Clothes shopping is something I’m going to be doing constantly now I have a pre-teen on my hands. Her love of the online shop Shein is evident on my credit card. The last order I put in for her I made a discovery, they sell bath bombs! Am I the only person who didn’t know this? As usual my love for a pampering bath got the better of me, so while making an order recently I thought I would add a bath bomb to it. The one I chose was Two Tone Rose for £3.50.
Why did I order this one?
Curiosity. Plain and simple. Now I discovered they sold bath bombs and bubble bars, I had to think, were they actually any good? Only way to find out is to buy and try one surely? This bath bomb was chosen because it looked pretty and had good reviews from past buyers.
I didn’t expect this to be packaged in anything, so was pleasantly surprised to see it came boxed. A lovely pastel coloured box with a simple rose design shape on the front was what this floral bath time goodie came in. The bath bomb itself came shrink wrapped as I thought it would be. So the box was a nice touch.
How does it look?
A really generous sized bath bomb as it nearly covers the palm of my hand. It’s basic shape is of a rose. It’s quite thick in depth but flat, so this would be the perfect bath bomb to cut in two if you didn’t want to use this in one go. On the top you can see the moulding and shape of a basic rose shape, and the bath bomb itself is pink in colour. What makes this even more pretty and floral in appearance is the fact there are dried pieces of flowers dotted all over the top.
Turn the bath bomb over and it’s flat and lime green in colour. Why lime green? I didn’t think it added much to how this looks, and would have been better being a shade of pink or purple or even an off white. Still overall a sweet looking bath bomb but the contrasting green shade stumped me.
Rose! Straight up, floral ROSE! It’s floral, it’s feminine and it’s quite strong! I could smell it when it was in the box and I could smell it out of the box. For me, I think the scent is a little old fashioned. It could be more modern and pretty in scent mixed with something else. Do I like it? I don’t despise how this smells but I’m not a fan of rose or dated floral scents.
In the bath
I popped this onto a bath already filled with warm water. It fizzed lightly and created a little foam while it danced around slowly over the water. To be fair, it took a good amount of time to totally dissolve as I wondered off to get something and then came back. The dried flowers dispersed throughout the water and the water itself turned into a subtle yellow colour. I would have preferred the water to be soft pink in colour because looking at it made me think of pee!
When I added more hot water to the bath, as it got a touch cold for my liking, it actually created some bubbles. They didn’t last long but I wasn’t expecting any bubbles so it was a nice surprise.
I thought the fragrance would be way too strong in the bath but it was just right. In fact, I didn’t mind it. It was very much there and had a decent strength to it which remained throughout my bathing experience.
What surprised me about this bath was I actually found it very relaxing, despite my loathing of rose as a fragrance. I sat there, I pondered on the meaning of life while I scrolled through my phone and overall was very chilled.
No irritation, no issues at all in regards to drying out. Absolutely nothing! Which if I’m honest was my main concern. My psoriasis is flaring up in a small area or two at the moment, which means these patches are naturally itchy. And this bath bomb didn’t make it worse.
The Clean Up
Anytime I see a bath product containing flowers or buds I do wonder if it’s going to be a pain cleaning the bath up. This wasn’t. There wasn’t loads of dried flowers on the top of this bath bomb. It felt as if they were more for decoration, but there was still plenty there if you like that type of thing. And getting rid of them afterwards was easy and no issue at all.
I’m glad I tried this out. If I didn’t I think I would have jumped to the conclusion this would be rubbish which it isn’t. It’s price is reasonable and for what you get, the size and look, is actually good value. Very pretty (although there was zero need for it to be green underneath), it did create somewhat of bath art in it’s most basic form and if you love rose this was a rose lover’s dream. So would I recommend this? Yes I would, if what I’ve mentioned are things you like. But if you hate bits in your bath and have a hatred for rose then no. Would I order this again? No, purely because rose isn’t my ideal fragrance but I thought the quality of this was decent and would happily try others from Shein.
Want to try this flower powered bath bomb out? Here’s the link and while you are at it, have a look at their other bath bombs and bubble bars available. I know I will!