“ Brand: Lush / Bar / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
Not long before Christmas I went shopping with my husband and we nipped into Lush. I decided to buy myself just one product because I already had quite a stash of bath products/toiletries at home and suspected that I would probably get more on Christmas day. After much deliberation, I decided to get the Lush Magic Wand Bubble Bar.
Firstly for those not in the know, a bubble bar is solid bubble bath. You crumble it under running water and it will foam up like a regular liquid bubble bath would. Most of the bubble bars can be used either just once or a couple of times by breaking them into pieces. Every now and then Lush will release special bubble bar wands such as this one, which can be dipped into the water, waved around (like a wand) and then re-used again and again until all the product has dissolved.
The reason I chose this was that it smells of my favourite Lush product, Snow Fairy. Snow Fairy is a very sweet, bubblegum candy fragrance which is only released over the Christmas period. I already have a large number of shower gels waiting to be used up, so a bubble bar in the same scent seemed a great alternative.
Appearance wise, this is very pretty and presentable as a gift. It is a pink star shaped bubble bar on a wooden stick and it also has a small silver charm attached to it on a bright pink lace. There is no packaging, you simply place it in a paper bag whilst in the shop.
As the product is suitable for several uses I used it over a number of weeks. I have to be honest and say I was quite disappointed in the product for several reasons...
On the first few uses it failed to produce much foam at all, no matter how long I seemed to keep it submerged in water. The more the bar wore down the more effective it seemed to be, especially when the points started to fall away from the star and could be crumbled up. When I was simply waving this about under the water, it didn't produce much of a foam at all.
Although this smelled lovely when dry, when diluted into the bath water, the smell was very weak. By the time I got to the end of the bar, I could barely smell it at all when not in use.
I can't say I noticed any benefits to my skin and I wouldn't even say this made for a relaxing bath because when I first started using it I had scent but no bubbles and by the time it had worn down I had bubbles but no scent!
Another problem I found was storing this product between uses. When the bar is wet a lot of pink dye comes out of it, so I was not prepared to leave it on the edge of my bath for fear of staining. I tried standing it up in a tall candle holder, but this didn't work because the wooden stick was quite flimsy and the weight of the bar on top was making it topple. I resorted to wrapping it in a cleaning cloth as I couldn't think of a better alternative.
I paid £4.99 for this product which in hindsight I feel was overpriced. It is only available during the Christmas period and has been a staple in Lush's Christmas range for three or four years now.
Needless to say I would not purchase this again. It is one of the most disappointing bath products I have used in a long time and not what I would expect from Lush.
I'm reviewing my Lush Bubble Wand .
It costs around £5 and is usually a Christmas item.
I'm a woman of a certain age and to be frank I just wouldn't ever think of buying myself something like this, but it was part of a selection given to me as a Christmas gift.
It's part of the Snow Fairy range of products that is popular around Christmas time .
I feel listing reams of ingredients in a review like this unnecessary , but if content/ingredients is important for ethical or health reasons then the Lush site provides those for you .
The item itself is a mid-pink star shaped bar of solid bubble bath.
It has a stick embedded into it , which is why it is a bubble WAND rather than a bubble bar.
It also has pink strings embedded in it dangling down around the stick and one of the strings has a cute little bell tied onto it.
The over all look is one of something aimed at children or teenagers and is rather cute .
***USING and MY OPINION***
The idea of this is that you wave it around , just like a magic wand , within your bath water.
I started doing this but I'm an adult and I got bored, so I just held it under the running tap instead .
The bubbles from this are actually rather scant with just the odd little flurry of bubbles .
I had expected it to turn the water a pretty shade of pink but it was more of a sludgy looking unattractive pink.
This really wasn't getting off to a good start for me , and the fragrance didn't help. It smells of bubble gum, or those sickly little bubble gum flavoured drinks that children love. Not my taste at all , but to be fair I can see it's appeal to others who like this kind of thing.
Once I climbed in the bath I could feel gritty bits lying on the bottom of the bath (or more precisely my bottom did) but again , to be fair, these did eventually melt away.
I thought maybe I hadn't given the bubble making method (waving it in the water) a fair try so I used the wand again while lying in the bath, swishing it around in the water, and yes it produced some more bubbles , but really not anything exciting. Lots of little islands of bubbles , but just as many bare areas of surface too.
I'm sorry to be picky but if it is lauded as a bubble bar/wand there really should be FAR more bubbles than this offered .
I really gave this a good workout and if I had paid £5 for this I'd be sorely disappointed in the result.
I found it does give the water a nice silky feel, once the little gritty bits dissolve, and it did leave my skin feeling nice . Not as good as other products, but nice anyway.
