When I heard about the list of products being discontinued from Lush I was a little heartbroken to see the Space Girl Bath Bomb on there. Space Girl was my very first bath bomb, all those years ago, and I loved it then - it made me realise baths are still a lot of fun, even when you're an adult. So, obviously, once I heard the news I ran to Lush in the Metro Centre to stock up on a few.
I don't know if I've changed or the bath bomb has but what I experienced was a little disappointing. This is a small bath bomb, and with it being a quick fizzer it fizzles out within minutes (I even want to go as far and say in less than a minute? But I wasn't exactly timing it). In terms of the texture of the water, I couldn't feel a dramatic change. With bigger ones you can feel that softness of the water and you just know that your skin will be the same when you get out, but with Space Girl I only felt a slight change, and I'm wondering if this is due to the size of the bath bomb, it being small meaning the amount of sodium bicarbonate is less and in relation to the bath water... I don't know, this feels too much like chemistry but maybe I'm on to something.
It's lovely still, don't get me wrong (that smell is so sweet I could literally drink the water) but the display is over so quickly and it hardly changed the colour of my bath that I could see why Lush are discontinuing it. Some of the new products they are churning out are so fantastical in terms of smells and experiences that little old Space Girl here, however sweet, needs to retire to make way for bigger and better things. Space Girl is meant to be astronomical, like Intergalactic.
I couldn't snap the greatest photographs on this day, but once it fizzes it goes from cloudy purple to a nice still lilac. This is meant to have poppy candy in, but I didn't hear it, and I'm convinced the first time I had it there was glitter too, like, a lot of glitter. I will miss Space Girl, there is something about the aesthetic of a glass bowl filled with little Saturn shaped purple bombs I loved, but in the same breath I'm looking forward to exciting new things from Lush, boldly going where no bath has gone before *cue Star Trek music*