Golden Wonders bath bomb is a limited edition bath bomb for Lush Christmas. Out for the 4th year in a row (!), Golden Wonders encompasses the same light, champagne-citrus smell of Celebrate lotion and First Snow dusting powder. Every demo we did if this in the store was met with "oohs" and "aahs"...mostly from my coworkers and I. We'd all gather around the pot as the illustrious package dissolved, whipping out our phones and snapping pictures until Bossman came around, waving his hands and clucking like a mother hen (which he kind of is to all of us...love you Bossman!) to scatter, saying we were a dark cloud of Lush aprons. Still, when the store was slow, we'd slowly gravitate to the pot and swirl our hands around, watching the turquoise and gold shimmer swirl around like a liquid mood ring.
Since I can never bathe in Mermaid Water (I'm sadly allergic to Big Blue), Golden Wonders is the closest I can get (and the turnout is pretty much identical). When I dropped this guy in I dared not blink. Golden Wonders is a fast fizzer, blink and you'll most definitely miss it! Watching it reminded me of a fireworks finale...all that pop and sizzle in 30 seconds or less and then the silence and smoke while people applauded (or in my younger sister's case, scream bloody murder because of all the fishflies flying around that hot summer evening). In a quick but memorable moment, the white and yellow dissolved to gold and blue, with stars shooting out in all directions accompanied by comet tails of golden shimmer dust, and then poof! it was over!
I run my bath water notoriously hot, so I gave it time to cool and finally sunk in. The shimmer wasn't as concentrated as it was in the store (which I expected since we demo in a cooking pot rather than a tub) but it was still just as beautiful. But like I experienced with Dashing Santa, I couldn't smell that much! The smell was stronger than it was with dear ol' Saint Nick, but still quite faint. I can smell Celebrate lotion just fine on my skin, but put it in bath bomb form and apparently I become immune to its citrusy power! I lifted up a damp arm to sniff and could smell it on my skin, which brought me some relief but still...I like a bath bomb that gets all up in my nostrils. Like, ALL up in there. So I sat and soaked, hoping that sweet orange and lime oil would refresh me enough and give me the energy to do the intimidating pile of dishes in the sink. And when I got out I had plenty of energy...to plop back into bed and beat the absolute crap out of the darkspawn ogre invading the tower! Take THAT forces of evil!
...well it was something...wasn't it?
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed Golden Wonders. Despite my ability to not smell it so clearly, it was visually stunning and a true holiday treat for anyone in need of some sparkle, glitz, and a reminder that winter does indeed end. There's a reason they've been bringing it out for the past four years and I can definitely see why! Definitely a must have bath bomb for the holiday season!
***Pick up Golden Wonders bath bomb at your local LUSH store, or online here