Product Type: Avon Bath / Shower
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Like bathing in a vat of furniture polish!
Avon Lavender Bubble Bath
Member Name: pink_glitter
Avon Lavender Bubble Bath
Advantages: long lasting bubbles
Disadvantages: smells like Pledge, drying to skin
A couple of months ago I placed a large Avon order with my mother who is an Avon rep, as she'd let me stay with her for several weeks and refused to take any cash for it. To be honest, I didn't particularly want nor need this product, I was just trying to bulk out the order and the bubble baths were on special offer at 3 for £5.
I normally avoid lavender products as I'm not a big fan of lavender in general, but at the time of ordering I was having problems sleeping and lavender is supposed to be great for relaxing and promoting sleep.
The bubble bath comes in what I feel is rather cheap looking packaging. A clear bottle with a sort of ribbed appearance and the word 'lavender' written along the front in purple. On the plus side the bottle is rather sturdy, but I do feel it looks rather 'budget' if you know what I mean.
This is the second of the three bubble baths I tried, the first being the Strawberry Sorbet variety. The first thing I noticed about this one, is that it seems to have a slightly thicker consistency than Strawberry Sorbet did, but not so thick it didn't run out of the bottle.
The liquid bubbled up really quickly and I found that I could get a bath full of bubbles from only a relatively small quantity of product, which has meant that my bottle has lasted absolutely weeks despite the fact there have been two of using it regularly.
The most important factor in a bubble bath, for me personally, is scent and that is one area that this product really fell down. The scent to me is not particularly 'lavendery' to me - there is a very vague lavender fragrance to it, but unfortunately the overall scent to me, smells like furniture polish. My fiancé, who also uses the product says he likes it, but I can't get away from thinking of Pledge every time I use it. Don't get me wrong, I do actually like the smell of polish, I just don't want to bathe in it!
I have found that the bubbles tend to last right until the end of my bath (and I'm a soaker, so stay in there for ages!) which is one positive thing about the product. Unfortunately though, I have found that if I stay in the bath for long periods of time this product seems to dry my skin out quite a lot. As I have dry skin anyway, this is certainly not a good thing and rather disappointing. Shorter baths don't seem to have this effect on me though, so I have continued to use the product when I am just having a quick dip in the bath. After use, I don't notice any trace of fragrance on my skin but it does linger in the bathroom for a while...which at least makes it smell clean with the polish smell!
This bubble bath is available in either a 500ml size (which I have) or a 1 litre size. The 500ml version costs £4 and the litre version £5. Both sizes are frequently on special offer and I certainly don't feel they are worth the full price, so I would strongly suggest looking out for deals.
Overall, I found this product very disappointing. The lavender fragrance was not really very much like lavender, it was drying to my skin and the packaging looks naff too. I wouldn't really recommend this and would suggest if you are looking for a new bubble bath to either try a different fragrance or look at Avon's Senses or Naturals range, both of which are much better quality.
Summary: not a favourite