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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Easter/Mother’s Day Lush Haul

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As a little Easter treat to myself (okay so Easter is over a month away, but you get the idea) I ordered a few of the limited edition Easter and Mother’s Day bath treats from the www.lush.co.uk website. This was always going to be a bit risky as I didn’t have chance to smell them before buying, but it’s always good to take risks in life! Here’s what I bought and my first impressions (reviews to follow most likely):

Easter Collection

Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bar

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These carrots, like the wands from Lush, are designed to be swished around the bath multiple times to create bubbles. Lush describes the fragrance as “buchu, lemon and bergamot oils” for a “tropical, fruity and refreshing bath”. I would say that there’s a hint of something else like liquorice in there as well.

Golden Egg Bath Bomb

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This cute little golden egg smells like Honey I Washed the Kids (really sweet and creamy like honey, just totally delicious). It is a bit unusual as it has a bath melt outer layer and a bath bomb centre. I’m really excited to try this but I think glitter will go everywhere.

Bunny Bubble Bar

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This  little bubble bar smells of vanilla like the Creamy Candy bubble bar. I’m not sure it’s entirely bunny shaped though. It is filled with skin softening shea butter and coconut oil and apparently has little blue cornflowers inside.

Mother’s Day Collection

Secret Garden Bath Bomb

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I largely bought this because I thought it looked really sweet. It has rose, sweet wild orange and rosewood oil to create a largely floral fragrance, which is not normally my thing, but Lush says “Once placed in the bath, you’ll be treated to a beautiful bouquet, with rose petals, marigold, blue mallow flowers and yellow rose buds” which sounded really interesting.

Rose Bubble Bar

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Finally, I bought the rose bubble bar, which looks very much like the Comforter bubble bar but is supposed to smell of Turkish rose with a hint of lemon. I’m a bit disappointed because it is way smaller than I expected. We shall see what it’s like though.

A little something extra

Lush also gave me a little sample of the It’s Raining Men shower gel which smells like caramel or toffee! I’m excited to try this out.

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Have you tried any of these products, or any of the other Lush limited edition products for Easter or Mother’s Day? I’d be really interested to hear what you think!

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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