“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Melt „
One of my new year's resolutions has been to make a little bit more time for myself whether that is taking an hour or two to get a coffee and read the paper or to take an hour on an evening and take a lovely warm bath and relax. Of course the latter is one I get to be able to use my lovely Lush products which I seem to have amassed over the years and I am still working my way through them. I do seem to only use them when I have the time when I can truly appreciate them and Saturday just gone was one of those times.
My Lush collection is quite large and deciding what item to use was quite a debate. I ended up using a now discontinued item which is Lush's Mrs Whippy Bath Ballistic. As stated Mrs Whippy has since been discontinued despite being a very popular ballistic and is therefore no longer available through Lush although EBay may be the best choice.
"Stop! Mind that child. They may be trying to steal your strawberry ice cream bath."
"Mrs Whippy is a goddess and she puts her husband to shame. She creates a milky strawberry ice cream bath that softens your whole body. It transforms your bath into a creamy, frothy delight."
Lush's Mrs Whippy is classed as a bath ballistic although I find it's consistency compared to other bath ballistics is not as powdery as it does seem a lot softer almost like a bubble bar. You cannot mistake it's appearance though as each one is cream in colour which has been cleverly swirled to give the resemblance of a Mr Whippy ice cream and it has been completed with a generous helping of pink, strawberry sprinkles. It is undoubtedly incredibly girly and one of the prettiest ballistics.
Mrs Whippy has a beautiful strawberry milkshake type scent which is not a typical synthetic fragrance at all and isn't overly sweet so although it is very noticeable it is incredibly light but will linger on your skin after your bath reminding you it is still there. The fragrance was specifically designed by it's creator 'Simon' who didn't want a typical strawberry smell. The ingredients he used were formulated to give a creaminess to the base of the scent with berry notes over the top to create a deeper scent rather than a typical clichéd scent.
Mrs Whippy is not your average ballistic and in it's soft consistency contains a combination of tapioca flour and soya milk which is meant to give the bath water a soft, creamy feel to it which will of course help nourish your skin. In addition to these ingredients Lush also include tonka, cocoa absolute, almond essential oil and buchu which add to the strawberry milkshake scent making it a bit more grown up whilst helping to soften the skin all at the same time.
It was a little sad to know that I wasn't going to be replacing my Mrs Whippy any time soon and I did feel a little hesitant when I popped her into my bath and listened to her pink popping candy fizzle away before me until she had completely disappeared. However, one thing I did notice that as soon as she had started to dissolve she left a trail of quite dark brown colouring which until the bath had reached a quarter full did look like muddy water. A slight disappointment but after returning to a nearly full bath I was relieved to see that this muddy brown colour had evolved into a soft, milky pink shade which reminded me almost of the colour of pink lemonade just without the fizz!
The first thing I noticed when I got into the bath was how soft the water was. I often expect when using bath ballistics that there won't be bubbles and the water won't have that lovely softness to it. Mrs Whippy is the exception. She provides a mountain of white frothy bubbles together with water that is velvety soft and you do notice that your skin almost has been covered in this creaminess and the skin does feel silky soft even when submerged in water. Added to this is that lovely strawberry aroma which is actually quite soothing as well as making you have cravings for something sweet!
Post bath and my skin is lovely and smooth and although it does need a layer of lotion the essential oils as well as the tapioca flour and soya milk have clearly been at work. Obviously it won't tackle dry skin so don't expect to get out of the bath with incredibly nourished skin as it isn't really meant to that, it is instead there to help your skin rather than dry it out even more. The milkshake fragrance does linger on your skin although it is quite subtle so won't interfere with perfume and will just disappear over time.
I really have no complaints with Mrs Whippy as she is a bath ballistic I really do like as she does provide a better bath than most of bath ballistics and it is a real shame that she is no longer a current item for Lush as it would be something I'd constantly buy. If you can get your hands on one then do so as she is a calorie free treat and deserves a lot of credit! I would love to award 10 stars for this ballistic but can only award 5 but it certainly is well worth it!
== Product Information ==
Price: Was £2.95
Ingredients: Ingredients Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk Powder (Glycine soja), Tapioca Flour, Perfume, Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sugar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma cacao), Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Almond Essential Oil (Prunus dulcis), Buchu Oil (Barosma betulina), Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Methyl Ionone, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45410.
I bought this when I went down to Leicester this weekend, as they had a huge Lush shop and I couldn't resist buying loads of new goodies to try out. This was £2.55 and it weighs 90 grams. It is a bath ballistic which is basically a bath bomb. It is designed to look like the top of a 99p ice cream with bright neon pink sprinkles on the top which I find adorable and it reminds me of my childhood! It is creamy pale oatmeal colour with creamy white undertones. It is not a round ballistic and is flat at the bottom. The packaging is minimal and mine came in a Lush paper bag which is recycable. The texture of this bath bomb is quite rough, a little crumbly and very uneven.
