8 February 2015

Lush Cocktail: Blue Skies Over The Feast

Anonymous' Blue Skies Over The Feast Cocktail



After careful consideration, I have decided that this will be the last Lush Cocktail to feature a Lord of Misrule for at least a month. Being one of my favourite bath bombs, I naturally gravitate towards the combinations you guys have created that feature it in the ingredients list, and this means that my stash is being reduced at an alarming rate. For this reason, I was intent on making the most out of this cocktail. 

Blue Skies Over The Feast is a well-named cocktail - one that inspires me to think of a dark, omnipresent skyline, littered with stars and swirls of mist. All three of the products that feature in this line up have very distinctive and very unique scents - all of which suit the mood that the title of this cocktail conjures up. 

To begin with, I crumbled a third of the Blue Skies Bubble Bar under the running tap and was immediately greeted with a beautiful and strong combination of patchouli and frankincense. For those who've yet to try this gorgeous product, it's very difficult to describe what it smells like other than to say that it has a rather natural, sweet but equally spicy and exotic aroma to it. 

In the tub, this bubble bar creates a surplus amount of light, fluffy bubbles and turns the water into a light, pastel blue colour. The water was already very soft by this stage so I knew that my skin was going to get a lot out of this experience. 

Once the bath had finished running, I added in an entire Ceridwen's Cauldron. This is actually Lush's most expensive bath melt so it may be worth you removing half from the cloth sack and spreading its use across two baths. This product is known for its moisturising properties so using half will be more than enough to offer you a nourishing, skin-softening bath. 

As soon as the product hits the water, waves of yellow oils begin to disperse from the base of the melt, and it's not long before you can see a slight glimmer on the surface of the water. While this item doesn't have a very heady aroma, it does have a strong, distinctive one - so don't expect this to disappear behind the other two scents.

Finally, I added in the Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb which immediately spewed ghoulish-looking waves of green foam across the tub. The unique vanilla, black pepper and patchouli fragrance made its presence known right away and it is the latter ingredient that I think helps it to work as well as it does with Blues Skies.  

The bath bomb converts the water into a stunning shade of deep purple and the glimmer of the oils from Ceridwen's Cauldron makes it look extra special. This really is a luxurious cocktail - one rich in fragrance and decadence. 

While I was expecting the three products to clash, I found that I could detect each of their aromas very strongly without any of them seeming particularly stronger than another. These smells stayed with me for the full hour I was in the tub and I could detect the gentle sweet scent of the vanilla and frankincense on me afterwards. 

I am so glad that I chose to have this as my last experience with Lord Of Misrule for a while as it was a fantastic one - one that I will definitely be trying again as soon as I allow myself!

Vegan?: Yes.

Rating: 8.7 out of 10.


  1. Since i do not have the Lord of Misrule bath bomb, is it possible to do this with the other two ingredients? Would you recommend any alternatives to the Lord of Misrule bath bomb?

  2. Used this cocktail when I had a horrible chest cold.... The spices and warmth helped so much!