“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Salt „
A few weeks ago I finally got around to trying every Lush Bath Ballistic currently available (a rather enjoyable task I have to say). Not willing to go without any more Lush baths until new Ballistics came out I've obviously had to go back to some old favourites.
I'm really enjoying rose scented beauty products at the moment, I'm finding them a great match for this wonderful weather we're currently having. Keeping this in mind on my recent visit to a Lush store I picked up a couple of rose inspired Ballistics, one being Tisty Tosty.
This beautiful looking bath product comes in the shape of a heart, a rather large heart at that. This fills up the entire palm of my hand when laid flat and is a good inch and a half deep to. This white Ballistic contains seven rose buds which will, eventually, be bobbing around your bath creating an atmosphere or pure bliss, relaxation and, dare I say, love.
This ballistic contains a show stopping ingredients list. Rose Absolute, Lemon Oil, Jasmine, Geranium and Orris all team up to make this one beautiful experience. So beautiful, in fact, the people at Lush have apparently vowed to never stop making this one!
One thing I really like about Lush products, and something which separates them from the countless amounts of similar products on the market, is that each one comes with a little story about its creation. This one was actually created for The Guardian newspaper. They requested a gift to send to people to inform them a valentines message had been placed for them in the personal ads section (can I get an 'awww'?) thus Tisty Tostie was born.
Smelling this before popping in the bath is lovely. A real rose treat. Floral fragrances are not usually my cup of tea but, as mentioned, I'm really enjoying rose at the moment. This isn't your typical boring floral scent which has been done a million times before though. It's a real natural rose smell. You know immediately that this isn't just any old floral scent but specifically rose. Of course the other flower related ingredients do play a part in this scent and can be detected, rose is just the dominant scent.
Once you've ran your perfect temperature bath, lit some candles and chosen the appropriate album to listen for the duration of this bath it's time to drop Tisty Tosty into the water. The moment you do it'll start fizzing quite dramatically. It stays floating on top of the water gently bobbing along as it does so, this one isn't one which starts speedily whizzing around your bath.
It releases that lovely rose scent and, whilst it is quite a weak scent, it's still detectable and really calming and nice. Not only does it release that scent but it also releases those rose buds. One by one they break away from the ballistic and start making their own way floating around the bath water.
This one dissolves pretty quickly; it's all over and done with in just over a minute ready for your bathing pleasure. It doesn't colour the water any, just leaves it smelling of and filled with roses, which is nice enough for me!
This does add some silky softness to the bath water although nowhere near as much as other Lush Ballistics do. Some of them leave me so soft and soft and supple I don't really feel the need to moisturise after my bath however this isn't one of them. My skin is still left really soft and smooth after my bath just noticeable less so then when I've used other Ballistics.
The rose scent doesn't linger in the air for very long either. Again, I've used other Ballistics which have scented my bathroom for a good few hours after my bath but this one is bearably noticeable about half an hour afterwards. It scents the skin slightly although again, weakly. If you were to apply a strongly scented shower gel and/or body lotion it'd definitely take over any rose scent this had left on your skin.
Personally I like to use such products from The Body Shop's Rose collection, it smells pretty similar and really enhances the scent of this Ballistic, keeping me smelling garden fresh for a very long time!
Once you've finished your bath and drained out the water you will need to scoop out those rose buds from the bottom of the bath tub. This is pretty easy to do though and takes seconds, it's like not the tub requires a full scrub afterwards to get rid of the remains on this ballistic.
All in all this is by no means the best Ballistic Lush produce it is, however, a very nice one. It isn't desperately moisturising or hydrating and it's scent is pretty weak once in use but you do get to have a bath in rose buds and that weak scent is still absolutely gorgeous and for that reason I will continue to pay the £3.20 asking price and go back to this one from time to time.
I visit the Lush store every now and then because the one nearest to me is in Lincoln so on my latest trip here I grabbed a few things including this "tisty tosty" bath ballistic. For starters it's a name I hate for this bath bomb, Lush usually have unusual names like this but this name just irritates me for some reason. tisty tosty only weights 120g and it costs £2.85. For the weight I think this is a fairly reasonable price considering some can be up to £5. I find that Lush products are special and one offs due to the price so when using one of their bath bombs it should be special, unfortunately that isn't how I have experienced the tisty tosty. This is currently available in store and online at www.lush.co.uk. I would recommend going in store if possible because the postage is just under £4 so the postage can cost more than the actual product you are buying. When buying this product please note it is suitable for vegans.
