Category Archives: Bath Bombs

Lush – Monsters’ Ball

It’s been a while since I wrote anything about Lush products, hasn’t it? The summer was just too hot to even consider having a soak in the bath (before you say anything, I had showers instead!), but now we’re getting some Autumnal weather, it’s the perfect time to check out the Halloween stock at Lush!

Monsters’ Ball is one of those bath bombs which stands out on the shelf – I’m sure those eyes were following me as I walked past the display. 

Scented with a mixture of lime, neroli and olibanum oils, it seemed vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it reminded me of.

Now this is where I ‘break the rules’. I rarely use a bath bomb in one go – I break mine into pieces, and get multiple baths from the one bath bomb.

My Monsters’ Ball had a crack running around the middle, which made it ideal to cut through (I use a plastic knife so there’s less chance of catching my hand as I cut it). 

I didn’t use a huge amount of it, but the scent was superb and the effect in the water was equally spectacular.

It may sound strange, but I’m not all that keen on having the scent lingering on my skin for ages after I’ve finished my bath. Because I didn’t use all the bath bomb, the scent hardly lingered at all, but for me that’s perfect. If I’d used more (or all of it), no doubt the scent would still be lingering as I’m typing this.


Halloween 2018
Monsters’ Ball – £4.95

Luxury Lush Pud

Ok, I know it’s not exactly seasonal, but I used my Luxury Lush Pud this week, and had to blog about it!

As you drop it into the bath, it starts fizzing immediately – the aroma of Tonka and Lavender (which incidentally is shared with Twilight) makes for a very relaxing bath, while not being overpowering.

Dragon Does Lush Review - Luxury Lush Pud

I’m not a fan of ‘girly pink’ but I will admit the bath water turned a pleasant pink shade once the bath bomb had dissolved – the coloured discs and holly decoration on the top took a little longer to dissolve fully.

There’s no popping candy in the bath bomb, so the ‘display’ relies entirely on the scent and the colour – it’s definitely one I will be buying again, if it returns in the Christmas range this year. But if it doesn’t, then there’s always Twilight!

Dragon Does Lush Review - Luxury Lush Pud

Butterbear bath bomb

Being a fan of the Butterball bath bomb, I was eager to try the seasonal variation, Butterbear. At £1.95, it’s 70p cheaper than the Butterball, so I wondered just how effective it would be.

Moulded into an attractive polar bear shape, there’s a small amount of cocoa powder on the muzzle, and you can tell just how much butter is in the bear, by all the splotches of colour against the white.

Lush Butterbear Review

When Butterbear hits the water, it dissolves rapidly – mine was fully dissolved in less than 30 seconds! The water turns slightly cloudy, with the small pieces of cocoa butter floating on the surface until they eventually melt into the water.

It’s not a bath bomb you would buy for it’s appearance in the water (there’s no colours or popping candy), and the scent of cocoa butter, while not unpleasant, really wouldn’t scream “buy me” in the shop. Where this bath bomb does excel, however, is in the effect on your skin – the cocoa butter moisturises your skin really well. In fact, I would say that despite Butterbear and Butterball being the same size, Butterbear seems to moisturise my skin better – it felt suitably moisturised, without feeling that my clothes would get greasy from it.

Overall, it’s a fantastic product (especially being cheaper than the Butterball), and I think I’ll be buying a few to store up so I can use them through the year!

Cinders

Remember, remember, the fifth of November,
gunpowder, treason and plot!

Yes it’s Bonfire Night again, and what better way to celebrate than using a Cinders bath bomb from Lush? ….ok, so standing around a bonfire watching fireworks might be better, but this is cheaper, and the big firework displays aren’t until the weekend anyway 😛

Lush Cinders Review

Costing £2.95 this is one of the cheaper bath bombs, and being a similar size to Butterball it’s also one of the smallest. Even so, the spicy cinnamon aroma was really strong, so I had high expectations for this one.

Carefully placing it on the bathwater the popping candy crackled away, sounding like the crackles of a bonfire, and the scent dispersed through the water to leave an aromatic bathtub which was a lot less potent than the smell of the bath bomb originally.

However, there was no real display from this bath bomb. As soon as it touched the water, it immediately sank to the bottom of the tub, which none of the other bath bombs I’ve used have done. While it turned the water a reasonably nice golden shade which was similar to Dragon’s Egg, there wasn’t any foam or multicoloured effects like the other bath bombs.

I knew that some bath bombs like Butterbear and Butterball don’t give any colours, but they’re designed to emit shea- and cocoa butters. This little bath bomb doesn’t contain anything like that, so I had at least expected it to bob about on the surface of the water, and have some red colouring to go with the gold.

Lush Cinders Review

Overall, this bath bomb was a let down for me – it’s not the most expensive out there, but I feel it was a total waste of money for the (lack of) effects it produced in the water

Dashing Santa

Dashing Santa was one of those impulse purchases in the Christmas sale last year. I brought it back home, put it into the cupboard, and forgot all about it…. seeing as it’s re-released in this year’s Christmas range, I thought it was about time I used mine.

Lush Dashing Santa Review

Even after being stored for 9 and a bit months, the orange aroma comes wafting out of the bag. To start with, I didn’t really see why a Christmas bath bomb would be citrus scented, but it finally dawned on me that it’s the orange in the bottom of the Christmas stocking!

Dashing Santa fizzed away quite quickly, leaving a pleasantly orangey aroma. It wasn’t overpowering, but when you agitate the water, the citrussy scent is more apparent. The water turned a lovely shade of orange, which was surprising considering that the bath bomb looked more red than orange, but it matched the scent nicely.

Lush Dashing Santa Review

At £2.95 this is one of the cheaper bath bombs, and although you don’t get much of a display while the bath bomb is fizzing away (there’s no colour changes like you get with Twilight), it does seem like one I would purchase again.

Intergalactic

One of the newly released bath bombs, Intergalactic is quite quite strongly scented, although not as overpowering as Skydancer. At £3.95, it’s quite a pricey bath bomb, so I cut mine into half to make the bath seem a little more affordable!

Lush Intergalactic Review

The disadvantage of cutting it, meant that my hands turned blue where I was holding the bath bomb – that did come off (eventually), but it did mean the scent wasn’t quite so strong.

Using half of the bath bomb, I had a lovely minty smelling bath which wasn’t so strong it made me sneeze. The colour effects weren’t as spectacular as if I had used the entire thing as you’re meant to, but the water did turn a pleasing shade of blue (although it does clash with the penguin!).

Lush Intergalactic Review

Personally, I think I would prefer this bath bomb to be more the size of the butterball, but it does have a really nice scent, and the water turns a pleasant colour, so it might well be one I’ll purchase again 🙂

Dragon’s Egg

With a name like Dragon’s Egg, how could I try anything but this bath bomb first?! It doesn’t look all that startling when you see it in the store, but I wanted to give it a go.

Lush Dragons Egg Review

It does look rather plain, with these strange coloured discs sunk into it. There’s a slight citrus scent to it, but nothing all that noticeable until it goes into the water.

Starting off with a white foam, the outer shell of the bath bomb soon dissolves, letting a vibrant orange foam emerge from the centre. As this swirls around the bath, the popping candy starts to crackle…. which is a bit unnerving if you haven’t ever experienced that before!

The aroma is more noticeable in the water, a nicely orange citrus scent, which complimented my Refresher shower jelly perfectly.

Lush Dragons Egg Review

Dragon’s Egg definitely is one of my favourite bath bombs, and at £3.35 it’s not one of the most expensive ones. It’s certainly great for a relaxing soak, although the citrus is likely to revive you a little, rather than relax you for bed.