Introduction To Lush

Hello, hello, hello! It’s been a while hasn’t it! Life unfortunately got quite busy, playing catch up with work after being away for my Honeymoon (the joys of working in FMCG). Plus I have had an active social calendar for a change, so keep an eye out for posts about what I’ve been up to! However, I thought I would jump straight back in with a lovely post about Lush products. I have been aware of them for a while but never really considered them as an option when looking for skin or body products. Although I have been attracted to their bath bombs for a long time, I just could never justify the price – £3.95 for one bath compared to my trusty Radox Muscle Soak at £2.36 for what feels like a million baths. Then I become an actual grown up with a proper job and thought I would treat myself. After one dip in I returned a few weeks on obsessed.

Introduction to Lush

A couple of weeks ago I popped into town to sort out a new phone contract and after a stressful week I decided to actually go into Lush and see if treating myself to a bath bomb would prepare myself for the week ahead. As the shop was closing I quickly grabbed three bath bombs that looked appealing and I had seen previously online: Dragon’s Egg, So White and Frozen.

First Lush Purchase
First Lush Purchase

Dragon’s Egg

Dragon’s Egg

The bath bomb is mainly white with specks of pink and green. Compared to many of Lush’s bath bombs it isn’t the prettiest or most spectacular looking and truth be told I mainly selected it because of the name. However I was excited to pop my bath bomb cherry! The main smell when unwrapping it was of lemon, which I wanted. Lush says “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.” I have to say it definitely reminded me of lemon sherbet, something I loved about this bath bomb although I can’t say I noticed any fizzing despite the addition of popping candy.

When it began to dissolve it created a milky froth on the surface of the water, which made it look particularly soft and moisturising. It wasn’t until halfway through that a burst of orange suddenly exploded into the white swirls which was a pleasant surprise (I hadn’t read the description in my rush) and through the lemon smell I could definitely notice a floral element. This bath bomb definitely matches my bathroom!

I’d say this bath bomb made more of a soft foam surface than bubbles, there were some but they quickly disappeared and left me in a bath full of orange water. Although the water was left silky and the water shimmered with glitter I had previously been unable to notice with the foam, I do wish the bubbles lasted longer. My entire bathroom smelt of lemons which I loved and I was amazed how pigmented the water became (the photo’s don’t do it justice!). When drying off I could instantly feel my skin was softer and moisturised, even before I put any body cream on.

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Sparkly!

I did enjoy this bath bomb and love the lemon scent, plus who couldn’t love the name! Also I didn’t notice any staining to my bath as I know some others have experienced. Definitely think I will purchase this again and I hope next time to hear some of the fizz they talk about!

After enjoying my venture into the bath bomb world, a couple of days later I couldn’t resist trying another one!

So White

So White

Before I start I have to say I LOVE this bath bomb. So far in my, albeit limited, experience this is my favourite. This definitely looks one of the plainest that Lush do, in a simple white with a slight shimmery powder when you touch it. However don’t let it’s looks fool you. Straight out of the bag it smells of apple, something I didn’t think I would like but actually loved. Lush says: “Be the fairest of them in apple-scented waters as pure as the driven snow. Bathe in a white mist filled with crisp apple fragrance and a slow, melting rosy centre. Bergamot oil and rose absolute helps you feel calm and peaceful, while neroli oil and orange flower absolute revives your (Christmas) spirit.” I immediately love the Disney Snow White connection (being a HUGE Disney fan) and thought I would try it to get in the winter/Christmas spirit. I think this is part of the Christmas collection, so not available all year unfortunately. 

When it began to dissolve it made a thick white froth, thicker than Dragon’s egg and the smell of apple intensifies. In what I’m noticing seems to be a trend with Lush, halfway through the water suddenly begins to turn pink thanks to a hidden centre and it suddenly smells of rose and apple – two things I didn’t think would work but actually smells amazing. Anyone who knows me knows I love rose in anything: tea; perfume; body products; make up etc, so this won me over immediately.

 

 

Eventually the water is left a lovely pale pink colour, which combined with the scent, reminds me of rose petals. I was so excited I grabbed my husband and made him come and see it change at least three times! The water was left silky again and the smell hung around for hours. I will definitely be repurchasing this and perhaps stocking up if they stop selling it after Christmas!

Frozen

Frozen

This was also purchased partly due to the Disney connection, despite never having seen Frozen! I also love the colour blue and this immediately grabbed my attention in store. Surprisingly it smells of lemons when unpacking it which also ticked a box. I haven’t tried this yet but Lush says: “Do you want to have a bath bomb? Do you want to splash and play? Enjoy the most magical soak in the kingdom with this shimmering blue bath bomb, which spills out rolling snowdrifts of silver lustre. Uplifting neroli from Tunisia and precious rose oil from Turkey are sure to spread a little sunshine and melt the iciest of moods. If your day’s felt like a series of doors in your face, this shiny, sky blue bomb filled with sparkle provides the perfect fairytale ending. Step in, take a deep breath and let it go.” Definitely looking forward to trying this one and updating you!

Have you tried any of these?

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