sakura bath bomb

Lush Sakura Bath Bomb Review

Hello again guys! If you watch my YouTube channel you may remember, a few weeks ago I picked up my very first Lush bath bombs.

It was hard deciding which to use first, but I finally settled on the Sakura Bath Bomb! As I had never tried one of these before, but have heard so much about Lush bath bombs, I was expecting BIG THINGS!!

To start off, I should probably explain why I am so very late to the Lush “game” as it were πŸ™‚ I have tried on several occasions to browse around the store and find something I liked, but I just find all the intermingled smells a bit too overpowering! I was also hesitant to order online without knowing what each one would smell like.

I finally bit the bullet though and picked up 3 different bath bombs a few weeks ago! The first of which is the Sakura Bath Bomb.

sakura bath bomb

So last Sunday I ran myself a bath and got ready to experience the phenomenon that is a Lush bath bomb. I have heard talk that some people find the Sakura to be too mildly scented and some find it to be extremely strong. I definitely headed up with the very generously scented one it seems!

The fragrance is incredibly floral. If you like a flowery, powdery scent then you may well love this. It was inspired by Japanese Cherry Blossoms and contains jasmine oil, lemon oil, orange flower and mimosa. To be honest,Β to me it just smelt like a generic floral and there was no way to distinguish what was in it. I hadn’t expected it to be quite so strong and the smell definitely lingered in our bathroom for hours after I was done with it.

I’m not going to lie, I already knew this one was a risk as florals are rarely my favourite. However, I really could not help but purchase it! JUST LOOK AT IT. It is a gorgeous mix of colours and very pleasing to the eye which is what drew me in when ordering online.

sakura bath bomb

When I added it to the water, I have to say I was a bit disappointed though. I love reading Lush reviews and seeing the amazing colours that the bath bombs can turn the water! I thought that was all part of the fun! Unfortunately, it seems I went for an option which was slightly too pale and all it did was make the water cloudy at best. Sad face πŸ™

I did enjoy the fizzing though! As you can see above, I had to be cheeky and pick up the bath bomb halfway through to feel the fizz for myself. This was probably my favourite part haha!

When it had fully dissolved, I hopped in the bath and settled down to watch an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. No, I do not have a telly in the bathroom, I just set my laptop up on top of the laundry basket πŸ˜€ A bath is meant to be time to relax after all so I thought it was the perfect time to catch up on some girly programming.

About halfway through the episode, I have to say I was getting pretty bored of my little bath… No bubbles and no brightly coloured water make for a very dull time in my opinion! But I persevered and boy am I glad I did πŸ™‚

By the time I got out of the bath, I was sure Lush bath bombs were not for me. Then the strangest thing happened! I became incredibly relaxed. I was really struggling to keep my eyes open and it was the best feeling. I had really thought that the relaxing part would happen while in the bath so when it didn’t I wasn’t expecting anything!

I was glad to find that the floral scent did not stick to my skin in anyway which probably would have given me a headache when trying to sleep. Another plus!

Overall, I would say I was pretty surprised at how much I ended up liking this bath bomb. Although the scent was not to my personal taste, it definitely does have a relaxing and calming effect which is exactly what I was looking for. If it can help me get a good nights sleep, I think I can get over the fact that the water didn’t turn a fun colour! πŸ˜€

I think I have caught the Lush bug and give the Sakura Bath Bomb 4 out of 5!!!

I may even repurchase this one in the future, but first I need to use up the two I have left!

Have you ever tried the Sakura Bath Bomb? Which Lush Bath Bomb is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!! πŸ˜€

If you would like to pick up your own Sakura, you can do so on the Lush site here.Β 

Until next time!

