Atom Heart Mother Bath Bomb from Lush

The Atom Heart Mother Bath Bomb is a brand-new, limited edition product from Lush’s 2021 Mother’s Day collection. When I learnt that it shared its scent with my all-time favourite Lush bath bomb (So White 2016 edition) I ordered 2 as soon as they became available.

The Atom Heart Mother bath bomb is light blue in colour and decorated with 3 white clouds on its top part, a lot of people have been comparing the cloud design to the ‘Woody wallpaper’ used in Andy’s bedroom in the Disney film, Toy Story.

A lot of Lush customers have become rather perplexed at the point of discovering the Atom Heart Mother bath bombs peculiar name. I myself was very confused, as well as slightly annoyed with its name. As someone who never stops talking about Lush a name that doesn’t roll off of the tongue can be some-what bothersome! 😉

After a quick Google I learnt that Lush didn’t just throw 3 random words together; The Atom Heart Mother bath bombs name was in fact inspired by the name of Pink Floyd’s first number 1 album.

I personally couldn’t name or sing/hum a single Pink Floyd song even if my life depended on it. I am however confident that many older customers (or those with a wide range of musical knowledge) will get the reference immediately.

According to Google, the rock band came up with the albums bizarre name after coming across an article in a newspaper that was about a woman who had been fitted with a ‘nuclear-powered pacemaker’. Your guess is as good as mine as to whether that is true or not!

Now that the Atom Heart Mothers peculiar name has been explained some-what, I can begin to let you all know my thoughts on the bath bomb itself.

When my parcel containing the Atom Heart Mother bath bombs arrived, I was pleased to see (or should I say smell) that its scent was exactly the same as the So White bath bomb that I mentioned earlier. Containing a blend of rose absolute, bergamot, neroli and Brazilian orange oils the Atom Heart Mothers scent smells just like crisp, freshly sliced apple chunks.

As soon as the Atom Heart Mother bath bomb comes in to contact with your bath water you are greeted with a gentle hiss of small blue and white bubbles. After a minute or so pink bubbles begin to materialise from it as well.

It doesn’t take long for the pink bubbles to become the most dominant of the 3 colours spurting out of the Atom Heart Mother bath bomb. Slowly but surely pink, white and small flecks of blue-bubbly-foam make beautiful swirling patterns on the bath water’s surface as the Atom Heart Mother charges around like a miniature power boat.

Underneath the blanket of beautiful bath art left behind by the bath bomb is silky soft, lilac coloured bath water. Unlike some Lush bath bombs the Atom Heart bath bombs scent remains through-out the entire time you are in the bath. Once out of the bath the apple scent also remains on your skin for the rest of the day.

I always come out of an Atom Heart Mother bath feeling instantly refreshed, its scent is incredibly uplifting and always gives me a real happiness-boost. I can’t help but top up its scent with the Once Upon A Time body sprayAtom Heart Mothers body spray equivalent.

Any product that has the So White/Once Upon A Time fragrance will always be one of my favourites as, as I said earlier it is one of if not my favourite Lush scent family. Since taking the colour out of the So White bath bomb back in 2019 the Lush Community have been crying out for a colourful tantamount and the Atom Heart Mother bath bomb does not disappoint! 😊



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4:20PM CBD Bath Bomb from Lush

The 4:20pm CBD Bath Bomb is a brand-new product and is the first of its kind from Lush. It was released back on Christmas Eve, 2020. CBD is short for cannabidiol, cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants which I am sure many sceptical people will be pleased to hear, means that using this bath bomb will not get you high.

There has been a lot of research conducted around the use of CBD oil and it is said to have a long list of health-benefits. In particular it helps with stress management and those suffering with anxiety and/or sleep problems.

CBD has also been proven to help people like me, who suffer from medical conditions that cause wide-spread chronic pain. The very reason I first got into Lush Cosmetics was because I was looking for natural alternatives to prescription painkiller medications. With this in mind I of course ordered a couple of the 4:20pm CBD bath bombs without hesitation as soon as they became available.

The above photo shows you both sides of the 4:20pm CBD bath bomb, it has to be the oddest shaped bath bomb I have seen from Lush to date. One side of the CBD bath bomb is round and green, and the other side is baby-pink with a peculiar square and triangle crystal-like-design. The green side has 4:20 etched into it and the baby-pink side has the words LUSH CBD etched into it.

