Sunday, 15 September 2013

Lush Bloggers Event

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Last Tuesday, I was delighted to attend the very first Lush bloggers event in Melbourne! I'm a huge fan of Lush products already, so I was so excited to head into the store and learn more about their beautiful products!

So before I talk about the event, enjoy some lovely photography of just some of their products that we learnt about! 

 


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We learnt all about Lush's amazing contributions to farmers and companies, to help keep them organic and natural! It was also exciting to hear that Lush won the 2013 Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability, which basically recognises their commitment to the environment!

We also learnt that rather than making one huge donation to a company, Lush makes a lot of smaller donations to smaller farmers, to help keep them ethical and organic, which in the long run helps our environment a bit better!

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We also learnt how the Angels On Bare Skin cleanser was actually made, and it was surprisingly easy and quick! (It was also nice to see that all the ingredients were natural!) Here we're watching Nalini from The Made Up Maiden roll up the finished product!

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The finished product! We all got to take a bit of Angels On Bare Skin home, so I can't wait to start using it!

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A few bloggers also had their colour readings done using the Emotional Brilliance Colour Wheel! It was really fun (mostly due to the dry ice!) and was really exciting to see just how many colours Lush has!

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I was also super impressed to hear that the catering for the event was taken care of by the Asylum Seeker Resource Center. The ASRC trains up asylum seekers to be chefs and create gorgeous ethnic foods for events such as this, providing them with job opportunities!

The above yummies are called Akaree, which are black eyed bean fritters with onion, chilli and ginger, fried, and served with a red capsicum and peanut sauce. This is a common snack from Africa!

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Gyoza, Chinese steamed wontons filled with mushrooms, cabbage, spring onion, and ginger. Gyoza is generally fried on one side, and this particular dish was served with sweet chilli sauce!

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African Empanadas are fried pocket pastries with red beans, corn, and smoked chilli. This yummies were served with tomatillo and coriander dipping sauce!

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My favourite of the bunch, Baklavas from the Ottomans! (Generally found in Lebanese sweet stores!) Baklavas are sweet pastries filled with walnuts, almonds, cinnamon and sugar. So, you can see why they were my favourite!

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Pandan and Coconut Rice Cakes had a few of us wondering whether or not they were some new soaps released by Lush, based on the bright green colouring! Although I was a little hesitant to try these, they promised to be sweet, and were indeed once I tried them! Very yummy!

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Of course with our exotic nibbles we had to have wine (and juice for those of us who weren't drinking!) so all in all I was really impressed! The food was amazing, especially considering where it came from and that a whopping 85% of the ingredients used were local and committed to being ethical!

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And of course, the gorgeous ladies at Lush didn't let us leave empty handed! Not only did we get an amazing goody bag filled with some of their favourites, we also had the chance to pick three products ourselves and take them home with us! Needless to say, I could have stayed all night to pick as I just wanted to try out everything! 


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The inside of the goody bag contained:

Sex Bomb Bath Ballistic
Dream Cream
Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Ultrabland Cleanser
Angels On Bare Skin Cleanser
Ro's Argan Body Conditioner
Honey I Washed The Kids soap

And I chose:

Dream Wash
Cupcake Face Mask
Emotional Brilliance Lip Colour in Bubbly

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Expect some reviews on some of these products shortly, as I have been using a few of them since and have been really impressed!
I also want to say a huge thank you to Lush, and all the lovely Lush ladies that made it possible! Everybody there was so approachable and easy to talk to, and there was so much to do and see, so the event was a huge success! I've always been a big fan of Lush, but I never knew they were so devoted to the environment, and to so many different causes such as asylum seekers, animal cruelty and gay rights! It definitely makes me want to use Lush more, and choose their products over others!

