Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Santa's Sack Bubble Bar
Member Name: doriee
Lush Santa's Sack Bubble Bar
Advantages: Novelty item, looks good, smells good in solid form
Disadvantages: scent disappears, hard to break up, not very bubbly
I had received a Lush gift set from my friend for Christmas and I've finally got around to start using some of the products from out of it. I'm not sure how much the gift set cost her but Santa's sack was available to buy in the Christmas season 2012 on it's own however as this was a gift I am unaware of how much this cost. I laughed a lot when I read what was in my gift set as the name "santas sack" as you can imagine made me very giggly.
When I opened my gift set however I didn't even know which one Santa's sack was until I took them all out the box and thought that this one has got to be it as it had rectangles facing upwards and string around the top. The overall product is mainly red but has an orange and a yellow and a small blue present and around the top of the "sack" is tired gold ribbon to hold all those presents in place
I don't usually use the lush bubble bars because I think liquids go a lot further then these do, but since it was a present I had to of course use it. I was surprised to see that mine had a blue present in it as I had only ever seen the red/orange ones but each sack is made differently and mine was slightly squashed in areas but it didn't bother me because it was going in the bath anyway!
Smelling this whole it 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:
"We've all been good enough to deserve a festive bath of softening bubbles with the scent of fizzy drinks. With tonka, neroli and tagetes this bubble bar is kind to the skin and a gift to the nose.
Even as an adult, there is nothing quite so exciting as Santa's sack, bulging with mystery delights for us - so this bubble bar will appeal to everyone."
I had used a few bubble bars before and always split them up but they never made many bubbles this this time I put the whole sack into my bath in hope it would really froth up. I couldn't of course just put this in my bath whole I had to crumple it up so it would create the bubbles, I found the sack crumpled loads but the yellow present was really hard to break up and went into my bath in chunks, I assumed this would just break up.
When I got in the bath, the bubbles were not as.. bubbly as I had hoped, considering I had used the full bubble bar. On top of the water when I had used just a third of the bar there would of been about 3 inches of bubbles covering the water, with using the full bar of this there was around 5 inches of bubbles on top of the water, some people might think this is a lot but I certainly had higher expectations so I was a little disappointed in that.
When I moved some bubbles out of the way the water was a vibrant orange colour and seeing the colour of the bath water is usually my favorite part of taking a Lush bath. I was pelased with the intensity of the colour that the Santas sack produced however I could still feel those parts of the presents that wouldn't dissolve which made it a little uncomfortable.
The water against my skin felt really soft and velvety but I could no longer detect any scent which was also disappointing for me. But I did just lay back and enjoy the bubbles and lovely water against my skin. After my bath I still didn't notice any scent on my skin but my skin did feel nice and smooth so it was a really good result in the end.
Summary: An item I'm glad I didn't buy myself