You Shall Go to the Ball Bath Bomb from Lush

Lush have just released a Cinderella-inspired, fairytale-carriage-shaped bath bomb. The You Shall Go to the Ball Bath Bomb is a standout product from this year’s much anticipated Winter line.

Out of all of the new bath bombs released throughout 2021 it’s definitely the one I have been the most excited about trying.

It’s absolutely beautiful to look at, it is bright pink and decorated with golden lustre. Its intricate design makes it almost too pretty to use.

It has a carriage window, 2 wheels with spokes and leaves are etched all around it in a similar way to how the Guardian of the Forest bath bomb’s leaf design is. You Shall Go to the Ball’s leaf details are however on a much smaller scale.

Lush have well and truly mastered the art of 3D printer bath bomb moulds. It’s hard to believe that the bath bombs are all pressed by hand.

Another exciting thing about the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb is that it features a brand new Lush fragrance. Described on Lush’s website as strawberry scented, many customers assumed that it shares its scent with the Yummy Mummy shower cream and Roller bath bomb it however doesn’t.

The You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb’s scent is a very subtle strawberry fragrance. It’s so light that in amongst the other Winter stock at first I couldn’t really smell it.

Once you have it on its own its gentle fizzy-strawberry fragrance does however come through, I’m really happy that Lush have finally made an alternative strawberry scent family as in all honesty as much as I love the Yummy Mummy/Roller scent I was getting a little bored of it.

Its scent fits in with the fairytale theme of this bath bomb perfectly, the only other Lush-scent-family Lush could have possibly made it in is the So White/Once Upon a Time fragrance but as I said earlier, I am always eager to experience brand new scents and the light strawberry suits this princess-pink product perfectly.

The You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb contains a blend of Sicilian lemon and tonka absolute. This simple yet flawless mix is what gives the You Shall Go to the Ball baths bomb its gentle, fizzy strawberry fragrance.

As soon as the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb is introduced to your bath water you are welcomed with an explosion of pink. A thin layer of silky soft foam spreads across the water’s surface as the bath bomb slowly bubbles away.

The scent of the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb really comes alive in the water, it’s still a very gentle fragrance but the heat of the water intensifies the scent somewhat. At this point you can really smell the strawberry notes Lush mentioned on their website.

After 3 or 4 minutes a luminous yellow stream of bubbly foam also trickles out of the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb. Beautiful pink and yellow bath art begins to form around you.

The pictures in this review do not show the true brightness of the yellow, they also do not show how spectacular the bath art really was. I say this a lot in my reviews, but I can’t stress enough how much better the experience of  this bath bomb is in real life compared to just seeing the photos.

They say a picture speaks 1,000 words, if that is the case this bath bomb in person speaks 1,000,000!

Once the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb has fully dissolved you are left with warm-orange-coloured bath water that has a sparkly gold finish. Seeing the golden shimmer dance around is just as relaxing as sitting back in the hot bath.

Once out of the bath I am left feeling refreshed and chilled out. Its scent although delicate, is still detectable on my skin for a couple of hours.

Overall, I really like the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb, it’s so unique to anything Lush have brought out before, its scent and its small yet perfectly detailed design make it a beautiful piece of art, I can see this bath bomb selling very well and wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone!


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Rose Eye Pads from Lush

After falling in love with Lush’s Cucumber eye pads, I was over the moon to see that yet another type of Eye Pad had been created. The Rose Eye Pads are Sold in packs of 2 and just like the Cucumber ones make at-home, DIY-spa-days quick and easy.

FRESH IS BEST and Lush’s eye pads are all best kept in the fridge until you use them. The Rose eye pads have a very short and simple ingredients list that includes; rose water, fresh aloe gel and carrageenan extract.

To use the Rose eye pads all you have to do is take them out of the fridge, unwrap them from their fully compostable wrapping paper, then place them on each eye for approximately 15 minutes. I often wear them for a lot longer as I just love how soothing they feel after a long day, even more so during this current heat wave!

The Rose eye pads are a pale rosé-red colour and decorated with an imprint of an eye with thick lashes on one side of each.

Rose water has many benefits for your skin and is a fairly gentle ingredient that has both antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties. That alongside the aloe gel in the Rose eye pads makes the eye pads super soothing around your eyes. Soothing tired and/or puffy eyes at home has never been so easy.

Used along side a cooling face mask you can’t go wrong no matter the time of year. Some people use the whole of the eye pad at once, covering the whole of their eye with each, while others cut their eye pads in half to spread their use out, placing each half just under the eye instead.

15 minutes with the Rose eye pads on really does make a difference. Once I have taken them off, the eye area feels a lot less tired, I also noticed that the under-eye area appeared somewhat brighter after use too. The puffiness is also slightly reduced but most of all I would say that the Rose eye pads left my eyes feeling refreshed. It’s a hard sensation to describe but the heavy pull of tiredness that your eyes get when you’re in need of a pick-me-up just seems to melt away thanks to these eye pads.