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  • theoxfordowl May 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Sakura is one of my all-time favourites – it’s only recently been brought back into shops, it was discontinued for around three years… I might have stocked up on a LOT of them πŸ˜› I usually keep a bottle of plain unscented bubble bath to add bubbles to a bath bomb bath, that might make things more exciting for you? πŸ™‚
    If you don’t like florals, I would recommend Honey Bee (honey and toffee), Phoenix Rising (cinnamon) and Blackberry! Avobath is also nice, but a teeny bit florally πŸ™‚

    The Oxford Owl

    • polishedandprimed@gmail.com May 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Blackberry is actually the one I have ready to try next but Honey Bee sounds good as well! May have to pick that up in the future πŸ˜€

      I didn’t realise you could add bubble bath! If I can track down a bottle of unscented stuff I will add a ton of that next time! And I had no idea it had been discontinued! So glad they brought it back. You are right it stock up this time, just incase! πŸ˜›

      Thanks for all the recommendations, will definitely give them a go πŸ˜€ xxxx

      • theoxfordowl May 24, 2014 at 7:24 pm

        Yeah, I just use cheapy unscented bubble bath ’cause I’m stingy and like to use Lush products individually, but it’s also great fun to make ‘cocktails’ and add shower gel or bubble bars to a bath bomb and change up the scents, and have bubbles AND colour! πŸ™‚ Blackberry is one of my favourites πŸ™‚

        • polishedandprimed@gmail.com May 25, 2014 at 8:34 pm

          Ooh I hope I like Blackberry now! Making cocktails sounds like a fun idea! I see some experimenting in my future then, once I’ve figured out which bath bombs are my favourites πŸ˜€

          • theoxfordowl May 25, 2014 at 9:01 pm

            Haha, watch out, it’s addictive! πŸ˜€ So many gorgeous combinations!

  • Aishling (@fluffyVW) May 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Ohhh I’m glad you liked it in the end! There will always be ones you love more than others and if you want lots of bubbles, in store or online are usually good at letting you know which ones are best for bubbles!

    I have so many still around my room to use up haha! They’re great for putting in drawers and that to keep a nice scent in there πŸ™‚

    I haven’t tried this Lush bath bomb but want to give it a go now! πŸ˜€

    • polishedandprimed@gmail.com May 25, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Ah putting them in the drawers is a good idea! My other 2 are still in the box they arrived in haha! Might get them out so.

      Oh I thought they only made the water colourful, didn’t know there were bubbly ones! You’ll have to recommend some to me! I’m glad I bought them in the end. I quite enjoyed it. I think I would have had to blame you if I didn’t anyway!

      Always seeing you mention Lush finally helped me make up my mind to try some so it would have been all your fault haha! πŸ˜›

  • hazel May 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Ohh at least the pros outweighed the cons! No fun part but yay to good nights sleep πŸ™‚ i personally havent tried these lush bombs but i hope to get one soon!

    • polishedandprimed@gmail.com May 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Ah a good nights sleep is always a bonus! I would definitely recommend giving one of these a go if you’ve had a few sleepless nights like myself πŸ™‚ xx

  • Just Jesss May 25, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I’m not a fan of floral scents at all so this probably isn’t for me, but I really want to try Lush’s bath bombs!! Fab review πŸ™‚

    Jess xo

    • polishedandprimed@gmail.com May 25, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Aw thank you πŸ˜€ Have you never tried one?! This was my first time and it worked out pretty well I think πŸ™‚ xx

  • Emma (fluff and fripperies) May 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    It sounds magical – the Valium of bath bombs! Will have to check it out.

    • polishedandprimed@gmail.com June 2, 2014 at 2:50 am

      It was so relaxing! Definitely give it go if you are in need of some relaxation πŸ˜€

  • kayleighfalvey June 11, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I love the look of the Lush bathbombs! Shame I only have a shower in my house, otherwise nothing would stop me getting in on the bath bomb action!! Also, I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award, please click on my link for more info: http://cheerfulbeautynerd.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/my-first-liebster-award/

    • polishedandprimed@gmail.com June 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Aw no, only a shower! I knew that struggle last year and won’t be taking my bath for granted again haha! Always bring bath bombs or bubble bath with you if you are going to stay in a hotel. Ask for a room with a bath and you’ll be sorted!

      Aw thank you, I will check it out πŸ™‚ I have been nominated before but wasn’t sure how it all worked so will take a look now! xxxx