Saturday, 15 September 2012

Lush Tooth Tabs - SPARKLE

These are something I have been intrigued by for a long time and on my last visit to Lush after a restless week I decided I'd treat myself and see what they were like. This statement will no doubt make people think I smell and I assure you that I do brush my teeth but I hate toothpaste. The taste of it makes me feel sick in the morning - does anyone else get this? Mouth wash on the other hand I can't get enough off (especially Dentyl) and with this being a tab I thought it might have met me half way on my clean teeth battle.

I picked up Sparkle since I am a big fan of vanilla -

"Sparkle Toothy Tab is a dose of sweet vanilla flavour and makes for a very effective palate cleanser. The black pepper gives a radiating warmth after you’ve finished brushing".

This little drawing is on the inside of the box and I think it so super cute and funny to have a vampire related drawing on a tooth product called Sparkle. I think more companies should employ this as marketing. It would certainly make me buy the product. P:S I'm more Interview With The Vampire than Twilight - in case anyone was wondering.

I wish I were are thrilled by the product though. As you can see from the above photo the tablet resembles a mint but it does not taste anything like a mint. To use the tab you simply crush it with your teeth and them brush to create a foam.  It does leave your teeth feeling clean but it tastes really weird.  It is not what I would call an unpleasant but it isn't pleasant either. I made my manfriend try one and he was utterly disgusted. I wish I had recorded him trying it. I wish I could describe the taste more but it is just strange. A bit like what I would imagine Bicarbonate soda to taste like back the day when it was used for teeth cleaning. 

I have heard that the 'Dirty' tooth tabs are really good though so I would like to try them in the future. The tabs do add a great novelty to brushing your teeth and the clean feeling is lovely.  I am going to have a give away soon so I will probably throw in the rest of this packet so someone else can try them since I am not likely to use the rest. 


  1. I've used these too i love how clean my teeth felt but the taste wasn't good!xx

  2. I'm quite intrigued by these but I've read quite a few reviews where they say the taste is just too weird! Think I'll stick to what I know!

  3. I really want to try the Dirty tabs as I've always loved the scent. The idea of vanilla and pepper doesn't really appeal to me

  4. I've never heard of these before, but am now very intrigued! I love the illustration too lol X

  5. These sound pretty funky! Suppose they'd be good if you were camping or at a festival??

    Thanks for your comment on my blog - i'd love to have my button on your blog! Help yourself! Now following your funky little blog! xx
    Claire xx