Friday, 24 August 2012
Lush's Dragon Egg Bath Ballistic
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I had some lush vouchers to spend so I braced myself and went in! I wandered around looking at all sorts of bubble bars and body butters (anyone else thinking that Lush is obsessed with B alliteration?) I could see the lady that worked there watching me, but I think she sensed that I was a bit awkward and she didn't come over, which I was greatly relieved by!
In the end, amongst other things I decided to try the Dragon Egg Bath Ballistic, I pretty much just played it by what I liked the smell of rather than what I wanted from my bath so what to expect was a complete surprise!
Dragon Egg is pretty big! It's white with colourful sort of discs (which the lush website informs me are supposed to be dragon scales, clever!) and has a citrusy scent which is what I was drawn to.
I cut mine in half because it was sooo big! I thought I could make it go a little further and make 2 baths out of it. Inside I discovered the different layers that make up the Dragon Egg, there's orange with a gold core! I dropped half of the ballistic into my bath after I had finished running the water and stood watching it fizz, there was white creamy foam with swirls of orange that all ended up as gold, glimmering water, and it smelled amazing!
There weren't any bubbles and I was worried that the glittery water would leave me looking like a disco ball, but it hardly transferred at all! And I've got to say that I wasn't bothered by the lack of bubbles at all because the iridescent gold water was so mesmerising and beautiful!
the water looked prettier than this in real life, I promise
After the bath, my skin felt so soft and the smell of Dragon Egg lingered all day! I kept sniffing my arm to check whether I could still smell it... weird I know...
I also found out from the lush website that their ballistics contain essential oils and butters to moisturise the skin, and that they were originally invented because bubble bath actually irritates the urinary tract in some women and children! Gross I know, but it's nice to learn new things! Lush also only use vegetarian friendly ingredients which I think is great! And of course everyone knows that hey don't test any of their products on animals!
This is definitely not like anything I've tried before and I can see that now I've tried a ballistic there's no going back, I really loved dragon's egg and I can't wait to use up the other half. I couldn't recommend this enough if you haven't tried it, it's my birthday soon and I know exactly what I'll be asking for!
Have you tried Dragon Egg? What did you think of it? I'd love to hear other people's favourite Lush products to give me an idea of what to try next!