Bubble Up Sail Away With Me Bath Bar

One of the things I look forward to late afternoon or evening time is having a bath. Especially if the day has dragged, the weather is rubbish and it’s been a hard day at work. Do I have a favourite bath product? I like lots of different ones but which one ends up in the bath is dependant on my mood and skin needs. I decided to use an item I have tried before but in a different fragrance. Bubble Up Sail Away With Me Bath Bar was the most recent item of choice. I bought this from my local ASDA store ages ago for less than a pound!

Bubble Up’s Sail Away With Me Bath Bar

Why did I choose this?

I bought this originally because I tried another fragrance in this bath bar and absolutely loved it! The fact that this was scented differently to my first purchase and super cheap, seemed a sign from above to buy it so I did. But choosing to use this was because I hoped for something fresher and cleaner in scent. I also wanted an extra hit of moisture to my body since my skin really needed it.

Packaging.

This bath bar comes in a small cardboard box. Green, white and black in colouring. Very simple and does remind me a little of a certain high street brand that sells bath bombs! What I like is there is a clear window at the front where you can see the bar, so you have an idea of what you are going to get.

How the bath bar looks.

Rectangular in shape and quite long, roughly 9cm. 5cm in width and 2 cm in depth. So size wise chunky, generous and you could easily get two baths out of this bad boy! This is made up of two colours which is mint green and an aqua blue. These are in stripes going across, but each section of colour is slightly rounded at each end giving it an interesting look. Besides that, it’s flat on the other 4 remaining sides. A little chalky in texture as a bath bomb, but not as much.

Fragrance.

It’s not very strong when sniffing this straight out of the packaging. But it definitely has a fresh and clean scent to it. Delicately earthy in a plant type way but is a little sweet too. Swimming in a salty lagoon, filled with plants on the bottom of it. Having fully opened flowers close to land with it’s scent being carried by a wind close to wear you are floating. All of these elements hit the nose. THAT is what I think of while getting this scent. Very pleasant and exactly what I had hoped this would smell like.

How to use.

Crumble some of this under warm running water and off you go!

In the bath.

I didn’t use all of this I snapped it in half, which was surprisingly easy to do considering it’s thickness. As the hot water tap ran, I popped this under it holding it at first, then I released it so it could enjoy it’s new home. You could see the bar itself froth a little, but the most noticeable thing was the foam it produced. There was a really good amount in the bath tub. White, fluffy foam and underneath it the water turned into a beautiful shade of blue.

Fragrance wise it was delicate but more obvious when the bar was used. The scent was the same and incredibly pleasant and relaxing to experience while I sat in the middle of my very own froth covered sea. The strength was actually perfect because it was soothing and in the background rather than full and heavy on the nose.

This bath bar on the skin was so moisturising! I know this sounds crazy when you are sat in water but even between the hands I could feel this contained something like a butter or oil. It left my hands feeling soft and nourished.That’s how my whole body felt while using this. The foam, the fragrance, the colour and the hydration made me enjoy this bath so much! So much so I got out having to get one kid from after school club, left the bath, and hopped back in on my return to continue loving it!

Recommended?

This range reminds me not judge a book by it’s cover! I remember seeing these products in my local ASDA thinking they probably weren’t the best. I took a chance purely because they were so heavily discounted and only then after use did I realise how good the first bath bar was. The look of this is appealing. The size is generous considering I only used half of this. The fragrance was lovely. Foam created was a great amount AND this was soft, gentle and moisturising to the skin.

If whoever is reading this gets a chance to buy this, please do! This is recommended 110% It’s a shame ASDA appear not to stock this anymore. But fear not! I’ve found this and a decent selection of bath goodies from Bubble Up available from The Perfume Shop. This bath bar is available for £4.49 and can be found here. If you are a lover of a good bath bomb, I doubt you wouldn’t love this! Enjoy and happy shopping.

Christmas Advent Calendars For The Bath & The Home

It’s November. I can type the word CHRISTMAS without displaying a nervous twitch. My heart finally can embrace this time of year, so it seems a good time to talk about something most people buy for the start of the festive season, which is an advent calendar. And who doesn’t love them? Totally acceptable to eat a piece of chocolate at 7am before school or work. Sampling the delights of various flavoured gins daily and wolfing down a mix of cheese any cheese board would be proud of! Yes please! Advent calendars are popular, and more imaginative than ever in regards to what they contain. But I’m going to focus on areas closer to my heart (rather than stomach), which is bath bombs and wax melts. So guess what I’ve bought myself? A wax melt advent calendar from Fragrantasia, and a bath bomb advent calendar from Bomb Cosmetics.

