17 July 2015

Lush Cocktails: Hey Babes!

Omgbeauty's 'Hey Babes!' Cocktail




As I mentioned in my last cocktail video, I am attempting to try out some of the collaborations that only feature regular items in their ingredients list. This is because it can be rather frustrating and almost pointless watching and learning about cocktails that feature products you are unable to obtain. And while this particular combination does have a limited edition, it is easily replicated through the use of French Kiss Bubble Bar instead.

Hey Babes! is a rather strange name for a cocktail, and not one that I would immediately gravitate towards on its title alone. However, upon seeing the products used to make it, it was just what I needed as a mid-week pick-me-up. As it turned out, it proved to be even better than I expected. 

What is great about this cocktail is that it uses very few products - even less if you were to halve the Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb. For this reason, it's both afford and easily accessible - perfect for anyone looking for a well-rounded, comforting and very fragrant bathing experience. 

First you have to crumble the Unicorn Horn under the running water. This stimulates a blanket of soft, silky bubbles and gives the water a pleasant hue of lavender. While it's one of the most colourful bubble bars, it's not particularly colourful in the water and by itself it would not make a very interesting bathing experience. 

Up next is the Granny Takes A Dip - a bath bomb that is rumoured to be leaving Lush soon despite being one of most stunning bath bombs to look at both inside and outside of the water. Packed full of vanilla, pepper and ginger oils, this succulent ballistic fizzes across the surface of the tub - releasing wave upon wave of multi-coloured foam in a display that is breathtaking to watch.

Unfortunately, once the bath bomb has settled, the water is still a rather murky-looking purple colour - definitely not something that you would call inviting or interesting at first glance. While the smell of the bath bomb has very much overridden the bubble bar, both elements are still present at this point. 

Finally, add in your Dragon's Egg Ballistic and watch as it immediately begins to spew thick, white foam across the water - engulfing the fragrance of the previous components and taking over with it's strong, citrusy goodness. This bath bomb does do much in the way of changing the colour of the water, but it does make it a little more sparkly and slightly more attractive. 

While I could detect all three ingredients, the Dragon's Egg was definitely the strongest component - a factor that made this Lush Cocktail very relaxing yet equally invigorating. I exited the bath with a strong lemon and vanilla scent resting on my skin - refreshed and revitalised, ready to start the day. 

This is a light and very fragrant cocktail - one that works out great value for money and one that I would use again. While the water wasn't all that great to look at, it was very moisturising and soft on the skin - exactly what I need as a regular pick me up after work. 


Rating: 8.8 out of 10.

Vegan?: Yes.

1 comment

  1. How do we give you bath cocktail requests? I'd love to share 'Oxford Treat'. 1/2 yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon, yoga bath bomb and a you've been mangoed bath oil!