Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Happy Hippy
Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel
Author Name: daisylee3
Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel
Advantages: Affordable, does what it claims to do!
Happy Hippy is a multi-purpose product from Lush. It can be used as both a shower gel/body wash and a shampoo. The product is hand made and contains only natural ingredients which are also suitable for Vegans.
Lush don't make any out of the ordinary claims with this product, the only major claim they make is that it can be used as a shampoo. They also state that this is the ultimate product for 'waking you up in the morning or for keeping you up all night' and state that it's a magic potion in getting you revitalised and ready to take on the day! This seemed like the ideal product for me as I am honestly like a sloth in the mornings, I drag myself out of bed and stumble around getting dressed, however I can honestly say that this stuff is very refreshing and it makes me feel quite energetic and ready to go about my day.
All the ingredients are natural and suitable for Vegans. There's a few different bits and bobs in this, but the ones that stand out to me most are fresh pink grapefruit juice and grapefruit water. Both of these provide Happy Hippy with its fresh and citrusy scent, and they are also acidic and antibacterial. Both of these ingredients are also suitable for spot prone and oily skin so if you do have oily, spotty skin then you shouldn't be wary of using this shower gel. Another igredient is bergamot oil. This is a citrus oil which has many purposes, and according to Lush, its fresh and light fragrance makes it a natural anti-depressant. They also state that it is thought this oil is able to ease anxiety and give mental clarity. Another very unusual sounding ingredient is frankincense oil, this has many uses including domestic, medicinal and ritual. It is used in chinese medicine as an antiseptic and anti inflammatoryand the scent is very unique - it's sweet and woody with a balsamic undertone. The full list of ingredients can be found on the Lush website.
**Price, Value For Money and Availability**
The thing that I love most about Happy Hippy is the price! It is so affordable and I like that there's an option of sizes to choose from - for example, some Lush products only come in big, expensive bottles, where as this comes in three different sizes. For a 100 gram bottle it's only £3.15, for a 250 gram bottle it is £5.95 and for a 500 gram bottle it's £10.25. I decided to buy the small bottle to start with, which lasted me for around 3 weeks with daily use. Because I was such a fan, I decided to purchase the 500 gram bottle in November last year. I have been using it almost daily and it looks hardly touched! A little goes a long way so it's brilliant value for money. Availability wise, this can be purchased from either the Lush website or in-store at your local Lush.
I really like the packaging, it's basically a sturdy plastic bottle. The bottle is slightly rounded and is transparent, meaning you can see how much you have left rather than having to guess! The bottle has a black flip lid and a black sticker wrapped around it. This has a brief product description, the product name, lush logo and a cartoon of a funky looking hippy. The product description simply reads "Mellow yellow hair and body gel with freshly squeezed grapefruits. Just the thing for centralising your aura." The packaging is simple but looks nice, it's easy to use and I can't really fault it.
**Smell and Texture**
The smell of Happy Hippy is gorgeous!! It has a strong citrus smell with grapefruit and orange the most prominent smells. It has a slight floral undertone with a grassy hint to it and it's the type of smell that most people will like in my opinion. The smell is the type that leaves me feeling 'clean' if that makes sense. It is definetly unisex and my boyfriend has used this several times! The smell builds up over a period of time, the more it lathers up the stronger it gets and it fills my bathroom with the gorgeous scent. The smell lingers on my skin for a while after use which I don't mind as it doesn't smell too strong or overpowering, nor does it clash with my perfume or body butter. The smell isn't really an accuired taste in my opinion as everyone that I know who has owned this has loved it - even my mum who is normally really picky about what scents she likes! The scent is definetly very refreshing and it's the type that makes me feel at ease and warm inside. The texture is nice, it's quite runny but is lightweight and lathers nicely. It doesn't feel heavy on my skin and is easy to wash off.
I purchased this mainly because I was in love with the smell, however a Lush employee also gave me a quick rundown of the product. I was fascinated that it could be used as a shampoo as well as a body wash and decided to purchase a bottle, mainly out of interest. I don't often have showers - only when i'm in a rush in the mornings and so I decided to keep this in my bathroom near my bath, rather than in my en suite. After using it in the bath though, I always take this into the shower with me as i'm really fond of it. The smell is gorgeous and extremely refreshing, the lightweight gel lathers up within seconds and it leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and silky, as well as smelling gorgeous!
I've also used this in the bath, for when I want a nice, long relaxing soak. In a weird way I think that it has the ability to be both relaxing and refreshing depending on what mood i'm in, if that makes sense! When used in the bath, it fills the bath with bubbles and it lathers just as well as it does in the shower. The bath water turns a very slight, light green if you use a generous amount of it. This shower gel isn't messy though and it doesn't stain the bath tub, it doesn't make the base of the bath tub slippery or greasy either like alot of shower/bath gels can.
I have used Happy Hippy as a shampoo several times now and have been very pleased with the results. I only need a ten pence sized amount to cover the whole of my hair and scalp, and the gorgeous smell lingers in my hair even once it's dry and straightened. The shampoo leaves my scalp and hair feeling nourished, rather than dried out and it didn't leave any white bits behind or cause my scalp to itch etc. My hair always feels smooth and silky after using this product and also looks shinier than it did before I began using it, so I think it's a brilliant shampoo as well as a body wash!
**My Overall Opinion**
I would highly reccomend this shower gel, it is quite expensive but you only need a small blob - a little goes a long way and even a tiny drop creates the most amazing smell. I love that it's a multi-purpose product and it is definetly one of my favourite Lush products! I award Happy Hippy five out of five stars - it's effective, affordable and a pretty flawless product!!
Summary: An all natural, affordable and effective multi-purpose product from Lush!