4 May 2017

Lava Lamp Egg Bath bomb

If we excuse the fact that this limited edition looks like the extended head of an alien creature, we can still appreciate the craftsmanship that went into designing and creating both this season special, and the original Lava Lamp Bath Bomb that first made an appearance back in 2015. 

Appearing as one of the exclusive, limited editions on the opening day of the flagship store on Oxford Street, this gorgeous looking bath bomb was one of the most exciting purchases of the day. That was until I tested it out in the bath for the first time and was horrified to discover that it painted both my skin and my entire tub, and it took a good hour of scrubbing to remove the purple debris that was left behind. 

After a short disappearance, it was back for sale the next year - staining visibly reduced, and in 2017 was tweaked so that it could play a starring role in the Easter egg collection that the company chose to go with for their seasonal range. 
Sporting both the same concept and the same fragrance, this bath bomb is only different in shape, and is also a little heftier in size. Just like the original, Lava Lamp Egg sports an orange facade with three circular, purple discs plotted across the surface. As the name suggests, this bath bomb is designed to replicate a lava lamp, and does so when these blue discs begin to melt in the water and create tiny threads of oils across the surface of the water.

Whereas these oils would once linger around the edges and on your skin - staining near on everything in sight, the oils in this bath bomb don't seem to have the potency anymore, and can sit on your skin before being washed away with ease. However, I will say that if you have any limescale around the outside of your tub, these oils may still cause unwanted smears if precaution isn't taken.

Made from a combination of orange flower absolute, tangerine and mandarin oils, Lava Lamp Egg is a bright, refreshing and highly fruity creation. Immediately upon removing it from its bag, I could smell a beautiful and very sweet orangey aroma. In fact, the fragrance it gives off is almost identical to that of Brazilliant Solid Shampoo - a strong but not overly zesty citrus smell that is reminiscent of the orange starburst sweet.

As soon as you pop this bath bom into the bath, it begins to fizz noisily and sends out a tide of orange colour across the tub. As the bath bomb dissolves, the three purple discs that have been held in place, break away and begin to release streams of oil that writhes and dances on the surface of the water. It doesn't take long for the tub to be filled with a deep orange water that seems instantly warming and inviting. 

Whereas a lot of fruity fragrances can dispel quite quickly once the product has dissolved, I found that Lava Lamp Egg Bath Bomb had much more longevity than I was expecting. Whether the size of the other components used to create this product, I felt as if the water appeared thicker and far more robust, and there was a rounded feel about the scent that I thoroughly enjoyed.
As to be expected with the excess oils used to create the 'lava lamp effect', the bath bomb was extremely moisturising. Yet it was not at a level that I would describe as being too greasy or too oily for most people. Put it this way: I would have happily washed my hair in its waters, and I don't think I would have had any problems in doing this. 

Once in the bath, the fragrance of Lava Lamp Egg remained prominent throughout the entire experience. In fact, I was really impressed with how strong the aroma was and would definitely say that it's one of Lush's longer-lasting bath bombs. Furthermore, the scent remained on my skin for hours after I had left the tub and I could smell the wonderful orange scent every time I walked past the bathroom.

Despite its price, I do think this is worth an investment - if only to try out once before they've been discontinued. For fans of Lava Lamp, you are going to love the fact that this is a bigger, weightier version of your favourite bath bomb. Ultimately, while I wont be rushing out to buy too many more of these any time soon, I will be getting a couple more of these before the season is over. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Perfume, Orange Flower Absolute, Tangerine Oil, Sicilian Mandarin Oil, Water (Aqua), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Castor Oil, PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60, Almond Glycerides, *Limonene, Colour 15985, Colour 60725.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

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Lava Lamp Bath Bomb
Lava Lamp Egg Bath Bomb

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