I never read the description of tisty tosty when buying, I just saw that it was something new and that I wanted to try it. This is visually pleasing what with me being a girl and this being in the shape of a heart I thought it was quite pretty to look at even though I knew it would be in a bag sat in my draw for weeks I bought it mainly due to it's shape. The colour is off white which real rose buds which I assumed would be released into my bath once the fizzy lump had dissolved. When whole the smell of rose absolute is strong and I adore this smell so was really looking forward to chilaxin' in this bath.
Once in my bath this dissolved almost instantly which was slightly disappointing as it looked like it released nothing but the rose buds into the water, This was instantly a let down, one of the most exciting things about this is the colour change of the water (childish I know) the tisty tosty didn't make any difference to the colour of the water, except from the sweet rose aroma and the buds floating in the bath there was no change, no colours, no oils and no excitement. There were plenty of rose buds floating around the top of my bath but as they brushed against me it tickled in a bad way and got me irritated which is not what I had in mind when I went for a relaxing bath. I ended up laying there picking the buds apart and then ended up with seeds and all sorts all over me and in the water.
After a few sniffs, the rose scent had completely disappeared. The scent was really strong in the solid form of tisty tosty but the hope of me getting out of the bath smelling of fresh roses had been destroyed and I just smelt clean and not of a particular scent. When getting out the bath my skin felt neither moisturized or nourished but my skin felt dry. Due to me pulling apart the rose buds I had to wait until my bath was emptied before cleaning because I'm silly like that. Over all I did look forward to using this, it looks great and smells gorgeous but when using it fizzes almost instantly, the rose buds are annoying and messy with a next to non existent smell. It won't be a bath ballistic that I purchase again.
I recieved this as a gift at Christmas, immediately before opening the packaging I could smell that it was a lush product. It has the distinctive 'lush' smell, which is rather pungent and a little bit 'old ladyish' in my opinion. It didn't open the actual opaque wrapper for some time to see the bomb, as if i'm honest the smell put me off.
I was pleasantly suprised when I opened the stripy lush packaging to find a delicate, heart shaped, pale cream bath bomb with beautiful rose buds pressed and incased on the top. The product looked romantic and expensive, normally bath products contain those tacky looking rose petals, this however actually contains small dried buds of redy, yellowy, browny coloured roses.
I put the bomb under running water and was expecting and looking forward to it slowly dissolving. Unfortunately, it dissolved within 2-3 minutes, which for me was a little too quick for my personal liking - others may disagree and prefer this. But as it looked so beautiful I wanted it to last a bit longer!
After it had dissolved, the bathroom was lightly fragranced, but the smell was (thankfully) no where near as strong as it was undissolved. The rose buds obviously didn't dissolve and they remained floating in the tub, this was something that I really enjoyed and thought was lovely. So much so, that after I had finished my bath I fished them out with the idea that I could use them again? Or at least keep them as decoration.
I was a little dissapointed that the bomb had no effect on the colour of the water. It remained translucent, with no hint of colour. I would have liked perhaps a milky water, as apart from the few rose buds it looked like the water was clear of products and had nothing in it. This may be to others preference, but I was a little disappointed and almost reached for the bubble bath to add something to the calm clear waters.
Although saying that, after I pulled the plug and drained the water, I was left with a horrible yellowy scum line around the bath, which took ages to clean!
This was the first lush bath ballistic I had used, but have used other cheapy ones bath bombs in the past so I wasn't expecting any too spectacular from it, although apart from the rose buds (which can picked from the garden) it was no better than buying a cheapy one.
I personally, for £3.10, I wouldn't buy this product again. If I recieved it as a gift I would probably use it as a decoration!
Lush bath bombs are always a treat for me, used on a friday night whenever i've had a tough week. They always manage to soothe and relax me, and the tisty tosty was no exception. It's very pretty looking, a very pale pink heart shaped bath bomb, with rose buds embedded into it. It smells a lot like roses with a hint of lemon, a very strong smell, it sort of knocks you on your feet a little. It also contains geranium oil, jasmine oil, lemon oil and orriss root extract, all to create a beautiful smell and soft silky skin. It's only flaw is that it's quite expensive £3.10 for 110g
Lush claim that the rose and geranium are used to ease tension and create happy feelings, while the lemon refreshes and awakens you. It's used in the same way as all other bath bombs, run a bath and drop it in. The bicarbonate of soda makes it fizz away and it dissolves releasing rose buds into your bath. As it dissolves, it releases a nice floral scent, the kind that makes you want to drift of. Bathing in rose buds is actually quite nice, it makes me feel as if im getting some form of special spa treatment.
After the bath i felt good, relaxed and refreshed, but i was especially pleased with the added benefit of my skin feeling wonderfully soft and smelling of roses. Normally with lush bath bombs, you don't retain the smell after you get out of the bath so this was a nice surprise, but it did interefere a little with my normal perfume.
