Space Girl Bath Bomb from Lush

I am a little angry at myself for not taking more notice of the Space Girl Bath Bomb when it was readily available. Last year it sadly made the shortlist of Lush products that were set to go into retirement.

I alongside many other Lush fans wish that no Lush product ever had to be discontinued, it however makes way for new products so is an essential part of the Lush life.

As sad as we are to be losing a product, the excitement of new products always keeps us going…

When I found out that Space Girl was being replaced by the (at the time) Lush Oxford Street exclusive Frozen bath bomb I wasn’t as sad anymore.

A little bit of me will always miss Space Girl as alongside the Twilight bath bomb it was one of the first bath bombs I tried. The rest of the world however needed to experience Frozen so I waved goodbye to Space Girl while welcoming Frozen with open arms.

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The Space Girl bath bomb has a unique Saturn shape, no other bath bomb that I have come across has shared this trait. It is mainly just one colour (light-violet) it however also has a sprinkle of red dust on its exterior giving it a pinch of extra colour which also adds to its space-like design.

Containing both grapefruit and bergamot oil makes a Space Girl bath both an uplifting and a refreshing experience. Although it is very small, Space Girl doesn’t disappoint.

Once in the bath the scent of Space Girl really hits you. Theatrically the Space Girl bath bomb is a complete show off. Not only do you get the purple-blue and red colours swirling around your tub, you also get to see and hear the popping candy within it react to the water, it sounds like a teeny tiny, bath-time firework display.

Snap, Crackle and Pop!

I always find that a grapefruit’s scent is a million times more desirable than what it actually tastes like. Before I tried the Space Girl bath bomb grapefruit was something I avoided in meals and bath products. Not anymore!

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Before I’d taken the time to learn about Lush products I was very cautious about the products that had ‘glitter’ in, it just didn’t compute well with me, you don’t need to be a brain surgeon to know that glitter isn’t the safest thing to bathe your naked body in, I am however so glad I did my research (and took the risk of trying a product with it in) as it’s really no big deal.

For the first few months of using Lush I was using products with ‘glitter’ in without even noticing.

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It’s not ‘glitter’ at all, it is more of a cosmetic shimmer and I have grown very fond of it. It’s honestly not like hugging a Christmas decoration at all… It is barely noticeable and has never, personally caused me any irritation.

I recommend buying Space Girls every time they become available in the Lush Kitchen, they really are a favourite amongst the retro loving Lushies.



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 26th of July 2015. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge. – Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time


Sakura Bath Bomb from Lush

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When you first walk into a Lush shop I will admit that the Sakura Bath Bomb isn’t the first bath bomb that you see, overshadowed by other much brighter and bolder products people tend to miss it completely.

When I first got into Lush Sakura was a bath bomb that I initially ignored, I didn’t dislike it I was just drawn to the other bath bombs on offer such as Twilight and Phoenix Rising first.

It didn’t take me very long at all to get bitten by the Lush bug, I think out of all of the Lush products on offer bath bombs are probably still my favourite, when I say I’ve tried them all, I really do mean it. 😂

Sakura display @ OS

As you cans see from the photo above no Sakura bath bomb is quite the same. They of course all have the same ingredients in, looks wise they are however all unique.

Some are white all over with a few splashes of pink, some have a small sprinkling of salt on, others are even heavily speckled with pink and/or green. They do look fantastically odd all placed together!

The Sakura bath bomb is Japanese inspired, based on the beautiful cherry blossom trees it is designed to evoke the burst of optimism that the first sign of spring brings.

When I was little we had the most beautiful cherry blossom tree in our garden, I used to love seeing our cherry blossom tree bloom with beautiful light pink flowers. I distinctly remember being beside myself with anger and sadness when a tree surgeon came over to ‘trim’ our cherry blossom tree.

I think I was about 4 years old as my paternal nan was present. “YOU ARE KILLING MY TREE! YOUR ARE HORRIBLE! LEAVE MY TREE ALONE!” I screamed at him through the window, hiccups, snot and sobs galore… My family OF COURSE thinks this whole debacle is hilarious to this day, and they wonder why I grew into an anxious adult…

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The Sakura bath bomb has calming properties which actually happen to come in handy for when I am feeling anxious.

If you have a heavy day ahead the Sakura bath bomb makes for a fantastic morning bath-time treat. It always helps clear my head of stress and worries leaving me in a much more positive state of mind, I feel more able to face the next 24 hours. #YouveGotThis

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The Sakura bath bomb is quite a fast fizzer in comparison to others of its size like the Fizzbanger or the Frozen bath bomb. As soon as it is placed in to the water the  water softens because of the sea salt, the beautiful Sakura scent also hits you.

When looking at Sakura’s ingredients list I imagined it to be quite a fruity product, the mimosa and jasmine within it however dominates the lemon oil and orange flower absolute. Once out of the bath the scent stays with you for the whole day. It has a very light and refreshing floral scent. Despite this I would still class the Sakura as a citrusy product – Although, if you’re looking for a dominantly strong citrus bath bomb, you are probably better off grabbing something else.

The lemon oil and orange flower absolute may not be easily detectable by scent within the Sakura bath bomb, their magical uplifting properties however shine through when you spring out of the bath cheerier than when you got in.

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If you prefer the more gentle bath bombs, Sakura is a good one to go for. Once it has fully dissolved you are left with a small amount of soft pink and white bubbles, perfect for dry and tired skin.

I know quite a lot of people go for a bath bomb purely for a colourful and artistic bath, although Sakura is rather dull in comparison to other more colourful bath bombs, I still think it’s worthy of its staple product status, I cannot recommend it enough! 😊


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