Thursday, May 24, 2012

Avon Bubble Bath and Body Paint Review and Giveaway

I’m behind the times. My Grandma was an Avon rep briefly way back when. My knowledge of Avon was limited to teeny tiny lipstick samples we sold at a garage sale once and the endless tubes of Avon roll on deodorant my aunt gave every member of my family for Christmas (that we later sold, unused, at a garage sale for decent money!).

So when a local Avon rep approached Mama’s Retreat, I have to admit I was sceptical. Then she brought in a catalogue. O.M.G. It’s not just make-up and deodorant! That’s still there, for sure, but there are all sorts of products from skin care to clothing. I was still sceptical, so she gave me a few samples.

bubble bathLet’s start with the Bubble Delight bubble bath. I hardly ever use bubble bath because it leaves me and the kids itchy, but it was pina colada scented and it’s hard to go wrong with a pina colada. I told the kids Mummy was having a bath and it was a bath for just Mummy. Ran the tub and poured in my bubbles, then sank in to steaming hot water (it has to be hot – it discourages them from joining me).

But then they saw the bubbles. These weren’t just ordinary bubbles. These were thick, foamy bubbles that made excellent hats, beards, and discreet cover-ups for photos. First the two-year-old came to me, tugging at his shirt and muttering something unintelligible. He’s pretty cute and I figured he was born in the bath tub, so why not? He climbed in after an agonizing wait for it to be cool enough and immediately decorated himself with bubbles. NOT his hands, though. Bubbles on his hands were scary.

Then the four-year-old, already naked as he often is, discovered his little brother in a tub full of bubbles. Not fair! So in he came. Shortly thereafter, their sister discovered she had no playmates left. She hasn’t discovered modesty yet, so in she went and out I came. My bath was short-lived, but luxurious all the same. And the kids? The female child is usually left itchy after a bubble bath, and no itchiness resulted from this one. The three of them played and splashed and splashed and played until they were eventually extracted for bedtime, and those bubble were still there.

But the bubble bath fun doesn’t end there. The Avon rep told me of seemingly endless other uses for Avon bubble bath.

1) Bubble Bath - Zillions of bubbles that leave NO bathtub ring.
2) Vehicle Wash - Does a beautiful job on washing cars, mobile homes, RVs, and boats.
3) Laundry detergent - You won't need fabric softener.
4) Hand washing delicates.
5) As a pre-soak - Use on heavily soiled laundry - GREAT for ring around the collar and greasy work clothes.
paint 26) Window Cleaner.
7) Wash appliances.
8) Wash no wax floors.
9) Liquid Dish Soap.
10) Pet Shampoo (along with SSS Bath Oil).
11) Clean bathroom fixtures and mirrors.
12) Shampoo carpets (whole room or a spot).
13) Wash walls and ceilings.
14) Use bubbles and sponge to shampoo furniture or vehicle interiors.
15) Cleans chandeliers and light fixtures.
16) Cleans china, windows, etc. (all glass).
17) Wash your plant leaves, they will shine. Then pour into soil as a fertilizer.
18) Upholstery stains come out by rubbing with a damp cloth dipped in full strength bubble bath. Do not wet the sponge with water. Water may leave a stain, the bubble bath won't.
19) Clean your jewellery - even costume jewellery.
20) Splatter grease (butter too) on a good blouse? Put straight bubble bath on the spot, let sit a few minutes and wash. No spots!
21) Wash Venetian blinds.
22) Wash paneling - no rinsing, no streaks.
23) Clean your eyeglasses.
24) Put some bubble bath and a bit of water in your potpourri burner.
25) Clean your painted or real wood cupboards

AFTERBEFORENow I’m not that into cleaning so I didn’t test each and every one of these uses, but I did have some troublesome windows at the store. No matter how many times I scrubbed (inside and out) the fingerprints and grime would NOT disappear. What did I have to lose? I had instant success with the Avon Bubble Bath, and no streaks despite my using far too much (half a capful diluted in water).

My new Avon lady gave me two products to try, though – the bubble bath AND Naturals paint 3Kids Bath Time Body Paint.

You think I had trouble getting the kids in the tub for this one? They rolled it ALL over each other. The only challenge I had was with rolling it on wet skin, as per the instructions on the bottle. It didn’t exactly roll. Worked GREAT on dry skin, though. When they were all colored up, they simply lathered up and rinsed off, completely unaware that I’d just tricked them into getting CLEAN, too.

Of course there is more to this than just a review. We like to share the love, and so we’re giving away an Avon kids gift pack! The lucky winner will receive at 700mL bottle of Bubble Delight Jelly Bean Bubble Bath, two 50mL bottles of Naturals Kids Bath Time Body Paint, one 250mL bottle of Naturals Kids Body Wash, and one blueberry kids’ bath sponge.

paint 1To enter, leave a comment on this post (not an anonymous one! we won’t know who you are!). For a bonus entry, like us on Facebook. For yet another bonus entry, share the contest with your friends and have them like us on Facebook. Make sure the share is public so we can see it. You’ll get an additional entry for each friend who communicates with us in some way that you sent them.


  1. Thanks! Any kid would love to win this set- my daughter included!
    leahsmama at hotmail dot ca

  2. I like you on facebook! (Amy Tulk)
    leahsmama at hotmail dot ca

  3. I shared on facebook!

  4. My son would love this!
    Your store is in Nanaimo?
    I live in Nanaimo. I am going to visit your store sometimes~

  5. We would love to try the bubbly fun!

  6. Like on Facebook. :)

  7. Shared on Facebook!

  8. I have done all three! YAY! I love giveaways! :)

  9. The bubble bath and body paint sound great! My daughter loves bubble baths and her bubble bath just ran out. My son loves his bath, but is still too young for bubbles. I'm sure that fun is just on the horizon though :)
    ps - Avon has the absolute best hand lotion for super dry hands I have EVER found.

  10. I also liked you on FB.

  11. I used to use Avon shampoo all the time as a teenager! I remember loving the smell...i need to try it again!!

  12. Yibah was complaining about the quality of his bubbles tonight since I ran out of bubble bath and just poured shampoo in the water. He would love extra thick bubbles.

    And I already liked you on FB.

  13. Would love this prize!
    tmbinette at. Gmail dot com

  14. And I already like you on FB.

  15. I would LOVE to win this and get the chance to try the bubble bath

  16. Would love to win this pack! Love Avon!!

  17. Avon is great! What a nice giveaway!

  18. I already like you on Facebook! :)

  19. We got one of the body paints for Christmas, my son loves it. He would be thrilled to get some more. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. I had Avon bubble bath as a kid and it has the best foamy bubbles!
    Melissa N (m_melnychuk(at)

  21. I just ordered the bubble bath, I can hardly wait to try it. (

  22. I already like you on facebook! :) (

  23. My oldest has tried and liked, would like to give 2nd a chance with it!

  24. We would love to try this!! We already like you on fb!

  25. This looks amazing!!! My daughter saw an Avon catalogue at her daycare a month or so ago and has been asking for the jellybean bubble bath ever since! Too perfect :)

    (For some reason, my email address won't work in the url section so it's Thanks!)

    1. Hi Aryn, Congratulations, you are the Giveaway winner! Please Email to claim your prize. If you place any orders in the next couple of days, you can get combined shipping or free shipping if the option is available!

  26. Thanks Everyone! The contest is now closed and the winner will be announced shortly.