Lush Plymouth Christmas Party 2016

 

I was recently invited to the Lush Plymouth Christmas Party. It was a chance to see the Lush 2016 Halloween and Christmas ranges.

 

Lush Christmas

 

I drove there with Hayleigh from Budget Food Mummy, which was an interesting experience. Not knowing the roads very well, I just about managed to drive us there in one piece. On the way we did accidentally drive through a bus stop and taxi rank….but we got there and home in one piece, eventually.

 

This was my first Lush event and actually the first time that I had ever been inside a Lush shop! Shocking I know, as I know what a huge fan base they have. Before receiving my goody bag upon leaving, I had never owned a Lush item either.

 

The event was inside the Lush shop at Drake’s Circus in Plymouth and there were quite a lot of bloggers there with us. We were greeted by the very friendly Lush staff and invited to enjoy some festive themed food and drink. The food was made by V is for Veggies.

 

Lush Christmas party food

 

During the evening we were shown lots of new Lush beauty products and a few staple ones that have been around for a while apparently. Each item was passed around for us to examine and we were told what was special about each one.

 

We also got to watch some of the bath bombs in action in a bowl of water, and in jugs of water. Some of the Halloween bits were really rather cute, like the Boo Bath Melt. Boo is a ghost, who looks a bit like a mini meringue,

 

Lush Halloween 2016

 

Some of the Christmas ones were gorgeous colours and smelt even better. The little penguin was one of my favourites appearance wise.

 

Lush Christmas 2016 products

 

For me, Lush was a whole new experience, but I could see early on why so many love it. Some of the smells were just incredible and the designs really imaginative.

 

During the evening, we played some games which were fun mostly. Most of the other bloggers still appeared to be in their teens, so I did feel my age a little during parts of the evening. In particular when part of the games involved rubbing glittery fairy dust over people. I don’t mind a bit of glitter on a Christmas card, but it has definitely been a lot of years since I thought it looked good on me. Possibly back when I also thought that┬ámulti-coloured rainbow hair was a good look.

 

The glitter made me feel a little bit like I was at a teenage slumber party, minus the sneaked in bottles of Hooch and White Lightning. I suspect, that some of you will now make me feel even older by asking what on earth Hooch and White Lightning were…

 

Aside from the glitter, which I am still trying to get out of my car, the games were fun. Inside one of the Lush Christmas gift boxes, there are games to play. This included antlers to use in a hoopla style game. This was very funny, although the poor Lush member of staff, did get hit in the face rather a lot!

 

Lush Christmas Party Games

 

One thing that I noticed on the evening, was that Lush do amazing packaging for their Christmas gifts. You wouldn’t need to wrap them at all really, and I fell in love with a few of them just from the outside. Without even knowing what was inside, I really wanted a lot of them. I’d call that a good marketing ploy.

 

Lush Christmas Gifts 2016

 

When we were leaving, we were allowed to choose some Lush products to add to our goody bags. If you would like a nose at what was in mine and watch me randomly sniffing things… watch my Youtube video below. You could also make my day and subscribe!

 

 

It really was a lovely fun night, thank you Lush Plymouth! If you want to see the new Lush range yourself, pop to the Lush website.

 

Stevie x

I was invited to the Lush Christmas Party and received a goody bag for attending, but I was not asked to write this post, and as always all thoughts and opinions are my own and honest.
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  1. 10 October 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Ohh I love Lush! There Christmas wrapping is sooo pretty! I just love the smell as you walk in xx

    • 10 October 2016 / 12:50 pm

      It might have been my first visit, but it definitely won’t be my last :)

      Stevie x

  2. 10 October 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I only got my first Lush product about this time last year….I was late to them too. Now I’m hooked and my girls are too…It sounds like you had a great time!

  3. 10 October 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Oh my! How have you never been to a Lush sotore before now?! My little boy loves the ballistics and bath melts. Looks like you had a good time at the event – the products look wonderful! I always get O a Xmas bath bomb for his Xmas eve box and one to pop in his stocking too x

    • 10 October 2016 / 8:29 pm

      I have no idea! I have also never tried a bath bomb…. I think I’m in the minority there! Will be using my goody bag one this week though :)

      Stevie x

  4. 11 October 2016 / 12:43 am

    Oh I love Lush. My next door neighbour works there and the staff are so nice to my kids when we pop in, letting them try out tonnes of products. How funny you got glittered (as the owner of a little glitter fan I’m pretty much resigned to always being a bit sparkly).

    • 11 October 2016 / 10:04 am

      Ha, see having two very non-glittery boys, glitter is only a hazard in our house at Christmas. At Christmas I LOVE glitter and sparkly things ;)

      Stevie x

  5. 11 October 2016 / 7:15 am

    My teen is crazy for lush things, every time we go shopping she has to visit and buy a bath bomb. The Christmas sets are brilliant as like you say I don’t need to wrap them. I have just watched your video on my phone and my little boy has been shouting hiya and waving at you while I watched it haha xx

    • 11 October 2016 / 10:03 am

      Ha love it, tell him I said Hiya back ;) I’m not sure why I had never been in there before!

