“ Brand: Lush / Salt / Type: Bath Bomb / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
If you don't know much about Lush products, firstly, why the heck not?! They do beautiful smelling bath and body products that are kind to animals, kind to skin and are generally all kinds of wonderful. Having said that, I've found it's trial and error with some of the products, some I absolute adore (like the comfort bubble bar) and some..not quite so much (the shower jellies). All products are handmade and according to their website they "believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again". What's not to love?!
I got my Puddy Holly (also known as the Lush Pud) as part of a set from my work secret santa. You can buy them individually though for around £3, although with it having a festive theme it is obviously only available at christmas.
Firstly, I LOVE the name! And it looks as lovely as the name suggests - exactly like a Christmas pudding, complete with holly on the top. You use it in the same way you use all Lush's bath bombs - just lob it in the bath and let it fizz away.
The Lush bath bombs don't tend to create bubbles, they turn the bath water a different colour and make it smell delicious. I ran my bath, popped the pud in and nipped to get a towel. I came back and to be honest, I was slightly horrified. The bath water had turned a disgusting shade of brown - a similar shade to what I discover in my 5 month old's nappy! Pleasant, huh?! The bathroom did smell nice but I had to lower myself into the bath with a grimace - it really was off putting.
Lush claim the the pudding smells like marzipan... I'm not sure if that's how I'd describe but it does have a lovely subtle, warm scent that is perfect for winter. It's not too sweet like some of the lush scents can be and wasn't too overwhelming so you're not sat there feeling queasy (other than when you look at the colour of the water!)
Thankfully the brown water didn't transfer onto my skin, or the bath - so I wasn't faced with having to clean the bath having just go out of it. My skin did feel soft when I got out - presumably from the aloe vera it contains. My skin can feel quite tight and sensitive, particularly in Winter and this didn't irritate my skin; it instead made it feel soft and supple.
I was quite disappointed that the scent didn't last on my skin. Other Lush products leave you smelling lovely all day but I found that it faded very quickly. The subtlety of the fragrance that I loved whilst I was in the bath, proved to be a draw back when out of the bath.
I tend to use Lush bath bombs as a bit of a treat. They're quite expensive for just one use, and I tend to find the bubble bars a bit more economical. Having a toddler and a 5 month old, I rarely have time for a relaxing bath so when I do, I want to pamper myself a bit. I have no objection to paying £3 for a touch of luxury but sadly I didn't find this little pudding luxurious, so I wouldn't buy it myself.
This Christmas my wonderful Mother bought me plenty of Lush stuff. I think she finally got the hint, after years of me trying to get her to take notice that I love Lush products and would rather she bought me that and Soap & Glory for Christmas no matter what than alot of other stuff she insists on!
This is one of the many bath products she got me and I was pleased to get given this one as it isn't one I have tried and reviewed before...in fact I can't remember seeing this one before even!
This one apparently (after me researching it) does tend to be brought out every year at Christmastime however it does tend to change its name slightly and this year is is actually called 'Li'l Pud Bath Ballistic' and it costs £1.95 for a 90g ball of it.
The Pudding itself:
In appearance this is a lovely looking and novelty looking little product. Round and brown in colour to the base of it with a white colour depicting cream to the top of and a sprig of holly (this is simply ornamental and not real holly by the way lol) it really does look cute and in my opinion makes a lovely little stocking filler.
To use it you simply pop it under running taps or you can of course run your bath and then pop this in and wait for it to fizz away and melt...... either way it does give a weird yellowy brown colour to the water and no foam and I must admit I think the colour it gives to my bath is very off putting indeed.
The scent of this is stronger before you immerse it in water and it has a slightly spicy, sweet and hint of Cinnamon fragrance to it, whatever it is really lovely, warm and unisex however in the water isn't as Strong scented at all sadly and I must admit soaking in brown colour water isn't one bit great in my opinion!
However although subtly scented this one has its plus points. It doesn't stain my bath after using it which means I only have to give my bath a quick swill out as I always do after using it and it does leave my skin not too overpoweringly scented, I have no bits of glitter or anything stuck to me and my skin does feel very nicely hydrated and supple indeed.
Yes I would prefer the fragrance of this to be a bit stronger in use but once again from Lush they have made a product that is skin friendly, kind to animals (it isn't tested on them!) and it is kind to the environment as well as giving me smooth and touchable skin (well it is to me anyway lol).
