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14 October 2014

Christmas Eve Bubble Bar



For the past couple of years, I have found myself with an abundance of this particular bubble bar - mostly through the generosity of family and friends who have lavished me with an array of beautiful gift sets every year from Lush's Christmas range. Distracted by the many new products the company spoil us with each time around, I've often brushed this bar aside in favour of the new additions. Recently, I've been feeling a little sorry for my collection of Christmas Eves and felt like it was time to give this bubble bar the spotlight.

Designed by one of Lush's shop managers, this product was not only created to be uplifting and invigorating for hard-working citizens, but equally relaxing so that it could be enjoyed at the end of an evening. Inspired by parents who have to 'work' late on Christmas Eve, filling in as the role of Santa Clause, as well those unlucky people who don't have the seasonal time off, this bubble bar is meant to be an affordable form of escapism for any who need it. 

Although it differs from the original design, this product still displays beautiful shades of yellow and ultramarine blue. When it was first brought out, the bubble bar was made as an entire slab of blue with a yellow moon protruding from the centre. However, Lush have changed it slightly so that the yellow moon is now part of the circular design. I do admit that I prefer the old version better but it's not that much of a big deal.  
Featuring both jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil, this seasonal beauty has a strong floral smell. The jasmine is definitely at the forefront here but there are other layers of scent that help to pad the overall fragrance. Despite the potency of the bubble bar, it's still a gentle, soothing smell - perfect for an evening treat before bedtime. 

Even though I liked the smell of Christmas Eve, I didn't think it was particularly seasonal so the bubble bar could be sold all year round. Furthermore, I felt that the overall aroma, although pleasant, wasn't unique or interesting enough for me to get too excited over it. For me, it's distinctly average.

Given it's size, this bubble bar could be broken into pieces and used for up to three separate baths. As this is one of the cheapest bubble bars on offer around Christmas, the multiple uses makes this one of the better value ones available as well.

After crumbling this under the tap, Christmas Eve fills your tub with an impressive amount of bubbles. In fact, I haven't seen a bubble bar react in this way for quite some time. It turns the water a wonderful deep blue colour and the bubbles stay with you throughout the majority of your bath, cocooning you in a silky-soft haven that you won't want to leave.

The beautiful smell of jasmine stays prominent throughout your entire experience and you'll find that the aroma lingers around your bathroom for quite a while, as well as permeating your skin and leaving you smelling gorgeous. To add to the experience, the bubble bar leaves the water, and indeed your skin, amazingly soft and conditioned. You can really feel the difference once you've left the bath, and I noticed that it got rid of some of the dry patches of skin I was beginning to notice on my body. 
Christmas Eve does leave you feeling rejuvenated as well as calm, and it works wonders at winding you down before you go to bed. Lush even recommend that you use this with your children, as it will help them to release some of that pent up excitement that threatens to keep them up later than usual.

While it's far from being my favourite bubble bar, it does make a wonderful bath and offers you something you can enjoy time and time again. For those that dislike the spicy or sweet offerings that Lush bring out at this time of year, Christmas Eve makes a nice alternative and leaves you feeling gorgeous.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Cocamide DEA, Irish Moss Powder (Chondrus crispus), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Linalool, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 61585, Colour 59040, Iridescent Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate and Acrylates copolymer)

Vegan?: Yes.

2014 Price: £2.95.




3 comments

  1. This was designed by my old manager at Lush Newcastle!

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  2. I actually really REALLY love this bar! The scent is fantastic, I love that it is something for all year (so when Boxing Day comes I super-haul this stuff LOL), and it's perfect to unwind with after a long day. I just used one up the other day, I think I still have 5 from last year? LOL!

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