What does someone do when they're recovering from a concussion? They take a lot of baths (and do a lot of nothing). During my recovery I finally gave LUSH cosmetic bath bombs a try! Read more to hear my review on the bombs pictured above.
For years I've known about LUSH bath bombs. I've walked past their stores in malls and seen countless images of tie dye bathtubs on tumblr... but I never had the urge to really try them out. I was an epsom salt or bubble bath type of gal... That is until I saw an image of someone actually holding the intergalactic bath bomb. That's when I realized these were definitely not the average little bath bomb. No, these guys are huge!
Then they came out with a new halloween collection of bath accessories. One eyed monsters and smiling jack'o'laterns stole my heart and I bought my first (four) Lush bath bombs.
Leave it to Halloween to get me to try a cult beauty favorite for the first time...
The first bath bomb I tried was the "Monsters' ball". First off, I recommend buying these bath bombs in a store because the one I ordered online came with a loose ear and the pink powder had cracked in several places.
The lil monster gives off a citrus aroma that's amplified after it starts to dissolve in your bath. It also gave off the most unique colors and the best swirl designs out of the four I ordered!
Peek A BOO!
The monster head spins in circles as it fizzles out, giving your bath tub a spooky adorable bath.
The monster dissolved while spinning and created the loveliest swirls of pastel blue and pink.
Next up: The Pumpkin Bath Bomb.
This Bath Bomb smells like pumpkin spice and comes with an adorable jackolantern face carved into it. When it hit the water it almost dissolved instantly (unlike the monster that spun around). The pumpkin bomb only has orange and yellow coloring inside of it (a hidden black color would have been fun!), so it just turns your bath a shade of light orange. What it does well is give off the most wonderful pumpkin smell. I would definitely recomend getting some of these for the week leading up to Halloween (and maybe even Thanksgiving).
OK, so I thought this bomb would look pretty as it dissolved because I was imagining it swirling around and creating waves of black and orange. Perfect for Halloween, right? Wrong. What I got was a strange mess... but it did smell like some sort of citrus heaven!
The orange core dissolved quickly and the dark blue circles didn't dissolve at all.They just kinda floated around and stuck to whatever they touched first. I even had to shower off afterwards because every blue dot that ended up stuck on my skin only smeared when I tried to wipe it off. I was also left with a bathtub full of blue streaks and orange spots.
What I did like about the 70s bomb was the smell. This bath bomb gave a wonderful citrus aroma that left me instantly relaxed. I would honestly suffer through the blue skin streaks again just to get that scent back into my life.
I haven't tried out the twillight bath bomb yet because these things aren't cheap ;) They're very much worth the price but I'm going to make these last as long as I can! I'll tell you all about it when I finally do try this lavender smelling, sleep aiding bath bomb!