Bath Time Experimentin’: A Mini Lush Review

Experimenter Collage.jpg

Ooh, sounds dirty!  Or possibly like I’m trying to create cold fusion in my tub.  But actually, I’m testing out another fun, super colourful bath bomb from Lush, this time the vibrantly-hued (and popping candy-filled!) Experimenter.

The Experimenter, another vegan, baking soda-and-essential oils-infused bath ballistic (that’s what folks from the UK sometimes call bath bombs; badass, right?) is a relatively new addition to Lush’s line of bath bombs.  At $8.95 (Canadian) a piece, these single use bath bombs are one of Lush’s pricier products, although the expense is offset somewhat by the sheer size of these colourful buggers.  As in they’re gigantic, and weighty.  I actually wish there was a way to break this bomb in two without destroying the cool rainbow effect that results from the fuchsia, turquoise, white and gold bits blending together.

Bath Bomb Collage

But as it went, this entire bomb hit the tub and began merrily zipping about, shooting off bubbly, mica-dusted rainbows with every zig and zag.  And it did that for a full seven minutes. When I finally said enough was enough and climbed into the tub, there was still a little chunk of pink and blue bomb crackling away contentedly behind me.  So I guess in this case size really does matter?

Experimenter Core

But before that, the Experimenter put on quite the impressive show, dancing merrily about my tub, swirling in and in and in on itself until the resulting bath art looked a lot like tubby time with Monet.

Bath time with Monet

In terms of function separate and apart from its big, colourful show, the Experimenter does a terrific job.  My skin was nicely moisturized and so soft after my bath, with nary a hint of lingering greasiness.  In fact, while I was soaking and floating, I took the opportunity to see if, with the benefit of lots of slippery oils, I could wrench my wedding and engagement rings off my left hand, and I could!  And that’s something I haven’t been able to do in years (in case you’re wondering, there’s nothing funny going on here between Mr. Finger Candy and I.  Rather, I’d like to take advantage of my building’s indoor pool this summer, and I’d prefer it if I could NOT destroy two of my most cherished possessions with chlorine while I’m at it.)

Two small drawbacks to this bath bomb are its smell (an earthy, unidentifiably woodsy scent other users either love or hate; I was mostly indifferent towards it) and the colour of the resulting bathwater, a brackish, putty brown that looks like you’ve been mudding tiles instead of taking a bath.  It’s pretty unpleasant, even shimmering prettily with golden mica dust.

Experimenter Bath 1

All told, though, this was a fun little bath time experiment (wah wah) that I could – and will! – justify again as a nice treat.  All in the name of scientific advancement, right?! 😉

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8 thoughts on “Bath Time Experimentin’: A Mini Lush Review

    • You know, I saw someone use their bath bomb in a giant stockpot that they had filled with water – that’s certainly one way of getting your bath art in, even if you don’t have a tub! It’d surely make one heck of a foot soak!

  1. Hmmm…the starting foam is pretty, but yeah, then I noticed the water color…. uh….interesting?

    I didn’t know you had a indoor pool facility…so of course I immediately wondered how big the pool is…and how many bath bombs it would take…lol!

    • Yeah, that tub was pretty rank. It was hard to feel like a sparkly bathing unicorn when I was sitting in sludge water.

      I live in a condo building that is predominately really stuffy people over the age of 75. They would positively SHIT if I brought a bath bomb near anything communal. Seriously, I’m trying to imagine the fallout – it would be astonishing!

      • LOL to all of this!

        Better not bath bomb any of the communal waters then…sounds like it would cause a lot of cardiac arrest in that crowd.

        Btw I was thinking “brackish” from the original post is such a good word. Definitely hard to feel like a sparkly bathing unicorn in sludgy, brackish water!

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