I would recommend this as a special treat, but then again id recommend all the bath bombs as a special treat
On a recent trip to lush I was interested in buying yet more quality products and I noticed the tisty tosty. The thing that made this ballistic stick out from the others was the fact that it was white in colour and had obvious flowers sticking out of it. It was also heart shaped which made it look very classical and girly with a hint of romance.
I purchased the bath bomb for around £3.00 and I couldn't wait to give it a try, it wasnt fun and exciting like some of the ballistics iv tried it was just plain and simple and gave the impression of relaxation and calm. I later found out that the bath bomb had been created for the guardian newspaper to send to people to relay a message that an ad had been placed for them in the newspaper from loved ones for Valentine's Day.
This bath bomb has oils in such as lemon oil, geranium, jasmine, orris and rose absolute making the scent quite strong yet very feminine and girly I will have to admit you have to be a rose scented fan if this one is to be for you.
You place this bath bomb into water and wait while it dissolves and fizzes. In doing so small rose buds are emerged from the product and left floating in a creamy bath. This product is so pretty and really something different that iv never seen before. It's such a good idea that adds something a little special to your bath.
As well as all lush products I have tried this lives up to expectations and it is very moisturising and leaves a gorgeous scent on the skin. I really have no faults about this product apart from saying that it can leave a residue round the bath, however this isn't an issue that bothers me as its easily cleaned as I would do after a bath anyway. I would definitely recommend it for us girls.
Lush Tisty Tosty Bath Ballistic
I am a lush addict, well almost, I have tried a fair few of their bath bombs/ballistics and they cam be a bit hit and miss. But I do like trying them out and if I find one that I like I will definitely buy it again. I really liked this bath bomb and I think it has to be one of my favorite bath bombs from lush...so far.
*About the product*
The bath bomb is white in colour and it has rose buds in it, these are visible on the surface of the ballistic. The bath bomb is also in the shape of a heart and it has a really strong scent when it is in its yellow bag. Each tisty tosty bath bomb is 12g in weight and it is suitable for vegans to use as it does not contain any animal/dairy products.
*What lush say about the product*
"Weaves a magic love spell with a scent of precious rose and orris root. The fragrant rose is surrounded with mystery and legend: it is said to have come from the Great Garden of ancient Persia; and Cleopatra is rumoured to have seduced Anthony with it. Rose perfume is said to ease tension and stress and to give people happy, positive feelings. You'll smell the real rose absolute in Tisty Tosty as soon as it hits the water. Give one away to someone you love and use one on yourself. Either way, the Tisty Tosty works its magic spell." Lush uk site
"Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Seven Rosebuds, Rose Absolute, Geranium Oil, Lemon Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Orris Root Powder, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Citronellol, Eugenol, Linalool, Limonene, Perfume" Lush uk
*Appearance of the bath bomb*
I really like how this bath bomb looks, it is really quite different to the other bath bombs lush makes as it is not a sphere - it is a heart shape. It looks really quite cute and you can actually see the rosebuds in the surface/top of the bath bomb, which looks nice. Although I have not idea why they have to put exactly seven rosebuds in the bath bomb.
The scent of the bath bomb while it is in its yellow bag is really quite strong, which is nice and it also means that the scent might actually transfer to my skin when it is in the water. The scent is a slightly floral, slightly lemony mix, which is nice and refreshing. It also smells powdery, it is a soft scent that smells gorgeous.
The lush bath bombs as with other lush products such as the bath melts and bubble bars, the only packaging they have is the yellow pick 'n' mix type bag. The yellow bag is used as a kind of carrier bag in the stores and I use them to store the products in at home. They can also be recycled or reuse to store other lush products.
They are suggested to be used as draw scents - you are supposed to just put one of the bags in a clothes draw and the clothing items supposedly take on the scent of the bag (well the products that were in the bag). But I find that using them as draw scents does not work, I find the scent does not transfer to clothing items at all.
I keep my bath bombs, bath melts and occasional bubbles bars in either the yellow bags that they come in from the store or in small clear plastic containers. I keep them in a draw in my bedroom as if you keep them in the bathroom the humidity and steam could affect there appearance and how they work - especially with bath melts.
So I would keep them in a cool dry place until they are used. This will help them to last longer - although they don't actually have expiry dates on the bath bombs as they can last a long time - although not with me!
*How to use the product*
To use all you have to do is drop the bath bomb in warm water, and that is it. Bath bombs fizzle and then they can release colour, flowers, confetti etc. This bath bomb releases rosebuds into the bath as it fizzes. You can cut/break lush bath bombs (and their bath melts and bubbles bars) in half so you get more uses out of them. But I just use all of the bath bomb at once, as it gives me an excuse to go to lush again!
