3 March 2014

The Immaculate Eggception Yellow And Pink Ballistic

Lush first released The Immaculate Eggception as part of their 2012 Easter range; an oversized ballistic that can be used to create one epic bathing experience, or three slightly less epic but still amazing ones. Available for a limited period of time, this is a bath bomb that you don't use lightly. Priced at £6.95, it's definitely an investment, so it's one that has to impress. Luckily, that it does. 

This ballistic is packed full of refreshing, uplifting fragrances that'll help you to unwind whilst washing away those winter cobwebs. Containing grapefruit and lemon oils, this fruity bath bomb is incredibly beautiful and Lush have also included a dash of vanilla absolute to round off its scent with a warm, sensual kick.

Lush have included the grapefruit oil to help clear the mind and refresh the body, while the lemon oil is added to brighten, tone and cleanse the skin. Together, they create a beautiful fragrance that invigorates the senses whilst leaving your body feeling velvety soft and clean. There is something rather complex about the aroma of this bath bomb - one that comes alive when it meets the water and lasts on your skin long after you've left the bath. 
Despite both the pink and yellow designs supposedly possessing the same fragrance, I did notice a slight difference to their scents. The yellow variety is definitely very fruity and fresh smelling - perhaps the grapefruit and lemon scent seemingly intensified because of the colour the ballistic as well as the colour it turns the water. On the other hand, the pink variety is a little more musky-smelling and I found that the vanilla fragrance is more prominent here; giving it an almost chocolately scent that I love.

In the tub, both varieties perform a little differently as well. The Pink Eggception spews out an array of vivid colours; blues, yellows and pinks, which quickly fill the tub and turn the water a wonderful deep carmine colour. The Yellow Eggception spits out streams of yellow and orange, both of which merge to form a golden yellow bath. 
When comparing the two ballistics, the pink one is slightly more appealing to me. The smell is a little richer and more sumptuous, and the colour it produces in the water is prettier and just feels more relaxing. Furthermore, I found that the Yellow Eggception stained the edge of my bath tub and I had to spend a good 5 minutes scrubbing it off afterwards.

If, like me, you decide to crack open an Immaculate Eggception before using it, you'll find that there is a little surprise inside to greet you. Depending on the colour you get, you'll either find a mini bunny or a mini chick inside. I'll leave it up to you to decide which one goes with which ballistic - I don't want to spoil everything for you!

Overall, I really enjoyed using this ballistic, and it's one I will buy again if Lush release it in the future. It does possess an expensive price tag, and I can see why a lot of people would be put off buying it because of this. However, I think that, as a seasonal product, you can justify purchasing it as a one-off luxury treat for either yourself or a loved-one. In particular, it would be a great Easter present to give and receive, especially for those of us who don't want to or can't eat chocolate. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil, Lemon Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Dipropylene Glycol, Gardenia Extract, Colour 15510, Colour 42090, *Limonene, *Linalool, Candy Jelly Diamond.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2015 Price: £6.95 each.
2016 Price: £6.95 each.

Year of Original Release: 2012.


  1. What do you think this shares its scent with? It smells like another product but I can't think what! Xx

    1. It bugged me as well - I love the smell of this but I can't quite put my finger on what it is. It reminds me of refreshers with a burnt vanilla - a little like Mrs Whippy mixed with a slight drop of Prince Charming?