“ Brand: Lush / Foam / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
I love sparkly things so much that I sometimes wonder if I might have been a magpie in another life. I simply can't walk past anything glittery without stopping to gaze in amazement, and frequently parting with my money for it. The latest glittery item to get me hook, line and sinker was the Sunnyside Bubblebar by Lush.
What does the product do?
The product is essentially a solid bubble bath which has been made using natural ingredients and that is free from chemical nastiness. It promises to leave you with a golden bath with shimmering particles to leave you feeling brighter and happy. It also contains an invigorating fragrance of citrus fruits including Orange Oil and Lemon Oil to leave your batteries feeling recharged and your mind wide awake.
How do you use the product?
You can either use the product whole or chop it in half and keep some for another day. I chose to chop mine in half to make it last a bit longer. You need to crumble the product under the running water and then wait as your bath become bubbly and golden.
The product is fairly circular in shape. The outside of the bar is completely covered in fine gold glitter particles which do get all other your hands as you hold it.
The product will cost you around £3.50 each which is very pricey considering that you will only get one or two uses out of it. This product is therefore more of a treat than something you would use daily in your baths, unless you are made of money. The product can be bought from your local Lush store or from its online website.
The product is simple to cut in half using a knife. The glitter particles do get everywhere. As soon as you touch the product, the shimmering gold bits get all over your hands and anything else that you touch. You can smell the aroma of the product straight away and it is very invigorating and refreshing. It smells strongly of citrus fruits so if that aroma isn't really for you then you can steer clear of this one.
The product doesn't crumble to easily and you really have to just squeeze and crush it under the flow of the water. Again your skin will get very glitter as you do so. The product starts to change the water a yellow colour as opposed to the golden colour that I expected but it is still pretty none the less. The water is packed full of glitter particles and it really appeals to someone like me. The bath is certainly bubbly but it doesn't have as many bubbles as you would get from a normal bubble bath.
When you climb in, the aromas of oranges and lemons are evident but not overpowering or sickly strong. It is refreshing and plenty and gets you ready for an evening out as opposed to being ready for sleep. The bubbles feel nice on the skin and the glitter particles swirl about in the water and look even more beautiful if you have a bath by candle light. You can't actually feel the glitter in the water so you won't get any sharpness. The formula is gentle on my skin and didn't irritate my skin in any way.
Once you get out of the bath, your skin doesn't feel tight or dry. You do get some of the particles sticking to your skin when you get out which won't be to everyone's liking and they do also get transferred onto towels. When the bath is empty, there is still some particles lurking behind so you do also need to give the bath a quick rinse.
All in all, this is a lovely bath product for those who love all that glitters. It makes lovely bubbles in the bath and changes your bath water a pretty shade of yellow. It pumps the water full of swirling particles of glitter although some do unfortunately follow you out of the water onto your skin. The aroma is lovely and smells strongly of citrus fruits giving it quite a summery fragrance. I really like this but you need to make sure you like glittery things before purchasing!
I do love Lush products, although due to the stores giving me a nasty thumping headache, I don't tend to go in and treat myself as often as I would like, however I do occasionally recieve Lush items as gifts, or buy them online, and one of the little treats I got for myself was this Sunny Side bubble bar, which costs £3.65 on the Lush website
I was attracted by the appearance - it looks very bling, and it really stood out on the website as being something quite unusual. It is gleaming, glittery and golden, and just looks quite cheerful and fun. I couldn't wait to try this out, and eagerly dashed upstairs to have a bath the minute it arrived, breaking off a chunk (I find about a quarter of this is a good amount for plenty of scented bubbles) and chucking it under the running tap.
Almost immediately I could see the bubbles starting to appear, and see the water change colour to a shimmery gold, with the glitter floating about amidst the bubbles. It also released a wonderful deep scent of oranges and lemons, scents that make me think of sunshine and happiness. It really did smell wonderful, really fresh and vibrant.
I enjoyed a lovely long soak with this. I did find that when I came out, I had a little of the glitter on my skin, but it was only a little bit, and since I had nowhere to go I wasn't too worried, though this is probably one to avoid if you have work the next day. My skin was lightly fragranced , and felt soft and silky, almost as though it had been moisturised. The fragrance lingered on my skin for at least a couple of hours until I fell asleep, which I really liked, though it was all gone when I woke in the morning.
One small downside is that it does leave a glittery line around the bath that does need quickly wiping or rinsing off, but doing so is the work of seconds, so it's only a minor niggle.
I really like this bubble bar - it produces loads of bubbles, is fun to use, smells great, and leaves my skin nice and soft. I've also let my daughter use a little in her bath, and she really enjoys it too - it's just that little bit more special than an ordinary bubble bath. As I said, I get four baths out of my bar, each with oodles of bubbles. It is a little expensive for every day use, but as an occasional treat, I can't fault it. 5 stars.