*Using the product*
This product does not look very exciting like some of the other bath bombs which are very brightly coloured or covered in glitter, but it is fantastic. The bath bomb is 120 grams in weight, so it is a fairly large bath bomb, although some are 200g. So based on the weight of the bath bomb and how compact it is, I thought that it would not dissolve quickly - but I was wrong. I was a bit disappointed with this bath bomb, as it fizzled away almost instantly. The bath bomb took about a minute to dissolve completely into the water.
Although apart from the point above there is not major negative points about this product. It did dissolve really quickly but as it dissolved it released a white/cloudy colour into the water, turning the water a creamy cloudy colour. Also as it dissolved the seven rosebuds were released and they were bright purple/dark pink in colour - which was a nice contrast to the plain cloudy water.
As the bath bomb fizzled it felt like it was releasing moisturising oils into the bath as it made my skin feel instantly smooth. The bath bomb once dissolved then left seven little(ish) rosebuds in the bath. The rosebuds are really nice, they look nice as they just float on top of the water and as time passes the rosebuds/petals get bigger and start to spread out as they are rehydrating.
The some of the rosebuds get about twice the size as when they were first put into the water. Although the longer the rosebuds/petals are in the water, the more squishy they get and after about ten minutes or more some of the petals can turn a yellow colour - which makes them not as nice as the purple they once were.
Once the water has drained away the rosebuds remain and they don't look very nice but they are really easy to clean up and then the bath does not need to be rinsed as the water was a cloudy colour.
This is the first bath bomb in which the scent has transfered to my skin, which is great, as all of the others that I have tried did not. The scent is not as strong as the bath bomb was in the bag, but it is really nice. The scent on my skin is not very subtle, it is noticeable and it is a powdery floral scent which is just what I like and it transfered immediately to my skin as I could smell the scent in the bath.
The bath bomb has also made my skin really soft and the main effect of the bath bomb, except for the gorgeous scent on my skin from it, is that it makes my skin really smooth, which is great. And it also makes my skin feel moisturised, but not as moisturised as the donkey oaty bath bomb did.
So overall I am really pleased with the results, as my skin is soft, very smooth, moisturised and it has a really nice floral scent to it as well. It is quite moisturising but not moisturising enough for drier areas, such as elbows, which still feel quite dry after using this product.
*Price and availability*
I bought this product from a lush store and it costs £2.99, which is a bit expensive as you can only really use it in one bath - well, you could break this bath bomb in half as it is fairly big though. It can be bought from lush stores and from the lush UK sit (link below).
*Scent actually transfers to my skin!
*Leaves my skin soft and moisturised
*leaves my skin super smooth
*Really nice scent
*Does not irritate my skin
*Does not test on animals, suitable for vegetarians and vegans to use
*Rosebuds float on the water and the bath bomb looks really cute
*Does not stain my bath and very little mess to clean up - you just have to take the rosebuds out of the bath
*Dissolves really quickly
*Overall, Would I recommend Tisty Tosty bath bomb?*
Yes I would, as it is amazing! The scent actually transfers to my skin which is great, as this has not happened really with any other bath bomb I have used. I also have quite dry skin, which cam be a bit sensitive and this bath bomb is great for my skin!
For more information: www.lush.co.uk
Thank you for reading my review - this review is also posted on ciao under my username labellavita1992
The Tisty Tosty bath ballistic from Lush was a Christmas gift from my sister. Given the fact that it is heart shaped and filled with rosebuds I felt that it would be perfect for using on Valentine's Day. The problem was that Valentine's came and went and I totally forgot about the ballistic, so it is only recently that I have actually gotten round to using it.
This bath ballistic could potentially look very pretty. It's plain white in colour and as mentioned already, shaped into a heart. It is filled with dried rosebuds, but unfortunately they were a pinky brown shade which I felt made them look rather murky and not too appealing.
The scent of the ballistic was much preferable to its appearance. It has a very powdery rose scent, but unlike many rose fragranced products is not overpowering or heavy and doesn't smell too old fashioned either.
When I dropped this into the water I found that all the rosebuds immediately floated to the surface. There was probably around ten or eleven of them, which was much more than there looked to be when the ballistic was still dry, so I can only assume they were embedded into the centre of the ballistic. Whilst I think the idea of bathing in a bath full of rosebuds is rather a romantic notion, I am not really a fan of having petals in my bath, so the first thing I did was scoop them all out, which kind of defeats the object! As they are buds on short stalks, I actually found them very easy to remove - I've found in the past when bath products contain individual petals they can be a nightmare to remove as they tend to stick.
