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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My Liebster Award

Now, if you’re not sure what the Liebster Award is, its basically an award set up by bloggers for bloggers to share around some blogs that you love! I’ve been nominated in the past by PastelSparkles, but that was ages ago and since then, I’ve changed blogging platforms etc.

This time around I’ve been ever so kindly nominated by Kattoday which was so very nice of her.

A little bit about the award: There are different versions floating around the internet, some which mean you nominate 5 people under 3,000 followers, 11 people under 200 followers, your own amount of people under certain amount of followers etc. I’ve decided that because I was nominated under the category: 11 people under 200 followers that is how I’ll go with my nominations.

The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog!
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you.
  3. Give your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers (under 200 followers) to receive this award.
  5. Come up with 11 questions for your nominees and let them know you’ve nominated them!

My answers to Kat’s questions:

  • Why did you start blogging?
  • I started a blog because so many people would ask how I did certain things: hair styles, makeup, cooking, baking etc I decided to write it all down in one place so everyone could look at it. I’m a list maker and chronic diary keeper so blogging is just like that for me.
  • What is your most prized possession?
  • I have a locket necklace that was a gift for my 11th-ish? birthday I think, its nothing special but I wore it for 12 years straight (until the chain broke). I’d be so upset if I lost it. Its not worth anything to anyone other than me.
  • Which of your blog posts are you most proud of?
  • The ones that I put a lot of work into, like photography and editing etc. It always goes that the ones you care about the most, are the ones that don’t do so well, though.
  • What do you admire most about yourself?
  • I won’t let anyone give up. I don’t want regrets and I don’t want regrets for those I care about.
  • What does a normal day in your life look like?
  • snooze button 3 times, running late out the door. Uni or work, home and relax. Constantly talking to friends/family.
  • Number one wardrobe essential?
  • Black skater skirt. Absolute MUST!
  • Best mistake you’ve ever made?
  • Moving out when I was 17. Mistake because it wasn’t the right timing and I lost friendships but its good because I got a taste for independence early and I now know that those people in my life weren’t worthy.
  • What is a piece of advise you’d like to share?
  • People are always going to give you advice – Trust your own instincts first.
  • Drink of choice?
  • Non alcoholic: Juice or water. Alcoholic: Anything with vodka?
  • Beauty product you absolutely cannot go without?
  • Mascara/eyeliner
  • What inspires you?
  • I’m inspired constantly by the world that is around me. Inspiration for posts or inspiration for life I love my surroundings and those in it.

11 facts about me:

  1. I learn/teach myself 3 languages other than English: Spanish, Italian and French.
  2. I get called the human jukebox because I’m always singing/humming.
  3.  I always remember my dreams.
  4. When I was younger I thought I could control the wind – like I was a magical wind witch. (I still think I can sometimes) 😉
  5. Potatoes and Juice are two of my most favourite things.
  6. When I was younger I wanted a dragon. I still want one.
  7. I love to travel. Hopefully I’ll be heading back to Italy soon!
  8. I am the most motivated and lazy person all at the same time.
  9. I can open my eyes underwater without anything protecting them.
  10. I’m scared of losing my memory.
  11. When I was younger I would write backwards and in mirror image, the teachers thought there was something wrong with me, but I knew what I was doing – I didn’t want anyone to copy my work.

My questions for my nominees.

  1. Do you think you could survive in a Zombie apocalypse?
  2. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
  3. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  4. Would you rather breathe underwater or be able to fly?
  5. Would you rather have a ‘rewind’ button in life or a ‘pause’ button?
  6. A night in prison or a night in a haunted house?
  7. What is the first thing you reach for when you sit down to do your makeup?
  8. What made you want to start a blog?
  9. Special talent/party trick?
  10. Talk to animals or speak every known language?
  11. Would you rather have no internet for a month? or no phone?

My nominees are:

I’m nominating these people because I genuinely enjoy reading their blog, and I hope you do to. 

Thebeautyandthegeekau
Zoesbeautyescape
Elysianlight
Apairofones
Lilelicia’s corner
Rachelbeautystyle
Juskin
Squeezebeauty
IamRockyB
Ellenleighxoblog
Bellezabyvictoria

And thats all my nominees!

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I hope the nominees all fill our the questions because I look forward to reading their answers!

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