The stick stayed firmly in place .
As you can gather I wasn't enamoured of this product at all and was sorely tempted to use some other bath product with it to counteract the bubblegum smell and produce proper bubbles, but since I needed this review to be accurate I kept to the Bubble Wand only.
I used it once only and wouldn't do so again . Little Holly has used it up for her baths and she approves of the smell and the whole concept, so in fairness it DOES appeal to little girls and possibly some bigger girls...... just not me.
I appreciate some adults will like this but it really isn't to my taste , and lord knows I'm not that fussy regarding bath products.
In summary ,
It didn't make very many bubbles.
It smells of cheap bubble gum or candy floss .
It can be a bit gritty.
Makes the bath water an odd grubby looking pink.
It leaves skin feeling clean and nice. Just nice.
Based on those results I can only honestly give this 2 stars. One for novelty/look and one for how it leaves my skin feeling .
The high price should elicit something special. In my opinion it just doesn't .
So , sorry to the many Snow Fairy fans out there for being so negative, but 2 stars it is from me for what is basically an over priced novelty item that doesn't deliver the goods as promised regarding bubbles.
I should mention that this was used for around 4 or 5 baths before disintegrating entirely .
Really not worth £1 per bath.
Thank you for reading~~~myloh.
My little girl already takes after her Mummy in the shopping department and, at the tender age of nearly four, she loves smelling all the different products in Lush. So, for Christmas, Santa put one of these Lush Magic Wands into her stocking....
This product is basically a 'solid' version of Lush's famous 'Snow Fairy' shower gel (the usual bottle of which was in my very own Christmas stocking - it wouldn't be Christmas morning without a Snow Fairy shower!). It is a bright pink bubble bar star, on a stick with a ribbon and bell on it. The fragrance is reminiscent of candy floss and pink bubble-gum - very sweet and sugary smelling. For me, this is a plus due to my Snow Fairy addiction but if you don't want to step out of your bath smelling like an old-fashioned sweet shop, then it might not be the scent for you.
The bubble bar star works when you swish it gently through the water. Repeated swishing will create bubbles and turn the bath water pink. I would suggest that it is more effective if you swish it around under the running tap, as this seems to generate a lot more bubbles than swishing it through still bathwater. The smell permeates the bathroom air, and the pinkness lasts for the whole of bath time. It seems to me to be a relatively neutral product in terms of how it affects my little girl's skin - it doesn't dry it out like some products do, but it doesn't really moisturise it either. It is just there, creating bubbles and making her happy. We have used the star about five times since Christmas and there is still almost half of it left - this represents pretty good value for money in my opinion, as a lot of Lush products only last for one bath. You do need to be careful about where you leave it - it needs to be stored somewhere dry so that there is no risk of it disintegrating.
These wands cost around £5 and are a limited edition Christmas product, like the Snow Fair shower gel itself. I think that they are a lovely gift, or a little treat to yourself.
My little girl loves her pink candy-floss scented wand and is enjoying her bathtimes in her bright pink bath. My son (seven and adamant that he doesn't like pink) is slightly less impressed by having to go into the pink water once she's finished. In my opinion, the wand is a fun product, with a gorgeous smell, which I would definitely consider buying again in the future - in fact, Santa is very likely to pick up another one for next Christmas!
Product: Lush Magic Wand Bubble Bar
I first tried the Lush Magic Wand Bubble Bar when my husband bought me one for Christmas a few years ago. You can buy the wand from Lush and it is priced at £4.95.
For those who have tried Lush's Snow Fairy Shower Gel the Magic Wand Bubble Bar is basically a solid version of this, their best selling shower gel.
The wand is reusable so you can use it time and time again until it runs out which seems to take forever.
To use you simply swish the wand in the water before getting into your bath or you can place the wand under the running water tap, I've tried both of these techniques and both work as equally well as the other. I normally swish my wand in the water or under the running water tap for approximately 15 seconds or so and I find that this is plenty of enough time to see results.
Once I have done the above my bath is soon covered with lashes of sweet smelling pink bubbles and turns the water a lovely shade of pink. The smell reminds me of Candy Floss and leaves my skin smelling super sweet and feeling silky smooth afterwards.
After use always ensure that you keep the wand stored somewhere dry. I store mine in a sealed clear plastic food bag and pop it inside my bathroom cabinet.
