“ Brand: Lush / Melt / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
Last Friday night was definitely a good night. Daughter was in bed early (her choice rather than mine), partner was out, dogs were nicely settled for the evening and I therefore found myself with a rare opportunity of not having much to do or at least nothing urgent to do. So, my only plan of action involved a nice glass of wine, nice hot bath and an hour all to myself where I don't have to speak to another human being and I can read my Kobo and relax.
Of course, moments like these require a Lush treat. My stash after Christmas has grown considerably, so my choice was quite a task! My Lush item was choice was the Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar, this although isn't one of my Christmas items I received it was one of my older items which needed using so I opted for it and I do love Snow Fairy and anything Christmassy I thought Candy Mountain would be a sweet treat.
The Candy Mountain Bubble Bar is a festive limited edition which only appears at Christmas and is available as a single item and comes in some of the Christmas Gift Boxes. Due to being a limited edition at only a certain time of year, once it has gone it has gone until Lush decide it should re-appear for the next Christmas (and this isn't always a guarantee). Candy Mountain is based on Snow Fairy shower gel, the iconic Christmas treat from Lush, if you don't know what it is, it is basically a bright pink, glittery shower gel complete with a sweet aroma only available at Christmas.
Candy Mountain is quite literally shaped like a mountain but obviously as each one is handmade they won't all be exactly the same and some are wonkier shaped mountains than others. However, they all come in bright pink and white which I guess it what I found quite appealing with the two colours swirled together. The bubble bar has a slight metallic hue to it and this is from Lush's "sparkling snowflake lustre" which I am guessing is ultra, ultra fine iridescent glitter.
To use you simply pop under warm running water and leave it to dissolve. My Candy Mountain needed a bit of encouragement to actually dissolve so I had to break it up (it had been in the water for a few minutes at this point) which was easy enough to do and swirl it around the bath water in order it could actually dissolve. Once it was well on its way to dissolve the water started to turn a milky pale pink with white frothy bubbles as well as a lovely sweet aroma appearing.
Lush have made this bubble bar with cornflour and their "bubble crumble mix" which apparently adds a "magical pink mist to the peaks of foaming bubbles". Now, there was no pink mist on my peaks but after a short while the white frothy bubbles soon disappear so I'm not too concerned about missing out! The aroma which is most notable is the vanilla absolute (fair trade). Now whilst, I'm not a huge vanilla fan, the vanilla blends in nicely to give a sweet aroma and not one based purely around vanilla. It has the same "sweet-shop fragrance" as Creamy Candy Bubble Bar and Rock Star Soap.
For me I found that the water did turn lovely and soft, you know the kind of water that makes your skin feel lovely and silky smooth. Well Candy Mountain did this to me which was a nice treat. The aroma is lovely, yes it is sweet and not all will like it but it is very nice for my personal tastes and it doesn't linger on your skin post bath so any perfume you choose to wear won't clash. The pink water isn't a problem for me as it is quite a pale shade of pink and actually a bit fun!
For me, although I didn't find the aroma relaxing I did find it enjoyable. My skin post bath was no different for using this bubble bar despite it giving you silky skin in the water it doesn't moisturise your skin at all but then this isn't a big issue for me I simply find using a Lush bubble bar is a nice experience and generally the fragrance is enough to wash away any bad feelings I have built up throughout the day. This is one I would buy again when it is re-released as I do really quite like the aroma the bath that it does end up giving once dissolved. No complaints from me really and would recommend to anyone who likes something with a sweet fragrance.
== Product Information ==
Price: Around £2.50/£3
Availability: Currently unavailable as limited edition
Candy Mountain Lush Bubble bar
Each year this bubble bar is re invented with the same sweet candy scent but in a different shape or colour. This last year the Candy Mountain was pink and green swirling up in a rounded pyramid shape or a small mountain.
