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      25.08.2012 21:42
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      A cherry smelling bath that leaves you nice and soft but the bath rather pink and grubby

      Happy Blooming Bath Melt

      Lush tag line for this is " Once, twice, three times a cheery cherry bath."

      WHY DID YOU BUY THIS?
      I bought this from my favourite Lush shop in Derby as I was told that this was one of the best sellers in Japan because of its cherry scent. I was also attracted as I wanted to try one of the bath melts and this was the biggest and in my view represented the best value as you could get three baths from the one melt and it wasn't three times the price of the other bath melts on offer.

      DESCRIPTION
      This bath melt is half a circle divided in three slices and each 'slice' has an embossed twin cherry picture on it. The scent is shamelessly cherry rather than cherry blossom. It weighs 65g and costs £3.95 so not a cheap bath option but few of Lush's bath treats are cheap so you kind of expect that. This bar is a deep pink colour, a kind of vermillion or cadmium red pink rather than baby pink. I suppose cherry pink might be what Lush was aiming for.

      When you touch this it feels silky and slightly creamy on the outside. It is very easy to break the bar into three with your hands but if you find it hard then a knife should do the trick. I think if I bought it again rather than following Lush's guide lines and breaking the bar into three I would cut it in half and then half again so that each bath cost £1 rather than £1.35ish.

      Apart from trying to use good quality ingredients and making fun products Lush also write evocative descriptions to go with their creations. "You'll be blooming' happy when you step in (and eventually spring out of) this almond oil, passion fruit and cheery bath."

      They also like to share the reason or story behind the creation of each product and for this one Lush wrote on their website:
      "When Helen invented this bar she was pleased to finally have a chance to make something into a mould decorated with cherries. She has loved little images of cherries since her days at nursery school, when the peg she hung her coat on had a picture of a cherry above it and her show bag was embroidered with a cherry too."

      I thought that was such a sweet story that someone had been so proud of their coat peg pucture at Nursery that they remembered it all through to adulthood with fondness.

      When you buy this it comes with no excess packaging, they pop it in a little recyclable paper bag and that is all. The bar is preservative free so has a limited life time if you want to enjoy it at its best. The product is vegan friendly for those Vegans and of course no animals are harmed at all in its manufacture.

      MY EXPERIENCE
      I broke mine into three segments along the pre-drawn lines and popped just one section in my bath. The smell immediately began to rise as the bath filled with warm water and the pink segment started to melt. The smell was fruity yet creamy and very cherry like although passion fruit is another of the main ingredients this was not as strongly passion fruit as I would have thought as passion fruit is quite distinctive.

      The bath water turned the most wonderful creamy, powdery pink colour, a bit like a pink marshmallow or calamine lotion.

      Once the bath was full and the right temperature for me to get into I slipped in and then lay back relaxed and breathed in the lovely creamy fruity aroma. It is not cherry like kirsch with a punch but more like cherry ice cream, delicate and creamy and sweet.

      I enjoyed the feel of the bath water as despite all the wonderfully softening and moisturising cocoa butter and passion seed oil it didn't feel greasy at all while I was in the bath. I think the calamine powder must have helped create the powdery look to the bath water and this also made this a very skin calming bath.

      When I finally got out of my cherry bath my skin felt really nice. It was not greasy at all but was soft and felt good, not tight at all. I dried myself off and let the bath water out. The bath was left with a lovely ring of pink around the water line and a powdery pink residue along the base of the bath.

      The first time I used one my husband followed me into the bath and he let the water out. The next morning the bath was a shock. I had to rub quite hard to get the pink from around the water line and from the bottom of the bath. The next few times I used this I made certain that I rinsed out the bath and cleaned it straight after my bath. I have to say this is a bit of a disadvantage to using this as I really don't always feel like cleaning the bath after enjoying a relaxing bath, it somewhat spoils the pleasure.

      The bathroom and our room next door smelled lovely for quite some time after my bath. As my husband followed me up to bed he commented on how nice the room smelled and he doesn't always notice these things as I use quite a few different scented products so it becomes a bit of a norm for him I suppose.

      ANY BENEFITS
      Apart from the exercise from cleaning the bath the actual time in the bath is very relaxing and the smell was lovely. It was nice and moisturising for my skin and the calamine was gentle and calming so any rashes I suffer from are also helped. From time to time I get really strange itchy skin and apart from antihistamine the only other thing that helps me is a bath with bicarbonate of soda and I did also try this and it also helped. This remedy is a bit more expensive that the bicarb but a lot nicer.

      The only disadvantages I would say are the scum in the bath and the price which at over £1 per bath I think is quite a lot. However I do like this bar and will buy it again for a treat from time to time.

      Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
      ©Catsholiday

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        05.08.2011 23:11
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        Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt

        This is one of my favourite Lush products by far - the smell is amazing! This is also great value because, as you will know if you have tried this, the bath melt is made up of three slices, meaning that you can get 3 baths out of it! Amazing value, the RRP is £3.70 so that's just over a quid per bath melt which considering the quality and lovely smell is really good.

        The bath melt comes in the usual packaging - the Lush paper bag which keeps it fresh, however if you buy this on a warm day be careful to put it in your bag and keep it cool as it melts easily, and also bits break off quite easily which can be messy. The packaging can be recycled which is always a plus side to any product, as it's more enviormentally friendly. Each melt weighs 65 grams so you get a generous amount for the price.

        The bath melt is neon pink in colour and looks like half a round cake if that makes sense, and has three slices which are scored so can be easily snapped/broken off - a knife isn't needed. Each slice has the design of a bunch of cherries on top which is really cute. It doesn't really smell of much when whole but I would compare it to smelling like a cross between a cherry lip balm/a cherry bakewell tart (yum!) and almonds, it also has an unpleasent undertone of rubber to it which isn't noticeable if you just have one sniff, but because I sat smelling it as my bath ran I soon discovered it didn't smell as great as I first thought it did.

        Using this is easy. Simply break off a segment, hold it under warm, running water, and it will melt. You're left with a lovely, luxurious smelling, pretty looking bath full of light pink water. Alternatively you can put it in the bath at the same time that you get in, that way it takes a longer time to melt so gives you time to savouir it a little longer. The bath melt does not bubble up or lather, it simply melts into the water. The bath melt contains cocoa butter, and various other oils, which gives a non greasy, milky kind of feel to the bath water and leaves your skin feeling smooth while relaxing. It also has dried cherries and passion fruit juice in it, which give it a lovely fruity but floral scent. Many of my friends compare it to smelling just like cherries, I do agree but personally think it smells slightly more of cherry blossoms - it's more floral than fruity, with a sweet undertone which isn't too sickly. The scent keeps the bathroom smelling gorgeous even after an hour or so after use, and a subtle but noticable floral smell lingers on the skin for an hour or so which is nice.

