LUSH and Oh Deer Sugar HAUL

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for some time, you will know that I love bath products. If you’re a new reader here today, SURPRISE! I love bath products! I recently (Along with my partner in crime – Zoe and partner in life – Kris) went a bit bath crazy in LUSH and Oh Deer Sugar. This little shopping spree was a mixture of ‘happy birthday & welcome home’ from Kris. So, heres the haul, y’all!

 

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I’m always talking about LUSH and how I love their products so Kris took me to my favourite LUSH store in the city. Some of the products are first timers whilst some are repurchases! Here’s what we picked up from LUSH.

Intergalactic bath bomb -$8.95, Blackberry bath bomb -$6.50, Dragons egg bath bomb -6.95, Avobath bath bomb -6.50

A cult classic, the LUSH bath bomb. You’re bound to find one that you like and that suits your sense of smell! We ended up getting another Blackberry one as Kris really liked the scent of it. Its not overly feminine smelling, and its not smothered in glitter. This bath bomb is BF approved!

Foot soak & fancy free -7.95

I’d only been back in the country for a day before this little adventure, and let me tell you, 6 weeks of walking around in boots really did a number on my feet, so I decided to give them a little TLC. Heres hoping this product will help!

Woosh shower jelly, Refresher shower jelly -$7.95 each

SHOWER JELLIES! the perfect mix of fun and science! Kris and I were both intrigued by this product so we picked some up, simple as that.

 

Oh Deer Sugar

“lets go to the place where it looks like food”. Thats Kris’ way of saying lets go to ‘Oh Deer Sugar’. It took me a while to figure it out, it wasn’t until Zoe started to giggle that I knew he’d asked her for help in where to take me shopping.

Coffee and Vanilla energiser body scrub -$19.00

After an onslaught of smells from the afternoon, Kris was hesitant to smell much more. I found this product on the shelf and knew he’s like it! An instant approval! Coffee lovers, keep a look out for this one!

Strawberry and Coconut exfoliator body scrub -$19.00

If you know the smell of an ‘Iced Vovo’ biscuit then just imagine that now because this is what the strawberry and coconut exfoliator reminds me of! Not overpoweringly sweet – I’m looking forward to using this.

Peachy Keen, peaches and cream shower moose -$26.00

It seems like there are peach scented products everywhere these days but that doesn’t bother me one bit, I love the smell, the taste and the colour of peach so as soon as I saw this I knew I had to have it. I love the ‘Shower Moose’ from ODS and can’t wait to try it in peach!
Candy Heart Bubble Bar

We went shopping the day after Valentines Day so there was some really cute themed products around. I instantly fell for these giant candy hearts! Unfortunately there were no more ‘Yes’ ones in stock, otherwise I would have grabbed it too. They smell so good and I can’t wait to use them!

This brings us to the end of the haul but to the beginning of me blogging again. I’ve got a lot I want to accomplish with the blog and I hope you’ll stick with me while I do it!

I’ll be reviewing all of these products so if there is something you’d like to see first let me know in the comments and I’ll bump it up the list.

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BUAxLUSH 1st Birthday Event Recap

If you’re an Australian Blogger and you’re not apart of Bloggers United AU then you are missing out.

I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about Bloggers United AU before, and I bet you all know what LUSH is so to my delight I was invited to a somewhat exclusive event involving two of my favourite things! Bloggers and Bath goodies!

If you want to read about other BUA and LUSH events just click those links!

To save this post turning into an Oscars acceptance speech, I’ll get the “Thank you’s” out of the way now. A MASSIVE thank you to LUSH Marion for having us and a sincere heartfelt thank you to Bloggers United AU and especially our state reps Kate and Nici. They’ve done so much to unite the Adelaide bloggers and as corny as it sounds I actually feel apart of something. *play the music* I’d also like to thank: Jesus, my mum and all of you lovely people, WE DID IT!

The Event:
We were welcomed by the team at LUSH Marion some of whom I recognised from the previous event (they even recognised lil’ ol’ me) and I was complimented right away on my lipstick. (Jeffrey Star’s Blue Velvet). As I mentioned before, the event was somewhat exclusive the numbers were set by the store (so I’ve been told) and I think there would have been 15 of us in total. There was a lovely LUSH lady writing out name-tags for us as we entered. BEST. IDEA. EVER. I recognised nearly everyone from their blogs and instagram feeds but I couldn’t remember their actual name! (for some). It was mingle time and that meant PHOTOS!

