27 February 2016

Humpty Dumpty Bath Bomb

Humpty Dumpty sat in the tub,
Humpty Dumpty was looking quite smug,
'Til Jen threw him in, filmed his guts, watched them spew, 
All for the sake of her latest review.

On closer inspection of the different seasonal releases, I've released that it is only during the Easter range that Lush opt to bring out the 'bigger' bath bombs. Although I know that they have brought out Valentine and Christmas editions across the years, the larger ballistics have predominantly been featured in the Easter range, at least since I began to buy regularly from Lush all those years ago.

Humpty Dumpty Bath Bomb is no exception - a rather large ovoid shape that may look bigger than the usual bombs from Lush, but one that is hollow inside so doesn't weigh that much more than its older siblings. Having said that, the bomb is not as hollow as the likes of Love Locket and Which Came First?, so you definitely get more for your money. 

One of two larger ballistics featured in the Easter range, this one is brand new this year, but shares its scent, for the most part, with the Honey I Washed The Kids range. Priced up at £6.95, this marvellous release is quite a hefty investment for consumers, and this may stunt the popularity of the little guy when compared to other less expensive alternatives. However, when compared to the price of a good quality chocolate egg, Humpy Dumpty is far more appealing and better value overall.

The idea behind the bath bomb is that you crack it open and use it across multiple baths; with the size of each half being comparable to that of a normal bath bomb. Furthermore, when broken apart, you'll find that there is a miniature bath bomb in the shape of an egg, and this can either be thrown in with one of the halves, or used by itself or as part of a cocktail.

While other bloggers have stated that this bath bomb has the same fragrance as the Honey I Washed The Kids aroma, I would say that there is definitely a slight difference - especially if you were to compare it to the likes of Shoot For The Stars, which is a straight forward replica. There is definitely something unique about this smell that isn't found in other products.
First of all, I could definitely smell the HIWTK fragrance when I removed the bomb from its packaging. This part of Humpty Dumpty offers a sweet and rather sickly combination of orange and caramel - a duo that is both playful and rather sophisticated as well. There is definitely something very unique about this combination, and its presence is there from the get-go with this bath bomb.

Having said this, there is also a rather powdery component to the smell, and you also get a stronger note of bergamot as well. To me, this bath bomb was far more musky smelling and slightly more grassy than your typical HIWTK-scented products, and I appreciated the difference.

In the water, this ballistic is a very fast fizzer, and despite its size, the whole product dissolves in under a minute. As soon as it comes into contact with the water, it sends out waves of vivid blue and pastel pink froth across the surface of the water. As the bomb continues to dissolve, the fried egg in the middle begins to seep through, and both this and the bow on the front offer a little trail of yellow in the mix.

Once the product has fully dissolved, you're left with a sea of blue water to bathe in and a scent that is as strong as it was before the ballistic was used. Both of these features retain their strength throughout the experience and you exit the bath with a gentle sweet toffee-eque scent on your skin afterwards.
While it's not overly nourishing, it's definitely a moisturising bath bomb, and one that gave my skin a lovely soft feel about it. I chose to use the whole bomb at once, and found this offered a really lovely, wholesome experience. Judging by how strong the scent and colour of this bath was, I'm certain that using half will also heed fantastic results.

Overall, I think this is definitely more of a novelty bath bomb - one you would buy as a one-off gift for someone else, or as a treat for yourself - something different from one of the  regular bath bombs. While Humpty Dumpty omits a lovely smell, and definitely a little step away from the typical HIWTK replicas, I still think that Shoot For The Stars is far more visually pleasing and better value for money overall.

For this reason, one is more than enough for me, and this wont be one I stock up on before it disappears. However, it definitely has many merits as a product, and I'm not saying that it's a bad product at all - just that it would be far more appealing if it wasn't such a wallet strain.   

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Brazilian Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil, Water, *Limonene, *Linalool, Lilial, Citronellol, Perfume, Cornstarch, Colour 42090, Colour 47005, Colour 14700.

Vegan?: Yes.

2016 Price: £6.95 each.


  1. This sounds pretty nice to be honest! Can never say no to yummy smelling bath bombs... The price though! :'(

  2. What would you say is pretty - Humpty Dumpty or Which Came First?