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Oh, Glorious Bubbles!

blog_beautyYou cannot call yourself a true bubble bath connoisseur until you have used a LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics bubble bar. Vibrantly colored and shaped like a hunk of play dough, bubble bars last forever and smell divine. Craving sweets? Try the Ma Bar Bubble, a tempting concoction of milk chocolate and toffee; or the Marzibain for an almond scented soak. For a sheer dose of relaxation, the Karma, Bathos or French Kiss bars offer Eastern spices, jasmine and lavender respectively. Each bar is handmade and 100 percent vegan, so you can feel good about feeling good. Grab a glass of champagne for added bubble induced bliss, and soak away your worries in no time.

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