When you combine the sea, bright blue, seaweed and a mention of mermaids what do you get? SOMETHING I WANT, THAT'S WHAT. So that's how I was sold on Lush 'Big Blue', a bath bomb full of vitamin and mineral rich kelp, lemon oil, sea salt and lavender - Lush described it as 'evoking a Summer's day at the seaside' and reviews described it as fit for a mermaid - oh, how far from the truth that really was...
Now, mine and Blue's friendship started well. The beautiful oceanic scent, the vibrant colour...but soon, it became evident we just weren't meant to be friends. Upon placing 'Big Blue' in the bath, I noticed how quickly it fizzed away to nothingness. I soon realised this was because at least 1/3 of the 'Big Blue' is just seaweed, not bomb.
A suspicious looking pile of scraggly black stuff lay waiting for me on the bottom of the tub - seaweed. 'It can't be as grim as it looks,' I thought, 'It's just seaweed...' After about five minutes the seaweed became slimy to the touch, turning the water equally slimy in the process. It felt revolting and reminded me of stagnant pond water - I had to get out!
After my five minute slime bath, I then spent a further five minutes swishing a sieve about the water to get the seaweed out, a further five wiping the tub down and rising it clean of slime trails and another five scrubbing seaweed out of the sieve. After all that fuss and effort cleaning up, I felt grubbier after a bath with 'Big Blue' than before!
Among the major downsides however, there were a few perks. The scent is lovely and it made my skin feel very soft - however, so do plenty of bath bombs that don't leave me in need of a sieve and feeing like I've been sat in a dirty pond...
Overall, I can't recommend 'Big Blue' - it's more fitting for a swamp monster than a mermaid!
However, if you're still curious, you can get it online or in store priced at £3.35.
Have you tried 'Big Blue'? What's your fave Lush item? Had any Lush fails? Let me know! Comments up top!