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Lush’s King of Mods Hair Gel Review

Remember all my hoopla about King of Mods and Goth Juice? No? Click here to read up! My original blog post about King of Mods and Goth Juice was quite popular and many of you had bits to say so today I bring you a blog of review!

I got my package from Lush UK last week and inside was my new favorite product King of Mods! Lush introduced it’s hair gels in the Summer I believe or maybe it was the Spring but either way for some reason or another I never really got around to buying or trying any!

I’m happy to say that King of Mods is fantastic! What’s so fab about King of Mods? For one thing the smell is amazing! It’s this uber bright cocktail of lemon, lime and grapefruit (real deal here!). It’s tart and fresh and just beautiful! Words can’t really describe how yummy this smells and when it’s in your hair the scent just lasts and lasts all day long!

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If you happen to be a long time Lush user you’ll remember a lovely little product by the name of Back for Breakfast which is sadly gone. King of Mods smells almost identical to Back for Breakfast! I’m actually currently, with much sadness, using my last bottle of Back for Breakfast and the scent of both King of Mods and it in my hair is just too gorgeous!

King of Mods also quite reminds me of the smell of Ocean Salt but the lime is a bit more prominent in Ocean Salt while in King of Mods the lime takes a back seat to the tart sweetness of the lemon!

A little goes a long way. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. A tiny drop rubbed between the palms of your hairs and smoothed into wet hair is plenty to get you through the day! I personally wouldn’t attempt this on dry hair but from what I’ve read people have had great results using it like that. Lush promotes this as a soft hold hair gel but I get more of a strong hold from it. It eases the frizz that my heavy, wavy hair is quite known for and also makes my hair feel quite soft and of course nicely scented! The scent just lingers and lingers and lingers and believe you me I’ve had many compliments about how fresh smelling my hair is!

This is a very light gel contrary to it’s texture. The texture is a bit sticky and dense and it takes some work smoothing it between your hands for application but when it’s in your hair it’s very light so you won’t end up feeling like a helmet head or having a greased up look. I use it on my wet hair and I’m not one for blowing dry so when my hair finally dries it feels very fluffy while easing my frizzes!

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As you already know my uniform is placing my hair in a bun and smoothing my hair back with a headband. My hair is wavy and full of curl and placing it back keeps it away from my face while I’m working. By the end of the day my emaculate hair ends up spiraling out of it’s bun and I have a case of the frizz on the halo of my head! Lucky enough I now have King of Mods which pretty much holds it all together.

The price tag on King of Mods could make you wince. Stateside a small jar costs $15.95 but I’m here to tell you it’s cash well spent. This jar will last you ages because as I said before a tiny drop is all you need. I figure I could get at least 6 months or more from this jar so at $15.95 that’s not too bad a deal!

If you’re yearning for some Back for Breakfast now and you’re wondering what would go well with the fresh smell of King of Mods have no fear your Muse has several products that’ll go perfectly with the amazing scent of King of Mods that she’ll bring to you in her next blog post!

I can’t say enough good things about this cute little pot of gel especially can’t stop raving about it’s gorgeous smell.

King of Mods is most definately Muse Approved for purchase!

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Lush Party NA Did you attend?

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So did anyone go to the Lush NA online chat party last night (No idea what I’m talking about? Click here for details!)? Sadly, I was unable to attend as I got home really, really, really late after a longggggggggggggggggg day at broker meetings! Snore, Yawn, Boring!

I wish I could say that I had even a second to log in and partake but sadly it was a no go for me!

I did wander over to the website and it appears nothing of great interested was offered aside from Snowcake Solid Perfume. Other then that nothing really, super special or limited got made!

Did you attend?
Did you order?
Tell the Muse!

If you missed out like me here’s a break down of what was offered (and appears to still be available for purchase):

Ol’ Blue Skies Shower Gel $15.95USD
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Ol’ Blue Skies Shower Gel is back (If you’re new to Lush this was a shower gel that was introduced last year for Christmas last year and when the new Christmas goodies were released for this year’s Holiday Season, Ol’ Blue Skies, was not part of the line up! So…here it is if you want it but I personally suggest steering clear unless you adore deep earthy scents!)!

