Bubbles and shower gel

Bath and shower gel by Not Soap Radio

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Cupid struck me right through the heart

Not Soap Radio's Bubbles and Shower Gel is a nice, highly scented product available in several smells to please most people. The scent actually sticks around on skin for a few hours and as an added bonus, portions of its sale go to charity (365 Birthdays). A good product that gives back... what more could you ask for?
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Pros:
Nice smelling, scent actually sticks to skin for a few hours, affordable, no glycerin
Cons:
Contains parabens, not moisturizing, large amount of product needed for lots of bubbles
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

Not Soap Radio's Bubbles and Shower Gel comes in six highly scented varieties, so everyone can pick their favorite. As the name implies, use it as a shower gel or bubble bath and emerge from your bathroom clean and nice smelling.

Ingredients listed on the "The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in (because sometimes fate needs an assist)" are:
Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Deionized Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Glycol Distearate, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Royal Jelly Extract, Panax Ginseng Extract, Red 4, Red 33, Yellow 6

Even though there is no glycerin in this, because it is highly scented, you would probably not want to wash your naughty bits with it.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
    • Mood enhancer
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Skin

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

I wouldn't consider this wash thick nor thin; it's about a medium consistency. Though still very much like your average body wash. It is smooth and slick with no grains or textures at all. It pours easily from the bottle and will run down skin or even a wash cloth. After washing with it, it rinses away completely and does not leave skin feeling greasy or sticky.
    • Creamy
    • Slick
    • Smooth

Taste / Aroma

One word of warning: if you do not like the scent of musk, then you will not like "The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in" fragrance, for that is exactly what it smells like. The product itself is quite strongly scented. During a bath and shower, it quickly filled my bathroom with the scent of musk. The scent also clung to my skin for some time. If you are highly scent sensitive, this may not be the product for you. I do have some scent sensitivities, but I like the smell of musk and this product gave me no headaches at all.

As always, this is an external use product only, do not ingest. I didn't taste this, neither should you.
    • Smells good
    • Strong smell

Performance

This product worked rather well as a body wash in the shower. I didn't need a large amount of it and it lathered adequately. It rinsed away completely and left my skin smelling like musk for a few hours. However, as a bubble bath, I had to use a large amount of the product to produce a nice layer of bubbles. Even though I personally love to play with bubbles while in the bath, they lasted me for quite some time. After 30 minutes, I had about half the amount I started with. Even after 45 minutes (and much bubble killing), I still had a nice amount and was even able to agitate up some more. Though I do consider this compensation for the amount of product I had to use to get those bubbles. After draining the water, there was no residue left in my tub either.

Another word of warning: if you have pristine white washcloths (and want to keep them that way), you may wish to use "The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in" scented gel on your hands or a bath pouf. After reading Badass's awesome review on this particular scent, I squirted this on a white washcloth (like she did). It did leave a pinkish mark on the washcloth (even after some scrubbing under running water). Though, after tossing it into the washing machine, the pink did come out. Just be careful, though; either use dark colored washcloths (or ones you don't mind if the stain doesn't come out), or your hands or a shower pouf.

Bubbles!
Red water
Washcloth test
After scrubbing and rinsing
In the above photos, you can see bubbles! This also tinted my bath water red, which was fun. Below that is the product on a washcloth. I personally love the deep red of the product, but as you can see in the last photo, it left a pinkish mark on my washcloth after scrubbing it under running water. However, it did completely come out in the washing machine. Though you should still be careful if you don't want to chance staining your own washcloths.

How much one bath required
In this photo, you can see how much product I had to use to get a nice amount of bubbles for a bath; from where the product line is to the bottom of my index finger.
    • Long lasting

Packaging

Not Soap Radio's Bubbles and Shower Gels all come in clear plastic bottles that hold 12.17 fluid ounces of product. The color you see in the bottle is the actual color of the product. "The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in" is a deep red. The bottle itself is soft and squishy, enabling you to easily squeeze the product from it. It has a black flip top lid that also completely screws off.

The front label lists the name of the product, the manufacturer, and scent name. The back label lists some brief (humorous) information about the particular scent you have chosen, along with instructions for use and the ingredients. Not Soap Radio also provides their website address and toll-free number and a statement that a portion of their sales for the product will go to 365 Birthdays, a non-profit organization that serves at-risk children.

The packaging is certainly discreet; there is nothing that screams "SEX" and it would make a nice addition to a gift basket. The bottle could also be traveled with as it is not very large, though you'll definitely want to place it into a plastic bag to prevent leakage or just transfer some of the product into a small travel-friendly bottle.

Bottle front
Bottle back
Flip top lid
Size comparison
In these photos, you can see the front and back of the bottle along with the flip top lid and a size comparison next to a 32 fluid ounce Powerade bottle.
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Easy to use / dispense

Special Features

Though "The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in" scented wash is labeled as "pheromone activation", I saw no actual synthetic pheromones in the ingredients. I'm assuming that the pheromone description is attributed to its musk scent.

Experience

Originally, I had intended on trying "The Phoenix" scented wash because there were no reviews for it and I was curious about how it smelled. Checking out Not Soap Radio's website, they list that one as a cucumber-citrus blend, and I do not like cucumber scented items. So I got "The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in" instead. The website lists this scent as ginseng and passion. When I first received the product and unscrewed the lid to smell it, I felt rather "meh" about it because I just couldn't place the scent. After putting it aside then smelling it again, I finally picked up the musk scent.

As I said above, if you don't like the smell of musk, you won't like this particular scent. To me, the smell isn't really masculine or feminine... just musk. Thankfully, I do prefer deeper, spicy, musky scents, so I had no problem with it.

It worked well as a shower gel and it lathered adequately. It didn't leave my skin particularly moisturized, but it didn't dry it out either. You can certainly slather on some lotion after using it, though you'll probably want to use unscented or something that will blend nicely with the musk scent. As as bubble bath, I had to use quite a bit of the product to produce a nice, several inch layer of bubbles. But those bubbles lasted me quite some time.

Scent-wise, using it as a shower gel produced the stronger, longer-lasting scent on my skin. While it wasn't nearly as strong as in the bottle (thankfully), my skin definitely smelled like the product for a good 2 1/2 hours. I could easily smell it while sniffing my skin and the scent wafted up to my nose as I moved around. After 2 1/2 hours, the scent faded. I asked someone if they could smell it then and I was told, "I hope you don't want me to guess what that is because I can smell something, but I can't tell what". You could tell that there was a scent on my skin, but not exactly what it was. Using this as a bubble bath left a lighter scent on my skin that lasted just over an hour before it reached that "can't tell what it is" scent.

Overall, I like the product and the scent. I think this is definitely a better buy as a shower gel because using it as a bubble bath requires too much product to make a nice amount of bubbles. Though it still made for a nice, relaxing (and long-lasting bubble) bath. I would recommend this to others who like strongly scented bath products and I personally want to try some of the other scents available.
Follow-up commentary
I still enjoy using this, though admittedly I don't use it very often just because I have so many other body washes I'm trying to use up. Still need tons of this for a nice amount of bubbles in a bath, but that won't stop me from trying out some of the other scents.
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    noway  
    Thanks for the review. Too bad about the parabens tho
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