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I ordered some products from the Lush website recently, and among the products I ordered were some festive-themed bath products (I know it's early, but I want to get in the mood!). The Hollywood Bubble Bar was brought in one Christmas a few years ago, and ended up sticking around permanently in Retro. It was inspired by Hollywood film-set Christmases, where no one ends up with a frostbitten nose, everywhere is covered in a beautiful blanket of white snow (no slush!) and everyone is glammed up in lovely warm attractive clothes. If only real Christmases were like that!
The Hollywood bubble bar is creamy-white in colour with a little gold star on the top. It looks very pretty and sophisticated. The bubble bar is scented with the Fever fragrance, consisting of rose and jasmine absolute and sandalwood oil (the fragrance is currently available in the Fever massage bar in-store). When I crumbled half the bar into the bath, I noticed how luxurious it felt in my hand - it was incredibly creamy. The bar turned the water a lovely creamy white with loads of bubbles. It really did look like a glamorous festive scene!
Bathing with the Hollywood bar felt really luxurious. The water was like silk and felt really soft. The jasmine scent was lovely. When I got out of the bath, my skin felt really soft and I didn't have to use much moisturiser.
Now for the bad news - this bubble bar costs a whopping £5.05! In fairness, I think the essential oils used are quite expensive, and as one bubble bar does two baths it still works out cheaper than many of Lush's bath ballistics which retail for around £3 each and are single use. This is still pretty expensive for a bubble bar, though, and although I enjoyed using it, it's not any better than other bubble bars I've tried.
I do recommend this bubble bar, but in all honesty there are other bubble bars which are just as good but cheaper. So I'm glad I tried it, but I probably won't be buying this again!
Description: Manufacturer: Lush / Type: Bath Product
This is another one of the fabulous products that Lush decided were too good to be consigned to the past and so are selling online as part of their "Retro" range. You can buy this bubble bar along with heaps of other treats from the Retro range on their website - you can only find them online though as there isn't enough room to sell them in the shops.
In case you don't know what a bubble bar is, these bars are solid but when crumbled under warm running water, fill our bath with deliciously scented fluffy bubbles which last for ages. They are not the cheapest of products but one bubble bar can be used for two or even three baths depending on how frugal you are feeling. Sometimes the bubble bars colour the bath water too.
If you are not familiar with the brand, Lush create hand made cosmetic products from only natural ingredients. Not only do they never test on animals themselves but they also won't by from suppliers who do either.
Lush also carry out a wide range of charity work and campaigns, both in this country and across the world. You can find more details on their website as well as product information (including ingredients) and also locate your nearest store, and of course, purchase their Retro range.
This bubble bar is a cream colour with a little yellow star in the top. It weighs 100g and will cost you a staggering £5.05.
The bar creates loads and loads of bubbles which last for ages and has a gorgeously sweet sandalwood fragrance with hints of rose underneath. This is quite a feminine fragrance so definitely one for the girls.
I do really like this bubble bar but just can't get over the price, it is possibly the most expensive one in the range and while it is lovely, I am just not convinced that it is good enough to justify the cost.
If you are looking to treat yourself then this bubble bar is definitely worth trying, but as an everyday product, it just costs too much for me so I am unlikely to be buying it again.
Ingredients are as follows (taken from the Lush website);
VEGETARIAN, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Perfume, Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), *Benzyl Salicylate, *Isoeugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Farnesol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Candy Star}
*Occurs naturally in essential oils