I recently received this Lush Bath Ballistic as a gift. Although I'm a regular customer at Lush I'd never tried this product before.
For those who don't know Lush ballistics are large balls of compressed powder and essential oil ingredients which fizz and dissolve once submerged into bath water. They usually provide fragrance as well as being infused with luxury oils which can condition the skin.
The Dragon's Egg ballistic looks very curious. It is a large white ball around the size of a cricket ball. I think it's perhaps a little too big, to be honest as 3/4 or even half the amount would suffice for use in one bath.
The ballistic is white and has pieces of what look like confetti shapes stuck inside it. These pieces are brightly coloured in red and yellow and are comprised of little balls or flat circular discs. When placed into a bath of warm water the ballistic starts to foam up and dissolve gradually. The foam erupts so quickly that the coloured pieces are ejected into the water and float around on the surface of the water. The water turns a cloudy white initially.
However, there is a real surprise at the core of the Dragon's egg - the yolk! This is a core of orange powder which is infused with gold glitter. When the outer white layer of the ballistic has dissolved this inner layer suddenly busts open and out pours this shimmering mass.
The ballistic is perfumed with a fragrance that smells like exotic Moroccan oils. It's a very strong perfume which fills the room and which makes your skin smell strongly even when dry. The perfume seems to increase when the inner segment of the ballistic is breached, although I'm not totally sure.
The water is transformed into a slightly oily substance which feels silky and moisturising. The surface of the water is not really bubbly but it does have a thin layer of white creamy substance on it.
I very much enjoyed using this ballistic. I like the fragrance at it is feminine and feels luxurious. The scent is relaxing. I also like how my skin feels after use as it feels soft and well conditioned.
My only negatives about this product is that firstly I think there is too much of it. I think half the size would suffice and at the price of £3.35 it is a lot for one bath treat. My second issue is that the gold glitter sticks to the tub after use. Lastly the confetti pieces seem to take on a soggy texture as they float and eventually look like pieces of shredded jellyfish which isn't pretty to look at or to touch.
However, overall I have a positive impression of this product and I would buy it again as a treat for myself or as a gift.
This bath bomb claims to make bath time exciting as it fizzes and crackles and changes the colour of your water to a gorgeous citrus gold. The scent of this bath bomb is reminiscent of lemon sherbet, with a hint of jasmine to leave you feeling great and ready for a good day. The citrus scents leave you feeling transformed and invigorated. You can see that the bath bomb has a slight glittery gold appearance to it but this doesn''t look over the top. I purchased the bath bomb from my local store for 3.25 which I think is reasonable for this product. I ran my bath and dropped the bomb into the bath. As the bath bomb fizzed away slowly it moved around the bath and created a white lather which seemed to surround and stick to the bath bomb. I decided to go off and leave the bath bomb for a good 5mins to continue fizzing away. When going back to the bathroom I could smell a nice, light citrus scent and I noticed that there was a golden like trail now coming from the bath bomb. I was a little surprised at this colour as I have to admit that I didn''t expect it due to the bath bomb being an off white colour.The bath bomb fizzed and crackled a little from the popping candy inside the bath bomb. It was another few minutes before the bath bomb had completely fizzed away leaving the water a golden colour. There were also small bits of confetti in the bath as well; although there weren''t many of these. As I lay in the bath the citrus scent became slightly stronger but again it wasn''t too strong and was quite nice and I found it relaxing. When looking closer at the water I noticed there was a fair amount of gold glitter particles in the water with me. The glitter was very fine which is probably why the water looked a slightly golden colour before getting into the bath. I did wonder how much of the glitter would stick to my skin but I didn''t worry about this. By now the confetti that was in the bath seemed to have disappeared and melted away. I presume the confetti is made from something like rice paper so it dissolves. I pulled the plug out and gave the bath a good rinse before leaving the bathroom. I patted my skin dry and was surprised when looking at it that there wasn''t really any of the gold glitter stuck to my skin at all which was good. My skin didn''t feel very different and the citrus scent hadn''t transferred onto my skin but this didn''t bother me as I was going to apply a moisturiser anyway. The bath bomb hadn''t irritated my skin or caused any reactions with it, which was good as I suffer from sensitive skin and often get very dry patches on the backs of my knees.
I live near Norwich, and if any of you have been there you will know that to get from one mall to another you have to pass a Lush shop on the corner. Whenever I am there I can smell the familiar scent of the shop from a mile off, and it pull's me in every time.
I'm a huge fan of their array of bath bomb products, I don't have a shower so bathing is the only option for me and that suits me just fine. I try to treat myself to one of these types of products a week, normally on a Friday after a long week, to come home and relax in a nice hot bath is bliss!