I love this, it's such a sweet, cute and girlie gift, I would definitely recommend.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
For those of you whom haven't heard of Lush before they are basically a company which produces bath and body products which contain pure essential oils and safe synthetics. One of the best things about Lush is the fact that they are really against animal testing and only use vegetarian ingredients in their products, so basically their products are quite safe for most people to use especially those whom have sensitive skin as there are no harsh chemicals in their products. Another thing about the Lush company is the fact that they use very little or no packaging with their products which is also good for the environment. I think that the way Lush manufacture, make and package their products is fantastic and more cosmetic companies should take a leaf out of the Lush book and do the same as there are far too many cosmetic products being tested on animals.
As I mentioned above there are lots of different Lush products to choose from which are mainly highly scented, brightly coloured and have really funky names. You really do have an awful lot to choose from when you enter a Lush store and could easily spend a small fortune, I normally set myself a limit of £30-40 maximum otherwise I could easily spend double or treble that amount in the space of a few minutes. Normally when I'm choosing a new Lush goodie to try out I am drawn to the products which are either bright pink or purple in colour; mainly because pink and purple are my favourite colours and they look all girly and feminine. As I have tried most of the pink and purple coloured Lush products in the range I have now started trying out other products which have nice scents which appeal to me. I mostly opt for the sweet and fruity scented Lush products which smell good enough to eat.
There are lots and lots of different products available in Lush stores or online, so you are sure to find a product which suits you. If you are unfamiliar with the sort of products Lush sell then I would advise having a look online as they sell solid and liquid shampoos, bath bombs, bubble bars, etc. Some of the Lush products however aren't available to buy in store; you have to buy these particular products online from the Lush website. The products which are solely only sold online at Lush are called Lush retro products and there are quite a few of them to choose from, some of my most favourite Lush products are from the Retro range
The Magic Wand is my all time favourite Lush product, I discovered it around 8 months or so ago on one of my frequent visits to the Lush store (The office I work in is less than 50 yards from the Glasgow store, so I can pop in a lot more frequently than I used to, for my Lush fix). The Magic Wand is a solid re-usable bubble bar, which is in the shape of a pink star complete with stick and small silver bell; which gives it more of a magical appearance! As I previously mentioned the Magic Wand is reusable bubble bar, most of the bubble bars you can purchase in Lush you can get 2-4 uses out of them depending on how much of the product you use and how bubbly you like your bath to be! However with the Magic Wand you get more than 4 uses out of if, you get between 8 and 10! The main reason you get more uses out of the Magic Wand Bubble bar compared to the standard Lush Bubble bars is the fact that it is more concentrated and you do not have to break it into smaller pieces!
Using the Magic Wand bubble bar couldn't be simpler, all you do is swirl the wand about in your bath until you have the desired amount of bubbles or place the wand directly underneath the warm running water. As soon as the wand hits the warm water it immediately releases the most wonderful, sweet smelling aroma - the bath water turns a delicate shade of pink; if you like lots of bubbles in the bath then you would swirl the wand around the bath for a little longer and you will notice that the water starts to go a darker shade of pink. When I am using the Magic Wand Bubble bar I prefer to run it underneath the hot water for approximately 10 seconds. I find this is more than enough to produce loads of creamy thick bubbles!
As I mentioned above the Bubble Bar has a very sweet smelling aroma, a mix between candy floss and tuitti fruity, it smells good enough to eat! It also has a very delicate creamy almost musky undertone as well which complements the sweet fruity aroma wonderfully. The Magic Wand Bubble Bar is in fact a solid version of the Snow Fairy Shower Gel - and Lush fans will know that Snow Fairy is only available in the run up to Christmas time, so the Magic Wand Bubble Bar is a good alternative till Snow Fairy Shower Gel is in sale in the shops again!
As I previously mentioned the Magic Wand Bubble Bar produces lots of thick creamy white bubbles which last well in the bath. On many occasions I have had my Magic Wand Bubble Bath ready and just about to go into it and have been distracted by kids, cats or dogs and had to leave the bath for up to an hour at times before I can get into it. When this has happened and you go back to the bath there is still quite a few bubbles in the bath so they don't disappear too quickly. The Magic Wand Bubble Bar also changes the texture of the bath water, it gives it an extremely soft silky feel upon your skin, I also noticed that after coming out the bath my skin felt soft and almost moisturized and was delicately scented by the sweet fruity aroma of the Magic Wand Bubble Bar. Although the scent on your skin isn't overpowering it does linger for around 2-3 hours after you have bathed. The scent of the Magic Wand Bubble Bar lingers in the bathroom for the longest length of time and can be smelt the next day after having a bath with it.
As the Magic Wand Bubble Bar is reusable you do tend to make a mess with it in the bathroom after you have used it. This is because it is in a solid form and you are getting it wet to produce the bubbles, when I first used it I popped it into the Lush paper bag it came in to stop pink fluid dripping all over the bathroom, however after 2-3 uses the lush paper bag became all soggy and ripped so I had to find an alternative way of storing the bubble wand. I found that popping it into a sandwich bag did the trick as it stopped it from going everywhere when you had finished using it.
