"One Lump, or Two?"

Monday, April 11, 2016

Shark Infested Custard

   Dunnn-dun... Dunnn-dun... Dun-dun, dun-dun, dun-dun... DA-DUN-DUN! There's something swimming - erm - floating in the water with a fin as black as night... Shark Infested Custard Bath Oil made its way from LUSH Oxford Street, across the pond, and into my bath water.

"What's yellow and dangerous?"
   When dealing with bath oils/bath melts, I use 3/4 hot to 1/4 cold water to ensure that these products melt properly... Much like Razzle Dazzle, compared to IAARB, Shark Infested Custard melted quite smoothly within the water and when picked up by hand as well. Now, I adore throwing in a bath melt or bath oil into my cocktails because they add a little luxury to the experience, but I do tend to lean more towards melts - not just because of the financial end or accessibility, but because of how the product acts in the water. In my experience, melts tend to drift about and evenly distribute throughout the water but as oils melt they drift and cling to the sides of the tub (we are speaking melts vs oils ALONE in the bath water, with no other products)... I generally turn on the jets or swish my arms around vigorously to try and prevent the cling, and the mess that comes with it. This particular product did seem to have a bit more of a consistency difference than the other LUSH Oxford Street luxury bath oils after this "mixing" process I go through... I understand not every product will be the same though.
   As far as looks go, this is an absolutely adorable product... Who wouldn't be attracted to a tiny shark fin placed into a bright yellow ball with a name like Shark Infested Custard?! Add in the delicious aroma of the Vanillary scent family, that perfectly resembles vanilla custard... Borderline irresistible! I will credit all of the new Oxford Street bath oils with having gorgeously unique scents that are just as true when melted as they are in solid form.
   With an ingredient list that includes organic Shea butter, extra virgin cocoa butter, organic jojoba oil, and extra virgin coconut oil you can expect this little guy is one to pack the punch when it comes to moisture - but I was sort of disappointed. Instead of feeling soft and silky, I felt like I needed to shower... Like I was covered in cooking oil. It was so upsetting because of how wonderful I smelled! I'm writing it off to body chemistry not mixing with this particular product.
   All in all, even though I'm a huge Vanillary fragrance fan, I'm giving Shark Infested Custard Bath Oil a 3/5. It just isn't my favorite luxury bath oil out of all the Oxford Street exclusives like I thought it would be... No matter my usual tricks to keep the tub relatively comfortable and clean, I was left with a bright yellow ring around the tub and felt far too oily. I'm sure it is just my preferences, and I still think it is a very cute design.

Handmade With Fresh Ingredients: Organic shea butter, Fair trade organic cocoa butter, Laureth 4, PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Perfume, Extra virgin coconut oil, Organic jojoba oil, Titanium dioxide, Fresh honeydew melon pulp, Rapeseed oil, Coconut oil, Glycerine, Sodium chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium etidronate, Sodium hydroxide, Colour 19140:1, Colour 47005

*This post is in no way sponsored and all opinions are my own.*
xoxo Elle
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