LUSH Geode Bath Bomb

Trying different products from different brands/vendors is good for me, it adds spice to my product drawer. I tend to buy a lot of bath products from small vendors because I believe in supporting small businesses. The variety and quality of things such as bath bombs I’ve found to be very high with the vendors I’ve used so far. But sometimes its good to go back to the start. One company who most of us know for bath products, especially bath bombs, is LUSH. I passed one of their stores in Manchester recently and popped in to have a nosy. Three products came home with me that afternoon including Geode Bath Bomb.

Why Geode Bath Bomb? One of their amazing and helpful store assistants recommended this bath bomb. Visually it looked beautiful and very different compared to others being sold in the store. She popped this into a bowl of warm water and I was totally entranced by it so sold!

What’s different about Geode? Geode is no ordinary looking bath bomb thanks to the addition of crystals. Designed to cleanse and purify the skin of the body, along with aiding relaxation of the mind and body, it also is supposed to provide a decadent bath time experience ( according to LUSH ).

LUSH’s Geode Bath Bomb

Appearance. The top of it is almost flat. Geode has irregular, deep purple coloured small crystals embedded into it ( I think the crystals are made from salt ). The bath bomb itself isn’t perfectly formed, and circular from the top down. It has a handmade feel and look to it with slight lumps and bumps to it. It’s colour is almost a pale beige but glistens due to being covered with a light dusting of gold shimmer. Size is quite regular for a bath bomb if not slightly bigger.

Scent. No dominant scent to this bath bomb. I got the tiniest hint of citrus but other than that I couldn’t give a description to what this smells like as I didn’t feel it had a scent as such.

In the bath. This is where the magic happened! This bath bomb bobbed and weaved through the water like it was swimming in the ocean. It fizzed, and at first you could see it releasing a peach coloured stream into the water along with a small amount of foam. This then turned into different colours such as pink and purple. Not only did this provide colour to the surface of the water, but underneath left trails of a gold shimmer, giving a liquid gold effect. So while this bath bomb continued with the visual show it also entertained me by providing audio in the form of popping sounds thanks to it containing popping candy. Very different, fun to listen to and watch and the fizzing of this made it even more special.

Bath time!

Once the fizzing and fun stopped… Never have I ever seen a rose gold coloured bath before! When I say bath of course I mean the water in the bath. It was so pretty, and it was a nice surprise to see that once bath time was over it wasn’t an issue cleaning up and everything washed away easily. And as for how my skin felt once pampering was over? Totally normal, not dry and it didn’t flare up my psoriasis.

Recommended?To look at it, its a lovely product and compared to others looks quite natural and earthy but with a touch of glamour thanks to the crystals. How this behaved in the water and what it turned the bath water into was beautiful. The thing I found disappointing was the lack of scent. It needed a stand out scent to match how great this looked, and this would have provided an A Class bathing experience. So if you need fragrance in the bath, this isn’t for you. But a pretty bath? Its worth trying out. For me though ideally I need the combination of the two to truly enjoy my 30 mins plus in the bath tub. Not a repeat purchase for me but glad I tried it.

It’s no longer available to buy in store in the UK and I think this was around the £6.00 mark. Definitely worthwhile checking out there other bath bombs to get bath art AND fragrance here.

Emily Makes Boutique’s Honolulu Mini Bubble Truffle

Instagram can be an amazing place! Normally I use it to keep tabs on friends, but recently it’s been used to keep an eye on my favourite brands . I also like discovering new brands and businesses, and one such discover was of Emily Makes Boutique. I can’t remember how I found them but they caught my eye as they are a maker and seller of bath, body and wax products. So I recently took advantage of them having a sale featuring on one of my favourite bath products……bubble truffles! Perfect opportunity to try out a much loved product from a new vendor. One that has been sharing the bath tub with me within the last a couple of weeks has been a bubble truffle called Honolulu.

What is a bubble truffle? Think of a something you pop in the bath which provides foam, fragrance, moisture and sometimes colour, and looks like a scoop of ice cream. That’s a bubble truffle!

Appearance. Small but perfectly formed measuring just over 1.5 inches in diameter. A beautiful pastel blue coloured rounded scoop with dark blue specks of colour running through it. Dusted delicately with gold mica pigment, a few small pearlized balls peeping through the top, and a tiny seashell shaped flat decoration piece finishes it off. The truffle although domed has a flat bottom.

Emily Makes Boutique’s Honolulu Mini Bath Truffle

Scent. This smells tropical, fruity…think sweet, coconut, pineapple type fragrances but this isn’t sickly and delicately done but obvious. A touch of floral seems to be hidden in there somewhere. This is a gorgeous refreshing and soothing scent which is perfect for this time of the year.

How to use. Crumble under warm running water….simple!

In the bath. Rather than dropping this whole under warm running water I crumbled it. This crumbled so easily. Not dry, as I could already feel this was packed with some moisturising ingredients. As it floated in the bath and got caught up in the water, it turned it from clear to the same beautiful soft blue colour the truffle is, almost tropical sea like. As the water continued to pour from the tap, soft, white foam formed. And by the time the water was turned off, the tub was heaving with bubbles.

Bubbles!

On the skin. In the bath I felt cocooned. Think of a body oil being on the skin outside of the bath, this is what it felt like IN the bath! I touched my skin and it felt as if a protective layer was on it. Not greasy but hydrating, smooth and silky. So out of the bath my skin felt great. No dryness, smallest hint of fragrance and ready ( but not needed ) for body lotion.

Recommended? I know what I like when it comes to bath products and this ticked all boxes. Appearance wise so sweet and pretty. Performance wise this blew me away and gave me a relaxing and enjoyable bathing experience. Do not let the size of this fool you! The amount of foam this produced was impressive! So a repeat purchase of Emily Makes Boutique for bubble truffles is a definite for me and I really want to try other bath products to, so a massive thumbs up!

As mentioned, I did buy this while on sale at half price but full price these were £2.75 which still is a great price and very affordable. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and to order their delicious goodies head over to their website now!