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LushBomb #12 Fizzbanger

Rating
***5 Stars***
LilBlu Category
****Chillax bomb ****
Keywords
*****Beautiful, Relaxing, Popping Candy, Emerald Green*****

A Catherine wheel of a bath bomb. It changes colour as it fizzes, crackling with popping candy as it goes and releasing first a citrussy apple and then a cinnamon, apple pie like scent with a hint of ylang ylang. Petitgrain is used in aromatherapy to calm the breathing, slow the heartbeat and reduce feelings of anxiety. Ylang ylang produces a feeling of joy, and cinnamon leaf oil helps you let go.

https://uk.lush.com/products/fizzbanger

I originally chose this LushBomb for my partner who suffers with anxiety. He had a few days off booked so i wanted to get it off to a good start by booking him in for a massage & getting him a few bits to unwind at home. The Fizzbanger sounded perfect so i ordered two. In the past he has used my bath bombs before me and ive then had to wait to test it myself. This way i was free to test it at my leisure. I’m glad i did too, as it was this week i  discovered that we were to be effected by the Government caps and so money was going to be tough as of next month. It really did do the trick too. In the same way the Yoga Bomb and Sacred Lotus had.

This had total 5 star entertainment value too. It danced around the bath making lovely patterns as others had before and it crackled with the popping candy. At the very end it released a ‘Bang’ which floated on top of the beautiful emerald-green water. The emerald green was beautiful and one of my favorite features, reminding me of the emerald city. However, Little did i know on ordering it but this LushBomb was inspired by Roald Dhal’s book The BFG, which as a child i have loved. Though as i told the Lush employee who told me this that a ‘wizzbang’ was the term he used for breaking wind but we’ll gloss oer that as it was so relaxing. I didn’t want to get out & i slept so well that night.

I would certainly recommend this to EVERYONE. Its amazing.

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LushBomb #11 Dragons Egg

Rating
***3 Stars***
LilBlu Category
****Popping bomb ****
Keywords
*****Glitter, Popping candy, Sherbet****

‘Dragon’s Egg makes bathtime exciting as it fizzes and crackles and changes the colour of your water to a gorgeous citrusy gold. Its scent is reminiscent of lemon sherbet, with a hint of jasmine, leaving you feeling great and ready for a good day. Its citrus scents leave you feeling transformed and invigorated.’

https://uk.lush.com/products/dragons-egg

I think it was the Game Of Thrones/Middle Earth geek in me that drew me to the Dragons Egg bath bomb. It certainly was a spectacle and smelt amazing but for me it was missing the finale. It started off well it fizzed quite quickly and the popping candy gave it an amazing fiery feel to it. As the ‘egg’ turned in the water it started oozing a glittery orange bubbles and as it spun made a really nice pattern on top of the water. The room started to fill with the smell of lemon sherbet which just awoke my inner child.  The water under the bubbles was glittery and golden and i noticed transparent egg shares floating in the bath. These egg shapes later just turned into ‘gung’ and started making me quite uneasy and i did question if something had gone wrong with the coca butter but once i fished it out all was well again.

As i lie there in the golden water i contemplated if bath bombs were named and then made or made and then named. The reason behind this was because i couldn’t work out why there was no finale. Its like and amazing film with an unconcluded ending. I came to the conclusion, however that the Dragons Egg was named after it was made as thinking of it from that perspective made it more exciting. If you were given the name and created the egg around it, surly you would have put a dragon in it somewhere? The actual reason was that the Dragons Egg was one of the first bath bombs to have glitter in so the glitter was the finale. This certainly settled my mind as  dragons love gold so this certainly was a treat for those used not non-sparkly bath bombs.

All in all i liked this bomb, it had some great qualities and smelt really lovely and full of nostalgia. I think this would appeal to a geeky friend who may not already be a lush fan and those who love citrus baths. I feel it would have been better with a representation of a dragon in the centre but i can settle for glitter.

