My boyfriend recently ordered me more than a dozen different items from Lush.com. Our 5 year anniversary passed, and he knows how much I adore Lush so it was pretty thrilling to see what he ordered me.
Inside of my box of scented deliciousness I came across quite a few bath bombs. One particular bath bomb caught my eye though, because I could tell immediately that this neat green little gem contained some sort of dried out flowers stuck in it.
English Countryside was the name written on a piece of paper within a the small baggie the bath bomb was sealed in. I knew that English Countryside was one of Lushes newest additions to the bath bomb family. Whether or not it is a limited edition bath bomb though is still undetermined. Lush normally switches things up without warning, so it is really anybodies guess.
Anyhow, Lush’s English Countryside bath bomb is a near neon green colored 6.3 ounce bath bomb, with clear obvious chunks of dried out flowers in it.
According to Lush.com’s description, English Countryside Bath Bomb contains geranium, precious orris (made from iris roots) and soothing sandalwood. They describe it as being surrounded in a meadow filled with fresh flowers.
Out of the package, there was definitely something floral about the bath bomb, however the flowery scent was more powdery than it was floral.
I honestly could not wait to run a bath and pop in English Countryside. I ran some water, hopped in, and plopped in English Countryside. The bomb began to fizz up very quickly, while floating to the surface of the water. The bath bomb expelled a near toxic looking neon green colored foam, which eventually changed the entire color of the bath water into a sewer colored green.
As the bomb melted, small pieces of flowers raised to the surface of the tub creating an odd watery flower garden for me to visually enjoy. -Or in my case, visually get disgusted.
The flowers, yech! They felt really disgusting if you happened to touch them. They were extremely slimy, and very, very rotten. I was pretty grossed out. In fact by the time the bomb fully melted, I kept thinking little terds were floating around in the water with me, which was a major turn off. The flowers within English Countryside are far from fresh. They are brown, and rolled in a way that makes them look like terds. Nothing more disgusting than imagining you are bathing in sewer water with crap floating around your naked body.
Terd looking flowers were not the only nasty little surprise secretly hidden within English Countryside.
As I drained out my tub, I noticed odd small silver particles that looked like mirrors. I scooped a small handful up and realized these little shards were actually confetti shaped like Christmas bells. Why on earth they were in it is still beyond me, because Lush.com never mentioned any confetti in the description.
The confetti was also much too large to go down the drain, so I was left with a huge mess on the bottom of the tub.
Once fully drained I found a few fabric purple butterflies, tons of bell shaped silver confetti, and rotten flower buds that couldn’t fit down the drain.
The clean up was horrendous, the water looked horrendous, and English Countryside is hands down the worst bath bomb I’ve ever gotten from Lush.
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