Bath, Bubble Bars, Bubbleroons

Puddy Holly Bubbleroon

As my collection of Christmas products gets smaller and smaller, the posts relating to each item in the festive range have almost come to a close. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to post about every single one but some that I thought would be left until the end were quickly sold out before I got a change to grab one for myself.

One product that I fell in love with almost straight away was Puddy Holly Bubbleroon. I ended up bathing with three different puds over the festive season but I’ve waited until now (and using my last one!) to write about it.

Puddy Holly divided staff and customers over how to pronounce it’s name. Is it puddy as in ‘pudding’ or is it puddy as in ‘Buddy Holly’? I never found out the right way but I chose to go with the former. One thing most people could agree on though, was how good it smelled!

It’s scented much like a marzipan pudding, with the sweet mix of Almond Essential Oil and Tonka Absolute at the forefront of the aroma. It’s very very similar to the ‘Snowcake’ scent family and therefore the gorgeous Perle De Sal Bath Bomb, also released this year, but I’d argue that Puddy Holly has pinpointed the pure almond scent and magnified it for our pleasure. Although it also contains Bergamot and Cedarwood Oils too, I can’t say my nose can detect them behind the almond.

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As a bubbleroon, it’s two halves of the product, sandwiched together with a layer of Cocoa and Shea Butters. It makes it very easily crumbled under the running water and once you’re in the bath, it makes it beautifully moisturising.

As the water fills your tub, it turns a bright and vivid green colour which stays just as pigmented as the water rises. Although I used the whole thing, it didn’t make as much bubbles as I’d hoped, but that’s probably due to the butter content. Nevertheless, it was just as inviting and I eagerly jumped in.

As soon as I was in, I felt the nourishing ingredients instantly get to work at hydrating my skin. As well as the two aforementioned butters, Puddy Holly also contains a generous amount of Almond Oil which is amazing at penetrating and nourishing the skin’s deeper layers. The scent also remained very prominent during my bath and for hours after on my skin!

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Although the actual water was filled with the sparkling silver lustre that decorates the outside of the whole product, it didn’t actually stick to my skin, so if that’s not your thing then don’t worry!

In conclusion, I can safely say that Puddy Holly was a stand out for me this year and I’m really going to miss it now it’s not in the store! If there’s any justice in the world then it’ll return to us next year but with Lush you never know, so keep your fingers crossed!

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cream Of Tartar, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Tonka Absolute, Almond Essential Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Bergamot Oil, Cornflour, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Almond Oil, Glycerine, Titanium Dioxide, Laureth 4, Sodium Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 59040, Colour 42090:2, Colour 42053, Colour 42090, Colour 19140, Colour 73360

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Bath, Bath Bombs

Perle De Sel Bath Bomb

Oh holy Jesus, this is my favourite product of this year’s Christmas range! Don’t be fooled by it’s boring exterior, Perle De Sel is truly beautiful in the water.

The name means ‘Salt Pearl’ in French and is what decorates the top of the bath bomb. Although featured here covered in golden lustre, African Salt Pearls are sparkling white balls of salt formed when wind blows across salted water. They really soften the water and give a touch of luxury to your bath.

Without knowing, you’d presume that Perle De Sel is mostly white, perhaps with a hint of gold, but you couldn’t be more wrong. When in the bath, the outer shell foams and fizzes away and releases beautiful streams of bright turquoise into the water. This bath bomb also features a heavy amount of glitter, which looks absolutely amazing as it glimmers and surges under the surface of the water, giving a velvet like appearance. I’m really a sucker for a bright blue bath and there was something icy and wintery about this one, perfect for bathing at this time of the year!

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For those in the know of Lush scents, Perle De Sel features the same scent as the Snowcake range, a typical scent of Lush Christmases which creates a cosy, warming aroma reminiscent of sugared almonds and marzipan.

The sweet, nutty resinous scent of Benzoin Resinoid is mainly what you can smell, but it’s put together with a slight floral hit from soothing and toning Rose Absolute. Cassie Absolute rounds it out by providing an uplifting odour that’s equally spicy and floral. Out of all your typical Christmas scents, it’s smells like this that I’m really enamoured by.

Whilst the scent was extremely subtle whilst I was in the bath, I could definitely smell the cosy, decadent aroma on my skin for a good few hours later and it left me feeling beautifully smooth and soft, like I had covered my body with dusting powder!

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I’m gonna need to stock up on lots of these beauties before the season is over because you never know whether Lush will bring it back next year or not! (Fingers crossed!)

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Coarse Sea Salt, African Salt Pearls, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Perfume, Cassie Absolute, Rose Absolute, Benzoin Resinoid, Cream Of Tartar, Water, Sodium Cocoa Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tin Oxide, Colour 77491, Colour 42090, Colour 42053, Colour 59040, Colour 47005:1

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