Lush kills off all competition!

On Thursday 14th July I hopped on a train down to London to meet up with my lovely sister-in-law who had flown in for a holiday, from South Korea.

We spent most of the day together, wandering around the city, shopping and eating some decadent cakes, before making our goodbyes later afternoon.

Now, as my train wasn’t leaving for nearly two hours, my plan was for a quick pop into Lush on Oxford Street, and then go back to Euston, sequester myself in the All Bar One and have a cocktail or two.

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Well, the first certainly happened but the second one didn’t!

Now, for those of you regular readers, you will know just how much I enjoy my cocktails, so just what happened?

Lush Happened………

Popping in with the intention of getting a bath bomb or two, I was lured by the big industrial size sink were customers are encouraged to test out bath bombs and scrubs. In the bottom of the sink was a beautiful gold glitter residue. I needed to know what product it was!

The lovely assistant on this section went on to tell me all about the “Golden Slumber” bath bomb (Exclusive to Oxford Street) and how amazing it was. Well, I had to go upstairs and get myself one!

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Whilst there, somehow a “The Comforter” Bubble Bar fell into my basket too. The berry scent was just too hard to resist!

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Popping back downstairs, I was greeted with a lovely smile from a male assistant who complimented me on my look and dress; well what more could a girl ask for!

I asked for his assistance in directing me to the Shower Jellies. I ended up choosing a lovely Cinnamon variety, called “93,000 Miles”. Eucalyptus, Peppermint Oil and Cinnamon Leaf all make this spicy yet satisfying.  A real treat.

Mooching around more, I was transfixed by the range of eyeshadows and liners. The lady who was on the section was so enthusiastic and went on to tell me about these sparkly “Earth eye powders”. As I was dressed in a lilac pin up girl dress, she demonstrated one called Dream.This was a light silvery sparkly powder, which when sprayed with a little water turned into a darker lilac. Just like magic!

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I then noticed the range of liquid eyeliners. Now, as any self respecting Pin Up Girl knows, your face isn’t complete without inky black winged liner. I have tried pretty much every one on the market, from gel to liquid to pencil. This liquid liner was without a doubt the darkest inkiest black I have ever tried.

“Independent Liquid Liner” is smudgeproof and waterproof. Which is exactly what I want from my eyeliner. Competitively priced at £14.50, I knew I would have to give it a go.

The last item to go into my basket was the “Fun” Bar In this case, a Gold bar of squishy fun, smelling of a honey caramel. The bar is multi-purpose. You can use it as a solid shampoo, shower bar, bubble bath bar and even for moulding into silly shapes!

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The Gold Fun bar is a limited edition, which I think you can only get in Oxford Street, however you can get several other varieties online and other branches.

Finally my haul was complete. I happily went and queued and paid for my purchases.

As I was about to leave, I stopped again at the sink area and spoke to the same lovely lady who had helped me with the Golden Slumbers. I told her all about my purchases and how pleased I was with everything. We got chatting about what I had purchased, and this lovely lady told me how amazing I looked and that my dress was stunning.

She then surprised me by saying she was going to give me a present. She went on to present me with a “Sexbomb” Bath bomb.

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Lush believe in the act of “paying something forward” and this was her way of doing so. I was so very chuffed as she really had made my day.

Finding out that her name was Faazila, we started chatting about all the different products and what were my favourites. She asked if I had tried any of the exfoliants and I had to admit that I hadn’t. She grabbed a couple of products, one an exfoliant bar, and the other a tub of “Rub Rub Rub”

Having my arms exfoliated with both products was just amazing! My arms felt like velvet. The scrub left my skin so soft and smooth. Testing out the two different products was so great, because I could see that the rub tub left my arms feeling much nicer and softer.

Asking where I could find those, Faazila took me to the display and again another item made its way home with me.

Asking if I had ever been downstairs, she took me for a tour around. A perfume bar  and a disco ball room was not something I expected to see in the store. Such quirky fun!

