Plus some accompanying nail art, because when the inspiration is this awesome, you have to! Or I have to. Other things I have to…do? Perhaps buy another one or two of these Monsters’ Ball bath bombs from Lush before they disappear from stores come Halloween, because they’re the best. Adorable little shape, super vibrant colours, bright, tangy scent, decently long-lasting effect, gorgeously-hued bath water, tons of moisturization AND not a total beast on the wallet? This bath bomb is definitely the total fizzy package. Let’s break it down, shall we?
Retailing for $7.25 Canadian, the Monsters’ Ball bath bomb is a limited edition item, which means come Halloween, it’ll be gone. And I would never recommend stockpiling bath bombs, because they’re perishable, and they lose both their scent and their fizzing power rather quickly, even when stored in a cool, dry, airtight place. I regrettably know of that which I speak! And that was just one bath bomb that went a touch skunky after six or so months. I weep for the surely mold-covered Lush “collections” I see people post online with limited edition products from nearly five years ago.
But I digress! Although while we’re digressing, let’s check out my inspired-by manicure one more time, this time out in the late day sun to take advantage of the pretty, sparkly holos I used for my mini Monsters.
But returning to the bath bomb, this is a super fun and great value seasonal product that’s one of the best things I’ve ever purchased from Lush. I don’t need to point out how cute this little purple cyclops is (he reminds me of a reverse Sully from Monsters, Inc.) but, much to my delight, this bath bomb also smells bloody fantastic. I have a primarily hate-hate relationship with Lush’s signature fragrances, but the scent of Monsters’ Ball (I’ve heard some people say it’s Calacas?) is bright and tangy, with a hint of citrusy effervescence. To my nose, it smells exactly like a Sweet Tart, right down to that nose-tingling powered candy note. Delicious!
This guy’s single eye is a tiny little bath melt, or a super concentrated little pat of emollient oils, so that would certainly account for the incredible job this bath bomb did at softening my skin (and slicking up my tub – safety first.) That and Himalayan rock salt, which is the third item on its ingredient list. But we’re not here to talk about soft skin. We’re here for the big bath art show! So let’s get on with it already!
But first…is this cruel? This is supposed to be a vegan product! But he looks so very unhappy. I mean, his butt and horns ARE being slowly dissolved off; I might be questioning the life choices that led to this moment, too. Like, say, being a bath bomb?
The colours this guy threw off were amazing – first cotton candy pink and blue, and then a twilight’s worth of dusky purple, turquoise and plum. Actually, this bath bomb reminded me quite a bit of Lush’s Twilight bath bomb, but a lot more vibrant, and bearing that completely kickass citrus candy scent as opposed to lavender. And just look at the beautiful bath art it produced (with a tiny little bit of bubble-boosting help from Lush’s The Comforter bubble bar.)
And I can’t ask him, because he doesn’t have a mouth (just that single unsettling eye) but I like to think this particular Monsters’ Ball bath bomb liked his contribution to my bathing routine, because this appeared in my tub just moments before the nearly-spent bomb cracked in half and fizzed out altogether. I’m not crazy, right – that really does look like a heart? Just trying to look on the bright side here, which is not too hard when you’ve had such a delicious bath. I’d buy this bath bomb again in a heartbeat, and I hope you’ll check it out, too. 🙂