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Are you a fan of Lush? If so, what are your favourite products? Make sure you check out more on Lush here!
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39 comments

  1. WOW, that looks incredible! Lush is just the greatest, more and more I am finding myself so impressed with their ethos and products. All that food looks amazing too. Have fun with all your new products!
    xx

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    1. I totally agree! Their ethics really make a difference, not to mention their products are amazing! And the food was definitely delish! xx

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  2. Great read, lovely, and I loved the gorgeous photos! Rolling the cleanser up was surprisingly fun, haha, I think sprinkling the lavender on was my favourite part!

    xx

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    1. Thanks hun! It really looked like fun, especially the sprinkling of the lavender hehe! I'm wishing I'd volunteered now :P
      xx

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  3. That sounds like an amazing event, clearly they put a lot of effort into organising it :)

    Let us know how you get on with the products!

    www.themakeupdirectory.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. They most certainly did! I'll definitely be reviewing a few of the products, they're too good not to share! xx

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  4. It was great to meet you there lovely gal xx

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  5. Great photo Jasmine. Looks like such a fun night and those treats look so yummy (Absolutely craving Baklava now hehe).

    I'm a big fan of Lush's Rub Rub Rub scrub. I have a review of it here: http://www.littlemissscb.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/say-good-bye-to-winter-skin-with-lush.html

    Sunshine x

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    1. Thanks lovely! Baklava is amazing, I was so happy to see it there hehe! I just checked that out! Must go into Lush and grab it! xx

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  6. Oh my gosh the FOOD! *_*
    And I haven't tried any Lush products, I'll be interested to read about your opinion!

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    1. I know right, it looks amazing doesn't it! I'll definitely be reviewing some of the products soon as I've been using them non-stop since getting them, so I will let you know when I post them! I think you'd really like Lush though! xx

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  7. Oh my! This is such a lovely post! I wish I was there too! :) x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  8. Good choices, that lip colour looks pretty x

    Also, that food looks amaze, getting munchies just look at the pictures haha

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    1. Thanks Sandy! The food was so yummy... I'm also getting pretty hungry just looking at it haha :P
      xx

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  9. It looks amazing how they make they're products! Not to mention they look edible.

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    1. I know right haha! It was so nice to learn how they make it! xx

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  10. Great post! Love Lush! :-)

    xx

    Sorteo internacional/International giveaway: http://envueltaencrema.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/sorteo-mac-vuelta-al-cole-2013.html

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    1. Thanks lovely! Lush is definitely amazing! xx

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  11. I wish they would do something like that in Perth - we miss out on all the fun :(
    At least it looks like you had a great time :)

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    1. Aww what a shame! This is the first ever Melbourne one, so hopefully they go to other places too! It was definitely fun! xx

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  12. all their goodies look good enough to eat :) looking forward to your reviews

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    1. They sure do! And thanks, I'll definitely be reviewing soon! xx

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  13. Looks like you had a ball..!! I love lush products too

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    1. Definitely did! It was a really fun night! Lush is a fantastic company! xx

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  14. Sounds like you had an amazing time and your pictures look stunning! I'm dying to go to a Lush event in Sydney, fingers crossed I get invited to the next one!

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    1. I really did, it was such a fun evening! Ohhh hopefully you get invited! Just hassle them on social media :P haha! xx

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  15. Wow looks like you guys had a good time! Like Dawn, I'm also dying to go to one of the events haha

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    1. We seriously did, it was fantastic! I hope you get invited to their next one! xx

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  16. How amazing that you got to attend this event! Jealous! Love Lush products!!!
    xxx Kat

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    1. Haha thanks lovely, it was a fantastic event! I also really love Lush so this was perfect! xx

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  17. Ohmygosh how much I want to go to one of these events!!!! We don't have any blogger events set up at my local Lush stores, sadly :( It looks like such an amazing time!! :D
    I found you on the blog hop and am now following :D
    www.artevolve.blogspot.ca

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    1. Aw what a shame, I hope they do some soon!
      And thanks lovely, I followed you too xx

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  18. Love this post!
    Glad to have stumbled across your blog, lush doesn't do any events in my area :(

    http://coveredbygracee.blogspot.co.uk/
    please check out my latest post
    xx

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  19. Ah that reminds me I need to buy more Cupcake! Love the stuff and it smells edible.

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  20. I was very ecstatic to find this site on yahoo.I wanted to say thank you to you with regard to this fantastic post!! I certainly loved every little bit of it and I’ve you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

    ReplyDelete

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Lush Bloggers Event

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Last Tuesday, I was delighted to attend the very first Lush bloggers event in Melbourne! I'm a huge fan of Lush products already, so I was so excited to head into the store and learn more about their beautiful products!

