Hello! This post is all about an amazing event I was lucky enough to attend, thanks to Nici and Kate from Promote SA and Jasmine and Nikita from Bloggers United AU; the Lush Adelaide Grand Opening Media Preview. This was held at the brand new Rundle Mall store on Friday November 4, the day before it opened to the public. We all know the only disadvantage of the old store was that it was tiny and it was difficult to move around in there. Well crisis over, because this new store is huge! It's now the largest Lush store in Australia, you guys! It's split-level, with plenty of room to move around, explore the goodies and not bump into anyone! The cashier stations are more organised and there are actual hand basin stations, where you can rinse masks off your hands after trialling them. A vast improvement on the old tub of water situation!
We were greeted by the PR ladies at the door, and very generously given a gift card to spend on the night on anything we desired in-store! Cocktails awaited us, too! Not just any cocktails, but cocktails based on Bubbly Shower Gel or Shoot For The Stars Bath Bombs. I requested a blue one, then expertly took perfect photos with one hand, because skillz. (No, not really, that was impossible, so I sculled my bevvie to free up both hands, because photographs were important, yes that's why).
Here's a look at the spacious new layout....
Many Lush staff were on hand to explain all the products, and point us in the right direction. The staff were lovely, friendly and very helpful. I even took it really well when the Lush lady in the hair section smoothed a de-frizzing product through my hair for about 5 minutes; the same lank, fine hair that I had spent around 20 minutes adding various volumising products to in a desperate attempt to build body before the event. It was actually hilarious and I freaking love her for it, because irony.
There was a build-your-own bath bomb station (see photo below) which looked like a lot of fun, but I didn't get time to participate as I was too busy testing, sniffing and perusing all the Lush goodies, and working out what to get with my gift card!
I also want to mention that I think I ate the healthiest food of my life at this event? I didn't touch the balls (I was raised not to put strange balls in my mouth lolol) but, seeing as I hadn't eaten since breakfast, I did inhale three pieces of what I'm calling 'Lemon Slice'. (Please don't inform me if it was actually quinoa tofu, my brain is simply not equipped to deal with that). And it was delicious. I could taste the health in it, but it was still very yummy. Here's the food...
I was so excited to finally meet Kanya in person and An from Lush, as well as catch up with Beth from Almost Posh, Caitlan from Procrasticaitlan, Amy from Bottled Beauty and many more fellow bloggers that I hadn't seen since the Bloggers United Event in February. It was so great to see everyone again! I even forced my shy self out of the old comfort zone and introduced myself to a few people.
The large, stylish hand basins I mentioned earlier were used to demonstrate some gorgeous bath bombs.....
And of course there were Lush goodies absolutely everywhere! From bundled and wrapped Lush gift sets, to the Massage Bar section, Fresh Face Mask station, Perfume stand and the Bath Bomb towers, every product was beautifully displayed. Here's some #lushporn .....
Here's what I got in my gifted haul on the night! After recovering from being totally overwhelmed I finally remembered that my most favourite Lush products ever are the soaps, shower gels and bath bombs. Which led me to this....
Don't Look At Me Fresh Face Mask
Mask Of Magnaminty Face And Body Mask
Bubbly Shower Gel 250g
Happy Hippy Shower Gel 100g
Rose Jam Shower Gel 100g
Brightside Bubble Bar
Big Bang Bubble Bar
Sultana Of Soap
Turkish Delight Roulade
A few of these products are favourites of mine! I've talked about Rose Jam before here, Sultana Of Soap in this post and hauled Brightside Bubble Bar before here. So excited to try the bright turquoise Don't Look At Me Mask, champagne and orange fizz-scented Bubbly, which smells amazing, and Turkish Delight Roulade as I've never tried any of the Lush roulades before!
I'm a huge Lushie and feel so lucky to have attended such an amazing and fun Event! Many thanks, again, to all involved in putting the night together.
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Disclaimer: Products in my haul were bought using the gift card gifted at the Event. I went $15 over, so the haul includes $15 of my own money. Please see the Disclosure page for further information.
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