Every day I wake up thinking that today is the day. Today is the day I start working out. Then the day goes by and I find myself on the couch finishing off a packet of Digestives watching yet another TV show. Making yet another resolution that tomorrow will be the day. Well, I’m pleased to announce that I worked out today! Don’t know if it will happen again anytime this week, but one workout is more than none. After 30 minutes of excessive sweating and cursing under my breath, I decided it was time to treat myself to a bath. And not any bath. A jelly bath.
Recently, I took a little trip to a nearby Lush store. I have heard about their jelly face masks and was very keen to see them in real life. However, it was not the face masks that caught my attention. It was their one of the kind jelly bath bombs. And for some reason when I saw them I had a feeling that bathing in jelly will be my inner child’s dream come true.
I picked up the Secret Arts jelly bomb. One of the workers told me it was inspired by Harry Potter and Dark Arts. I didn’t even have to listen anymore, I just picked it up and put it in my basket. I loved the fact that it is so dark on the outside and pink on the inside. It turned out there was so much more to it than a simple combination of colours.
As I dropped it into the water, I very quickly noticed a difference – this bath bomb dissolves slower, because of the outside layer of jelly. To be fair, I didn’t even know it was the outside that would turn into this jelly substance. It was very powdery but as soon as it hit the water magic happened. It’s all thanks to one ingredient called sodium alginate. When combined with water it creates this jelly-like feeling. As it was fizzing away, the pink colour was sinking to the bottom of the bath while the jelly was creating very pretty swirls of black at the top. It truly felt as though I was getting into a potion straight out of Hogwarts dungeons.
I was a bit worried as jelly seemed to be sticking to absolutely everything in my bath. Even when I touched it I was struggling to get it off my fingers. It turned out there was nothing to worry about. Jelly simply takes a lot of time to dissolve. It did stain my bath but with a bit of scrubbing it came off and left no mark.
It was definitely an interesting experience. I really loved the feel of the floating jelly and had so much fun catching them and crushing them in my hands. I’m a kid like that. The scent that came out of the bath bomb was fantastic. Very fresh and at the same time sweet – a combination of orange oil, almond oil and cinnamon leaf. I loved how relaxed it made me feel. It’s not overpowering, the bath bomb offers only a slight hint of the smell of every ingredient. As you move around, the water turns into a nice shade of black with pink undertones in it and… glitter! I had no idea it actually had glitter in it – it became so much more visible in the bath. It made it even more magical.
Have I said ‘magical’ enough in this post?
The jelly bombs are meant to be more moisturising than the traditional ones. To get the best of them, you are advised to sit in a bath for at least 30 minutes so I’d save them for when you want to have a pampering bath with a book or a movie. I got bored quite quickly, but patiently waited until most of the jelly dissolved. I was expecting to come out of the bath and feel very oily. It didn’t happen. To be honest, I didn’t feel much of a difference in my skin, but that’s a good thing. Normally after a bath, it would feel a bit more dry than usual. Not feeling any change means that the bath bomb has really good moisturising properties!
There was only one thing I wasn’t very happy with. Some of the jelly floats around. A vast majority of it drops down and creates a very slimy layer underneath you. It made me feel a bit uncomfortable and I would like it to dissolve a bit quicker. If you end up using one, be aware that it makes your bath very slippery so be careful. I did nearly face planted the sink.
Nonetheless, it is definitely something I would advise you to go for. There are many other Lush jelly bombs to try and I will be giving them a go. For the same price as most of other bath bombs, you’ve got nothing to lose and a whole new experience to go through.
Until next time xx
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