Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar from Lush

Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar

The Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar shares its scent with one of my favourite Lush shower gels, The Olive Branch.

I still can’t get over the fact that I didn’t make the connection between the two products until someone pointed it out to me in store. I had been raving about both products for what seems like forever, never realising what they had in common. DOH!

My nose is quite simply, tragically talentless at joining the dots when it comes to scent recognition.

After writing any of my Lush reviews I like to take a look at what other people have thought about that same product. After doing a search for other reviews on Google, I sometimes find myself wondering if we had even been writing about the same product. I like how different products appeal to different people, it’s what keeps me hooked.

Holding out on reading other people’s reviews before writing my own helps me ensure that what I have written is all of my own personal opinion. I don’t like the idea of my review being swayed by what I have read elsewhere… I don’t even like to watch product demos as I find the element of surprise makes it all so much more exciting.

After originally concluding my Pop in the Bath review I was very pleased to see that my all time favourite Lush extraordinaire, Jen from All Things Lush UK had actually started her review of the Pop in the Bath in exactly the same way as I did. I therefore simply just had to add this to my review – it’s nice to hear that the best of the best didn’t link up the scents straight away either. Lush are obviously the masters of disguise! 😉

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Last year the Pop in the Bath bubble bar had a huge makeover. Unfortunately I haven’t got both versions to hand, I have however found a photo of the earlier design in an old Lush catalogue (see above photo.) 

Pop in the Bath’s reformulation has turned what was a somewhat dull coloured bubble bar into a much more exciting, brighter and bolder product. Currently Lush have both a blue and pink version of the Pop in the Bath bubble bar. The blue ones have pink flowers on top of them and vice versa.

The only negative point I have in regards to the Pop in the Bath bubble bar is its small size. I am however spoilt when it comes to bubble bars as I started off with the likes of the big and bold Comforter, Brightside and Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds. What Pop in the Bath lacks in size it well makes up for with its scent and vibrancy. It’s a bubble bar that has made me see that bigger isn’t always better.

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Being completely honest (as always) I will admit that I much prefer the Pop in the Bath name compared to The Olive Branch. Both share the same scent, I did not know this for the longest amount of time. I want to let people know to never judge a product by its name. I totally overlooked The Olive Branch as the word ‘Olive’ just didn’t appeal to me in amongst all of the fruity, shimmery and floral product alternatives.

Pop in the Bath has been dubbed as ‘practically perfect in every way,’ and I wholeheartedly back that statement. It has the most inviting, soft zesty fragrance that doesn’t reflect the word ‘Olive’ at all. There is no other bubble bar quite as welcoming as Pop in the Bath, it quite literally makes you want to Pop right in the bath and never come out again!

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I say this a lot but I think Pop in the Bath/The Olive Branch products have my favourite Lush scent of all time. So much so that when The Olive Branch solid perfume appeared on the Lush Kitchen menu this week (27th June 2016-3rd July 2016) I ordered a couple and I plan to wear it on my wedding day next year. I am so excited!

I am hoping that after the wedding, everytime I get a whiff of the Pop in the Bath scent I will be reminded of mine and my husband to-be’s special day.

I can easily get 4 generously bubbled baths out of the 1 bubble bar. I however can get a little greedy and completely over indulge by using half of it for one bath instead… The first time I ever used it I ended up using a whole one. I couldn’t find my way out of the bathroom for bubbles! as fun as that was I realise now that it was a little wasteful.

Pop in the Bath is 100% a member of my top 5 list of bubble bars. Try it, you will not regret it!


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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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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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Snow Angel Bath Melt from Lush

Snow Angel Bath Melt

The Snow Angel although primarily a bath melt could in my opinion also be considered as part bath bomb because of how solid and robust it is. It doesn’t instantly start to melt in your hands in the same way as other Lush bath melts do either.

Upon first glance of Snow Angel you immediately notice how big it is. I had seen it online several times before actually getting hold of one and I can remember how surprised I was with its generous size. It is in the shape of an angel and its front is white with speckles of gold shimmer, the other side of the bath melt is a sparkly gold.

Before I got so heavily into Lush products I used to avoid all of their products with glitter as the thought terrified me. I am so glad that I learnt that there is in fact nothing to be afraid of when it comes down to the products with shimmer in. They are not messy at all, I always describe it as ‘cosmetic shimmer’ as I find it similar to make up that has a slight shimmer to it. It’s honestly not a one way trip to glitter-hell!

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Upon hitting the water Snow Angel’s gold shimmer spreads out, as does white foam. The sweet yet delicate scent of marzipan instantly fills the room as the Snow Angel floats gracefully around your bath. As Snow Angel slowly melts away the water becomes a glorious, butter-yellow, it is at this point that your skin starts to benefit from the super-moisturising hidden ingredient, soft, organic cocoa butter.

This bath melt helped soothe my dry, winter battered skin and left my skin so soft. The next day I could still feel the benefits of the Cocoa Butter, my skin was still positively glowing from the previous days good-old-soak.

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You will most certainly always get out of a Snow Angel bath with the most radiantly moisturised skin.

I personally wasn’t a huge fan of its scent, I have however never been much of a marzipan person so my dislike of its scent was inevitable.

Snow Angel’s ability to hydrate and moisturise my skin was definitely the highlight of using this product, for that sole purpose I would one-hundred-percent recommend it.



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