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      02.03.2012 20:41
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      One of Lush's older bath ballistics that is still around

      Lush KEEP IT FLUFFY Bath Bomb

      Bath ballistics are not my favourite product from Lush despite my true addiction to Lush. In my humble opinion these are a fun product and apart from giving off a little scent they soften the water and give a fun fizz as they dissolve but that is about the extent of it. I had this one as part of my gift at Christmas and I decided to use it over the last couple of nights.
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      WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?
      This is another of the rather plain bath bombs that are round and about the size of a tennis ball. Apparently these come in two colour ways either bluish purple or orange. Mine was the bluey coloured one. I don't know what a single one would cost as they are not sold individually at the present time. I did have it pop it into my T-shirt drawer since Christmas so that I got a bit of a drawer freshener benefit from it before using it in my bath. It did have a lovely flowery creamy smell which comes from the combination of vanilla and jasmine which I have not had in combination before as far as I remember.


      DOES IT SMELL GOOD?
      Yes indeed a lovely fresh floral scent with a very creamy balance. It is really lovely and sort of old fashioned in some ways but in no way overpowering just really creamy flowery aroma a bit like scented talcum powder. I had no idea what the name 'Keep it Fluffy' might have in the way of scent as it doesn't give any clues really.

      WHAT LUSH SAY:
      "keep it fun, keep it fragrant, keep it fluffy."

      INTO THE BATH:

      As these ballistics are not cheap I think to just get one bath from it is VERY expensive so being a cheap skate I break mine into at least two. They are actually quite hard to break and I have to put them in a plastic bag and them either bang them with a rolling pin or drop them hard onto the ceramic tiled floor. I don't think I am alone as I see on Ebay people selling crushed up ones in bulk deals.


      I got about half of this ballistic as it was smaller than average size, I think they must be shrinking or my eyes are deceiving me and dropped it into the bath away from the running tap I find allows it to fizz slowly and release the scents best. This is was beautiful clear pretty mauve colour not cloudy at all. As the whiter inside then added to the mix the colour was actually barely noticeable in the bath in the end.

      The bath water became slightly cloudy and there was barely a hint of the mauve colour and the smell given off was lovely and creamy vanilla mixed with the flower rich jasmine which is usually quite a strong heady floral scent but the vanilla seemed to temper this. The effect was a subtle and gentle in fact rather too gentle for me as I do like quite string smells but in fact it was strong enough to enjoy I suppose. So creamy and cosy in effect rather than bold and in your face.


      I do enjoy the soothing effect of watching the ballistic fizz its way around the bath and the water turning the lovely creamy purple colour while at the same time giving off the slightly heady and sexy aroma of jasmine combined with the creaminess of vanilla.

      As I get in I do enjoy the feeling of softness in the water and lie back to enjoy the comfortable and soothing scents of the creamy flowery mix. As this is really only scented water I do use soap as well but lie and enjoy the bath for a few minutes before I get around to the washing and cleaning business of the bath. I chose a lovely handmade vanilla soap I have which was made by my friend in Australia with goat's milk to use with this bath as it complimented the aroma of the bath bomb in this case.

      AFTER THE BATH:

      Once again as with all these sort of products I make sure that I rinse the bath out after I have used it as sometimes there are bits of product or a bit of a greasy residue in the bath if I forget. This one I found left very little in the way of greasiness or residue in the bath so it needed very little cleaning and in fact all I had to do was swill out the bath with hot water after it had emptied so this was not a problem in this case.

      WHAT DO I THINK THEN?

      This was a lovely comforting old fashioned floral talc sort of scent and I enjoyed it in my bedtime bath but it is not one that is so great that I am going to miss the fact that I can't buy it individually. The scent stayed for a quite a while on my skin and my skin didn't feel nasty and tight at all. I chose a floral body lotion which worked with the scent of the bath bomb and left me smelling lovely and rather floral.

      I noticed that when I went down stairs and then came back up that the scent was filling not only the bathroom but also our bedroom too which I did like. When I have used it in our main bathroom the scent gets carried all through that side of the house so they are wonderful air fresheners too.

      ARE THERE ANY UNPLEASANT INGREDIENTS?

