Bath, Bath Bombs

Royalty Bath Bomb

Royalty made its debut last year at 2018’s Creative Showcase (which seems like forever ago now). It then became one of Lush Harajuku’s exclusive bath bombs before featuring as part of the 30th anniversary collection. I remember seeing it at the showcase and loving it’s scent and it’s design and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to actually use it!

The fragrance of this stunning crown-shaped bath bomb is a unique and unusual scent, but one I think deserves a whole range for itself because I really love it. Powdery floral notes of Jasmine and Ylang Ylang combine to create a sensual sweet scent but the addition of Vanilla and Sandalwood are really what makes Royalty different. Vanilla offers something warmer, creamier and decadent whereas Sandalwood, loved for its reassuringly warm woody aroma, rounds the scent off into something a lot more musky. It’s a fairly heady fragrance but in a gentle way, nothing at all overpowering.

Once popped into the water, Royalty begins its fairly quick fizz right away, creating a mass of tiny bubbles that made my trypophobia cringe slightly. The yellow colour quickly overtook the water, turning it milky and opaque. Toward the end of the display, Royalty reveals hidden colours on the inside, representing crown jewels, and small wisps of green, orange and pink decorated the warm yellow bath art.

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I could see on top of the water that there was a creamy residue floating around on the surface. Royalty contains Soybean Flour, which when put into contact with warm water, creates a softening milk that is great for soothing the skin. This definitely made the water feel a lot richer, which I noticed immediately as I got in the bath.

In terms of the scent, I found that at the beginning of the fizz, my nose was picking up the more floral and powdery notes in the scent yet as I was watching it go, a wave of deeper sandalwood came out which I found really interesting. Sadly, neither part of the scent stuck around for long.

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Once I had enjoyed my soak in my bright yellow bath, I towelled off to find myself feeling gorgeously smooth. I had hoped for a strong reminder of the fragrance on my skin but strong was not the right word. I could smell a small hint of jasmine still lingering but it quickly turned into a smokier aroma, which was also quite interesting. It would seem Royalty is definitely a scent that develops. Sadly again, it didn’t stick around.

I actually love everything about this bath bomb. if you know me or read my blog you’ll know I’m a sucker for jasmine scents and this is no exception. Though I’d love for the scent to have greater staying power. I’d also love more products smelling the same so hopefully Lush will listen to my prayers.

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Royalty is definitely a must try and who knows, maybe it’ll make it into the all year round range one day.

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Soybean Flour, Water, Cream of Tartar, Dipropylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Silica, Propylene Glycol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 47005, Colour 77491, Colour 19140, Colour 19140:1, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 45350, Colour 17200, Colour 42090

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Bath, Bath Bombs

Cheer Up Buttercup Bath Bomb

I love it when a bath bomb truly makes you feel a certain way, whether that’s uplifted, relaxed, grounded, it doesn’t matter. As long as it has a powerful effect on my mood, then it’s a winner with me. As you can imagine with a name like Cheer Up Buttercup, this bath bomb is designed to elevate your mood and help you feel happy and cheerful.

Cheer Up Buttercup is about the same size as a Butterball, but it really packs a punch. It’s bright yellow, with a sprinkling of Blue Cornflowers on the top and has a citrusy, energising smell. It contains Lemon Myrtle, Lime and Neroli in the forms of essential oils to give it its scent. Lemon Myrtle Oil has a sunny and herbal fragrance as well as having antibacterial properties. It contains over 90% Citral, which is a key characteristic component of Lemon Oil, making both oils quite similar. Lime Oil is astringent and has an enzymic effect which helps to remove dead skin cells to get the skin glowing and toned while boosting the mood with its sharp, fresh scent. Neroli has an intensely green and floral scent with citrus characteristics and is one of the few essential oils to be scientifically proven to increase serotonin production in the brain, which makes us feel contented and cheerful. Cheer Up Buttercup is quite simply, very lemony and zesty.

Once in the water, Cheer Up Buttercup quickly fizzes away the yellow outer shell, revealing a hidden pink centre. It’s not very spectacular in terms of bath art, but the water had developed that same vibrant yellow colour within seconds, which even with the pink core, remained as bright even after the last remnants had dissolved. I’m someone who’s mood can be very affected and enhanced by colour, and whenever I bath with anything so bright and yellow, it instantly makes me feel happier.

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What you might not realise about this bath bomb until you’re actually in the water with it, is that it’s full of Cocoa Butter! You can see the oils on the surface of the water and you’re bound to feel it on your skin. It’s for sure one of Lush’s most moisturising bath bombs and it made my skin feel super soft and nourished once I was out.

What you also might not realise, is that Cheer Up Buttercup is full of glitter, which looks gorgeous in the bright water and leaves a light glimmer on your skin after too.

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There was also a lovely waft of the uplifting aroma coming from my skin for a good few hours after as a nice bonus! I loved how great I felt after my bath so I’d definitely recommend this powerful bath bomb if you’re ever feeling a little down in the dumps and in need of a pick me up!

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Perfume, Lemon Myrtle Oil, Lime Oil, Neroli Oil, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Yoshi Yellow Lustre, Colour 19140, Colour 45410, Colour 45350, Blue Cornflowers

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