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Lush Bubblebeard Bubble Bar
Member Name: catsholiday
Lush Bubblebeard Bubble Bar
Advantages: Smells nice and herbily fresh
Disadvantages: Not a lot of bubbles if you want five baths from it
Lush Bubble Beard
This is one of the Christmas releases for 2012 and is called bubble beard but in my mind it is more like bubble moustache but never mind. I think they had an idea that this moustache would create enough bubbles to enable you to make a bubble beard to go with it! It went quite nicely with 'Mo'vember though and that is when I got mine for my birthday and I have just used it for the last time last bath.
This costs £4.95 and weighs about
WHAT IS BUBBLE BEARD?
This is one of the more lasting bubble wands that Lush create from time to time. They are harder than the bubble bars and last at least four of five bath times depending on how bubbly you like your baths. When I got my fist bubble wand I was concerned that it would go on dissolving after I had used it but it doesn't at all. You just use it then put it in a soap dish on the side till you want to use it again.
The bubbly making part is fixed to a stick and at the end is a lollipop shaped rounded part so that the bubble making bar stays put right to the end. The actual stick is quite thin so that you can wave it around in the bath to make the bubbles. I find the stick is a little too thin as this bar is quite heavy and with such a thin stick it is hard to get it shaken in the water.
WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE?
This is one of Lush's more masculine or unisex smells in my opinion. It has a fresh clean herby sort of scent. The smells in this are Cedarwood, sandalwood and tonka but to me I smelled herbs like sage , thyme and basil however it is not a bowl you over scent in this. It is subtle and pervades your skin but doesn't fill the surrounding room as much as other Lush scents do. I can't say I could really detect the sandalwood which is one of my all time favourite smells but maybe when mixed with others you get this fresh herby aroma.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
Well it looks rather like a white or silvery moustache and quite a large one and this is stuck on the end of a thin wooden stick. It has a sort of slightly sparkly look to it and possibly it is meant to be the moustache of the jolly man in a red suit!
WAHT DO YOU DO WITH IT?
This is one of the re usable bubble wands and the idea is you swizzle it around under the taps as the bath is filling and that way lots of bubbles are created. The actual bubble quantity and thickness will depend on the hardness of your water but I managed to get five baths from this bar which works out at about £1 a bath so not a cheap bath but a very nice treat and one of the more unisex smells that lush have done for Christmas this year .
WHAT IS IN THIS ONE?
Well looking at the ingredients I was correct about the herby scents as I see there is Tarragon oil and Thyme absolute as well as lavender oil and neroli oil. Also of course there is Sandalwood oil but no mention of cedarwood at all or tonka which is strange as it is in the product description.
A[part from these we have the bubble ingredient of sodium laureth sulphate and also sodium carbonate and cream of tartar for water softening and then some other bits and finally snowflake lustre which must be the sparkly element to this one.
Tarragon oil is beneficial as it is a natural antibacterial, anti-cancerous ( skin and cervical), anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic, antiparasitic, and a stimulant.
Sandalwood is said to have these properties as an essential oil anti septic, anti inflammatory, astringent, disinfectant, emollient, memory booster and a sedative.
Thyme oil is supposed to help with asthma and coughs and is another natural antiseptic.
Lavender of course is relaxing as well as also being a natural ant septic and helps relieve skin sores.l
Neroli is uplifting and smells like orange.
Not so keen on the sodium laureth sufate as it is still not fully regarded as safe by some but i leave that to you to decide for yourselves.
IS THIS ONE TO BUY AGAIN?
I liked the fresh uplifting clean scent and thought the amount of bubbles was okay but I am not sure that it is quite such good value as lush like to convince us as I got five averagely bubble baths from mine but if I had wanted really thick fluffy bubbles then I would have only got three baths at most.
It left me feeling clean and smelling good. The smell didn't carry much beyond the bathroom with this one and it was not evident on my skin for long after I was dry.
I felt quite nice and moisturised after my bath and my skin was not at all dry and tight. I do suffer from eczema but have not had any problems when using this but my step daughter does have a problem with Lush bubble bars so beware.
So in short this smells good, not sweet and girly at all much more herby and okay for girls and boys to use. It didn't get soggy between uses and I just left it on the bath side between uses. That didn't smell that strong either and usually lush bubble bars really smell strong when sitting in my bathroom.
I am not sure I will be rushing to buy this one again as although it was very nice Lush have so many other products that I want to try and this is not really one of my favourites that I have tried. So if you like Lush products then give it a try, it is nice and fresh smelling but for the price i was hoping for more bubbles in my five baths.
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Summary: A nice unisex sort of smelling reusable bubble bar from Lush