Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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There's a fiery whirlpool in my bath!
Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
Member Name: Gemma_C
Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
Advantages: The colourful whirlpool effect is pretty, and the oils made my skin lovely and soft.
Disadvantages: The scent wasn't as strong as I would have liked, and the post-bath clean-up was a nightmare!
When a Lush shop finally opened up in my town, I decided I had to have a wander in to purchase a couple of things. I much prefer the Bubble Bar's by Lush however I spotted the Dragon's Egg ballistic which I have never tried before, and decided on this occasion to give the ballistic a whirl. I was attracted to it by not only it's inventive name, but also it's quite a large ballistic and I could see some things poking out of it, so I was intrigued.
The Bath Ballistics are a one-bath-only treat, and so I tend to only use one on the odd occasion as for the price they can be expensive for just one bath. Dragon's Egg costs £2.99 and Lush describe it as a whirlpool of vibrant fiery colour! I popped it into my bath, and I was surprised to notice that it didn't start fizzing away immediately as most other ballistics do, instead it seemed to simply 'foam' in the bath and give off a white foam on the top of the water. I climbed in and settled back, and quickly realised this ballistic is a slow burner, it will be taking a while to fizzle out completely!
I was not wrong, and the ballistic seems to go through a few stages. The first one being a gentle white foam coming off the ballistic, the foam itself feels soft, however I was dismayed that I couldn't smell much scent wise. The ballistic then seemed to reach the centre and the ballistic began to rotate slowly and as well as the white foam, a stream of bright orange foam also began to appear. The effect this had on the surface of the water was really pretty, and it is exactly as Lush describe it as it appears as a whirlpool of vibrant colour. I've never seen this in a bath ballistic before so I was pleasantly surprised.
On closer inspection I also noted some very fine gold glitter coming out of the ballistic mixed in with the vibrant orange colour. I could smell a faint citrus smell at this point, but again I was disappointed that the scent wasn't as strong as I had hoped. The ballistic must have released oils into the water as I noticed this on my skin, which began to feel lovely and soft. I did become slightly alarmed by the amount of gold glitter, I didn't mind it going on my skin but I was already thinking about the post-bath clean up for this one!
Still, the ballistic took a very long time to finally fizzle out, so it was nice to have a ballistic which did last a long time, and was certainly pretty with the colourful show it gave in the water. It only loses marks with me for the lack of scent, I was hoping for something much stronger. As I had guessed, the bath afterwards was a complete nightmare to clean. After the water had drained away the bath was coated in gold glitter and an orangey colour, and it did take a good deal of scrubbing to get this away. I would say it's one of the messiest ballistics to clean up afterwards and I have used most of Lush's bath ballistics.
Lush describe this as an 'invigorating' bath ballistic for a serious wake-up call. Unfortunately I found the scent too faint for this to be true, but I do agree that it is makes a vibrant colourful whirlpool in your bath! I would give this one a go again in the future, and I would hope the scent would be a bit stronger.
Summary: It's a fiery ballistic from Lush!