15 March 2019

Beak Street Shower Bomb

Back when Lush first began releasing these odd things called 'shower bombs', I associated them with the one-use emotibombs that I have never truly believed to be worth a grain of salt. For those unfamiliar with the concept of this old-school item, the emotibomb was a product that you dropped at the base of your feet during showering, and watched it wash away whilst supposedly enjoying the fragrance of the 'bomb' whilst doing so. As a company against wastage, emotibombs just seemed like a really bad contradiction, and I couldn't understand why Lush would want to revert back to something so seemingly useless.

However, I have come to appreciate that shower bombs are a different kettle of fish. There is still a part of me that cannot envisage using these items regularly; still an element of my mind that sees them as more novelty than anything else. However, shower bombs are definitely more useful, and appear to be better value for money as well. 

Beak Street was perhaps the most uninspiring product from this year's Easter range - if only because the beak shaped shower bomb was very much overshadowed by the impressive array of beautifully coloured items making their debut at the same time.

Yet on closer inspection, this limited edition shower bomb is perhaps one of the most overlooked gems of the entire year. While sporting an apparently brand new fragrance from the company, Beak Street does appear to be very similar in smell to the likes of Let The Good Times Roll. However, there are some key differences that I should mention.

To my nose, this shower bomb has a wonderfully warm and well-rounded buttery smell - much like a bowl of warm cookie dough drizzled with sweet honey over the top. Whereas the aforementioned facial cleanser smells very much like popcorn, this one is more sweeter, like custard, and very much makes you wish you could eat the little thing for dessert.

As with all of Lush's new shower bombs, the idea is that you hold them under the running water, where they will begin to foam up in the palm of your hand. This foam can then be used much like a shower gel to clean and gently buffer your skin, leaving it super soft and smelling wonderful afterwards. The inclusion of the maize flour in this bomb also helps to purify the pores a little during use, which is probably part of the reason why my skin felt so good afterwards. I could honestly smell this on my skin for a while after exiting the shower, and a little squirt of the perfume would have been a perfect match before bedtime. 

Whilst this is going on, the essential oils featured in the bomb intertwine with the heat and steam of the shower and create an atmosphere that is supposed to help calm and relax you - getting you ready for either a good night's rest, or a long productive, successful day. Beak Street definitely left me feeling really perked up and ready to face whatever life threw at me: all the while smelling like a bowl of warm vanilla custard in the process.

As with most of Lush's shower bombs, I was able to get 2-3 uses out of this one, although I was careful to store it somewhere dry in between my shower. Although not one of my favourites, this was a welcome sweet treat to replace the cavity-inducing chocolate that I might have been tempted to eat instead.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Citric Acid, Potato Starch, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Calcium Lactate Gluconate, Sodium Alginate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Perfume, Water (Aqua), Maize Flour, Propylene Glycol, Colour 47005, Colour 15510, Colour 19140, Colour 19140:1.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £2.75 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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