“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Salt „
My partner was in my good books this week - why? Because he came home with a lovely little Lush treat for me! I can't help but think that the name of the product somewhat influenced his decision about which product to buy me, but regardless I am happy!
I have tried most of the Lush range and am a huge fan, this is a bomb I had not yet tried. I could tell that fresh Lush was in the house as soon as he walked in with the bag because I could smell it - this bomb is strong!
The Sex Bomb is a bath ballistic, it costs £3.20 and is available from Lush stores as well as from Lush by mail order and online. It is deep pink mainly, but blends into a more purple pink and is topped with a cute little rose.
The scent is divine, the combination of natural scents from Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Clary Sage compliment each other beautifully and it is topped off with a hint of synthetic musk - Lush pride itself on products made as naturally as possible but sometimes it is necessary to have synthetic stuff in there because they are also against animal cruelty. Lush say the scents have aphrodisiac effects, hence the name Sex Bomb.
Adding the bomb to a bath of hot water it fizzes away nicely, the water turns a brilliant shade of pink and I found the scent travelled throughout the house. The scent is both relaxing yet invigorating and it felt lovely to soak in the bath - something I don't get to do often! I also found that the little rose on top of the bomb are made from rice paper and the petals separate, swell and float in the bath.
The oils in the Sex Bomb are great for the skin, I found myself feeling silky and soft after my bath, I would go as far as saying moisturiser is not really necessary after using one of these! The scent lingers on your skin for some hours and also around the house, it is sweet and musky, I would say feminine but not overly so.
I see these as a luxury at £3.20 per bath - I do think perhaps this could be split between 2 baths because it is one of the stronger bath bombs from Lush in my opinion. I would buy it again for sure.
My only niggle is the name, I think something less bold such as love bomb would be nicer.
The ingredients as given on the Lush website are -
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Perfume, Soya Milk, Synthetic Musk, Jasmine Absolute, Clary Sage Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Titanium Dioxide, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Methyl Lonone, Rice Paper Flower
The sex bombe was presented to me in the usual lush paper bag, which could not hide its distinctive strong smell - reminiscent of the whiff you get when walking within a quarter mile radius of one of lush's shops. Although strong, the smell has a naturalness to it which saves it from being too overbearing or cloying. If you put the packaged bombe in a cupboard or drawer before using, the whole space will be scented before you know it!
I chucked the whole thing in my hot bath, and the result was instantaneous - a vivid girly pink colour spread across the whole bath, and I couldn't believe how strong and concentrated the pink colour was - very satisfying and therapeutic. There were little floaty papery petal-like bits too, and these sat well with the girliness of the bombe. The smell is very strong, both while lying in the pink bath itself and on the skin afterwards. It is sweet but not overly so, and the ylang ylang has a distinctive scent like some kind of spa massage oil. Again, the scent has a very natural, aromatic oil quality to it, so although it has an extremely strong, concentrated scent it is not a "headachy" "fake" smell.
After using, I felt relaxed, invigorated and smelling great! Not sure about the sex bombe part, but it does remind me of some kind of boudoir theme with its look and smell (but in a good way!)
I have used other lush bombes (e.g. big blue) that I didn't like as much as this one. Highly recommended!
When I ordered my mom some Lush products for Mothers Day I decided to treat myself to a bath bomb and bubble bar and picked the Sex Bomb bath bomb. I choose this one as it looked so intriguing with its two tone colour and paper flowers emerging from one end!
Pricing and Claims
The Sex Bomb is priced at £3.10 each so it isn't one of the cheapest bath bombs they do, but I hoped that you pay for what you get and that this would really give me a relaxing soak and ease away my troubles. For your £3.10 you get a pretty big bath bomb, it was around a third bigger than the 'Think Pink' bomb I had and was really heavy. It is a two-tone colour - pink and purple - slightly different to the image shown above. At the bottom of the ball it has a small flat surface allowing the bath bomb to stand up. At the top is a small hole revealing a flower design made from rice paper. It is a lovely design and looks really luxurious.
The bath bomb is made up of some sensual oil - hence its name sex bomb and Soya oil which is said to soften your skin. Lush.co.uk says that "you can step out of the bath feeling like Cleopatra". The sensual oils are said to stick to the skin to leave you smelling gorgeous for hours.
