17 December 2016

Santasaurus Reusable Bubble Bar

For most companies, the idea of combining dinosaurs with Christmas would have probably been seen as a ridiculous notion. Yet when it comes to Lush, there are never any holes barred, and the outcome of this can sometimes heed some of the most obscure but equally fantastic creations. With Christmas bringing in the biggest profits, they have to cater for a market that are looking for unique gifts, stocking fillers and secret Santas. Santasaurus Bubble Bar meets all of the criteria above. 

Priced at £5.95 each, this seasonal special caters for consumers of all ages. The  younger audience will love the playful nature of its design, while it'll appeal to the inner children for those a little older. The fact that it also happens to be reusable, which means that this can be utilised across multiple baths, does nothing to harm its sales either. Having managed to heed four full baths out of a single bar, (and I am sure you could stretch this out even further), Santasaurus is definitely good value for money.

Sharing its scent with the Honey I Washed The Kids range, this limited edition bubble bar is packed full of Brazilian orange and bergamot oils, and offers a scent that is perfect for when you're craving another helping of that pudding, and need to find something to remove any temptation that you may have to overindulge.

Santasaurus is a honeyed concoction of fruit and sweetness. Imagine a pan of simmering toffee intertwined with a drop of fresh orange juice and a spoonful of honey to give the fragrance that thick, nectar-like aroma. Add to this the most subtle amount of vanilla and a sprinkling of brown sugar, and you may begin to understand just how decadent and devilish this fragrance is. 

What is good about this particular bubble bar, is that the overall smell is not as strong, nor as sickly as some of the other products in this scent family. While the aroma is still fairly robust both before and during use, I found that it wasn't as overbearing as I was expecting it to be, and this worked to its advantage. Sometimes I have to be in the right mood to enjoy the liquid perfume, just because it can be rather stifling at times. However, this is not the case with this particular bubble bar.

As with most reusable bubble bars, I use mine by holding it under the running tap for up to a minute, and this heeds more than enough bubbles to fill the tub with. While I wouldn't say that this is the most generous bubble bar I have used from Lush, a little swoosh around with your hands creates a mountain of soft, fluffy bubbles that'll keep you company for the most part of your bath.

Despite the wonderful shade of green Santasaurus comes in, I was a little disappointed to find that the colour of the water was not as vibrant as I was expecting. Having said this, I find that this problem seems to happen with most of Lush's reusable bubbles bars - I wonder whether the difference in formula between the normal bubble bars and the reusable ones have anything to do with this absence of colour.

On the positive side, the smell of this product remains a prominent feature throughout the entire bath. I found that I could still detect its gorgeous honeyed aroma even after I added in a bath bomb to cocktail, and it also seemed to work well when I was in the bath, using other products that could have easily masked the bubble bar.

Overall, I wouldn't say that this is a product I will continue to use by itself as I think it is much more suited when combined with a bath bomb or bath melt. While it leaves a subtle lingering aroma on your skin afterwards, I wouldn't say that it is as moisturising as many of the other bubble bars. However, it does leave your skin feeling smooth and radiant afterwards. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Carbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerine, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Brazilian Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil, Amyl Cinnamal, Lilia,l Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 47005, Colour 61570, Colour 14700.

Vegan?: Yes.

2016 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2016.

Scent Family:
Golden Egg Bath Bomb
Gold FUN
Honey I Washed The Kids Bath Bomb
Honey I Washed The Kids Body Spray
Honey I Washed The Kids Liquid Perfume
Honey I Washed The Kids Solid Perfume
Honey I Washed The Kids Soap
Humpy Dumpty Bath Bomb
Ma Bar Bubble Bar
Noni I Washed The Kids Body Lotion
Santasaurus Reusable Bubble Bar
Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb (2013)
Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb (2016)
Sugar Mama Sugar Scrub
The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar

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