“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
Whenever I go to Lincoln I make a point of heading intot eh Lush shop because I don't have one where I live in Grimsby unfortunately so I make a point of buying a bulk supply and one of them was this little creature. The style of this reminds me of a pumpkin but since this was from the mothers day range It's probably supposed to look like a face, but to me this looks like a pumpkin and of course the name goes with it too. This cost £3 which is a standard price for a bubble bar but this was quite small, usually I can cut these up in to three sections to get the most out of the bar but due to the size of this bar I didn't see much point in cutting it up at all. I suppose I could of got two baths out of this but I don't see the point in having a bubble bath with no many bubbles in so I used the full thing. I usually break these up and just drop them into the bath but they haven't been completely dissolving lately so I held and rubbed this under the running water. Due to the way I prepared this bath, the result was much more bubbly than I had expected which was amazing. As the bar dissolved fully I could smelly instantly the fruity scent of strawberry or raspberry, they're very close scents so I wasn't sure which one I could actually smell. The water also turned a really nice pinky colour. The bubbles in the bath were very soft and fragrant. This made for a really relaxing bath but provided no other qualities for me. It was just an average bath made out of a funny shaped pumpkin mum. While the bath was relaxing itself I like to get something a little extra such as a scent on my skin afterwards and this didn't make that happen however I don't regret spending the money that I did on this product.
Ages ago, for Mother's Day, Lush released a new bubble bar called Mumkin. This was an adorable little creature with eyes, smelling of raspberries. I thought it was awesome and quickly bought one. Bubble bars are basically bubble bath in solid form. You crumble them into the bath - either using the whole thing or cutting it in two to four pieces first - while the tap is running, and when you go to turn the tap off and get in to your bath, there will be tons of bubbles. The Mumkin cost £2.75 and was suitable for vegans (the chocolate drops used to make the eyes are dairy free). It contained bergamot oil, Sicilian lemon oil, and violet leaf absolute to create a lovely scent. I didn't think it smelled of raspberries particularly, but it did have a lovely sweet fruity scent. It's worth noting that the bubble bar, like all of Lush's bubble bars, contains sodium laureth sulfate, an ingredient that is known to irritate skin. It is found in most bath and shower products - it's the ingredient that helps to create a lather - but it's good to be aware of this in case you have sensitive skin. Personally, I am fine with this ingredient, and having used shower products which don't contain it, I'd rather keep the chemical in order to get a lovely lather! Mumkin is a pinky-peach colour with a yellow top. She looks rather like a fruit, with a leaf-like bit on the top. Almost too cute to use - but this didn't stop me! I divided the bar into three and used one piece in each bath - I know from experience that a third of the bar is plenty. To use, I crumbled a piece into the running water. When it was time to get in, there were absolutely tons of bubbles and the water had turned a pale pink. In the bath, the fruity scent remained and the bubbles lasted ages. The water felt really soft too. After my bath, I felt relaxed and refreshed. My skin felt soft although I still had to apply moisturiser. It wasn't irritated by the product at all. I definitely recommend Mumkin: she gave me three lovely baths! Hopefully she will be back next year, but in the meantime, I might give her autumnal friend - Pumkin - a try.
I bought three of these cute little bubble bars a few months back because they were on sale at £1 each in my local Lush store. I think they were brought out for Mother's Day and I'm not sure if they're available at the minute or if they're a limited edition product. The first thing that I like about the Mumkin bubble bar is how cute it is, it's a little odd looking and I'm not too sure what its supposed to be but it is pink with chocolate drops for eyes and a yellow star shape on its head along with a stalk and adorable little leaf, and the overall design reminds me a little of a cartoon style pumpkin, if that makes sense! The bubble bar contains various different ingredients but not all of the ingredients are natural, which personally doesn't bother me that much to be honest. The natural ingredients include cream of tartar, bergamot oil and lemon oil. The bubble bar is very easy to use and I use it like I do with any other bubble bar; crumble it under a running tap. I find that to get a decent amount of bubbles I need to use the whole of the bubble bar, so I only got one use out of each of the three bubble bars that I had. For the price I paid this isn't a problem, but had I paid the full price (which I think was around £3) I wouldn't have been too happy. When using the whole of the bar though the bubbles are big and foamy, and swooshing the water around makes them even bigger. The water turns a lovely raspberry pink colour but don't worry, the colour doesn't stain my bath or anything and I only need to rinse it quickly afterwards. The bubble bar isn't particularly moisturising however my skin never feels dry afterwards and it does have a slight silky smoothness to it. It doesn't irritate my eczema or anything which is good. The smell of the bubble bar is delicious. It's a fresh, sweet raspberry smell which is refreshing and not too overpowering. At first I wondered if it might have a whiff of chocolate due to the chocolate drop eyes, but it doesn't. The smell is still lovely though - it smells good enough to eat and the fragrance lingers in my bathroom for a while, although the smell doesn't really linger on my skin for very long. All in all I recommend this bubble bar and I give it three out of five stars. I have knocked two stars off because I need to use the whole of the bar for a decent amount of bubbles.
