“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Melt „
= = = = = = The Product = = = = = = I am review a bath bomb called Space Girl which I purchased this week from Lush. I saw this product in my local Lush store but I ended up ordering this from the Lush website (www.lush.co.uk) as I wanted to order some other products from there. I loved the look and the name of this particular bath bomb which is why I purchased it in the first place. This bath bomb has a sweet, fruity fragrance and contains grapefruit oil which is refreshing and uplifting. This also clarifies and tones the skins whilst the bergamot makes you feel relaxed and mildly euphoric. Space girl is a good sized bath bomb which is the shape of a planet, hence the name 'Space Girl'. This product looks pretty with a main colour of purple and a splattered pattern of red. It then has a generous sprinkling of fine gold glitter to make it sparkle and out of this world. As I ordered the product from the Lush website it came in a sealed plastic bag which was clear. It also had a label on the bag stating what the product is. If you purchase this from the website the product will probably be placed into an open paper bag. I carefully opened the plastic bag and smelt inside so I could get a scent of the product. Although they describe this product as having a fruity scent I personally thought that the scent resembled the smell of sherbet. I rather liked the smell of the product and was looking forwards to using it later in my bath. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = I purchased this product from the Lush website along with some of their other products. You can also purchase this product from Lush stores as well. The product is priced at £2.25 which I think is very reasonable for this bath bomb as it's a good size and feels quite weighty. = = = = = = = = = Using the Product = = = = = = = = = Simply drop the bath bomb into a bath of warm water and watch it spin round as it crackles and fizzes away to reveal an out of space looking bath. As this product is quite weighty I was expecting it sink to the bottom of the bath and stay there, how-ever as soon as I dropped it into the bath it hit the bottom and then came back up again and immediately started crackling and fizzing away. The crackling in the bath bomb is popping candy which they describe as space dust. I enjoyed watching the bath bomb spin around in the bath turning the water a bright red colour. You can really hear the bath bomb as it fizzes away furiously in the bath. As the bath bomb continued to fizz away it released a purple colour into the bath water. Within a few minutes the bath bomb had completely disappeared leaving the bath water a gorgeous deep pink colour once the red and purple colours has mixed together. The bathroom was also now full with a gorgeous fruity scent that no longer really smelt like sherbet, but it smelt fresh and pleasant. The scent wasn't really strong, but it was definitely there. I got into the bath and relaxed in the coloured water for a while. The water felt soft on my skin and although the bath bomb contained a find dusting of gold glitter I couldn't really see this in the water. I had a wash and relaxed further in the bath taking in the subtle fruity smell. I have quite sensitive skin and also suffer from some dry patches every now and again on the area behind my knees but this product seemed to be kind and gentle to my skin and didn't cause it any irritation. After getting out of the bath and patting my skin dry there wasn't any actual scent on my skin, but this didn't bother me anyway. I have to admit that I don't think this made a huge difference to my skin but my skin didn't feel dry or irritated. = = = = = = = = Overall Opinion = = = = = = = = I only purchased this bath bomb as I loved the space look of it and also the name of the product. The bath bomb sounded pretty good and I love the way it was described on the website with space dust. The bath bomb itself looks nice and I think it also looks attractive as well. The dusting of fine glitter over the top definitely gives it a sparkly space feel. When smelling the product before putting it in the bath I really liked the smell as it really did remind me a little of sherbet. I have to admit that this is the only bath bomb I have used so far that I have enjoyed watching it fizz away and swirl around in the bath as it melted. The fizzing to the bath bomb is louder than others which I liked. I loved the way the product turned the water a bright red first and towards the end it started to turn purple which then mixed with the red creating gorgeous deep pink coloured bath water. Although the scent to this bath bomb wasn't really strong the fruity scent could still be smelt which was nice. I did feel relaxed when in the bath and the product was soft and gentle on my skin and didn't cause any irritation. The scent of the product didn't stay on my skin and I don't feel as though there was a huge difference in terms of the feel of my skin, but the product didn't irritate my skin which was good. In terms of value I think the product is very reasonable and I would definitely consider purchasing this product again as I loved the way it fizzed away in the bath and I love how relaxing it was. (review also on ciao)
Last night was a "find an hour for a bath night" and I did indeed manage to find an hour where I could run a bath and relax without being needed by someone or to do something. These rare hour long moments mean that I can dip into my Lush stash and pick out an item which I can use and actually take time to enjoy. The item of choice was Lush's Space Girl Bath Ballistic. I am unsure how I ended by with the Space Girl Bath Ballistic but I'm guessing it was in a gift set as I wouldn't normally opt for a bath ballistic although I am more than happy to try them I do prefer other items instead. However, I wanted something that would relax me but cleanse me all at the same time and with the essential oils contained in Space Girl it was definitely worth a try. What Lush say: "Once you drop this into your bath, Space Girl crackles with space dust (popping candy) as it spins around your orbit, restoring your good cheer. Grapefruit oil is refreshing and uplifting for the mood, clarifying and toning the skin, while bergamot makes you feel relaxed and mildly euphoric. If you feel as though your head is in the clouds or you're feeling sluggish, Space Girl gets you centred again with its blend of fruity essential oils" Space Girl is pale lilac in colour and funnily enough is shaped like a plant complete with the ring. Now on the picture on Lush's website Space Girl features a red/pink splattering effect to it. Mine however is just pale lilac with almost a coating of transparent shimmer. I have to admit that the fragrance is lovely despite being quite sweet, it is easily balanced out with the grapefruit and bergamot oils which I do love. To use, simply pop in the bath under running water. Space Girl instantly starts to fizz and dissolve leaving behind a swirl of white froth and leaving the bath water a deeper shade of purple behind. The only downside I found was the fact that this lovely white froth disappears almost instantly which is a shame so you do end up in a bath full of coloured water which makes it look a little sad! However, Space Girl does dissolve completely and you don't end up with any gritty leftovers at the bottom of the bath tub. The lovely sweet aroma follows through when dissolved and it manages to fill the bathroom completely. I'm not a big lover of products which has a sweet fragrance but