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Humango by Sally

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About the item:

Humango Bath Bomb
24.59 oz / 700 grams
$14.00 (now discontinued and not for sale)

The official Lush website no longer makes mention of Humango anywhere on their site (in fact, if you search Humango, there will be no results found!). However, I found a description of the item that was originally on the Lush website stored away on Amazon. So, the description says that “Humango bath bomb is four times the weight” of a usual bath bomb, and it is “scented with reviving, You’ve Been Mangoed fragrance of lemongrass, lime and lemon essential oils. It blasts you into wakefulness with a humongous helping of refreshing scents. Inside, you’ve got tiny pieces of You’ve Been Mangoed bath melt to moisturise your skin with nutritious mango butter.” Yum.

As the website no longer makes mention of Humango, I can’t seem to find a complete ingredient list anywhere. I emailed Lush for information on the item, but until I get it, I can only go off of the above listed description for clues as to what is in it.

My Review:

I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I had never thought twice about taking a bath until I met Lush one fateful afternoon in Harvard Square, Boston. Frankly, it seemed like a grand old waste of time (and water– because I insisted on the water being piping hot). Seriously, what a pain in the ass! Walking into the bathroom, assessing the condition of the tub… peeling the long hairs or dog hairs from the sides, and then wondering how the dog hairs even got there… either bleaching or spraying mildew remover accordingly, depending on how scuzzy the tub really is…

Yeah, so my pre-bath routine might be a little different from YOUR pre-bath routine, but whatever. I’m a college student living with four other people who don’t always share the same hygiene standards that I hold myself to. Showering is easy on my OCD; only my feet touch the tub. But a bath? Too much work for not a lot of fun. Well, Humango changed all that. Actually, to be honest with you, Supernova ballistic changed all that, but Humango made me want to stay in my dog-hairy-soap-scummy tub forever.

I received this bath bomb in a group order from the UK a looong time ago, but it came all smashed up. Bummer. I told Lush customer service about it and, peaches that they are, they sent me TWO brand spankin’ new ones. I put them on my shelf on top of all my other bath bombs, perched like the kings of the mountain that they are, and let their aroma fill my room for a few weeks. I couldn’t work up the motivation to actually use one… they’re huge! About four-five times the size of normal bath bombs and weighing in at roughly 1.5 pounds, I didn’t have the heart to break them up but also couldn’t fathom using the entire thing on something as inferior as my college kid, suave infested tub. After all, how could I let something so beautiful witness the treachary of a tub filled with common bath goods from the local CVS? No, no, it just didn’t seem right. So I let it sit in my room, nice and warm, squishing all my other Lush.

And squish it did. Let me reiterate: 1.5 pounds of bath bomb. Lifting this thing to smell it was simultaneously working out my biceps. But I didn’t care, because I couldn’t stop smelling it! It carried a 10 foot aura of lemongrass and citrus everywhere it went, and although the picture correctly depicts the fact that it was colorless, it does NOT accurately demonstrate the speckles of bath bombs contained within it.

Now, if you’ve ever owned a Humango or seen a video of it, I’m curious to know: how many You’ve Been Mango’d bath melt chunks (roughly) were in your bath bomb? Even this video of Humango does NOT do it justice. If I had taken all of the chunks of you’ve been mango’d that were in my Humango and combined them, I likely would have had eight full bath melts. Was I just lucky? Did I get a Humango with an unusual amount of bath melt in it? Now, those bath melts sell for $5-6 a pop– you do the math. When I finally decided to use this, I put the entire thing in because I couldn’t bear to break it and it fizzed for over ten minutes! Huge chunks of bath melt were floating in the tub with me, so I snatched them up to rub on my skin for extra softener. This bath bomb was worth way more than $14.

The cons? Well, it was expensive, like I said. But it was so worth it. I mean, if you’re into bath goods and taking baths, this is the king of all bath bombs. It was incredible. If I lucked out and got a super charged Humango, then I’m not sure you’ll have the same experience as I did. The bath melts REALLY added to this bath bomb and made it ten times more enjoyable than I predict it would have been otherwise. The other big con for me is that it was colorless! So lame! The tub stayed a murky clear-brown weirdness that develops after taking a bath when you’re filthy from a long day of work and general wear-and-tear. I love the colors that bath bombs change the water (it is a big part of the experience for me, in fact), so not seeing beautiful bright colors really saddened me.