There are several unconfirmed theories behind how the 4:20pm bath bomb got its name, I thought it was because during the first UK lockdown that is when Mark, the co-founder of Lush Cosmetics liked to take his daily bath. My husband however says it’s to do with a ‘special time’ associated with getting high. A sort of secret code between groups of friends.

I think I prefer the bath time theory but both could be the reason behind its name. Lush do like to poke fun at certain things and are well known for being and saying things that are a little tongue-in-cheek.

As soon as the 4:20pm CBD bath bomb comes into contact with the water you are greeted with a gentle hiss of green and light pink bubbles. It’s a fairly quick fizzer and doesn’t create any bath art. This gives you ample time to sit back, relax and reap the benefits of this carefully crafted bath bomb with no distractions.

The 4:20pm CBD bath bomb contains cannabidiol, patchouli and sandalwood oils, it scent is earthy, woody and calming. Once the bath bomb has fully dissolved you are left with silky soft, moss-green bath water. It left my skin looking brighter and more hydrated yet not at all oily.

Once I was out of the bath I did feel very relaxed, I wouldn’t say I was anymore relaxed than I’d normally be after just an ordinary Lush bath though. I will have to try the CBD bath bomb a few more times before I can be sure as to whether the cannabidiol had any real/extra effects on me pain-relief wise.

After my bath I did go on to have quite a stressful day and I admit I got through it better than I normally would have, whether this was to do with the lingering effects of the bath bomb will remain a mystery but I’d certainly be happy to use this bath bomb again either way. 😊



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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas Bath Bomb from Lush

If you’ve spent your whole life looking for a star-spangled hippo to share a bath with then look no further as Lush are here to save the day!

The I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas Bath Bomb is brand new to this years (2020) Christmas line. It is inspired by a Christmas song of the same name that was released back in 1953. Up until the bath bombs release I actually hadn’t ever heard the song and had to look it up on YouTube, annoyingly it’s stupidly catchy… 😆

Like the Tick-Tock and Angels Delight bath bombs, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas is another smaller bath bomb from this years Winter line. I can see why smaller sized bath bombs may not appeal to some customers but so far every bath bomb in this years line (big or small) has well and truly impressed me.

For the purpose of this review and to save both myself and you some time, I am now going to refer to the I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas bath bomb as just I Want a Hippo, Lush love to test my patience with super long names. I fear that if I continue to refer to it, by its full name I’ll never want to hear of or see a Hippopotamus ever again, star-spangled or not! 😂

I Want a Hippo shares its scent with the old school, Lush classic bath bomb, Space Girl. You will also recognise its scent from this years (2020) Halloween shower gel, Very Very Frightening. It’s a much loved scent within the Lush community and I’m so happy that Lush are finally using it in new products.

I have never been very good at describing scents but I am confident in describing I Want a Hippo’s fragrance as a soft, yet mouthwateringly moreish raspberry affair. Containing cold pressed raspberry seed, grapefruit and bergamot oils its scent is both refreshing and relaxing.

The light sprinkling of stars used to decorate the I Want a Hippo bath bomb make me think of the Jingle Spells and old style Northern Lights bath bombs, its colour however reminds me of the Blackberry bath bomb. I’m not sure if any of those bath bombs helped inspire the design of  the I Want a Hippo bath bomb but if you like any of them, I’m sure you’d enjoy I Want a Hippo too.

As soon as the I Want a Hippo bath bomb hits the water you a greeted with a gentle hiss of purple bubbles. Followed by gentle pops of the popping candy hidden within. The gold stars decorating the bath bomb slowly become loose scattering across the waters surface before dissolving.

The hidden popping candy continues to crackle away for a short while after the bath bomb has fully dissolved. The water it leaves behind is a beautiful shade of purple and feels like silk to touch. It isn’t as moisturising as I’m used to with Lush bath bombs but doesn’t dry my skin out or anything. A body lotion in its scent would however be very much appreciated, hint, hint Lush!

Overall I really enjoyed using the I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas bath bomb, it might not put on much of a show and is on the small side BUT its scent is delightful, I can still smell it on my skin hours after getting out of the bath. Well done Lush, this is yet another bath bomb I have to stock up on before the year is through… 🙈



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NEW So White Bath Bomb from Lush

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The So White Bath Bomb has had many visual updates, it started off as just a plain white sphere-shaped bath bomb with light pink insides (reviewed here) this version was released as a part of the Winter line consecutively for quite a few years.