This smells so much like the Lush porridge soap, with a strong sweet smell of strawberries mixed in - it smells lovely but it definetly is more of a feminine smell. It is described as a slow dissolving bath ballistic and it definetly is. It took around 10 minutes to dissolve which is absolutely amazing compared to the other bath ballistics. My baths are usually around 30 minutes so I got to enjoy the bath ballistic however if you only have short baths I would be aware of the time it takes to fully dissolve - there is no point in bathing in it until it is fully dissolved as you will not get the full experience or the benefits of using it as it has powdered soya milk in the middle which is not released until it is fully dissolved. I like bathing in it as it dissolves though as it contains small grains of body butter.
I used this the same way that I use my other ballistics and just dropped it into my warm bath. Because it is a flat bath ballistic it bobbed around a bit. It didn't bubble or fizz as much as the other ballistics. It looked like a mixture of a bath melt and a bath ballistic - where it fizzed there was foamy white and pink stuff melting out of the bath ballistic which looked really pretty and it reminded me of the Lush marshmellow melt. The bubbles that it releases are soft and silky and look and feel really luxurious. When it's been fizzing for around 5 minutes it reveals a neon pink centre which I loved.
Despite how milky and soft it turned the water, it wasn't particularry moisturizing as Lush claim it to be which was a bit of a let down. It made my skin feel soft but it also left an oily sort of layer and when I got dried off and dressed the soft feeling didn't stay. It also turned the water a murky white colour which I didn't particullary like however there was pink streaks in there too which made it look a little bit prettier. It was murky to the point where I couldn't see my legs or feet through the water though which I didn't like. It didn't make my bath slippy which is important for me as I have a shower head above my bath and i'm paranoid of slipping so that's a plus side. It rinsed out of the bath easily and the pink colouring didn't stain. Overall this is a bargain at £2.55 considering the longevity, the pleasant smell and how silky soft it made my skin feel, despite it not been a long lasting effect. I would definetly reccomend this as it's good value and it is also a 100% cruelty free product as Lush do not test on animals.
I don't really use to many products from Lush I mainly buy them from the body shop. Mrs Wippy is one of Lush's more irregualr shaped Ballistics which I found was quite abit of a problem when buying online, I've found this ballistic three times online as there isn't a lush store anywhere near where I live, the first time it arrived broken but I did still use it as I thought it would sort of have the same affect, so I though't Id get it again because its really cheap anyway, but again I had the same problem, but the third time it actually stayed intact. I think that if it wasn't such a fragile shape and that it looked more like the 'lush xmas puds' nice and round it would of been okay all three times and i'd of proberble bought more than I did, this came out late last year but I have seen that you can still find it for sale on the Lush websites. This like all their other products are suitable for vegetariens and vegans.
Lush say: Although she looks shamefully like a whipped strawberry meringue, Mrs. Whippy would be none too pleased if you took a bite! Instead, drop her in your bath water to fill your tub with delectable strawberry ice cream-scented foam. Mrs. Whippy is a bit slow at fizzing, so she's best for long, indulgent soaks. Mrs. Whippy has powdered soya milk in the middle, so the water becomes extra softened when the Bath Bomb fizzes down to the centre. It's a milk bath like Cleopatra used to have and it's great for comforting the skin after frolicking outdoors. Jack Constantine created this one for his wife; he wanted a soothing, creamy bath that would relax her and leave her skin as soft as a vegan alternative to silk. Just don't tell Mr. Whippy! Ingredients Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk Powder (Glycine soja), Tapioca Flour, Perfume, Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sugar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma cacao), Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Almond Essential Oil (Prunus dulcis), Buchu Oil (Barosma betulina), Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Methyl Ionone, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45410.
Lush promote very much they do not test on animals and only buy ingredients that are not tested on animals an dhave no ingredients from them either, all their packaging is 100% recyclable and comes in popcorn and cardboard, I do feel however if this product did have more packaging around the actually product it would not of broke.
Mrs Whippy is designed to look like an ice cream making it look good enough to eat, but don't because i'm sure it doesn't taste as good as it looks! This has sparkly pink and orange peices in the strawberry swirl topping. As soon as you get close to opening the packaging you can smell the sweet strawberry yoghurt flavour, it reminds me of when I was younger going to buy sweets and getting the strawberry shoelaces, this is about the same size as your fist, Mrs Whippy is quite slow at fizzing up in the bath and I found that I was almost done in the bath by the time it got to the soft powdery milky centre which is supposed to soften up the water but I had gotton out by then! and pretty much each time aswell, so If your going to have a bath for less than an hour, don't bother using this untill you're only going in for a relax.
The smell is really long lasting on your skin will last all da and night and I could even smell it in the morning, smells kind of musky with hints of strawberry. The expiry date on most ballistics is quite long so don't worry about stocking up and then they go out of date.
The price is really good for this it only comes in 90g and from Lush's website it's only £2.95 but i'm sure if you did some shopping around you could find it cheaper on ebay as Lush's postage is about £4.
