LUSH Geode Bath Bomb

I don’t go by the guise of mybeautywaxstash for no reason! I love products for the bath, body, face and home fragranced wax. I find these areas interesting, I like knowing more about them and seeing various products, and of course I enjoy using them. Trying different products from different brands/vendors is always good to do to spice up my product drawer. I tend to buy my pamering bath products more so from small vendors because I believe in supporting small businesses and the variety and quality of things such as bath bombs, bubble bars and soaps I’ve found to be very high with the vendors I have used so far. But sometimes its good to go back to the start, and one company we are all familiar with who probably started if not helped kick start the popularity of these types of products is LUSH. And passing by one of their stores in Manchester recently I needed no excuse to pop in and have a nosy.Three products came home with me including Geode Bath Bomb.

Why did I chose Geode Bath Bomb? After being helped by one of the store assistants ( who was amazing by the way! ), she showed me this bath bomb and recommended it. It was fairly new to the range at the time, visually it looked beautiful and very different compared to others being sold in the store. But seeing how this behaved in a bowl of water swung it for me and sealed the deal.

What is the Geode Bath Bomb? 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 ).

Appearance. The top of it is almost flat, and has irregular, deep purple coloured small crystals embedded into it ( think the crystals are made from salt ). The bath bomb itself is not perfectly formed and circular from the top down. It has a handmade feel and look to it with slight lumps and bumps and not perfectly smoothed sides. 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 can get 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 coud see it releasing an almost peach colour into the water along with a small amount of foam. This then turned into various streams of different colours such as pink and purple. Not only did this bomb now provide colour to the surface of the water, but underneath left trails of a gold shimmer, almost giving a liquid gold effect to it. 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 made the fizzing of this 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 or irritated ( I have psoriasis, thankfully not a bad case though ).

Recommended? I’m glad I tried this bath bomb. 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. And how this behaved in the water and what it turned the bath water into was like watching a mini show which I loved. The thing that I did find disappointing was the lack of scent. It needed a stand out scent which was obvious ( not necessarily strong though but noticeable ) to match how great it looked and this would have provided an A Class bathing experience. So if you need fragrance in the bath, not one 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.

Emily Makes Boutique’s Honolulu Mini Bubble Truffle

Instagram is a wonderous place! I normally use it to keep tabs on my friends, but recently it’s been used to keep an eye on my favourite brands and products, and actively looking for new ones. One such discover was Emily Makes Boutique. Can’t remember whether this came up as a suggestion to follow, or someone else I followered was following them….either way one that caught my eye as they are a maker and seller of bath, body and wax products. So I recently took advantange of EMB having a sale featuring one of my favourite bath products……bubble truffles! Perfect opportunity to try out a much loved product from a new vendor. And 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? Bubble truffle, bubble scoop, same sort of thing. 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.

Appearance. Small but perfectly formed measuring just over 1.5 inches. A beautiful pastel blue coloured rounded scoop with dark blue specks of colour running through. 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. Truffle sits flat so don’t worry about it rolling away!

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, so 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 under warm running water I crumbled it. This crumbled so easily. It wasn’t dry and I could already feel this was packed with some pretty hydrating 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. And 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.

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 blew me away and gave me a relaxing and enjoyable bath time experience. And please please don’t 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!