Product Review: Bomb Cosmetics Rosebud Buttercup

by Gio

bomb cosmetics rosebud buttercup

Name: Rosebud Buttercup
Brand: Bomb Cosmetics
Price: £2.20

From Bomb Cosmetics’ website:
A beautifully formed buttercup with Geranium and Lavender essential oils and a real dried Rosebud pushed in to the top, made with Cocoa and Shea Butter to deeply moisturise your skin. A sophisticated blend of floral notes, combining rose and jasmine for the fragrance heart and geranium and neroli top notes.

What I liked:
– looks beautiful
– turns the water misty and cloudy

What I didn’t like:
– scent is way too subtle
– didn’t moisturize my skin
– can be used only once

At first sight, Bomb Cosmetics Rosebud Buttercup looks absolutely adorable. Shaped like a cupcake, and decorated with a real dried rosebud right in the middle of the top, it almost invites you to take a bite (which, of course, you shouldn’t do; this stuff is not meant to be eaten). But when you get to know it better, it will show you its mysterious and lazy nature.

I know, it’s difficult to image that there could be something mysterious about such a dainty and feminine bath bomb. But, as soon as you drop it into the water, it will start to fizz away, releasing a white residue that turns the water all misty and cloudy. I felt like I was bathing in a secluded bay late at night, when suddenly, a fog started to rise before me, enveloping everything in a dense and thick cloud that made it impossible to see anything.

Of course, this bath bomb only makes the water, not the whole room, cloudy, but with a bit of fantasy, it’ll transport you to that misty bay. As for the rosebud, it will simply float in the water once the bath bomb has completely vanished.

And that’s pretty much all this bath bomb does. Although it claims to have moisturizing properties, my dry skin wasn’t really that much softer afterwards. But then, only very reach creams work for me, so if you have normal or oily skin, you may experience different results.

As bath bomb never moisturize my skin, that’s not enough for me to call it lazy. So, what’s the other problem? The scent. Before you use it, you can clearly smell its lovely and strong (but not overpowering!) fragrance. It’s a sligthly powdery, sweet amd pervasive rose aroma supported, in the background, by jasmine and geranium. But alas, once in the water, the scent becomes so subtle you can hardly smell it. Boo!

Because of this, if you’d like to try its cloudy mist effect, I’d suggest you purchase their Vintage Velvet Gift set. In addition to Rosebud Buttercup, the set features three more bath bombs, including Velvet Underground Bath Blaster and Vintage Rosehip Bath Blaster, plus the Bejewelled Soap. A much better value for money!

Ingredients:
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Fruit Butter, Parfum (Fragrance), Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, a-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellol.

Summary
Bomb Cosmetics Rosebud Buttercup is a pretty and adorable bath bomb that turns the water misty and cloudy. However, it doesn’t moisturize skin and its floral scent is very, very subtle.

Rating: 3/5

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