this is lovely and seems to evolve the longer you are inhaling it! I have to say that as soon as you lie back and relax you do start to feel not only refreshed but also calmed. Ideal if you've had a bad day and want to relax but not use something that will send you off to sleep. Now although it doesn't have moisturising properties it does contain grapefruit oil which is there to help tone and clarify your skin. Now because you are only using this for such a short space of time and not every day I don't think you will notice a difference in your skin (well I didn't!). However, post bath my skin looks the same and to be honest I didn't really expect anything else. The plus point was my skin had a freshly clean feel to it, the same sort of feeling as when you use a toning face pack! For a bath ballistic I actually quite like it, I do find them in essence pretty to look at and useless to use as I do find that they don't do much for your skin and this one is no different. However, I really like the relaxing fragrance as it does sooth and easy away the day's troubles and for the price I don't think I'd hesitate in picking up another one whilst shopping in Lush. Overall, I think I am quite fond of Space Girl, I love the fragrance and I like the relaxing effect that it has. Just a shame that the white froth doesn't stick around really. For the price it is a bargain especially considering it's size. 4 stars from me. == Product Information == Brand: Lush Price: £2.25 Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Almond Essential Oil, Popping Candy, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, DRF Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone, Colour 17200, Colour 42053, Colour 14700, Colour 77019
"Do you sometimes feel like you're on a different planet?" ask Lush. How kind of them to ask. Yes, especially in the morning.... Here we are then with another Lush review. Tedious, but I need to get it out of my system. It is like therapy for me... Space Girl was another product that came in the big box of sparkly, stinking fabulousness, sent by my mother. It appealed to me on many levels initially, firstly the name. I am a Deadhead (those who know will understand), secondly the name implies a kind of psychedelic trippiness (I am a hippy type after all), and thirdly it was purple. Everything good in the world is purple. TO THE MOON AND STARS: Space Girl is one of Lush's famous bath ballistics, known for their fizzing, popping and spinning when placed in water. These things can be a lot of fun, even if not entirely wholesome in their make up. This is a UFO shaped bomb with a purple hue and a delicious smell. My heart dropped slightly when I saw the red glitter... It comes packed in a clear cellophane and can be appreciated even in its unwrapped state. The initial impression seems to be a fruity and violet aroma which is more evident when in the water. This bomb is a handmade product comprising pressed ingredients, all squished together with the addition of oils (and the odd chemical). Lush do a whole range of these things and all of them fizz away merrily, although some more than others. This one is around 9/10 on the scale of general fizz and explosiveness. There is the standard mix of cream of tartar and bicarb which serve to soften the water and make it fizz like crazy. These make up the main ingredients. Lush have then added Grapefruit oil which I love, and Bergamot. The blurb on the website name checks one of the most incredible "New folk" bands of whom I am a big fan - The Imagined Village. How can anybody not be inspired by a band comprising the genius that is the fiddler Eliza Carthy and her father Martin? Now I am not sure how much is true in said blurb, but Lush state that "We make lots of music at Lush and much of it is written for us by Simon Emmerson from The Imagined Village. On their second album, Empire & Love, they did a great track called Space Girl. Simon's daughter (normally his biggest critic) listened to the track and liked it so much she said wouldn't it be great to have a Lush product to match it. When Simon told us, we rather agreed!" Either way, it is a cool story. TAKING A SPACE TRIP: Once placed in a bath full of hot water, this purple peril starts to spin and gyrate. A sweet smell fills the air as it releases the oils into the water which can only be described as "candy-like"...think along the lines of Lush's creamy candy with more citrus and less cream. This is a pretty generous sized ballistic and so there is a lot of fizz. It did get stuck under the tap area for a while and refused to play nicely until I gave it a poke, after which it spun off nonchalantly around the bath, leaving a sweetly scented trail of foam. Alarmingly, I not only had the dreaded glitter to contend with here, but they have chucked space dust in it too. Lush advise you to put your head under the water to fully experience this but to me it just sounds like a bad ear infection does, so I passed on this experience. I eventually bored of watching it and jumped into the now slightly purple tinged water. PURPLE HAZE: As the ballistic was dissolving into the bath water, it gave of little glittery trails of colour. These blend into the water after a short while so there is no need to worry about having a blue patch on your nose and a red one on your left buttock. I had a long and luxurious bath despite the general chaos. The overall colour of the water once all the dramatics have ceased, is a purple colour. When I eventually surfaced, my skin was soft and mildly scented and the aroma of the ballistic had filled the house. The bath was easy to clean afterwards too which was a bonus. The glitter was not too traumatic although the little red bits that did stick to me made me feel like I had some exotic skin disease. Luckily these dropped off as I dried. INGREDIENTS: Space Girl contains essential oils of grapefruit and bergamot. GRAPEFRUIT OIL: Essential oil of grapefruit is an oil that I love. This oil boosts the lymphatic system, elevates your mood and clears your skin. It is a refreshing oil which has skin cleansing properties. BERGAMOT: This is a beautiful citrus smelling oil and also has mood elevating properties. It is used a lot in the perfume industry and is superb for boosting the liver, assisting with skin issues and can help with psoriasis. Quantitative Ingredients Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Almond Essential Oil, Colour 17200, Colour 42053, Crimson and Red Golden Glitter, Fizzy Candy, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Lonone *occurs naturally in essential oils SUMMARY OF MY INTERGALACTIC EXPERIENCE: This was fun and less messy than most of Lush's glittery products. I loved the scent, enjoyed the fun of it and it did not give me dry skin afterwards. The smell is gorgeous. The ingredients are predominantly natural but there are colours and chemicals lurking in small doses. I recommend this bath ballistic for fun and occasional chaotic deep space exploration (from your own tub). Space Girl costs £2.10 for 125g. Available from Lush stores or their website: https://www.lush.co.uk
