By Amy Anderson
Cards on the table: I have a new addiction. No, I’m not still obsessively scoffing down the Quality Street’s (that was last month) or melting my credit card in the sales. My new addiction is to Lush Bubble Bars which are, quite simply, incredible.
If you haven’t tried them before then I’ll do my best to refrain from interrogating you about why the hell not and, instead, give you a quick run-down on why I think they are so fabulous. Like all Lush products, Bubble Bars are fresh and made completely by hand. They contain no preservatives and are full of lovely essential oils to relax your muscles and leave your skin feeling silky smooth. They’re a luxurious (and ethical!) alternative to bubble bath as they don’t come packaged in plastic bottles – to use them, you simply crumble them under a running tap and, within seconds, big fluffy bubbles that smell divine form in your tub. Lush Bubble Bars come in all different sizes, shapes, scents and colours and range from £2.75 – £4.50 in price.
My personal favourite bubble bar of the moment is The Comforter, a vibrant fruity concoction which contains bergamot and cassis. At £4.50, it’s actually the most expensive bubble bar that Lush sell so you might be scratching your head and wondering why I’ve chosen it as my Beauty Bargain of the Week. Well, although it is more expensive, The Comforter is actually double the size of most Bubble Bars which means you can break it into smaller pieces and get several baths out of each one. I decided to break mine into four bits but I’ve heard of people getting as many as six baths out each one!
With its swirly purple and white design, The Comforter reminds me of The Cheshire Cat from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. But hey, who doesn’t like a wacky bath?! It turns bath water cerise pink (the dye doesn’t transfer to your skin so don’t worry about coming out looking like Mr Blobby!) and creates a really nice warm, fruity scent which lingers on the skin for well over an hour.
I really can’t wait try out some more Bubble Bars – Sunnyside and Karma are definitely calling my name! Have you tried any? If so, which ones are your favourites? Go on, leave me a comment below or tweet us @Scotcampus!