Bubble Off! Unicorn Poop review

Ambling around Manchester last weekend, I came across the first Northern Quarter Market. I love how NQ has become a hub for local indie businesses to bloom, so I flitted between the canopies to see what I could find.

Among the street food stands there was distinct sweet smell that only a true bathroom connoisseur, like myself, would have recognised. Drawn to the floral haze that beckoned me, I walked ahead of my fella who seemed to be distracted by the craft brew stands.

‘Would you like a hand massage?’ I was greeted by two of the loveliest ladies. I often get a little worried about approaching artisan dealers, but the ladies on the Bubble Off stall we’re so welcoming.

Enticed by sweet smells, pink potions and giant bath bombs I was somewhat overwhelmed by the offerings. Emily & Clare talked me through the whole range, proudly stating the lengths they go to ensure all their cosmetics are of excellent quality. From the grade of the oils to the fact they’ve recently been awarded ‘Queen of Vegan Cosmetics’; these sisters really knew their stuff.

It was not only inspiring to see two women in business, but seeing how passionate they were was absolutely amazing!

Their range was certainly impressive, but there was something in particular that caught my eye…


At this point I really didn’t know what to think. Sat under a unicorn, aligned packets of what looked like fairy dust. ‘It’s the most glittery, most mica filled product you’ll ever find.’ I had to test this out!


They weren’t wrong! Although the packet looks like dust, it’s actually compacted so that you can snap chunks off.

As you drop some into the water it fizzes away quite quickly, unleashing a burst of incredible fragrance. The colour dissipates in the water, so theres no need to worry about your bath staining.

I’d liken the scent to retro sweet shops – rhubarb and custard perhaps? It was gorgeous and really lasted on my skin. The little story on the packet says the unicorn which supplied this grows strawberries and bananas, which could have been a hint to the scent, but thankfully there was no synthetic banana scent. Only a delightfully sweet aroma.

If you’re into your colourful fizzies you should know that this left my water clear, but the sheer amount of glitter certainly made up for it! My bath tub look like a disco ball! I desperately tried to get a clear photo, but to no avail – you’ll simply have to take my word for it and try it yourself!



I was also kindly given a tester of their bubble gum hand & face cream, which smells absolutely divine! This pot has been passed around the office, as I’m certainly not the only one that can’t get enough of it. One of my co-workers actually said it smelled like her childhood!

I’ve only used it on my hands thus far, because my facial skin can be quite temperamental. My hands smell great though, like the chewing gum you used to get at the end of an icecream screwball, remember them?

After getting so caught up in the idea of unicorn poop I didn’t get any other bath bombs, which I deeply regret! I’ll definitely be putting a payday order as they have loads of stuff on their website. They’ve also recently opened a shop in Reddish, Stockport and visit a range of local markets if you want to smell the products before you purchase.

This product definitely met my expectations and I can’t wait to try out more!

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    • Admin
      March 22, 2015 / 3:34 pm

      The market is really new! Last weekend was the first one, they’re holding them the third Sunday of every month. @nqmarketmcr on twitter has all the info. Bubble off! was such a good find, I’d never come across them before either, but I’m glad I did!

  1. Jennifer Leung
    March 24, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Such pretty colours!

    These products look divine! The packaging is lovely too. 🙂

  2. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    March 25, 2015 / 10:19 am

    I didn’t know there was a market in the northern quarter. I am definitely going to check that out.

  3. March 28, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Oh I love the sound of this, their branding is fabulous. I love finding fantastic smaller companies like this – definitely going to have a browse of their site now 🙂 xx

  4. March 28, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    This looks, and sounds, really interesting. I love the name of it! Thanks for commenting on my blog 🙂

  5. MrsJoJo (@Josephine_KK)
    March 29, 2015 / 3:23 am

    I LOVE bubbleoff products and have reviewed a fair few things from these lovely ladies. my favs are the bubblegum fizz bombs and the bubblegum face and body cream. Their massage candles are lush too x

  6. Rebecca Turner
    March 29, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    The bubblegum hand cream sample looks so cute. Definitely need to head to this place on my next visit to manchester to get some unicorn poop *something i never thought i’d type*! Becky // Rebecca Marie xx

  7. March 30, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Haha how cute is the name?! Unicorn Poop. That had me giggling from the get go. Sounds lovely.

  8. March 30, 2015 / 10:42 pm

    I never thought I’d say this, but I’ve never wanted Unicorn Poop so badly in my life! I think I need to get myself down to Northern Quarter Market and get shopping, these are such brilliant looking products!

  9. emily
    March 31, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    This looks amazing!!! Definitely going to investigate this brand and try out some new products x
    Emily – thebelljarxo.blogspot.co.uk

  10. April 10, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    OMG I love this, I never thought unicorn poop could look so amazing?!

    I’d like to nominate you for the Liebster award! You can find the details and questions on my latest blog post <3 x


  11. April 18, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    This is right up my street! This brand sound wonderful and so do their products, I will have to look them up! x

  12. April 19, 2016 / 8:43 am

    I love the name. I’m going to have to look up the brand. My girls would love the union poop at bath time! x

  13. April 20, 2016 / 10:12 am

    Omg I love the sound of this! I’m a sucker for anything pretty & pastel coloured, will have to keep an eye out for it so I can give it a go myself 🙂

    L x

  14. April 20, 2016 / 11:29 am

    This looks so amazing! I’ve immediately clicked onto the website and I am now shopping! <3

  15. April 20, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    The bubble gum cream sounds amazing. I would probably eat it haha!

  16. April 20, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Unicorn poop! That is such a funny and cute idea. I love artisan toiletries that think outside the box!

  17. June 2, 2016 / 11:57 am

    Just been to their website as looking for a present for one of my colleagues. She is obsessed with unicorns and the powder looks like a nice present filler. Thanks for sharing this.

  18. abbey
    June 2, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Oh my gosh! Unicorn Poop! Sounds fantastic and I love that it doesn’t stain! that’s always my biggest fear. Thanks for the great review/photos!

  19. June 2, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    This looks like such a fun product! Always nice to hear about new local brands 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

    Jess xo

  20. June 2, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Oh wow I haven’t heard of Bubble Off but I shall be sure to track them down before I leave! Love the sound of the bubble gum moisturiser 🙂