I was in my LUSH store after hearing they had brought out all these new ballistics which have little pieces of bubble bar in them too and I wanted to try them out straight away! However, I was slightly disappointed with the fragrance of this ballistic in particular. Nevertheless, I thought that if I brought it and tried it at home, then the fragrance of that product would soon reveal itself. This has been the case for many others I have tried in the past and the reason behind this is because because all the scents in the store are mixing together and you don't really get an accurate first whiff of the product itself, until actually purchasing it and trying it out.
I did like the appearance of this product, despite the fragrance. It was a creamy white colour with a "whipped" top, covered in neon, sugar pink sprinkles to imitate a whipped ice cream with strawberry sauce, which is the inspiration for this product. This is a vegan product and you can either purchase it online or in store. Personally, the price is not very reasonable at all. This is because this is a smaller than usual ballistic and it is priced at £2.55, which is a little less than the average price of a larger sized ballistic. This ballistic weighs only 90g, compared to the others which weigh in at about 200g. So now you can see, that despite it being more than half the weight of a larger ballistic (which is more value for money) it is still charged at a similar price. Not very good value for money. However, this ballistic is a little novelty, considering it's "whipped" shape, designed to look like a mini ice cream.
When I came round to using this product, I very reluctantly plopped it into my bath because of the distasteful smell. I don't understand why this is such a highly rated product, not only considering its lack of value for money, but also because it smells disgusting. I usually love the sweet smelling products, but definitely not this one! Anyway, when it made contact with the water, it started to melt away slowly and calmly into a creamy foam, rather then a frantically fizzing explosion. The top separates from the bottom, which is a bright pink colour, whereas the "whipped" topping is now white in colour, no longer possessing it's "strawberry sauce." The plain bath water transforms into a creamy, pink, swirling froth, which feels very softening and luxurious, leaving my skin instantly nourished and soft, caressing my body in a gentle, silky, milky blanket. If only the smell was a little bit better...
Altogether, the experience this ballistic offered was a very nice one at that. I just wish the fragrance was a little bit better.
Lush Mrs Whippy Bath Ballistic is another of the bath ballistics that caught my eye at the Lush shop last week, I love the bath ballistics and whenever we go out to the shopping centre in Merry Hill near Birmingham I drag my husband into the Lush shop.
This is so he can treat me to a bath ballistic and I always try something new that catches my eye, this time it was this Lush Mrs Whippy Bath Ballistic which only cost £2.50.
I think this is a great price to pay for a nice hot pampering bath product, which is indulgent and looks really eye catching, like the top of a ice cream 99 without the flake.
It smells of stawberries and ice cream which fills the bathroom as it swirls and melts into the hot bath water.
This is a lovely smelling ballistic with swirls of red through the white ballistic and sprinkled with tiny little pink bits on top .
The bath ballistic has to be placed in the water and immediately starts to foam a lot. Most ballistics fizz but this foams which gives it the added extra appeal.
I love this bath balistic as it's one scent that I like and altough the foaming of the ballistic doesn't last long the hot bath feels good with this as it softens the water and scents the room.
The scent doesn't linger on the skin long after use but you can smell it for a little while after the bath.
I will be buying this again as I enjoyed the pampering of the product and the scent, so although it didn't fizz with the usually petals or flowers or glitter that lush sometimes like to surprise us with in their bath ballistics I did like the design and presentation of it and the smell of it, so it gets my 8 out of 10 vote.
The Mrs Whippy bath ballistic is described by Lush as a strawberry ice cream bath and a skin softener and that was all that was needed to me to buy not one but 2 of these bath ballistics. It is one of Lush's newer products and will hopefully be around to stay.
The Mrs Whippy bath ballistic looks very similar to a Mr Whippy ice cream without the cone (obviously, hence the name Mrs Whippy!). It is white with pink bits sprinkled on the top and is a fairy large bath ballistic, despite being only 90g in weight.
This ballistic smells like strawberries & ice cream and totally delicious. This scent faded slightly once in the bath, but that didn't matter too much.
As is the usual course with a Lush bath ballistic, I ran my bath and dropped in Mrs Whippy. She/it popped back up to the surface and totally surprised me. Instead of fizzing to life, Mrs Whippy started foaming. I've never seen a bath ballistic do that before. It also floated around the bath a bit (powered by it's foaming action), rather than stopping in one place. The longer it foamed for the more active it got, producing more form and ever fizzing too. It released it's soya milk powder (held in the middle of the ballistic) to help soften the water.
The bath water turned pink & cloudy and the foam was pink and white. It wasn't foam like bubble bath foam, but more of a thin soft foam, but it was lovely anyway. The foam didn't last a long time, but that didn't matter much to me as it had already done it's job. The water felt lovely and soft, and I could smell the faint scent of the bath ballistic.
So will I be buying more of these Mrs Whippy bath ballistics by Lush? Most definitely! It left my skin feeling lovely and soft after my bath.
I used my Body Shop Strawberry Soap with this, but I think Lush's Rock Star soap would also be suited to use with Mrs Whippy.
The Mrs Whippy bath ballistic can be found in Lush high street stores around the UK, as well as on their website (www.lush.co.uk). It retails for £2.50, which might seem expensive for use in just one bath, but it's well worth the treat, believe me! I'll definitely be stocking up on some more of these in my next Lush order.
