Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Frog Prince Bath Ballistic
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Lush Frog Prince Bath Ballistic
Date: 19/02/12, updated on 20/02/12 (68 review reads)
Advantages: Smells Lovely, Two-in-One, Moisturising,Unique to valentines month,
Disadvantages: Smell Fades Fast, Fizzes fast, Not available all year round, Leaves Residue
I was bought two of these leap frog bath ballistics for Valentines Day, from my son of all people who knows how I adore lush products and picked me a pair of frogs up at the same time as he shopped for his lucky girlfriend.
The Leap frog is a limited edition product that is only available yearly, this year Lush decided to shake the name of the product up a little and rename as the Leap Frog Prince in honour of this year (2012) coinciding with being a leap year and traditionally being the time women can propose to their partners on February 29th.
Lush is a company who believe in making products that contain ingredients that DO NOT conduct or commission cosmetic testing on animals and who also invent their own products by making them fresh by hand using very little or no added preservatives or packaging, Lush will always date their products and give the customer information on where and whom by the product was made.
The Lush Leap Frog Prince
Described as 'A fizzy amorous amphibian for a sexy sandalwood, rose and jasmine soak'
(Taken from the Lush news letter)
Suitable for vegans
This curious and very cute looking bath ballistic comes shaped like a little frog, he is a pale apple green colour and he smells delightfully of sweet jasmine, he has a pair of vibrant red cocoa butter lips that look waxy and soft, he is just over an inch in thickness and sits around three inches tall, intriguingly he promises to deliver you the luck of a special valentines kiss from a prince.
This product is a limited edition only available to buy at this time of year from all Lush stores and online.
Contains a special surprise that is revealed when dissolved.
Laureth 4 (An emulsifier)
Ylang Ylang Oil
Colours 73360/ 45350/ 42090
Jasmine Absolute is extracted from the white blossoms and has been used as a sensual aphrodisiac for centuries; it is considered a luxurious oil and an indication of wealth in Chinese traditional medicine, used as a hair and skin tonic and as a sensual perfume, excellent for use in sensitive skins and for combating stress.
Rose Absolute comes from the flower petals of the Damask Rose, popular in perfumery and aromatherapy and recommended for balancing the emotions, the scent of rose is considered an aphrodisiac and is also an ancient symbol of love and innocence, it is a great moisturising ingredient and a good choice for rough, mature or irritated skins, it also helps to improve the skins appearance whilst perfuming and scenting the skin.
Ylang Ylang Oil is extracted from the Ylang yellow flowered tropical trees, aroma therapists use it for its uplifting scent and properties.
==USING THIS FROGGY BATH BOMB==
As with all of the Lush bath ballistics you simply fill your tub with water of your desired temperature before adding your desired bath bomb, in this case these leap frog prince bath ballistic is designed to be used whole and all in one.
The first thing that I noticed with this frog is that it fizzes immediately and quite a lot faster than some other bombs I have tried, then the aromatic scent hits you at the same time as the bath water colour starts to change to a vibrant apple green, it smells still of it's dry form of sweet jasmine.
The buttery lips come away from the body of the frog very fast and float away from the fast fizzing frog, this all happens in a matter of seconds rather than minutes which is slightly disappointing as I always enjoy the lasting experience of a lush product, the scent now is a stronger sweeter jasmine aroma, not too floral or musky, very pleasant.
The frog fully dissolved fast leaving the buttery lips to slowly melt, there was an amusing cute photo of a 'Lush Prince' with the words 'Daniel was sent to kiss you' written across it.... This was my surprise, my frog magically turned into a handsome prince sent to kiss me, so cute and different, a lovely amusing and entertaining idea that made me smile.
The vibrant red lips took longer to melt and made a lovely red swirl through the bright green water, the water felt very soft and silky smooth, it felt relaxing, once the waxy butter lips had fully melted it added a luxurious softness to the surface of the water that felt nice when smoothed on the skin.
I found the scent did not last the length of my bath time which is fair to say lasted around an hour as I like to read whilst relaxing in a tub of Lush Heaven, the scent faded very fast compared to others I have previously tried which was also slightly disappointing, the lips bath melt left a red ring of grease around my bath tub that removed easily with a quick rinse using the shower head and a sponge, it did feel very waxy when removing though so if I had left it I am guessing it would have become difficult to remove once it had dried on, the frog bomb itself left no residue at the bottom of the tub.
Overall and all things considered I was pleased with this product, I am a huge lush fan as many of you who read my reviews already know, I really wanted to love this product because of its unique design and its magical surprise but I can honestly say at best I was not over whelmed or bowled over by this frog, I think the price is fair for a limited edition one off treat but the scent fades extremely fast compared to others which In my opinion lets it down a little as I always associate lush products with the experience of lasting lingering wonderful smells, although the scent filled the upstairs of my house it did not linger like others have done, I did detect the scent slightly still on my skin after the bath but it had disappeared by the next morning, the experience of the fizzing dissolving bomb lasted seconds, it is most definitely the quickest one I have ever used so far, the smell was amazing as the scents were released while it melted it's just such a shame that the aroma did not last as long as I had expected it to because it has a lovely enchanting smell that left me wanting more.
The melting of the lips took longer and I could feel the bath water becoming softer as it melted, prior to this the water already felt soft from the bath bomb and the buttery lips complemented the water in both colour and feel, it really did feel amazingly soft and silky and looked stunning in bright vibrant apple green colour contrasted with the floaty red strikes, very funky looking I thought.
My handsome prince sent to kiss me was a cute and entertaining touch which made me smile, a nice little idea that ties this product in with valentines perfectly and adds a touch of magic and innocence, I think all young girls would love the novelty of this experience and it is certainly one meant only for females.
I was glad I had decided to wipe the ring of greasy red residue from the rim of my bath tub straight away as the waxy feel would have been difficult to remove otherwise, however it was easy enough to remove.
==WOULD I RECOMMEND?==
I don't think I would actively go out and buy this myself for personal use again but that is not to say I would not like to receive this as a gift again next year if lush decide to keep bringing it back, I would recommend it for a quick touch of luxury for those who prefer a quick dip in and out of the bath rather than those who like me prefer to savour every minute until they resemble a prune before they get out, it is a lovely thoughtfully designed idea with a great smell, it is a shame the smell does not last longer.
Priced at £2.75 I think this is reasonable value for money when taken into consideration that this ballistic is a two in one, both a bath bomb and a bath melt in one product that performs well, looks great and smells gorgeous until it fades
I have rated the Lush Leap Frog Prince a Handsome 4 out of 5
Thank You for reading
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Summary: A lovely unique sweet smelling idea, suitable for all females but its a shame scent does not linger.