I was recently given this bath treat as a gift. Although I am a regular customer at Lush I had never used this product before. This is described as a 'Bath Bomb' by the brand and it is designed to be added to warm water to create a pleasant bath time experience.
This is a rather large ball of compressed powder which has been infused with certain oils and colours. The ball is very heavy and looks like it would be too much to have in just one bath. I do tend to try and save half of my bath bombs for second baths but this one is designed to be used all in one go. I recommend getting into the bath while the bomb is still activating as it's more of a thrill!
To use you just throw into your warm bath or into running warm water. The bomb immediately begins to crackle and melt away, errupting into a foam of greasy yellow bubbles. I was a little confused at first as I could hear some very loud exploding noises and I actually thought for a moment that my bath tub was breaking! However, the bath bomb actually contains popping candy. If you have a good look at the melting edge of the bomb you can see white chunks. These detach, float around you and explode in the water which is a very strange sensation. Eventually the outer layer of yellow melts away and exposes a blue inner core. This then melts and transforms the water into a Shrek green shade. At the very end of the bomb the blue powder splits open and a very amusing message on a paper slip falls out. It says "BANG!" in massive cartoon letters!
The bomb is infused with ylang ylang oil, petitgrain oil and cinnamon leaf oil to cleanse and fragrance. The scent is feminine, refreshing, uplifting and remains on your skin. The oils are also significantly moisturising and softening for skin and I can see and feel a big difference after use.
Ultimately I think this Bath Bomb product is a lot of fun to use and it also smells wonderful and cares for my skin too. It's possibly the most exciting product I've ever used from Lush because of the unexpectedness of the popping candy, the mood boosting colours, the beautiful floral and zesty fragrance and the silly message hidden inside the bomb. I would therefore recommend this to anyone who likes shopping at Lush. I would also suggest this makes an excellent gift. It is available in store and online and is priced at £3.35.
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THE PRODUCT: Fizzbanger is a Catherine wheel of a bath bomb. The bath bomb changes colour as it fizzes around the tub, crackling with popping candy as it goes. As the bath bomb fizzes in the water it releases a citrussy apple and then a cinnamon, apple pie scent with a hint of ylang ylang. The bath bomb also contains Petitgrain which is used in aromatherapy to calm the breathing, slow the heartbeat and reduce feelings of anxiety. Ylang ylang produces a feeling of joy, and cinnamon leaf oil helps you let go. The bath bomb is round and is a pale yellow colour. I could see a few bits of gold glitter in the bath bomb as well, but there wasn''t too much. The bath bomb smelt citrussy more than anything else and I couldn''t yet smell any hint of the cinnamon scent to the product. I purchased the bath bomb from my local Lush store so it was put into a black paper bag and they stuck a label on the front with the name of the product and how to use it. If you purchase the bath bomb online it will most likely come wrapped in plastic with a label stating the name of the product, how to use it and also a list of ingredients. PRICE/AVAILABILITY: I purchased the bath bomb from my local Lush store where it is priced at 3.25 which I think is reasonable for this product. USING THE PRODUCT: I ran my bath and once it was full I dropped the bath bomb into the water. The bath bomb immediately started fizzing away very gently and releasing a pale yellow foam around it. The bath bomb span slightly as it fizzed away gently and started to turn the water a very pale/slight yellow colour. I watched the bath bomb for a while and could soon hear a pop sound from the popping candy which is inside the bath bomb. It was a little strange to hear these noises coming from the bath. Although the bath bomb fizzed away gently it seemed to reduce in size quite quickly. After a few minutes I noticed some blue in the bath bomb, and this started to turn the bath a blue colour. The main scent in the bathroom was a citrussy scent which was light and pleasant. I left the bath bomb for approximately 3-4mins to finish fizzing away. When returning to the bathroom I was a little shocked to see that the water was a gorgeous blue colour. The bathroom also had a slight spicy scent to it which must have been the cinnamon. When getting into the bath I noticed what looked like a small piece of paper in the bath. I picked this out and saw that it had ''Bang'' in large red letters, so this must have been hidden inside the bath bomb. I lay in the bath for a few minutes in the bath with the relaxing scents that surrounded me in the water. I had a wash and relaxed for a few more minutes in the bath. I have to admit that I am not huge fan of spicy scents but the cinnamon scent along with the citrus scent was actually nice as it was too strong. When getting out of the bath and drying my skin with a towel the scent of the product disappeared quite quickly. The scent didn''t stick to my skin; although this didn''t really bother me. In terms of my skin feeling different I didn''t think there was a huge difference in the feel of my skin but my skin didn''t feel dry and the dry patches I did have weren''t irritated by the product. Although the bath bomb doesn''t leave bits in the bath I did give it a quick rinse down anyway.
