26 November 2018

Candy Mountain Yule Log Bubble Bar

Christmas for me is usually an amalgamation of spicy smells: cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger mostly. There is something about those warming spices that makes the winter season seem far more magical, even when I dislike the colder weather that these months bring. I'll be honest and say that I'm not much of a sweet person really, in the great scheme of things.

However, there's not been a year since I've been buying from Lush that I haven't invested in a Candy Mountain Bubble Bar. There's just something so classic about the scent of this limited edition that tickles my fancy every season, and I always tend to find myself using the bubble bar when I begin to feel that Christmassy tickle erupting from within.

While this bubble bar has been reappearing every year for a lot longer than I've been invested in the company, Lush tend to change its design every so often to fit the other products in the range at the time. This year they have opted to create the shape of mountain, albeit laying down, with a little white snow tip for cuteness. 

While realistically shape shouldn't really matter, I was a little disappointed when I saw this year's rendition. While sporting perhaps the deepest and most vibrant shade of pink that I think it has ever done so, there was something quite literally 'flat' about the design that I found a little underwhelming. My favourite version has, and perhaps will always be, the green and pink swirly cone that came out when I was first getting into Lush all of those many years ago. This year's just seemed like a step down from some of the most magical looking designs.

Although it's changed its shape and size, the good old Creamy Candy scent is still what makes this a classic. Containing generous helping vanilla absolute, the fragrance of this is what I'd describe as a sweet and creamy, pink vanilla scent. There is something rather wholesome and musky about the vanilla here that makes it more robust and far more beautiful than the Snow Fairy scent.

While not a complex aroma in the slightest, it's sometimes nice to have something very rounded and delicious that you can rely upon to offer you a great experience. And for that, I really appreciate the fact that Lush choose to bring this bubble bar back year after year.

What I thought was great about Candy Mountain Yule Log Bubble Bar was, when comparing to last year's version, this one had far much more to offer in the tub. Firstly, it was super easy to crumble under the water and there was something very satisfying about feeling how soft and delicate it was between my fingers. 

Secondly, I only needed to use half of the bubble bar to heed a surplus amount of bubbles; a wonderfully strong, vanillary scent; and a water that offered a wonderful shade of pink for me to find respite in. For the £3.95 price tag, this limited edition definitely offers something more than some of the the pricier bath bombs and bubble bars from this year's range.

As I can always expect from Candy Mountain, the bath water was incredibly softening and moisturising: I could quite literally feel the silky-softness of the water changing my skin throughout the duration of the bath. In addition, my skin stayed soft and smooth for many hours afterwards, and the scent lingered on my skin and throughout the bath as well.

Overall, Candy Mountain Bubble Bar is a staple in Lush's Christmas ranges, and definitely one I expect to come back year after year. While the new design didn't exactly tickle my tastebuds, there was enough here to satisfy me across two wonderfully sweet and gorgeously wholesome baths.  

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cream of Tartar, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Lauryl Betaine, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Vanilla Absolute, Laureth 4, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Colour 77491, Colour 45430:1, Colour 45380:3.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2018 Price: £3.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.


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