Clary Sage Oil
Ylang Ylang Oil
Synthetic Musk - a vegetarian alternative to real musk
Rice Paper Flowers
How to Use
As with most of Lush's bath bombs, you simply add the bath bomb to your bath to release the oils and Soya milk. One Bath Bomb lasts just one bath. I have tried on the odd occasion to try and save some of the Lush bath bombs for a second use by taking them out of the bath when they have fizzed away about 50%, but the bath bombs continue to melt while their wet so this is pretty hard to do.
The Sex Bomb looks great and very luxourios in your bathroom, so much so you kinda don't want to use it! It smells strongly of Jasmine and Musk. When you drop it in your bath is fizzes like mad, turning the water a candyfloss pink colour. As it melts away it releases its rice paper flowers which look lovely in your bath. Unfortunately its strong fragrance doesn't seem to hold once it's dissolving and the scent disappears completely, it doesn't stick to your skin after the bath or even stay in the bath. The ball is apparently "packed full of every sensual, relaxing oil we could find" according to lush.co.uk but other than how relaxed I get whenever I have a bath there was no apparent benefit form the Sex Bomb. The Soya Milk did slightly soften the water but didn't soften my skin at all and I had to apply the usual moisturiser when I got out of the bath, I felt no more softness on my skin than if I had had a bath with no products in it at all.
So OK, it looks great and with all its ingredients the name 'Sex Bomb' (which was chosen through a competition) suits the bath bomb and it smells great while it's solid, But as for results - none! The fragrance disappears, you can't smell any of the essential oils once it's dissolved or feel any of their benefits, the Soya milk doesn't seem to soften my skin and I felt no more relaxed than if I hadn't used it. Considering how much I love the other Lush bath bombs this really is disappointing and I will not be buying again, especially at £3.10 a go!
This Sex Bomb bath bath ballistic is another that I received in my 'Think Pink' Lush gift set that I received for my birthday last year. After using many of the other products that came in the gift set first, when I came round to using this Sex Bomb I had quite high expectations for it. The products in the gift set all seemed to be pink and candy scented which I loved, only a couple of things were not candy scented and this was one of them.
The ballistic contains jasmine and musk scents and is packed full of soya milk. I couldn't smell the musk scent that much when I smelt this though and thought that scent may become more noticeable after I had placed it in my bath. Like all other Lush bath ballistics this also contains oils that help soften the skin, as well as making it smell nice.
I ran my bath and as bath ballistics don't create bubbles I added a little of my own. I have noticed that some, but not all, bath ballistics do make the bubbles disappear quite quickly. However, as I like my bubbles I do still add some and enjoy them while they last! I then got in and added the bath ballistic whilst I was in the bath. The ballistic slowly started to fizz away and did so very gently. It seemed to take forever to fizz away completely, just over ten minutes. It immediately turned my bath water a bright pink though which I loved. The ballistic also contains some rice paper rose petals which at first seemed fine and I thought it would add a nice touch to my bath, but as they came apart from the ballistic they appeared white and jelly like, which was strange. I didn't like the gooey feel of them and they certainly didn't remind me of rose petals!
I don't think the scent of this bath bomb was very strong, especially compared to others that I have used in the past. The musk scent was still not that noticeable to me, which I was quite disappointed about as I do like musk. I could smell a hint of jasmine but other than that, this bath bomb did nothing except look pretty!
I can feel the oils on my skin when in the bath and they do make my skin soft, but I would have preferred it if they left my skin feeling lush after I got out of the bath too, which it did not. The only thing I really liked about this bath bomb is how it made my bath water a nice pink colour and left my skin feeling soft for a short while. However I would have preferred no gooey rose petals and a stronger scent, as I know other Lush products provide.
This is available from Lush and is priced at £3.10 for 100g. As with all Lush bath ballistics they are quite pricey considering you can only get one use out of them, but they do make a nice treat now and again. I just won't be treating myself to this Sex Bomb ballistic as there are other Lush bath ballistics that I like much more.
What Is It?
