Friends. Have you SEEN all of the new bath time launches at LUSH?! Maybe it’s just me being a diehard Lushie/bath enthusiast, but honestly these new bath bombs and bubble bars are truly a spectacle to behold. Between holiday themed wonders, and extra colorful and imaginative additions to their permanent collection, there was no keeping me away from my local LUSH shop. While it was incredibly hard to choose, I ended up taking home these six lovely bath goodies, all of which I’ve never tried before.
When it comes to bath time, LUSH takes things to a whole new level. With vibrant colors, gorgeous scents, the soothing sounds of your bath bomb fizzing and crackling away, and luxurious butters and oils to envelop your skin in warm, silky bliss, there’s really no other experience like a LUSH bath. To me a LUSH bath isn’t an everyday occurrence (nor would my wallet allow for it) but rather a special treat on those days worth of celebration or rejuvenation. Over the years I’ve probably tried almost every LUSH bath product in existence, so you can only imagine my excitement at a whole collection of brand new ones to try. Here’s a closer look at each of the goodies I decided to replenish my stash with!
Fan’s of LUSH’s Strawberry Feels Massage Bar, this one is for you. Not only is this little bubble bar absolutely adorable, but it adorns the same sweet, dreamy, strawberry scent. Much like last year’s Wizard bubble bar, the shape of this will probably be a little tricky to break apart for use in multiple baths, and the assistance of a knife may be needed.
The black licorice is one of those love-it-or-hate-it things in life that polarizes people. Personally I’m on team black jelly bean all the way, so I thought this anise-scented bubble bar would be right up my alley. The smell from the bar itself isn’t particularly strong, so I’m curious to see what it’s like when it hits the water. This sports the same styling as the Comforter bubble bar (one of my personal faves), which means that in addition to being easy on the eyes, it’ll also easily break into chunks to savor it over two or three baths.
Guys. This bath bomb smells SO GOOD. Any type of description that I can scrape together really won’t do it justice, so if you have a LUSH store within reasonable proximity to your nose, do yourself a favor and introduce them to each other. I have a feeling that the colors in this bath bomb are also going to be spectacular and I seriously can’t wait to see it in action. All I can think of when I look at this bath bomb is blissfully sinking into a tub full of shimmering, midnight blue waters on a chilly evening and soaking all of my cares away.
Gourmand fragrance lovers will definitely appreciate this toffee-scented bath bomb. It’s cookie sweet moreso than candy sweet (does this make sense to anyone else, or am I just revealing that I’m way too serious about dessert) and is balanced with some deliciously creamy and spicy notes. I love the gold shimmer effect of Dragon’s Egg bath bomb, so I’m hoping that this will do something similar.
Every year I tell myself I’m going to try this bath bomb, and every year I somehow miss out. This time around, though, I finally put my money where my mouth was and took one home with me. I know that while this present-shaped bath bomb looks quite demure, but actually promises bursts of amazing color as the exterior shell melts away. You can even hear the little beads (or discs, or whatever they are) rattling around inside, piquing my curiosity even further. To top things off, this bath bomb also sports a cheery citrus scent, which totally tickles the fancy of my inner lemon addict.
Of all the bath bombs and bubble bars I took home with me, this is the only one that’s part of LUSH’s new permanent bath collection. From first glance you know that this bath bomb is going to be a showstopper, and I couldn’t wait to see how amazing it looked melting and fizzing away in the tub. While the scent of this is decidedly sweet, it’s got a certain sort of depth from the Tonka absolute. Like Vanilla’s evil twin, or the vanilla from the darkest timeline (more people need to watch Community. For reals.).
Even though I probably could have waited, I was itching to try out at least one of my new goodies shortly after bringing my haul home. Knowing that The Experimenter was new and promised to be awesome, I decided that it would have the honor of being the first one to live out its fizzy glory. I also thought it would be fun to capture all the action on video to share with you guys, so you could have a little taste of what this new bath bomb is like in person.
Long story short, I was NOT disappointed by this bath bomb. It turns your bath water a deep blue-gray color with swirling silver luster. The fragrance is powerful (sensitive noses beware) but I absolutely loved it. The scent (as well as the sparkle) lingered on my skin for hours after getting out of the bath, in addition to making it feel extra soft and pampered. Also, while I’ve dubbed over the actual sounds of the bath bomb in this video, in real life you can totally hear the popping candies fizzing away while the bath bomb is melting. For $9 it’s not an experience I can afford to have on the regular, but I think it’s worth it as a special treat.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on LUSH bath products. Are you as addicted as I am? Do you think it’s worth it to spend $6+ on a single bath? What would make it worth it for you? Also, if you enjoyed this little demo video, I would be happy to film more as I go through my stash. Let me know which one you’d like to see next!