Photo Credit: ChurchHill Photography

I got to hang out with these two gorgeous ladies! To the left is Ren from Ren Nay, super lovely lass, and to the right is über babe Zoe from Zoesbeautyescape.

Photo Credit: Zoe

The lighting in the store was great for products but atrocious for photos. The lights are all warm and most of them are down-lights. This meant we were all quite orange toned and horrid shadows were cast across our faces. Never the less, the selfie spree continued! This time bringing in Steph from Howtogirl.net. It was so nice to finally meet her after talking through instagram so much!

Photo Credit: Zoe

I was so happy to finally get a chance to use the big ‘Adelaide Event’ cut out after seeing it so much at the BUA event back in Feb.

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It was now time for the talks! Each time there is a LUSH event they (obviously) tell you about the company. I find it fascinating to know all the different ingredients that are in the LUSH products. We had a short talk from each of the staff about certain products, learning all kinds of facts!

Products mentioned were, Bananas, Avocado, Honey(cute pic coming up), Roses, Almonds, and even Potatoes!

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Photo Credit: ChurchHill Photography

As we were passing around the honey to smell, Ren was clearly too keen and kept my fingers captive. I was just scared I was gonna drop it. :/

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Photo Credit: ChurchHill Photography

The super kind and knowledgable team from LUSH Marion! You guys are great!

The Hunt:
Once the talk was over, it was time for a little competitive fun. We all teamed up (I was with Ren and Zoe) and we were each given a list of products to find – scavenger hunt style!

Photo Credit: ChurchHill Photography

Zoe and I deep in thought reading ingredients.

Photo Credit: ChurchHill Photography

“Hey girls, look like you’re searching but you can’t find the stuff” Well, we can’t take artistic direction.

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Photo Credit: ChurchHill Photography

Someone obviously has to win, and in the end it was the Steph and Felicia – from thebeautyandthegeekau! Celebratory selfies, winners are grinners girls! These two were on fire when it came to the scavenger hunt, they won by a tie breaker. Great effort!

Shopping Time:
Once the Scavenger hunt was over we had free reign over the store to shop till we dropped! It was really good to get time to wanter through LUSH it’s always so busy! But because there was just the small group of us, we had time with the staff to get a decent consultation if we needed and they were more than happy to offer any advice. Last event I picked up some shampoo and conditioner because at the time, my hair was beyond dry! But since cutting my hair I haven’t needed the extra care, so I decided to go with some skincare instead! I’ll be doing a seperate post about my LUSH Haul! So keep your peepers peeled! I do have to say thank you to Tom for helping me and for being super honest about what products to get. (:

Zoe stealing the focus of my super artistic product shot!

Sunny side bubble bar out shining me with its fleeky highlight.

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Photo Credit: Zoe

Its just not right unless you smell everything!

Once we’d finished shopping, it was time for some last minute silly selfies! We took the opportunity to selfie with the BUA board. We got caught mid selfie by the photographer so the next two shots are like ‘Selfie-Ception’.

Photo Credit: ChurchHill Photography
Photo Credit: ChurchHill Photography

It was so nice to have a photographer there, taking great group shots etc, so we didn’t always have to be holding phones, cameras and trying new products.

Forever in the search for good lighting! The last few snaps and that was it!

This is now the background on my phone: ❤

I’m so glad to be apart of a group of likeminded people. I’m so excited to network and attend future events.

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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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My First Blogger Event! LUSH MARION

NEW Marion LUSH Store!

I would like to say, THANK you to the Marion LUSH store for this awesome opportunity, you guys are great and I hope more things like this happen in the future!

LUSH has opened a new store in the Westfield at Marion (Adelaide, SA) and I was lucky enough to get a look! On Friday the 14th of August, myself and a number of other Adelaide beauty bloggers were invited to an after hours blogger event. The only other Lush store in South Australia is the one in Adelaide City itself so it was high time to get a new one! To be honest, I buy the majority of my Lush products online, simply because the city store is ALWAYS packed. The new Marion store is around the same size, if not maybe a little smaller, however they’ve used the space to their advantage. The space has quite high ceilings and the shelves almost reach the top; this is optimal for storage and also a good display of products. BATHBOMBS AND SOAP AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE!