A nice little product, shame about the colour it gives to the water however a must try for Lush fans over the Christmas season of course!
Only available in Lush stores and from Lush. com for a limited time only.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
As Christmas is coming up I am always on the look out for fun things to put in people stockings and each year one of my favourite things to add is a Bath Bomb from Lush that looks like a Christmas pudding! I usually buy a few for me as well because as they are a seasonal item I don't think they sell them throughout the year but then again I never look for them when I go in a shop in summer so I can't completely say for sure but I think that is the case.
These are called their Lil Lush Pud and costs £1.95. I just like them because I think they look so cute. The majority of the ball is a light brown colour and then on top you get a wonderful white cream looking bit with a holly leaf and a bright red berry on top. Delicious enough to eat and a really festive treat as a gift in my opinion. Lush have been making these for over 10 years and I'm so glad they continue with them year after year.
The smell is lovely too. They have a very Christmassy, festive smell which is quite spicy and I love this in my bath as it really gets me into the mood and the season. Lush describe the smell as marzipan and includes the following ingredients of lemon peel powder, clove powder, aloe vera extract and rose absolute. The bath bomb fizzes up well in the bath and leaves the water with a lovely festive smell. I also like the inclusion of aloe vera in this bath bomb as it really does soothe my skin and leaves it feeling nice and moisturised after use.
Get in the Christmas spirit and buy one or more today!
Lush little Christmas Pud bath bomb
I love lush and I have been trying out some of their christmas products that I have not been able to try due to my new tattoos (you can not have a bath with tattoos for a month after they have been done - but I waited a little longer just to be sure). I have tried the gingerbread house bubble bar and I have now just tried the little lush pud.
*About the product*
I come in the shape of a little christmas pudding, it is so cute, just like the gingerbread house the design is quite detailed - for a bath bomb anyway. It has a brown base and holly on the top. It is quite small, I would so it is one of the smallest bath bombs that lush make.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Aloe Vera Extract, Clove Powder, Lemon Peel Powder, Cassie Absolute, Benzoin Resinoid, Rose Absolute, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Benzoate, Perfume, Candy Holly Leaf
*My opinion of the product*
I love the look of this product it is super cute and it is obviously perfect for christmas. It look like a christmas pudding, and it has a candy holly leaf on the top of it - it does not do any thing it is just for decoration. The base is light brown and the top is white, I don't know what the white is for as I don't think that christmas puddings have white icing or something on the top.
I smells divine, I can't pin point the specific scent but it just smells gorgeous and it does smell very warm and christmasy. It smells like a lush store, it really does - just like a lush store. So if you know what that smells like then you will know what this smells like. It smells like of like cinnamon and spices - it is a bit similar in my opinion to the gingerbread bubble bar.
-How to use
It is super easy to use, all you have to do is run a bath and put this in - bath bombs are not like bubble bars so they won't makes loads of bubbles/lather, but they do make the water change colour and make it scented (although I find they they don't really scent the water or my skin too much).
-Using the product and Results
I used this product yesterday and I quite like it but it is definitely not the best bath bomb lush make (in my opinion that would be butterball, but I have not tried all of the bath bombs...yet!).
Firstly the main feature of bath bombs is that they change the colour of the water (most do anyway) and this one is brown in colour, so I thought it would turn the water brown. But the water turn out to be a dark yellow/light brown colour, not the prettiest colour in my opinion.
The scent of the product when it is dry/in the bag is really nice, and it was not very strong in the bag so I expected it to be quite a subtle scent in the bath and I was right - the scent it not strong at all and unless you are have some kind of super scent ability you can't smell the bath bomb at all. The bathroom and my skin ended up smelling very very slightly of the bath bomb - a subtle cinnamon kind of scent, but it is not strong at all.
The bath bomb's I have tried in the past from lush tend to last a good time before the have fizzled away and this one was the same, the bomb lasted about 3-5 minutes fizzing away happily.
While in the bath the bath my skin felt really smooth and I was a pleasantly surprised as on the lush site at christmas and from what I read about this product - it is not outlined as being moisturising. But my skin felt really moisturised, although this did not last long. About half an hour after getting out of the bath my skin felt dry and a little but tight too, in which case I had to put moisturiser on.
The product has mostly all natural ingredients and I found that it did not irritate my skin at all - which is really dry and a bit sensitive too. I also find that it did dry my skin out quite quickly after using it but it did keep my skin quite smooth.
