Lush Bath Bomb – Thundersnow

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Price: $6.95


Hubbygift_2This was a part of my “Christmas Bathtime Favorites” Box (not to mention Intergalactic!). I’m sad to say this was a limited edition. You can’t find it on the Lush page anymore.. but as with most other Lush products, this may return.

I’ve still about 6-7 more bath bombs to go!

thunder1_sbMine was a tad more glitzy and messy, since it had been tumbling around with other bombs for a month or two.

You can detect flecks of Golden Wonder and Star Light Star Bright.

 

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This one makes an odd popping sound as it melts. It apparently has some popping candy packed inside itself, along with peppermint oil and cocoa absolute.

The bomb is supposed to smell like cocoa and mint (a peppermint mocha, if you will) but it felt more powdery-sweet and pillowy, more like chocolate vanilla ice cream in a dry “space ice cream” form than something like.. peppermint patty? Peppermint chocolate milk in powder form? It’s hard to say.

That vanilla-chocolate swirl is intoxicating though. I loved it.

thunder2_sbCaribbean ocean-esque hues. Pretty pretty.

I only wish the scent lasted longer. I didn’t drain immediately and let the colors simmer for about ten minutes, but the scent didn’t last long. That initial waft when you first pitch the bomb is probably the strongest scent you’ll get with this bath bomb.

 

DIY Candle Making- Reusing Candles

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Materials:

  • Leftover Candlewax
  • Candle vessel/jar
  • Pre-waxed wick
  • Pouring Pot

I’ve been burning B&BW candles all winter. I prune myself in bathtubs and light candles in winter.

According the candle safety guidelines, you’re not supposed to burn a candle all the way down; you should stop at 1/2 in. But for a 3-wick BBW candle, 1/2 inch is a pretty decent amount of wax. It bummed me out to see how much I was wasting.

3wickcandle1So instead of throwing out the jar, I decided to reuse the leftover wax and move it to a smaller vessel, leaving the sturdy jar free for all kinds of uses. (Pinterest had tons of ideas for reusing these jars)

I honestly take on these DIY projects whenever I’m mildly stressed or burnt out; it distracts me from how grim the weather is. (it’s snowing cats and dogs and reindeers)

mycandle11. Scrape out chunks of leftover wax from the 3-wick BBW jars. (This is easier if you leave them in the fridge overnight. The frozen wax will have fissures running through its body; all you have to do is insert your butter knife into the cracks)

These were chunks of BBW’s “Lavender” and “Midnight Blue Citrus.” This is enough wax to glean one small candle.

mycandle2mycandle42. Prepare the cup. Press a small dollop of all-purpose cement/glue on the bottom of the wick and press it gently onto the bottom of the cup. Make sure the wick is placed at the center of the cup.

I bought the cute cup from Anthropologie, the “ETCHED BANDS HURRICANE.” It was $3.57 each on sale.

Wick, I bought on amazon. I’d recommend buying something else. These were too wishy-washy; they had no back bone, too feeble.

mycandle3mycandle63. Melt the wax by double boiling. This was much like melting chocolate.

You fill a pot with water and boil the water. Rest the pouring pot in the boiling water and melt the wax. Avoid direct heat. Putting pan to stove may be too hot for the wax.

Pot was also bought on amazon.

mycandle54. Let the wax melt in low heat until it’s clear.

Then pour it gently into the prepared cup.

mycandle75. Make sure the prewaxed wick stands straight in the middle. Use pens to prop it up if necessary.

It’s okay if the wick is too long; you’ll have to trim it anyhow.

mycandle86. Let it stand.

The leftover wax from my two candles were just enough to fill this cup.

mycandle97. Enjoy. This personally was the perfect size for bath candles. I like lighting this while taking a bath.

The 3-wick jar now may be used to other purposes, such as storing q-tip, candies, hair bands, and other miscellaneous knick-knacks.

 

 

 

LUSH – Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb

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Price: $7.75


I’ve always had a thing about constellations, the moon, and the night sky.

This had to be the first.

Hubbygift_2“Shoot for the Stars” was a part of the LUSH “Christmas Bathtime Favorites” set my SO gifted me.

(That’s why it’s covered in miscellaneous glitter and pink powder; they’ve been snuggling all together)

Screen Shot 2018-01-02 at 5.41.26 PMThis has bergamot and Brazilian orange oil, but it doesn’t smell too citrusy. It had a more toffee-floral scent, if that makes sense. Very small hint of citrus.

It leaves your skin smelling like “Honey I Washed the Kids” and “Honey Bee.”

Watch it go:

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Much like Lush Dragon’s Egg, this one goes fast. It spews and gushes blue until it leaves behind three golden stars that melts into pretty glitter goo you can smear on your skin.

I’m sad my lackluster bathroom light tinted the whole shot. Thankfully, even with the yellowish tinge, you can tell how deep the colors are. Deep sea blue.

shootstars2Here’s a color-corrected version, though it still doesn’t do this bomb justice.

In the right bottom corner, you can see the leftover stars.

shootstars3When you smoosh the leftover stars, you get this golden glitter goo that feels just like a rice-powder scrub, grainy and slick.

shootstars4After bath. If you look closely, you can see residue glitter sparkling on the surface.

I hope they release this again. It’s too good not to.

PS: if you have dry skin, don’t skip the lotion after this bomb. Some bath bombs are moisturizing enough for me to go without, but this one will leave your skin dry after awhile. Not too lasting. But the scent lingers.