DIY Bubble Bars

If you have ever been to LUSH than you have seen a bubble bar.  If you haven’t been to LUSH let me explain to you about this awesome product. A bubble bar is a crumbly bar that when added to a warm bath, turns your ordinary bath into an amazing, good smelling, colorful bubble bath! They are similar to a bath bomb because they use a lot of the same ingredients but it has WAY more bubbles!

Ingredients

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Gloves
  • Face Mask
  • Food Coloring
  • 1 Cup SLSA
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Glycerin
  • 1 Tbs Olive oil
  • 1/3 Cup Corn Starch
  • 1/3 Cup Cream of Tartar
  • Essential oil
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • Non Toxic Glitter
  • Star Sugar peices

Here is the How to Video

Step 1: Add All Dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.  Make sure to wear a face mask and gloves when dealing with SLSA, this is the ingredient that makes it bubble.

Step 2: Add your wet ingredients

Step 3: Stir…forever, it seemed to take a long time to incorporate it all, you want it to be a crumbly play-doh consistency when its done.  I had to add a little extra glycerin, to get it to that point.

Step 4: Separate into equal parts and set in different bowls and mix in your food coloring.

Step 5: Put down a piece of parchment paper and dust some baking soda on it to keep it from sticking. If you are wanting to make the unicorn horn version like in the video you need to roll small pieces of each color and then mold into the horn shape. Please see how to video for full instructions. If you want to do it Cinnamon roll style you need to roll each color out flat, stack them and roll it all up, just like you would a cinnamon roll. Then you slice them into little bars, or cinnamon rolls. For the finishing touches add star sprinkles and glitter.  The star sprinkles are for cakes or cookies but since they are made out of sugar they will melt away in warm water so they are safe to use for bubble bars.

Step 6: Let Dry overnight

Step 7: They are ready to use in a bath now, all you do is crumble the desired amount into the bath and watch your water change color and bubble!  bubblebar

 

Lavender Unicorn Hair DIY

I have been rocking purple hair for awhile now so I thought I would give a tutorial on how to temporarily color your hair.  Before getting the color you see here I had my hair lightened by a professional in a salon.  You can do this tutorial without bleaching your hair at all, the color will come out different but it still should show up some, it will just be more subtle.  I did try this on a friend who had medium to dark brown hair and the color came through really well.  I am not a professional so if you are worried about the health of your hair and want to make sure it’s done right, you can go to a salon and they should be able to get you where you want without hurting your hair too much.

I use manic panic dyes because they are temporary and they do not require you to use developer at all.  It is basically like a conditioner that you put in your hair so it shouldn’t be damaging, because there are no harsh chemicals.  I get headaches from smelling hair dye so its really nice to use something that doesn’t smell awful.  It lasts about 2-4 weeks on my hair which in my opinion is a good amount of time, usually after that I am  bored of the color(how long it will last varies for different hair types). It’s a fun way to switch up your hair that doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars and doesn’t damage your hair.  

Here are my results:

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Lavender hair
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Badly braided by myself, I need my sisters here to braid my hair!
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Lavender hair

Supplies:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Brush applicator
  • Gloves (unless you want purple hands too!)
  • Manic Panic Hair dye( I used Ultra Viloet) 
  • Conditioner (Use this if you want more of a pastel color on lighter hair)
  • A Friend

Tip: You can find Manic Panic at Sally’s beauty supply stores or online.  They have so many different colors its awesome!

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Step 1: Add a good amount of conditioner to your mixing bowl and about 2 spoon fulls of the dye.  Make sure to mix up enough for how long your hair is.  Mine is medium length so I used about ⅓ a cup of conditioner and the 2 spoon fulls of color. You want to make sure you cover all of your hair so it’s okay if you make too much.

Step 2: Have a friend apply the color all over your dry hair, I usually section mine off and do it that way so I don’t miss any parts. You can also do this by yourself its just hard to get everything perfect without another person.  You should also comb through the hair until its a little frothy and it makes sure you got all of your hair covered.

Step 3: I let mine sit for about 45 minutes.  You can cover it with a bag if you want but its not really necessary. 

Step 4: Rinse your hair, if you use colder water it will leave more color in your hair, warmer water will pull more of the color out.

Step 5: Dry your hair, and you are all done!

Here is a link to the how to guide from their website, I would suggest reading up on the product before using it.  I really like the color I get when I use this brand, I have tried others but this is the best price and best result for me.  I also think it’s a good idea to do a strand test on the dye to see if you will like it.  This is a fun idea to use with kids too for the summer, add some color to their hair and by the time school roles around it should be all washed out.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!