Lush Magic Wand can be bought online or in store and cost's £4.95 per wand, this may sound expensive however as it is reusable and you can get up to 10 baths out of it (sometimes more depending on bow bubbly you like your bath) it works out at less than 50p per bath, which in comparison to other bubble bars is really cheap.
I highly recommend the Magic Wand Bubble bar as it smells nice, softens your skin, and has a gorgeous pink colour and fantastic design.
© just.bcoz / Butterfly-Wings
This product is something i use as a treat, not an every day/week product. I would not say it does much apart from make your bath smell nice but that i would imagine is its use.It is a lovely treat for yourself or as a gift. I usually buy these as stocking fillers at christmas time for all the female members of my family.The price is not too bad as its not an every day product, more of a treat that a necessity.
I am a massive Lush cosmetics fan, and an even bigger Lush snow fairy fan. I regularly buy individual bubble bath bars or bath melts, but this is my favourite yet. I received one as part of a gift set for Christmas, and have used it 3 or 4 times and it looks like i'll still get another couple of baths too. It works completely differently to other Lush bath products, and other bath bombs on the market. Instead of getting 1 or maybe 2 or 3 baths from a bubble bar (if you go to all the faff of cutting it into pieces). Rather than putting the product into your bath, you just swirl the wand in the bath, under the water and you're done! It smells devine and the snow fairy does become a little addictive once you've smelt it. In addition, it goes alot further and you can also control the amount of bubbles in a bath, by the amount of swirls you do under the bath water. I loved mine and so did my 3 year old goddaughter who has had it in her bath recently. It is a fab gift for any Lush fan or anyone girly, and is better value than the typical bath bomb
The Magic Wand is the very last of my Christmas 2011 items from Lush to be reviewed. I was originally planning on waiting until it had run out completely, but it's lasted so long that I got sick of waiting and decided just to post the review!
The Magic Wand was the first widely available reusable bubble bar from Lush. This is a new formula created by the company and I was really excited when I heard about of it. Lush's other bubble bars are designed to be crumbled into the water when the bath is running, and if you want to use a bar for more than one bath you need to chop it in half, as once it gets wet, it's gone. This bar is different - you hold it under the tap while the water is running until you have as many bubbles and as much colour as you want, and then you put the bar to one side to dry so that you can use it again!
The Magic Wand, as the name suggests, resembles a wand, being a pink star-shaped block of solid bubble bar mixture on the end of a stick. Adorning the wand is a ribbon and a little bell. The wand looks lovely and would make an ideal gift for a little girl. The wand is scented with Lush's popular Snow Fairy scent, a sweet candy-like smell which is synonymous with Christmas for me now. The wand cost £4.95 and is suitable for vegans.
As previously mentioned, I hold the bubble bar under the tap to use it. I can see the bath water turning pink and the bubbles forming underneath. It's also possible to swirl the wand in the water after you've run the bath, but I don't find this method as effective. Estimating the right amount of time to hold the wand under the tap is not an exact science, and it's really down to personal taste how long you do it for. When I'm finished with the wand, I put it on the side of the bath to dry off.
In the bath, the water is a lovely pale pink colour and has a fairly strong smell of Snow Fairy. I don't find the wand provides as many bubbles as a normal Lush bubble bar, but there are still quite a few - they tend to form a thin layer over the bath rather than mountains of bubbles. The water feels silky soft and I always enjoy my bath when I use this wand. It is pink, girly and very pleasurable especially when I have a glass of wine to go with it!
After my bath, my skin feels really soft and I don't have to use much moisturiser. My skin also smells faintly of the Snow Fairy scent which is lovely. When the wand has dried a little, I take it off the side of the bath and pop it in a vase in my room where it looks rather pretty. The wand does leave bright pink marks on the side of the bath, but these are easily removed with a little water.
I've used the wand around six times and even though it is discernibly smaller, I estimate I will get around five or six more uses from it. I've been really impressed with the bar - it's excellent value for money and is lovely to use. The idea is an original one and the solid style of the bar saves on packaging waste.
At the moment, Lush doesn't make any permanent reusable bubble bars, but they have brought several out for special occasions: the Mum, Madame Butterfly and Tulip bars for Mother's Day, and the Carrot for Easter. I'm sure we will see the return of some of these, or the introduction of new scents, in the future.
I'm a huge fan of Lush's Snow Fairy shower gel, and knowing this my best friend always buys me a bottle of it for Christmas. This year as well as buying me the shower gel, this year she also bought me the Magic Wand bubble bar.