      Surely not, this is Lush after all but you might be surprised to find that Lush, although I am one of their biggest fans is not perfect. This one seems to not have any of the nasty ingredients found in some of their products which I am pleased to see. There are no bubbles so there is no need for any surfactants and the sodium bicarbonate is for softening water and is good for calming skin too. So top marks Lush.

      SUMMARY
      This is a grown up bit of fun to have a nicely scented bath. If you have any skin problems then you should be alright with this one but test first if unsure. I do have sensitive skin and some patches of eczema and I had no problems so obviously these aren't the ingredients I am allergic too.

      I quite liked this but not sure I would rush to buy it again as it is expensive for what you get and I actually prefer bubble bars to bath ballistics.

      So I would recommend if you like old fashioned flowery powdery scents but not strongly so, it is a pretty flowery smelling ball of fizz. These are great if you are happy with scented water softening baths rather than a bath of bubbles and if you don't mind cleaning your bath after you have got out as well.


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        24.09.2011 08:12
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        I love this one

        I'm not a great bath person - by that I don't mean I'm dirty you understand! I just find a shower more convenient and I do have difficulty giving myself permission to relax in the bath when I could be doing something constructive.

        Anyway I went up to York for a few days recently as hubby has been working up there and, since I love York, I decided to go and spend a few days with him. One of the days I was on my own as he was at the office so I went for a good walk around York investigating the shops.

        As I walked along one particular street I suddenly smelled that distinctive fragrance that can only mean one thing - I was approaching a branch of Lush! Of late I have tended more towards Body Shop than Lush mainly because I have found that, if I buy anything from Lush, it needs to be used very quickly or the fragrance disappears.

        On this occasion I decided to go in a have a look around. I was looking at all the bath ballistics and having a sniff of them when I found one called Keep It Fluffy. It smelled divine and was only £2.30 or thereabouts so I decided to treat myself just this once. The other big advantage of this particular bath ballistic is the fact that it has no bits in it. I really can't see the point of having a nice relaxing bath only to have to spend ages then cleaning bits of glitter or whatever from the bath - for me it defeats the whole object of the relaxing bath.

        For those of you who don't already know bath ballistics are basically balls of bath salts which you drop into the bath once the bath has been filled with water. The ballistic then dissolves usually with much fizzing which I find quite fun to watch (I don't get out much as you can see!). In Lush they range fro about £4 up to about £5 and are only used for one bath so for me it really has to be an occasional treat.

        The Keep It Fluffy bath ballistic comes in two colours - lilac and peach - each of which has a band of white running through it. The fragrance is the same either way but I guess the colour of your bathwater would be slightly different.

        I had intended to use my ballistic in York after a day of walking but I didn't get round to it so I brought it home with me. I put it in a little glass dish on the windowsill in the bathroom. I did this for two reasons partly to remind me to use it before the fragrance disappeared and partly because the smell was so nice and it wafted around the bathroom.

        The main fragrancing ingredients of the Keep It Fluffy ballistic are vanilla, ylang ylang, jasmine and lemon grass all of which I love and the combination of these really works.

        After a hard morning sawing and hopping wood for our log burner I decided that the time had come to try the ballistic. I ran the bath and dropped it into the water whereupon it did the usual fizzing as it dissolved into the water filling the bathroom with a wonderful fragrance as it did so.

        The really like the smell of this one as the blend really works - I couldn't actually pick out any of the fragrances individually but the whole thing has a sweet, flowery smell that isn't sickly sweet but just really pleasant and relaxing.

        The water in the bath seemed to be almost creamy in texture when using this product although I wasn't particularly impressed with the colour! I had chosen the lilac coloured ballistic and the water in my bath turned a shade of lilacy grey which wasn't too pretty but the feel of the water and the fragrance outweighed any disappointment with the colour.

        The fragrance lasted all the while I relaxed in the bath and hung around in the house for quite some time afterwards which I loved.

        So now I have told you how lovely this one is - and fairly cheap by Lush standards - the bad news is that Lush are going to discontinue it! If you fancy trying it you need to be quick!

        I would definitely recommend the Keep It Fluffy for a reasonably priced product that will give you a lovely relaxing bath with no extra bath cleaning required afterwards. In fact it is so nice I won't even deduct a star for the grey water! LOL!

        Keep It Fluffy!

