There are products that impress me and others that blow me away. Yet, there have only been two other occasions when a bath bomb has quite literally knocked me for six. Lord Of Misrule and The Enchanter have been my favourite bath bombs for years, and I never thought that either of them would stand any chance of losing their top spot. However, after using Cheer Me Up Buttercup for the first time, I can safely say that it surpassed all of my expectations, and secured itself quite quickly as my second favourite bath bomb of all time.
This product features everything you could ever want in a bath bomb: a strong, robust fragrance that lasts for hours on the skin; a perfectly balanced set of oils that leave you looking and feeling incredible; and a colourful display that elevates your mood, relaxes the mind and gives you that 'get up and go' feeling.
Released as a limited edition product at the Lush Summit earlier last month, this bath bomb is for anyone who wants a whole lotta sunshine in their tub. While little is known about what has gone into making this, if there's one thing that is guaranteed it's that this ballistic features a very strong dosage of lemon oil: so much so in fact, that I doubt Lush have released any other product that could rival just how potent this bath bomb is.
Cheer Me Up Buttercup is lemon, lemon and more lemon - a bright, uplifting, citrusy fragrance that smells exactly like lemon sherbet, albeit even stronger. If you envisage combining Refresher Shower Jelly, Bon Bomb Bath Bomb and Lemony Flutter Body Conditioner, and then double the amount of zest, you might just begin to understand how powerful this bath bomb is.
As if the scent wasn't enough to bowl me over, I only needed to pop one of these in the bath to realise that it is easily one of the most impressive bath bombs that Lush have released in a long time. As soon as it hit the water, it began to sizzle - sending out wave after wave of golden yellow across the surface of the tub.
Within a matter of seconds, the bath was engulfed with a rich, intoxicating combination of colour and scent. So strong was it that my flatmate was even able to detect it in his bedroom, which happens to be on the floor above where the bathroom is situated. Another inhabitant of my flat even commented on the 'wonderful smell' some six hours later, when she arrived home from work.
As the bath bomb crackles and fizzes, a gleam of oils and butters appear on the surface of the water. These are definitely more prominent in the water than your average bath bomb, which makes this one of the moisturising products I have ever experienced from Lush. My skin felt like I had used a body conditioner or a lotion on it. That's not to say that it was overly greasy; just that I was able to really notice how nourished my skin felt, and my skin was a picture of health afterwards.
Cheer Up Buttercup Bath Bomb left my skin with a radiant glow - one that I was still able to detect the next day. Furthermore, my skin felt really supple, and I was still able to detect the wonderful, uplifting lemony fragrance on me for the entire day.
To make this bath bomb even more luxurious, stunning waves of pink suddenly erupted midway through the experience, and this in finish turned the water into a rich, sultry and very beautiful golden colour. At the risk of sounding cliched, the water really did look like I was bathing in liquid sunshine, and everything about this cheered me up.
Overall, I ended up staying in the bath for almost two hours - which is over double the time I would normally stay in the tub. I really didn't want to leave because not only did my skin feel beautiful, but I felt so incredibly relaxed and spoilt to be bathing in such a wonderful
This is a bath bomb that needs to be made a permanent feature in shops - not only so that every Lush fan is able to experience and enjoy its beauty, but because this world will never be good enough if I'm not able to buy this bath bomb on a weekly basis. If this ever makes a reappearance, I can only hope that you heed my advice and grab yourself a few - you will not regret it.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cocoa Butter, Lemon Myrtle Oil, Lime Oil, Neroli Oil, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Yoshi Yellow Lustre, Blue Cornflowers.
2017 Price: £4.25 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2017.