The product did not stain my bath and it fizzled away quite well, there was just some of the bath bomb that had not - some of the brown powder from the main part of the bath bomb was still there and also the candy holly leaf did not dissolve - I did not expect it to, but it had melted a bit and had the consistency of soap after so it just washed away.
Overall, I don't think I will buy this product again, as it did not moisturise my skin, it did not do anything special really and the product does not scent my skin really.
*Price and availability*
I bought this product when the christmas products first came out (about early december) but I have not been able to have a lot of baths due to my new two tattoos and I had other bath bombs to use up first. This product cost about £2.50 I think it may have been a little less and it was one of the cheaper christmas products they sell.
*Natural ingredients, not tested on animals, no packaging (just the reusable and recyclable yellow bag)
*Fizzed for quite a while
*Makes my skin smooth
*Does not stain my bath
*Does not moisturise my skin
*Left my skin quite dry and tight
*Scent does not stay on my skin
*Scent is also really subtle when the bath bomb is in the water
Thank you for reading my review - it will be posted on dooyoo under my user name tigger1992 and ciao under my user name labellavita1992 x
I love Lush's bubble bars and their bath items are my favourite treats. The bath bombs are good fun as well and I buy these from time to time as the fancy takes me. This is one of the Christmas range bath bombs which has been released for the past couple of years. It costs £1.95 for 90g and can be bought from the Lush high street stores, via mail order, or online at www.lush.co.uk. I seem to remember trying this when it was released before, and was lucky enough to receive one in my box of Lush goodies underneath the Christmas tree this year!
This bath bomb has the current name of "Lil Lush Pud", but this does seem to change around a bit. It has the standard spherical shape but is made to look totally adorable by representing a traditional Christmas pudding. It has a brown underneath for the pudding, white on top for the cream, and a cute sprig of holly to top it all off. Unfortunately my holly decoration had broken off inside the bag and didn't make it into the bath.
Lil Lush Pud has a lovely scent when it's dry before you put it in the bath, but after it had dissolved into the water it seemed to get weaker and fade away, which is most unlike Lush's usual standards. The scent is a gorgoeus seasonal affair, which is full of rich spices and does indeed smell of a yummy Christmas pudding. I ws a bit disappointed that the scent faded off quickly, but at least I wasn't left smelling like a pudding afterwards!
To use, you simply put the Lil Lush Pud into a hot bath and let it dissolve into the water. The bath bomb fizzes away rapidly, causing the bath water to turn a questionable shade of brownish yellow. I find this kind of unappealing, but no harm done. The bomb seemed to fizz away quite well but upon closer inspection I found that there were small crumbs of it still scattered throughout the water and these pieces had not dissolved properly. This was a little annoying as they stuck all over the bath and needed a thorough cleaning to get rid of them all.
The bath bomb made my bath water feel lovely on my skin, it had a soft silky feeling to it and my skin felt like it was being moisturised and nourished as I soaked. Afterwards I noticed that my skin was soothed and hydrated which is great considering it is suffering at the moment what with all the cold weather and from being inside with air conditioning and central heating most of the time.
I think that this is a fun little bath bomb which is perfect for warming you up on cold and boring wintery days. It smells fantastic and helps make bath time more interesting, it's just a shame that the scent fades quickly and the bath water goes a funny colour. On the plus side it did seem to hydrate my skin which is a high priority in this weather. This is a decent Christmas product but there are much better bath bombs out there.
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One of their popular items are the Bath Ballistics. These are also known as Fizzing Bath Bombs, and are brilliant for a relaxing, great smelling bath. One of the Christmas themed Ballistics is the Puddy Holly. This was known last year as the Lil' Lush Pud, but has been released again this year as Puddy Holly. It is still the exact same Ballistic, so those who used and loved it last year need not worry, it is still just as awesome.
The Puddy Holly, is basically a medium sized Bath Ballistic, which is mostly brown, with a white top and a holly sprig on the very top. The look is just like a Christmas pudding, and this is what first attracted me to it. It is very cute and it smells devine, spicy and Christmassy. Just perfect!
The Puddy Holly is made of Cloves, Aloe Vera and Lemon Peel. The Lemon Peel adds cleansing power to the pudding, the Cloves add spice (and also have an Analgesic property!) and the Aloe Vera provides soothing and softening of the skin, as well as add the brown colouring to the Ballistic.
I bought two of these from my local Lush whilst there buying a few Christmas presents, and I think I paid around £1.80 each for them, but I think they are currently half price in the Lush after Christmas sale.