Lush fizz banger
This is apparently Inspired by Roald Dahl's book The BFG, and is an interpretation of what a Fizzbanger Dream would look like in a bath.
The ballistic is available from lush and costs £3.25 which is a. Lot for a bath bomb. When we use one of these bath bombs Little Miss and myself usually use half each so whilst still pricey it's not quite as expensive a bath.
The product is apple fragrance for the outer layers, with cinnamon notes in the inner core. When I first smell it, however, it doesn't smell of either apple or cinnamon but most distinctly of lemon. It also looks like a lemon product being yellow in colour. I was expecting a fairly basic lemon scented bath bomb, but once in the bath there were a few surprises.
Ass on as it is added to warm water, the bath bomb starts to fizz and crackle. Once the outer coating of the bath bomb dissolves it looks like a layer of foam on the top of the water. This foam increases as the bath bomb dissolves more and I get to the centre of the ballistic which is blue. At this stage I'm not so clean on the look of the foam floating on the top of the water because a layer of blue foam isn't the best look.
at the time when the blue centre starts to dissolve, added to the still apparent lemon smell, there is a faint cinnamon smell, but still not as strong as the lemon smell. I definitely couldn't smell any apple though. The water doesn't turn an all over blue as the bath bomb dissolves but is rather more of a greyish colour, which like the foam on the top of the water isn't my favourite bath water colour. The water does feel soft and almost as though there is oil in the water which makes the bottom of the bath quite slippy, so care should be taken when getting out.
After my bath my skin does feel nicely moisturised and not at all dry, which is always a bonus.
A nice bath product which leaves skin clean and moisturised and perfect for anyone liking a zingy lemon scent, which lingers slightly on the skin after the bath. Another advantage with this as opposed to some of the lush bath bombs is that it doesn't leave small deposits of sparkly things on the bottom of the bath.
Expensive but a nice treat
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Years ago a friend pushed a catalogue made out of newspaper under my nose and whispered that this LUSH and was the new 'Cosmetics to Go'. 'Cosmetics to Go' was a mail order company that was famous for natural, good enough to eat, toiletries that had never been and would never be tested on animals. Where Cosmetics to Go ended, LUSH began, and not only did they do mail order, if you went to the big shopping centres, you could go in and smell everything they made yourself!
A very long time later and now most people know exactly what LUSH is and many companies have tried and failed to imitate their style with bathbombs and intense hippy smells made with essential oils and very little preservatives. No one ever comes close and LUSH just keep improving, coming up with new smells and new gimmicks.
For those of you who don't know how these things work, the LUSH bath bombs are big balls that when you throw them into your bath, fizz and spread oils; natural skin softeners; and often bits of dried flower and twigs across your bath.
Fizzbanger has a warm and slightly spicy scent and doesn't include any twigs or glitter (which means you can snuggle up to even the most protective of his manliness man without being told to 'gerrroooff you are getting sparkles on me'). This is a great end of a busy day bath bomb as it is gently relaxing. It also has a popping effect which sounds a little like you have popping candy at the bottom of your bathtub. Strangely enough, this sound is highly relaxing, a little like the churrups of sicadas are to the ears during a lazy hot day in the Meditteranean.
One thing to remember about this (and other LUSH bath bombs) is that often you are paying the same price as a standard bubble bath or bath oil for JUST ONE BATH. Yes, if you spend an average of £2 per bath and bath every day that is a whopping £60 per month that you are spending on what is essentially bubble bath. So what seems like a very reasonable price compared to a £20 bottle of luxury bath foam suddenly doesn't seem quite so cheap. But it is worth the special treat. As a special treat. So go on... save them up for those special days when you need a little extra relaxation.
