“ Brand: Bomb Cosmetics / bomb / Type: Bath Melt/Foam / Subcategory: Butter / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Enricheses „
I got a little box full of products from this company from my in laws for my Christmas. I had never heard of the company and love the company Lush so to look at these products they do look similar. Then again these ones look a bit prettier than the Ball shaped ones from Lush.
This looks like the picture on here. It was tightly wrapped in some shrink wrap cling film stuff which took a little to tear a hole in to rip the Film off. It is quite a large ball and basically is just like a large Bath Salt.
When you open this you get quite a strong scent of different notes. It is quite perfumed and I can't smell what the notes are. According to looking online this has Cranberry, Geranium and Cocoa Butter. There is a rich kind of scent as well as a kind of fruity floral scent. I'm sure I can smell Strawberry in this as well.fill my
So how do you use this? Well I fill my bath up to where I want it and then just put this in. Straight away this starts fizzing and swirling around the bath and the sweet and slighly stong scent comes out more. At first I can't see anything coming out of the Blaster but when it has disolved about halfway then I noticed a slight white swirl on top of the Water. I then noticed quite a few little black bits had came out of it and after looking online I see that these are Cranberry Seeds. Not sure why something like this would be in something like that. The scent does seem to disappear quite quickly and although I could smell this very slightly on my skin I would have liked to perhaps smell a bit more of this.
With this having Cocoa Butter in it I was assuming that this would soften my skin but I can't say I noticed any difference.
Not 100% sure of the cost of this due to it being a present but I have looked around and see that this costs in the region of £2-£2.50 unless prices have changed.
A nice enough Bath Blaster but although this looks so pretty I think if the scent was to last as well as what it first smells then it would be a lot better. I will not be buying this myself.
The Bomb Butter Berry Bath Blaster (wow, that's a lot of B's!) is one I got in a set several months ago. I finally used it last night.
==What is it?==
A bath blaster is just another name for a bath bomb. This one contains cocoa butter, cranberry seeds, geranium oil, myrrh oil and castor seed oil amongst a few other things.
The official description is 'A fresh strawberry scented blaster with cocoa butter chips (in the top swirly bit) and cranberry seeds (in the pink bit). With Geranium & Myrrh essential oils.'
I do think this is one of the prettier looking bath bombs that Bomb Cosmetics make. It is pink on the base and the top is swirled around, which makes it look like whipped cream or perhaps a whipped ice cream cone. As it does contain cranberry seeds (in my experience Bomb Cosmetics love these!), you can see little speckles in the pink base.
The smell of this is beautiful. It's very sweet and quite feminine. The main scents to me are strawberry and cranberry, but it's quite sugary. I think if you're a fan of the Soap and Glory range you would probably like the scent of this product as it's very similar to a lot of the scents they use in their products.
==My Experience of using it==
So I ran a bath and dropped the bath blaster in. As it hit the water, it quickly began to fizz and hundreds of cranberry seeds rose to the surface of the water. In total honesty all I could think was that they looked like lots of dead ants. It's not the first, or even the second or third time I've used a Bomb Cosmetics product filled with cranberry seeds and it begs the question, why? Why would anyone want to bathe with bits floating around them? I can't imagine having lots of seeds floating around would have any skin benefits and to me, they're not aesthetically pleasing either. All they do is stick to your skin, your hair, your bath, your towels and then when you rinse them away they block the plug hole. In the unlikely event that anyone from Bomb Cosmetics happens to be reading this - PLEASE stop using cranberry seeds in your products, I would be much more likely to buy them if you did!!
Phew, rant over! So, yes, lots of dead ants...sorry, cranberry seeds floating on the top of the water as this fizzed and also a very pale pink shade to the water. The rather disappointing thing for me, was that the beautiful scent, which had been quite strong when this was dry, disappeared. I couldn't smell it at all. The water did take on a slight oiliness, but it wasn't greasy or unpleasant.
When I got out of the bath, I was covered in cranberry seeds. Even now, 24 hours later, I am still finding the odd one in the bathroom. They really are a pain in the backside and cleaning them out of the bath can only be described as a nightmare.
After using this, I will admit that my skin did feel quite soft. I'd compare the feeling to that of having used a light body lotion, and as well as soft it also felt quite smooth to the touch.
==Price and Availability==
Mine came in a gift set but if bought individually one of the Butter Berry Bath Blaster will set you back £2.29. You can buy directly from Bomb Cosmetics at www.bombcosmetics.co.uk and the range is also often stocked by independent gift shops.
There is too much wrong with this product for me to recommend it. It's a shame because it looks so pretty and smells so beautiful, but as soon as you put it into the bath, it's awful - seeds everywhere and no scent. I think it goes without saying that I wouldn't buy this again.
I bought a couple of Bomb Cosmetics gift sets in Amazon's Black Friday sale as I have used Bomb Cosmetics products in the past, so I couldn't miss snapping up a couple of sets for cheaper than the usual selling price. Bomb Cosmetics make handmade cosmetics and soaps, with their more popular products being there fantastic bathing range. They are all packed with wonderful fragrances, essential oils and even flower petals or buds. They use natural ingredients, a lot them are sourced in a sustainable manner, such as White Clay from the Amazon. They have a whole ethical policy on environmental issues and animal testing. They are very similar to the well known Lush, and I enjoy Bomb Cosmetics just as much, as the products are often very luxurious.
The Butter Berry bath blaster has the normal bottom half of a bath bomb, but the top half is a lovely whipped cream looking topping. The smell of this bath blaster, even in it's cellophane wrapper, was gorgeous. I could smell strawberries and berries and I had high hopes for a lovely strawberry and cream themed bath! The top swirly bit contains cocoa butter chips and the bottom pink part contains cranberry seeds. You can see some of the seeds poking through, and having used other bath blasters by Bomb Cosmetics which contain these seeds, I knew what to expect!
After popping this into a fresh hot bath, it does immediately begin fizzing away however this is mostly the bottom pink part. The top swirly part contains cocoa butter chips so this part does take a while longer to dissolve. The cranberry seeds immediately begin to flood the bath, and there are hundreds of them! They all seem to go straight to the edge of the bath and cling on there, and I don't recommend putting your hair into the water as you'll find these seeds when brushing your hair later. At first I thought the idea of these seeds was quite nice, however this time I had become quite sick of them as they will go everywhere. Luckily it isn't hard to clean afterwards, simply run some water round the bath and they'll disappear down the plug hole, but they don't add any scent or moisturising value to the bath and are more for the appearance.
I was also quite disappointed this time around as I couldn't smell anything once the blaster had fully dissolved. After smelling the gorgeous scent of this bath blaster before putting it in the bath, I was expecting the lovely strawberry scent to fill the bathroom but I was struggling to smell anything. The oil from the cocoa butter chips however was nice, my skin felt lovely and soft after the bath and there wasn't too many of them to make the bath too greasy.
This bath blaster costs £2.49 from bombcosmetics.co.uk which in my opinion is too pricey for what turned out to be a mediocre bath. I was expecting a nice strong scent whilst in the bath but this was lacking, and apart from that all you have is a bath full of cranberry seeds and cocoa butter oil. I have used far better bath blasters in the Bomb Cosmetics range, but unfortunately this is one of the poorer ones I have used.