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      29.06.2012 21:53

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      not worth it

      The emoti-bomb is a bath bomb for the shower. You place it somewhere at your feet out of the direct stream of the shower, and it release healing fumes that will relieve your hangover. So believing all that I read I felt that it should be tried with this magic relief in mind. I have to admit to being the ad mans dream - and I will try anything once, this seemed like it should be a great idea, and I couldn't wait to try it...

      Now not surprisingly for me it did in fact become a trip hazard (I am incredibly clumsy) - so already my hangover is not getting better, and the streams of citrus fragrance that should have been working their way toward my head never seemed to quite take off.

      While there had been a pleasant smell while it was in the packet there just seemed to be something lacking after it had started to fizz at my feet in the shower - namely the sweet citrus scents of grapefruit. This was a little disappointing as I had secretly hoped that it would stop me feeling like I'd had a bear pooped in my head... (I realise I may have been expecting just a little too much here)...

      I did receive this as a gift, as I am normally a fan of all things lush, so although I don't know how much it was when purchased as the part of the gift - by itself it would have been £1.99. Now I feel bad as I have said previously I LOVE all things lush but this really does deserve its very lack lustre one star.

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      07.04.2011 13:49
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      One out of Five stars - I would not recommend this

      Lush emotibomb 'up you gets'


      Lush describe this as - "While it can't give you winning lottery numbers, it can send its tiny little fragrance molecules clambering up your nostrils to give you a lime, lemon and grapefruit slap."


      It is only lately that I have been trying more and more Lush products, I have found some that I love, but I have also found some that seem to be over priced and not all that great quality. This emotibomb unfortunately falls under the latter category and for the price of this I felt a bit cheated by what I received.


      I am mostly a shower person, preferring baths to be a great way to relax rather than serving any functional purpose. I very rarely think to take a bath to get clean or wash my hair. I have in the past bought a few different bath bombs from Lush and I love some of the bubble bars, so when I noticed these shower emotibomb's I couldn't resist picking up one to try at home.


      This does kind of look a bit like the well known bath bombs, but it is flatter and more suited to being used in the shower where it should slowly dissolve over the duration of your shower. Mine was a decent size and mostly a pale cream colour with a rather funky cartoon man. When you pick it up it does feel a lot like a bath bomb, slightly crumbly with a find dust like texture and it smells nice. I love citrusy scents and this has a mixed lemon/orangey fragrance about it.


      The first time I used this I broke off about a fourth of it and put it in the bottom of the shower cubicle and waited, and then still waited for the big smack of fragrance I was hoping for. I ended up bending over and prodding it a bit before I started noticing the smell and it was very underwhelming. The smell although noticeable was disappointingly weak and I began to wonder if I had maybe not understood what this product was. I wondered if I had been really stupid and this was meant to serve some other purpose rather than being a shower bomb equivalent to the bath bombs, which was meant to produce an invigorating and strong refreshing fragrance to wake me up and set my mood for the day.


      I went back and had a quick look and yes as far as I am aware all that you do with these is place it in the shower with you, where it will dissolve and fizz away releasing a beautiful fragrance. Great in theory, but mine didn't really produce much of a scent.


      For my second attempt at using this I used the remainder of the bar, so three quarters of it. I figured that maybe this was one product that you needed to use a lot of to get an effective result. It still was rather disappointing, although I did notice the citrusy smell more this time it really didn't live up to my expectations. The fragrance itself is nice, it is just a bit weak and nothing like the big hit of fragrance that I was expecting after reading the Lush hype.


      As with most things in Lush, the shower bomb didn't come cheap retailing for £1.99 for an 80 gram bar. In my opinion this just wasn't worth the price tag. This is not a great product and I would never have guessed it had come from Lush if I wasn't the one to buy it. Therefore, I am only going to give this a one out of five stars. This is also the first Lush product that I have bought that has made me a bit more sceptical and not assume that all things from Lush that smell nice will end up working well.


      I really wouldn't recommend that anyone wastes any money on these as Lush offer far better products. There are also a few other emotibombs, but after my experience with this one I don't think I will be trying them any time in the near future.

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        11.10.2010 13:48
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        I won't bother again!

        I purchased the up you gets emotibomb from lush recently and actually thought I was picking up a bath ballistic but I was wrong! The product costs £1.95 for an 80g product.

