Review: Lush Cosmetics Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar

Exclusive for Halloween or Lushoween as it’s known in the Lush world, the Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar has resurrected once again for one of the spookiest bath times known to us mere mortals.


It is modelled as the name suggests on a pumpkin. Orange and covered in gold lustre. Don’t try and avoid the lustre when you pick it up, it will get all over your hands whatever way you pick it up, promise.


The size of it is easily big enough for a couple of baths. As you can see from the photo above comparing it to the size of my palm. The cute pumpkin stalk is courtesy of a piece of cinnamon stick.


I had read on social media that this bubble bar was quite hard to crumble in your hand but I found mine to crumble very easily and felt like I was squeezing moist wet sand between my fingers. It was quite therapeutic!



As always, with bubble bars I find crushing them into dust at the bottom of the bath tub before filling it the easiest way of using them. I know lots of people have lots of different methods (I’m curious to try a sieve, when I get round to buying one!). 


The scent of the Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar reminds me of the craziest thing. It reminds me of Butterbeer that I had at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida, with a touch of rose, lime and grapefruit. When you consider that Butterbeer is cream soda and butterscotch flavoured you’d think I’ve gone crazy, but there’s definitely a sweet base to the scent to this bubble bar and it isn’t dominated by a sour presence despite the inclusion of both grapefruit and lime oils, they are just a sprinkle on top. Like the lustre!

P.S. here is photographic proof that you can’t handle a Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar without serious lustre spoiling.


Bubbles were really easy to achieve with this bubble bar and after filling the tub I was left with masses of bubbles on top of the shiny orange waters. 


Once the bath was filled there was no signs of the gold lustre at all. Just gorgeous orange waters. 


Did you video the Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar?

Why, yes I did. See below!

Did you enjoy it?

Yes, very much so. It doesn’t feel as luxuriously oily in the water as some bars and bombs but it was a very pleasant soak indeed. 

How much does it cost?

£3.95 (Price correct as of 26.10.16)

Is the Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar available all year?

No, this is part of the Halloween range which will be disappearing from stores and online SOON. So if you want one, hurry!