New LUSH Store – Biggest in Australia

This is the 3rd Lush event that I’ve been (SO) lucky enough to be able to attend and it was an absolute blast!

Unless you’re shopping online, there are only two places to get LUSH in South Australia – The CBD store or Westfield Marion. The CBD/Rundle Mall store is known for its small space and crowded isles, and I felt like every time I went in there I’d have to sharpen up my elbows ready to wiggle my way through the crowds. This is no longer an issue with the NEW LUSH store opening up right next door at approx 4 times the size!

The official open date was the 5th of November, however I was lucky enough, along with fellow Adelaide bloggers, to be invited to a media release VIP night on the eve of opening where we got to nosey around the store and check out some lovely LUSH stuff!

The Lowdown

17:45 Casual Chats
With the event starting at 6pm, we made our way to the store a little earlier to have chats and revel in all the excitement brewing from the bloggers. There was a big poster on the wall saying that the store was closed for a media event and we all felt a little bit (A LOT) special – very VIP! As more lovely bloggers rocked up, we all broke off into groups and started milling about by the door.

18:00 The Doors Open
We were briefly greeted and then welcomed in, I was standing in such an awkward position, because I had my back turned to the door, when it was opened, I had to spin around to give attention to who was speaking, but that meant I was super close so when she welcomed us in, I awkwardly stepped through the door to be the first one inside! We were then greeted by another lovely LUSHie and were presented with a gift card to spend in any LUSH store (not just all tonight – although, we all basically did)! I was so in awe of everything, the store was absolutely huge, I kept saying you could run a marathon in here, there was a big dorky grin on my face as everyone welcomed us into the store. There was a large table of cocktail glasses with two drinks on offer (YES PLEASE AND THANKYOU!). They were themed to two of the products on offer by LUSH, I had the “Shoot for the Stars” one and it was delish.. de-lish, de-lush. DE-LUSH!

I wanted to look and touch everything all at once, I was pin balling myself from display to display like a honeybee on the hunt for pollen! I made my way upstairs (with my babes) to the hair care section (cha ching – yes please) to see a demonstration of the shampoo and conditioner bars (something I have had my eyes on for a while). We then did a loop around the rest of the store snapping up pics and catching up with fellow blogger babes.

18:20 Official Welcome
It was announced that there would be an official welcome to the store so we all gathered around, we were welcomed by the director of LUSH Australia and told about the store! It was based off a mix of other stores around the world to optimise space and product placement. The wood used for the displays is all recycled and it actually came from the scaffolding of the SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE – how dang exciting is that! We were then told a bit about some of the things the store had to offer for the night, including cocktails, snacks, a fresh juice stand and a ‘make it yourself’ bath bomb stand, along with product demonstrations everywhere you turned!

18:30 SHOP TILL YOU DROP
We then spend the next hour / hour and a half trying products, getting personalised consultations, chatting to everyone, shopping up a storm and taking selfies galore!

My first stop was back to hair care, I’m going to be travelling in January and wanted some hair care that is compact and efficient to which I was recommended the ‘Acocado co-wash’. To the LOVELY LUSH employee that helped me Alissa? I think her name was or Alisha… Thank you so much. We had been talking throughout the whole night and we made jokes that I was Veruca Salt (from willy wonka) because I was the first one through the door, we had a running joke all night, she was helpful to me and everyone around and just an A+ human being.

After putting nearly every bath bomb in my basket I was ready to take selfies and check out!

The Photos

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…Put it on ice.
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A Star in the making…
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The New Store

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Photo courtesy of the photographer of the night.

Product Demos

The magic of Christmas Bubble bar
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Shampoo and Conditioner bars
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Never mind the ballistics Bath Bomb
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Northern Lights Bath Bomb
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Selfies
friendshipPics: Sarah.

This lot of photos perfectly sums up our friendship. Cute photo, funny faces in the background and then cheesy grins and shame. It doesn’t matter who is in the lead, the other two flanking will generally do that. This is why I love us.

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Haul
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  • Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
  • Butterbean Bath Bomb
  • Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb (I made)
  • Never mind the ballistics Bath Bomb
  • Northern Lights Bath Bomb
  • Avocado Co-Wash
  • Mask of Magnaminty

(Purchased but not pictured – Twilight Bath Bomb – a gift for my mum)

I’ll be doing another post dedicated to the products in due time.

I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone involved. The Kanya and the LUSH team and Kate and Nici from Promote SA. Without their hard work none of these things could happen. I love the Adelaide blogger community, its so nice to feel and be apart of something.