I recently purchased a 'Mrs. Whippy' from Lush. It's a relatively new ballistic, which only came into their stores a few months ago. It costs £2.50 for a 90g ballistic and can be bought from any Lush store, Lush online and Lush mail order. This is about the average price for a Lush ballistic, but does seem expensive for a product aimed as a single use ballistic.
Mrs. Whippy is very much an ice cream inspired product. It is shaped like the ice cream would be on top of a Mr. Whippy ice cream cone. It is white in colour, with fluorescent pink sprinkles on top of it. It has a sweet smell, much like ice cream and sweeties, mainly due to the Tonka Absolute it contains - but also creamy, which stops it from being so over powering and sickly.
To use a Mrs. Whippy you simply drop it into a pre-run bath. It will then fizz away in the water and reveal it's inner layer of pink, and it should in theory almost create a pattern in the water as it fizzes and bobs around. This ballistic does create a small amount of frothy bubbles, which makes it a little more interesting than the average ballistic, but these bubbles aren't particularly strong and don't last for very long, instead my bubbles turned to a soapy foam on top of the water.
The problem I had with Mrs. Whippy was that it was so delicate! I purchased more than one and it broke so easily. The outer white shell just crumbled away from the pink inner section. Although I think that Lush may be working on this, I think that this ballistic is just particularly delicate and you must be prepared to take extra care when storing it!
The scent of Mrs. Whippy is very nice, and it wafts around the bathroom once it's placed in the bath. It does tend to fade as the bath goes on, but I think that's common with most ballistic type products which don't have an overly strong scent. The water turns a slight pink colour when Mrs. Whippy is in the bath, but that colour change isn't very dramatic at all and more a creamy, cloudy colour.
I did enjoy this ballistic, but I didn't find it particularly great value for just the one bath. It was also extremely delicate and I would have liked for it to be a little tougher and easier to store. I'm going to give it 3 stars.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk Powder (Glycine soja), Tapioca Flour, Perfume, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Fairtrade Sugar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma cacao), Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Almond Essential Oil (Prunus dulcis), Buchu Oil (Barosma betulina), Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45410 (* = Occurs naturally in essential oils)
My most recent purchase from the body cosmetic store Lush was this curious bath treat which the firm call a 'Mrs Whippy'. It gets it's name from the fact that it's designed to look like a soft whirled ice-cream with a strawberry sauce topping.
The product looks absolutely delicious, very girly and so cute. It caught my eye in store because it looks like a high quality cup-cake. It has a large muffin like base with the ice-cream style whirl whipped up on top like a buttercream topping. It's main colour is white with hints of amber or vanilla ice-cream blotches throughout. The top has a sprinkling of cerise pink colouring and a smattering of magenta crystals in a spiral.
The fragrance of the product is lovely, very feminine and yummy. It's a faint strawberry yoghurt smell combined with a more musky, heavily perfumed aroma that is a bit like burnt wood or incense sticks. When the fragrances are released into the bath water and steam the more delicate notes seem to come out. These are mildly fruity and remind me of Strawberry Shortcake dolls, strawberry shoelaces, vanilla pods, the rubbery smell of 1980's My Little Pony's, sherbert dips, shortbread, fudge, dried flowers and marshmallows. I should say that the overall fragrances are quite mild though and have a realxing effect rather than an invigorating one. It's a product I think would appeal to women more than men and I think teenagers would adore the youth-inspired fragrances.
The product is called a bath ballistic but it looks like it's designed more like Lush's bubble bars. The outer 'skin' of the product is quite soft, feathery and crumbly as per the bubble bars. I was really surprised when I picked this out of the bag though and the entire base just fell off - revealing a hard half-ball shape inside. There is infact a dense pink coloured poweder semi-circle contained within the Mrs Whippy. It has the tougher, more compact texture that is similar to Lush's other ball shaped bath ballistics.
When my Mrs Whippy fell into my bathtub I noticed that whilst the outer creamy bits melted away and foamed up the inner bright pink half-ball went into a fizzing motion and whizzed around doing it's own dance! The water of my bath went a variety of colours - from white to vanilla and finally to a pink milkshake colour. Parts of the Mrs Whippy floated like fluff balls on the surface as though I'd thrown spoonfuls of clotted cream ice-cream into the water.
The Mrs Whippy creates a few medium sized bubbles but they are odd-shaped and look very slippy and almost greasy. These linger for quite a long time. What I noticed immediately was how soft the water becomes. It is incredible to feel just how silky the water turns and it made me want to keep splashing myself to feel the transformation of my skin from normal to velvety as the water ran over my flesh.
The Mrs Whippy contains special ingredients intended to create this special softening effect. There is a quantity of soya milk powder in it's make-up. Apparantly, milk baths have been a special moisturising treat for women for centuries. It also contains almond oil and Buchu oil which will soak into the skin and leave it more moist and replenished.