This is one of the smaller of the Lush bubble bars and 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 others and I think it was about £2.50 - £2.75 but I didn't buy it, it was a gift for my birthday last November. I easily get three baths from this one so that this is under £1 per bath. And in fact I managed four baths from this one
I gave myfamily a list of all the things I had not tried in Lush and let them choose which they wanted to treat me to. Last week I felt like being girlie and so took this one out and used it over a few nights in my bath. This is not a bar I have bought before and it has a very sweet 'young' fresh feminine smell so it is nice for a change. As I sniffed the bar it reminded me of old fashioned sweet shops .
The name comes from the old song "Big Rock Candy Mountain' and is a bit of fun reminding us of Christmas candy canes, sweets and old fashioned childhood nostalgia.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT?
Just in case anyone has not tried a Lush bubble bar, 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 discovered I still had one of my Birthday presents in the shape of this bubble bar tucked away so I cut it into quarters and popped the other bits back in the yellow paper recyclable bag and left this in the bathroom as I find it makes the bathroom smell good when left in there. I took a deep sniff and closed my eyes to soak up the sweet candy sugary bubble gum aroma.
I started to fill my bath and sat on the edge watching as I crumbled the pink and green 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 quarter of the bar that created this bath full of bubbles and sniffed in the smell. I was immersed in the sweet candy smelling 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.
I know I'm mean and only use a bit 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 I don't think I'm being unreasonable in expecting at least three baths from it.
If you find the bubble bar doesn't break up and dissolve easily under the running taps then another method is to split the bubble bar into the amount you want to use or break the whole thing up if you are feeling extravagant and put this into the cut off feet of a pair of stockings/tights then hold it under the tap in the stocking, You can dry the stocking and re use as and when you want to.
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!
What are the benefits of this bar in terms of essential oils? Looking at the list of ingredients these include:
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume,Cocamide DEA, Vanilla Absolute, Methyl Lonone,Colour 45410, Colour 17200, Colour 14700,Colour 42053, Colour 59040
So not a lot that is natural and good or beneficial in this one.
Less desirable ingredients:
The sodium bicarbonate and tartaric acid make the water soft and the less desirable sodium laureth sulfate is there to make the bubbles. This has been linked to cancer so if this bothers you then I suggest you look into this.
So all in all what do I think? I do quite like 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 four baths this works out at £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 am a self confessed Lush addict! So you can imagine my excitement when the Christmas range is introduced every year. For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive a whole bundle full of Lush bath products and this Candy Mountain bubble bar was included within it. Being a pink and girly bubble bar, as well as being candy scented - this was right up my street! I couldn't wait to start using it!
First off, I must start by telling you how gorgeous this scent is. Being a girly girl, I absolutely love candy and bubblegum scented bath products. The sweeter the better if you ask me! As you can gather by the name, this smells very much of a candy and sweets and it just smells good enough to eat! If you are aware of Lush's much raved about Snow Fairy shower gel, this bubble bar smells just like that. Admittedly, this may be just far too sweet for some people, but I adore the bubblegum fragrance, and I really hoped the scent would come out in the bath.
The bubble bar comes as shown in the image in a cute little mountain shape. This years bar was pink and green. These are basically an alternative way to using bubble bath, and I think they are good fun to use for both children and adults! This bubble bar could easily fill your bath with bubbles - I personally like to cut it in half and get two uses out of it. I would recommend getting two or three uses out of this, as it means you get a little more for your money. To use, you simply have to crumble the bar under warm running water. It crumbles away easily and immediately starts to fill the bath up with bubbles.
I have always preferred Lush bath bombs, as I find some of the bubble bars hit and miss. I can confirm that the Candy Mountain bubble bar is a complete HIT! It filled my bath up with a generous helping of bubbles. In addition to this, the bath turned a lovely pale pink shade, and the room was filled with a candy scent. Overall, a very impressive result from this bubble bar.
