27 March 2013

Lush Nottingham Bloggers Evening 2013

A picture of Lush Bath Bombs


Last night I was lucky enough to attend a small, intimate beauty bloggers evening at Lush, Nottingham. I popped along for an evening of testing out products, finding out about new products and formulas, and getting to know more about the history of Lush and their products. As a big fan of Lush for over a decade now, this was a really enjoyable evening for me - I love finding out more about brands I adore!


A picture of Lush massage bars


So what's so special about Lush?
Lush is a cruelty free brand who not only produces cruelty free products down to every last ingredient, but also works tirelessly to campaign for new Laws to stop animal testing. Lush products, and all ingredients in their products, are cruelty free and ingredients are sourced from ethical, cruelty free companies. Lush invents their own products and fragrances, making them fresh by hand using as little preservatives and packaging as possible, using only vegetarian ingredients and a lot of their products are also vegan! Lush believe that words like 'fresh' and 'organic' are important, but to Lush they are more than words used in marketing - making them a brand whose strong ethics really focus on fresh, organic and cruelty free products which smell great, look great and feel great!

A picture of Lush solid shampoo bars


When most people think of Lush, they think of bath bombs and strong, seductive, sweet scents. But Lush is far more than pretty bath bombs. They cover every aspect of body care, skincare, hair care and even makeup. Which a huge array of products covering every last bit of beauty you could imagine, there's always going to be something for everyone in Lush!

The event itself was super relaxed - We were told we could go around the store and try and experiment with any of the products we liked, as well as seperate stations being set up around the store for us to get more information on certain aspects of Lush products and try them hands on. There was an Emotional Brilliance area, covering Lush's makeup range, a body care area covering massage bars, body butter bars, shower gels. shower jellies and shower smoothies, as well as body creams and lotions, a perfume area, covering all of Lush's very expansive and unique Gorilla perfume range, as well as general testing spots around the store. 

A picture of Lush fresh face masks


I enjoyed having both of my hands and arms massaged with two different massage bars; Each Peach and Peace, and utterly fell in love with the scent of Each Peace. Whilst getting my hand and arm massages I found out a bit about the Lush fair trade products. Proceeds from each of the fair trade products sold in Lush goes to a specific charity (and that means all the proceeds! minus the VAT) As well as some products helping specific areas and Countries which need it, like the Peace massage bar, other products sold in Lush help the local communities. Such as the Charity Pot which the proceeds from sales of it go to local charities and communities who need it. 

If you're a fan of the Charity Pot, be sure to let your local Lush know which local charities you support, as they love hearing where Lush customers want the money to go and who Lush customers think needs the help the most!

A picture of Lush Gorilla perfume


One range which really caught my eye during the evening is the new Gorilla perfume range. The bottles and displays caught my attention with their bright colours and stand-out, uniquely shaped bottles. So I popped on over to see what they were all about. With 12 scents within the range (two of which are incense scents), each of the bottles are right up my street. With designs not far off of the swinging sixties and everything looking a little bit wild and medicinal, the bottles are beautifully decorated with unusual, unique and hip and happy pictures, each telling a story of the scents they hold inside. My favourite scent was Sun; orange, tangerine and sandalwood, a truly stunning, refreshing scent.

A picture of Lush Sun perfume

I could literally go on and on telling you all about the products I enjoyed testing out, the new products creating a storm in Lush stores and all about the new formulas for some of the products, but we'd be here all day! All of us were lucky enough to be given goody bags personalised to our tastes with products to try out, and I also bought a couple of products on my way out, so be sure to keep an eye out for lots of exciting Lush reviews to come on the blog very soon! I also had a browse of the Lush website before bed and ended up making a cheeky Retro order, which I'll be sure to share too!

Overall the evening was absolutely lovely - A wonderful and enthusiastic team who really knew their stuff, bubbling with information and passion for Lush as a brand as well as all Lush products. I had a truly wonderful, relaxed and fun evening and I cannot thank the Lush team enough. 

A picture of Lush bubble bars

When you're next passing by a Lush, pop in! Try out some products which catch your eye, find something you wouldn't normally go for and give it a go, ask questions - the staff are always happy to help! And if you want to find out more behind the brand and their products, the Official Lush website is full to the brim with brand and product information as well as handy little videos of how products are made and how to use them! You could literally spend a whole night on there (as I did last night!) 
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52 comments

  1. Long life Lush fan, great post. I used to work there, best job I ever had x

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    1. Thanks Nee, I'm glad you liked the post! Oh I bet it'd be lovely to work in Lush :) xo

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  2. Ah this is making me want to goto Lush right now!
    I love their products my fav store by far, fab post love :)

    Claire xx

    Claire does beauty

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    1. Thanks Claire, really glad you enjoyed the post! I've been dying to go back in store and pick up a whole armful of products I'm lusting after since this lovely evening! xo

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  3. I really enjoyed reading this post as i'm a big lush fan! I bought some stuff from their yesterday actually haha