So before I talk about the event, enjoy some lovely photography of just some of their products that we learnt about! 

 


LUSH1

LUSH2

LUSH5

LUSH6

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We learnt all about Lush's amazing contributions to farmers and companies, to help keep them organic and natural! It was also exciting to hear that Lush won the 2013 Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability, which basically recognises their commitment to the environment!

We also learnt that rather than making one huge donation to a company, Lush makes a lot of smaller donations to smaller farmers, to help keep them ethical and organic, which in the long run helps our environment a bit better!

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We also learnt how the Angels On Bare Skin cleanser was actually made, and it was surprisingly easy and quick! (It was also nice to see that all the ingredients were natural!) Here we're watching Nalini from The Made Up Maiden roll up the finished product!

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The finished product! We all got to take a bit of Angels On Bare Skin home, so I can't wait to start using it!

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A few bloggers also had their colour readings done using the Emotional Brilliance Colour Wheel! It was really fun (mostly due to the dry ice!) and was really exciting to see just how many colours Lush has!

LUSH11


I was also super impressed to hear that the catering for the event was taken care of by the Asylum Seeker Resource Center. The ASRC trains up asylum seekers to be chefs and create gorgeous ethnic foods for events such as this, providing them with job opportunities!

The above yummies are called Akaree, which are black eyed bean fritters with onion, chilli and ginger, fried, and served with a red capsicum and peanut sauce. This is a common snack from Africa!

LUSH12


Gyoza, Chinese steamed wontons filled with mushrooms, cabbage, spring onion, and ginger. Gyoza is generally fried on one side, and this particular dish was served with sweet chilli sauce!

LUSH13


African Empanadas are fried pocket pastries with red beans, corn, and smoked chilli. This yummies were served with tomatillo and coriander dipping sauce!

LUSH14


My favourite of the bunch, Baklavas from the Ottomans! (Generally found in Lebanese sweet stores!) Baklavas are sweet pastries filled with walnuts, almonds, cinnamon and sugar. So, you can see why they were my favourite!

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Pandan and Coconut Rice Cakes had a few of us wondering whether or not they were some new soaps released by Lush, based on the bright green colouring! Although I was a little hesitant to try these, they promised to be sweet, and were indeed once I tried them! Very yummy!

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Of course with our exotic nibbles we had to have wine (and juice for those of us who weren't drinking!) so all in all I was really impressed! The food was amazing, especially considering where it came from and that a whopping 85% of the ingredients used were local and committed to being ethical!

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And of course, the gorgeous ladies at Lush didn't let us leave empty handed! Not only did we get an amazing goody bag filled with some of their favourites, we also had the chance to pick three products ourselves and take them home with us! Needless to say, I could have stayed all night to pick as I just wanted to try out everything! 


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The inside of the goody bag contained:

Sex Bomb Bath Ballistic
Dream Cream
Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Ultrabland Cleanser
Angels On Bare Skin Cleanser
Ro's Argan Body Conditioner
Honey I Washed The Kids soap

And I chose:

Dream Wash
Cupcake Face Mask
Emotional Brilliance Lip Colour in Bubbly

-- 

Expect some reviews on some of these products shortly, as I have been using a few of them since and have been really impressed!
I also want to say a huge thank you to Lush, and all the lovely Lush ladies that made it possible! Everybody there was so approachable and easy to talk to, and there was so much to do and see, so the event was a huge success! I've always been a big fan of Lush, but I never knew they were so devoted to the environment, and to so many different causes such as asylum seekers, animal cruelty and gay rights! It definitely makes me want to use Lush more, and choose their products over others!

--

Are you a fan of Lush? If so, what are your favourite products? Make sure you check out more on Lush here!

