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Lush The Bearded Lady Bubble Bar

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Brand: Lush / Foam / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam

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      24.02.2011 17:11
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      Recommend to anyone who likes soft delicate scents, or mixing bath products together.

      The reason why I bought this product was because I like to use bubble bars with "plain" scents, so I can then make a cocktail out of it and add a ballistic in it too. Okay, when I say "plain," I mean a delicate and creamy scent - not a strong, perfume scent that would really make you go WOW!!! However, this wasn't really a downside for me, as I said I like to use it to make my own bath cocktails out of. Don't get me wrong, the scent is beautiful - just not what I'm normally in to as I prefer stronger more sweet/floral smells. But this product was a pleasant surprise.

      When I used it, I crumbled about a third of the product - the amount I normally use with every bubble bar - I got quite a lot of bubbles out of it actually. The bath went a nice creamy colour and because I had added a bit of the red part in it as well, it also went slightly pink. I felt very relaxed, calm and soothed when using this product. The water itself felt really soft and moisturising, although my skin wasn't really all that moisturised and still needed a few lashings of lotion after I dried off. My skin was really soft though.

      I have to say, as soon as I added the product to the water, that was it - I could not smell the fragrance at all. I know it was quite faint to begin with, but there was nothing at all in the water, normally you do get a slight whiff now and then, but not with this product. Not even in the slightest.

      Despite this minor downside, I would buy this product again, but I wouldn't be disappointed if LUSH didn't release it again this Christmas.

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      04.02.2011 12:21
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      A nice Christmas bubble bar from Lush

      I love Lush's bubble bars and their bath items are my favourite treats. This is one of the Christmas range bubble bars which was released winter 2010 and can be bought from the Lush high street stores, via mail order, or online at www.lush.co.uk. I was lucky enough to receive one in my box of Lush goodies underneath the Christmas tree this year!

      Product description: "Roll up! Roll up! For this super-softening orange bubble bar."

      Bubble bars are a really original idea for a bath product. It's a solid bar and feels totally unlike most other bath products. The idea is that you use chunks of it in your bath water and it creates the same effect as a regular bubble bath. Because of its nature the product requires no packaging and is extremely environmentally friendly, just pop it into a recycled paper bag and then re-use or recycle it again once you've finished.

      It's important that you use this product correctly, so here are some tips on how to get the most out of your bath. To start with, keep the product dry at all times to preserve it's solid state. I usually store my Lush things in their little yellow paper bags in a box in my bedroom wardrobe, so that the steam and dampness from the bathroom doesn't affect them. When you are ready to use it, with dry hands break off a section of the bar. Lush usually recommend that you use a third of the bar per bath, and that's how I split this one up so I had three bubbly baths from the one bubble bar. Start running the taps and crumble the bubble bar section under the hot running water. Make sure you break down the little lumps and help it to dissolve properly. To get an extra frothy bath, run the water through your showerhead and the bubbles grow out of control! Once the crumbled bits of bar have disappeared you will have a gorgeous bath full of bubbles waiting for you. It is quite soft and breaks up easily when you crush it in your hands, so you don't need to use too much force.

      Bearded Lady is a bit of an odd looking bubble bar, and I wasn't keen on the name of this one. It looks more like a Santa Claus which would fit in better with the Christmas theme. The bar is mainly made up of a giant white beard and topped with a little red Christmas hat, with a couple of chocolate drop eyes peeping out. The scent is nice and not what I had expected (I didn't read the description first!) as it had a tangy fruity smell of oranges. This was quite a strong fragrance and was a lovely refreshing smell that felt uplifting.

      I found that this bubble bar seemed a bit on the dry side as I was breaking it up into the bath, and some of the crumbled pieces felt brittle and I had to crush them down fully before they dissolved properly in the bath water. For my first bath I broke off the top section with the red hat detail on, and this turned the bath water a cute pink colour. for my other two baths I was left with just the white beard section, and this turned the water into a cloudy milky colour. There were a good amount of bubbles to start with but they had died down quite substantially by the time I was about half-way through bathing.

      One thing that I love about using Lush bubble bars is that they seem to have a good effect on my skin as well as producing lovely fluffy bubbles. This bubble bar was gently moisturising and my skin did feel softer after using it although I did still need to follow up with body lotion afterwards. It is not quite as hydrating as I would have expected seeing that it contains a huge list of mega-moisturising ingredients including cocoa butter, shea butter, oat milk, avocado and extra virgin coconut oil. I think it possibly would have had more intense moisturising results if I had used a larger section of the bubble bar each time, and split it into two baths rather than three, but I was happy enough with how it worked on my skin.

      The Bearded Lady bubble bar is a good all-rounder that has a nice scent, is nice and bubbly, and gives a light amount of moisturisation. Not one of my favourites as I prefer the sweeter things, but it was a nice treat and I was very happy to receive it last Christmas.

      Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocoa Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Oat Milk, Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Fresh Organic Bananas, Fresh Organic Avocado, Sandalwood Oil, Tangerine Oil, Rosewood Oil, Lavender Oil, cocamide DEA, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 14700, Dairy Free Chocolate Drops.
      *Occurs naturally in essential oils

      This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!

      {review also posted to ciao under my username zombieflesh}

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        30.01.2011 19:08
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        A highlight of Lush's Christmas 2010 range

        The Bearded Lady was a bubble bar created as part of the Lush Christmas 2010 range, which was based around old-fashioned Christmases, particularly Victorian ones with frost fairs at which strange figures were presented, including bearded ladies - hence the inspiration for this bubble bar. The bar is distinctive and fun to look at, being red with a white beard and two eyes that I am 90% certain are made of chocolate! A nice change from many of the round ballistics or bubble bars you normally get.

