Product Type: Bomb Cosmetics Bath / Shower
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Bomb Cosmetics Love Buds Bath Mallow
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Bomb Cosmetics Love Buds Bath Mallow
Advantages: very moisturising, and lovely relaxing scent
Disadvantages: made the bath really greasy and slippy
Opening the paper, I discovered there were 5 different items within the gift set which all looked really well made and attractive. The first one I chose to try was the Love Buds Bath Mallow which looks like a little cupcake. Although mine was part of a set, if you are interested in trying this one it is available on amazon for a cost of £2.20.
While my bath mallow looked similar to the one above, I noticed that the white section was a lot taller and more sort of conical in appearance. It had the same pink and white layers, the little seedy bits and the little pink flower, but was just taller. To give you an idea of scale, it is the size of a mini-muffin like the fabulous baking boys range rather than the huge american style muffins you can buy.
I don't often use products as nice as this in my bath. I have never bought anything from Lush, and my bathtime experience usually consists of a slosh of bubble bath or a few bath crystals, or the occasional bath bomb from gift sets at Christmas, so I was looking forward to trying this gorgeous looking item but a bit unsure what to expect.
I started running myself a lovely warm bath, and added this to the water once I had a good inch or so in the bottom of the bath. Our bath is a huge P shaped one, so it requires a good amount of water to fill it as deep as I like, so this was going to be a real treat.
I found that the mallow started to fizz instantly, though when I have used round bath bombs these actually whizz around in the bath. This one seemed to stay within a much smaller area of the bath, but I guess the shape and heaviness affect the movement somewhat. I touched the mallow, and found the white bit to be really smooth on my finger, and the pink bit quite rough in comarison. Both parts seemed to break down at a similar rate, and the bath water started taking on a slightly milky appearance as the oils were released. I noticed that the oil sat on the top of the water, and these small bits appeared that at first looked like seeds, but gradually these opened up with the water so there were small reddish looking flowers floating in the bath around me.
I noticed straight away that my skin that had been in contact with the water was delightfully smooth to the touch from the cocoa and shea butter, and there was a lovely floral smell from the rose and lavender oils that were in the bath mallow. I sat in the bath for a full hour reading, and the smell lasted the whole time I was in the bath, but by the end I was getting a bit fed up of slipping around in the bath from the oils and I decided to get out.
While the bath itself was very nice, I noticed when I got out that as the bath water drained, there was a film of oil left around my bath where the water had touched. All the little flowers had stuck to this and were left when the water ran out. As I am not the only member of my household, and my kids were likely to be the next in the bath, I knew that this needed to be removed straightaway. I felt this undid a little of the relaxation when I had to get my cleaning stuff out and start cleaning the bathroom as soon as I was done. I found that the bath cleaned fairly easily with my cleaning spray, so it wasn't undone entirely but the chemical scent spoiled the aroma from the oils a bit.
After drying I found that my skin was really well moisturised, and this last overnight and until my next shower. The skin on my hands and feet I should have moisturised a bit more before getting dressed, but the rest of my skin was lovely and smooth.
Overall, I think this was a lovely pampering treat. It certainly made for a different bath compared to sitting in bubbles. I think this was a high quality product, and the ingredients were gentle and soothing on the skin and perfect for a relaxing bath before bedtime. It is something I would purchase again as a special treat, but not something I would use every week as I disliked having to clean the bath straight away after the bath so it was safe for my family to use again. It's price seems to be in line with what other reviewers have said for lush products, and the scent and moisturising properties seem well linked and appealed to me a lot.
My first experience of a bath mallow has been a good one, and I can't wait now to try out other items within this range from my gift set.
Summary: A lovely product for a treat.