        The product is a white oval disk and has a little orange man on the front. The product is for use in the shower and is supposed to help wake you up in the morning. There is a citrusy smell to the product as it contains lime, lemon and grapefruit oils which are known to be refreshing and will help start your day off. The product does smell lovely when you hold it up to your nose and smell it.

        To use the product you need to place it on the floor of the shower and then as the water runs the product will dissolve in much the same way as the bath ballistics and it will release the citrus smells in to the bathroom which should hopefully wake you up!

        When I used this product I felt that although a slight citrusy smell was released by the product which was nice the product seemed to dissolve really quickly and the aroma didn't last as long as I would have hoped. I don't think the aroma's helped to refresh me or wake me up if I am honest and would say the shower alone did more to help me in that way.

        I like the idea of this kind of product for when you want a quick boost and don't have time to have a bath but for me this one just didn't really work. With the bath ballistics or bubble bars for the bath I feel that I am getting a more luxurious experience for my money and with this product it was just a disappointment to me to be honest. Perhaps it would be more useful if used in a bath for me, but I won't be purchasing this particular product from lush again so I will never know!

        I would recommend that people look at alternative products from lush rather than this one, which was frankly a real let down.

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          21.07.2010 13:50
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          A great little idea of a product for anyone who loves Lush but has no time for a bath.

          For me, Lush has always been the place I go to for all my bath care needs. I cannot even walk past the shop without the scent of my favourite bath ballistics and bubble bars drawing me in to make a random purchase!

          However, I have never really found them to be much good on the 'shower' front. That is until I tried my first emotibomb!

          The first time I tried this, it was given to me as a gift but they are around the £2 mark each to buy.

          At first, I wan't too sure what the point of the emotibomb was or exactly how to use it! The idea is to place it on the floor of your bath/shower, whilst you are in there and the emotibomb slowly dissolves, releasing delicious, aromatic waves up towards your nose, whilst softening the water at your feet.

          This particular flavour - Up You Get - is great for first thing in the morning as it is a really zesty, lively fragrance that leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to go. It is really fresh and lemony.

          So if you thought Lush was just a haven of goodies for bath goers, think again! This is a great way to enjoy the best Lush has to offer without having a bath.

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          25.01.2010 13:47
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          Not really worth the money

          Lush Up You Get Emotibomb

          Description: Manufacturer: Lush / Type: Shower Product


          www.lush.co.uk


          If you haven never shopped there before, it may be important to be aware that Lush isn't the cheapest place to buy products, but this is because they make hand made cosmetics from only natural ingredients and never test on animals.

          They are committed to reducing packaging and do heaps of charity work so it is worth looking at their website to get an idea of the projects they support and the work that they do. You can also use the website to check out products, order online (orders will arrive packed in popcorn instead of polystyrene which is kinder to the environment), see the ingredients and locate your closest store.

          This 80g emotibomb will cost you £1.95. If you are unsure what an emotibomb is, let me explain. They are basically a bath ballistic (very similar to a bath bomb) which has been designed for use in the shower. All you have to do is to is pop the emotibomb onto the floor of your shower and when the water hits it, it will release clouds of fragrance. They were designed to try and encourage people to take showers as opposed to baths and therefore use less water.

          Now in theory, these sound pretty good however, in actual fact, I always find them a bit disappointing. Yes you do get clouds of scented steam, but the product dissolves quite quickly and leaves the floor of the shower a bit slippy and sludgy too. They seem to only be effective for 5 to 10minutes, which just isn't long enough for someone like me, who likes to relax in the shower for longer.

          The fragrance of this one is a very fresh citrus scent which is very nice, but just doesn't last long enough. Really, you only get clouds of scented steam for a few minutes and then the citrus fragrance disappears, leaving you feeling a little frustrated and irritated - not the best way to start the day in my opinion!

          I probably wouldn't bother with this, it is a great idea but not very well designed, must try harder Lush!


          Ingredients are as follows (taken from the Lush website);

          Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Perfume, Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), *Cinnamal, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool}

          *Occurs naturally in essential oils

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            23.01.2010 19:28
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            A rare disappointment from Lush. I'd stick to their bath bombs

            Emotibombs are the shower equivalent of bath bombs. You simply pop this in your shower and it fizzes away releasing scents.