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          23.09.2011 12:11
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          Nice enough, but unsurprising to see it being moved on for new stuff

          Fancy a bath? I do - regularly! When I'm cold or soggy from a walk home in the Scottish weather; when I'm feeling snuffly, or stressed; or just when I'm in the mood for a bit of indulgence! Baths are great for all these things, and Lush hit the spot - particularly for the indulgence factor! Yes, paying two or three quid for one bath (and that's before we add in the ever-increasing cost of energy to heat the water!!) has some people rolling their eyes in horror at how silly some of us Lush-fans are. BUT - compare that price with other things that might provide some of those stress-relieving, feel-good needs: glass of wine, perhaps, or borrowing a movie? Similar costs, right? Of course, it depends on how long you spend in the bath, but me and a book will easily get an hour - at which point, £3 isn't that bad!

          Anyway. Just in case you needed some justification! ;)

          Keep It Fluffy (KiF from now on) is a relatively unassuming member of the Lush ballistics family - ballistics being the solid, non-bubble-forming bath products that you (pretty much) have to just chuck in in one go (I've tried: splitting them is *hard*!). And my usual guidance note: run bath, get in, then add the ballistic - that's vital if the ballistic has bits, but just more 'fun' watching the fizz closer up.

          Fortuntely KiF is a non-bits ballistic - I don't approve at all of things floating past me in the water, and gods forbid it's something sharp/spiky/sticky - okay, okay: let's just say bits are bad!! But none here, hurrah! :)

          The biggest selling point - I think, maybe, to someone? - of the KiF is that you get to pick your colour. Well, you get to pick purple or orange. This makes absolutely no difference at all to anything other than the colour your bath water turns: pale lilac or peach, both with a little bit of a white, flat foamy layer (nicer than it sounds!). Scent-wise the two colours are identical, though, so just pick whatever matches your bathroom or your mood!

          Although vanilla is the top listed essential oil in the ingredients, I don't find that particularly prevalent, rather adding a certain creaminess to the combo of jasmine and ylang ylang. Those two are very feminine, sensual essential oils, and yet the whole thing doesn't smell overly flowery to me. Perhaps it's the balance from the tangy yet indistinguishable lemon grass?

          For me, the KiF has a gentle, somehow 'soft' scent - and is very relaxing! It is talked about (online) as an uber-girlie scent, but to be honest I'd say it's not overly so. Feminine, yes, but not so in your face that you'd have an allergic reaction for not wearing pink and a tiara!! It's not a scent that lingers much past the bath, but it is just so very easy to sit in for an extended period, and promotes maximum relaxation by not being in your face.

          Skin-wise, and again this is really nothing to write home about: I was neither noticeably moisturised nor left dried out. Wrinkly, yes, but then I will sit in hot water for an hour, reading - so my fault, not the product ;)


          Overall, then, I found this very pleasant in a gentle, restrained kind of a way. However, while I've picked one of these up on a few occasions and never regretted it, it's just not an Occasion in the way that, say, a Melting Marshmallow or even Sex Bomb is. That said, sometimes that lack of 'event' is exactly what you want in a bath - when you need to drain away stresses and strains and just be at peace for a little while!


          ~Boring bits~

          Availability: ah, here's the rub! KiF is included in the recently announced discontinuation list, meaning that it's going to slowly start disappearing from the shelves. It may or may not appear in the soon-to-be revamped Retro section (products available via the website or mail order, but not in the shops). You've still got a month or so (from time of writing) to grab one, online or in one of the relatively few stores across the country [as an aside: if you're in Central Scotland but not in either of the main cities, a new store is apparently planned for Livingston (!)]. The new Lush website (following the hacking problems last year) is at www.phoenix.lush.co.uk.

          Price: £2.30 - restrained by Lush standards, but one to weigh up against the relative lack of excitement in the product for me.

          Ingredients (from the website):
          Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Cocamide DEA, Vanilla Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Titanium Dioxide, *Citral, *Coumarin, Methyl Ionone, *Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 17200, Colour 42090
          *occurs naturally in essential oils

          Lush say:
          "Vanilla and jasmine scented wonder-bomb to wrap you in fluffy. You might recognise the fragrance from B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful. As Helen says: keep it fun, keep it fragrant, keep it fluffy."

          I say:
          Not exactly exciting as far as these things go, and the colour choice doesn't change that, but nice enough and hits that mellow spot at times.

