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Avon Bubble Bath Confetti

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Brand: Avon / Type: Bath Confetti / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      27.03.2013 11:52
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      An attractive stocking-filler idea, but I'd probably not buy it for myself again.

      I work part time as an Avon Representative, and this means that I have great access to the assorted ranges available within the Avon brand. It also means that I have accumulated a rather large stock-pile of many of Avon's assorted items at home, stashed away until needed, purchased as a result of my taking advantage of countless offers and promotional prices. I have been making a big effort to reduce this stock-pile considerably of late, and have been trying to use up some of the assorted products contained within.

      This review will focus on my experiences of using the "Avon Bubble Bath Snowflake Confetti" which is a festive-themed item available from Avon in the past. It does, however, appear from time to time in the various 'Sale' brochures that are available from Avon periodically. I always recommend speaking to your local Avon Representative who should be able to help you track down particular items that you wish to purchase. In addition, I have also seen the Snowflake Confetti appear on sites such as eBay and Amazon, with the most recent find costing only around £1 plus postage costs on eBay. At the present time, the product is not available to purchase from the Avon website.

      The packaging for this little item is very attractive, and is rather festive-looking, making me think it would make the ideal Christmas gift or stocking filler. Comprising of a circular tub made of thin plastic, I am able to see the Confetti contained inside quite easily. The circular tub is quite flat and has an attractive label on the front, detailed in colours of purple. I need to remove the top half of the tub in order to get access to the Confetti particles, but I find this is easy and simple to do as the tub is so light. The Confetti itself resembles a paper-like substance, and is white in colour, with the shape of the pieces being that of neat snowflakes. All in all, I think the whole idea and appearance of the product is very attractive and wonderfully festive.

      The original selling price of the small 35g tub was in the region of £4 I believe, but I paid less than half this cost which seems much more reasonable to me. I have managed to obtain four uses from the product's tub, with a little Confetti being left over which will hopefully be enough for one final - and slightly scarcer than I would like - use.

      To use, I need to sprinkle the Confetti on top of my bathwater. I tend to sprinkle my Confetti right underneath the running tap as the bath is filling up, as I find doing this helps the little particles to create a little more lather than if the Confetti is just sprinkled into the bath. The Confetti 'particles' will dissolve into the bathwater, so there's no need to be concerned about the item causing a blockage in your drain, or, indeed, having a soggy, paper-based substance lurking in your bathwater as you soak.

      I find that the Bath Confetti allows the bathwater to take on a slightly 'milky' hue, although this doesn't look unpleasant in the slightest. I find too that the Confetti doesn't make the bathtub feel any more slippery than usual - an important point - for me, anyway, as I have mobility issues and need to take care when bathing.

      The product's scent is described by Avon as being "Thailand Lotus Flower and Coconut" which I thought sounded quite appealing. I do find that the product's scent is evident as the Confetti pieces begin to dissolve in the bathwater, with it taking on more 'body' and 'strength' as I bathe in the bathwater.

      The scent is rather refreshing, I have to say, and I do find its fragrance feels quite uplifting, with a sort of 'tropical' twist being present as a result of the coconut meeting the delicate floral scent that is contained within. I find too that the scent lingers delicately as I bathe, with a fainter, delicate trace being evident afterwards. It is no stronger than this after bathing, however, with the scent feeling much 'lighter' in its essence than that of most of the other bath and shower products that I use on a regular basis.

      I would point out too that the coconut element in the product's fragrance is quite subtle, with it never taking on any sort of 'sickly' trace that is often evident with coconut-fragranced bath and body products. I find that this can feel quite 'heady' during and after use, and this trait will often see me feeling cautious about the inclusion of coconut in a product's ingredients. Thankfully, the addition of coconut in the Bath Confetti product only feels subtle and refreshing, in comparison.

      Whilst the scent and fragrance of the product is undeniably pleasant, I can't say that it struck me as being particularly 'festive' or even remotely 'wintry' in its aroma, reminding me instead of a body care product I would use when on holiday abroad. This is a bit of a shame, as the product's scent is rather enjoyable, but I think the product would have worked more successfully if a more festively-themed scent had been chosen, such as that of a rich, berry-like scent, or perhaps something with a festive 'spice' within its core, perhaps something like cinnamon would have worked too? This matter is probably down to personal opinion, but for me, I didn't feel the product did much for me in the run up to Christmas, hence the reason it is being used up some months afterwards..... A bit of a shame, really.

