17 February 2019

Stegosaurus FUN Egg Bath Bomb

I've said this in the past when Lush have released dinosaur-inspired goodies during the Easter season, that there is something rather tongue-in-cheek about the company linking the prehistoric creature to the Christian religion. Rather purposely or not, there is something in most people that inspires an interest of some kind in these fascinating creatures.

When I heard that I was going to be given an opportunity to bathe in the bath tub with a Stegosaurus, the child in me did a little leap for joy, and the adult in me envisaged what ten year old me might have said had I been given the chance of using this after seeing Jurassic Park for the first time. Yes I was perhaps far younger than I should been when seeing this movie initially but my interest in dinosaurs has never left me.

As with the three other FUN Egg Bath Bombs from this year's Easter range, Stegosaurus FUN Egg is easily my favourite variation of the duo-colour combinations. Sporting a pink and purple design, this one shares its scent with the Brontosaurus FUN Egg as well: the only difference being the piece of dinosaur-shaped FUN featured inside.

One half a pastel purple; the other a pastel pink, this limited edition Easter bath bomb is aesthetically delightful, and super fun for adults and children alike. While the Stegosaurus was never my favourite dinosaur (I was much more a raptor and T-Rex girl!), I think that the design is well executed, and works super well in the tub.

Aside from the egg itself, this bath bomb comes with a blue dinosaur-shaped piece of FUN in the middle, which you can remove and use in replacement of your usual shower gel or jelly; or you can crumble under the running water at the start of your bath and create a mound of fragrant bubbles to enjoy alongside this seasonal special bomb.

What is great about this limited edition is that it's very easy to use this across two baths, as each half works beautifully by itself, and creates a good solid colour in the water. The FUN Bar is also enjoy to use across multiple baths, so this too can be halved with ease. While the initial price tag may deter some consumers from trying this one out, when used across two baths, the cost doesn't seem as excessive.

This particular egg contains a combination of grapefruit and bergamot, so the scent I detected was an uplifting, fruity fragrance, with a subtle grassy note underneath. Strangely, I found that the piece of FUN was actually stronger in scent than the bath bomb, and this heeded an almost earthy, floral note that I recognised as something else, but couldn't put my finger on what it was. 

Lush describe this as being peach, strawberry and violet-scented, but I do feel as if this may be a little misleading, given what I experienced. I wouldn't say that this bath bomb was as fruity as this description suggests, although it is definitely lovely. Instead I would describe this as being quite a grounded, and slightly musky, sugary-sweet aroma. The violet element is certainly more prominent in the piece of FUN, which is perhaps why I was able to detect the grassy notes a lot more. However, the bath bomb itself didn't display much in the way of violet, so consumers who dislike fragrances with this component would probably still enjoy this release.

What was impressive was how Stegosaurus FUN Egg performed in the tub. Fizzing immediately upon contact with the water, this Easter special coated the entire surface with a gorgeous display of purple and pink, settling down to offer a stunning shade of pastel purple to enjoy throughout the bath. Furthermore, I almost jumped out of my skin when the popping candy began its theatrical cracking whilst the bath was dissolving. These sound effects carried on long after the bomb had fully dissolved, and just added a little extra bonus to the whole experience. 

As if this wasn't enough, the inclusion of the almond oil meant that the bath bomb turned the water into a haven of creaminess that moisturised my body within minutes of settling into the water. While in no way oily or greasy, you can definitely feel the difference between the water that this bath bomb creates, and that of a regular bath bomb.

While I wasn't really able to smell much of this bath bomb on my body afterwards, my skin felt silky smooth and super moisturised. Having said that,  the FUN bar itself did leave a wonderful smell that I was able to detect almost two hours later, so that more than made up for it. Furthermore, I didn't need to lather up with a body lotion to nourish my skin, and the faint sheen that I noticed on my legs after my bath carried on giving throughout the most part of the day. 

Despite its price tag, Stegosaurus FUN Egg offers you everything you could possibly want in a bath bomb: a visual display; sound effects; beautiful colours; multiple uses and versatility; and wonderful moisturising qualities - not to mention the cute little added bonus of a dinosaur-shaped piece of FUN to set your inner (and outer) child ablaze. This one just has to come back again next year!

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cornflour, Talc, Popping Candy, Glycerine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Almond essential oil, Water (Aqua), Gardenia Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 77007, Colour 77742, Colour 42090, Colour 45410, Candy Eye.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £8.50 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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