Yes, another Lush review.
Forgive me but I have only just started to enjoy selected Lush products due to a previous inbuilt aversion to the "greenwash" exhibited by companies that trade under the "green banner" such as Lush and the Body Shop etc. I have found several products that I really like from Lush including some of the solid shampoos and body butter bars which appear to have minimal nasties added to them. "Sunnyside" however would not come under the category of predominantly natural due to the addition of some chemicals and perfume.
"Sunnyside" is one of Lush's famous bubble bars. Slightly crumbly and highly scented, sometimes in fun shapes or swirls, these are fun but the bubbles are created by the addition of SLS. This is a fairly plain oval shaped bar with a ridiculous golden hue on the outside.
Lush state that this is "Perfect for grey days when you wish for a bit of sparkle in your life."
A bit? They jest! This did not stop leaking its glittery gold shimmery attitude from the minute that I opened it to the moment that I used it and even then it left a bit of backchat as I surveyed the state of my bath tub. This thing is very very sparkly. It contains larger pieces of gold glittery bits and is covered in a fine coating of the most persistent fine gold powdery twinkles.
As far as Lush products go, this one is bad news for additives. It has some lovely natural ingredients but this is somewhat ruined by the junk in there too. I am also not sure how good it is for you to have fine gold glitter stuck in the crevices of your navel.
The main ingredients to "Sunnyside" are bicarb and cream of tartar which soften the water and form the base to most of their bubble bars. So far so good. Lush then mix in the big bad Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is a foaming agent and gives you the big bubbles. It is also very bad for you. There are a few essential oils in it which are lovely and fresh, namely orange, lemon, tangerine amongst others but then there are more nasties lurking in the form of Lauryl Betaine, perfume and the rest. A big shame but not really unexpected because this bar just screams "fake" the minute you see it. It is big, gaudy, camp and loud. I just wish that Lush would stop adding so much junk amongst the good stuff.
Full ingredient list:
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Golden Lustre Sparkle, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Lemon Oil, Tangerine Oil, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Perfume, Red Golden Glitter
*occurs naturally in essential oils
I used the whole thing. Foolhardy perhaps. The bar was soft and easy to crumble up. When I attempted to put it in the water I got covered in glitter, and I mean covered. It is clingy too not the type used for crafts that falls off. I would recommend that unless you are truly hardcore (or 17) that you do not use a whole one....
Initially the bath water looked quite sludgy like a fish tank in dire need of a clean out. But once I actually got in the water there was an iridescence and shininess twisting around me which was fairly pretty if a bit OTT. Chuck a few candles into the mix and light them around your tub and the effect is magnified into a big reflective experience akin to bathing inside a giant glitter ball. I half expected John Travolta to pop his head around the door and ask if I wanted a cup of tea. There were bubbles galore in this and I think it would be easy to get at least 3 baths from this which would make it far more economical.
THE SUNNYSIDE EXPERIENCE:
Chuck it into your bath and you will see the water turn into a melted pot of golden slick. That sounds quite revolting but it looks better in the bath than it does outside of it. The smell is good, the essential oils are detectable especially the sweetness of the mandarin but there is also an artificial pong that sticks around. I must add that I did NOT use this bubble bar with my daughter about as she would have found it hysterical and ended up with glitter in every nook and cranny for weeks.
Orange, lemon and other citrus essential oils are known for their uplifting and energising properties and I use them a lot in the bath, in burners etc. However no amount of "happy oils" would make up for the fact that not only was every crease of my skin now like a bad extra from the film Goldfinger, I felt like one of the Golden Girls...
This is really a product for gorgeous young things, full of va va voom. Not old farts like me who spend most of the day trying to remember what day it is and whether they have left their keys in the fridge again. For a young person getting ready to go clubbing it would be a great fun product used in the ritual pre-night out bath. For me, it was too golden and glittery and to be honest I felt a bit silly.
When I got out of my golden slick I dried off as usual and noticed that I was leaving gold on the towel. That will teach me to not use a white one. I also noticed that when I drained the bath there was a gunky tidemark that looked quite hideous. My skin was soft and held the citrus scent all evening but unfortunately the glitter stayed on me and I spent the next few days finding little reminders of it everywhere. On a rather more personal note, this shiny stuff adheres to body hair quite effectively, I would imagine that if you have a partner it could be quite amusing to explain the reasons why you are wearing a 1970's shiny merkin but not quite so funny if you have a smear test the next day. Be warned people....
