Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
Newest Review: ... smells of orange with an undertone of vanilla to it, it was a very pleasing sent and I couldn't wait to use it. Lush's description is: &quo... more
Santa emptied his sack... in my bathtub ;-)
Lush Santa's Sack Bubble Bar
Member Name: k444tmc
Lush Santa's Sack Bubble Bar
Advantages: Lovely scent before/after/on skin - VERY bubbly - makes you feel refreshed/relaxed!
Disadvantages: Seasonal! Doubt it will be there much longer!
One thing money can't buy is a top boyfriend - one who listens to your likes and dislikes and goes beyond things he hates to do something nice for you. I have expressed my love for Lush products and my infrequent visits to the nearest store (which is one hour away from me) and he has told me on many occasion how he can't stand the shop as the smell makes him feel sick. So I was pleasantly surprised on Christmas morning opening one of my gifts from him that he had bought me a big box of varied bath bombs/melts - knowing what an awful experience he must of had going in there and knowing he actually takes notice of what I tell him!
I have just "broken" into my Lush box tonight and picked the first one I found under the sponge packaging - which was this foaming bath melt in the shape of a Santa sack complete with "present" shapes.
At first glance to me this looks like a dollop of ice cream with multi coloured flakes stuck in the top - but with a gold band wrapped around to make it look more like a santa sack - this is a nice touch and don;t think the product would look like its supposed to without it.
The overall sack is red in colour with the "presents" being orange and yellow.
At first sniff I can't describe the actual notes of how it smells but if you like Lush products in general this will be a winner - smells quite sweet and pleasant - not overpowering in the slightest. The description of the scent from Lush is that of spicy tonka and and neroll.
For use Lush advise you to crumble the sack section into the bath for masses of foam - this had me quite excited as some other products from Lush didnt foam as advertised so I was very excited to try this. For the presents you are advised to keep hold of them for your next bath time - so really in this you get two in one for your bath. Me being the greedy impatient girl I am couldnt wait until my next bath time to use all of it and used it all in the one bath.
The sack section crumbles with considerable force before it enters the warm water - and breaks up freely when you put it in the bath turning the water a deep orange colour... however the "presents" took a bit more doing and were very solid. Even boiling water struggled to break them up! I was very surprised to see just how many bubbles the sack created - and with me throthing the water up even more I can honestly say it looked like a great bubblebath, so much so I got kicked out after 20 minutes so my 6 year old daughter could jump in and enjoy it too! The bubbles lasted a good hour whilst my daughter was in there before they started to die out and in my experiance this was very surprising and I was so happy with the results.
After lasting 20 minutes in there and my daughter being in there 45 minutes we both came out smelling exactly as the product smelled before it went in the bath water - although the scent had died down on our skin it was very pleasant and made you feel very clean, refreshed and relaxed afterwards. The scent has now left my skin completely (but I am blaming this on the fact my munchkin kicked me out early!) but 4 hours on and you can still smell it on my daughter... To tell you how relaxing this stuff is I will say my daughter has trouble going to sleep and wanting to stay up when she knows she doesn't have school the next morning but after a bath of this it has calmed her right down and she has turned off like a light switch tonight. By letting my daughter have a bath using this stuff I am very pleased that Lush use little preservatives in their products (which will likely be kinder on her young skin and do less harm than her own bubblebaths!) and I also think its important that Lush are against animal testing and use fresh ingredients in their products (a nice touch is that they put stickers on everything telling you which member of staff created the product, on which date and the best before date). In terms of how my skin feels, there isn't any advertisment on this making your skin softer but I have noticed a difference in both of us and it does feel more moisturised than normal which I havent found with some other bath foams.
I do love this one and would love to buy it again but as the name states it is a seasonal product and I do not expect to see it again until around Christmas this year! Never mind I will stock up then!
Sadly as this was a gift I couldn't tell you how much this was and I can't find it on the Lush website but if its like the other foaming products it will likely be around the £5 mark.
Summary: great seasonal product from Lush would recommend to all!