Blazin’ Bad Zula Bath Bomb from Lush

blazin' bad zula bath bomb

The Blazin’ Bad Zula Bath Bomb is a brand new release from Lush’s 2020 Mother’s Day line. If you’re a Spice Girl fan like me, you may recognise this bath bombs name as it is named after Scary Spices alter ego in the Spice Girls 1996 top hit, Say You’ll Be There’s music video. My inner 6 year old squealed with excitement at the thought of a Spice Girl bath bomb, I just simply had to get a hold of one as quickly as possible.

In the 30 years I have lived on planet Earth I don’t think anything else has ever captivated my time and attention more than the Spice Girls did and Lush does now, mix them both together and I’m in heaven.

BlazinBadZula-1

Blazin’ Bad Zula’s scent is a fragrance we’ve had from Lush before, it shares its scent with the Chris The Camel bath bomb that was first released as a part of Lush’s 2019 Christmas line. Containing black pepper, cinnamon leaf, Brazilian orange and clove bud oils Blazin’ Bad Zula’s fragrance is sweet yet spicy. I personally really like its scent but have heard from a few others that it is quite the acquired taste.

Any Lush product with a hint of spice in especially cinnamon is bound to be a hit with me, as I suffer with chronic pain; The warm ingredients in certain Lush products are a god-send for me as they work wonders on aching muscles. My mission to help myself combat the chronic pain I suffer with is actually what first inspired me to get into Lush products, this makes Blazin’ Bad Zula even more exciting for me!

As you can see from the photos the Blazin’ Bad Zula bath bomb was designed with Scary Spices trademark leopard print in mind. What I wasn’t prepared for when I threw the Blazin’ Bad Zula bath bomb into the bath was the BATH ART.

phonto-2

The Blazin’ Bad Zula bath bomb is a very slow fizzer leaving you plenty of time to admire the bath art it leaves behind. As it bobs around in the water it shoots out a wide range of colours, yellows, purples, greens and blues; White foam too. My photos of the bath bomb in action do it no justice at all.

Once Blazin’ Bad Zula has completely dissolved the water left behind feels luxurious and silky smooth. It’s a very dark shade of purple with a generous helping of golden sparkle, as well as laying back in its warming and stimulating waters you can’t help but swish the water round, swirls of green and gold come to the surface before quickly disappearing again. It’s a true piece of art!

The sweet and spicy scent of the Blazin’ Bad Zula bath bomb lasts through out the whole bath. Once out of the bath its scent also remains on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day too. My nose always seems to detect a banana element to this bath bomb, it’s strange as, as far as I am aware it hasn’t got banana in but I’m not the only one to make the comparison.

If any Lush product has ever oozed girl power before it hasn’t been quite on par with the beautiful Blazin’ Bad Zula bath bomb. For lightly shimmered, glowing and beautifully hydrated skin give Blazin’ Bad Zula a go! I hope that Lush bring this bath bomb out again as I missed being able to stock up on it because of  the temporary closure due to social distancing. Fingers crossed! 🤞



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


 

Love Locket Amazeball Bath Bomb from Lush

Love Locket Amazeball

While Lush seem adamant on never releasing their much loved Yummy Mummy shower cream ever again, you can’t stay angry at them for very long when they are creating a shed load of products that share its scent. This years Valentine’s Day line features a golden-oldie bath bomb with a face lift AND a new fragrance!

The Love Locket Amazeball is (for want of a better word) the most amazeball, of all of the Amazeballs that Lush have created thus far. I actually did a poll on my Instagram and 75% of my followers agreed.

phonto

An Amazeball is a fancy bath bomb, each of them have a small lid. Love Lockets being the blue lock (see below photo). Inside the Amazeballs are either bubble bar dust or in Love Lockets case, tiny bath bomb hearts. The tiny bath bomb hearts are what makes me like Love Locket the most…

You’re meant to sprinkle an Amazeballs contents into the bath as it runs. Some create bubbles and change the colour of the baths water, Love Lockets contents however create beautiful bath art, that reminds me a little of the Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb.