Using this bath ballistic made me want to stay in the bathtub for ages and I really loved the dainty, girly scents and the sensation of the ultra-smooth water. The way my skin felt afterwards was beautiful and made me feel really clean, refreshed and as if I'd really pampered myself.
My problems with the Mrs Whippy concern the fact that it doesn't seem to be that well constructed. Mine fell apart as soon as I touched it and the fact that it has this inner more compact ballistic means you can't get more than one bath out of it. You just can't crumble the inner section and since the two parts work in tandem you have to use all at once.
The Mrs Whippy costs £2.50 and I think I got my money's worth though as I really, really enjoyed my bath! I'd definitely buy one again although only as a special treat for myself since I would be purchasing realising that I could only get the one special bathtime experience out of it unlike so many other of Lush's ballistics or bubble bars which you can divide into pieces.
See the product description at the website:
Lush is a beauty company who take pride in offering body treats which use natural ingredients and are not tested on animals.Their range of products is extensive with various bath, body and skincare goodies to name a few.
~~~Product and Range~~~
Lush offer a range of Bath Ballistics which are essentially bath bombs. Ballistics are designed to be thrown into your running bath to explode into a frenzy of fizzy bubbles. The Ballistics range offers many options from your standard round ballistics such as Butterball and Honeybee or more unusual shaped ballistics such as Titsy Totsy or Vanilla Fountain.
Mrs Whippy is one of the irregular shaped ballistics and is fairly new to the collection. It has been created to smell like strawberry icecream and contains soya milk to create a milky effect in your bath. This helps to soften your skin. It contains Tonka Absolute which adds a creamy, sweet blend into the ballistic.
Mrs Whippy is suitable for vegans!
Mrs Whippy is substantially smaller than the majority of ballistics available. It is shaped to resemble whipped icecream on top of a cone. Its exterior is mainly bright white with a drizzle of bright pink to resemble the icecream topping! Yummy!
Mrs Whippy comes simply packaged in a yellow, paper bag with a directions for use label attatched onto the top of it.
Start by running hot water into your bath. Toss in the ballistic and let it fizzle away. If any noticeable bits remain on the surface, use your hand to swish them apart. Jump in and take some time out with Mrs Whippy...saucy!!!
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk Powder (Glycine soja), Tapioca Flour, Perfume, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Fairtrade Sugar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma cacao), Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Almond Essential Oil (Prunus dulcis), Buchu Oil (Barosma betulina), Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45410
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
~~~Availability and Price~~~
Mrs Whippy can be purchased in Lush stores or online at www.lush.co.uk. It weighs in at 90g and costs £2.50.
Another Lush review..I think I am becoming addicted! I recently found myself inside a Lush store and as I don't have one locally, I decided to stock up on a few treats. The reason behind me choosing Mrs Whippy was down to some gorgeous reviews I had read on it..that is my excuse and I am sticking with it so just go with it! If I hadn't read these reviews, chances are it would have still appealed to me as I feel it is certainly the prettiest ballistic in Lush!
I am not overly fond of bath bombs or ballistics but wanted to give this one a try. I paid my £2.50..rather grudgingly I may add considering this is a one use thing! By the time I got home and opened up my bag of goodies, this one wasn't intact. I can understand that Lush want to reduce packaging and that this would end up in pieces anyway but it just didn't look as pretty in several parts! The topping was intact but the white casing around the bottom had crumbled off to reveal a beautiful, pink interior.
The initial scent of Mrs Whippy was strong and sweet. I ran my bath and once it was shallow, I started to drop in the numerous pieces. The 2 large pieces (the topping and the pink bit) were the most impressive and rather than shooting off around the bath, gently fizzled whilst bobbing around. The smaller crumbs were less inclined to fizzle but softened enough for me to swish them around and eventually disintergrate. The ballistic was left to its own accord as I went to get my towels and on my return, proved to be a gorgeous sight for my eyes and a delight for my nose.
My bath water had turned a strong, pink shade and was laced with an impressive layer of foamy bubbles. Whilst the bubbles were mainly white, a thin layer of bright pink swept across the top like icing on a girly cake! I couldn't wait to jump in and relax with my weekly magazine and oh boy did I enjoy it! The sweet, aroma of what I can only describe as strawberry milkshake surround me. I don't think it is particularly icecream scented as it has a powdery tone blending in with a creamy, strawberry scent. It was just right and any stronger could have proved to be rather sickly.
The water was extra soft and softer than I have ever experienced with a product of this nature. It was smooth and no gritty bits remained on the surface of the bath. Whilst the layer of bubbles floated down to the taps, I eased some up and allowed their light, creaminess to cover my body allowing it to feel pampered beyond belief. The gorgeous pink water was soft against my dry skin and felt quite milky like I had added something silk like to it. As I relaxed, I could gently run my foot up my leg as it was so silky soft and even done my legs in the bath without the need for foam.
The bubbles remained for around 15mins before blending in with the water. The intense pinkness of the water slowly became lighter but was still baby pink by the time I dragged myself out the bath. I let the water run away but hated doing so as it was so cute and girly! There was a very light, powdery trace around the edge of the bath but it showered away easily.