IN GLITTERY CONCLUSION:
"Sunnyside" offers a nice enough smell... although some of it is chemical. I commend the impressive guerrilla glitter skills too but I would advise that you do NOT use a whole one like I did. The skin softening properties were nice but not spectacular like my recent test of "Buffy" but then that is a whole different product. Longevity of scent is decent and nice, longevity of glitter is not so nice. Unless you mind finding this in all sorts of personal places as well as on your towels and sheets then this may not be for you.
I would give this 10/10 for fun if you are a teen. Or John Travolta. 5/10 for old gits like me who look silly covered in gold powdery stuff. I was not a pretty sight and it took a good few baths to get rid of it all. The bath has recovered but it took a fair bit of elbow grease to remove the orange/brown tidemark and sludge.
All in all "Sunnyside" is a decadent and slightly unnecessary piece of frippery because it is messy and expensive at £3.65 per 100g bar. On your own head be it (probably for at least a week).
Available from Lush shops and online:
Lush - Sunnyside Bubble bar
This simple shaped very glittery orange and golden coloured bubble bar in a sort of rounded mound shape has been one I have avoided up till now as I didn't really fancy getting covered in glitter. I had enough glitter from Christmas cards when teaching as children just love glitter and the entire room gets covered ion it, you find it in the strangest places week s later. Glitter has never really been something I have been pulled towards but in the interest of trying all Lush's creations I had to buy this.
WHAT LUSH SAY
It is sold as a 100g bar for the price of £3.65 and Lush markets this as "Join us on the sunny side of the street with this molten gold bath of bubbles. Perfect for grey days when you wish for a bit of sparkle in your life. This bubble bar is your pot of gold from the end of the rainbow, as it melts into the water and turns your bath to shimmering liquid gold. "
They have also packed it full of " bright, uplifting oils that will help you keep your face towards the Sunnyside and let the shadows fall behind."
So I had high hopes for a lovely uplifting scent and then emerging from my bath feeling that the sun was shining and blue skies were above despite the cold and grey ones that were there in reality.
WHAT IS A BUBBLE BAR?
Just in case anyone has not tried a Lush bubble bar, the idea is that you crumble the bar as your bath is filling and then enjoy a huge mountain of luxuriously softening and moisturising scented bubbles.
I stored this in my knicker drawer for a week or two to enjoy the wonderful citrus smell scenting my undies first and hoping that not too much glitter would seep oiut. I did keep it in its bag as i really didn't want glitter all through my clothes. I keep all my Lush soaps and bubble bars in my drawers as that way I never by any drawer scented liners and my clothes always have a "Lushious "smell about them.
Another tip is to pack a few bubble bars, soaps or ballistics in your suitcase when you go away. That way you have a treat with you and your clothes smell of Lush rather than or aircraft which is not such a great smell.
The scent in this one is mainly citrus with orange and lemon but creamy rather than really freshly citrus. More like lemon sorbet than lemon drink or lemonade rather than freshly squeezed lemon. Every time you touch the bar you get gold glitter on you so be careful how much you handle it and when you put it.
The scent is quite strong in the dry state and also quite strong in the bath. When I crumbled a third of this bar into my bath it was still quite fresh so nice and soft and it crumbled easily. Usually I can get two or three baths from one bar so three in this case even though it wasn't that big I find that too many bubbles is actually a pain in the bath.
I sat and watched as the bubbles began to grow and sniffed in. My nose filled with the sweet orange and fresh lemon scent filled the bathroom. Our bathroom and our bedroom was now filled a wonderful aroma which reminds me of orchards in Spain filled with orange and lemon blossom.
BUBBLES AND GLITTER
Okay wonderful evocative orchard scent but what about the bubbles. Well I had a lovely creamy soft bubbly bath with rather odd muddy coloured water. My bath had lots of bubbles and they were abundant and thick as they normally are when I treat myself to one of these. Bear in mind the price of £3.65 I don't think I'm being unreasonable in expecting at least three baths from that.
Let's move on to how it feels in the bath. Once again I was not disappointed as the water felt creamy and soft and I needed no soap or other cleaning agent I just soaked in the bath and lay back with my eyes closed imagining I was walking through an orange orchard in the sun .I enjoyed the caressing smooth feel of the moisturised water warmingly soothing my tired joints and oozing into my dried old skin!
The glitter struggled to show through the bubbles when I was in the bath but I did notice the occasional sparkle on me.
WHAT IS IN THIS BAR?
What are the benefits of this bar in terms of essential oils?
Lemon oil: This is antiseptic, cleansing and fungicidal and can also be used in aromatherapy for its uplifting aroma.
Sweet orange oil: This beautifully scented oil is one of my favourites and is known for its qualities of being an antidepressant and it is also anti-inflammatory, a sedative and a natural antiseptic. One of the main benefits is that it also helps look after and rebuild the collagen formation in the skin.
