Granny Takes A Dip Bubble Bar from Lush

Have you tried the @Lushltd @LushCosmetics Granny Takes A Dip bubble bar yet? here’s my review!

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The Granny Takes A Dip Bubble Bar was released back in 2015 as a Lush Oxford Street, flagship store exclusive. Since its original release the Granny Takes A Dip bubble bar is now available everywhere.

Prior to the release of the Granny Takes A Dip bubble bar, it was actually a bath bomb. (Click here for my Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb review)

Last year, Lush decided to retire the bath bomb version making way for other new products. I do miss the Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb however the bubble bar is a somewhat worthy replacement.

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The Granny Takes A Dip bubble bar shares its scent with the retired bath bomb. For the bath bomb super-fans this made the blow of taking it away a little softer.

As you can see from the photos the bubble bar is very bright and cheery. Its scent really is unique, packed with lemon, ginger and pepper oil it’s both zingy and spicy. Comparing the bath bomb and the bubble bar I find that the bubble bar is a tad more refreshing in the bath tub.
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In the above picture I am about to use half of a Granny Takes A Dip bubble bar for one bath.

Half of it makes plenty of bubbles, I’d actually go as far as to say that you could easily get 4 fairly decent baths out of just one bubble bar.

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I am always honest in my reviews, I do like the Granny Takes A Dip bubble bar however I feel that the bath bomb was just that little bit better.

With the bubble bar you still get the full effect of its beautiful scent, it just isn’t as visually theatrical in the water. I didn’t realise until I had used my very last Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb quite how fond of the exciting colours I was.

My skin after using the bubble bar was equally as soft and refreshed as the bath bomb used to leave me.

I know quite a lot of people have pointed out that the colour of the water after using the bubble bar is rather dull. I actually disagree with this, although it’s not quite on par as others for brightness sometimes something a little more gentle is a good thing.

I have got through several Granny Takes A Dip bubble bars since its release last year so it’s more than obvious how I feel about it. It’s the perfect accompaniment for an exciting Lush bath cocktail.

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The Modfather Bubble Bar from Lush

Every last aspect of a Lush product is carefully picked and designed. Its scent, ingredients, shape and colours are all under special consideration. Every single part of a Lush product has a valid purpose for being there, they literally think and perfect every last detail.

When ever I get my hands on a brand new Lush product I like to delve a little into its history. I like to find out a little more about how and why the wonderful people at Lush came up with such a product.

This year Lush Cosmetics decided to make a line of Father’s Day products, this is the first year that they have done so. Lushie’s all over the world have welcomed this small range of new and exclusive products with open arms. After all, Lush release the most amazing Mother’s Day products so it’s only fair to let the Fathers of the world get in on the action too.

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The Modfather Bubble Bar although very small sure has a lot of clout. Inspired by the Mods and Rockers of Britain’s 1960’s youth subcultures, Lush have clearly had a lot of fun coming up with it.

I’m not going to write an essay for you to read on Mods and Rockers, in all honesty I don’t really know much about them anyway. I can vaguely remember learning about them at school when I was 9 or 10 years old. My only real memory of it is that we watched a video recording of an old BBC documentary on the ‘TV with wheels’.

Our teacher for that year was truly awful, he was lazy and couldn’t ever engage the class, he took the fun out of everything and I know this is why I don’t remember a single thing he ever tried to teach us. 16 years later I am still really disappointed in him as I could really do with some Mod and Rocker knowledge right now…

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The Modfather bubble bar isn’t very big at all. What it however lacks in size it well makes up for with its beautiful scent. Packed with Brazilian orange oil, the Modfather bubble bar has a super zingy and energising-summer-scent.

It’s perfect for anyone looking to add a spring to their step. It’s mood brightening, refreshing and tailor made to revive all of ones senses.

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The only negative point I have on this bubble bar is how small it is. As a woman of 5 foot 2, I can appreciate that good things come in small packages. I am however always a little disappointed if I cannot use the same Lush bubble bar over 2 or 3 baths.