        I use this when washing my body only and not my hair, as I am concerned it would be a little too sticky/milky for my hair. Moisturising wise, my skin felt soft while using it, but I wouldn't class this as a moisturising bath melt like Lush claim it to be because as soon as I was out of the bath and had dried off, my skin didn't feel any different, so it is obviously just a temporary kind of moisturiser if that makes sense, and it does make the skin feel nice and smooth while bathing in it. After using it I always rinse the bath out to get rid of the pinkness as I am unsure if it would stain or not - I doubt it but it is better to be safe than sorry!!

        This bath melt like all other Lush products is made from natural ingredients and is fine for vegeterians and vegans to use. I reccomend this purely for the smell, and although it does sound a little pricey, you do get 3 baths out of it so it lasts well and is therefor, in my eyes, worth £3.70.

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          27.05.2011 19:13
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          Not a great product - will not be buying again

          Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt

          I love lush and I always get more than I need when I go but on my last trip I bought the dreamtime bath melt and I also bought this one. This one is bigger than the dreamtime melt and you get three uses out of it.

          *About the product*

          This bath melt is quite different when compared to the others as it comes as a half moon/semi circle and you can break sections off to use in three baths - where as with the others you only get one, maybe two, out of one melt. It is neon pink in colour and it has small cherries on the front. It is about 65g in weight.

          *What Lush say about the product*

          "The happy, mouth-watering, fruity fragrance is down to Simon's 'Cherry Chops', named in honour of beautiful cherry blossoms. You get three baths out of each one - just snap off one segment per soak - and its blend of calamine, ylang and cocoa butter will leave your skin smooth and non-greasy. We think it's blooming marvellous, and we're sure you will, too." Lush uk site

          *Ingredients*

          Calamine Powder, Cocoa Butter, PEG Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Passionflower Seed Oil, Perfume, Dried Cherries, Freshly Juiced Passion Fruit, Titanium Dioxide, Ylang Ylang Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, Colour 14700. Lush uk site

          *Packaging*

          Lush products don't come with any packaging really, they come in these yellow pick and mix type bags. When in the store you just put one thing, such as one bath bomb or one bubble bar, in one yellow bag. The yellow bags can be recycled or re-used. One of the ideas on the bags to re-use them is to put them in your clothes drawers and they are supposed to make your clothing smell like the product that was in it - I have tried this with a few yellow bags that had fairly strong scented products in and the scent does not carry to the clothing around it at all, so I just recycle mine.

          *Storing*

          Another use for the yellow bags is the one I mainly use them for, which is to use them to store bath bombs, bath melts, bubble bars and shampoo bars etc. The yellow bags work well for a while although I find that with mine the product inside tends to stain the bag so I can't really use it again. I find that bath melts do this, they stain the bag, so I keep them in small plastic containers with lids. With bath melts as they do tend to melt (hence the name) I keep them in a dry cool place out of the sun - so they last longer and don't melt everywhere too.

          *Appearance of happy blooming*

          I really like the appearance of this product, it looks really cute and retro and it looks like some kind of candy. It is neon pink, which is great and it has small cherries on the front of each section. The product is semi circular and it has ridges splitting the product into thirds, so you can use this product for three baths. It

          *Scent of the product (dry)*

          I really like the scent of the product on its own, it is a really artificial cherry scent - it smells to me just like those cheap cherry lip balms and cherry sour sweets. The scent is quite strong but it is not very overpowering. Although I think that some people may find it too sweet and unpleasant - my sister really doesn't like the smell because it is too sweet.

          *Using the product*

          Firstly, I had to break one of the sections of the product off as using all of the melt at once would have been far too much and would have taken a long time to dissolve. I just broke one of the sections off, I did not need to use a knife, and it was quite easy to break off. When breaking it, it did make tiny pieces of the melt go on the floor - so I would break it over the sink to make sure the stray pieces don't stain the carpet etc.

          Also when you pick the melt up when taking it out of the bag, the melt/powder can get on your hands and you have to wash your hands - it is a bit messy when picking it up and cleaning it up after.

          After I broke one piece off I ran the bath and I just put the section into the water. After using the dreamtime bath melt days before I had quite high expectations for this product - as the dreamtime melt was amazing and really moisturised my skin and I would that this one would have similar results.

          This bath melt is 65g in weigh - in total - so each section is about 21g in weigh, so the sections are smaller than the dreamtime, so I expected them to not last as long as the dreamtime. One of the sections lasted for about 8 minutes maximum, it did not last nearly as long as the dreamtime bath melt.

          While the melt was dissolving it released a gorgeous subtle pink colour, which did look really similar to the colour of pink cherry blossom petals, which was nice - so it was a lot more colourful than dreamtime. The melts colour was really nice and it did not stain my white bath at all.

          One of the few negatives about this product includes the buoyancy of the product, which may sound a little odd when talking about bath melts, but this bath melt just sank to the bottom of the bath and stayed there. It did not move unless I moved it, so the colour, moisturising oils and scent of the product did not distribute thought out all of the water. So I had to move it around and if you touch the melt while it is in the water you get a lot of very pigmented pink substance on my hands from the melt. The pink substance does not come off your hands unless you wipes you hands and it also gets on the bath - which I had to rinse with the shower after using this product (it did not stain my skin or the bath at all though, it was a bit annoying after a bath having to clean up a bit).

          Although once the bath melt had finally distributed and dissolved though out the bath, the colour of the water was really gorgeous, the scent of the artificial cherries was noticeable while the melt was in the water and it dissolved in a fairly long time (about 7/8 minutes maximum).

          *Results from using the product*

          After using the dreamtime melt and being really impressed with the results, this product was a bit of a let down. The melt did make my skin smooth, soft and moisturised - but not where near the amazing results of the dreamtime melt. My skin was smooth, soft and moisturised but the morning after the results were even less than they had been after using the product. Overall, the results were disappointing - my skin was not as smooth or as moisturised as with the dreamtime melt and the scent did not transfer to my skin at all.

          *Price and availability*

          I bought this product from a lush store and it cost me £3.70, but you do get three uses out of it, which makes it a bit more cost efficient than the other melts. It can be bought online and it can be bought in store.