Fragrantasia’s Wax Melt Advent Calendar & Bomb Cosmetics Bath Bomb Advent Calendar

Fragrantasia’s Wax Melt Advent Calendar.

I love wax melts, and discovered advent calendars containing these a few years ago. I opted to purchase Fragrantasia’s for Christmas 2021 because I bought one last year and loved it! Not only that, but I am a regular user of their wax which I can say is of an excellent quality. So a no brainer purchasing this.

Standard rectangular shaped advent which this year has the ever popular gonk image on the front. Looks fun and festive but not taking itself too seriously or too traditional appearance wise. Very much on trend with it’s appearance.

25 doors hold a different wax melt behind it. All fragrances are different, so no duplicates here. The first 24 days will contain a sample size of wax which will be the perfect size and amount to pop into a warmer, and will provide a few hours of fragrance. But door number 25 is a special and big one, because it’s keeping what I think to be a full size piece of wax ready to discover and melt.

Fragrantasia’s Wax Melt Advent Calendar 2021

Fragrantasia have two advent calendars available. One containing traditional Christmas scents for those who want to get into the festive fragrance mood, and also one containing their best selling fragrances. Ideal for those who want more of a general mix of scents and not too concerned about them being themed. I opted for the traditional Christmas one because I want to be more like Elf than The Grinch this year, and I love these scents anyway!

So how much is this box of waxy goodies? £25.00 plus p&p. And yes, you can buy wax melt calendars on the high street for less but I now the quality I get with this brand and will not be disappointed! Plus loving hand poured and packaged by a one woman company rather than a factory, so I now which one I would rather choose! If you want one of these please hurry up as these are close to selling out. Check out the traditional Christmas version here, and the best sellers version here. Your home will thank you in December!

Fragrantasia’s Wax Melt Calendar 2020

Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar.

I really wanted a bath bomb or bath product advent calendar this year. I’ve never had one before and I knew I would love opening each day wondering what was behind each door. So I did find one with a vendor I love but it sold out! So doing a quick search I found Bomb Cosmetics advent on a special price on Amazon so thought let’s give it a go! I’ve had bath bombs, fizzers and soaps from them before so had a good idea what to expect quality and style wise so why not?

This advent calendar is shaped traditionally but not styled traditionally at all! A brightly coloured shade of pink makes this stand out.Each door has a simple but cute outline of a present shape on the front. It’s important to note that there are 24 doors rather than 25.

Bomb Cosmetics Bath Bomb Advent Calendar

So what will this calendar contain? This doesn’t just contain bath bombs. If you want to be sneaky you can look on the back of the calendar because it mentions the ingredients and name of each product. It doesn’t tell you which product is behind which door thankfully! But what you will get is a mix of soaps and bath blasters which is what they call their bath bombs. Just having a quick glance they all seem different in fragrance and type so lots of variations for the opener. Important point to make, these products won’t be full size and are minis. If they were full size the box would be massive and so would the price tag!

When I bought this it was on a special deal of the day price down from £19.99 to £12.10. AND at the time of writing this post it still has that special price! Very affordable but would suggest to order sooner rather than later if you fancy it. Link can be found here.*

So have you bought your advent calendars yet and what type? Please don’t mention if you have bought a gin one because that will upset me way too much!

*This contains an affiliate link which gives me a little commission if you purchase the product mentioned but at no cost to you.

October’s Round Up of Bath, Body And Home Fragrance Products

October has been a busy month. Autumn finally has smacked us all in the face in the UK, families have had at least a week off from school during half term spending time with their little darlings and I’ve had the chance to use more new products and write new blog posts! Question.. have you kept up to date with my product reviews? No? Not a problem if you haven’t, let’s have a recap…

Dirty Fresh Cosmetics Pizza Me Bath Bomb

My first review of October was on one of my favourite bath products which is a good old bath bomb! BUT with a difference! Not your standard chalky ball of colour but a pizza sliced shaped vibrantly coloured bath goody which created such a fun and enjoyable bath art my body and eyes loved. Dirty Fresh Cosmetics really deliver when it comes to imaginative products for the bath as I’ve tried one or five already!