I could certainly feel a change to the bath water when I used this and it felt silky and soft without being greasy. The scent was only really noticeable for the first few minutes that the product was in the bath and unfortunately it then seemed to fade away to nothing. I did find that a little disappointing as I like to have a strong, relaxing scent from my bath products.
Once I got out of the bath, my skin felt amazing. It was incredibly soft and silky and actually felt like I had applied a light moisturiser. I wasn't expecting such lovely results, so this was something that really impressed me. There was a very soft and clean smelling rose scent left on my skin afterwards too.
I have dry skin and suffer from eczema, and found no irritation from using this product, and it wasn't drying - quite the opposite in fact.
A tisty tosty bath ballistic costs £2.99 and can be purchased from Lush stores or online at www.lush.co.uk. I do think that's slightly on the expensive side as you just get one bath out of it, however I see these things as luxury items and not something that I use on a daily basis which makes the cost more justifiable.
Overall, I wasn't really expecting great things from this product, for reasons I'm not quite sure of, but I really enjoyed using it. I don't think it is the most special of Lush ballistics, and I didn't like the inclusion of dried rosebuds. What I loved about it though, was the way it made my skin feel, as well as the gentle rose scent, and it is one that I would be happy to use again.
*review also posted on Ciao
Whilst I was browsing through the aisles of my local Lush store on my last visit I was approached by a sales assistant who told me about a special offer they had going in the store that day. For £5 they were offering customers a facial and the chance to make and take away your own ballistic. As I'd been on my feet for several hours and was quite tired out this sounded blissful and I quickly snapped up the offer.
The facial lasted about 15 minutes. Before starting I was asked about my skin-type and what products I used as part of my skin care regime. The assistant then suggested some products to try and started by cleansing my skin with (Ultrabland). She then applied a serum (Saving Grace). On top of this a fresh face mask (Sacred Truth) was applied and then left to dry. All the while the sales assistant was really friendly and chatty and suggested which products in the skin care regime would be good for me. She even made up some samples for me to take home with me to try! After about 10 minutes when the mask had dried, this was removed with some cotton wool and warm water. I was left feeling really pampered and relaxed, refreshed and ready to hit the shops again. It was a real treat and I would recommend this if you're offered one.
The second part of the offer was the chance to make my own ballistic. Although I have probably read hundreds of reviews on ballistics I'm a bit of a novice so was curious to try one. The ballistic that I made was called Tisty Tosty and on its own retails for £2.99. The ballistic is heart shaped and has dried roses on top. I think it looks quite girly and romantic. I was given a heart shaped plastic mould into which I first placed some dried roses. There were two bowls containing white powder (I think these were sodium bicarbonate and orris root powder) and I was asked to spoon a certain amount from each bowl into the mould and then press down on it with my fingers to pack the powder. I was asked to repeat the process until the mould had been filled. This was then wrapped up for me to take away, though I was told to give it a few hours before using it to allow it to set properly.
According to the description on the Lush website this ballistic weaves a magic love spell with its scent of precious rose and orris root. Roses have been widely used in all manner of skin-care and cosmetics for centuries and originated from the ancient gardens of Persia. In fact it is rumoured that Cleopatra seduced Anthony with them! The rose scent is thought to ease tension and relieve stress, leaving you with happy, positive feelings.
I was quite excited with my creation and couldn't wait to try it out. The next day ran myself a bath and took out my ballistic, which had set really well.. The whole ballistic seemed a bit too big so I crumbled half of this into the running water. I found the ballistic to be quite powdery but as soon as it hit the water it started to fizz really well. Given the colour of the ballistic unsurprisingly the water turned a cloudy white colour and some of the dried rose petals floated on top of the water. Once in the bath I noticed how silky this made the water. It had quite a strong smell of roses, which I wasn't too keen on. It was too sweet and floral for my liking and I thought it smelt a bit old-fashioned. For this reason I can't say I found it too relaxing and was quite eager to come out of the tub!
Once I'd finished soaking in the bath I rinsed myself in the shower. I noticed that this did make my skin quite soft and it did feel clean but unfortunately the smell of roses lingered quite strongly. I wouldn't say this was particularly moisturising though and I did resort to putting on some moisturiser after my shower. I was however pleased to note that this left no residue on my bathtub and apart from a few dried up roses in my plughole it was easy to remove.
Overall then I feel quite indifferent towards this ballistic. It was a nice treat, particularly as I'd made it myself. It made my skin soft but not particularly moisturised and I wasn't really too keen on the smell. For this reason I doubt I shall be purchasing this particular ballistic again but on a positive note it has made me want to try other ones in the Lush range.
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. I was lucky enough to be given one of these as part of my birthday gift bag which had lots of other Lush goodies in as well. The Tisty Tosty ballistic bath bomb is available from Lush stores on the high street, or online at www.lush.co.uk and costs £2.95 for 120g.