I always alternate the bath bombs in which I use, I like to try a different one every time, however this is the one that I will always come back to and purchase time after time. I brought this bath bomb for £3.25, this price I believe is virtually the same for most of their bath bomb products give or take a few pence. I normally buy mine from the actual Lush store itself but you can buy them online at www.Lush.co.uk, but please note that this will incur a delivery charge starting from £3.95. I also believe you can purchase these from Amazon so they are very easily accessible to just about anyone.
Many people like Lush because of their moral values. They do not permit the ingredients used for their products to be tested on animals, and all products are vegetarian friendly, and most are approved for vegans too. The packaging of their products is very minimalistic which cuts down a lot of wastage that you usually get from cosmetic products. Many of the products are preservative free, I find the store assistants very knowledgeable so they will often tell you all of this whilst in store.
Upon first looking at this bomb, it really doesn't look like anything special. It's a creamy white in colour and on some of the bombs you can see a few patches of colour. These colours range from purple, to pink to yellow to orange. Every bath bomb is different and I like to personally pick my own to try and get the most colourful one. That way I think I'm getting a bit more for my money; I know this isn't the case it's just a little habit I've got into now. So like I said to look at this doesn't look anything fancy or unique at all. But as the saying goes 'Don't judge a book by its cover'.
Before using the bomb I firstly filled up my bath. Once the water was to my acquired taste, I took the bomb from the bag and immediately you notice the sort of citrusy smell that it gives off. I popped it in the bath and waited to see what would happen, from the name I was very intrigued at what this one would be able to do. Once the bomb was in the bath straight away it started fizzing, it looked like a volcano! It was bright orange and came projecting out of the bomb like lava! Within minutes my bath was completely orange. I was impressed with that, and thought it was ok to get into my newly coloured bath. Then I started to hear popping unsure what was going to happen next I waited before entering. The dragon's egg then split open and to my surprise a lovely gold liquid came protruding out of the middle. Fizzing and bubbling as it oozed out. This bath bomb lasted a good 5 minutes and it was honestly better than some of the fireworks I'd seen at random family events. There was constantly stuff happening from the start to the end. Later I found this contained popping candy so this was what the popping noise was. It was simply amazing
A little while ago my nephew went through that stage where they don't want to get into the bath, I'm sure many of you will know what this is like. So I picked up one of these for him to try and entice him in. Knowing how excited I got by it I was sure he would thoroughly enjoy it too. I told him that I had seen a dragon whilst on my way over to his and that he had asked me to give something to Harry to play with in the bath, 'it was one of his special eggs' I said. We plonked it into the tub and in no time at all Harry's eyes lit up, he was very excited especially when the popping started. He was soon asking to get in with the special dragons egg. Only problem was when he kept repeating 'again, again!' My sisters bath time had just got that little bit more expensive as he was asking for the egg every time!
The bomb was amazing to look at but it also made my skin feel great. The water was incredibly soft when I eventually got into the bath, and the smell from the bath lingered in my bathroom for quite a while, which was a bonus. When in the bath I kept finding little bits of what felt like thin soap, I could squeeze these in my hands and it felt like cream. I guess this is what left my skin feeling so soft. I washed as normal in the bath but the citrus scent clung to my skin, which I liked.
Overall I really cannot fault this product; it's a bit of fun for both adults and children. But can work out quite expensive if your children get into a habit of wanting the special dragon's egg for every bath time, as my sister has found out. It's a great treat for the end of a hard week, and leaves your skin feeling refreshing soft and smelling great.
I'm giving this the full 5 stars and would recommend it to everyone that enjoys a nice hot soak like me.
I've had some family stress recently and decided to give myself a little treat as a pick me up, but I was trying to get something that wasn't chocolate or cake. I decided to get a bath bomb to have a nice relaxing soak and pamper.
Dragon's Egg is one of many 'Bath Bombs' sold by Lush, I'm sure most of us have tried one at some stage! Lush prides itself on being natural, homemade products, many of which are vegan but I have heard that some of their products contain some chemical nasties that some people may like to avoid. I always find the staff really friendly and happy to help in my hometown store (Nottingham). The store is laid out really nicely, it's easy to find what you want and smells divine.
~Why Dragon's Egg?~
I picked Dragon's Egg for five reasons;
1) I haven't tried it before
2) It was a clear white colour. I've had my bath turn pink/blue/purple before as a result of Lush bath bombs and I couldn't be bothered with cleaning it out again
3) It wasn't glittery. I've had myself turn glittery as a result of Lush bath bombs and I couldn't be bothered with that again. Not a fan of the mermaid look and Mr Stacey HATES glitter with a passion
4) The smell was fairly inoffensive, not too strong and quite subtle and pretty
5) I love Game of Thrones and geekily wanted to pretend to be Daenerys with my dragon egg. Well I was attracted to the name due to my GoT love anyway.
The bath bomb was fairly large compared to the others but also slightly more expensive at £3.25.
As usual for Lush, this was sold to me in a small paper bag which can be recycled afterwards. *Top tip* keep the bag somewhere safe, I've left them out before and they've got damp and left me with a frothy ball instead of a bath bomb! I tend to keep them in my shelving unit until I come to use them to keep them dry.
