Lush Dorothy Bubble Bar

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First of all, I apologise for my silence over the last couple of weeks. Life kind of got in the way of my writing, and I never want this to become a chore, so I just took a break.

So one thing that happened recently was my lovely friend Montana (Girl in the French Cravate) coming to stay. She brought me a little gift, the Lush Dorothy bubble bar. Things from Lush always go down well with me, and especially bubble bars. I hadn’t actually tried this one, so it was doubly exciting.

The Dorothy bubble bar is scented with ylang ylang and orange flower. I’d describe it as a traditional, slightly floral, soapy bubble bath scent. Sometimes that’s just what you want. The heavily fruity or flowery fragrances Lush do can be a bit much at times.

Like all Lush bubble bars, you can crumble all or half of the Dorothy bar under running water to create gorgeous bubbles in your bath water.

Dorothy turns the water a gorgeous vivid blue colour. This is perfect for a bath, much nicer than the sickly yellow colour you get from some of the Lush bath bombs.

I really enjoyed my Dorothy experience, so thank you Montana!

Lush Bunny Bubble Bar

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This little cutie is the Lush Bunny Bubble Bar and, unsurprisingly, is part of Lush’s Easter collection. Okay, so it doesn’t massively look like a bunny, but they gave it a shot.

Lush describe this as having the same fragrance as the Creamy Candy bubble bar but I haven’t tried that so I can’t verify the claim. However, I can describe the scent for you. It has a very gentle, subtle fragrance, which reminds me of the white part of The Comforter Bubble Bar. It’s a bit soapy and like traditional bubble bath, but apparently it’s a mixture of vanilla, shea butter and coconut oil.

I was surprised when I started crumbling this under my running tap, because it isn’t white the entire way through. In fact, only a thin layer on the top is. The rest is a pink colour. It turned my water a mauve colour, which was quite sophisticated. After a while i noticed the tiny cornflower petals floating in the water. At first I thought they were cute, but then they started to annoy me. I also found the bunny’s eyes floating by me, as they didn’t seem to dissolve.

Overall I would say this bubble bar is mediocre. The scent didn’t wow me and all the bits in the bath were kind of annoying. This seems to be Lush’s new “thing” but I think it needs to stop now.

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Lush Love Locket Bath Bomb

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Happy early Valentine’s Day! Yep, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, but only because I spotted the new Valentine’s range in Lush and it got me all excited! I picked up the Prince Charming shower gel (review coming soon) and also one of the Love Locked bath bombs. At £6.95 it was quite a bit more expensive than a lot of Lush’s bath bombs, but it was adorable and smelt lovely so I thought I’d give it a try.

The bath bomb is HUGE. Apparently you can get more than one use out of it, but I prefer an intense scent, so I used it all in one go. Love Locket has a key shape on the front and you have to “unlock it” by cracking it open to find a hidden surprise. It took a good few heft taps against the side of the bath to open it (getting bits of bath bomb everywhere) and inside was a smaller heart shape. Cute, but not the most exciting thing ever.

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I dropped the first half of the bath bomb in the water and it dissolved, leaving pink bath water and lots of little hearts everywhere. This was a cute addition. I even risked the safety of my camera to photograph it for you.

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I popped the other half in and it gave the same effect, although I think the hearts were a different shade of pink. I might have imagined that, I wasn’t paying much attention! Finally I popped the little heart in. I was hoping for popping candy, but it actually just gave a few small red jelly feeling hearts. There’s probably a technical term for that.

The scent was really delicious. According to Lush, it is Jasmine, Vanilla and Neroli Oil (from a bitter orange tree). I’m normally not mad on floral scents, but the vanilla added a lovely sweetness and softened the Jasmine a little.

I really enjoyed this bath room. I have seen a lot of disappointment over it on the Lush website which surprised me. Yes, it was expensive, but it is limited addition, smelt really good and had several different elements to it. I think it would make a lovely little gift for your loved one this Valentine’s day.

Lush Secret Santa Bath Bomb

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I am a sucker for a Lush Christmas bath bomb, so when I spotted the Secret Santa bath bomb recently, I decided I wanted to try it because it’s adorable!

The bath bomb is modelled on the original Lush shop, 29 Poole High Street. Supposedly created to emulate the scent inside the shop, this bath bomb smells of a mixture of Ylang Ylang, Sandlewood, Indian Jasmine and Lime. The best feature has to be the fragrance created by this mix. It’s very relaxing and luxurious. It’s sweet without being sickly sweet, and floral without being overpowering.

The bath bomb initially turns the water orange, and then red towards the end. Lush suggest that you cut this bath bomb into pieces, but it would never occur to me to do that to a bath bomb, even though I do with the bubble bars. I can imagine a big crumbly mess. I used the bath bomb all in one go, and I must say it probably lasted less time than any other bath bomb I have used. There is also supposedly a miniature red Father Christmas bath bomb inside, but I didn’t notice this. I noticed the red colour, but certainly no shape to it. Perhaps you would if you split it open.

Overall, I was disappointed with this bath bomb. It is a fair bit more expensive than the other Lush bath bombs and I’m not really sure how it is justified. I didn’t think it was worth the price and I probably won’t be purchasing this one again, although it would be lovely as a gift for someone, because it does smell very nice.

 

Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar

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Check out how beautiful the Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar is this year. It’s a beautiful swirled mountain of pink and white, with a dusting of silver glitter on top. The Candy bubble bar is a special Christmas bubble bar that Lush bring out every year, although I believe they vary the shape each time.

I was immediately attracted to this because of how sweet and girly and sparkly it looked next to all the bubble bars. I love sweet smelling bubble bars, particularly The Comforter, but Candy Mountain takes it to a whole new level. It smells incredibly sweet, almost like pure sugar. It has notes of vanilla and is intended to smell like candy floss. The smell reminds me of the Snow Fairy shower gel a little bit.

If you haven’t used a Lush bubble bar, you start running your nice hot bath and then crumble a chunk of the bar under the running tap. You don’t need to use the whole bar in one go. I split this Candy Mountain bar into two but other big bars like The Comforter can be split into three or four. I was really pleased that this bubble bar gave me tonnes of bubbles so my bath felt really luxurious. The sweet candy scent lingered in the air throughout. The bath turned a lovely pale pink shade. It is quite a different shade from the bath water when you use The Comforter. I would describe it as almost a salmon colour.

I was a little worried about the silver glitter on this bar. There is nothing worse than having a nice relaxing bath and then having to scrub it clean afterwards because it is covered in glitter. I was pleasantly surprised this time because Candy Mountain didn’t leave any glitter residue in my bath or a dirty ring around the sides.

I’m definitely sold on this bubble bar and I might have to pick up another before the holiday season ends!

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