“ Brand: Lush / Foam / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
Candy Cane Lush Bubble bar
This is one of the bigger of the Lush bubble bars and is a wonderful bright candy pink colour with swirls of white through it. It is these stripes that give it the name 'Candy Cane as it is not in anyway minty which candy canes usually are. It is a bit like the comforter in looks but is usually ina bar rather than a rounded splodge shape. It is a very girlie bar both because of the colour but also because the smell is so sweet and creamy that it really could not be described as masculine in any way at all. This one weighs 100g like my favourite Ma Bar, and also Amandopondo, Dorothy, Karma and others This is one of the cheaper bars at £2.35 while the Ma Bar is £2.50 and Karma is £2.99 and they are all the same size so this is quite good value comparatively. I easily get 3 baths from this one so that this is under £1 per bath.
I bought this one a s I just felt like being a bit girlie one day near Chritmas and this is one that tends to only be brought out for the Christmas season . I just fancied trying a Christmassey treat and wanted to try a lighter sweeter bar rather than my usual preference for earthy and creamy scents . This is not the sort of bar I buy often as it has a very sweet 'young' fresh bubble gummy feminine smell so it is nice for a change. As I sniff the bar it reminds me of old fashioned sweet shops and also the old original smell of bubble gum.
The name is a rather obvious and needs little further explanation really. I feel it is meant to conjure up images of Christmas candy canes on the Christmas tree and get you in the mood for Christmas.
Theses Lush bubble bars are really a soft solid way of getting bubbles in your bath along with a little special luxury of moisturising and softening the water too. The idea is that you crumble the bar as your bath is filling and then enjoy a huge mountain of luxuriously softening and moisturising scented bubbles. Before I use my bars in the bath I use them to freshen and scent my clothes drawers. It is always a bit of a lucky dip to see what I can find in my drawers when I fancy a special bath. I keep all my Lush soaps and bubble bars in my drawers as that way I never have to buy any drawer scented liners and my clothes always have a "Lushious "smell about them.
On a night that I decide I need a bit of pampering after a hard day cleaning the house or babysitting grandchildren or just because I just fancy a bit of a treat I have a little hunt through my drawers to see what treats I can find. I remembered that I had treated myself to this Christmas bar in Lush a week or so earlier so I cut it into thirds and popped the other two bits back in the yellow paper recyclable bag in the drawer and took one into the bathroom with me. I took a deep sniff and closed my eyes to soak up the sweet candy sugary bubble gum aroma. It smelled very familiar and now I look at the ingredients I see it has the same scent as the creamy candy bar with the little flower that is sold all year around. I feel a bit cheated now!
I started to fill my bath and sat on the edge watching as I crumbled the stripey pink bar into the warm running water. The bar is soft and creamy so crumbles easily. I find the smaller you can crumble the bits, the better bubbles you get as the bar dissolves more evenly. Remember this is only one third of the bar that created this bath full of bubbles and sniffed in the smell. I was immersed in the bubble gum, old fashioned sweetie shop creamy sweet scented warm moist air as it rose from the bath to fill my bathroom. This is a young smell that would appeal to the younger generation and particularly girls. My son's ex girlfriend loved this one. She was an odd mix of little girl pink and gothy punk and I bought this for her on a number of occasions! It is not a sophisticated scent at all and you do have to be in the mood for it. I find it quite light and more suitable for summer so having discovered that this is the same smell as the creamy candy bar I probably won't buy this one again as I find it rather sweet but I had to try it.
I know I'm mean and only use a third of this bar but that is usually more than enough, in fact I think it would be totally overwhelming if you use a whole one of these bars. The bubbles were abundant and thick as they normally are when I treat myself to one of these. Bear in mind the price of £2.35 I don't think I'm being unreasonable in expecting at least three baths from that.
Okay sweet candy smell and a bath full of bubbles but how does it feel in the bath? Once again I am never disappointed as the water feels creamy and soft and I never need any soap or other cleaning agent I just soak in the bath and luxuriate in the mass of bubbles that surround me enjoy the caressing smooth feel of the moisturised water gently soothing tired joints and oozing into my dried old skin! This bar is full of Fair Trade cocoa butter so it is especially moisturising for my skin.
What are the benefits of this bar in terms of essential oils?
The cocoa butter means this is a very skin nourishing while the vanilla absolute and almond oil give this its candy smell. This is perfect for the person dieting who can get a fix of creamy sweetness without the calories.
The sodium bicarbonate and tartaric acid make the water lovely and soft. Sodium bicarbonate is very good for calming irritated skin so that is good.
The less desirable sodium laureth sulfate is there to make the bubbles and is a strong surfactant. . This has been linked to cancer so if this bothers you then I suggest you have a look at this article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_laureth_sulfate
So all in all what do I think? I love the scent of this bubble bar and I always smell sweet afterwards. My skin which is a little sensitive to some things feels nice and soft after this and I haven't had any adverse effects from using this one at all. This is not my favourite bubble bar by a long way but it is a lovely sweet treat. As it smells wonderful and I feel I get really good value from this with three baths this works out at less than £1 a bath which is far from cheap but okay for a treat.