          *Overall*

          Overall, I don't really like this melt. I find it is more cost effective than the others, it does release a gorgeous colour when in the bath and it has a really nice artificial sweet cherry scent (although this may not be to everyones liking). Although the scent did not transfer to my skin, it is no where near as moisturising and smoothing as the dreamtime melt and it just stays at the bottom on the bath. So I would not buy this one again as I do have dry skin - I will definitely buy the dreamtime melt again though.

          Conclusions

          Good points

          *More cost effective than the other melts - three baths
          *Really gorgeous colour released when in the bath
          *Nice artificial cherry scent
          *Natural ingredients/suitable for vegetarians and vegans to use

          Bad points

          *Not very moisturising
          *Scent does not transfer to my skin
          *Some people may find the scent sickly sweet
          *A little bit of a clean up after use - rinsing the bath
          *Easy to break - but bit of the melt can get everywhere
          *Does not make my skin as smooth, soft, moisturised as the dreamtime melt

          For more information: www.lush.co.uk

          Thank you for reading my review - this review will be posted on ciao as well (with pictures) under my username labellavita1992 x

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            14.04.2011 21:27
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            A moisturising solid bath melt from Lush

            Happy Blooming Bath Melt:

            As some of you will no doubt know already, I am a huge Lush fan and like to treat myself to a few things whenever I am near Lush store, {thankfully it's not often}, and also at Christmas or my birthday. Unfortunately this year money went a bit wonky around December and I didn't get my usual festive fix so a little while a go the other half popped to Lush especially to get me a few things I had been longing to try.

            The thing I was most looking forward to was the Happy Blooming Bath Melt after I had seen it advertised in the Lush Times, {a lovely free newspaper from Lush that I have delivered}. The main reason that I wanted to try this is that is was cherry scented and had cherries embossed into it; I seriously love anything cherry so you can see the attraction for me.

            For anyone who has not heard of Lush here is their URL: www.lush.co.uk. They make nice, but pricey, toiletries using only yummy natural things. They try to make as small an impact on the environment as possible which is why a lot of their products are solid, like bath bombs, solid shampoo and even solid "toothpaste", as they need less packaging. As well as all the ethical reasons to shop at Lush the fact is that their stuff is gorgeous and very pampering.

            The Happy Blooming Bath Melt is a semi-circle in a kind of dusty-hot-pink colour marked into three triangular sections each with a beautiful cherry embossed onto the surface. The reason for the three sections is that unlike most of Lush's products this is designed to do three baths instead of one which makes it much better value than their other bath melts at £3.70 for three baths instead of £2.85 - £3.99 for one!

            As soon as you unwrap the bath melt, (most solid Lush products come wrapped in grease-proof branded paper, the oils start to melt into your hands laving them lovely and pink until you wash them off in the bath water!

            The smell is a little bit different than one might expect from a cherry product due to the unusual addition of calamine powder which incidentally also gives it it's colour. A few other reviews state this doesn't smell of cherries but I have to disagree, it smells like the slightly spicy smell/taste of dried or cooked cherries rather than fresh cherries or the artificial "cherry" scent most of us are used too. You can pick up on a hint of ylang ylang, cocoa butter and passion fruit too. Once dissolved into the bath the smell is a lot more subtle but still there and still rather lovely.

            Normally with a bath melt you get into the bath then add the melt and let all the yummy oils and butters melt around you but with this one I would seriously advise that you add it to the bath as it runs to ensure that all the butters melt and that the calamine powder can dissolve evenly into the bath rather than leaving pink blobs floating around or worse still clinging to the sides of the bath. If used in this way you get a lovely bath full of silky pink water with a delicious scent and only the slightest hint of oilyness.

            I have heard from other Lush fans that they have used the whole thing or two of the segments as they didn't think one was enough but I disagree again. I think one is plenty and if you use more, you run the risk of overly oily water and skin which isn't pleasant.

            I had been unconsciously saving this one despite being desperate to try it; I don't know if I didn't want to use it because it was so pretty or if I had some kind of premonition but I'm glad that I saved it. Recently I had a bit of a reaction to something outside, {maybe an insect bite or plant or something}, that left my legs sore and itchy and boy did Happy Blooming sort that out! As soon as I got in the water my skin felt soothed in a much more pleasant way than those nasty bottles of thick pink calamine lotion used when you have chicken pox! After my bath I didn't need moisturiser at all as all of my skin felt soft and lovely and supple!

            All in all this is a marvellous product for me as it appeals on so many levels. The whole thing is a delight to look at, it's so moisturising, smells lovely, it's ethically made, more economic than most of my favourite bath treats and it's soothes if I have problem skin! I definitely recommend this to anyone with dry skin and would go as far as to recommend it to people with irritated skin or even kids with chicken pox.

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              A definite rebuy!

              Next in my Berry Box of goodies is the Happy Blooming Luxury Bath Melt which sells for £3.70 for a 65g slice. The first thing I noticed about this bath melt is that it is made up of 3 slices unlike the other bath melts which make it easier to break into pieces, rather than what I do sometimes with the other melts and end up smashing the whole bath melt up so I can get more than one bath out of it!

              With the bath melts you can either pop it in the bath water while its running or if your in a hurry for your relaxing bath you can melt it down a bit in your hands then pop it in, either way you get a gorgeously pretty pale pink coloured bath. The only little let down for me is that with bath melts you don't get any relaxing bubbles to soak in but that can be overlooked! The melt itself smells of cherry drops and as it contains passionflower seed oil and passionfruit juice you can occassionally get a whiff of this too. I'm really impressed with the scent of this and its not too overpowering or sweet. The bath melt contains cocoa butter and calamine powder and it really does moisturise your skin so its great if you enjoy your baths before bed as you definitely won't need to moisturize afterwards. Calamine is also great for sensitive skin and I've been trying to persuade my brother who has eczema to use a slice of this (I'm so generous!) to see if it helps with his skin at all but so far no luck as "I'm not getting into a pink bath". The next morning I could still smell this on my skin and kept getting little smells of it all day, so the scent definitely does linger.

              After my bath I did find that the actual bath itself felt slightly oily after I had let the water out but this wasn't a problem to get rid of, I just thought it was slightly strange that the melt didn't feel oily to me at all but it did to the bath!

              All in all I will definitely be re-buying this one again as a little treat to myself.

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              19.03.2011 11:26
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              a great product at a more then reasonable price

              Lush is one of those stores that I just can't walk by without buying something. I chose this happy blooming bath melt quite simply because it was the same price as their other bath melts but allowed for three baths as opposed to just the one. I also love the smell of cherries which did influence the decision somewhat.


