March 06, 2012

LUSH Cinders Bath Bomb

A ballistic to evoke sitting by a crackling open fire, drinking a glass of warm punch. 
A real Christmas time ballistic that fights the chill and brings peace and comfort. Lie back, letting the water support your body, and listen to the fire as the smell of warm fruit punch fills the room. 
Almond essential oil, sweet orange oil and cinnamon leaf oil give a smooth fruity scent with a touch of spice. It lifts the mind and lingers on the skin 
We’ve also put popping candy in this mix, which gently crackles in the water, giving you a bath with sound effects. If you really want to hear them go, then dip your head underwater for the full cacophony. 
Have a Cinders if you want to hide away from the big bad world and feel the warming comforts of home. Great too if you just want to blow away the cobwebs in your mind, or the dust and soot from your body.

OK, don't laugh at me, but my boyfriend got me this as a Christmas present in 2010, and I only got to use it recently! The reason I did not try it sooner is because honestly, it did not really appeal to me as LUSH makes so many fun bath bombs so I guess I was carried away by the more cool-looking ones (such as Satsumo Santa). Anyway, I figured out that before purchasing and using new LUSH products, I had to use up the older ones first, and I decided to start my clean-up with the most boring-looking first =P

As I said, I was not expecting much from Cinders but it still managed to disappoint me. Despite the smell being described as "smooth fruity scent with a touch of spice", it smells absolutely nothing to me in and out of the bath.

Once dropped in the bath, Cinders does fizz pretty slowly compared to other bath bombs I have tried, which I find quite enjoyable as I feel I get more out of the product and it's just fun to watch. I could not hear any crackling/popping noises though but no, I did not dip my head underwater.

This bath bomb turns the bath water an interesting pee-yellow - OK, maybe a little brighter - which can bother some but I don't really care about the color of my bath water. It's not the most relaxing color but anyway. Also, Cinders did not leave my skin soft or anything, which is the most important thing to me when using a bath product.

I really wanted to think that this bath bomb disappointed me because it was old, but from what I have read on other blogs and on MakeupAlley, I'm not the only one who did not enjoy my experience with Cinders. Because this was a gift and it's limited-edition, I could not find the price but if it comes back next Christmas, please don't waste your money on this bath bomb anyway!


  1. I'm glad I don't have this bathbomb now. I have a christmas pudding type one to try though which I am not too sure about!

    Sarah xoxo

  2. Aww, too bad this was a disappointing bath bomb! Haha, I hadn't thought about it turning water yellow, but that is kind of unappetizing :(

  3. maybe it lost its smell because it was old. i have one from this christmas and it smells lovely.

  4. @Sarah: Oh yes I had the pudding one too and I absolutely hated it LOL! I think it's actually the first LUSH product I ever tried, such a disappointment!

    @Tracy@Beauty Reflections : =P

    @Sarah : Well it's not a make or break for me, but still...

    @ jollybeachang : Yeah I know, that's what I thought because from reviews I've read on the net, everybody seems to love it!

  5. I haven't tried any of their bath bombs yet, but i find a lot of their products can be hit or miss


  6. I have still yet to try these! The color looks a little weird but it still sounds nice XOXO

  7. I love Cinders. You really should use bath bombs within a few months of getting them - they lose scent and react with moisture in the air which makes them much less "fizzy" over time.

  8. Haha, I don't care what my bath color is either.. BUT i prefer pink :)

  9. Wow, so not the colour I'd want my bath water!

  10. I have two Cinders from this year and I assure you that they do smell fruity and spicy. It's quite a strong scent, actually -- but it's not surprise to me that a two year old bath bomb doesn't smell like much of anything.

    I'd try to use up anything like that within the first 6 months, or a year at the most if you still want it to smell nice. It also really depends on how they're being stored. A bath bomb stored in plastic in a cool, dry, dark place is going to smell fresher longer.