Snow Fairy Bath Bomb from Lush

 

The Snow Fairy Bath Bomb was first released as a limited edition Christmas product back in the Winter of 2019.

With the Snow Fairy scent being so popular and featuring in copious amounts of products year-in-year-out, I wasn’t at all surprised to see that the Snow Fairy bath bomb had made a return in the Winter 2020 line.

As shown in the photograph above, the Snow Fairy bath bomb has 2 sides, each has a different variation of the same shaped and sized snowflake.

One side is pink with a bright-white embossed snowflake and the other side of it is the same bright-white with a shimmery ice-blue embossed snowflake.

After Lush decided to retire their jelly bombs, the Snow Fairy bath bomb was created to fill the void that the discontinued Snow Fairy jelly bomb created.

I didn’t dislike the Snow Fairy jelly bomb but I have to say I much prefer this bath bomb version. I like that it’s a stereotypical standard bath bomb, plain and uncomplicated.

My first experience with the Snow Fairy scent was through its shower gel; The Snow Fairy scent is best described as a sweet blend of candy floss and bubblegum.

I don’t always favour the super-sweet-scented Lush products however with the Snow Fairy scent featuring heavily in so many of Lush’s products, it’s almost impossible to avoid, especially in the Winter.

Over the years I have warmed to the scent, the fact that all-things-Snow-Fairy are bright pink (my favourite colour) really helped me warm to the fragrance too. 😉

Immediately after the Snow Fairy bath bomb is placed in the water, you are greeted with a hot pink explosion of fizzing bubbles.

It slowly starts to spin, dancing around the bath creating beautiful bright pink and white patterns on the surface of the water.

It is a fairly slow fizzer, giving you plenty of time to admire the bath art it creates.

Once the Snow Fairy bath bomb is fully dissolved you are left with silky-smooth, hot-pink water decorated with a plastic-free shimmer.

A good soak in a Snow Fairy bath doesn’t dry out my skin at all. I wouldn’t however describe it as hugely moisturising, if you enjoy the scent I recommend that you use the Snow Fairy body conditioner with it too.

This way you don’t mask the Snow Fairy scent with something completely different AND your skin gets an extra bit of added hydration.

Once out of the bath the Snow Fairy scent remains on your skin but is a lot less intense.

If you’re after bath art, the Snow Fairy bath bomb would be a good choice to go for. My photos in this review do the bath bomb no justice at all. I had several other photos I could have added to the review but I think the 7 in this post are more than enough to include in just one review!

Overall I really do like the Snow Fairy bath bomb and suspect that it will be released in Lush’s Christmas line every year for years to come.



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Orange Shower Scrub from Lush

The Orange Shower Scrub started off as a 2020, Christmas-line exclusive. It however became popular very quickly, so-much-so that Lush decided to make it an all-year-round product within just a few weeks of its release.

If you enjoy using the Brightside bubble bar then you’ll enjoy using the Orange shower scrub too. Brightside shares the same uplifting and zing-elicious fragrance as the Orange shower scrub, When I’m groggy and tired I can’t help but reach for it in the shower on a cold Winters morning.

To use the Orange shower scrub all you have to do is scoop out a small amount, you then work the scrub into your skin in circular motions making sure to pay extra attention to any dry patches you may have such as your knees and elbows.

Orange shower scrub can be used on both wet and dry skin; For a gentle scrubbing experience I’d recommend using it on wet skin and for a more intense scrub, I’d use it on dry skin followed by you getting in and rinsing it off in the shower.

A very small amount of the Orange shower scrub goes a very long way making it excellent value for money. As much as I love a heavy duty scrub I do prefer using the Orange shower scrub on wet skin, I find that when used alongside water it gives my skin just the right amount of hydration as it does scrubbiness.

Containing Sicilian mandarin, bergamot and tangerine essential oils, the Orange shower scrub is jam packed with vitamin C, it not only gives me an energy boost but also leaves my skin perfectly buffed as well as appearing much brighter.

Consistency wise I’d compare the Orange shower scrub to a mixture of the Rub Rub Rub and Magic Crystals shower scrubs. It’s not quite as silky to touch as Rub Rub Rub but has the chunkier salt crystals in like the Magic Crystals shower scrub does.