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            28.07.2011 18:10
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            Seductive scent, that I enjoyed but have not been totally seduced by.

            Okay so well I have well and truly caught the Lush bug and decided to stray from my usual Butterball and try a new form of ballistic. The very attentive staff in Lush directed me towards the Keep It Fluffy ballistic, not a huge change from what I love but different enough to give me something new to try and write about.

            Keep it Fluffy hasn't been around that long it was created in 2010, and comes in two colours purple and orange. I purchased the purple so this is what my review is based on.
            Appearance

            The Keep It Fluffy bath ballistic is one of the slightly smaller ballistics weighing in at 95g. The ballistic is in the standard sphere form with either a purpley/mauve colour or a sherbert orange colour swirled with white.

            ***Let the ballistic see the bath!***

            So, this is when all the fun happens, when placed in the water I found that this ballistic was particularly fizzy, and certainly took a lot longer than Butterball to fizz down, taking a good five to ten minutes. I love watching the ballistic fizz away as the mauve colour gives way to the white and more mauve again. After the ballistic had fizzed down I was left with a wonderfully coloured mauve tub, very Spring 2011, Lush were clearly ahead of the fashion. This is a ballistic so is not designed to produce bubbles, but I was left with a thin white foam near the edges of the bath.
            A Fluffy Smell?

            When I think of fluffy I personally think of something quite girly, sweet, and candy like; marshmallows, cakes and things. I think this is a bit of a more grown up fluffy it is still sweet, but with a more sensual floral note due to the presence of the jasmine. I will discuss the notes in this ballistic each in turn:

            *Jasmine - By far the most dominant note in this ballistic is jasmine. Jasmine has been used in perfume for centuries, and is associated with a very exotic and expensive floral aroma. I am not big into florals, particularly white florals, but jasmine I have always liked, I think it is the least old lady out of the white florals. As far as florals go in this ballistic, it is a bit of a sensual smell, but without being too provocative.
            *Vanilla - Who doesn't like vanilla? It reminds me of making cakes, Mr. Whippy ice creams and vanilla milkshakes. All of the stuff that my diet probably shouldn't consist of. The vanilla in this ballistic is dominated by the jasmine in my opinion, but is there to provide a creamy note to take the edge off the florals. It is also meant to be a man's favourite note on woman. This is so far making Keep It Fluffy a bit of a guy pleaser.

            * Ylang-Ylang Oil - The addition of the ylang-ylang oil, another floral, adds another feminine edge to the perfume. If you are wondering what it smells like it is one of the big florals in Chanel No. 5 and has an oriental vibe to it, so it blends well with the jasmine. Some believe ylang-ylang is an aphrodisiac, whoever created this bath bomb was clearly trying to seduce someone at the time. It is also believed to have calming properties including lowering blood pressure and to slow down a fast breathing rate. Ylang-ylang oil is used in this ballistic to soften the skin. My skin certainly felt softer after stepping out of the bath, but certainly not as soft as the cocoa butter in Butterball makes my skin. Due to the skin softening properties I didn't moisturise after I got out of the bath, like I do with Butterball, however I did find that I needed to moisturise the morning after, unlike Butterball.
            *Lemongrass Oil - I honestly can't smell this, and if this herby smell is meant to be present it really doesn't show. It is more likely used as lemongrass oil, is a good natural preservative.

            This scent isn't the strongest of the scents that I have had from a Lush ballistic, but I did find the scent remained on my skin for approximately four hours, and my bathroom still smelt of the jasmine the next morning. Neither did this ballistic leave a tide mark round the edge of the bath like Butterball, so softening the skin without the extra clear up afterwards.

            ***A Cautionary Note***

            Watch when getting in and out of the bath with this ballistic and other Lush products, I find the water becomes more slippy compared to the normal bubble bath I would purchase in the supermarket. This can mean getting into the bath is a little treacherous, so I would plan your exit route carefully.

            ***Price and Availability***

            This ballistic is part of the permanent line at Lush and so is widely available. Currently Lush have the Bathtime Favourites gift in a limited edition tin for £29.95 the orange version of Keep It Fluffy and loads of other ballistics are also in there. It is priced at £2.30, making it one of the more affordable bath ballistics.

            ***Overall***

            I found this a nice change to my beloved Butterball, but Keep It Fluffy didn't seduce me into dumping my Butterball. So I give Keep It Fluffy four stars.

