A delightful evening at Lush Nottingham

On Tuesday evening I was lucky enough to attend the Lush bloggers evening hosted at the Nottingham store. Being a fan of Lush's wonderful products and their ethical values I couldn't wait to learn more about their various collections. Before the event started I met the lovely Sophia, Emma, Meg and Harriet for a cheeky Nandos where we talked non-stop and giggled aplenty! Honestly it felt like I'd known them all ages!

For those who don't know (where have you been hiding) Lush create all of their products by hand using only vegetarian (and often vegan) ingredients. They are completely against testing on animals and always have been and are dedicated to sourcing organic and fair trade ingredients for use. Basically they are a happy, friendly, wonderful company that you just can't help but feel some love for!

Although 'bath bombs' are what springs to most people's minds when they think of Lush, they actually sell a wide range of products including skin care, bath and body, hair care, makeup and even perfume! What I loved most about the event is how relaxed the atmosphere it was. The lovely staff let us roam free, giving us the option of choosing what stations we wanted to visit and what products we wanted to learn more about. Having already learnt quite a lot about the Emotional Brilliance range (Lush's own makeup - see this post) I decided to concentrate on finding out about their fabulous skin care and body range. 

The skincare section featured a table full of shower gels, shower jellies, body lotions, massage bars and shower scrubs. After having my hand and arm gently washed, ex foliated and 'lotioned'  I can honestly say my skin had never felt so soft! I came away with a few sample goodies including the Buffy shower scrub, Therapy massage bar, Olive Branch shower gel and Vanilla De-Lite body lotion so I will be reviewing those for you after trying them out again at home! As well as learning a lot about the products and how to get the most benefits out of using them, I also discovered that I am a little obsessed with vanilla scented products. I think I could literally have everything vannila'd (I'm making some words up today) and I would live in happily ever after.

Lovely display of Lush's massage bars. They look just like white chocolate! Yum!

Selection of lip scrubs and tints at the make up station - have you tried Lush's makeup?

Lush's Gorilla Perfume range  comes in quirky apothecary-style bottles

The lovely Harriet learning more about Lush's body lotions and potions

If you love Lush's body lotions I suggest you try out Charity Pot! It is a lovely gentle body lotion which combines Fairtrade Organic cocoa butter with almond oil and essential oils. Whilst it feels divine on the skin and has a lovely light scent to it, the product is also fabulous because Lush gives all proceeds to a local charity! The lovely lady I was speaking to even said that they let their customers recommend charities to donate to, so if you have a local charity in mind, get yourself down to Lush and buy a pot!

All in all I had such a wonderful evening - the staff at the Nottingham store are a credit to Lush. They were so attentive and helpful, ready to answer all of our questions and made sure we all felt at home in the store. A BIG thank you to everyone at Lush Nottingham.

Some of the goodies I came home with...reviews coming soon xo

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