I’m not excited. It has patchouli in it which means it smells like just turned dirt. I’ll skip.

Snowcake Solid Perfume $11.95 (or FREE! Use Code SCENTME to get it Free if you spend $65 or more on your Lush order)
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Snowcake Solid Perfume wahooo! The perfume solids were introduced way before the Holiday goodies this year so when the Holiday releases popped up the only solid that was “holiday” themed was Champagne Snow Showers! Much to my dismay and fans everywhere we wondered what could have happened to the idea of having a Snowcake Solid Perfume! Well…here it be ladies!

I was faced with the dilemma of ordering from Lush from the US this morning as Lush UK does not carry Snowcake Solid Perfume! It was released special for the party!

Ol’ Blue Eyes Pack $36.95USD
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If you adore smelling dirt with a bit of oranges thrown in this would be a great pack for you!

You’ll get Ol’ Blue Skies Shower Gel, Blue Skies and Fluffy Clouds Bubble Bar, Karma Bubble Bar, and Karma Soap! Ooooo all the Muse’s favorites! NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love Snowcake Pack
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I don’t have to remind you how much I love Snowcake we’ve already been through it enough already right? In honor of the chat party a lovely pack was made up which consists of all good things Snowcake scented! You’ll get Snowcake Solid Perfume, Lush Pud Bath Bomb, Smitten Handcream, and a chunk of Snowcake Soap! Sweet!

Sadly, nothing at all to get too hyped over!

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Lush NA Chat Party

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Tis time to party once again at Lush!

Join our online festivities on Thursday, December 6th, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (PST). Anyone can participate and there’s no bouncer at the door!

I blogged about this earlier and you can see my original post here as it has some valuable info! Click here for that post!

I have no idea what’s being offered this year in the way of Limited Edition Products, Specials, Etc…but I can say last year’s party was nice as we ended up being able to purchase Honeywood Shower Gel which was a limited edition product that smelled of Honey I Washed the Kids.

Moral of the story is it’ll be nice to intend and see what sort of goodies Lush has in store for it.

Lush NA Parties are in no way as wonderful as Lush UK Parties but it’s worth a wander in to see what nice products or specials are going on during the Party!

Sadly, I’m unable to attain as I’m at a broker meeting most of the day Thursday but I’m hopeful I’ll make it home in time to enjoy some of the LE products if any are offered!

I have a sneaking suspicion that Snowcake Shower Gel will be offered! So if you missed the Lush UK Party maybe you can nab it at the Lush NA Party!

Click here for the exact details, times, and more about this the party!

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Lush UK Party Order featurning Snowcake Shower Gel

YAY! Today I got home after a really, really, really, did I mention really? stressful day at work and my Lush UK had arrived! I did a little dance in my hallway and proceeded to lug my big box upstairs to my washroom to rip into it!

Thankfully everything arrived safe and sound as the postal people like to play football with airmail!

If you have no idea what I’m so excited about it you can read my previous post by clicking here for the details and history behind this order!

If you ordered during the UK party your order should be with you this week (Unless you have Retro items in your order! If you do your order may take a tad bit longer!)! I’m vaguely surprised it took this long as normally UK Party orders are pretty quick but I think they got overwhelmed with Lush Retro orders thus the wait time!

Anyway it’s here now and that’s the important part!

I ended up ordering 7 Bottles of Snowcake Shower Gel and a Retro Hatbox for myself! Yes, you read it correctly. FOR MYSELF! No way on God’s green Earth am I sharing this shower gel with anyone! It’s far to fabulous and can only grace my shower stall (the rest will be carefully locked in the beauty vault).

Lots of Snowcake Shower Gel to keep a Muse smelling yummie!
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What’s so fab about Snowcake Shower Gel? Go read my ode to Snowcake and you’ll understand the importance of it (Click here for that story).

Snowcake Shower Gel is exactly the same scent as the soap (and Smitten hand cream)! It’s gorgeous! I sampled some by washing my hands with it and it’s super thick, creamy, and smelling of marzipan, almonds, and all good things Lush! I may tip the bottle and pour some into my mouth! When my 7 bottles are gone I’ll mourn it’s lost in a major way!

Yummie Snowcake Shower Gel
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I also got myself a Retro Hatbox which was offered during the party! I can’t begin to say how freaking chuffed I am with the Retro Hatbox. For one thing it was cheap as day old chips and for the other it’s filled with long gone Lush that I truly miss and I’m happy to see back for a rerun! I’ll be savoring all these goodies while they last! I was going to order two of these but at the last minute I decided one would have to do but I regret that now! Oh well!

My GIANT Retro Hatbox waiting for me to open it!
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Pretty!
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Ribbons off! Time to dive in!
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YAY! Time to dig in!
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If you’re old hat to Lush you’ll recognize some of the goodies that make a return in this Hatbox!

Content Menu of the Retro Hatbox
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Soooooooooo the hatbox had a Snowcake Shower Gel in it…la da da da da…yup that brings my count up to eight hehe!

It also contained one each of the following items:

Noriko Soap Oh how long it’s been since I seen your delightful self make an appearance! Christmas’s have come and gone since Noriko’s return! A delightful Christmas soap!

Silent White Bath Bomb Another blast from the past but this has been cropping up during other parties so I haven’t been in too much withdrawal for it!

Jack Froth Bath Bomb Sigh….I miss you Jack! Jack hasn’t been around for Christmas in ages!

Brand Butter Bath Bomb Another wonderfully warm bomb that has failed to make an appearance in years! I’m so happy to have it back!

Ghost Writer Bath Bomb This little guy I don’t recall but I’m happy to have him and try it!

And finally a favorite of mine Hot Toddy Bubble Bar Slice which hasn’t been around for quite a while as well and I can’t begin to say how happy it’ll be making a guest starring appearance in my bath tub soon!

The hatbox cost about $60USD or so and was an absolute STEAL! If you nabbed one during the party fantastic! If not you really missed out on something special!

All of the items are packed in a gorgeous reusable hatbox (I use mine to store tarts, bath products, etc…)!

Contents of my Hatbox! L@@K Snowcake Shower Gel!
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The hatbox was filled with Lush’s new packaging….POPCORN! Lush is always environmentally friendly so popcorn is there way of “going naked”! It keeps all your goodies safe and sound plus you can dump it out and feed it to the birds after! No waste! Yay Lush for being so sensitive to Mother Earth! Click here to check out one of the Muse’s favorite blog’s for more information about packaging (you can also check out Mandy crushing mighty hard on Mark! No comment!)!

POPCORN! The Muse highly suggest NOT eating the popcorn! It’s infused with Lush smell thus making it soapy popcorn! But she does recommend taking it to your local park, outside your yard, or to a duck pond and feeding it to some birds!
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The fine people at Lush UK were kind enough to pack a Lush Times in with my order!

Oooo Lush Times! (So much better than Lush Times NA)
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Pretty Christmas Lush!
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Ooooo Lush Christmas Pressies!
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My little eye spies some B at the top!
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Much to my utter delight (This couldn’t come at a better time considering yesterday’s Goth Juice and King of Mods post was so popular with the masses! Click here for details!) there was an article and picture of Noel Fielding!

The article reads as follows:

Give Yourself a Mighty Boosh

One story about programme’s name is that someone from Birmingham accent saw Michael Fielding (Naboo, Noel’s brother) and remarked about his hair that he had a mighty bush (pronouced boosh, obviously). We’re not so sure. Anyway, it seemed like an irresistible twist of fate; our hair styling products should naturally be named after a programme named after a hair style. Then the Boosh team heard what Lush had done and made Mark Constantine an honorary member of the Boosh Fan Club, the Mod Wolves. (Auntie P had to pay, which seemed like yet one of the many injustices that the cruel world chooses to mete out sometimes. But meh, who cares?) That’s how come Adelle from the press office was an extra on set for series three. The Japanese Lush team love it to bits!

