Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Frog Prince Bath Ballistic
Member Name: catsholiday
Lush Frog Prince Bath Ballistic
Advantages: Smells lovely
Lush Leap Frog Prince Bath Ballistic
Now I'm not a greatest bath ballistic fan on the whole despite my true addiction to Lush. In my humble opinion these are a fun product and apart from giving off a little scent, they soften the water and give a fun fizz as they dissolve but that is about the extent of it. However knowing my passion for all things Lush I do tend to get given gifts of Lush items and as these look good and are a bit if fun they are often popped into my birthday or Christmas or Mother's Day pressies and then I am very happy to enjoy them and appreciate the gift.
This one was quite a small one in the shape of a frog with large red lips. It was a limited release for Valentine's Day this year and it was a little gift from my daughter when she came to stay. This Froggie ballistic was renamed this year 2012 as this year (2012) is a leap year. Everyone knows that traditionally a leap year is when women can propose to their partners on February 29th so this was to mark this special day.
This little frog weighs in at a tiny 95g and costs £2.75 so it is not a cheap gift if you only use it in one bath but if you break it and get two baths it becomes better value but still a luxury for a bath at £1.36 ish in my view. He is small as I said at about an inch in thickness and around three inches tall he is a bit of a shortie.
I do love the way Lush create these special items for different occasions and I also love their humorous descriptions of their products on their website and in their monthly 'Lush Times'. They describe this in the Lush Times as " 'A fizzy amorous amphibian for a sexy sandalwood, rose and jasmine soak' .
And again "One small step for Valentines, one giant leap for frog-kind" which comes from the website as does this;
"What could be more romantic than a fizzy amphibian with big red lips? Though Miss Piggy might find him attractive to look at, his true beauty only becomes apparent when he hits the water. He'll fragrance your bath with a sexy perfume of jasmine, sandalwood and rose that's sure to send you toadily wild for his froggy charms."
MY FROG PRINCE
I always enjoy keeping my Lush products for a couple of weeks when I first get them. I usually put them in my knicker drawer or another clothes drawer as they make the clothes smell so lovely.
This little green beastie smiled happily at me as I popped him in my T shirt drawer. The smell as I got my T shirts out was lovely. Mr froggie smells of sweet jasmine, sandalwood and rose all of which are heady and very sexy fragrances and this carries well on my shirts.
MY FROGGIE BATH
I broke my frog in two as I feel nearly £3 for a bath is rather too extravagant. This meant that I did find the little secret hidden inside before it fizzed I the bath. This was a small piece of paper with a prince' cartoon face on it and a message saying Prince ... is sent to kiss you. I can't remember the name of the prince as it is while since I used it but (sad I know) I do take photos and notes when using my Lush stuff ready for writing reviews.
Okay so into the bath went half my frog and it began fizzing very quickly, more quickly than the more compact ballistics I have had. This also felt very light so a lot of bicarbonate of soda went into this I think. The smell was lovely and very evident. I could clearly smell the different scents of jasmine and sandalwood while the rose was more subtle.
The bath turned a very gentle shade of green but was a clear green not cloudy at all. As I got into the bath I felt how lovely and soft the water was. It had a creamy soft consistency which comes from the bicarbonate of soda. The first bath I had I didn't put the lips in as I used the bottom of the frog. I enjoyed the scent and the feel of the water but didn't find my skin felt particularly moisturised after my bath although the ballistic doesn't promise that.
The second time I got frog and lips as well. The lips are made from coloured cocoa butter and dissolved or melted I suppose more slowly in the water that the frog which once again fizzed away very quickly. This time there was a bit of a red hint in the water around where the lips were melting in the hot bath water but the scent was the same and I didn't really feel any more moisturised despite the lips being cocoa butter.
BENEFICIAL INGREDIENTS IN THIS
The three main scented ingredients which make this a Valentine's fizzer are Jasmine Absolute, rose absolute and Ylang ylang oil all of which are considered to be sexy fragrances.
Jasmine Absolute comes from tiny white flowers and many regard this as both sensual and an aphrodisiac. Not only is Jasmine oil luxurious but it is also good for healthy skin as well as being an anti stress essential oil.
Rose Absolute is created from the petals of the Damask Rose. This has always been popular as a freagrance ingredient in toiletries and perfumes however it also has benefits as an essential oil. Rose absolute is thought to be another aphrodisiac but also balances the emotions and is good for calming the skin.
Ylang Ylang Oil comes from tiny flowers on huge tropical rainforest trees so must take some clever harvesting. I am not a great fan of this as it has an odd sort of back scent to me but in aromatherapy it is known for its uplifting quality as well as its scent.
The almond oil and cocoa butter are both great for moisturising the skin but i feel there probably isn't a lot of either in this frog.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?
Well yes it is a fun gift but it is quite expensive for what you get. I am not sure I would buy one for myself but I might give one to a friend as a gift and something a bit quirky. It smells really lovely but the scent doesn't really last beyond the bath and isn't really very strong in the bath either.
I did find that when Ii went out of the bathroom and came back in after my bath that it did smell still so maybe after a while my nose stopped detecting it in the bath.
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Summary: A bit of scented bath fun for Valentine's Day