Twilight Bubble Bar from Lush

 

The Twilight Bubble Bar was on the very top of my list when Lush UK did their latest bubble bar drop. Sharing its scent with the first Lush bath bomb I ever tried, Twilight, I couldn’t help but use it first.

Just looking at the Twilight bubble bar makes me want to book a sunny holiday, created with 3 tropical-sunset-colours jammed together and decorated with a seaweed palm tree, it simply demands to be used in a fancy bath tub somewhere exotic…

Sadly due to the current restrictions of Covid-19 this isn’t possible BUT a 30 minute bath with this little beauty brings you pretty close to a level of relaxation you can normally only achieve by spending a lazy day on a sun lounger, bestselling book in one hand and an ice cold drink in the other…

This dreamy bubble bar contains benzoin resinoid, tonka-absolute and both lavender and ylang ylang oils making it the perfect bubble bar to reach for to help you wind down after a long day.

Size wise, the Twilight bubble bar is quite small BUT don’t let that put you off of trying it, I got 2 ridiculously-bubbly bubble baths out of just one Twilight bubble bar. I think if I wasn’t so greedy I could have easily spread it out over 3 (possibly 4 at a push) baths, it is excellent value for money.

While you don’t have to use the seaweed-palm-tree part of this bubble bar, sticking it in the water with you does add a slight softness to the water, much like the Big Blue bath bomb. The warmth of the water breaks down the seaweed adding a slight silkiness to the bath water, while there’s not enough to make a huge difference it is worth trying.

With the bubble bar being 3 different colours, the colour of the water underneath the blanket of bubbles differs depending on how much and what parts of the bubble bars you use. A good mix of all 3 colours (see above photo) will give you sunset-pink water.

Bubbles come quick and fast when the Twilight bubble bar is held under a running tap, there’s nothing like laying back surrounded by tonka-absolute and lavender scented bubbles. Yes, we’ve had what seems like a million Lush products that share this bubble bars scent now BUT I don’t think I’ll ever grow bored of Twilight.

I have my fingers crossed that soon we will be able to actually use this bubble bar somewhere exotic and not just have to use our imagination, it’s a true luxury Lush product that I have throughly enjoyed using and reviewing! 😊


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Botanomancy CBD Bubble Bar from Lush

The Botanomancy CBD Bubble Bar is a brand-new product and is the first of its kind from Lush. It was released alongside the 4:20pm CBD bath bomb back on Christmas Eve, 2020. CBD is short for cannabidiol, cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants.

There has been a lot of research conducted around the use of CBD oil and it is said to have a long list of health-benefits. In particular it helps with stress management and those suffering with anxiety and/or sleep problems.

CBD has also been proven to help people like me, who suffer from medical conditions that cause wide-spread chronic pain. The very reason I first got into Lush Cosmetics was because I was looking for natural alternatives to prescription painkiller medications. With this in mind I didn’t hesitate to buy Botanomancy when it became available.

The Botanomancy CBD bubble bar is the same size as the bestselling bubble bars, Brightside and The Comforter which has certainly pleased the masses. After all everyone likes more for their money! As well as the cannabidiol, Botanomancy also contains patchouli, sandalwood, ginger and dried peppermint leaf and rose petals. Its scent is really herbilicious, earthy and refreshing.

The first time I  used the Botanomancy CBD bubble bar I decided to stick half of the bar into my bubble bar sieve, this was way too much and a complete waste. The smallest amount creates more than enough bubbles, you can easily get 6 baths out of one bar, more if your water pressure is strong.

A blanket of fluffy white bubbles doesn’t take very long to form at all. Underneath the bubbles, the water is an earthy green scattered with the dried rose petals.

There is no better feeling than sinking yourself into a nice hot bath after a long day. If I am being honest, like the aforementioned 4:20pm CBD bath bomb, I wouldn’t say I was anymore relaxed than I’d normally be after just an ordinary Lush bath BUT I was relaxed enough to get straight into bed and a good nights sleep followed.