I usually bash the bag against the side of the sink to get a couple of baths out of each bomb but I felt I deserved a special treat so I chucked the whole thing in.
Dragon's Egg reminded me of a giant gobstopper - the white fizzed away and there was a yellow bit in the middle - so like an egg! Silly I didn't expect this but there you go. It fizzed up a lot more than previous bath bombs from Lush had and it was fun to watch it fizzle away in the bath. The smell was slight but again quite nice - I couldn't pinpoint exactly what it was. It just smelt like Lush really.
This is where it stopped being fun. My bath was a yellowy gold colour and quite frankly it looked a bit like wee. Luckily it didn't leave a stain, but I have a highly fashionable avocado green bath so I don't know how it would fare in a white bath. Also - the yellow bit was glittery! I could see it when I got in the bath and predictably it stuck to me when I got out. I tried to rub it off with my towel and just ended up looking red and still glittery.
I felt very slippery in the bath, at one stage i stuck my leg out over the side and was slipping away. I felt like a residue had been left on my skin and when I scratched my leg I could feel the residue under my nails, which wasn't pleasant. I still felt a bit oily after I got out of the bath. There were also odd bits of paper in the bomb, which just went gloopy and floated around in the bath with me. Apparently there is supposed to be popping candy in this bath bomb, but I didn't notice any.
Overall I wasn't impressed. I didn't like the colour or the glitter. I did smell lovely but it wasn't worth it. I felt like a red, glittery fish rather than a mother of dragons. I wouldn't buy again when I've had much nicer bath bombs before.
LUSH DRAGON'S EGG
I spend a lot of my time perusing the Lush shop and the Lush website as well as checking to see what I can find on Ebay that might be a bit cheaper. This bath ballistic was one brought out a while back for Halloween in connection with books such as 'Harry Potter', 'Twilight' and a couple of others that I forget.
For some reason I have never actually got around to trying this until recently when I saw the staff demonstrating this to someone in the shop and was taken with the performance of this product as it really was quite unusual.
WHAT LUSH SAY
"Like an everlasting gobstopper, this ballistic keeps on revealing layer upon layer of surprises. It gives up its gifts in an unfolding drama, leaving you in a bath of molten gold. Along the way you will experience a firework display of colour, a fiery crackle of popping candy, a swirling landscape of creamy foam and a drift of paper dragon scales."
WHAT IS A DRAGON'S EGG?
This looks like a white bath bomb a bit bigger than a tennis ball so one of the bigger bath bombs from Lush. If you look carefully at it there are flecks of colour in the white which look a bit like it has been mixed with some bits of confetti.
It smells lovely, a sort of citrus and floral mix and for a few weeks I had it in my clothes drawer as we were away for a few weeks and when I took it out my clothes smelled lovely and this still had a strong scent in its little yellow bag.
These bath bombs cost £3.20 each so not exactly a bargain bath so in mu usual way I broke mine up so that I could enjoy more than one bath from mine.
These bombs are vegan friendly and preservative free so well done here Lush.
HATCHING MY DRAGON
As I said I broke mine up so that I could enjoy more than one bath from my investment. It was fascinating to see inside as there were several layers and extra coloured bits as well. First was the white outside then a yellow orange layer with other coloured bits about the size of a pill. Finally inside was a cube of golden glittery bomb which was more solid than the rest and meant to be the last bit to fizz away.
In order to get the full experience despite breaking it up , I added a bit of each colour into my bath. With bath bombs I find it best to fill the bath first then add the bomb . With bubble bars I add them as the bath is filling so a different technique is required.
By filling the bath first then adding the bath bomb you can get in with it and enjoy the bomb fizzing away around you releasing the scent all around you.
This fizzed and bubbled releasing a sort of foamy fizz of different colours and the little coloured bits I caught and squashed and they were sort of gooey but didn't have much smell.
As I lay back in the bath I could really smell the gentle citrus smell combining with the heady floral jasmine. It was a fresh,uplifting and very pleasant scent.
The water as always with bath bombs felt soapy soft as the bicarbonate of soda makes water really soft. I love lying in the scented coloured soft silky water and just relaxing for about ten minutes. I can't really lie much longer as I begin to get cold and have to add more hot water. I also begin to get bored, I love my bath but am not one for hour long sessions. After lying and relaxing for a while I then use a soap that goes with the scent and wash myself before getting out as this has no cleansing agent in it.
The water was a sort of very pale yellowish colour - think chamomile tea -with a layer of glitter around the top and edge of the bath water but I didn't find it was too overwhelming and most of it washed away down the plughole with no problem. I did have to swill the bath out to get rid of the last remaining glitter but that was not too much of a big deal
What I love about Lush bath stuff is that not only do you get a great bath but you also get a room freshener as well as the scent carries into the bathroom as as I leave the door open it carries into our bedroom as well.
