The Experimenter Bath Bomb from Lush

The Experimenter Bath Bomb.pngAs far as I am aware The Experimenter (apart from the Magic bath bomb) is the only other hexagonal shaped bath bomb ever created by Lush.

It was originally released and presented as an Oxford Street exclusive at the opening of Lush’s new flagship store in 2015. Demand for this colourful bath bomb grew at an unbelievable rate and they are now available both online and in all Lush stores.

Sporting an array of 5 colours The Experimenter is an eye-catcher and a half. 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 is simply impossible to ignore.


All of the Experimenter bath bombs are of an hexagonal prism shape, this makes it exclusive to any other Lush bath bomb currently available in Lush’s all-year-through product line.

The Experimenter’s shape although a little more complicated than the standard Lush bath bomb has made it possible for it to have its own symmetrically-perfect design.

It is divided into 4 equal pieces, each of the pieces being a different colour; Pink, blue, goldy-orange and ivory. Above I have shared a photograph I took of 2 Experimenters next to each other so that you can see all of their colours. The 4 colours are then lined with what I could only describe as a purple belt.


In regards to the Experimenter’s scent, when I finally got my hands on one I wasn’t at all keen. I can remember sniffing it for the first time sat on my living room floor, I was a little disappointed. The Experimenter bath bomb has a very musky and smoky aroma. My first one was posted up to me from Oxford Street and it totally dominated the other bath bombs that were in the same package.

Looking at its colours I however decided that I would still give it a go. After all, I do find that a lot of the scents that Lush create take a while to get used to. A great example of a bath bomb’s scent that grew on me is Frozen.


As soon as you plonk the Experimenter bath bomb into the bath it starts to furiously fizzle away, spurting a rainbow of frothy, crisp colours. When used as fresh as possible the Experimenter puts on the most amazing, technicolour bath time show. I remember the first time I used it, I got in a bit of a kerfuffle as I didn’t know where to point the camera, there was just so much going on and I missed most of it! naturally this meant I NEEDED to buy a few more to use. 😉

I left writing the review of the Experimenter bath bomb for over a year, I wanted to get a proper feel of it and I personally do really like it. Performance-wise, to me it is what Lush is all about.

I however know that a lot of people are disappointed by the end result. Once all the bath bomb has fizzled away it leaves your bath water a dark and regrettably dirty brownish-grey.

I’m not quite sure what the people that are disappointed expected the end result to be as all of those colours mixed together can only end in one way, murky.

When people point it out I like to compare the water you’re left with to an artist’s paint pallet and brush water after the masterpiece has been completed. Think Vincent Van Gogh or Paul Klee! This sometimes wins people around but I understand why the Experimenter bath bomb wouldn’t appeal to some.



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Yoga Bomb Bath Bomb from Lush

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I can’t believe I have left the opportunity of reviewing the Yoga Bomb bath bomb until now, I have no excuses other than that I have been completely overwhelmed with all of the new Lush products released over the past 24 months. It has been such an exciting whirlwind of 5 star, fresh cosmetics.

During this period of time I have fallen head over heels in love with Lush products one after the other.

When the Yoga Bomb bath bomb was first released it was one of many new Lush products that were exclusive to the Lush Oxford Street flagship store that opened back in 2015. Eventually, the Yoga Bomb bath bomb proved so popular that Lush decided to make it available in all stores and online.

The first thing that comes to mind when you have a Yoga Bomb bath bomb in your hands is how boring and plain it looks. In comparison to other bath bombs such as Frozen or Sacred Lotus it wouldn’t win any beauty competitions on first appearance alone.

Scent wise the Yoga Bomb bath bomb is however a whole other level of yum.

Containing frankincense and sandalwood oil the Yoga Bomb’s scent is invitingly warm as well as both calming and soothing. It is a fantastic night time bath bomb that I have found to be a great alternative to the Blackberry bath bomb if I ever fancy bathing a little differently.
Within the first few seconds of the Yoga Bomb hitting your bath water, mounds and mounds of fluffy orange foam disperses from it. The foam gathers together on top of the water surface, spreading itself out evenly.

The Yoga Bomb then begins to charge around the bathtub while also slowly spinning itself, leaving a clear pattern of summer-orange swirls and big white, frothy bubbles.

Upon my first use of the Yoga Bomb I couldn’t help but wish that it had a little something more to give. The scent ticks every box for what I like in a bath bomb but for such a foamy bath bomb I wondered why it didn’t have any more colours to show off with.

That thought was however short lived as after 5 or so minutes of Yoga Bomb bobbing around in my bath it decided to show me its beautiful, secret insides!

