“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Product „
A couple of weeks ago, I went out to the pub for a friend's birthday celebration. This was on a Saturday night, so I was able to get ready at home, unlike during the week when I have to go out straight from work. The best thing about this, in my opinion, was that I was able to use one of my glittery bath ballistics!
This was the Youki Hi Bath Bomb, bought from the Lush website for £3.95 when it was released as a limited edition retro item. Its release was greeted with excitement by long-term Lush fans, and I bought two to try, but it seemed a bit of a waste to use one in a bath and go to bed - I wanted to go out afterwards!
The Youki Hi bomb's unusual name comes from a Japanese folk tale. Princess Youki-Hi bathed every day in jasmine, according to legend. She was married to a prince, and was rumoured to be so beautiful that her father-in-law, the king, demanded that she become his own wife. Rather underhand of the king, in my opinion! I'm not sure how the tale ends - whether it's a happy story or a cautionary tragic yarn. Anyway, Lush designed this bath bomb to make users feel as beautiful as the Princess! It is certainly pricey, but good as a special treat.
The ballistic is scented with jasmine, like the Flying Fox shower gel, and the smell is incredibly strong. Don't even think about buying this product unless you like jasmine. I really do - it's a rich, sensual scent that improves my mood! Youki Hi also contains jasmine absolute, ylang ylang oil, cypress oil, palmarosa oil, gardenia extract and aramanth flowers: a delicious floral concoction that add complexity to the scent and make it rather perfume-like. Sea salt softens skin and gold glitter decorates the bath and, once you've got out, your body! Sodium bicarbonate is the key ingredient which makes the ballistic fizz: it is used in cooking and so extremely safe. The product doesn't contain any sodium laureth sulfate, as it doesn't need to make bubbles, so this might be a good choice for people who find that foaming products irritate their skin. I can't remember if the ballistic is suitable for vegans, but I couldn't find any obvious non-vegan ingredients on the Lush website.
This is one of the larger ballistics, and you might be able to cut it into two, though I just chucked the whole thing in. The ballistic is peachy-pink and has purple and red bits on the top, making it attractive to look at. As with all ballistics, I ran the bath first, got in and only then dropped the bomb into the water. It fizzed away dramatically, releasing a strong, lovely jasmine scent. When it had all dissolved, the water was a lovely peach colour and there were flecks of gold glitter visible in the water.
This was definitely one of the prettiest baths I've had in a while, and certainly the most luxurious. Despite the lack of bubbles, the water was so lovely, and the scent was really strong, too. I stayed in there for ages, reading my book and drinking a glass of wine.
After I'd had my bath and dried, my skin felt soft and hadn't been irritated at all. The ballistic didn't actively moisturise my skin (but then it doesn't claim to, and doesn't contain any moisturising ingredients), so I did need to use some moisturiser, but not lots. As I'd hoped and expected, my skin was covered in glitter, though in a subtle way rather than an over-the-top way. The scent had lasted on my skin too, and I applied some of my Lust perfume to complement and top-up the smell.
Unfortunately, the ballistic left a bit of a pink ring around the bath which I couldn't remove with water and shower gel. I didn't have time to clean it properly as I was going out, and in fact I ended up leaving it until Monday when our cleaner (yes, we have a cleaner! There are five of us in a shared house and it can get VERY messy) did the job - I do feel rather guilty about that! There were also bits of gold glitter left in the bath, but these I managed to rinse away easily with the shower head.
I loved using this ballistic: it was high quality, with a strong scent and lovely colour, and I really liked the glitter - it was fun, though certainly not for every day. I am removing a star for the fact that it left a mark around the bath: this was clearly very difficult to remove. The ballistic was pricey, but lovely to use, and I'm looking forward to my next one - though I will try and get hold of some cleaning products so I can remove the marks myself without leaving it to our poor cleaner!
When I saw this bath bomb in Lush I just had to get it as it was just so pretty and smelt lovely too. It's a peach coloured ballistic with loads of gold glitter on the top. It also had some red stuff underneath the gold glitter and I wanted to get something nice to bathe in to kick start a wonderful valentine's day and this seemed just the perfect romantic scented bath product I was looking for.
These bath ballistics are available at Lush and at their online store for £2.99. I don't usually spend loads on ballistics but thought that for this special occasion, I deserved a little treat to make myself and the day that extra bit more special.
The main scents in this bath bomb are of jasmine and a hint of Ylang-ylang. There's also some sea salt in here which is good for the skin. This ballistic was inspired by Youki-Hi, a Chinese princess who used to bathe in jasmine and enchanted everyone with her beauty and the powerful scent of the flower.
So on the morning of valentine's day, I ran a nice hot bath and once it was full, I got in and threw this ballistic into the water, watching as it started to fizz away, releasing a wonderful floral perfume into the air and onto my skin.