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. A friend of mine treated me to this one when we were out shopping, so that I could have a nice relaxing bath when I got home - very thoughtful of them! The Space Girl Ballistic Bath Bomb is available to buy from the Lush high street stores, via mail order, or online at www.lush.co.uk. It costs £1.95 for one 125g bath ballistic. Product description: " Do you sometimes feel like you're on a different planet? Don't feel alien - retreat to the bathroom to float in your own personal space until you feel ready for touch down. Of course, if we were making an interstellar ballistic we had to put space dust in it (otherwise known as popping candy). So make sure you plunge your head underwater if you want to hear the full effects of the crackles and pops." This bath bomb is quite large and has a slightly different shape to the usual design, being made to look like a UFO or a ringed planet depending on how you look at it! It has a nice purple colour with a sprinkle of red glitter to finish it off. The scent of this bath bomb was lovely and sweet, which is just my sort of thing. I found it very relaxing and the scent spread well when it was used - it also had pretty good staying power as well, because my bathroom was still smelling sweet the following day! To use, you simply put the ballistic bath bomb into a hot bath and let it dissolve into the water. Space Girl was an extra fizzy bath bomb and dissolved quickly with a powerful action. As well as the usual ingredients, it also includes fizzing candy which helps to add to the fun. As if that wasn't enough there is also more of the red glitter inside the bath bomb and this is realised as it fizzes away, creating a nice sparkly swirling effect. The bath water also turned a lovely shade of lilac and this gave a strong, vibrant effect. The reason I love using bath bombs and bubble bath is to make my bathing experience a bit more fun and to give my skin a bit of an extra treat. I could feel this having an effect on my skin while I was bathing, as the water was silky smooth and made my skin feel softer, in particular on my legs. After I got out of the bath and dried off my skin felt moisturised and I did not need to follow up with applying body lotion. Lush have several glitter products and in my experience it seems to be that glittery bubble bars are for the visual effect only, as the glitter will swirl around in the water and not stick to the skin, whereas the glittery bath bombs have the effect of coating you in glitter from head to toe! I think it may be the ingredients or the moisturising oils in the product that causes the glitter to stick, but after bathing with the Space Girl bath bomb, there were only a small number of glitter particles stuck onto my skin, and I didn't end up completely covered like I have when using some other glitter bombs. The Space Girl bath bomb is a good all-rounder, as it's fun to use, works well to moisturise skin and smells delicious. It's also one of the cheaper Lush bath products, so works out to be a little more affordable. A lovely bath time treat that I would happily use again. Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Almond Oil, Colour 17200, Colour 42053, Crimson and Red Golden Glitter, Fizzy Candy, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone *occurs naturally in essential oils This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free! If you like this Lush product then you may also enjoy... + Tucca Tucca perfume + Blue Skies & Fluffy White Clouds bubble bar + Daddy-O shampoo
**Space Girl** Space Girl is a bath ballistic made by Lush, a hand made cosmetics company who make all of their products with only natural ingredients. I am sure that most people, or atleast most people who are fans of Lush will be aware of what a bath ballistic is, but for anyone who is totally oblivious I will briefly explain! A bath ballistic is basically a bath bomb that fizzes when it's put into the water, they're very fun products to use and Lush have lots of different types. This particular one is named Space Girl because of the design; it's shaped like a planet. As well as floating and fizzing, this product also turns the bath water a gorgeous, unusual shade of light purple, along with adding a little glitz and glam to your bathing experience with the generous of amount of glitter that floats in the bath water after the bath ballistic has dissolved. **Product Claims** Lush don't make any big claims with this product, it's a nice simple bath ballistic to use when you simply want a more exciting and unusual bath than usual, due to the colour it turns the water, the glitter, the fun fizzing effect and the subtle, refreshing smell. Lush simply say on their product description of Space Girl that the product was inspired by the song Space Girl, which was sang by a band called The Imagined Village (i've never heard of them!), this overall is quite a simplistic product and it's not one that is hard to meet expectations as Lush don't over exagurrate what it does or anything. **The Ingredients** The main ingredient in this product that makes it stand out from the rest is popping candy, which Lush refer to as space dust, this crackles and pops as the bath ballistic dissolves making it a bit more fun than a usual run of the mill bath bomb. The other ingredients are quite boring to be honest and there's a few essential oils in there too which contribute to the product's fragrance. The full list on ingredients can be found on the Lush website, or alternatively when you buy this product the ingredients will be listed on a sticker which is stuck onto the paper bag that the product is packaged in. **Price and Value For Money** This is definetly one of the cheapest products that Lush sell and it's incredibly affordable. Each 125 gram Space Girl bath ballistic is priced at £1.95. The bath ballistics are quite large however they do dissolve quickly, it's not really ideal to chop this up to get multiple uses out of it as it's pretty solid, and I always use mine in one go - that way the scent is stronger and the colour that it turns the bath water is much more prominant. Overall I think this is very affordable and good value for money. **Packaging** The space girl bath ballistic comes in the usual Lush bath bomb packaging - a simple thick paper bag which Lush will put your bath bomb in when you pay. This bag is normally yellow, however Lush sometimes change the design from time to time to match certain seasons such as Christmas etc. The bag that I recieved with this particular bath bomb is blue and yellow as you can see in the picture. The bag isn't very exciting but it's informative due to the sticker that is pressed onto the top of it to keep it closed; this sticker has the ingredients and product name. **Physical Appearence** This bath ballistic is adorable! It is available in two different colours - pink with golden glitter or purple with red glitter. I've tried both but I probably prefer the purple the most as it makes the water a darker, more prominant colour. The bath ballistic is shaped like a planet, it's round with a rim around the middle which sticks out slightly, it's hard to explain so I have included a picture. The bath ballistic has small, noticeable particles on the top which glisten and sparkle - it looks amazing. The bath ballistic is quite large, it's around the same size of the palm of my hand and is very solid and chunky. **Smell** The smell is very subtle, but it's definetly noticeable and the scent fills my bathroom quite quickly. It's a very sweet, feminine smell and the most noticeable scent is violets, which is delicate and relaxing. It has a very slight citrus smell with hints of grapefruit which makes the scent a little more refreshing and it's a pleasant smell to breathe in while laying in the bath relaxing. The smell isn't very strong and I wouldn't reccomend buying this if you want a ballistic that has a prominant, in your face scent. The smell doesn't linger at all which some people will like and some people may see it as a disadvantage. I