Lush say: "A touch of magic.
Tisty Tosty was inspired by the beautiful writings of a literary critic. It was based on a spell used to stir the passions and bring love to you, depending on the state of mind of the caster. With seven roses, if you start positively, it will end positively. Its fragrance has constantly evolved over the years and Simon has mastered the definitive Tisty fragrance.
Weaves a magic love spell with a scent of precious rose and orris root. The fragrant rose is surrounded with mystery and legend: it is said to have come from the Great Garden of ancient Persia; and Cleopatra is rumoured to have seduced Anthony with it. Rose perfume is said to ease tension and stress and to give people happy, positive feelings."
Tisty Tosty is pretty and romantic looking, with its white heart shape and rose buds embedded into the bath bomb itself. It has a charming rustic look to it that is very feminine without being too young or girly. You get a lovely strong floral scent from it even when it's dry, and this is more sophisticated than some of the sugary sweet scents that Lush are well known for.
To use, you simply put it into a hot bath and let it dissolve into the water. The bath bomb released a lovely soft smell into the bathroom, and the rose essence is balanced out with the addition of orris root powder and essential oils. It fizzed away quickly but did not alter the colour of the bath water at all as most Lush bath products do. However, the rose buds and petals that formed part of the bath bomb were released as the bdy of it dissolved, and I was left with what looked like pot pourri floating through the water.
Once I'd been soaking in the bath for a short while the product started to soak into my skin and it did make my legs feel a bit softer, although after I got out of the bath this did not seem to last for long and I still needed to slap on a lot of body lotion to moisturise my skin fully. The scent was delicate and did not stay on my skin as it became overpowered by the other products that I was using, such as body wash, exfoliating scrub, and then body lotion.
One of the good points about this bath bomb is that it was very relaxing, I felt calmed and soothed thanks to the gentle yet powerful blend of essential oils and perfumes. Unfortunately, I was also a bit on edge as the bits of floating flowers kept brushing against my skin and giving me a start! It didn't feel very nice and I would have preferred that they were left out or crushed into the bath bomb instead of just leaving large chunks behind after the rest has dissolved.
This was a bit of a disappointment to be honest. The smell was the best thing about it, but it didn't do much for my skin and didn't seem to have any lasting effects. It would have been nicer without the bits of debris floating around in the water and then getting stuck down the plughole. I will avoid this in the future and stick to the other bath bombs that I have tried and loved.
If you like this ballistic bath bomb then you may also enjoy these similar Lush products:
+ Amandopondo bubble bar (far superior to the Tisty Tosty bath bomb in my opinion!)
+ Turkish Delight shower smoothie
+ A Ring of Roses buttercream soap
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Seven Rosebuds, Rose Absolute, Geranium Oil, Lemon Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Orris Root Powder, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Citronellol, *Eugenol, *Linalool, *Limonene, Perfume
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
I fell in love with the idea of the Tisty Tosty when a Lush sales assistant told me about it. Lush made Tisty Tosty on the inspiration of a literary critic though she didn't saw who. It was based on a spell used to stir passions and bring love to you, depending on the state of mind of the caster. The caster of the spell had to be in a positive state of mind for the spell to work. I absolutely loved the idea that Tisty Tosty was based on a love spell and the sales assistant told me that the roses used in Tisty Tosty were the same ones which Cleopatra seduced Antony with. Whether this was true or not I was completely sold on the idea!
The Tisty Tosty costs £2.95 for a 120g ballistic. I like this ballistic in that it is a different shape to all the others. It is heart shaped and filled with rose buds though there should be 7 exactly to make the love spell ;) The ballistic is cream in colour though is not for people who hate little bits floating around their bath.
I didn't find the scent overly strong when the ballistic was in the little bag and I hoped that it would be stronger once it was in the bath as it is supposed to be scented with rose and orris root which are two scents that compliment each other beautifully as well as making rose less of an old lady scent.
I dropped the ballistic into my bath and watched it fizz away though not really changing the colour of the bath water which was a little disappointing. The only difference I could note was a little bit of clouding in the water. As the ballistic fizzed I watched as the little rose buds were released and bobbed up and down on the water's surface which was a nice touch and very romantic looking. This would be a nice ballistic for Valentine's Day in that respect but unfortunately that was all this ballistic did. Nothing else happened, the water didn't change and the scent stayed very subtle. All I could smell were the powdery tones of the rose and nothing else so it was a very flowery scent.
The rose buds were the best thing about this ballistic as they floated on the water the whole time I was in the bath and did not disintergrate which was nice. Sadly although rose and orris root are supposed to be good for dry skin all this ballistic did was make my skin feel dry once out of the bath.