      I didn't find that the Bath Confetti did much for the condition of my skin, with me still requiring to apply a good-quality body lotion or body butter product after bathing with the product. To be fair, the product is not marketed as containing any sort of moisturisation properties within its make-up, so I hadn't expected it to perform well in this regard, resulting in me feeling no disappointment at this discovery.

      Additionally, I didn't feel the Confetti was harsh or had any sort of negative impact on my hyper-sensitive skin, with it causing nothing in the way of irritation or extreme dryness. This allowed me to come to the conclusion that the product is suitable for those consumers who, like me, suffer with dry or sensitive skin.

      I do feel that the Bath Confetti is something of a little novelty-type item, and I did think its appearance, packaging, and its whole concept was quite new and rather attractive, with it making the ideal stocking filler or little gift at Christmas time. In terms of its performance and appeal, I thought it worked reasonably well, but I was glad I hadn't paid full price for it, thinking that this felt rather expensive.

      Taking everything into account, I feel the product is deserving of a four star rating in the product rating score, and although I would recommend it for a stocking-filler idea, I'd probably only do so if the item was available at a discounted price. For me, I'd probably not buy it again.

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        05.12.2012 11:22

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        Great product but if you want bubbles that last buy something else

        I love anything purple, I love snow, I love baths, I love confetti!!! Could this product be any more perfect for me? Answer NO!!!!

        I bought a couple of these as stocking fillers as they make a great little gifts and at 2 for £5 I thought they were well priced. Due to them being everything I love I made sure I bought one so I could keep it as well. It comes in a plastic tub with pretty purple and white snowflakes on, once opened the actual confetti is very small but beautiful white and purple flakes.

        I was eager to try them out so I turned on the water into the bath and threw some confetti under the running water as well as generally sprinkling the flakes over the surface of the water. The scent of the lotus flower and coconut although a strange combination, filled the air and was very pleasant indeed. After the bath was full I turned off the water and stood looking for the bubbles, they were there when the water was running but now seemed to have vanished. Maybe the hot water had melted the snowflakes? I swished my hands around the water trying to entice some bubbles back but nothing. I got into the bath anyway and added a few more flakes, swishing brought out the bubbles but quickly they vanished again. The smell was beautiful and I was left delicately scented but disappointed at how long the bubbles lasted.

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        27.11.2011 09:59
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        pretty but pointless

        I really love a good bubble bath, they are so comforting and relaxing and more enjoyable than just having a quick wash in the shower. I get through loads of bath products because of this, and I can't stand having a bath without bubbles, it is one of the saddest experiences ever. I bought this Bubble Bath Confetti recently as I really liked the wintery theme. It is made by Avon, so you can buy from your local Avon representative or online at www.avonshop.co.uk. The RRP is £4.00, but at the time of purchase it was available for £2.40.

        Product description: "Thailand lotus flower and coconut scented bath confetti. Sprinkle under running water. Leaves skin feeling refreshed and lightly scented."

        The bath bubbles come in a small plastic tub and contains 35g of product. This didn't really seem like a lot when I first saw it, but actually when I used it there was enough to last me for 5 generously bubbled baths. The Snowflakes Bath Confetti looks really cute, with a simple snowflake image on the front of the tub, and the confetti itself is very decorative. The confetti is made up from lots of little snowflake shapes in shades of white and purple.

        To use, you simply let the confetti dissolve into your bath water. To make the confetti turn the bath bubbly I like to sprinkle the confetti under the running taps. I also prefer to wait until the confetti has completely dissolved before I get into the bath, as I made the mistake of getting in with the snowflakes swirling around me, and then promptly freaked out as a half-disolved sticky snowflake brushed up against my leg and tickled me!

        The scent of the bath confetti is delicious and exotic. It is not exactly what I would have expected from a wintery themed item, but the lotus flower and coconut is a pretty fragrance and creates a nice relaxing effect. To begin with the confetti gives off a load of lovely bubbles, but then within only 5 minutes each and every bubble disappears and I'm sat there with plain old boring bath water, which I hate! I was disappointed that the bubbles fade so quickly, and this happens practically straight away, even if I'm just soaking for a few minutes and not splashing around, or using other products just yet, or doing anything that could spoil the bubbles. The bath confetti looks great as it's floating around the bath, but not only do the bubles then vanish, but it does not have any effect on my skin. It's not softening or moisturising so it does feel like a bit of a waste of time to use the product, as it falls flat on pretty much every area where you would want it to perform.

        Overall I'd say this is ok as a novelty item but it's not something that I would bother to buy again. The confetti looks pretty but the bubbles quickly disappear and it did nothing for my skin. It would make a fun little stocking filler, but if you want an effective bath product I would advise you to look elsewhere.

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