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The Gift Set: Lush Golden Egg
The Cost: $57.95 + free shipping
- Singing Daffodil Reusable Bubble Bar (2.6 oz.)
- Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt (3.1 oz.)
- Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb (3.5 oz.)
- Nana Shower Gel (3.3 fl. oz.)
- Dragon’s Egg Bath Bomb (6.3 oz)
- Walter Bunny Body Butter (2.9 oz.)
Shipping: U.S. orders include free shipping with any $50.00 purchase, and you can also select the "buy online pick up in-store" option if you need it fast.
Lush Golden Egg Easter Gift Set Review
A list of the products included is on the back of the egg-shaped packaging.
Singing Daffodil Reusable Bubble Bar, 2.6 oz - Retail Value $6.95
I love taking bubble baths, and I have used plenty of bubble bars. What is unique about this reusable one is that it doesn't crumble the way standard bubble bars do. I usually chop my bubble bars up and then use a handful at a time under running water, however the one time I tried to do that with a reusable bubble bar, my knife actually got stuck! The difference with this one is the bubble bar holds its shape for multiple baths, and you hold it under running water instead of crumbling it. The Singing Daffodil bubble bar is scented with the oils of everlasting flower, ylang-ylang, and tagetes, and the floral trio made my bathtub reminisce of a spring garden. I should be able to get a minimum of four bubble baths out of this size (but more likely five or six).
Here is the bubble bar in action. While I wish I could show you a true mountain of bubbles, my water pressure changes depending on the temperature, so if I want to enjoy a steamy bath, I get less water pressure to make bubbles. Holding the bubble bar under running water for thirty seconds made a good amount of bubbles (and didn't change its shape, as you can see in the photo above), but it doesn't look like a ton due to the way my bathtub works (when people ask me about my dream home, all I can picture is a nice, spacious kitchen and a stand-alone bathtub with strong water pressure and hottt water- anyone else?).
Nana Shower Gel, 3.3 oz - Retail Value $10.95
This creamy shower gel is a joyous bright yellow color, and while the scent description talks about banana bread, to my nose it leans more sweetly toward banana candy (which I like). The formula is made with the concentrated essence of both banana and oat along with wheat germ oil, so this was a very nourishing shower gel that moisturized my skin instead of leaving it feeling dry. The packaging of this shower gel is 100% recyclable too.
Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt, 3.1 oz - Retail Value $7.45
This is a bath bomb encased in a layer of bath melt, so it will actually sink to the bottom when you first put this egg in the water due to the weight. The orange bath melt layer will first turn the bath water yellow, and once that layer has come off the bath bomb center starts shooting out streams of pink, orange, and yellow. If the toffee-caramel scent of this smells familiar, it's actually the same fragrance as the one in the Honey I Washed The Kids soap. I wish this had been configured to float the entire time it was in the water, but I enjoyed how soft my skin felt when I was done bathing thanks to the fair-trade organic cocoa butter.
Here is the Golden Egg in action.
Dragons Egg Bath Bomb, 6.3 oz - Retail Value $7.45
This bath bomb is so fun- it’s citrus-scented, so it’s bright and zesty thanks to the lemon and bergamot oils, and it has “popping candy” inside that adds a snap crackle pop to your bathing experience. Plus, while the outside appearance is white, once this gets fizzing it starts to release a starburst of orange color from the center. The end result is bathwater the color of orange sherbet, the citrus aroma permeating the warm waters, and a more relaxed Jessica who just sat back and watched the show. Bath bombs like these are exactly why I became a Lush addict- they turn a regular bath into a special treat that I try to savor and appreciate before heading back into that cold, dark world (a.k.a. the cold air outside my bathroom once I leave the sauna I created),
Here is Dragons Egg in action. With a little imagination, the orange color reminds me of a dragon breathing flame- anyone else?
Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb, 3.5 oz - Retail Value $7.25
This sweet heart-shaped bath bomb is made with rosebuds, roses absolute, and orris root (did you know orris root is one of the rarest perfume ingredients out there, and it can cost more than gold?). Orris root is the root of the bearded iris flower, and its floral scent was a lovely pairing to the rose notes. I really appreciated the added touch of the wording on the side of the bath bomb. Mine said "I choose to love myself as I am in this moment." I'll be honest and say that when I am talking to myself, it isn't usually that nice, so it was a pleasant sentiment to reflect on. This is one of the few Lush bath bombs I have tried that didn't change my water a different color- instead, the water looked milky. When I was done bathing, I did have a few rosebuds to pick up from the bottom of the tub, but I don't mind that extra step.
Walter Bunny Body Butter, 2.9 oz - Retail Value $10.95
How cute is the bunny shape of this body butter? This sweet bunny is made with murumuru butter, cocoa powder, and shea butter, and as you glide it over damp skin it hydrates and leaves a touch of bronzing sheen. An interesting part of this solid body butter is that it is made with maize flour, so it does have a small amount of grit that can help to exfoliate dry patches. I am not sure if I love that feature- on me, it felt like I had a dirt residue I needed to wipe off. I did really enjoy the chocolate scent that comes from the cocoa powder, cocoa absolute, and vanilla, and the bronze glow it left behind makes my legs feel ready for sundresses and shorts.
The Verdict: I really enjoyed the Golden Egg Gift Set from Lush, and I think this would make a great replacement for an Easter Basket for teenagers too old to go on egg hunts, or young adults who still deserve a visit from the Easter Bunny. I actually remember one year when I was growing up that my mom and dad made my sister and me completely candy-free Easter Baskets- this would be a great alternative to sugar if that is something you are looking for. It is important to note that some of the purchase price goes to the packaging and presentation- the six items in the box add up to $51.00, which is less than the cost of the box. This may not be the perfect Easter gift for everyone (and it may not be enough of a "good" value to entice some buyers), but this would be a great treat to send to someone you want to spread Easter cheer to.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still buy this gift set today? Yes, this is still available! Be sure to check your local store stock if you need it fast and want to pick it up in-store.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $57.95, which breaks down to about $9.66 per item.