I nipped into Lush mid-week as I was in need of something to cheer me up and I ended up getting the Sex Bomb bath ballistic (for anyone who doesn't know, a bath ballistic is a bath bomb). I have heard of it before but it's never been something that has appealed to me - it sounds quite tacky to be honest but as soon as I spotted it in my local Lush store and smelt it I could see why my friends like it so much. The bath bomb is designed to get you in the mood for sex, hence the name. I wasn't sure at first how on earth a bath bomb could make me feel frisky, however after a bit of research online I am now an expert on how this thing works, lol. Basically the bath bomb's ingredients are packed full with sensual and relaxing oils that stimulate you and make you feel 'sensual' (or so Lush claim) due to the romantic smell they produce, but ofcourse it can be used as just a nice, relaxing bath bomb - it's not strictly just for couples or anything!
Price and Appearence
Before anyone gets the wrong idea, I have a perfectly healthy sex life and so didn't buy this to spice things up or anything like that, I just adored the scent and though it would be a fun idea for me and Jack (or me by myself) to have a bath in this and see if it did what it claims to. Also, weirdly enough, as soon as I saw the name, I thought "this'd be a good product to review!" lol. I'm definetly addicted to this site! Anyway, the bath bomb is 200 grams and costs £2.99. Pretty expensive considering how long it lasts (5mins at the most), however I decided to buy it anyway as it's not too extorionate and I was curious to know if it works and what it actually smells like in the bath. The physical appearence of the ballistic is very feminine, I can simply not imagine a man buying this which I think is quite ironic as it's as much of a man's product as a woman's right? Or am I wrong? That's just my opinion anyway. It's round, pretty large and bright pink. It has a sort of purple 'topping' on the top that doesn't quite cover one half of the ballistic, so it has quite a patchy appearence. On the purple bit it has a flower (a cute little pink rose) embedded in the middle - you will be hearing more about this later.
Using the Bath Ballistic - My Experience
Packaging is minimal - the usual yellow Lush paper bag. I used this the day I bought it. I used the whole thing as I found it too hard to break in half, although all of the Lush ballistics I have tried previously have broken in half easily so I didn't get 2 uses out of this meaning that it already let itself down before i'd used it - 1 bath for £2.99 is not good value at all, atleast with 2 baths you get the most for your money. Anyway, I ran my bath as usual and once it was full I dropped the ballistic in. You do not hold this under the tap and you don't need to do anything special like you do with other Lush products, simply drop it straight in. It started fizzing violentlly the second it hit the bath water, i'm glad I dropped it in before I my self got into the bath as it is quite a hefty bath bomb and it was bobbing around like mad! Definetly not one to use if you don't like the ballistics that cause alot of fizzing and noise. A few bubbles also appeared but the didn't last long. No glitter appeared which was a downer as there are tiny speckles of glitter in the bath bomb when it is in solid form but nope, no glitter in the water which seems bizzare but anyway. The bath bomb dissolves within 4-5 minutes - very quickly, so if you're wanting a long lasting bath bomb then this isn't for you. I suppose it's so that couples don't have to wait around before getting into the bath which is a good idea but for singletons who want to savouir the fizziness it is not ideal. The water turns a lovely, vibrant pink colour with patches of purple, a kind of light, girly purple which looks really pretty. The little flower that was once embedded into the bath bomb floats about the water. On closer inspection I found it to be quite oily with a strange, jelly-like texture which kept brushing past my leg and I didn't like it however after a bit it did break up into smaller pieces and dissapear.
Now, onto the smell.. the most important part, me thinks. It smells feminine. I highly doubt if you are a man/you bathe in this with a man, that the man will find it nice to bathe in, Jack kept wanting to get out of the bath in case the smell stayed on his skin as he had work the same day, unfortunetly it did linger and so he now refuses to have joint baths whenever I have a Lush bath ballistic - not great. So, it's feminine, but what does it actually smell like? I'd definetly say very floral with strong aromatherapy type smells. Rose is the most noticeable and then Jasmine, with a strange undertone and a slight hint of musk. The smell is extremely strong and fills the room which I imagine alot of people will find overpowering as it has the kind of 'too much perfume' type of smell if that makes sense.