The Fizzbanger is probably my favourite Lush product ever. After a long day at work the last thing you want is to stand in the shower and wash yourself down. This is a lot more of a treat and smells amazing. To me it smells like an apple pie. The fruity smell of the apple and the spicy note of the cinnamon complement eachother really well and has the makings of an amazing bathbomb. Unlike some other ballistics this one lasts for a good 15 to 20 minutes and leaves a nice layer of foam on top of the water too. As with all Lush bathbombs it also softens the water. This one has a surprise or two install though. Yellow on the outside but blue on the inside means that you end up with multicoloured swirls and emerald green water. To top it all off, it also contains popping candy that crackles away in the bath as a grand finalé.
I like to have a strict daily cleansing routine as a lot of people who read my reviews will know I get worried about using the wrong products on my face again and end up with a bigger disaster. I like to now stick to the products I know and have a shower every morning. But being busy all the time and of course being stressed from work and busy days the last thing you really want to do is stand up in the shower for 20 minutes or more because that's no way to relax. So twice a week I like to have a little pamper me time which involves a long hot soak in the bath and this usually goes down well with a Lush Ballistic involved.
This 'Fizz Banger' Ballistic is created by Lush so you won't be able to buy from any other website or store as they don't sell through any one else. This luckily for you girls is still available on the Lush website. You can purchase this direct from the website www.lush.co.uk or you can order over the phone by ringing 01202 668545. Personally I think it is easier to Purchase direct from the website as it's free where as over the phone it isn't free so you are saving yourself some money, or if your lucky enough to have a Lush store near you, then this will surely still be on the shelves.
Lush are a brilliant company specializing in hair bath and body products but do make other products such as perfumes solid and liquid and also sell a spot of make up. If you are not using anything from Lush or have never tried any products you are missing out big time and need to start ordering yourself a few little bits to try out. All their products are 100% vegetarian and a lot are also suitable for vegans. All Lush's ingredients are natural or synthetic natural to make no harm on our planet and are a big promoter of recycling. They also purchase all their ingredients from suppliers who do not test on animals.
If purchasing this don't do it on it's own when buying online. This ballistic does only cost £2.99 the ballistics don't come much cheaper than this but the postage price stays the same no matter how much your order, you'll be spending more on the postage than on the actual ballistic itself. When buying the 'Fizz Banger' especially if it's one of your first experiences I suggest ordering a few more of the ballistic range as well that range between £1.75 and £3.70 just to make it more worth while and you won't be to out of pocket that way.
The 'Fizz Banger' is quite an ordinary shape you'd expect from a ballistic, a bath bomb. This sin't a shape you come to expect from Lush as some are extraordinarily shaped like ice cream and animals to represent certain smells and name ideas. 'Fizz Banger' is a simple round shape with a slight line going all the way round the middle. This is a really interesting colour and is hard to explain but it's really pretty and almost mesmerizing. it's colours are light Yellow and White and it reminds me of retro sweets like sherbet.
The smell is a strong smell of apples and it's a lovely neutral smell to set you up for the day as sometime you just want to smell fresh and clean and not of a sweet scent or floral as it actually makes you feel better with a more fresh scent, however this also has a hint of sweet as it has cinnamon in this as well which reminds me of pie for some reason, but you can feel and smell fresh and clean with a cheeky hint of sweets too which is fabulous. This is exactly like the name of the ballistic 'Fizz Banger' Lush's fizzing ballistics are made with 'sodium bicarbonate' which not only makes it fizz but helps to soften the water as well, I find it quite distracting with everything in my life going on by having a bath with the Fizz Banger because once it starts to fizz and crackle in the water the water actually starts to change colour, despite the ballistic being Yellow and White, this turns Yellow, Blue to green and back again until the full ballistic is gone, you it won't be gone until it stops fizzing, this is designed to fizz and dissolve slowly so make sure you have a bath for about 1 hour or more.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fizzy Candy, Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Petitgrain Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 42090
The Lush Fizzbanger Bath Ballistic is light yellow in colour is described as an "Explosive toffee-apple banger!". So does it live up to it's name?
This bath ballistic is light yellow (imagine Lemsip powder) in colour and has a delicious cinnamon and toffee-apple scent to it. At 200g, it is quite a large bath ballistic too.