To anyone who loves citrus smells, I highly recommend you try to pick one of these up on ebay. I’ve seen a few auctions for them at around $15, which may be well worth it if your little heart is set on trying this. Otherwise, feel free to take a stab at our latest promotion.

Advertise this blog somewhere (on a forum, in a comment on another blog, in your blog… anywhere!) and post a comment with the link to where you advertised, as well as your email so I can contact you, and I’ll enter you in a raffle to get a piece of my shattered Humango. Alex will choose three winners at random. The drawing will occur February 19th, so get your comments posted by February 18th.

Bang-for-your-Buck Rating: $$
Overall Rating: 5

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UK Forum Party Thurs, Sept. 18

There is MORE NEW info below! Even more products have been released!

Title: Christmas Preview Forum Party!!!
Location: The Salon (to be renamed ‘Forum Party’ tomorrow!) and Mail Order, Poole!
Date: Thursday, 18 September 2008
Time: Lines open 10am – 7pm BST

Orders by Phone only:
Calling from UK: (01202) 668545
Calling from outside UK: (IDC+44) 1202 668545

(If you are U.S. Eastern time, start dialing at 5am!)

Newly announced items:

Christmas gifts:
Twinkle PLU 2457 Vegan £7.95. Includes: Twinkle ballistic & Shimmy Shimmy

Twelve Days of Christmas PLU 2445 £34.95 Includes: Angels delight soap, jingle spells, mr. butterball, snowcake soap, chocolate santa – HALF SIZE, The Witches’ ball, marzibain, Christmas candycane, Twinkle ball, christmas party, lush pud, christmas kisses.

Christmas Star PLU 2626 Vegan £19.95 Includes: Angels delight star 35g, Twinkle ball, Christmas Party, A gold star (new perfume), rock star 35g, jingle spells 100g

Frosty the Snowman PLU 2713 Vegan £6.95 Includes: Frothy the snowman, Ice blue soap

Christmas Candy PLU 2321 £15.95 Includes: Christmas candy cane, Yummy Yummy yummy, let them eat cake, angels delight 100g, mr butterball

Yuletide PLU 2716 Vegan £7.50 Includes: Mr Butterball, Xmas cake slice soap

Newly Announced Items:

R60 Lemon Days & Ginger Beer Ballistic £2.75
R2029 Turbo Bubble Bar £3.00
R2192 Two Timing Tart Bubble Bar £3.00
R2366 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap £2.75
R2484 Temple of Truth Bubble Bar £3.25

“Oops” Items:

Skinny Dip Bubble Bar Slice
Weight. Price. PLU: 100g £2.50 2566

Two Little Boys Bubble Bar
Weight. Price. PLU: 100g £2.20 2567

Ginger Kat Bubble Bar
Weight. Price. PLU: 100g £3.75 2568

Think Green Ballistic
Weight. Price. PLU: 200g £2.00 2569

Retro that is SOLD OUT:
Ginger Lotion
All that Jas
Ibiza Party Shampoo

Original Post:

Holy cow!

The items up for grabs at the UK Forum Party tomorrow were just announced– a TON of Christmas stuff! Here is the list and some pictures!

All of this was found on the Lush UK Forum, so go check it out if you want to read responses and updates– but I’ll try to keep this post updated as the party progresses!

