Well seeing as I got a bit excited about all the Lush Halloween and Christmas products and spent an absolute fortune, I’ve gone back to using the products I already had in my stash and I’m on a Lush purchase ban for the foreseeable future! It will be a challenge!
Anyway, heres my reviews on some of the lovely products I’ve used lately –
Cyanide Pill Bath Bomb
Seeing as cyanide is known for it’s bitter almond smell, I assumed correctly that almonds would be an ingredient in this very unusually named and even more unusually looking bath bomb!
Pill-shaped and a bit smaller than the usual bath bomb, but don’t let this fool you, it is still a strong smelling bomb, with it’s key ingredients being lemon, cedarwood, rosewood and almond oil. The cedarwood is actually the dominant smell in this bath bomb which provides a lovely woody aroma.
Once it is put in the water, Cyanide Pill begins dissolving really fast and quickly turns the bath water into a toxic coloured lime green/yellow.
Inside the bath bomb theres also a large amount of glitter which clumps together to form the “mercury” feature of the bath bomb, which floats across the surface of the water like a silver oil slick! Cyanide Pill also contains popping candy to add even more to your bathing experience! I sat in the bath for a while and wondered what the strange crackling sound was before I realised!
Although it feels almost uncomfortable bathing in water which is such a toxic colour, I found this bath bomb to be moisturising on the skin, plus the lovely aroma was vey relaxing after a particularly hard session at the gym!
When I tried Cyanide pill for the first time I wasn’t overly impressed and thought to myself that I wouldn’t buy anymore, however I had bought two with my original order and enjoyed it far more the second time round – it is definitely worth trying at least once, for the unusual bathing experience at least!
Metamorphosis Bath Bomb
This is a relatively new bath bomb – a steel grey coloured bomb with jagged indentations across it, it very much reminds me of one of the Dragon’s egg’s from Game of Thrones! I’m half expecting it to hatch sometime soon!
This is a fast fizzing bath bomb, which streams out metallic grey colours until only a few seconds later, waves of pink, yellow and green begin to appear. These colours make beautiful rainbow patterns across the water – the only downside? You are left with a pretty murky looking shade of water!
Amazing ingredients in this one – black pepper, cinnamon and myrrh which produce a lovely warming, smoky smell. Although you aren’t left with a very pretty shade of bath water, I found the water was incredibly moisturising.
I think I’ve just found myself another favourite to add to the list! The only thing which would put me off buying this bath bomb again is that it left a metallic stain around the bath tub which wasn’t very easy to shift – out came the Cillit Bang!
Comforter Bubble Bar
This is probably my favourite bubble bar! Again you should find this bubble bar provides you with up to four uses, so don’t feel that you need to use it all at once!
Cut a bit off the bar and crumble it under running water or do as other lushies do and cut it up finely with a knife and store it in an airtight tub ready for use – it’s easier to see how much you are using this way I find.
The Comforter bubble bar turns the water a lovely pink colour and the scent is one of blackberries, raspberries and cherries. It is one of the nicest scents in the whole of the Lush range! The bar also contains bergamot oil, cypress oil and cassis absolute, so it works really well at making your skin lovely and soft – an absolute must try!
Rose Jam Bubbleroon
Named due to its “macaroon” style design, this is another one which is an absolute must try!
This bubble bar contains lemon and rose but also has an unusual sweet smelling jammy style rose aroma. It also contains geranium oil, coconut oil and shea butter to make the skin soft and moisturised.
I used around half of my bubbleroon in one go and found it will easily cover two baths. Again, crumble your bubble bar under running water, or (something new I learned from fellow lushies on Instagram) after cutting the bubble bar up, put however much you want to use in a sieve and then hold the sieve under the running tap to get lots of lovely fluffy bubbles!
Rose Bath Bomb
I have to admit, rose is one of my least favourite smells but this bath bomb has had rave reviews so I thought I would give it a try.
It has a very potent flower smell, with a sweet rose fragrance coupled with geranium and a slight lemon aroma. In fact I would say it is one of the strongest smelling bath bombs I have come across.
This is a fast fizzer and immediately creates waves of bright pink foam before the turquoise centre begins to seep through, until you end up with pinky orange coloured water to bathe in.
When the bomb is almost dissolved the centre opens up and spills out a handful of yellow rose petals, which I thought was a really lovely touch. This bomb contains lots of oils which make it a very moisturising bath experience.
Some other Lushie’s have said that this bath bomb left an oil rim around the bath tub but I didn’t find this at all – the two worst bath bombs for this so far are Lava Lamp and Metamorphosis in my opinion!
Not a favourite of mine but an absolute must if you are a fan of the rose scent, I sent the pictures straight to my sister because I know she will love this bath bomb! She’s a real flower girl!
Sacred Lotus Bath Bomb
I really love the design of this one! It is designed to look just as the name suggests – like a beautiful lotus flower!
Neroli and jasmine are the main ingredients so this bomb is sweet and slightly florally smelling. This one is quite a fast fizzer, releasing white and purple foam on the surface of the water. Then, after a few minutes, the purple petals break away and make beautiful purple swirled patterns in the white foam.
The scent is very delicate, and not very strong when it is in the bath, however I found that the scent was still noticeable on my skin, albeit very subtly. A very relaxing and calming bath bomb which left my skin feeling really moisturised.
This is definitely one I would try again and one I would probably buy as gifts for family and friends as well as it’s a beautiful design.
Cloak of Invisibility Bath oil
The name makes reminds me of Harry Potter and the bath melt itself reminds me of a little glittery pumpkin!
I really like this bath oil, when it was first released and I got to smell its scent I ended up buying three and passed one on to the little Sister as I’m sure she will love it too! The main scents in this bath oil are Jasmine and Rosewood, and so it has a lovely sweet floral scent.
This melt is small but mighty and full of shea and cocoa butters and essential oils to moisturise and nourish the skin. Others have said it takes a while for the oil to melt, but I do have my baths very hot so it melted away quite quickly, leaving golden glitter floating about just below the surface and the water a light orange colour. I was worried about the bright orange colour leaving stains and marks in the bath after its use but it was absolutely fine and washed away no problems.
I loved this melt as soon as I smelt it and love it even more now I have used it – I literally didn’t want to get out of the bath! It is really moisturising and really comforting – one for the favourites list definitely, and perfect for those cold winter months when your skin needs a little bit more TLC!
So that’s my latest round of Lush products – in December I’ve got four straight days of reviews of this years Lush Christmas range as part of my Blogmas attempt – the 2017 Christmas range is MASSIVE and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on these amazing products! Watch this space!