Having run my bath water, I dropped in the Lush Fizzbanger and it immediately got to work, fizzing, foaming and floating around the bath. I then realized I could even hear what sounded like popping candy (remember that stuff?!) and lots off it too, popping in the bath. The bath was turning a nice yellow colour. I was certainly impressed so far!
Then the Fizzbanger cracked open and I could see that it was blue inside. The blue part of the bath ballistic started to foam and fizz even more than the yellow part had. The blue was reacting with the water and turning the yellow into a beautiful green colour.
Half way through doing it's work, I noticed something sticking out of the bath ballistic, it was a small piece of paper with a graphic "Bang!" on it. I thought that was quite a nice touch.
Once the Lush Fizzbanger had done it's work, I lay back and relaxed in the bath. I did think the water felt slightly oily, but it didn't look oily so that was OK. I loved the colour of the water as it kind of felt like I could have been in some tropical ocean.
It's funny, because I'm not usually a big fan of bath ballistic, but just lately I've come across a couple of brilliant ones by Lush (this one and Mrs Whippy). I'm a big kid at heart and I love a fun bath and Fizzbanger certainly makes the bath fun! If you've got kids, then I think they'll be fighting you for this bath ballistic!
Some of Lush's products are suitable for vegans and so there will be some people whoe are pleased to know that this is one of them.
As with most Lush products, not many people could afford to have a Fizzbanger bath on a regular basis, but they are definitely a great treat. The Lush Fizzbanger currently costs £2.99 and I thought it was well worth it, despite me not usually paying that much for a whole bottle of bubble bath, never mind for a product that only lasts for one bath. However, as I said, it's well worth it as a treat.
There was a time when a Lush product wouldn't last five minutes in my house, and I would be finding excuses to have multiple baths per day just so that I could try out all of the latest Lush products I had acquired! I think though, that you can have too much of a good thing and my Lush love affair has slowly fizzled out, although I do retain a certain affection for the brand. I actually purchased the Fizzbanger ballistic (otherwise known as a bath bomb) back in August as a birthday treat for myself. It amazes me that it's now October and I've only just tried it out. In fact I forgot I had it, but when I stumbled across it a few days ago I thought it would be the perfect way to spend a relaxing night in by myself.
The fizzbanger is one of the newer Lush ballistics, and was launched in the summer not long before I bought it. The ballistic is a pale yellow coloured ball and if you look closely you can see what appear to be very small crystals embedded into it. These are actually popping candy and the idea is that when it hit's the water, the ballistic will pop and fizz, hence the name fizzbanger.
I actually purchased this online so only had a description to go from, and I must admit to being sold by Lush's description of this as being toffee apple scented. One of my favourite perfumes is Nina by Nina Ricci which has a gorgeous toffee apple fragrance and I jump on any product that claims to be toffee apple in the hope it will be similar...so far nothing has been.
When I received this I did like the scent of it, but I didn't really think it smelled like toffee apple. In fact, to me I thought it smelled identical to Lemony Flutter which is a cuticle butter that Lush sell. It's a lovely fragrance, almost like lemon sherbet to me. You may or may not know that Lush used to have a 'sister company' called B, and apparently the scent of this is the same as the Love perfume that used to be available through B.
The ballistic contains cinnamon leaf oil, Petitgrain oil, ylang ylang oil and gardenia. From that combination you would probably expect something spicy, but it's not at all, it's actually very gentle and sweet which is unusual. It's definitely the petitgrain that comes through most in my opinion.
When dropped into the water the ballistic begins to dissolve very slowly leaving a trail of yellow foam on the surface of the bath water. The further it dissolves the water starts to change and a turquoise colour starts to emerge. Turns out this ballistic has a blue centre. The two colours mingle and when they are both completely dissolved you are left with an incredible dark emerald green coloured water.
I had read lots of reviews of this an one of the Christmas ballistics from last year, saying that the popping candy was a waste of time and didn't work. I therefore didn't really have high expectations, I just assumed that the popping candy was something that sounded fun in theory but wouldn't work in practice. I was really pleased then, that my bath water started to make a crackling sound as the ballistic dissolved. A little bit pointless, yes, but also quite fun! It's not loud or over the top, it's just a gentle crackling, a bit like when you pour milk on rice crispies! Also inside the ballistic was a little piece of paper saying 'bang'!
