5 July 2018

Lemon Bubble Brush Reusable Bubble Bar

One of three limited edition bubble brushes, Lemon is perhaps not the most original of names. Sharing its scent with Lemslip Buttercream, this reusable bubble bar offers a simplistic combination of lime and orange oils to give off a sharp and rather zesty smell. Interestingly, the smell that hits you upon sniffing this for the first time is solely lemon, not either of the two aforementioned components, and I'm rather intrigued as to why lemon oils and absolutes weren't used instead.

As I described in my review of Lemslip, the smell on offer here does not particularly possess the 'wow' factor. The note of lemon is very basic and one-dimensional - not too far from the smell you get when squeezing a fresh lemon, albeit with a little twinge of lime thrown in there for good measure. The fragrance is rather tart and slightly sour - coming across as more of a 'toilet-cleaner' sort of smell than a warm, foody aroma.

As with all of the new bubble brushes, this one is designed to be held under the water to stimulate the bubbles and turn the water a vivid shade of fluorescent yellow. After a good thirty seconds, you can then opt to switch the brush throughout the water - which not only intensifies the colour of the water, but also allows more of the product to bleed into the water so that you can create more bubbles.

Once you have finished, you'll need to swish your hands around the tub to stimulate a mound of light, fragrant bubbles. These don't tend to stay around for much of the bath to be fair, but do give you a warming blanket to cocoon yourself beneath for a short while. Given that it's called a bubble brush, you can then run Lemon across the bubbles to draw patterns and write words with the colour. This is the reason why all three of the limited edition bubble brush bars are so much more vibrant with the colours they offer in the water.

As with Candy Bubble Brush, the downside of having such an intense amount of colour is that these reusable bubble bars are a nightmare when being stored in between uses. Until the bubble bar is completely dry, it will leave bright yellow trails all over your hands and bathroom, and it does take a little scrubbing to remove, especially around your finger nails. For this reason, be careful that you don't drip it anywhere, and I would suggest that you lay it on a wet wipe until it is completely dry as it will mark your bath otherwise.

Unlike Candy Bubble Brush, I found that this one didn't appear to be as moisturising on my skin. Whereas I found the aforementioned bar felt instantly silky when I climbed into the tub, the water felt rather 'hard' when bathing in Lemon's waters. For this reason, I would definitely need to pair this with another bath bomb or bath oil if I wanted to maintain my wonderful skin. 

Scentwise, I also found that this one seemed to disperse quite a bit when used in the water. Much like many citrusy-smelling Lush products, I could barely detect the scent of this after a few minutes, and the other products I was using overpowered what little smell remained. Furthermore, the fragrance didn't stay on my skin after towelling myself down and I didn't notice it was still around the bathroom afterwards.

Ultimately, this is a novel product that would appeal to children who like to make a mess, and parents who like contained mess. The vivid colour and generosity of bubbles means that this would keep fans entertained whilst they were relaxing in the bath. However, there is very little on offer here for those who like strong scents and moisturising baths. This is not one that I would buy again.   

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Carbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerine, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Lime Oil, *Limonene, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, *Citral, Colour 45350, Colour 19140/

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

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