In addition to the orange there were now small swirls of other colours forming. Light purple, indigo, turquoise, lime green and a deep exotic blue. The colourful patterns that the Yoga Bomb made in my bathtub got bolder and better with every passing second.

All of the colours that were coming out of the Yoga Bomb were soft and gentle shades. The colours, its scent and it’s beauty put together a truly relaxing, bath-time atmosphere.

The Yoga Bomb is a very slow fizzer. The show seems to go on for 10 minutes, maybe more, I am unsure as I always lose complete track of time while watching it.

It creates such mesmerising patterns right in front of your eyes and it’s always a little hard to believe as it truly is a marvelous bath bomb once it gets itself going.

Once Yoga Bomb has fully dissolved you are left with shimmery orange bath water coated with softly multicoloured swirls.

I find a Yoga Bomb bath to be very moisturising. It’s a treat for tired skin that I go back for time and time again. The delicate scent of the bath bomb stays with you for a good 4 or so hours after getting out of the bath too.

If you want help to relax after a tough day, the Yoga Bomb bath bomb is an excellent choice for a bathing partner. Within minutes of soaking in its water I can feel all of my worries and stresses melt away.

I am so glad that Lush rolled this bath bomb out to all stores at it is positively fabulous.

My only negative on it is that it really does work best the fresher it is. I strongly advise against hauding this bath bomb for more than a couple of weeks. It is self preserving I just feel you get more out of it when it is at its freshest.

Some bath bombs I’ve managed to keep perfect for months after buying it. The Yoga Bomb however doesn’t seem to hold on to its glory for very long, if you want the jaw dropping bath show I mention, use your Yoga Bomb bath bomb within a few days of buying it.



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Plum Rain Shower Gel from Lush

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When I very first see a photograph of the Plum Rain Shower Gel on Instagram, it took me by complete surprise. I hadn’t heard anything about it being released at all. This made it my new, number one must have Lush product.

As soon as I could, I texted my sister in law to let her know I would be sending her on a Lush Oxford Street errand at her earliest convenience. At the time of its debut (July 2016) it was an Oxford Street exclusive so could only be bought from that one store. Luckily for the rest of the world, it is now available exclusively online too.

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Plum Rain shower gel is a deep and sexy purple. As soon as the parcel that was sent up from London by my sister in law arrived I grabbed Plum Rain ready to sniff it. I had decided prior to sniffing it that it must share its scent with the Mumkin Bubble Bar. I was however, wrong. Very wrong!

Its scent is completely different from anything I have tried from Lush before. It’s a very sour fruity smell BUT not at all unpleasant. It didn’t take me very long to fall in love with it at all.

Plum Rain shower gel is quite a thick gel. It is very similar in consistency to the likes of Lush’s Bubbly and Hot Toddy shower gels. A little of the product goes a very long way, the smallest amount of shower gel lathers up effortlessly and it is as you work it in your hands in preparation to cleanse your body that the scent really hits you. creditedPRSG3

It is one of the most interesting scents Lush have on offer and I cannot wait for them to bring out more products that share its scent. The scent is refreshing, warm and so very inviting, I can never get enough of it.

Although the Plum Rain shower gels scent doesn’t stay on your skin for very long after getting out of the shower or bath, it does linger in your hair if used as a shampoo. In regards to my skin, Plum Rain is incredibly hydrating, after using it my skin feels silky smooth.

I am honestly so pleased with Plum Rain, it has taken pride of place in amongst my other much loved Lush shower gels and creams.



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Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb from Lush

shoot-for-the-stars-bath-bombI had this blog post drafted up and ready to post way back in November 2015. It had however unfortunately slipped into the deep and scarily dark land of lost blog posts… I was so sure that I had reviewed it but had convinced myself that I must have dreamt that I had reviewed it.

Although the Shoot for the Stars bath bomb isn’t currently available in the UK, Australia and New Zealand are currently having their yearly ‘Christmas in July’ sale, I’m not sure if this is one of the available products but I will still post this review today anyway. The rest of the world can bask in jealousy of Australia and New Zealand while reading my review.

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Without further ado, here are my thoughts on the Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb.

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The Shoot for the Stars bath bomb is a blue, yellow and white, honey-lishous, toffee-sweet, ball of bicarbonate magic.

It shares it’s scent with a number of Lush’s most popular products. Some like Shoot for the Stars are seasonal, while others are available throughout the whole year.