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LushBomb #10 Sacred Lotus

Rating
***5 Stars***
LilBlu Category
****Chillax bomb ****
Keywords
*****Beautiful, Relaxing, Zen, Shimmer*****
‘The land of the lotus eaters was once confined to legend. Now, you can take a trip there in your bath. Drift away on an odyssey as the bubbly, purple petals of this bomb detach and float over the water, slowly turning your bath a dreamy shade of peach. Tunisian neroli lifts the mood whilst jasmine and tonka transport you to a exotic floral paradise you won’t want to leave. Thankfully, when you’re called back to reality, the magic will remain.’
So, i was a tad naughty a d treated myself to a slightly more expensive LushBomb. It is a kitchen exclusive & so ordered online & i am pleased to say it was worth it. Very much like the yoga bomb but in its own unique way. Firstly, i must comment on the delivery as it really was top-notch! It arrived safely & completely intact, very well packaged.
You can see from the picture unlike other LushBomb’s this one had a number of purple petals sticking upwards. These in turn fizzed individually away from the main body of the bomb. Now purple is my favorite colour so i was very happy to get into this bath. When i did was when i noticed the water was shimmering pink, like smoke dancing around the water, It was mesmerizing. When i say shimmer it really was. Very different from the glitter bombs i have experienced prior to this one & it was beautiful.
This bath was also another zen bath. I was totally relaxed and able to switch off my mum brain and just enjoy the floral scents and relax. If it wasn’t for the cost inc p&p for this bomb i would certainly be buying this bomb regularly but as it is i think this is going to need to be a nice treat bomb, unless Lush make it available in all stores… hint hint!!! I would certainly recommend this Lushbomb to anyone in need of a total chillax. It is most defiantly in the current top 5. Just wonderful.
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LushBomb #9 Intergalactic

Rating
***5 Stars***
LilBlu Category
****Glitter bomb ****
Keywords
*****Glitter, Magical, Popping Candy, Chillax*****

‘Ever wondered what bathing in deep space would be like? Invite the cosmos into your bathroom with this sexy, interstellar bomb and become the guardian of your own galaxy. An awesome mix of refreshing peppermint and neon colour sends your mood rocketing, while popping candy takes you on a trip around the Milky Way. Constellations swirl and pop, creating vibrant lustre vortexes in the night sky. Before you leap too far, rogue layers of vetivert and cedarwood take hold, evoking the warmth of human contact far from home and a hint of 80s aftershave. Return from your intergalactic brief encounter as the grounding scent brings you gently back from orbit.’

https://uk.lush.com/products/intergalactic

Wow, what a show!

This one was similar to twilight with a bit more glitter, which i stupidly hadn’t realised before letting my partner try the bomb before i had! He was off to a works leaving do too and it was a bit of a formal do. I did ask LouLou Lushbomb and when she said it was a nice dark blue colour i thought why not, he likes blue! So off he went with his LushBomb. When he came out the bathroom he seemed pretty chilled and said it was really fun, then i noticed a trail of glitter following him. He literally had glitter everywhere, more so than the golden egg and twilight! I told him it wasn’t too noticeable and suggested that he avoided happy thoughts incase the ‘fairy dust’ made him fly! Thankfully he found it funny, i know a lot of men who wouldn’t.  Anyway a week or 2 later i had my own intergalactic to test out. Which was when i realised just how much more glittery it was than any of the other ‘glitter bombs’ i have tried so far. Opps!

The bomb itself is made up of 3 elements and these split at the end, which fitted well to the cosmic space theme .The water was transformed into the most beautiful dark blue too and was full of star-like sparkles which just made the colours even more vibrant. It was a really beautiful bath. When i got in it was so relaxing, i was drifted of into my own little day-dream very easily and it was just what the doctor ordered. Looking into the water too it made my skin look blue and sparkly & i just sat watching the glitter & oils making patterns in the water.  I really didn’t want to get out of this bath but its best to before the water gets too cold and you get too wrinkly! After i felt very relaxed and i slept so well that night.

This is very much a LushBomb for the glitter lover, especially a glitter lover with a love for star-gazing and space. I may even be so bold as to categorize it as a bit of a geek bomb & can been used to make the boys sparkle too. I really loved this bomb and is certainly on my birthday & christmas lists!

