

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Containing sicilian mandarin and neroli oil it is a relaxing, mood boosting and refreshing bath time treat. Many people think that bath bombs are only good for winding down before bed. WRONG! The Somewhere Over the Rainbow bath bomb breathes life into my tired body, helping me go on for that little bit longer.

As soon as Somewhere Over The Rainbow hits the water you’re greeted with a thick pastel coloured red and orange foam that is super moisturising and soft. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’d already know that the Somewhere Over The Rainbow bath bomb is inspired by the film The Wizard of Oz, It’s kaleidoscope of colours really does draw you into the magic that comes if you follow the yellow brick road.

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I always get an unbelievable amount of photos when I use this bath bomb. I thought that it would be a quick fizzer with the odd splash of colour, it was however so much more than that. It fizzed away very slowly, gracefully filling my bathroom with a soft citrus and calming neroli scent. This combination works a trick for shaking off any worries or stress you may be feeling.

I am devastated that I only have one more of these bath bombs left in my own personal stash, they were an Easter 2016 limited edition release so you can no longer get them. I feel that once Easter 2016 was over, the absence of the Somewhere Over the Rainbow bath bomb left a big empty hole in the Lush world. It’s a brilliant product and would make for a fantastic permanent edition, I’d love it even if Lush just decided to keep it on as a Lush Oxford Street exclusive.



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