Priced at £2.10, this is by far Lush's cheapest ballistic, so I was slightly surprised when I received a full-sized product in my latest online order. Not only this, but it was immediately clear that this beautiful bath bomb had many things to offer...
As first impressions go, Space Girl nailed it. With a beautiful shade of violet and decorated with flecks of red and gold glitter, this bath bomb is a feast for the eyes. Shaped like a flying saucer (although you could argue that it is also shaped like a planet), this unworldly ballistic gives off a gorgeous fruity, floral scent.
Containing bergamot, grapefruit and almond oils, this bath bomb possesses a fruity blackcurrant scent that is slightly reminiscent of the Comforter, although there is definitely a floral undertone here, which smells of Parma Violets as well. Space Girl definitely has a multi-layered scent, which gives it a rather mature smell and will appeal to a whole range of different people.
Although this ballistic possesses a very strong scent at first, this smell quickly disperses once dissolved in water and I found the smell did not stay throughout the full duration of the bath. Neither did it linger on my skin like I was expecting, which was rather disappointing.
Like Lush's other ballistics, once this bomb hits the water, it's supposed to froth and fizz until it has dispersed. However, I was rather disappointed when mine sunk to the bottom of the bath tub, where it lay until it had been completely dissolved. The bath bomb I used was a couple of months old, but definitely not old enough to be defunct, and I'm only hoping that this was a one off.
As I've said in previous reviews, products with glitter are not off-putting for me and this ballistic is no exception. The glitter merges with the deep purple water to create a beautiful and enticing bath, and flushes away with ease, once the plug has been pulled.
Space Girl is also rumoured to contain popping candy, which offers a magical experience if your head is submerged under the water whilst it is dissolving. Unfortunately, I didn't read about this until after I had already used this ballistic, so I cannot comment on this aspect.
Overall, what started as a promising experience did turn a little sour towards the end. It is a lovely-smelling ballistic that offers value for money and creates a beautiful bathing experience. However, it does need to be used alongside another ballistic/bubble bar (The Comforter, Bathos, Blackberry) if you want a stronger-smelling experience.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Almond Essential Oil, Colour 17200, Colour 42053, Crimson and Red Golden Glitter, Fizzy Candy, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone.
2016 Price: £3.75 each.
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