8d049fca-08bf-4fbd-bac5-ec3664f9a170

The Love Locket Amazeball contains a mixture of tonka absolute, geranium and Brazilian orange oils. Its scent is a creamy-vanilla and strawberry blend, fans of the Roller bath bomb will be very pleased to hear that its scent is exactly the same.

How you use your Love Locket Amazeball is all down to personal choice. I have seen some people throwing it all in at once, I however sprinkled the heart-inserts in first, followed by putting the rest of it in.

phonto-1

Below is a photograph of the exact moment I sprinkled the bath bomb heart-inserts into the water. Seeing as they were very small, I didn’t expect them to hang about for very long. They had pretty much disappeared by the time I got the other part of the Love Locket Amazeball into the water.

After doing a little research online it appears that chucking the whole thing in together seems to create a better amount of bath art, I however enjoyed using it the “sprinkling way’ just as much!

138fc2f5-3920-499f-a255-d373ad8d0e5b

The pink and blue parts of the Love Locket bubbled away for a good few minutes, with it being a hollow bath bomb, I was surprised that it did fizzle away for so long. Its much desired Roller-scent shines through, throughout the whole bath too.

Its scent also remained on my skin once out of the bath, the fragrance was a lot more subtle on my skin but again I prefer it this way. It left my skin perfectly hydrated as well, there was no need for a top up of body lotion or moisturiser, another thing I love to get out of a bath bomb, not having to lotion up after a bath saves me so much time and energy!

04013f9b-cd61-4854-b9ec-373e8fc3e9a3

Overall I am very impressed with the Love Locket Amazeball, it is the first of Lush’s Amazeballs that I have bought more than one of. Lush is getting quite expensive these days so I can no longer go mad, I felt splashing out on an extra Love Locket was however worth it.

I’m always honest in my reviews and I can’t help but mention that I hope Lush give other Lush scents a go in future products. I love the scent family that Love Locket is in but it keeps showing up and I can see people growing bored of it due to, too much of a good thing!



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


 

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! 🍓 😉 ❤️



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


 

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. 🤞



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


 

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.

phonto

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.

phonto-2

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.



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


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.



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


 

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. 🎃



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


 

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!



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


 

Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bath Bomb from Lush

Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bath Bomb

The Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bath Bomb was first introduced to the Lush Community as one of the Harajuku, Japan store exclusives. It then went on to be an exclusive at Lush’s flagship store in Liverpool too. At the time of writing this review, it is now also available from Lush’s UK website and in selected UK stores.

Unfortunately, to make room for new products some have to eventually be discontinued. With Lush UK’s HQ now refusing to use their social media channels, it has made it very difficult to sort the fake news from the cold, hard facts BUT now that the ’30 years of the bath bomb’ celebrations are nearing an end, Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds is one of the bath bombs rumoured to be leaving.

If true, whether or not the Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bath bomb will still remain in the Liverpool and Harajuku stores is another fact that has yet to be confirmed.

If you’re a frequent Lush customer you may recognise that there is also a Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bubble bar.

The bubble bar equivalent of the Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bath bomb (which for the purpose of this review I am now going to name just ‘Blue Skies’ to save us both a bit of time! 😉) is a staple Lush product. Available online and in stores all over the world, it is hugely popular. The introduction of a bath bomb that shares its same scent therefore sent a ripple of excitement through the Lush Community.

The Blue Skies bath bomb shares its cloud/berry-like shape with the, The Comforter and the updated version of the Blackberry bath bombs. Containing patchouli, frankincense and cinnamon leaf oil the Blue Skies bath bomb is described on Lush’s website as ‘peace-inducing’.

I find it really difficult to describe scents, the most prominent ingredient in the Blue Skies bath bomb just like its bubble bar equivalent is the patchouli. As a huge fan of both frankincense and cinnamon I am a little disappointed that my nose can’t detect either ingredient, if I had to describe the bath bombs scent with just one word I would choose peppery.

As soon as the Blue Skies bath bomb hits the water you are greeted with a gentle hiss, blue and white froth bursts out of the bath bomb as its peppery scent fills your bathroom.

Blue Skies much like the aforementioned The Comforter bath bomb is a very slow fizzer. Although the bath art wasn’t anything to write home about, I did get a few photos of the pretty bubbles that the bath bomb created as it slinked around my bath.

