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Lush Happy Bubble Bar

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

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      27.08.2010 16:03
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      Not quite happy, but calm and content!

      Happy Bubble Bar is a Retro product from Lush, which I picked up when my local store had a Retro party recently. I liked the sound of a bath product called Happy - I felt I could do with it after being stressed over my dissertation! The product is roughly cube-shaped and bluey-green in colour, with the word HAPPY across it in gold lettering. On the Lush website the bar appears bright blue, and all the reviews state that the product turns the water blue, but mine is definitely more green than blue!

      This bubble bar contains tangerine oil, sandalwood oil, neroli oil and orange blossom absolute to create an uplifting citrus scent. The bubble bar is supposed to relax you, and in addition the sandalwood from the East helps to rehydrate and soften your skin. This bubble bar is suitable for vegans.

      I have to say I wasn't all that keen on the scent. It was vaguely citrusy and not exactly unpleasant, but it sort of reminded me of cleaning fluid.

      As is usual with Lush bubble bars, I broke this one in half before using it. Or, to be more accurate, I cut it in half with a knife, as this one's quite soft, and I was worried I was going to crumble it all down the sink. When crumbling it into the bath it disintegrated very easily, unlike some bubble bars which don't seem to want to break up.

      The bubble bar produced loads of lovely bubbles and turned the water an attractive green colour. The water felt like silk and I really enjoyed my bath. However the scent really didn't last once the bubble bar was in the water - I was less disappointed about this than I might have been if I'd actually liked it!

      When I got out of the bath my skin felt really soft and moisturised. The smell was there though it was really faint. I felt very relaxed and dropped off to sleep with no problem!

      This is a very reasonable bubble bar which does what Lush bubble bars normally do - turn the water a lovely colour and produce loads of bubbles. At £2.70 it's pretty reasonably priced for Lush, especially as you can break it in half, although you need to factor in the cost of ordering online as that's the only place you can buy Retro Lush products, unless your local store happens to have a Retro party. The smell is the only downside to this bubble bar - everything else is great!

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      27.02.2010 13:23
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      too hard to use

      'Happy' bubble bar is part of Lush's retro range which can only be purchased online or via their mail order service. I was attracted to this purchase as I love citrus smelling items, so with the tangerine oil and orange blossom absolute I thought I would love this product.

      bubble bars are simple to use, just crumble however much you want into the bath as the water is running. This fills the bath with bubbles, turns the water blue and fills it with moisturising oils and delightful smells.

      On arrival, it smells lovely, very citrussy and fresh. However, I found this one of the worst bubble bars to use as the bar itself was very hard and I couldn't crumble it. I ended up wetting the whole bar and trying to chip away at it with the nearest soild item to hand, which was a disposable razor. it was messy and very hard to use.

      The bath turned a murky blue which wasn't as tempting as I imagined, and because I coulnd't crumble much of the bar it didn't really have an effect on me.

      it was just too hard to use.

      Instead I would recommend Lush's you've been mangoed bath melt or the happy bill bath ballastic or even avobath bath ballistic.


      Ingredients

      Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), Cocamide DEA, Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Neroli Oil (Citrus amara), Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus aurantium), *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 42090, Golden Lustre Sparkle}

      *Occurs naturally in essential oils

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        12.02.2009 15:11
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        A poor scented Lush product!

        I received a good few Lush products over Christmas as gifts and slowly I have been getting round to using them, I have also decided that it is about time I started writing some reviews on them so I can muster up the money to replace the ones I liked.

        Anyone that does not know what a bubble bar is it is in most basic terms a bubble bath like any other but in solid form, you basically crumble the bar under running water to get a very nice bath full of relaxing bubbles.

        I tend not to use the whole bar as I find half of it is plenty and then you get two baths for the price of one bar which incidentally is around £3.

        Most Lush bars have something in common and that is that they always smell very nice, each one different of course but all very nice. That is where this one slips up, the scent is very clinical and more like a cleaning product for kitchens or bathrooms than something I would want to bath in.

        I disliked the scent of this one so much I never got round to using the second half of the bar but rather binned it. It did leave the water very silky and produced loads of bubbles and it had no bad effect on my skin and did not leave my skin dry in any way. The only problem was with the scent but this is a big problem as the scent really is horrid.

        This Lush bar is bright blue in colour and has the word Happy inscribed on it in yellow and it all looks very nice but the fact is it is not nice and I certainly was not happy with it.

        Not a Lush product I would ever use again nor would I recommend it to others, there are plenty good Lush products but this is certainly not one of them!

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          29.01.2009 17:24
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          Not such happy bubbles

          I love the idea of this Happy Bubble Bar from Lush. The name is fun and it has the word Happy on the bar and so it looks cheerful and funky and a great idea for a present.

          I found that the bar was a little too soft for me and crumbled away very easily. It did leave my skin very soft though. It is meant to be hydrating for the skin and I certainly found that it was.

          The oils that are used in this product include neroli, sandalwood and tangerine. Sandalwood is one of my favourite smell and so I thought I would love this bar but I did not think that it blended that well with the tangerine. Neither scent was overpowering but together they did not quite work - but that is just my opinion. It was not an offensive smell but definitely not one of my favourites from Lush.

          At about £2.50 a bar from lush online, it is pretty expensive and will not last long because it is so soft that even if you do not intend to use much, you cannot really help yourself. Once you add water it can disintegrate easily. It has an unusual smell and looks cool but the price puts me off.

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          25.11.2008 22:22
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          I think I've said enough!

          I try not to post too many reviews about the same type of product one after another, variety being the spice of life and all, and I apologise for being repetitive, but at times in my short Dooyoo career there have been products which I either love or hate so much that I couldn't wait to say what I thought of them. This, unfortunately, is one of the times when I will not have pleasant things to say.

