I used to have a really ridiculous obsession with Lush’s products – in particular their bath bombs. It got to the point where I was posting so many bath bomb photos that even Buzzfeed found one and posted it in one of their articles. I think eventually, I’d tried pretty much all of their bombs so stopped buying from them and chose to buy from more independent companies instead. I don’t have a whole lot of time for baths at the moment due to the hours I work, but I managed to free up some time one evening last week to give one of their jelly bombs a go.
I was so confused when I initially saw the words ‘jelly bomb’. It sounded both awful and interesting at the very same time and I just had to give it a go. I decided to try out the Snow Fairy jelly bomb as that has to be one of my favourite Lush scents of all time. I threw some Snow Fairy shower jelly in the bath too because a bath without bubbles just isn’t right! Usually the scent of a bath bomb is enough to make me enjoy it, but this one didn’t quite go down that line.
As you can see below, the jelly bomb initially has no difference in appearance to any other bath bomb. You can’t tell from the outside that it’s a ‘jelly’ bomb as opposed to your average bath bomb. The design’s very simple. If I saw it in a shop I probably wouldn’t buy it unless I picked it up and gave it a sniff. When I first started buying Lush bath bombs I was always drawn to the colourful ones and I would hardly describe this bath bomb as colourful. I often wanted to pick up a bomb and get out as soon as possible to avoid the large crowds in such a small store. What I do enjoy about the design is that it does have a Christmas feel to it and since it’s part of their Christmas range, I think I’ll let them off. When I look at the colour of it ‘snow fairy’ is exactly the name that springs to mind.
The scent of this ‘jelly bomb’ is just as beautiful as expected, just like the other Snow Fairy products. I didn’t expect anything less. It smells a lot more like the snow fairy scented bubble bars and fairy dust to me than the shower gel. If you don’t know the scent yet, then the easiest way to describe it is by saying that it is a very, very sweet smell. It’s very girly and is probably one of the company’s most popular scents – they have a lot of products in this scent. To me it smells like it has hints of candy floss mixed with vanilla. I really love the solid perfume version and would just love to try the liquid perfume version if I can ever get my hands on it.
Despite mixing the bomb and the shower gel I didn’t find that the scent lasted on my skin once I got out of the bath, however during the bath the scent was definitely very strong. I do prefer it when I can find one that lasts on your skin but so far the only one I’ve found that’s brilliant at that is Sakura bath bomb.
In The Bath
I found that the Jelly Bomb didn’t fizz like your usual bath bomb and melted into the bath very slowly to the point where after a while I got bored and actually started to crush it up myself. However, if you like a bath bomb that is very slow then you might enjoy it. The colours are exactly as you’d expect from the outside of the bomb – there are no surprises inside. I like the combination of pink and white in a bath bomb but it wasn’t overly impressive. When the bomb was in the water it was very strange to touch, you could definitely feel the difference between that and normal bath bombs. I don’t know if I can say it felt good, but it wasn’t a bad feeling, it was just very strange.
The Jelly Bomb left splutters of ‘jelly’ around. The consistency and texture was again, very strange to the touch and when I ended up emptying the bath the ‘jelly’ pieces had stuck all around the bath tub. Cleaning your bath isn’t really the first thing you want to do after having relaxed into the water, but it was everywhere! On the positive side, it didn’t stain the tub like some of the bombs I’ve tried previously have so I’m thankful for that.
The worst thing about this bath bomb for me was how ridiculously oily it was. I love bath melts and I love it when they make my skin smooth but this jelly bomb felt excessive! It made my bath so slippery that I started to fear for my life when I got out. It was like an ice rink!
I found that the Jelly Bomb turned the water a very nice girly pink colour which is something I can’t really complain about too much. It was a colour a lot of bath bombs create though to be honest, it didn’t have much originality. Still, the colour of a bath fit for a princess!
I think you’d have already guessed, but I wouldn’t use this bath bomb again. I do however still encourage you to try Lush’s other Snow Fairy scented products.
Lush, I will always have a soft spot for you, but not on this one I’m afraid!