Effects On Our Skin and The Aftermath
The ballistic does not make the water soft but the soya milk that the ballistic contains causes it to have a slight milky texture. It is not drying, neither is it hydrating - to be blunt it just makes the water look pretty (in my opinion, not jacks!) and smell nice. I have sensetive skin and found that my skin looked quite red and irritated, and Jack's skin was quite dry the next day which is very unusual as his skin is usually as soft as silk! Me and Jack bathed in this for 20 minutes and by the end of the bath I felt very relaxed and quite sleepy - not frisky at all! Jack was too pre-occupied trying to get the smell off of him with a towel (which was impossible, and even after a shower he did smell slightly like roses and jasmine!) to be bothered about sex and I went straight to bed. When I woke up in the morning I could still smell the jasmine. The smell was on my pyjamas, in my room, everywhere. Even the dog smelt vaguely like rose petals. I wandered to the bathroom to brush my teeth and was greeted with the aftermath of this bath bomb. It was not a pretty sight. Jack had rinsed it out before he'd gone to work, so I was confused why it was so dirty - their were bits of purple dotted around, a thick ring of purple bits around the plug hole and Jack's once shiny clean bath was hideously dirty and also slippy - slippery to the point of bein a danger. I couldn't face the cleaning (morning sickness, the smell also made me feel quite ill due to how long it lingered!) so I made my little servant (I wish!) Jack do it, which he found quite hard as the bits were stuck onto the bath but 20 or so J cloths later and multiple arguments about "why did I buy that stupid bath bomb, anyway?" the bath was finally clean.
It smelt nice and looked pretty, but the smell is a little too strong and lingers for far too long. This thing causes more trouble than it is worth however if you do use it be sure to clean your bath straight afterwards!
Thanks for reading!
I don't leave a very stressed life but I let little things get to me and they build up slowly throughout the day and nights until the end of the week I just want to scream and go off on one until I explode, but I thought that was a bit to extreme so I started having 'me time' every week once or twice in an evening I had free or on Sundays when I like to dedicate the full day to myself, I found Lush products really soothing and helpful in my time of need.
I can't say enough how good Lush are and i'd like to try and inspire people with my reviews about them to get and try products by them, they're everything you could ask for, eco friendly in every way possible, they trade in certain containers from Lush products to re use themselves and for a reward you get money off your next purchase and I don't think enough companies encourage recycling like Lush do as they re use their own packaging themselves. All items sent through the mail are packaged up with popcorn! Admittedly popcorn sometimes isn't enough and you don't get the full effects of a ballistic, but that happens once every 50 purchases as I've only had this happen to me once. Lush are completely against animal testing and will only use natural ingredients making every one of their products suitable for all vegetarians a some Vegans.
Ballistic bath bombs are titled like that because they're usually int he shape of a ball, they're for baths and they fizz and crackle like bombs. This is solely for the bath and will not work in the shower at all, of course es it will dissolve like in the bath, but it will just go down the plug and then you've wasted your money before you get none of the effects your supposed to so please only use this when you are planning a long relaxing bath.
The 'sex bomb' is one of the heavier bombs weighing 200g for just £2.99 which I think is a bargain considering the effects it has I would of thought it had been a higher priced bomb so I'm really glad about that. This is in Lush's new up to date range meaning you can get this in a local Lush store, online, phone or mail order, I recommend buying in store or direct from the website for free.
To enjoy this sexy 'sex bomb' ballistic, run your bath full of wonderfully hot water and drop this in, the ingredient Sodium Bicarbonate is what makes the ballistics fizz and dance joyously in the bath water and is quite entertaining to watch as you get ready for a dip. Wait for this to fully dissolve before climbing in a getting ready for a long relaxing soak. This 'sex bomb' contains soya milk which softens the water making your muscles feel like they can relax a little bit more than in normal water.
The 'sex bomb' is a typical round ball shape you'd expect a bath bomb to look like but not a typical shape you'd expect to see come out of Lush, it does however have a unique design on half and half colours pink and purple splattered on to it with w hole in the center which inside there is a pink rose carved out of the bomb.
The smell has an overpowering floral scent which reminds me of an older ladies skin. quite worried about this is solid form because i'm not to much a fan of smelling of flower-y scents as I much prefer sweet or citrus scents like strawberries or chocolate, but to my surprise it didn't really seem to bad and I grew quite fond of it's flower-y goodness. I actually feel asleep in the bath with this one as it was so relaxing.