The ballistic makes the bath water feel lovely, and you can definitely feel the oils in the water. Saying that it's not greasy at all, it simply feels nice against the skin.
The smell of the ballistic when in the water is pretty much the same as when it's dry which I like as some smell lovely when they're dry but the scents change when they dissolve. The scent did seem to fade quite a lot by the end of my bath too which was a shame.
After getting out of the bath my skin felt lovely and soft. The scent did linger on my skin for quite a while but it wasn't really a strong scent and could only be smelled close up.
The fizzbanger costs £2.95 for a 200g ballistic and can be bought in Lush stores or online at www.lush.co.uk. It might be worth noting this one is suitable for vegans so could make a nice gift for a vegan friend or relative.
Overall I was quite impressed with this and wish I'd used it sooner! It smells lovely and the popping candy and the different coloured centre make it a bit of a novelty to use. It was a shame the smell had virtually faded by the end of my bath but aside from that I have no complaints about this product and would recommend it.
I love Lush's bubble bars and their bath items are my favourite treats. The bath bombs are good fun as well and I buy these from time to time as the fancy takes me. This is one of the new bath bombs that were released this summer. It costs £2.95 for 200g and can be bought from the Lush high street stores, via mail order, or online at www.lush.co.uk.
Lush say "Run a hot bath, plop in this scrummy apple and cinnamon scented number. Listen out for the crackling and fizzing of the popping candy as the bomb explodes in your tub. Designed to relieve tired muscles and awaken the BFG in us all!"
I find that Fizzbanger is a very plain and boring looking bath bomb, with a boring yellow colour and a simple spherical shape. It has a lovely scent when it's dry before you put it in the bath, which then becomes more noticeable as it's dissolved in the water. The scent is fruity and has a strong note of apples as well as a spicy undertone.
To use, you simply put it into a hot bath and let it dissolve into the water. The difference here is that Lush have turned this new range into foaming bath bombs, which create a different effect than the usual fizz. The bath bomb foams away gently leaving a frothy layer of foam over the top of the bath, and the water underneath turns changes colours before your eyes. The outer layer is an un-inviting shade of yellow (my least favourite colour!) but as the it foams away a bright blue inner core is revealed. This really brightened up the bath and the two colours blended together as the water flowed around, mingling into a vibrant green. I couldn't hear the popping candy so either I had a dud or it had all fizzed out by the time I had finished running the taps. I remember Cinders from last year popping away for ages after running the bath so was a tiny bit disappointed that this one wasn't the same. Once the bomb had dissolved I discovered a little surprise hidden inside which gave me a bit of a chuckle, I don't want to spoil it for others so I recommend you try one and see it for yourself!
Once I was in the bath I noticed there was a slight change to the scent. It lost the initial hint of spicyness and I was left with a warm, fruity aroma that was very sickly and sweet (in a good way). The green water was fun and perfect for this sort of time of year coming up to Hallowe'en as it looks like a witches brew! The water did feel silky on my skin but it didn't seem to penetrate and improve the condition of my skin. Afterwards there was no real visible effect and I added body lotion to make sure my skin was kept soft and moisturised.
This was a good fun bath bomb that had a lovely colour and smelled absolutely fantastic. I really loved the scent and will definitely be getting hold of the similar lip balm. I would buy this one again as it was enjoyable, comforting and colourful. It would have been better if it was a bit more moisturising but maybe the foaming effect means that the ballistic becomes less effective for conditioning the skin and just has a more impressive meltdown. Recommended for cold Autumn evenings when you want something sweet and fruity to warm you up!
If you like this ballistic bath bomb then you may also enjoy these similar Lush products:
+ So White ballistic bath bomb
+ It Started With a Kiss lip balm
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fizzy Candy, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Petitgrain Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Gardenia Extract, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 42090
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Ballistics I have to admit have never been my favourite Lush product. Ive never had a bad experience with one but they just dont seem to be as good as the bath melts or the bubble bars which is why I dont use them as often. But a few weeks ago the staff in Lush managed to tempt me into buying a few ballistics to see if they would change my mind and have me going back for more and this 'Lush Fizzbanger Ballistic' was one of the many I decided to try and simply because I liked the name. I had no idea what this was going to be like because it is one of the few ballistics I have never heard anything about good or bad so I went into using this one with no idea if it would be any good and thankfully Ive been pleasantly surprised because it is very nice.