BALLISTICS

Jingle Spells
Refreshing, detoxifying yuletide herbal bath for the day after a Christmas party.
Fill your bath with warm water and drop in the Ballistic for a fizzing, fragrant, relaxing soak.
Lush Pud
Looks like a pudding, smells like a pudding, fizzes like a spicy Bath Ballistic.
Fill your bath with warm water and drop in the Ballistic for a fizzing, fragrant, relaxing soak.
Christmas Party
A sparkling, revitalising, buck’s fizz scented bath to dissolve all your inhibitions.
Fill your bath with warm water and drop in the Ballistic for a fizzing, fragrant, relaxing soak.
Mr Butterball
How would you like vanilla & musk scented, softer skin for Christmas?
Fill your bath with warm water and drop in the Ballistic for a fizzing, fragrant, relaxing soak.
Twinkle
A shimmeringly lovely megastar Ballistic with a sexy scent to turn heads as you sparkle by.
Fill your bath with warm water and drop in the Ballistic for a fizzing, fragrant, relaxing soak.
Chocolate Santa
A Santa we can all believe in: a chocolate, vanilla, mimosa scented fizzing Santa!
Fill your bath with warm water and drop in the Ballistic for a fizzing, fragrant, relaxing soak.
Double Fast Luck emotibomb
For a Happy Chinese New Year, a Karma scented bomb to release calming, uplifting essential oils.
Put it on the floor of your shower, turn on the water, let it fizz up and inhale all the lovely essential oils.
Humango
Refreshing, revitalising ballistic with enough lime and lemon to wake up the whole household plus skin-moisturising mango butter Bath Melt.
Fill your bath with warm water and gently drop in the Ballistic for a fizzing, fragrant, relaxing soak.
Magic
Two layers of magic spell to remove barriers in life. It fizzes into a reviving, fragrant bath as the secret centre reveals itself.
Fill your bath with warm water and drop in the Ballistic for a fizzing, fragrant, relaxing soak.
Snowdrop
Possibly our most beautifully refreshing bath ever: mandarin, peppermint. grapefruit and a generous spoonful of sugar.
Fill your bath with warm water and drop in the Ballistic for a fizzing, fragrant, relaxing soak.

BUBBLE BARS

Marzibain
It’s the icing on the cake! Almond icing scented bubbles for your bath.
Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles.
Candy Cane
Sweet as candy & twice as bubbly.
Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles.
Christmas Kisses
Comforting spicy bubbles, as warming as a hot toddy, to kiss your body clean again.
Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles.
Ruby Red Slippers
Sparkling, ruby red bubble bath with a bewitching fragrance of rose and carnation.
Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles.
Christmas Morning
Looks like a scrumptious sugar bun rolled in confetti. To refresh yourself if you feel like a mess.
Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles.
Frothy the Snowman
Have a jolly, happy bath with our liquorice and vanilla scented sweetie-pie snowman.
The Gold Star
Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles.
Well done! Give yourself a pat on the back with a golden bath that smells of frankincense.
The Witches Ball
Turn your bath into a bubbling cauldron, scented with a magical blend of reviving herbs. Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles.

SHOWER GELS/JELLIES

Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Sparkly pink, sweet-as-sugar shower gel for fluffy, fruity fairies.Only visiting for Christmas!Lather all over your body (and your hair when you’re in a hurry)
Champagne Snow Showers Jelly
A luxuriously refreshing, milky-white, snowy shower jelly scented with wild oranges and cognac.
Freeze it, chill it or use at bathroom temperature. Crush or stroke your jelly all over your body and hair, lather and rinse out.
Gold, Frankincense and Beer
The three keys to a modern yuletide – gifts, rituals and parties – all in one shower! Wash all over to get yourself feeling seasonal.
Freeze it, chill it or use at bathroom temperature. Crush or stroke your jelly all over your body and hair, lather and rinse out.
Strawberry Santa Jelly
Wobbly strawberry, vanilla and coconut scented Santa to get you deliciously clean.
Freeze it, chill it or use at bathroom temperature. Crush or stroke your jelly all over your body and hair, lather and rinse out.

SOAPS

Snowcake
Hand and body soap: Smells like the delicious almond icing on your cake: feels like almond mousse on your skin
Angels Delight
Fruity, sparkly, limited edition special hand and body soap. Tones and twinkles your skin.
Christmas Cake Slice
A skin-softening slice of Christmas soap. Looks like cake, smells like cake, but best to wash with it.

LIP BALM

Let the eat cake
Orange and lemons, currants and sultanas, vanilla, sherry and treacle – the tastiest lip balm on the planet.

Wow!! What do you guys think? Will you be placing any orders?