Dirty Fresh Cosmetics Pizza Me Bath Bomb

Fizzy Smelts Harry Potter Inspired Wax Melt Box Part 2

Oh this collection from Fizzy Smelts was fun! My ever growing appreciation of all that is Harry Potter (thanks to my daughter) MADE me purchase this super cute fragrant wax melt set. Lots of wax, great looking pieces and came with some Harry Potter specs which my daughter stole as soon as the box was opened! Wax melts do not have to look and smell conventional or boring.

Fizzy Smelts Harry Potter Inspired Wax Melt Box

Pure & Co Peony & Water Lily Eau de Toilette

An interesting fragrance from Pure & Co which I thought was pleasant but didn’t quite deliver the punch and longevity I hoped for. But that’s ok! It’s a good reminder that like anything things can be a good buy and sometimes not. But good fragrances I believe don’t have to cost the earth if you buy the right one!

Pure & Co Peony & Water Lily Eau de Toilette

Beauty Kitchen’s Abyssinian Oil Prime Time Cream Cleanser

This cleanser from Beauty Kitchen was one of many products I’ve tried from the brand. An effective cleanser for my skin, nice texture and has many other products from the brand that would compliment it.

Beauty Kitchen’s Abyssinian Oil Prime Time Cleanser

I Heart Revolution Sugar Cookie Bath Fizzer

Lots of people are aware of Revolution’s make up and skincare products, but less of their bath bombs and fizzers. Was this the best bath fizzer I have ever used? Definitely not! Packaging great, look of the fizzer was ok, price brilliant but not for me quality and performance wise.

I Heart Revolution Sugar Cookie Bath Fizzer

Glow’s October Wax Melt Subscription Box

An Autumnal treat for the nose and eyes for wax melt lovers! A beautiful collection of October themed wax melts from a UK wax vendor called Glow. Kindly gifted to me, and I found my first impressions of this set gave a massive thumbs up!

Glow’s October Wax Melt Subscription Box

Primark’s P.S Frosted Berries Hand Cream

Yet again my visits to Primark have made me visit their body and skincare products. But this time I went straight for their hand creams. Frosted Berries Hand Cream is packaged nicely, smells lovely, could be more hydrating but for 80p? Budget busting and something many people would happily purchase and use!

P.S Primark’s Frosted Berries Hand Cream

Glow’s October Wax Melt Subscription Box Part 2

My final write up on the wax goodies given to me by Glow and Glow these pretties did! Their beautifully made appearance matched their glorious scents and I got the chance to melt each piece sent to me. Very impressed with them overall and a wax vendor I will definitely purchase from in the near future.

Glow’s October Wax Melt Subscription Box

So out of all these products I’ve tried, has there been any that have caught your eye and whispered to your credit card? And are you excited to see what I will review in the month of November? I sure am! Bye bye October, hello November!

I Heart Revolution Sugar Cookie Bath Fizzer

It’s a running joke between myself and friends that I spend most of my time in the bath. I don’t mind, I love a bath! I’m always on the look out for bath products which are of a good quality, fairly priced and enjoyable to use so I can continue living my best mermaid life. One product I had my eye on when they were first released were the cookie bath fizzers from I Heart Revolution. Sugar Cookie Bath Fizzer was one that I purchased from Superdrug. This retails for £3.50 each.

I Heart Revolution’s Sugar Cookie Bath Fizzer

Why did I buy these?

Ever had a mental shopping list of things you wanted to purchase? These cookie bath fizzers were definitely on mine. I timed my purchase of this very well because these fizzers were half price in Superdrug PLUS on a 3 for 2 deal so these were fabulously priced! I bought myself 3 of these and the other 3 have been put away for Christmas gifts.

Packaging.

So cute! The fizzer itself is plastic wrapped but housed in a cardboard box. The box is various shades of pink, with a fun and cartoon like face of a monster on the front. It’s mouth is where you can see the fizzer peaking out of. I love how this is presented. Definitely more for the younger market than older, but is fun and eye catching.

The Fizzer.

Shape and look wise this makes me think of a rusk biscuit for babies and toddlers! Flat bottom, slightly domed top but a little lumpy and uneven in texture. Not totally smooth around the outside, giving it a hand made look. Sugar Cookie is a good size. It takes up the whole palm of my hand. Lemon yellow in colour with pale pink splodge like circles on it. Texture is what you would expect from most bath bombs or fizzers, chalky and solid.

Fragrance.

I gave this a good sniff before I used it and to be honest there was no defined scent I could pick up on. If chalky had a smell it would be that, the tiniest sweet hint to it but nothing specific.

In the bath.

