“ Brand: Lush / Foam / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
I got this bubble bar as part of a gift pack from my mother in law, and can honestly say I have been pleasantly surprised.
I have always loved Lush - just walking past the shop is a brilliant experience because of the smell, and the staff are always ready to help - but I have never used a bubble bar before. I have always loved having bubbly baths as a way to relax but bubble bath had always done for me.
I was slightly sceptical but decided to give it a go and I am SO glad I did. In the shop I thought the smell was a little too bubblegum-y and a bit overpowering, but back home I decided I actually quite liked it. I had read on several reviews that you didn't always need the whole bar, so although it seemed quite a small bar, I broke off just under a third of it and ran it under the water. I did NOT need that much - I had bubbles practically over my head. The bath smelt glorious, was lightly pink in colour and was absolutely covered in bubbles. They lasted a good length of time, and the smell was not nearly as strong once diluted in the bath water. I have to say that I've gone from being sceptical to being a complete convert. Athough it still can't compete with bubble bath from a price point of view, the fact that you can use it at least four times makes it far more reasonable than say, the single use bath ballistics. Although I couldn't justify using this every time I have a bath, it will definitely be my treat product from now on!
Also, my bathroom smelt faintly like a lush shop for the next few days which was a definite bonus!
I love Lush's range of bubble bars and I really like buying new ones to try. Over the last couple of years I have tried lots of different ones and this is one that I bought a couple of weeks ago and I used half of it yesterday. It is definitely one of my favourites because it bubbled up like crazy, plus it smells delicious and it looks adorable too!
It is very eye catching and girly looking as it's pink with a cute little flower on top (the flowers vary in colour and the one on mine was white). It is priced at £2.50 per bubble bar which isn't too expensive in my opinion and I decided to cut mine in half so that I got my money's worth and even a small bit makes lots of bubbles once it has been crumbled up and sprinkled under a running tap.
I definitely wouldn't use one bar all in one go because it would create way too many bubbles! The bubble bar is easy to use and I just use it like I use all of the Lush bubble bars - crumble it into the bath under the tap. It is easy to crumble up and it dissolves and bubbles up really quickly and the gorgeous scent soon becomes really noticeable and it fills the bathroom. The scent is really sweet and creamy and it smells like vanilla. Some people might find it a bit sickly or over powering but I really like it!
To be honest, the bubble bar doesn't really do much apart from smell nice and create lots of bubbles; my skin never feels any softer or smoother after I have used it and it doesn't make the water feel milky or moisturising like some of the other bubble bars do, and considering the moisturising ingredients such as cocoa butter & almond oil I find it surprising that it doesn't leave my skin feeling soft and hydrated.
The scent of the bubble bar lingers in my bathroom for hours, however it doesn't really hang around on my skin for very long which is a bit disappointing and after about twenty minutes the smell has pretty much completely faded from my skin.
All in all I am going to give this bubble bar three out of five stars - it is one of my favourites because of how many bubbles it makes and how nice it smells but it is disappointing that it doesn't have any effect in how my skin feels and it isn't very moisturising, so I have knocked two stars off.
This strange looking pink thing was lurking in the gift box that my daughter received recently and actually the scent of this overcame just about all of the other Lush products in there. There are tons of reviews on here in regards to Lush and for that I do apologise, but I am rather late in the day to this company because I have always avoided them due to their chemical use and playing the "we are natural" card. I have found some Lush stuff that has natural ingredients and very few additives but a lot of their products are full of chemicals. This is one of them but there is something about this pink lump that makes me like it.
This is one of Lush's cheaper products, priced at just £2.50 for a decent sized bar that can be split into several pieces to make it go a long way. The scent is so strong you could chip a bit off and stick it in a drawer to keep clothes fresh.
BUBBLES! IN A BAR??
Lush have cornered the market on the invention of the unusual bubble bar, a solid bath product which gives the results of a liquid bath foam. These are designed to be run under the tap as you crumble them and as a result you get lots of bubbles. An easy and effective way of maximising bubbles from a small piece of a bubble bar is to stick it in a stocking or muslin and tie it around the tap so that the bar falls just where the water hits. The hot tap is best as it will dissolve far better and leave less residue. I have not tried that many Lush products so am not sure if they all share these characteristics but certainly the scent that you pick up when you sniff it is the scent that you will experience in the water. There is no fizzing, popping, leaving "dragon scales" or anything dramatic about this, it is what it is.
THE PINK THING:
This is a pepto pink bar which looks like a good fudge in texture initially, easily crumbled but not so soft that it falls to bits. It is easy to break pieces off of the main bar to lengthen product life. The pink colour is a bit nauseating but the scent is out of this world. If you do not like sweet and sugary scents then this one is not for you in any way shape or form. It is very very sweet.