I filled up my bath with water (as you do for a bath these days) and when it was full, I dropped in my Ballistic and watched it fizz away in the water. It took about 4 - 5 minutes for the Ballistic to dissolve completley, and it turned my bath into a strange brown water. The smell hit me the second the Ballistic started to dissolve, and it was a wonderful smell. The Christmas spice is the main scent you can smell, and it really is lovely. It is a very warm, comforting aroma, and as you relax in a nice bath, it really does help you to relax even further.
I found that the scent lasted a long time, and there was still hints of the scent a couple of days later! My skin was soft and smooth after the bath, but this could have been due to my body products I use in the bath. My skin did smell like the Ballistic throughout the next day, and I felt that it really added to the Christmas spirit.
I went to use my second Ballistic, but alas I found my partner had used it while I was out! He loved it just as much as I did, and now I will have to stock up on a few before they disappear for a year. The Puddy Holly is one of my favourite Bath Ballistics from Lush, and if you have never used anything from Lush, this is a great product to start with.
If you have used Lush products before, I do not think you will be disappointed with the Puddy Holly. If your local Lush still has these in stock, grab a few before they go, as they only sell them around Christmas time. They are a great way to relax and melt away the Christmas stress, and a great way to make your bathroom smell lovely.
These do leave a slight brown tinge in your bath once you have drained the water, but it wipes away easily with my normal bathroom cleaner, so it is no big deal.
I give these Ballistics a 5 out of 5!
*This review is also on Ciao under the User Name of Hailee*
I decided to treat myself to some Lush goodies and since it is December I bought myself some Chrismtas themed products as I am a bit of a sucker for anything Christmassy.
The Lush lil pud is a bath ballistic that looks just like a Christmas pudding which even has the sprig of holly on top. It is coloured brown and white with what I take it is supposed to represent some icing sugar.
It is a limited edition only available around Christmas time and looks very cute and definately put me in a festive mood.
It smells exactly how I think Christmas should smell which is warm and spicy and this is thanks to the cloves it contains which really give off a festive aroma. It also contains lemon peel just to give it that extra mulled wine aroma and also rose which doesn't really scream Christmas to me but it does compliment the spiciness lovely and stops it becoming overly spicy.
When I put it in the bath it fizzed well but turned the water a muddy brown colour which was slightly off putting and not really conductive to a lovely relaxing experience for me but the smell intensified when disolved which I did like as it filled the whole upstairs with lovely spicy steam.
I think the smell is going to be one that you either love or hate due to the distintiveness of the cloves. Personally cloves have never been one of my favourite smells but in combination with the rose I really liked it so if you are not a fan of cloves you should still try it as it might surprise you.
It also contains aloe vera and is supposed to be one of the most soothing and nourashing bath bombs Lush do. When I was soaking in the bath I could see plenty of oil floating in the water and I made sure to rub this into my skin well.
I found that if I ignored the colour of the water the whole experience was realy relaxing and enjoyable.
My skin felt lovely afterwards and was soft and felt moisturised and I didn't become itchy like I have experienced with some other Lush bath bombs. The smell from the water wasn't really strong on my skin which was good because as much as I liked it I'm not sure I would have wanted to smell like cloves all night.
The lil pud bath ballistic was only £1.95 and is a fun cute product that really does help you relax and nourishes the skin at the same time. Well worth the money.
The Lush Puddy Holly Bath Bomb is a limited edition available around the festive season of the year. It is brown in colour and decorated white on top and also green and red in the shape of holly and a berry. It has a spicy smell due to the clove powder used, and the lemon peel powder gives it a sweet smell. The ingredients in the bath bomb also includes aloe vera extract and rose absolute, which both give moisture to the skin.
This was the first Lush product that I have used (Yes I'm a late starter). I ordered several products off the Lush website. My order was delivered in a cardboard box. I was expecting all the products to be wrapped, but my Puddy Holly Bath Bomb was loose amongst the polysterene in the box.
I used this bath bomb in my bath before a night out. As soon as I dropped the bath bomb into the water it started to fizz straight away. My bathroom began to smell of christmas, and the scent of cloves was more apparent (not in a bad way!). The water turned brown and I noticed that there were brown particles floating around in the water. Not very nice to look at!