Price: 2.95 - 200g bar.
Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk
Other Info: 100% suitable for vegans, contains popping candy - hence the Fizzbanger name & is scented with the 'Love' fragrance which is a perfume from "B".
This is not the most attractive Lush item Ill give you that simply because its so plain and to be honest if it hadnt been recommended to me I doubt I would have noticed it on the shelf. It is simply a big, yellow, powdery ball - nothing special and I agree quite boring! But its not all about the outside as when you pop this into the water that is when it starts to become much better.
To use this (and use the whole thing in one bath because the results are better if you do) you simply either pop it into the bath once youve run the water and watch it fizz about or crumble it under the tap whilst its still running. Either way works fine and it doesnt effect the outcome however you do it. This ballistic turns the water a relaxing green and yellow colour and doesnt take long at all to all dissolve and make the water feel super soft so you wont be waiting around for ages. The popping candy starts going off right away and because I didnt expect it was a nice surprise and made this ballistic a bit different to the rest.
The smell of this is a lot like Lush's lipgloss "It Started With A Kiss" because it has the same cinamonny, christmassy scent. The apple scent is the strongest right away and probably the one that remians as strong throughout but you can also smell under that scents of cinnamon, toffee and caramel and it smells good enough to eat believe me. The scent reminds me of Christmas so this is the perfect time of year to lie back and relax in the bath with one of these fizzing away.
This doesnt make the water feel AS nice as a melt or bubble bar would but it does feel very soft and relaxing all the same. The water remains soft throughout your whole time in the bath and while I do have to apply lotion after getting out it doesnt dyr my skin out at all like some ballistics have done. Combine the gorgeous smell and those wonderful effects and Lush have created another brilliant product here - but will this one be enough to change my mind on ballistics? I havent quite decided yet!
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Do you often find your bathtime lacking in something special. Do you sit there wishing the water would start to rumble and there would be small explosions from fown below. Well, you can probably arrange your own underwater explosions, but if you want to inject some powerful popping sounds into the bathing experience then I suggest exploring the Lush Fizzbanger bath ballistic. A bath ballistic is a bath bomb that you pop into a bath and then watch fizz away for a few moments. You then soak up the juices and unwind in the scented bath. Lush make dozens of bath bombs to cater for all range of tastes,
The bright yellow colour does not scream popping candy to me, it should have been pink like the popping candy I remember. It smells good though, though I did not get that much of a candy wiff from it when I first smelt it. What I did het was more of a citrus type of smell, still it smelt pretty darned sprightly. I usually drop mine under running water then get into the bath as it is halfway through the fizz cycle. The aromas this was letting off were pleasing and calming. There is some ylang ylang oil tucked away in here which is renowned for its calming properties. Alongside that, we have a spicier cinnamon which gives the bomb some much needed warmth and contributes to the sweetned undertones. The popping candy effects were subtle and tingling but failed to excite me underwater. I feel I could have got better rippling effects by splashing about a bit. That said, the scent was refreshing and it left me feeling calm and considered and was a lovely experience.
Would I buy again, not sure if I would make this a regular buy, but good fun for a birthday gift I reckon. Prices start at just under the three pound mark for one of these.
I bought the Fizzbanger ballistic on a recent trip to York, as the Lush store there had a special offer on - buy three ballistics and get a fourth free. Fizzbanger is one of the newest ballistics, and promises to re-revolutionise the bathing 'experience'. It was inspired by the Roald Dahl book The BFG, and contains popping candy to make bathtime more exciting.
The ballistic apparently contains the 'Love' fragrance, a perfume which was part of the 'B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful' range before it went. The scent consists of cinnamon, apples and toffee. The ballistic contains cinnamon leaf oil, a spicy scent that apparently fights fatigue and feelings of depression, and petitgrain oil, a rich refreshing oil from the bitter orange tree. It also contains ylang ylang oil, and is suitable for vegans. The ballistic is massive and is yellow in colour.
To be honest, when I first heard about this ballistic I thought it sounded a bit similar to Cinders, a Christmas ballistic that was out last year and also contained popping candy. I wasn't too keen on that one but I always like to try Lush products, so of course I wanted to give this a go!