There are some aspects I’d like to tweak to this bubble bar, I personally would prefer it without the dried petals but I’ve seen plenty of people on Instagram who really liked their inclusion.

Other than that I really liked this bubble bar and I hope that Lush decide to bring out a few more CBD products as it’s something I’d love to try more of.



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Singing Daffodil Bubble Blower from Lush

The Singing Daffodil Bubble Blower is yet another reusable bubble bar from Lush that can also be used to blow bubbles. A part of 2021’s extensive and colourful Mother’s Day line, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one.

Containing everlasting flower absolute, ylang ylang and tagetes oils the Singing Daffodil reusable bubble bar has a very distinctive floral fragrance. Along with the floral base notes from the ylang ylang oil, the scent from the tagetes oil in it tricks your nose a little bit, giving the Singing Daffodil a very subtle zesty scent-layer to it too.

The Singing Daffodil bubble blower supposedly shares its scent with the Santa’s Grotto bath bomb, while I can certainly identify their likeness to each other I’d say that the Singing Daffodil’s fragrance isn’t nearly as powerful as the aforementioned bath bomb. I find it a lot more gentle.

To use the Singing Daffodil bubble blower for a bubble bath, all you have to do it hold it under a running tap as your bath fills up. A layer of bubbles begin to collect in the bath tub fairly quickly.

To use Singing Daffodil to blow bubbles, simply dip it in and out of your bath water then blow through the hole! – Unfortunately this novelty aspect of the bubble bar didn’t work for me as well as previous Lush bubble blowers did. I’m not sure if this could be because like the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower, Singing Daffodil didn’t have a stick but I just couldn’t get nearly as many bubbles.

I can get 2 adequately bubbled bubble baths out of just one Singing Daffodil so it is reasonably good value for money. Underneath the blanket of bubbles your bath water is a light, glowing yellow colour, to look at, the water actually really reminds me of cloudy lemonade.

The bubble blowing side of this bubble bar was a bit of a disappointment but bubble bath wise it worked ok. I’m always honest in my reviews and I have to admit that for me this bubble bar wasn’t as enjoyable to use as others have been.

It’s a very subtle bubble bar – colours and scent wise. Although I haven’t rated it very high I can see this being a firm favourite amongst those that like a more gentle Lush bath. I however, personally just prefer a little bit more going on when I have a Lush bath.

A good point that I can end this review on is that I often find that the reusable bubble bars are a little drying on my skin, BUT the morning after using the Singing Daffodil bubble blower my skin feels lovely, soft and perfectly hydrated with no need for body lotion which is always a good thing if you’re always in a rush like me!



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Blow Me A Kiss Bubble Blower from Lush

The Blow Me A Kiss Bubble Blower is a brand-new product from Lush’s 2021 Valentine’s Day collection. Just like the previously released and original bubble-blowing-product the I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles reusable bubble bar, the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower can be used in the same way, as a reusable bubble bar and also to blow bubbles with too!

The Blow Me a Kiss reusable bubble bar boasts a never-before-been-released, brand-new Lush scent; it’s a deliciously fruity fragrance that really stands out up against all of the other traditionally floral fragranced products that are also in the 2021 Valentine’s Day line.

Containing bergamot and davana oils, the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower is a zesty and magnificently uplifting product that breathes energy into the ridiculously cold, short February-days.

The bergamot oil gives its fragrance a fizzy-sherbet twang while the davana oil adds a little warmth to the fragrance; Davana oil is often described as smelling just like a big bowl of super-ripe-fruit and adds a tropical element to Blow Me A Kiss’ fragrance. The davana scent is also very well known to be an aphrodisiac, tying it in with the Valentine theme of love beautifully.

I am pleased to report that the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower does not disappoint as a bubble bar or a bubble-blowing-toy. It probably won’t happen, but I think it would make a wonderful all-year-round product, keeping it just for the Valentine’s day line is a crime in my eyes.