As the smell was strong (though not overpowering), I did expect the scent to linger on my body after getting out of the bath, but I could only smell it where I had rubbed the bath bomb onto my wrists. This left me feeling disappointed as I expected to at least be able to smell it on my skin straight away after having my bath! The particles went down the plughole as easily as the water, so I didn't have to frantically scrub the bath out afterwards.
Though it didn't have a long-lasting (or any lasting) effect on my wrist, my bathroom still smelt of the Puddy Holly Bath Bomb the next day. So it worked well as a room fragrance, maybe next time I should use two of these at once........
I got given a Lush bath ballistic for Christmas and I have finally gotten round to using it! The bath ballistic I was given was one that was brought out for Christmastime, and it is called the Lush Pud. It looks like a little round Christmas Pudding! It is light brown in colour and has a white patch at the top which looks like icing, with some holly leaves and a red berry on top of that. I really like the design of it, I think its really fun.
The bath ballistic smells quite sweet and it does actually smell really pudding-y (quite a hard smell to describe!) It smells slightly spicy and a little fruity. I like the smell, though it is rather strong. I had to keep mine wrapped in two plastic bags to save it from stinking up my bedroom!
The Lush Pud has a chalky texture, though it does not crumble (as long as you don't knock it around) and is a firm round shape.
When I popped the bath ballistic into my bath, it started fizzing straight away and the smell of the Lush Pud really intensified. The smell was slightly too overpowering for me, as although I liked the pudding smell when it got stronger it did get a little too much. The smell did die down a bit after the initial fizzing stage and it became quite pleasant and relaxing.
I was a little disappointed with the fizzing time of the Lush Pud, although this is only my second Lush bath ballistic the first one I tried fizzed for at least 5 minutes, and this one was over in about a minute and a half.
The Lush Pud turned my bathwater a shade of greeny-brown and I noticed that the green holly leaves from the bath ballistic were lying on the bottom of the bath. They were hard to touch and at first I thought they were made from plastic, but they did melt eventually.
This bath ballistic is smaller than the other standard sized bath ballistics from Lush, and probably about half the weight of the other ones too (which is probably why it fizzed so quickly!)
As I wasn't the one who bought it, and since it was only available at Christmas I don't know the exact price of it and I can't find it on the Lush website, but I do remember seeing it in the Lush shop and I think it was around the £2 mark.
I really liked the design of the Lush Pud, it is very cute. Although I was a little disappointed with how long it fizzed for, and the smell was a little too overpowering when it started fizzing, I did enjoy this bath ballistic. The smell became pleasant after the ballistic had stopped fizzing and I had a very
The Lil Lush Pud is the new version of Puddy Holly, it is apparently smaller than the original but seems to be cheaper at only £1.95.
I bought it before Christmas, but didn't get around to using it before the beginning of January, as I had so many other things to use beforehand! When I did come to use it, I thought it looked exactly like a little Christmas pudding, good enough to eat (but don't!). It smells exactly like a pudding too, with clove powder, aloe vera and lemon peel. It is apparently recommended for hangovers!
I didn't have one so can't comment, but did find the scent relaxing and delicious - a bit like a festive bakery.
I was disappointed by the colour of the water though - it was a pale brown, not the disgusting yellow of Cinders but not the most appealing colour in the world. I found that my skin felt a little more moisturised after using this, but not by a great deal, so it's not the best product I've found in that area.
This product is an ideal festive novelty, but I do prefer other ballistics I've tried. If you do have the urge to get your hands on one, they are still available on the Lush website if you're quick.
This is called Lil Lush Pud now but it's the same ballistic as the Puddy Holly it's just that they bring it out every year and change the names sometimes.
It's shaped like a traditional round Xmas pudding and is part of the limited edition Xmas range that I spent my Lush voucher on last weekend. It smells lovely and has got a warm spicy and fruity smell, it's a bit like the smell of a Christmas pudding but there are some flowery smells in there as well that you can only smell quite faint but at least it stops you stinking like a pudding!
It fizzes quick in the water and turns the bath a bit of a manky brown colour but you can tell it's going to be brown water as soon as you look at the bath bomb! It leaves a ring round the bath that you have to shower off when you get out of the bath but it smells so lovely that it's worth it.
It leaves the water nice and soft when it's all fizzed away and was a relaxing bath to sit in because the gorgeous spicy and warm smell made the bath proper soothing. It made my skin feel a bit softer when I got out but it's not moisturising so if you've got dry skin then you'll probably have to put a body lotion on and that would spoil the lovely lingering smell of the ballistic. It doesn't stay on my skin for long and is only faint but I loved getting a waft of myself for about an hour after the bath.
