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BEAUTIFUL BATHROOM BUBBLES BUT...Is It Just Another Forgettable Gadget?
Babyliss 8020 Bath Spa
Member Name: lak11
Babyliss 8020 Bath Spa
Date: 20/10/10, updated on 10/07/12 (385 review reads)
Advantages: Pleasant, creates a good foam or bubble bath.
Disadvantages: Not very practical.
I tend to shower more than I bath, mainly because showering is quicker. I know that once I get into a nice hot bath I tend to daydream and stay in for far too long. But there are times when you just can't beat a nice, relaxing bath, especially if you're not feeling great or have aches and pains, or if you're simply too tired to want to stand in the shower. It's especially nice to have a nice soak in the winter when you can leave a soft, fluffy towel to warm on the radiator, just in reach for when you are finished.
When, a few years ago, we had the dividing wall between our bath and toilet removed to make one room (we first had had a toilet and small hand basin installed under the stairs to ease pressure on the bathroom usage) we had wanted to replace the very old fashioned suite, that was in the house when we moved in. This was a steel bath and it was stained and chipped in places. Of course we needed a new bathroom suite. I wanted a white continental style suite, and fancied having a Jacuzzi type bath installed but, as so often happens, hubby put me off by saying they didn't look nice, were hard to clean etc. Don't know why I listened to him as it's usually yours truly who cleans the bathroom.
We chose our suite and it was duly delivered and installed. It did look good, as a new bathroom suite usually does. I thought a finishing touch would be a portable Jacuzzi or spa type bath accessory.
I bought a Babyliss jet spa mat from Argos. After one use I could tell that this was a waste of money and very impractical. Next to try was the item I am reviewing which is called, Babyliss Body Benefits Bath Spa.
This is a much simpler and straightforward idea than the mat. It is mains powered. Hubby made a tiny hole at the side of the bathroom door so that the lead could go through this, without showing, and into a socket, safely outside of the bathroom. I will say though that this isn't ideal because, after use this product needs draining and, if it remains attached to the electrical supply then it can only stay in the bath. If I take it away from the socket then it can be left to drain in other places in the bathroom but, as my bathroom isn't huge, it does take up too much space and looks untidy.
I find it quite impractical really because it needs to drain for too long for it to be worth packing away. Therefore I find really it is another of those gadgets that get used a few times and then get put away from site and forgotten. Well almost!
It is, nevertheless quite pleasant. If you have plenty of room in your bathroom, unlike mine, then you may enjoy this item. It is safe if you follow normal guidelines and switch plug on and off only when completely dry. It's just basic, common sense. I do feel though that this is best to be kept well out of children's way unless an adult is there to supervise its use.
The device has an on off switch which is safe to use whilst in the bath. What I liked the most with this spa is the fact that it makes your bubble bath go so much further. A small squirt of bubbles or form bath will work into an incredibly luxurious froth. You can turn it off for a while and when the bubbles begin to recede, switch on for a few minutes and the bubbles will reappear.
It works by the bath water being taken into the unit and released as jets of water. Of course it isn't like having a Jacuzzi bath as the jets aren't coming from a large area. I feel its benefit really is only in giving one lovely bath abundant with bubbles, reaching just about to the bath's rim.
It is a little noisy. Not terrible but if you have a radio on in the bathroom you might consider it noisome.
It was some years ago that I bought this bath spa. I'm quite sure that I bought it from Argo. It was also available then from Boots the Chemist. I don't think it is currently on sale in Argos, but it is available from online outlets, including Amazon. Expect to pay around twenty pounds.
Hydro-massage, compact powerful water jet whirl bath for complete bath time relaxation.
Variable control: Relaxing Whirl only and Whirl with invigorating bubbles
Powerful water jet swivels to desired position for perfect relaxing whirl effect
Hand held hydro massager attachment
fits onto water jet
UK/Europe 220-240V AC only
Summary: May well be another of those forgettable gadgets.