The scent reminds me of childhood and memories, I think the connection there is probably the parma violets and sherbert sweets that we used to get hold of as kids for pennies. There is a vanilla quality which can be expected as the bar contains Tonka beans, and the smell is just moreish. I could not stop sniffing the damn thing and even now when I am in the bathroom I have to give it a good sniff. This is the crack cocaine of bath products, you have been warned. The scent then is a very addictive aroma if you like that sort of thing. It is creamy, vanilla and like an old fashioned sweetshop all in one. To a degree it is very "girlie" and is marketed as such by Lush who state:
"A sweet creamy candy-floss pink bath that's like a hug in a soft fluffy towel. This one is a girly night in. Makes you want to put on your cutest jammies, bounce on the bed and have a pillow fight."
How revolting! Pillow fights? Jammies? I am not 12.... I am a New Rock boot wearing Goddess with pink hair and a face full of metal. I don't wear "jammies". Ugh. Either way, ridiculous marketing statements aside, this is very lovely.
Another one where I bathed with my daughter (never a relaxing experience but always amusing), who was enthralled by both the scent and the fact that she could eat the flower on top. "Let me wash the soap stuff off first" said I.... too late, it was gone. The sugar flower and soapy deposit in her mouth as fast as an iguana catching a fly. Oh well. She suffered no ill effects by the way...
We crumbled approx a quarter of this into our bath and it was more than enough to give the water a light pink hue and for the scent to fill the whole bathroom. I just crumbled this under the tap and my daughter picked out any bits that had not fully dissolved and squished them. By using a crumbling action under the tap we managed to get a good bath full of bubbles from just a little piece which was equally impressive and disturbing all at the same time. Impressive because it obviously makes a luxury product last longer and disturbing because it is obviously the additives and foaming agents doing this.
The bar crumbled pretty easily and after a swish of the water we were both in and enjoying the gorgeous scent. It is very hard to accurately describe a scent in words, or I find it so, but if you can imagine the slight burnt sugar scent of candyfloss, traditional sweet shops with big jars full of sugary loveliness and creamy vanilla from the pod then you will get a rough idea of the properties of this bubble bar. Very sweet and very delicious.
The bubbles were soft and did not sting our eyes, we fully tested this out by "dressing up" in the bubbles and whilst I sported a funky bubble mohawk my daughter had a really impressive beard.
Unlike some Lush products that turn what was once your bath into a glittery mess with strange coloured tide marks, this one leaves no real residue to speak of. The colour is so pale in the water and there is no glitter to contend with thank goodness....
We stayed in the bath a long time and when we eventually emerged we smelled of this bar for a fair few hours. Our skin felt very soft and the water was not greasy so there was no film on your skin like the body butter bars. Cleaning the bath was not too difficult, just a swish with hot water. My bathroom smelled delicious for hours though and I decided to keep the opened bar in there on a shelf as the smell was so good. Neither of us experienced any bad reaction from using this bar. We still have 3/4 left and will look forward to using it again.
The bubble bar has a decent amount of "good stuff" which sits uncomfortably along side the "bad".
There is cocoa butter which you can feel in the water when you sit in it but not so much that it gets oily. This probably also enhances the vanilla scent because raw cocoa butter smells intoxicating. It also contains almond oil which is a great moisturiser and has been used on the skin for eons due to its excellent therapeutic properties. Lush call the cocoa butter and almond oil their "bath oil mix" and the effects are tangible when you get out.
Apparently Rock star soap smells similar to this. This bar is Vegan (even the edible flower) and not tested on animals. Each "candy" bubble bar is hand made so you will not get a mass produced item and flower colours will vary. Although not remotely "natural" this thing is fun and smells divine.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoa Butter, Lauryl Betaine, Laureth 4, Perfume, Almond Oil, Cocamide DEA, Vanilla Absolute, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 17200, Candy Flowers
*occurs naturally in essential oils
This pink thing is good fun, leaves your skin soft and smells amazing. However it is full of junk so you may want to consider that before you use it. I am fussy about using chemicals so this is an occasional product for me, however we both enjoyed the experience and the rest of the bar is scenting my bathroom as we speak....
The price is decent compared to other Lush products and it can be split to make several baths, which of course will extend its life.
£2.50 each for 100g.
Available from www.lush.co.uk or at your local Lush store.