On top of the bath and the room freshener I also get out and dry myself and feel mellow, smell great and my skin feels soft and not at all dry and parched. I didn't find that I needed to use any moisturiser on my body after a bath with my dragon's egg. I got into bed and could smell the lovely aroma on my skin for sometime afterwards too.
ANY BAD POINTS?
Sadly Lush still have not found a way of banishing the Sodium Laurel sulphate or the Laurel Betaine nor the Cocamide DEA which are all questionably harmful ingredients. Considering how many other companies are ditching these ingredients I am surprised Lush is still hanging on to them.
Well, yes despite the questionable ingredients this is a fun bath product and one children and adults would both enjoy It smells lovely and gently lemony and fizzes in a most exciting way lasting quite some time as you lie in the bath with the bits fizzing around you. I am not sure what the blue bits are meant to be as they don't really do much except float around but maybe that is what they are meant to do.
A nice large bat bomb that gave me four baths that smelled great and gave me nice soft pale yellow scented water.
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I still raise a skeptical eyebrow in the direction of Lush as although I love some of their products and have reviewed a few on here, I dislike their use of chemicals whilst trading under the " natural" banner.
This bath ballistic along with some other bits was sent in a box as a gift for my daughter (I am still sulking).
Upon initial inspection of my lucky daughter's haul, this one did not stand out in the slightest in appearance or scent indeed it looked very dull. It is an all over creamy colour with some pale circles of something-or-other around the outside( later found out that these were rice paper "dragon scales") and a faint scent of generic citrus. The ballistic is a good size, very chunky.
Lush do a range of bath ballistics, indeed if you visit one of their stores you will see piles of these big powdery coloured balls for sale in stacks. They are an occasional extravagance due to the price which for one bath is a bit silly, however some people get a few baths out of them which makes them go a lot further. The only issue with splitting some of the ballistics is that for the ones such as "Dragon's egg", you lose the fun of watching it spin and release the product in layers.
Lush describe Dragons egg as a "whirlpool of vibrant fiery colour" and they are not wrong although the boring bland colour belies the substance within. They also state that "Like an everlasting gobstopper....It gives up its gifts in an unfolding drama, leaving you in a bath of molten gold"... Oh God, more glitter. If you have not read my review of Lush's "Sunnyside" then you will be unaware of my interesting experience with glittery bath products. The sparkle sticks to hair and that is all that you need to know. There are other aspects to this bath fizzy but I shall come to those in a bit.
I took this bath with my daughter because I knew that she would love the fun of seeing something whizzing around in the tub that was not one of the cats. We dropped it in a fairly deep hot bath and waited. My daughter knew the name of the product and was therefore very excited, we love dragons in this house and my daughter is very fascinated by all lotions and potions. The ballistic started off by releasing a foam which swirled around languidly. There was no huge strong smell at this point. As it dissolved more it started to act like a possessed puppy chasing its tail, there were spins and streams of rotating orange froth. The bath water started to look like a cross between a cosmic spiral vortex and the site of a murder.
We could smell the product at this stage and we were both hanging over the bath expectantly, as if watching a bizarre fireworks display. The scent that this gives of is noticeably citrus and it was not particularly chemical. We were about to get in the water when a popping noise started and my daughter began to giggle. Lush have not only put glitter inside this ballistic but they have shoved popping candy in for good measure. Good God. I was slightly perturbed to get into a popping maelstrom but my daughter loved it.
We stayed in this bizarre concoction for a long time, topping up with hot water to keep the bath warm. The water was orange and had a shiny quality. The ballistic took a long time to fully dissolve and when it finally did we were left with very silky shiny water which was moisturising. There were little bits of paper that were floating about too but they turned to a squishy mess. Just as well as although these are supposed to be "Dragon scales" they looked like over-sized dandruff and that was really not terribly appealing.
The scent did not really linger for very long so it is not overpowering. The ballistic was fine for both of us and our skin was soft afterwards despite there being a fair few chemical additives in the ballistic.
It was a fun experience, particularly with a child.
Now like I said, some people get a few baths out of a Lush ballistic but with this one I fear that you would lose a lot of the fun and effect so I would not recommend it.
Afterwards we were both covered in a fine layer of glitter in skin creases, my daughter for some reason seemed to collect it in her armpits which she was very proud of. I will not discuss where mine ended up as I am still traumatised. The bath was a pig to clean out afterwards but I expected that. It left a sparkly orange tidemark which took some scrubbing to remove.
The bathroom (and us) smelled like sherbert lemons for a few hours but then the scent faded. The glitter didn't...
It is full of not so great stuff but as a one off it was worth it.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fizzy Candy, Perfume, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lemon Oil, Bergamot Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Water, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Gardenia Extract, *Citral, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 17200, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 15510, Golden Glitter, Golden Lustre Sparkle, Rice Paper
*occurs naturally in essential oils
Would I recommend it then? Yes. If you have kids, especially kids who like dragons. The bath ballistic is non greasy and has unexpected layers so kids will be delighted by this. Expect a bit of a clear up but for a novelty act this was good.