This did send the water a light pink colour which was quite nice and looked good although did leave a bit of a stain on the bath afterwards, but I was so relaxed I left it until morning to clean which was a bit of a mistake because it was really hard to scrub off so it's best to rinse this as soon as you can. This loosened all my muscles so if your feeling a bit of tension in your back or legs pop one of these in your bath and you'll soon feel it fading away.
Ingredients:Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Perfume, Soya Milk (Glycine soja), Synthetic Musk, Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Clary Sage Oil (Salvia sclarea), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Titanium Dioxide, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone, Colour 18050, Colour 61585, Rice Paper Flower
I'm a big lover of Lush when it comes to a bath time treat, but I must admit their bath bombs/ballistics haven't always been for me - I'm a big fan of a bubbly bath. I do however occasionally use a ballistic if it looks particularly nice, or if I buy one included in a Lush gift set - which is how I came to get my Sex Bomb. Sex Bomb is a 200g ballistic (Lush's best sized ballistics are 200g in my opinion!), and it costs £2.99. Now, compared to many supermarket bought bath products £2.99 for a single use bath product is very expensive - but it makes for a nice luxury every now and then.
Sex Bomb is very nice to look at for a ballistic, it isn't just a single colour bore. It has two layers - a main pink body, with a purple top. Inside the purple top is a neatly placed flower made of rice paper. If you're purchasing your Sex Bomb from a Lush store it might pay to have a rummage around the display, s I regularly see Sex Bombs missing their flower - and there won't be any discounts for ones without it, so you might as well get what you pay for!
Sex Bomb has a very distinct scent. I've personally never appreciated it while shopping in a Lush store as being in one is always like having a party up my nose - I find it difficult to focus on one particular smell when there's so many floating around. When I was able to smell Sex Bomb on it's on I absolutely loved the scent. As it's name suggests, it's a very sexy smell, and is strong without being overpowering. It's main scent is Jasmine, with hints of Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang.
To use sex Bombs you simply drop it into a pre-run bath. I was very impressed when I use mine. Generally I find ballistics just fizz away very quickly leaving me with pale coloured water and a small hint of scent - Sex Bomb is much better than this. It immediately turned my bath water a vibrant pink, but didn't stain it once emptied. The scent wafted around the bathroom, and left me feeling extremely relaxed.
The water itself felt silky and soft on my skin, which was down to the soya milk Sex Bomb contained. The scent from this ballistic didn't just fade after a few minutes, it was there for the entire bath. It did seem slightly weaker as my nose adjusted to it, but it was most definitely still there - which is an improvement on many of the ballistics I've tried. The rice paper flower floated around in the pink water, which was a nice touch, and easily dissolved when touched so didn't clog up the plug hole.
After using Sex Bomb I felt extremely relaxed, and had a thoroughly enjoyable bath. My skin was also very soft. This is a ballistic I would recommend to anyone as a treat, and with such a sensual scent - why not make it a bath for two?
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Perfume, Soya Milk (Glycine soja), Synthetic Musk, Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Clary Sage Oil (Salvia sclarea), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Titanium Dioxide, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 18050, Colour 61585, Rice Paper Flower (*Occurs naturally in essential oils)
I adore baths and I adore fabulous smelling products hence I absolutely LOVE Lush bath bombs. My very kind boyfriend knows this and purchased me a gift tin which contained nine bath bombs in!!! I am trying to ration my usage of them- if not they would be gone within a week (yes I have been known to bathe twice in a day!) and so todays bath bomb was Sex Bomb.
Out of all the bath bombs in the gift tin, I was immediately attracted to the Sex Bomb as it is a vibrant pink and contains a flower at the top in the centre of the bath bomb. The image her does not do it ustice- it is far prettier on the Lush website- so take a look there
The fragrance of this bath bomb is amazing- so sweet and luxurious. I have done a little research on the web and have found that this bath bomb contains jasmine- which (according to the website) is an Indian aphrodisiac which they use in their bath bomb to "stir up passions" and soya milk which makes the water milky and enhances the softness of your skin. Apparently it is named after the original sex bomb- Mr Jones!!!
As with all bath bombs, it should be used under running water (the hotter the better and then the bath will stay warmer for longer so you can have plenty of time relaxing in the bath!). The bath bomb immediately fizzes up and makes the water a vivid pink- the aromas are amazing- so sweet- and the smell lasts.