If you read my reviews regularly you will know that I am trying to sample every product Lush makes. As part of my quest I picked up a Creamy Candy bubble bar in-store last time I was in. It's surprising it's taken me this long to try it to be honest, as it is one of the most popular bath products in Lush.
Lush describes this solid bubble bar as "A sweet creamy candy-floss pink bath that's like a hug in a soft fluffy towel". It is pink in colour and looks a bit like a pink pillow. Each one has a different-coloured candy flower on top to make it look pretty. Vegans will be pleased to learn that these flowers are now vegan where they weren't before - so the bar is suitable for you to use!
Creamy Candy contains chunks of Lush's bath melt mix, designed to soften and moisturise skin in the bath. Cocoa butter and almond oil are the main ingredients. The scent of the bar is delicious: sweet and creamy, a bit like vanilla but a little like sweeties too. This is made up of 'perfume' and vanilla absolute. If you don't like pure vanilla you may still like this bubble bar, but if you hate sweet things then you probably won't!
Based on past experience, I've learned that only half of any bubble bar is needed to create a lovely bath. I usually cut it in half with a knife and store the other in the paper bag while I use the first half. I crumble it under running water and swirl the water around, which spreads the product around the bath and creates mounds of bubbles. The Creamy Candy bar is easy to crumble and very soft to the touch, with chunks of bath melt mix to make the water soft.
Using this product causes the lovely sweet scent to spread throughout the whole of the bathroom, and in fact the whole top floor of the house. There were tons of bubbles and the water had turned a very pale pink. When I got in the bath, the water felt silky-soft. I found that the scent lasted for ages, although the bubbles didn't: they vanished more quickly than with most bubble bars, within fifteen or twenty minutes - about the same as Ma Bar.
After my bath, I could smell the delicious scent on my skin and my skin also felt really soft - I didn't have to use much moisturiser at all. I experienced no skin irritation whatsoever using this product.
Overall, I really loved using Creamy Candy. It's a lovely product and I would recommend it to all girly girls (and boys!). At only £2.35 it's one of Lush's cheaper bath products, particularly as you can split it in two. It comes highly recommended by me, and if you like the scent there is also the Rock Star soap too, which has the same vanilla sweetie scent.
WHAT IS IT?
A bubble bar from Lush with a sweet and creamy fragrance. The Creamy Candy bubble bar is bright pink and it has got a small flower on the top.
WHAT IS A BUBBLE BAR?
A bubble bar is a solid product that you crumble under the tap water while you are running a bath. This gives you lots of bubbles like if you were using a liquid bubble bath and will colour the water as well, the smell of most of the bubble bars is the same before you add them to the bath as it is when it's in the water so you can smell them inside a Lush store and know if you will like it or no in the bath. You can use all of the bar for a bath or break it into half to get more for your money.
Creamy Candy has got a very beautiful fragrance and it is very sweet and feminine. It smells like vanilla but there are other smells in the bubble bar as well that make it a lot like candy. It is one of the sweetest Lush bath bars I think and I like that the fragrance is very strong when I am having my bath because I think it is relaxing and it fragrances my home like an air refresher.
WHAT I THINK
Creamy Candy was the first Lush bath product I ever used and it is still my favourite one now six years later. It turns the water in the bath pink and gives me a lot of bubbles even if I only use half of the bubble bar, many more bubbles than when I use any bottle of bubble bath.
I like the smell very much and it lasts for many hours on my skin. Sometimes if I have had a morning bath I do not apply perfume straight away so that I can smell like Creamy Candy because if I put any perfume on that breaks the smell of this sweet bubble bar and I think that is a pity. I like the way the fragrance lasts in the bubbles also so that even if I have a very long bath I can still smell Creamy Candy in the water and the bubbles, that is good because a lot of liquid bubble baths lose their fragrance very quickly when they are added to the water.
I always feel very clean when I have made bubbles from a Creamy Candy bar and that is lucky because you can not use soap with bubble bars or it will make the bubbles sink and disappear. I think it is moisturising but not that much that I can cease to use my body moisturiser after I have bathed, it does not dry my skin though like some Lush bath products do sometimes. It does not leave residues on my skin or in the bath tub and even though it makes the water pink that does not leave a mark on my bath so that I have to clean it after.
The Creamy Candy bubble bar costs me £2.50 and that is expensive for 1 bath so I try and break it in half if I can.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
This bubble bar makes you feel like a princess! It has the same scent as Lush's Rockstar Soap (which is nice as a scent top up throughout the day after having a bath!) which is indulgent, and creamy- with vanilla and almond in it.
The bar creates a lot of bubbles, which stay for a long time and don't just pop as soon as you get in the bath, it turns the water a light baby pink colour and fills the whole bathroom with its girly fragrance!
