I’ve been having a blast with Lush Fun since they arrived in my mail box several weeks ago. Seriously, what’s not to love about a bath product that you can use as a modeling clay? Not that I’m at all artsy enough to create something speculator out of clay but hey, I had some serious fun trying.
Fun is Lush’s new bathing invention. Fun acts as soap, a shampoo, a bubble bath, and a play-doh like product that you can shape into silly little characters or things. The clay aspect definitely will appeal to children so if you have a kid that simply HATES to take a bath this is a nice way to tempt them into the tub.
2.5% of the sale of Fun goes to FUNd as well so you can feel good about your purchase. FUNd is a Lush initiative which supports charities in Fukushima, Japan that create safe places for children to play outside.
Fun is $6.95 each and available in five scent selections. Each bar is generously sized so you can get plenty of bathing and shower joy out of one bar.
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Well, here’s the low down. Fun is fun. Fun smells AMAZING! Like Lush needs to make more products scented like these bars maybe a perfume! Yes, please! The idea of Fun is brilliant….soap, bubble bath, and shampoo in one bar? And you can mold it into silly little shapes? Awesome! My inner kid is squealing with joy.
I hate ranting about Lush products as I’m a full blood Lush fan for many a year but sadly Fun falls short.
The problem with Fun is it lathers very little. Where as Lush Bubble Bars typically create mounds and mounds and mounds of gorgeous bubbles and lather a plenty, Fun sadly does not. The bar created some really lackluster bubbles in my tube. I used a little at first but I chopped up half a bar another time, dumped it into by bath tube, ran water, swirled, and still very few bubbles. It also doesn’t melt down completely so I was fishing chunks out of the tub after my bath.
Fun also falls victim to being as hard to use as Lush Shower Jellies. When you break off a bit of the bar and rub it on your body or in a shower puff most of it tends to end up down the drain rather than on your body. The problem also arises that it doesn’t lather which kinda results in a less than clean feeling. I don’t recommend giving up your normal soap for Fun.
In my hair, again, the issue is with the lack of lather and bubbles it creates. The pieces do not melt very well so chunks of it get stuck in your hair. I wouldn’t recommend trying it on very long hair as I felt like I was picking out little chunks well after a proper rinse.
Each bar is heavenly in regards to fragrance. They have bright, fun and even sweet scents that are really unique. Some folks will appreciate the fragrance where as those sensitive to fragranced bath products might not love it. Personally I adored it. The Pink Fun Bar is particularly gorgeous and reminds me a bit of Lush Candy Fluff and Rock Star Soap.
Overall, Fun might be a nice product for your children to enjoy but for yourself? Skip it. For $7 you might want to indulge in a chunk of Lush soap, a bubble bar, or even a bath bomb that will be worthy of your dollar. The lack of lather Fun creates is very disappointing and makes for a rather meh bathing experience.
Sorry Lush! If you recreate it so I can get more bubbles and lather from it I’d be more inclined to recommend, Muse Approve, and urge you all to stock pile these like crazy as they smell amazing…! The lack of lather is a deal breaker though. In fact, they feel like I took some Play-Doh into the shower with me…! They just fail to go anywhere, they don’t melt down, and they don’t create lather so really it’s like a hunk of clay I’m using.
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