After excitedly making my way through almost all of the brand new bath oils from the new Oxford Street store, I realised that the only ones I had left were reformulated and redesigned versions of older products. While I was interested and rather intrigued to see how they differed from their older siblings, I wasn't as enthused as I had been over the newcomers, and assumed that I would feel the same way even after I'd tried them out in the bath.
Surprisingly, I discovered that not only did some of the revamped editions prove to be pretty amazing replicas - all of which bettered from the original product, but that some of them impressed me so much that I actually preferred them to some of the brand new exclusives I had tested out weeks before. Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment was one of those items.
Looking absolutely nothing like the original bath melt, this petite but rather beautiful tab is different from most of the bath oils available in the flagship store. While it seems to weigh the same and performs the same in the water, this Snow Fairy scented melt is different in shape - presenting itself as a sort of miniature hockey puck as opposed to a large-sized grape.
Sporting a stunning pink layer on top and an equally gorgeous golden-yellow layer underneath, this bath oil is decorated with a gentle tickle of lustre across each surface - a gesture that isn't mimicked throughout the entire product so you don't have to worry about having your bath tub filled with too much glitter.
Containing both marshmallow powder and synthetic musk, Mmmelting Marshmallow Bath Oil has a wonderful soft and rather playful aroma - like raspberry bubblegum intertwined with a touch of vanilla and a little hint of fruit. In the same way as its chunkier older sister, this product gives off a really strong but wonderfully uplifting fragrance that fills the bathroom and makes you feel as if you've arrived at a sweet store.
Much like the melt, this newer model also contains both cocoa butter and almond oil, not to mention the bonus addition of shea butter to not only make this a really moisturising experience for anyone lucky enough to 'swim' in its waters, but to leave your skin looking and feeling radiant.
While the melt offers wave upon wave of white and pink cream, this oil melts at a much slower pace and gently ebbs oils across the surface before turning the bath water a very light shade of pink. Although it doesn't produce a display as colourful, Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment Bath Oil definitely offers you a mesmerising and rather beautiful shimmery performance in the water. With a sprinkling of bicarbonate of soda and citric acid to boot, this little gem will also give off a little fizz to round off your experience.
As I mentioned above, this bath oil is a slow melter, so it may be worth you climbing in the tub while its getting to work and enjoying the show while submerged under the silky-soft water. What it does offer is a wonderful, strong fragrance that stays for the whole bath - wrapping itself around your skin and leaving you smelling gorgeous afterwards.
The oils are balanced enough that they won't leave you feeling greasy or oily, yet theres enough there to make the water feel lovely and buttery - not to mention leaving your skin soft, smooth and beautiful. While I would probably use these as part of cocktails rather than by themselves in the future, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this product and will definitely be picking up a few more next time I make the trek into central London.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Laureth 4, PEG–6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Citric Acid, Perfume, Synthetic Musk, Alpha-Isomethyl ionone, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Chamomile Powder (Matricaria chamomilla), Marshmallow Powder (Althaea officinalis), Marigold Powder (Calendula officinalis), Yellow Lustre, Pink Lustre (Potassium aluminium silicate, Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Beetroot Red), Benzyl Benzoate, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 17200, Colour 19140:1.
2015 Price: £2 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2015.
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