Many lush bath bombs/bars have glitter, but this one doesn't which makes it more suitable for sensitive skin as the glitter can irritate you! it also contains cocoa butter which is great for moisturising skin without irritation!
It costs £2.25 for one bubble bar, but there's enough here to cut it in half for two baths (which saves a bit of money, perfect if you have two girls wanting to use them or if you have a small bath!), or use the whole thing for a very bubbly and luxurious experience.
It's decorated with one of those candy flowers you put on top of cakes, with is a nice touch! These also make great stocking fillers for younger girls, teens, friends and colleagues as they're not too pricy, but look girly and smell and feel expensive!
After a friend introduced me to Lush back in 2010, I have been addicted. Unfortunately my new place does not have a bath so I am making the most of the bath at my parents house for now and having a Lush bath most nights of the week. One of my favourite products is the Creamy Candy bubble bar.
After being shown how various products work, the sales assistant in the Bath branch a couple of weeks a go showed me this Creamy Candy bar along with a couple of others which I will explain over time in other reviews. The creamy candy bar is one of the most popular bubble bars and the first of the range which I tried - admittedly since I've spent money on more of them!
The bubble bar is quite a big block which is a little bigger than my palm. It is a pale pink colour and has a coloured flower embedded in the top. I quite like how girly the packaging is and how the name relates well. It does look quite like a candy bar but obviously you'd be silly to eat this. The texture is quite smooth and it feels like a mix between a bar of soap and a bath ballistic. None of the bar crumbled off but when cut it does seem to flake a little bit. It isn't the smoothest of shapes but I quite like that it appears hand made as it gives a nicer appearance.
Lush are quite well known for their gorgeous scents, this one is no exception. In the ingredients list I didn't see anything which jumped out at me so I thought 'thats the scent!' as its main ingredients are vanilla, cocoa butter and almond oil. The bar is very sweet and fruity smelling, very much how I would imagine candy to smell if it had a scent! Quite surprisingly, the scent lingered in the bathroom for the duration of the bath running, me having my bath and for the rest of the evening. Whether or not it still smelled in the morning I couldn't tell you because I wasn't properly functioning at that time. My skin however didn't keep the fragrance which disappointed me, but I was still happy it stayed long enough to make the bathroom smell lovely for an evening.
To use the bar Lush recommend crumbling it under the running tap, letting the water do the magic for you. I however found this hard as I was trying to cut the bar with a comb (I couldn't find anything else to cut it with and I didn't want to get re-dressed to grab a knife). Cutting with a comb meant not only was it messy, but it was coming off in small chunks. I simply chucked these chunks bit by bit under the running tap and any bits which weren't dissolved I crumbled myself once I was in the tub. As I mentioned a minute ago, I cut a third off mine so far and plan on using the remainder in two sections. I find that using the whole thing at once is a bit of a waste because it is gorgeous to use bit by bit.
After the bar was dissolved, the water turned slightly pink and the bubbles were dotted about. Obviously as I didn't use the whole bar, I didn't have endless bubbled but enough for my liking. The scent was there strongly which I enjoyed and I relaxed in the bath for a good chapter of my book.
On getting out of the bath, I didn't really know what to expect. I wasn't told of any effects of the bar, only that it smelled good and bubbled which is also what the Lush website says too. I did like that my skin felt softer and I was much more calm and refreshed ready for bed. I did like that even without intention, the Lush products help the skin.
The bar costs £2.45 from Lush stores or the lush website (www.lush.co.uk) and I would highly recommend trying it for yourself. It is a little pricey for only 2/3 bath times, but it is well worth it when you get the true effects.
I have recently started using Lush bath products and every time I am in town and pass Lush, I will always drag my boyfriend in! It was recently my birthday and my boyfriend bought me the big 'Think Pink' gift set which included lots of pink and candy smelling products, that he noticed I seemed to like the most.
This Creamy Candy Bubble bar is one of the products that came in the gift set. I had not used this one before, in fact I had only ever used one of their bubble bars before, this being the candy cane earlier this year. However, I loved the results of that one and so couldn't wait to try this one out. I learnt after my last experience with a Lush bubble bar, and from the comments some of you left me on the review I wrote on it, that you can snap these in half and only use one half for one bath, but still get lots of bubbles. So I did this this time and it snapped in half very easily.
When running the bath I placed this under the tap and starting to crumble it under the running water with my hands. It didn't crumble as easily as I thought it would though, especially as this is how you are meant to use it. I ended up just placing it in the bath directly under the running tap and it eventually dissolved and created lots of bubbles, so either way you use it, it works. It also turned the bath water a lovely pink colour, so any young girls would love this.