 

As far as actual product displays I think they’ve done a pretty good job, this is pretty standard of LUSH, they always have gorgeous displays. I love the look of the wooden shelving and cupboards. Its earthy and natural looking which is totally ‘Lush’. The use of the glass bowls for displays make it seem like the products are floating, there is nothing blocking views or stealing the focus from the products. I think that if the containers weren’t transparent the store would feel a lot more crowded. Smart thinking Lush!

As this was an event, there was some food provided. All the food was vegan, which I am not, but I eat a lot of vegan/vegetarian meals and I’m not gonna say no to free nibbles! The food was delicious, there was some kind of pumpkin/curry puff. I miss it just thinking about it.

The structure of the event was really easy and natural, and it was so enjoyable. I was there with my bestie and fellow beauty blogger Sarah, aka Pastelsparkes and we went roaming around together. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by one of the nicest people on the planet. Her name is Casey and we just started chatting like we’ve known each other for years! All of the employees at the Marion Lush store were SUPER NICE! I feel like we’re all best buds now. We were officially welcomed by Kanya – the PR coordinator; Another super nice human being! She gave a little speech and told us all about the company of Lush and I took away so much information about the company that I didn’t know. I had no idea how charitable and environmentally friendly they were! Its amazing! After the speech we were notified of three ‘stations’ around the store. The first was a product creation demonstration, the second was all about the charity pot and the third was demonstrating the massage bars!

Sarah and I first went to the station all about the Charity Pot. We got to sample the product and we were told everything about the grass roots charities that Lush supports. All the money from sales of a charity pot go to the certain charity. I thought that was really cool. The left most image from the picture above, you can see the charity pots and the scarves that are the ‘Knot Wraps’. We were shown how to tie them a few different ways. The knot wraps are something that I love the idea of and if I ever buy a Lush gift for someone, I’ll get them wrapped in the knot wrap.

 

The second station we went to was the massage bar demonstration. The person giving the demonstration was Casey, the girl we first talked to when we walked in. She offered each one in the group a selection of massage bars and we were all shown how to use them. You can see the demonstration in the top right corner of the image above. The massage bars are such a great idea and by the looks of it, something that will last a long time. The product melts into your hands with your body heat and thats all you really need for a section at a time. I would like to explore the range a bit and find one that I love so I can always use it!

The third station was the product creation demonstration, but because this was our last stop, we missed the demo, but also because it was our last stop, we had the rest of the time to talk to the girl who did the demonstration about what she’d made. Her name was Akira and she was so lovely, she showed us step by step how to make the ‘Angles on Bare Skin Cleanser’ and also told us all about the fresh ingredients etc that go into the product. She was also nice enough to give Sarah and I each a hair consultation. When I found out that I would be going to Lush, I knew I wanted to pick up some hair care items. We chatted for about half an hour about products specific to our hair type, the hair care products that lush has to offer and things that she personally recommends. I didn’t feel like I was being sucked into a sales pitch at all and I was so happy with her suggestions. It was at this point that Kanya came around and told us we could pick out an item from the store that we could take home with us. After the amazing hair talk with Akira, I knew I was bringing home something from that, she recommended the Rehab Shampoo and said for me to get the biggest bottle because it was a gift. I didn’t even think about that, I was going to grab the small one because that is the one she was showing us in the demonstration. I also picked up the Retread Conditioner and paid for that with my own money. I look forward to trying them out and I’m sure I’ll do a review once I’ve used the products up.

Along with the free product of our choice, we were also given a little goodie bag full of samples that I cant wait to try, including the Angles on Bare Skin Cleanser that was made in store that night.

The free gift (rehab) and the conditioner I purchased (retread) and the goodies we got to take home.

I would like to thank everyone at the Lush store Marion for being so wonderful and informative, especially Akira, Casey and Pamela! ❤ An extreme special thanks goes out to Kanya for running the event.

Honestly, this was such a great night and because of this I’m sure I’ll be shopping at Lush and referring my friends to Lush for ever now!

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