As soon as you place the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower under a running tap your bath begins to fill up with beautiful, blood-orange water. Slowly but surely the bath also begins to fill up with bright-white, fluffy bubbles.

The Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower goes a very long way bubble wise, making it excellent value for money. I expected to get 2 baths out of it maximum but have managed 4 adequately bubbled bubble baths out of just one bar.

Underneath the bubbles is silky-smooth blood-orange bath water. As the bath runs, Blow Me A Kiss bubble blowers fruitylicious fragrance fills your bathroom transporting you into thinking that you’re on a sunny, Summer holiday rather than stuck at home on a notoriously-cold-February.

The bubbles last throughout the whole of your time in the bath tub and so does the beautiful fragrance. I normally find the reusable bubble bars to be quite drying on the skin, Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower however left my skin feeling moisturised as well as appearing brighter. Its scent also stayed with me for several hours after getting out of the bath.

The bubble blowing side of this bubble bar (although more of a novelty feature) actually works surprisingly well. I can see children and adults alike enjoying this extra-special-feature. Over all I really have enjoyed using the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower, it has left me very excited to see what bubble blowing products Lush come up with next!


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Dragon Legend Reusable Bubble Bar from Lush

The Dragon Legend Reusable Bubble Bar is a brand new Lush product released in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Traditionally during the Luna New Year an ancient dragon-dance is performed to scare away any evil spirits.

Dragons are said to bring luck, wisdom and strength. With the way the last 12 months have been for everyone, I think we could all do with a dragon-dance or 2, anything to help us move on from 2020 and to move forward into 2021 with a better mindset and a bucket-load of hope is good for me! 🤞

The Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar shares its scent with the Christmas Eve bubble bar and Northern Lights bath bomb, it’s quite an acquired taste BUT fortunately it is a scent that I enjoy in whatever format Lush choose to release it in.

Dragon Legend contains jasmine absolute, dragon fruit powder and ylang ylang oil. Summed up quickly. Dragon Legends scent is a punchy and musky-floral. Often compared to the smell of washing detergent, it is a delightfully refreshing and crisp fragrance. The more you sniff it, the more your nose seems to pick up from it.

Lush have stated that you can get 3 adequately bubbled baths out of just one of the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bars. Although I feel it always depends on your bathrooms water pressure and whether you live in an area with hard or soft water, I’d say getting 3 baths out of the one bubble bar isn’t at all optimistic.

I am often very greedy when it comes to Lush, using much more than I need per bath but with Dragons Legend I really didn’t need to over-indulge to get the best out of it.

As soon as you place the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar under the running tap, bubbles and water begin to fill up your bath tub. The water underneath the quickly forming blanket of fluffy white bubbles is decorated with a shimmery-plastic-free-gold and is an invitingly-warm orange colour. Its clean, fresh scent slowly fills your bathroom as the bath fills up with water.

Once you have your desired amount of bubbles in the bath tub, to get the most out of the reusable bubble bar put it out of the way in a cool, dry place, leaving it to dry until you want to use it again. As I said earlier, I love nothing more than to over indulge when it comes to Lush, especially with Lush bubble bars but with Dragons Legend you get a lot of bubbles very quickly, making it very cost effective.

The bubbles created by the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar sadly do not last as long as I had hoped they would. I do find that this is often the case with Lush’s reusable bubble bars though.

Its fragrance does however last and it remains on your skin hours after getting out of the bath too. It leaves my skin soft-to-the-touch and it also appears plumper and a little brighter as well.

I have really enjoyed using the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar and I hope that Lush decide to bring out a larger Lunar-New-Year line next year and every year from here-on-out. There is also a huge gap on the Lush shelves for a Dragon Legend/Northern Lights scented body lotion and body spray; Hint, hint, Lush! 😉


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Abracadabra Bubble Stick from Lush

The Abracadabra Bubble Stick is one of Lush’s newer reusable bubble bars, it was released in the UK earlier this year alongside several others to celebrate the anniversary of the invention of the bubble bar, 30 years ago.