The smell hits you straight away. This bubble bar is scented sweetly with vanilla and 'stashed with almond oil and cocoa butter to really soften you and keep your bath water creamy'. I think this description describes it perfectly. I am a bit iffy with the vanilla scent as I do think it can be quite sickly, but fortunately this was not and I loved it.
Not only does this bubble bar create lots of lovely strong smelling bubbles and turns the water pink, but it also moisturises your skin. The water did feel creamy and left my skin feeling very smooth, more so than it usually feels when I just use an ordinary bubble bath. The scent also stays on your skin for a while too. I only have baths on a night and so go to bed after, and by the time I get up in the morning I can't really smell it any more, and so I might start having baths before I go out so that I can really make the most of it!
When using other products in your bath, this can sometimes make the bubbles disappear suddenly. Therefore, I was very cautious and didn't use any other products for a while just in case. I also received the Rock Star soap in my gift set and so I started to use this but luckily, the bubbles didn't budge! The Roack star soap in fact smells almost the same as this candy bubble bar and so if you have used the soap before and liked it, then you will probably like the bubble bar too.
This bubble bar is priced at £2.35 which is a bit pricey considering you are meant to only get one use out of it, and this is why I snapped mine in two. It does make a nice little treat now and again though and so I won't rush out to buy another one straight away, but I will buy this particular one again sometime.
Lush offers handmade cosmetic products including bubble bars, bath ballistics, perfumes and face masks. They do not test on animals and try to be as enviromentally friendly as possible.
*~*Creamy Candy Bubble Bar*~*
Firstly, you may be wondering what a bubble bar is? Well, in short terms, a bubble bar is a bar of various ingredients which include sodium bicarbonate and cream or tartar (sounds a bit like a cake!). It also contains natural colourings and scents. There are currently 15 bubble bars available from Lush including a whole manner of scents, shapers and colours.
The Creamy Candy Bubble Bar is vegan friendly and one of the smaller bars at 100g. The scent is described as being like custard creams and Lush state you will feel like you are bathing "in a cup of vanilla flavoured, frothy, hot chocolate topped with marshmallows". This bubble bar should be crumbled under hot water to create plenty of bubbles to relax in.
The bubble bar comes packed in a basic, yellow paper bag with a sticky label confirming your purchase. The bar is an uneven circle shaper and quite chunky. It is a gorgeous pink colour and is topped with a little candy flower. Through the bar, there are pieces of cocoa butter.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Lauryl Betaine, Laureth 4, Perfume, Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocamide DEA, Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 17200, Candy Flower
*~*Availability and Price*~*
This bubble bar can be purchased online through www.lush.co.uk or at your local Lush store. 100g is priced at £2.35.
If you read my previous Ma Bar Bubble Bar review, you will be aware that I loved the experience of using a bubble bar from Lush. On my last visit to Glasgow, I popped in with the sole intention of purchasing a new bubble bar to try. The friendly assistant asked if I had any preferrences and I stated I wanted something sweet and girly. In the end, I had a choice between 3 or 4 and after a close up sniff, I opted for the Creamy Candy one..well the name says it all doesn't it?
I was happy to hand over £2.35 for what I consider a treat. I don't bathe often, much preferring the convenience my shower but when I do decide I fancy a bath, I like something a bit special and Lush usually fufills my needs perfectly. This particular bubble bar will certainly appeal to girly girls. Its perfectly pink, has a flower and smells absolutely divine. I couldn't wait to try it out. Many say you can a few baths from one bar. I opted for 2 from this one. I used the first piece last week and used up the second piece last night. But what do I think about it?
*~*Sweet For My Sweet*~*
The second piece has kept my cosmetics cupboard smelling amazing for the past week as it is so strong and offers a heavy and almost sickly sweetness. The bubble bar feels quite moist to the touch and was easy to slice through with a knife without crumbling to pieces. Inside, it is pure pink with small, smooth pieces of cocoa butter randomly squeezed in. The little candy flower on top is quite hard but I had no reservations about it dissolving in the water.
Whilst my bath was running, I began to crumble this under the water and it crumbled very easily on contact with the hot running water. It of course turned rather mushy and a few stray pieces lingered at the bottom of my bath. Running my hands through the water, I was able to crush these pieces into the water so that no grainy pieces remained. As soon as the crumbled up bar reached the water, it turned a light pink colour and bubbles started to form on the surface. I went to get my towel, came back and was rather disappointed.
