Primark’s PS Dream Sleep Bath Foam

I’m probably one of a few people that can say this, but I was never a massive Primark visitor. It just didn’t appeal to me as a shopper, and I would normally only go in there for a few essential items. But when I discovered they had their own skincare and beauty lines on sale, they got me! I can’t wait to visit my local store minus children soon. I want to see what they have available and if there is anything new for me to try. In the meantime I’m going through a few of the pieces I already own, such as PS Dream Lavender & Jasmine Sleep Bath Foam. Was £3.00 originally but I picked it up for £1.00 a few months ago.

Primark’s PS Dream Lavender & Jasmine Sleep Bath Foam

Why did I buy this?

Up til this point I have only tried some of Primark’s skincare products, nothing to do with bath and body. So for a £1.00 I thought it would be a good product to start with. The combination of lavender and jasmine seemed a nice fragrance combination and potentially very relaxing. And I love a good bath so why not?

Packaging.

110ml of bath foam comes in a tall, plastic screw top lidded bottle. The opening of the bottle isn’t massive and to get the bath foam out you need to squeeze and pour. The packaging is simple in look but pleasant. Label is textured and white and lilac in colour. The bottle comes in a box which mirrors the colouring and overall design of the bottle itself. Overall, it’s a decently packaged bath product which I can’t see too many people disliking.

Fragrance.

Having a cheeky sniff from directly from the bottle, it’s not going to be a massive surprise to say that this smells of lavender. Lavender can smell very strong AND also quite old fashioned. This isn’t heady in scent or strength. It’s there but not in your face. It does smell like it’s mixed with something else which I find is the way I enjoy lavender. And this has a hint of floral, which I assume is the jasmine element. Overall, it smells lovely enough, it does have that relaxation vibe to it and isn’t offensive. But if you hate lavender chances are this is not going to be for you.

Consistency.

With this being labelled as a bath foam I expected a gel like texture. Thick, glossy but liquid. When I first unscrewed the lid I did think it was odd how small the opening was, but when I squeezed it out I understood why. The consistency of this reminds me somewhat of a bath oil, even the colour of it. It’s quite runny and lose, but if you touch it between the finger tips it’s not greasy but very light in feel.

In the bath.

Under warm running water, I added 3 generous squirts of this. It foamed up slowly, the water remained clear and the foam was very soft and airy. I expected the fragrance to really come into it’s own now added with water and the heat of the bathroom, but unfortunately it didn’t. Barely there and actually very disappointing as I thought it would travel and linger in this room.

Sitting in the bath, it was an ok experience. The foam lasted a decent amount of time. I didn’t particularly feel the bath relaxed me. In fact it was on the boring side. It didn’t dry my skin out or irritate it, but it didn’t moisturise it either. In all honesty I’ve bought foaming baths from supermarkets that I’ve enjoyed much more and better value price and size wise.

Recommended?

I assume this was part of an old stock when I bought this so hope this is why I got the results I did. But no I wouldnt recommened this. And there are a few reasons…

Essentially this is a foam/bubble bath. 110ml for £1.00 at a special price, or £3.00 as standard for me should have given me a better quality of product. So not good value.

The main issue for me is the fragrance. Where was it? Lavender is always hyped up when it comes to relaxation and sleep, so if it’s not there scent wise how can it be called a Sleep Foam? Needs to be stronger. Doesn’t have to blow someone’s head off but be there. And no point in the scent being present while sniffing the bottle, it needs to be present in the bath too.

Because of the size I expected a decent fragrance and an aromatherapy inspired/based bathing experience. What they should have done is kept the same size and made it into a bath oil with more fragrance. That would have been a winner! Or up the size to 250/300ml, throw in a stronger scent and this would have been a better purchase.

So not something I would purchase again if it was available. Shame, as this could have been a great little product in a gift basket, box, ready to give out for a special occasion. BUT I would still want to try out other products from this fragranced range to see if fragrance and quality is any different dependant on product.

The Body Shop’s Berry Bath Blend

Warm weather does not put me off when it comes to my evening bathing ritual. Sunny, scorching, 100 degrees outside? I don’t care! No matter what, I will be sat in my bath tub like Ariel swimming under the sea! It’s a part of my daily routine and a way to relax, regardless of feeling as if I’m being poached alive. But with it being Summer, I thought I would drag out a bath product that in my opinion reflects the season because of its fragrance. The Body Shop’s Berry Bath Blend seemed a perfect choice. £8.00 for 250ml.

The Body Shop’s Berry Bath Blend

Why this one?

I’ve used the Banana Bath Blend and loved it. I’m a lover of fruity fragranced products anyway so why not? I have my typical bath and shower gels that I pick up from supermarkets, but then there are times I just want something a little more special, and this is that time and product!

What’s a bath blend?

The Body Shop’s Bath Blends are fairly new products. Released within the last year or two, they are designed of course to go into the bath. Be fragrant, provide foam and nourish the skin without stripping it. Part bath cream, part bath soak.

Packaging.

How this is presented reminds me of when my dad used to buy flavoured milk from the milk man! Although not in a glass bottle ( bath blend is in plastic), it has that old time milk bottle shape but with a screw top lid. Clear, so you can see the colour of the blend. The labeling matches the color of the blend itself. Very appealing and almost drinkable!

Fragrance.

Very berry! Strawberry to be more specific! But there’s a little sharpness to the sweetness of this. Also, some creaminess which makes it more balanced and rounder making it delicious in scent. I really want to drink this, as I did with the banana version, but better not!

Look & Consistency.

This is a lovely berry reddish pink colour. Totally opaque. The consistency is very unusual because it’s not a gel or a cream. Like it’s banana fragranced counterpart it reminds me of a milk based drink. Not a thick milkshake, but the more fluid ones.

In the bath.

Under warm running water, this bath blend turned the clear water into a beautiful pink coloured pool. And laying on the top of that produced a decent amount of soft, white, frothy bubbles making this bath very appealing. The fragrance was there and it smelt beautifully, but wished it was a little bit stronger because its so mouth watering and enjoyable to smell.

The bath itself was relaxing. The bubbles lasted a good amount of time and when they left, the bath water stayed pink but more cloudy. On the skin I had no issues, and it didn’t dry out my skin afterwards.

Recommended?

I like this bath blend. But between this and the banana version I’ve used before, the banana wins. Why? It’s more of an unusual fragrance compared to something berry based which is more common in bath products where scent is concerned. It’s a lovely product. Not something I would buy regularly due to price and size but a rare purchase. I would recommend this in a set form to get the best possible price, or if it’s on sale so discounted. But as a regular repeat purchase on it’s own probably not but depends on your budget. As a treat to yourself or for someone else? Absolutely!

If this fruity cocktail is making you thirsty to buy it, you can grab it in person at you local Body Shop store or online here and safe your legs the hassle of walking.