December 3, 2007

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.

Goth Juice

The King of Mods

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 ยฃ6.95 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!)


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • MandyPandy

    Hmm… I haven’t caught The Mighty Boosh, but perhaps I will now. Brit comedy done well is a thing of beauty; The Office (but not Extras), Knowing Me Knowing You (AH HA!), Dead Ringers and even Bob and Margaret (an oldie but a goody) can attest to that.

  • the Muse

    MY GOD! I have to kick you off my blog if you never partook of the Mighty Boosh!


    I’m a huge fan of Brit telly ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Love the office, bob and Margaret ๐Ÿ™‚

    Spaced, Hardware, Keeping up Appearances, Ab/Fab, Etc…

    Awesome stuff!

    British do it all beautifully!


    Now I wish we could catch up to that humor!

  • the Muse

    I’ll let you stay and won’t kick you off so long as you know Robert Smith (or at least not admit not knowing him)!

  • MandyPandy

    I don’t know him personally, but yes, I know of Robert Smith and the Cure. A GOD amongst men is he! And his tears are probably good for covering gray as well.

    I do agree though, that anyone who doesn’t know of him should be kicked off this page! Good riddance!

  • the Muse

    LOL MANDY!!!!!!!!!!! Covering up gray indeed LMAO! Or maybe as hair dye? Whatta ya think?


    LOL I’m practically crying with laughter!

    The bloody general idea of Robert Smith’s tears covering grays is making me piss myself with the giggles lol!

  • the Muse

    plus the man wears makeup (particularly gloss) better than me!

    That’s admirable!



  • CuttiBeBe

    I googled Robert Smith knowing that you might kick me out for not even know what he looks like… all I can say is, skinnier Boy George with smudged eye liner. Nice.. really pulled off that Goth style.

    Ok, now I can officially say, I am here to stay Muse-y. =)

  • the Muse

    LOL Steph!

    I still love you for not knowing who Robert Smith is! I’m imaging a hundred people using google right now trying to figure who Robert Smith is and why his tears are the strongest holding hair spray lol!

    Although you’re making me feel old that you had to google him hehe!

    MY GOD! He is not boy george! And he’s the original emo kid! hehehe!

    You can stay but no more saying that Robert Smith looks like Boy George or I may have to boot you!

    Hehehe =)

    Love ya!

  • Sminkan


    I get the big ERROR-terror when trying to post. I guess your eiher are swamped with me trying to say something, or you don’t get this message either. If you are swamped, please erase me. I am good in small quantities, but not in large numbers…


  • the Muse

    Hi Sminkan *hugs*

    I didn’t get any comment other then this one!

    Do tell me what your original comment had said! If it’s about Goth Juice we all most definately want to hear it hehehe =)

    I love you in small and large doses =)


  • Sminkan

    Well. I will try one last time since it seems I finally logged in. I hope you are not totally flooded with my silly comments about my youth as a punkrocker and a goth-kid. well, woman even, since I didn’t quit until I was way over 25… Anyway, if you did get the fifteen messages I tried to post, I am sorry. I got the “wrong password”-routine at my end of the screen. Sorry!

  • Sminkan

    Ha! It worked! and with this you get three comments!! A large dose!

    I just said that I could buy the Goth Juice just for the name! I don’t use it. I think I wrote that in comment number two…

    I have a hell of a day… nothing works and I even dropped one of my Fyrinnae eyeshadows and spilled it all. My whole aparment is Dragon’s blood-red…

  • Row @


    I noticed the styling products but I havent given them a go yet I’m worried they will be sticky.

    Spaced is great!

    I emailed you about the CP too I don’t know if you got it (I have email woes at the mo) but get back to me when u have time,


  • the Muse

    Hi Sminkan!

    WAHOO they came through!

    Not at all I’m loving the comments about your punk/goth days ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ve never successfully pulled off punk or goth but my teen years were filled with great punk tunes and still are ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe! The closet I’ve gotten to punk was changing my hairtips every week with some new outrageous color! Pink, green, blue, you name it! Sadly I was only able to do it during summer since I went to a Catholic all Girl’s school and I believe that dyed hair the color of neon was somehow not in the gateway to heaven plan!


    I spent much of my teen years in Europe in the summer and I can remember me working the neon quite well ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe!

    I was the same! The name totally sold it for me! But it smells surprising delightful too!!!!!!!!

    Don’t feel bad! it’s the monday from hell for me too!

    I’m sorry about your fyrinanne minerals ๐Ÿ™

    I’ve been known to spill a jar of pigment or tumble over minerals myself ๐Ÿ™

    At least it’s a delightful shade of red hehehe!

    Hugs! Tomorrow you’ll have a better day!

  • the Muse

    what’s up gorgeous!?

    I tried them on my hand and they felt ok but not sure in hair!

    I think I got it! I’ll look now. My inbox is a nightmare! Sorry about my replies taking long!

    Ta darling!
    Talk soon!

  • the Muse

    I’m wondering what’s more popular about this post…the hair gel, the mighty boosh, or Robert Smith hehehe!

    Loving these comments! keep ’em coming guys!

  • Angela

    Hello muse!

    I can’t wait to try the new hair gels. Lush had one, way back when, called Hair Whip. It smelled foul, but gave great results, so I’m glad to read that the new ones most likely smell much better.

    Thanks for the info, from a lapsed Lush fiend, Angela. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Row @

    No probs! Was just asking you to invoice me as I am a bit clueless about sending Paypal payments…hehe…

    I might go and slap some of the Goth Juice on my nog and see how it works!

  • the Muse

    Hi Angela!

    Hair Whip? Ooo What’s that? I’ve never heard of it!!!!!

    I know some of the hair treatments smell awesome as well so that stinks it smelled bad ๐Ÿ˜›

    You’re most welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰ Glad to hear you’re getting back into Lush!

  • the Muse


    ‘ello love.

    No problem will do!

    Lucky you! Ahh to be in England close to fresh Lush =)

    Will e-mail you shortly gorgeous!


  • Angela

    Hair Whip was a white, kind of runny, liquid gel. It smelled sort of like floral vinegar. PU. :)It did give great results though!

    It’s from the late 90s. I do miss late-90s Lush (UK)pricing. LOL

    Bye for now muse! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • the Muse

    Hi Angela!

    Floral Vinegar MMMMM! lol! You’re still cheaper than us!


    and fresher!

    and better!


  • modqueen

    I love the mighty boosh, I need to get myself ome of this gel! xxxxx