However, a couple of disappointing attributes to the candy mountain bar. The first is that this is a limited edition product, and it is only available at Christmas time. It has now disappeared off Lush's website and in their stores, so you could have some difficulty getting your hands on this. I would recommend trying eBay if interested. Another thing which I think is disappointing with this is the price. It retailed at £2.45 this year which I think it quite expensive for a bath product - especially when you only get a couple of uses out of it. I suppose it is reasonable as a one off treat, but I certainly couldn't afford to buy this regularly which is a shame or I'd have stocked up on this.
Overall, I am really happy with this Candy Mountain bubble bar from Lush. As always, the results were of a good quality, leaving my bath looking, feeling and smelling fantastic! It's a shame this is only a limited edition bubble bar, because I could get used to candy scented baths! Thanks for reading and hope this helps.
I recently had a gift card to spend so decided to treat myself to some bath products at LUSH. I enjoy shopping at the Lush store because I am at ease knowing they do not test on animals. I also enjoy the unique handmade products they create. In store at any Lush is also a fun experience as you can test products before you buy them and the staff in store are usually very chatty, friendly and helpful.
Lush sell a range of interesting products including soap, bath bombs, shampoo, moisturisers and massage bars. At holdiay periods they tend to bring out special items and the Candy Mountain Bubble Bar is part of their festive 2012 range. Having been on sale in previous years this product has had a slight makeover for 2012. It is now coloured luminous yellow or green and pink rather than white and pink.
This is a Bubble Bar (like bubble bath in solid form) is shaped in a mini mountain. As each product is handmade they can vary in exact shape and size but each one is about the size of a snowball and then shaped with a peak. They are coloured pink with a yellow stripe going down the mountain like a helter skelter slide. They look very curious and when I saw them in the shop I think the shape and colour of the product appealled to me even more than it's fragrance and other qualities.
To use this product you basically add it to hot or warm running water. The size and texture of the Candy Mountain means that I didn't have to use it all in one go. This product has a texture of dense dry sand and so it can be easy crumbled into smaller pieces. You can add these one at a time until you are happy with the level of fragrance and bubbles created.
The product semi dissolves although pieces of it float around on the bath surface. The rest vanishes and creates a cloudiness to the water (it does not change the colour of the water -just makes it misty) whilst also forming a thick layer of bubbles. These bubbles are large, soft, fluffy and slightly oily so they feel very slippery and moisturising. They feel lovely as you smother your skin with them.
The fragrance of the Candy Mountain is strong and wonderful. It smells like bubblegum, sweetshops, vanilla essence, strawberry jelly, shortbread and candyfloss. The product actually contains vanilla absolute to create this ultra sweet scent. It's definitely made for the ladies, this one.
It's very pleasing to have a bath with the Candy Mountain as the foamy bubbles are quite abundant and more than you'd expect to achieve from even just small pieces of the mountain. The fragrance also has the ability to make me feel giddy and relaxed. It simply makes me feel relaxed and happy to use this so it's good to use at any time of the day.
I would buy the Candy Mountain again although there are a few other products in store that have similar qualities. They are £2.45 per mountain and I can get about three baths from one mountain so I do wish they were slightly cheaper. As far as Lush products are concerned, however, they are an average price. They are a nice addition to the Lush store for Christmas and I would love to get one (or two!) as a gift from a loved one.
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This bubble bar is one of my most favourite things from Lush. It used to be shaped different but they renamed it Candy Mountain and changed the shape to go with this.
It's scent of Lush's delightful Snow Fairy candy scent. It's very sweet but not too sickly and last a while on the skin.
It's good value for money as unlike the ballistics you can use this more than once. I cut this up and used 6 it times. You can use it more or less, depending on how many bubbles you want in the bath, or how strong you want the scent to be. To use, you crumble under hot water (I prefer to just cut it up and use it) and it dissolves in the hot water, producing coloured water and a mountain of bubbles.
Candy Mountain turns the bath water pink and produce a whole load of bubbles. It foams up easily and doesn't need much work with dissolving in the bath. It leaves the skin wonderfully hydrated.