              What Does It Look Like?
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              Like most Lush products this comes with no packaging besides a recyclable paper bag which is stuck closed with a sticky label telling you what the product is.

              The melt is a darkish pink half moon shape which is thicker in the middle then at the ends. It is divided into three segments each of which has a raised picture of a cherry on it.


              What Do Lush Say?
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              Lush say that this melt contains cherry blossoms and contains a mixture of calamine, ylang ylang and cocoa butter. This is designed to soften and smooth your skin without leaving it greasy.


              The Use
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              To use this melt I simply break off one segment which is easy to do, the break line separates easily and cleanly and not too much pressure is needed to divide them.

              I then drop one segment under the running water and watch it melt. I did need to swirl the water somewhat to encourage it to melt but besides this it melted without any problems. As it started to melt it turned my bath water a gorgeous light pink colour and the scent really started to become obvious. The dominant scent is that of cherry but there is something underlying this. One of the listed ingredients is fresh passion fruit juice so it could be this but I can't place it for certain.

              On stepping into the bath the water is noticeably softer and more moisturising - almost as if I had emptied a bottle of moisturiser into my bath. There were no bubbles but then I don't expect any from a bath melt either.


              Results
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              On stepping out the bath my skin felt noticeably softer, smoother and very moisturised. Despite the feel of the bath water there was no oily or greasy layer left on my skin. I didn't need to add any moisturiser on top of this, even on my legs which are usually awfully dry especially when I've shaved as well but this melt seemed to combat this problem for me completely. I did find that I needed to add extra moisturiser before bed so I wouldn't say that this moisturising effect lasted the whole day but it did last the vast majority of it.

              The scent lingered on my skin even over other products such as shower gel. As I said I didn't add moisturiser since I didn't see the need to and so can't comment on whether it would have shown through over this. However the scent was quite strong without being overpowering, almost like a very fruity perfume so I don't see why there would be a problem with it blending with moisturiser too.


              Other Information
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              This product is suitable for Vegans and like all Lush products none of the ingredients have been tested on animals.

              Almost all the ingredients are fruit and fruit juices and so it is also paraben and SLS free.


              Contact Information
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              www.lush.co.uk
              customercare@lush.co.uk

              Customer Care,
              Lush HQ,
              18-20 Market Street,
              Poole,
              Dorset, BH15 1NF

              01202 641006


              Price, Availability and Recommendation
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              Being a Lush product this is only available from Lush but can be bought both online and instore. It costs £3.70 which is about normal for Lush products but bear in mind that this lasts for three baths rather then just the one.

              If buying online remember to add delivery charge which varies depending on how quickly you want it delivered.

              I'm giving this 5 out of 5 as I can't find a single fault with it and so am also highly recommending it.

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                Whenever people buy me a gift, there is usually some form of Lush product included in there, I could probably start my own little store at home, but people continue to keep my stocks high - not that I'm complaining. Sadly, I don't have the time to take many relaxing baths anymore, but I always make sure that I fit one in when I can and my boyfriend knows that bath time means Lush time, so he gave me a few of my favourite Lush products with my Christmas present last year. He also included a couple of things that I'd never tried but that he thought I'd love, lets see how weel he knows me, shall we?

                One of the ones I'd never tried before was Happy Blooming bath melt. I'd seen this around and given it a sniff any time I went in store, but for some reason I never picked it up. It wasn't that I didn't like the smell or anything, I was just always distracted by something else - usually the sales assistant telling me about his night out the night before! Happy Blooming is apparently the first every cherry product that Lush has created and anyone who knows me knows that I'm obsessed with cherry things (you've probably seen my cherry lubricant review by now!). This is a hot pink, semi circle bath melt that is then divided into three sections, each with a cherry embossed onto it. The divides just make it easier for you to cut or snap the bath melt into smaller chunks so that you get 3 baths out of it, proving better value for money than most other Lush products. As with all Lush items, these come naked. This means that you don't get any packaging unless you pop it into an optional little yellow bag.

                I could smell the product before even unwrapping it, and it definitely smelled much stronger at home than it ever had in store. Sadly, I couldn't detect much of a cherry scent, and it was more like vanilla or cocoa butter than fresh cherries. Unwrapping the product just made the scent even stronger, and while this is one of my favourite scents, I was really disappointed that it didn't smell like cherries. Maybe the cherry scent would come out during use?
                I also noticed that this is the only Lush bath melt that hasn't started to melt in my hands. There was no hint of oils or moisture, and again, was left feeling quite disappointed. The whole point of a bath melt is to melt essential oils into your bath!

                I ran myself a bath, got myself a glass of champagne and snapped a chunk of Happy Blooming off to pop in the bath with me. As this is a bath melt there will be no fizziness, bubbles, glitter, fireworks or little circus acts popping out of the products, this just simply melts into the water to add extra moisture your skin and a little extra luxury to your bath. Something I noticed about this bath melt in particular was that it seemed to all just melt in a clump. It didn't really float about and disperse evenly, it just stayed in roughly the same area and left a little pink mess in the water. I dispersed the product a bit with my hands and this seemed to help it out a bit, but I was still left with little random bits of pink, whilst the water was just a little cloudy.
                The scent was very strong though, and really came out when it had fully melted. The strong vanilla mixed with the subtle cherry scent was lovely, although I'd still have like a pure cherry scent - can't have everything we want though, huh?
                As I previously mentioned, bath melts are meant to provide additional moisture to your skin, but I can't say I experienced much of that either. I'm actually starting to question whether I got a dud product or not, because it doesn't really do anything that I'd have expected from a bath melt.

                After draining the bath, I was left with little clumpy bits of pink clinging to the sides for dear life! This was easy enough to clean off, but no one wants to relax in a bath and end it with some housework, do they?

                I used my second chunk of this in a bath cocktail with The Comforter bubble bar and The Butterball bath bomb, but I'd have been better off leaving it out because the only thing it added to the bath was the messy pink clumps. I still have one chunk of this left, but I don't think I'll be using it anytime soon.

                I took a look at the ingredients to see if there was anything in there that may have caused the bath melt to be of lower quality than the others in the range. I found that there was calamine powder used to make this, which is where the strange texture came from. Calamine powder is used to treat irritated skin, but sadly for me, anything with calamine in it actually dries my skin out, so this is not for me at all! There was also only one type of oil int here (ylang ylang) and one kind of moisturiser (cocoa butter). This is fine for any other product, but not quite moisturising enough for a bath melt, especially when the calamine powder is included.