Once I had dried off, the results of Mrs Whippy were noticeable. Not only was my skin touchably soft, the dry areas around my elbows and knees were improved. The softness was evident on my skin for several hours and I felt thoroughly clean and freshened up like I had a shower but with the indulgent experience of a bath. The soft, powdery milkshake scent remained on my skin for a wonderful few hours and was sweet with a creamy blend. It slowly faded and after a while, was only noticeable up close.
For £2.50 this wasn't cheap but for a once in a blue moon treat, it was money well spent. It is an indulgent treat that softened my skin and was gorgeous to bathe in. Next time I am in Lush, Mrs Whippy will come home with me again and I promise to keep her safe and secure til she reaches my bathroom..then its time to getting whipping!!!
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. The Mrs Whippy ballistic bath bomb is available from Lush stores on the high street, or online at www.lush.co.uk and costs £2.50 for 90g.
Lush say: "Strawberry ice cream bath. There is soya milk in the middle, so the water becomes extra softened when the ballistic fizzes down to the centre. It's a milk bath like Cleopatra used to have, and it's great for soothing skin after intense sunshine. Mrs. Whippy fizzes slowly, giving you a long-lasting soak and smooth skin."
Mrs Whippy is one of four new bath bombs released for Summer 2010. It has a really cute appearance, and is shaped to look like a scoop of vanilla ice cream with sauce sprinkle on top. It smells truly wonderful, and I loved it as soon as I picked it up in the shop. The description of strawberry milkshake suits it perfectly, it is a sweet strawberry scent with a creamy vanilla note that smells just like a yummy milkshake! In my opinion this one looks the nicest out of the new releases, and was the one I decided to try out first.
To use, you simply put it into a hot bath and let it dissolve into the water. This bath bomb has a different make-up to other Lush bath bombs, as it has a fizzy ballistic core, with a soft foaming outer shell. The outside of the bath bomb is white and foams away gently leaving a frothy white film on the surface of the bath. The centre of the bath bomb is pink and contains your usual bath bomb ingredients so it has a strong fizzing reaction and releases a nice pink colour to the bath water. I love the pretty colourful look that bath bombs create in your bath water, and this one turned the water opaque almost straight away, and was a pale creamy shade of pink that was very nice and girly. I think because of the outer layer being made of a different substance, it took some time for the ballistic to fully dissolve, and in the end I was left with a few white lumps floating around that were left behind, so I had to crumble them up with my hands instead.
I found that the smell weakens as the bomb is dissolved in the water and you are left with a softer scent than when it is dry and more noticeably scented. However, although I didn't really notice the scent while I was bathing (maybe I had become used to it and stopped noticing the smell) after I got out of the bath and dried off I was pleased to discover that the gorgeous strawberry scent was lingering on my skin, and lasted for some while afterwards.
As I stepped into the bath my legs instantly started to soak up the moisturising oils and I could feel my skin becoming softer almost straight away as I was soaking. I always use Lush bath products when I'm having a bath and need to shave my leg as they really seem to work the moisture back into my skin. I used to suffer with shaving rashes and bumpy dry skin after shaving, but this really pampered my skin and made it feel lovely and smooth. Mrs Whippy looks like a fun novelty treat, but it has some special ingredients that help to nourish and protect your skin. The soya milk powder is gentle but provides essential hydration and leaves skin feeling silky and gorgeous!
This was a lovely treat to use in the bath, and afterwards my skin felt lovely. I was pleased with how effectively it worked on my skin and the smell was very pleasing. I felt a bit under-whelmed by the foaming outer layer, and would have preferred if it just dissolved quickly like a normal bath bomb, but it does feel nice and creamy and looks the part if they are going for a strawberry ice cream bath product. I would recommend this to other Lush fans, and looks forward to trying the other newly released bath bombs.
If you like this ballistic you may also like these other similar Lush products:
+ Strawberry Feels Forever massage bar
+ Yummy Yummy Yummy shower gel
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk Powder, Tapioca Flour, Perfume, Cream of Tartar, Fairtrade Sugar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoa Absolute, Tonka Absolute, Almond Essential Oil, Buchu Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45410
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing - keep your beauty cruelty free!
When the latest copy of the Lush Times was posted through my door a few weeks ago this is the fist product that caught my eye and the main reason why I popped into Lush in the first place. This "Mrs Whippy" is part of the newest range Lush has bought out and the first one I tried from the new range and I have to say if all the newer products are as fantastic as this one Ill be buying many more in he future as I think this one of the best and nicest products Ive ever tried from Lush - and that's from the whole range!
Price: £2.50 - 90g bar
Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk
Type: Bath Melt - said to turn your water into a milk like substance - Cleopatra eat your heart out! This bath melt is also 100% suitable for vegans.
There's no doubt about it this is a very cute and very girly bath melt. It looks just like a scoop of cream or a dollop of whipped cream with strawberry all over the top and it does look good enough to eat - although I wouldn't recommend it. The melt is quite small but Id say you could get at least 2 baths out of one although I did use the whole melt in my bath just to get the full effects.