Lush’s eye pads are said to stay fresh for approximately 3 weeks, this time frame can however be stretched somewhat as long as you haven’t handled them without the compostable wrapper too much and (most importantly) have kept them in the fridge.

Would I recommend using them more than once? I want to say no as the eye area is a really delicate part of your body BUT as long as your eye is clean before using it (and you are comfortable using it on yourself again) then I don’t see why not. As I mentioned earlier, cutting them in half is a great way to make the product go further IF you did want to play it safe and use the eye pads just the once.


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Cucumber Eye Pads from Lush

 

Immediately after using Lush’s Cucumber Eye Pads for the very first time, I knew straight away that it was a product I always wanted a packet or 2 of at my disposal. Sold in packs of 2, the Cucumber eye pads make at-home, DIY-spa-days quick and easy.

Best stored in your fridge, (fresh is best!) the Cucumber eye pads have a very short and simple ingredients list; Cucumber and carrageenan seaweed. 

To use the Cucumber eye pads all you have to do is take them out of your fridge, unwrap them from their fully compostable wrapping paper, then place them on each eye for approximately 15 minutes. I often wear them for a lot longer as I just love how soothing they feel after a long day.

Cucumber is packed with vitamin c and is an incredibly gentle ingredient making it perfect for the delicate skin around your eyes. As well as cucumber being loaded with vitamin c, it also has both hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties making the Cucumber eye pads perfect for soothing tired and/or puffy eyes.

Used along side a cooling face mask such as the Mask of Magnaminty, you can’t go wrong, especially during a Summer heatwave. Some people use the whole of the eye pad, covering the whole of their eye with each, while others cut their eye pads in half, placing each half under the eye masking their unwelcome eye bags!

I’d love to tell you that the Cucumber eye pads banish away eye bags forever, leaving you looking and feeling 10 years younger but that would be a very unrealistic expectation and any product claiming to do this sadly doesn’t exist. 15 minutes with them on does however leave my under-eye area appearing brighter and really does reduce puffiness.

Fortunately I don’t suffer with my eyes in hay fever season, hay fever instead attacks just my nose and throat. I therefore can’t personally claim that the Cucumber eye pads help with itchy-hay-fever eyes but I’ve heard from several reliable sources that they work a treat for eye-related hay-fever-issues.

The Cucumber eye pads are said to stay fresh for 3 weeks, this time frame can however be stretched somewhat as long as you haven’t handled them without the compostable wrapper too much and have kept them in the fridge.

Would I recommend using them more than once? I want to say no as the eye area is a really delicate part of your body BUT as long as your eye is clean before using it and you are comfortable using it on yourself again then I don’t see why not. As I mentioned earlier, cutting them in half is a great way to make the product go further IF you did want to play it safe and use the eye pads just the once.


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Mother of Pearl Bath Bomb from Lush

The Mother of Pearl Bath Bomb is a brand-new, limited edition product from Lush’s 2021 Mother’s Day collection. As its name suggests, the Mother of Pearl bath bomb is designed to look just like a fresh water pearl. Every last detail of a pearl has been captured and crafted into this truly beautiful bath bomb, even its outer layer is a true representation of a pearls pearlescent finish.

The Mother of Pearl bath bomb contains a long list of ingredients; Lush have blended ylang ylang, vanilla absolute, benzoin resinoid, borage, hibiscus seed and organic rose hip oils to create a brand new scent family. Described as an ‘orchid-scented, delicate floral fragrance’ on Lush’s website I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one.

If you’re a fan of the softer, less in-your-face Lush products such as the Sakura or Avobath bath bombs then the Mother of Pearl bath bomb would be a good choice for you. It’s a very simple bath bomb but I’ve said this before and I’m going to say this again now, sometimes less really is more, especially when it comes to Lush.

What the Mother of Pearl bath bomb lacks in bath art, it well makes up for in how it transforms your bath water into a pool of silky soft, super creamy and milky coloured waters.

As soon as the Mother of Pearl bath bomb comes into contact with your bath water, it begins to slowly fizzle away. Inside the Mother of Pearl is a hidden layer of oils making this a real treat for your skin. Its gentle, orchid fragrance slowly fills your bathroom as the bath bomb dissolves.

Prior to using the Mother of Pearl bath bomb I wasn’t expecting much from it at all, I knew there wouldn’t be any bath art yet when I got round to trying it, I was still completely mesmerised by its beauty, I was just as captivated as I would be with a bright and colourful bath bomb.

There’s just something so refreshing and heavenly about the pearlescent white colour of the Mother of Pearl bath bomb.

