Hi Everyone! My name is Bambi, and I’m a Lush addict! I posted a couple of days ago about how I received a Gift Box for my birthday, but I had already plucked the Rose Queen bath bomb out of the box! So here’s a separate review on my delicious bathtime experience.
Once again I’m so happy these products were gifted to me (from my family, not Lush) because none of them were products I would ever have chosen on my own, but they’ve opened my senses to a whole new experience! The Rose Queen bath bomb now stands definitely as my favourite ballistic bath bomb from the Lush range — so far. The smell was delicious; not the synthetic rose smell that I dislike, but a true rose with these beautiful notes of lavender and geranium and maybe a hint of citrus and vanilla. The Lush website describes it as:
“The scent of this one is a light floral rosy accord, of rose absolute and geranium, with amber notes of rock rose.”
It was fascinating to watch as it sizzled in the bath! As soon as it touched water a cascade of delicate petals sprawled outwards from the centre and filled my bath with silky, heavenly, baby-pink water. I’ve embedded a video at the end of the post which can also be found on youtube here.While the water continues to smell great and even leaves the scent on your skin afterwards (well, of course, that’s what it’s for) I was delighted to find that each of the petals and floating around the bath held even more! I would scoop up handfuls of the pretty little floaties, crush them in my hands, and enjoy catching another whiff. Some people have reported that their bath bombs had hardly any petals but my particular one had zillions, plus some rose and lavender buds.
I had myself a long, very relaxing bath, however I wasn’t looking forward to cleaning the pesky little petal pieces from the sides of my tub! Fortunately, this didn’t pose as much of a problem as I thought. Most of the petals were carried straight down the drain without sticking anywhere, and the rest were rinsed of easily with a little splash of water. If you don’t like the idea of bits and pieces all over you and your bath, I would suggest wrapping the Rose Queen bath bomb in a small sheet of thin fabric or some nylon stockings.
Overall, I now adore the Rose Queen bath bomb! My skin afterwards felt soft and silky and very much hydrated, not dry at all. Hydration and moisturising properties are high up on my list of priorities as my own skin is naturally dry and gets easily irritated. While my skin felt soft and moisturised, it didn’t feel oily or as if a film was left behind. Some people like the ‘oily’ residue (for lack of a better term) because it’s usually left behind by a rich, luxurious product. I, however, cannot stand it so if you’re like me you’ll love this one!
If floral scents and girly, soothing baths interest you, then I strongly suggest getting down to your local Lush store. As with all Lush products, there are mixed reviews for it, but unfortunately that is just a by-product of all Lush products being hand-made and therefore slightly different. I know from experience that if something you’ve purchased seems lacklustre, it’s probably a problem with the batch! The Rose Queen Bath Bomb has now earned itself a position as a staple bath time item for me, and at a low $4.95 (on the Lush Website here) it’s amazing for the price!
UPDATE: This smelled absolutely heavenly and I loved it, but I’ve since visited Lush a trillion times and every time I try to buy Rose Queen it smells COMPLETELY different in store and is a washed out paler pink! Not nice at all. The girls instore said that they smelled normal so I may have gotten a dud batch that happened to be a million times better than the original. That being said, have a look in your local store and see if you like it. I’ve constantly got my eye out for a new batch, hoping it will be closer to what I had. — 10/12/13