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28 February 2019

Kappa Bath Bomb




There are times when I find that Lush can be really predictable; they go through phases with certain product types or scents, and you find yourself already knowing what a product is going to smell like even before you've had a chance to give it a sniff for yourself. Yet there are also times when the company completely blow your expectations out of the water, and produce something that leaves you wondering just what exactly inspired such a creation to come about. 

Kappa Bath Bomb is one of those love or hate products: one that will leave fans very divided as to whether it's a really great invention, or a really terrible concept. For a long while after I used this bath bomb for the first time, I found myself sitting on the fence, unable to decipher how exactly I was feeling about what I had just experienced. However, I believe that I have come to accept the fact that I think I actually enjoyed the experience of this bath bomb in my tub, although there is a small part of me that feels that I may change my mind at some point. 

As far as design goes, this Japan exclusive is super cute and beautifully decorated. Painted a vibrant blue, with a green crown around the top and two huge googly eyes embedded into the surface, Kappa no doubt draws a lot of attention when sitting on the shop floor. Yet, I can imagine a lot of people wouldn't go as far as putting one in their basket, if only for the fragrance it offers alongside this.

Given that the key ingredient is cucumber powder, you probably won't be surprised to here that the main sent that this bath bomb gives off is one of cucumber as well. Yet while there is something crisp, fresh and rather light about the smell - as you would expect from the vegetable itself - there is also an underlying note of oakmoss and lemon which adds a little something extra. 

To my nose, it almost smells like cucumber has been mixed with an alluring floral aroma. This adds a natural sweetness to the mix whilst also padding out the overall smell so it's not quite as two-dimensional as you would imagine. To be fair, there is something a little odd about the smell of this bath bomb, but I definitely wouldn't describe it as being anywhere near disgusting.

What is great about Kappa Bath Bomb is the colour that it turns the water. After fizzing away quite quickly - and unfortunately sinking to the bottom of the tub in my case - the water becomes a rich, turquoise colour, unlike anything I've seen another bath bomb produce. The colour is so beautiful to look at that the bath bomb is worth buying just for that alone. 

Also impressive is the fact that while the scent is not overpowering, it's strong enough to stay with you throughout the whole experience, even when you use other strong-smelling products alongside it. Furthermore, the aroma stays on your skin, and indeed the bathroom, for a good thirty minutes after you have towelled yourself down.

Ultimately, this bath bomb took me a while to warm to, but only because the smell is something that some consumers may need to adjust to first. It not only leaves your skin feeling super moisturised and baby-soft afterwards, but it refreshes your senses at the same time, which is especially good before a long day at work. 

I would definitely recommend that you give Kappa as least one chance to shine in your tub, before you write him off as being an odd sock. Even if you use another product alongside the bath bomb to cancel out the smell a little bit, you'l find that this brand new bomb can definitely hold its own in the bath, and will leave you wondering what strange new scents Lush may decide to release next.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cucumber Powder, Cistus Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Oakmoss Absolute, Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Perfume, Colour 42090, Colour 47005, Colour 19140, Candy Eyes.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.





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