A dragons egg ballistic costs £3.20 for a big round 200g.
You can buy from Lush stores or online at www.lush.co.uk
So I have recently purchased this product from my local Lush store. I must say its one of my favourite bath item so far from Lush. It starts to fizz instantly once you have popped it in the bath. It has a very nice scent that is very hard to explain, not strong but not too sweet. It has very many colours like yellow, blue and pink however I think the main colour of the bath bomb once its stops fizzing is a wired orangey colour.
It moisturises and hydrates my skin leaving it feel soft and smooth and this is something that everyone wants. It also makes you feel relaxed so if you are a 'bath' person then this is an item I 100% recommend for those who like to be pampered and love having pamper evenings. Also, when you have drained the water you would see gold glitter at the bottom of the bath which makes you feel your childhood once again.
Got a Dragon's Egg for Christmas. It was wrapped up in a little paper bag from Lush with a printed label that said "Dragon's Egg". It felt weighty in the palm of my hand and the aroma flooded out through the paper and made a positive statement on my senses. Reminiscent of a candy shop, the sweet smell, the Lush website tells me, is a fresh, citrusy one.
Not living near a Lush store having such a prize in my hand was a rare treat indeed, and one to be savoured and enjoyed.
With Mr CrazyEgg looking after Baby CrazyEgg downstairs, I prepared my bath by filling it with hot water. I determined to get into the bath prior to putting the Dragon's Egg in, so that I could observe it closely for the purposes of review writing. And this is what occurred:
The moment the water made contact with the Dragon's Egg it began to bubble and fizz. I picked it up and the delightful disintegration continued causing a cool, tingly sensation in my fingertips. The heady aroma was very quickly filling the room and creating a sense that one was being pampered. This was not just a bath, it was an event.
"Sorry to interrupt, do you know where the bibs...what are you doing?"
"Behold! A Dragon's Egg!...."
"Sorry, where are the bibs?"
"The bibs are drying in the spare room."
"...Thanks...Doesn't look like an egg to me."
'Doesn't look like an egg? Mr CrazyEgg is right', I thought. It is not egg shaped, but then, some eggs are spherical as this is, and in any case, it is a Dragon's Egg and they are likely to be unusual since they are mystical.
But my focus on sensory analysis had been interrupted and now I was considering the appropriateness of the product name. There was plenty of white fizz, and even some wonderfully moisturising petals of confetti that floated out. But nothing to indicate egg status.
And then... the yolk appeared, exploding out, and the water changed a glorious, rusty autumn orange.
[Eeeeuuuuwww! Must not think of it as real yolk! Must enjoy experience!]
And then sparkly gold glitter began mixing in, and all thoughts of bathing in actual egg yolk subsided. This, I thought, is a brilliant bath product.
It has relaxed me, entertained me, and enlightened me. I always thought that Babth Bombs would be very drying to the skin, because they appear chalky and crumbly. In fact, my skin was moisturised and I was able to shave my legs in the bath without having to apply any additional product. And, I did not cut or nick myself at all.
The Lush site explains, the product is named after a firework, and it certainly was reminiscent of this with explosion and changes of colour. It retails at £3.20, and as it is best experienced by using for one bath only, it is definitely in the treat category, and not something I would use every day.
But if I ever become a millionaire I might. The one downside is that after the bath a ring of dusty gold glitter remained. It was easy enough to remove, but a job I could do without.
Overall, a fantastic bath product.
Of all the bath bombs lush has to offer this one is definitely one of my firm favourites adn I probably buy one atleast once a month.
It's appearance isnt all that, its quite big but just plain white - it was its name that originally attracted me to it as I thought it must have something special or a suprise inside. After picking it up and smelling it I just had to have it, it smells like a strong mixture of lemon and sweets and sugar.
Once you drop it in the bath it begins to fizz immediately and fills the bath with a white creamy substance that you can really feel on your skin. There are multicoloured bits of paper that come from the egg and float around in the bath and eventually dissolve. Once the white melts away it reveals a bright orange colour, and then finally - the suprise - a ball of gold glitter in the middle. By this time the bath has turned from creamy white to a rich glittery orange colour. The scent fills up the entire bathroom and smells delicious.
Afterwards it left my skin feeling really soft and suptle. I normally shy away from glitter filled bath products as I hate finding glitter on me for days afterwards, however the glitter doesnt stick to your skin but stays in the bath, and is easily rinsed way - no scrubbing required.
