Hello Lushies, I do hope you are all well! I feel lots of exciting things have been happening in the Lush community recently, with new products hitting main line and new campaigns in full swing, but also what I can’t help but notice is how many local Lush stores have been closed for a refit. If you are like me, and follow multiple Lush pages across social media, you will have noticed too that store after store has been shutting up shop and staying quiet for a couple of weeks, which brings me onto todays post…
Today I am going to be telling you all about the awesome bloggers event I was invited to Thursday night that was hosted by Lush York (my local Lush) to celebrate the re-opening of their newly refurbished store. (After a 3 week closure!)
As a hard core Lushie myself this closure has been both positive and negative. It has meant that for three weeks, I have had no reason to head into town and spend all my wages, (positive, definitely) but on the other hand, it has left me waiting eagerly, firstly to see what on earth Lush have been doing to be closed for so long, and secondly, impatiently wanting to pick up the wonderful new products I have seen plastered all over Instagram that have (for the majority) been available to buy in other stores for the past few weeks.
*Disclaimer – this post is super long but I have put it into sections and different headings so feel free to just read the parts relevant to you.*
Process: bloggers events, being invited & purpose of event
So onto the main event (literally)…Lush often do these blogger nights/parties where bloggers and vloggers are invited to have a sneak preview of whatever Lush are wanting to focus on. For example Lush Leeds Spa had an event showcasing their spa treatments, Exeter showcased their naked products, and Lush Lakeside held a bloggers night before the launch of the mothers day products. This is in the hope that bloggers attending will spread the message wider and promote it to others.
See, Lush as an organisation do not pay for any advertisement other than their website – this is why you will never receive a Lush Cosmetic flier, experience internet pop-ups, or see them on the TV, or radio. They solely rely on word of mouth and their customer base raving about products in reviews and blog posts – a bit like this one. As a thank you to those that do this regularly, Lush reward them in certain ways, being invited to exclusive events, being pampered by staff, and even receiving free Lush products!
This particular event was a two hour session focused on the refit of Lush York itself, but also showcased the exclusive new products that would be hitting the shops for the first time this week. Of course, as I have only really been blogging myself for the past 6/7 months, this was my first ever bloggers event which was very exciting, knowing it was not only for Lush my favourite organisation, but for my local branch.
The process itself was super quick and friendly, Lush advertised the night on their Instagram page, which is how I found out about it, I gave them a quick email explaining that i have a lush dedicated blog and Instagram profile with links to both pages, and Jasmine, trainee manager at York emailed me back within a couple of days offering me a VIP invite to the event. It really was that simple. Of course Jasmine gave me a starting time (6:30pm) but other than that the event was to be a total mystery and surprise to me which filled me both with excitement and nerves…
When I arrived I saw people standing outside chatting, it was the other bloggers! To my delight there was no awkwardness at all, and all the nerves quickly left my body. I joined the group and started talking straight away – people had travelled from all over, and I was surprised to hear that actually most bloggers were not Lush enthusiasts, rather their pages were open to beauty in general, and life style posts. This made me feel a number of ways 1) I am a Lush obsessed freak right now, people are asking questions about products and the store that I already know 2) that I was in my absolute element! 3) comfort in the fact I knew unlike some of the other bloggers there, after the event I would be in my pjs and in bed very soon without the hassle of any travel! (Always a bonus in my eyes)
Refit information and thoughts…
Once a small crowd of I reckon 15-20 bloggers had formed outside of the store, Lush perfectly on time opened their door and greeted us with big smiles, lovely drinks, and vegetarian cakes! Immediately I was taken back by how unrecognisable the store was in comparison to the way it had looked just weeks before. The layout made the shop look so much bigger both in depth and width, there were contrasting lights starting dark with black flooring to the bright lights at the rear with white tiling across the walls and beige wood under the foot. It was brilliant to say the least!
