It’s that time of year again when Lush have their showcase to launch Christmas and show off some new products. I was fortunate enough to attend this year to see some of the goodies that will hopefully be on their way to stores soon! I warn you now, this blog is picture heavy and that’s in spite of me trying to curb the content.
You might also want to check my blog on my Favorite Showcase Skincare purchases here
The place was covered in bean bags and funky seating areas to relax in and the ever quirky fun activities to take part in. The fun house had slides and bath bomb roller coasters which sent the bath bombs flying down into big perspex cubes of water.
One of my favorite spaces was the Lush moods room. Every hour this room would be themed on a different treatment to set your mood. It also had a stage with rain falling down for people to walk under – nutters like me who just wanted their photo taken regardless of how wet you got!
There was a giant queue for the shop with some people queuing for up to 4 hours just to get in and then another hour or more to pay. The shop did however have lots of things to see and do other than shop.
Gifts dotted around everywhere – for people to buy but also to give staff ideas on how to merch them back in their shop. I managed to get my hands on the largest of the Lush Christmas gifts – Wow and plonked myself on Santas chair for this photo.
But what about the new stuff Emmy? Well, Lush are opening a magical new bath bomb only shop in Paris later this year and these magical Fresh Bath Bombs will be in it!
You have indeed seen the price correctly. These larger than average bath bombs are £18! Designed to be used for 2 baths they have a hollow in the centre which the buyer can select fresh flowers and plants to fill it with.
The sales assistant will cut the flowers fresh in front of you and then hand tie the bomb with some brown string. It’s rather beautiful really. I can imagine this would be an amazing gift for somebody to bring back from Paris for a loved one and I would LOVE these to be in the UK and Ireland stores for Valentines week 2019. How magical would that be?
My friend Darren in the photos actually bought this one for himself as a rather indulgent treat. I fully expect him to be telling us about it after he has used it later in the week.
I loved that they were encouraging people to buy packaging free products and most of the products available were free of packaging.
Lush always weave their ethics and values into their events and this event was no exception. We were over the moon to be able to take part in gift wrapping while in the shop and this year the staff wrapped gifts will be donated to 6 different charities around Manchester.
Apparently the gifts team wrap a gift in 10 seconds! I’m not sure Darren and I were that fast but we did add our gifts to the pile and I hope whoever receives them enjoys them immensely.
Now, would you believe me if I said I actually forgot to take photos of all the products that were new or returning exclusives?! Because I totally got so wrapped up on doing story mode for Instagram doh! But here are a few Ive pulled off Insta to show you!
Six exclusive bath bombs, each only available for one hour and limited to one per person (with the exception of Goddess which was also available in the shop though was still in the exclusive area). They had timers next to them telling you when you could come and get them.
There were a range of new mouth care products available including these new Toothy Tabs – Sleepy and Tooth Fairy.
I can take or leave bath products but I think we all know my weak spot is skincare! I came home with 4 new cleansers. Well, I say new, Babyface and Sweet Japanese Girl are vintage Lush but I had never tried them and they are exclusives in that sense as you can’t pick them up very often.
These body masks smelt amazing! Mud was just like chocolate and if I had endless money I think I would have bought these too.
The last thing I will show you today are these beautiful black pot style coffee cups. For £6.95 they are very reasonably priced and if you ever damage it you can return it as part of the black pot scheme. So cute, if I drank coffee I would have been all over this.
In fact, talking of coffee and drinks – Lush actually requested NOBODY bring plastic bottles or disposable drinks cups into the showcase. They had real cups-a-plenty for everyone to get something to drink and loads of water stations to fill up our flasks.
There were so many more things I could include – loads of talks, live music, the worlds smallest (silent) disco with Santa, hot air balloons and hair appointments etc but it is safe to say I had a magical time and I would hands down say if you get the chance to attend next year then grab that ticket with both hands and go!
Watch out for another blog or two on reviews of what I bought and a wonderful book I was gifted too. If you went, I’d love to know how you found it and what your favorite bits were.
You can also check out how I found the 2017 Showcase here