        In a way it reminds me of the Wee Harry bubble bar from 2009 - that was also red and white and looked similar in the bath!

        The Lady is suitable for vegans and contains moisturising oatmilk to keep skin soft, as well as avocados, bananas, jojoba and almond oils to make an excellent job of moisturising skin. In fact, the ingredients list reads like a recipe for a tasty smoothie (but don't start eating the bubble bar!). I cut her in half in order to pop her in the bath. In fact, I gave half to my mam when she asked if I had anything she could put in her bath - I'm constantly trying to convert her to Lush and hoped that this would do the trick. She did like it, I'm pleased to say, although I don't think she'll be rushing out to build up her own stash just yet.

        While solid, the Bearded Lady had a lovely sweet scent which did remind me of bananas. When I crumbled half into the bath, tons of bubbles were produced and the water turned a lovely pale red colour.

        In the bath, the water felt like silk and the sweet smell lingered, though it had faded slightly from when it was solid. The bubbles lasted for ages and I really enjoyed my bath.

        After I got out, my skin remained lightly scented and was incredibly soft - I didn't have to use moisturiser which is very unusual for me as I have dry skin. Looks like the oatmilk, avocados and oils did their job!

        The Bearded Lady bubble bar is no longer available as it was a limited edition Christmas product but hopefully it will be back next year. It cost £2.50, which is reasonable for a bubble bar which can be used for two baths (in fact I was very impressed with the prices of Lush's entire Christmas range, cheaper than many items from their permanent selection!), but if it does come back the price will probably increase slightly.

        I bought one before Christmas and got another in my sale goody bag, which I was very pleased about as I did like this lovely little product!

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          26.01.2011 22:21
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          A Christmas bubble bar special from Lush

          Lush Bearded lady

          During my latest visit to Lush pre Christmas rush I spotted this bubble bar called 'Bearded Lady' which looks remarkably like a Santa in my view. As those who have read my other reviews will know I do rather enjoy a visit my local Lush in Derby and pop in regularly to see what is new.

          The story behind this bubble bars name is to do with the old fairground attractions of gaping at people with deformities , one being 'the bearded lady' but this being Lush made a kind of play on the Christmas bearded gent we all know.


          I do prefer the bubble bars to the bath bombs as I like the bubbly feel to the bath. This rather strange 'lady' went straight into my bag to try. The bar basically looks like a weird Santa and is in two main colours red at the top and white at the bottom. Her eyes are chocolate chips to give a rather blank look to her face. This is a very limited edition bar and I can't find it on the website at all now so obviously didn't see too many made this year.

          The bar is actually quite a decent size and weighs about 3.5 oz. I never use a whole bar or bomb in my bath as I far too mean to use something that costs about two pounds in just one bath. I broke mine into three and made sure I got a bit of red and white in each bath.

          I always crumble my bars into the bath as the water is running in and this gives lots of creamy bubbles. The red part had a gentle orange smell and the white part was sweet smelling but it was hard to tell what it smelled of. Apparently there is banana in the bar but I have to say that was not very evident to me and usually banana has quite a strong smell.



          As I crumbled my bar of Bearded Lady into the bath I watched as lovely thick frothy bubbles began to build up in the bath The smell was a very subtle sweet orangey smell rose up in the warm steamy air My bath took on a slight pink tinge under the bubbles but I have to say the scent was a little disappointing to me. In fact the scent just faded and was not even recognizable once the bubble bar had turned to bubbles. According to Lush the scents to be enjoyed in this bar are tangerine, I could smell the orangey smell, Rosewood, sandalwood and lavender I'm afraid the other scents were so insignificant that I could only smell the hint of tangerine and maybe a bit of the rose in the white part but no sandalwood or lavender was discernable to me.


          Okay the scent was not that great but how did it feel in the bath? I had a nice warm red coloring to my bath water which came from the 'bearded lady's hat. The bath was full of bubbles on the top layer and the water had a nice silky soft feel to it which makes me rather luxurious. The bubbles lasted through my bath and I do enjoy a laze in the bath so I was pleased about that.

          If you want to watch one being crumbled on Youtube then follow this link
          http://mydailynutrients.com/nutrients/ bearded-lady-bubble-bar-slice-from-lush-cosmetics-christmas-products

          I have to say that it looks like a murder has been committed in the bath and the bubbles are attempting to cover up the bloody water! If that had been the only thing I'd seen I would not have been tempted. I got just as many bubbles with a slightly pinker bath using about a third of mine.

          Lush boasts that they "believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and instead choose to test their products on humans."


          The bubble bar is full of moiturising oat milk as well as fresh avocados, bananas, along with both jojoba and almond oils all to nourish and soften the skin. I have a nasty suspicion that the bubbles come from something like Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Lauryl Betaine which are in a lot of their things and these are not such nice ingredients. If you want to know more then put either one in a search engine and you'll see.

          Skip this bit if you are not interested in ingredients but as they are a selling point for Lush I will put them here and I was right about the two undesirable ingredients having searched and found them on the US site:

          "Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Titanium Dioxide, Oat Milk (Avena sativa), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Fresh Organic Bananas (Musa paradisica), Fresh Organic Avocado (Persea gratissima), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeodora), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Cocamide DEA, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 14700, Dairy Free Chocolate Drops *Occurs naturally in essential oils"

          In short then I would not bother with this one again, it's a nice novelty for Christmas and a bit of fun but that is about it. It gave me a lovely bubble bath and I did feel soft and smooth afterwards but I would prefer more scent and less bubbles so come on Lush ditch the yukky bubbling agents I am sure there are other less chemical ones you can use.

          The cost I believe was 2.35 pounds - my pound sign has disappeared so pardon the lack of it.

          Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
          ©Catsholiday

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