Now, for those of you that haven’t had the pleasure of visiting, Lush York is fairly small in comparison to some of the Lush stores I have visited across the country – and although I absolutely loved the store as it was, it did always feel a little cramped even when it wasn’t so busy, so I’m sure you can imagine, Lush at Christmas time being a little claustrophobic in York, but gone are those days, because the layout has completely changed!
To help you visualise…before the refit everything was very straight and parallel, the soaps and facemask table being the centre piece, with product displays and their co-ordinating storage cabinets sticking out underneath. In comparison Lush have now used up corner space, made displays higher, and have managed to bring most things to a side, making for a surprisingly large amount of floor space and room to move around the different areas of Lush showcased, and importantly (for me being afraid of large crowds) allowing for a much easier task of manoeuvring around the many customers you would ordinarily have to battle with in order to get your hands on the product you came in for. In another blog post about a different Lush store a girl had mentioned that the new layout almost made it clear that there was a start and end, making it easy for customers to walk around the shop and make a visit to each individual display rather than being overwhelmed by the products taking over every area of the store. This is a comment that describes the new refit at York perfectly.
Whilst I was browsing, one of the lovely sales assistants Shola explained that with the refit came the anticipation of customers asking where everything was for weeks.
Currently (another visual to speed up your search) as you walk in the gifts, bubble bars, soaps, shower gels, jellies, Gorilla perfumes and hair care are all to the right (and in that order) to the left you will find knot wraps, toothy tabs and lip care, skin care and to the back, you find what I like to call the miscellaneous – so massage bars, body conditioners, scrubs, shaving creams, and deodorants!
The closest to a centre piece is now the bath bomb display. Quite fitting considering this is the area Lush are primarily known for. However, I am not yet convinced as to whether this is a good or bad move.
Of course it makes sense for them to be in a position that is eye catching to customers as Lush’ co-founder Mo Constantine actually invented the bath bomb, but you have to consider…just a few weeks back the bath bombs were positioned by the door, meaning they were likely to catch the eye of passers by that maybe hadn’t intended on coming in – it also meant that the classic Lush aroma was being pumped out onto the streets of York quickly. Now it is the gifts that have taken their place near the door, and i don’t really know why – but my guess would be to create the most space possible, as the bath bomb cabinets have now being put away making more room for people to get into the shop.
This change is perhaps most telling that in design Lush have tried their very hardest to be accessible to all, despite not being able to have a ramp installed outside of the shop so regardless of whether this draws more or less customers in, i can only commend them for it.
A demonstration table has also been implemented near the back of the store, this to me is perfectly positioned for those in need of a hiding place when shopping becomes a little too much, but also perfect for staff to give customers the best consultation possible particularly over skin care products which it has cleverly being placed next too.
For me, it was this small but thought through implementation, the new perfume display and the fact bubble bars and bath bombs had been separated that i loved the most about the refit, and i’ll tell you why…Having a table put away neatly in the corner at the back means staff are able to freely sit down with customers and give them the time needed to receive the best consultation possible, it also means that customers feel able to sit and take a breather whereas before, this was not the case. Lush had seats of course, but they had just been thrown under the facemask table that as I mentioned, had previously been in the middle of the shop floor, meaning on a busy day, people would be fighting to get past, making for a not so relaxing experience at all.
The perfume display was amazing, just beautiful. This layout had been showcased at the Lush Summit earlier in the year and I was lucky enough to see it then, but actually forgot that they were trying to implement them across Lush stores until I saw it on Thursday. Now, before, the perfumes at Lush York had been near the gifts and on a table alone – often unmanned. I actually passed by them so many times and never bought one, or even thought to stop and look despite me knowing how great and unique they were. The display just did nothing for me, but when I attended this event, it was actually one of the very first things I noticed in the store – a real improvement I would say as it has been put to the side and not rear of the shop. Something I reckon will really have an impact on customers accessing and discovering the wonderful array of gorilla perfumes!
