5 November 2018

Snowman Bomb Bomb Bath Bomb

There is nothing quite like sharing your bath with a character-inspired bath bomb. Lush's creations are perhaps one of my favourite parts about the company, as every one is so unique and beautifully handcrafted by the hard-working people at Lush. And the rare ones that slip through the net, and look a little disastrous? Well, they're even more endearing.

Snowman Bomb Bomb is one of three limited edition 'character duos' that Lush have brought out this Christmas: each one being sold as two separate bath bombs, so you can indulge in two or more experiences. Priced at £9.95, this is one of most expensive investments that you can make from the Christmas range this year, and some consumers may be a little miffed to know that you have to buy both bombs as they come as a set. 

Price-wise, I'd say that this one is probably a little over the margin for what I would expect to pay, given the size of each piece. While the body is on par with that of one of Lush's other regular bombs, the head is a little on the small size, and there is nothing in the ingredients list that screams at me why the price is a little high. Having said that, Snowman is definitely a unique release, and I love the fact that you could wrap him up in a knot wrap and give a great seasonal gift to someone you love. 

Containing only peppermint in the ingredients list, you'd probably expect this bath bomb to offer a strong thread of icy mint. However, I was surprised to discover that this limited edition is actually rather on the mild side. Yes, it's minty, and I wouldn't say sweet as the likes of Abominaball Bath Bomb, which features vanilla. However, there is something rather powdery about this aroma that lends itself to being more than just mint.

Disappointedly, when placed in the water, this bath bomb fizzes away in under a minute. The shade of blue that makes up his body branches out across the tub as he dissolves, and turns the water a cloudy light blue, which is perhaps not the best colour to submerge yourself in when you're probably bathing to escape the wintery weather outside.

What was good about Snowman Bomb Bomb was the fact that the spearmint aroma stayed with me throughout my experience, although it didn't unfortunately resonate on my skin afterwards. On the positive side, my skin was left feeling really silky-soft and smooth, and I didn't need to moisturise afterwards.

One aspect about this bath bomb that I was hoping for was the cooling sensation that we've experienced through the likes of Eskimo Bubble Bar and Snowdrops Bath Bomb. While this may not appeal to those trying to once again escape the colder weather outside, this would have definitely given the bath bomb a much stronger selling point in shops.

Ultimately, I felt as if Snowman was more of a novelty than a decent bath bomb. The scent was very basic; the bath bomb didn't produce an impressive display at all; and the fragrance didn't linger on my skin afterwards. Even if you were to use each part of him in a separate bath, I still don't think you'd get an experience equal to that of most of Lush's other bath bombs. Rather than melting my heart, this Snowman has simply been flushed down the plughole.   

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Spearmint Oil, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 42090, Colour 14700, Colour 45350, Candy Eye.

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: £9.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

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