I popped this onto the top of a warm filled bath. Of course it fizzed as I expected, and did a little twirl and spin in the water which was nice to see. It slowly turned the water from clear to a very VERY pale green. The fizzer itself took a long time to disappear. But other than fizzing, disappearing and turning the water into a bit of a bland colour, that was all that happened in my bath. No obvious fragrance. If it was there it was so subtle I didn’t sniff it. No bubbles or foam, which I wasn’t expecting anyway. Just green coloured water.

I’m going to be honest, being in this bath was quite boring. No scent, no real colour and nothing to entertain me. In the end I poured in some foaming bath milk I had on the side to perk it up. Before I did this, I found the water wasn’t irritating or drying but not moisturising either.

Recommended?

I wouldn’t buy this for myself again. It added nothing to my bathing experience and I didn’t enjoy it. I’ve bought and used many different types of bath bombs and fizzers over the years, and I think my expectations are quite high and this just didn’t cut it. I know what I want from a bath product and this didn’t deliver.

BUT…what I would say is this should be absolutely fine for a young person. They will like the packaging, the look of the bath fizzer and probably find it ok in the bath. So if you want to get a bath fizzer for someone young or someone who likes fizzers or bath bombs but isn’t very fussy about them, this would do the job. Think of the friend or family member who throws in 60p bath bombs from a supermarket or discount store into a shopping basket, then I think this would meet their requirements. But buy these when on offer e.g 3 for 2, a third off, half price etc.

To say I’m disappointed in this is an understatement as I was looking forward to using it. And the reviews for this fizzer (in various different fragrances) seemed good. But if I haven’t put you off with my lack of love for this product, at the time of writing this post this fizzer and others are on a 3 for 2 deal at Superdrug here.

Cookie Fizzers from I Heart Revolution in Ginger, Oatmeal and Raisin and Sugar Cookie.

Dirty Fresh Cosmetics Pizza Me Bath Bomb

I officially declare the season for the bath bomb OPEN! It’s windy, raining a lot and the chill is finally hitting us in the North West of England. So this is the perfect opportunity to ditch the 5 minute shower and indulge in a 30plus minute bath to keep the body warm and the soul happy. Well, this is what I’m telling myself! So which bath bomb is catching my eye at the moment and dragged out of my stash? Dirty Fresh Cosmetics Pizza Me Bath Bomb. Costs £6.25, but if you know me you will know, I bought this when it was on sale so got it cheaper!

Dirty Fresh Cosmetics Pizza Me Bath Bomb

Why did I buy this?

It was something different and eye catching from the pictures on the website. So surely it would provide an enjoyable bathing experience? I do love my bath products, more so bath bombs or similar things, to look appealing and pretty. But I also like products that don’t take themselves too seriously and scream fun, which this does.

How does it look?

120g of a not so perfect triangle shaped bath bomb that looks similar to a slice of pizza. Orangey/yellow on top, not totally smooth with a raised rim around the curved edge creating a crust effect. The rest of the top dips with some raised deep red wonky circles giving the look of pepperoni. Turn this bath bomb around and you get the unexpected which is lots of colour! Shades of turquoise, purple and a little yellow, reminds me that this is definitely NOT for eating. If you look at my pic below you will not see a pizza slice inspired bath bomb as such, but more a deconstructed colourful bath bomb because unfortunately I broke mine just as I was taking pictures of it.

Fragrance.

Smells like sweeties! Plain and simple! Jellybeans is what this bath bomb is supposed to be scented of and I would say yes, agreed! It’s not too strong, or overly sweet. Just enough to be enjoyable and energising and will win anyone over who loves their scents to match having a sweet tooth.

In the bath.

I really wanted to do a fancy bath bomb drop but of course that couldn’t happen as I broke it! So what I did instead was place the three pieces of this poor battered bath bomb treat onto the surface of the bath water. Immediately there was a fizz from each and an explosion of colour. So my bath had three different areas that had three pools of a colour blast which was stunning! It’s easier to mention what colours weren’t present as pretty much every colour imaginable was there. Blue, red, yellow, pink….the list just went on and on. Absolutely gorgeous with the fragrance floating around my bathroom in a delicate fashion.

The fizzing took a few minutes to stop, and the colours after around 15-20 minutes merged to create a deep sea green bath. It was quite gentle on the skin considering mine has been playing up recently. Non drying, in fact, quite hydrating on the skin while I was in the bath. And skin absolutely fine once out.

Recommended?