Finally, the distinction between bubble bars and bath bombs. Ok, so i perhaps did not photograph these displays very well but to explain – as you now walk into Lush York all the bubble bars are scattered across the wall on the right, it is the second display from the door after gifts, whereas the bath bombs are just off centre on their own table in wooden boxes. Now, can I just take a moment to explain how much easier this will make shopping at Lush, particularly for new customers. I cannot tell you how frustrating it is seeing someone post on Instagram a video of them dropping a bubble bar into an already full tub of water expecting it to fizz as a bath bomb would, then complaining that it was a waste of money and sending abuse to Lush WeCare (UK online support team/customer service) because seriously, guys, they are not the same thing! I can completely understand the confusion because they are both colourful, have great designs are naked in terms of packaging, smell wonderful and are often sat together on display, but they couldn’t be more different in terms of performance. A bath bomb will fizz and explode glorious colours almost immediately as they hit the water, bubble bars take a little more effort. I personally crumble them into a sieve or tea strainer before shaking it under a hot tap for it to deliver bubbles, or i will break a piece off sprinkle a little on the tub floor and blast the shower head over it – whatever way works for you, I, and every other Lushie, promise, the bubble bars will not perform well if you treat them as bath bombs – so the separation of the two will hopefully mean that staff can very easily direct customers to the right place, and avoid any potential confusion and disappointment.
Good thinking York!
Now, onto the fun part…the new products hitting shops!
Throughout the night, as we were free to roam around the shop, taking photos, talking to other bloggers, and trying out products, certain staff members would call us over to watch a demonstration of a new exclusive product. (every 10-15 minutes or so) This was a time dedicated to that product alone, where we learnt about the inspiration behind a few, the benefits of particular ingredients, what products they were similar to in terms of scent and generally how they look, perform, and are to be used. With each demonstration a staff member stood at the front and demoed it in a bowl (if it had been a bath product) or directly on another blogger (if it was skin care) whilst the rest of us stood around the focal point, were given the product at each end to pass around feel, smell, and have a closer look. It was all very interactive and personal!
So here is what I learnt and what you can expect from each new product showcased. Granted if you are a Lushie, you will have probably seen these products in stores already but hopefully the information I give will help you, and new customers, decide what to buy the next time!
Scrubee Body Butter
“If you are lazy this is the product for you.” (Shola – Sales Assistant)
So first up, is ‘Scrubee’ something Shola described as the perfect product for the lazier type of bather. This is because as a body butter with a twist, it works to intensely moisturise and hydrate the skin, whilst also exfoliating the body and removing any dry dead skin cells you may have inevitably gathered up over time, reducing the pain of having to moisturise after dipping in a long bath or having a quick shower. Saving time, and money as the product promises to buff and polish the skin at the same time.
Background – Scrubee was actually launched this year at the Lush Summit and was brought into shops as part of the glorious Easter collection a couple of months ago before being discontinued with the rest of the collection. However after going down a storm with pretty much…the whole Lush community, myself included, Lush have decided to bring this product back to the shop floor. YAY!
It is going to be £6.95, but boy is it worth that pretty hefty price tag, as it looks like a cute little buzzy bee, and lasts ages! (providing you don’t leave it in the sun – because although it looks like butter won’t melt, it really does, trust me with this one!)
Filled with richly moisturising fair trade shea butter, which is easily absorbed (as it contains Oleic Acid – a saturated fatty acid highly compatible with the sebum naturally produced by our skin) – this product is bound to nourish the skin, and as a carrier ingredient will also help the skins absorption of the other active ingredients present. Such as Honey, a humectant – great for attracting moisture from the air and retaining it, Bergamot oil, that works to clear the mind and encourage a sense of wellbeing with its elevating citrus aroma, and Coconut oil which is supposed to give a natural balance to the skin and reduce symptoms of eczema. I find that the real treat of this product however comes from the mix of ground almond and coconut shells which work to gently exfoliate the skin in a much softer way than a body or sugar scrub would, making it perfect for those with sensitive tendencies.
