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3 June 2019

Calm A Llama Party Piñata Bath Bomb





Most of the time humans don't actually know what they want, even though they think that they do. This is where Lush come into play. Not only do they seem to know what it is that you want, but they also seem to know what you want even if you don't know what you want yourself to begin with. Confusing much? I hope you get my point nevertheless. 

When Calm A Llama Party Piñata Bath Bomb first made an appearance on the Lush website last month, I never even realised that I had wanted a llama-shaped bath bomb until that very moment. Yet the second I saw it's single eye staring back at me, I just knew I wouldn't be able to rest until I got my hands on one, hence my point about Lush knowing what I don't.

Priced up at £7.95, I will say that this bath bomb is rather on the expensive side. Whereas Cilla Caterpillar came as two separate bath bombs, this one you would quite literally need to piñata the hell out of it to break it into smaller pieces. Perhaps that's the idea behind this one although I wouldn't particularly want to pay close to £10 for a bath bomb that I need to smash up before I can use it. If there's one thing Lush SHOULD know, It's that us consumers want our llamas whole before we drown them...Terrible joke for a vegan, I know.

Sharing its scent with the Calacas family, this oversized bath bomb offers a wonderfully sweet, zesty lime aroma, with a rich and very sultry wood-like note as the base on which the scent intensifies from. What is impressive about the smell of this is that I happen to think it's a little more intense than the likes of Calavera Bath Bomb, yet it's also slightly richer than the fragrances you find in both the shower jelly and gel formats.

What is enjoyable about Calm A Llama is that it produces so much froth when it is floating on the surface of the water. Streams of yellow, pink and orange colour pattern the water with puddles of colour and there is not an inch of water left untouched when the bath bomb is finished. With such vibrant colours decorating the tub, you can submerge yourself beneath the water and enjoy almost ten minutes of 'action' before the bath bomb disappears for good.

My only disappointment with this product was the fact that there didn't seem to be much in the way of anything inside to make it truly piñata-like. I was hoping for something to explode out of the middle during my bath; perhaps even a message or a surprise that I wouldn't have been expecting. Ironically, the fact that there didn't appear to be anything worth noting inside was definitely a surprise and a half in itself.

What I really appreciated about this bath bomb was that the scent lingered in and around the bath tub throughout the whole experience, although there were moments when stronger-smelling items thwarted the smell somewhat. Unfortunately, I didn't find that it lingered on my skin as well, which always makes for a better experience if it does. However, my skin felt soft and smooth afterwards and I didn't need to moisturise until the next day.

As this was a limited release from Lush and only available as part of the party range in the Liverpool store, these may not be available any more for general sale. However, I reckon it's only a matter of time before they make a reappearance, as Calm A Llama Party Piñata Bath Bomb is definitely something worth celebrating.  

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Lime Oil, Neroli Oil, Olibanum Resinoid, Cream of Tartar, Water (Aqua), Cornstarch, Glycerine, Titanium Dioxide, Popping Candy, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dipropylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, *Citral, *Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Perfume, Colour 45410:1, Colour 15510, Colour 47005, Colour 42090, Colour 16255, Colour 19140, Colour 77492, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Candy Eyes.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £7.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.


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