So far I’ve used a few bath products from Dirty Fresh Cosmetics and enjoyed them all. This bath bomb being no exception. It looks great and quirky, good size, smells brilliant and the bath art it created is totally crazy! There is nothing I didn’t like about Pizza Me Bath. I enjoyed using this from beginning to end and it gave me a relaxing bath which was exactly what I hoped for. The only thing that hurts my soul about this bad boy is that I broke it!

Buy it, try it, love it here.

*Other Dirty Fresh Cosmetic posts..

Bedtime Bath Bar

One Mill Bath Rocks

Over The Rainbow Bath Bar

Beauty Laundrette’s Detox Dip Bath Fizzer

Having a bath, a proper bath, is an experience. And one in my opinion that should last at least 30 minutes. Anything less than that is a waste of time and product. Surely a person deserves half an hour to themselves to relax? So you will never hear me utter an apology of how long I’m in the bath for or how many bath bombs, fizzers, scoops or foaming baths I own. I thought it was time to try out Beauty Launderette’s Detox Dip Bath Fizzer bought from Superdrug, that’s been hiding away in my stash for way too long. Normal price is £4.00, I got this when it was half price for £2.00.

Beauty Laundrette’s Detox Dip Bath Fizzer

Why did I buy this?

This was a new range for me at the time, and because it covered bath, body, fragrance and skincare, I couldn’t help but try a product from each of these areas. With this bath fizzer, I did want to see how good the quality of it was. If it was good, it could potentially be an affordable repeat purchase for the future.

Packaging.

The Detox Dip Bath Fizzer comes in a light turquoise coloured square box. Like the rest of the range, it’s packaged in a way that’s connected with doing your laundry and this box is styled to look like a basic washing machine. Very cute and is set off thanks to lettering and details being in red. The fizzer itself you can see from a circular hole at the front, is plastic wrapped.

How does it look?

A super soft shade of lilac with a delicate and pretty shimmer to it. Round in shape, good decent size (quite standard for bath bombs to be fair) and not too heavy. No other details. Plain but pretty.

Fragrance.

If you’ve tried their body mist in this range it has the same scent. It’s a collection of white florals, so quite fresh, clean, a little sweet but not too much. Very pleasant and very pretty, not old fashioned at all. And not too heavy in strength.

How to use.

As you would with any bath fizzer or bath bomb, pop this under warm running water in the bath and enjoy.

In the bath.

Oh this little fizzer fizzed and spun around in the water as soon as it got popped in! Twisted and turned while slowly making the bath water go from clear to pink. There was the smallest and thinnest froth made but no real bubbles. But in all fairness I didn’t expect this to turn into a bubble bath anyway. This fizzer took what felt like forever to go to bath fizzer heaven and totally disappear. Once gone it left a lovely coloured bath ready for chill time.

Bath time!

The fragrance was there immediately from when this was placed in the bath. I didn’t think it would be so strong. I expected it to be very light but it was obvious and there. In fact, it travelled from the bathroom through the hallway down to the bottom of the stairs. This was of a good strength, with longevity and thoroughly enjoyable.

Bathing in this was relaxing. The colour and the fragrance really made it for me. I can be very picky with bath bomb type products and on the whole I prefer bubbles and a very hydrating bath, but not all bath bombs or fizzers are designed to create this. So for what it was it did really well. Didn’t irritate my skin which is suffering a bit from psoriasis at the moment, and didn’t dry it out.

Recommended?

This is a good quality bath bomb. From how it’s packaged to how it looks thumbs up. Despite it being very simple in shape and design, it still is very pretty as the shimmer makes it stand out. Fragrance is beautiful. I like it more in this fizzer than the actual body mist which is funny as it’s identical! And lastly, it’s usual price isn’t earth shatteringly expensive so great for gift giving to yourself or others. Even better when on special offer which the range regularly is. So it’s recommended from me definitely!

Beauty Laundrette bath goodies

At the time of writing this post some of the Beauty Laundrette range at Superdrug is on a buy one get one half price. Visit the link here to get your hands on this bath buddy on a great multibuy deal!

Soul Energy’s Aquamarine Geode Bath Bomb

I am a sucker for a pretty bath bomb! If you spend a few pounds on something that is a one use one time bath product, you want to enjoy it! And it always helps if it’s easy on the eye. Most people would rush to a well known store on the high street for their bath bomb fixes. I, on the other hand, try to purchase from smaller businesses who create and/or sell good quality bath goodies showcasing imagination and skill. I bought various bath bombs from a small company called Soul Energy earlier in the year. One item included was Aquamarine Geode Bath Bomb. Original price if I recall correctly was £5.95 but there was a discount applied at the time of purchase so got it a little bit cheaper.