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              18.01.2011 17:14
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              nice enough for four stars but not special enough for five

              I received a Lush Keep it Fluffy bath bomb as part of a gift set last year. I was pleased to receive this particular product as it was one I hadn't tried before and I love trying out new bath products - especially when they come from Lush!

              Keep it Fluffy was first a perfume which was sold by Lush's now defunct sister company, B. The fragrance was incorporated into a bath bomb, and unusually this is sold in two colour options - purple and orange. I have checked the ingredients list on the Lush website and as far as I can see they both contain the same ingredients, so it seems the colour has no bearing on the fragrance. I got the purple one, which is the one I would have chosen myself, just because it's a bit more feminine than orange.

              The bath bomb contains vanilla, jasmine, ylang ylang oil and lemongrass oil, which I can assure you is a combination that smells as good as it sounds! The scent of this product is gorgeous - very sweet and very feminine. I can smell the jasmine and the vanilla predominantly, but I actually found it to be quite a subtle mix of scents, and wasn't too strong or overpowering.

              This particular bath bomb is one of the smaller ones, weighing in at 90g. As well as the purple it also has white in it to give a sort of swirly effect. When I dropped this into my bath I wasn't sure if it would colour the water or not, as the shade of purple is fairly light and obviously it had white in it too. I was pleased then, to find that it turned my bath a very soft lilac type shade. Although bath bombs don't give bubbles (I'd recommend Lush's range of bubble bars if that's what you're after) I found that this one did leave a sort of trail of white foam on the surface of the water too.

              The scent of the bath bomb was very subtle with this one, and although I could smell it, it was nowhere near as strong as I have come to expect from having used many Lush bath bombs in the past. The main change I noticed other than the colour of the water, was that I could really feel the oils in the water. I didn't think it necessarily made the water feel greasy, but it did start to become quite slippery. One positive of the product is that it has no 'bits' as although they provide a slight novelty, I'm totally over bathing with dead petals or bits of sparkly foil!

              After getting out of the bath, I was surprised to find that the scent of this product was lingering subtly on my skin. I hadn't really expected that if I'm honest, with the scent of the product being so gentle. My skin felt amazing too, very soft and hydrated, so all those oils had obviously worked well!

              A Keep it Fluffy bath bomb will cost you £2.30 and can be bought from Lush stores or at www.lush.co.uk

              Overall, I thought this was a nice enough bath bomb, but it's not one that I would go out of my way to use again. The scent was pleasant and it made for quite a relaxing bath, but there didn't seem anything particularly special about this product and I would have liked the scent to have been a bit stronger.

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              07.09.2010 12:37
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              A relaxing bath treat from Lush.

              I have used several of the bath treats available at Lush such as the bubble bars and bath melts but have stayed away from these harder 'ballistic' bath treat balls as they remind me of the old fashioned bath salts you used to get. I had imagined they would be gritty and uncomfortable to use in the water. I thought they might be like an exfoliating product rather than something I could use to relax. However, a chatty salesperson at Lush recently talked me into buying one of these 'bath ballistics' otherwise called bath bombs. She sold the ballistic as being sweet smelling and something that would make my bath water soft and fluffy.

              This ballistic comes in two varieties: orange and purple. I am reviewing the orange variety. The product is shaped like two halves of a baseball stuck together with a belted waist (so not quite precisely round). It is coloured a dusky orange and it has irregular strips of a coffee cream colour running through it. These are more obvious if you break open the bomb. Texture wise this is just like powdered chalk when dry. It's so dry and hard that it's hard to imagine it would ever melt in the bath!

              Although this is called the 'orange' bath ballistic it has no scents of orange fruit in it. Instead it is fragranced with vanilla, jasmine and ylang ylang. I would describe the scent as being like a blend of very mild floral notes and a sugary nectar. It's a sweet but not a foody aroma. It's not really a 'sexy' fragrance but more of a 'relaxing in a country garden' kind of smell. The fragrance is given more life and breath when it is caught up in the bath steam. I would describe the scent as being more suited to older women though as it is quite a sensible and gentle aroma.

