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Lush – Lord of Misrule

The weather’s feeling suitably Autumnal, so what better addition to your bath, than a Lord of Misrule bath bomb?

One of those bath bombs which you hope will return each year, 
Lord of Misrule was so popular in my local Lush last year, that it sold out before the Christmas sale!

Lord of Misrule has a distinctive scent, which includes Patchouli oil. Now that’s something I’d never come across before this particular bath bomb, and is something which is pretty challenging to describe.

Lush describe it as having an “earthy” scent – I’d agree with that, although it’s no way near as intense and earthy as last year’s Under the Mountain soap.

‘Breaking the rules’ once more, I spent a while hacking my bath bomb into pieces. This one was definitely not designed to break apart easily, and took a lot of time and effort to get it to separate.

Although the outer layer of Lord of Misrule is green, the centre is a purple shade. If you used the entire thing in one go, it would lead to a spectacular display, but as I broke mine into pieces, I get a slightly different effect.

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
Lord of Misrule – £4.25

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