Ahh, now this is more like it. Some of you may remember that last week I attempted a design inspired by an Intergalactic bath bomb from Lush Cosmetics. Through the ultimate confluence of poor polish choice, poor design choice and just plain old not paying attention, that manicure wound up looking a lot like a pair of turquoise, floral print board shorts, the kind you never see on real people out in the world, just faceless mannequins at the mall.
So I took another run at an Intergalactic-inspired mani, and this time I think things turned out much, much better, don’t you? I particularly like my ring finger; it looks very much like the bath bomb I wound up dropping into my tub some hours later.
And how did the bath bomb perform? Incredibly well, actually! Fizzing neither too slowly, nor too quickly, it bobbed around for at least five minutes, shooting off the most gorgeous, mica-dusted rainbow bubbles with every swirl. The effect was so cool, as were the cute little crackling noises it made as it released the popping candy at its core. And unlike the similarly hued Experimenter bath bomb I tried last month, this one did not turn my bathwater putty brown – instead it was the most gorgeous shade of indigo blue, and glimmered gently with golden mica dust.
S is for Sandra!
Also, and I don’t mean to alarm you, but there appears to be a rainbow-vomiting eel in my bathtub. Were it not for Lush’s firm and stated commitment to providing cruelty-free, vegan products, I wouldn’t put it past them to do precisely that – “Now with 100% more eel!” Lush loves to sneak little bits and bobs into their products. Thankfully the only add-ons to this bath bomb were those sweet little bits of popping candy.
A small word about the Intergalactic’s smell. If you’re a fan of earthy scents, this will probably be right up your alley. Infused with peppermint, it tingles the nose (and the skin.) That peppermint, though, in combination with the earthy note – patchouli, sandalwood, etc. – sends this one, for me at least, straight into old man, grandpa territory. The scent is also very strong and lingers on the skin (and the surface of the tub) for hours. Something to be aware of if you’re very sensitive to those sorts of smells (I don’t like them very much, but I can deal with it in a one-use product like this one.)
And while I had no problems with this colour-saturated bath bomb staining my hide turquoise blue, the water clinging to my skin when I got out of the tub – which also made its way onto the floor, and the lid of the toilet, and the edge of the tub – WAS turquoise blue. There was also a good deal of gold mica glitter pooled in the bottom of the tub. So for the sake of your skin and your acrylic surfaces, I’d dance around beneath the shower for a few moments post-bath, literally wash them blues (and golds) away.
Small issues of scent preference and turquoise-tinged water notwithstanding, the Intergalactic was an awesome bath bomb, and a fun, beautiful addition to my bath time routine. I’m glad that it seems to have become part of Lush’s all-the-time, regular offerings. You can nab one for yourself at your preferred Lush retailer; I purchased mine from Lush.ca.