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Lush Review: Tang Bath Cocktail

This bath cocktail is a small reward for all the recent organizational milestones reached so far and for the 5 big loads of laundry I did yesterday (quite exhausting).  Very Tang in color and scent (orange, citrusy).  This may seem rather strange, but the woodsiness of this bath also reminded me of pre-lit orange incense.  Here are the ingredients:

1 Donkey-Oaty Bath Bomb: Sweet floral.  Love that it’s in the shape of a Scottie dog.  Pink and gold tie-dye cuteness!  It’s a fragile bath bomb though.  Both mine arrived in broken bits but it was going into the bath anyway (just doesn’t make for the picture-perfect bath ballistic).

  • Ylang ylang flower infusion
  • Geranium oil
  • Tagetes oil
  • Gardenia extract

1 Gold Star Bubble Bar: Smells like lemon hard candy or Sprite pop with lemon.

  • Gardenia extract
  • Sandalwood oil
  • Frankincense oil
  • Golden stars
  • Golden edible lustre
  • Red golden glitter

1/2 MMM Melting Marshmallow Moments Bath Melt: Sweet floral scent.  Just in case you’re wondering, it’s very easily crumbled under running water.  I do sense the musk in it.

  • almond oil
  • chamomile powder
  • marigold powder
  • synthetic musk

*Recommended Soap: Sandstone soap or any of the lemon-based ones would be perfect.  I used Summer Pudding since it was still sitting in my soap dish.  Summer Pudding is also exfoliating with a delicious aroma of candied cherries.

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics


Lush Review: Nostalgic Bath Cocktail

Sometimes I feel like Des Esseintes, Joris-Karl Huymans’ main character in Against Nature, striving to create a small world of Lush decadence whenever I can…  Tonight’s bath cocktail was white and frothy with a delicate fresh scent, reminding me of 7UP and Sprite soda pops which I would gladly consume during those boring adult dinner parties my parents and grandparents would drag me to.  Therefore, the “nostalgic” part of this post’s title.  Resting my face gently against Amandopondo’s busily popping bubbles, the world began to disappear and for once, my mind was a terrific blank.  Now it’s your turn to replicate this lovely bath and retreat into your own microcosm…

1 Sakura Bath Bomb: Sweet floral; very gently scented with quick fizz action.  Initially this bath ballistic fizzed a very light pink.  I’m not sure if I necessarily sense cherry blossoms, but it sounds good to me =)

  • Lemon oil
  • Mimosa absolute
  • Orange absolute
  • Jasmine absolute
  • Gardenia extract

1 Amandopondo Bubble Bar: Mild floral scent.  I used an organza sachet to get the most out of my bubble bar by running it under the water spout.  Using a sachet or nylon stocking also does the double duty of collecting unwanted particles from landing into your drain.  I haven’t used this idea for bath bombs such as Street Party (or anything that contains e.g. chunky glitter but it may be worth a try).

  • Rose bud
  • Lemon oil
  • Orange oil
  • Rose absolute

1/2 Floating Island Bath Melt: Mildly sweet floral scent.  I crumbled this into the bath water.  It’s normally a slow froth on its own.  A nice combination with all the other elements of this bath.

  • Almond oil
  • Sandlewood oil
  • Lemon oil

Sandstone Soap: As much as I love this lemony scent (similar to the scent of moist towelette packets which some restaurants may provide at the end of your meal), I probably will not use it with another bath.  This soap leaves sediment deposits and makes soaking uncomfortable.  The sediments are similar to harder types of beach sand (definitely not Pink Palace beach sand).  This soap is best used during a shower and is an excellent exfoliant. Unlike the picture shown, my Sandstone had sand throughout.

  • Sand
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Litsea cubeba oil
  • Coriander oil
  • Gardenia extract

I used Trichomania Solid Shampoo and Jungle Solid Conditioner, as usual.

This is a great bath if you want to try Lush products which are gently fragranced or if you dislike berry candy scents.

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics