On paper, this product sounds like a dream; a Snow Fairy-fragranced 'wand' designed to fill your tub with an elixir of candy-scented bubbles. As the name suggests, this resembles that of a wand, with a pink star-shaped bubble bar attached to a wooden stick. Adorning the wand is a ribbon and a little bell, which is there for aesthetic purposes only.
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What's great about this bubble bar, is that it can be used multiple times, which makes it exceedingly good value for money. In fact, I managed to get six good quality baths out of a single bar, and as long as you keep it stored somewhere dry in-between uses, there's no reason why you can't stretch this to ten baths, if not more.
How you use the wand is simple; just run a bath and then swirl the bubble bar around in the water, like you would a wand in the air. You'll find that the water begins to turn pink instantaneously and within a few seconds, large mounds of silky-soft bubbles begin to form. This part is probably the product's most appealing aspect; for one, it means you can choose how much to use each time, and secondly, the action of waving it like a wand, is a fun factor that kids will love.
The scent is a sugary-sweet candy floss scented bubble bar, with hints of bubblegum and strawberry milkshake thrown in there for good measure. If anything, it's one of Lush's most synthetic-smelling products.
Unfortunately, after the initial look and sniff, the Magic Wand wasn't all that exciting for me. For one, the product had a harsh underlying smell, which took away from the Snow Fairy scent that I know and love. At first, I thought that perhaps my wand was on the old side, and that it had started to deteriorate a little, causing the potent smell. However, I bought a newer one to compare and found that, that too had a strange, almost bleach-like undertone to it.
Secondly, there's the small issue of having to store it in-between uses. Now obviously, this isn't a major concern, but it is something that you have to consider. Leaving it on or around the bath, just causes it to leak and shrink due to the moisture present; leaving it anywhere when it isn't dry will cause it to leak quite profusely and stain window ledges and cupboards if you're not careful.
Another issue I found was that the bar sometime deposits pieces of the bubble bar at the bottom of the tub, which isn't a nice experience when you find yourself resting on the gritty residue. Furthermore, for a bubble bar, it certainly didn't produce as many bubbles as other, regular products do.
However, I will give it credit for it's moisturising properties; this product definitely does produce soft, velvety water that leaves your skin feeling really smooth and rejuvenated. Ultimately, I can see this being a popular product around the Christmas period, more so for the female species than the male. However, I much prefer my Snow Fairy in a bottle.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Carbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerine, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Musk, Methyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Colour 45410, Colour 17200, Colour 14700.
2014 Price: £4.95 each.
2015 Price: £5.25 each.
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