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14 February 2013

Twilight Bath Bomb



I'm not normally a very judgemental person, but I've held out on trying this bath bomb for so long, solely due to it's name being associated with one watered down teen vampire series that took over the world for a few years.  

I know it is one of Lush's most popular bath bombs, and I know it has nothing to do with the flat-faced vampire and stuttering human. However, when I hear the word 'Twilight', I immediately think of the millions of teens around the world sporting 'Team Edward' t-shirts and sporting terrible apple tattoos. 
In fairness, this bath bomb was also near the bottom of my list of ones I wanted to try, due to it's main scent being lavender; a smell I have never really being overtly keen on. However, I was pleasantly surprised and rather pleased by how much I enjoyed this product.

First things first, this bath bomb is huge. If you're someone who likes to get the most out of a product, you could easily break this in half and spread it across two baths instead of one. However, if like me, you're glutinous with your Lush products, you can enjoy this as one big, epic bathing experience.

The bath bomb dissolves rather slowly in the water - throwing out an abundance of pink and blue swirls that froth and bubble on the surface. You could easily climb into the bath and watch this show taking place, enjoying the strong and relaxing scent drift around you while you're cocooned beneath the layer of white foam that decorates the surface of the water. Once fully disintegrated, Twilight boasts a gorgeous violet water that is decorated with tiny flecks of silver glitter - a perfect companion during those cold winter evenings. 

Lush say that this process was intended to 'help your mind let go and embrace the night time. Twilight dissolves to create a growing sunset that gradually gets darker until you are finally left with the glimmer of stars.' It really is a beauty to behold.

Made from a combination of lavender and ylang ylang oils, this bath bomb has a strong, heady scent that engulfs your senses the second you remove the ballistic from it's packaging. The fragrance is dominated by the lavender, although it's not the same watered-down scent that you would expect from a shop-bought cosmetic. This lavender scent is a creamy, powdery offering unlike anything else I have tried before. 

I'm not normally one for lavender smells but this one blew me away. Sharing it's scent with both the Twilight Shower Gel and Luxury Lush Pud, this is a ballistic that begs to be tried. If you are struggling to sleep, then this is perfect for using in the evenings. The lavender oil helps you to wind down and loosen tension in your body, and the vanilla essence stops the lavender scent from being so overpowering and adds a wonderful sweetness.

I absolutely adored this bath bomb, more than I was expecting to and it is definitely on my shopping list to buy again. And again. And again. This is the perfect companion for those wanting a luxurious and sleep-enticing bathing experience and it leaves your skin wonderfully nourished and velvety-soft. 

I can always smell this on my skin for hours after I have left the bath and it's a really comforting scent that lingers on your pillow as you fall asleep. Perfect. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lavender Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, Tonka Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Coumarin, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 42090, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45410, Iridescent Glitter.

Vegan?: Yes.

2013 Price: £3.35 each.
2014 Price: £3.45 each.
2015 Price: £3.75 each.
2016 Price: £3.75 each.

Scent Family:
FUN With A Twist
Luxury Pud Bath Bomb
Sleepy Body Lotion
Twilight Bath Bomb
Twilight Liquid Perfume
Twilight Shower Gel
Twilight Shower Jelly
Twilight Solid Perfume



5 comments

  1. I got this today and after reading this review I can't wait to try it out!!

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  2. Am I the only one who is not a big Twilight fan? I really love lavender scents, but this one is too sweet/creamy for me.

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    1. Your not the only one. I just got the bath bomb and i'm not overally keen on the smell but I willing to try it in the bath

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  3. I totally understand what you're saying the overwhelming strong creamy sweet scent of this lavender infused bath bomb is very sweet in comparison to other lavender infused products: a French kiss; unicorn horn which also vary in streaming but if you're looking for a really strong smell to engulf your sense then I'd go with a French kiss whereas although this bomb is very creamy and sweet you could settle for one of these bubble bars and I know for a fact that unicorn horn is a fantastic scent with hints of lavender by contrast to these absloutely overwhelming scents

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  4. I totally agree perhaps you could settle for a bubble bars if so the likes of a French kiss and unicorn horn are lavender infused for a great bath. However, a French kiss a typical strong lavender engulfed bubble bar in comparison to unicorn horn which is a bit more of an alternative lavender hope this helps xo

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