Abracadabra shares its scent with the Blackberry bath bomb and Sultana shower gel. The Blackberry/Sultana Lush-scent-family is one of my all-time-favourites so I always make sure to buy everything that is released in its scent.

Using any product that shares a scent with the Abracadabra bubble stick before bed really helps me get a good nights sleep. Sleep is something I have always struggled with so anything that helps me drift off easier is gold dust to me. Making a magic wand shaped product with this incredible scent couldn’t be more appropriate in my eyes, as it really is magic!

Containing bergamot and frankincense oils, the Abracadabra bubble stick is the perfect blend of ingredients to be around when you need to wind down and chill out. The frankincense offers a sweet yet gentle woody aroma while the bergamot gives it a delicate citrus-fruit edge.

Reusable bubble bars are slightly different to the normal bubble bars, you don’t have to break a reusable bubble bar up and use it in pieces, you simply run it all under the tap as shown in the photo below.

Once you have the desired amount of bubbles in your bath simply place the bubble bar out of the way where it can be left to dry ready for when you next decide to use it. It says on the Lush website that you can get 3-4 baths out of just the one Abracadabra bubble stick. I am however super greedy and always over indulge spreading it over just 2.

As soon as you hold the Abracadabra bubble stick under the tap, the water starts to turn a beautiful shade of purple while a steady stream of fluffy white bubbles begin to build up on the waters surface.

I wish I had a shower head attached to my bath as blasting the bath water with that is a much quicker way of getting bubbles when it comes down to the reusable bubble bars. If you have one, I strongly recommend giving it a go if you really want to go to town with the quantity of bubbles! if not, a good swirl of the water with your hand works great too.

After just a few minutes of holding the bubble bar under the running tap, the bath will be ready for you to get into. The dark purple water it creates is super inviting, you can almost feel the stresses of the day leave you as you slowly sink yourself in.

The fluffy white bubbles hang around right up until it’s time to pull the bath plug out, as does its relaxing scent. It leaves my skin soft, hydrated and appearing brighter. The bergamot and frankincense fragrance stays on my skin for the best part of the next day too.

Overall I really do love the Abracadabra bubble stick, I find the reusable bubble bars to not always be on par with the ordinary ones but Abracadabra has really impressed me, I’m really glad that it’s currently (at the point of writing this review) a main line product.



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Bathos Bubble Bar from Lush

Bathos Bubble Bar

The Bathos Bubble Bar is a very popular, golden-oldie that Lush bring back every now and again. At the time of writing this review it most recently made a return for a limited time in celebration of the invention of bubble bars, 30 years ago.

If you’re a fan of all-things-violet then Bathos is perfect for you. Bathos contains violet leaf, ylang ylang, rose absolute, bergamot and clove bud oils… Roses are red, violets are blue.

On paper it’s a floral scent through and through however the inclusion of ylang ylang and bergamot oil adds an extra but very subtle fruity layer to Bathos’ fragrance. I personally find violet leaf really good at combating tension headaches making Bathos a must have product in my house.

Although the Bathos bubble bar is on the smaller size in comparison to the likes of the, The Comforter bubble bar it does hold its own, it is small but mighty. You can get 2 adequately bubbled baths out of just the one bubble bar.

To use the non-reusable bubble bars like the Bathos bubble bar, I break it up then stick the bubble bar pieces (like the photo below) in to a sieve and let the running-tap trickle over it. This method is the best way to ensure none of the bubble bar gets accidentally wasted and through trial and error, I have come to the understanding that it is the sure way to get the most out of your bubble bar, bubble wise!

Just one half of the Bathos bubble bar creates copious amounts of fluffy white bubbles and turns the water underneath a tantalising shade of shimmery lilac.

Laying back in a Bathos bath, surrounded by the mind-soothing-scent of violets is an excellent way to unwind and destress. When I use a Bathos bubble bar just before bedtime I always find myself dropping off to sleep much easier. 