personally like that it doesn't linger as that way it doesn't clash with the scent of my perfume or body butter. **My Experience** As many people who regulary read my reviews will know, I am a massive Lush fan! I am always popping into my local Lush and I love trying out a new product of theirs ever so often. I first tried this bath ballistic around a year ago after one of my favoruite beauty guru's on youtube reviewed it - it sounded lovely and I just had to try it. I wasn't very keen the first time I used it, however I do still buy it once in a while when I want a bit of a change, rather than just using my usual bath bombs. This bath ballistic is easy to use, I simply run my bath and then drop the whole thing in. As soon as it hits the water it begins swirling and fizzing, the popping candy effect is fun to watch and after around 3 minutes the bath ballistic completely dissolves. It turns the bath water a lovely shade of light lavendar, and the little specks of glitter float around gently. I was a little worried that the glitter would be too much and stick to my skin etc but it's actually very subtle and not too noticeable, it doesn't stick to my skin at all or get stuck in my hair due to how small the particles are and it washes away with the water once I pull the plug. The product doesn't turn the water milky and this isn't a moisturising ballistic at all, it doesn't make my skin noticeably softer or smoother, nor does it make my skin feel hydrated, and the main purpose of this product is to make your bath look pretty and smell nice. Lush don't make any claims that the product is moisturising though so the fact that it had no effect on my skin wasn't a suprise, and it isn't drying either. **Advantages** - Unusual and cute design - Affordable - Easy to use - Smells nice - Glitter looks pretty and isn't messy - Turns bath water a pretty lilac colour **Disadvantages** - Smell isn't very strong - Smell isn't long lasting - Has no moisturising or softening effect on my skin - Glitter isn't as noticeable as I thought it would be **Overall** Despite not making a noticeable difference to my skin, I do still reccomend the Space Girl bath ballistic. It's fun to use and the smell is gorgeous, the glitter and popping candy add a nice, unusual touch and the product is very affordable. I give this product 3/5 stars.
Lush's space girl bath ballistic like many other products was inspired by a song and this one being The Imagined Village's space girl. This space girl comes in two different variations one being lilac with red glitter on the top and the other being a light pink with gold glitter on the top, I picked up the pink one because it looked better than the original design. The ballistic itself has been moulded to look like the planet Saturn, It has a small ball in the middle and around the ball is a thick rim designed to look like the rings of Saturn. I have bought this twice once online and once in store from Lincoln, it seems like Lush save the best versions of their products to put on the shelf because when I received this online it looked all crumpled and badly made, in store it was perfectly smooth with little rough edges around the rim. The overall design has been made OK but I do believe for Lush this is not one of their more creative designs and the 'dust' whether it is supposed to represent space or Moon duct I don't know but this is very sparse on the ballistic and from a short distance away you wouldn't even know it has glitter on it. Space girl ballistic has been made with Grapefruit oil, this gives the space girl both lilac and pink a blackcurrant type of smell... Apparently.Unfortunately there are no hints of Grape, Blackcurrant or any other kind of sweet or fruit smell, this is actual fact smells of violets when I first set my nose on this in the shop it reminded me of the sweets parmaviolets. To me Violet scents are better suited for the older generation or for people who aren't to fussed about how they smell because me i like to smell of outrageous fruitiness or irresistible flowers, not smelling of a sweet a lot of people don't like. When whole this smell is very strong and easily recognisable however when you first drop this into the bath I found the smell was instantly gone and I never smelt it throughout the full duration of the bath or on my skin. To use any Lush bath ballistic you wait until your hot steamy bath is ready and then pop it in the bath, I always do mine in the middle to give it enough room. When it's in the bath it should fizz around the bath dancing and twirling as it dissolves making the water turn a beautiful colour. Lush have added an extra ingredient in the space girl to not only make her fizz but to make her pop and crackle as well, The idea of this is so that it is like meteors crashing into your bath, and this effect did work it was entertaining to watch before I got in the bath. I found this dissolved extremely quick compared to other ballistic this was full dissolved in less than a minute. Once the planet and meteors had finished their course the bath water turned the same colour however this was very wishy washy and very patchy in the water and I couldn't seem to get it all to mix together. The glitter or the 'moon dust' was hardly anything in the water which I was pleased about and it didn't stick to me when I got out of the bath which is good. There main ingredient to make this fizz around your bath is sodium bicarbonate you will find this present in every bath ballistic Lush have to offer however in the Space girl bath ballistic they have actually added some popping candy, as in the actual candy, this creates the 'meteors' and it works well. Grapefruit oil is used to uplift your mood or to clear your mind it can also be used as an anti-depressant. This is packed with vitamin C which helps give your body that extra boost in the morning. A full list of the ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Colour 17200, Colour 42053, Crimson and Red Golden Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate), Fizzy Candy, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone I found this this didn't have much of an effect it was basically useless, just something to help make the water look pretty as I bathed in it, it offered no luxurious feeling water, no essential oils and doesn't have any moisturising properties. When getting out of the water and getting dry, my skin felt the same and did't smell like the space girl ballistic which I was relived about. However I do use bath bombs to help me sleep because they are made with natural ingredients and contain relaxing and moisturising properties I fall asleep right away although that was not the case with this ballistic yet again i had another sleepless night after this bath. This is still for sale in store and online at www.Lush.co.uk. I bought mine for £2.10 and I can only assume it was 100g,on the website is says 4.2oz but I am not very good at converting scales. If you buy from the website be sure to buy more than one product otherwise you'll fine the postage will be higher than the product itself. Overall I found this bath ballistic a large disappointment, the only reason I've used it twice because one I tested it and another I got it in a gift set for Christmas and I wasn't prepared to waste it. The design could of been improved and they should of made it smell of blackcurrants if that's what the description says rather than it smelling of awful violets. The fizzing and cracking in the bath was better than a normal ballistic but this had nothing to offer me other than a wishy washy patchy pink water.