So I would recommend if you like the smell of sweet bubble gum but if you don't and want a scent that is a bit more sophisticated then you will hate this one as the aroma is quite sweet and a bit like old fashioned candy floss or bubble gum, almost pure sugary sweetness .
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I'm sure everybody is quite aware of Lush now and that they make fresh handmade products, so I will not go into any details about the brand, and just about this product itself.
Bubble bars from Lush are designed to just got straight into your bath under hot running water, just like you would with usual bubble bath. The bar itself is quite crumbly, at least this particular candy cane one was. There are many different bubble bars available from Lush with different scents. You can smell the product before you buy so you know what to expect, but beware that the aroma becomes a lot lot stronger when in your bath. I chose this candy cane one simple because it was the week after Christmas and all the Christmas stock was half price. I had never used a bubble bar from lush before and they were priced at around £2.50 - £3, considering you can only use the bar once this can make it a very expensive purchase, and so I opted for the candy cane one for half price, priced at £1.25. I did smell a lot of the others and really liked some of them, more than this candy cane one, but I thought if I liked the results of this one then I would go back and treat myself to the full priced bubble bars.
The bar looked exactly as it does in the picture. I didn't know what to expect when I first went to use this as I had never used one before, and so I placed it in my bath and just left it to run. I would normally leave the bath to run for at least ten minutes before checking on it, however I went and checked on it after five minutes because I was excited to see the results of the bubble bar. When I first caught a glimpse of the bath I got a shock and I thought it was going to overflow, but in fact it wasn't the water, it was just the bubbles, there was so many of them and they were so high! The sweet smell of candy also hit me straight away when walking into the bathroom, it was lovely and not too sickly at all. I could also smell the scent on my skin for hours after having my bath, which I find never happens with the ordinary bubble bath.
The bubbles lasted ages while I was in the bath and didn't disappear too quickly (I hate it when bubbles do this!) The bubble bar also turned the water slightly pink, it made the bath look very pretty!
I have never used one of these bubble bars since, but that is only because there never used to be a Lush store in my town. I bought this one when I went to Edinburgh for a few days. They have however recently opened a Lush store in my town and so I am just saving up my money before I go in there, as I know I'm probably going to spend a fortune in there, especially after reading all the reviews on here of the other Lush products, there are lots of things I want to try. This bubble bar is one that I will definitely be purchasing again, and I wouldn't mind paying full price for it this time either. The candy cane one was only available at Christmas time and so I am hoping it will be back again later this year, in the mean time I will try out some of the other bubble bars.
I also think the next time I will try and half the bubble bar and so make two uses out of it, as it really did create a lot of bubbles.
A festive treat
It is not often I purchase Lush products, but this bubble bar came as part of a gift set that I picked up in the January sales, and it was definitely something I was keen to try out. This is part of the Lush Christmas range and costs just over £2 when it's available.
There are many reviews on this very site for Lush products - they must be added pretty much daily! - but there must be some people who are not familiar with the store, so I will give some info about Lush for those who may not be au fait with it. For those of you who are Lush aficionados, feel free to skip the next section!
Ever walked up a high street or into a shopping centre and been bowled over by a sweet (some may say sickly) scent? Well, that means you are within sniffing distance of a Lush store. I know some people who hate this smell and the smell seems to carry a long way - I know of rail stations that smell in all four corners of Lush products, just because there is a small concession tucked away somewhere. But follow your nose and you will find yourself in a shop full of all sorts of colourful and interesting smelling chunks of stuff, as well as tubs and bottles - some full of odd-looking gloop!
The first store was opened back in 1994 by a husband and wife team based in Poole, Dorset. What makes the company really special is its ethical approach to beauty. The company is against all animal testing and does not work with any suppliers that test products on animals. All its products are suitable for vegetarians and the majority are also suitable for vegans. All its packaging is recyclable - and many items are packaging-free such as its bubble bars and soaps which adorn the shops in all their naked glory. All products are handmade in a small factory and some have a short shelf life due to their natural ingredients.
As well as the sweet, sweet smells, the stores resemble sweet shops! Lots of products are on display for you to touch, test and sniff, and the products come in every colour of the rainbow. There is also a fair bit of glitter, shimmer, confetti and flower petals in Lush's products too.
Products range from shower gels, bubble bars and bombs, hair care products and lip balms. The prices are, I think, a little bit steep, but you do pay for the good ethical credentials and high quality of the products.
The staff are generally really helpful (and sometimes this can verge on annoying) but if you do need help when you're in a store they are generally very knowledgeable about the products and can advise if you have any specific skin complaints or issues.
The bubble bar
This bar is a very pretty white stone-shaped bar, big enough to fit in your hand, with a bright pink swirl running through it. The bar is very girlie and nice to look at. It has a slightly chalky feel to it and it must be treated with care or little bits could easily flake off. if you hold the bar up to your nose it smells very sweet - almost like candy floss, and the girlie fragrance matches the look of the bar. I have listed the full ingredients below for anyone who is interested.