To use this melt you simply pop it into the bath when you water is already ran or crumble it under the tap whilst its running - it doesn't matter how you do it to be honest as you get the same effects regardless. This particular one goes fizzing around on the top and turns the water a very pink milky shade so its like your bathing in strawberry milkshake and definitely one for the girly girls! There's also a pink surprise in the middle of the melt which makes the scent of strawberries even stronger and the water even pinker - both brilliant things in my opinion.
The smell of this I think is one of the nicest Ive ever had from Lush and that is saying something. This one smells incredibly fruity due to the strawberries and has a lovey scent of vanilla and cocoa butter running through it - it smells good enough to eat as well and this scent lasted on my skin for hour afterwards and made my whole house smell lovely - Id recommend it on scent alone.
But not only does this smell amazing it does wonders on your skin. Due to the really milky texture of the water this feels instantly luxurious and your skin feels nourished straight away so much so I don't even need to apply extra moisturiser after Iv used this because my skin feels super soft and smooth already and it stays feeling that way for a really long time. Mrs Whippy is one of the best products Ive tried from Lush and one I will be going back to buy loads of next time I'm in town - and I urge you to do the same.
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The Mrs Whippy ballistic is one of Lush's newest arrivals and I must say I was pretty excited about it. Now the name probably gives it away but this ballistic is based upon the popular ice cream van ice cream Mr Whippy. Lush is presenting you with his beloved wife with strawberry sauce on top! It costs £2.50 and is it one of the smaller Lush ballistics at 90g.
The ballistic itself is just like looking at the ice cream on top of a cone. It is white in colour and swirly in shape. It has a sprinkle of bring pink powder on the lines of the swirls which gives the impression of strawberry sauce. It is nice and summer looking. It reminds me of eating ice creams at the seaside.
The ballistic's ingredients draw upon the idea surrounding Cleopatra and the her famous milk baths to keep her skin soft and smooth. Mrs Whippy makes use of Soya Milk to soften the water even more than a normal ballistic would. Other ingredients include Tonka, Cocoa and Almond. The Tonka gives the ballistic a sweet creamy scent which goes well with the subtle strawberry scent that is also in Mrs Whippy. To me this ballistic smells just like strawberry milkshake.
Once I dropped this ballisic into the bath, it started swirling around and created a froth on the top of the bath which was white and then the ballistic broke in half to reveal a bright pink centre which was the same colour as the pink powder on the ballistic. This promptly fizzed and turned the water a glorious pink.
Scent wise this was even better once it was in the bath it was strong but yet subtle at the same time. I was never left feeling overpowered by the scent. It is a very powdery type of scent. Think Nesquik before you make it but with a bit more strawberry. It is lovely. It is also very girly too.
The water definately felt softer due to the soya milk. I really noticed a difference. There was definately no need to apply moisturiser after using this gorgeous little ballistic. My skin felt smoother than ever before and I could smell strawberries on my for hours after my bath. The scent lasted so well that when I woke up the next morning, you could still smell the scent on our bed sheets!
An absolute gem! I will definately be stocking up on these!
Mrs Whippy is one of Lush's four new ballistics, promising to 'revolutionise the art of bathing' all over again. This particular ballistic is ice cream themed, named after the popular ice cream Mr Whippy. It looks like an ice cream too - white and swirly, with a dusting of pink powder on top. It smells sweet, a bit like strawberry ice cream, and costs £2.50, meaning that it is at the cheaper end of the ballistic scale. I got hold of one last time I was in the store, as I love ice cream!
Mrs Whippy contains soya milk, meaning that the ballistic moisturises your skin while still being suitable for vegans. Back in the days of ancient Egypt Cleopatra used to bathe in milk to keep her skin soft. The ballistic also contains tonka absolute, which has a sweet and creamy scent complementing the ice cream scent. Also included in the ingredients are cocoa absolute and almond oil to add to the softening experience.
When I dropped the ballistic into the bath, it broke into two and I realised that the inside of the ballistic was pink! It fizzed away and turned the water a lovely shade of pink - rather like the Happy Blooming bath melt. There were little lumps of something contained in the ballistic which I assume to be the soya milk. The strawberry ice cream smell was absolutely delicious and I had a great bath with my glass of wine!
When I got out of the bath I felt refreshed and relaxed, and I could still smell a faint strawberry scent on my skin. My skin felt soft and moisturised and I didn't need to apply moisturiser: I have a few faint patches of eczema and the ballistic really helped to soothe them.
Overall I'm really impressed with this ballistic. I'll certainly be buying it again, and if Lush's new ballistics are anything like this, I'll be getting hold of those too!
I recently decided to treat myself to a few new Lush products, and put in a big order online. Although I much prefer the bubble bars to the bath ballistics (otherwise known as bath bombs), when I saw Mrs Whippy, one of the newest additions to the Lush bath ballistic family I had to have it!
Mrs Whippy is described as being 'a strawberry ice-cream skin softener' and this description really appealed to the girly side in me!