Sharing its scent with the Honey I Washed the Kids range at Lush, this product has a lovely sweet honey, and nutty aroma with a gentle citrus tinge, and I can truly say it works a dream especially if you sprinkle it with warm water before use, as this will speed up the melting process of the butters, making it just right to glide and smooth over the body.
Sales Assistant Shola, demonstrated this product and made sure to link it with the pre-wrapped ‘Honey’ gift set available from all Lush stores for £24.95. As of this year, this gift will contain a 120g bar of Honey I Washed the Kids soap, Honey Sugar lip scrub, a 100g bottle of It’s Raining Men shower gel, and the Honey I Washed My Hair solid shampoo bar all of which share the same, or very similar scent to what Scrubee presents.
Sleepy Body Lotion
“It’s my absolute favourite thing in the world.” (Emma – Visual Merchandiser)
Moving on from Scrubee, we were shown ‘Sleepy’. This is a body lotion that was released for the first time last year as a Christmas exclusive. Sharing its glorious scent with Twilight, this sweet lavender vanilla concoction definitely became a firm favourite of mine after first use. So when I heard the rumors that it would be returning to stores, acting as a staple product, I was filled with joy and excitement as it meant I could happily use up the pot I had been storing in my bathroom for months as a provision in case it never made its rightful return! (It’s a Lushie thing…)
So, on the night, it was Visual Merchandiser, Emma that demonstrated the product – she explained that the Twilight scent was her absolute favourite thing in the world, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that didn’t resonate with many of you Lushies reading.
Twilight is a much loved scent family at Lush, of course there is the Twilight bath bomb on the regular line, Mr Sandman Dusting Powder (that made an appearance last year) Twilight Shower Gel + Twilight Body Spray (both Oxford Street exclusives) and of course now Sleepy that falls under this category.
In terms of ingredients, this lotion reaps wonderful benefits. Starting with its Oatmeal infusion base which is soothing, gentle and has anti-inflammatory properties. Almond oil that has a conditioning effect on the skin, and is moisturising, packed with vitamin E, and regarded as having special healing powers and protecting soothing properties. Followed by a number of butters and essential oils (Cocoa, Shea, Jojoba oil, and Tonka) that hydrate, restore and nourish the skin.
Of course for anyone that has smelt and used the product before, you will know Lavender is also a key component of Sleepy. Incorporating lavender water, flower infusion and oil, this lotion is balancing and calming – ideal for irritated and sensitive skin, and as the title suggests, it is also great at aiding restful sleep. Known widely for its soothing effect on the mind, it is lavender, in its many variations, that makes this lotion perfect to use before bed.
I personally love this lotion, and bought two big pots of it when it was in stores over Christmas so I will definitely be making a repeat purchase the next time I pop into York – as it is softening, gentle, calming, has a wonderful scent that lingers on the skin and if that wasn’t enough, the lotion itself is lilac colour with a lovely sprinkling of lustre on the surface to finish. It’s a real treat, and could be just the remedy you are looking for to catch up on some sleep!
Now, for anyone interested in the products I mentioned just before, that fall under the twilight scent family please be sure to check out Lush’ ‘Relax’ gift set. This is one that was highlighted by Emma in her demonstration that for £19.95 contains A French Kiss bubble bar, Twilight Shower Gel, Butterball Bath Bomb and Ceridwen’s Cauldron Bath Melt – products that come together to create the perfect combination for those in search of a relaxing bathe. (To be followed up by Sleepy body lotion of course!)
Metamorphosis Bath Bomb
“Lush wanted to create something different.” (Claire – Manager)
Ah, doesn’t this one just sound brilliant already. ‘Metamorphosis’ what a lovely name. Meaning of course, ‘a big change.’
This is a term used predominantly in science to explain the biological process animals go through after birth – for example an egg, to lava, pupa, adult to butterfly!
The idea behind this bath bomb came from a guy called Hall. He met with some of the Lush team and told them that his connection to the song ‘Dawn of the Great Eastern Sun,’ had given him great comfort in light of the passing of his grandfather.
Odd way in i know but stick with it.
