Product Type: Babyliss in Beauty
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Babyliss 8020 Bath Spa
Member Name: jopassmore
Babyliss 8020 Bath Spa
Date: 10/09/01, updated on 10/09/01 (1013 review reads)
Advantages: a nice sensation, relaxing
Disadvantages: nothing like the real thing
I bought a Babylis Bath Spa for myself as a present. It was coming up to Christmas time and I had just given birth to my daughter. I gave birth in under 3 hours with no pain relief and no noise (so my husband says - I wasn't aware of what was going on!) and so I felt I deserved a bit of pampering. We couldn't really afford it, what with a new born baby an all, but I thought "well why not", it is not everyday you give birth to a beautiful bundle of joy.
I remember excitedly lugging the heavy package back to the car, with my daughter sleeping soundly in a sling in front of me. When I got it home I unpacked it excitedly and got ready for that scintillating bath experience. Unfortunately, it was at this point that my daughter awoke. It was quite some time later when I eventually got the opportunity to try out my new toy.
The Babylis Bath Spa is a device which sucks up the water in your bath and then squirts it forcibly out of a filtered section causing a 'spa' effect. It is powered by a long electric cable (thankfully with a circuit breaker on it) which you plug in to a socket in a nearby room. It has a hose type attachment to enable you to use the power of the water to massage an individual part of your body.
When I first tried it in the bath, I asked my husband to join me in the bathroom for the unveiling. His first comment was 'very nice but not £80 nice'. The bath spa did produce swirling water but it did not really turn the whole bath into a Jacuzzi as I had expected. If you put it at the bottom of the bath, your feet got a nice massaging, and likewise your shoulders if you positioned it towards the top of the bath. What I had had in mind when I bought it was an all round revitalising and yet relaxing experience leaving me feeling regenerated. This was not what I experience. My husband suggested that if I had 4 of these appliance at different positions around the bath then I would get what I was after, bu
t at £80 each, I don't think so.
Another disadvantage of this appliance is that you have to fill the bath up almost to the top for it to work correctly. I never have my bath that full and I felt it was wasteful on water. The long cord stretching from a nearby room is another problem, particularly if your other half forgets and trips over it. I did not find the attachment hose at all useful and never used it. In fact this bit has since broken.
Needless to say, I was a little disappointed. I didn't feel disappointed enough to take it back and I did use it quite a few times, but it certainly did not live up to the adverts claims. Unfortunately I cannot use it any longer as we have moved house and our new bath has a permanent plastic shower guard around the bath - the bath would need to be filled to overflowing to make the bath spa work. I am currently looking for a new deserving home for it
I think this product has been modified and reduced in price, but I still would not buy it again. Unless money is no object, I would not recommend this.
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