Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel
Member Name: Kat1987
Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel
Advantages: It's from Lush, Lathers well,Nice fragrance once it settles.
Disadvantages: A but expensive for a shower gel, less innovative of the Lush products.
Having been a Lush fan for several years and never getting round to trying a shower gel (I was always preoccupied with their more innovative products!) I was really pleased to receive a bottle of Happy Hippy shower gel in my 'Wild Child' gift box.
Price and Availability
The bottle I received was 100g and retails at £3.15. This shower gel is available in two other sizes, 250g which is priced at £5.95 and 500g priced at £10.25. It can also be found in a variety of the pre-packed Lush gift boxes. Lush products are available in their stores and also via their website. I personally find £3.15 to be quite expensive for a shower gel especially one of this size but as a gift/treat it's worth paying more than you usually would. Overall the price is to be expected when shopping at Lush.
Happy Hippy comes in a clear, flip-top, squeezy bottle made of sturdy plastic. It takes a bit of squeezing to get the product out as the bottle is so sturdy. It a good choice of bottle design though as you can clearly see how much is left and towards the end of it's life you can stand it on it's top to make the last bits easier to get out. The label fits with the Lush 'chalkboard' theme and has the product title, logo, tag line towards the front of the label and an image of a stereotypical hippy and ingredient list round the sides. As with most Lush products it also has a 'made by sticker' which details who the product was made by, when it was made and it's expiry date. Overall there is no way you could mistake where this product is from, it is unmistakably Lush.
Having never tried a Lush shower gel before I had no idea what to expect. From the quality of previous Lush products I expected this product to be quite thick and from the packaging I expected a strong citrus scent, to be honest I didn't get any of these. I found the shower gel to be quite runny in consistency and my initial reaction to the smell was that it smelt like a cleaning product. However as the fragrance settled I changed my mind. Happy Hippy does have a citrus scent but for me it isn't over stimulating and shouting 'wake up and move' it's more of a mind cleansing fragrance and therefore I find it quite relaxing, it helps to clear my thoughts and freshen up my mind. I have used this product as both a bubble bath and shower gel and have found that in both ways you only need a little product to get a healthy bubbly lather. It also says that you can use this product as a shampoo, this is not something I have tried and I don't think I will try it. I much prefer to use a separate shampoo. In terms of how it affects my skin I can't say it has done wonders and I don't find it particularly moisturising but it does give a clean, refreshed feeling. I would say that this product can be used by either sex-although my fella knows better than to touch my Lush stuff!!
Overall I am pleased I got to try a shower gel and I quite like Happy Hippy. I'm not sure yet if I would go out and buy it myself but I would be more than happy to receive it as a gift.
Summary: A nice product that makes a good gift.
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