Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Lush - Northern Lights

Having read a lot of reviews of Lush's Northern Lights Bath Bomb, I was very keen to get my hands on it however, every time I visited my local Lush, this Christmas special was sold out - testament to its popularity. Given this, I was super happy to discover Northern Lights in one of my presents on Christmas morning.


Personally, I wouldn't have chosen this bath bomb going on the smell and look alone. Now don't get me wrong, in usual Lush style, it did smell lovely, light and floral but I tend to prefer something a bit stronger and sweeter and let's be honest, it's not the most beautiful Lush product going. For me, it was the amazing colours and patterns it would create in the water due to it's unique bubble bar core that made me so eager to try Northern Lights.


I'm actually sad to say that I was a bit disappointed with this bath bomb, in my eyes, it just didn't live up to the hype. Whilst I'd seen pictures of water that had turned bright pinks and blues my bath bomb created much more muted hues however, I did love the confetti stars that were revealed as the bomb fizzled away.  


Despite having the bubble bar core, Northern Lights didn't create piles of bubbles like a basic bubble bar would. Although the bath was really relaxing, my skin just didn't feel quite as soft as it usually does with a bubble bar and the light scent meant I wasn't left with the smell of Lush lingering on my skin.
I did get quite a nice orange patch at one point!
In future I think I'll stick with bubble bars!

Did you try Northern Lights or any other Lush Christmas specials? What did you think?

Lots of love,

Heather x













13 comments:

  1. How cool was it though? Loved mine .
    I got the big gold gift one too and it was similar and changed colours I was so excited watching it haha . Great post as always . xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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    1. I just wish mine had been brighter! Thanks so much Marie :)

      Heather x

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  2. Oh what a shame it didn't live up to your expectations! It looks pretty cool to me, but then I haven't seen other pictures of these bright, amazing hues you mentioned! I didn't get any Lush Christmas Specials, which I'm kind of kicking myself now about! It's just that every time I went by a Lush store, it was ridiculously packed with people, that I'd just move on with my shopping!

    Carly xo

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    1. Aw it's a shame that you missed out but I don't blame you, the combination of blaring music, overpowering smells AND a whole heap of people is enough to make anyone turn away!

      Heather x

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  3. This looks amazing! What a brilliant Christmas present :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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    1. It was very thoughtful especially since I'd been searching!

      Heather x

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  4. Oh no! It does look lovely but so sad you didn't like it as much as you thought it would! Maybe you got a bad one? I've saw this reviewed before and the water is usually bright colours! x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, I think that might have been the case as everyone else seems to love it!

      Heather x

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  5. I tried it and liked it . I love the little stars :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I got this for Christmas and it does create lovely colours but wasn't as good as the hype i don't think :) x

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    1. Ah, I'm glad I've found someone who shares my opinion!

      Heather x

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  7. What a lovely color from lush! I always love their product!
    Hope to see you soon on my blog

    xx
    http://liveitcolorfully.blogspot.com

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