take a trip to the dark side
By now, I think everybody in the country knows that I am obsessed with Lush. If I have any money, you can bet that I'm going to take a trip to the nearest Lush and have a wander, I will leave with something new, it's inevitable. So, you can only imagine how I felt when I heard about jelly bombs. What? You say. Well, jelly bombs are a new kind of bath bomb that supposedly transforms the water into jelly - not all of the water, otherwise, you might as well bathe in a block of jelly. The first one I saw was called Dark Arts and as you guessed it was black. The Harry Potter nerd inside of me screamed that I needed this bath bomb but my bank account said otherwise. Luckily, my twin sister purchased it for me and well, I just had to tell you guys all about it.
I was a tad sceptical about this jelly bomb, not because of the jelly, that I was really looking forward to, but apparently, it's cinnamon scented. I'm not a lover of cinnamon. In fact, I hate it, the last time I had something cinnamon flavoured - Smirnoff gold cinnamon vodka - I spent five minutes hunched over trying not to be sick in my garden. So, yeah, cinnamon is not for me. Not one bit. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I first gave it a sniff. Yes, there was cinnamon but the delicate mix of orange and almond oil made the cinnamon bearable. It was subtle and sweet. The perfect mix.
I hopped into the bath and plopped the little fella in - it wasn't that little. I know this is weird, people normally put the bath bomb in, watch and then get in but that's rather boring, just watching, I like to sit in the bath while the bath bomb dissolves. This fella started bubbling away immediately. I'd already made a lush cocktail using some of my favourite products to give my bath a beautiful scent and pinkish colour. (If you want to know what products I used for the cocktail, comment below.) This bath bomb is bubbling away, at some points lost in the bubbles but honestly, it was beautiful
The water started turning black - not a colour you really want your bath to be - and the middle of the jelly bomb started to show. You guessed it, a beautiful pink colour that Lush call a love potion. As with any bath bomb, you have to give it time and take loads of pictures. Then, you can truly see the mastery of this creation.
As you can see from the pictures above, it looks just like a normal bath bomb, right? Wrong? If you look closely, the texture is different. Dare I say it, Jelly like. A layer of Jelly started to form on the top of my bath water and it was just, stunning.
So, if you've ever had Jelly in your bath you'll probably know what this feels like but if not, you'll be completely unaware what it feels like to be in a bath tub with jelly forming and sticking to your body. That's what jelly does, it sticks to your skin and this time, it's black. Yep, it's a strange sensation. Look at the pictures below for an idea.
Sexy, right? The bright side is, the jelly does dissolve eventually. And honestly, it's fun.
Overall, this jelly bomb is fantastic. It's a truly unique and incredible experience. I never thought that I'd be in a bath full of black water but the glitter made it truly worth while. Also, there was no staining to my bath. The water drained away as usual and the jelly dissolved, what didn't dissolve I washed away with water. There was no evidence that I'd ever used the jelly bomb. Messy, dark, fun and easy clean up. If you like lush or harry potter, try this out. I'm sure you'll love it.
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