Lush is only a shop that I venture in to if I really want to treat myself as I don't like paying through the nose for bath products i'd rather pick up a cheap bottle of radox in order for me to relax in the bath but a few months ago I decided to go into Lush with a strong will that I would only purchase a few goodies. It is hard to resist the sparkly, glittering, shiny wrapping and I end up wanting to buy everything as everything smells so good! After being in the store for a few moments I was approached by a member of staff who asked if she could assisst me, usually i'd decline but when it comes to Lush the staff usually know what they are talking about. I informed the staff member that I was in search of a bath bomb or bubble bath which looked pretty, smelled gorgeous and wouldn't dissolve immediately straight away she pointed towards the Dragon egg bath ballistic.
From the outside the bath bomb looks quite simple. It is spherical in shape and the colour can be described as a flesh coloured/off-white/pink/peachy colour with purple/red/peach spots. On first sight I wasn't convinced that this would be the bath bomb for me as it didn't look overly attractive or girly which is what I was originally looking for, however, the staff member reassured me that I would not be disappointed with it once it was in my bath.
I couldn't wait to try the bath bomb out so I used it the very same night that I purchased it. I only dropped the bath bomb into the water when I was actually in the bath and immediately it began fizzing and dissolving. The dissolving process was slow as I was promised by the shop assisstant and there was a fizzing sound coming from the bath bomb but it wasn't distracting and I could still relax in the bath.
The water turned orange and red within minutes which was pleasant, also the smell was very strong. It was very fruity and predominantly citrus smelling which was too very pleasant and soothing. The bubbles that came from the eroding bomb were very smooth and silky and it created a silky foam on the surface of the water which left my skin feeling very soft.
The only downside to this bath bomb was the glitter, there wasn't enough glitter and the glitter that did come from the bomb stuck to the bottom and sides of the bath which was slightly inconvenient and I had to scrub the bath clean afterwards!
Overall, I would recommend this bath bomb for the soothing effects and the softness that my skin felt afterwards. It was £2.99 for 200g which is reasonable for Lush!
I often go in Lush but always come out empty handed, although I've used a couple of their products before and loved them, I think the products are a little over priced. However, I decided to treat myself and as the shop was fairly empty, the staff spent a lot of their time explaining a few of the products to me. I usually hate this and like to have a look around myself without having explanations on every single product I look at or smell, but they were actually really helpful, and yes they persuaded me to buy a few products... which I probably wouldn't have bought if it wasn't for them.
I prefer baths to showers and so I decided to have a look at the bath ballistics first. With a lot of the products in Lush you can smell them and know there and then if you will like it or not, but I found with the bath bombs that they didn't smell that strong and I wasn't sure on them because of this. This is when a member of staff came over and asked if I needed any help or wanted to try any of the products out. At the end of the table they had a big bowl full of water which was multi-coloured and smelt lovely, but this wasn't very helpful as a few different bath ballistics had been placed in there and so I couldn't tell which one I would actually like. The member of staff talked me through each one and asked me what scents I like, so I told her I like anything that looks pretty with glitter and also orange/citrus scents. She recommended a few to me but this Dragon's Egg was the one she thought I would really like. She said although it looks plain from the outside, it isn't inside and it was her personal favourite. I always think that the staff will say anything is their favourite if it gets you to purchase it, but I did want a bath bomb and so purchased the Dragon's Egg.
After placing this in my bath, it quite quickly turned the water orange, I don't think it was a particularly pretty colour but the glitter was nice and the scent was very strong. It contains jasmine and citruses but the citrus overpowers the rest and this is all you can smell, which I was pleased about as this is the scent I wanted. It made the bathroom smell lovely for ages as well as my skin, unfortunately my skin didn't smell this lush still the next day, but I think that would be a lot to ask for from a bath bomb.
The bath bomb dissolved very slowly, it didn't make much crackling noise while doing so, in fact it didn't make much noise at all. My bath was very quickly layered with a creamy foam though and it felt soft and silky, which you notice more when you get out the bath I think than you do when your actually in the water, as your skin is left feeling very smooth.
There wasn't much glitter in this bath bomb and so because of this it didn't make my bath messy afterwards. If you do want a bath bomb for lots of glitter then I am not sure if there is an alternative bath bomb that you could use that contains more, but there is a glittery bubble bar you can purchase from Lush too. It did leave my skin with the odd bit of glitter on afterwards though which was nice.
The bath bomb costs £2.99 for 200g. It was one of the most expensive ones available but also one of the biggest in size. I do think this is a lot considering you can only get one use out of this, so I won't be purchasing them on a regular basis, but just for a treat now and again.
I love Lush products, and thankfully for my bank balance we don't have a Lush in my home town. There is one in the town I work in though so when I've had a bad day at work I will often pop in to treat myself to something nice. Inevitably I end up buying a few things and overspending a little, but hey-ho the products are pretty amazing, so you can't really blame me.
Last week I went in feeling a bit down and the assisstant recommended this bath ballistic. It was the usual price of £2.99 for the 200g and you will need one for each bath, because as soon as you pop one of these in the water the reaction starts and it can't be stopped.
