Friday, 11 July 2014

• LUSH Blogger Event & new product launches •

Receiving an invite to a bloggers event from @LushCambridge on Twitter brewed up an excitement that can 
only be likened to birthday butterflies. 
Scratch that - more like Christmas hyperactivity.

You know, if you've been a reader for a long time (if not, then hi!) that my relationship with LUSH is similar to that of an old friend. I have memories of using the Cupcake face mask at the age of 16 when I was suffering from acne. I can remember needing to relax with a bath bomb when I was 18 and just starting university. Finally, throughout my PGCE year, I was using face masks for my stress break-outs, bath bombs to chill me out, massage bars to clear my dry skin, body butters to speed up the bathing and skincare process and many other products to see me through a very stressful time in my life. Alongside the products, a LUSH store is a familiar and comforting place for me. The staff are genuinely the most warm, welcoming and friendly team I have ever encountered, and that goes for any LUSH store, whether that be Cambridge, Peterborough, Nottingham, Covent Garden, Birmingham, Milton Keynes and the list goes on (my God I've spent a long while hunting down LUSH shops in my time). So in truthfulness, I do adore LUSH and will always be a massive fan of them as a company. If you'd like to read up on more LUSH love, I've written a 3 part series which you can find here, here and here.
Upon arrival of the bloggers event, we were greeted with non-alcoholic Marks and Spencers cocktails - amazing, by the way, and I'm now obsessed (and poor) - and various fruits, chocolates and nut concoctions. We had a lovely introduction to the staff and all introduced ourselves and our blogs. Needless to say, the bloggers that I met are just as lovely in real life as they are in their blogs, and they will be linked below. We had some giggles and then got onto discussions on the LUSH life, their ethos and our personal relationships with LUSH.
We learnt about the new self-preserving range and we felt the new Mask of Magnaminty, which is just as creamy, delicious and effectives as the non self-preserving formula. We then moved onto make up and the Emotional Brilliance game, where we had a great time swatching the products and testing them out. I ended up with Vibrance on my lips and it honestly did not smudge or fade until I got home 3 hours later and had to remove it with a double cleanse. Amazing. And by the way, how pigmented are they?! Some of the more expensive brands should take a leaf out of LUSH's book!
Cupcake face mask making was next on the agenda and we all had a go at pouring and mixing in the ingredients. It's one of my favourite face masks and is brilliant for oily/combination acne-prone skin. You can't get much fresher than actually making the product yourself and using it that same night! My excitement was evident when we were asked who would like to begin making the Comforter bubble bar. My hand shot straight up (as if I were in school) and I was ridiculously enthusiastic to poor in the ingredients, mix them up and mould them into shape. Unfortunately my version of the Comforter is an ugly version, so the LUSH kitchen people shouldn't be worried about losing their jobs to me - but it smelled and performed amazingly, which is the main thing.
Now onto the juicy stuff - the new product launches. LUSH have spent years trying to find a formula for SPF that works and fits in with the ethos of natural, cruelty-free, effective and delicious products. They finally came out with a range that is perfect for this purpose and we were lucky enough to wander the store smelling and trying them all. They've bought out The Sunblock (SPF 30), a solid in-shower sun-screen wash; Million Dollar Moisturiser (SPF 30), a facial moisturiser; Sesame Suntan Lotion (SPF 10), a peanut-buttery scented suntan lotion; and Lifesaver (SPF 30), a cooling and nourishing moisturiser which contains calamine and mint. There are other product launches so if you want to check them out you can visit the LUSH website (you know you want to...)

So, to finish, I had the most amazing time at the LUSH bloggers event with some lovely staff and some amazing bloggers (who will be linked below). It was so much fun chatting to like-minded people who have the same passion as you do, and I can 100% recommend going to any blogger events you can - you find out so much about the products and meet some amazing people. Just to clarify - I was not paid or sponsored to write this post, although I did receive a rather excellent goody bag in which I shall go into detail in the near future.

Definitely check out Erin, Estelle, Charlotte, Aash and Georgi and tell them I said hi!

Have you been to LUSH before? What are your favourite products?
Daniela xo
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16 comments :

  1. Love the lush face masks, defiantly one of my faves from Lush!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love them too, they work wonders! Daniela xo

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  2. I love LUSH! I've only ever tried their bath bombs and shower gels but I've been dying to try out a face mask x

    Lizzie's Corner

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    1. Buy one! Face masks are amazing and I can 100% recommend them! :) The shower gels are to die for too, I love them all. Daniela xo

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  3. That looks like such a lovely evening! I love LUSH products and it would be absolutely amazing to make my own!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. It was a great evening :) So thankful that I was invited to go! Daniela xo

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  4. I'm SO jealous!!!! You deserved that invitation, looks like you had an amazing time!!! xxx

    www.definitelymycupoftea.com

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    1. Aw thank you lovely. I had a great time! I really recommend going to as many blogger events as you can, they're so much fun. Daniela xo

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  5. It looks like you had a really good time. I am going to a Lush event in a few weeks and am really looking forward to it.
    Beautykinguk

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    1. Ooh have fun! It's great :) Daniela xo

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  6. I've nominated you for an Inspiring Blogger Award!

    http://iwishicouldwink.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/inspiring-blogger-award.html

    Faye x

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! Lots of hugs xx Daniela xo

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  7. That is so awesome - what a wonderful experience!

    ☮ ♡ :) melli

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    1. It was :) I was so lucky to be invited! Daniela xo

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