I was first introduced to Lush over 12 years ago by Mr Mess (back when he was just my new suitor!). We went for a shopping day out and he suggested we go into Lush and pick out some goodies. I remember being overwhelmed by the colours and the fragrance. It fast became one of my favourite places to go, where I could browse for hours. Still to this day, it always reminds me of Mr Mess whenever I go in.
Unfortunately, I don’t get into a Lush store as often as I would like any more and when I am there, I can’t spend nearly as much as I would like either. Whenever I’m in Nottingham or go for a day’s shopping at Meadowhall I make sure to pop my head around the day for a look around and maybe to pick up a few treats.
A couple of weeks ago I went to a blogger meet up and afterwards a few of us took a walk around Nottingham. We decided to pop into Lush to check out their Easter collection, which I had seen glimpses of on Instagram.
I immediately loved the bright and colourful displays that were the first thing you saw as you walked in the store. The range of Easter products was beautiful and enticing. (Although I didn’t spot many bunnies – Where were the bunnies?)
I’ve spoke to some people who are put off by the excess of glitter and overpowering fragrances. However, for me, they are what I love the most. My favourite ever product from Lush was the Glitter Bug massage bar. After using that I looked like Tinkerbell exploded on me!
As I am basically a magpie in disguise, my eye was instantly drawn to the Golden Egg. This is complete Glitter heaven. Just holding it made me look like I’d been transformed into a unicorn! I was shedding sparkles where ever I walked.
Now, Mr Mess will tell you that my sense of smell leaves A LOT to be desired, so pretty much all I can tell you about the smell is – it was nice! From looking on the website, I can tell you it features orange and cocoa butter, which know I’ve read that I can totally recognise.
When I dropped it in the bath, I have to say it wasn’t the most impressive bath bomb I’ve ever used. I tried to film it bubbling away but my camera really didn’t do it justice. You couldn’t see the swirling streams of glitter in the water and the colour was just, well, yellow. It didn’t have a lot of visual impact. Still, there is a much better quality video on the Lush website if you want to see it in action.
I had read complaints that the Golden Egg would stain the bath, but it certainly didn’t for me. There was a bit of a residue ring left after the water had run out, but a quick spritz with the shower and it was gone.
Overall I’d have to say the Golden Egg probably wouldn’t be my favourite ever Lush product I’ve featured. I wouldn’t rush to repurchase it, not because I didn’t like it but there are others I prefer. There are also tons that I haven’t tried yet so I’d probably want to save my money for one of those. I am, however, definitely glad that I bought it once I do think it is a novel addition to their Easter range.