The scents name is Honey I Washed the Kids. The Honey I Washed My Hair shampoo bar is probably my favourite out of all of the everyday range products that shares the same mouthwatering scent as Shoot for the Stars. Honey I Washed My Hair is in fact my most bought Lush shampoo bar, I really should pull my socks up and get on with a review for that product too! #Slacking

The Honey I Washed the Kids scent is very sweet, You can detect honey, toffee and hints of gooey caramel. It isn’t however sickly. I have never had much of a sweet tooth and my preferred tastes are the same as my preferred scents. I am so glad that I like this products scent as I was unsure at first. It features in so many Lush products that it would be a crime for me to not like it.

As soon as Shoot for the Stars hits your bath water, blue froth begins to foam out, floating on the top of the water. Yellows and whites soon follow and then a redish pink! The very first time I used Shoot for the stars it’s claret inside was a huge surprise, what I thought to be a pretty but cold coloured bath bomb, heated itself up with the addition of it’s dark red insides.

Another surprise that in my opinion is the cherry on top of this amazing bath bomb, is the addition of miniature confetti stars, they’re tiny and hard to get a photo of but you can see a few in the photo above.

They decorate the dark blue bath water perfectly. It’s like looking at the night sky.

The Shoot for the Stars bath bomb really is the perfect winters treat, I hope that Lush bring it back for the Winter 2016 range as it’s really not one I want to say goodbye to just yet. I still have a few left over from Christmas 2015 and I plan on holding on to them until I know fresh ones are on their way to me! 😉



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Sleepy Head Massage Bar from Lush

Sleepy Head Massage Bar.pngThe Sleepy Head Massage Bar is unlike any other that I have had the pleasure of using before. Whenever it is a part of the Lush Kitchen menu I always jump at the chance to get hold of some.

When my very first Sleepy Head Massage Bar arrived I was amazed by how big it was. It’s called a massage bar but looking at it and feeling its weight in my hand makes me think that the term massage ‘brick’ would be a better and more fitting description.

As a diagnosed insomniac anything with the word ‘sleep’ in it catches my eye. Although (thanks to the help of my doctors) my sleeping abilities have improved somewhat, the whole getting enough sleep issue still sits at the back of my mind niggling away. I am very conscious that sleep is an essential part of life and that it is also the key to staying healthy. I used to go days and days without sleep, I don’t even know how I managed to get to work and then how I managed to last the day, week, month. You just do. No sleep however has a knock on effect and it is one that catches up on you all too late.

For people like me, sleeping isn’t a talent we have. Introducing essential oils and Lush Cosmetics into my daily routine has however been a game changer. I’m a huge fan of lavender oil simply because of its soothing properties. It is an extremely versatile essential oil and is useful for a number of things. Being both soothing and antiseptic it is marvellous for skin complaints such as sunburn and insect bites. It is also not just soothing for your skin, lavender is also my go-to-night-time essential oil because it helps clear and calm your body of negativities and stresses, slowly helping you to ease into the right frame of mind for a restful and good nights sleep.

The Sleepy Head Massage Bar lathers up very quickly, with its generous amount of cocoa and shea butter it makes for a real treat for thirsty, weather abused skin.

Its gentle lavender and ylang ylang scent stays with you hours after you have massaged it into your skin. Although as an insomniac I am not the best person to ask whether it made a difference to my sleep pattern, I do know that it helped me drop off to sleep quicker than I would have if I hadn’t have used it at  all. It pairs perfectly with the Lush Spa temple balm.

The lavender in it is useful in both winter and summer therefore making it a perfect massage bar no matter what time of the year it is!



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Magic Bath Bomb from Lush

Magic Bath BombThe Magic Bath Bomb had been on my desperately in search of list for quite some time. Every time it had previously appeared in the Lush Kitchen I had unfortunately not been able to get it. Too much month at the end of the money and all that…

My luck however changed in the last week of June 2016, the Magic bath bomb once again became available from the Lush Kitchen.

Upon opening my Lush Kitchen order of the Magic bath bombs, I was taken aback by the strength of their scent. I had asked for the new catalogue to be included in this order too. To my surprise the new catalogue seemed to have absorbed Magic’s scent. Even almost 2 weeks after separating the catalogue and Magic bath bombs I can still detect the scent of the bath bombs on that catalogue!

As soon as the Magic bath bomb comes into contact with the bathwater it begins to fizz away ferociously, completely dissolving within a minute or two. It isn’t long after you place the bath bomb in your bath tub, that you realise why this bath bomb is called ‘Magic’.

The Magic bath bomb is an hexagonal prism shape which is identical to the, The Experimenter bath bomb.

As the external blue layer of the Magic bath bomb quickly dissolves away you catch a glimpse of its insides. A deep, dark purple makes an appearance adding depth to the colours of the bath water.

Once the Magic bath bomb is completely dissolved you are left with the most mesmerising bath water. The photo’s I took do it no justice at all. The Magic bath bomb is definitely one you need to see for yourself.