Tangerine oil: Aroma therapists use Tangerine and indeed mandarin oils for stress relief and also these oils help to improve the condition of the skin and to help insomnia.
The sodium bicarbonate and tartaric acid make the water soft and do not really cause any harm or side effects.
Less desirable ingredients:
The less desirable sodium laureth sulfate is there to make the bubbles. This has been linked to cancer so if this bothers you then I suggest you have a look at this article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_laureth_sulfate
AFTER MY BATH
I said that the water was not the most attractive colour being a sort of slightly muddy looking colour in my mind but once the water had been let out of the bath i was left with a very definite pale orange sludge on the bottom. If you just let the bath out and then go to bed the next morning you will be greeted with a very unpleasant sight and a bath that takes some cleaning off. This does somewhat take the edge off the relaxing bath for me and i do prefer not to have any residue left behind for me to clean.
So all in all what do I think? I liked the smell of this one but was less thrilled with the water colour and the bath the next day. The bath of bubbles was lovely creamy soft and relaxing but I am not so fussed on the glitter so this is not one I will be buying again.
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I have used a few Lush bubble bars now and love how they make my skin feel soft and smooth, as well as give me lots of bubbles. I had yet to use a bubble bar that I didn't like or didn't really work and so when this glittery bar caught my eye in my local Lush store I wanted it straight away.
Lush state this will turn your bath to shimmering liquid gold.
Just as it appears in the image above, it is covered in gold glitter and so very messy when you pick it up. I then noticed on the sign that it states the bubble bar includes the sunny fragrance of tangerine, lemon and sweet wild orange... my favourite scents! I had already decided to buy it but a shop assistant still came over to try and sell the product to me. This usually annoys me as I like to look and smell them for myself but as she started breaking one up and placing it in a jug of water to show me how it worked, I was keen to watch.
She broke a small amount off the bar and crumbled it into the water, her hands were covered in glitter. She had two jugs of water and was pouring the water from one to the other to create the bubbles. I noticed straight away that the water had turned a gold/yellow colour and when the water started to sit still you could clearly see the glitter in it too. I couldn't wait to try it but thought I would keep it and use it before a night out, as with some other Lush products that contain glitter, it very easily stays on your skin after the bath.
~ My Experience ~
Now for when I came to use it... as with all bubble bars from Lush I always snap them up and only use a half or maybe even less depending on the size of the bar. I decided to use half of this Sunny Side one. I snapped it in half over the bath to ensure that all glitter or crumbly bits fell into it and not anywhere else, as it is quite messy. If you do plan on snapping a bubble bar then always do it with dry hands, then keep the other half in a dry place until you come to use it.
I then crumbled the half I was using under the tap slowly. Straight away the colour of the water changed to a light gold/yellow shade. I wouldn't say it was the prettiest of colours to have in a bath but I thought the glitter would eventually make it look even better.
I left my bath to run for a while then when I went back to it there was a mountain of bubbles, just how I like it. Lush bubble bars have never disappointed me with the amount of bubbles you get from them and just how long they last in your bath too.
As for the scent, the lemon really overpowered the orange. I like orange scents but the lemon was really nice still and so I wasn't too disappointed. In my opinion the scents you get from the bubble bars are never as strong as what you get from the Lush bath bombs and often turn out quite different to what you originally smell when the bars are dry and haven't been in water yet.
The colour of the bath water was still a yellow colour however I was quite disappointed with the lack of glitter. I thought it would be easily noticeable like it was when the shop assistant tested the product out in the shop, but it wasn't. I think the fact that the water was yellow would have made it harder for me to see the gold glitter too, especially amongst all of the bubbles! It does make me think now though that you should never expect it to be as it is in the small jugs in the Lush stores when they test the products for you. They will probably be using quite a big chunk and in just a small jug of water it will have good effects, but compared to a full bath tub, it's just not the same.
There was glitter in there though as when I did get out of the bath I noticed some on my skin, but not enough for it to stand out for a night out.
~ Conclusion ~
I do think I built my hopes up too much with this bubble bar. I was expecting a very glittery and orangey scented bath but instead got a yellow looking lemon scented one. I cannot complain about the bubbles as it did create more than enough and they lasted ages, I actually felt guilty when I was getting out of the bath as there was still so many left! I usually get out of the bath when the bubbles have vanished.
To get the amount of glitter and scent I was hoping for I might have to use a whole bubble bar in one bath, but this would make it an expensive purchase as one 100g bar costs £3.50.
If you like lemon fragrance and lots of bubbles then I would recommend this product, but if you are hoping for a glittery bath then don't build your hopes up, as it really wasn't how Lush describe it. I would recommend getting a bath bomb or bubble bar that contains glitter on the inside and not the outside, as they seem to work. You can always ask the staff which ones contain glitter and they might even show you how it works!