The shimmery lilac water is so very inviting, it leaves my skin looking and feeling so much brighter. Within minutes of soaking in its water I can feel all of my worries and stresses I’ve carried through out the day, melt away.

As bubble bars go, Bathos in my opinion is one of the best that Lush have on offer. Please Lush, I’d really love to see some new violet-based-products coming out in the near future!


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Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar from Lush

Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar

The Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar started its Lush life as a Harajuku, Japan store exclusive. It is however at the time of writing this review currently available from Lush’s UK website alongside a mountain of other bubble bars released in celebration of 30 years since the bubble bar was invented.

I’m always honest in my reviews and my first thought upon receiving the Mermaid Tail bubble bar was that it was quite small for its price. At the point of ordering, I was completely unaware that the Mermaid Tail bubble bar also had a bath-melt part. The blue detailed fin is in fact a bath melt, learning this made me a little happier about this products higher price.

The Mermaid Tail bubble bar shares its scent with the Baked Alaska soap and the Mermaid bath bomb, it contains lemon myrtle, ylang ylang and grapefruit oils so has quite an in-your-face citrus fragrance, if you’re looking for a product to wake you up, SEARCH NO MORE.

To my nose, the grapefruit oil is the most noticeable ingredient in Mermaids Tail, its scent is incredibly sharp, demanding your full attention.

Ordinarily I’d use a bubble bar this small all in one bath however after taking its scent-strength into consideration, I decided to break the bubble bar up, spreading it over 2 baths. I’m so glad I did this as I think my eyes would have started watering had I used it all together!

The first time I used the Mermaid Tail bubble bar I took the bath melt out of it, putting it to one side. Using just half of the bubble-bar-part of Mermaid Tail turned the bath water a beautiful shade of light purple, copious amounts of bubbles floated upon the waters surface too.

When it came round to using the other half of the Mermaid Tail, I decided to use the rest of the bubble-bar-part and the bath-melt-fin. The light purple water I experienced before was now a calming, pastel blue. I thought using the bath melt would stop there from being so many bubbles, I was wrong. I was extremely surprised that such a small amount of bubble bar could create so many bubbles.

I’d definitely say that the bath melt part of this bubble bar was the strongest scented part of it; Its scent lasted right up until the last drop of water went down the plug hole and then lingered in the air for a few hours after. The water was smooth and pearlescent, leaving my skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Once I had got out of the bath I felt full of energy, its refreshing fragrance stayed on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day too, putting a spring in my step.

Overall I am quite impressed with the Mermaid Tail bubble bar, even though it’s small it served me 2 perfectly bubbled baths. Something I wasn’t expecting upon seeing its size. I also love the addition of the bath melt, I never normally have time to use bath melts but have made a mental note to try use more now as I really enjoyed the one included in the Mermaid Tail bubble bar.


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Sleepy Bubble Bar from Lush

Sleepy Bubble Bar

The Sleepy Bubble Bar started its Lush life as a Harajuku, Japan store exclusive. It is however at the time of writing this review currently available from Lush’s UK website. Released alongside a mountain of other bubble bars in celebration of 30 years since the bubble bar was invented, Sleepy has been one of the most popular sellers of them all.

The Sleepy (aka Twilight) fragrance is one of Lush’s most popular so this bubble bar being a best seller was no surprise to me at all.

Sleepy’s bath bomb equivalent Twilight was actually my first ever Lush bath bomb so its scent will always mean a lot to me. A few years ago the Mum in a Spin bubble spinner was released, it too shared a scent with the Sleepy bubble bar. If you enjoyed the bubble spinner then you’ll adore the Sleepy bubble bar as it’s on par size-wise with the, The Comforter bubble bar. It’s HUGE making it excellent value for money.

This cloud shaped bubble bar contains benzoin resinoid, tonka-absolute and both lavender and ylang ylang oils making it perfect to use just before bed. A very small amount of the Sleepy bubble bar goes a very long way too, with it being so big I cannot express how happy the fact that a little goes a long way makes me!

