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Lush Hokkaido Winter Bath Ballistic

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      24.03.2011 08:19
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      I wouldn't buy it again!

      The lush winter bath ballistic was given to me in a free gift set as I had spent £25.00 in lush one day. If you would like to buy the product it will cost £1.95 for a 95g product so it is one of the smaller, but cheaper ballistics in lush.

      When I first got this product out of its bag I have to say I wasn't really that impressed. It smelt very herbal and I could smell cloves predominantly which isn't really my thing as I prefer pink, sweet and girly fragrances! However, this product was free so there was no harm in giving it a go. If I didn't like it there were no pennies lost!

      The actual ballistic does feel very small compared to some of the others that I have tried. It is white and has small flecks of green in the middle. The bag that I was given with the product tells me that this product will warm and revive cold bodies and the weather that we have been having recently would ensure that my body was cold!

      When I dropped the ballistic into the bath it began fizzing around and an immediate herbal smell filled the bathroom. Whilst I didn't like this smell it wasn't quite as bad as what I had thought it was going to be in all honesty. There is nothing fancy with the colours of this bath and it simply turns your water slightly white.

      When I got in the bath I have to say I did begin to relax immediately. To me I do love a good hot bath anyway so I always relax to a certain extent but I felt that my mind was relaxing whilst I was in this lovely warm bath. The fragrance of the ballistic lingered in the air so I presume this helped my mind to relax.

      When I got out of the bath my skin felt very soft which is always nice. The ballistic contains soya milk to help moisturise your skin and this worked very well. The smell of the ginger and cloves lingered in my hair which I wasn't really keen on but this passed by the next morning so it was fine.

      I wouldn't buy this ballistic myself personally as I just do not like the almost medicinal smell of the cloves and herbs that are used within it. It did help my mind to switch off though so if you are a fan of herbal type scents I am sure you will love this ballistic. I also think that it might be quite soothing if you have a cold or the aches and are looking for a warming bath as I think it would work much the same way as the radox salts etc.

      Thank you for reading my review!

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        17.02.2011 10:23
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        A Winter Bath that smells like Spring!

        I love Lush's bubble bars and their bath items are my favourite treats. The bath bombs are good fun as well and I buy these from time to time as the fancy takes me. This is one of the Christmas range bath bombs which was released winter 2010 and can be bought from the Lush high street stores, via mail order, or online at www.lush.co.uk. I was lucky enough to receive one in my box of Lush goodies underneath the Christmas tree this year!

        Product description: "Plunge yourself intop a deep, spicy ginger-scented bath. To warm and revive cold bodies. Drop in this invigorating ginger, clove and lemongrass ballistic into a nice warm bath and jump in."
        This bath bomb has the standard spherical shape of most Lush bath ballistics. It is plain white overall, with small splashes of blue and green colour showing through. Winter Bath has a clear and refreshing scent that is made up of a blend of herbs and spices. This makes a change from most sweet or rich festive fragrances and was nice to use after the madness of Christmas had passed.

        To use, you simply put the Winter Bath ballistic into a hot bath and let it dissolve into the water. The bath bomb fizzes away rapidly, it seemed very responsive to the water and had a stronger reaction than some of the others I have tried. The bath bomb dissolved into a frothy white cloud which left the water looking a little murky. As the outer shell of the ballistic wore away it revealed coloured sections and also some small rubbery feeling chunks which I believe are pieces of pure cocoa butter. This is similar to some other Lush bath products such as their Butterball ballistic bath bomb, however in this case it did not seem to hydrate my skin like the Butterball usually does. The reason I love using bath bombs and bubble bath is to make my bathing experience a bit more fun and to give my skin a bit of an extra treat. I felt like I may as well not have bothered with using this bath bomb as it seemed to have no effect whatsoever after it had fully dissolved. I did not feel any moisturising effect upon my skin, and I was really surprised by this. I had expected that the cocoa butter would make this very nourishing, but it didn't seem to do the job.

        The scent did linger on my skin for a while after I had finished bathing but aside than that there were no other effects. If you like strongly scented bath products then this is definitely one for you as the fragreance was very noticeable. It was refreshing and invigorating, and I could definitely pick out the hints of clove along with the powerful blast of lemongrass. This is not what I would usually choose for myself as I prefer the sweet and foodie scents, but it was nice for a change. After I had finished bathing the bathroom smelled lovely and clean and the scent hung around for a few hours afterwards. The bath bomb also perfumed my skin and the scent was strong enough to last for a while after.

        This was an average bath bomb, and not what I would usually go for from Lush. It didn't seem to fit in with the range of Christmas goodies and would be better suited to a Spring range in my opinion. Nice enough for a one off but I wouldn't be looking to get hold of any more.

        Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cocoa Butter, Laureth 4, Soya Milk Powder, Perfume, Rice Bran Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Gardenia Extract, *Citral, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 42090
        *Occurs naturally in essential oils Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!

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          16.02.2011 20:35
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          A lovely unassuming ballistic!

          When it's wet and cold outside, it's lovely to lie in a nice hot bath and feel warm and comfortable. It's also important, in the cold air and wind, to keep skin well moisturised. That's where Lush's bath ballistic Winter Bath comes in.

          The ballistic's full name is Hokkaido Winter Bath and it was inspired by Japanese bathing traditions. Designed to get your circulation pumping and warm the body, it contains ginger, which is known for being able to stimulate and warm the skin, and cloves to add to the experience of warmth. The ballistic is suitable for vegans.

          Winter Bath has the round shape of many of Lush's ballistics, and it is fairly small and unassuming. The product is white, but can be distinguished from others by the green specks dotted all over.

          With ballistics, I find it's best to drop them into a bath that has already run so I can watch them melt when I'm in there and get the full benefit of them. When I dropped this ballistic into the water, it turned cloudy and the warming ginger scent wafted around. The water felt incredibly silky-soft - I think this was down to the bath melt mixture which was included in the ballistic, as well as the soya milk powder. Cleopatra used to bathe in milk - if it's good enough for her it's good enough for me!

          Lying in a cloudy, milky, warming bath was very relaxing and when I got out my skin was incredibly soft. I didn't need to use moisturiser and the ingredients hadn't irritated my skin at all.

          I wasn't sure about this ballistic before I used it - it didn't seem like a particularly exciting one, but I actually loved it. It was warming and moisturising and it smelled lovely. It was also one of the cheapest ballistics - only £1.95!

          The Winter Bath ballistic was a limited edition product for Christmas 2010, but if it comes back next year I'll certainly be buying it again.

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