“ Brand: Lush / Foam / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
Another limited edition from Lush, this bubble bar is called Fabulous Mrs Fox. This bubble bar was also made for charity with all proceeds going to Hunt Saboteurs Association which is against fox hunting and *I think* other types of animal cruelty. This bubble bar was available from last summer to Boxing Day 2010 so is now unavailable from stores and Mail order/online but it can be picked up on eBay and via the Lush forum swap shop if you want to try it. It is a nice bubble bar to look at. It is cream in colour with an orange fox paw stamped into it. This bubble bar is my staple bubble for if I have a cold. It is scented using angelica, peppermint and citronella. The peppermint is very clearing if you have a cold. If I am particularly bunged up, I always use one of these bubble bars as I always feel so much better and clearer afterwards. It has a herby smell, complimented with undertones of flowers. The first thing which hits me before use is the peppermint mixed with the citronella. It is quite a sharp scent but it is a nice scent if that makes any sense! It crumbles very easily when being crumbled under running water. It doesn't overly change the colour of the water, it makes it look a bit creamy coloured but that is all. It did create an absolute mountain of bubbles - I always use a whole bubble bar but I could tell from using a whole one of this one that I only needed to use a third of it but I am greedy! It wasn't overly moisturising but it smells lovely in the bath so I can overlook it! It is a nice bubble bar which was made for a great cause. It also caused a bit of controversy when it was made amongst the pro hunters who actually went into Lush and vandalised the tables which the bubble bars were on as well as abusing the staff.
Lush Fabulous Mrs Fox Bubble Bar Description: Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Foam. http://www.lush.co.uk Just in case you don't know who Lush are, they sell handmade cosmetic products which are made from totally natural ingredients and never tested on animals. They support fair trade and also carry out loads of charity projects across the world. See their website for more details, their full product range and also to locate your nearest store. They do tend to be a bit more expensive than other products but you are buying secure in the knowledge that you are support a company who cares about the environment, in addition to this, the products are fantastic and really feel like a treat! You can order online or visit a store, if I order online, my order usually arrives within 3 or 4 days and is packed in popcorn instead of polystyrene which is obviously kinder to the environment. Lush do some lovely treats and also some great little gift boxes which are fab for secret santa gifts or stocking fillers. They also have seasonal ranges which change quite regularly so it is worth checking them out often to see what is new. This bubble bar is limited edition and the proceeds go toward supporting the Hunt Saboters Association. The bubble bar is a cream colour with a paw print in a bright orange colour on the front. Basically, with a bubble bar, you just need to crumble it under running water and watch it create heaps of frothy bubbles. Half a bar is usually enough and you can sometimes even get 3 baths from the same bar. This one is retailing for £2.95 for a 100g bar. The bar turned the water a orangy red shade and the smell was quite a lot like aniseed. I am a huge fan of Lush's bubble bars but this wasn't one of my favourite scents. I felt that it was quite a masculine smell and maybe one for the boys, as it wasn't very sweet or floral. The water was lovely and the bubbles soft and frothy, but I don't think that I would buy this one again, even though it is for a very good cause. If you like the smell of aniseed enough to want to bath in it though, this is one to try! 2 stars from me because it did create heaps of gorgeous and long lasting bubbles.
The proceeds from the sale of this particular Lush product go towards supporting the Hunt Saboters Association, now you might think that the ban on hunt foxing should have seen an end to this despicable activity but that is not the case with the hunters still enjoying their regular blood lust on a small mammal as the very people who should be bringing the case against them are from the very same hunting class. Anyway no matter how worthy the cause the product still has to be good enough for me to recommend it whether my money goes towards something I beleive in or a big fat corporation. A bar costs £2.95 and these are a limited edition. Personally I was not overly impressed with the smell of this bubble bar which has a strong aniseed smell and is not that pleasant at all, there is also a minty smell as well but it is dominated by the aniseed. Certainly it produces a lot of bubbles in the bath when added to the running water which turned a creamy pink colour. No matter how creamy the bath felt for me the smell was not at al nice and therefore I did not feel at all relaxed, instead a little appreensive so at least it sort of recreates the feeling a fox must endure on hunt day. Appearance wise it is a cream colour with a red foot print running through it like a stick of rock. Personally I would not recommend this unless you really like aniseed as a smell. Not for me though.
Lush Fabulous Mrs Fox Bubble Bar On my last visit to Lush I was very amused to read in foot tall letters on the window "THE HUNTS ARE STILL AT IT". Even before I went Lush crazy I used to chuckle at some of the window paraphernalia. Entering the store I got chatting to the staff about illegal fox hunting (which is still happening - and should not be) and they demonstrated the all new Fabulous Mrs Fox Bubble Bar to me. With all proceeds from sales of these bars going to the Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA), I was compelled to buy one. I also signed a postcard which will be sent to the local Chief Constable , by way of petitioning for tougher enforcement against illegal fox hunting. This is a very worthy cause. Each bar costs £2.95 and are limited edition with Lush saying they will be selling it until Boxing Day. From the picture above you will see that they are a creamy coloured hand moulded bubble bar, with a red-orange paw print stamped on the front. These bars contains ingredients such as peppermint and angelica root, which gives it a string aniseed smell. I used half a bar of this at a time, although Lush would recommend a whole bar per bath. When I snapped the bar in half I looked just like shortbread and I wanted to eat it. Crumbling the biscuit... sorry, bubble bar into the bath, almost immediate mounds of bubbles are created. The water turned a strange pink-cream colour and the scents of peppermint and aniseed begin to waft around the house. Soaking in the bath with half a bar of this felt like laying in a bath of warmed up Pernot and made me really want a stiff drink. It was pleasant enough, and I will obviously be using the other half of the bar at some point. The scent lingers for quite a while, both on my skin and in the house. I am very pleased to be helping the HSA in some way but these will not be on my Christmas wish list.
This is a new Bubble Bar from Lush - it's limited edition and will be on sale until boxing day. All proceeds from the sale of these go to the Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) so it's worth buying even if you're not the biggest fan of the smell just to know your money is going to a good cause (unless you're into torturing animals for fun,in which case give this one a miss) The bubble bar is white with an orangey-red fox-paw-print design on the top. It smells,at first sniff,quite sharp and confusing - that may be the citronella,although I'm not sure what effect it's meant to have on human noses! I'll admit that the smell wasn't very appealing in the shop,but I thought ''What the heck,it's for a cause I believe in and it's worth a try since it's only here for a short time''. I let it sit on my bathroom shelf for a few days and the smell slowly seemed to change - it softened,so it went sort of floral and fresh rather than just sharp. When I finally used it in my bath it worked just as well as any other Lush bubble bar - a third or so was enough for a mountain of bubbles! The scent,once in the water/on your skin remained that odd sort of floral scent - it really is something you have to smell to understand/decide if you like it. Overall,buy this to support a great cause and to smell it for yourself! PS : Please ignore any tripe you hear about it 'smelling like urine' - those comments are being made by pro-hunt types who think Lush don't have a right to support whoever they wish to,and think that it's okay for grown men to walk into shops and turn over tables and displays.