I am quite a Lush addict, I only really found out about the store about 2 years ago, and ever since I have been completely hooked on their products, I especially like their bath bombs and their body butters and love giving their new products a try. I got my most recent Lush Space Girl Bath Bomb as a present from one of my girlfriends this Christmas, (along with a few other much appreciated Lush items) and by Boxing Night, I just had to use it so I decided to run myself a lovely warm bath and do a little pampering before I headed out for the Boxing Night Party in the pub. Before I write too much about this product, I should probably give you some description as to what a bath bomb is, so here it goes: A bath bomb is a ball of smelly goodness that is designed to go in the bath, it is made in such a way that it will fizz away and dissolve in the bath (I am guessing sodium bicarbonate) and leave behind its lovely smell, which is a great treat. Bath Bombs are not exclusive to Lush Stores, however in my opinion, they do the best ones. The Space Girl Bath Bomb is a lovely sweet fruity candy smelling bath bomb that is purple in colour and shaped like a planet in space and it has lots of glitter on it and throughout it, it isn't overly big, it would be about the size of by fist (however I have quite small hands). My experience I really liked this bath bomb, it was easy to use (just pop it into the bath and it fizzes away by itself). This particular bath bomb turned the bath water dark and purple and also left some visible glitter throughout the bath, this is a little bit of a novelty for me, and makes me like it even more (purple being my favourite colour). This bath bomb smells amazing, it is a fruity, sweet smell that is quite strong (but in a good way), even a few hours after using this bomb my bathroom still smelt lovely and fresh. I have quite sensitive skin and yet I can use any of the Lush Ballistic Bath Bombs, and this one is no exception to that, which is great because I can find it really hard sometimes to find smelly bath soaps and treats as they are usually very harsh on my skin. Price I didn't buy my most recent Space Girl Bath Ballistic, however I have bought one before and have used this particular bath ball a few times, you can buy this for £1.90 per 125g, which isn't really that bad of a price as this is a real luxury product and they are really only ever bought once in a blue moon. Availability You can only buy this bath bomb through Lush, so you will either need to purchase it in your nearest Lush Store or else online at www.lush.co.uk Overall I have bought this particular bath bomb quite a few times and really like it, however I my absolute favourite bath bomb ever is the Think Pink Lush bath bomb, which is I think smells much nicer. However, variety is the spice of life and the Space Girl Bath Bomb is still a great little treat and is perfect for a night in of pampering. *also on ciao under lorrainek90
=== The product === This is a bath ballistic with the scent of blackcurrant sweeties. This ballistic is a round one (like most of them) with a ring around it to make it look like a planet. It is a lilac colour and has lots of red & silver glitter all around the ring giving it a very sweet appearance. === The packaging === As Lush are an ethical company who want to do their bit, and more, for the environment this can either be purchased loose or packaged in a Lush paper bag which can be reused or recycled. You can also take your bath bomb storage tube to Lush and they will pop this straight in there for you. In general they try and keep packaging to a minimum. === How to use this === All you need to do is fill up the bath and drop this in. I usually fill my bath about 2/3 of the height and then just drop this in to the very hot water. This will fizz and will move around a little in the water ensuring that the water is turned a slightly murky purple kind of colour. === Does this smell nice? === Yes! When I smelt this ballistic it definitely had a sweet scent to it. The scents that I could pick up were blackcurrant, violet & lavender. This felt relaxing before I had even entered the bath and as I brushed my teeth I found that the smell just intensified and left me feeling wonderfully relaxed and like my bathroom was fragranced beautifully. === Ingredients === Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Colour 17200, Colour 42053, Crimson and Red Golden Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate), Fizzy Candy, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone === Where can I buy this from & for how much? === This is available from Lush stores, Lush.co.uk or by ringing 01202 668545 to place your order. Each 125g ballistic costs £1.90 which is quite reasonable for a Lush ballistic. === Overall opinion === When removing this ballistic from the packet I was pleased with the quality of it straight away. While it had lots of glitter around the ring it did not end up going all over my hands which is always good as I usually want to keep my hands clean in the bath, at first, so I can read a few pages of a book. The water turns from murky to a more pale kind of lilac colour and while it is not particular dark or strong in the water I can smell a very nice scent. While there is glitter in this ballistic I would not say that it was enough to be all over the place. It was a gentle sprinkling and was enough to shine within the water but not so much that I had to scrub my bathtub for hours after using it, as I did with a bath product from Lush before. The main difference I found in using this ballistic was that my bath water changed colour and there was a lovely scent in the air. However, this scent did not even last the full duration of my 45 minute bath and left me feeling disappointed. I could not notice any smoothness to the water so the oil that is advised as being in the ingredients is possibly not as strong as in some other ones that I purchase but that is probably due to the lower price of this ballistic. I do not feel that this is one of the stronger bath ballistic and while it is just £1.90, significantly cheaper than others in the range, it really does not feel like it is worth the money to me. The scent was nice and relaxing but it was not long lasting and as I like a nice hot soak in the bath I was left feeling quite disappointed by this one.