The song opens on a bird song, then progresses into softly delayed guitar, which gives the feeling of warmth, movement, progress and change. A Metamorphosis. So Gorilla Perfumers Mark and Simon Constantine thought they could do something with this. They believed they could visually represent the movement, and warmth through the changing of colour within a bath bomb and the changeover of fragrance between the outer and inner layers. So this is exactly what they did.
Metamorphosis, at first glance is grey, with a generous sprinkling of lustre and markings on top that look almost like tyre tracks. Very different to what Lush have ever put out before. Immediately, you would think that once the bomb hits the water, that you would be bathing in something similar to black ink. However, as Lush are just brilliant, this is not the case – cleverly as the bath bomb evolves in the water, it spirts out an array of lovely multicolour shades, yellow, pink, green and orange. The Butterfly, as supposed to the Egg in this case.
For £4.25, the ballistic incorporates Black Pepper Oil, a warming, stimulating oil with a distinctive aroma – sharp, and spicy. Cinnamon Leaf Oil, which again has that warming effect on the body a woody, spicy scent and stimulating qualities used to fight fatigue and mood. Finally Myrrh Resinoid – a fantastic antiseptic, astringent and oil with soothing qualities – such as being anti-inflammatory and a wonderful aid to promoting the speedy recovery of wounds.
As I hope you can see, this bath bomb is highly beneficial, and smells to me half like the incredibly popular – Lord of Misrule, and half like the New solid shampoo bar, or 93,000 miles shower jelly. Very spicy, and earthy.
Yellow Submarine Bath Bomb
“You can smell the coriander it’s an odd ingredient.” (Jasmine – Trainee Manager)
Next we were shown something completely brand new. Yellow Submarine.
Now, as I will annoyingly keep mentioning throughout this post, i did attend the Lush Summit this year, and it was there that i was fortunate enough to meet and talk to the inventor of this product! She was so intriguing. Standing in the exclusives room, we spoke to me about the inventors team, (which is made up of only 8 people!) what it was like being a part of Lush right from the start when it was just them and Mark, and of course, explaining the idea and creative process behind Yellow Submarine.
So, she told me that the idea of Yellow Submarine had been brought to the attention of the team two years ago! She explained that she had wanted the bath bomb to glide across the water, and kind of symbolise a boat crossing the water into the sunset, that classic movie ending scene – but every time she had reformulated it, it still just would not co-operate. This happened to the point where she was going to give up on the idea, and she actually did for about a year, until something finally clicked. Endless baths, colour and scent testing were endured until finally she felt it had been perfected and finally, in fabulous timing for the 50th year anniversary of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – this bath bomb has been released and is available to buy in stores!
Of course, i have mentioned the Beatles because of their incredibly catchy, number one hit ‘Yellow Submarine.’ This was released in 1966, and has gone on to be almost iconic…particularly in Liverpool – where this bath bomb has now being exclusively included to the ‘Hard Days Night’ Spa Treatment.
In terms of ingredients the bath bomb is fairly simple. Starting with Brazilian Orange Oil – an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, and importantly – captures a very refreshing and rejuvenated scent that has been obtained from the peels of an orange. Lemongrass Oil, that has deodorising properties and used in aromatherapy for its reported uplifting and anti-depressant qualities, and lastly, Coriander Seed Oil – which really livens the senses, stimulates the skin and has a sweet, but woody spicy aroma.
For just £3.95 this bath bomb fizzes slowly and quietly, is incredibly foamy – making the bath water incredibly soft and moisturising an floats on the surface before turning a lovely light orange shade created by the mix of yellow and pink. It smells very unique, fairly tropical with a coconutty tinge, and weirdly, to me just smells healthy – if that even makes sense. It’s kind of like Lush bottled and solidified one of those really scrummy smoothies you would find from Wagamamas or Filmore and Union that incorporates fruit and vegetables, and just makes you feel completely rejuvenated. I’m definitely a fan!
