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?