Once the Mother of Pearl bath bomb has fully dissolved you are left with silky, pearly-white bath water. The hidden oils and butters within it subtly soothe your skin, it’s not super oily either, skin-hydration wise it’s just right. The Mother of Pearl bath bomb is the perfect product to help your dry, Winter battered skin, adjust to the (not much warmer but warmer) Spring weather.

Overall I really enjoyed using the Mother of Pearl bath bomb, so much so I ordered a few more straight after using it. I’ll be very sad to see this bath bomb retire once the Mother’s Day holiday is over. I hope to see this little gem return for Mother’s Day year in, year out.



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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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Orange Shower Scrub from Lush

The Orange Shower Scrub started off as a 2020, Christmas-line exclusive. It however became popular very quickly, so-much-so that Lush decided to make it an all-year-round product within just a few weeks of its release.

If you enjoy using the Brightside bubble bar then you’ll enjoy using the Orange shower scrub too. Brightside shares the same uplifting and zing-elicious fragrance as the Orange shower scrub, When I’m groggy and tired I can’t help but reach for it in the shower on a cold Winters morning.

To use the Orange shower scrub all you have to do is scoop out a small amount, you then work the scrub into your skin in circular motions making sure to pay extra attention to any dry patches you may have such as your knees and elbows.

Orange shower scrub can be used on both wet and dry skin; For a gentle scrubbing experience I’d recommend using it on wet skin and for a more intense scrub, I’d use it on dry skin followed by you getting in and rinsing it off in the shower.

A very small amount of the Orange shower scrub goes a very long way making it excellent value for money. As much as I love a heavy duty scrub I do prefer using the Orange shower scrub on wet skin, I find that when used alongside water it gives my skin just the right amount of hydration as it does scrubbiness.

Containing Sicilian mandarin, bergamot and tangerine essential oils, the Orange shower scrub is jam packed with vitamin C, it not only gives me an energy boost but also leaves my skin perfectly buffed as well as appearing much brighter.

Consistency wise I’d compare the Orange shower scrub to a mixture of the Rub Rub Rub and Magic Crystals shower scrubs. It’s not quite as silky to touch as Rub Rub Rub but has the chunkier salt crystals in like the Magic Crystals shower scrub does.

While the Orange shower scrub isn’t my favourite of the Lush shower scrubs that are currently available, it has been nice to experience a scrub in a different scent. I can see why it has sold so well and can see it doing well in the foreseeable future too. I for one would be a lot happier to receive a pot of this in my Christmas stocking rather than a satsuma! 😉



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Angels Delight Bath Bomb from Lush

If you’re like me and are not a huge fan of the Winter products that are in-your-face Christmas, the Angels Delight Bath Bomb would be a good choice for you.

It’s an eye-catching and bright hot pink bath bomb decorated with a yellow half-moon. Its easy-on-the-eye design reminds me ever so slightly of the old Shoot for the Stars bath bomb from Lush Christmas lines many years ago.

The Angels Delight bath bomb is the same size as the Butterball bath bomb so is on the smaller size. Throughout the years I have however learnt to never judge a bath bomb on its look and size alone.

After how impressed I was with another smaller bath bomb from this years Christmas range, the Tick-Tock bath bomb I couldn’t wait to see how Angels Delight performed in the bath.

Angels Delight has a sweet, citrus fruit fragrance. Containing both orange and tangerine oils it’s the perfect bath bomb if you’re in need of a Winter pick me up. Its scent is uplifting, refreshing and an energy boost all rolled into one.

It’s fragrance actually really reminds me of sunny holidays making it the perfect Winter escape. Perfect if you’re feeling the lockdown blues.

As soon as the Angels Delight bath bomb touches the water you are greeted with an explosion of pink, thick foam.

Even though Angels Delight is small, it’s a relatively slow fizzer. With it being so small I was expecting a very small amount of bath art BUT as it spins, floating around the waters surface, pinks, maroons, yellows and oranges spindles out of it creating bright and beautiful swirling patterns galore.

My photographs in this review do the Angels Delight bath bomb no justice at all. I’m still a little in shock at how much bath art this tiny bath bomb created. It puts some of the larger bath bombs to shame.

The saying that all good things come in small packages has never been a more accurate statement!

Once the Angels Delight bath bomb is fully dissolved the water left behind is a bright, bright orange. I couldn’t help but take a photo of it, it really is like a bath full of liquid sun shine.

The water left behind is silky smooth and super hydrating. Once out of the bath my dry Winter skin was noticeably brighter and most of its dryness had gone. Its uplifting scent also remained on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day too.

Overall I am really impressed with the Angels Delight bath bomb, please don’t let its smaller size trick you into thinking it wouldn’t be as good as some of the bigger ones Lush have on offer.

I will most certainly be grabbing a few more of these before the Christmas stock retires at the end of the year!