I think that I am maybe just a little bubble-greedy though. The first bubble bar I ever purchased from Lush was The Comforter, size-wise I was therefore spoilt rotten, from day one.

Using the whole of the Modfather bubble bar for one bath did make for an incredibly lavish bath, it was fit for a king, making it (in my opinion) worth every penny. The first time I tried it I did try to use only half of it. Half of it left me with good results but not as good as using the whole thing. Although a little pricey if used in just one bath, it was a bloody good bath that I’d love to have time and time again.

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Crumbling a Modfather bubble bar under a running tap produces more than a copious amount of luxurious, soft white, fragrant citrus bubbles. I have grown quite fond of the scent and hope that Lush incorporate it into future Lush products too.

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The picture above speaks for itself. Underneath the canopy of bubbles is beautiful, royal blue water. I have yet to come across a Lush product that leaves my bath water such a deep blue before. It’s such a lovely shade of blue, I could just lay in the water for hours.



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Fizzbanger Bath Bomb from Lush

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I generally thought that I had already written and published a Fizzbanger Bath Bomb review back when I very first started this blog, I realised a few weeks ago that I had in fact missed the review completely, so here it is…

The Fizzbanger is a very popular Lush bath bomb and it is one of my all time favourites. It is a staple Lush product available all year through, both online and in store (at the time of its review). If you look through my Instagram account you can see that I’ve used it more times than I could probably count. It’s literally so good, I think it might be my 2nd or third most used Lush bath bomb.

Yes the Fizzbanger bath bomb is in comparison to others, quite plain. As always though, it’s what is inside the bath bomb that counts!

When you first pick the Fizzbanger up you can see that its exterior is all one colour, a very bright yellow. Up against the likes of heavily decorated, stand out bath bombs such as Frozen or Guardian of the Forest it can sometimes be over-shadowed.

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It is not until you place the Fizzbanger bath bomb in to your bath water that you notice its true potential. It is described as ‘a Catherine wheel of a bath bomb’ because it changes colour as it slowly fizzes away.

Created to have individual scented layers the Fizzbanger is a feast for your nose as well as your skin. Everyone seems to think that the Fizzbanger is primarily a citrus lemon scent, I can see why people think this but the scent I always pick up is apple pie sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, MY WEAKNESS. I just can’t get enough of it both in the bath and as a yummy dessert drowning in custard.

At first the Fizzbanger bath bomb creates a mound of yellow foam, it has often been described as resembling a nuclear explosion. This description is actually a very good one as visually that is exactly what it looks like.

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Once the yellow, foamy nuclear explosion spreads itself around the bath a fleck of the Fizzbangers blue interior can be seen. It slowly spins creating blue and yellow lines until the middle of the bath bomb reveals itself.

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Inside is a BANG surprise similar to the hidden paper insert of the Blackberry bath bomb.

At this point you can also hear the popping candy within Fizzbanger reacting with the water. Petitgrain oil (the supposed primary citrus scent that I think is completely masked by the cinnamon and cooked apple scent) makes Fizzbanger a good choice of a bath partner if you’re in need of a pick-me-up.

Petitgrain oil is used within aromatherapy through out the world because of its calming properties, it helps reduce the feeling of anxiety and put alongside ylang ylang and cinnamon leaf oil makes the Fizzbanger bath bomb a truly joyful and relaxing bath time treat.

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As the blue interior begins to show, the Fizzbanger bath bomb starts to spin making the most beautiful swirly blue and yellow patterns. It moves so quickly, it’s almost impossible to get a clear shot of.

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At the end you are left with yellow and blue bubbles sitting on the surface of your bath water. Underneath is the most striking, electric green water, infused with skin softening essential oils that are relaxing for mind, body and soul.

I love to use a Fizzbanger bath bomb during the day as I find it really awakens my senses if I’ve had a restless night before hand.

I was actually trolled a couple of years ago on Facebook when I mentioned that Fizzbanger was a good day time bomb. Madness I know, especially with all that’s wrong in the world right now. It just goes to show that not everyone knows the benefits of each essential oil.