Even once Blue Skies is in the water my nose still cannot detect the frankincense and cinnamon leaf oil, my body does however feel the cinnamons skin warming properties. A good long soak in a Blue Skies bath left me feeling chilled out and my muscles completely relaxed.

I didn’t find the Blue Skies bath bomb particularly moisturising but my skin did appear brighter once I was out of the bath.

Overall I do enjoy using the Blue Skies bath bomb, its scent family just isn’t a favourite of mine. Patchouli is always a Russian-roulette-ingredient for me as sometimes it does trigger my migraines. Blue Skies bath bomb however didn’t!

Pushing its scent aside, I do always feel completely relaxed after a Blue Skies bath. If you love the peppery Lush fragrances then I’d definitely recommend giving this bath bomb ago.



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


Figaro Figaro Bath Bomb from Lush

The Figaro Figaro Bath Bomb was originally one of the 54 Harajuku, Japan store exclusives. At the time of writing this review, it is now available from Lush’s UK website and in chosen UK stores. I picked mine up back in March from the new flagship store in Liverpool, UK.

Unfortunately there are rumours currently circulating within the Lush Community that say that now the ’30 years of the bath bomb’ celebrations are nearing an end, Figaro Figaro alongside several other bath bombs will be leaving and being put into Lush-product-retirement.

Whether or not the Figaro Figaro bath bomb will still remain in the Liverpool and Harajuku stores exclusively has yet to be confirmed.

The Figaro Figaro bath bomb is a smaller sized bath bomb, roughly the same size as a Butterball  it fits snuggly in your hand.

The first thing I noticed about the Figaro Figaro bath bomb other than its smaller size was its peculiar shape. Some have described it as a tear drop while others a pear. While I am not sure as to why the Figaro Figaro bath bomb isn’t just the standard bath bomb shape, I do like that it stands out.

The Figaro Figaro bath bomb has quite the ingredients list, a list that is so long that when looking at it written down on paper it’s virtually impossible to predict its scent. Containing aniseed, chamomile blue, eucalyptus, fennel, lavender, Brazilian orange, peppermint, sage and thyme oils you’d think Figaro Figaro would have a scent strong enough to blow your head off, its scent is however quite the opposite of a head-blower-offer!

I was expecting a highly intoxicating scent from Figaro Figaro but its fragrance is actually a very subtle herbal one. I have seen that not everyone within the Lush community are mad on Figaro Figaro scent, I do however like the more subtle scented products sometimes and for me Figaro Figaro made a nice change.

Upon hitting the water the Figaro Figaro bath bomb hisses away, deep red bubbles spill out of it as well as a smaller amount of purple, yellow and green. Its herbal scent remains subtle but the show it puts on in the water puts many other Lush bath bombs to shame.

Figaro Figaro is definitely a bath bomb to go for if you’re a fan of bath art like myself. I was left mesmerised by the bright colours coming out of it. Considering how small Figaro Figaro is I was not expecting anything like this from it at all!

While I have no knowledge at all when it comes down to anything opera I recognised Figaro Figaro’s connection to it straight away.

Once the bath bomb had fully dissolved the water was left a bright and inviting shade-of-ruby-red. It wasn’t until it had all dissolved that I noticed it had a hidden paper note inside of it. I opened it up and found the below song lyrics on it! (see below photo)

When I read these words out to my mum while talking about me reviewing the Figaro Figaro bath bomb she knew exactly which opera song the song lyrics were from, ‘LA, LA, LA, LA’ing’ the tune back at me straight away.

phonto-34

For such a small bath bomb I was surprised at how silky it left the bath water. My skin lapped up the ingredients and what I thought was going to be a calm and relaxing bath actually turned out to be rather energising. While I was definitely feeling more relaxed in its waters I did feel a spring in my step upon getting out of the tub.

I really enjoyed the Figaro Figaro bath bomb, the hidden note inside of it made it all the more interesting and I actually learnt a thing or two about the opera because of it. Lush used to have hidden notes like this inside of their Fizzbanger and original Blackberry bath bombs and I must say I miss them. They just seem to add something to the experience that I love.

I will be sad to see this bath bomb retire but understand that some have to eventually leave to make way for exciting newbies!


Come and say hello to me on social media…
Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr