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?
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.