I'd heard about Fun but had no intention of buying it. However I bought a Lush gift set that had smaller sizes of some other products I was interested in trying out and it came with 100g of Fun.
I am absolutely in love with the smell of this, which was a surprise to me, but I couldn't get over how nice it smelt. However when it comes to my hair I'm a bit picky with what I use and there was no way this was going in my hair. I did try it as a bubble bath and while I didn't get that many bubbles it turned the water green which I probably found more exciting than I should have, and it made the whole bathroom smell gorgeous. However other than the smell I didn't really think of it as being a particularly good product to have in my bath.
I didn't want to waste it though and I had seen mention that you could use it for handwashing. Firstly I don't handwash my clothes, and secondly even if I did I'd be rather hesitant about doing so with something lime green. However I have found a use for it in using it to handwash my flannels, muslin cloths and anything like that that I regularly use on my face to take off my cleansers and masks. It left them clean and smelling gorgeous.
Probably not something I'd go out and repurchase, but I do have some left and I still enjoy using it.
As soon as I saw this I loved the idea and the look of it,I specifically asked for this as a gift as I was eager to try it.
The product comes as a sausage shaped dough type in clear wrapping and was easy to break of,my son loved playing around with it making all sorts of shapes with it before using it to wash his hair and skin.
It lathers up really well and smells really citrus and fresh like limes.
It is very green but rinses well leaving your skin smelling great and feeling soft.
One of a kind product and one of my new lush favourites.
Highly,highly recommend I love it and so do my family!
Just before Christmas lush brought out a new product a bit different from their others and that was the FUN range. It is available in green, pink, red, yellow and blue and is sold wrapped in plastic wrapped like a transparent cracker so pretty basic. For £5 you get 200g of FUN so it is not bad value for a FUN product really.
WHAT IS FUN?
Fun is a brand new 4 in 1 Lush creation. It works as a soap, a bubble bath, a shampoo and finally it is a play dough for in or out of the bath.
Not only is it a fun product but it is another of the many items that Lush donate a % to charity. In this case 10p from every bar goes to the FunD - more about that later.
Lush have a lot of customers in Japan and so after the Tsunami they donated a lot to help those who suffered. Today many children are still suffering and Lush donates 10p from every bar of FUN towards children’s projects in Japan. In many areas because of the danger of radiation poisoning many children cannot play outside and the money from FunD goes towards groups helping to create activities for these children so that they can run and play and mix with other children in safe environments.
Using it on the body as a soap you can either use a small piece as a soap or squish it with warm water to form a paste or bath cream and apply with a sponge or cloth as you would a bath/shower gel or cream.
In the bath break FUN up into small pieces or create a paste then add to the bath under the running tap as it is filling and enjoy a lovely scented bubbly bath.
When using it as a shampoo I find that it is best to squish a small amount into a soft solution and apply it like any shampoo then rinse out thoroughly.
Playing with it is obvious really just shape the dough like stuff as you would any play dough. Yiu can play in or out of the bath but when playing in the bath the FUN does begin to disappear so beware of long playing wet sessions.
The green one smells fresh and citrus like which is not surprising as it full of lovely citrus oils. There is lime oil, lemon oil and gardenia extract in this to give the lovely fresh scent.
Sadly there is also sodium Laureth Sulphate which give the bubbles so if you are allergic to this beware.
The malleable quality comes from talc and cornflour mixed with glycerine which are all pretty harmless to anyone.
Well I have tried it in all ways . Sadly my creative efforts are a bit pathetic and would win no prizes. It works brilliantly as a soap and I have used it for hand washing and body washing and had no problems and the scent is really strong and it lathers quite well though it is best squished into a sort of paste I have found.
As a bubble bath you end up with lots of bubbles and a nice green lemony smelling bath. You have to work quite hard to get the FUN into a paste of well broken up and then swirl the water around otherwise you get left with green bits in the bottom of the bath which have not melted. The bath is not coloured after it has emptied and I just swill a bit of clean water around after and it is fine.
The scent carries well into the room and around about and lasts quite well on my skin too after I have dried myself. It isn’t that moisturising so you may have to put some body lotion on if you have dry skin.
As a shampoo it was okay but it is not something I would use every day. You could take a chunk away with you in your hand baggage and it would be fine for a few days but I found I really needed to make a paste first then use conditioner afterwards. I can’t say it is one I would buy to use just a a shampoo but if bathing children then it is handy to know you can wash them from top to toe with one item and they can play with it too.
WHAT DO CHILDREN THINK?
Obviously I am not the target audience for the play element so I tested it on my grandchildren. They loved the fact that they could play with it and squish it around. I have to say they creations were no better than mine but they enjoyed playing with it. They also loved the fact that the water turned a pretty great green colour and they could ‘paint’ themselves green when it was wet.
I would say that it was a success FUN wise. I didn’t wash their hair as I wasn’t risking the stinging eyes possibility. I always use a baby shampoo on any of them even the eldest at aged 8 as I don’t want any sore eyes. They all smelled nice after their bath and really enjoyed playing with the FUN green. They are asking for different colours now so I said I would get some others to try!
Yes I think the children really loved it and anything that makes bath time FUN is a good thing. The colour is really strong and that was a plus with the kids. They loved squishing it and making shapes but it is a bit limited what you can shape it in to. The youngest liked using it to cut our pastry shapes on the table and once she had finished we washed her hands and she loved the fact that they made bubbles and were green!
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