17 May 2019

Luck Shower Bomb

I very much believe in making my own luck, although that doesn't mean for one second that I don't recognise the power of circumstance leading to people becoming lucky as well. Just being able to get my hands on this limited edition shower bomb was a result of my own good fortune in having such amazing people around me, and I'm always incredibly grateful for the luck that I have worked for, and the luck that has been presented to me.

Luck is one of the limited edition shower bombs to appear in the Liverpool store earlier this year, and is supposed to represent that of a lucky amulet to take into the shower with you. Whether you see the bomb as a cute little rabbit, or instead an exotic beetle or bug, you cannot deny that the beautiful turquoise shell, painted with a thin layer of silver shimmer isn't a gorgeous design from Lush. What makes it even more interesting is the fragrance that accompanies this.

While the ingredients don't match up to the original perfume, Luck supposedly shares its scent with B Never Too Busy, although I've never experienced this to verify whether this is true. What I will say is that the smell of this does remind me very much of an old-school Lush aroma, and also reminds me a little of when bath bombs get really old and present a sort of sweet, musky frargance.

To my nose, the petitgrain and the patchouli are what greet you first. There is something rather fresh and green about the smell, yet the latter ingredient also adds in a little spiciness, which works really well with the other elements as well. Both the ho wood and the petitgrain also add a gentle layer of woodiness as well, so the scent smells warming and well-rounded, yet light as well. Finally, the ylang ylang adds a sweet floral note as well; giving this shower bomb a wonderfully gentle but equally complex aroma overall.

To use, you simply need to hold Luck under the running water during your shower, where it will immediately begin to expand and create a fragrant foam in your hand within a matter of seconds. Firstly, the heat of the water will help to release the different essential oils that have gone into making the bomb, which is supposed to help alter your mood depending on the purpose of the shower bomb. 

In this case, Luck is designed to give you a little energy boost if you're struggling with a particular aspect of your life, or if you're looking for a little perk-me-up before an important day. While I used it without either of these in mind, I did find that it helped to relax my over-thinking mind for long enough to mediate for a good hour, which I consider to be a success.

Once the shower bomb has began creating its foam, the idea is that you can lather and massage this across the skin much like you would a shower gel. The inclusion of both the potato starch and the sodium alginate allow the bomb to soften and moisture the skin, while the different oils clean out the pores and leave your skin looking and smelling rather delicious.

If you're someone like me who was worried at first that the inclusion of the sodium bicarbonate and citric acid will irritate your skin, I can assure you that this is not the case at all. In fact, my only piece of advice when using this is to ensure that you haven't shaved after applying this to the skin, as it will sting a little because of the open pores.

While the consistency of the foam is slightly scratchy, and not at all like the silkiness of a regular Lush shower gel or jelly, my skin did feel really clean and soft after using the shower bomb. Furthermore, I was able to clean my entire body, from head to foot, and still have product left over afterwards. Because of this, it would be completely reasonable to cut one of these shower bombs in half and use them across two, perhaps even three, showers.

As with all of Lush's recent shower bomb releases, Luck left a lasting impression on the skin: both with how soft my body felt after I had towelled myself down, and with the wonderfully light smell that lingered on my skin for a good forty minutes following my shower.

Given my recent experiences with Lush's shower bombs, I will say that I have found myself much less pessimistic than I was at the start of my journey. While more expensive than a squirt of shower gel, these little things offer both exfoliation and an alternative way to clean yourself; which doesn't make them that bad value for money. 

Luck is a shower bomb that I would very much like to see in all stores, as the scent is very different from any of their bath bombs, and the design is simply gorgeous. I have thoroughly enjoyed using this limited edition in the shower, and I'd love to see more in this fragrance in the future.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream Of Tartar, Citric Acid, Potato Starch, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Calcium Lactate Gluconate, Sodium Alginate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Perfume, Ho Wood Oil, Patchouli Oil, Petitgrain Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Irish Moss Powder, Cornstarch, Water, Gardenia Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Maltodextrin, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Hydroxcitronellal, Colour 42090, Colour 19140..

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £2.75 for 100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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