Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Happy Pill Bath Ballistic
Member Name: Butterfly-Wings
Lush Happy Pill Bath Ballistic
Advantages: smells nice, softens and moisturises
Disadvantages: turns water dull and murky, smell is a little faint compared to others
Lush are a company which I had never heard of before until I read a few positive reviews about some of their different products on review sites. I really liked the sound of their products so I decided to have a look on their website to see if there was a Lush store near where I lived and luckily there were two in Glasgow. I travel into Glasgow most weekends to do some shopping and I was amazed that I had never spotted the two Lush stores on my frequent visits to Glasgow. I must walk around Glasgow with my eyes closed or something to have never noticed the bright green and yellow lush sign above the shop door. However when I entered the Lush store I was like a kid in a sweet store as there was lots and lots of products to choose from and some more appealing than others.
For those of you whom haven't heard of Lush before they are basically a company which produces bath and body products which contain pure essential oils and safe synthetics. One of the best things about Lush is the fact that they are really against animal testing and only use vegetarian ingredients in their products, so basically their products are quite safe for most people to use especially those whom have sensitive skin as there are no harsh chemicals in their products. Another thing about the Lush company is the fact that they use very little or no packaging with their products which is also good for the environment. I think that the way Lush manufacture, make and package their products is fantastic and more cosmetic companies should take a leaf out of the Lush book and do the same as there are far too many cosmetic products being tested on animals.
As I mentioned above there are lots of different Lush products to choose from which are mainly highly scented, brightly coloured and have really funky names. You really do have an awful lot to choose from when you enter a Lush store and could easily spend a small fortune, I normally set myself a limit of £30-40 maximum otherwise I could easily spend double or treble that amount in the space of a few minutes. Normally when I'm choosing a new Lush goodie to try out I am drawn to the products which are either bright pink or purple in colour; mainly because pink and purple are my favourite colours and they look all girly and feminine. As I have tried most of the pink and purple coloured Lush products in the range I have now started trying out other products which have nice scents which appeal to me.
There are lots and lots of different products available in Lush stores or online, so you are sure to find a product which suits you. If you are unfamiliar with the sort of products Lush sell then I would advise having a look online as they sell solid and liquid shampoos, bath bombs, bubble bars, etc. Some of the Lush products however aren't available to buy in store; you have to buy these particular products online from the Lush website. The products which are solely only sold online at Lush are called Lush retro products and there are quite a few of them to choose from, some of my most favourite Lush products are from the Retro range.
Lush Happy Pill is a Bath Ballistic which looks like an oversized brightly coloured pill of some sort; which the name of the bath ballistic suggests. I really like the orange and yellow colouring of the Happy Pill as it has a really vibrant and summery like appearance because of the gorgeous bright colours on it. As you can see from the picture at the top of this review the Happy Pill is half orange and half yellow in colour and has a line in the middle which splits the colours apart. I think that the colouring of the bath ballistic as well as the shape of it makes it stand out a little from some of the other bath ballistics in the Lush Shop as it doesn't have the same old round shape as opposed to all the others. The Happy Pill has feels quite hard to the touch as well as having an ever so slight powdery feel as well which is mainly due to the fact that it contains Sodium Bicarbonate which makes it fizz up in the bath water.
The happy Pill which I bought from Lush cost me £2.90, and for the £2.90 I got a fair sized bath ballistic which weighed in at 180g. £2.90 sounds quite a lot for a bath ballistic considering you are really only going to get one bath out of it however you could easily half the bath ballistic and get two baths out of it. However I like to indulge and pamper myself and it just wouldn't feel right if I only used half of the happy pill; so I have to be greedy and use it all.
Using the Happy Pill couldn't be simpler; all you really have to do is add it to your bath water when you are running your bath so as it has time to dissolve and fizz away. The Happy Pill starts to fizz quite a bit as soon as you add it to the bath water however this rapid fizzing only lasts about 30 seconds or so before it starts to slow down and fizzes more slowly. In all I would say that it takes about 4 minutes or so for the while bath bomb to completely fizz away and dissolve fully in the bath. You could however speed up the fizzing process of the bath ballistic by breaking it into a few smaller pieces. As soon as the bath ballistic has started to fizz you immediately notice some yellow and orange coloured frith gathering on the surface of the bath water, however this brightly coloured froth is soon short lived when the bath ballistic has completely dissolved and it turns the bath water a really dull murky colour of orange. I really did think that the colour of the bath water would have been a lot nicer and brighter than it was; I would say that the bath water looked like a slightly cloudy shade of really pale orange, which wasn't attractive to look at. I felt quite let down with the colour of the bath water when using the Happy Pill considering most of the other bath ballistics which I have previously used turned the water really vibrant and gorgeous shades.