Now sadly I don't often get the time to treat myself to long, hot, luxurious baths, so I decided to try a bit of this bubble bar out first of all on my little girl. She is only two, but she doesn't have sensitive skin and I was satisfied that this product, being from Lush, wouldn't cause her any issues. Of course I didn't want to be too generous with my bubble bar (she is only little after all), so she and I crumbled about an eighth of the bar into the bath under the hot running water. MissD enjoyed doing this, and was keen to get in the bath to "look for more crumbles" - it's not always easy getting her into the bath so this was a nice added bonus. I was really surprised, considering how little we put into the water, that the smell really made itself known, with the nice sweet fragrance filling the air in the bathroom. The water also went a nice pale pink colour - again, a hit with my daughter!
Soft and fluffy
I was also impressed by the amount of bubbles generated by such a small amount of the product - the bath really did fill up and although it wouldn't have been enough for me, it was perfect for my daughter. The bubbles looked soft and fluffy and I decided to try another little experiment out on my guinea pi- .... I mean my lovely daughter. I took a small handful of the bubbles and rubbed it into her back. Sure enough, the bubbles turned to a nice creamy lather - again, very impressive considering how little of the bar I used. By this point I really wanted to chuck MissD out of the bath and get in myself! But I resisted, reminding myself how much of the bar I had left to play with later.
After her bath, the scent of the bubble bar was still on MissD's skin, which was really lovely. The scent that lingered was sweet and really appropriate somehow for my little girl. So I have to say I was really pleased and impressed with this product even before I had actually got to use it myself!
When I did finally get to try it out myself, I decided not to use the whole bar and to save a bit more for MissD as I am a kind and generous mummy. I would say I left around a quarter for her, so for brainy mathematicians out there you will have worked out this left me with about five eighths of a bubble bar! (I do hope this is right as maths isn't my strong point!) Again, I crumbled this into the water - it crumbles easily and the chunks dissolve quickly in the water - although you will find you are of course left with a little residue on your hands. Again the smell was amazing and the amount of bubbles generated was perfect for me. So for anyone interested in purchasing this, who may be put off by the price, I would stress that there is enough here for two good grown-up-size baths!
In the water, the bubbles felt soft and creamy and I am a big fan of that lovely smell. It is quite unusual and it's really uplifting when you lie in the bath surrounded by the sweet fragrance - and the pink water is fun too! I think a Candy Cane bath may be a good option if you like to relax in a bath before going out - it would get you in the mood for a night on the town with the girls. As my previous experiment on my daughter had been a success, I too used the foam as a kind of soap, rubbing the bubbles into my skin. They felt lovely and soft, and surprisingly creamy for a bath product. My bath was thoroughly enjoyable and the fragrance lingered on my skin after use. Fabulous!
From reading other reviews I know that some bubble bars can leave residue after the bath has drained, so I must also add that this bar left no residue at all.
Between MissD and I we got four baths out of this one bar - three for her and one for me, the lucky thing - so even at full price this would be one I would buy again. It's fun and girlie, but the bar produces creamy bubbles that are perfect for a fun yet luxurious soak in the tub. Even for big people, this is enough, I think, for two baths, but the fact that my little girl gets to enjoy it too is an added bonus for me.
Although this particular bubble bar is only available at Christmas, I believe the Creamy Candy bubble bar, which is available all year round, has quite a similar fragrance and effect so, if you can't wait till December rolls round again, then maybe you could try this one instead!
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betanine, Perfume, Cocamide DEA, Titanium Dioxide, Vanilla Absolute, Colour 45410, Colour 17200.
I love Lush's bubble bars and their bath items are my favourite treats. This is one of the Christmas range bubble bars which was released a while back and has been re-produced thanks to its popularity. It can be bought from the Lush high street stores, via mail order, or online at www.lush.co.uk. I was lucky enough to receive one in my box of Lush goodies underneath the Christmas tree this year!
Product description: "Sweet as candy and twice as bubbly. Crumble under running water for mountains of fragrant bubbles."
Bubble bars are a really original idea for a bath product. It's a solid bar and feels totally unlike most other bath products. The idea is that you use chunks of it in your bath water and it creates the same effect as a regular bubble bath. Because of its nature the product requires no packaging and is extremely environmentally friendly, just pop it into a recycled paper bag and then re-use or recycle it again once you've finished.
It's important that you use this product correctly, so here are some tips on how to get the most out of your bath. To start with, keep the product dry at all times to preserve it's solid state. I usually store my Lush things in their little yellow paper bags in a box in my bedroom wardrobe, so that the steam and dampness from the bathroom doesn't affect them. When you are ready to use it, with dry hands break off a section of the bar. Lush usually recommend that you use a third of the bar per bath, and that's how I split this one up so I had three bubbly baths from the one bubble bar. Start running the taps and crumble the bubble bar section under the hot running water. Make sure you break down the little lumps and help it to dissolve properly. To get an extra frothy bath, run the water through your showerhead and the bubbles grow out of control! Once the crumbled bits of bar have disappeared you will have a gorgeous bath full of bubbles waiting for you. It is quite soft and breaks up easily when you crush it in your hands, so you don't need to use too much force.