As I treat having a bath as an escape route from lifes stresses and problems, I love Bath bombs! As Lush invented the bath bomb to get kids to want to go for a bath and transformed it into a product for relaxing, I had to try them out. Just over three months later, I'm hooked and trying my best to try all the bath 'ballistics' and trying to review each as I go along. So;Lush: They're an environmentally enthusiastic company who try everything in their power to cut down on packaging and even where theres packaging, they encourage you to bring them back to be recycled to be used again. Their current goal is to catch up to Japan where their customers bring back way over 90% of their Lush packaging where for us Brits, its shamefully under 50%. Also, Lush take pride in making a stand against all Animal testing, a cause close to my heart which is just one more reason to love Lush. Anyway, to the product! Space Girl is a purpley blue bath bomb shaped like Saturn and inspired by a song. It is dusted with red and silver glitter and to a consumer looks like a good and well designed product. It comes at a cost of £1.90 per 125g. They weigh them because all Lush's products are hand made and not all the same. For looks, however, its a lovely looking little product and would be a really nice gift. So, running the bath, I dropped it in and it fizzles out seemingly quicker than the bombs I have tried before. It turns the water a lovely shade of purple and scents of blackcurrant rise from the water. The glitter shimmers around the bath tub. I used it before going to work on a night shift and I found it woke me up a bit and made me feel a bit fresher. My verdict is; its great as most Lush products are. It does as they say it will do but its just not AS effective as other bath ballistics that I have used. It gets top marks for design though. I really liked it but its definitely not my favourite.
Lush is a beauty company which offers fresh cosmetics. They have strong ethical values with regards to not testing on animals and reducing the amount of packaging to the bare minimum. Lush offers a huge selection of products from shower gels, bath ballistics (bombs) and even perfume and face masks. *~*Ballistic Bonanza!!!*~* A bath ballistic is a Lush version of a bath bomb. A bath bomb is a powdered product made up of sodium bicarbonate amongst other ingredients. Once popped into a bath of hot water, the bath ballistic is designed to fizz around and dissolve leaving the water scented, coloured and perhaps soft! Lush offer lots of different bath ballistics which are in different shapes, sizes and offer different scents and colours.There are currently limited edition flower shaped ones for Mothers Day but regular ballistics including names such as Vanilla Fountain and Mrs Whippy! *~*I'm A Space Girl!*~* This particular ballistic is apparently inspired by a song called Space Girl which was sung by The Imagined Village (never heard of them to be honest!).This ballistic is designed to resemble Saturn in appearance and smell like blackcurrant sweets due to the inclusion of fizzy candy within the ingredients. *~*Design*~* Simply loose in the shop, you can take this ballistic home in a yellow lush paper bag. The ballistic is made up of two parts which are moulded together. A large ball part sits in the middle with a raised ring around it giving the planet appearance! The whole ballistic is lilac with a silver and red glitter surface. *~*Ingredients*~* Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Colour 17200, Colour 42053, Crimson and Red Golden Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate), Fizzy Candy, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone *~*Availability and Price*~* The Space Girl Bath Ballistic is available from the Lush stores or the website. It comes in 1 size at 125g and is priced at £1.90. *~*My Space Girl Experience*~* I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Lush. I suppose its a good idea that my local Lush is in Glasgow as it costs me nearly £5 to get there and back on the train! When I do go to Glasgow though, I like to make a detour to that delightful but overpowering smelling shop! The choice is endless and it is so tempting to buy everything but of course, ethical products come at price that my bank balance doesn't allow on a regular basis! On entering Lush, there is a large display right in front of me..this is the bath ballistic display and there is lots of scents and designs to choose from. I think its fab that Lush have some ballistics in buckets and water to allow you to test some out. Our recent visit allowed my niece to test out a ballistic which was half bubble bar too which meant there were bubbles as it floated around..it had a gorgeous gold glitter centre and I forgot to ask the name of it but it looked and smelled gorgeous! I have used a few different ballistics in the past and have had mixed results. I usually choose depending on how things smell. I have always love bath bombs despite the fact they don't generally produce bubbles. If I was using a plain bath bomb, I would add some bubble bath for extra effect. With a Lush ballistic though, it would waste the effect so I use them on their own. *~*Why Did I Choose Space Girl?*~* On checking out the competition the other day, there were so many delicious options. My sister offered to treat me and not wanting to push my luck, I went for one of the cheaper ballistics. I was so tempted by Vanilla Fountain but it was highly priced so I went with Space Girl which is one of the smaller and cheaper options. The lilac outer and unusual shape also tempted me and a quick sniff and it was mine! *~*3 2 1 Launch!!!*~* I mainly have showers but I do have the occasional bath and bubbles or bath bombs are essential for me! For the past week, I have been unwell and felt really down in the dumps so last night, out came my Space Girl ballistic. Until this time, it had remained in its wrapper gentle allowing me to indulge in its scent every time I entered my tiny little bathroom! Once my bath was half full with hot water, it was time for launch. The ballistic was a good size and heavier than expected. It felt powdery to the touch but didn't get my hands in a mess as I transferred it from bag to bath. The initial scent proved appealing with hints of sweetness infused with a strong and quite sour blackcurrant. Dropping this in my bath left me feeling a bit under enthusiastic! It started to fizzle but instead of shooting around my bath like a rocket, it stayed around the one area. After a minute, the ballistic became more active and started exploring the water. It fizzled fast and as it did, a stream of lilac colour began to seep around my bath. The colour was quite intense to start with but as it spread around the water, it changed to a pale and pretty lilac. I am glad that I stood and watched this ballistic dissolving as it was an amazing experience. The ballistic is glittery on the outside but not enough to be too in your face. I was completely taken aback a minute after this ballistic met the water. I witnessed a stunning firework like display or perhaps, I should say shooting stars or comet display in my bathroom! As the beautiful aroma seeped around my bathroom, it resembled a blend of fruit, sweetness and Parma Violets..very unusual but completely desirable and I loved it! Oh yes the shooting stars were a bit surprise and a true treat to watch. The glitter was apparent through the ballistic and made itself obvious half way through it dissolving. A beautiful array of red, pink and blue shooting star like streaks shot out from the fizzing mayhem producing a very cool look in my bath! The streaks were glittery and highly coloured and amazed me whilst concerning me that my bath was going to be dyed multi colours! As I jumped into my bath 5minutes later, the colours had disappeared and all that remained was a pale, lilac mass of water. The beautiful sweet