          I've mentioned before that my experiments with Retro Lush have been less than successful. I was starting to form a theory that they were off the shelves for a reason - because nobody wanted to buy them. Pineapple Grunt - awful. Hot Java - worse than awful. Happy Bubble Bar? You guessed it - pretty terrible. I now solemnly vow to never, ever, shop at the Lush Online section of the website again. It'll only end in tears!

          If you don't know what a bubble bar is, it's basically a bubble bath in solid form, which reduces on the packaging wasted by normal bubble baths and so you do your little part in saving the world...according to Lush. Apparently taking lots of baths and wasting water is a-ok.

          To use a bubble bar you crumble the whole thing or, as I prefer, a half or third into the empty bath, then fill with water and watch huge, fluffy bubbles appear. Most bars will turn your water a fun colour also and the water is, more often than not, luxuriously silky.

          I don't know about you, but my least favourite thing about going swimming is getting rid of the chlorine smell afterwards. Some days it just wants to stick around, and as a frequent swimmer I can't help wishing that it would just be sexy to smell like chemicals. I think Lush had the same thoughts, because now you too can smell like a pool every day! Just pop a bit of Happy bubble bar into your bath and prepare to offend noses everywhere!

          Okay, that was a bit harsh, but it smells seriously, seriously weird. When I took it out of the bag (it was the only bagged product in the order, which fortunately contained some of its weird odour) it smelled strong, synthetic, and just plain odd. After crumbling some into the bath (I only used about a fifth actually as it's a lot more dense than other bars and seemed to make a lot when smushed up), my hands smelled like Playdoh! Exactly like Playdoh. I was a little apprehensive but ran my bath anyway.

          When I got into the water (which was filled with lots of nice bubbles, and ironically a swimming-pool turquoise) the smell reminded me of hotels for some reason...I thought not only of pools but crappy complimentary toiletries and bleach. It smelled like the maid had just left, but not before spilling a little of everything all over the floor.

          The ingredients claim that the bar is fragranced with tangerine, orange blossom, sandalwood and gardenia. There was nothing citrusy about it to my nose anyway!

          After a short, not very pleasant soak in water which didn't feel at all soft or silky, I was relieved to find that none of the scent remained on my skin, earlier jokes aside. My skin feels quite dried out and I'm going to have to moisturise which I don't usually after Lush baths.

          The bar is pretty to look at all right, it's a cheery turquoise with the word "Happy" stamped in gold gilded-looking letters, but that's the only real plus point.

          Retro Lush is only available online Lush.co.uk, although I believe a gift set is for sale in store. I've said it before and I'll say it again - they're not in stores anymore because no one bought them the first time around! I've now learned my lesson, but if this sounds appealing and you want to shell out £2.50 for this, please let me know how you got on!

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            16.09.2008 19:29
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            Very happy this has come back!

            Happy bubble bar doesn't make you feel happy as lush claim, it makes you very relaxed and calm. It smells very orangey with a hint of sandalwood, which is quite unexpected for something that is bright blue!

            It has it's name written on it in gold sparkles to which tend to cling to your skin as you clamber out of the bright blue water. They give your skin a nice sheen which is good for those of us going out partying for the evening!

            The smell is quite strong and it tends to infiltrate all areas of the bathroom and even wafts off into the bedrooms, it does linger for a long while to.

            I like to use half of this bubble bar with another Lush retro favourite the Absolute Delight ballistic, they go very well together in my opinion and you smell like a big boiled sweet - yummy!

            All in all very glad this has been brought back I hope it is here to stay for a while longer! On the down side though you can only get this on the website or via mail order (this applies to all Retro Lush products)

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              04.09.2008 13:28
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              Lush Happy Bubble

              I recently placed yet another order on the Lush website (someone please tell me how to stop, because I'm out of control!) and bought a few of their Retro bath products. The Retro range, is a range of Lush products which were discontinued, but have been brought back to purchase on-line only as they were so popular. The disadvantage of this, is that you cannot smell the product before purchasing it - and unless you remember it from the first time round, you have to go on the description of the product and the list of ingredients. Having a liking for anything citrus scented, I chose the Happy bubble bar, for the fact it contained Neroli, Orange Blossom and Tangerine, as well as loving the blue colour.

              When the bubble bar arrived, my first impressions of the smell were not good. The best way I can think to describe the smell, is 'soapy' - a sort of cheap, public toilet hand wash type scent. There was a slight hint of an orange smell, but I mean slight, it was in no way the scent of orange groves that I had been imagining!

              Appearance wise, the bubble bar was exactly like its picture. A vibrant blue colour, with the word Happy inscribed on the top of it and coloured in gold, even if most of the gold seemed to have rubbed off.

              When I came to use the bar, I decided to just use half, to make it a bit more economical, and I also know from past experience that half is more than enough to create a mass of bubbles with these things.

              The bar broke in half easily and I crumbled it under the running tap. It slowly turned my water a beautiful blue colour, and started to create lots of frothy white bubbles.

              On stepping into the bath, I could feel the oils in the water, making it feel soft and luxurious. The one thing missing though, was the smell. I realised that I could detect a very faint orange scent, but it certainly didn't fill the room like other Lush products I have used.

              On getting out of the bath, my skin did feel soft and smooth - and surprisingly there was a trace of the orangey scent on my skin too.

              The bubble bar costs £2.50 and is only available online at www.lush.co.uk

              Overall, I had mixed feelings about this. It made my skin feel beautiful and I loved the vibrant blue colour that it turned the water, but the main downside, is that there is no real smell to it either before or after using it, which is reason enough for me not to buy it again.

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              Blend of tangerine, neroli and sandalwood oil to help rejuvenate and hydrate the skin /