My fiancé bought me the Lush Sunnyside bubble bar for Christmas. I used it on Boxing Day and didn't intend to review it, however I'm lacking inspiration at the moment, so changed my mind!
I had seen Sunnyside in the shops and online, but the fact it is quite heavily coated in glitter always put me off. Don't get me wrong I like a bit of sparkle - in fact I positively encourage it in some areas of my life - but I generally find it rather irritating in bath products, because once it's on the skin it can be difficult to get off. Still, I was grateful for the thought and appreciated that my fiancé had actually entered a Lush shop, which is something he normally refuses to do on account of the overpowering smell, which he claims hurts his nose. I only used this so soon, as apparently the lady in the Lush shop had done an in-store demo of this product, which my fiancé declared was 'the best thing he'd ever seen' (he's easily impressed), but I still used it with a degree of reluctance since I was back at work on the 27th and didn't want to be coated in glitter.
The concept of a bubble bar, for those not familiar with Lush, is simply that it is solid bubble bath. The idea of this being that it uses less packaging than a liquid version would (this simply comes in a paper bag). This particular bubble bar is round and flat, a lot like a lump of play-doh, and as mentioned is topped with a generous coating of golden glitter.
To use, you can break the bar into two or three pieces to make it more economical, or do as I did and put the whole thing in. You need to crumble it under running water and I found it broke down pretty easily, although I did need to rinse my hand under the tap as the entire palm of my hand was thick with glitter! Very quickly the bar dissolves and begins to foam up, creating lots of thick fluffy bubbles on the surface of the water. More impressive than the bubbles though, was the colour that the water changed to. It took on a gold lustre and it was almost as though golden swirls of shimmer were suspended beneath the surface of the water. As you can tell, I can't quite articulate just how good it looked, but it was certainly a novelty to use and made my bath time a bit more interesting!
The smell of Sunnyside was predominantly citrus, which appealed to me as I generally love anything citrus fragranced. I remember thinking it smelled like a mix of oranges and lemons, so I wasn't particularly surprised to find that it contains sweet wild orange oil, lemon oil and tangerine oil (good for stretchmarks I'm told!) in amongst the ingredients. I found it quite an uplifting scent and the fragrance combined with the glitter would make it ideal for use before a night out. Unfortunately, whilst the scent was rather strong when the product was dry in the paper bag, once in the water the fragrance only seemed to last around five minutes and then I couldn't really smell it any longer.
As well as turning the water golden, the bubble bar also gave the bath a slightly oily feeling, but this was more a luxurious silky feeling, rather than being a greasy, slippery oil. On getting out of the bath I found that my skin felt really soft, lightly moisturised and with a slightly satin type feel to it - as though I had just applied an expensive talcum powder. Also, I was extremely pleased to find that I didn't have any glitter stuck to my skin, although there was a trail of it on the base of the bath once I got out. I didn't notice any trace of the scent on my skin, which was slightly disappointing, although not particularly surprising given that the scent had seemed to disappear when in the water.
A 100g bar of Sunnyside costs £3.40 from Lush stores or online at www.lush.co.uk. I must admit I do find that to be rather high given that this is one of the smaller bars and I don't think I would have paid that myself. Still, I was pleased to have the chance to try it and it does make a nice and reasonably inexpensive gift.
Overall, I was quite pleased with Sunnyside, although also disappointed that the scent didn't stick around for long. By far the best thing about it was the way it made the water look - it's certainly very luxurious and decadent, but I do feel it's rather pricey for something you will only get two or three baths from at most, so in all honesty whilst I would be happy to use it again if received as a gift, I probably would not purchase it again for myself.
Since discovering Lush's bubble bars last year I've tried quite a few and a couple of weeks ago after being tempted for quite some time I decided to buy Sunny Side. I've always had a look at it in the shop and wondered whether or not I should buy it, it looks lovely, smells lovely but it is covered in glitter and even just putting the bubble bar in the bag I was covered and I knew it was likely my bath would be too.
What Lush say "Sparkly golden bar with citrus scents to bring you sunshine. If you've had a bad night full of disappointing dreams, pop one of these in the bath. Even as you crumble it under the running water, you'll start to feel better. Maybe it's because citrus fruits only grow in warm, sunny places that their scents make us feel like smiling again. Sunnyside's orange, tangerine and lemon help to get us through the day, however badly it started. It'll turn your life Sunny Side up."
Obviously the first thing that attracted me to Sunny Side, as I should imagine it is with most people is how it looks. It's lovely and golden, and with the sun shining outside I couldn't resist, even if it does cost a huge £3.40 for a 100g bar. It's expensive compared to other Lush Bubble Bars but after picking it up I realised how lovely it smelt too, it's citrus scents and very summery and match the look of the bubble bar perfectly. I put it in my bedroom window for about a week before using and it scented my room really well, the fragrance is very fresh and not at all over powering.