There was no lingering scent and no softness to my skin. In fact you would have thought I had used a cheap brand rather than Lush. Unfortunately although the story behind the idea of the Tisty Tosty was lovely and the rose buds were romantic it wouldn't be enough to make me purchase it again.
This is actually one of the first bath ballistics I ever bought from Lush but for some reason I thought I had already reviewed it which is why Ive never written about it until now. I liked the idea of this one simply because it had rose petals in it and I thought that would make for a proper relaxing bath - in the end it did just amount to extra mess that had to clean up but more on that later. Now even though I do really like the ballistics from Lush I wouldn't say they are my favourite product by far because they don't really do anything except change the colour of the water whereas with a bubble bar you get the bubbles as well but even so I do try as many as I can and Tisty Tosty (or Titsy Totsy as I keep calling it!) isn't my favourite one by far.
Price: £2.95 - 120g bar
Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk
Now with most ballistics you can get at least 2 baths from one bar but this one you do have to use all at once to get the full effect and the full scent so I say almost £3 is expensive for one bath but it's a treat for every now and again so its not too bad I suppose.
The idea with a ballistic is its basically a bath bomb so you can either plonk in into the water when you've already run your bath or crumble it underneath the tap whilst its running to ensure you don't get any bits at the bottom of your bath. It works just as well both ways though I think so plonk this in the water and watch it fizz around and turn the water a milky white colour and then all the rose petals should just float to the top and stay there. That's the idea anyway.
Yes this does turn the water a really nice milky, white shade and immediately the petals so come to the surface and float around for a while. They don't stay there for very long though and they seem to just sink to the bottom and stick to the bath after about 10 minutes which isnt very relaxing at all as I was worried about having a rose petal stuck to me when I got out and thinking about cleaning the bath afterwards - maybe I'm just a bit OCD though!
The smell however is very pleasant for the time it lasts. It does smell slightly citrus but its not very strong at all and the rose oil is definitely the strongest scent so I guess the smell is very nice but it doesn't last very long at all and doesn't last on your skin after you've got out the bath and dried off which is disappointing. Also I assumed that because the water felt dead soft and milky when I got in that my skin would as well when I got out but this didn't really do anything.
My skin didn't feel any worse but it certainly didn't feel any better so its sort of a waste of time buying this as the good things last all of 10 minutes and then your just left with milky bath water and a tub that needs a good clean. Not the best ballistic from Lush by far and I don't really recommend it as there's better one's out there. Sorry Lush I don't recommend!
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I received Tisty Tosty Bath Ballistic as a gift and was impressed by it's cute heart shape and the baby ruse buds that are encased in the bath ballistic. For any Lush virgins (a sin in itself!) a bath ballistic is dropepd into the bath when you have stopped running the water and are ready to jump in. Once released into the water it fizzes away, it can change the colour of the water, release essential oils and ingredients into the water to moisturise, nourish and lift your mood but they can also release other special things in the water such as rosebuds or glitter or even a special message!
It contains Rose absolute and orris root to give a pleasant romantic scent.Rose perfume is said to ease tension and stress and to give people happy, positive feelings.
I love the heart shape of this ballistic to it's old boring shape. It is suitable for vegans and is not tested on animals. It costs £2.95 which is quite expensive i believe for what you are getting with this ballistic.
It fizzed away for a few minutes and didn't really change the colour of my water. The baby rose buds did shoot out of the bath bomb and floated for a while which was cute and quite romantic (a good one for valentines day or an anniversary) however that was pretty much it. I could smell the floral rose aromas but they weren't particulary strong or a scent that I enjoyed, but maybe for floral lovers whereas I prefer fruity or feminine.
I found that the lack of ingredients in this product meant my skin didn't feel as soft, mooth and silky as other lush products do, eg Butterball ballistic contains chunks of cocoa butter which is one of natures best moisturises. I think with a few mroe nourishing and moisturising ingredients eg cocoa or shea butter and some more essential oils this could be much much better.
Last night I decided to try out a Lush product I haven't used before. Yes, that's right, I've not managed to try out everything yet- nearly there though.
Tisty Tosty is a bath ballistic from Lush. These products are designed to be added to your full bath where they then fizz away until they dissolve leaving your bath smelling wonderful and often a different colour too.
This particular ballistic is heart shaped making a change from the usual ball. It's a white colour and you can see dried rose buds on the surface. The texture felt quite crumbly so I didn't risk breaking this one in half- I think if I had I might have just been left with a shower of powdery crumbs. The scent of the ballistic pre bath is a reasonably strong sensual rose- very feminine.