I decided to use the ballistic one afternoon while the parents were out. I ran the bath first, got in and only then threw the ballistic in. It started fizzing and dissolving slowly - the process took around 15 minutes in total. The bath water started to turn slightly yellow and then the popping candy started popping - this wasn't fireworks, more like a bowl of Coco Pops, but it was still fun! The next thing was that a hole developed in the ballistic and light blue started coming out - the blue and the yellow looked really pretty together! Eventually as the ballistic dissolved, the water turned a lovely blue-green colour - so nothing like Cinders, which made the bath water look rather like wee!
Throughout all of this there was a lovely apple-cinnamon smell in the bath - it was really strong, as if the dissolving ballistic was 'releasing' the scent! The smell was really refreshing and sweet without being overpowering.
Right at the end, once the ballistic had dissolved completely, I found a little piece of paper that had come out of the middle of the ballistic - with the word 'BANG' printed on it! This really made me laugh!
When I got out of the bath I felt really refreshed and I could smell the lovely smell on my skin. My skin felt really soft and I only had to use moisturiser on my legs.
I really loved this ballistic and would definitely buy it again, although at £2.95 it would have to be a special treat. Unlike Twilight and Dragon's Egg it doesn't have any glitter in, but right now that's a bonus for me, as I don't think my parents would be too keen if I covered the bath with glitter! I really recommend the ballistic, in fact I recommend ALL of Lush's new ballistics - they're so much fun!
Fizzbanger is one of Lush' brand new ballistics for 2010. It sells at £2.95 which is the same price as the 3 other new ones. Of the four new ones, this is the 2nd best - only just beaten by Dragons Egg (review coming up after this one!)
To start with, as with most of the bath ballistics from Lush this is round in shape. It's a nice, bright yellow colour and when you pick it up and sniff it it doesn't clog your nose as much as some of them do and doesn't leave lots of glitter or powder on you, which is great.
The scent, upon first inhalation, is a warm, spicey apple sort of scent - I'm not sure I'd say it's 'toffee-apple' ish which was the aim, but it's a lovely scent nonetheless.
To use ;
Simply run a hot bath and drop it in! It will start fizzing away happily whilst you relax and watch.
As it bobs around the bath the yellow outer layer fizzes, turns the water yellow and deposits a bit of soft, silky foam around your bath. Unfortunately, the foam isn't plentiful and doesn't last long, but it is lovely and does soften the water.
Then, once that layer has fizzed away the blue innards of the ballistic start to come through, swirling around to turn the yellow bath to a lovely, bright green. It's a bit shiny/sparkly and very pretty.
Last, but not least, I thought it was a fab touch that inside the ballistic, in the centre, there were two little pieces of paper with a comic-strip-esque 'Bang!' written on them. I think there's only meant to be one, but I got two - lucky me!
The scent starts coming out as soon as it hits the water and is quite strong throughout the fizzing and until the bomb runs out but doesn't stay amazingly strong throughout the bath. Still, though, it is a very calming but fun ballistic and makes for a really exciting then relaxing bath.
Bottom line ;
I really enjoyed this and would buy it again, though perhaps not regularly. I think kids especially would love it and I really loved the scent.
This year, in July, Lush released a range of new bath bombs which were slightly different to their usual ballistics. These were made in layers of different colours and scents and also contained slithers of bubble bar which froth when the ballistic starts to fix in the water. The result is a highly fragranced bath with beautiful coloured bathwater and a thin layer of foam on the top. At £2.95 you may be thinking that it is expensive for one bath but in my opinion it is a great treat every once in a while for a great pampering session.
Of the two I tried, Fizzbanger is my favourite of the new range. This is advertised as having a toffee-apple fragrance but I think that the scent is much more complicated than that. The oils in this ballistic are:
- Cinnamon leaf oil which contributes a spicy/woody scent.
- Petitgrain oil which has a refreshing green aroma.
- Ylang ylang oil is used for his scent.
- Gardenia extract is used for its colour and scent.
I find that these oils mix to give a more grown up and sophisticated smell than just "toffee-apple". Any B Never fans will be familiar with this fragrance. It was called "Love" and was one of my favourites. The fragrance was also used in a soap in 2008 for valentines day.
