I get paid weekly, and I get paid minimum wage. I don’t really have a lot of money, because as soon as I get it on a Monday it’s as though I have to spend it as soon as possible. On such a Monday, with various notes crammed in my small purse, I found myself in Lush.
I tried to limit myself, I prevented myself from buying anything over a fiver, or any thing from the same family. After an eternity of sniffing and wandering, I purchased three things, a bath bomb, a bath melt and a bubble bar.
The first thing I used, that night, was the Sunnyside bubble bar. I’ve only bought one bubble bar before this, The Comforter. I love the smell of The Comforter, it’s the same, if not similar, as Snow Fairy (the Christmas shower gel) so I had high hopes. The Comforter if a firm fan favourite, but I just didn’t like it.
The girl in the shop explained to me that with bubble bars you could break them off and use as much or as little as you wanted with each bath, but to be honest I don’t think I was using it right. I was kind of rubbing it in my hands like a bar of soap. THIS IS WRONG, and perhaps part of the reason I didn’t like it.
Using the handy ‘how to use a bubble bar’ article on the Lush website, I used Sunnyside bubble bar by running it under the tap and letting all the bubbles spread across the tub. Unlike the comforter, the bar itself is exactly enough for one bath, which I found a lot easier to use. The Sunnyside bubble bar smells amazing, really citrusy, probably due to the fact it contains oils from oranges, lemons and tangerines. The smells are really summery and fresh and ideal for a bath at this time of year.
The bar itself turns your bath water a quite horrible yellow colour that reminded me of pee, but when I looked a little closer I noticed all the glitter swirling beneath the surface. The glittery looked so ethereal and magical that it reminded me of a potion from Harry Potter (Felix Felicis to be precise).
Overall my second attempt at using a bubble bar was much better than my first and I feel more open to exploring all the different possibilities that my new found love can lead me to. The only downside to this bubble bar is the colour and the fact it leads a sort of yellow ring around the bath, although that comes off quite easily.
I’d definitely try this bomb again, and at only £3.75 it’s an absolute steal.