Product Type: Lush Bath & Shower
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Lush Ma Bar
Lush Ma Bar Bubble Bar
Author Name: daisylee3
Lush Ma Bar Bubble Bar
Advantages: Smells nice, moisturizing
Disadvantages: Brown water
I heard about tha Ma Bar a while ago, but only tried it recently. The Ma Bar was brought out especially for Mother's Day (hence the name), but because of how popular it was, Lush decided to keep it in their stores permanently. The Ma Bar is a Bubble Bar, which is basically a solid bubble bath - to use it, you crumble it up into smaller pieces, drop it into warm water/under a running tap and it produces lots of foamy, fragrant bubbles. The bubble bar costs a reasonable £2.50 for 100 grams of product. It comes in a recycable yellow and green paper Lush bag. The physical appearence of the bubble bar is quite 'lumpy', sort of like an irregular cube shape. It is a little smaller than the palm of my hand, so it's quite a decent size. One half is an off-white, creamy colour and the other half is quite a dark brown. The bubble bar has a cute little brown sugar cube in the middle of it, which also dissolves in the water. I made the mistake of licking the sugar cube and it tasted vile so I wouldn't reccomend tasting it despite how good it smells!
The bubble bar smells delicious, I was expecing it to smell really chocolatey, which it does slightly, but it has a more sweet, honey type smell with an undertone of toffee and creamy vanilla and it reminds me a bit of Star Bucks hot chocolate - it smells good enough to eat. The scent fills up my bathroom, it's so pleasant and relaxing. It also lingers on my skin for a while which is nice, and because the smell is subtle it doesn't overpower perfume or deodrant. This bubble bar can be broken up into pieces to get your money's worth. I cut mine into 3-4 pieces. This is quite a messy process as it's very crumbly, but it's worth it. Once i've chopped it up I get a piece and then run my bath. Once my bath is almost full I crumble the piece of Ma Bar directly under the tap (obviously before you do this remember to make sure the water isn't too hot!) As soon as the product comes into contact with water it starts melting and transforming into lots of bubbles. Once small slither provides alot of bubbles which are all bouncy and foamy. The bubbles don't tend to last as long as the other bubble bars I have tried, i'd estimate that they usually last for around 10-15 minutes before they completely dissolve which despite been quick in comparrison to the other bubble bars, it is a decent amount of time.
As well as creating big, fragrant bubbles, the bar also turns the water very soft and milky - it makes my bath water feel really moisturizing and also makes my skin feel soft and smoothe which is a lasting effect and my skin will stay soft and silky for around 3 days after bathing in the Ma Bar. The water does go a funny colour - a light brown and there is also tiny little gooey lumps that need breaking up. Brown is not the most appealing of colours to be bathing in, but it doesn't bother me at all because the smell and the effect that it has on my skin it is worth it. Overall, reccomended.
Summary: Smells gorgeous!