Product Type: Lush Bath & Shower
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Another Magical Lush Bath
Lush Jingle Spells Ballistic
Member Name: pink_glitter
Lush Jingle Spells Ballistic
Advantages: Smells lovely, makes bath water look amazing
Disadvantages: Didn't seem to do much for my skin
It's been a while since I used a Lush bath product - by a while I mean about two weeks, which is a long time for me not to have a Lush bath! I had bought virtually everything in the Lush Christmas range, and unfortunately on the whole have not been impressed. The last product I used - Christmas Party - I was especially disappointed with, as it smelled amazing, but when I put it in the bath it released a lot of awful looking confetti and paper. I knew that Jingle Spells contained little foil stars and I'd also had quite bad experiences with them, as I used the Gold Star bubble bar which also contained them, and I found they were spiky and jabbed into my flesh!
I decided to give this a try next anyway, because it had one of the nicest scents of all of those I had left. The ballistic contains Juniperberry Oil, Tangerine Oil, Fennel Oil and Ylang Ylang Oil. This gives it a very unusual, yet pleasant herby scent with a slightly sharp edge, which I imagine comes from the tangerine oil. Had I just read the ingredients list on paper I'm not sure I would have been overly impressed, but the combination of scents is really beautiful, and distinctly Lush. I've said this before, but some of their fragrances are truly unique, and as soon as you smell them you just know that they come from Lush - I don't think you'd find anything with a scent like this in Boots!
Appearance wise the ballistic is a lovely dusky purple colour and at the top it is spattered with a mixture of golden, black and silver stars. It's a pretty plain looking ballistic, but the foil stars give it a bit of sparkle that makes it look perfect for Christmas.
When I put this into the water, it fizzed away turning it first a sweet lilac colour, and then finishing up a beautiful dark purple colour. Most of the foil stars sunk to the bottom of the bath, however when the water was agitated they would rise to the top, the silver and gold ones catching the light, and it did look truly magical.
I could feel the oils in the water when I got in the bath, and the beautiful scent lingered the whole time I was in there - and stayed in the bathroom afterwards too. I was pleased that the little stars this contained didn't seem to dig into me in the way they had the last time, but I think that could be down to the fact that they were slightly smaller.
After I had got out of the bath, I must admit I did not notice a huge difference to the way my skin felt, but the lovely smell did stay on my skin, and I felt very relaxed.
The ballistic costs £2.50 and although for one bath this is not particularly cheap, I think this would be lovely as a treat now and again, and would make a great stocking filler. This is available from Lush stores or www.lush.co.uk and is only available until Christmas.
Overall, this was by far one of the best Lush products I have used from this years Christmas range. I would definitely use it again, and certainly recommend it.
Summary: Jingle Spells