I recently popped into LUSH to check out some of their new products for A/W – there was a mix of old favourites and some new goods in store! There was so much in the shop and I just wanted to try everything, but I had to restrain which was really difficult! I’d already had a bit of a shopping splurge by the time I reached the LUSH Store so I only picked up two goodies that I thought I’d show you.
As you might know since I mentioned it in my ‘Summer Tag’ post, I’m not a fan of strong fruity smells, or even really sweet ones, so I actually struggle sometimes to find the perfect scent of bath bomb/melt/soap etc. LUSH is full of those really powerful sickly sweet smells like ‘Snow Fairy’, or strong citrus scents like ‘Brightside’, which I don’t mind having a whiff of but find far too much to sit in a bath with – I prefer the slightly more subtle smell of the ‘Butterball’!
With that in mind, I picked up the new small bath bomb called ‘Cinders’ in celebration of Firework’s Night on the 5th of November. For £2.50 it’s actually on the cheaper side for a Lush product (is it me or is Lush getting more and more expensive?), though its size is probably the reason for that since it is quite small, similar to Butterball. Its main ingredients are almond oil, cinnamon leaf oil, sweet orange oil and popping candy; I’d say if you’re not a fan of cinnamon, then I wouldn’t suggest this is a good choice for you since the predominant smell is of cinnamon, but I don’t think it is too overpowering. The label says ‘warm up with this bath bomb’s hot fruit punch fragrance’, and I’d agree that it definitely has a sort of ‘mulled wine’ scent to it. The popping candy added a nice effect as you could see and hear it popping once the bomb was put into the warm water! I did enjoy this bath bomb, however it wasn’t all that exciting in the bath – although I can’t really complain when my favourite is the Butterball which does nothing to the colour of the bath water! I’d kind of expected an orangey bath colour, but was left with a suspicious looking yellow tone to my bath – I cut Cinders in half, as I do with most of my Lush bath bombs, so that could be to blame I guess? All in all, I liked the smell of this but I don’t think it will become a staple for a relaxing bath after fireworks – sorry Lush!
My second purchase was the ‘Snow Angel’ bath melt – a very glittery white and gold angel. Be warned with this one, the glitter gets EVERYWHERE. I’m yet to try this in my bath, but it’s said to be very moisturising. I was quite surprised when I found out that there is a ‘rose absolute’ in this bath melt, since rose (and other floral scents) aren’t something I’d usually go for. Perhaps I was drawn to this one because I could sense that it had cocoa butter, just like the butterball, which I only just found out! At £3.95 for this bath melt, it isn’t that cheap for something that could be gone in one bath time, so again I will cut this into half, but this is quite a generous sized product so I don’t think it’s too unreasonable for Lush.
I hope you enjoyed this quick post, have you tried anything from the new season Lush range? Let me know as I would love to try out some other things!