Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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This should be called Glitter egg!
Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
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Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
Date: 21/09/10, updated on 21/09/10 (52 review reads)
Advantages: Smells lovely, a novel idea, great if you like glitter, scent lasts
Disadvantages: Amount of glitter is ridiculous, not deisgned for more than 1 bath - so expensive, can crumble
I'm quite a Lush fan, so when they announced their new bath ballistics a few months ago I was looking forward to trying them. I must admit, I'm much more of a fan of Lush's bubble bars but was told that these new ballistics were much more interesting in the sense they did indeed create a certain amount of bubbles. Dragon's Egg costs £2.95 and is 200g - so one of the lager ballistics.
The only problem with these ballistics is that due to their layers and the way they fizz you can't cut them in half to last more than one bath, which isn't a huge problem, but for me means that I can't make an expensive bath item last longer than one bath. There was also a slight problem with the new ballistics in that they were exceptional delicate - they crumbled very easily and many didn't survive the journey from Lush to customer's bath as the layers were seperating and crumbling.
The Dragon's Egg is pale coloured ballistic but it is speckled all over with colour and coloured circles. These circles are made of rice paper and are various colours. Dragon's Egg had a smell which I really liked, it's main tones are lemon and bergamot. I think it smells quite sherbet-like, and it very refreshing, but not overly sharp for a lemon scent.
To use the Dragon's Egg you simply pop it into your bath. I prefer to put it into a pre-run or almost full-run bath, so that you can enjoy the display without the running water interrupting too much. Once I plopped the Dragon's Egg into my bath it immediately started fizzing. The water started to turn a pale yellow colour. The rice paper circles started to come away from the ballistic as it fizzed and floated on the top of the bath water.
As the ballistic continued to fizz it reached it's next layer - an orange one. The orange started to fizz out from the centre of the ballistic as the two sides of the outer layer had let to finish fizzing. I had previously seen a video of the Dragon's Egg on Lush's website and was very impressed by the way it looked when it reached the orange layer - it spun round while it fizzed and created a orange and white swirling pattern over the water. Sadly, this didn't happen in my bath at all. The ballistic just bobbed around a bit emitting it's orange fizz. Although this didn't look unappealing, it was no where near as impressive as it looked on Lush's website.
The scent of the ballistic started to circulate around my bathroom very nicely. It is a very fresh and uplifting scent and is quite strong just after you've put the ballistic into the bath. I was in my Dragon's Egg bath for the best part of 35-40mins, and found that towards the end of this time the scent had started to fade slightly and wasn't as strong, but I think this is expected after this amount of time and it was still an enjoyable amount of scent.
The next part of the Dragon's Egg's performance was it's 'Dragon' - the centre of the ballistic. I knew this ballistic contained glitter but was surprised by the sheer amount. It was almost like a glitter bomb in my bath. The two sides of my Dragon's Egg had fallen apart to hatch the glitter centre, so they were still floating about and fizzing. The glitter was gold and could be seen swirling around in my bathwater. It then started to settle on me and around the edge of the waterline. I have to admit it was impractical to have this amount of glitter in the bath. After I'd emptied the bathtub of water it looked like I had gone over the (white) tub with gold spray paint and I have to spend a few minutes washing all the glitter off. It was also all over me, and didn't wipe off on the towel very easily so stayed on my skin until it dried and I could brush it off.
On the plus side, the smell of this ballistic lingered for a while after my bath and I could still detect the scent on my skin a few hours later. My skin also felt quite soft afterwards, which isn't unusual after a bath but shows that it didn't dry my skin out.
Overall I enjoyed using this ballistic, but I'm not sure if I'll be buying it again because of the insane amount of glitter it contains - it's a novel idea but just isn't practical.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fizzy Candy, Perfume, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric Acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), *Citral, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 17200, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 15510, Golden Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate), Golden Lustre Sparkle, Rice Paper
Summary: 3/5 stars