Sunday, 1 September 2013

Review | Lush Amandopondo Bubble Bar

A picture of Lush Amandopondo Bubble Bar

Pinch, punch, first of the month! Can you believe it's September already? I'm a huge fan of Autumn and Winter so I'm quite excited to wave summer goodbye and dig out my woolly jumpers and cosy jim jams. A hot bath is a necessity for chilly evenings, and Lush's Amandopondo Bubble Bar (£2.75) is just the ticket for a relaxing soak in the tub. 

I have such fond memories of Lush! I always used to get a few Lush goodies for Christmas when I was younger, including a snowman shaped bath bomb which was awesome! The smell of Lush stores is totally intoxicating and although I haven't used their products in a while I was drawn in when passing by at the beginning of the week and had to step inside to take a peek at some goodies. 

I've used plenty of Lush Bath Bombs before (who isn't a fan of the fizz?!) but this is my first Bubble Bar experience and I think I actually prefer it to the bath bombs, if push comes to shove!  Doesn't it look like a little cake? Or a hunk of cheese? The rose bud detailing is super cute, and most Lush products are very easy on the eye. Plus, it smells delicious! Amandopondo contains Rose Absolute for relaxation and Lemon Oil for an instant uplift. I love the description Lush gives on their website: 'A beautiful rose and lemon bath, for when life is being a bitch'. That pretty much sums up when to reach for Amandopondo! 

The smell is seriously incredible. I only used half of the bar in my bath as I like to prolong Lush goodies for as long as possible, and the other half is currently wrapped up on my desk. The scent is filling my room and it's divine! The rose lemon mixture is so soothing and really does help lift my mood.

The texture of Amandopondo is a funny one, as it does sort of feel like a cake. Mmm. You basically break off however much you want to use (you can use the whole Bubble Bar in one bath for extra thick bubbles!) and crumble it gently into your bath water. It feels really quite satisfying to be honest, crumbling away at the soft bar and watching it melt. The sweet smell is instantly amplified and it bubbles up immediately, creating mountains of soft bubbles and super soft bath water. As soon as I stepped into the bath I could feel how 'moisturising' the water felt. It had a creamy texture to it that I knew was working wonders on my ever so slightly parched skin. 

This is definitely a Bubble Bar for wallowing! I didn't want to get out as the scent was so relaxing and the water felt so soothing. Grab a stack of magazines, slap on a face mask and settle down for the evening!

After drying off with a fluffy towel my skin felt so soft and nourished to the point that I didn't need to slather on body lotion afterwards. The scent doesn't cling to the skin when dry, although if it did I wouldn't complain as it smells, well... Lush! (Gah, I know, I know... Sorry!)

Amandopondo is preservative free and Vegan, making it a fab option for an even wider audience. 

I picked up a few other treats alongside Amandopondo that I can't wait to review as they're all brilliant and well worth the splurge.

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Baci e abbracci, 
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  1. I've never bought anything from Lush. The smell when you walk in is like a punch in the face but it's sort of nice in a weird way. My friend is obsessed with the place!
    The Undercover Dress-Up Lover x

    1. Haha, the smell is quite overwhelming but I love it! I'd definitely recommend their bath and body products, so luxurious but very reasonably priced xx

  2. This sounds lovely, I've always picked it up but never brought it I might have to now though!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

    1. Give it a go and see what you think, I bet you'll fall in love with it! Have you tried any of the other Bubble Bars?xx

  3. This is totally my favourite product from LUSH.

    1. Isn't it so gorgeous? I've used mine up now :( But I'm definitely going to repurchase! And probably sneak a few other things into my basket too ;) xx

  4. I am completely in love with Lush, it always reminds me of presents too. But even now I can't walk past without going in. Their Bubbles Bars are one of my favourite products, and the bath bombs!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. I love the bath bombs too! There's something so satisfying about the way they fizz and dissolve! xx


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