*~*Where Are My Bubbles?*~*
With Ma Bar, I returned to find masses of fluffy, scented bubbles. With Creamy Candy, you would think I had just poured some cheap bubble bath in. The bubbles weren't making a dash for the tiles like I had expected but were rather measely, small and not that impressive! The scent was impressive though as sweet, lollipop type notions lingered through the flat but I wouldn't say it was custard cream like as my son would have wanted to jump in if it had been (custard cream addict).
Perhaps this is one bubble bar where only the full bubble bar will do..which works out more expensive and is an immediate let down. Anyway, there wasn't much bubbles to cover my modesty so I jumped in and relaxed with a magazine trying to make the most of what was there. The water felt really soft and I managed to catch a few stray bits of cocoa butter which were promptly used to caress my dry skin. They felt really moisturising and not at all greasy which I appreciated.
Both times I used this bubble bar, I was in an out the bath within 10minutes. Although at first the bath water appeared soft and scented with *some* creamy bubbles, it didn't last long enough to be classed as a luxurious bath. The pink tint in the water faded, the bubbles barely lasted the 10minutes before disintegrating into nothing more than a smear of whiteness in one corner of the bath. I tried to smooth some of the bubbles over my skin the 2nd bath to capture some scent transfer but the bubbles didn't lather up on my skin like some bubbles do.
I didn't feel pampered, I didn't feel clean and my skin had only a hint of sweetness on it by the time I stepped out the bath. If that gorgeous scent had transferred over to my skin I would have been in heaven. My skin felt a little dried out after using this bubble bar and this meant having to apply a decent body butter to bring it back up to an acceptable moisturised level.
*~*Can I Recommend?*~*
If I wanted a nice scent and tinted water, I would have opted for a ballistic but I wanted scented bubbles and this failed to offer what it should have. I considered it at waste of £2.35 after using it and will avoid this one in the future. Therefore I cannot recommend it.
Thanks for reading :)
Creamy Candy Lush Bubble bar
This is one of the smaller of the Lush bubble bars and is a wonderful bright candy pink colour with a small 'icing' flower in the centre. 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 and fancied a lighter change from my usual choice of the earthy smell of patchouli in the 'Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds' bar . This is not a bar I buy often but it has a very sweet 'young' fresh 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 cotton candy or candy floss and warm sunny days at the fair.
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 these sweet pink sweetie like bars tucked away 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.
I started to fill my bath and sat on the edge watching as I crumbled the bright 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 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 summery so tend not to buy this one in winter much.
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? Looking at the list of ingredients these include: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar , Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocoa butter, Laureth 4, Almond oil, Vanilla absolute, Cocamide DEA, Eugenlol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, colour 14700, colour 45410, colour 17200, and let's not forget the candy flower on the top.
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.
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 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 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 have been a fan of Lush products for a few years now, and this product, Lush's Creamy Candy Bubble Bar was one of the first products from this company I had tried.
Lush is an environmentally friendly cosmetics and bath products company that specialises in creating unique looking products from organic ingredients. Each product is freshly handmade and looks considerably different from bath products you will find in supermarket stores. There is a huge range to choose from, from solid bubble bath bars, to shampoos, makeup and perfumes, as well as many more besides these.
The Creamy Candy Bubble Bar comes packaged in recyclable yellow packaging, which is adorned with the Lush logo. You can choose to have a label stuck on the front of this bag to remind you what is inside of the bag once you get around to using it. You can return this packaging to Lush on your next visit to save up for a Lush reusable container, or Lush will repackage your new product in your little bag. This bar is available to buy on Lush's online store, www.lush.co.uk or in a Lush store, and will cost you £2.35 for a 100g bar.
This Bubble Bar is a bright bubblegum pink colour, with a coloured flower molded on top. The colour of the flower will vary per bar. It is evident from the start that this is a very girly Bubble Bar, and the smell matches the look of this product. When I picked this up in the store, I could smell a very sweet vanilla scent, with a hint of sweets to it. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and considering this smelt good enough to eat, I thought I would give it a go. Afterall, if my skin smelt like this, I would be thrilled! Because Lush have a strong scent, and are packaged in little bags, I recommend storing them in your socks or underwear drawers when they are not being used, as the lovely smell really makes your clothes smell divine!
