Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Cover Yourself With Candy
Lush Creamy Candy Bath bubble Bar
Member Name: dinosaur9211
Lush Creamy Candy Bath bubble Bar
Advantages: smells amazing, lovely look, moisturises and softens skin
Disadvantages: the price is high for just 2/3 uses
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.
Summary: one of my favourite lush products