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Lush Frothy The Snowman Bubble Bar

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Brand: Lush / Foam / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam

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      09.06.2010 01:35

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      Yum!

      This is great, I know they don't do it any more but if they ever bring it back (which they could) I hope this review will come in handy for someone. I got this bubble bar as a small pre Christmas outing gift from a friend. It was so much better than I expected. I've used other bubble bars from lush before and all give the same desired effect - millions of bubbles! But what was so different about this that made it stand out from the rest is that it made the bath feel so creamy and luxurious. The coconut seemed to turn the bath into marshmallow just like in a chocolate snowball! It even contains the added touch of liquorice for eyes and a liquorice torpedo for the nose to make it doubly christmassy and friendly. I couldn't imagine anyone I know not liking this, it's by far one of my favourites and I hope it comes back every year!

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      05.03.2010 22:25
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      Stock up on me!

      Frothy the snowman is a limited edition christmas bubble bar which you crumble under running water to leave your bath full of frothy bubbles and smelling delicious.

      Frothy is meant to smell of orange, vanilla and sandalwood but I didn't really get a citrus smell at all, the vanilla was obvious but still very nice smelling. I like the coconut shavings on the outside of the bar, which also adds a nice smell.

      i thought i wouldn't be impressed with the flavours, finding it too dull but in fact i loved the scent, and thought it made my skin really soft and it filled the bath with bubbles. I also use this bar alongside other bath ballastics for a frothy treat. It works well with butterball ballistic and I should coco soap.

      It retailed at £2.70 a bar but only a small ammount is needed per bath so it lasts for ages. I wish I had bought more of this product!

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        29.01.2009 18:04
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        Not recommended.

        This Snowman Bubble Bar looks cute as it is the shape of a snowman's head. It is covered in coconut to make it look like the texture of snow. This works quite well for the look of the product but it's a bit weird to have coconut floating in the bath with you.

        The smell is slightly of sandelwood and vanilla but only if you really smell it a lot - and it probably helps if you know that that is how it is meant to smell because neither of these scents are particularly strong. I did not think it was a warming smell and would not buy something that smelled like this - there was just nothing to it particularly. Also the smell did not last either on my skin or in the bathroom.

        There were a lot of bubbles from this bubble bar and although it did not colour the water, the bubbles more than made up for it. It think for this reason, and the cute look of the snowman, it might be good for kids. I think an adult would expect more scent from a Lush product.

        At about £2.70 this is massively over priced for a not great bubble bath. 3 stars just because it does look cute!

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          27.12.2008 13:29
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          Don't bother with this one!

          This year as part of my Christmas present from my Sister In Law, I received a small package of Lush products. As well as some old favourites, I was pleased to find a limited edition bubble bath slice that I hadn't tried before - Frothy the Snowman.

          Many of you will know what a bubble bath slice is already, but for those of you who are not aware it is basically a slice of solid bubble bath, which has a sort of pliable consistency not dissimilar to playdoh! To use, you simply crumble a piece of the bar under running water to create a mass of bubbles. There are many positives to having solid bubble bath including the fact that they need less packaging, fewer preservatives and there is no chance of the product leaking.

          As you can see from the picture at the top of the page, this particular slice is round with liquorice pieces which give the impression of a snowman's facial features (his eyes and nose). The bar is coated in desiccated coconut, which I assume is supposed to signify snow. Overall quite a pleasant looking bar...unless any of the liquorice pieces have fallen off in transit as mine had, leaving a rather sinister looking face with holes in it!

          The Lush website describes this bar as having "one of those comforting Lush scents that matches his friendly physiognomy: light, lovely orange to refresh you, warm tropical vanilla and soothing sandalwood. Running outside to roll up fresh snow into a snowman is brilliant. Failing that, running a bath with a Frothy the Snowman for a snowdrift of bubbles is brilliant too and you don't get a cold nose." Sounds good doesn't it!