ALSO to the babes that I blog with, it was so nice to see you and catch up, we need to organise some more things!

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LUSH Cosmetics – Christmas Edition!

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As you all know by now, Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you’ve kinda left everything to the last minute (or maybe you haven’t, but you love all things Christmas things). I’m going to show you some of LUSH’s Christmas goodies!

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First up is the ‘Lord of Misrule’ shower cream. Don’t be thrown off by the green colour, I thought I would come out looking a bit like the ‘She Hulk’ after using this but I didn’t so it’s all good! As far as the scent goes its more of an earthy/herbal scent. This would be a great gift for the man in your life or for someone who enjoys the less sweeter scents!

$10.50 / 100g

LUSH’s description: A feast for the senses! Get down and earthy with this mischievous, herbal blend of patchouli, peppercorn and black pepper with an intriguing Fair Trade vanilla sweetness. As you rub this addictive lather all over the body, organic wheatgerm oil provides a nourishing dose of Vitamin E to ensure your skin is on fine (and fragrant) party form. You won’t be the fool after washing with this.

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Now for ‘Santa’s lip scrub’! Its so nice to have a product that smells so good and is kinda edible. On first glance you expect this to be candy cane/peppermint flavour but its actually cola which confused me a little bit. However it is glorious, especially for lovers of the matte lipstick trend. Prep and prime your lips with this baby. Leaves them smooth for lippy and also some holiday kisses (; A little goes a long way with this product.

$9.95 / 25g

LUSH’s description: Prime your pout with this moisturing cola-flavoured lip scrub that leaves your lips buffed and ready for Santa Baby – or any other Lush lip tint or balm. Caster sugar, dates and cherries scrub and soften, giving them a taste of Christmas. Dab a little on and buff, licking off the excess.

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One of the more popular scents from LUSH would have to be the sickly sweet ‘Snow Fairy’ scent and this ‘Fairy Dust dusting powder’ is sure to be a big hit. In the picture you can see how shimmery and glittery it is. It can be used on the skin to add shimmer and the sweet scent of raspberries and musk (in my opinion) I don’t find this as overpowering as some of the other snow fairy products! The smell lasts a decent amount of time on the skin, but even longer on clothes, I rub some of this into scarves and even into my hair. Perfect for the season of family hugs!

$11.95 / 70g

LUSH’s description: All you need is lustre, trust and a little Fairy Dust. Sprinkle this sweet, sparkling pink dust over skin to stay fresh for great big adventures. For dreams that take you past the second star to the right and straight on ‘till morning, you can use it to candy-coat bedsheets too.

 

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This took me by surprise because I didn’t really know what it was. ‘The Magic of Christmas’ FUN is made up of four play-dough like products that you can make anything you want out of them. Make snowmen, santa, hearts, stars or just use it as it. I like to use it in the bath for bubbles and using it on my skin making it so soft! This is a great product for the creative type and it can be used to make a heap of things. Great gift for people with kids so you can make bath time a little bit more FUN!

$9.95 / 200g

LUSH’s description: Build magic tricks with this sparkly FUN kit. You can make playing cards, cup and ball magic tricks and rabbits to pull out of a top hat or go wherever your magical imagination takes you.

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Like the Christmas tree, any LUSH Christmas haul isn’t complete without the angel! The ‘Snow Angel Bath Melt’ is one of my favourite LUSH products. Its sweet and earthy smelling and kind of an ‘all-in-one’ product. Its fizzy like a bath bomb and the bath melt aspect left my skin so smooth! Its covered in micro glitter (environmentally friendly) which is beautiful but it can stick to the skin after the bath is over, and sometimes I have to take a quick shower afterwards which is kinda counter productive. It’s still a gorgeous product and I’m sure you’ll love it!

$9.50 / 120g

LUSH’s description: This spectacular bath time addition offers the fizz of our bath bombs and smoothness of our bath melts. The golden layer slowly melts away leaving a sparkly trail of P.E.T free Lustre giving you a golden glow, all while the Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter leaves your skin feeling moisturised. Complete with the fragrance of Rose Absolute to create a comforting smell to warm you up this winter. 

 

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If you’re into LUSH remember that you can get all your products ‘wrapped’ up in a knot-wrap! Mine came in a gorgeous Rudolph knot wrap! I think its that little something that makes it an extra special gift.

Check out all of the LUSH Christmas Inventions here! I hope you have a great holiday season, stay safe and spend it with the ones you love!

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*These products were sent to me for consideration, but all thoughts are my own as per usual!