4 August 2019

Pop Art Bath Bomb

Given my current life situation, having baths in the middle of the day is the only reprieve I have from the mess I'm trying to stumble through ninety-nine per cent of the time. Having any bath bombs to 'play' with is always a luxury, but having ones as good quality as Lush's Christmas range makes me extremely grateful to the people who made it possible.

Pop Art is a brand new bath bomb for the 2019 seasonal range and looks and smells exactly as its name suggest: a piece of buttery popcorn. This beauty is definitely for those who have a sweet tooth, especially when you're trying to consume less sugar over the Christmas celebrations. Stick one of these in your bath tub and its very much like having your cake and bathing in
Supposedly sharing its scent with Let The Good Times Roll Facial Cleanser, this limited edition offers a warm, buttery caramel smell to drool over. While fans of Yog Nog will no doubt appreciate this fragrance as well, this is definitely less cloying and not as heavy smelling as the aforementioned bath bomb, which makes it a wonderful alternative if you're wanting something sweet but gentle as well. There is also something slightly 'dry' about the smell, once it has fully dissolved in the bath, which could be seen as a homage to the popcorn pieces that feature in the original facial cleanser.

What I did enjoy about Pop Art was the amount of popping candy that featured inside the bath bomb. It was a matter of seconds after I placed it in the water that it began to crackle loudly as it bobbed across the surface. This continued for the whole ten or so minutes it took for the product to fully dissolve, and then I could still her remnants of the ingredient underneath the water when I submerged my head.
What sets this apart from most of Lush's bath bombs is that it was a fairly slow fizzer, which meant that for the first couple of minutes it simply bobbed and spun across the surface without producing huge amounts of colour. However, once the water began to reach the centre, streams of bright yellow and orange began to explode out from the sides and paint the water a rich, sultry shade of yellow.

In the past I have always said that yellow is perhaps one of my least favourite colours for a bath, for obvious reasons. And I still stick by this premise. However, my state of mind when bathing with Pop Art allowed me see the yellow as more like a little bout of sunshine, which is something we will be needing more of as the winter season takes over the weather.
The inclusion of the sea salt really makes a difference when using this bath bomb. I was able to feel the difference it made to my skin and the water felt silky-smooth throughout the whole process. Furthermore, a few small wounds I had on my feet seemed to heal up noticeably quicker after bathing with Pop Art, not to mention that its combination of scent and colour elevated my mood a little as well.

The fragrance stayed present throughout the whole of the experience, although it wasn't enough to linger in the bathroom afterwards. However, I was able to detect remnants on my hands, arms and the ends of my hair afterwards, all of which stayed with me for an impressive 4-5 hours. It made me realise how much a body lotion in this scent would be a lovely addition to the range.
Overall, this is a great new release from Lush and one that I hope to be able to use again in the future. Unless you're opposed to yellow-coloured baths, Pop Art is for those who have a seriously sweet tooth and want an alternative to Yog Nog this year. While it is very foody and definitely doesn't have as much character as some of Lush's other seasonal choices, this will certainly be very popular during the Christmas season, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was made permanent at some point in the future.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Popping Candy, Coarse Sea Salt, Cornflour, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Water (Aqua), Sodium Coco Sulfate, Dipropylene Glycol, Colour 47005, Colour 14700, Colour 45350.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £?.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

Scent Family:
Let The Good Times Roll Facial Cleanser
Pop Art Bath Bomb

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