Vist the world of Boosh at www.themightboosh.com and watch clips on www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/mightyboosh/

(If you’re not getting the bit about Birmingham accents….the Muse recommends Google or youTube!)

LOOK! It’s Noel in the latest Lush Times!
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Tame your Mighty Boosh with Lush’s New Hair Gels!
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I won’t ruin too much of the surprise but if you ordered from the UK Party you’ll also receive a happy accident bubble bar from the Lush UK Mailorder Team! I won’t reveal the scent but it is a happy little accident to have a delightful free gift from Mailorder! Thanks guys for always making UK ordering so special!

A Happy Accident Bubble Bar! What it smells like? I won’t reveal! A mystery to be solved when you get yours!
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Thanks to Hilary for arranging a great party! Thanks to Lynsey for getting my items to me safe and sound! And big hugs to everyone at Lush UK! Love you guys!

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Lush’s King of Mods and Goth Juice Hair Gel

Back in the Summer you might remember me babbling in excitement when Lush introduced it’s Hair Gel line. This is a first for Lush as they normally lean towards other haircare items but never styling agents!

If you happen to be British or an Anglophile then you’ll be familiar with The King of Mods and Goth Juice.

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The King of Mods
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You might wonder who this King of Mods is. Well, it’s now a Hair Gel from Lush but it’s also a reference to the one and only Vince Noir aka Noel Fielding from The Mighty Boosh as for Goth Juice that’s a whole other story! Goth Juice, according to Vince, just happens to be the strongest hair spray known to man which is made out of the tears of Robert Smith (if you don’t know who Robert Smith is we can’t be friends anymore! Serious.). In this case Lush made Goth Juice a hair gel and not a hairspray.

So after that rather long story (You’re lucky it isn’t longer as I can discuss the Mighty Boosh all day long) I want to give the King of Mods and Goth Juice a big go ahead for purchase!

I wandered into Lush this weekend and I sniffed both King of Mods and Goth Juice and promptly fell in love. Sadly, I didn’t get a sec to snatch some up for my very self as I was in a bit of a rush and the Christmas crowd was vast and Herald Square Lush happens to be the size of a closet in an old Victorian house so put together a small store and a crowd and you have an unhappy Muse that’s clamoring to get out as quickly as possible!

But fear not I ordered both Goth Juice and the King of Mods from Lush UK last night and I’ll do a much better review upon using both but at the moment I can give you the low down on the scent!

I fear the name sold me on both as I’m a big Noel Fielding fan (and old enough to actually get the references in The Mighty Boosh) but upon actually getting a chance to sniff these I’m quite more in love than before!

King of Mods reminds me of Ocean Salt a bit. It’s a crisp, citrus scent with lime and grapefruit! It’s quite lovely and fresh smelling!

As for Goth Juice, yes the name was a big seller for me, but the entire idea of a herbal, earthy hair gel wasn’t too appealing but I’m happy to say that Goth Juice is a big YAY for me! It’s purple (Seriously! What color did you expect Robert Smith’s tears to be!??!) and smells alot like Jungle to me. If you use Jungle you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a bit more earthy than Jungle but it’s a very nice herbal, earthy green scent that really is quite pleasing to the nose (I’m surprised I like it since I’m more of a fruity/sweet lover! It may just be the name that’s blinding me!).

Overall, both are really gorgeous and I’m eager to see how well they work!

King of Mods and Goth Juice are available for purchase from Lush for $15.95 and $14.95 and UK side for 6.95 per pot!

King of Mods, Goth Juice, The Mighty Boosh, Noel Fielding, and Robert Smith are all VERY Muse Approved (I just happened to pop in a Mighty Boosh DVD here at work as I typed this to get into the spirit of the post!)

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