Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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INTO THE BLUE...
Lush Big Blue Bath Ballistic
Member Name: mojomojo
Lush Big Blue Bath Ballistic
Advantages: Luxurious & Pampering Treat, Lingering Scent
Disadvantages: Not for Everyone, Leaves Residue
Being a huge fan of all things smelly one of my favourite places to be choosing my next wonderfully smelling and pampering treat is lush; the name says all there is to say in my opinion, products from lush are indeed in every sense of the word ..... LUSH.
I have always found lush products to be more than just great smelling and innovative products, they are also about the experience they provide the user with, its about the whole package and lush have never failed to deliver on excellent products that provide an excellent experience, it is a company which prides itself on only ever using organic, natural and pure ingredients in all of their products by using fresh fruits, vegetables, and essential oils which are as natural and raw as possible, combined with inventive ideas that reduce packaging and are environmentally friendly, helping us all do our bit to help reduce our carbon footprints whilst still being able to treat and pamper ourselves. Lush products never use any ingredients that are tested on animals and they are suitable for vegans.
Bath bomb ballistics from lush are unique and original as they were after all invented by lush, they have a very impressive collection to choose from and on this occasion I opted for the amazing aromatic 'BIG BLUE' which is described as 'A Dip in the Ocean from the Comfort of your own Bathroom'
*** DETAILS ***
Price- £3.10 for 200g (large ball)- size of a tennis ball
No packaging- Naked product
*Coarse Sea Salt
The ball in its dry form smells of lavender and reminds me of Parma violets, it is quite weighty and one of the larger ballistics from lush, it has a powdery chalky texture and is a deep blue colour with a white crown, there is little black pieces of seaweed embedded into it and some poke outwards.
*** HOW TO USE ***
I t could not be easier to use this product, you simply fill up your bath tub to suit your preferred temperature and drop in the whole Big Blue Ballistic, It will fizz while it dissolves and will release its pieces of seaweed, some people will find this feature a disadvantage but I think it adds to the experience and allows the ballistic to live up to its description, seaweed soaked in water has beneficial moisturising and revitalising effects.
If you prefer to have the ballistic float instead of sink and also prefer to catch all the pieces of seaweed you could wrap the ballistic in nylon material before dropping into the tub.
*** THE EXPERIENCE *** IN TO THE BLUE ***
The Big Blue fizzes and melts rapidly on impact releasing the little bits of seaweed and an amazing luscious but not overpowering aroma with scents that take your mind away to a place of tranquillity and brings back memories of being on a peaceful Caribbean beach with nothing but a good book and the sounds and smell of the warm ocean, blissful.
The water in the tub turns a deep blue, it looks amazingly inviting just like the Caribbean ocean on a hot tropical island, it even has a light froth to it which is lovely and soft, it takes around 5-10 mins to completely dissolve and the fragrance fills the house and your bathroom is literally turned into an ocean in the comfort of your own home, it smells of lavender, lemon with a hint of lime and sea salt, I found it ever so slightly floral, wild and raw.
The water feels very soft and smooth, and very very blue, their were floating bits of seaweed and a light froth which lasted for a long time, I felt completely relaxed, calm and pampered with a clear mind.
The 'experience' probably lasted around an hour (not that I time these things!) after this time the water turned a clear turquoise blue and the froth had disappeared but the fragrance lingered and made me feel clear headed and calm, totally de-stressed.
*** MY THOUGHTS ***
There is nothing I love more than having a pampering bath treat by candlelight with a good book to help me un-wind in after a long hard day, in my opinion the experience is just as important as the product and I have to say I love this and will definitely be buying this again in the near future, I have to be honest and admit that it is not for everyone because of the residue of the seaweed and the small effort of cleaning this out after but this is a tiny price to pay for an amazing product that truly is a luxurious pampering treat in every way.
My skin felt lovely smooth and soft after using this and was effective for about 3-4 days, there was no residue on my body after leaving the bath and it did not make my skin feel greasy or tight, the fragrance lingered on my body and lasted about 24 hours, I was very happy with the effects of this ballistic, I think its definitely a different one to lush's already un-usual range but one worth a try for those who are a little more adventurous and wont squirm at the thought of having a bath infused with seaweed.
I would not use this as an everyday product because of the price of £3.10 which is slightly expensive considering it is for just one bath but it is fantastic for those little treats we allow ourselves every now and again and I don't think these products were designed for everyday use as they would not be as special otherwise, and I think considering the enjoyment, relaxation, and calming overall experience of using this I would say it is worth the price tag and is value for money as an affordable but occasional luxury that everyone can enjoy, it would also make a wonderful gift for someone who like me is intrigued by the benefits and simplicity of natural, pure and organic products.
I noticed the fragrance still lingered the next morning and was still noticeable throughout my house 24 hours after use which surprised me and I wont complain about that, I consider that an added bonus and a testament to how good the product is, another brilliant product that must be experienced to be appreciated by lush.
I would certainly recommend this product and in fact have done to everyone I thought would like it as much as I did.
*** TIP ***
If you try wrapping the ballistic in nylon to spare the clearing of the seaweed afterwards then save the seaweed you catch in the nylon wrap and re-use by adding to a facial scrub or mask and make the most of its healing properties.
I have rated this product a well deserved 5 out of 5
Thank You for Reading
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Summary: A Beautiful BlueTreat for Mind Body and Soul......an experience to be tried.
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