Using a Lush Bubble Bar is simple enough. Simply crumble up a section of the Bubble Bar under running water in your bath. The bubbles will begin to form as soon as the crumbled segment hits the water, but you may need to wash it around a bit in the water to increase the bubble size. Also, the amount you use will depend on how many bubbles you normally like in your bath. The smaller the segment, the less bubbles you will receive in your bath, but I found that I got a decent amount of bubbles out of this bar for about five bath sessions. I was disappointed to find that the bath water did not change the first time I used this, as I am used to seeing the other bath bubble bars and Lush's other range, the Bath Ballistics, turning the bath water vivid, eye catching colours. Other times I have used it, I found that the water turned a very pale pink, which is nothing like the bright pinks I have witnessed in their other bubble bars. However, the bubbles were lovely and thick, and if you enjoy sweet smelling scents, you will love the scent from this bubble bar. The vanilla really comes out in the water, and I was pleased that it stayed on my skin after I got out of the bath. Unfortunately though, the smell only lasted around an hour before it faded away off my skin, whcih was a shame. It seems that this bubble bar has some moisturising properties in it, which I always look for in bath products, due to having very dry skin, particularly on my hands. I found that the bath water felt a lot smoother when I had crumbled in some of this bar, and after exiting the bath, my skin remained very smooth.
Sadly, with most Lush Bubble Bars, this will not last too long. As I said previously, this particular one lasted me five bath sessions, but other bars have been even less than that. £2.35 seems a little too expensive for a five bubble baths, so I find that purchasing these bars from Lush have to be limited as an occasional treat for me. The Creamy Candy Bubble Bar smells very strongly of a sweet blend between vanilla and sweets, and I can understand why a lot of people would not enjoy this scent, as it does come off a little too sickly in your bath water. However, I personally quite enjoyed this scent, although in all honesty, it has not been my favourite. I prefer the more floral scents, such as the Lavender bar, or the fruity smelling bars such as The Comforter. This bubble bar did not turn the water a different colour, unlike a lot of the other bars in this range, which was a little disappointing, as that is one of the aspects I enjoy the most about these Bubble Bars. I would recommend Lush's Creamy Candy Bubble Bar if you wish to exit the bath having lovely smooth skin which is lightly scented with this sickly sweet candy smell. I would otherwise recommend avoiding this one and going for a bar that smells a little better, with a scent that lasts longer on your skin and turns the bath water a funky colour! This is a bar that I have enjoyed from Lush, but I would not count it as one of my favourites.
I'm quite a girly girl and love to try out all the new products, so when I was shopping for a present for my goddaughters 11 year old sister, who also has a bit of a thing for Lush (start them young!) , I ended up buying two Creamy Candy Bubble Bath Bar, one for her and one for me.
I was instantly attracted to the gorgeous bright pink colour, the little flower on top and it's lushious fragrance. The bars cost £2.35 each and for this you get around 100g, which is great value for a treat.
I will start with Lush's description and see if it lives up to their claims, they say it's sweet, frothy and fluffy bubbles that smell like custard creams, which are equivalent to a mug of hot chocolate. I think I'm a bit genourous with my bubble bar as basically I break it into two peices, and then use one peice and crumble it under hot running water and it bubbles up. I think the scent hits you, it's almost good enough to eat, I would say you get dominate vanilla notes and a hint of almond, it's very sweet. I store these on a cake stand in my bathroom, it makes my bathroom smell divine. You get a good load of bubbles but I think the colour depends upon the bar, sometimes I have no change in the bath water and other times, a lovely, deep, rich pink colour.
The main benefit is that it leaves your skin feeling silky and soft, and the fragrance lingers on your skin. I really recommend these bars, especially if you haven't tried Lush products before, I have only ever seen postive reviews of these.
This was the first ever product I bought from Lush. My reason for buying it was the bright pink colour and the divine smell. This bubble bar costs £2.35 and you get 100g of product. The bar is bright pink and has a little flower on the top. It comes packaged in a lush yellow paper bag.
Lush describe this bubble bar as sweet, frothy and fluffy with a smell like custard creams. For those of you who haven't used a Lush bubble bar before they are simple to use. You simply break a small piece off and crumble under running warm water. The immediate thing you notice about this bubble bar is the smell. It is so sweet and yummy. It reminds me of candy canes with a hint of vanilla and almond. As with all Lush bubble bars you get a really good foam from this and as a bonus it turns the water a lovely shade of pale pink.
I would recommend this to everyone with a sweet tooth. The smell really is something else, it lingers throughout the house for a long time after use. I normally get about 8 baths out of one of these bars so they are good value for money too. The bubbles last a long time and because the product contains natural ingredients you get soft and moisturised skin as a bonus.
As I have said on my other reviews for Lush products I recommend you store them with your socks and underwear as the smell makes your socks smell really good!
This is a great buy if you haven't tried it I recommend you do!
