|Lush stores are just ridiculously fun to photograph.|
So it's not particularly surprising that when Lush invited me along to their recent blogger event in Sydney I was just ALL OVER THAT. I don't normally stay out until the ridiculous time of 9PM on a school night (I know, I know, I'm such an old nanna) but in this case it was worth every minute - the event was enormous fun, and not only did I get an enormous bag of swag, we did a bunch of fun activities based around showing off the lovely Lush goodies.
|These adorabubble little bath ballistics are called Secret Santa|
|This is what an entire, intact wheel of Angel's Delight soap looks like.|
One day, it will be mine.
Once all the bloggers finished squeeing over all the goodies in our swag bags (it took a while and required frantic bell ringing), we were split into two groups to do a bit of a Lush round robin. I wandered over to the side of the shop where they were waving pretty scarves around first. Lush have scarves available as a reusable alternative to traditional gift wrapping all year round (which I think is brilliant) and they have some new Christmas design scarves they were wanting to show off. In order to show us how versatile these scarves are, the staff showed us all how do some pretty, useful things with them. The first exercise was tying the scarf into a cute little flower using a deceptively simple series of ties, and I'm pleased to say I NAILED IT.
|Look at this! Fancy as FUCK.|
|Me making a FANTASTIC impression on my fellow bloggers.|
Once I gave up on mastering the stupid scarf tie thing that I didn't even want to do anyway SO THERE, I rotated around to the other activity and watched one of the staff members at the QVB store mix up an amazing smelling batch of Cupcake fresh face mask.
|The cosmetics kitchen, ready to go|
|Adding linseed mucilage (made by boiling linseeds), which looked amazingly similar to snot|
|The chef du jour|
To round out the evening, most of us got lovely hand massages with Lush products while the staff of the QVB store serenaded us with a cover of Love Shack, where the words were rewritten to be about baths and bath bombs.
|What amazingly good sports.|
Tomorrow I'll have another picture heavy post where I show you all the glorious goodies I got to take home with me!