At first I wasn’t that impressed with the Magic bath bombs scent, it was however completely different once in the bath. It actually helped me wind down and relax after what turned out to be the most stressful week I have had for a very long time.

The most prominent ingredient in Magic is probably the peppermint oil. It however isn’t like any of the minty products I have used before as it also has a herbal and floral tone to it. It reminds me of the freshly prepared vegetables that my mum does whenever we go over to hers for a roast dinner. Which I get doesn’t sound like a very desirable or inviting bath BUT, whatever is in the Magic bath bomb, vegetables or not, it really, really works.

Once the Magic bath bomb has all fizzled away, you are left with a single piece of parsley.

This was a complete surprise for me and I think the ‘veg scent’ I speak about above is because of the parsley. I am however rubbish at identifying scents so I could be VERY wrong.

Overall I am very impressed with the Magic bath bomb which was a pleasant surprise for me as I honestly thought I’d hate it. Sometimes a Lush product takes a little time to grow on you. Magic was most certainly the best name that Lush could have given this bath bomb, it really is spectacular!



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Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar from Lush

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The Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar shares its scent with one of my favourite Lush shower gels, The Olive Branch.

I still can’t get over the fact that I didn’t make the connection between the two products until someone pointed it out to me in store. I had been raving about both products for what seems like forever, never realising what they had in common. DOH!

My nose is quite simply, tragically talentless at joining the dots when it comes to scent recognition.

After writing any of my Lush reviews I like to take a look at what other people have thought about that same product. After doing a search for other reviews on Google, I sometimes find myself wondering if we had even been writing about the same product. I like how different products appeal to different people, it’s what keeps me hooked.

Holding out on reading other people’s reviews before writing my own helps me ensure that what I have written is all of my own personal opinion. I don’t like the idea of my review being swayed by what I have read elsewhere… I don’t even like to watch product demos as I find the element of surprise makes it all so much more exciting.

After originally concluding my Pop in the Bath review I was very pleased to see that my all time favourite Lush extraordinaire, Jen from All Things Lush UK had actually started her review of the Pop in the Bath in exactly the same way as I did. I therefore simply just had to add this to my review – it’s nice to hear that the best of the best didn’t link up the scents straight away either. Lush are obviously the masters of disguise! 😉

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Last year the Pop in the Bath bubble bar had a huge makeover. Unfortunately I haven’t got both versions to hand, I have however found a photo of the earlier design in an old Lush catalogue (see above photo.) 

Pop in the Bath’s reformulation has turned what was a somewhat dull coloured bubble bar into a much more exciting, brighter and bolder product. Currently Lush have both a blue and pink version of the Pop in the Bath bubble bar. The blue ones have pink flowers on top of them and vice versa.

The only negative point I have in regards to the Pop in the Bath bubble bar is its small size. I am however spoilt when it comes to bubble bars as I started off with the likes of the big and bold Comforter, Brightside and Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds. What Pop in the Bath lacks in size it well makes up for with its scent and vibrancy. It’s a bubble bar that has made me see that bigger isn’t always better.

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Being completely honest (as always) I will admit that I much prefer the Pop in the Bath name compared to The Olive Branch. Both share the same scent, I did not know this for the longest amount of time. I want to let people know to never judge a product by its name. I totally overlooked The Olive Branch as the word ‘Olive’ just didn’t appeal to me in amongst all of the fruity, shimmery and floral product alternatives.

Pop in the Bath has been dubbed as ‘practically perfect in every way,’ and I wholeheartedly back that statement. It has the most inviting, soft zesty fragrance that doesn’t reflect the word ‘Olive’ at all. There is no other bubble bar quite as welcoming as Pop in the Bath, it quite literally makes you want to Pop right in the bath and never come out again!

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I say this a lot but I think Pop in the Bath/The Olive Branch products have my favourite Lush scent of all time. So much so that when The Olive Branch solid perfume appeared on the Lush Kitchen menu this week (27th June 2016-3rd July 2016) I ordered a couple and I plan to wear it on my wedding day next year. I am so excited!

I am hoping that after the wedding, everytime I get a whiff of the Pop in the Bath scent I will be reminded of mine and my husband to-be’s special day.

I can easily get 4 generously bubbled baths out of the 1 bubble bar. I however can get a little greedy and completely over indulge by using half of it for one bath instead… The first time I ever used it I ended up using a whole one. I couldn’t find my way out of the bathroom for bubbles! as fun as that was I realise now that it was a little wasteful.

Pop in the Bath is 100% a member of my top 5 list of bubble bars. Try it, you will not regret it!

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