Lush are about to drop their Halloween and Christmas ranges, so I wanted to shine some light on the Oxford Street exclusives that became permanent residents recently. Seeing old favourites discontinued to make way for the newbies was definitely hard for some. Who ever thought they’d see the day Space Girl left the shelves? However, this host of new goodies certainly makes up for it!
I’ve only tried one other Oxford Street exclusive bathbomb – The Guardians Of The Forest, so it’s amazing to see these ones gracing stores UK wide.
This is my favourite from the whole bunch! It’s completely underrated, most probably due to its fragrance. Minty fresh isn’t exactly how you want to be remembered. Unless someone is talking about your breath of course!
The Intergalactic bathbomb contains plenty of peppermint oil. As I stood over my bath to take photos, my once blocked nose suddenly felt clearer. You’re definitely going to have to stock up for winter! An earthy hint of vetivert oil kicks in to cut through the minty fumes.
Unlike The Experimenter, this bathbomb leaves an incredible colour in your bath. Deep blue waters with thousands of glimmering flecks of glitter make you feel as if you’re really floating through space.
The only disappointing one of the lot. The scent is gorgeous, but the colour doesn’t turn up until the last few moments. I had to wait about 5 minutes to reach the core. Of course you want a bathbomb to last a while, but when you’re shown a beautiful stream of colour you expect to see it!
Instead, a piff of purple showed up at the end. It was hardly fireworks. I have since come to the conclusion that perhaps the launch day batch wasn’t the best and they’ve since improved these!
It’s the one Jack Constantine constantly teased us with. The Experimenter bathbomb became a posted child for Lush Oxford Street when it first opened. Creating rainbow waves of smokey vanilla glory, it’s easy to see what all the fuss was about.
However, I must admit that the colours soon dissipate. When they do, you’re left with murky grey water that doesn’t exactly scream ‘Lush’. That’s why I have to say, I love this bathbomb but it’s not my favourite.
With this gorgeous bathbomb, you must hold it carefully and stretch you arm over your bath tub. With the bathbomb in hand you simply have to let.it.go… Sorry I couldn’t resist!
Forget Anna & Elsa for just a moment and focus on what makes this bathbomb so special. A whirl of neroli oil lifts your mood as it rises with the steam. Paired with rose oil and a little bit of grapefruit citrus, this bathbomb has a totally unique fragrance.
Despite its name, I’d say it has more of a summery scent. Maybe they made it this way so that Olaf could finally experience summer? Maybe I’m just trying too hard to fit in another reference?
Another of Lush Cosmetic’s fantastic initiatives, the Skydancer bathbomb raises money to help preserve our hen harrier population. When I heard people talk about the main ingredients I thought it would be the same scent as the Badger bathbomb. However, it couldn’t be further from that if it tried!
This bathbomb contains bergamot, my absolute favourite essential oil. If you want to hold on to the last 5 minutes of sunshine before winter takes hold, this one is for you. The water softens as blue and yellow stripes dance across the surface whilst the Sicilian lemon oil gives your skin a lovely clean feeling.
So that’s it! Until you get your hands on the Christmas goodies! Which one is your fav?