I reckon this would be ok for men and women because it's not a girly smell like most of the Lush products and it's quite a unisex smell. I'd love this smell in a bubble bar because Christmas pudding smelling bubbles would be wicked!
This is one of the cheapest bath bombs in Lush and is only £1.95. I reckon I should have kept this one for a bit closer to Xmas because it's proper festive looking and smelling and a bit much for the beginning of October, it's gorgeous though and I'm deffo going to buy some more later in the year because I know I've got to go and buy pressies from Lush for my mate and sister so I'll treat myself at the same time!
I got a lot of Lush products for Christmas. And then, greedily, I went out in the sales and bought a lot more. My bedroom and bathroom smell like a branch of Lush now, and I love it!
The Lush Pud was previously known as Puddy Holly, and previous to that it was known as Lush Pud. Confused? The description promises it to be a warming and restorative bath, containing cloves and spices. After a long drive back from a few days in Brighton, returning to a cold house last night, this ballistic seemed like just the thing to warm and cheer me up. (Although, I have used one before, in previous festive seasons.)
As can be seen in the picture, the Pud looks like a Christmas pudding, with far less calories and no necessity for brandy butter (that would be a good name for a Christmas moisturiser though, if you're listening, Lush...). It has a warm spicy smell because of the cloves and lemon peel, but smells less like food due to the addition of rose and cassie - it is a lot more subtle than a mince pie, for example. Which is good, because much as I love them, I wouldn't want to smell like one.
On being dropped into a warm bath, the ball fizzes in the way that ballistics do. The 'candy holly leaf' flats free, and if your water is hot enough it will eventually melt. The smell is lovely, relaxing and calming as baths should be, and also warming.
The problem with this bath ballistic is the colour. It disperses in quite a powdery way, meaning that those of us who are responsible for cleaning the bathroom are immediately slightly tense at the prospect of having to scrub a ring off the side of the bath (that's not just me, is it?). Worse though, is that it is brown. I'm not a huge fan of brown at the best of times, but sitting in the bath last night I was (rather generously, I think) trying to convince myself that there was no alternative - after all, a pudding is brown, so what other colour could it be? But then I thought about it further, and this is not a velvety, chocolately brown (I have no problem with chocolate!) but a much lighter one. It is a brown that I can't describe without distastefully wrinkling my nose. And it stains the bath.
That's the moan over. This is a lovely scented bath bomb, not too girly and it has no glitter so it might be an ideal stocking filler for the man in your life if you're trying to initiate him into the ways of Lush. The Pud is available only at Christmas, and currently costs £2.59 to purchase on its own, although mine was part of a gift box.
I'm nearing the end of my stash of Lush Christmas bath products, but one I did still have left to try was the Lush Pud. Just to avoid any confusion, the product was previously called 'Puddy Holly' but was shortened, and Dooyoo have directed me to write this review here.
This is one of the Christmas products which has been around for a few years, and one I have always meant to try. As I'm sure you can see, it is designed to look like a Christmas pudding - the main part being brown, with a white patch on top, complete with little holly leaf decoration. I think it's the cute appearance of this product that appealed to me more than anything, and it really is one of those products Lush makes that is truly unique and individual.
The Lush pud contains (amongst other things) Clove powder, Aloe Vera Extract, Lemon Peel Powder, Cassie Absolute and Rose Absolute. On paper I'm not really sure that sounds too great - the combination of clove with rose for a start sounds a little strange. In fact, I think the inclusion of clove might be enough to put some people off - I know on its own it's not a scent I'm too keen on, but I have to admit that together this product smells a lot nicer than it sounds.
As I'm sure you may have gathered this has quite a spicy smell - obviously clove is a strong scent, and this is the predominant fragrance, but mixed with the other fragrance, it has a much softer edge, and I can almost smell a hint of the lemon in there. To me, it smells like fruit cake, and it is a very warming, quite Christmassy smell, which is lovely, as I've found a lot of the Lush Christmas products are lovely, but don't really seem to have any Christmas connection anywhere.
When I dropped this into a bath full of water, it fizzed away quickly, turning the bath water a light brown colour. The smell of the ballistic seemed to intensify and the spiciness of it really came out. I think it actually smelled quite a bit more masculine when it was in the water, than it did when dry.
Almost as soon as it was in the water, I could feel that the water was becoming silky and soft, which was good as it made me feel like all the different oils in the product were doing something.
The scent lasted the entire duration of my bath, and when I got out, I found my skin was soft, with a slight lingering scent of the Lush Pud, which stayed on my skin for a good few hours. I also felt really relaxed as well.
One thing to bear in mind, is that this did leave a brown ring around the edge of my bath, which was a bit of a pain, but it did come off quite easily with a standard bathroom spray and a damp cloth.
A Lush Pud costs £2.65 from Lush or online at www.lush.co.uk where they are currently offering free postage. This is quite expensive for one bath, but it's nice as a treat, and would make a nice stocking filler. I would say, because of it's spicy scent it would be suitable for men too.
Overall, I was quite pleased with my Lush Pud. It smelled lovely, left my skin soft and was very relaxing. Definitely recommended.
On my Christmas shop in Lush the other week this was another product I bought, there's loads more Lush reviews to come! I spent about £40 in there....
This is only available for Xmas but is not a brand new product, it has been around a few years now, I know I bought it last year and it had a different name 'Puddy Holly', now its simply called Lush Pud. I know I love this product so was looking forward to a bath with it.
A Lush Pud is a bath ballistic, for those unfamiliar with Lush it is their version of a bath bomb. A ball of effervescent, gorgeous smelling lush stuff!
The Lush pud
This ballistic looks just like a round Christmas pudding!
The majority of it is pale brown, the top of the ballistic is splodged with white and in the middle of this white bit is a sprig of holly; not a real one because that wouldn't be enjoyable in a bath! It is candy sprig with red berries surrounded by 3 spiky green leaves.
My Lush pud is about the size of a big orange.
As with all Lush products the smell is one of the most important things to me! This one smells like it looks; Christmas pudding! The scent is spicy but fruity almost like raisins mixed with cinnamon. It smells so tasty, I resist the urge to give it a lick and instead I
drop it into my hot bath.
The ballistic starts to fizz instantly on contact with the water and the water then turns brown.....hmm not the nicest colour, my water looks very mucky! The gorgeous scent filling the room soon gets my attention and I momentarily forget about the colour of my bath water.
The scent filling the room smells just like the Pud did when it was dry but ten times intensified, it's like being in a Christmas pudding factory (not that I've ever been in one sadly) but I guess it would smell pretty close to how my bathroom smelt just then!
I ignore the colour of the water and decide to make the most of the relaxing bath I'm about to have and light some candles too, this also helps disguise the colour of my water :) Win, win situation!
I step into the gorgeous smelling bath and lie back to enjoy; the water feels soft as it always seems to when I add a Lush ballistic and smells divine.
I stayed in the bath a good 20 minutes, I get bored after longer than that unless I have company and the spicy, fruity smell was still strong as I let my bath water out.
The scent then lasted all around my apartment for the whole night and I could smell it on my skin when I got into bed 4 hours later. I always want Lush scents to be long lasting and this gets a gets a big thumbs up for that!
What Lush use to make a Lush Pud
I was expecting a recipe rather than ingredients list it smells so edible, these are the main ingredients which add both the gorgeous scent and relaxing calmness you get from this ballistic:
* Aloe Vera: this has skin calming properties and is used in this simply to help keep your skin healthy. This would be great for sensitive skin wanting a treat!
* Clove powder: this adds the spiciness to the Lush pud, it's a warming and stimulating spice, interestingly it's also the main ingredient in Indian Love potions so grab a Lush Pud as a pressie for someone you want more attention from, I have an idea who to buy one for....
* Lemon peel powder: lemon is refreshing and stimulating; in this ballistic It really adds a kick to the spiciness.
* Cassie Absolute: this is a relaxing fragrance used by aromatherapists to treat depression and stressed out people, perfect after a mad Xmas! It smells gorgeous too, a mix of violets and sweet orange, spicy and floral.
All of the ingredients used work together to stimulate both your body and mind leaving you with a sense of wellbeing and calmness; just don't fall asleep in the bath!
A 200g Lush Pud costs £2.65 from Lush stores and the Lush website.
Lush do not test the ingredients or finished product on animals, just humans which is the way it should be.
Christmas time it is the season to be jolly but it now feels so far away
the one way to keep me happy and jolly is to buy me something from Lush, Im not an expensive person to buy gifts for, although I am sure my husband will disagree with me on that pointer, but I do like Lush and they do have one of the best range of Christmas gifts I have seen and I was the lucky recipient of a Lush Christmas package or three.