The bath was very relaxing and did leave my skin feeling soft. The only down side to this product is that it stained the side of my white bath a purpley pink colour- up to where the water edge was. Hmmmm to start with I was quite concerned about this as it looked like it wasn't going to budge....but I made a date with Mr Muscle and after 5 minutes it was sparkly and clean again. This was a bit of an added hassle and left me less relaxed.
The bath bomb can be purchased from Lush in store or online individually and is priced at £2.95 for a 200g bath bomb which is suitable for vegans to use. Yes it is quite pricey and yes it can only be used once- but I think everyone deserves to treat themselves once in a while and this is definitely the product to treat yourself with!
The sex bomb bath ballistic caught my eye in the lush shop because of its pink and purple colours initially and so I had a smell of the product and thought it smelt nice and so I added it to my basket. The bath ballistic costs £2.95 for 200g and is obviously quite expensive for one bath but it is also a really nice treat!
The bath ballistic as I mentioned is a pink and purple colour and on the top there is a little rose bud stuck into the product. It is pleasing to the eye and smells lovely. The product contains jasmine which is apparently one of Mother Nature's most potent aphrodisiacs! It also contains soya milk which makes the water all creamy and feels divine on your skin.
The blurb on the label which is stuck to the bag my ballistic gets packaged into says that sex bomb is "for nights out or to start a quiet night in, share if you dare" and after using this product I only wish I had someone to share the bath with as I can well see how it would be a romantic product to use in a shared bath!
As you add the ballistic to the running water it begins to fizz and dart around the bath leaving a pink trail all around! It also begins to leave a gorgeous scent in the bathroom which honestly does smell "sexy" for want of a better word! As I got in to the bath I noticed that the rose bud on the top of the ballistic had separated to leave what looked like rose petals on the surface of the water. I wasn't too keen on these but only because when you get hold of one they are all jelly like and squishy and I don't like the feel of them!
The ballistic really did make the water feel so soft and as I lay in the bath I could feel my skin just felt really soft and nice and I felt really relaxed in the bath. When I got out of the bath the gorgeous scent was still lingering on my skin and my hair which was brilliant in my opinion.
I have to say that whilst this ballistic is ultimately quite girly with the pink colour and jasmine scent I do think it would be perfect for sharing with a partner with candles around the bath and all that jazz!
I will certainly buy this product again when I next get to a lush shop and I certainly recommend it!
Sex Bomb is a bath ballistic from Lush. I'm trying to sample all of Lush's range of ballistics, and Sex Bomb was the next on my list, even though Lush's description of it as 'the Jordan of ballistics' was somewhat offputting!
The ballistic is one of the larger Lush ballistics, pink and purple with a pink rose embedded in the centre - different to the Dooyoo picture. I actually think it looks rather like a breast! It contains sensual jasmine and softening soya milk as well as clary sage and ylang ylang. The ballistic is suitable for vegans.
When I dropped it into the water it fizzed away and turned the water bright pink! There was a purple streak too although I found the purple tended to stick to the side of the bath - I was wiping it away with my feet while I was in there! I could smell the ballistic too though which was really good - sometimes the smell of Lush ballistics dissipates when they're in the water but not this one. The flower embedded in the ballistic, which I'd thought was plastic, dissolved in the bath too.
When I got out my skin felt really soft - this was probably down to the soya milk. I could still smell the jasmine too. I felt relaxed but not tired. A great bath!
Overall I really liked this ballistic. At £2.95 it's expensive for a one-use product but I'd still buy it again for a one-off treat.
Once upon a time I was writing loads of Lush reviews but this is the very last Lush Ballistic review I have left to write ... for the time being anyway so I thought Id attempt to get it out the way with today. This is actually one of this first ballistics I tried from Lush the name really appealed to me and lets face it Im a sucker for anything pink so I picked one up and I bought one for a friend as well as she had been going on about this one. Unfortunately we have very differnt views on whether this is any good or not. She keeps raving to everyone about how great it is and while I do think its the worst Lush product I dont think I was entriely impressed with Sex Bomb!
