“ Brand: Beautifully Delicious / Type: Bath Products / Bath Melt / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
As it is my birthday tomorrow my darling sister has filled a bag with lots of lovely bath time treats, creams, lotions, potions and a lone bath bomb, one that I have never tried....I know, exciting isn't it!
Now before you say well surely you can't have tried this already to review as it isn't your birthday yet, well, the truth is I have unfortunately put my shoulder out and so am off work and feeling extremely sorry for myself, so she said I could open the present but leave the card until my birthday, so I treated myself to a bath with my new bath bomb!
The bath bomb in question is - "Beautifully delicious - coconut and shea candy-licious bath fizzer".
When I opened it my sister explained that she thought this would be in two pieces when unwrapped, to share the experience over two baths, but due to me being the only person in the house today, and the fact a nice hot bath seems to alleviate the pain in my back and neck, I thought bugger it and decided to use the whole thing, though in fairness I was in the bath for nearly 2 hours!
The bath fizzer comes very attractively wrapped, being a round the size of a tennis ball (but much heavier!), then wrapped in a beautiful Cadbury's purple foil sheet, completed with a purple ribbon and information tag, informing me that this is a coconut and shea scented product (with the coconut being easily detectable through the foil wrapper!), and directions for use, which are as simple as dropping into the bath water, which even in my sorry state I knew I could do!
To unwrap I assumed it would be as easy as untying the ribbon, then pulling the foil wrap off........no, then I got to another layer that looked like there had been a purple explosion in it so I then removed that wrap and popped it into the bath.
After a minute I realised it wasn't fizzing much at all, so fished it (with great difficulty on my shoulder!) back out of the bath to find it had another almost invisible to the eye cellophane wrapper on it, so now I had to the urge to attack it with a pair of scissors....which I did!
After finally getting it out of the final (third!) wrapper, it seemed to have actually lost it's distinctive coconut scent, now only smelling of a subtle shea butter scent, this didn't rectify itself after being dropped into the bath, still only smelling of the shea, though I do like this scent very much I was disappointed about he lost coconut, I swear it must have been only on the outer wrap!
Once in the bath it took only a couple of minutes to fully dissolve, with it visibly fizzing away this time, resembling an Edam cheese at one point with the ferocity of the fizz.
Once dissolved the bath was left cloudy looking with a very subtle shea scent, and a slight scum on the top, though this of course is not going to bubble up, the bath did look a bit murky!
After stepping in I felt the oils coating my skin, so much so that I felt like I had tipped a good amount of baby oil into the bath, it was a very pleasant sensation, though didn't stop the need to apply any skin cream after bathing, though I do have skin like a lizard so I don't suppose that helped much!
After bathing and drying my skin did feel really smooth, though quite dry, but even after applying my normal skin cream my skin felt really well nourished and much smoother than normal, as well as me being very relaxed and a slight reprieve from the pain in my shoulder (though I am not saying this fizzer cures aches and pains too!).
The one thing I did find with it was the scum was left in the bath after draining along with it being a little slippy, so I did give it a quick blast with the shower and that seemed to sort it out.
Price wise this will set you back around the £2.00 mark, with these being available at present from www.sainsburys.co.uk, in a couple of different scents.
This was a lovely bath fizzer, that really felt like it nourished my skin without any irritation, though I was slightly disappointed at the lack of coconut scent and the triple wrapping!
Thanks for reading x
Despite having been a bath devotee all my life, I'd never ventured into the world of bath bombs until a friend bought me this 'Beautifully Delicious' one for Christmas. It's not the easiest present to disguise- its round shape and the fragrant smell wafting around it kind of gave the game away! But that just added to my anticipation of my first bath bomb experience! My first impressions when I unwrapped it was how nicely presented it was- wrapped in purple cellophane, with a ribbon attaching the tag, it looked so good and gifty that my friend need hardly have bothered wrapping it herself. My second thought was how gorgeous it smelt- all coconutty, with a mellow sweetness that I kept getting whiffs of every time I went near it. I couldn't wait to try it out, so at the first opportunity, I settled down to a nice hot soak.
The first task was to get at the bomb itself, which was easier said than done. Once the purple wrapping was off, there was a layer of cellophane to get through which was wrapped so tightly around the bomb that it was very tricky to remove. On first inspection, the bomb looked lovely, with a white and purple swirly pattern. This turned out to be an illusion of the cellophane, and once that was finally prised off, the bomb was revealed to be plain white- a bit disappointing, but I figured it wouldn't matter at all once it was in the water. In fact, I'd read tales of baths turning blue with gaudy coloured bath bombs, so I was quite pleased to have something a little more natural looking!
It seemed like such a waste to use the whole big sphere in one go, so I decided to eke out my bombage by cutting it in half. This wasn't the easiest thing to do, as I hadn't bargained on it being quite so powdery, but with a little determination and a very large serrated knife, the bomb was finally cut in half, without too much dusty residue ending up on the carpet.
Placing in the warm water as instructed, it being to fizz and dissolved pretty quickly, with a little stirring. I'd expected the whole bathroom to be suffused with the yummy smell, but in reality, I could hardly smell it at all! My stinginess in saving half the bomb was probably to blame for this, plus the fact that I'd lit a few candles and the smell of burnt out match was rather more pervasive at the time. Once in the water, however, I did notice the subtle sweetness of the bath bomb, and it made for a very pleasant soak. I was also pleased to see how well the bomb had dissolved- there was no powdery residue at the bottom of the bath, and the water felt completely smooth. It did have an ever-so-slightly thicker feel to it, as if I'd used plenty of bath milk, and this left my skin feeling delightfully soft and smooth- I'm guessing this is down to the shea, which is renowned for its moisturising properties. I'd been warned by a friend that some bath bombs can leave your skin feeling greasy- 'like you need another, cleaner bath to get rid of it'- but I'm happy to say that this wasn't the case at all with this one. Skin and bathtub alike looked and felt clean at the end of the experience!
All in all, I was delighted with this bath bomb, although I think if I get another, I'll probably put frugality to one side and use the whole lot in one go, to get the most of the scent. I probably wouldn't buy it for myself- £1.99 for a single bomb just seems too expensive when you can get a whole bottle of bubble bath for the same price! But this makes a lovely little gift for any bath lover.