I popped about a third of the bar in my bath and was pleased with a good amount of bubbles which soon began to fill up my bath. The water turned a pale gold colour and the glitter dotted about the bubbles which gave a lovely glisten to my bath, the smell swirled around the bathroom and I stayed in the bath for a long time enjoying my bubble bar and the scent was still present when I pulled the plug.
Although my bath was covered in glitter when I got out I just washed it down with the shower head and I found this quickly got rid of it, I wouldn't like to try getting the glitter off after leaving it to dry! My skin didn't particularly feel moisturised after my bath but I did feel relaxed and the smell lingered well on my skin, and the glitter didn't which I was pleased about!
It's not one I'll be buying too often, as it is expensive but I'll definately be using it again, as everything else about it is just about perfect, just don't let the glitter dry out!
Anyone who has spent any time on this site could not have failed to have read at least one Lush product review during their time on here. My nearest branch is the one in Birmingham, which I don't really visit very often, as I only tend to go into Birmingham when the kids are on school hols. After reading all the great reviews on Dooyoo however, I couldn't walk past the store on a recent visit to Brum with the kiddies.
The gorgeous smell of the shop beckoned us in, and we surveyed the shelves excitedly. I told the kids that they could have one product each. My little 5 year old son went for the Pop in the Bath bubble bar, while my 7 year old daughter greedily grabbed the Sunny Side bar ( the name reminded my of Toy Story 3!). Before we even got to the till, her hands were covered in gold glitter, which she smeared all over her cheeks. The bar cost £3.30, which wasn't the cheapest product in the shop, but had sparked my curiosity as well as hers.
The bar was a solid bar with a bit of a grainy feel to it, which felt as if it would crumble quite easily if much pressure was applied to it. The whole thing was covered in gold glitter, which made me wonder whether my daughter was going to come out of the bath looking like that lady in the Goldfinger movie!
The sign in the store said that the bar was best used fresh, so we chucked it straight in the tub when we got home. I had never used the bubble bars before and was a bit dissappointed that it didn't fizz madly like the bath bombs and ballistics. It slowly eked golden swirls into the bathwater, melting very slowly. The water looked really beautiful, with gorgeous sandy golden glittery swirls that caused the water to turn completely opaque and we couldn't see the bottom of the bath. The bar did not produce a vast amount of bubbles, and did not have much scent. In fact the scent was pretty disappointing, reminding me of that cheap soap that you get in school loos.
The bar did not disintegrate completely, and I was able to fish it out of the tub, to use next time. I wish Lush had provided more information about how to use the bar, as i presumed you used the whole thing in one go, but apparently (thanks Dooyoo), you can cut them up into smaller pieces to use one at a time. This makes them more economical to use than the ballistics.
The bar softened the water and felt lovely and silky on my daughter's delicate skin. She loved her golden bath and had no adverse effects from the bar, and luckily, was not covered in glitter when she got out! This bar would make a lovely gift for someone (very cheap golden wedding present!), as it looks divine and really is a special treat. The two things that let it down are the cost and the fact that it doesn't have much scent.
This is one Lush bubble bar that should not be overlooked! I over looked it for a good year and then was given one and I have been hooked ever since. It makes for a truly magical bath.
Sunnyside is another Lush bubble bar which has a citrus scent. It looks like a little ball of gold and is covered in gold glitter. When I crumbled it in the bath, masses upon masses of bubbles appeared out of practically nowhere. The scent immediately hit me and left me quite excited to get into the bath which now contained water which was a gold sort of yellow.
It is not until you get into the bath and look into the water that you really realise how magical this bath is for in the water, the glitter which was inside and on the outside of the bubble bar is sparkling and shimmering in the water. It looks absolutely beautiful. I call this bubble bar my "Edward Cullen" bubble bar because it sparkles just like him! The shimmer of the water is what makes this bubble bar, it really it. It is just so pretty and I have never seen anything like it in a bath before.
The scent is long lasting and lingers on your skin (and in your bathroom) for hours. It is one of Lush's perfect bubble bars.
This bubble bar is slightly pricey - it is £3.35 for one but it is definately worth it. You will not regret buying one of this beauties, I can promise you.
On my massive Lush spree a couple of weeks ago, I purchased some bubble bars, which included Sunnyside among them. I was looking for some happy, summery bubble bars to go with the nice weather and this one fitted the bill!
