Saturday, March 12, 2011
Lush Love-Part Deux
The bath bombs which Lush is so known for, are perhaps my least favorite item. I do love the drama of them bubbling and fizzing away in my tub, but most of them dry out my skin. Some of the bath bombs are filled with flowers, glitter and other surprises that quite honestly make cleaning the tub afterwards a pain. I do like the Butterball bath bomb. It's a vanilla scented bomb loaded with chunks of cocoa butter that melt in your tub keeping your skin soft. It lightly scents your skin and you can even skip the body lotion after your bath. Perfect for how lazy I feel after a nice relaxing soak.
Sex Bomb intrigued me, not just because of it's name, but for the paper flower that was supposed to float in the tub after the bomb did its thing. I was picturing a pink tub with a beautiful rose floating around. Sex Bomb was a complete bomb (come on you knew that was coming!). The flower dissolved into mushy chunks, that reminded me of mucous. Nasty. Of all the bombs this is the one that really left my skin dry and itchy. It did offer dramatic sizzle and fizz as it dissolved, but that show was over in minutes. All show and no substance.
Avobath fits the bill. It's made with lemongrass oil and avocado. The scent may be overwhelming to some, but I really enjoy the zippy citrus scent of lemongrass. The avocado is supposed to moisturize your skin, but not in any way that I noticed. It tints the bath a pretty green shade.
Dragons Egg is perhaps the most fun of the bunch. It makes all kinds of crackling, fizzy sounds as it dissolves and changes colors. Its starts off as a mottled white, turning into a bright tangerine foam that gives way to a glittery golden sheen. The bomb releases confetti into the tub. The confetti is made out of the same unpleasant material as the Sexbomb rose. The scent is that of an orange creamsicle, but not overwhelmingly so. Be warned, ultra fine glitter all over the textured bottom of a tub is VERY difficult to clean. This one makes a nice gift-someone else can do the cleaning.
Frog Prince is a Valentines special, which really isn't all that special. Its a green frog, with red cocoa butter lips that quickly dissolve into your tub. It promises to dissolve into a prince and it does...kinda. Floating in your tub, you'll find a little piece of paper with a cartoon prince on it. Whatever...
Ceridwens Cauldron is the one that I have bought repeatedly. Lush describes it as, "an enchanting potion of oats, lavender and sandalwood". Supposedly if you spit in the water 3 times your wish will come true. Haven't tried that yet, let me know if it works for you.
MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment is a sweet smelling Bath Melt, not unlike the Creamy Candy Bubble Bar without the bubbles. The 2 of them together would make for a really nice bath, albeit a rather expensive one. I easily can get 2 baths out of a single MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment.
Dreamtime Bath Melt has a warm cozy scent. It's perfect for those candle lit baths with a glass of wine. While I can get 2 baths out of it, I prefer the feel of an entire melt in the tub. Pure Luxury.
You've Been Mangoed, probably the most cheerful of the bunch. This is the Bath Melt to reach for when you want to bring a smile to your face. I haven't tried it yet, but I have heard that if you cut it into thin slices, it makes a great body butter rubbed into your skin.