Last Friday I was invited to Lush Cosmetics Southampton for an evening of face mask-making, colour readings and cupcakes! I’m a Lush fan so was excited to attend my first Lush event and meet some fellow bloggers from the South.
We arrived to a yummy feast of cupcakes, fruit and popcorn and mingled for a bit before the activities started. One of my favourite things about these events is getting to meet other bloggers, especially those I’ve already had contact with online, so we all had a good old chit chat while munching on the scrummy food. As an ice breaker, we were split into pairs to give each other hand massages with a selection of Lush massage bars, before introducing our ‘partners’ to the group. I’ll have to remember this idea if I ever host a blogger meet up!
We were then split into two groups and my team were the first to have a colour reading on the Lush Emotional Brilliance wheel! The all-powerful wheel was spinned around, with dry-ice mist creating a mystical mood, and when it stopped you had to select the first three colours that caught your attention. These were linked to your ‘strengths’, ‘subconscious’ and ‘aspirations’ and my colour choices were ‘charm’, ‘lifted’ and ‘motivation’. The theory is based around colour association and how colours and feeling are connected, and it was fun seeing what everybody else picked even though we took it with a pinch of salt. The colours you pick can be purchased in either an eyeliner, lipstick or eyeshadow so head to your local store to have your own colour reading!
Next up was a workshop on how Lush make their fresh face masks. We got to see all the ingredients and learnt about where they came from – then everything was mixed up in a big bowl! It was a great insight into the Lush brand and some of the communities they support. Plus we also got to take home some samples – you can’t get fresher than that!
The staff were amazing, so hospitable and were a fountain of knowledge when it came to the products on offer. We all left with goody bags filled with a selection of Lush bits and bobs, including a wrapped gift to giveaway on our blogs. I’m going to throw in more goodies to form one big giveaway in September so watch this space!
Thanks to the Southampton Lush team for having us! I now have a nice long shopping list of what I want to buy next time I visit and am an even bigger fan than I was before!