                This product costs £3.60 in Lush, and while it seems like a fantastic product on paper, it isn't so great when you get it! Like I said, I may have had a dud, but I don't think I'll be spending my money on another to try and find out.
                You can also purchase this online and lush.co.uk, but I'd advise waiting a few weeks before trying to access the Lush website as they have recently had their accounts hacked and all of their online customers bank details have been accessed and some of them have been used.

                Sadly, I was very disappointed with this product and it actually slightly put me off of trying any of the new products Lush has to offer. I give it 1 star for the lovely scent, although it still wasn't the scent that I expected!
                I still thank my lovely boyfriend for this product, but sadly it didn't live up to the expectations. I don't recommend it at all!

                Thanks for reading!

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                  A wonderful 3-in-1 bath melt that softens the skin and soothes the mind.

                  I've tried a few Lush products before, but I've only very recently become somewhat of an addict. I say addict, but my budget doesn't really stretch to such great lengths, so I have to ration my usage! I'm a cautious, careful, penny-watching addict! 2011 has fast become to year where I treat myself & 'look after' myself more - meaning I get to spend a little of my pay day money on bath and body treats for myself. This "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" was one of the small gaggle of products I skipped out of the shop with on my January pay day, and I've fallen rather deeply in love with it!

                  For those of you out there that are not aware of Lush, who they are, or what they do..here is a little back story. Lush are a company that produce a whole range of bath and body products that are as natural, eco-friendly and fun to use as possible. Lush do not test on animals, only humans, and do their bit in the battle against animal testing. Lush use only the freshest, fairest and best quality ingredients they can get their hands on - sourcing fair trade, locally grown and organic ingredients to cram into their healthy, luxurious and friendly products. As a company, Lush strive to use as little packaging as possible to remain as eco-friendly as they can - and the little packaging they do use is all recycled and recyclable! Need I give you any more positive reasons to shop at Lush? I didn't think so!

                  As the name suggests, this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" is only available to purchase from Lush stores. If you are lucky enough to have a store in your nearest town, you can visit them direct. The bath melts are all grouped together and will be in the same area as the other 'bath' products such as bubble bars and bath ballistics. The staff are always happy to help and recommend products to you - so have a chat with them if you're unsure of what you want or where to find it. You can also purchase online from their webstore at www.lush.co.uk. Lush also provide a mail order and telephone order service too - simply visit their website to download the mail-order product list forms, or call 01202 668545 to speak to a Lush employee about placing a telephone order.

                  The current price for this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" is £3.70. This may seem rather expensive for something you simply melt into your bath water, however I will say that it is worth every penny. As the product is designed to be broken into three, you get three individual uses out of this one bar (that is, unless you are specifically indulgent and like to use more than one segment in each bath). This works out at £1.23 per bath - that's certainly more acceptable. The fact that this one bar can be broken into three makes it rather great value for money in comparison to pretty much all other Lush products.

                  To look at, this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" is like something from a cartoon sweet shop. It is approximately 4 inches in length, a little under an inch thick, semi-circular in shape and weighs in at 65g. The bath melt is a gorgeous mid-strength pink in colour and looks very much like a large, half circle shaped crayon. The semi-circle has two grooves moulded into its shape to indicate where the product should be broken to obtain 3 individual pieces for your 3 bath times. On each segment of bath melt there is a sweet little image of a pair of 3D cherries moulded into the product. The texture of the product reminds me very much of a crayon, the chunky kind bought from the Early Learning Centre in novelty shapes meant for the very young, as everytime I pick it up I can envisage myself putting it to paper and drawing like a child. The bath melt feels rather smooth and maybe a little wax-like with a 'buttery' surface, as the heat from the hands can begin to melt the outer edge of product quite easily.

                  The smell of this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" is what immediately drew me to purchasing this product. There is something that I can't quite put my finger on. Something joyous. Something heavenly. The scent of this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" is most definitely cherry. So sweet and enticing. There is something almost candy-like to its fragrance that immediately makes me think of the Bassett's 'Cherry Drops' sweets that I used to crunch through as a child. The scent reminds me greatly of the sort of cheap 'faux' make up that was aimed at young girls in the 1990's - it smelled so wonderfully of synthetic cherry and stained your mouth a garish pink. It smells almost playdough like, the kind I used to make at home with my Mum from scratch. The kind that I would hold up to my nose and inhale deeply because it smelled so damn good. One sniff and I am instantly taken back to the happy moments of my childhood, playing 'house' with my barbies and smooshing candy scented fake lipstick into my Tiny Tears' eye sockets. The cherry scent of this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" is simply something to behold. Something to cherish with every sneaky sniff you steal from within the bag you store it in. I really cannot begin to tell you how absolutely delicious this cherry scented bath melt smells - you simply need to experience it for yourself.

                  Firstly, in terms of ingredients, I will point out that this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" is both a vegetarian and vegan product. This means that there are no animal products or derivatives used in this product and therefore it is suitable for everyone to use, no matter what sort of lifestyle you follow. Lush only use the freshest, best quality, and ethically sourced ingredients within all of their products - so you already know you are onto a winner before you even start to check the individual product listings. This "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" is predominantly calamine, with a whopping 50% of the product being made up of this one single ingredient. Calamine is best known and most widely used for its soothing properties as it acts as an anti-pruritic (anti-itching agent) which calms and comforts the skin. It is also known to be a mild anti-septic, which can help to heal any current irritations or dry spots your skin may have. Cocoa Butter is used in this bath melt for its fantastic moisturising abilities which are superb at combating dry, itchy or irritated skin. Ylang Ylang is known to have a whole host of wonderful benefits including softening the skin and balancing the skins moisture, treating PMT and other mood swings, treating palpitations and high blood pressure, and soothing the nervous system. All of the ingredients used in this product are there to help relax and soothe you, whilst moisturising and softening your body. For the full list of ingredients used within this product, see the bottom of this review.

                  Using the "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" is really simple. At first I was a little dubious about bath melts as a product, as I was not familiar with them. The sales assistant in my local Lush store was more than happy to demonstrate how to use this product, and I was surprised at how little effort the product takes! To use this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt", simply run yourself a lovely warm bath and pop a segment of the product into the hot water. The bath melt will slowly dissolve and release all its lovely scent and colour into your bath water with no effort from yourself. That's really it! Whether you choose to drop the bath melt in whilst the water is running, or swirl it around in the water once you are in the bath - it's completely up to you. I prefer to pop my bath melt under the running hot water, as this sets the product off melting quickly and disperses the product evenly throughout the water. I like to watch the pink colour from the bath melt swirl tantalisingly through my bath water as the product melts mercilessly beneath the incoming flurry of hot water. It's rather mesmerising!