          So last night, I decided to use half of my bar to have a relaxing bath after all of the entertaining and festivities and I have to say that I wish I'd chosen something else to use instead!

          The bar is an orangey beige non-descript kind of colour, so the water did not change colour. Having got in the bath, small bits of coconut floated around and I had a few stick to me, but this wasn't that annoying as they are quite small and soft. The bar created a good amount of bubbles, but for some reason these didn't seem as 'light' as they usually are and were a bit heavy and synthetic. Okay, so it doesn't sound too bad so far, just a bit boring...

          However, now I get to the smell! To be honest, I didn't find this very pleasant at all! Lush say that it should smell of orange, vanilla and sandalwood, but I could not distinguish any of these. The overall smell of the bar reminded me of cleaning product and wasn't very pleasant at all - think of the products under your kitchen sink and you won't be far off. It was sort of a cream cleaner type aroma, which isn't what I was expecting and didn't make for a very enjoyable bath.

          I have to say that after I reluctantly use the rest of the bar, I will not be purchasing one of these in the future! It is priced at £2.69, but in my opinion it is not worth it and I'd rather save my money!

          Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric Acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Liquorice pieces (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Desiccated Coconut (Cocos nucifera), Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Liquorice Comfit, Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Limonene, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellol

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            11.11.2008 14:13
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            Frothy the Snowman

            Another of my Lush Christmas bubble bars was Frothy the snowman. I have wanted to try this for ages, I'm not really sure what took me so long!

            A bubble bar is solid bubble bath, that you crumble under running water to produce bubbles. This one looks very festive, being round in shape, sprinkled with desiccated coconut and having liquorice eyes nose and hat. Unfortunately when mine arrived one of his eyes had come out, and was floating around the bottom of the bag!

            The bubble bar contains vanilla, sandalwood and orange, and has a really nice, sweet yet citrussy aroma, as I suppose you would probably expect from that combination of fragrances. Before using this, I had seen people on the forum comment that the fragrance was too subtle, but it certainly didn't seem that way before I used it - the scent was actually fairly strong.

            I wasn't sure whether or not to remove the pieces of liquorice before I put this in the water, but decided to leave them in. The bar crumbled apart easily - great as the last one I used (Gold Star) was solid as a brick! It started to produce a mass of frothy white bubbles which pretty much covered the surface of the bath.

            When I got in, I fished out the liquorice pieces and found they had done nothing but go slimy, so I took that to mean that they are only for decoration and no other purpose - although in hindsight I'm not sure what I was actually expecting them to do! If you try this bubble bar, I'd strongly recommend removing the liquorice when the product is dry, as I put the wet liquorice pieces on the side of the bath and they left a brown mark on the edge of my bath, which once dry was a pain to remove.

            When I this was in the water, the scent did seem to calm down a bit, and wasn't as strong as I might have liked or perhaps even expected from a Lush product. Saying that though, the scent of the sandalwood - which I couldn't smell before using this - really seemed to jump out.

            I have said before that I don't like bits in my bath, and was wondering what the pieces of desiccated coconut would be like when they'd were in the water. Although I could see them in the water, I couldn't really feel them, and there wasn't a huge amount of them, so it turned out not to be an issue.

            After getting out of the bath my skin actually felt quite dry which I wasn't too pleased about, as I have quite dry skin anyway and usually Lush products have the opposite effect and make my skin feel moisturised. I think this is probably the first I've come across that has made my skin feel drier. The scent did linger on my skin for ages, and I could still smell it when I went to bed a couple of hours after using this.

            A Frothy the Snowman bubble bar costs £2.75 from Lush stores or can be purchased online at www.lush.co.uk

            Overall, I must admit I wasn't impressed with this. As I said, it's the first ever bubble bar to make my skin feel dry, and although it produced lots of bubbles and smelled quite nice, there was certainly nothing special about it. This was a bit of a let down and I wouldn't buy it again.

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            Soak in the lovely orange scent to refresh you, and let the warm tropical vanilla and soothing sandalwood take you away from the cold, frosty weather /