When I went to #LeedsMayMeet a few months ago, we were handed a lush goodie bag.
Inside the said goodie bag, was this Big Blue Bath Bomb. I’ve seen many reviews of bath bombs and I’ve always been a little intrigued to try them. I used them as a child, but that feels like centuries ago. I don’t have a bath, you see. And even when I did have a bath, I never used it. So I licked it, then put it back in the bag for several months.
Yes, I gave it a lick. I just.. it’s.. FIZZY. It smells fizzy. I wanted to see, well, taste the fizz.
I can confirm that the Big Blue Lush Bath Bomb does cause your tongue a fizzing sensation.
My housemates were at work, so I used their bath after a long day at my own job. I filled the tub, grabbed a cuppa and went for a dip.
The instant I dropped it in, it exploded blue. WOOOOOWWWW, I thought to myself.
Then something odd happened. Some black streaks started appearing. Apparently it’s seaweed. It reminded me of poo.
It has a very ‘clean’ smell. I can only describe the smell to be like those toilet hanging things that come in ‘ocean bloo’ fragrance. You know, those things you hang on the side of the toilet.
When I got in, it did feel moisturising against my skin but I have no idea what the seaweed things were about. I just kept thinking ‘great, I’m going to have to rinse all these out afterwards’.
To be honest, it wasn’t as bad to get the seaweed out as I had expected, but I still had to rinse it a few times. It did leave the scent on my skin after, which was nice. If only it was a nicer scent!
When I proclaimed on Twitter how I was going to try a lush bath bomb, I had mixed reactions.
@bloggerforums must use with candles.
— Great Perhaps (@agreatperhapsie) August 25, 2014
@bloggerforums I love them, but they don’t really do anything 😛 just fizz and smell nice ahah x
— April Todd (@April_Todd) August 25, 2014
— Corinne (@bloggerforums) August 25, 2014
All in all, I didn’t like this particular bath bomb. I loved the colour it turned the water, but I wasn’t a fan of the smell or the seaweed bits.
I did like how the smell lingered on my skin, it’s just a shame I didn’t like the smell!
I wouldn’t have picked this flavour, if I had the choice. I would have gone for something more sweet. Vanilla/cream/musky/cinnamon/honey is the type of smells I go for.
I’d try a Lush bath bomb again, as long as it got past my sniff test first!
Too bad I’m too afraid to go inside.
The staff. THE STAFF.
I work in retail, you see. We train our colleagues to recognise different types of customers. The type that’s in a rush and just want to get their product and go. The type that wants information/advice, the type that just wants a general chit chat and there’s the type that are distracted by their children and need help getting things/carrying things.
I find Lush are very intense and seem to just treat everyone as if they want advice as to what to buy. While it’s nice that their assistants have great product knowledge and a passion for what they sell, I really don’t enjoy because asked if I want help 4 times in 2 minutes, being asked to pick 3 colours to see what type of eyeshadow will suit me and then having every product I touch unwillingly rubbed into my hand.
I’m 100% a ‘leave me alone’ shopper. I’m likely to walk out if I feel hassled. I like to browse at my own leisure, get in and out and make decisions based on what I see/smell.
So I don’t know how I’m going to sniff more of these without stepping into an actual shop.
Too bad, Lush. Too bad.