I liked the tiny gold glitter it left on the bath too and I found these were left on my skin when I got out, which is a pretty touch and actually went nicely with my outfit for the day.
The scent was very romantic and relaxing and got me to feel de-stressed and pampered. My skin felt really nice and soft and not dry at all. I didn't even need to apply any moisturiser and I also found that the scent lingered on my skin for the entire day, which is just what I wanted.
I'll definitely be getting another one of these for my next special occasion (an anniversary or my birthday perhaps) as it was just the perfect way to start my special day and smelt really nice and romantic.
This Lush Youki Hi bath bomb caosts £2.99 which is not eactly cheap but then again Lush products rarely are however this is my current favourite from the bath bomb range so I feel as though I need a treat every now and again and this one does the trick.
The top of the bomb ballistic contains red sea salt and the rest of it is a pale pink colour, it is not the most attractive looking product in the store but it does have the most wonderful scent of jasmine that fills not only the bathroom but the rest of the house as well. Once it has finishes fizzing in the bath the water is a lovely red colours and if course the smell adds to the warm feeling that you get even on the coldest of days.
I find this a very relaxing product and certainly I feel very calm after using it, my skin feels wonderful as well, very soft and there is no shiny residue left on me or the bath after using this product.
Definately a Lush product I would recommend and by far my current favourite.
When I was given some Lush vouchers for Christmas I decided to try some products I hadn't used before as it's so easy to get stuck in a Lush rut and be left bathing in Big Blue or Creamy Candy every single time. One product I picked up has become a favourite already, the Youki-Hi ballistic not only smells wonderful but also leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed.
There is a story behind Youki-Hi; in ancient China there was an emperor who had lots of wives, his favourite wife had a son who married a beautiful woman called Youki-Hi who would bathe in jasmine to enchant everyone around her and to keep her skin perfect. Youki-Hi is claimed to be one of the three most beautiful women in the world, and Lush go as far as proclaiming that you could be the fourth after bathing in this delicious scented ballistic.
The dry ballistic is very pretty, it's a pink colour with a small pile of red sea salt crystals on the top and a sprinkling of fine gold glitter. This signifies the scarlet and gold robes worn by Youki-Hi which she apparently always wore. It smells delightful, very floral with the heady aroma of jasmine separating itself from the rest of the aromas.
I ran a warm bath and tossed the ballistic in, immediately it started fizzing leaving a trail of pearly pink fizz behind as it raced around my bath. The water was turned a glorious pink colour which I love, it's not the bright pink some Lush ballistics leave but a more muted semi-red colour which is one of the most beautiful colours I've ever seen. Little spots of glitter appeared on top of my water which made it shimmer and I must say the water looks particularly inviting after dropping in Youki-Hi.
The scent rising from my bath is nothing short of wonderful. The absolute overwhelming smell is of jasmine and it's the best jasmine blend available from Lush in my opinion, underneath this rich and sultry jasmine aroma is a beautiful mix of floral tones which all mix together to create a flowery blend.
I lay in this bath for over an hour, replenishing the hot water when needed, I felt so relaxed and calm in the water that I really didn't want to get out into the cold air. Throughout my bath I was aware that the water felt beautifully soft and silky, the aroma rising in the steam cleared my head and I soon realised that this is a very 'feel good' bath indeed. I washed using the bath water and my sponge and was surprised at how cleansing the Youki-Hi is, I usually have to use a soap or shower gel to wash when using a ballistic but the cleansing properties in this one are second to none.
After I finally dragged myself out of the fragrant water I immediately noticed how soft my skin felt, it was completely moisturised and the glitter left a sheen to my skin which made it appear healthy and smooth. This isn't one of those glittery baths which coats every surface in a fine layer of the shiny stuff, it clung to my skin in a fine powdery way which I think is much better than the ballistics which contain larger pieces of glitter that fall off everywhere!
I can honestly say this ballistic helped my mood, which while not exactly dark was less cheery than usual thanks to the cold weather and the never ending snow. I definitely felt calmer after getting out of the bath and the ballistic has such a warm smell which invaded my entire bungalow that the aroma itself helped my home feel warmer and a more comfortable place to be.
Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil and Cypress Oil are the main features of Youki-Hi, all of which are renowned for their skin softening properties and all are used in aromatherapy to help produce a calmer and more attentive mood. Gardenia Extract is also included in the ballistic, this has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine and has calming properties and can help with headaches and tension amongst other things. This is also rumoured to be an aphrodisiac so with Valentines Day around the corner what better present could you buy for your loved one - or perhaps yourself?
Youki-Hi costs £2.99 which is about standard for a Lush ballistic, I consider this a small price to pay for the sense of well being I was left with after my bath and will certainly buy more of this variety as soon as my stock pile has reduced enough for me to justify spending more money in Lush!