28 February 2018

Citrus Are Doing It For Themselves Bubbleroon

When my eyes first glimpsed the new range of Bubbleroons with this year's Mother's Day range, I thought that the company had been overrun by someone who had next to no clue about the way that Lush conduct themselves with their products. Not one of the three limited edition goodies looked like something that had come from Lush: a testament to how unpredictable the company can be.

Out of three, Citrus Are Doing It For Themselves seemed like a good place to start. Not only was it the least interesting out of the three (and I like to save my favourite until last) but the vibrant shade of red it sported wasn't unlike many of the other bubble bars that have been released over the years. 

Packed full of oils and butters, this play on the popular Macaroon delicacy leaves your skin feeling silky-smooth within a matter of seconds. Both the cocoa butter and the murumuru butter ensured that my skin was well pampered in the bath tub, and despite bubbleroons usually being a little less moisturising than regular bubble bars, this one offered me everything I could possibly need to replenish my skin after a week of using soaps religiously. The inclusion of the shea butter centre only serves to make the experience even more velvety smooth in the tub, and I found that the bubbleroon was almost just as effective when only half of the product was crumbled under the running tap.    

Lemon, lemon myrtle, grapefruit and lime oils went into making CADIFT one of the fruitiest and most zesty bath products to make themselves known this year. If you're a fan of bright, zesty products such as Elsie The Giraffe Reusable Bubble Bar, you'll be pleased to know that this near enough shares its scent with the seasonal beauty, albeit stronger once it's combined with the heat of the water.

What surprised me quite a lot was the fact that the scent of the bubbleroon was fairly dull to my nose when I first had the opportunity to smell it. It was only when I crumbled this under the running water that the fragrance engulfed both me and my bathroom, and remained prominent for a good couple of hours after I had emptied the bath. Please don't be put off if you don't get much of an aroma from this to begin with: it more than redeems itself when in use. 

As a few British bloggers have already stated in their reviews, this bubbleroon has a strong connection to the green Starburst chew: a bright, refreshing and slightly fizzy lemon and lime concoction. If you're somebody who enjoys the scent of lemon sherbets or citrusy sorbet, you'll probably enjoy this product quite a lot. Having said that, you do get the delicate bitterness of the grapefruit at times in the water, although the lemon is by far the most dominant aspect.

My experience with most bubbleroons is that the inclusion of so many oils means that they don't produce as many bubbles as a regular bubble bar would. Surprisingly, Citrus Are Doing It For Themselves produced an impression array of bubbles across the surface of the water, and I was able to generate a lot more when swishing my hand around in the tub. The inclusion of so many oils and butters also meant that the bubbles that were created were far more moisturising and soft-to-the-touch than regular bubbles as well.  

As to be expected, the water turned a wonderful, vivid red colour (even when using only half go the product) and this stayed with me for the whole time I was in the tub. Furthermore, the fragrance was equally as long-lasting, and I was able to detect it on my skin and hair afterwards as well.

Upon stepping out of the bath tub, I felt really refreshed and super clean; my skin looked and felt incredibly vibrant; and my whole body, from head to toe, felt as soft as feather. I really felt as if this bubbleroon had been able to rectify a whole week of my skin losing moisture from using so many soaps, and for that reason I am incredibly grateful. 

While not the most interesting or complex of smells, I always find that I enjoy the citrusy releases that Lush unleash on the world. For this reason, I would definitely buy it again - probably to pair with the likes of Avobath or Cheer Up Buttercup Bath Bomb, and I hope this makes a reappearance next year. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Potassium Bitartrate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum Murumuru), Lauryl Betaine, Laureth 4, Corn Starch (Zea mays), Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Lemon Myrtle Oil (Backhousia Citriodora), Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Citral, *Limonene, Fragrance, Red 27 Lake Red 27 Orange 4 Yellow 5, Iron Oxides. *Occurs naturally in essential oils.

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: £4.75 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

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