Yesterday Rachel and I attended the Lush Winter 2016 event, a night for bloggers hosted at our local Lush Cardiff -soon to be Lush Cardiff SPA!- where we were invited to try out the new products which have launched recently.
I love this time of year! All the seasonal collections launch and Christmas is fast approaching. Tomorrow is the Lush Cardiff Winter blogger event which I’ve been looking forward to since last year’s event was a lot of fun.
I like to stock up when the Winter collection lands in store, so decided to do my order online this year. I love how many new products launched and that some of my all time favourites came back for another year.
If I’m honest last year’s Halloween offering from Lush left me feeling slightly disappointed. It was grouped with the Winter collection which was considerably larger and featured only a handful of products. I’m still scared by the frustration of trying to shower using that jelly bat thing, which would come flying out of your grip every 30 seconds and stained everything it touched purple.
That year Lush Oxford St had opened and the focus seemed to be on the Summer launch which featured lots of new products, my guess being that Halloween and other smaller holidays like Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day had fewer products because of this.
2016 so far has been comparatively quieter for Lush, with no big Summer launches. I’ve been eagerly awaiting news of the Winter launches, hoping for something new and so was excited to get a glimpse of what was coming during the big Lush Creative Showcase event. A week or so later Halloween items launched in-store, having a small headstart before the Winter ones follow.
I’ve been excitedly awaiting the Lush Cosmetics Christmas and Halloween collection. But was a little disappointed after sneaking a peak at the US site and seeing some of my old favourites weren’t coming back this year. Especially the Northern Lights bubble bar!.
However when I saw on Instagram the collection was in-store, I took a slight detour after work. And visited the newly refurbished Cardiff Lush store to check it out. Somewhat predictably my disappointment soon vanished when I saw and smelled the new (and returning) products.
What was supposed to be picking up a pumpkin bubble bar quickly turned into a haul. And I now can’t wait to try all of these.