One of my all time favourite Lush products are Bath Ballistics. Why? Because spending an hour or so in a hot bath with mind-blowing aromas with a good book and hopefully a nice glass of chilled wine for me, is the perfect way to relax and chill out and because it is not something I do very often, that when I do have a long soak, I like to do it in my favourite way. Bath Ballistics are usually tennis ball shaped bath bombs, which are made up of bicarbonate of Soda which gives them the fizzing effect and they are packed full of essential oils, which give off wonderful aromas.
The best seasonal Lush Ballistic is Puddy Holly, which you can only buy at Christmas time, but for me it has to be one of the best seasonal gifts you can buy. Lush Puddy Holly is by way of description a tennis ball sized Christmas pudding, which does actually resemble a Christmas pudding with a holly leaf placed on the top of what resembles a white icing topping with a main body of the Ballistic being a brown colour. One of the things about it is that it is inexpensive at the bargain price of £1.95.
Now Lush do suggest that you place your Bath Ballistic into a bath a of running water and once the tap is running at a nice warm temperature, or in my case very warm because I like hot steamy baths, you simply watch it fizz away on its own, spinning round in the water fizzing slowly turning your water into a beige colour, which I have to admit is not the most exciting colour in the world but the smell was divine.
Once the Ballistic has fizzed away into the water I was ready to get into my very beige Horlicks coloured bubble filled bath to relax. The aroma given off by this product is almost instant as it begins to fizz away in the water, the smell does remind me of a Christmas pudding and my bathroom was filled with a wonderful aroma and like with most products, I always smell it before I buy it or use it just to ensure that I will actually like it and as this smelt so heavenly, I couldnt wait to get into my bath. One other thing that is noticeable is that the smell lingered for a good few hours after my bath filling the house beautifully.
So what contributes to such a wonderful smell? For starters we have Aloe Vera Extract which is an anti-oxidant and it is used to help moisturise and sooth skin, especially dry skin. Lemon Peel Powder which is a very natural mild exfoliant to help keep your skin smooth and supple, Cassie Absolute which has a sweet honey like smell to it and on further research it has been said that Although its use is strictly in perfumery, with no history of therapeutic uses, some sources indicate that emotionally, Cassie may be helpful in dealing with stress and depression, that it lifts the spirits, reduces fears, and encourages communication (see www.naturesgift.com) and then we have Rose absolute which again has a lovely smell to it and is used for cleansing and refreshing dry, sensitive skin. As always with Lush there is a whole list of further ingredients, which can be found on the Lush Website.
You could also snap this product into two pieces for double pleasure, but I would advise you to ensure that you have a mixture of both the brown and white colour parts for both baths to really enjoy it. I however am too greedy and shove the whole thing in for maximum pleasure.
Within most Lush products you will find a lot of essential oils, which are specially picked for each product and I would suggest that you visit the Lush website to read the entire list of ingredients, especially those of you who are pregnant, suffer from epilepsy or have sensitive skin.
Again after my lovely luxurious bath, my skin was left feeling totally moisturised, it was a lot softer than it would have been after using my usual bath creams. I also have extremely sensitive skin and often find that I am limited in which products I can use, for example I am allergic to The Body Shop shower creams and gels, but with Lush I havent had any problems whatsoever, so that means I can now become a Lush addict and try everything.
The only downside to this products is when the bathwater is emptied although the Bath Ballistic does dissolve entirely, it does leave a horrid rim of scum looking stuff behind it which didnt exactly fill me with joy and if anyone has seen my bathroom after my bath I would have been highly embarrassed. I am glad to say however that it wasnt dirt but left over remnants of my Bath Ballistic which are easily removed with water and a sponge.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt. For those people who enjoy baths as much as I do to relax I dont think there is an alternative, having now used a Lush Ballistic and a Lush Bubble Bar Slice I dont think using normal bath creams would be as inviting.
Also as someone with super sensitive skin I would also suggest their products, but I would advise you to go onto their website and check the ingredients used, they are listed under each product so it is easy to find out.
If anyone wants to investigate Lush further to see what ingredients are used for this or any other products then you simply go to www.lush.co.uk which will give you the UK version of their website.
Lush products are not tested on animals, in fact they are vehemently against products being tested on animals and to test their own products they do tests on humans to ensure they are safe for general sale to the public and they will not buy ingredients from companies who use testing on animals as one of their protocols.
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