After my first very successful sensitive skin Lush bath-time (that you can read about here) I was super eager to try out one of the other bath bombs I'd bought! After a bit of umming & ahhing I decided on Rose Queen - rose is one of my favourite scents, the website promises that it'll quench thirsty skin and well, it's bright flipping pink!
As I'm sure you can tell by the title this isn't going to be an entirely positive review but lets start off with the good stuff shall we?
The smell is beautiful, not the old-school rose (think proper turkish delight) that's my favourite, but floral and beautiful non the less. When you pop it into the water it goes mental fizzing and dancing around the bath releasing clouds of beautiful light pinkness into the bathwater.
The colour & the smell, that's really where the positives end for me.
I'd done a quick google before hand to decide which one of my bombs I should try next and noticed that Rose Queen released, real flowers. Initially, I was pretty happy about this, rose petals in the bath, doesn't that sound nice? Wrong. Like, bits of flowers and leaves, aside from the glass shattering realisation that I'm allergic to pollen and grass (I know, woe is me) so this bath was probably going to irritate my skin, it also just felt dirty. I'm sure the flowers are, I dunno, sterilised before being made into a bath bomb, but it just felt wrong. I don't think I'd have minded if it was proper petals but bits of leaves and stem and stuff? Yuk! And when I got in, my eczema did sting a little, not lots and lots but enough and then it started to itch and then I was just like, why am I sitting in this bath of leaves and stem and stuff that's making my skin feel bad? So I got out.
I also have to confess that because of our stupid boiler (and me temporally getting distracted after leaving the cold tap running) the bath wasn't all that hot either, probably adding to my, 'ergh, this is so unpleasant', feeing.
Anyway, after I got out, my skin felt really dry and not at all as lovely and soft and nourished as it did with Butterball (maybe I should just go & buy 10 of them?), there was also lots of bits of leaves and stem and stuff stuck to me which was gross. Did you ever play under the sprinklers when you were a kid? You know when you stopped and you had grass stuck all over you and you just felt gross and like you needed a hot shower to feel better? Yeah well, that. Except, because of our stupid boiler, I had to wait like an hour for more hot water.
I also had to spend ages picking the leaves and stem and stuff out of the bath & plug hole, not ideal.
All in all a massive bath-time fail. I'm sure if you a) don't have sensitive skin b) don't mind all the leaves and stem and stuff, you'd love Rose Queen. The smell really is lovely and the colour very nice to look at but for any sensitive skin types or eczema suffers I wouldn't recommend this one.
Fingers crossed the next one I'm going to try, Honeybee, will be better!
Have you tried Rose Queen? What did you think?