While the Orange shower scrub isn’t my favourite of the Lush shower scrubs that are currently available, it has been nice to experience a scrub in a different scent. I can see why it has sold so well and can see it doing well in the foreseeable future too. I for one would be a lot happier to receive a pot of this in my Christmas stocking rather than a satsuma! 😉



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Tick-Tock Bath Bomb from Lush

The Tick-Tock Bath Bomb is a brand new product created for Lush’s Christmas 2020 line. Strangely, it’s inspired by a robot character in one of the creepiest films that I ever watched as a child, the Return to Oz.

For the people that are fans of the Winter products that aren’t in-your-face Christmassy, Tick-Tock might be the perfect item from the Christmas line for you.

The Tick-Tock bath bomb is about the same size as the Ickle Baby Bot bath bomb, although it is a little chunkier, think of it as Ickle Baby Bot after hitting the gym. Bright orange and decorated with golden glitter Tick-Tock almost glows in amongst all of the other Winter products.

Containing sweet cinnamon, sweet wild orange, cassia and neroli oil, Tick-Tock has a very dominating citrus scent. When the bath bomb is in my hand and not in the water I can really detect the bitterness of the neroli oil and didn’t understand why everyone kept comparing its fragrance to the Brightside bubble bar.

As soon as the Tick-Tock bath bomb hits the water the bitterness of its scent fades away, The sweet wild orange then takes the lead and although the aforementioned Brightside bubble bar doesn’t contain sweet wild orange it is at this point that I see the resemblance between the two products.

As the uplifting and super refreshing orange fragrance fills your bathroom the bath bomb fizzles away, you are then greeted with another surprise. Popping candy!

The Tick-Tock bath bomb doesn’t take long to dissolve but the popping candy pops away for a good 5 minutes after the robot figure has fully dissolved. If you’re not used to using bath bombs with popping candy in get ready for a most spectacular bathing experience… It’s a bath time I promise you’ll never forget.

Once the popping candies show comes to an end you are left with shimmering, bright orange bath water. Its consistency and how it smells really reminds me of unset orange-flavoured-jelly. The water is really silky, and feels ever so slightly thicker than just water. My skin basks in its cheeriness.

Overall I am really impressed with the Tick-Tock bath bomb, when I first see its smaller size I didn’t expect very much from it at all thinking of it as more of a novelty product more than anything, I however really enjoyed using it.

There wasn’t any bath art but the scent, feel of the water once it had dissolved and the popping candy well made up for no bath art. A soak in a Tick-Tock bath left me feeling warm, refreshed, calm and content.

Its scent also stayed on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day which often isn’t the case with such heavily based citrus products. If you’re looking to bring some brightness and cheer into your bathroom this Winter, then look no further than the Tick-Tock bath bomb!



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Snowman Dreaming Bath Bomb from Lush

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I’ll start this review off with a quick apology for not having this review out sooner, I’d written it and had completely forgotten to publish it. Hence the talk of Christmas during a pre-summer English heatwave! Sorry! 😋

The Snowman Dreaming Bath Bomb was one of my favourites from all of the brand new bath bombs released last year (2019). Considering how many new bath bombs were actually released last year (because of the 30 years of the bath bomb celebration) – This is a very bold statement indeed!

Borrowing its shape from the Snowman shower jelly, many long-term-Lush-fans were hit with a wave of Christmas nostalgia upon first sight of this bath bomb. Containing a delicate blend of cedarwood and lavender oils, Snowman Dreaming has a calm and gentle fragrance. It’s the perfect product to use just before bed, especially if you’re looking for a little help with dropping off.

Snowman Dreaming’s scent has been a popular topic amongst the Lush Community. When all of the Winter products were first delivered to me I had them all out ready to take photos. My nose kept telling my brain that one of the products smelt like the aforementioned Snowman shower jelly. Turns out my nose was actually picking up the Snowman Dreaming bath bomb.

It’s not the same scent by any means BUT I definitely get a hint of the shower jellies scent buried underneath all of that cedarwood. Its ingredients list does not back up my beliefs but my nose just won’t give up the ghost.

I thought I was going mad until I see on Instagram that several other people have said the same. There were also people who disagreed wholeheartedly too BUT there must be something about it for some of us to think the same unprompted?!

