Metamorphosis is a bath bomb which has completely blown up amongst lushies on Social Media and even has Buzzfeed writing about it’s dark and mystical properties. Originally only available at Lush’s Creative Showcase, it has appeared a few times on the Lush Kitchen and now resides exclusively at Lush Oxford Street, Lush’s biggest and flagship UK store. I of course had to get my hands on one so after a short train ride into London, Oxford Street was my number one destination. Lush describes this elusive bath bomb as:
A symphony of darkness and light, this intensely rhapsodic bomb will release comforting, tranquil aromas of black pepper and myrrh to cleanse and uplift your soul. Release into warm water, and as the harsh grey exterior of city life fizzes away, a medley of orange, pink, yellow and green burst into life. Break free of the old, and sink into a bright new world of promise.
To start with, the outside of this bath bomb is utterly stunning with it’s original ridged appearance and shimmering glitter against the silvery metallic exterior. Once you place it into the water, the grey quickly fizzes away producing swirls of orange, pink and yellow into the tub. This then settles into a rusty, orange colour with clumps of silver glitter floating on the surface. I find that Lush has 2 types of lustre in their bath bombs. The pretty, twinkling type which adds a light dusting of shimmer to your body and the type that clumps together and settles on the water. This bath bomb definitely contains the clumping kind and due to the dark colour of it, I found that it obviously stuck to the rim of my bath tub and my body. It’s not something you can leave on either as big grey patches on your skin is not something you get into the bath for and I found it really hard to scrub off my skin. A shower oil or cream is a definitely must and make sure you inspect your back before you get out as I had to pop into the shower afterwards to get rid of a few patches I had missed. This kind of bath bomb is not my favourite and I suggest adding a bubble bar into the water too as this can sometimes help disperse the glitter and prevent a bit of a build up on the water’s surface. Luckily it wasn’t difficult to clean up in the tub as it only required a bathroom wipe, however that’s not what I like to do after a nice relaxing moment in the bath as it kind of defeats the object of getting into it in the first place.
The scent however is absolutely stunning with it’s mixture of Black Pepper Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil and Myrrh Resinoid. It’s smoky, warming and comforting and almost like a combination of Phoenix Rising and Lord Of Misrule. Which makes me so much more disappointed that the glitter was just so clumpy and annoying as I would love to bathe in these warming waters again. The scent is really so beautiful and a must for people who lean more towards the warmer and spicier scents Lush have on offer. If I happen to try this bath bomb again, I will definitely be using it with a Bubble Bar to see if I can stop the pesky glitter otherwise this is a product I just won’t be able to use. Perhaps Lush could create a shower gel or perfume with the same scent, now that would be a product I could get on board with. But if you love all things glittery and sparkly, I can see you adoring this bath bomb!
Have you tried this bath bomb? I’d love to know if you had the same experience as me or whether I just got a particularly glittery batch!
Emily Mae x