Anyway I got myself home and ran a deep bath, I plonked this in after running the water. Immediately it started fizzing and whizzing around the tub....more so than usual and made me giggle to watch it. It's a white looking ballistic, but when it starts fizzing you get all sorts of fiery colours, like red, orange and then eventually blue. When it had done whizzing around the bath my water was left with bubbles and a deep purple tinge and lots of glitter. How can you resist smiling at that? The smell was lovely, very citrusy, I think it's lemon and bergamot and the perfect pick me up at the end of a long day!
A great bath ballistic from Lush, my skin felt softened after the bath, not dried out. I wasn't covered in glitter and the bath was reasonably easy to clean afterwards. A win for bad days at work!
When a Lush shop finally opened up in my town, I decided I had to have a wander in to purchase a couple of things. I much prefer the Bubble Bar's by Lush however I spotted the Dragon's Egg ballistic which I have never tried before, and decided on this occasion to give the ballistic a whirl. I was attracted to it by not only it's inventive name, but also it's quite a large ballistic and I could see some things poking out of it, so I was intrigued.
The Bath Ballistics are a one-bath-only treat, and so I tend to only use one on the odd occasion as for the price they can be expensive for just one bath. Dragon's Egg costs £2.99 and Lush describe it as a whirlpool of vibrant fiery colour! I popped it into my bath, and I was surprised to notice that it didn't start fizzing away immediately as most other ballistics do, instead it seemed to simply 'foam' in the bath and give off a white foam on the top of the water. I climbed in and settled back, and quickly realised this ballistic is a slow burner, it will be taking a while to fizzle out completely!
I was not wrong, and the ballistic seems to go through a few stages. The first one being a gentle white foam coming off the ballistic, the foam itself feels soft, however I was dismayed that I couldn't smell much scent wise. The ballistic then seemed to reach the centre and the ballistic began to rotate slowly and as well as the white foam, a stream of bright orange foam also began to appear. The effect this had on the surface of the water was really pretty, and it is exactly as Lush describe it as it appears as a whirlpool of vibrant colour. I've never seen this in a bath ballistic before so I was pleasantly surprised.
On closer inspection I also noted some very fine gold glitter coming out of the ballistic mixed in with the vibrant orange colour. I could smell a faint citrus smell at this point, but again I was disappointed that the scent wasn't as strong as I had hoped. The ballistic must have released oils into the water as I noticed this on my skin, which began to feel lovely and soft. I did become slightly alarmed by the amount of gold glitter, I didn't mind it going on my skin but I was already thinking about the post-bath clean up for this one!
Still, the ballistic took a very long time to finally fizzle out, so it was nice to have a ballistic which did last a long time, and was certainly pretty with the colourful show it gave in the water. It only loses marks with me for the lack of scent, I was hoping for something much stronger. As I had guessed, the bath afterwards was a complete nightmare to clean. After the water had drained away the bath was coated in gold glitter and an orangey colour, and it did take a good deal of scrubbing to get this away. I would say it's one of the messiest ballistics to clean up afterwards and I have used most of Lush's bath ballistics.
Lush describe this as an 'invigorating' bath ballistic for a serious wake-up call. Unfortunately I found the scent too faint for this to be true, but I do agree that it is makes a vibrant colourful whirlpool in your bath! I would give this one a go again in the future, and I would hope the scent would be a bit stronger.
Last month I went to Edinburgh with my boyfriend. Whilst there I took the opportunity to pop into Lush to buy a couple of things. There is a Lush store here in Newcastle, but for some reason I feel like I can justify the purchase more if I'm away from home!
I wanted to try a Twilight ballistic as I'd read such good things about them, but when I actually picked one up I wasn't keen on the smell at all. I still wanted a new ballistic to try, and decided on the Dragons Egg, as although it didn't look particularly exciting, I liked the strong citrus smell.
As I say, not the most exciting looking ballistic, being plain white and simply round. If you look closely though you can see tiny specks of colour on the surface, and pieces of what looked like coloured wafer protruding slightly from the sides.
The smell of this ballistic is beautiful. It's a fairly strong citrus, but I also think it smells a little bit like sherbet. I personally felt that it smelled similar to the Fizzbanger ballistic that Lush do, which is also quite lemony. My boyfriend said it smells like lemon sorbet, which is not surprising as it contains lemon oil and bergamot oil which give it the wonderful citrus scent.
I ran a bath and then dropped the ballistic into the water. As it started to fizz away several little discs of green and pink rice paper floated to the surface of the water which looked quite pretty. The more it fizzed the more surprises were revealed, as it seems that contrary to it's plain white appearance, this actually contains an orange middle. Not only that, but what looked at first like a brown sugar cube also emerged from the dragons egg. When I actually picked it out of the water, it turned out to be a little cube of gold glitter.