The Snowman Dreaming bath bomb is relatively small, I’d say that it is a very similar size to the retired Christmas-time, Butterbear bath bomb. Once placed in the bath water the Snowman Dreaming bath bomb explodes with colour. Pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues shoot out of its left side leaving behind a rainbow-stream of bath bomb foam.

Even though it is a small bath bomb it’s a very slow fizzer giving you more than enough time to appreciate the bath art it creates. The colours that come out of it are like none I have seen from a bath Bomb before, suddenly I don’t miss the, The Experimenter bath bomb as much anymore!

After I used the Snowman Dreaming bath bomb for the very first time, I put an order in for 2 more before my bath had even had time to drain. I then went on to pick up 2 more when I visited Lush’s Liverpool store in December.

They are visually irresistible, there is just something about the fresh, crisp-white-colour of it against the clash of all the colours of the rainbow at its side. It almost radiates happiness and really helped lift my spirits during the dull and dreary Winter.

Snowman Dreaming’s scent is subtle before, during and after use. I couldn’t smell it on my skin once I was out of the bath which is strange for Lush bath bombs. My skin was however left feeling smooth and looked noticeably brighter. I have my fingers crossed that this bath bomb comes back again as a part of the 2020 Winter collection, simple yet amazing! 🤞

 


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Golden Wonder Bath Bomb from Lush

When I very first tried the Golden Wonder bath bomb it made me want winter to last forever, a very bold statement for someone who has always disliked winter and is forever saying that they are cold!

Although I would still describe myself as a through and through summer girl, I am now content when winter arrives, knowing that I will be in the company of a huge amount of new and returning old, yet-much-loved winter Lush products makes it very, very easy.

With all thanks to Lush Cosmetics, what used to be an unbearable time of year for me, is now not just bearable but exciting too.golden-wonder-bath-bombI am ashamed to admit that it took me until Christmas 2015 to actually try the Golden Wonder bath bomb. In years prior to 2015, I just wasn’t at all interested in the collection as a whole. I would always go for other bath bombs that in my eyes, appeared more interesting.

I am mortified that it took me so long to try the Golden Wonder bath bomb and my ignorance with it has taught me to never leave a Lush stone unturned.

After finally using the Golden Wonder bath bomb in 2015 and furthermore instantly falling in love with it, I knew that without the Golden Wonder bath bomb Christmas would never be the same again. It is now one of my essential winter time products.

If Lush ever dared to not bring it back I think I’d have some sort of break down. That is no exaggeration either, I LOVE IT more than any of the other winter bath bombs. Christmas isn’t Christmas if I don’t have the Golden Wonder bath bomb to enjoy.

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If I could only use 3 Lush scents for the rest of my life the scent of the Golden Wonder bath bomb would make the list without question.

The scent of the bath bomb is called Celebrate and since falling in love with the Golden Wonder bath bomb, I have made it my mission to collect anything else that shares its scent.

Some of my favourite Lush products from its scent family are the solid and liquid perfume, the First Snow dusting powder and the Celebrate body lotion.

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The Celebrate scent is often compared to champagne. I however disagree, the scent of the Golden Wonder bath bomb is way too citrusy for me to ever think of it as champagne inspired. I wouldn’t even put it in the same category as buck’s fizz. I urge anyone who isn’t sure on the scent to please give it a go, the more I use it, the more in love with it I fall.

Containing sweet orange, lime and cognac oil the Golden Wonder bath bomb smells to me just like Christmas, I can’t help but always subconsciously associate the two together.

Celebrate has a warm and inviting scent that it is portrayed very well within all of the other Lush products that are blessed with its same scent. Once you are hooked on one Celebrate product you will be in search for others that smell the same. Before you know it you will be starting a Celebrate-scented-quest. Your mission (which you will have no trouble in choosing to accept) is to combine all of the Celebrate scented products you can lay your hands on to make one Christmas-crazy, Lush product cocktail!

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As well as smelling absolutely amazing, the Golden Wonder bath bomb puts on a fantastic show once plonked into your bath water. The very first time I used it I actually shouted ‘OOO!’ followed by me cursing (a lot) as none of the photos I took did the bath bomb any justice at all.