I added this to my bath and it immediately started fizzing and sank to the bottom, fully dissolving in less than 2 minutes without leaving any residue on the bottom of the tub. The dried rose buds break free of the ballistic and float around the surface of the bath. I counted them and yes, there were the promised seven from the ingredients. Mine were in various stages of opening, from tightly closed buds to nearly open flowers. They looked very pretty and unlike a lot of Lush additions weren't hard to clean up after my bath.
Initially the bath water went a cloudy white colour but returned to clear and colourless after 5 minutes or so. I was a little disappointed as I do enjoy coloured bath water and have come to expect this from Lush. The scent was barely noticeable once dissolved which was a shame as it was so lovely before I popped it in the bath.
Overall I was pretty disappointed. It looked and smelt so good before I used it, but once in the bath I had rose buds and that was it. On the plus side, it made my skin feel nice and moisturised, but I could get that from a cheaper product. I think this would be nice if you also used some rose scented candles to enhance the experience, but on its own it's just not enough.
It costs £2.95 which had it lived up to my expectations I would be happy with as an occasional luxury purchase, but for what it did it's not worth buying
I love Lush, the smell that hits you when you reach a 100m range, the friendly staff and of course all the products. So all my friends know there's one gift which they can't go wrong with, on my birthday I recieved a few things from Lush, the Tisty Tosty Bath Ballistic being one of them.
Price: This bath ballistic (120g) is £2.95 which is pretty much the average price in Lush, you can buy it from the shops and online.
How it looks: I really begrudged using the Tisty Tosty because it looks so pretty! It's white with a pink tinge shaped like a heart, with little rose buds, it looks like the perfect Ballistic for a bath with that special someone.
Smell: Some of Lush's products are really heavily scenty but Tisty Tosty is more subtle, I really like the rose scent so this was perfect for me, and I definately felt very relaxed as I floated off to another planet surrounded by the lovely smell of my ballistic. The scent stayed around afterwards too and I could still smell it the next morning.
Ingrediants: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Seven Rosebuds (Rosa centifolia), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Orris Root Powder (Iris florentina), *Limonene, Perfume} *Occurs naturally in essential oils.
Properties: "Weaves a magic love spell with a scent of precious rose and orris root. The fragrant rose is surrounded with mystery and legend: it is said to have come from the Great Garden of ancient Persia; and Cleopatra is rumoured to have seduced Anthony with it. Rose perfume is said to ease tension and stress and to give people happy, positive feelings. You'll smell the real rose absolute in Tisty Tosty as soon as it hits the water. Give one away to someone you love and use one on yourself. Either way, the Tisty Tosty works its magic spell."
Overall: I really loved this ballistic, the smell was amazing, but like I said I didn't want to drop it into my bath and watch it fizz away. It would look lovely just used to fragrance your bedroom. However, at nearly £3 Tisty Tosty is quite expensive, it is worth the money but not something I would buy for myself too often but love recieving them as gifts.
Lush Tisty Tosty Bath Ballistic
Description: Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Salt
For those who are not familiar with Lush, it is important to know that they make cosmetics by hand from only natural ingredients. They also never test on animals and ensure that they only use suppliers who don't either.
Lush are committed to reducing packaging and also support loads of charities and projects around the world, details of which can be found on their website, along with products and ingredients. You can shop online and also locate your nearest shop. Orders placed online usually arrive within a few days and are packaged in popcorn instead of polystyrene which is obviously much better for the environment.
Bath Ballistics are usually a solid ball shaped mass of bath salts. To use, just run a warm bath then drop them in and watch them go crazy, fizzing their way round in the water. They will quickly soften and scent the water (often colouring it too) until finally they have dissolved. The whole room will smell gorgeous for hours after using a bath ballistic as the fragrance lingers for hours.
This one looks a little different from the others because it is a heart shape which has real rose buds in it. My friends used these as wedding favours for the female guests and they were perfect. She tied them into little organza bags and because of the shape, they were the ideal gift. Obviously, the guests were delighted to be given treats from Lush too!
A 120g ballistic will cost you £2.95 and is suitable for vegans.
This ballistic has quite a gentle scent compared to some, and if you are a fan of rose, then you will love it. It leaves you bathing in clouds of steamy rose scented water which relaxes you and quickly makes you feel chilled, soothing away all the stresses of the day. The rose petals float about in the water making you feel like you are bathing in a posh spa rather than your own bathroom.
Ingredients are as follows;
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Seven Rosebuds (Rosa centifolia), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Orris Root Powder (Iris florentina), *Limonene, Perfume}
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
The fragrance of this ballistic is fresh and despite being subtle, is quite heady and feminine. This is definitely one for the ladies (though Mr Siamese loves it and insists that men like rose too!) and best enjoyed with plenty of time to relax.