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This is a little bit of sunshine in a bottle. I gazed at the gorgeous packaging of the jar for so long I forgot what I had brought this for!
The sensational blue colour represents the heavenly mediterranean feel that Champneys brings to you in your own home in a bottle and I couldn't be more grateful.
A cocktail of fig milk, olive leaf and green tomato[!!!] this is sent from them, CHAMPNEYS EXPERTS to us the wonderful public, to condition, moisturize and soften our skin in the comfort of our own home.
I prefer to use this during the summer because the scent really helps you get through those heavy long days and creates a gorgeous atmosphere.
I tend to soak my skin in this brand of bath creams for at least ten minutes to get the full benefits of the product and it works.
I have seen the results on my skin as it looks more radiant and the scent lasts all day.
This is reasonably priced and last a long time as it lathers up extremely well.
This is not my favourite of the four main baths cream so I have to be honest in my review, but this is more like a positive three. xx
My bottle of Champneys Mediterranean bubble heaven came in a gift set alongside three other products of the same fragrance. I actually bought the gift set for myself - I'm not really in the habit of doing this, but at the time I hadn't tried the Champneys brand and there was an offer whereby you got a second gift set free if you spent over a certain amount, so I decided to treat myself.
I was really looking forward to trying this bubble bath because it was one product I had toyed with buying separately. The thing that had put me off buying the full size was actually the packaging, as it comes a glass bottle which is the same width all the way up and has no neck. I didn't like the large opening and felt it might lead to spillages and I'm quite clumsy so didn't like the thought of a glass bottle either. The smaller travel sized bottle was not without problems either, as the product is thick and so would not easily pour from such a small bottle - and the plastic was too tough to squeeze. Design wise, the packaging is quite nice though, I love the vibrant blue with the gold, I think it looks luxurious and the sort of thing people would notice on your bathroom shelf.
The bubble heaven contains olive leaf, fig milk and green tomato. It was apparently created to celebrate Champneys first continental spa in Spain. It does smell amazing and the scent is in keeping with other products in the Champneys Meditteranean range. I find the scent difficult to describe, but I can smell the fig in it quite clearly and it also has a slight sharpness to it, which I can only assume to be the green tomato. It's definitely quite a summery scent and I think it's lovely - I certainly prefer it to the other Champneys scents available.
The actual product is a sort of light golden colour with a hint of shimmer running through it. As mentioned earlier in the review, it is a very thick consistency, which makes pouring difficult. From my 50ml travel sized bottle I only actually managed three uses. The last use, I had to immerse the bottle in water to get the remainder out. I think had I not had to resort to this, I would have managed five, possibly six uses from this bottle.
Once actually in the bath, the product seems to froth up quite quickly and produce a lot of bubbles. The scent is quite strong, although I found it didn't last well and seemed to have disappeared after around ten minutes in the bath. The bubbles however, lasted quite well and there were still some remaining right up until I got out.
I do not feel that this product particularly did anything special for my skin. There was a slight trace of fragrance left behind, however I don't think this softened or moisturized or anything of that nature.
The full 400ml size costs £12 from Boots. Having now used the product I really do not think that it is worth anywhere near this much. Fair enough, it is a nice product, smells great and produces long lasting bubbles, but there are products from brands like Radox or Imperial Leather which do the same thing and can be picked up for just a couple of pounds. I honestly don't think I would pay more than £5 for this product, because it's just not special enough to be worth more.