20 February 2017

Baa Bar Bubble Bar

Lush know that no matter how old you are or how long you've been into Lush, if a product is released in the shape of a creature, it's going to be a big seller. As a consumer, I speak for most people when I say that we adore products in the shape of characters, as there is something even more entertaining about sharing a bath with a bubble bar that offers up a little of its own personality.  
For this reason, Baa Bar Bubble Bar was going to be a guaranteed favourite amongst Lush fans, even if it turned out to be one of the least popular fragrances within the Mother's Day range. As it so happens, the scent of this, along with the catchy name and 'cute factor' means that this limited edition ticks all of the boxes that make a great product.

Firstly, I was surprised to find that this bubble bar is a little on the small side. When compared to a regular-sized bar, this is probably about two thirds of the size, which does make it a little expensive, given that it still has the same price as the bigger ones. Having said that, I would still say that you can get two good quality baths out of this bar, so it does work out better value than a bath bomb.

Secondly, don't assume that this bubble bar is going to be a boring experience because of its mostly white design. What impressed me was the fact that when you break it open, the centre is filled with the same vivid purple colour that the bubble bar sports as a face. For this reason, expect to enjoy a beautiful, rich violet coloured bath when using this product. 

Featuring bergamot, clove and ylang ylang oil, with jasmine, rose and violet absolute, this limited edition smells like a packet of parma violets. It's a gentle, powdery aroma - one that is light enough to get lost when surrounded by other products in a shop, but one that comes out of its shell when you get it home and into the bathroom.

For those who have had the privilege of using Bathos Bubble Bar, you might recognise the fact that Baa Bar offers the same musky violet scent. While not as potent or as sugary as the likes of Tuca Tuca, this bubble bar is sweet and warming, with an almost cloudy floral smell. The inclusion of the bergamot oil adds a subtle grassiness to it, which makes it seem fresh and slightly refreshing, but it is not in any way as strong as Kerbside Violet Liquid Perfume or Ultraviolet Bubble Bar.

The bubble bar is easy to use - simply crumbled it under the running tap and allow the water to stimulate and produce a mound of fluffy, fragrant bubbles. While you may need to swish your hands around to generate a few more bubbles, this bubble bar is generous enough to leave you with a strong-smelling and very beautiful looking bath. 

The inclusion of the soya milk is definitely noticeable, as I found that the water was velvety-smooth to the touch, and my skin didn't need to be exposed to the water for very long to recognise how softening and moisturising this bubble bar is. In fact, I was rather impressed by how good my skin looked and felt, when I had only used half of one of these in the water.         

This is definitely going to be a really popular seller for those who like violet smells, or just sweet floral scents in general. I happen to love this bubble bar, and only wish that it was a little bigger for the price you pay for it. Although they haven't swept me off of my feet like the Tweet Bubble Bars did last year, I do plan on harvesting a flock of these limited editions before the season is over. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cornflour, Perfume, Bergamot Oil, Clove Bud Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Rose Absolute, Violet Leaf Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil, Lavender Powder, Soya Milk, Alpha-Isomethyl ionone, *Eugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 17200, Colour 42090.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £3.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

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