                  After the "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" has completely dissolved in the warmth of the bath, the water will have turned a wonderfully light dusky shade of pink with a swirl of white, fine foam-like residue on the top. I love the colour the bath water turns when using this bath melt - a very vintage and almost milky shade of pink that makes the water somewhat opaque. Once in the bath, the water feels wonderfully soft, with much thanks to the huge amount of calamine used in this product. I will say that the water has something of an oily feel to its surface, but this is due to the natural oils from the ingredients and is nothing to worry or feel negative about - it's doing your skin a world of good! I have seen a mass of reviews forcing a lot of negativity on this product due to the 'oily' or 'greasy' texture of the water, however I really don't see this as being anything other than positive. The use of cocoa butter, passionflower seed oil, freshly juiced passion fruit and ylang ylang oil will add up to the slightly oily texture you will feel within the water and on the skin whilst in the bath, but this is certainly a positive and is beneficial to your body. The softness of the water and the gentleness of the ingredients allows you to relax and enjoy the warmth of your bath, knowing that your skin will be soft and happy once it's time to get out.

                  The scent of the product once dissolved is nowhere near as strong as sniffing the bath melt direct. However, I will say that most people will find this a positive as I'm not sure many people could cope with such a strong, cherry, candy-like scent through an entire bath (but I could!). Once the bath melt has disappeared into your bath water, the scent is present, but gentle. I love the smell of this product and found it to be very relaxing, as the individual scents from the essential oils and fruits were combined in the steamy vapours from the bath tub. I am a fan of sweet and candy-like scents, so this product is definitely a winner for me. If you aren't generally too impressed by the sweeter scents of Lush products, I wouldn't necessarily instantly pass this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" by. The scent from the full, unmelted product is certainly strong. However, once a single third of the product is dissolved within the warm bath water, the scent given off is rather light and relaxing.

                  I will also add here that, with much thanks to the softening and smoothing essential oils used in this product, I find it very easy to shave my legs when using this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt". I simply wait until I have relaxed and enjoyed my bath time enough and then shave my legs before I hop out of the bath. The cocoa butter and calamine that have been released from the product into the water soften and smooth the shortest of hairs, and the essential oil ingredients help the blades of a razor to glide with ease over the skin. It's certainly the easiest and most moisturising shave I've ever had and I had no irritation, shaving rash or burn after I had exited the bath (as I am prone to having when using regular shaving gel).

                  Once out of the bath, this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" leaves my skin feeling soft and silky. I was worried about it leaving an oily or greasy film on my skin but there was no residue left behind at all. Sometimes I have to 'shower off' after taking a Lush bath to remove the excess oils and residue from my body, however this was not the case at all with this product. My skin tends to start to dry out as soon as I step out of the bath/shower, but with this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" my skin feels wonderfully soft and smooth with no dry or irritated patches once out of the bath and dried off. This bath melt is made up of 50% calamine which is certainly evident with how calm, soothed and soft my skin was left feeling after taking a bath with this product. I'd certainly suggest anyone that suffers with dry or irritable skin to try this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt", as the calamine will work wonders on soothing any chap, flakiness or irritation you suffer with.

                  The delicious cherry scent of the "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" definitely lingers on the skin for quite some time after leaving the bath. I will say that the scent is only very faint, a million miles from the strength of the scent emanating from the original product itself. You really don't need to worry about anyone trying to nibble your arm off as they mistake you for a cherry scented candy during a hazy flashback from their childhood. The sweet and seductive cherry scent is faint, yet present, and lingers sweetly on the skin, giving you just a touch of delicious perfume to your skin. I do find myself having the odd sniff of my forearms every now and again once I have toweled off and carried on with my day. I can't seem to resist the scent of this product!

                  Overall, I think this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" is an absolute treat! I've fallen in love with it, in fact I've taken quite some time writing this review as I have had to keep stopping to steal a quick sniff from the yellow Lush packet that my melt is contained in. The scent is something to rejoice over. Such a sweet, candy-like, cherry scent that immediately draws me back to the happy times of my childhood. It also makes me want to visit old fashioned, back street sweet shops & run down independent petrol stations in search of those old Bassett's 'Cherry Drop' sweets. Mmm! This bath melt is certainly a bargain, as you get three uses out of one melt. The price does come across as a little over the top at first, but if you can restrict yourself to only using one third of the bar at a time (which is really all you need!), you're getting more than your money's worth! This has easily shot to the top of my current Lush favourites list - so easy to use, smells divine and leaves my skin feeling wonderfully calm and soft. There really isn't anything to dislike about this product. I'm so happy my favourite Lush sales assistant suggested this bath melt to me, as I wouldn't have taken the plunge otherwise. If you're new to Lush or on a budget like me, and want super soft skin that smells sweet and satisfying - I'd advise you to give this "Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt" a go.

                  Ingredients list:
                  Calamine Powder, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), PEG#6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Passion Flower Seed Oil (Passiflora edulis), Perfume, Dried Cherries (Prunus cerasus), Freshly Juiced Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis), Titanium Dioxide, Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Colour 14700.


                  For more information about Lush and their products, visit www.lush.co.uk

                  ** Also posted on Ciao under the username little_feets88 **

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                    08.12.2010 13:48
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                    Dont Think Ill Be Buying This Again

                    I promise there arent too many Lush bath reviews left for me to write - not now the site seems to be working properly again anyway! :). Anyway this Christmas instead of buying everyone REALLY expensive gifts Ive been lots of little gifts to put in stockings for people especially my friends and Lush in one of the places Ive visited to find little bath bombs and other things like that for people - and myself obviously! And the last one I trotted out of Lush with was this 'Lush Happy Blooming' which in all honesty I had never even heard of before but the Lush woman said it was a very popular product and she has never steered me wrong before so I bought one for myself and a few for my mates. I have to say Ive been a little disappointed by this one though - its defnitely not the best bath melt that Lush offer, for my skin type anyway!

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                    Price: £3.60 - 65g bar.
                    Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk
                    Other Info: 3 baths from each 'HB' bar & as always this bar is 100% suitable for vegans.