Lush Creamy Candy Bath bubble Bar
After reading so many glowing reviews of people having lovely relaxing fragrant baths using Lush bubble bars I decided to treat myself to a few selections. When I went into my local Lush store I was surprised that there wasn't a huge selection of bath bubbles to choose from but only 5 or 6 different variations. I ended up with a few different things among them was this creamy candy bath bubble bar.
Lush describe the bubble bar as "The Creamy Candy bath [bubble bar] is like the friend you're always delighted to see, because he bubbles over with cheerfulness no matter what life throws at him". After a long day I really was delighted to see this bath with all the bubbles and it looked and smelled wonderful, I would definitely say that this bubble bath bubbled over with cheerfulness.
Surprisingly there were not any instructions on how best to prepare your bath when using one of the bubble bars, but using common sense I just broke off a chunk of my bubble bar (about a third) and crumbled it up underneath the running water. I was a bit disappointed that I hadn't crumbled it well enough and had to go fishing for the larger chunks to break them up. I also really needed to agitate the water with my hands to get the bubbles forming. However, when I had finally crumbled up the bath bar properly I was more than pleased with the abundance of beautiful smelling fragrant bubbles and bath water.
The main reason that I ended up buying this one over any of the others was the gorgeous and utterly sweet scent. Lush have really captured a candy fragrance well. I was really pleased that when I started crumbling this up into the bath the smell didn't become too diluted and was still wonderfully strong filling the whole bathroom. The fragrance also lingered around for the entire length of my bath and every now and then I would get another burst of the sweet fragrance. I am sure my descriptions aren't doing the scent justice, but it really was a pleasant sweet aroma, perfect for a relaxing bath. However, Lush does describe the scent as being packed with vanilla and personally I never really picked up what I would consider a strong vanilla scent more of a mixed candy fragrance.
The creamy candy bubble bar smells great but it also looks good and very appealing. It looks like a large sweet, which I am sure was exactly the look Lush where after. I loved that when I was in the store all the Lush products looked slightly different from the next and it really gave me the feel of a more naturally handmade item rather than something a larger company would churn out.
Being a lovely pink bubble bar I had assumed that it might have given the water a nice pink colour to it and with maybe even a hint of pink bubbles. However, it left the water more or less clear and the bubbles were a soft white colour, despite my prior expectations I wasn't in any way disappointed. The bath looked really inviting and I couldn't wait to sink into it and relax with a good book.
After getting out of the bath and drying my skin I was a little disappointed that the beautiful fragrance had not transferred to my skin. I still moisturised after I was out of the bath but my skin was left feeling soft and not even the slightest bit dried out or uncomfortable. If anyone from Lush ever reads this please make this fragrance into a scented body lotion it really is a gorgeous smell and one that I wouldn't mind smelling of.
There was really only one small niggle that I had with the bath bubble bar and it was how long the bubbles remained. I was in the bath for quite a while, probably somewhere between 45 minutes to an hour and although some bubbles did remain to the end the majority of them had all disappeared before I was ready to get out.
Personally, one of the main reasons that I haven't tried many of the Lush bath products in the past was the expense. For some reason or another I have always had it stuck in my head that for what you get it all works out rather expensive. I am sure that I will get three baths out of my creamy candy bubble bar working out at just about 78 pence for each bath and really I do feel that after using this that it was well worth the money. The creamy candy bubble bar typically retails for £2.35 (for a 100 grams) and as far as I am aware it can currently be bought in all Lush stores as well as online.
Personally, I think that this deserves a four out of five stars. It really is the smell more than anything that would make me recommend this product and make me want to buy the creamy candy bubble bar again. I would happily recommend this bath bubble bar to anyone, even thou it is perhaps more of a feminine girlie scent.
My first impression of this product was extremely good. Right after unwrapping it from its package, I smelled one of the most delicious fragrances that literally made me want to eat the bar. Initially, I didn't have very high expectations for this product. My experience using bath products has been that most of the time when they smell very good they aren't very effective. Nonetheless, this bar lathers incredibly well and it fills my bathroom with this amazing vanilla fragrance.
The main positives of this product are that it smells awesome and it is amazing for the skin. I did not use any other products aside from my shower gel and I was amazed at how supple my skin was after I finished my bath. There are just a few things that I do not like about this product. The price and the price. That's it. Even though I would and will it again I just wish it wouldn't shrink my pocket-book so much.
This product has a excellent natural scent that I am confident most people will enjoy. I would greatly recommend this product and I plan on using it again in the future. I also believe that this product would make an excellent gift for both boys and girls of every age. The bar is not drying so it can be utilized by people of all skin types. Even though this product is a bit expensive, I think that it can be a better value if you break the bar into small individual portions.