As the orange and white mingled the bath water took on a sort of murky orange colour, which wasn't really all that attractive to look at. The glitter did seem to sit on the surface and twinkled under the dim lights of my bathroom, which redeemed it slightly. One thing I wasn't keen on was all the bits of rice paper floating about. Although they had looked nice initially, they didn't dissolve and just turned to soggy mush.
The citrus scent of the ballistic seemed to become sweeter when it was in the water. It did linger, but wasn't nearly as strong as it had been when dry. The water took on a luxurious feel - I could feel the oils in the product in the water, but it wasn't greasy or oily feeling. I did find when I went to get out of the bath it had become a little bit slippy though, so that's something to watch out of.
When I got out of the bath, as I had feared I was absolutely covered in fine gold glitter. I had hoped that I'd be able to rub the worst of it off with a towel but no, I still looked like I had been assaulted by a Christmas tree. I usually use ballistics before going to bed and I woke up the next morning to find my (newly washed) sheets, my pyjamas and even my boyfriend were covered in gold sparkles!
One thing that did impress me about the ballistic was how soft it left my skin. It seemed to lightly moisturise, and it definitely made my skin feel much smoother and softer. I have eczema on my foot and a horrible rash around my stomach caused by the metal buckle on a pair of trousers and the product didn't irritate my skin at all.
A dragons egg ballistic costs £2.99 and is one of the larger Lush ballistics at 200g. You can buy from Lush stores or online at www.lush.co.uk
Overall, I did quite like this ballistic for the scent and the way it left my skin feeling, however I would prefer it without the glitter as it really did stick to everything and was hard to remove once on the skin.
Okay, so I went into LUSH after hearing about their amazing new inventions: ballistics with bits of bubble bar in them, and I wanted to give them ago to see if they actually worked. When I say they have bits of bubble bar in them, I don't mean that they have little chunks of bubble bar pieces throughout the ballistic, but just that the first layer of the ballistic is actually a melty, foamy bubble bar product. There isn't really any actual bubble bar in this ballistic.
So, all I can say is this: never judge a book by its cover. When I first saw this ballistic, I thought "what's so special about this product?" because honestly, I personally didn't see the appeal. I mean, it's plain white, with all these colourful little bits of paper sticking out of it, and you'd kinda imagine it to just explode into a confetti filled nightmare.
How wrong was I?
Upon closer inspection, the ballistic does actually have little tiny yellow and pink speckles all over it, just like a "real" egg I suppose. Once the white layer has all frothed away, leaving the bath water all creamy in colour with pieces of colourful rice paper floating around, a pleasant surprise is revealed: a fizzing yellow bomb. This vibrant, yellowy orange piece in question, is actually a ballistic and is slightly bigger than the mini ballistics. e.g. waving not drowning and butterball. This again, resembles a "real" egg, because it has the white speckled outer-shell, containing the yellow yolk inside. I have to say though, that the white layer which is meant to contain the bubble bar in it, doesn't really produce mountains of bubbles... just a thing film of froth. (Like I said, the yellow part in the centre is the actual ballistic here, whereas the white layer is more like a bath melt/ballistic.) The water is no longer a milky bath of cream, but now a bright, bouncy orange. Nevertheless, there is still the white foam floating on the surface, swirled around with the orange part. The effect looks kinda like a little whirlpool in your bath.
Just when you think it couldn't possibly get any better, once the ballistic has fully dissolved, out pops a little golden cube - glitter! Now, this begins to fizz and bubble away, releasing tonnes of glitter... the effect here is now like Sunnyside bubble bar (if you have ever tried that). I must say, there is quite a lot of glitter in this product.. not heaps and heaps, but if you're not a fan of glitter then I suggest that you might want to stay away from this particular product because it can get a little messy. By that I mean you do get covered in a slight sheen of sparkly, golden glitter when you arise from the waters which does get slightly wiped away with the towel. It's not so difficult to remove from the bath, but you still need a slight effort to clean it off.
Now for the smell, how can I forget such a fabulous fragrance?! This ballistic is very tangy and zesty as it contains citrus oils and bergamot too (even lemon sherbet!), making it very uplifting and refreshing. The only way I can describe it really, is that this ballistic smells very similar to that of Avobath.
As this product really is invigorating, I would suggest that you use it in the morning to seriously wake you up, and probably wouldn't recommend it for relaxation. But don't worry... this product doesn't smell as though you have just peeled a lemon, a lime and an orange... it smells more subtle than that, but believe me.. the fragrance really is strong. So much so, that when you get out the bath, you do actually smell of the product as the scent lingers on your skin.
I found that this product in particular didn't really moisturise my skin at all, just left it really soft... but ALL of the LUSH bath products do that. To be honest, I didn't really expect this ballistic to have an amazing affect on my skin though, because this is more of a novelty type of ballistic mainly for the spectacular experience and the effect. At £2.99 for a 200g ballistic, you can't go wrong here. This ballistic really is spectacular and if you decide to try any of the new-ish ballistics, than this one is definitely the one to try first!