Lush Oxford Street Pink Flamingo Bubble Bar

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Back in May I popped into Lush Oxford Street days after it had open, to explore the new flagship store and see what limited edition products I could get my hands on. I’ve written a full post here about what I bought at Lush Oxford Street if you’d like to see what I bought! 

One of the products I picked up was a bubble bar called Pink Flamingo. Pink Flamingo is a brand new product to Lush and is inspired by fruity summery cocktails and is packed with rosewood, ylang ylang and bergamot oil to name but a few.

Despite the ingredients, I think the bubble bar smells more fruity than sugary, kind of a mix between Snow Fairy and The Comforter. Lots of Lushies have compared the smell to childhood favourites like fruit salad chews and sherbet sticks. The aroma of the bath does smell lovely and soft but it doesn’t linger on the skin which is a shame.

Sadly the negatives don’t really stop there.

I was disappointed by the lack of bubbles that the “bubble bar” gave off; in fact, are there even any bubbles there? I’ve seen others use the bar and they seem to have created mounds of bubbles, so I think I may have picked up a duff one. Sigh. I wouldn’t call it reusable, either. It’s really flimsy on the stick and pretty much crumbled off after one use. £5.95 isn’t an extortionate amount of money to spend on a Lush bubble bar but I expected to be able to use it 2-3 times at least. I’ll be lucky if I can squeeze it into another bath. 

All these factors may have been brought on by the fact the bubble bar has a hollow middle, with a bath bomb type formula inside. It fizzes away to an orange/pink foam which is a nice touch when you’re swishing it around in the water. But I believe the hollowness has contributed to its flimsiness on the stick and the fact the bar doesn’t stay solid.

The bath didn’t look particularly exciting afterwards and my skin didn’t feel as nourished and silky as other bubble bars make it feel. I believe the bubble bar needs its formula tweaking a bit, maybe then I’d consider repurchasing it again. But for now, I’m more than happy with my one true love: The Comforter.

P.S. For anyone who reads hannatalks or knows me, you’ll know how much I adore Lush. 
It’s just a shame I’ve found a product that I unwillingly dislike…

Have you tried out any of the Lush Oxford Street limited edition products?

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16 Comments

  1. July 22, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    Aw this sounds like such a letdown – I wanted to give it a go as I love Lush Bubble Bars usually, but now I might opt for something else instead. The Comforter is my go to every time, and I really want to pick up the HUGE bottle of the shower cream!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

  2. July 22, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I really want to check out the Lush on Oxford Street as it seems like such a fab place to go and explore. The Pink Flamingo looks so cute and sounds amazing definitely up my street in terms of scent 🙂 It’s just such a shame to hear that it doesn’t linger on the skin, and that there were hardly any bubbles 🙁

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  3. July 22, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    Thank goodness for this post as I was nearly going to buy this but you and a few others have made very informative reviews so I was helped out a lot xx thank you for being so honest, how disappointing of lush, their smells of bath bombs have also gone a little sickly too x Check out my latest blog post at http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk !! Xx followers are desperately needed xxxxx

  4. July 22, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    THE FLAMINGOOOOOOOOOO.
    Sorry, I got excited there. I'm so disappointed by the lack of bubbles and scent on the skin. You've saved me from picking this up if I ever pop in. I don't want to waste £6 on a bubble bar that doesn't work well.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

  5. July 23, 2015 / 10:17 am

    That's such a shame! Although I do find some of their bath products that come on a stick can be a little meh. I really love the idea of it though and I'm still tempted to try it just to see if it was just a duff one you had! x

    http://www.dizzymisselizabeth.co.uk

  6. July 23, 2015 / 11:55 am

    So glad you've done this post! I would have been drawn in by the cuteness so glad you've given such an honest review! No way would I pay near £6 for a bubble bar that creates no bubbles! Such a shame though 🙁

    JordanCourtney | http://www.jordan-courtney.blogspot.co.uk

  7. July 23, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    too bad it didnt work. I keep hearing about these bath products and believe it or not, I have never tried a single one. #shameonme :p

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  8. July 24, 2015 / 5:59 am

    Shame it didn't work well. I usually get about 8 uses from a bubble bar. How did you use it? I always fill the bath first, and once the tape is one, quickly swirl it in for massive bubbles, remove then use my hands for more bubbles. The kids go crazy for them!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  9. July 24, 2015 / 10:21 am

    I was so excited when you said it`s a mix of Snow Fairy and the Comforter, my favourite Lush scents. And then I saw the bad things:( Such a shame. However, I am very happy you wrote about them, because I would have bought it just based on the scent. But it`s expensive for a bubble bar that doesn`t really work.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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