If every bath bomb’s ingredients put you to sleep they wouldn’t be as interesting to use. It was more of a personal attack to be honest, all I do all day is bathe you see, I’m SUPER ‘produtive’ like that 😉 Having been diagnosed with 2 conditions that have left me registered as disabled, using hot bath water to help ease the pain, is just so cheeky of me! – Lush baths have helped me no end, if I need a boost to get through the rest of the day Fizzbanger is my go to bath bomb.

Its scent is to die for and the visual theatrics of it while it fizzles away is more than spectacular. I love how Lush makes it possible for effortless art to be created in your bath tub. When it comes down to a Fizzbanger bath, I cannot resist taking a few photos every time I use it, it’s just so, so beautiful.



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Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb from Lush

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I was literally so, so excited when the Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb was released again last Winter. Regrettably I never had, had the chance to try it in years previous. I am so glad that they brought it back for Winter 2015 and pray that it comes back again this Winter.

Packed with Lavender Oil and Tonka Absolute, the Luxury Lush Pud is perfect for winding down on a cold winters night. Sharing its scent with my very first Lush bath bomb, Twilight  I just couldn’t wait to get hold of one to try.

If you’re a Twilight fan then you will love this bath bomb to the moon and back, I like to refer to it as the Twilight bath bomb’s cool auntie.

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After a stressful day a Luxury Lush Pud bath is all you need. Containing tonka absolute and lavender oil, Lush describe the Luxury Lush Pud as the ‘perfect dessert for your skin’.

Its cocktail of various essential oils are perfect at helping you wind down after a long, hard day. The scent itself stays with you throughout the evening and even lasts on your skin for most of the next day. Not only do you benefit from its beautifully subtle scent hours and hours after using it, you also get soft, smooth and gloriously hydrated skin.

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As soon as the Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb is put in the bath water the show of colours and relaxing, lavender and tonka scent begin to work their magic. Colour-wise I think the Luxury Lush Pud is the best out there. The likes of The Experimenter and Intergalactic are close seconds but the Luxury Lush Pud is hands down the best.

There is something so enchanting about the Luxury Lush Pud, the photos speak for themselves. It is a very slow fizzer which is all the better as I always manage to get such an amazing amount of photos whenever I use it.

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Blue, green, yellow, pink and orange galore it is more than mesmerising. No matter how many times I use it, I can’t help but take some photos.

Even once all of the bath bomb has dissolved you are still surrounded with pretty streaks of rainbow colour. I can never bring myself to get out until it’s got so cold that I HAVE to. It is just so relaxing. Your mind, body and soul feel so soothed, it is like you soak up all of its magic, it is paradise in a bath tub.

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I cannot even put into words how essential this bath bomb is for my life. I am and always will stock up on the Luxury Lush Pud every Winter from now on. That is providing they bring it back for Winter 2016?! I am however pretty confident that they will.

Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 7th of October 2015. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge. Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time


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Cyanide Pill Bath Bomb from Lush

Have you tried the Cyanide Pill bath bomb from @LushOxfordStreet @LushOxfordSt? check out my review on it!

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The first thing that entered my head when I heard about Lush’s Cyanide Pill Bath Bomb was, what the hell, CYANIDE?!

I left school 10 years ago now but I do remember learning a little bit about cyanide poisoning in history. Please do not expect this post to be a recap of my knowledge on all things historical. I got a D in my history GCSE which was actually my lowest grade, I’m not at all confident delving into the who, what’s and where’s of the original cyanide pill but I feel a brief introduction is needed within my review of this strange but very alluring bath bomb.

A cyanide pill is more commonly know as the suicide pill. During World War II they where developed and given to agents who where entering enemy territory. There was unfortunately every chance that the agents would be captured and tortured for information. The suicide pill sat in their mouth and was cleverly disguised as a false tooth.

Someone wishing to activate the cyanide pill would only need to bite down on it. Filled with a highly toxic compound of concentrated potassium cyanide, death was supposedly very quick and a much better alternative for those that would have been put through the most despicable levels of torture.

Do not panic! The bath bomb equivalent of the cyanide pill is a lot more friendly than its original pill form.