Lush Mumkins Bubble bar Yes okay, I know another Lush review but they do have such great products and I am gradually working my way through their entire range including rare and forgotten ones and all the new ones. It is quite an expensive hobby but I am helped a lot by my lovely friends in the shop in Derby who are so generous with the samples. This one was one of my Mother's Day gifts and was one of the Luh products created for Mother's Day 2013. WHAT LUSH SAY "Mumkins are cute, friendly and love to be crumbled under the tap to bring you mountains of fruity bubbles. Each Mumkin smells of raspberries, with bergamot, lemon and violet leaf oils to brighten your day. Chocolate drops for eyes and a candy stalk stick make these the most adorable bars we've ever crumbled into our tubs. Made just for Mums on Mother's Day, but irresistible to everyone else!." A with most Lush products this has no packaging and you can have it in one of the compostable paper bags from Lush or just take it as is in your own bag. Even through the bag you can smell it lovely sweet fruity raspberry or more to me like strawberry sort of scent. BRINGING YOUR MUMKIN BAR HOME I always put mine in my clothes drawers as they make my clothes smell lovely and the scent doesn't fade because they are in the cool and dark. My Sister puts hers in a basket in her bathroom which makes her bathroom smell wonderful but does mean that their scent fades and so she uses them reasonably quickly after buying, certainly within a month to get the best smell still. WHAT IS MUMKIN? This is a very cute looking bubble bar a pink rounded flattened ball with a hat or hair of a pale creamy colour. It has two eyes of which look like flattened chocolate and then on the top sticking out is a white chimney which looks like a sweet cigarette with a green leaf which is actually made of icing sugar but Lush say it is a sweet. I have to say I didn't eat it but let it dissolve in the bath with everything else. Not quite sure what it is supposed to be but it looks a bit look a funny looking sort of children's toy friendly monster. It is one of the smaller bars that Lush make and cost around £2.75 - £3.00 I think but as it is not around any more I can't check and I forget what it did cost when they were in the shop. This one was not so big and I think I got bout three bubble baths from it. I broke off lumps and held the bits under the tap as it was filling rather than crumbling it into the water. This gave me plenty of lovely sweet fruity strawberry or raspberry smelling bubbles and a bath full of rather sludgy pinkish coloured water. I have to say the colour was not that great but the smell was beautiful, not too sickly , in fact quite a fresh authentic fruity raspberry or strawberry scent. USING THIS IN THE BATH The idea with bubble bars is that you break the amount off that you want to use and then crumble it under the warm water as your bath is filling. As I said with this one I held the lump under the running tap until it dissolved as it was quite hard. I then swish my bath water around a bit to create a few more bubbles. If you have a spa bath or Jacuzzi bath then a very small lump will give you plenty of bubbles I discovered when we had Jacuzzi baths in various hotel. The water feels lovely and soft and creamy and the bubbles lovely and creamy too. The scent is very strong in the bath but not too much so I found it really naturally fresh and fruity. It lingered for some time in the room and stayed on my skin for a little while after I was dry. It left my skin feeling soft and for a short while it smelled sweet and of raspberries. WHAT IS IN THIS BUBBLE BAR? Well we have sodium bicarbonate which gives the water the creamy soft feel as does the cream of tartar and the two combine to give a bit of a fizz as the bubble bar dissolves in the bath. Cornflour (Zea mays) ,) , Sodium Carbonate ,Geraniol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Glycerine , D&C Red No. 33 , FD&C Red No. 4 , D&C Red No. 27 , Candy Leaf (Sucrose, Corn Starch, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 5) , Dairy Free Chocolate Drops (Sucrose, Cocoa Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla) Sicilian lemon Oil smells wonderfully clean and zesty and is supposed to inspire positive energy and also lift the mood and help restore equilibrium. Bergamot Oil is one of my favourites and has a light uplifting fruity and sweet aroma that also has a hint of floral too and is great for helping relaxation and helping to calm and reduce stress. Violet leaf absolute put in for all the Mums as it relaxes, soothes and inspires. It is good for sensitive skin conditions and oily skin. Relieves stress and offers comfort in times of grief and stress so perfect after a day with the kids. Gardenia Extract adds the beautiful floral warmth to this bar. This one has cornflour. Presumably in the hat or hair of the Mumkin but it doesn't say. Non dairy chocolate drop and lots of colours I can't see why it smells fruity so it must be the perfume they include as it in't in any of the essential oils. Sadly they also have included, Sodium Laureth Sulfate and, Lauryl Betaine both of which have dubious benefits and some believe they cause eczema and other allergies so if you suffer from allergic reaction then check if these cause the problem. RECOMMENDED? I quite liked this bar as it was quirky and cute and it smelled fruity and sweet but it does seem to have more colours and things that are not exactly natural in it. It is Vegan friendly though so can't be too bad I suppose. It is a limited edition so will not be around for a while if indeed they do bring it back next Mother's Day. Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same username. ©Catsholiday