                    So as there isnt an image with this review Ill try and describe the bar as best I can. The bar is a pink/red half moon shape that is clearly sectioned into 3 chunks - kind of like a pie which means you can get 3 uses from this one bar - which kind of sets it apart from the rest of Lush's bath melts. On each little segment is a cherry which should give you an idea of what this will smell like and it has a very waxy, candle like texture. Its easy to break apart into the 3 segments but do store it properly as if you leave the spare parts in any heat or sunlight I think due to the texture they would melt so store them somewhere cool and dry and they should be fine to use whenever.

                    So to use this bar you simply drop one of the segments into your bath - either while the waters running or afterwards it really doesnt matter - and it should slowly but surely melt into the water, and hopefully make the water feel nic and soft for your skin. This made my bath turn a lovely shade of foamy white and waxy pink all over the top which looked very nice and inviting & even though the water felt slightly TOO silky/greasy I decided to get in and test it out anyway.

                    Now onto the smell which is definitely the best thing about this melt. The cherry scent is certainly the strongest and smells gorgeous but there are other fruity scents that I couldnt quite put my finger on at the time - a quick peek at the Lush site tells me the unidentifiable scent is passionfruit and it does smell amazing mixed in with the cherry. If your not a fan of fruity & sweet baths then steer clear of this one!

                    Im not going to pretend the bath I had with this wasnt very relaxing because it most definitely was but it didnt have the best effect on my skin. Usually after a Lush bath my skin feels soft and smooth but after bathing with this it felt a little bit greasy and sticky - the dry patches of my skin ie: knees and elbows felt amazing but the rest what I would consider 'normal' skin felt way to greasy and a bit clogged. So for people with VERY dry skin I highly recommend this as I think it would work wonders but any other skin type I think might find this a bit too much. I did like it but the greasy after feeling left me feeling disappointed.

                    Thanks For Reading.

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                      Lush Happy Blooming is one of the Lush bath melts range it costs £3.60 for a 65g melt. Unlike any other Lush product I have seen this melt is fan shaped and made to break into three segments so the idea is you get 3 baths out of it which is better than one bath for £3.60 lets face it.

                      The bath melt is pink and has pictures of cherries on each segments. The melt also smells of cherries. This melt contains 50% calamine powder also cocoa butter which makes your skin feel super smooth and silky.

                      Other ingreidients listed on my little sticky label are as follows:
                      cocoa butter, calamine Powder, PEG-6 caprylic / capric glycerides & PEG-60 almond glycerides, passion flower seed oil, perfume, dried cherries, fresh passion fruit juice, titanium dioxide, ylang ylang oil, benzoin resinoid, colour 14700

                      So heres what happened...
                      I started running the water and popped in one third of the melt. It did't fizz like the balistics and bubble ones do but then it is called a melt and thats what it did. It melted in my bath quite slowly to and I did have to give it a helping hand to melt fully whilst in the bath. The smell was quite light once in the water and the water was pink and a little cloudy think thats all the smoothing goodness being released.

                      I lay back and felt relaxed as the light smell of cherry drifted through the bathroom very nice very relaxing. Once I had finished my bath and dried of my skin did feel smooth and there was a slight cherry fragrance to my skin though this didn't last long.

                      I recommend you blast your bath immediately after letting the water out to make sure none of the bits get stuck to the bath as they have a nasty habit of doing when they have dried up.

                      3 stars I liked this melt it was relaxing and left my skin feeling really smooth.

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                      The Happy Blooming bath melt is a relatively new addition to Lush's range. I bought it a few weeks ago when I was feeling a bit skint: although the melt is priced at £3.60, the same as most of the other bath melts, it is designed to be broken into three pieces, so each bath really only costs you £1.20 - pretty good for Lush! To date I've used two of the pieces.

                      The bath melt is semicircular in shape and dark pink in colour. It has two ridges which divide the melt into segments, which can be broken apart easily. Each segment has a picture of some cherries. The whole thing looks rather delicious! The melt smells, to me, rather like cherry scented Playdoh, if such a thing existed! It feels rather like solid Playdoh to the touch, too!

                      The melt is suitable for vegans and contains cocoa butter to make your skin soft, as well as calamine powder, passion flower seed oil, dried cherries, fresh passion fruit juice and ylang ylang oil.

                      When I drop a piece of this into the bath I have to swish it around quite a bit, as it doesn't melt very easily. I also have to make sure there isn't any of the melt left in the bottom, as the first time I used it there was a bit of a pink residue left in the bath! I think I've solved these problems now though. Once the melt has dissolved, the water turns a lovely pale dusky pink - I like to think of it as a 'vintage' pink. The water feels very silky, and the cherry smell is still detectable, though it fades quite a bit.

                      After getting out of the bath, my skin feels really soft and I don't have to apply moisturiser. I can smell the cherry scent on my skin for a good few hours afterwards.

                      Overall, I do recommend this bath melt. Okay, so it's not, in itself, the best one Lush do. However, considering the price per bath it's pretty impressive. I can see this becoming my standby bath melt for when I have no money but want a nice bath! Overall a worthwhile product.

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                      I won't be buying this again

                      A while ago I received a Lush Times and inside there was a page full of "luxury bath melts" which were coming soon. Unfortunately the majority of these melts never appeared in store due. Happy Blooming is the only melt that has arrived so far. Fortunately, it is the melt I was looking forward to the most. According to Lush this melt has a "mouth-watering fruity fragrance" of cherries. Cherry is one of my favourite smells and so I couldn't wait to try it.

                      Unlike other Lush bath melts, this one can be snapped into three parts and used for three baths. Therefore the £3.60 you spend on this will stretch so you are only spending £1.20 per bath. The melt has ridges on it so it is easily broken into three pieces. Hence the melt is much better value than most of the bath products found in Lush stores.

                      The ingredients in this bath melt are all natural and not tested on animals. Cocoa butter is the main substance in bath melts which makes them melt at high temperatures. It is also really good at softening, moisturising and conditioning the skin. Calamine powder calms the skin and gently tones it while Passion Flower Seed Oil helps the skin to retain moisture and softens it. The dried cherries, passion fruit juice and perfume give the melt its lovely cherry fragrance and ylang ylang oil is an uplifting fragrance which is good for treating stress and depression. The melt is therefore brilliant at softening the skin and de-stressing the mind.

                      When I used this melt, I used one third and put it into the water while it was running. It turned the water a lovely pastel pink colour and made it feel silky and soft. However, the gorgeous cherry fragrance the melt had when it was dry disappeared when it was in the water. I found this very disappointing and so I put another third of the melt in the water. When this had melted the water was too greasy and still didn't smell of cherries. It had only been a few days since I had bought the melt so it was perfectly fresh. I can only assume that I either had a melt from a dodgy batch (as they are all handmade and not everything is perfect) or they are all like this. The other third of the melt I used in a bath with a Comforter Bubble Bar.

