Because my birthday was at the beginning of the month, I acquired some extra cash to spend entirely on Lush products. Most people would save their money or spend it on something worthwhile, but nope, not me. I spend my money on items that literally melt and fizzle into thin air.
Anyway, I’ve been trying to try some other Lush products besides the bath bombs even though they’re the most fun in my opinion. I’m a big fan of scrubs–face scrubs, lip scrubs, salt scrubs–love ’em all. I don’t have sensitive skin so I don’t get irritated too easily. But I can understand if your skin is problematic that you might not like this product, Buffy. I’m so in love with this one and I’m pretty sure I’ll be repurchasing it. Essentially Buffy is used in the shower to scrub away all your dead skin cells and smooth out all of your bumps. Ground rice, almonds, and beans are used as the grit in this product. The thing I like best about Buffy though is that when you wash away the bits of the product left on you, a layer of cocoa and shea butter is all that remains your skin. It’s so moisturizing and smells like warm oats. I usually lay around in my robe afterwards and let the butter soak in. It’s absolutely amahze.
The next purchase I made was a bath melt called Ceridwen’s Cauldron. I’ve touched on bath melts in past Lush Reviews, but basically they’re solid oils and scented butters that you drop into your bath to help nourish your skin. Ceridwen’s Cauldron is a little different from other melts because it comes in a muslin wrapper that you pop in the bath as well. See, this one has a lot of oats and loose materials to it, so it’s easier if you keep it wrapped up. It will still melt in your bath, but it will leave you with a little packet of oats to use to exfoliate your skin if you like. Or throw it out (if you’re like me). This one is supposed to be infused with sandalwood and lavender to sooth sensitive skin, but I didn’t really smell those scents. This one kind of bored me to be honest. I didn’t feel super moisturized after I got out of the bath and compared to other bath melts, it just doesn’t hold it’s own.
I was REALLY excited when I went to Lush and saw that they had a limited edition bath bomb for Halloween called Lord of Misrule. It’s green and speckled on the outside and then when the outer shell melts, the inside of the bomb is a deep red which makes your bath have a wine-colored hue. I was nervous that my husband would walk into the bathroom and freak out because it seriously looked like I was bathing in blood. Silky, perfumed blood. I don’t usually go for the spicier scents, but I really liked this one. It has patchouli and black pepper oil in it as well as pop rocks! This bomb was so entertaining. I felt like a child who didn’t want to get out of the bath. I suggest going to your nearest Lush and purchasing one of these before they all disappear!