I definitely plan on repurchasing this plenty when it's released again as it's good value for money and smells amazing!
The Lush Candy Mountain bubble bar is only available at Christmas time and as a result I bought this in the 50% off sale on Boxing Day. After having used a lot of Lush products lately, and a lot of these being candy scented products, I was certain I would like this one. It was priced at around £3 usually and so I got it for half this price. (I am not certain on the exact price.)
The name gives away the scent - candy! If you are a fan of the Snow Fairy products then you will like this. A better description though is if you liked the candy cane bubble bars that Lush sold last year, then you will certainly like this as I think they are exactly the same. I think the only difference is the shape. They both turned my bath water a light pink, both created lots and lots of bubbles and both smell like candy. It is not too sickly though and is strong enough that it really is noticeable the whole time that your in the bath, you don't become used to the scent that you struggle to realise its there any more, which I have found has happened to me with other Lush products in the past.
The scent reminds me of candy floss, it also has vanilla in it but I think the candy scent must overpower the vanilla as I struggled to detect any hint of vanilla.
As this is a bubble bar, to use this you crumble it under the running tap when you first start to run your bath. I managed to snap this in half and crumble only one half, keeping the other half for another bath at a later time. I do this with all of the bubble bars I buy from Lush as I have found that using the whole bar in one go is a waste, one half still creates a mountain of bubbles. I wasn't sure if I could actually snap this in half at first due to its shape, so you might want to use a knife as I made quite a bit of a mess when I just snapped it with my fingers, luckily I did it over the bath though.
As I have already stated, this created lots of bubbles and as soon as the bar had crumbled and dissolved in the water the scent hit me and filled up the room. Girls will love this as it turns your bath water a lovely light pink colour. I am guessing if you did use the whole bar in one go then the colour would be stronger. The first time I ever used a bubble bar from Lush I used the whole thing not knowing you could snap them up and still get good results, and I ended up with far too many bubbles!
The candy scented products from Lush are my favourite and If this was available all year around then I certainly would purchase it again, but it looks like I will have to wait until next Christmas now!
Lush candy mountain bubble bar was released at Christmas in their seasonal Christmas range, they use the same products but they like to play around with the shape, last years was the candy cane but was just in the normal average shape and it has been changed this year into a swirly mountain. There isn't much to this new shape of the candy mountain it's simply a tampered ball with a little flick at the top of the mountain, this is a big change from the candy cane version but I prefer the mountain shape because it is easier to leave say on the side of my bath with my other products without it accidently falling in my bath like the candy cane did because I used to leave it on it's side and if it got a little wet it used to slip in but the mountain has a big base and sits there nicely. This does look like a child has moulded this it doesn't look as smooth as it does in the picture. The pink colour varies between being dark pink up to light pink which does make it look prettier with the white.
This is limited edition but at the time this could be found in store and online at www.Lush.co.uk. Lush are strongly against animal testing so you can be sure that all ingredients are natural or synthetic and are suitable for vegetarians and often suitable for vegans as well. Lush's products as well as this candy mountain bubble bar has no packaging as Lush are keen to reduce packaging on everything so it is environmental friendly.
Use of the bubble bars is really simply, you simply crush this up and put under running water in the bath and watch the particals froth up and fizz as they turn into bubbles. I find that If I break this up with a knife into three separate parts that the bubbles still froth wildly despite there only being a third of the bubble bar in the bath. The scent of this candy mountain is a creamy sweet vanilla smell. I bought the candy mountain online as I wasn't near a store and I could smell the vanilla before I even opened the box, this does smell like the candy cane sweets at times when in it's solid form it can be a little sickly because I bought a few at once and the smell was over powering when they was together. When crumbling this up and putting under the bath water, the scent settles down a little and is more bearable also the pink swirls in the candy mountain turn the water a yummy shade a baby pink, the bubbles lasted as long as my full bath and with these I do like to make it a long bath of over an hour.