Candy Cane is a nice girly looking bubble bar. It has a long flat-ish shape and is decorated with swirls of pink and white colour running through it. The scent is one of my favourites and is super sweet! It really does smell like candy and will be giving you sugar cravings in no time. The scent is strong and noticeable even when the bubble bar is dry before putting it into the bath.
This bubble bar is nice and moist so it crumbles easily and breaks into small particles that dissolve easily. Because I was using only a third of the entire bar per bath, the water turned a pale baby pink sort of colour similar to candyfloss, however the more product you use the brighter pink colour you will get in the bath water. This is a lovely bubbly product and they last well, staying put throughout the entire bath time without fading away.
One thing that I love about using Lush bubble bars is that they seem to have a good effect on my skin as well as producing lovely fluffy bubbles. This bubble bar was gently moisturising and my skin did feel softer after using it although I did still need to follow up with body lotion afterwards. It is not quite as hydrating as some of the other Lush bubble bars, but it did give my skin a lovely silky feeling during the time that I was soaking in the tub. I think it possibly would have had more intense moisturising results if I had used a larger section of the bubble bar each time, and split it into two baths rather than three, but I was happy enough with how it worked on my skin.
The Candy Cane bubble bar is a good all-rounder that has a yummy scent, is nice and bubbly, and gives a light amount of moisturisation. This is a perfect sweet treat and it makes a lovely seasonal gift - I was very happy to receive it last Christmas. The only problem is that it is only available to buy during the Christmas season so you have to grab one and enjoy it while you can!
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betanine, Perfume, Cocamide DEA, Titanium Dioxide, Vanilla Absolute, Colour 45410, Colour 17200.
This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
If you like this bubble bar you may also enjoy these similar products from Lush...
+ The entire Snow Fairy range (including Shower Gel, Solid Perfume and Lip Tint)
+ Rock Star soap
+ Candy Fluff dusting powder
I was really pleased to find this Lush Bubble Bar on sale for half price at Christmas and bought a couple as I've been a big fan of Lush products for some time now. This is one of the products in Lush's special Christmas range so it's not for sale at any other time of the year. It's usual price is £2.35.
Lush Bubble Bars are colourful creations of condensed powder which is scented and sometimes infused with special moisturising or skin-loving ingredients like oils and plant extracts. They often look like little rainbow coloured cakes. The Candy Cane is a long sausage-roll shaped bubble bar. It looks a lot bigger than most other Lush bubble bars. It is designed to look like one of those rock sticks of red and white candy that are shaped into a walking stick. Except that in this bubble bar the stripes are pink, rather than red. At it's deepest part the bubble bar is about 1 inch deep and is about 4-5 inches long. The stripe pattern is quite random as these bars are fashioned by hand and mine looks like it's made of two different pastries that have been squeezed together. Aesthetically there are far prettier bubble bars around and this one is not, in my opinion, the most ideal Lush gift for anyone.
To use one of these Candy Canes you simply crumble it under your running bath water. Your bath water should be quite warm as I've discovered that the powder doesn't melt so well with colder water. Unlike Lush Ballistics, Bubble Bars do not fizz much but rather melt slowly away and as they do so they transform into radiant foam. So you don't need to wait until you enter the bath before using this as there is no exciting hot-tub-like sizzling sensations to experience under the water. The Candy Cane is comprised of a very soft, fluffy powder which when I stick my fingers into gives me a real thrill. It's like making mud pies when you are a kid! It's a brilliant sensation to be able to break the Bubble bar into pieces, to get your fingernails right in there and grind down the lumps until they are like sand.
When I buy bubble bars from Lush I do so hoping that I can use them in more than one bath since they are so expensive. The Candy Cane's enormous size suggested I would be able to portion this up into at least three baths. When I first used this I took a third of the bar and put into into the bath water. I waited for it to melt and looked for the bubbles to appear. About three bubbles formed on the surface looking more like a kind of dirty scum than anything remotely romantic. I then added another third. The water turned a cloudy off-white colour and a few more bubbles (albeit very small and dirty looking) appeared. I finally added the final third as I was adamant I was going to get the bubbles that Lush promise with this bar. The water then finally turned a girly pastel pink colour and after I splashed the water around with my hand a bit the bubble content increased a lot. The bubbles were not that deep though, with a cloudy head of about one inch deep.
When I first used the Candy Cane I was sure I had used it before although I couldn't remember ever buying it. The smell was so familiar though. It smells like strawberry bubble gum, cotton candy, sherbet, jelly sweets and cupcakes. I finally realised that the fragrance of this is pretty much identical to that of the Lush Creamy Candy bar. The fragrance is very strong and quite enchanting but it's a scent I'd describe as ultra girly and it may not appeal to older women or those with a more refined or mature taste.The fragrance lingers on your skin after you've left the bath too, so it's like a whole body perfume.