It was then changed to have an apple-like-shape with a single green leaf sat on its top in 2016. This version of the bath bomb created some of the best bath art that I have EVER seen from a Lush bath bomb. (reviewed here)

I adored everything about the 2016 version of the So White bath bomb. Lush however decided to update it yet again just a few years later. Now it still shares the apple-like-shape from its previous version BUT it is completely white, even on the inside. The bath art has gone down the drain, literally…

The only thing that has stayed the same throughout So White’s many face lifts is its scent. The So White scent is in my top 3 favourite Lush scents, as sad as I was to lose what was one of my favourite parts of a much loved bath bomb I was happy I could still experience some of its wonder, minus the bath art.

As angry as I was at Lush for taking away a huge part of one of my all-time-favourite products I understood why they took the colour out of it. For starters it made the bath bombs name make more sense. It also became more desirable to customers who don’t like to bathe in lots of colour or glitter. Sometimes less is more.

With its deliciously-crisp, apple scent, the So White bath bomb smells just like a fairytale. Neroli, orange flower, Brazilian orange, bergamot and rose absolute are blended together to create one of the freshest fragrances Lush have on offer.

Seeing as the So White bath bomb doesn’t create any bath art I didn’t take many pictures of it once it was in the water. It’s a very slow fizzer and what it lacks in bath art it well makes up for with its scent and how soft and milky-white it turns your bath water.

I always come out of a So White bath feeling instantly refreshed, its scent is just so uplifting and gives me a real happiness-boost, helping to go about the rest of my day with a clear state of mind. I can never resist its scent.

After using it, its fairytale fragrance stays on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day, I however like the scent so much that I can never resist topping myself up with its body spray equivalent, the So White body spray.

Any product that has the So White fragrance will always be one of my favourites, if Lush had taken the colour out of any other bath bomb I doubt they’d have got away with it!



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Marshmallow World Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Marshmallow World Bath Bomb is a member of Lush’s American Cream scent-family. The American Cream scent isn’t a favourite of mine BUT it’s a light enough fragrance that I am happy to use every now and again.

Being honest as always, the  American Cream scent has always reminded me of one of those tree-shaped car-air-fresheners. Those air-fresheners remind me of the long car journeys that I seemed to always be on as a child, which aren’t the fondest of my childhood memories; Therefore the Marshmallow World bath bomb and I from the get-go weren’t off to the best of starts…

All-things-American-Cream are however ridiculously  popular within the Lush community and after getting on quite well with the American Cream shower gel I thought I’d give the Marshmallow World bath bomb a go too.

However I feel about a products scent, if it’s pink it’s still got a good chance of impressing me. With the Marshmallow World bath bomb being so pink I found it impossible to resist so ordered a couple.

The Marshmallow World bath bomb was first released back in November 2018 as a part of a huge community favourites release, amongst other bath bombs such as; the New Blackberry, The Comforter and the Melusine bath bombs.

After selling so well, Lush decided to make the Marshmallow World bath bomb a permanent fixture and it has been a staple, all-year-round product ever since.

As soon as the Marshmallow World bath bomb touches the water a stream of pink and white bubbles begin to fizzle out of it. As it bobs around the water sending waves of pink and white here, there and everywhere a light vanilla scent with a touch of strawberry slowly fragrances the room.

If your favourite colour is pink, then the bath art that the Marshmallow World bath bomb creates will leave you spell bound. Containing Vanilla absolute, lavender oil and marshmallow root powder, the Marshmallow World bath bomb is not only soothing to your mind but your skin too.

Once the Marshmallow World bath bomb has fully dissolved you are left with bright pink bath-water that is silky soft, to touch. The marshmallow root powder really does make a difference on your skin. Once I had got out of the bath I couldn’t believe how soft my skin felt!

Long gone are the comparisons my nose made of the American-Cream-scent and tree-shaped car-air-fresheners.

Although I’m still not a huge fan of the American Cream fragrance, favouring citrus based fragrances instead; The Marshmallow World bath bomb did really impress me. For a bath bomb that isn’t rich with organic cocoa butter like the Roller bath bomb I can’t quite believe how hydrated and smooth it left my skin. All-in-all, I’d definitely recommend this bath bomb and can see how it has lasted so long as an all-year-round product. 😊



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Blazin’ Bad Zula Bath Bomb from Lush

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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.

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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.

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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! 🤞



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Love Locket Amazeball Bath Bomb from Lush

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!



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Strawberries and Cream Bath Bomb from Lush

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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

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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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