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Lush Ltd Fun 洗隊レンジャー

洗隊レンジャー, plastered on the front of all Lush Ltd’s FUN packaging translates as ‘Ranger Squadron’, so there you have it, it’s nice to put my University education to some real use. Ranger actually transliterates into Japanese so is pronounced ‘RENJYAA’; they do a lot of this particularly with English, French and German words. The best I ever saw was Clinique’s ‘Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion’ translated as ‘doramatikarī difarento moisucharaijingu rōshon’, love it. Anyway, getting back to the FUN.

I had to include this little update from a comment Danny from ‘Adventures After Hours’ left. As far as he was aware, when Jack Constantine was in Japan working on FUN (which launched in Japan before the UK) it was decided that the first range of colours would be based the original Japanese ‘Power Rangers’ (Super Sentai) so that each colour is one of the said Sentai rangers. So you have the pink ranger, yellow ranger and so on. Thanks Danny and that means my translation wasn’t that far off!

I always go into LUSH and see all the stunningly created and creative Bubble Bars lining the baskets along the shelves and just imagine how fun it would be to actually create and design them. Well, this is basically the principle of LUSH FUN. There are 5 stunning colours that come rolled in a fully bio-degradable plastic wrapper. Once unwrapped you can really get creative, doing exactly what you would with Play-Doh or plasticine but then afterwards you can wash with it! I was sent Green FUN, fragranced with Lime and Lemon oil, and then Blue FUN, fragranced with Chamomile and Lavender. They smell amazing.

Considering how innovative these products are, they’re only made with essential oils mixed into Talc and Cornflour with Glycerine and Sodium Laureth Sulfate as moisturising and cleansing ingredients. That’s it.

You can hopefully see I was making a halloween pumpkin even though I was sent the blue and green FUN bars, but I think it still looks kinda’ cool and just like LUSH themselves, my pumpkin doesn’t follow the same rules as everybody else! After you’ve been creative, you can wash your hair with it, your body, bath in it and even wash your clothes in it!

To wash your hair and body with it, just use it almost like you would a bar of soap. For the bath, use it as you would a LUSH Bubble Bar, crumbling it around your plug hole before running it under water. To wash your clothes, do them in a hand wash with the product pre-crumbled into the water; I wouldn’t stick this in the washing machine.

If you fancy giving this a go yourself, FUN is available from all Lush stores and is priced at just £5 for a really big slab of it. If you end up getting some, or have used it already, let me know how you get / have got on. I should also mention that 10p from every bar sold goes to help the victims of the Fukushima Tsunami and Power plant disaster in Japan, this is an incredible cause for families who have had their livelihoods ripped away from them and their land scarred by radiation for many years to follow.

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 13:09 October 30, 2012
Ali
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Your photos have made me laugh. I’d not have bought those damn pumpkins had I known this was available. You’ve reminded me that it’s been far too long since I went to a Lush store and simply inhaled.

Ali x

Harvey Specter
Posted at 01:23 October 28, 2012
Danny
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As far as I’m aware, when Jack Constantine was in Japan working on Fun (which launched in Japan before the UK) it was decided that the first range of colours would be based the original Japanese ‘Power Rangers’ (Super Sentai) so that each colour is one of the said Sentai rangers. So you have the pink ranger, yellow ranger and so on.
Just an interesting fact for you there.

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