Review: Butterbear Bath Bomb

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Meet Butterbear, the softest, cuddliest bath bomb in the world. He’s cute and white and full of delight.

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Shaped just like a teddy bear, this bath bomb has all the details you could want, with little ears, eyes, a nose and mouth, plus a big belly.

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It’s also very reasonably priced, coming in at $5.95AUD apiece. These bath bomb are only available during Christmas, so unfortunately you’re going to have to wait until next Christmas-time to get yourself one – but you can have a look at it on the Lush USA website here!

This is a super nourishing bath bomb, filled with cocoa butter to give you the deepest moisturization possible while leaving a soft vanilla fragrance lingering on the skin long after you’ve gotten out of the bath. It’s vegan too, so totally safe for our vegan friends.

When you drop it into the bath it starts dissolving immediately, and little brown flecks come out which I’m pretty sure are the bits of cocoa butter.

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Not to worry though, these pieces dissolve completely, so it looks like this when you’re ready to hop in.

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As you can see, it doesn’t change the colour of the water dramatically, it just makes it very cloudy.

Overall this is a great product, but I must say the moisturising properties may be a little too strong, as it leaves you quite greasy. That said, I think this would be a great winter bath product for those of us who suffer from dry skin, as it is so incredibly nourishing. For a normal day however it might be a little strong.

Definitely a big fan though, and will be repurchasing next Christmas.

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Review: Holly Go Lightly Bubble Bar

Bubbles, bubble everywhere – what a mess you make, but do I care?

The answer is yes. I do care about the mess you make, but you smelled so good that I just had to buy you. Say hello to the Holly Go Lightly Bubble Bar.

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The Holly Go Lightly Bubble Bar is part of Lush’s Christmas collection, and as you can see below it looks a lot like a Christmas pudding, or a silver, sparkly version of one.

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This bubble bar is absolutely massive. It’s green underneath the glitter, and has three green leaves on the top. It’s supposed to have three cranberries (or cherries?) on the top. Mine got a bit smushed in the bag so it doesn’t look as flawless as it does on the Lush website, but I think it still looks pretty damn good.

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A lot of people like to break this bubble bar in half and use the two sections separately, but I ain’t got time for that, so I used it all at once. I suspect this is the reason that my bath turned out so full of bubbles and so super green. My bath also smelled really really strong. The scent is amazing, patchouli, lime and cinnamon combine to create the most dazzling Christmas scent – a bit like mulled wine.

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As you can see in the video below, you need to follow the instructions on the label and crumble it under running water.

This method definitely works. I dropped it in the water and started crumbling after their was only a couple of inches of water in the bath, I think this worked better than adding it once the bath was almost full as it had more opportunities to bubble up and react to the running water. In the end I had so many bubbles it was insane.

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All of the bubbles!

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Underneath all those bubbles the water was a bright Christmassy green with a hint of silver sparkly goodness.

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You can’t really see the sparkles in the water, but as this is one of the darker colours I’ve achieved from a Lush bath product, the water becomes super reflective. Say hi to my bathroom ceiling!

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The colour is great, it’s so Christmassy and bright. Plus it makes you look like Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy, much like the Father Christmas Bath Bomb. The water becomes so dark and murky that even when you put your hand on the bottom of the bath you can’t see it.

It leaves your skin slightly glittery and the scent definitely lingers. But the downside? The bubbles kill my bathroom. The bubbles always end up coming up through the second drain and making a massive mess on my bathroom floor, plus the leftover bubbles take forever to dissipate from the bottom of the bath. And lucky me, I also wound up with a ring of silver glitter around my bath. Super pleasant to clean up.

This is the main reason why I don’t generally buy bubble bars or anything that fills my bath with bubbles. Plus bubbles make it really hard for me to read Cosmo in the bath without ruining the magazine. I just couldn’t resist Holly Go Lightly, but otherwise I wouldn’t normally purchase a bubble bar. I did receive some for Christmas though so there will be more bubble bar reviews coming!

Overall this was a fantastic bubble bar. I would rate it five out of five candy canes.

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Review: Luxury Lush Pud

Cute, colourful and Christmassy. What more could you want from a Lush bath bomb?

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If you’re looking for a Lush Christmas classic that delivers big on the wow factor, the Luxury Lush Pud is the bath bomb for you. The Luxury Lush Pud is the perfect bath bomb to give as part of a gift, it will definitely impress your giftee, who will love the soft Lavender and ylang ylang scent of twilight. It’s a very relaxing scent and will calm your nerves and soothe your senses after a tough day at work.

It’s also one of the prettiest bath bombs to look at. it’s got a little sprig of holly (or is it mistletoe?) on the top which gives it that magical Christmas touch.

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IMG_4904  When you drop it in the bath it’s supposed to look like the below (taken from the Lush website), but uhhhh… mine definitely didn’t turn out like this!

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My bath water ended up looking like the below.

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After the top layer cleared it finished off like this.

IMG_4911The photos make it look quite orange, but in reality the water was more of a dark pink. That said, I actually think the orange above is really nice and I would love to see a bath bomb create this colour! The Luxury Lush Pud has a little bit of a shimmer to it but nothing crazy. I found that it didn’t really leave much glitter on my skin, but it did make the water look super pretty.

From my experience, it is an incredible bath bomb. The smell is heavenly, it has a lot of cool effects in the water, and the overall look is stunning. With a lot of the Lush bath products, I find that they also have a lot of moisturising benefits, and this is definitely another skin-pleaser. My skin was left soft and smooth, plus the scent lingers on the skin which is very pleasant, particularly if you use the bath bomb before bed, as you end up wrapped in the scent of lavender which is very relaxing.

Here’s a quick video of what this baby looks like when you drop it in the bath.

If I had to rate this bath bomb I would definitely give it five out of five candy canes!

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Happy bath times ladies and gents!

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