15 June 2019

Time Traveller FUN Bar

During the Halloween season last year, Lush unleashed a handful of a brand new FUN Bar called Witches' Cauldron, which was the first of its kind: a beautiful little tube with a normal sized bar of fun and three little miniature bath bombs to use if and as you please. This year Lush have created another rendition called Time Traveller, which has now become an exclusive for the Liverpool store.

Sharing its scent with Calacas, this highly colourful bar of cornflour offers a bright and fruity lime scent, with a wonderful thread of bergamot underneath to give the fragrance a little 'greenery' as well. Fans of the popular smell will appreciate that its transferred well into this format, and smells more of less identical to that of the Calacas Shower Gel.

Much like with Witches' Cauldron, this FUN bar was slightly harder than any of the other bars I had been using at the same time, which made me appreciate how easy this was to break a small piece off with each use, and how well it functioned in the shower as well.

I only needed a piece the size of half a penny to wash my whole body with in the shower, and even then I think I could have got away with using even less. Massaging it between my hands with a little water heeded an impressive amount of light and fragrant bubbly lather, and it was super easy to transfer across to my skin. Upon rinsing the product away, I found that the aroma stayed with my skin for a short while, and the soft feeling that the FUN Bar created lingered around for a good many hours later.

To use in the shower, you simply have to break off a little of the bar, add a little moisture and then massage across your skin. The FUN produces a colourful, soapy foam to wash with and is easy enough to use. Use too much however, and you’ll find large sticky chunks will be littering the floor of your shower, which then needs to be washed away with the water. 

The three little bath bombs that came alongside the FUN bar weren’t exactly the most potent of fragrances to be fair. However, I was not expecting them to be. What they did offer was a bonus little extra fun to be had in either the water or the shower (emotibomb anyone?) and these did nothing but compliment my experience whilst using the Time Traveller FUN Bar. Creative fans amongst us may decide to build objects with this fun, and use these bath bombs as props alongside this. However, my lack of time and patience meant that I decided to use the bombs in just a regular way and enjoyed an extra bath instead of a shower one evening.

Ultimately, this exclusive set appears to be designed with children in mind: a product that will offer them lots of fun in an evening or act as an exciting present that can be used later on that very day. However, that's not to say that adults cannot appreciate the sentiment of this creation either. 

My only concern, as I mentioned in my review of Witches' Cauldron, is that with no separation between the two, the FUN bar does tend to stick to the bath bomb s and over the space of a couple of weeks the moisture affects the bombs a little as well. A simple cardboard disc in between the two would probably rectify most of these problems or consumers just need to remember to buy and use this fresh.

Overall, this is a really lovely product and I’m really happy that I managed to grab a bar from the Liverpool store. This is definitely something that Lush should bring out as a regular product, as it’s a great little set for somebody looking for a simple gift, and will keep children entertained for a good couple of hours before they head to bed. The scent is spot on with the Calacas range, the bar itself lathers up really well; and while the bath bombs aren’t the most impressive, they do work well as a novelty whilst smelling rather lovely in the water as well.

Quantitative Ingredients: Cornflour, Talc, Glycerine, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Citric Acid, Lime Oil, Olibanum Oil, Neroli Oil, Water, Popping Candy, Titanium Dioxide, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Alpha-Isomethyl ion one, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 45410, Colour 42090, Colour 77491, Colour 19140:1, Colour 19140, Colour 77007, Colour 45410:1, Colour 17200, Colour 15850:1, Colour 61570. 

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £7.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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