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As soon as the Cyanide Pill bath bomb hits the water, yellow and white frothy bubbles appear. You are immediately hit with a strong scent of sweet almonds alongside a light but noticeable fragrance of lemon zest.

The Cyanide Pill bath bomb isn’t as big as other bath bombs, I have seen people online stating that they think it’s a lot bigger than they imagined, I however disagree. I find it very small in comparison to others. I have however learnt that size is not a characteristic that makes a Lush product any better than an other. Good things come in all shapes and sizes!

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The Cyanide Pill bath bomb was one of the Lush products that was exclusive to Lush Oxford Street when it first opened a little over a year ago. It is still an Oxford Street exclusive so is quite hard to get hold of.

When I very first used this bath bomb I was completely unaware of the silver and pink that is found inside of it.

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As seen in the above and below picture, the silver mixed with the yellow, left an abundance of beautifully decorated bubbles floating on top of my bath water.

Another surprise that the Cyanide Pill bath bomb has is the ingredients of popping candy!

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Despite the sad and rather disturbing story behind how the Cyanide Pill first come about, I can’t help but really like the concept that Lush have come up with in this bath bomb. It is not only a highly moisturising product that creates the most beautiful of baths, it also helps teach another generation things long forgotten about.

I love how each and every Lush product has a meaning. Someone doesn’t ever say ‘ooo let’s mix lemon and almond oil together, just because!’

Every last aspect of a Lush product is carefully picked and designed. Be that a Lush products scent, ingredients, shape or colours, they think about everything. Everything has a valid reason for being a part of that Lush product. Almond oil as a main ingredient wasn’t used within the Cyanide Pill bath bomb because it ‘smells nice,’ After a quick look online I actually learnt that the potassium cyanide within the suicide pill was said to have a bitter almond scent.

Every last detail is thought about within a Lush product. I am sad that the people behind all of the research and reasons of a Lush product do not get more credit, they do such an amazing job capturing and portraying an idea into an enjoyable and popular cosmetic product.

If you do ever get the chance to try a Cyanide Pill bath bomb I am positive that you’ll love it, grab a few while you can, Lush products have an awful habit of going into retirement… 😉

 



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Mumkin Bubble Bar from Lush

A review on the Mumkin Bubble Bar from Lush Cosmetics @LushKitchen @LushLtd

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The Mumkin Bubble Bar is hands down one of the cutest Lush products to date. It was last available in the Lush Kitchen back in March and before that December 2015. The Mumkin bubble bar pictured above is the one I ordered back in December last year. I am obviously very behind on my product reviews as it is now May 2016, Sorry! My excuse is that you can’t rush perfection. *wink, wink!*

To be completely honest with you all, I am literally so overwhelmed by all of the amazing Lush products that have been available over the last 18 or so months, I just simply can’t keep up.

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The first question that springs to mind when people first come across a Mumkin bubble bar is ‘What’s it supposed to be?’ I talk a lot in my sleep and last night I apparently told my fiancé that a ‘Mumkin is like a pumpkin but nice.’ .Hearing that, I couldn’t help but want to do my Mumkin bubble bar review today. It was obviously meant to be.

A Mumkin isn’t anything like what I described while asleep. Lush in fact describe it as an unknown, friendly, cute and curious creature. With its big brown, dairy-free chocolate chip eyes how can you resist? Decorated with a yellow star on its deep pink head, a green leaf and a marshmallow-like stalk, the Mumkin bubble bar is more than unique.

In a way I get a little sad when Lush make their products into little creatures, it’s easy to break up and work your way through a bubble bar such as the Brightside one. When the bubble bar has eyes however, my inner child wakes up and doesn’t want to mash him up at all, ‘Mum, can we keep him?’

My inner child soon disappeared when I first smelt the Mumkin bubble bar, I didn’t care that it had eyes I just had to get it into the bath!

