Monday, 31 August 2015

Lush Summer 2015 Event

A cake date and Lush trip with some of the Southampton Bloggers, what more could you ask for? Luckily, that was exactly what I got to do this past Thursday. We were invited into Lush Southampton to preview the new Summer Collection, and to celebrate the long-anticipated arrival of some of the Oxford Street Exclusive products – at last!!
Photo credit Lush Southampton
Photo credit Lush Southampton
After a quick stop at Mettricks and a mooch round the shops with the girlies, we headed to Lush for an evening of sniffing everything in sight – admit it, you all do it! On arrival, we were greeted by the Layer Cake bar filled with fruit and drinks, inspired by the new arrival Layer Cake soap. This is a fruity concoction of raspberry, blueberry, wild grape, pineapple and orange juices, and it smells divine – just ask Jess! Once we were introduced to all the wonderful Lush Southampton staff, and given a breakdown of how the evening would run, we were free to wander round, take multiple pictures and of course, smelling all the wonderful products, old and new.
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I headed straight to the haircare. Having recently had some balayage added to my hair, the ends are in need of some love, so I wanted to see what Lush could offer. We were introduced to a variety of products, including Jersey Bounce shampoo, a product similar to the popular Big shampoo, and the Avocado co-wash, which smelt delicious. The solid conditioners especially caught my eye. Lush have released two new conditioner bars – Sugar Daddy-O and The PlumpsThe Plumps combines sea salt, honey, cedarwood, and sandlewood to create a gorgeous fragrance, and a conditioner to add volume to your hair – something we all crave I’m sure. It was the Sugar Daddy-O that caught my eye though, designed to work in conjunction with the Daddy-O shampoo, to brighten and soften hair, specifically blondes. As I mentioned earlier, I have added a bit more blonde to my hair and at times it looks a little dull, so I think I might have to pick up this Daddy-O duo soon! The most intriguing new release, in my opinion, is the new Hot Oil Hair Treatments. These come in three different formulas – DamagedKinky, and Tangled (which is the one I definitely need to get my hands on).
Haircare Heaven
Haircare Heaven
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After getting to know a little about some of the new products, we made our own Creamy Candy Bubble Bars. This was one of my very first Lush purchases, and something that I still repurchase now, so I was really excited! Lush have recently redesigned the recipe for this, making the scent even stronger, always a bonus. I cannot wait to use this, knowing I made it myself – feels like a little achievement!
All this goes in to a Creamy Candy Bubble Bar
All this goes in to a Creamy Candy Bubble Bar
Natalie (thefloralrepublic.blogspot.co.uk) made our Creamy Candy mixture.
Natalie (thefloralrepublic.blogspot.co.uk) made our Creamy Candy mixture.
My attempt at making a Creamy Candy Bubble Bar
My attempt at making a Creamy Candy Bubble Bar
Once our Creamy Candy bars were shaped and put away, we were free to browse, and of course, shop! The first thing that caught my eye was The Godmother, a product I was only introduced to on the night. This is a soap with the same scent as Snow Fairy, the Christmas favourite of everyone! I was lucky enough to get my hands on a piece of this from the last block that Lush Southampton had and ever would have, as it has unfortunately been discontinued. Lush Southampton have also received some of the Oxford Street bath bombs that caught my eye when I first took a trip to the London store. I picked up an Experimenter on this trip, on Jess’ recommendation. This multi-coloured bath bomb looks like it’ll be so much fun, and it contains one of my favourite things – popping candy! I also picked up a few older bits – Butterball (one of my absolute favourites), and Sakura.
Once I started shopping, I couldn't stop
Once I started shopping, I couldn't stop
There were so many new items, I was slightly overwhelmed if I’m honest. But I think I can narrow it down to a shorter wishlist.
The Frozen bath bomb - I first picked this up when I visited the Oxford Street store, and I definitely think I need to repurchase it soon.
Frozen Bath Bomb
Frozen Bath Bomb
The Intergalactic bath bomb - this multi-coloured bath bomb looks like it will be so much fun in the bath, especially with the popping candy.
Intergalactic Bath Bomb
Intergalactic Bath Bomb
The Pink Flamingo bubble bar - I love a reusable bubble bar, and the scent of this is just delicious, with it's Fifties-inspired cocktail-esque fragrance.
Pink Flamingo Bubble Bars
Pink Flamingo Bubble Bars
The Rub Rub Rub solid body scrub - I love a good body scrub, especially with my dry skin, and I think putting it in a solid block is ingenious.
Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub
Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub
The Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream - I love the scent of this. You use it and end up smelling like a chocolate orange - what more could you ask for!
Yuzu & Cocoa Shower Cream
Yuzu & Cocoa Shower Cream
The lovely staff from Lush Southampton also gifted us with a little goody bag with bits to try. I was lucky enough to walk away with another Experimenter bath bomb, a Kinky hot oil treatment, the Golden Handshake hand mask and The Plumps conditioner bar. We were well and truly spoilt.
Thank you Lush Southampton
Thank you Lush Southampton
Thank you so much to Lush Southampton for having us. I had a really lovely evening shopping and catching up with the Soton Bloggers, and it was so nice to get some one-on-one time with the staff so I could really learn about the products.
Photo credit @alicespake
Photo credit Alice
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Right I'm off to enjoy some Lush treats. Until next time,
Lexie
xo

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