Sunnyside is circle-shaped and covered in gold glitter, which makes it look very pretty and sparkly. In shape and glitteriness it resembles Flosty Gritter and the seasonal Ruby Red Slippers. The scent is made up of refreshing citrus smells: sweet wild orange oil, tangerine oil and lemon oil create a lovely refreshing aroma that is really cheerful.
I crumbled half of the bar into the bath (I only ever use half of a bubble bar, there's no need to use the whole one) and found that absolutely tons of bubbles were created, and that the water turned a pleasant greeny-gold colour with specks of glitter floating about. I did get glitter all over my hands while crumbling the bar into the water, but it washed off easily!
I really enjoyed my bath and stayed in there for ages, enjoying the smell, which lasted well. When I finally emerged I was covered in little gold specks of glitter! I understand that some people might be put off by this, but I rather liked it. It would be a great effect if you were about to go out for the evening!
The smell lasted on my skin reasonably well and I felt relaxed and refreshed. The only negative point I could find is that my skin didn't feel particularly moisturised - as it does when I use many other Lush bath products - so I still had to use moisturiser. However, my skin wasn't actually dried out, and wasn't irritated in any way by the product.
Overall I really like this bubble bar. I'm looking forward to using the other half, and I will certainly buy it again in the future.
Sunnyside is suitable for vegans and costs £3.30, which is reaonable value for money considering you get at least two baths (and quite possibly more) from one bubble bar.
I love Lush's bubble bars, they are by far the most fun and enjoyable bath product I've come across and treat myself to them whenever I can afford to. This bar is £3.30 for 100g and you can split it up as required. You crumble the bar into the bath while running the hot water, and how much of the bar you use affects the amount of bubbles and colour etc. Lush advise that you can split bubble bars into 3 pieces for an optimum experience. This works out as £1.10 a bath, expensive when you consider you could buy a whole bottle of liquid bubble bath for a couple of quid and have lots of baths over several weeks, but this is a treat and a £1.10 treat is pretty reasonable in my book.
The bar is a yellowy-golden colour that is coated in shiny gold glitter. Handling the bar leaves you covered in bits of glitter, and when dry it has a sharp but not strong smell of citrus fruits. Once I'd crumbled this up into my bath there was no noticeable smell unless I leant down really close to the bath water, and the smell did not infuse into the room like is usual with most Lush products.
When I got into the bath I cleared away some of the bubbles and could see that the glitter had been released into the water created shimmering ripples that swirled around as I moved. It looked very luxurious and exotic, and I felt very decadent having a bath of gold - proper Princess treatment! However after soaking for a while the bubbles died down very quickly and the water took on a dull grimy colour.
The Sunny Side bar contains essential oils but I did not feel any positive effects of this, and instead of giving my skin a silky soft feeling it was just oily and made my skin feel greasy. After bathing there were a couple of flecks of glitter on my skin but the vast majority had stayed in the bath which was surprising with such a large volume of glitter. If you are expecting to be coated in glitter and wanting to use this as part of a re-party preparation, you will be disappointed.
All in all I felt like I wasted my time with this product and would not buy it again, although I will definitely continue to stock up on my favourite Lush bubble bars as they perform a lot better than this one has.
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Golden Lustre Sparkle, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Lemon Oil, Tangerine Oil, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Perfume, Red Golden Glitter
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing, please keep your beauty cruelty free!
Sunny Side is a bubble bar made by Lush. It's one of the prettiest ones, in my opinion. It looks like a comedy/fake gold nugget or something of the like. These look gorgeous in your bathroom or bedroom before you use them and even crumbled up in a jar or dish the sparkley glittery goldness is cheerful and bright.
I never got to smell this before using, for one main reason - I don't think sniffing something covered in glitter is a good idea.
To use this you simply crumble some (I use about a quarter or a third for a really good bath!) under running water OR onto the base of your bath before running the taps.
As the water hits the crumbs they turn into bubbles! Your bath will be full to the brim with lovely, soft, shimmery water full of fluffy, white bubbles.
Once the bath started to fill up I finally got to smell it and the scent was a gorgeous, uplifting citrussy fragrance. It smelt, to me, very much like sweet blood orange. I'm glad I didn't use it right before bed or I may have been unable to sleep - this is a great bar for in the morning or before a night out as it really wakes you up and puts a smile on your face.
Lush Sunny Side Bubble Bar
Description: Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Foam.
I must admit that I possibly wouldn't have tried this one if I hadn't gone into a Lush in Glasgow a couple of weeks before Christmas where they were demonstrating products. They have a clear glass jug with warm water and some of this bubble bar and it looked amazing! The water was swirling with what looked like magic dust, and it seemed to be moving and shimmering all on its own.
Naturally, this prompted me to ask what it was and then purchase a couple to try for myself at home. In case you have never tried a bubble bar, it is basically a solid bar which crumbles easily into running water. As soon as it hits the water, it will start to create heaps of fluffy and gorgeously scented bubbles which will leave you skin and bathroom smelling delicious for hours afterwards.