One of these ballistics will set you back just under £3 from Lush stores which does sound like a lot for something your going to use once but they are great for the occasional treat but not cheap enough to use all the time. This is actually quite a big ballistic when compared to others from Lush so I reckon you could get at least 2 baths out of one bar if your trying to save money. I however felt like being dead selfish the night I used this and decided to use the whole thing - I just wanted a bright pink bath! This is definately a girly bath bomb in appearance being pink and purple in colour and it does smell nice but nothing amazing before you drop it in the bath.
To use this bomb all you do is run yourself a bath and then drop it in and watch it fizz away - I know some people crumble it under the tap whilst the bath is running but to be honest I dont think it matters how you do it really you end up with the same effects. The colour this changes the water really is great as it goes a really bright pink and it stays that way for the whole time your in the bath but I have to say thats the only positive thing really. The immediate smell of this is really nice and Jasmine is definately most strongest fragrance but it dies down really quickly and it doesnt stay on your skin at all so smell wise Id say enjoy it while you can because that wont be for very long.
This didnt really do anything for my skin either. Usually when I use a Lush product in the bath my skin smells, looks and feels amazing afterwards so much so that I dont normally have to moisturise but this just didnt do anything a bit of a damp squib really. It doesnt dry out your skin but it doesnt do anything super amazing either. This is certainly not one of the better Lush ballistics and I dont really recommend it unless you are looking for something that JUST turns your bath pink. Apart from that I consider this to be a let down - sorry Lush!
Theres better ballistics out there and I was left disappointed.
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Sex Bomb was probably one of the first things I tried from Lush a couple of years ago, recieving one in my Think Pink Hatbox I was looking forward to trying it again as I had been pleased before and the from the look and smell of the product I was feeling very optimistic.
What Lush say: "Jasmine, clary sage and ylang ylang to make you feel like a love goddess. The power of these aphrodisiac oils lies in their ability to relax you at the same time as warming your heart and other body parts. The ancient perfumers of the Mediterranean knew a thing or two about lurve and we're using the methods they used thousands of years ago for the same results. Whether you want to be calm for a big night out or a quiet night in, prepare to detonate a Sex Bomb."
Price: At £2.95 for one ballistic this is something I can't afford to be buying too often, it is quite big though and fizzes away nicely in your bath, at this price I didn't want to watch it fizz away though, especially because it's so pretty! I took the plunge though and threw it in, I suppose you could try cutting them in half (I do this with some other Lush products) but I think this would be near impossible with Sex Bomb, it would just crumble everywhere and wouldn't be worth the effort. So there's nothing else for it, you'll just have to find someone to share your bath with, just for money saving purposes of course!
The Smell: Sex Bomb's very floral which isn't usually my thing but I like it in this ballistic, and you can definately smell the Jasmine which is mentioned in the ingrediants, definately the main scent. This isn't a ballistic for people who like subtle scents it really is quite strong. After putting this in the bath the smell fizzed away with the ballistic, very disappointing! Many Lush fragrances hang around for a while and I could smell it in the bath but as soon as I got out it was gone and I couldn't smell it on myself either.
The Look: This is where Sex Bomb really excels, the picture above does it no favours, it's much nicer! The purple and pink colours obviously go perfectly and are nice and vibrant. There's also a little bright pink rose embedded on the top, quite literally topping it off nicely. It looks so pretty I didn't want to use it, and I wish I hadn't now!
After the Bath: I wasn't moisturised or particularly relaxed after this bath, I felt no effect at all on my skin and reached for the body lotion as soon as I got out. However, there was no sludge in the bottom of the bath which can happen with other Lush products so I was glad of this.
Overall: I can't justify the price for these after they've been used they're very disappointing. I wouldn't buy one again but if I recieved one as a gift I'd leave it on the side as it's so pretty and smells really nice out of the water. This one's definately just an almost novelty Lush product, and it has been around for a while, so it needs bringing up to date with other Lush products that do so much more than just look nice.
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Sex bomb is yet another of Lush's fantastic range of bath ballistics. This one is the standard size (about the size of a cricket ball) and mostly pink with a purple top and a rice paper rose embedded in it. Mine had a slight coating of glitter, but I'm pretty sure this is from storing it next to one of the more glittery products as glitter isn't mentioned as an ingredient.