            This particular emotibomb is designed to wake you up in the morning and is filled with invigorating citrus oils to get you going. I start work pretty early and with dark winter mornings I've been finding it hard wake up quickly so I though I'd give this a go.

            The emotibomb started fizzing away as soon as I turned on the water. I made sure to keep it well away from the drain so I didn't lose any undissolved small pieces down it. It gave off a faint citrus smell, but nowhere near as strong as I expected from a Lush product. I didn't feel more awake and invigorated as it advertised. I took an extra long shower to make the most of my emotibomb, and while I enjoyed a nice long hot shower, I don't think having the emotibomb contributed to that.

            At £1.95 this is cheaper than a bath bomb from Lush, but considering my average shower lasts around 5 minutes and my average bath 40 minutes, it's not very good value in comparison. It also does nothing more than fizz and theoretically scent your shower while some of the bombs are also moisturising.

            Overall I was quite disappointed by this product- I've come to expect better from Lush

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              16.01.2010 22:29
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              A big disappointment

              In Lush the other day I had to make my purchases up to £20 to take advantage of a special offer so decided to treat myself to an Emotibomb at £1.95 . This is basically a bath bomb for the shower, I do posess a bath but never actually have one so thought this would be a nice alternative.

              It is similar to a bath bomb, a hard, powdery, smelly lump. This one smells very citrussy and is designed to wake you up in the morning (if you didn't guess that from the name!) I had it under my desk at work all afternoon and kept getting wafts of citrussy Lush smells so was really looking forward to using it.

              Being a tight git I decided to only use half in my shower, well, it is quite big and I don't have long showers! So I ran my shower, threw in my (half a) bomb and stepped in and ... nothing! Well, there was a lump gently fizzing away on the floor of the bath but no lovely aroma, it took about 2 minutes for the whole (half) thing to dissolve and just at the end I thought it started to release a smell then realised it was because I was up the other end of the bath getting the shampoo and had got my nose near the undissolved half that was being saved for next time.

              I suppose there is an argument that I should have used the whole thing but although it would have lasted longer I can't imagine that it would have done anything more.

              If you like the smell of this bomb put it at nose height somewhere in your bathroom but don't bother using it - it'll last longer that way too!

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              14.11.2009 18:02
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              A great christmas treat.

              Emotibombs are just like a bath bomb - they fizz away and release a lovely fragrance to lift your mood. However these have been designed for the shower! All you do is place the emotibomb on the floor of the shower and the water running down will make it fizz. Then all the lovely scents from the oils are release into the steam and fill the shower with a lovely smell, whilst coating your skin in good essential oils.

              The Up You Get emotibomb is my favourite. It comes as a hard oval shaped white piece with the imge of a happy man on the front. This emotibomb is designed to help you feel refreshed and uplifted with the scents of grapefruit, lemon and lime.

              It contains the essential oils of the frangrances which is good for your skin and other ingredients such as sodium bicarbonate that give it consistancy and its fizziness! These ingredient leave your skin feeling lovely and fresh as well as soft and moisterized.

              This emotibomb is one of the cheaper ones at £1.92, however you don't get much use out of it. Your could break it up into pieces so you get more uses however to get the best effect you should use it in one go. So due to this it is a bit expensive for what it is but a nice little treat for christmas!

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              14.09.2009 09:59
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              Interesting idea

              I got this Emotibomb in the pack my brother bought me last Christmas. The concept intrigued me - throw it in the shower, like a bath ballistic, and let the scents waft over you.

              I decided to save it for an occasion it would be really needed. This occasion came in February, when I had to get up at 5am to catch the train to get to an interview. February is a drab month at the best of times, but when you get up and it's pitch black it's even worse!

              Still half asleep, I lobbed the Emotibomb in the shower. Sure enough it dissolved and the fresh scent wafted up. I should say that at the time I had one of those standalone shower cubicles, and the enclosed space I am sure helped the smell to waft up.

              I did feel more refreshed after using this. It's not something you could use everyday - I'm not sure how much they are but I would imagine around £2-£3. I would probably buy this again, but save it for another special occasion.

              Oh, and I passed the interview :-)

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              22.05.2009 20:08
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              Dont waste your money spend it on some of there other fab products!