39 comments:

  1. WOW, that looks incredible! Lush is just the greatest, more and more I am finding myself so impressed with their ethos and products. All that food looks amazing too. Have fun with all your new products!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I totally agree! Their ethics really make a difference, not to mention their products are amazing! And the food was definitely delish! xx

      Delete
  2. Great read, lovely, and I loved the gorgeous photos! Rolling the cleanser up was surprisingly fun, haha, I think sprinkling the lavender on was my favourite part!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks hun! It really looked like fun, especially the sprinkling of the lavender hehe! I'm wishing I'd volunteered now :P
      xx

      Delete
  3. That sounds like an amazing event, clearly they put a lot of effort into organising it :)

    Let us know how you get on with the products!

    www.themakeupdirectory.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. They most certainly did! I'll definitely be reviewing a few of the products, they're too good not to share! xx

      Delete
  4. It was great to meet you there lovely gal xx

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  5. Great photo Jasmine. Looks like such a fun night and those treats look so yummy (Absolutely craving Baklava now hehe).

    I'm a big fan of Lush's Rub Rub Rub scrub. I have a review of it here: http://www.littlemissscb.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/say-good-bye-to-winter-skin-with-lush.html

    Sunshine x

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    1. Thanks lovely! Baklava is amazing, I was so happy to see it there hehe! I just checked that out! Must go into Lush and grab it! xx

      Delete
  6. Oh my gosh the FOOD! *_*
    And I haven't tried any Lush products, I'll be interested to read about your opinion!

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    1. I know right, it looks amazing doesn't it! I'll definitely be reviewing some of the products soon as I've been using them non-stop since getting them, so I will let you know when I post them! I think you'd really like Lush though! xx

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  7. Oh my! This is such a lovely post! I wish I was there too! :) x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  8. Good choices, that lip colour looks pretty x

    Also, that food looks amaze, getting munchies just look at the pictures haha

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    1. Thanks Sandy! The food was so yummy... I'm also getting pretty hungry just looking at it haha :P
      xx

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  9. It looks amazing how they make they're products! Not to mention they look edible.

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    1. I know right haha! It was so nice to learn how they make it! xx

      Delete
  10. Great post! Love Lush! :-)

    xx

    Sorteo internacional/International giveaway: http://envueltaencrema.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/sorteo-mac-vuelta-al-cole-2013.html

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    1. Thanks lovely! Lush is definitely amazing! xx

      Delete
  11. I wish they would do something like that in Perth - we miss out on all the fun :(
    At least it looks like you had a great time :)

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    1. Aww what a shame! This is the first ever Melbourne one, so hopefully they go to other places too! It was definitely fun! xx

      Delete
  12. all their goodies look good enough to eat :) looking forward to your reviews

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    1. They sure do! And thanks, I'll definitely be reviewing soon! xx

      Delete
  13. Looks like you had a ball..!! I love lush products too

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    1. Definitely did! It was a really fun night! Lush is a fantastic company! xx

      Delete
  14. Sounds like you had an amazing time and your pictures look stunning! I'm dying to go to a Lush event in Sydney, fingers crossed I get invited to the next one!

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    1. I really did, it was such a fun evening! Ohhh hopefully you get invited! Just hassle them on social media :P haha! xx

      Delete
  15. Wow looks like you guys had a good time! Like Dawn, I'm also dying to go to one of the events haha

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    1. We seriously did, it was fantastic! I hope you get invited to their next one! xx

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  16. How amazing that you got to attend this event! Jealous! Love Lush products!!!
    xxx Kat

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    1. Haha thanks lovely, it was a fantastic event! I also really love Lush so this was perfect! xx

      Delete
  17. Ohmygosh how much I want to go to one of these events!!!! We don't have any blogger events set up at my local Lush stores, sadly :( It looks like such an amazing time!! :D
    I found you on the blog hop and am now following :D
    www.artevolve.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw what a shame, I hope they do some soon!
      And thanks lovely, I followed you too xx

      Delete
  18. Love this post!
    Glad to have stumbled across your blog, lush doesn't do any events in my area :(

    http://coveredbygracee.blogspot.co.uk/
    please check out my latest post
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ah that reminds me I need to buy more Cupcake! Love the stuff and it smells edible.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I was very ecstatic to find this site on yahoo.I wanted to say thank you to you with regard to this fantastic post!! I certainly loved every little bit of it and I’ve you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

    ReplyDelete

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