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks Kimberley, I'm glad you enjoyed it :) What did you pick up when you went in? xo

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  4. Awww sounds like it was such a great event, gutted I missed out, would of loved to find out more about Lush. Love your photos xx

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    1. Wish you could have come!! Thank you Abi :) xo

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  5. Looks like a FAB evening !

    http://primeministeroffun.blogspot.co.uk

    xoxo

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  6. I love lush, I'm fortunate to live right near the poole store so I'm always popping in there. The 29 signature scent is gorgeous. xx

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    1. I'd love to visit the Poole store! xo

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  7. I love Lush, the products are AMAZING but the fact it's cruelty free & the business actively campaigns for animals rights is the biggest selling point for me and the reason why I spend so much money in there every payday!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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    1. It's always great to see brands do something to benefit others, but Lush really do go full on out there for their causes which I think is fantastic! xo

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  8. I'm a huge lush fan! I always use their solid shampoos, they seem to last a LOT longer than my regular shampoo and work 10x better, I also love the face masks!

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    1. I adore their fresh face masks :) I have tried most of them now which just a few more to give a go! Which one is your favourite? xo

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  9. Sounds as though you had a great time! I've never been in a Lush store (sorry) because I find the smell that pours out in to the street way to strong and sickly, it really puts me off. You can always smell a lush store before you see it! I'm sure that's what some people love, but for me it's just too much. I might browse online though :)

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    1. No need to apologise :) I know some people can find the scent of Lush stores too over-powering! Everyone is different :) I'd definitely recommend having a look online though, the website is super easy to navigate and full to the brim with lots of information on every single one of their products! Let me know if you decide to order anything :) xo

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  10. I need to get rich so I can buy all of the Lush things!

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  11. I wish I could smell this post through my computer :)

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  12. Lucky lady!! Lush is my go to my my relaxing bath goodies now.. it makes my OH's present shopping alot easier too :)

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    1. I think Lush makes present shopping easier for a lot of people aha :) Esp with their gift boxes! xo

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  13. I love Lush products, they smell amazing and the staff are always so nice in the shops :)
    My favourites are the bath bombs and the BIG shampoo
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I adore BIG, it's one of my absolute favourite shampoos for sure! xo

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  14. I do love Lush, I wish they had more luxurious shower products like they do for baths though. I was heartbroken when they discontinued emotibombs (we don't have a bath and I want some of the smelly fizzy goodness too damnit!).

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    1. I actually have never heard of the emotibombs! Perhaps they discontinued as they may not have been selling well? If you're hoping to see them back again, keep an eye on the Retro section of the website! They may pop them in there one month! xo

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  15. HUGE fan of Lush! Especially love their Face Masks! <3

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    1. Me too! Brazened Honey and The Sacred Truth are my favourites :) xo

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  16. Ah was a great evening :) I had to do a little online shop after as well haha! xx

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    1. Haha, the pair of us ey! It was lovely to meet you Meg :) Thanks for making it a fab evening xo

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  17. I've been left pretty disappointed with the few Lush bath products I've tried, they just don't seem special enough to be worth the money to me. I know I'm in a very small minority there though! I don't know how ppl can work there either, I'd have a constant headache from all the overpowering scents! xx

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    1. I rarely buy the bath bombs - As to me bath bombs seem a touch of a waste. I'd recommend their bath bubble bars and macaroons or bath melts though - Usually a touch cheaper and also get far more uses out of them than a bath bomb! xo

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  18. I went to that exact shop twice last week. Can never walk past Lush without going in.

    xx

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    1. Oohh lovely, did you pick anything up? xo

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  19. Such a good write up Sophia! Was so lovely to see you again! xo

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    1. Thanks Megan :) It was lovely to see you again too! xo

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  20. This makes me even more excited about gmy trip to Lush in 2 weeks for the very first time. The closest store is 2 hours from me, so I haven't had the chance to visit a store yet. Everything looks so pretty! Can't wait to read your reviews on the products :)

    Southern Glamourista

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    1. I hope you will love your visit to Lush! :) xo

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  21. I am so jealous! I love lush...I need a new massage bar!

    sophie - sophxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely try Each Peach, the scent is mouth watering! xo

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  22. I've been recently introduced to Lush Bath bombs and love them but never realised they did half the stuff they do. I will deffo be checking local store out soon

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    1. I am glad to have let you know how much they do then Sarah! :) Let me know if you try anything else from Lush! xo

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  23. wow lucky girl, sounds like a lovely evening. well done you deserve a bit of a pamper xxx

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    1. It was a lovely evening :) Thanks Rose! xo

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  24. This post has made me want to try out everything xxx

    www.simplybeauty123.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Great event view, you're making me wish I lived in Nottingham so I could of went. In case you hadn't realised I'm a huge huge huge Lush fan! Looks like a fab evening.

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.com

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    1. Thanks Amy :) It was a really lovely evening! xo

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