10 May 2019

Flamingo FUN Bar

While I have complained many-a-time that Lush bring out too many very similar fruity smells, there are occasions when they unleash something with a bit of a back bone to it. When Oxford Street first opened their doors, they brought out a handful of new reusable bubble bars; one of which was the Flamingo

Although not a format that I'm overly keen on, the scent of this exclusive bubble bar was simply beautiful and made my mouth salivate every time I used it in the bath. The same can be said for this exclusive FUN bar, except that I happen to think the smell of this is much stronger, and works far better in this Liverpool exclusive.

Flamingo FUN Bar is simply stunning. A bright, neon-pink bar of goodness, this little beauty will appeal to those with the sweetest of teeth. It's like childhood fruit salads, sherbets and orangeade all intertwined together, with a tangy note that reminds me of soured jellies and gummies.
This FUN Bar is super fruity and delicious, and may have you craving for something decadent once you've finished using it. If fans of the reusable bubble bar were worried that the fragrance wouldn't transmit well into another format, if anything it's made it far better. The fragrance is definitely one for those who enjoy playful, almost child-like scents, and would appeal to those who love Angel Delight Soap and Tennis Ball Bath Ballistic especially.    

As with all of the other FUN bars that Lush offer, this one is versatile in how you use it and does a great job in each role. Firstly, this is a great replacement for either your shower jelly, soap or gel. Simply take a small piece (about the size of a grape), wet it under the shower hose and massage it directly across your body. The bar foams up a treat and produces an impressive amount of light, fluffy lather that can be distributed across your skin with ease.

Just like Lush's shower gels, this bar leaves your skin really clean and with a sweet, resinous fragrance to accompany you for a good hour or so after your shower. While it's not as moisturising as the gels and jellies, I don't find FUN bars to be as drying on the skin as soap can be, even though they don't offer the complex scents you'd expect with Lush soaps.  

Secondly, FUN can be used in much the same way as a bubble bar: crumbling a small piece under the running tap to produce some bubbles as part of a cocktail. What I will say is that you don't get much more than just a light shade of pink in the water, when using this particular one, and it's definitely not as moisturising as an actual bubble bar. Given that Lush have already created a bubble bar in this scent, I would perhaps use this FUN for other purposes instead.
Finally, FUN can be used as a replacement for a shampoo. While I haven't tried this (due to the number of new shampoos that Lush have unleashed on us recently) I can imagine it would lather up well and leave your hair smelling super gorgeous afterwards.

My only concern with Flamingo FUN, as it always is with any of Lush's FUN bars, is that you need to store this properly to prevent it from becoming a sticky mess at the side of your bath. While I love the fact that it's not in pot so it saves on packaging, you will need to keep this FUN Bar cool and dry in between showers. I would suggest breaking off a few pieces and storing them in a pot, away from any possible running water, as this will prolong the life of the bar.

Ultimately, I am super happy that Lush have created a FUN Bar in this scent, as it's one of my favourite fruity fragrances from the company. A perfume, shower gel or a body lotion would definitely not go amiss alongside this release, and I hope that we see more of this smell in future products.  
Quantitative Ingredients: Cornflour, Talc, Glycerine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bergamot Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Alcohol, *Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 74491, Colour 45430:1, Colour 17200.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £3.95 for 100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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