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I also found out that there was a spa inside the building, where you can have treatments ranging from full body massages to ear candles! How amazing it that? I intend to book a session there when I go to London in November for the British Plus Size Awards, to be pampered before heading out for a night on the red carpet!

Faazila then went on to demonstrate the most bizarre massage bars on my arms, giving me one last pampering treat. This was called “Strawberry Feels Forever”  and smelled amazing, full on strawberry and hibiscus. I say Bizarre, because they look like a cross between soap and chocolate. When warmed up and rubbed into the skin, they left it feeling buttery smooth.

Having a full hand and arm massage was just divine. All the stress of the day and travel just melted away, leaving me a melted heap of happiness.

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The final touch was a rub over with two different moisturising bars – “Black Stockings” and “Shimmy Shimmy”

Both these bars are highly moisturing, but act differently. Black Stockings leaves a tinted colour to your skin, basically a rosy glow. Just what my pale skin needed. Shimmy Shimmy is a pale coloured bar, which adds a lovely golden glitter to the skin.

Again another product that I fell in love with. I felt like a total pampered princess, and had learnt so much more about the Lush products and facilities that they had in store. Faazila literally was the best spokesperson for the company. She was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic, that it wasn’t hard to become enthused about the company and the ethics behind it all.

It won’t be long until I am back in London again, and I will definitely be popping back in as there area couple of product I need to add to my bath time and pampering routine, especially those Shimmer Bars!

Finally, I would like to thank the lovely Faazila for the time and attention that was lavished on me. I learnt so much about all the products, and came away with a lot more than I ever expected to get.

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What do you think to Lush? Do you have a favourite that you can recommend I try next?

Till next time,
Tx

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  • Can I just start by saying how freakin’ amazing your cardigan is?!? I love Lush so much – their banana based skin cream is the absolute bomb, and I am a huge fan of their perfumes. Lust is pretty much my go to day to say, but Stayin’ Alive is also lovely too. i’ve never tried their eyeliners before, but love their liquid lipsticks. However I need to pop in there soon, so just might have to nab one to test it out. The Oxford Street store is amazing. I try my best to not go in there, because I feel like just grabbing a sales assistant and just chucking the entire contents of my purse at them! I want everything! All the glitter, all the yummy spells! 🙂 x

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    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you Diana! Primark special. Their eyeliner is amazing and I highly recommend it! I will be trying their perfume next time I go! xx

  • Stan Hope

    Lush have such delicious products, did you know their online shop do limited editions, the ‘kitchen’? I don’t know exactly where you live but other stores have the spa including Poole, which I love – have to say Oxford Street is not my idea of relaxed!

    • Tanya Brannan

      I didn’t know this!! I was totally and utterly relaxed after my visit there! I can’t wait to go back there again…. this time with a full bank account so I can buy it all 😀 x

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I love lush! Though I have to say I bought the fun bars for my kids and I give them a mahoosive thumbs down – didn’t enjoy it at all, it just didn’t work very well… everything else though… oh my!

    • Tanya Brannan

      Oh! I guess I only want to melt them in the bath, so I hope they are ok. x

  • Beth

    I’ve heard many people say good things about Lush! I have never bought anything from there but they look so cool

    • Tanya Brannan

      They really do leave you feeling clean and so soft! I am totally addicted now x

  • The Oxford Street Lush is just something else, isn’t it?!

    • Tanya Brannan

      It really is!! x

  • I love Lush and have passed my love to my Daughter as well, birthday and christmas is not right without a few treats from there.

    • Tanya Brannan

      My daughters don’t like them at all, so my stash is safe!! x

  • LaaLaa

    I adore Lush, haven’t visited the one in Oxford Street though but they do have some good exclusives. The comforter bar is one of my favourites, ultrabland and ocean salt are always repurchased x

    • Tanya Brannan

      There are so many more I need to try out! x

  • Lush is legitimately one of my favourite shops ever! The smell, the products, the fact that the stage are usually really lovely and cool. What awesome buys you have! I haven’t tried the fun bar yet but honey caramel sounds delicious! x

    • Tanya Brannan

      I didn’t use to like the smell emanating out of the shops as I walked by, but now I am addicted! x

  • This sounds like an amazing store, and exceptional staff!
    Go LUSH!