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The Mumkin bubble bar has a floral bergamot and gentle raspberry scent. I can’t actually think of another Lush product that even has a similar scent. On paper the Mumkin bubble bar sounds as if it would be very similar to the Rose Jam scent, it is however nothing like Rose Jam. Mumkin has a soft zest that mixes perfectly with its ingredients. Bergamot, Sicilian lemon and violet leaf oils blend so beautifully together, I can only hope that Lush use the Mumkin’s scent in future alternative products such as a Mumkin shower gel, solid shampoo bar or even a bath bomb.

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The Mumkin bubble bar creates copious amounts of silky-smooth bubbles, its unique aroma gently, intensifies as the bubbles multiply. Buried underneath the canopy of the fluffy white bubbles you will find warming-orange-tinted water. I always use a sieve for my bubble bars as unfortunately I don’t have a mixed tap. I have the choice of a scolding hot tap or a freezing cold one.

In the sieve I like to run it under the hot tap as I feel that makes the most bubbles. I however find that not all bubble bars work in the same way. Some work best in a sieve if crumbled up (as above) where as others work better in a sieve in chunks. In regards to the Mumkin bubble bar, after much trial and error I’d probably advise you to sieve it in chunks. I found that crumbling it up weakened its beautiful scent somewhat.

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As for the Mumkin’s bubble bars ability to freshen up my tired and often dehydrated skin, I wholeheartedly recommend it. Not only is my skin soft and hydrated, it also feels refreshed and ready to face the rest of the day.

I really hope that Lush Cosmetics use the Mumkin’s scent in alternative future products, ever since I first tried the Mumkin bubble bar I haven’t been able to stop eating raspberries. I fear that if I don’t stop eating them soon I will turn into a Mumkin!



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Ylang Song Bath Bomb from Lush

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When I first got hold of the Oxford Street exclusive bath bomb Ylang Song, I wasn’t that excited. I have however said many times before and I will say it again now, never judge a bath bomb until you’ve seen it in the bath tub!

Ylang Song pronounced Yee-lang song has a very simple design, it is a brilliant white with one dried purple flower on its top. Although very plain I can’t help but think that it gives off a majestic vibe.

I love a big bath bomb and Ylang Song is more than reasonably sized. I am not quite sure where I plucked the majestic word from, it’s just such a refreshing white and has such a plain, uncomplicated design. Its royal-purple flower top just makes me think of Snow White.

I tend to favour the fruitier variety of bath bombs like Lava Lamp, Fizzbanger and Dragon’s Egg, it was because of this that I was a little weary of Ylang Song. Be that as it may, when I first had Ylang Song in my hands I found it to have a scent I actually quite liked. My doubt was long gone and I couldn’t wait to put Ylang Song in the bath!

I want to say that the Ylang Song’s scent is primarily floral, a mixture of ylang ylang and neroli oil along with the rose absolute gives the scent of this bath bomb a perfect level of added depth, this depth adds a zest to the traditional rose scent making Ylang Song unique in comparison to the products I would normally go for.

The first time I ever tried a Ylang Song bath bomb I wished that I had been recording its reaction in the bath water.  At first it was rather dull, spitting out frothy white bubbles as it charged around my bath tub, the one purple flower that was on its top was now abandoned, floating around all by itself looking very lost in such a big bath space. Just as I was about to write the Ylang Song bath bomb off, everything turned green!

The only way I could describe it is that it looks like the bath bomb throws up. (video footage available here.)

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Once the Ylang Song ‘threw up’ lots of multi-coloured petals also burst out of it, they floated delicately around in my bath tub, I felt like a Disney princess. The water was so silky and moisturising, my skin normally quite dehydrated was now refreshed and revived.

If you’re an in-and-out of the bath with no fuss type of Lushie then this bath bomb is a relatively good choice as it doesn’t really need rinsing out after.

I personally always have the bath rinsed out after any bath. Bath bomb or not as I’m a bit of a clean-freak, however I do understand that some people just don’t have the time. The petals are real petals so don’t dissolve or anything, obviously this is a little inconvenient however they were easy enough to collect up ready to be placed in the bin before pulling out the plug.

Every time I get a chance to visit Lush Oxford Street I now stock up on the Ylang Song bath bomb, sometimes the most basic looking products turn out to be the very best.



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 19th of July 2015. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge.
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