The Candy Cane doesn't seem to have any obvious moisturising qualities and although my skin feels clean and refreshed after using it doesn't feel any softer and I still reach for the moisturising cream.
I can't deny I have enjoyed using the Candy Cane Bubble Bars but I am disappointed I have to use the whole bar before I get anything like enough bubbles that I'd get from a dollop of creme bubble bath gel and which I'm happy to lay back and relax in. As far as the fragrance goes I really like the light hearted perfume and it cheers me up and makes me feel like a teenager again. Although I've mentioned that my skin is not really moisturised by the Candy Cane ingredients I do find that the water turns silky smooth like milk and so it's lovely to splash around in! I would probably buy this again at the price I paid (half price) but I'm not sure it's worth it's regular price tag considering the overall effects of the product and the fact that there are more economically friendly and more potent bubble bars for sale at Lush. So ultimately whilst the Candy Cane is not bad it's not brilliant either, just average.
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This lovely bubble bar comes out at Christmas and only at Christmas so try not to miss out!
I first tried this a year ago. I spotted it in the store where I was attracted to it by the pink and white swirls, the smell was even better! This year I asked for the Christmas Candy Box gift set which included this.
The bubble bar is quite big so I tend to split it up into three pieces to make the most of it. Lush suggest that you crumble the bubble bar under running water. I found the best way to get maximum bubbles was to literally just hold the piece under warm running water with a bit of crumbling at the end. You will be amazed at the amount of bubbles just from a third of the bubble bar.
Once in the bath, the aroma is delightful. I would describe it as strawberries and blueberries with coconut and vanilla cream. It's so sweet smelling that you will want to eat it, but don't! It makes the bath pretty pink, depending on how much you put in.
The bath experience itself is lovely. The water delicately feels soft but not greasy. It's lightly cleansing and leaves you smelling delicious. The scent lasted for quite a while after and my skin felt soft.
I would use this product again and would recommend it!
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I have been a fan of Lush products for many years now. The service I receive when I walk into the store is welcoming, friendly and very helpful, and the products, although perhaps a little expensive, are gorgeous.
It seems customary for my friends and family to buy me Lush products on my birthday or Christmas, and the Christmas that has just flown by was no exception to this. I got myself a healthy selection of bath products, with Lush being there in my "most pleased with" list. The Candy Cane Bubble Bar was one of the several Lush products I received this Christmas.
The Candy Cane Bubble Bar is part of the Christmas 2009 range from Lush. Every Christmas Lush release brand new ranges that will only be around for a limited time around the holiday period (although they occasionally resurface on their website). I've already said Lush products are gorgeous, but what exactly is a Bubble Bar? A Bubble Bar is basically a bubble bath in a solid bar. These bars come in all shapes, sizes, colours and smells, and the bubbles are activated by simply crumbling some (or all, depending on how you like your bubbles!) of the bubble bar under running bath water. Make sure you crumble it right underneath the running water, rather than anywhere in the bath, otherwise you will find your bubbles will not been as effective, and some of the bar may be left behind in the bottom of the bath as crumbly residue.
This particular Bubble Bar had a lovely soft texture to it, which I found made it easier to break into sections and crumble in the bath water. The bar is of a larger size than most of the other bubble bars I have tried previously (for Lush regulars, think of the "Comforter" bubble bar, and this literally has the same shape and pattern, but the colours are varied). I believe that Lush had decided to make this Bubble Bar live up to it's name, and take on the appearance of a candy cane. There are several shades of pink and white swirled in together, and in some sections of mine, it did look like it was striped like a candy cane. However, as all Lush products are handmade, appearances will vary on each one, so you may find yours to be a different shade to the one I tried. Regardless, you'll probably all find that there is a lot of pink in this bubble bar, giving it a very girly look. The smell compliments the look, with a very sweet, girly, candy smell.
The pink does not stop there though. Crumble it into your bath water and you'll find out that your bath water will turn a subtle but pretty shade of pink. I shut my bathroom door whilst I was running my bath, so that when I walked back in to finally have my pampering session in the bath, the room was filled with the deliciously sweet aroma. I really did enjoy the smell, which lasted in the bath water for a very long time. I hate the thought of bath products that do not leave my skin smelling lovely for a long time, and I have tried Lush products before which only have a very limited stick-around time. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Candy Cane Bubble Bar lasted on my skin for a considerably long time. I was not sniffing my skin every few minutes to check, but I was aware that I could still smell a faint sweet scent on my skin after the hour mark.
Most Lush Bubble Bars come equipped with natural moisturising agents, and this bar was also adorned with these properties. Because of this, I noticed that the bath water felt very soft on my skin, which is brilliant, as I live in an area where the water is quite hard. The bubble bar also made my skin feel very smooth once I had finished my bath and dried off. I have very dry skin, which can be quite painful in places, and is also a pain to get rid of with most other products, and whilst this bubble bar did not eliminate it, it definitely helped to soothe my winter-hit skin.