              To use this ballistic you should simply throw it into your bath as the water is running. Alternatively you can attempt to crumble it up and drop it in. I found that I was able to break it into pieces despite it being quite tough and compact. You do not need to excite the water to aid the melting process. When the bath bomb enters the water it fizzes furiously and looks like some kind of lava fountain. It's a fun thing to watch. If you get in the water before it has completely fizzed away you can also feel the stream of bubbles jet rocketing over your skin and it's a bit like a spa hot tub experience! The chalky substance transforms into a foutnain of fluff and foam which colours the water peachy white. The creamy lather works it's way beneath the water and clings to your body so if you touch your skin it feels slippery and thick with a luxurious velvety layer.

              The ballistic is able to create a fragrance that fills the air and remains enchanting throughout the whole bath period. It also leaves it's scent upon your skin and you are able to smell this when you are dry. Once again, it's a pleasant flowery smell but one I associate with more mature women.

              I find the ballistic to be fun to use and it remains sizzling in the water for some time. When it melts it doesn't leave any kind of gritty salty substance in the bottom of the bath. It also doesn't leave any after scum on the sides of the bath so it's a neat little treat to use!

              Although I don't think I would buy this particular bath ballistic again because the fragrance isn't my kind of thing using this has definitely made me want to start exploring the Lush range of ballistics! At £2.25 they are somewhat expensive but you can get two or three good baths out of the products if you should choose. They will also be great for a treat before a special occasion or pick me up. I would buy this as a gift for my mum too.

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                Keep It Fluffy was originally a scent from Lush's sister shop Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful which sadly closed down earlier this year. However, Lush decided that some of the scents were much too lovely and popular to let go completely and the Keep it Fluffy ballistic was born.

                I have only had one of these ballistics and I had it in the purple colour. It is available in two colours - purple and orange. It is one of Lush's smaller ballistics - it is only 90g and it costs £2.25 and is part of Lush's permanent range.

                Scent wise, it is scented with Vanilla and Jasmine. It smelled absolutely gorgeous when I had the ballistic in my hand before putting it in the bath. The scent is very babyish. it reminds me of the times when bathing my daughter when she was baby when there was scents of baby oil, talcum powder and everything else we used around her. The Jasmine does slightly overpower the vanilla which is a shame as I am a vanilla addict. But none the less, you can smell the vanilla in there somewhere. The best way to describe the scent is as fluffy which is probably what gives the ballistic its name.

                After dropping the ballistic into the bath, I watched as it fizzed quite slowly and it turned my bath a lilac purple with a foamy residue resting on the top of the water. Not bubbles, just a foam which looked like cream. Once stepping foot in the bath, I felt water that was truely silky smooth and felt gorgeous against my skin. I used some of the the dreamy froth and washed my skin with it and my skin did feel silky smooth from doing this. It is a very moisurising ballistic. The disappointing thing is that the scent does now last that long really. The scent was about for around 5 minutes and then disappeared. It didn't linger on me nor did it linger in my bathroom. My husband said when he went into the bathroom after I had finished "Oh, didn't you use your Lush tonight?" which says it all really.

                This ballistic didn't stain the bath which was a good thing as some of Lush's ballistics do and the last thing you want to do after a relaxing bath is have to get the cleaning materials out. Though sadly, this isn't one of Lush's better ballistics.

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                Nice enough, but not one of Lush's better products

                Keep It Fluffy was one of the scents produced by Lush's sister company Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful which has now closed down. The scent was kept and made into a Lush ballistic. If you've never used them before, a bath ballistic is a solid bath product containing sodium bicarbonate and citric acid in order to make it fizz on contact with water.

                This ballistic is the smaller 90g size that Lush now does and costs £2.25. Some people like to cut them in half to get better value for money, and I often do, but I think this one is too small to get more than one use out of. It comes in two colours- lilac and pastel orange- both of which have a stripe of white through the middle, and has a gorgeous vanilla and jasmine scent.

                When placed in the water this took a few minutes to fully dissolve- a little longer than I expected for the size. I had the orange version which turned my bath a cloudy pale orange colour. There was a creamy froth on the surface and the water felt soft and silky. The scent was very relaxing and sensual although disappeared after 5 minutes or so which I found very disappointing.

                After my bath my skin felt lovely and soft, and not at all greasy. I faintly smelt of vanilla but not as much as I'd hoped considering other Lush ballistics. I was originally worried about staining after seeing the water colour and remembering that Honey Bee is particularly hard to clean up, but this wasn't a problem.