Ro’s Argan Gourmet Soap
“It’s kind of squidgy” (Ellie-Rose – Sales Assistant)
Fans of Rose Jam, can I get a ‘hell yes!’ because Ro’s Argan Gourmet Soap has just hit stores and it will have you falling head over heals…
For those reading this feeling a little confused already – Rose Jam is one of Lush’ beloved scent families that Lushies really do go mad for – and this soap happens to fall perfectly under it. Guilty of almost ‘fangirling’ over the scent myself, I must admit, I am very pleased that Ro’s Argan Soap has made its way into local stores, as before, it had always been branded an ‘Oxford Street exclusive.’ As have all Gourmet soaps. But what is it? and what makes this particular one so special?
Well, for starters – the product gets its name from its inventor, Lush’ very own Rowena Bird (co-founder) who created what has gone on to be one of the most recognisable Lush scents. (for Lushies at least)
Packed full of Argan oil – used traditionally as a treatment for skin conditions including acne, this soap is generous in its delivery of antioxidants. It is perfect if you, like me, are often in need of a mind cleanse as the soap incorporates plenty of Lemon oil, an essential oil extracted from the skin of a lemon which will refresh the skin, with antibacterial properties, and brighten its appearance as it contains enzymes that break down dirt, and excess oil!
Of course being under the umbrella term Rose Jam, you would perhaps expect this soap to have elements of rose in its aroma, and yes, it does, in fact it packs a pretty heft rose punch as Rose oil, Absolute and Dried petals are used to create this soap.
In its many forms, Rose is used here for the soothing and balancing properties it exerts as well as for its delicate fragrance which is often used by aromatherapies to lift the mood.
Finally Egyptian Geranium oil is used for its toning and balancing effect on the skin. This oil is a natural antiseptic and astringent – with the ability of evening out the skins colour and oiliness by constricting the tissues to balance sebum production and circulation. Cleverly – the constituents of this particular oil are geraniol, linalool, and citronellal all of which are also found in Rose oil making them the perfect partners in crime!
Now, for those wondering what the difference is between an ordinary and gourmet soap – in simple terms, gourmet soaps tend to incorporate more essential oils and butters than your ordinary bar. For example, Ro’s Argan is made from a pure argan oil soap base obtained from a fruit indigenous to Morocco and hand processed by the village co-operatives in Arganeraie. The consistency and feel to a gourmet soap often tends to be a little different as well, for example, this particular bar feels squidgy, and very soft. From experience it performs most like ‘Respect Your Elders’ once wet, as it alike, has that almost slimy feel to it and zero scrubbiness. I thought it was important to also mention – the soap will lather but not very much at all. This is because it is a non-foaming soap dedicated to moisturising the skin.
If you have never tried a gourmet soap from Lush, or even an ordinary bar of soap, I urge you next time you pop in, to at least walk by and smell the thing! You can’t miss it, as it looks like a big round cake on its own shelf alongside Olive Tree! (Which I will be speaking about next)
As I was able to nab a big chunk of this soap at the Lush Summit in February, i can honestly tell you that unlike many other soaps, this particular one leaves my skin feeling soft, clean, and surprisingly not dry or tight but rather hydrated! It also keeps my hands smelling pleasantly perfumed for hours which is always a bonus I think, because a lot of the time I use soaps I can only smell its fragrance on me when I am physically using the bar, whereas this one lingers. Oh and if you like the scent of this soap (you will, trust me!) there are plenty of regular line products that exhibit the exact same aroma including a bath bomb (Rose Bombshell) body conditioner (Ro’s Argan) and a solid shampoo bar. (Jason and the Argan Oil) So follow your nose to check them out whilst you are shopping – or ask a member of staff, they will know exactly where to direct you!
Olive Tree Gourmet Soap
“It’s similar to the Grass scent and is the only product like it” (Ellie-Rose – Sales Assistant)
Now onto another gourmet soap – Lush you are just spoiling us now!
So this soap is called ‘Olive Tree’ and was actually the first ever product I bought from the kitchen back in 2015, because prior to it recently being released into stores, this soap alike Ro’s Argan has been an Oxford Street exclusive.