              I always used to bypass Lush on the high street as the smell always seemed to be too strong for me so I hadnt used its products before a friend introduced me by buying me a couple of bath bombs a couple of years ago.

              I was impressed by the bath bombs i loved how they left me silky smooth and smelling edible the only problem was since i moved i dont have a bath in my new flat but i continued to use them on my weekly luxury bath at my nans. (They were that good I actually managed to force myself in the store despite the stong smell and i was in heaven all the cute lttile bombs/bars i was spoilt for choice)

              I was overexcited when they bought out a product for the shower that i bought 3 different emotibombs. The idea is that you put the emotibomb on the floor of the shower and it gives off an aroma which is mood enhancing (awaking/for hangovers etc) This one had a lemony scent to invigorate and awaken you in the morning. I was so excited there was a product for the shower that i didnt think what it was actually meant to do - which after testing it was actually nothing! (except smell nice whilst your in the shower) Once you have used the usual cleaning products(shower gel/shampoo etc) there is nothing Lush left! Unfortunately I havent bought any since as at nearly £2 each(almost as much as a bath bomb with none of the advantages) its a 'luxury' i cant afford. I wouldnt recommend these as its basically money down the drain which is where the bomb goes after about 10 mins dissolving.

              I still love Lush and encourage them to try and produce some shower friendly products that actually do something. Sorry fans this one just didnt work.

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              16.03.2009 20:54
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              love this product would definitely recommend

              For those who don't know how to use these then here's a brief explanation...When in the shower pop one of these on the floor so that the water hits it and it begins to fizz, this will lift a lush smell into the air to wake you up and make the room smell lovely.

              These are one of my favourite Lush products and you'll see why when I start to tell you about it. First off the Lush up you get emotibomb is meant to be a fizzy bomb for the shower in the morning to wake up with. It's said to be for 'people who have to force themselves out of bed every morning and then after using one of these are bright eyed and cheerful). But of course you can use this whenever you want, not just in the mornings.

              Lush have made these for those who don't have baths but just like to have showers, I think this is great as people who have showers are missing out of Lush's bath ballistic (fizzing and foaming balls that pop in your bath that soften the water and realise a overly smell swell as a few surprises). They do have other products for 'shower'ers' out there such as shower jelly but these emotibombs is a great turn around. (They're named emotibombs because each one is made specifically for a reason, the idea is that this range are mood enhancing e.g. this one if for waking you up, they also have ones for when you're drunk!)

              This Up You Get bomb is meant to be invigorating and gives off the most amazing citrus scents of lemon, grapefruit and lime as it fizzes in your shower (Though it smells amazing even before you use it!) This one is my favourite so I use it most times that I shower (I don't always use a whole one, it can be broken up for a longer usage of time)

              The bad things about this is that although I can usually smell it, it doesn't always reach your noise if you're using other product to wash with, this is why I like to pick it up and rub on it me a few times because I love the smell, it's a little rough though :P Also, this isn't a must have, it's not exactly a product you will be using on yourself such as shampoo or shower gel, it's simply just a nice smelling thing which people may be put off by.

              You can buy these in any Lush stores and on their online shop and they cost £1.91 which isn't too bad for a Lush product!

              Tip: Don't only think you can use these in the shower, if you really want you can use them in the bath, it does the same thing!

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                14.02.2009 17:58
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                A very poor idea from Lush.

                I received a good few Lush products over Christmas as gifts and slowly I have been getting round to using them, I have also decided that it is about time I started writing some reviews on them so I can muster up the money to replace the ones I liked.

                This Lush up you get Emotibomb is only one of the Emotibomb`s I received at Christmas, I explained in an earlier review what an Emotibomb is but for those of you that did not see that review it is a bath bomb but for the shower.

                What you do with these is you pop them on the floor as you shower and as the hot water hits them they fizz around giving off a cloud of fragrant steam.

                The fragrance from this particular Emotibomb is apparently designed to have a certain effect on you that helps wake you and prepare for the day. I

                feel this is absolute nonsense personally and the smell was actually faint and very short lived and done nothing to make me feel more awake.

                There are problems with this product too, firstly as there is no plug in the plug hole you lose much of the product down the drain and after ten minutes in the shower it had gone taking with it the faint smell there was to start with.

