Bath, Bath Bombs

Ne Worry Pas Bath Bomb

Ne Worry Pas is an old school bath bomb that I believe was first released in 2006, if not before. Aside from being back a couple of times on the Lush Kitchen, it finally made a comeback as part of Lush’s 30th Anniversary (of the bath bomb) Collection. The idea behind the strange purple hole was that you’re supposed to whisper your worries into it and watch as they fizz away with the ballistic and then drain down the plughole. After all, ‘ne worry pas’ is French for don’t worry.

As you’d imagine, the scent of Ne Worry Pas is calming and comforting. It’s very violet-led, making me expect to see Violet Leaf in in the ingredients list, although it doesn’t actually feature. It’s clear that this note in the perfume comes from the mysterious ‘perfume’ ingredient which is what Lush hide their secret fragrance formulas behind. Instead, we’ve been given a list of Jasmine Asbolute, Cedarwood Oil and Bergamot Oil. Seductive Jasmine Absolute adds floral and sensual notes in the perfume which bolster the overarching violet aroma whilst Bergamot adds a hint of uplifting freshness. Lush have also added Cedarwood Oil for woody undertones. The whole scent really reminds me of my favourite sweets – parma violets! So it’s a winner for me.

Lush have further included Soybean Flour inside Ne Worry Pas and each time I see this ingredient inside a bath product, I know I’m in for a treat. When this flour is put in contact with warm water it creates a rich, softening milk that will really soothe the skin and make it feel gorgeously soft.

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In the water, Ne Worry Pas isn’t the most exciting bath bomb unfortunately. Once upon a time, it used to contain a hidden green centre inside it but this version is simply pain old creamy white. I would have loved if the sparkly purple hole had led to a hidden purple core but sadly not, the purple existed in a couple of wisps and that was it. Although there wasn’t anything visually exciting, the excitement came in an olfactory sense as the aroma was really quite potent as the bath bomb fizzed away, filling my bathroom.

Once I was in, the water felt luxurious and soft as the Soybean Flour really got to work on my skin, which felt beautiful once I was out. I will say although my skin felt smooth, I did feel the need to moisturise even still as there’s a difference between your skin being soft, and being hydrated. Nonetheless the violet scent was exuding from my skin for hours after as if I were wearing it as a perfume, which I absolutely loved! What a nice bonus!

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In conclusion, Ne Worry Pas is definitely worth trying! I believe it’s currently on it’s way out, just like a lot of the other 30th anniversary bath bombs but if you can manage to get your hands on one, definitely do! I definitely think we need some more violet scented bath products!

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soybean Flour, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Bergamot Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Cedarwood Oil, DRF Alcohol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Colour 77491, Colour 45430:1, Colour 42090:1

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Bath, Bubble Bars

Bling Crosby Bubble Bar

Named after the famous American star Bing Crosby, this bubble bar is proper retro! First coming out for Christmas of 2006! It was last released as a kitchen exclusive at the start of 2017 and I happened to come across one for myself!

With the classic Karma scent, this limited edition is basically just a Christmas version of the popular Karma Bubble Bar, with the orange being a throwback to the original colour of Karma. It’s a circular pudding shape with a singular clove sticking out the middle. It’s big enough so you could definitely get two or even three baths out of it.

I’d say that it doesn’t smell as potent as Karma Bubble Bar but you can clearly tell it’s part of the same family. This signature scent is made up of Brazilian Orange, Patchouli, Lemongrass, Pine, and Lavandin.

The strongest notes are the Orange and the Patchouli for sure, with the Orange giving a sweetness to the earthy, spicy Patchouli. Then there’s almost a woody, green note from the Lemongrass and Pine. Karma’s a very balancing and meditative scent, yet almost intoxicating like spice markets and shisha lounges.

Lemongrass and Orange have toning qualities when used on the skin, and Lavandin and Patchouli have calming and antibacterial effects.

When crumbling this bubble bar you can clearly see the strong orange colour that it has, and whilst the bathwater was still shallow it was very present, turning it a lovely golden shade of orange. However, as the water got deeper, it very much lost its shade, so for someone who likes a full bath like me, it was somewhat disappointing. I didn’t even manage to get a picture of the colour before it became too diluted.

Saying that, the scent was still there throughout my bath time which was beautifully relaxing and the golden lustre that covers Bling Crosby was still very present in the sparkling water. Afterwards I could still smell the scent on my skin but it was very subtle and didn’t last for very long.

I’m glad I got to try this limited edition product but I can’t say I’ll be too sad if it wasn’t available again. I much prefer the actual Karma Bubble Bar!

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Lavandin Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Patchouli Oil, Pine Oil, Gardenia Extract, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Gold Glimmer Lustre (Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Colour 77492), Colour 14700, Whole Clove

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