The appearance of Mrs Whippy is really fun too, white on the outside and shaped into a swirl to make it look like the top of an ice cream cone, complete with a line of pink strawberry sauce (we used to call it monkey's blood as kids - I think that's a north east thing). It's a little different and fun, and the sort of quirky product that is very typical of Lush.
Mrs Whippy contains Tonka Absolute to give it a vanilla fragrance as well as almond oil and cocoa absolute. Perhaps though, the most significant ingredient would have to be soya milk powder. Soya milk softens the water, therefore softening the skin, and it is contained in the centre of this product in a layer of pink.
Unfortunately when my ballistic arrived, it had broken into two pieces, therefore I could see the pink layer inside, spoiling the surprise for me somewhat! I wasn't too gutted though, after all it is only going to dissolve in the water anyway.
The smell of the ballistic when dry was mainly vanilla and disappointingly I couldn't smell any strawberry. It wasn't really what I was expecting scent-wise, I must admit, and I found the Tonka to give the product quite a musky scent, so not quite the sweet, girly smell I had envisaged. As I ordered this online I only had a description to go from, but I think had I picked it up in store I wouldn't have chosen it, because the smell wasn't really to my taste.
When it came to my bath I ran the water and then dropped the ballistic in. The surface of the water was quickly covered in white and pink swirls and I found that the white part of the ballistic dissolved much quicker than the pink part inside which fizzed really slowly.
The bath water changed a pretty shade of dusky pink and I noticed that the smell when the product was in the water was quite different to how it smelled dry. When in the water the musky vanilla smell disappeared and was replaced with a sweet, fruity scent. I don't really think it smelled like strawberries, but it was a berry scent, and very sweet. It's quite a girly smell, really light and I found it quite relaxing.
There is a definite noticeable change in the feel of the water, it felt silky but not oily or greasy in any way. It did feel really nice against the skin and I could feel it was moisturising my skin too. The scent of the product lingers the whole duration of the bath as well which is nice.
After I got out of the bath, my skin felt noticeably smoother and softer. The scent had stayed on my skin, but it was quite subtle. My skin is usually quite dry, but after using this it felt much more moisturised and than normal.
Another thing I found was that this is one of those ballistics where the scent hangs around in the bathroom for ages too, which personally I like - and it saves on air freshener! There was a slight pink residue left in the bottom of my bath, but I found that it wiped away easily with a cloth and plain water.
The Mrs Whippy ballistic weighs 90g and is available from Lush stores or www.lush.co.uk for £2.50. Although that may seem pricey for one bath, I think of these as an occasional luxury and I don't think that price tag is too bad.
On the whole I really liked this and it is a product I would purchase again. I'd say if you pick it up in the shop and don't like the smell don't necessarily let that put you off because it smells much nicer when it's dissolved. If you're looking for a fun, skin softening soak, with a girly scent I would fully recommend giving Mrs Whippy a go!
I was going to the Trafford Centre on a small shopping spree with my friend and our children and the main aim in my head was to find a Lush shop. I have read so many reviews on here for their products but hadn't actually tried any of them since around the time of my wedding in 2004. I decided to purchase some bath bombs and a bubble bar on this occasion.
The bath bomb I am reviewing today is the Mrs Whippy one and cost £2.50 for 90g. It is a new product and was released in July 2010.
The bath bomb looks just like a Mr Whippy ice cream with a red glittery line going around it to look like the raspberry sauce. Both my son and I were attracted to this bomb and so I actually picked up two!
When we got home we were both keen to try out the bath bomb and so after we had eaten our evening meal we went upstairs to run a bath. My son took charge and threw the bath bomb into the water. I am not sure how easy it would be to separate a bath bomb but it could be an option to make a more economical bath.
As soon as the bath bomb hit the water it began to fizz and split into two parts. The inside of the bomb is pink and the water began to turn a gorgeous pink colour too. The fragrance is supposed to be strawberry but I am not sure I could pick this out as such however the fragrance was very pleasant all the same.
Once the bath was run I have to say it did look really nice and I was looking forward to getting in-unfortunately for me my little boy also had the same idea and so the bath was now to become a shared one!
Now I was feeling tired and a little grumpy from shopping at the Trafford Centre as it was very busy and once I got home I had to prepare us a meal and organise a few other things but as soon as I stepped into the lovely pink water my mood lifted and I felt relaxed.
Being in the water felt fantastic. Instantly my skin felt silky and soft. This bath bomb contains soya milk powder which claims to soften the water and I can confirm this is true!
When I got out of the bath my skin still felt very soft and had a slight lingering scent to it. I felt no need to moisturise after this bath which is nice too as it saves me a little time!
I am really pleased I bought two of the Mrs Whippy bath bombs. I feel it really helped me relax and as I write this review I am feeling very sleepy-but that is not a bad thing for me at night! My skin feels gorgeous to touch and although I couldn't use a bath bomb every night due to the cost, I certainly wish I could!
The product has left no mess or residue at all in my bath which again is a positive thing as from reading some reviews I have noted that you can sometimes be left with a real clean up job after using a lush product but this is not the case with this bath bomb.