Review: Lush Bonne Bonne Bath Bomb
In The Netherlands, we don’t just celebrate Christmas, we also celebrate Sinterklaasfeest. Every December 5th or 6th, Sinterklaas and his helpers bring the children gifts. Yes, we don’t only have Santa Claus bringing, but also Sinterklaas. Dutch children are lucky bastards. Because Lush thinks Sinterklaasfeest should be celebrated with all the children, they’ve launched this exclusive bath bomb, called Bonne Bonne. The profits of this bath bomb are donated to Feest Voor Alle Kinderen (translated: Celebration For All Children), so they can put together gift sets and offer these to schools, so that every child can enjoy this traditional feast.
I decided to buy some bath bombs, one to review, and 3 to giveaway to my international followers! You can participate via my Instagram. If you’re curious about this bath bomb, then keep on reading.
What is it?
Ingredients: Natrium Bicarbonaat (Sodium bicarbonate), Citroenzuur (Citric acid), Knettersnoep, Gemberpoeder, Synthetische Fluorflogopiet, Gardenia-extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Wijnsteenzuur (Potassium bitartrate), Buchu-olie (Barosma betulina), Gemberolie (Zingbiber officinale), Siciliaanse Citroenolie (Citrus limonum), Titanium Dioxide, Maïszetmeel, Natrium Coco Sulfaat, Cocamidopropyl-betaïne, Dipropyleen Glycol, Tinoxide Silica, *Cinnamal, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Parfum, Kleurstof 14700 (CI 14700), Kleurstof 77491 (Cl 77491)
Lush Bonne Bonne Bath Bomb €5,00 and is a Netherlands exclusive. I’ve put the ingredients in Dutch since there’s no English ingredients list, but if you’re wondering, it contains ginger powder, buchu oil, ginger oil and Sicilian lemon oil. This bath bomb shares its scent with Mercury Retrograde, which was for sale last year, as part of the Halloween range. This bath bomb has the shape of Sinterklaas’ head, with his mitre and his crosier. I love that it’s laced with golden lustre! It looks stunning and the scent is pretty okay (I’m not a huge ginger fan, but I kinda like this scent). The scent is ginger spicy, the ginger clearly dominates, but accompanied by the other scent notes, it creates a warm, relaxing scent that suits this bath bomb perfectly.
What do I think?
When ‘Sinterklaas’ hits the water, streams of thick froth is being send onto the surface, gradually coloring the water. The surface of the water is full of golden lustre and the spicy scent slowly fills the bathroom. This bath bomb is a very slow fizzer — after 10 minutes I decided to crush what’s left floating in the tub. Inside the bath bomb is a little note, cute surprise! The water turned into a lovely peach, orange color packed with golden lustre. I was amazed at the gorgeous bath art coming from this bath bomb, and now I secretly wish I had bought a dozen more.
There was a slight, ginger-like, spicy scent in the bathroom which made me feel warm and cozy. It was cold outside, so it was just perfect. I really wish Lush would do more spicy scents! And to think this bath bomb is ‘only’ 5 euros, is amazing, especially in these already expensive months. I can’t think of anything negative about this bath bomb — perhaps that the scent could’ve been a little bit stronger, because after bathing, the scent was quickly gone.
If you would like to win 3 of these bath bombs, join my Instagram giveaway! You can participate via this post.