If anyone isn't familiar with the bubble bars from Lush, they are like bubble bath but in a solid form. You crumble them into the bath as it is filling and you get lots of lovely bubbles.
The Magic Wand bubble bar is a pink star on stick which looks a bit like a lollipop, there is a piece of pink string/ribbon with a small bell attached to it which is stuck inside the bar. It smells just like the shower gel, which is very sweet and just like candy floss.
My bubble came in a small paper bag which is how I have got bubble bars from Lush when I have bought them myself. There is a sticky label on the bag with instructions for use typed on it. It tells you to swish the wand around the bath again and again for lots of candy scented bubbles.
When I used it instead of swishing it around in the bath water, I decided I would snap off some of the pointy bits of the star. This way I could control exactly how much of it I could use.
Once I'd started running the water for my bath I crumbled the bits I'd snapped off under the tap. As the bar dissolved the water turned a very pretty shade of pink and lots of bubbles started appearing. The scent of Snow Fairy started to waft up from the water as well. Although not all of it seemed to dissolve completely.
I stayed in the bath for quite a long time as I'd taken my Kindle in with me (sssshhh don't tell my other half - he advised against this!!) and got quite absorbed in the book I was reading. While I was in the bath I found that most of the bubbles were still there, where as sometimes with liquid bubble baths they start to go flat and disappear after a while.
When I'd finished and dried myself off my skin felt quite soft and the scent of Snow Fairy lingered on me which is no bad thing in my opinion.
As this is part of the Lush Christmas range it isn't available at the minute so I can't find out how much it cost, but most bubble bars range between £2.50 and £4ish, as this is quite a large bar I'd guess it would be one of the more expensive ones.
If this is brought out again next Christmas I would definitely buy it for myself, and probably grab a few extras as stocking fillers.
I have recently been treating myself to a lot of Lush products and this Magic Wand is one of those. I was looking at the bubble bars in the shop as I have used one in the past and loved the result, and as I love my baths then I love any kind of products that creates lots of lovely smelling bubbles!
I was quite surprised when I saw the price of this one... £4.95, as I thought you could only use the bubble bars once or twice (if you chop them in half) and all the other bars are priced at around £3. However, it was when a member of staff came over and told me I could get more uses out of this one than you can with the other bubble bars they sell when I realised why it costs this much. The main difference being that this is considerably bigger than the others and it is also on a stick, hence the 'wand' in the title. It also has pink ribbon and a silver bell attached, just to give it more of a magic wand effect when you're waving it (I'm guessing kids would like this!) For those like me who are fairly new to Lush products though may not have known you can use this several times, as it doesn't actually state this anywhere in the shop, like it does on their website.
The product is a very sweet candy like smell, just like candy floss, and is a solid version of their Snow Fairy shower gel. I was already aware that Snow Fairy products are only sold around Christmas time but I didn't realise how popular it was! The member of staff told me they had sold lots already and apparently customers kept asking them when they are starting to sell their Snow Fairy products again. So if you are one of these Snow Fairy loving fans then I would definitely recommend this product to you as it smells exactly the same as the shower gel and other Snow Fairy scented products. (I went around and smelt them).
The member of staff actually tested this product out infront of me with a jug of water which is what actually made me want to buy it even more. She advised me to wave the wand under the hot running tap and to keep waving it under as my bath was running if I required more bubbles. The longevity of this product therefore really depends on how much you use it for each bath and how many bubbles you like to have. I like to have a lot of bubbles and I got about 8 uses out of the wand.
It also turns the water slightly pink and so the more you use the more pink the water goes. I'm sure young girls would love it!
As soon as I waved the wand under my tap the bathroom suddenly smelt gorgeous! I left the door open whilst the bath was running and you could even smell the Snow Fairy in the next room. I definitely think this magic wand is great value for money, it may seem a lot at first but when you compare it to the prices of the other bubble bars where you only get one or two uses out of them, it really seems quite cheap.
It creates a lot of bubbles and they last ages, they don't just disappear after being in the bath for only 5 minutes like some cheap bubble baths do. It also leaves your skin smelling lovely for a few hours after too, and so you don't necessarily need to use any other Lush products with this such as bath bombs.
The only bad thing about this Magic Wand is where to store it after using it. As it will be wet then the pink will transfer to wherever you keep it. I kept mine on the little lush paper bag that I bought it in, on the side of the bath, but after a couple uses the bag just started to fall apart and so the tiles in the bathroom that it was sitting on would turn pink. Thankfully this doesn't stain and can easily be washed off, but it is quite messy!