To use this ballistic you first run a bath full of warm water and then place the bomb into the water and it will fizz away. This ballistic has popping candy in it so every so often as it is fizzing away you get a sudden "pop!". The bubble bar shavings seem to slow down the fizzing of the outer shell of ballistic and it takes around 20 minutes to completely dissolve. It is a gorgeous bright yellow colour until suddenly the water penetrates the middle layer which is a turquoise colour. The colours swirl around on the surface of the water in a foamy layer and it is really quite beautiful. Eventually the colours merge together and the water becomes a bright green colour. Once the bath bomb has completely dissolved a piece of paper emerges with the word "bang!" on it. The whole experience is beautiful as well as fun.
After a long soak in the bath, the fragrance was still very strong. I could smell it on my skin and hair the next morning when I woke up and could still smell it during the day. I think this ballistic is going to be one of my favourites from now on.
I'm a big Lush fan, so when they recently introduced their new ballistics (July 2010), I was quite excited to try them. I went into Lush at the beginning of this week and purchased a couple to try as a treat. One of the ballistics which I purchased was 'Fizzbanger'.
Fizzbanger costs £2.95 for a 200g ballistic, and is actually quite cheap compared to many other Lush ballistics. It is yellow, with flecks of popping candy through it's outer layer.
Fizzbanger has a sweet toffee-apple smell, and in the shop I really liked it. I'm quite a fan of fruity smells, and this one was sweet without being too overpowering. This fragrance was originally the 'Love' fragrance from 'B Never' who, after closing, have joined forces with Lush for some products featuring their scents/ideas.
To use Fizzbanger you simply pop it straight into a pre-run bath. It should immediately start to fizz. when I purchased this in Lush the sale assistant said this particular ballistic fizzed for the best part of 15 minutes, which I was quite suprised about as others only tend to last for a few.
The fizz banger immediately started to fizz then bob it's way around my bath. I almost had my ear to the water trying to lsiten for the popping candy, but only get the odd 'pop' when it was first placed in. After a couple of minutes of letting it fizz I got in the bath and waited for it to finish.
After a few more minutes the centre of the fizzbanger had fizzed out and started on the inside blue layer. This meant that a trail of blue water was being dragged into the yellow as the ballistic made it's way happily bobbing around the bath.
After a few more minute I realised that there was 'something' in the middle of the ballistic and found it was a pice of paper with 'BANG' written on it, which was a cute idea from Lush, but could turn into a pain if you hadn't spotted it and had found it had blocked the plug hole!
After the blue and yellow water had mixed I was left with a bright green water, which was actually quite an impressive colour. It wasn't a dirty green and was lovely and bright. The scent did linger, but faded slightly more than I would have liked it to after use, especially as this is quite a large ballistic compared to many others. I also found that the centre of the ballistic fizzed much faster than the top and bottom, which I think is what it's supposed to do to reveal the blue streak, but I was still left with an almost shell shaped piece of yellow ballistic towards the end, which wasn't dissolving extremely.
On Lush's website they have a photograph on the Fizzbangers page showing it in action. The water int eh photograph is very frothy, and almost bubbly, which makes you think that it's moer of a cross between a ballistic and a bubble bar, which I was getting quite excited about. sadly, my result was much different. The froth quickly dissolved and I didn't get many bubbly frothy bits at all, everything seems to form that white soapy layer across the top of the water, and although this was very silky and felt nice on my skin it was also quite oily and needed to be rinsed out of the bath after use. I must just add that I didn't use any other products with my fizzbanger so I can't explain why it wasn't as frothy as Lush picture it to be. I also didn't have much popping candy, there was a few pops after the majority of the ballistic had fizzed, but nothing like I was expecting and I had used the ballistic while it was very fresh.
I did like this ballistic, but I must admit that it didn't meet my high expectations. Lush have been pushing their new products lately and I was expecting amazing things, so was a little dissapointed when my fizzbanger didn't quite create the crazy bath promised. I'm going to give it 3/5 stars. £2.95 is a lot to spend when you can only really use it on 1 bath for the desired effect.
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fizzy Candy, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric Acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Petitgrain Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 42090
*Occurs naturally in essential oils