Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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There's no dragon lurking in this egg!
Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
Member Name: x_lush_life_x
Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
Advantages: The gorgeous fragrance and the magical experience.
Disadvantages: I suppose the glitter...
Okay, so I went into LUSH after hearing about their amazing new inventions: ballistics with bits of bubble bar in them, and I wanted to give them ago to see if they actually worked. When I say they have bits of bubble bar in them, I don't mean that they have little chunks of bubble bar pieces throughout the ballistic, but just that the first layer of the ballistic is actually a melty, foamy bubble bar product. There isn't really any actual bubble bar in this ballistic.
So, all I can say is this: never judge a book by its cover. When I first saw this ballistic, I thought "what's so special about this product?" because honestly, I personally didn't see the appeal. I mean, it's plain white, with all these colourful little bits of paper sticking out of it, and you'd kinda imagine it to just explode into a confetti filled nightmare.
How wrong was I?
Upon closer inspection, the ballistic does actually have little tiny yellow and pink speckles all over it, just like a "real" egg I suppose. Once the white layer has all frothed away, leaving the bath water all creamy in colour with pieces of colourful rice paper floating around, a pleasant surprise is revealed: a fizzing yellow bomb. This vibrant, yellowy orange piece in question, is actually a ballistic and is slightly bigger than the mini ballistics. e.g. waving not drowning and butterball. This again, resembles a "real" egg, because it has the white speckled outer-shell, containing the yellow yolk inside. I have to say though, that the white layer which is meant to contain the bubble bar in it, doesn't really produce mountains of bubbles... just a thing film of froth. (Like I said, the yellow part in the centre is the actual ballistic here, whereas the white layer is more like a bath melt/ballistic.) The water is no longer a milky bath of cream, but now a bright, bouncy orange. Nevertheless, there is still the white foam floating on the surface, swirled around with the orange part. The effect looks kinda like a little whirlpool in your bath.
Just when you think it couldn't possibly get any better, once the ballistic has fully dissolved, out pops a little golden cube - glitter! Now, this begins to fizz and bubble away, releasing tonnes of glitter... the effect here is now like Sunnyside bubble bar (if you have ever tried that). I must say, there is quite a lot of glitter in this product.. not heaps and heaps, but if you're not a fan of glitter then I suggest that you might want to stay away from this particular product because it can get a little messy. By that I mean you do get covered in a slight sheen of sparkly, golden glitter when you arise from the waters which does get slightly wiped away with the towel. It's not so difficult to remove from the bath, but you still need a slight effort to clean it off.
Now for the smell, how can I forget such a fabulous fragrance?! This ballistic is very tangy and zesty as it contains citrus oils and bergamot too (even lemon sherbet!), making it very uplifting and refreshing. The only way I can describe it really, is that this ballistic smells very similar to that of Avobath.
As this product really is invigorating, I would suggest that you use it in the morning to seriously wake you up, and probably wouldn't recommend it for relaxation. But don't worry... this product doesn't smell as though you have just peeled a lemon, a lime and an orange... it smells more subtle than that, but believe me.. the fragrance really is strong. So much so, that when you get out the bath, you do actually smell of the product as the scent lingers on your skin.
I found that this product in particular didn't really moisturise my skin at all, just left it really soft... but ALL of the LUSH bath products do that. To be honest, I didn't really expect this ballistic to have an amazing affect on my skin though, because this is more of a novelty type of ballistic mainly for the spectacular experience and the effect. At £2.99 for a 200g ballistic, you can't go wrong here. This ballistic really is spectacular and if you decide to try any of the new-ish ballistics, than this one is definitely the one to try first!
Summary: If you love the scent of Avobath, you're more than likely going to love this ballistic!