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Lush Magic Bubbles Bubble Bar Review

Okay guys, so this is a bubble bar I actually purchased back in late October / early November in 2016. It was a very exclusive item at the time, and I got hold of it by visiting the Oxford Street Lush store and asking a sales assistant which of their products were the most new and exclusive. I remember her saying that the Magic Bubbles bubble bar was a Kitchen item, and they they had only brought it into the store that same day. Sorry that I left it so long to write the review – it actually took forever to use up!


Magic Bubbles Bubble Bar:

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Rating: 4/5*



Cons:

Bath 1 using ‘Magic Bubbles’.

This bubble bar takes a while to use up! I got 3 uses out of mine. This is probably more likely to be considered a pro to most people, but for me it was actually a bit of a pain! I have so many bath products to use up as it is, so one product lasting a long time just makes needing to use up so many products seem even more overwhelming! If you’re not a patient person, maybe this isn’t the bubble bar for you!

The bubbles that this bubble bar produces are pretty bubbly, but not extremely so. The bubbles also seem to pretty quickly whilst in the bath. If you like super bubbly baths, try a different bubble bar!

This is a bit of a girly bubble bar! The reason the product is called ‘Magic Bubbles’ is because the bubbles begin to turn pink whilst in the bath. I’m not sure how this happens, but it really does! Regardless, some less feminine people may find this product to be slightly too feminine for their tastes.

This is a SUPER exclusive product! I don’t think it has ever been a permanent line product, and I personally have never seen it released in the Lush Kitchen. I’ve only ever seen it once – which was the time I purchased it in the Oxford Street store last October / November. This means that if you get your hands on one of these bubble bars and happen to really, really enjoy it, you’re going to have a difficult time stocking up on them!

The scent of this product is a soft, sweet, musky, green, floral, violet scent. If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea then I’d steer clear of this one!


Pros:

Bath 2 using ‘Magic Bubbles’.

I think this bubble bar smelled absolutely lovely! The scent is primarily that of violets, and reminded me a lot of the Parma Violet sweets. It also has a grassy sort-of scent to it, perhaps because of the geranium oil in the product. Either way, I thought this bubble bar smelled really, really good!

Although the bubbles never seemed to hang around for too long, they bubbles produced were generally quite fluffy. Remember, this is quite a small bubble bar and I did manage to get 3 baths out of it, so the bubbles it produces must be fairly decent!

I really like the colour that the bath water is left after using this bubble bar. It is slightly different each time – I personally ended up with 2 light indigo baths, and one violet. If you quite enjoy bluey-purple colours baths, this is one for you to try!

The bubbles turning pink was very pretty!

I found that when I used this bubble bar, the bath water would always feel pretty moisturising. I definitely enjoy moisturising baths myself!


Overall Conclusion:

Bath 3 using ‘Magic Bubbles’

Overall, I did really enjoy this bubble bar. It left the water feeling and looking lovely, and each use provided plenty of bubbles. The bubbles would disappear pretty quickly, but that’s not something I personally mind too much – actually, it is something I think I quite enjoy! It certainly makes it easier for me to wash my hair and body in the bath when I’m not surrounded by bubbles!

Overall, I’m going to rate this bubble bar a 4/5* rating. It did its job (to produce bubbles) very well, and I think it smelled really lovely! The fact that this bubble bar is so difficult to get hold of is what made me give it a 4/5* rating rather than a 5/5* rating.

– Storm

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Lush Daddy-O Shampoo Review

Daddy-O Shampoo (100g):

Rating: 2/5*

Cons:

I found that I’d lose quite a bit of hair in the shower after using this shampoo… This is something I have found with a few of Lush’s shampoos (such as Cynthia Sylvia Stout,) so I know this wasn’t just a flukey thing! Maybe it is the SLS in the product, or perhaps it is just too drying on my hair. Either way, this was obviously definitely a con for me!

Daddy-O was difficult to lather up. I’d squirt a bit of shampoo into my hand and attempt to lather it into my hair, with little success. I’d have to repeat this process a few times before my hair felt like I had used enough shampoo to actually thoroughly clean it. I’d end up using probably around 4 squirts of shampoo on average to clean my hair properly – it would really depend on how many days I went without washing my hair! Anyway, this process could be quite time consuming and irritating!

I didn’t REALLY notice much of a change in the colour of my hair or anything. Maybe a slight change, but definitely not a massive one! (This shampoo is supposed to reduce brassy tones in blonde hair and make the hair appear brighter and lighter.)

I’d always need to both condition my hair AND apply R&B Hair Moisturiser after using Daddy-O, because it just wasn’t very nourishing!

The scent of Daddy-O is very sweet and quite a natural sort of scent – definitely not everyone’s cup of tea!


Pros:

This is a purple shampoo, some some people with very light hair may find that it helps to fend away those brassy tones!

This shampoo physically looks gorgeous! It is a gorgeous, deep, extremely pigmented purple colour, and has a metallic sheen to it.

I think the name of this shampoo is quite sweet!

This shampoo lasted me and my partner quite a long time. I received this shampoo on 1st February, and although I didn’t start using it right away, I did start using it not too long after receiving it. I used up the last bit of this shampoo on Sunday 8th May, which means it lasted both me and my partner around 3 months. Considering it was only a little 100g bottle of shampoo, I think this is pretty damn good!

This shampoo smells really good. It smells clean, fresh, and like Parma Violet sweets. It also has this very green undertone to it – almost a very pleasant woodsy, grassy scent. This undertone becomes much more prominent while using the shampoo in the shower, and I think is an aspect of the scent of this shower gel that is very special and unique! I LOVE the scent of Daddy-O shampoo!

This is one of Lush’s vegan shampoos, so you know you aren’t adding to the harm of any animals by using it 🙂

Although I didn’t notice much of a change in the colour of my hair or anything, I did notice that my hair did seem to be very SLIGHTLY lighter in general.

This being a Lush shampoo means it is pretty much all natural, and the ingredients are quite good for your hair!

Daddy-O definitely cleaned my hair very thoroughly!

After using Daddy-O, my hair would usually feel quite soft.

This shampoo really increased the volume of my hair! My hair always would feel rather thick compared to usual after having used this shampoo.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I wanted to love this shampoo – I really did! When it comes to a shampoo causing me to lose more hair than I usually would in the shower though, well, that’s a huge no-no. I’m not exactly what caused this – it isn’t something I found with most of the shampoos I have used from Lush, only a few of them. I think it could possibly be due to the shampoo not going very far once in the hair. This being the case has a knock on effect – it means I have to spend a lot of time to repeatedly add more product to my hair and trying to lather up. Perhaps this increased amount of time having SLS in contact with my roots caused some of my hair to fall out! Also, perhaps all the extra lathering I needed to do caused my hair to become a little tangled, and maybe some hair came out that way.

Overall, I’m afraid I’m going to give Daddy-O a rating of 2/5*. I’m giving it this rating because overall, using the product was a negative experience. Maybe continuously finding little locks of hair in the bath tub would be a good thing for some people who really want their hair thinned out, but I have extremely thin hair, so this was absolutely terrifying for me! I also don’t think it’s a very healthy thing to be happening in general… I would comb my hair very thoroughly with a fine toothed comb beforehand, so there would be no way that they were simply loose hairs/hairs that had already detached themselves from my head.

It is a real shame, because I really enjoyed so much about this shampoo! Ah well, until next time!

– Storm