aroma had travelled around the flat as I left the bathroom door open and filled it with a generous and apparent aroma. To be honest, it didn't feel right jumping in with no bubbles..no not one so I think I'd like to try the one that was part bubble bath! The water didn't impress me. With most bubble baths or ballistics, the water feels soft and smooth like I am wrapping my body in a velvety touch! Using Space Girl results in no change to my water except the colour! I was highly dissappointed by this aspect. I stayed in the bath for around 15mins as the scent by this time had diminished and I got washed with my other shower gels. I kept sniffing my skin whilst in the shower trying to catch some sort of a scent from it but there was nothing. If I hadn't used a proper moisturising shower gel or body wash, my skin would have needed a good rub down with lotion or butter post bath. *~*Recommendation and Conclusion*~* This is a cool designed ballistic which smells divine and does a good job of putting on a highly impressive show in my bath. Unfortuantely this is where the good points end as I was expecting a soft water to engulf me but it made no difference with using this in my bath. It launches well but returned to Earth with a big, disappointing bang! I personally wouldn't have paid any more than £1.90 as this is designed for one bath and I don't consider it to be worth even this price. I won't buy this again but if you choose to, don't expect too much and make sure you watch it dissolving or else you will be really annoyed! Thanks for reading x
I picked one of these up in Lush when I was at the till paying for other products I had bought. The lady behind the counter recommended it as it was one of the newest ballistics out at the time. This bath ballistic is smaller than the normal it weighs 125g and costs £1.90. It is shaped like a planet from outer space and it has a distinct purple colour with bits of red and gold glitter mixed in. Lush describe this bomb as being 'shaped like Saturn with added space dust for our alien friends, and the refreshing scent of blackcurrant sweeties will make you hungry for your own space adventures. Space Girl is stellar, just remember your blaster and your freezer gun' The ingredients are listed online as; Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Colour 17200, Colour 42053, Crimson and Red Golden Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate), Fizzy Candy, Limonene, Linalool, Methyl Ionone. If you have never used a bath ballistic before you simply run your bath, and once it is full drip the bomb in and wait for it to disolve. This ballistic makes the water a lovely shade of purple, it does however contain a lot of glitter which may not be for everyone, the glitter tends to float to the top of the water, so when you get out of the bath you have to shower yourself down to remove it all, otherwise you will be hoovering up glitter for weeks! It also contains popping candy so as it is fizzing around the bath you can hear it popping away. This ballistic does have a really nice scent, it reminded me of Parma Violet sweets. I would only give this ballistic 3 out of 5 stars, the smell is amazing but the soggy bits of candy and glitter all over the bath at the end really put me off! I am not a great glitter fan as it tends to get everywhere! I would recommend this for young girls, it is a great concept and is one of the cheaper ballistics in lush, however it was not for me.
For anyone who is not aware what a Bath Ballistic is, it is basically a bath bomb. A solid yet slightly powdery lump that is dropped into a hot bath and fizzes and disolves. They come in different colours and scents and some of the Lush ones include other special things to make your bath that little bit more fun. Lush ballistics normally contain essential oils or other ingredients that are benificial. Space Girl is a purple ballistic, which is in the shape of a space ship. It is covered in glitter, so girly and fun in appearance. I first used Space Girl when it first appeared in Lush stores, probably about a year ago now. I was attracted to the glitter and also the price tag of £1.85. Whilst this may not sound cheap, with most Lush ballistics almost hitting the £3 mark, it was certainely a cheaper alternative. The best way I can describe the smell of Space Girl is to say it smells to me just like parma violets (as in the old school sweets.) Pretty much everyone I know who's used it or smelt it has said exactly the same so it's not just me! The main ingredients are violet and bergamot, but like I said, just smells exactly like parma violets to me. I actually find this a really lovely smell, reminds me of being a child, and is a yummy and sweet fragrance. As I mentioned earlier, the Space Girl ballistic is glittery, and I was also told in the store that it contained popping candy. I have used a ballistic from Lush before that contained popping candy, which could be heard loudly popping and crackling as the ballistic dissolved. I can't say I have really found that with Space Girl, just a few occasional crackles that you would probably only hear if you were listening out for them. Apart from that, my experience with Space Girl has been good, it fizzes really well and leaves the water slightly purple, but doesn't mark the bath afterwards, like some of the brighter coloured ballistics do. The water smells delicious after the bath bomb has finished fizzing and is lovely to bathe in. It is quite a relaxing bath bomb, and after I've used it I love the smell it leaves on my skin-as well as a bit of glitter! I enjoy this bath ballistic, but it has been a bigger hit with my sister-who is five years old. She absolutely loves this bath bomb and always asks whether I have brought her one whenever I visit. She likes to wait until the bath has finished running and she is in it, before dropping the bath bomb in. She then takes great fascination in picking the ballistic up every few seconds to see how the spaceship is getting smaller and smaller as it dissolves! She also loves the purple colour and the glitter. To conclude, I definitely recommend this product, to all ages it would seem! Especially to girly girls who like glitter and sweet smells. I give it 4 stars as I love it, but think there are some slightly better bath ballistics at Lush.
This new ballistic is deffinately one of my new favourites! *APPEARANCE* It stood out from the rest because of its bright purple colour which i love. Purple is my absolute favourite colour, so i just had to get this! The planet saturn shape is really unique and a nice change compared to the other "bombs" and the glitter sprinkled on top is a lovely little touch. Don't worry, the glitter hasn't been dumped on it, its just been lightly dusted over. Although it may be a bit small compared to the others, this is deffinately worth it considering the price: at only £1.85 for 125g, this product is amazing! *FRAGRANCE* I love the smell of this product, i can't get enough! It's so gorgeous. It smells sweet and blackberry-ry. Nothing like i have smelt before. when you emerge from the mysterious lilac waters, not only areyou slightly sparkling but you have this beautiful aroma all over your body, which even lingers for a few hours. *EXPLOSION* This was a fantastically fizzy ballistic! When plopped into a bathtub full of hot, steamy water, this was full of beans - it lasted for several minutes, tinting the bath water a light shade of purple too, mixed with some gold glitter; a really nice combination! I have to say, i was amazed at all the power packed into a small ballistic. Furthermore, it also makes your skin feel wonderfully soft and smooth, with no need for any moisturising after - always a bonus! *VERDICT* I would deffinately purchase this ballistic again, although i would use it sparingly as it is one of those special ballistics which make bath time truly magical and enjoyable, only once in a blue moon.