Soul Energy’s Aquamarine Geode Bath Bomb

Why did I buy this?

If you visit the various social media sites of Soul Energy, you won’t need to ask this question! All of their bath products are eye catching, vibrant, and not what you get from the high street. The look of this particular item caught my eye as I love the visual appearance of crystals. The colours were glorious and I just thought it resembled a piece of art.

What does this look like?

This bath bomb is inspired by crystal geodes, which always reminds me of a museum’s gift shop. It’s flat on the back, and somewhat flat on the top but not totally. Around the sides it’s shaped like the geode slices you can purchase. Not totally round, but smooth, and going in and out at certain points.

The middle dips down a little, having a bumpy texture to it. Not one block colour, but shades of blue, purple and grey with a delicate sprinkle of glitter and pigment in silvers and golds. Around the edge it pops more, thanks to the middle being outlined in black and around that a generous dusting of gold mica pigment finishes it off.

If you look at the rest of the bath bomb (the back and the sides), it’s a beautiful pale blue colour. Overall the bath bomb is beautifully made and decorated, eye catching, dare I even stay stunning, and a one off! And this is such a good size as it takes up more than the palm of my hand (and my hands are not small!).

Fragrance.

A soft and delicate white floral scent to this bath bomb. White florals I tend to find to be the less heavier of the floral scent family, and also one of the cleanest and freshest types too. This is a scent most people would like, and especially those who don’t want something that’s highly fragranced. Personally I would have liked this stronger, but this would be great for the days my head can’t deal with it overpowering smells e.g hay fever, headaches, tiredness etc.

In the bath.

I wasn’t too sure what to expect with this one. Placing this on top of the water, it fizzed and gave off some lightly coloured foam. It even did a few turns in the bath tub. Very nice but not amazing I thought. Until I could see the thinnest of coloured streams coming out of it which I wasn’t expecting. These streams got bigger and wider and the colours were vibrant and popping! Blue, purple, green and white. Absolutely gorgeous to look at. On top of the show of colour, there was a little foam/bubbles produced, but not loads.

Once the colours disappeared the water merged into a tranquil and regal shade of aquamarine.

Fragrance wise I detected it faintly but not much.

The bathing experience itself was relaxing, the perfect set up for me to read a book and overall I had a nicely chilled out time. Non drying and irritating on the skin (in the bath or out), and didn’t stain the bath either (result!).

Recommended?

If you love your baths, and your bath bombs like I do, this should be a must! A simple tennis ball shaped, one block colour bath bomb sometimes won’t do. And a little artistry can set someone up for a great bathing experience. For a gift this would blow someone’s mind as it really is a beauty. And a much deserved treat for yourself. So yes, recommended!

Like many independent vendors, especially if they make their own products, their stock changes regularly. So what is available one day may not be available another. And I don’t see this particular one on the website anymore. BUT, what I would say is every single piece on the website looks amazing and the quality is there to see without a doubt. Guaranteed there will be something for everyone, question is, which bath bomb is for YOU? Soul Energy.

The Bath Bae’s Watermelon Bubblegum Bath Soak

A lover of having baths, an addict when it comes to a good bath product! The range of products you can get to pop in the bath is vast! You can get these from pretty much anywhere and any shop, store or supermarket you walk into these days. What you can also do, is go online. There’s plenty of small businesses that sell, handmake and package their very own bath bombs, fizzers, bath rocks and more. As you can imagine I have an extensive bath product stash, which is always a pleasure to delve into. A few evenings ago I headed straight for The Bath Bae’s Watermelon Bubblegum Bath Soak. Bought many months ago, £4.99 for 200g.

The Bath Bae’s Watermelon Bubblegum Bath Soak

Why did I buy this?

Watermelon and bubblegum? Who on earth has ever come up with such an amazing sounding combination except for The Bath Bae? This juicy, mouth dribbling combination caught my eye immediately on their website when ordering, because it sounded delicious and unusual! Why would I NOT buy and use it?

What’s a bath soak?

The Bath Bae’s Bath Soaks are basically powdered bath bombs. Not shaped, just pure, unadulterated bath bomb dust! So they do exactly the same thing as a bath bomb. Within each bag of 200g of bath soak, it’s the same as having two bath bombs.

Packaging.