                The second problem was that it made the floor of the shower unit very, very slippy and I had to cut my shower short for fear of falling flat on my ass.

                I think the shower wakes me slightly in the morning anyway and this Emotibomb done nothing to aid that in any way. I don't like to be hard on Lush products because I love Lush in general, but this one is poor and the claims it makes simply untrue.

                I will be sticking to black coffee to wake me in the mornings and considering these Emotibombs are £1.95 each, coffee is a lot less expensive over the course of a aweek.

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                  04.02.2009 21:55
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                  Not keen, I will stick to bath ballistics!

                  To be perfectly honest, I'm not a huge fan of emotibombs anyway, I just think its a waste that water is poured onto it, it dissolves and you have nothing to show for it on you!

                  This one is very citrussy, and I do like it for that reason. It really is a 'wake up' kind of smell. The fragrance is rather strong and so does fill the steamy bathroom whilst you are in the shower. With bath ballistics, the scent often rubs off onto you or your hair, and I find with these the scent is just totally gone after it has been used, you really do have nothing to show for it after having used it.

                  They do only cost about £1.97 or so, and so I am more inclined to break mine in two parts and use them that way, seeing as I don't really get too much from mine at the best of times.

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                  02.02.2009 22:11
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                  Great for the shower or the bath!

                  I liked the look of this Emotibomb. Although it is white and therefore not as interesting and colourful as most Lush products, it does have the silhouette of a cute little man on there which looks funny and absolutely adorable - how can you resist him?

                  You are meant to use this in the shower as opposed to the bath but I just wasn't quite sure how that would work so I dropped mine into a bath instead - controversial but I like to bend the rules sometimes! In fact, it worked just like a bath bomb or a ballistic and I would buy it again to use in the bath.

                  It was extremely strongly scented, more so than many ballistics - perhaps that is the difference between a ballistic and an emotibomb for the shower. The scent was totally invigorating. I used it in the morning and it gave me such a burst. It really woke me up and gave me a positive buzz to start the day. The best way I can describe it is like being in a meadow on a summer's day. It isn't floral but very fresh and natural.

                  It is £1.75, which is a lot cheaper than the bath bomb. However, when I used it in the bath, the intense smell quickly evaporated into the bathroom air. It would be far more intense in a shower and you could breathe in the scent for the whole shower. However, the scent did soak into the water and so I enjoyed the fragrance for some time.

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                    14.01.2009 09:50
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                    Nice treat and pleasant change

                    I have recently had a big order arrive from Lush and I had chosen a couple of these emotibombs to try.We have just had a new shower fitted and although I am more of a bath person I wanted to try it out. I thought it would be a nice way to make a shower a nicer experience. After just going back to work after the holidays this 'Up you get' emotibomb sounded perfect for getting my body back into the early,cold,miserable mornings.

                    As I have mentioned in my other emotibomb review you use the bar by breaking pieces off (if you are being economical) and placing the bomb on the floor of the shower. As the hot water hits the bar it fizzes and allows a lovely fragrance to come up into the shower.

                    The 'Up you get emotibomb' is described as being for people who have to force themselves out of bed in the morning and force themselves to look bright and cheerful. I found that the smell was not quite as strong as I have experienced with the bath products but still a lovely fragrance did fill the shower. It smelt very refreshing and very fresh. It was very pleasant and perfect for a morning shower as it was very reviving. Although the smell was pleasant I would not say it particularly awoke me up anymore than I normally am, but then I am not a morning person!

                    After previous experience with the bombs this time I used half the bomb. This did provide a slighlty stronger smell and prevented the bomb from being lost down the plughole.The one great thing that I did like about it is that it actually made the room smell very pleasant and this lasted until the next day which was an added bonus.

                    They are not very expensive they cost £1.91 but it reality it is money down the drain so to speak as it does not have any other benefits apart from a pleasant smell. I would buy again as a treat and have some in stock ready to take on my holiday.

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                    Lob one of these in your shower if you are a serial non-starter in the mornings / When you retire or win the lottery, you can look forward to having a nice lie in every day but in the meantime if you are one of those people who has to force themselves out of bed every morning then turn up to work looking bright and cheerful, then Up You Gets is the answer to your prayers / (Except that it can't actually give you the winning lottery numbers / )