I won't lie, when I was browsing the stacks of bath products in Lush the other day, this one caught my eye and I found myself popping it in to a little paper bag and carrying it over to the till solely because of it's beautiful purple and gold colouring. I am like a magpie when it comes to pretty colours, glitter and gold and was intrigued to see what this would do to my bath water.
The Pheonix Rising Bath Bomb is a deep purple solid block, sprinkled with golden powder and with a cinnamon stick set on top. Cinnamon is the featured product in this bath bomb, and although I am not the biggest fan of the strong scent of cinnamon, I actually really enjoyed the scent of this- the cinnamon is toned down by the scent of the shea and cocoa butter, making it less spicy.
This bath bomb is quite large so I think it is possible to get two baths out of it if you break it in to pieces, however this would ruin the "surprise" inside. I threw mine in whole and it started whizzing around the bath intantly, taking a while to fully dissolve. It turned the water a fuschia pinky purple shade with a tiny bit of shimmer; I was expecting there to be a lot of shimmery, gold powder in the bath but it didn't really transfer. The core of Pheonix Rising is green, leaving a few green swirls in your bath towards the end, although mine broke up a little so I only got a splodge of green.
As with the majority of Lush bath products that I have tried, this bath bomb left the water feeling very soft and moisturising. One thing I noticed, however, is that this is a little more oily than other products. I noticed that as the bath bomb fizzed away, the colour and the bath water separated and needed a bit of swirling about. My skin also felt a little greasy when I got out of the bath, but this is my only niggle with this bath bomb (has anybody else noticed this?).
Cue pretty, swirly pictures of Pheonix Rising fizzing away.
Despite the bath bomb being quite greasy, I think Pheonix Rising is my favourite bath product that I have tried so far. It can be purchased from Lush for £3.20, which I think it worth it if you feel like treating yourself, plus as I mentioned earlier you could probably get two baths out of this.
Have you tried Pheonix Rising? What is your favourite Lush product?