Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Like lying in a grassy summer meadow
Lush Green Bubbleroon
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Green Bubbleroon
Advantages: Lovely refreshing, moisturising, luxurious bubble bar from Lush
Lush released a number of products last year, among them three new bubble bars called 'bubbleroons'. Now I had a real "Doh!" moment the other week when I finally realised why they were called this. They are named after macaroons, which they resemble, being formed of two pieces stuck together.
Three varieties of bubbleroon are available:
Green: Light and refreshing, like cut grass
Yuzu and Cocoa: Citrus and chocolate, an orange bath
Rose Jam: Pink, and scented with the sweet Rose Jam fragrance.
The Green Bubbleroon was the first one I tried. Basically, I ordered all three online along with a number of limited edition Retro items. I'd arranged to have them delivered on Saturday, when I knew I'd be in. Unfortunately, I was also rather hungover. When the doorbell rang at half past eight in the morning, I didn't mind too much as I knew what it was. I stumbled downstairs, opened the door, retrieved my parcel from the postman (who was far too cheery for that time of the morning), staggered back upstairs and got back into bed still clutching the parcel. I proceeded to unwrap it and sniff all my lovely goodies while still lying down!
Later that day, I decided a bath was in order, but didn't fancy anything cloying or sweet. In fact I didn't want anything too strongly scented at all - just something light and refreshing. The Green Bubbleroon seemed to fit the bill.
The Green Bubbleroon is light green in colour and costs £3.25. It is easy to break the bar into two pieces because of the divide - which is handy as I always break my bubble bars into two anyway. Lush say that this helps to create "a foaming, meadow-sweet bath of grass and orange flower". It is designed to capture the essence of summer, and has the same scent as the Grass shower gel. The bubble bar contains organic extra virgin olive oil and fair trade shea butter to moisturise the skin, as well as bergamot, juniperberry, lime and sweet orange oils to scent the bar. Sodium lauryl sulfate is another ingredient: this is a foaming agent and helps the bubbles to form, but it can cause skin irritation in some people. It doesn't seem to bother my skin though, based on past experience.
I thought the bar smelled amazing, like freshly cut grass with a hint of citrus. It really did smell like the Grass shower gel, but a bit more zingy. I used half of the bar and crumbled it under the tap as the water was running. It felt really creamy and soft to the touch, probably because of the shea butter, and I really enjoyed crumbling it into the bath.
The bar provided a good amount of bubbles though they weren't particularly 'high' in the bath. The water turned a lovely pale green colour and the scent, though lighter, was discernible. The water felt silky-soft too. Unfortunately the bubbles had almost disappeared by the end of my bath, though I did stay in there for ages - about half an hour. I did feel really relaxed and refreshed after my bath. Sadly the scent didn't stay on my skin, but I didn't need to use much moisturiser (only on my legs) as the bubble bar itself was really moisturising.
Overall, I was really impressed with this bubble bar. It was moisturising, provided a good amount of bubbles, and had a lovely light scent. I do wish it wasn't so pricey though. However, Lush have released limited edition bubble bar wands for Mother's Day. These are reusable and if they're anything like the Snow Fairy wand from Christmas, they'll last for several baths. Each is scented with a different Bubbleroon scent and the one with the Green scent is called the Mum. I'll definitely be picking up a couple of these!
Summary: A lovely grass-scented bubble bar