28 September 2018

Seaweed Giant Bombshell

Onto day three of my very expensive bath week, and I find myself being drawn to the Seaweed Giant Bombshell. Whether it be because of the blue theme I have in mind for my Instagram feed, or because of how much it's overpowering every other product in my haul bag, I'm not sure. What I do know is that the second I threw this one in the bath tub, I realised I'd made the right choice.

Seaweed Giant Bombshell is one of five limited edition, extra large bath bombs that made themselves known during Lush's Showcase event at the end of September. The idea behind the bombshell is that it comes as two halves, and you have the luxury of choosing the array of flowers, plants and herbs that an employee will cut and add into the middle of your product.  

However, alongside Fruit Giant Bombshell, this particular one already comes filled with a selection kombo, sea lettuce and toothed wrack seaweed, hence the name. While at first I was little disappointed that I paid the same price for a customised bombshell as I did a pre-filled variation, this feeling soon vanished when I found out how incredible this is in the bath.

Sharing its scent with the incredible Big Shampoo, this bath bomb is easily one of the best smelling bombs ever created. What I will say is that the orange flower absolute plays the biggest part: sending out a warm burst of floral goodness that you'll want to relive time and time again. There is something so sweet and musky about this fragrance, yet there is also a natural freshness that isn't lost from the flower itself. 

Although there is vanilla absolute and mandarin oils in the bombshell as well, I didn't find that either offered anything particularly strong in the way of scent. I feel as if the mandarin just elevated the aroma a little more, and made something slightly refreshing out of it, and the vanilla just complimented the powdery element of the orange flower absolute. Strangely, I found something slightly violet-y about it, although this may just mean that my nose is broken. 

What set this apart from the other bombshells I had used was that this one featured sodium alginate: the ingredient responsible for creating the 'jelly' in jelly bomb. This component is supposed to be super softening on the skin, and with the amount that featured in this particular bath bomb, I can honestly say that this was the most moisturising bomb I have ever experienced from Lush.  

Within seconds of throwing it into the water, Seaweed Giant Bombshell began to create a thick, gel-like coating across the surface, which stayed there for a good few minutes before starting to dissolve into the water. Just like with the other bombshells I have experienced, this one soon opened up and allowed for the surplus amount of seaweed to come out into the water and float around the tub.

Firstly, I was super impressed with how much 'filling' there was in the bombshell. The pieces of seaweed were ginormous, and I have since kept them to use in other baths as there is enough here to make your bath moisturising enough, without the sodium alginate at all.

Given the size of the bomb, this one took a good fifteen to twenty minutes to dissolve, and even then this was helped by me crumbling the bath bomb between my fingers. Even then I was left with lots of jelly and small pieces of the product floating across the surface, which did leave the bath a little messy and I had to rinse myself off afterwards.

What I would say about Seaweed Giant Bombshell is that this should definitely be split and used across two different baths, and perhaps even more if you want to make the most out of the price tag. Either way, what you'll get is a super moisturising experience. I couldn't believe how beautifully silky my skin felt within a matter a seconds of being in the water: I have never known anything like it.

Even more impressive was the fact that the scent was super strong in the bathtub and remained on my skin, and in the bathroom, for hours after I had rinsed away the water. For someone who wishes they still had this Big Liquid Perfume, this is the perfect tribute until I can get my hands on it again.

While I will say that this bath bomb does get a little messy, and you may need to check your body before getting out so that you don't find splodges of the jelly on your skin, the experience you will enjoy whilst using this bombshell is definitely worth it. My skin has not felt this good in a long time, and I would definitely invest in one again, even though it may be deemed as a rather expensive investment.  

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Alginate, Sicilian Red Mandarin Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Orange Flower Absolute, Water.

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: £18 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

Scent Family:
Big Perfume
Big Shampoo
Seaweed Giant Bombshell

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