      Stevie xx

  6. 11 October 2016 / 3:32 pm

    Haha can’t believe you nearly killed Hayleigh, you’ll have to go on your own next time I bet she won’t get in a car with you again! I’m glad you had a fab time though.
    Nat.x

    • 11 October 2016 / 6:40 pm

      It was mostly hilarious, hopefully not too terrifying for poor Hayleigh! ;)

      Stevie x

  7. 12 October 2016 / 6:34 am

    I love all their packaging it would definitely make me buy more! Looks like a great evening and those cakes, yummy!!! X

  8. 14 October 2016 / 8:03 am

    I was really jealous when I read you were attending this – I am a sucker for pretty packaging and I love a good bath bomb, unfortunately I have also got my girls into them so now bath time in our house is a little expensive!!! #picknmix

  9. 14 October 2016 / 8:10 am

    This event looks amazing!! I missed the one that was near where I lived and I was really disappointed. I really want the monster bath bomb. #PicknMix

  10. 14 October 2016 / 9:16 am

    I love lush and really enjoy the christmas bath bombs they bring out #picnmix

  11. 14 October 2016 / 9:55 am

    I have also never been into a Lush store! The smell on the high street usually gives me a headache. The stuff looks absolutely gorgeous though so will definitely make an effort to pop in before Christmas to see if I can pick out some lovely gifts

  12. 14 October 2016 / 10:26 am

    Lush products really are amazing! Perfect gifts that are always on my buy list! and also on my wish list;)
    #PicknMix

  13. 14 October 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I absolutely adore lush. Their gift sets are wonderful to give (and receive). What a fun event. The snacks look good, although with lush I’d be suspicious if they were edible as their soaps and bathbombs looks good enough to eat, I’m sure I’d get confused!

    Sally @ Life Loving

  14. 14 October 2016 / 2:31 pm

    I’ve also never owned a LUSH product. That might have to change. The Christmas range looks amazing!

    #PickNMix

  15. 14 October 2016 / 2:44 pm

    They do so many cute things don’t they? Perfect little stocking fillers too. x #picknmix

  16. Jan
    14 October 2016 / 2:49 pm

    I love the Christmas gift boxes! Hope you manage to get rid of the glitter! #PicknMix

  17. 14 October 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I love the Lush Christmas boxes! Hope you manage to get the glitter out! #PicknMix

  18. 14 October 2016 / 3:58 pm

    I’ve never purchased anything from there before but I will be this year! :) I lov etheir gift wrapping

  19. 14 October 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I am so jealous! I LOVE Lush!! My girls go crazy for their bath bombs, they are gorgeous! Sounds like you had a fab time although I did laugh about your journey there! #picknmix

  20. 14 October 2016 / 5:55 pm

    You know what I really want to love Lush but I just can’t. I went into my local Lush shop once, picking up a requested bath bomb for my sister. The shop was really small, Lush being as popular as it is and having all these intense, incredible smells it just really overwhelmed my senses. Luckily the shop has moved to a bigger unit, but every time I walk past and smell Lush I just think back to that experience. Plus I’ve really sensitive skin so I never use bath bombs – BUT that being said you wrote beautifully about your experience and it made me happy reading it! They are a gorgeous, wonderful company either way :-) #picknmix

  21. 14 October 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I am so jealous! I LOVE Lush!! My girls go crazy for their bath bombs, they are gorgeous! Sounds like you had a fab time although I did laugh about your journey there! #PicknMix xx

  22. King Bazeley
    14 October 2016 / 8:05 pm

    When did you become so posh stephanie?!

  23. 14 October 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Great video :) I love the smell of the lush shop though never actually used their products #picknmix

  24. 14 October 2016 / 9:05 pm

    I really need a visit to Lush as my 10 year old has requested bath bombs on her Christmas list. I love it when you enter the shop and the gorgeous smells just hit you. Love all the pictures Stevie x

  25. 15 October 2016 / 1:41 pm

    I love them! I love the smell, scents oh everything! I’m so jealous! I want to go on that kind of party:)
    #PicknMix

  26. 18 October 2016 / 6:51 am

    Yep, still jealous! . Love the video by the way and your comment about Hooch and white lightening made me giggle. My tipple though was Maddog 20/20!!! #PicknMix

  27. 18 October 2016 / 11:21 am

    Thank you for getting me there in one piece! It was so much fun, even though I sneezed glitter for days afterwards!! Eva has stolen most of the things from the goodie bag :D

    • 18 October 2016 / 12:25 pm

      Ha the bonus of having boys, they had zero interest in my goody bag ;) and my pleasure lovely

      Stevie x

  28. 18 October 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Looks like a lovely evening out to me. You are right about the smells and fancy decor.#PicknMix

  29. 20 October 2016 / 10:29 pm

    I LOVE lush and I was jealous of your party! Snowfairy has been one of my favourites for ages, I also love the butterball bathbomb and the baby one, can’t remember what it’s called. Infact I may treat myself to one this week. x

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