I basically called my mom for help. Except when I say mom, I mean an esthetician.
It’s not that hard to figure out the sort
of things I like, and as a result, I have people tagging me on Pinterest and Instagram pretty often, pointing me toward super-pretty products. A really great
glitter polish? I get tagged. That baby-pink camera? Alyssa needs that.
I’m not going to lie, it contributes
pretty massively to my credit-card-maxing tendencies, but since I’m trying not
to spend so frivolously this year, I’ve been (unsuccessfully) attempting to
ignore the tags.
A few weeks ago, though, a friend who works at Lush posted a
picture of their new Sailor Moon-esque Love Locket bath bomb and promised, “I think you’ll really love this one. There are a lot
Intrigued, I turned to the internet for more research. The product
page on Lush's website reads:
The outside layer
is speckled with paper hearts that will float out to the surface of the pink
water, and the hidden center releases a smattering of shiny red agar seaweed
hearts to create a spectacular bath time display.
Pardon? Shiny hearts? Pink water? OK,
yes I was sold. Even though I don’t even have a bath, I suddenly needed to experience the surprises for myself.
Lush was kind enough to send me some Love
Lockets alongside a few other Valentine’s products, and I couldn’t wait to test
I promptly texted Brianne, my bath-owning
friend who lives nearby, and begged her to let me use her tub the next day. She
agreed because she’s nice like that, so I packed up my little "lockets" and
trudged through the snow to her house.
Once safely inside Brianne’s apartment,
we got to work hacking away at the bath bomb. The Lush website advises to cut
the heart in half first to reveal a second bath bomb inside, and to use them
separately for more bath time fun.
The weird thing is, even with a super
sharp knife, there was no chopping up this thing! It was rock solid! So we gave
up, and instead filled the bath up with hot water and dropped the heart in
Guys, this bath bomb was SO INSANE! The
outer heart layer started fizzing like crazy, releasing a ton of pink and white
hearts into the bath water and instantly turning it hot pink!
Once that layer
had fizzled away, the center bomb started to explode, sending out even more
pink heart filled magic. Take a look for yourself:
By the time the bomb was gone, the whole
bath was a foamy, Barbie pink masterpiece, complete with all different sizes of
little hearts. My favourites were the red agar mini hearts that stuck to
my body in the bath. They were like teeny, tiny bits of cute jello!
Seriously, even if you’re the ultimate
Valentine’s Day hater and wish horrible tragedies upon all of the couples you
know, you deserve to treat yourself to a Love Locket bath.