                      The melt softened my skin really well but the lack of fragrance was very disappointing and I doubt I would buy it again. I was very disappointed as I have been waiting for a cherry scented bath product for ages.

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                      A cherry blossom bath melt making skin feel soft.

                      When I saw the Happy Blooming bath melt first advertised in Lush times, I was quite excited to use it. I only really like the Melting Marshmallow bath melt from Lush's bath melt range, but this one sounded rather nice. It's the first bath melt advertised as being '3 baths in 1 bar' and you can snap off a triangle to pop into your bath. Usually Lush's bath melts are one use only, so I thought this was a great idea. It's pink, it has pictures of cherries, and it does smell like cherries. The scent was actually really pleasant, not too sickly or fake smelling, I just hoped this smell would come across well in the bath.

                      In this bath melt there is a blend of calamine, ylang and cocoa butter which Lush claim will leave your skin feeling smooth and non-greasy. If I'm honest I can never usually tell a different with my skin after having a Lush bath, so I never really believe the sayings of 'soft, smooth' skin from the bath melts.

                      I usually pop in a bath melt once my bath has finished running, but one the instructions it does say to add into the bath as the water is running, so I decided to do just that. I then went out of the room whilst my bath was running, and came back when it was full. I was expecting to come back to a pink bath, and when I walked back into the bathroom I could smell the bath melt, but all there was in the bath was a white froth on the top of the water! I stuck my hand in the water and felt around on the bottom of the bath, and suddenly I noticed a faint pink colour rising up from the bath. This bath melt doesn't melt in the way Lush's other melts do, it simply melts on the bottom of the bath and stays there, you have to then swirl it around yourself. Still, even then I still wasn't happy with the appearance of my bath, and I was sceptical about this whole '3 baths in one bar' thing, so I decided to just throw the other 2 bits in and be done with it, as I could barely tell a difference using just the one piece.

                      I made a mistake here. This time after swirling my bath did turn pink, 'Great!' I thought, and got into the bath. It smelt nice, and it was relaxing... so what's the problem? Well it turns out this small bath melt is crammed full of oils, and I could feel these oils straight away on my skin, rather thick! I tried not to think about it... whilst being extremely careful not to put water on my face as the thought of thick oils on my face alarmed me quite a bit.

                      After my bath I dried down, the oils came off my skin easily using the towel, and I was pleased to find my skin feeling extremely soft afterwards. I drained the bath and the pink oil was on the bottom of the bath so it required quite a bit rinsing afterwards, which really ruins the moments after a relaxing bath!

                      Lesson learnt here, use maybe 2 pieces of the bath melt... but then of course that leaves you with an extra bit, almost useless on its own. I most likely won't buy this melt again, I did like the smell and my soft skin afterwards, but it's really not 3 baths in 1, and priced at £3.60 it is rather expensive! I think I'll stick to the bubble bars.

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                        A new favourite for me

                        Happy Blooming is the latest bath melt from Lush. Bath melts are a solid bath product packed full of cocoa butter and essential oils for a luxurious and skin softening bath experience. To use them you simply pop one in your bath and allow it to dissolve.

                        This particular bath melt is a pink semi circle and has lines dividing it into three segments, each of which has a little raised cherry shape on. The idea behind this is that you break off a segment to use, meaning you get three baths out of the one product which makes the £3.60 cost more reasonable. I particularly liked this as I often cut Lush products into 2 or 3 pieces to make them go further, and this one is designed with that in mind. I suppose for a particularly extravagent bath you could use 2 or even all the segments at once.

                        The main thing that attracted me to this bath melt, other than it being a new Lush product I hadn't yet tried, was the amazing scent. To me this smells just like fizzy cherry sweets! The other appealing this is that I was told in the shop that it's moisturising without making you feel greasy- something that's popular with the Japanese apparantly, and good for those of us with oilier skin.

                        I decided to go with the suggested one segment for my bath. It broke cleanly along the line without too much effort and once in the bath readily dissolved. It turned my bath water a lovely cloudy pink and made the bathroom smell delicious. The cherry scent stays just as good as before use, although I couldn't detect any of the calamine or ylang that are also in this. The water felt very soft and I noticed that shaving was far easier than normal, with the razor gliding smoothly over my legs.

                        After my bath my skin felt smooth and moisturised but not greasy, just like I expected from this product. The cherry scent also lingered gently on my skin, but wasn't overpowering. I'm very impressed with this melt and it has replaced the Melting Marshmallow Moment as my favourite from this range. My only minor criticism is that this can stain your bath tub. To avoid this, simply rinse immediately after use.

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                          12.03.2010 14:36
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                          Only good if you chuck the WHOLE thing in, so very expensive for one bath - won't be buying again.

                          I had been tempted by this bath melt for a while - even the shop staff kept telling me how fab it is - but I'd resisted because I had heard quite bad reviews about it. However, I eventually decided to give it a try for myself in case I was missing out on something good. The melt had a gorgeous warm cherry bakewell smell. I couldn't stop sniffing it.

                          The Happy Blooming bath melt costs £3.60 for a 65g bar. It is the most expensive of bath melts but is advertised as being enough for three baths and it is divided into segments for this purpose which you can snap off when needed. This makes it sound very good value.

                          When bathtime came I broke off the first segment and popped it into my hot bath. Once it had melted the water went a slightly pale pink colour and that was the end of it. No cherry scent AT ALL! I got into the bath and the water was vaguely soft but not enjoyable. At this point I decided to go against the rule and add a second segment. The water went a bit more pink and had the feintest hint of the much longed for warm cherry bakewell scent I hadn't been able to stop sniffing hours earlier. I was pretty fed up by this point and so decided to add the third segment. After all, I'd rather get ONE enjoyable bath from this expensive melt instead of two or three dud baths. Once this final segment had melted the water was a gorgeous murky pink colour and I could finally smell the cherry scent for a while. I laid back and enjoyed the rest of my bath, trying not to think of how expensive it was.

                          By the time I got out of the bath the scent had all gone but my skin was gloriously soft. No scent lingered on my skin at all - even with the three segments I'd used!

                          After draining the bath I was left with a load of pink residue in the bath which took some elbow grease to clean off. No smell lingered in the bathroom at all.

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