Sunday, 8 March 2015

Lush Hull Event // Part 1

Even i thought going to a blogging event literally seconds after i had finished work would be a challenge but i'm so pleased that i found some energy from somewhere. This was the first blogging event that the Hull branch of Lush have held and needless to say, it was an absolute triumph!

I work just around the corner from Lush which made things all the more convenient with the event starting at 6pm and that being when my shift finished. I was due to meet Ashton there but she was running a bit late and Megan couldn't make it so i ventured in alone and in time, Ashton appeared and bless her, it was her first event and she was so nervous but it didn't take her long to relax.

 The first part of the event was all about the new range of scents from Gorilla perfumes. We were given this comic book and it was filled with short stories which related to the perfumes. We had three different scents placed on the corresponding stories which included;

Death & Decay
All Good Things
Kerbside Violet

I had been into Lush a couple of days previous and had a try of All Good Things and i can honestly say, it smells divine. I'm wasn't a massive fan of the Kerbside violet scent but regardless of it's name, Death & Decay smelt absolutely incredible. The story behind it, is that when you first smell it, it is meant to signify the transition to a time when you are considering life or death;a sort of dark place. But then it transforms into this sweet, almost happy scent that signifies optimism and the sign that something good can come from the bad. Don't let the name put you off, this scent is fantastic and i am definitely buying myself some on my next pay day.

Next we moved over to the most psychedelic looking display i have ever seen (and that's really saying something considering Lush is probably the most vibrant shop in the world) This display showcased the new Easter Collection and i was so excited to find out out what they had to offer this year.


 First up was the carrot soap. I loved the fact it was actually in the shape of a massive carrot, it just added to the novelty value. When it was cut open, it displayed an inner core shaped like a rabbit. Adorable factor went up by a further 10 points for this. This soap smells divine, a mix of tropical scents and a buttery texture makes it really pleasant. Chelsea did a demonstration to show how well it worked and it made so much lather and left her skin feeling really soft. I can confirm that this wasn't just a single phenomenon, i tried it myself when i got home and it left my skin feeling (and smelling) beautiful.

This gigantic colourful disc is rainbow soap. It's pretty self explanatory, i mean look at it! A giant rainbow coloured soap that you could easily pass off as the steering wheel for an 18 wheeler. This wasn't cut up for us to see inside but in all honesty, i wouldn't have cut it open either because it's so beautiful to look at in all it's frisbee glory.

Ahhhh the bath bombs, it wouldn't be Lush without them would it. The Easter collection had some great offerings. The top one (rabbit shaped) is called 'Hoppity Poppity' and encased inside is a pink centre and it is also filled with lustre covered balls of popping candy. So when it goes in the bath, it's surprise after surprise! 

The 'Bunch Of Carrots' is a reusable bubble bar. Like other bubble bars, you hold it under running water or swirl it around in the bath and it makes an insane amount of bubbles. It also has the same scent as the carrot soap. I thought these were adorable and i am definitely picking some up next time i'm in there.

Ah the 'Golden Egg' bathbomb. This glittery egg of beautifulness caught everyones eye and we were all intrigued by it. The concept behind it, is that it is meant to be similar to a Cadburys Creme Egg, it's just unfortunate you can't eat this one. We were told that this bath bomb can take well over an hour to dissolve fully and it leaves you bathing in a bath of what can only be described as liquid gold. Need i say more?

And finally, we came to 'The Fluffy Egg'. This defines Easter for me. Pink, flowers and overall cuteness. It smells exactly like Snow Fairy so if you are a fan of Snow Fairy and can't wait until next Christmas to get your hands on it again, grab yourself a fluffy egg.

 And the final part of the collection was the 'Pot O'Gold' shower jelly. I was gutted i didn't get a picture of this out of the pot because it was fabulous! It really did look like a nugget of glittery gold. There's only so much of it at the shop so get your hands on it while you can!

 Getting offered little chocolate eggs was a nice little touch, even they were brightly coloured too! 


 At one point, we were divided into 2 groups and to decide who did what, we had to pull a (what i think was soap) out of a bag and if you got a purple one, you went off to make a Catastrophe Cosmetic facemask and if you got a white one, you helped to make Angels on Bare Skin. I got a purple one so off to make the facemask i went. I have only ever had one facemask from Lush before and it was a clay based one that a friend bought me a while ago but i was interested to see what else was on offer. 

This facemask looked and smelt incredible. It was filled with Calomine powder and fresh blueberries amongst other things and it was then all mashed together to create a dense paste. It contains no preservatives so we were told to keep it in the fridge and it will last for up to 3 weeks which i thought was pretty decent really. I've tried it twice now and it's brilliant.

Once we were done, we went and had a nosey at what the other group were up to. The whole process of making Angels on Bare Skin looked like good fun but like i said earlier, i'm not a fan of lavendar and this was really heavy with it which was a shame.

 I love the shelves of gift boxes, the one with the stars really caught my eye (for obvious reasons)

 The lovely girls from Lush who organised the event were amazing and did such a great job. They were so friendly and answered all of our questions and we all had a good laugh. Definitely take my hat off to them, it was such a good night. Well done ladies!

To round the evening off, we got to have a bit of a shop around and pick up some bits. We also got an incredible (and very generous) goodie bag which i will talk about in my next post. 

I've also got a surprise for my readers so keep an eye out for my post about my goodie bag as it will be mentioned at the end. You're going to love it!


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