Monday, June 25, 2012

Lush - The Carrot Review

I debated back and forth whether or not I should review this product or not. It is not available anymore through the Canadian website though it is still for sale through the European site. My mom brought this home for me ions ago as she recalled my saying I had wanted it. I had not seen it before but am not complaining! To my mom who reads my blog - WHICHEVER lush bath product you are looking at - I WANT IT!!!

Now I was 95% sure this was a bubble bar and 85% sure it was a magic wand type one where you hold it under the water and do NOT crumble it. But to make sure (every so often I feel the need to prove my roots really lean more blonde than red!) I googled it to find reviews just in case. Having read the reviews I was disappointed. While I WAS correct in how they worked but the reviews were rather poor. The lack of scent when used and lack of bubbles were both common comments. So my expectations were dropped considerably. I did however LOVE the write up on the LUSH UK website about it though!!
It’s a little-known fact that when the Easter Bunny’s done delivering all those eggs, he likes to kick back and relax in a luxurious bubbly bath. This year he can do it in style with our new Carrot reusable bubble bar! 
It may look like a crunchy carrot, but luckily it doesn’t smell like one (we didn’t think a root vegetable perfume would be too popular with those of you who aren’t Easter Bunnies!)
Instead, Shakira made a brand new fragrance for our Carrot, using fruity essential oils of buchu, which has a lovely blackcurranty scent, together with lemon and bergamot to give this carrot an unexpectedly tropical touch.

Like all our reusable bubble bars, Carrot can be swished into a pre-run bath or held under a running tap to produce lots of fragrant bubbles. When you’ve got enough bubbles, just put the Carrot on one side to dry and you’ll be able to use it for several more baths.

The top of carot is what you hold while swooshing it under the tap of running water.

The smell of the Carrot is very nice. It is very light and subtle but very relaxing.

As you can see, it does turn the water an unnatural shade of orangey-yellow. While it does not look the most appealing it really does not bother me at all!!

Now it DID fill the bathtub with bubbles which I was worried about after reading many reviews.

So after the tub was full of bubbles and I took it out of the stream of water I was shocked to see how much of The Carrot was left. I was expecting it to dissolve a lot more and was impressed with that. It is definitely a more solid and dense bar than the normal bubble bars.

And I sat it over my soap to dish to dry out before putting it away. Yes, that is my new favourite soap underneath - Lush Dirty. There is also a tiny little piece of Candy Cane Soap sitting in there.

So was I thrilled with it? NO. The bubbles did not really last long and within 20 minutes there were no bubbles left. Not what I am used to with Lush Bubble Bars.The scent while wonderful did not last or linger and you could not at all smell it in the bathtub. Did I hate it? NO. The silkiness of the water was wonderful and that was nice. If it was another brand I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more. Because it was not bad. It was just not to the level I have come to expect out of the brand. Overall, I am glad I got it and got to try it. But not something I will ever repurchase.  

1 comment:

  1. I love Lush! Don't have a bath tub anymore though occasionally use the bath stuff for foot soaks. Fave products are ultrabland and r&b, can't live without either! xo



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