Now, I had said at the beginning that Lush products tended to be rather expensive for what they did. Unfortunately, as much as I love it, I do have to wait for special occasions to either treat myself, or be treated by other people, as the money sometimes is an issue. This Candy Cane Bubble Bar is priced at £2.35, which may not seem that much, but if you are anything like me, you cannot walk into Lush and just buy the one product. Every Bubble Bar is priced at around this, or more, and do not last overly long (I managed to make this one last three baths, but I know a lot of people use them in one), so the cost quickly adds up in one shop! The results from the bubble bar are definitely worth the price though if you have some money to spare!
The last thing to note is that Lush is an environmentally friendly store. Each product is handmade, contains natural ingredients, and comes packaged in bio-degradable packaging. They also encourage you to re-use their packaging by offering rewards (go into your local Lush and find out what they offer!). So if you are worried about your carbon footprint, and want to make sure you are doing some good for the planet, you will not have any worries here. Also, nothing is tested on animals, only willing humans.
So, if you are feeling the post-Christmas blues and want to be reminded of that happy seasonal time, then I suggest giving the Candy Cane Bubble Bar a go. I managed to make it last for three baths, and it is worth the money, even if it seems you are paying a bit much for 1 to 3 bath sessions! The smell is sweet, girly and Christmassy, and there is plenty of pretty pinks in the bars design. Girly girls will probably fall in love with the colours and the smell. I have tried many bubble bars in the past few years, and I can honestly say that this is one of the best ones I have been lucky enough to try. So, if you're waiting for an excuse for a pampering session and fancy something that smells delicious, well...what are you waiting for? Get on down to Lush and pick up one of these!
Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will know that I am a huge fan of the shop Lush and am trying to work my way through all of their products, particularly their bath products. Earlier they brought out their limited edition Christmas range and I've been sampling products from there. One of the products I really like is the Candy Cane bubble bar.
Bubble bars are basically bubble bath in solid form. You crumble them into a running bath and create mounds of bubbles. Candy cane, as the name suggests, is designed to resemble this sweet Christmas treat and is a rounded rectangle shape coloured white and pink. It contains cream of tartar and baking soda to produce bubbles, and is suitable for vegans. It smells very sweet, which is down to the moisturising and sweet vanilla absolute it contains, and if it smells familiar that's because it's the same scent as the Creamy Candy Bath bubble bar that is available all year round!
With most Lush bubble bars, you can break them in half as half a bar provides plenty of bubbles. I've used both halves of the bar on separate occasions and found that absolutely tons of bubbles were created each time, and to be honest I could have got away with breaking the bar into three pieces!
Sometimes, bubble bars change the colour of the water. I found that one half of the bar turned the water pale pink, while the other half, being mostly white, turned the water a cloudy white. To be honest, there were so many bubbles that I couldn't see the water anyway!
The bubble bar released a lovely sweet scent that filled the whole bathroom and was lovely to relax in. The water felt silky-soft and when I got out of the bath my skin was soft and scented with the lovely sweet smell. I found that my sensitive skin wasn't irritated at all by the product.
Candy Cane is a lovely festive and sweet bubble bar and would make an ideal substitute for sweets and chocolate if you're trying to watch your weight. Don't eat candy, bathe in it! The bar is £2.35 which is good value considering it can be used for at least 2, and possibly 3, baths. I can recommend it unreservedly for anyone who likes sweet scents.
As like many of us this Christmas I cant afford really expensive presents for everybody so I decided to treat my friends to a few products from Lush for Christmas instead of having to blow everything on really pricey gifts - the presents are just as thoughtful but they cost much less. Anyway while I was in Lush searching for these presents their Christmas products range caught my eye and so I picked a few up for my friends and decided to try a few of them for myself as well. Starting with this 'Candy Cane Bubble Bar' simply because it looked so cute sitting there in the store and I knew it was exactly the type of product I normally enjoy so I bought myself one and since I couldnt wait until actual Christmas to try it out I used it last night. I wish they made this bubble bar all year round - its one of the best Ive ever used!!
Price: £2.35 - 100g bar.
Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk
Other Info: LIMITED EDITION - FOR CHRISTMAS + 100% suitable for vegans.
This bar in reality looks exactly like it does in the picture. Its like a lump of playdough with white and pink swirls which doesnt sound great to be honest but it does look very cute and girly and I just knew (and hoped) it would look just as nice in my bath. I wished this was in the shape of an actual candy cane to add a bit more of a Christmassy feel but thats not a major disadvantage as I suppose it only dissolves anyway.
To use this bar you can either crumble it under the running tap or simply drop it into a bath full of water - it works just as well either way to be honest so do it which ever way you like and the results shouldnt be any different. I managed to get 2 baths out of my one bar and I probably could have got more if Id tried so even though it might be a litter more than most people pay for a bubble bath it is good value I think. This turned my bath a gorgeous swirly pink & white colour which reminded me of a milkshake and it produces LOADS of bubbles - this is the perfect bar to use for a relaxing bath after a long day of Christmas shopping!