To this day I still haven’t captured any photos that I feel worthy of showing its full potential. You really have to try it for yourself to appreciate its true beauty.

Out of all of the bath bombs I have tried over the years Golden Wonder is still the one I will always remember as giving one of the best surprises upon first use.

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When placed in the bath water the Golden Wonder bath bomb begins to ferociously fizz, forming a small stream of dazzlingly gold bubbles. After a short moment other colours appear from within the golden bath bomb too.

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Nearer the end of the Golden Wonder’s performance small balls of pink, yellow, green and blue float to the surface, temporarily poker dotting the now deep blue, shimmery bath water.

 The Golden Wonder bath bomb is a real pleasure to watch in the bath tub and a great treat for winter tired skin too, an added bonus that I had forgot to mention is the lustre and miniature dissolvable stars in it.

The slight golden shimmer that is left after the bath bomb has dissolved along with the light dusting of stars makes the bath water appear like a clear night’s sky.

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Everything I like about a bath bomb is in Golden Wonder, EVERYTHING!

I am so, so impressed with this bath bomb and was so from very first use. It is one of the only winter bath bombs that I really, really look forward to getting every year.

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The Golden Wonder bath bomb will always be one of my all-time favourite Lush products, the only reason I wouldn’t recommend it to others is so that there are more for me to buy and keep all for myself…



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 21st of October 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


Yog Nog Bath Bomb from Lush

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Slowly but surely I have been working my way through all of the winter 2015 Lush products.

Today I’d like to introduce you to the Yog Nog Bath Bomb. As you can see from the above picture, Yog Nog is a very unique looking bath bomb. It really is like no other. It has the most beautiful exterior, instead of it just being the standard smooth bath bomb it has lots of little Christmas shapes all around it.

Lush have stated that Yog Nog is ‘sweeter than dipping into your biscuit tin,’ which I know has left a lot of people intrigued. If you’re a frequent reader of my blog you’ll know that the ‘sweet products’ although very popular, are not always my favourite. Curiosity however took over and as soon as the 2015 Winter line became available online I ordered myself one to try.

Upon first sniff I was surprised at how much I actually did like the scent of the Yog Nog bath bomb. Sweet things and I do not always have the best relationship. For this reason I was a little worried that I wouldn’t like it. Being honest, I can’t even eat sweet things, I struggle after just two bites of a Kit Kat Chunky.

Although the Yog Nog bath bomb is sweet, there is definitely a note of spiciness within it. I think that this is the Yog Nog bath bombs saving grace with me, without that small splash of spice I don’t think I’d have been as keen of it as I was.

The Yog Nog bath bomb’s scent is compared to cinder toffee which makes it a great choice for a Christmas present for anyone with a super, sweet tooth.

Upon coming in contact with  the water, the Yog Nog bath bomb fizzes yellow and white.

As Yog Nog’s solid shell dissolves away you start to notice that it has several lumps of soft, buttery, bath melt hidden inside.


A Yog Nog bath left my skin beautifully smooth, soft and moisturised. It hydrated my winter battered, dry skin perfectly. What made it really special was that the scent of it stayed with me on my skin, throughout the rest of the day.

I found this bath bomb very relaxing, the only thing I disliked about it was how much oil it left around my bath tub. Although it was amazing for hydrating my skin it made the tub very slippery which is a little dangerous for me in particular as I am not at all stable on my feet due to EDS. When getting in and out of the bath I had to be very careful but in all honesty I always do so in hindsight it wasn’t a bad trait.

Most Lush bath bomb products wash off of your bathtub with a quick splash of hot water from the shower head, Yog Nog however needed a little bit of help, a dab of fairy liquid followed by the shower head removed it just fine. When you use a Lush product that is a little more hydrating than others, fairy liquid is actually the perfect thing to remove the excess oil left behind as it cuts through grease etc. It doesn’t only just work on dishes and cutlery but is also a very handy bathroom cleaner too!

I thoroughly enjoyed the Yog Nog bath bomb and I put it in amongst my other favourites Stardust, So White and Luxury Lush Pud.

The good news is they actually have a Yog Nog Soap and after Lush sent me a sample I ordered a great big bar of it, it smells so, so good!



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