I normally break my bubble bars up and throw a few of the pieces (see above photo) into a sieve, I then run the contents of the sieve under the baths tap, remembering of course to put the plug in first! 😉

As soon as the water comes into contact with the bubble-bar-pieces its sweet-lavender-scent fills the room. At the same time, the bath-water starts to turn a beautiful shade of purple and lots of fluffy white bubbles also begin to appear; It doesn’t take very long at all for the bubbles to form into a blanket-like-layer upon the waters surface.

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You can easily get 4 generously bubbled baths out of just the one Sleepy bubble bar with no hindrance to its quality. I will be very surprised if Lush do not make this bubble bar a part of their permanent line once the 30 years of the bubble bar celebrations are over.

I am over-the-moon impressed with the Sleepy bubble bar, its scent remains on your skin even the morning after using it and it really does help me wind down of a night time. I love the Sleepy scent and totally recommend using the Sleepy shower gel and Sleepy body lotion alongside the Sleepy bubble bar.

If you’re looking to have a luxurious and relaxing bath then Sleepy bubble bar needs to be top of your list of things to chuck in the tub with you!



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Rainbow Bubble Bar from Lush

Rainbow Bubble Bar

The Rainbow Bubble Bar started its Lush life as a Harajuku, Japan store exclusive. At the time of writing this review it is currently only available in the UK within a Lush gift set; This makes it a little bit harder to get a hold of BUT with the 30 years of the bubble bar celebration due to start, I suspect that it will soon be readily available for all. 🤞

Apart from its bright colours, the first thing that struck me about the Rainbow bubble bar was its larger size. Its design is very similar to a previously-released, retro-Lush-product the Ultra Violet bubble bar. Which is also rumoured to be making a return for the 30 years of the bubble bar celebration!

Containing a blend of benzoin resinoid, lemon myrtle and Sicilian lemon oils the Rainbow bubble bars scent is sweet and uplifting. Its scent is fabulously fruity yet subtle; Strangely it really smells of raspberries. I’ve never been very good at describing scents but Rainbow smells like a bowl of fresh raspberries with a splash of lemon; it is deliciously moreish to say the least!

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To use the non-reuseable bubble bars like the Rainbow bubble bar,  I either crumble, or break them up then stick the bubble bar pieces (like the photo above) in to a sieve and let the running bath-water trickle over it. I find this the most effective way to use the single use bubble bars. This method is the best way to ensure none of the bubble bar gets accidentally wasted and through trial and error, I have found that it makes the most bubbles!

I managed to get 3 very generously bubbled baths out of just the one Rainbow bubble bar, I am confident that you could however spread this product out over more than 3 baths. Although I feel as if 3 baths showed it to its full potential. A little amount of the bubble bar really does go a long way making it fantastic value for money.

The Rainbow bubble bars scent lasts throughout the bath as do the bubbles. The water underneath the blanket of fluffy white bubbles is a bold and very inviting shade of orange, it is a very similar colour to the water you get from the Brightside bubble bar. The water is also silky smooth to the touch and is really moisturising without being at all oily, a trait I always love in a bubble bar!

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If you’re looking for a bath product that leaves you feeling happy and refreshed then the Rainbow bubble bar would be perfect for you. A good soak in a Rainbow bath leaves me feeling ready to take on the world. Once out of the bath my skin is fairly hydrated too, my skin is however normally very dry so the Rainbow bubble bar might be even more hydrating on other peoples skin.

Overall I am really impressed with the Rainbow bubble bar, we have needed a raspberry scented bubble bar for ages; If you miss the Mumkin bubble bar then you really do need to try Rainbow! Not only does my skin feel good after using Rainbow but its gentle fragrance stays on my skin for the rest of the day too. I have my fingers crossed that this bubble bar is a part of the 30 years of the bubble bar celebration as I’d love to stock up on a few.



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