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LUSH Norwich Blogger Event!

Posted on May 6, 2014

lush blogger event

Hi Guys!

I’ve just had the most awesome crazy busy weekend! Including lots of travelling, a trip to London, and a visit to LUSH for a blogger party! I was so excited to attend the LUSH blogger event at their Norwich store on Firday afternoon – I’ve been waiting for ages for them to announce they were going to hold an event so I was really looking forward to it! Apart from that I was going with Laura from LauraJaneStyle and meeting up with Dee from DeesBeautifulLife, it’s always good to hang out with the girls! So, the idea of the event was to show us all some brand new LUSH products…

First up we have the May Day Bath Bomb. This awesome product contains fennel oil to stimulate your skin, and antiseptic rosewood oil to soothe and uplift. It has a lovely sweet, sherberty fragrance. Also, for every one of these bath bombs that’s sold, all the proceeds (minus the VAT) will go towards anti-badger cull projects in the UK. (There’s also a surprise in the centre, I won’t tell you what it is though!)

may day bath bomb

And my personal favourite – the Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb. ‘This ginger, pepper and lemon-scented bath bomb turns your water psychedelic and puts some colour in your life. Simply drop into a warm bath and watch as its fizzing centre dissolves into multi-coloured waters. Its spicy, citrusy scent will pep you up: lemon oil boosts the mood, while ginger and pepper are warming.’

granny takes a dip

granny takes a dip lush

Magnificent Soap was also another of the new products. ‘Feel totally tropical with this fabulously fruity hand and body soap. Packed full of skin cleansing dried mango, zingy Sicilian lemon oil, mandarin oil and serotonin increasing neroli – you’ll be ready for a Week-End In Havana in no time.’

magnificent hand and body soap

We also had the chance to make our own Comforter bubble bar which was so much fun! There’s definitely an art to twisting this bad boy! I was pretty impressed with mine!!

making the comforter

making the comforter 2

the comforter

As I was one of the first ten bloggers to confirm attendance, I also received a lovely goodie bag (aww thanks LUSH!) Inside was a Think Pink Bath Bomb, a Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub and a catalogue and some information cards. (You can also see my The Comforter packaged up, and a Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask sample I received in store)

lush goodie bag

We all had such a lovely afternoon, thanks so much Lush Norwich! 🙂 Dee then went off with her lovely mummy for pizza, so Laura and I had a quick look round the shops before stopping for a well deserved brew and cake!

Reviews will be coming up shortly… I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Lush Cosmetics Demand Gay Rights For Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 4, 2014

Hi Guys!

I’m not sure if you’ve heard what Lush are up to, but I think this is a fab campaign and definitely worth sharing xxx

From 27th January – 14th February, LUSH shop windows are declaring: WE BELIEVE IN LOVE and LUSH staff are inviting their customers to show solidarity with marginalised LGBTQ communities by painting a  #SignofLove on their body.

lush-sign-of-love-headline

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The #SignofLove a pink triangle, which is now seen as a global sign of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) rights. Used first by the Nazis as a badge to mark and identify gay people in concentration camps, this triangle has been turned on its head and reclaimed by the LGBTQ community to symbolise gay rights.

The Valentine’s campaign is launched in partnership with All Out to coincide with the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  When LUSH staff and customers paint and share their #SignofLove, they are responding to new legislation in Russia that bans the “propaganda of non traditional sexual relations to minors”.  The campaign will not run in LUSH’s Russian shops.

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What:    For Russia, With Love LGBTQ Valentine’s Carnival

When:  12noon on Friday 14th February 2014 (Valentine’s Day)

Where: The Russian Embassy, 6-7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QP

Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter states that any form of discrimination is incompatible with the Olympics and the International Olympic Committee has confirmed that this includes sexual orientation.  But in Russia, new anti-gay laws have created a massive surge in anti-gay violence within the country.

Tamsin Omond, Head of LUSH Campaigns comments,

“Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to stand up for everyone’s right for love. No country, company or individual can stop love; all they can do is punish people for that love. To do so – to forbid or criminalise love – is unnatural and cruel, so I am proud that we are standing in solidarity with LGBTQ people and campaigning for equal love. We support ALL OUT’s ongoing campaign to push for an end to Russia’s anti-gay laws by asking our customers and online audience to paint a pink triangle and to share their #SignofLove.“

Andre Banks, Executive Director of ALL OUT says,

“We’ve joined Lush in a partnership to spread #SignofLove so that LUSH customers – straight, LGBT, and otherwise – can show their solidarity with LGBTQ Russians before and during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.”

Join the conversation! @LushLtd #SignofLove xxx