So what makes THIS soap so gourmet? I hear you ask…
Well, with Olive oil – thought to be one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world, Green Olives rich in vitamins that nourish the skins outer layer, (and will help to combat sunburn, inflammation and dry skin) , and extra virgin coconut oil, again rich in vitamins + minerals to help sooth dry skin, whilst adding a tropical hint in terms of its fragrance – this soap is bound to create a gel-like lather, leaving skin feeling cleansed and softened.
What is intriguing about this product for me though is the bespoke fine fragrance of petitgrain, rose, and cypress oils that Lush have blended that leave the skin feeling refreshed and balanced, and the mind uplifted.
Because aside from Cypress oil being a natural antiseptic, with antibacterial and stimulating properties – Aromatherapists also believe it can be calming during times of emotional stress, and is said to stimulate feelings of joy and happiness. Whilst Petitgrain Oil, is used to reduce anxiety and to alleviate the feelings of mental fatigue. Brilliant!
Unfortunately this is the only product I didn’t bring home with me. For no reason in particular, I think it must have just missed my attention towards the end of the night so please excuse the lack of pictures – but it is a lovely bright green bar of soap, that is super soft and squidgy, and completely perfect for any of you Lushies out there looking for more earthy scented products!
Other new products to expect this month…
Although the products I have just mentioned were extremely exciting to learn about – I was surprised that within the mix Think Pink and the new Fathers Day range had not been mentioned. So, mainly for the benefit of those new to Lush that don’t know about Think Pink or seasonal products, and in fact hard core Lushies wondering why I haven’t mentioned these new items, here is just a brief summary of what to expect;
- Think Pink – has been redesigned this year for the first time. This is a classic Lush bath bomb that has been in stores from the start. Inspired by Funny Face a 1957 American musical, rom-com film starring Audrey Hepburn, Lush wanted to banish the black, burn the blue and bury the beige with this ballistic – even more so this year apparently as the bath bomb has returned to stores bigger, pinker, and with a whole load more glitter and sparkle!
- Fathers Day Range – for just the second year running, Lush have brought out their wonderfully small but lovely fathers day range recently here in the UK. This includes the returning – Superdad bath bomb, Modfather bubble bar, Dirty styling cream and a range of products under the Smugglers Soul title (a much loved scent at Lush) including a multipurpose cream, face cleanser and solid shampoo bar that top tip – is a two in one shampoo/conditioner a perfect match for dads on the go and in need of a quick clean up! This year we also say hi to a new fathers day product – Stairway to Heaven soap which with an almost fruity and gentle floral aroma is ‘bound to get your dads motor running whether it’s air guitar riffs, power ballad blasting or harmonic orchestra humming that rocks his world.’
A big thank you and how to keep up with Lush York…
Hopefully as you have been reading you have gotten the sense of what was a really fantastic night hosted by Lush York. I definitely had a brilliant time meeting new bloggers, making connections with them and even potential friends, but I also just loved spending my night with the staff that had worked their butts off to get the store in tip top condition before 6:30 despite all odds. Truly, I can say Lush York looks fabulous, the wait was definitely worth it and learning more about and seeing the products in action again was extremely exciting for me as a Lush fan – so I do hope this post, and the attached pictures encourage a few of you to pop in to your local and pick up a few goodies for yourselves.
Thank you to the whole Lush York team for opening up this experience to bloggers, allowing us to see the new store before other staff members and giving up your Thursday night to spend time catering for us all. Not to mention a huge thank you for the massive goodie bag each blogger was given that had individual products in. I received a Metamorphosis Bath Bomb, Scrubee Body Butter, Yellow Submarine Bath Bomb, a tub of Sleepy Body Lotion and (randomly) a tube of Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Mouthwash Tabs!
Thank you all for reading, and once again thank you Lush York. To keep up with the new store follow them here and keep your eyes peeled for campaign and product information, news, job opportunities and coming events that YOU can be involved in;