Bath, Bubble Bars

Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar

A Lush Halloween classic.

Not gonna lie, this product isn’t the prettiest of bubble bars. Like pumpkins themselves, these come in all different sizes, some being almost spherical while others are flatter and kinda look like they’ve been squashed. I’ve got no idea if this is deliberate but I can tell you that no Sparkly Pumpkin is the same shape as another, so who knows?

The actual bubble bar is orange coloured and is covered in bright gold lustre and fun fact – the details on the top are added using whisks! Theres also a lil cinnamon stick poked in the top to resemble a stalk.

With a complex scent made up of Juniperberry, Lime and Grapefruit Oils it’s got an interesting smell. You’d expect the Grapefruit and the Lime to give a strong zesty scent but mixed with the Juniperberry it’s more of a woody, fruity aroma that’s really suitable for autumnal baths.

Depending on the size of your Sparkly Pumpkin, you can definitely get at least two baths out of it (even from the smaller ones). Though because I’m excessive I used the whole thing and created a mountain of fluffy bubbles!

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Once crumbled, Sparkly Pumpkin turns the water a warming orange colour that’s perfect on a crisp autumnal evening. Hints of glitter sparkle through the water but it’s nothing compared to the likes of Sunnyside and I can barely notice any left on my skin, so glitter-haters go wild! I literally had the best time using this, I felt so comforted and snug with my orange bubble mountain bath, my autumnal candles and an acoustic playlist. I love this season!

My skin feels somewhat softer than it was before, not as noticeable as with other bubble bars but it’s definitely a change and I can still smell the product a good few hours after which is a bonus for when you’re about to go to bed!

As such an iconic part of Lush Halloween, I really doubt they’ll discon it for next year’s release but you never know so get it while stocks last online! It’s the perfect product to get you feeling the season!

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Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cornflour, Perfume, Juniperberry Oil, Lime Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 15510, Colour 45350, Colour 77492, Cinnamon Stick

 

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Bath, Bath Bombs

Madame President Bath Bomb

This Bath Bomb was invented to celebrate Hillary Clinton’s win in the 2016 presidential election.

This is what I’d like to say but unfortunately we all know that’s not true.

Madame President was actually created as a new product for Mother’s Day 2018. I guess even if we don’t have an actual female president, we all have our own ones right at home.

Madame President is a beautiful bath bomb, with a very ‘American’ design, it’s half blue and half pink, adorned with stars and is full of golden lustre.

This bath bomb features a brand new scent made up of Grapefruit and Petitgrain Oils. The two oils combined give Madame President a really pungent smell. Petitgrain comes from the leaves of the bitter orange tree meaning it has a fresh green scent albeit somewhat sour smelling. The addition of uplifting, antiseptic Grapefruit Oil gives a slight citrusy hint and I feel like it’s a smell that’s rather odd but at the same time, you can’t help but carry on smelling.

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Once popped in the bath, the two main colours mix and she produces a vivid purple colour as you’d expect. The gold star on the pink half is full of gold lustre which fills the water with a lovely shimmer. The mixture of the purple with the gold glitter gives Madame President a really magical and enchanted vibe.

An interesting note is that the white stars on the blue half take longer to dissolve than the blue surrounding. As you can see in the picture below it looks really cool!

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Because the scent from Madame President is very strong, your whole bathroom is filled with it throughout your bath, helping you feel uplifted and energised; you can also smell it on your skin for a good while after drying off.

I think this particular bath bomb is one of the best in recent times, although it’s a Mother’s Day exclusive I can see it doing really well as an all year round product as it’s so unique and different from anything else. I really hope Lush bring her back for 2019 and they should 100% release it if we’re ever blessed with having a female president.

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Grapefruit Oil, Petitgrain Oil, Cream of Tartar, Cornstarch, Water, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Lauryl Betaine, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 45410:2, Colour 45410, Colour 14700, Colour 42090, Colour 77491, Colour 42090:2

 

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