Since I have been reading and rating reviews I must have read literally hundreds on lush products. I hadn't used any of their products since around the time of my wedding in 2004 but reading reviews made me want to try some again. On a recent trip to the Trafford Centre I decided to treat myself and picked up a few products to try. One of the things I bought was the space girl bath ballistic. The space girl bath ballistic is a purple product in the shape of Saturn I would guess. It had hints of glitter around the ballistic and costs £1.85 for 125g so it is smaller than some of the others but it is also a more reasonable price for a bath time treat. The blurb on the lush bag that the product was packaged into says "space girl is refreshing, fizzy, purple and ever so slightly sparkly" and so it sounded appealing to be and I looked forward to testing it at bath time. I added the space girl ballistic to the water and immediately it started to dissolve and the water began to turn a shade of purple. Now having looked on the lush website it tells me that this particular product has popping candy in it and I should hear it pop as it begins to dissolve but I didn't hear anything but the running water I am afraid. From reading about the product in more depth on the lush website I also learnt that the ballistic contains grapefruit oil which is said to refresh and tone. I can't say I noticed any grapefruit scent to the product either if I am honest. When I stepped into the bath I have to say I found the colour of the water and the scent that it gave off relatively pleasing. However, this product didn't really make my skin feel nice or particularly refreshed in comparison to some others I have used. I have to say I was quite disappointed in this product. I think because I see lush products as a bit of a treat I expect bath time using one of their products to feel quite luxurious and for me this product just didn't create that effect. The product claims to "sparkle" but there was no evidence of any glitter on me after my bath. For some this may be a good thing, but for me I would have liked to see a little sparkle! After I had taken the plug out of the bath I noticed that there was some grainy residue from the ballistic left at the bottom of the bath tub. This was very easily rinsed away immediately after my bath. However I suspect that it would be much harder to remove if it was allowed to dry on so that is just something to be aware of. In summary I have to say I won't be using this particular product again and I will instead spend my money on trying a different lush ballistic!
It's been a while since I went through my main phase of adoring Lush products. There was a time when I would wash my hands with Lush soap, clean my body with their ballistics and bubble bars, use their solid deodorants and wash my hair with their solid shampoo bars. But then, I had less money and posh smellies had to go for a while... Then the other week, I had a visit from an old friend and she arrived bearing gifts. I knew what they were by the gorgeous smell wafting from the bag! Yes, Lush was back in my house again. The gifts inside were wrapped in a stunning scarf made from recycled materials and - of course! - everything smelled divine! One of the presents I received was the Space Girl bath ballistic which looks like a purple flying saucer. It is a good size and looks stunning - my favourite colour and with bits of glitter in it too. Yay! Super! I was saving it for a special occasion and that was today - the day after my book Un-Conventional was published and the day before I do my first signing! So, of course, I want to look my best and how else should I start, but with a long soak in the bath, sharing with a Lush ballistic? (assuming Matt Smith, Andy Burnham et al are not available...) I filled the bath up then dropped the whole ballistic in. Sometimes I have halved the Lush ballistics to get two baths out of them, but this one looked like it would be hard to break into two (being shaped like a planet), so I dumped it in whole - and waited to see the effects. This turned out to be the best bit and I even called my daughter in to watch, as it was rather impressive. It fizzed well and the water soon became tinted with purple, little spurts of blue wisps and specks of glitter popping up here and there. It was quite the little fireworks display! When I got into the bath, the colour settled to a blue-slate grey kind of purple, so I lay down and savoured the smell. It was vaguely lavender with a hint of something flowery and fruity, hard to describe really. The website says it contains grapefruit oil (which explains the fruity bit) and blackcurrant sweeties (which may have been what I thought was lavender), as well as bergamot oil - and the popping candy was what caused the mini explosions. I started to wash and as I didn't feel the Space Girl was especially cleansing, I started scrubbing myself with soap. After I'd finished, I settled down to wallow (as all good hippos do) and enjoy the experience. However, by now, the water was looking quite scummy with bits of soap, hair and what I presume was dead skin cells (nice!) floating on top of the water, along with a few of the glitter bits. After that, I felt a bit put off and didn't want to hang around too much in the water. By this stage, the colour had faded too and was greyer and not so pretty. I decided to wash my hair and as I did so, the hair dye I'd used a few days ago dripped into the water. By the end of my hair wash, the water was a beautiful bright orange and to be honest, it looked a much better colour than the Space Girl ballistic had managed to attain! After I had finished my bath, I was disappointed not to find any glitter on my skin at all. I could smell some of the Lush scent on my body though - quite faint, but sweet and pleasant. The ballistic seemed to moisturise well though, as my skin can be quite dry but it felt nicely soft after bathing with the Space Girl ballistic. Overall, it was a bit disappointing. It looks impressive and it does fizz beautifully. It smells nice enough too, but isn't one I would rush out to buy. A 125g ballistic costs £1.85, so it isn't horrendously over-priced. It is vegan and none of Lush's products are tested on animals, so it is a guilt-free bath too. The ingredients are - Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Colour 17200, Colour 42053, Crimson and Red Golden Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate), Fizzy Candy, *Limonene, *Linalool *Occurs naturally in essential oils Positives - Environmentally friendly, pretty, good at fizzing, smells nice Negatives - Colour fades, glitter disappears, smell doesn't linger very much, moisturising rather than cleansing