17 November 2013

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar was one of the first Lush products I ever tried, back when the only products I used were the ones given to me as presents. I remembered being bowled over by the delicious sugary scent back then and raved about it for days, saying it was the next best thing to Snow Fairy and vowing to buy a million more if I ever walked past a Lush store. 

Luckily for my bank balance, I lived nowhere a Lush store, which was good because, at the time, I was a broke student who'd have probably traded the last of my food money for bubble bars. Not really a healthy way to go about things really...

However, when I rediscovered Creamy Candy Bubble Bar last weekend, my experience was a somewhat sombre experience to say the least. In fact, I'll go as far as saying that I was slightly disappointed with what I discovered. 
Don't get me wrong, Creamy Candy still smells absolutely divine and it's certainly not a terrible bubble bar. It does exactly what it's supposed to do; fill your tub with mountains of silky bubbles and give you a wonderful smelling bath. However, perhaps now that I am more aware of what Lush have to offer, I recognise that there are far better bubble bars available. 

Old Design (Pre April 2015)
To look at, the Creamy Candy Bubble Bar is beautiful. In a soft, baby pink, the bar is decorated with a (now) vegan flower that you can get in a whole range of different colours. The strong fragrance it gives off is a sugary, sweet and very girly smell that fans of Think Pink, Snow Fairy and The Comforter, will no doubt love and cherish. 
The scent itself is absolutely gorgeous. It's so sugary sweet and girly, reminding me of candy floss and the musky vanilla scent of freshly baked cupcakes. Although not as sickly sweet, this is definitely a product that would tide most fans of Snow Fairy over until the all-magical Christmas period. 

Although not as big as The Brightside or The Comforter bubble bars, I had been planning to get two baths out of it. However, I found that the scent wasn't very strong once half the bar has been fully crumbled and I ended up using the entire thing. 

Despite the strong scent that Creamy Candy gave off whilst it was being crumbled, this all but disappeared once it has been dissolved. During my bathing experience, I could barely smell anything at all, unless I really tried, and even then it was a very faint scent. I was really disappointed as I'd been looking forward to re-living this gorgeous smelling bath for a while. 

Despite the bar being pink, it actually turned my bath water a faint, murky grey colour. This isn't a terrible problem as you could just as easily add a bath bomb, such as Think Pink, to the mix. However, if I compare this bubble bar to The Comforter, which turns the water a beautiful shade of pink as well as filling the bath tub with irresistible bubbles, it's easy to see why I was a little disappointed with Creamy Candy

On the positive side, the bath water felt lovely and silky without being greasy, and my skin stayed soft and smooth for many hours afterwards. Strangely, despite the bar losing it's smell almost instantaneously when being dissolved, the scent does linger on your skin, and I was pleasantly surprised when I could smell it on my pillow the next morning.

Overall, it is far from a terrible product, and I would probably use it again alongside other bath bombs/melts. However, when I compare Creamy Candy to other bubble bars, this one doesn't fair as well as them, which is why I would not use it again on it's own.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoa Butter, Lauryl Betaine, Laureth 4, Perfume, Almond Oil, Cocamide DEA, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 17200, Candy Flowers.

Vegan?: Yes

2015 Price: £2.75 each.

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  1. I'm so glad someone else was disappointed with creamy candy :/ it didn't do much for me at all and I was massively disappointed with it!

  2. I normally combine mine with the Rose Jam bubbleroon and it is amazing!

  3. I got mine today to try because I'm determined to try most anything I can, and when I turned it over, the little flower fell right out! That was mildly disappointing for me because I enjoy my products staying in one piece unless I decide otherwise, but nevertheless I'm excited to give it a whirl!

  4. Creamy candy always turns my water a bubblegum pink. How strange that it turned yours grey.