This bar also smells absolutely gorgeous! Vanilla is one of my favourite smells in anything and that is the main scent this bar gives off a mixture of vanilla and sweet christmas candy - even though I think the smell is amazing I did expect it to be a little more christmassy. What with the candy cane name I thought it would be more minty or have a spicy edge like christmas cake - you know what I mean - so I think some people will be disappointed if they are expecting something smell-wise designed specially for xmas.
Other than that the gorgeous scent lasted on my skin for hours after I got out the bath and my skin did feel amazing. I think there must be some cocoa butter mixed into this bar because my skin felt super smooth when I got out the bath and it still does now almost 24 hours later so the effects are very long lasting. I do recommend this bar as its only a once a year thing but if your expecting a REALLY christmassy bubble bar maybe the other ones are better! I still loved it though :)
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Lush is my favourite place to be. Especially at Christmas time when they have all their new and lovely scents in the stores and there is just that generally happy feeling floating about. Every Christmas there will be new additions to the Christmas range and there will be the oldies about too. Candy Cane is one of the oldies and a firm favourite with me.
Firstly, I love the look of this bubble bar. It is longish, like a piece of Play Doh you have rolled backwards and forwards. It is white and pink in colour and does resemble a candy cane just without the hooked end. Though I would have preferred that the swirls of pink be swirls of red instead. I have never seen a pink candy cane.
It is a lovely scent. It is very sweetie like and uses vanilla as its main scent. Lush customers will know the scent is is the same as the Creamy Candy bubble bar and Rock Star soap. It is a fluffy sort of bubble bar which when you crumble it under running water creates mountains of bubbles and turns the water a creamy pink colour.
The bubble bar is scented just the right amount. It scents the bathroom nicely and it lasts the entire time you are in the bath (for me this is anything between 1-2 hours).
It is a really moisturising bubble bar and my skin always feels lovely afterwards, like I have put a soft powder all over me. I love it.The scent lingers on your skin and my husband says I smell good enough to eat after using this in the bath!
When available this bubble bar costs £2.35 but it is only around at Christmas time. If you do need a fix of the scent then Creamy Candy is your best friend as it is the same. I don't find this scent particularly Christmassy as it is available all year round.
I do recommend this bubble bar or Creamy Candy which is the same thing but just the all year around varient. I do wish Lush would make this more Christmassy however by making it look more like its namesake, even if it is just by making the pink swirls red. I don't think a bit of a peppermint scent would go a miss either.
I love all Lush products, so when I tried this one it was no surprise to me that I fell in love with this product.
It cost me within the region of £2-£3 and because you can easily split it into 2 or 3 seperate pieces I feel that this a very reasonable price.
It is pink in colour with white swirls throughout and it smells simply divine. It is a comfort smell to me which is very sweet and smells of sweets and an underlying scent of strawberries in there.
Once you have plopped it in the bath the scent immediatley fills the whole room with the smell and the bath is turned a creamy white colour with a very pale pink colour to it. It produced plent of bubbles with just 1/3 of this, which is why I didn't feel that I needed to use the whole one for one bath.
It dissolves evernly and does so in four to five minutes. It makes the water feel hydrating, creamy and soft.
It moisturises the skin beautifully and once out I didn't even feel the need to moisturise and it left my skin soft and smooth to the touch. The scent also lingered on my skin which is great as the smell is simply divine!
Overall I would highly reccomend this and it is one of my favourites!
The Candy Cane bubble bar is one of the products that I'm always sure to stock up on over Christmas.
The bar is a swirled pink and white sausage shape approximately 4 inches long. Like quite a few Lush products it has the very pink and girly candy scent that to me smells like candy floss, bubble gum and a little fruity.
I decided to use a third of the bar in my bath in order to make my stash of these last longer. There's no way I'll have enough to last until next Christmas, but I can do my best to stretch them out. It broke fairly easily although crumbled a little so it would be best to do this over something to catch any pieces.
To use the bubble bar you crumble it under running water. If you don't do this, you'll find you end up with solid bits in the bottom of your tub. This bar dissolved very easily in a few seconds and instantly produced plenty of white frothy bubbles. Despite only using a third of the bar there were enough bubbles, so I don't think I would have needed any more.
The bar made the water and my bathroom smell gorgeous. It's a very pink and girly smell, and if you like Rock Star or any of the Snow Fairy products you'll love this. I was disappointed that the water didn't change colour. I'm so used to Lush products making the water a bright colour that I was expecting to have a bright pink bath.
The scent and bubbles lasted well. I spent 20-30 minutes in the bath and it was still bubbly when I got out. The scent lingered in my bathroom and on my skin for a couple of hours afterwards.
The bar costs under £3 and you get enough for 3 baths which is pretty reasonable as Lush products go.
I thoroughly enjoyed my Candy Cane bath and recommend stocking up at Christmas if you like pink, girly products.
I love it when the time comes for Lush to bring out the Christmas range because my favourite shower gel, Snow Fairy, only comes out at Christmas and it means I can re-stock up on it! My second favourite Lush product at Christmas however is the Candy Cane bubble bar.