All Lush products are hand made from natural ingredients and are never tested on animals. I have quite sensitive skin but rarely have an issue with products from Lush which are usually very gentle on skin.
Bubble bars are not the cheapest products on the market, but one bar will last for two or even three baths and they are such a treat that I do feel they are worth splashing out on. Each bubble bar is priced differently but this one will cost you £3.30 for a 100g bar.
You can buy these bars in store or online - if you order online, the goods will arrived packaged in popcorn instead of polystyrene because it is kinder to the environment.
The bar creates loads of bubbles and the refreshing scents of orange, tangerine and lemon help to make you feel relaxed and refreshed. The gold dust which makes the water shimmer doesn't leave you looking glittery and doesn't stain clothes or baths.
I really like this one, the scent is fresh and fruity and not too heavy and the bubbles and sparkly bath water are amazing. The only problem is that once you have got in, you won't want to get out!
I'll set the scene.... Christmas morning, I'm opening my presents amd my daughter hands me a Lush wrapped package. Oh great, I think, a Lush thing. I'm very pleased and picture myself enjoying a bubble bath - and I move on to the next present.
The next day, I open the yellowish paper and an greeted by a flash of glittery gold! I am well pleased because the product really does jump out at you; it has an unmistakable wow factor. I don't go into Lush very much (the smell is a little too pungent for me and it is a pricey place) so the look of the bar really was a surprise.
The label explains that the combination of essential oils and golden glow will put a smile on my face.
The bar smells subtly of citrus. I am so used to all things labelled with lemon etc to smell sharp and aggressive but this scent is very different. Instead of using a lot of just one citrus fragrance, like lemon, the bar has tangerine, orange and lemon essential oils in. This works well in combination.
Sunnyside is deliciously glittery and the glitter comes off in your hand when you touch it. This is quite acceptable as it has a novelty value and the gold fairy dust is very pretty.
To use, the label instructs, 'Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles'. I immediately wondered just how much I should crumble in. I have since found, from reading other reviews of the product that some people put the WHOLE BAR in! I am much too thrifty to do this - so I crumbled a chunk of it in (bigger than a malteser and smaller than an egg). Inside, the bar is a dull yellow colour with no glitter (a bit disappointing). The bar melts well into the water and bubbles were produced - and there was a slight whiff of the fragrance! With this amount, the bubbles do not last past the introduction of the soap bar. However, even with a small chunk, there were speckles of glitter on my skin when I was out of the bath ( and I like this sort of thing). My skin did not feel too dry either - which some bubble bath products can do.
Other reviews state that a quarter of a bar works really well - so I will now progress to being more extravagant with my precious bar.
I think that this bubble bar is a really good treat for yourself - or a lovely gift. I think the Lush packaging is a bit naff though. Once, perhaps, it was a bit edgy but now the grocer type packaging spoils the anticipation of opening; it certainly did not suit the disco-glamour of the Sunnyside glitter bubble bar! I'm sure that it is possible to be environmentally friendly and glamourous at the same time!
It costs around £3 a bar (expensive!).
Post-bath update! - I have now used a sizable chunk in my bath and am delighted to report that the bubbles were substantial and not frightened of soap. However, the best bit by far was the swirling golden water; a shimmering optical bathing experience. This is a total MUST!
These bubble bars are available from Lush for £3.15 a piece. They're the ones covered in gold glitter and smell very fresh and quite citrusy. I usually go for the sweeter scents like vanilla and coconut but this one looked very intriguing, especially since I needed something citrusy and refreshing to take with me on my holiday.
The bubble bar is very sparkly and pretty and was easy to break into pieces and crumble under the running bath water. The girl at Lush also demonstrated to me that underneath all the bubbles, you can see the water turn into a silken spun gold colour where the glitters and the golden oils mix into a very beautiful soft golden bath.
This bar produces a mountain of bubbles and the bubbles are very sturdy and won't just melt away, mine have lasted me for well over an hour. The scent is very soft and refreshing. It's quite fruity but very light and pleasant. The oils in this bubble bar make the water turn into silk and feels so smooth and soft on the skin. I could just bathe in it for hours.
The ingredients of this bubble bar according to the Lush website are: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Golden Lustre Sparkle, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), *Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Perfume, Red Golden Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate).
When I got out of the bath, I noticed that my skin was significantly softer and smoother feeling and there was a hint of gold sparkle left on my skin, which was ideal as I was going out that evening.
I didn't feel the need to apply any additional moisturizer and I'll definitely be buying this one again. A little goes a long way and I've managed to get 4 baths from just one bar, which I find very impressive.