The candy mountain contains ingredients to help moisturise your skin, the baby pink sweet swirly water felt silky and soft against my sensitive skin as I bathed in it, also when I got out of the bath I felt that I didn't need to use any extra moisturiser because not only did my skin from head to toe smell of yummy vanilla and sweeties but was super soft, I have a rough side to my legs and this really helped to soften this up but of course it didn't solve my problem.
This candy mountain bubble bar contains Sodium Bicarbonate, this is used in a lot of Lush's products ranging from their fizzing bath ballistics to their softening bubble bars, Sodium Bicarbonate is a soothing product which helps to sooth eczema, insect bites and sunburn, with the fizzing of the Sodium Bicarbonate in the hot water, a sit rises up with the steam it envelope the senses. Candy mountain also contains Cocamide DEA, this comes from coconut oil It is a powerful surfactant and dissolves dirt and grease and helps to remove any excess oils your skin may have. Other ingredients:
Sodium Bicarbonate, Tartaric Acid, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, D&C Red no.33.
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 in a slightly different form this year. 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: "When the busy season has exhausted you, the hoards of shoppers have pushed and shoved you, and you think you can't take any more - lie back in a Candy Mountain bath and feel its sweet and comforting hug."
Candy Mountain is a special seasonal product and is based on the standard Lush bubble bar, Creamy Candy. This is available all year round, but is redesigned at Christmas to look like a Candy Cane in previous years, or a Candy Mountain for this year's winter range.
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 Mountain is a nice girly looking bubble bar. It has a a squat cone 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 which created tons of soft fluffy bubbles, but I did notice that the bubbles faded away quite quickly and were all but disappeared by the time I had finished soaking.
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 releases its moisturising oils into the bath water and it gave my skin a lovely silky feeling during the time that I was soaking in the tub. Afterwards my skin felt soft and smooth, and this was a lovely pampering bath treat.
The Candy Mountain bubble bar is a good all-rounder that has a yummy scent, is nice and bubbly, and moisturises as well. This is a perfect sweet treat and it makes a lovely seasonal gift - I was very happy to receive it this 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 Betaine, Perfume, Cocamide DEA, Titanium Dioxide, Vanilla Absolute, Methyl Ionone, 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
+ Creamy Candy bubble bar
ps. If you haven't already seen this animation of Charlie the unicorn visiting Candy Mountain...go and watch it now! Ridiculous and hilarious :)
I'm a huge fan of the shop Lush and have enjoyed trying all of their new Christmas products this year. Among the old favourites brought back for the festive season, a number of new products came out. One of these was the Candy Mountain bubble bar.
In previous years a Candy Cane bubble bar has been a staple of the Christmas season. Now, however, Candy Cane is a soap and so the Candy Cane bubble bar has been given a bit of a makeover. It is still pink and white, but is in a different shape - a tapered lump rather than a round-cornered rectangle - however it still has the same delicious sweet candy smell, which is the same as the Creamy Candy bubble bar.
Candy Mountain was inspired by the mounds of candy available in New York sweetshops at Christmas time. It contains vanilla absolute and perfume which create the sweet, creamy, vanilla based scent. The bubble bar is suitable for vegans.
I know from experience that only half a bubble bar is needed in any bath, so I chopped it in half using a knife and put the other half away. To produce the most bubbles, it's best to crumble the bar under the running water, so this is what I did. I found that absolutely loads of bubbles were produced. Also, the water turned a lovely light pink and the delicious sweet scent pervaded the whole bathroom.
I really enjoyed my bath: the pink water felt silky-soft, the bubbles lasted ages and the scent was strong. When I got out of the bath, I didn't need to use much moisturiser and the scent lasted on my skin for ages.
At £2.35 this bubble bar is one of the cheapest available and is really good value for money. I recommend picking one up in the sales, but if you're too late, I recommend the Creamy Candy bubble bar which is available all year round and has the same delicious sweet scent.