Thursday, 11 December 2014

Lord Of Misrule - Lush Autumn/Winter 2014

Once upon a time in a far way kingdom lived the Lord of Misrule....

This bath ballistic took me away to a fairy tale land, one far far away.

When I look at the Lord of Misrule bath bomb, I think of fields of pastel green grass in a land far far away, however once dropped in the bath the colours really come out, Mixing the green with a beautiful baby pink (some may say flowers blossoming from the grass?) turning darker and darker as it fizzes away. Once it has run its course I was left with a bath that resembled red wine, with very fine sliver glitter, topped off with popping candy, this truly makes the bath bomb magical for me and is the icing on the cake so to speak.

The smell lingered around on me and in my bathroom for a ages afterwards, I have one word that instantly pops to mind when I think of this bath bomb and the gorgeous array of scents, from patchouli and black pepper, The Lord of Misrule is just sooo.. cozy, its just so blooming wonderfully comforting!

As well as being a physically lovely bath bomb, it also has a really interesting background story. The Lord of Misrule bath bomb is inspired by the Pagan Feast of Fools, a popular festival in the middle ages. The festival was held around January 1st (hence why it has come out in Lush's 2014 Halloween/Christmas collection). Read more about the Feast of Fools

This is up there with one of my all time favourite bath ballistics that Lush have ever done, it is a Fairytale. 

Stay Lovely x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Northern Lights - Lush Autumn/Winter 2014

My second experience with the Lush Halloween goodies was with the Northern Lights bath ballistic. This one I was expecting great things from. Retailing at £3.50 Northern Lights is something new to Lush, it is themed around Bonfire/Fireworks night along with the Sparkler ballistic (I am saving this one for Fireworks evening its self).

While looking spectacular, like it is going to give you one hell of a show, the immediate fragrance of Ylang Ylang Oil and Jasmine absolute is very relaxing, a winner if you're looking for something to send you to sleep. Even though it is not my favourite smell, I am more of a sweet smells person the traditional smell of Lush, Northern Lights did smell lovely, perfect for anyone who loves a floral fragrance.
However Northern Lights did put on a bloody good show in my bath, its a slow one just like Shoot for the Stars. The only way I can describe this ballistic is like watching a 70's firework display. It starts off spinning whirling round in a deep purple and lilac display, going on to release bright blues and neon greens. Although it has relaxing smell it's show is a far out colourful spectacle.

Stay Lovely x