Monday, October 29, 2012

LUSH FUN review + photos


        Something very 'FUN' made it into my hands this week: LUSH FUN! The inventors at LUSH are constantly pushing the boundaries of bath products with different textures including jellies, bombs, and smoothies. Their newest creation, LUSH FUN, is a multi-purpose moldable soap. I like to think of it as soap in play-doh form. LUSH Fun rolls come in five different colors: pink, red, blue, yellow, and green. Today I have green and yellow to share with you.



          LUSH FUN comes wrapped in candy-like rolls of biodegradeable cellophane. The label is written in Japanese almost in entirety. This calls attention to FUNd, a LUSH initiative supporting charities that will create safe places for children to play in areas affected by the 2011 Tsunami in Japan. Two and a half percent of the LUSH FUN purchase price goes towards FUNd. Each LUSH FUN bar has a scent that corresponds to its color: pink (vanilla and tonka), red (orange peel oil), blue (chamomile and lavender), green (lime), and yellow (vanilla ice cream and cookies). The scents are mild when you smell the rolls themselves, but are amplified when run under hot water. The bars can be used as soap, shampoo, or as bath bubbles. When using it on a loofa or as a bubble bath, it's best to crumble LUSH FUN first. The product is very effective in bubble production. I found that simply washing my hands of the residue left after molding FUN resulted in more than enough cleansing action.



          LUSH FUN looks like play-doh, but it has a drier consistency and requires a bit more power to mold into a shape (like clay). The dryness is good, as the product won't lose its moisture quickly. It does tend to crumble a bit, but that can be remedied by working in a touch of water. The easiest way to make shapes is to flatten LUSH FUN and cut it to shape using a cookie cutter or butter knife. Molding with fingers is also a good option, but it will give finger muscles more of a workout. Cracks on the surface can be smoothed over with a little water. The results are cute one-of-a-kind shapes that can be used in the bath, sink, and shower!



           LUSH FUN ($6.95 per roll) is sure to delight both kids and adults. It does take a little work to mold FUN, however the results are delightful creations that add extra cheer to bathtime. Thanks for reading! Have you tried LUSH FUN? What do you think of a moldable soap? What would be the first creature/object you would make from LUSH FUN?

Love, Dovey.

Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.

24 comments:

  1. This is so cute and such a lovely idea! I loooved play doh when I was younger. The owl you made is adorable. :)

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    1. Hi Maggie, Thank you so much! I loved Play-doh, as well as the home-made versions too when I was younger

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  2. Aww Dovey, I love what you did with these! I was not really a big fan of Play-Doh myself because I am compulsively neat and I didn't like it when the colors got mixed up! I might have got a bit better with time though, and I like the idea behind it! Let me see if I can find these here :)

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    1. Hi Sunny, Thank you! I know exactly what you're talking about mixing the colors. That drove me nuts and usually I wouldn't combine them either :P

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  3. very good idea!
    fun play time ending up with something quite useful~

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    1. Hi Mallard Duck, Thank you! The result is quite useful, though it will be said to see them dissolve away :)

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  4. i do love lush - thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thanks Kirstyb, I love LUSH too!

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  5. That is so adorable! I don't think I have the creativity or effort for these, but I do need to pick up some more bath bombs :P

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    1. Hi Larie, Thank you so much! They are more a 'fun' option, but they do take a bit of effort. I do like how straightforward, fizzy, and fun the bath bombs are with just a toss into a bath!

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  6. Haha, you made an owl! :D

    There are so many LUSH items to delve into that this is falling rather low on the list for me, but you do keep reminding me to dip into LUSH soon!

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    1. Hi Liz! Hehe, I should've known that you would appreciate... :D If you do try something, let me know!

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  7. Adorable Dovey! I thought you'd outdone yourself with the first photograph but then I got to the owl and squealed.

    I've been playing with this concoction myself recently and I'm really enjoying it!
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Hi Jessica, Thank you! I can't wait to see which colors you've picked out. I'd still like to try pink, just for the color's sake.

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  8. You're so good with "modelling clay"!! You knocked my socks off with the post title image. HUGE props!

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    1. Hi BooBooNinja, Thank you so much! It makes me happy to hear that; I certainly got a workout from the kneading :)

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  9. This might have been the most adorable item review I've ever seen. I think you have a future as a Play-Doh artist! ;)
    I do have to say I snorted when I read that 2.5% of the profits would be donated though...maybe I'm just cynical, but that's infinitesimal. Surely they could have managed a bigger share than that! Why even bother?

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    1. Hi Caroline, Thanks! I'll keep that on my list of backup careers :P The 2.5% is small, but I suppose it's still something. LUSH's Charity Pots which are 100% for charity, would be a good option for those looking to support other great causes.

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  10. AH--too cute!! You are so talented, Dovey!! :P

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  11. i got green and pink and haven't had the time to play with it yet. i am just happy because the green one smells like that calacas shower jelly from the halloween collection! YAY. Hmm... maybe I need to MAKE the time today! :)

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    1. Hi Joyce, Haha, I know you love that lime smell! I can't wait to see what you make from FUN :)

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  12. Perfect for an original Christmas present for children and adults! Great idea!

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  13. i got that and tryed it but i dont like it for my hair

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