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Review: Lush Gingerbread Tin




The Gingerbread House Tin was given to me for my birthday back in November. Last night I used up the last of the goodies within so am ready to make my review! Lush is absolutely one of my favourite brands and buying me something from there for a birthday is always a good idea! ;)

Within it are four goodies: two bubble bars and two bath ballistics. I had never tried any of their bubble bars yet so was quite excited (I had actually had my eye on the gingerbread house - how did my friends know?) plus they had tow bath ballistics, and I am going to start the review by saying that I have never been overly impressed with bath ballistics. Just get that out the way first...


Firstly we have Candy Mountain Bubble Bar which was probably my favourite product within the box. Lush itself describe smell as "lovely vanilla and candy floss" which is very accurate in my opinion. The description did however make it seem as the bubbles would be pink. They're not. The water itself turned pink but the bubbles were just the regular white. Which I should have expected but I can get a bit giddy when pink is mentioned and envisioned myself relaxing in a cloud of pinkness! 

I used the entire mountain within one bath and had to say I felt that regular bubble bath such as my favourite Radox usually gives me much bigger bubbles. The bubbles themselves were softer and more luxurious feeling than Radox though. If you're thinking about purchasing this product it would depend on which you prefer: soft bubbles than are on the small side or  big bubbles that aren't as delicate on your skin. I personally prefer being engulfed in bubbles so I won't be trying any more bubble bars (unless I read a review for another one that says "omg these bubbles go up to the roof!").


The second product here is the Cinders Bath Bomb There also another bath ballistic within the box, So white, but I forgot to take a picture. Bath bombs and bath ballistics may be different things but these products felt very similar whilst using them. Unfortunetly the two products like this within this box did very little to change my opinion on things that fizz around your bath. I just can't really see the point in them.  I keep thinking they would be better suited to kids who are amused by things that travel around the bath (the same as they might laugh at a rubber duck). But me, not really.


The final product we have here is the Gingerbread House Bubble Bar which was the first product to catch my eye though is reviewed last. Norm. Like the Candy Mountain bubble bar the description mentions mountains of foam which wasn't true in my opinion. I didn't quite follow the intructions on the packet when using this one (first time using bubble bar and all that!) but I did when I opened the Candy Mountain and whilst it produced some more bubbles that the Gingerbread House not quite as much as traditional bubble bath.

To show you something:

When using the Gingerbread House I remembered to photograph the bubbles before I got in the bath. This personally is not enough bubbles for me (I also wear a facemask in the bath - how lux of me!). You can't quite see it in this picture but the water is orange whilst the bubbles are white - a similar effect with the Candy mountain bar, expect that was pink.

Overall?
Would I buy this again? Probably not. The Candy mountain at a push, but the others no. I do adore lush products but aside from the bath melts their bath products have never wowed me. Something I thought was really good was the smell and in fact I left the water sitting there a while after my bath just so the smell would travel through the bathroom (a plus about living alone!). The water was definitely softer than traditional bubble bath as well but for me Radox still wins as a bath product because, personally, I like to have bubbles above my head (and not have coloured water!).

Have you tried this? Already bought it for someone? Is it on your Christmas list? Want to tell me off for dissing ballistics?

Morag x
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  1. I love that you're being honest about not liking this - sometimes I read reviews and I'm like are you ever going to not say something is great?! (Though this probably makes me a total hypocrite but whatever!)
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

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  2. What a shame as the Gingerbread looked good enough to eat. I totally get what you mean though, I like my bubbles to be literally overflowing :)
    Max
    x

    www.beauty-tothemax.com

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  3. Gorgeous wee gift. The tin is so cute too... And useful!

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  4. Radox is tested on animals. It is owned by a a non-cruelty-free company (either Johnson and Johnson or Unilever - I've forgotten which). Basically, most big brand names are a no no!
    Perhaps you were using the bubble bar wrong. I think they're over-hyped and too expensive anyway. If you're looking for something cheaper, with lots of bubbles then you should try Superdrug's own products. Superdrug are PETA approved and all their own products bear the BUAV leaping bunny sign. Sainsburies own products are also on the BUAV list.
    For a more expensive, paraban-free bubble bath, try faith in nature.

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    1. This was written prior to becoming cruelty-free so that's why Radox is mentioned. I've been meaning to add disclaimers to reviews that happened prior to my decision to boycott animal testing companies.

      And I don't buy from Superdrug because they support charities that support animal testing. It's been months since I stepped inside a Superdrug shop.

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