Northern Lights: A Mini Lush Review

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Whooo, what a colourful stunner this Northern Lights bath bomb turned out to be!  Good job, Lush, this one’s a keeper (indeed, I think Northern Lights makes the rounds just about every Christmas, although this is my first time giving it a whirl.)

And “whirl” is just the right word, as Northern Lights’ chubby little cylindrical shape keeps this bath bomb swirling, twirling and barrel rolling from the very first moment it hits the water.  The colour effect on this guy is pretty spectacular, too, morphing from a bubbly mess of Barney-type hues to a gorgeous spray of neon yellows, pastel oranges, periwinkles, dusky purples and bubblegum pinks.  The neon pastel colour palette of this bath bomb is unlike any other in Lush’s collection, and I had a ton of fun messing about with the slowly dissolving bomb.

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Drawbacks?  I didn’t care for the scent, which Lush describes as a blend of ylang ylang and jasmine, two fragrances that have never rung my chimes.  However, gigantic grain of salt when it comes to my assessment of Lush scents, as historically, I don’t tend to care for any of them (eh, Twilight’s lavender is nice and The Comforter’s not-too-sweet currant is great in shower cream form, but you get my drift.)  Also, Northern Lights’ colour combination – yellow and turquoise in a plummy purple shell – results in gorgeous bath art, but also some seriously gungy-looking bathwater.  Just a bit of a warning if you’re not fond of sitting around in suds I describe as being the shade of shimmery bong water. 😉

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9 thoughts on “Northern Lights: A Mini Lush Review

  1. Wait a minute…. the old Northern Lights sticks used to be scented in Twilight… they aren’t any more? Pooh. I have a couple of these newer ones and have not gotten around to sniffing them. I had better get on that so I can see if I like them. I like jasmine but ylang ylang can be a nipper. Hm. It is gorgeous though in performance, like you said. So there is that.

    • Twilight’s lavender, right? So yeah, not that! It’s definitely sharp (would that be the ylang ylang?) Anyhow, as you pointed out, it’s just so pretty – I can deal with the scent.

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