                Overall I enjoyed this ballistic, although would have preferred a longer lasting scent.

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                  A great addition to the range

                  A while ago, Lush released a new bath ballistic, Keep It Fluffy, with the same vanilla and jasmine fragrance that was in the Keep It Fluffy perfume from B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful (Lush's now-defunct sister shop). The ballistic comes in two different colours, purple and orange. The ingredients are as follows:

                  Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Cocamide DEA, Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus), Titanium Dioxide, *Citral, *Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 15510}.

                  The ballistic is suitable for vegans.

                  To be honest, I wasn't really expecting much from this ballistic. It seemed very small, and nothing special. However I liked the purple one so much that I went out and bought the orange one as well!

                  The ballistic is about the size of Butterball, with the Lush logo printed on it. It costs £2.25 which is at the lower end of the ballistic price range. It smells really lovely and refreshing in solid form. When dropped into a bath, it fizzes pleasantly and dissolves quite slowly, colouring the water a lovely shade of either pale purple or light orange, which doesn't resemble urine unlike some of the other similar-coloured ballistics I have tried!

                  The smell of the ballistic grows fainter when dropped into a bath, but it doesn't vanish completely. It provides a generally nice aroma that wafts around the bathroom and relaxes and reenergises you. The water feels really silky and soft too.

                  When I got out of the bath my skin still smelled of the fragrance, and my skin felt soft and moisturised. In general I felt really relaxed and refreshed and thoroughly enjoyed my bath on both occasions!

                  Overall I think this is a lovely little ballistic. My personal preference is for the purple one, but that's just my opinion and I recommend giving them both a try. A nice little addition to the Lush range!

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                    21.04.2010 18:24
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                    Lush Keep it Fluffy

                    Description: Manufacturer: Lush / Type: bath ballistic.


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                    I should start this review by explaining that the previous items in this category are actually soap, but the review I am writing is for a new bath ballistic from Lush, also called Keep it Fluffy. I am sorry if there is any confusion re this and wanted to make it clear from the beginning. The Keep it Fluffy fragrance is from the Lush B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful range.

                    If you are not familiar with Lush, then you may think that they are not cheap, and that you can buy similar products for less. This is true but the prices do represent the quality of the products. Lush make hand made cosmetics from only natural ingredients, they never test on animals and ensure that they only use suppliers who don't either. They also support loads of charities and projects worldwide, details of which can be found on their website, along with products and ingredients.

                    You can shop online and also locate your nearest shop if you are unsure where to find them. Orders placed online arrive within a few days and are packaged in popcorn which is kinder to the environment. You can also shop from the Lush Retro range online which is a selection of previously discontinued products which are now available again to buy, but only online. Well worth checking if you are mourning the loss of an old favourite!

                    Anyone who has read any of my earlier reviews (thanks so much, I really appreciate all reads, rates and comments!) will probably already know that I am a little bit addicted to Lush! I love their products and whenever they release new ones (which is regularly, meaning there is plenty to choose from, check their website for details of new products) I am keen to try them. This bath ballistic is new and extremely cute looking, they come in orange or violet colours with a white circle all around it, making them look like little planets.

                    In case you have never tried a Bath Ballistics, they are based on the same idea as bath bombs and are a solid ball shaped mass of bath salts. To use, simply run a warm bath then drop them in and watch them go crazy, fizzing their way round in the water for ages, releasing their fab scent and colour. They will then soften and scent the water until eventually they have dissolved leaving the water and the bathroom smelling delicious.

                    A 90g ballistic will cost you £2.25 and is suitable for vegans.

                    The fragrance of this ballistic is delicious, it is a heady combination of vanilla, jasmine and ylang ylang which makes it seem soothing and yet uplifting. I really didn't want to get out of the bath when I was using this ballistic as it was such a great fragrance.

                    When I finally did drag myself out, my skin felt deliciously soft and pampered, and despite being sensitive, I had no irritation after use. I really liked this new bath ballistic and will definitely be buying it again. The fragrance was really great and lasted well on my skin after drying - and I could smell it in the bathroom hours afterwards, a definite treat from Lush!


                    Ingredients are as follows;

                    Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Cocamide DEA, Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus), Titanium Dioxide, *Citral, *Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 15510}


                    *Occurs naturally in essential oils

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