The fragrance which the Happy Pill produces is a lot more vibrant than the colour of the bath water. The fragrance isn't too strong not overpowering, I would say that the scent from the bath ballistic is a lot more subtle than most of the other bath ballistics which I have tried in the past. However the scent is still really fresh and sweet smelling and the most noticeable scent from the bath ballistic is the fact that it is really citrusy, like lemons and oranges. You can also detect a really subtle almost musky undertone amongst the fresh citrus fragrance; and the musky aroma which you can detect is that of frankincense and bergamot essential oils.
After bathing you notice a huge improvement in the condition of your skin; it feels hydrated, smooth, and soft and smells gorgeous. Every time I have a bath or a shower I always apply a moisturiser to my skin as I feel that I need the extra moisturising; despite using moisturising shower creams, bubble baths etc. But with the Lush Happy Pill I didn't even feel the urge to apply a moisturising lotion as my skin felt moisturised enough after soaking in the tub with the Happy Pill. The fragrance which lingers on your skin is really faint and subtle, and smells really fresh and awakening, I would say that the scent of the happy Pill lingered on my skin for approximately 2 hours or so before it faded away completely, which is quite disappointing considering some of the other bath ballistics which I have used linger on my skin for over 4 hours or so.
One of the good things about the Happy Pill is the fact that it doesn't leave a murky mark, residue or a stain in and around the bath tub after you have used it. One of the other lush bath bombs which I used in the past left a stain in the bath which meant I had to scrub at it with some bleach to remove the stain. However I was quite pleased with the fact that I didn't have to repeat the process using this bath ballistic.
As I mentioned earlier in this review, the Happy Pill Bath Ballistic contains essential oils which are not only good for your skin but also for you well being as they have aromatherapy benefits as well which help to relax and calm you. The essential Oils which are in the happy pill Bath Ballistic have the following properties. ~
BERGAMOT ~ has quite a fresh citrusy aroma which has slight floral undertones. In aromatherapy Bergamot essential oil has many different uses and purposes which include helping combat depression, anxiety and stress. As for health and skin properties Bergamot Essential oil can be used to help prevent and treat Acne, abscesses, boils, cold sores, cystitis, halitosis, itching, loss of appetite, oily skin, and psoriasis.
FRANKINCENSE ~ has a really warm, deep and slightly sweet musky aroma. In aromatherapy uses frankincense has many uses and benefits and can be used to help anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, extreme coughing, scars, stress, stretch marks. As well as the uses already mentioned Frankincense Oil can also be used to help you feel calm and relaxed as well as helping to heal blemished or ageing skin.
GRAPEFRUIT ~ Grapefruit Essential Oil has a really fresh and summery fragrance which isn't at synthetic or sharp smelling, it is also good for balancing your mind as it is said to have a stimulation and uplifting effect. As for skin benefits the grapefruit essential oil is said to refresh and hydrate your skin.
LEMON ~ Lemon essential oil is great for those whom suffer from greasy or oily hair or greasy oily skin. Lemon Essential oil contains antiseptic properties and it is described as being a naturally revitalising and uplifting essential oil
MANDARIN ~ has a really fresh and vibrant aroma quite similar to that of fresh oranges however the scent of the Mandarin essential oil is a lot lighter, fresher and sweeter. As for health benefits Mandarin essential oil can be used to help reduce the redness of stretch marks, stimulate the liver and increase lymphatic drainage. It is also good for your skin because it also aids circulation giving you a brighter complexion and it stimulates your circulation as well.
I was fairly pleased with the Lush Happy Pill as it did leave my skin feeling soft and smelling nice; There are only a few minor faults which I can pick out with the Happy Pill and that is the fact that it turns the water a really dull horrible murky colour and the scent isn't as vibrant as I would have liked. Compared to all of the other Lush bath ballistics the Happy Pill is a slight let down for the above mentioned flaws. I don't think this is a bath ballistic which I will buy again from Lush as there are many others which are a lot better.
If you like the sound of the Lush happy Pill then you can buy it online or in store from Lush at the price of £2.90 for 180g. However I find that some of the Lush products sold online are a little more expensive compared to buying them in store as some of the products can be 50p more expensive online. However if you don't have a Lush Store near you and you have to order online then the price wouldn't really matter
If you are unsure as to wither you have a Lush Store near you then you can check on the website at the following link http://www.lush.co.uk/LushLife/Stores.aspx
More information about Lush and their range of products can be obtained from the website which is www.lush.co.uk
Alternatively you can obtain more information by the following methods ~
19 Willis Way,
Fleets Industrial Estate,
Telephone ~ (01202) 668545
E-mail ~ customer email@example.com
~~~~review written by me and also posted on ciao~~~~
Summary: a good bath ballistic from Lush although not one of the best