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Toffee Apple Lip Scrub from Lush

The Toffee Apple Lip Scrub is yet another brand new product created for Lush’s 2020 Halloween line. I use Lush lip scrubs almost every day so whenever a new one is released I always try to buy a pot.

The main ingredient in Lush lip scrubs is caster sugar. To this day I am still lost for words that such a simple and natural ingredient can do such a great job at creating smooth and hydrated lips. Why other cosmetic companies ever felt the need to use micro-plastics in their exfoliating products when we have always had sugar to-hand is beyond me.

Just like the Unicorn lip scrub, Toffee Apple also has 2 different layers. Its top layer is bright green and its bottom layer is a Halloween-spooky-special, BLOOD RED. Both layers aren’t just different colours either, they are also different flavours/scents. The green layer is apple and the red layer is sickly-sweet sticky toffee. The perfect mix of both sweet and sour!

Lush lip scrubs make maintaining the perfect pout ridiculously easy, they cover everything your lips need to always feel and look their best. Sugar is an excellent ingredient for gently buffing away dead and dry skin from your lips while the organic jojoba oils and shea butters are good for softening and hydrating them.

Exfoliating your lips has so many benefits and has never been easier thanks to Lush.

As well as the ingredients I mentioned above, the Toffee Apple lip scrub also contains, bergamot, geranium and sandalwood oils. It’s sweet and sour scent is incredibly moreish.

Being honest as always, I do love the 2 different coloured layers mixed together, it’s toffee-apple scented heaven BUT as a die-hard fan of all things apple I couldn’t help but think that the apple layer would also sell very well on its own.

I’m just thinking out loud but maybe as a Valentine’s Day product? I’m thinking a fairytale-apple-theme to work alongside the newly released Once Upon A Time body spray?! 😉

Just like the Galaxy lip scrub from last years Christmas line, Toffee Apple is very pigmented. This means that I recommend using a little amount at a time to prevent any colour transfer. You do actually only need a small amount for it to work but just in case you liked the taste so much that you were tempted to over indulge, be careful so you aren’t left with green tinged lips!

Overall I really do like the Toffee Apple lip scrub, it’s not my favourite lip scrub from Lush but it’s one I’d happily buy again if given the opportunity. A huge positive about it is that it’s a lot more hydrating than any other lip scrub I have used from Lush before.



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Dirty Bath Bomb from Lush

dirty bath bomb (1)The Dirty Bath Bomb is a brand new 2020 release and is a part of the small collection created for Father’s Day. Rumours are however circulating that the Dirty bath bomb will remain past Father’s Day, becoming a permanent fixture in all stores. 🤞

SPOILER ALERT – I have fallen in love with the Dirty bath bomb and am very excited just at the idea of it becoming a part of the permanent line. It is a great minty alternative to the Intergalactic bath bomb and I feel there is definitely a gap in the bath bomb collection for such a product. No other minty based bath bomb has impressed me more than both the Intergalactic and Dirty bath bombs.

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Although I am really sad to see that the Dear John bath bomb didn’t make its way back into the Fathers day line this year, the Dirty bath bomb has well and truly softened the blow of its absence.

Containing spearmint, neroli, tarragon and sandalwood oil, Dirty’s fragrance is a super-cool mix of herby-spearmint. Just one sniff of it leaves me feeling refreshed.

Upon getting my last Lush delivery the Dirty bath bombs scent was the most dominant in a box full of several other bath bombs. It’s a powerful fragrance to say the least and one I can’t get enough of.

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After picking up on its amazing scent the next thing I noticed about the Dirty bath bomb was how beautiful it was, like the Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb it has layers of several different colours; Dark blue, light blue, dark green, light green and yellow.

As soon as the Dirty bath bomb hits the water all of its cool and calming colours begin to fizzle out of it sending out thousands of tiny-hissing blue, green and yellow bubbles creating beautiful patterns on the water’s surface.

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Although the Dirty bath bomb is quite a fast fizzer it puts on such a spectacular show, the bath water it leaves behind is a deep-dark-green, very similar to the shade of water that the Guardian of the Forest bath bomb creates.

I found myself running my hands through the soft-water, watching the green swirls as they caught the sunlight.

Even in a hot, hot bath my skin is left feeling cool as a cucumber once out of the Dirty bath bombs waters. I feel fresh and energised and more than ready to take on the day.

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My skin laps up all of the goodness from the Dirty bath bombs ingredients, it feels soft, hydrated and appears brighter once I am out of the bath. Its awakening scent stays on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day too.

Overall I am really, really impressed with the Dirty bath bomb, there is not a single thing I would change about it. Its fragrance, the way it looks and performs in the bath and literally everything about it makes me so happy, what more can you need in a bath bomb? It’s perfect and has really helped me get out of my self-pitying quarantine slump, I really do hope it does become a main line product. Lush would be mad to not keep it around. 🤞


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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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