3 May 2019

Shijimi Butterfly Bath Bomb

Regular readers who visit my blog will know how much of a fan I am of the butterfly bath bomb designs that Lush have been creating recently. In fact, in a previous review I've gone as far as to say that they are my favourite design that Lush have ever produced, which is a big statement given how many bath bombs the company have released over the years.

Shijimi Butterfly Bath Bomb was actually the very first exclusive bath bomb to be created for the new Lush Harajuku superstore in Japan. Shaped like a beautiful butterfly, this particular release offers a vibrant shade of blue with splatters of both white and black patterned across the surface. While seemingly simply, there has obviously been quite a lot of thought gone into the design of this one.

Containing both lavender and chamomile, this little beauty offers a very light, delicate scent. While I would still describe the likes of Dream Cream as being fairly mellow, this bath bomb is even gentler on the senses, so is perfect for those who want something very subtle to bathe with; or for somebody who perhaps wants to layer up different fragrances by using multiple products at the same time. 

While chamomile can sometimes be a little clinical smelling and lavender is known for its herbal properties, I would actually say that this bath bomb presents more of a crisp, floral scent, with very little herbal notes aside from a subtle hint. This is probably actually one of Lush's lightest-smelling bath bombs ever. 

In the water, Shijimi Butterfly is a quiet but fast fizzer: sending out beautiful waves of blue, white and black foam across the surface. As the bath bomb turns gracefully in the water, the wings slowly begin to sink down; breaking in half for the last minute and fizzing away into little pockets of blue colour. 

You're left with a gorgeously translucent shade of blue that is not only relaxing but is also quite uplifting. In addition, the water is super soft so your skin feels smooth within minutes of submerging yourself beneath the surface, and the lavender and chamomile get to work at soothing irritations you may have at the time.

My only qualm with this bath bomb is that the scent is perhaps a little too subtle. Once Shijimi had fully dissolved in the water, I couldn't detect any hint of a smell whatsoever, and this was before I even began using other products that could have thwarted the fragrance themselves. I'll be honest and say that if it wasn't for the wonderful design, this bath bomb may have got a lower scoring overall. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Chamomile Blue Oil, Lavender Oil, Cream of Tartar, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dipropylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 77491, Colour 77266, Colour 42090.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £4.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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