I love how this company packages their bath products. The bath dust is housed in a packet. On the front it’s clear so you can see whatever bath gem is in it. Company logo on card folded over the top of the packet, and a sticker mentioning product is vegan & cruelty free is visible. On the back it’s opaque and silver in colour, almost holographic in look. To open, rip the top of the packet open and reseal when not in use. This looks quite modern but has a retro twist to it. Eye catching and appealing, perfect for gift giving.

How does the bath soak look?

A fine, powdered mix of baby pink and mint green colours. Not mixed together in it’s packaging. You can see the green on the bottom and the pink on the top. Colours that represent the two fragrances perfectly, and although shouldn’t, work well together look wise.

Fragrance.

In real life, it’s quite a refreshing, subtly scented fruit. Almost similar to red berries that’s been infused in water. This is what I get with this, but of course with the sweet notes of bubblegum added. It’s a lovely scent, great for those who like sweet inspired scents mixed in with fruity elements, without it being overloaded by sugar fragrance wise.

In the bath.

Rather than use the whole bag at once, I used half on one occasion and the rest another. First time I got a mix of the pink and green bath soak and as soon as it hit the water the colour and fragrance was there. The colours were pink and green twisting and turning into each other, while at the same time white foam was created as it fizzed.

My second bath with this consisted mostly of the green section of the bath soak, as that’s the bit that was at the bottom of the packaging. The bath turned into the most stunning sea moss green ever! A totally different shade to when I first used this, and a different shade of green to what was in the packet. A total chameleon and a VERY hard bath product to photograph as each photo taken showed a different shade of green! Like the first bath, a little foam was produced. Not loads, but more than what I thought and both times it took a little while to disappear which was great. So not only was their colour and fragrance, but bubbles too!

Recommended?

Yes! And for a few reasons. You might not think the amount you get is a lot but it’s the right amount for one full on bath treat or two, so good value. The colouring and scent is very unusual, and if like me looking for something different, this could be it! It creates a beautiful looking bath, which not only scented my bathroom nicely but my hallway too! So the question should be, why would I NOT recommend this?

If you are fruity like me and need this in your bath tub, grab Watermelon Bubblegum Bath Soak here.

Dirty Fresh Cosmetics Over The Rainbow Bath Bar

Cooler temperatures in the UK at the moment are very much welcomed by me. Feeling hot and sweaty all the time morning, noon and night, is not fun. Right now I can enjoy my bathing routine, relax and unwind, without continuously wiping away a sweat moustache or mopping up a dripping hair line. So is it time for a bath time treat? Oh yes I think it is! I couldn’t resist using Over The Rainbow Bath Bar by Manchester based Dirty Fresh Cosmetics. It costs £3.99, but I bought this earlier in the year when there was a special promotion on the website.

Dirty Fresh Cosmetics Over The Rainbow Bath Bar

What’s a Bath Bar?

I think a bath bar is similar to a bath bomb, just in a bar shape! Like most bath bombs, these should provide colour, fragrance, and create an enjoyable bathing experience.

What does it look like?

I love the look of this! The thing I find with bath bombs, fizzers, bubble bars etc, is look wise they need to be eye catching. They have to grab my attention and the better they look, the more chances it has for me to buy it. And what I like about this is it’s not intricate in look but attention grabbing it is! Rectangular in shape and quite chunky (8.5cm in length, 5 cm in width and 3 cm in depth).

Its made up of 3 block colours of a pinky purple, blue and orange. Each one layered on top of one another, in a handmade, natural, rock forming kind of way. On the top it’s green but with little multi coloured dots on it made up of the same colours as the other layers of the bar. Who wouldn’t want to use this in the bath??

Fragrance.

I didn’t get much of a scent from this. What I did get was slightly fruity and creamy. Do bare in mind I’ve had this bath bar hidden away for months, which may have affected the fragrance and it’s strength.

In the bath.

Wow! Talk about fizz, whirl and pop! As suggested on the website, I filled my bath with warm water and then popped the bath bar on the top. What it did was show what the meaning of bath art really is. It fizzed as soon as it touched the water. And with that fizzing action, streams of colours were released from it forming it’s own rainbow. All the colours featured in the bath bar before it went into the water was what was visible, purple, blue, orange and green. Absolutely stunning!

No bubbles were created, just a little foam as the colours came out due to the bath bar’s fizzing action. And once the colours had settled, the water itself turned into such an inviting, shade of emerald green which was unusual and very Loki like!

Still didn’t get much fragrance, only slight, but this didn’t bother me as I was enjoying the bath itself way too much. It was relaxing, and provided me with the perfect time to read my book!