This bubble bar looks just like the picture above, a long sausage shaped bubble bar which is different to the usual shape of the bubble bars which are normally just small blocks. It's pink and white swirled pattern adds to the candy effect, and it smells of vanilla and, well, candy!
A bubble bar is a solid bubble bath. Using one of these is dead easy. Unlike their bath ballistics you don't just throw a bubble bar into your bath, instead you can snap off a small part of the bar (or use a knife if you prefer) and gently crumble that under the hot running water. Bubbles will instantly begin to appear and the small crumbs of bubble bar will slowly dissolve. This results in fragrant bubbles and depending on the colour of the bubble bar, and sometimes changes the colour of the water slightly.
The Candy Cane bubble bar contains Vanilla Absolute and it smells amazing! I love the smells of anything slightly pink and candy related in Lush, which is strange because I'm not a big girly girl at all. If you love the smell of Snow Fairy, Rock Star or Godmother soap, Melting Marshmallow or of course, the creamy candy bubbly bar then you will love the candy cane.
This bubble bar gave my bath lots of gorgeous fluffy bubbles and I could really smell the vanilla when I got in my bath. I love bubble bars which give the water a different colour but the candy cane unfortunately doesn't colour the water as such as it probably doesn't have enough pink in the bubble bar. It does however make the water a milky, cloudy white.
Bathing using the candy cane is always a luxury bath. The bubbles are soft and smell great, and it's a great bath to relax in. After getting out the bath the room smells of the candy cane bubble bar and the smell does linger on my skin for a while. My skin always feels soft afterwards which I love, as not all of Lush's bath products have an effect on my skin.
The Candy Cane bubble bar can be bought from Lush only at Christmas. It costs around £2-3 and you can get around 3-4 baths out of it, depending on how frugal you are with the bar. Despite it only being available at Christmas, I will often see this on eBay throughout the year, so you can also look for it on there.
This is one of my favourite bubble bars, it smells amazing, gives off lovely white fluffy bubbles and the smell lingers around on my soft skin for a while afterwards. Yum!
I decided to treat myself to something nice and Lushy recently, and picked up a Candy Cane Bubble Bar. I prefer the bubble bars to bath bombs as they tend to last longer and you can use them for two or three baths. A lot of Lush Christmas stuff smells too sickly sweet or harshly spicy in my opinion, but the Candy Cane bar, though sweet, isn't too overwhelming.
The bar is longer and thinner than most Lush bubble bars - it would have been nicer to make it actually candy cane shaped (instead it just looks like someone's sat on it or rolled it too much with a rolling pin). It also has a pink and white vague 'swirled' design (again more effort and a red colour would have been appreciated here to make it look more different from the classic pink swirly bubble bar, but never mind).
The bar smells lovely, and if you're a fan of Snow Fairy this would work well with it. The water went very bright pink and it was easy to crumble into the bath under hot running water, and melted straight away to produce a good enough amount of bubbles. I hate baths that are too bubbly as I find it difficult to wash my hair properly, but then again I only used a third of a bar for this reason. So 1/3 was about perfect for bubbles that were obvious but didn't stick around too long.
The bar costs about £2.35, and for this you can have one massive luxurious bubbly bath, or three smaller but still enjoyable baths. The bar made my skin feel soft and silky, and about two hours after I'd got out of the bath and gone downstairs my sister commented that something smelled nice, like Lush! So the scent does stick around for a long time even if you don't use that much of a bar.
I do feel more Christmassy and this is a great Christmas treat from Lush that smells lovely. However, I'd prefer it to look a bit more candy cane like please!
There's a shopping rule that says: 'don't shop for food when you're hungry otherwise you'll buy unnecessary junk food'.
Well, there should be a rule that says: 'don't shop for bath bombs/melts when you're cold' because I popped into Lush to treat myself to a special Christmas bathtime treat and, after imagining soaking in a lovely warm bath, I came out with four of them!
One of the treats I bought myself was a Candy Cane Bubble Bar. It cost me £2.35 and its vegan (of course, none of Lush's products are tested on animals).
It's a sausage shape measuring about 4 and a half inches long. It's got pink and white swirls on it and I discovered mine had a little blue bit in the centre.
The idea is you crumble it up under a running tape to create a luscious bath experience.
As I like nice things to last longer, I only use half of the sausage at a time and it's just as good.
It has a really sweet smell to it, very vanilla-y and just like those candy canes you can buy (the non-peppermint ones). It sort of reminds me of the smell of a stick of rock! And you get this exact fragrance in your bath, what more could you want!
It doesn't produce lots of large bubbles but instead (half a sausage) covers the surface of the water in lots of small bubbles, almost like your bath has an icing topping! The colour of the water is a sort of lilac colour.
When finally leaving the bath (the water was getting cold), the scent was still there although not as strong. My skin felt lovely and soft although it made my face a bit oily (I won't use the water to wash my face next time).
This is one of Lush's special Christmas products so if you like the sound of it from this review, I'd go and stock up on them now!