Product Review: Bomb Cosmetics Velvet Underground Bath Blaster

bomb cosmetics velvet underground bath blaster

Name: Velvet Underground Bath Blaster
Brand: Bomb Cosmetics
Size: 160gr
Price: £2.50

From the packaging:
Go underground with a clean yet sultry scent, topped with pure cocoa and shea butter piping, to moisturize and smooth. We mixed this with pure jasmine and lavender essential oils to sooth, smooth and move!

What I liked:
– looks like candy
– huge, it can be cut in two or three parts to get more uses out of it
– refreshing and clean scent

What I didn’t like:
– doesn’t moisturize skin

Have you ever wondered how bath bombs work? How can they disintegrate as soon as they get in touch with a bit of water? It’s all due to a simple chemical reaction. Bath bombs contain sodium bicarbonate, which is said to soften the water, and acids, such as citric acid. When the bomb is dry, these ingredients coexist peacefully, but add some water to the mix, and they will react and generate carbon dioxide gas, causing the bath bomb to break apart.

That’s cool, but also a bit sad, isn’t it? It always breaks my heart to see these beautiful little things fizz away, but the feeling lasts just as long as it takes for their effects to show up. So, what does the Velvet Underground Bath Blaster do? White in colour, but interspersed with coloured, fun dots, the bath bomb is shaped like a flower. It also features a blue flower, surrounded by a lilac decoration, on its top. More than a bath bomb, it resembles a candy confection, but sadly, it can’t be eaten.

This bath bomb doesn’t moisturize skin nor turns the water into some fancy colour. Its benefits are aromatic. As it fizzes away, it releases a clean but sultry scent of lavender and jasmine, topped with a hint of cocoa. It’s delicious, but also refreshing and energizing; just what’s needed after a long day on your feet. But if that’s not tempting enough for you, you may be interested to know that this bath bomb can also be found in a set, called Vintage Velvet Gift Pack which features a soap and three more bath bombs, including one of my favourites ever, the Vintage Rosehip Bath Blaster.

Have a happy and relaxing bath time!

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Bomb Cosmetics Velvet Underground Bath Blaster is a cute bath bomb that looks like a candy confection. Although not particularly moisturizing, this huge bath bomb, which can be cut in slices to get more uses out of it, releases a clean and refreshing scent that will energize you after a long day at work.

Rating: 3.5/5

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  1. Julia says

    That sounds SO nice! I love jasmine.Would you believe that I’ve never had a bathbomb-bath (so far)? I keep meaning to try some but it always ends up pushed to the bottom of my priorities. This makes me want to go and place an order right now.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Julia, do go and buy some bath bombs. They can seem a bit of waste because they fizzle away and can only be used once or twice, but once you give them a go, you’ll be hooked. They are a wonderful pampering treat that really enhances a bath.

  2. says

    Love bath bombs, and this one is so very pretty! I keep wanting to get the Christmas one from LUSH that fizzes stars haha. Too bad this doesn’t moisturize the skin though, that’s the main reason I’d use them.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Makeup Morsels, it’s beautiful, isn’t it? Oh and that one from lush sounds stellar! I’d love to try that too.

      To be honest, I’ve never found any bath bombs to be moisturizing for me, but maybe that’s because my body skin is very dry? Maybe if you have normal skin, you may experience different results?

  3. Janessa says

    I like it when my water turns a pretty color but a good scent is much more important than that. I don’t even want to use my bath bombs because they’re so pretty sometimes. I use bath bombs for the fizz, bubbles, color, and smell. I don’t mind the moisturizing properties because I use my nice lotions afterwards :).

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Janessa, I agree. To me, a scent is the most important aspect of a bath bomb too. If it changes the colour of the water, it’s a bonus. :) And I always wait weeks before finding the heart to use a bath bomb. They are too cute!

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