On the skin.

My skin has been a little strange of late. Generally fine on the body, but the most recent heat wave in the UK has made specific areas raised, and incredibly itchy. Thanks to a steroid cream, lots of moisturising and cooler temps, its in such better condition. But it’s still something that I’ve been cautious with when it comes to what it comes in contact with. And this has created no issues at all. No irritations, no drying out the skin or anything!

Recommended?

For the look, size of this (130g, great amount of bath bar), how it looks in water and how gentle it was on the skin, it’s a definite yes! Price wise, if you were to get something similar from a well know bath bomb shop on the high street, this would cost much more. So great value and affordable. What I would want to do is get another one of these and use straight away, just to double check the fragrance. If the fragrance is stronger, then I’m buying these in bulk!

Fancy having this bath bar pimp up your bath time routine? Visit Dirty Fresh Cosmetics to grab your bar here now.

Soul Energy’s Sweet Red Berry Sorbet Bath Bomb Dust

Just as I was enjoying the cooler temperatures in the UK, I’m sweating in places I didn’t realise existed! It’s getting a little brighter and definitely warmer in the city of Manchester. Despite this, as per usual, I am DYING to throw myself into a warm, fragrant, relaxing bath late afternoon time. And this is where my stash of bath products comes in vary handy! One that I had recently used as a mental and physical tranquilizer was Soul Energy’s Sweet Red Berry Sorbet Bath Bomb Dust. 150g for £4.20, although I bought this when there was a sale.

Soul Energy’s Sweet Red Berry Sorbet Bath Bomb Dust

Why did I go for this one?

I LOVE bath bombs! But I also find bath dusts a great alternative. They do exactly the same job but you tend to be able to get at least 2 uses out of them rather than throwing one bath bomb to it’s death. The look of this dust is so pretty and the scent is perfect for me, sweet and fruity sounding! So I was quietly confident I would enjoy using this.

Packaging.

150g of bath dust is filled (and I mean FILLED AND SQUEEZED) into a resealable packet. Clear on the front so you can see the bath dust, with the company label in black on the top of it. And behind it’s opaque silver with an ingredients label added.

The look.

This bath dust really is a grabber! You can see through the packaging 4 different colours to the dust. A beautiful royal blue, a bright Barbie-esque pink, a white iridescent and speckles of purple. Eye catching, pretty and super appealing!

Fragrance.

Right up my street! Think of a mix of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and cherries and this is it! Of course, it’s sweet, but not sickly. There is a slight tartness about it which makes it smell more sophisticated rather than a bag of sugary sweets that smell like berries. Love this scent, it is a delight!

In the bath.

I used just over a third of the packet in the bath. I let the warm water run and not so delicately threw the dust into the bath and wow, did it make an impression! As soon as the the dust hit the water explosions of colour swam on the surface. Rounds of pink, dots of purple, areas of blue. Such a colourful sight. A little white foam was produced, but not much. But it was all about colour for me. And the water underneath remained constantly an indulgent shade of purple which made me want to jump into this even more.

The fragrance was there, but only lightly. And if I’m honest I didn’t feel as if it lasted or was noticable during my 20-30minute soak.

Once all the foam and pockets of colour had gone, the water in the bath was the beautiful parma violet purple which I loved and stayed that way to the very end. What took me some time to notice was the fact the water gently glistened. I don’t want to say sparkle as it was so much more subtle than that. It lightly twinkled and I have to say the magpie in me found it totally mesmerizing!

On the skin.

Not too sure whether it’s the heat, being run down or whatever, but I have a few small itchy areas on my body. This bath dust didn’t make them worse or trigger them in anyway. Overall, no issues with this and it didn’t dry my skin out.

Recommended?

Definitely recommended! The look of this is absolutely stunning and in my opinion, this is where smaller businesses really shine. Time, thought, creativity and love are put into hand making products like this and it really shows! You would be hard pressed to grab something that looks like this off the shelf in a supermarket. Up to 3 uses from one pouch makes this affordable and comparable to a decent quality bath bomb. This was gentle on my skin and of course provided perfect me time at bath time. Only thing I would like to see an improvement on is the fragrance, which a little more stronger would have been better for me because the scent is so good!

At the time of writing this post, Sweet Red Berry Sorbet Bath Bomb Dust isn’t available. BUT there are other fragrances such as Lovely Peony and Cherry Flower (how good does THAT sound?). These can be found here if you want to indulge in a quality, bathing experience.