Friday, 21 November 2014

Event: Lush White Rose VIP Opening Party

Oh my god! *Insert Essex accent* I've been invited to a Lush blogger event!... These were my first thoughts when I saw the email from Urika ping in my inbox. Since staring blogging I've longed to attend one of Lush's prestigious events and I've always heard such brilliant things from other bloggers. And by golly I wasn't let down!

In the queue (yes there was a queue with red roped barrier - how lah di dah) I met Jess from Glitterbat & Bridie from Upon My Sleve, two absolutely gorgeous ladies I'd met at a previous event. As we chatted & caught up, we were greeted with open arms and a glass of fizz by Urika, the PR assistant for Lush White Rose - An awesome welcome that set the tone for the whole night.







Something I think Lush is famous for is their Bath Bombs & Bubble Bars, and understandably these are kept right at the very front of the store. There were rows upon rows of loveliness, there were old favourites such as the French Kiss, Granny Takes A Dip & Sakura but it was the newie newness that I was really impressed with. Now Lush always pull out all the stops at Christmas time, but for me it was the Luxury Lush Pud & Golden Wonder that really caught my eye! And we were given demonstrations of them both...





The Luxury Lush Pud! A huge bath bomb, made up of loads of little bath bombs - What's not to love! Firstly, lets start with the colours.... How amazing does this look. It foams & froths absolutely instantly with this stunning explosion of colour, all the miniature bath bombs are multicoloured so it leaves your bath looking incredible. This one to me screams relaxation, the citrus scents & addition of ylang ylang oil make this perfect for a pamper night or to wind down before bed. It's absolutely heavenly!




Golden Wonder! This is such a little firecracker! If you give the Golden Wonder a little shake, you'll hear a rattling inside of a smaller, even glitteryer (if that's a word) bath bomb. Again this fizzes immediately after touching the water & gives off the most fantastic swirl of sea blue & glittery gold. If you take a closer look though you'll see loads of little stars floating around your bath which is complete bliss! It's the little things like this that make Lush absolutely unbelievable. This one again gives off a citrus scent, more so than the Luxury Lush Pud, this one's packed full of orange oils, lime oils & citric acid, that just feels amazing on your skin.






As we moved round the store we were invited to make our very own Comforters. All three of our faces lit up simultaneously & we jumped at the chance! Two guys from the Lush Kitchen took us through a step by step guide on how to create this little swirl of gorgeousness. It was super quick to make & I think all three of us were really surprised by how well we had done. I'm super excited to use this, and knowing I've made it myself will make it that little bit more enjoyable.






There were so many different lotions and potions available to try, one which I loved, which I didn't think I would was the First Snow dusting powder. It's almost like a talc in the sense that it mattifys your skin, but it's got a really pretty glittery sheen to it. It makes me feel like one of the vampires from Twilight. It's not overly glittery, it's just got the right amount of sparkle & leaves your skin feeling super soft & silky.  


I also got to try the Angels On Bare Skin cleanser, which has a putty like feel to it but when it's mixed with warm water it transforms into a paste. Granted it does take a little longer than a usual cleanser, but there's something ingenious & innovative about this formula that I just love. I was advised to try this one as my skin isn't too bad, I rarely get breakouts but I can get quite dry patches & sometimes need a bit of a 'pick me up'. This product feels super clean (if that makes sense) when it goes on and it's packed full of calming lavender oils & gently exfoliating ground almonds. Certainly a recipie for success! I think because of the time scale it takes for the whole process this is more of a pamper night product but we all need those nights sometimes don't we ladies.





Face masks! Face masks! Face masks! Oh my goodness, these are just amazing! They're so fresh & have got such potent smells, obviously all of them aren't going to be to anyones taste, but you can certainly tell they're packed full of goodness! My favourite out of all of them is the Catastrophe Cosmetic, its jam packed with soothing blueberries, calming calamine powder & softening Irish moss gel. It smells and feels absolutely divine! 



I've never tried any of the massage bars before but I couldn't leave without buying one of these golden From Dusk Till Dawns... It's another citrus wonder, can you see the theme that's going on here. Anything citrussy & I'm there! These apply so brilliantly, I'm absolutely hook line & sinker in love with them! It's super nourishing & the sensual oils leave you feeling all luxurious & comforted.



I was really impressed with Lush's selection of fragrances & in honesty I didn't realise they had such a large selection. All scents were super strong smelling & long lasting. Considering how much other perfumes cost, I think these are such a good deal & I'm particularly intrigued by the solid pots. They're absolutely delicious & of course Sun is my fave!



These teeny pots of lip scrubs is what I was most looking forward to because I was absolutely desperate to get my hands on Bubblegum! Firstly the smell is out of this world, it's like candy floss, mixed with bubblegum, mixed with sugary sweetness. It's a very strong scent, almost verging on the edge of being sickly, but to me it's completely amazing. The lip scrub is packed full of caster sugar which gently exfoliates your lips, perfect for this time of year & to use as a base for applying other lip products. 



Lastly & most bizarrely we sat down for the most unusual spa treatment I think I've ever had. Our lovely Lush representative had a selection of tuning forks that once struck and placed either on our temples or chest gave out the most extraordinary, remarkable feeling. The vibrations of the tuning forks completely transport you to another dimension. I'm trying not to sound corny here but this treatment really is unbelievable, for such a simple concept especially! 

I had such a fantastic time at the event & it was lovely catching up with Jess & Bridie. The staff at Lush White Rose were completely awesome, every single one of them was friendly & inviting and their knowledge & love for Lush was inspiring! Thank you so much to Urika to inviting me to the event, I knew it was going to be good, but it was incredible. Hats off to you!... And now I can't wait to jump in the bath!

I was also gifted with a fabulously festive set of goodies, which I'll be documenting & reviewing at a later date. 

Thanks for stopping by. Lots of love.
Claireabella.x

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6 comments

  1. This looks SO much fun - I'm so impressed with Lush at the moment :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. Oh it was an absolute blast! So so fun! X

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  2. Gorgeous photos! How exciting! I can't wait for my next LUSH haul - probably after Christmas. I'd love to attend a LUSH event! xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much :-) Woohoo! I'll probably be doing the same. Ohh if you get chance to, jump at it, it was absolutely fantastic. X

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  3. Great post lovely, you got some excellent photos. I can't wait to see what was in your little gift too! It was really fun hanging out with you and Bridie - hopefully see you again soon! :) x

    Jess | glitterbat . net

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    1. You too! I'm sure I'll see you again soon at another event, Oooh deffinitely! I loved how they came in the little reindeer knots as well. Soo cute! X

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