Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Didn't rise to the occasion for me!
Lush Phoenix Rising Bath Ballistic
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Lush Phoenix Rising Bath Ballistic
Date: 04/02/13, updated on 08/02/13 (21 review reads)
Advantages: Pretty initial colour, does soften skin
Disadvantages: Makes a right royal mess of the bath!
I am a huge fan of Lush but living in Weston Super Mare over the past few years meant I had no Lush store to pop into and to grab myself a couple of treats when the fancy took me. Lucky for me though my Mum had taken this on board and gone to her local Lush store here in Coventry and treated me to a few bits and pieces for Christmas which of course delighted me!
Amongst the goodies I got in a gift box was this Phoneix Rising Bath Bomb and I was pleased when I got this one cos I'd read lots of reviews from people who really did rate this one highly so I stashed it my cupboard for a special occasion and for when I really did have the time to soak and enjoy it!
Appearance wise this one is quite large and a deep purple in colour and shaped like a pudding with a gold piece of a cinnamon stick embedded into the top of it and a gold shimmer dusted all over it. It really is very pretty this one and before I dropped it under my running taps I could smell a really nice spicy and woody and somewhat musky aroma which I had though at that point didn't match up with the pretty appearance of it at all.
The idea is you drop this into your water and it bubbles and fizzes away and rises to the top. Well mine didn't do that but it did fizzle all around the bath like a mad thing and then it gave off a green colour which looked great with the purple colour and then the whole bath went a bright pink colour!
The water to me looked a bit grubby though before I got into it. I had bits of cinnamon stick floating, bits of what made me think of roll up tobacco and I could see a sprinkling of gold shimmer mainly to the bottom of the bath however the smell of shea and cocoa butter and jojoba oil with a nice waft of spices and bergamot oil was very pleasant and it did smell musky and rather exotic with a hint of fruits lingering over the top of it too.
I found the water to be really soft however quite greasy when I was bathing in it. I washed in the bath and even shaved my bits and pieces but then as I soaked I could see bits of my body hair and what I had used stuck to the water mark of my bath which was offputting though I found the scent nice enough and rather relaxing.
When I got out I didn't see any glitter on my skin at all, something I was thankful for and the scent on my skin did linger for rather a few hours however I emptied my white bath and thought nothing of it but the next day I went and sat on the loo and looked at a bright pink stained bath with loads of bits of wood and glitter in it and so had to rinse it but was left with a pink tinge so luckily I did have bleach to hand and I did swill the bath out with some of that and luckily it was able to be removed....but I really wasn't happy with that at all!
All in all this is grubby looking bath bomb and doesn't rise as promise from the moment you use it, does have a very nice fragrance to it though that is unusual and hard to describe and to be fair my skin was left feeling really supple and smooth after using it but if you wish to get a coating of a gold glitter on your skin or don't want your bath to be a shade of pink after using it then this may not be the right one for you. Personally it isn't my favourite of any of Lushes bath products and it isn't one I would buy myself or feel comfortable using in a rented property or at someone else's home!
Only available from Lush costing £3.20 per bath bomb/bath.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: Not for me but only cos I prefer other bath bombs from Lush that are less messy!