The ballistic itself has a fairly strong jasmine scent with a little musk. Once it's in the bath the scent isn't as strong, but it's still there. I found it very sensual and relaxing. It dissolved in around 2-4 minutes and turned the water a gorgeous pink colour. The rice paper rose didn't dissolve, but went soggy and lost its shape before floating around the surface of the water. I was a little disappointed by that- it would be nice if the rose stayed more intact.
I spent about 45 minutes in the bath with this ballistic and could still smell the musk and jasmine at the end of it. My skin has retained a little of the scent and feels very soft and smooth. I definitely feel like a goddess as the Lush website promises.
At £2.95 this is comparable to other Lush products. Some people may find them too pricey, but I like to splash out on a little luxury for my bathtime.
Wandering through Cambridge, with Scott, trying to thinking of a way for us to have a really sexy, romantic time together, and I spotted a Lush, personally, one of my favourite shops, and I thought it would be lovely to have a nice, romantic bath together on our last night, in the end we ended up getting drunk, and rambling together in a Pink watered bath. But I did actually enjoy it, so I decided to share my experiences with Lush's Sex Bomb Bath Bomb.
The Bath Bomb is a pretty girlie pink, with hints of purple in, also there is a soft, foamy like rose shape on the top, which doesn't dissolve in the bath. It smelt of Jasmine, and with a slight hint of roses, which I love personally, the smell is fairly over powering when in the Bath Bomb, but the smell should wear off when it is dissolved.
Sex Bomb, dissolves in the bath after around 2-3 minutes in hot running water, and it slowly turns the bath water, a gorgeous pink colour, oh the delight on my face when I realised! Depending on the amount of water, depends on the strength of the Pink colour of the water, personally, I like the darker Pink, so I put the Bath Bomb in when the bath is more then half full. The smell is much fainter when the Bath Bomb is dissolved, but the smell of Jasmine was still there, and it smells really lovely, and really sexy, perfect for couples bathing together.
Personally, I loved Sex Bomb, it made my skin softer, and it smelt really lovely. Also an advantage is that it really sets a romantic mood to the night, add candles, wine and music, and the night is perfect for couples, to have a romantic bath together. Also Sex Bomb will make a really nice present for a partner, and on Valentines Day, they do gift boxes, which have Sex Bomb in it.
Sex Bomb costs around £2.50, so it's not exactly breaking the bank, but value for money is different depending on experience. Highly recommended to give it a try, if you haven't already.
In February 2009 I purchased a Think Pink gift set for £43.99 which contained 12 different products and this Sex Bomb Bath Ballistic (it's correct title!) was one of them.
The ballistic is pink for the bottom 2/3 and lilac on the top 1/3 and has a small hole at the top with a rose made out of rice paper which is also lilac in colour. It is around the size of a cricket ball and normally comes with no packaging other than a yellow Lush paper bag which can hold more than one ballistic and you can take it back to the store on each visit to reuse it and help do your bit for the environment.
I would highly recommend breaking up this bath ballistic in to at least half as then you will get two baths for your money. This ballistic costs around £3.00 when purchased separately and I don't feel that £1.50 per bath is too unreasonable. I only have a Lush bath one day a week and use slightly cheaper products for the rest of the week to help save a little money.
To use this ballistic simply run a hot bath and then drop it in. Within seconds it will begin to fizz wildly and I like to nudge it around the bath once it's fizzing to make sure that the colour and the bubbles created are evenly distributed around the bath. Once it is entirely melted away you will find your bath is a lovely pinky purple colour (as the ballistic was before it was melted).
Once I get in the bath I find that the ballistic has left a slight film in the bath and it's not quite as luxurious as other ballistics. I don't think this has really been designed to help smooth your skin, more to just make everything smell nice and make you feel good. The smell created is lovely and lingers in the bathroom for quite a while after you've drained it all away. You will end up with nice skin but it's not as fantastic as other products that I've used from the Lush range although the smell from this ballistic does linger for a while which is nice.
I do like this product but I don't think I would buy it on it's own and wouldn't particularly look for a gift set which contained it as I'm not too worried about using it again.
I am rating this product 3/5 because it is a little expensive and could definitely be made better but it is still a nice product if not one of my favourites!
Scented with the 'come hither' fragrance of jasmine and ylang ylang /