 

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LushBomb #8 Sakura

Rating
***3 Stars***
LilBlu Category
****Simple everyday bomb ****
Keywords
*****Floral, Simple, Sweet*****

‘A celebration of spring, bursting into a floral fragrance. Inspired by the cherry blossom in Japan, this pretty bomb is designed to evoke the burst of optimism the first sign of spring brings. Calming mimosa and jasmine oils are complemented by lemon oil and orange flower to bring to mind the smell of this colourful season.’

https://uk.lush.com/products/sakura

I wasn’t having the best of days, so i thought i would treat myself to Sakura once BabyBlu was tucked up in bed. I think maybe i should have chosen a ‘Glitter bomb’ or a ‘Lavender Bomb’ something like the Yoga Bomb or Twilight to take me out of my own brain for a bit and chillax. Sakura, smelt sweet and cherry blossoms remind me of my late grand father so i thought it may have a bit of an aromatherapy effect on me. Sadly my brain was too noisy on this occasion and i found it hard to relax and enjoy the scents to their full potential.

The bomb itself was a simple and fast fizzing bomb. Lovely citrus smell filled the bathroom and i think i would use this as an ‘everyday bomb’ rather than a ‘cheer me up bomb’. Personally i think this bomb would have benefited with a surprise element like cherry blossom confetti making your bath look like the ground under the cherry blossom trees. All in all though it was a very pleasing bomb , just a shame i couldn’t relax my mum brain! I would recommend this to someone who likes a simple bath, it may even be one for a citrus loving boyfriend or husband as it has no ‘frilly, glittery bits!!’.

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LushBomb #7 Tisty Tosty

Rating
***2 Stars***
LilBlu Category
****Rose Bud bomb ****
Keywords
*****Musk, Rose buds, Romantic*****
‘He loves me, he loves me not – Tisty Tosty is based on a medieval love potion. Studded with seven real rosebuds, it is scented with a captivating combination of floral orris root powder, rose, and lemon. As this dissolves in the bath, you may fall in love with it as the scent of geranium, jasmine and rose create a spellbinding fragrance. Rose oil also gets to work soothing broken hearts – it’s used by aromatherapists to lift the spirits.’
I am starting to realise there are 2 types of bath bombs, ones to please the people like me who enjoy the colours & sparkles as well as the natural ingredients and relaxing scents.I would say Tisty Tosy is for the type of person who just want to kick back in a traditional relaxing bath without any fancy extras. The bomb itself was quick to dissolve and released a number of rosebuds into the water. On paper this appealed to my romantic side but in reality as the bath went on i saw them more as dead flowers in my bath than romantic rose buds. This is only my opinion though. After speaking to my best friend about this bomb she was pretty excited about trying it as she said the thought of soaking with rose buds was amazing. So it is totally up to your own personality. After taking the rose buds out of the water, i kicked back and relaxed as one does after a hard day.  The bath itself was average and not really a scent i would pick for myself. I much prefer fruity and this was more floral and musky.
All in all i would recommend this bomb to a romantic type who prefers floral to fruity when it comes to their bath time. It would certainly make a nice gift for someone but personally i don’t think it was really my cup of tea.
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LushBomb #6 YogaBomb

Rating
***5 Stars***
LilBlu Category
****Chillax bomb ****
Keywords
*****Beautiful, Relaxing, Zen, Glitter*****

‘Take a journey of the self as reassuringly soothing sandalwood oil creates a sanctuary of calm in your bath. When you plunge this meditative fizzer into the water, slow mesmerising shades of oranges, purples and turquoise will unfurl. At the same time deeply relaxing olibanum and ho wood release, fragrancing your body and surroundings. It’s the ideal atmosphere to lie back and contemplate life.’

https://au.lush.com/products/yoga-bomb (USA site)

After the disappointing entertainment value of The Butter Bear so i thought i would next go for a bath bomb that promised colour, and a lot of it and the Yoga Bomb was just that. It fizzed and gradually introduced new colours like rainbow in my bath. Just what i was looking for. Being the mum of a toddler means it’s not easy to switch my brain off but not only did i drift off into my own little day-dream i actually fell asleep. I woke up feeling very relaxed to a lovely sweet smell. I will certainly be buying a Yoga Bomb for my next mothers day treat.

I would recommend this to anyone looking to kick back and just chill especially after a tough day. Treats like these are a must have to busy people to keep those stress levels in check.

Sadly since writting the above i can no longer find it on the UK site but i have included a link to the USA site 🙂