“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Ballistic „
The abombinaball bath ballistic was released for Lush's winter range for last year and of course in time for Christmas, Lush like to play around with their shapes for the seasonal ranges and this is supposed to be the abominable snowman which is given away in the title itself. Most of the shape is fairly typical for a bath ballistic, it is big and round but imagine that cut in half and on the flat side of that half is a slightly bigger piece but with a grinning yeti carved into it. This part, the front, is only millimetres wider than the rest of the ballistic although around the edge where it is quite thin because of the carving it is very brittle and will break if you actually touch it, I made this mistake and ended up with bit's all over my bed. The abominable snowman to me looks more like a monkey and it isn't as clear on the ballistic as it is on the pictures. The colours of this to me are quite like the frosty colours of winter, blue and white, in the white there are specks of gold/brown.
The website, and the label on the packet this came in both say two different things about the scent, I got brought this as part of a present so doing my research, the website say's it's peppermint, orange and vanilla however the label on the packet with a brief description saying what it is and says that the scent is minty fresh with toffee. Smelling this, it smells of fresh mint which is a really clean smell which I love and it did have hints of a sweet smell which I'm guessing was the toffee flavour, the mint in solid form is very overpowering this doesn't bother me because it's a nice smell but there is only a slight undertone of sweet toffee. When this was in the bath a coffee smell rose up with the steam which was unexpected but the soon as the ballistic had completely dissolved all the smell had completely vanished, I couldn't smell any sweets, any mint or coffee.
Using the abombinaball is the same as any other you pop this in the bath and watch it fizz and dance around the water, or your supposed to however this isn't exactly the case with the abombinable ballistic, putting this in the water it sort of bobbed up and down a little but didn't really move a lot when dissolving this lets off white foam and as it starts to foam thin streams of blue and green get realised from the bath bomb which does look really pretty and because of the bobbing up and down the streams do start to swirl around in the water making it look like delightful bath. I couldn't wait so I got in despite the bath bomb not finishing it's course, I couldn't resist picking it up because it looks like a melting candle mush or a melting marsh mellow, it looks really strange and picking it up it was really thick and slimy in between my fingers. The abombinaball creates a beautiful coloured water which while I was in the bath it looked to me like a tropical ocean where it is a clear crystal blue and slightly green in areas. When using my cleaning products the white foam on the top of the water did disappear.
In the bath the water felt very oily but not in a greasy way, it felt lovely and tingly against my skin which I can only guess was the peppermint and feeling my skin it did feel silky smooth under the water. I had a slight back ache when I got in the bath and this soon disappeared when I had this relaxing exotic bath. Getting out I had a slightly minty smell on my skin despite me using a fruity shower gel which was a nice surprise because I couldn't smell it in the bath. My skin felt silky and I didn't feel the point in moisturising, after my bath I went straight to bed and slept like a baby and that never happens for me.
The abombinaball contains citric acid and Lush say they add this along with sodium bicarbonate to help fizz and bubble which their bath ballistics are famously known for, citric acid is taken from Lemon and Limes, the citric acid helps to create the foaming. Peppermint oil can also be found in this ballistic and this oil has a strong, refreshing, mint aroma with underlying herbal notes such as helping with digestion, IBS and helps reduce mental fatigue. Sweet orange oil helps to give a refreshing tangy aroma and also can help with depression, lush has put this in the abombinaball bath ballistic to help life those winter blues and raise our spirits.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Peppermint Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Sweet Orange Oil, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Perfume, *Limonene, *Linalool, Titanium Dioxide, Colour 42090, Colour 45350, Glacier Blue Lustre
I'm not sure of the price of this but it is 100g and going by the price of other ballistics this would of been anywhere between £2.95 - £4.95 but as far as I am aware this is no longer available online but may be in store. Overall this didn't fizz like others I have had but this did foam a lot although it didn't stay throughout the duration of the bath, however this was a brilliant colour of the water making it seem very tropical, this made my skin tingly soft and smooth and very clean, the smell was not present when dissolved however it did cling to my skin which made me very happy, I'm hoping that the Lush store in Lincoln will have some elft because I am going to buy another. Also I love the name and the word play abombinaball - abominable snowman and also if you split it up, A bomb in a ball which is exactly what the bath ballistics are as they explode and dance around your bath.