    • Tanya Brannan

      The staff really were amazing x

  • I absolutely love the oxford street lush but I can never go in and just buy one or two things x

    • Tanya Brannan

      I found that out on my last visit…… x

  • Smudgeproof and waterproof liquid liner for £14.50? Awesome!

    • Tanya Brannan

      I can honestly say the liquid liner gives me perfect cats eye flicks every time. Something I have never managed before!! x

  • tp keane

    wow, this place looks amazing. Love the fun bar… I really want one now.

    • Tanya Brannan

      I haven’t tried it yet as I am slowly working my way through them all. I look forward to trying it though x

  • I love Lush and this is actually my local store! My favourite product bar the comforter which you have already got is Angels on Bare Skin, its a cleanser and its gorgeous! xx

    • Tanya Brannan

      Oooooh I will have to give it a go! Thank you Charli x

  • I’m always drawn into the Lush stores by the smell. Such lovely products!

    • Tanya Brannan

      I used to hate the smell as I walked by, but now it just entices me in! x

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I love Lush, the store itself just smells amazing. I mostly love their lip balms.

    • Tanya Brannan

      The cotton candy lip scrub is my favourite! x

  • Wow how amazing is that? I love Lush and its an amazing place to go for the best bath bombs in the world!

    • Tanya Brannan

      They really are just the best! I get mesmerized watching them dissolve x

  • Sounds like brilliant customer service! I’m incapable of going into Lush for just one thing, there’s always something new I need to try 🙂

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    • Tanya Brannan

      Isn’t that the truth!! x

  • Sarahjane

    i love lush!!! The shop smells amazing and I can never resist popping in and buying a bath bomb or two!

    • Tanya Brannan

      I am so addicted to their bathbombs now! x

  • Great post. Thank you for reminding me to pop into Lush. I keep forgetting.

    • Tanya Brannan

      You are so welcome x

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I love the Lush bath bombs but there isn’t one local to me so I never really get to go x

    • Tanya Brannan

      Online is the way forward!! x

  • Ooh these are some fun new products. It’s awesome that you were able to find some new things to try.

    • Tanya Brannan

      I have tested them all now, and they will be re-purchased!! x

  • I love Lush, their products are amazing. I spend a small fortune every time I go int here. x

    • Tanya Brannan

      So did i….. 🙂 x

  • Kelly

    I used to love Lush products (honey bee bath bomb and avocado bath bomb, honey I washed the kids soap, its raining men shower gel, salted coconut hand scrub, Ro’s argan body conditioner and Rub, Rub, Rub scrub…but sadly I discovered that they do use cancer-causing parabens in many of their products and I no longer feel I can buy the Lush products until they stop using parabens. I really hope they do soon as I love their products and I love that so many of their products use either zero waste or low waste packaging. Their staff are always wonderful and I’m glad the they spoiled you!

    • Tanya Brannan

      They certainly did Kelly! I hope you can start reusing them soon x

  • Jo Smith

    I have to get my backside to lush because I’m obviously missing out!! All these scents, I’d be choosing for hours lol

    • Tanya Brannan

      Hence why I was in there so long! I got mesmerised x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Wow i didn’t know they make cinnamon shower jelly, bet that smells amazing!!!!

    • Tanya Brannan

      Oh it really does!!! x

  • I have heard so many good things about this brand. I really ought to try them out!

    • Tanya Brannan

      I do thoroughly recommend them x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    The comforter is my all time favourite Lush bath product, I just adore it x

    • Tanya Brannan

      Isn’t it just amazing?? x

  • i need to try more lush products especially that eyeliner! i love walking past one of the stores and get a massive whiff of as i walk past

    • Tanya Brannan

      That was the one thing I used to dislike about it, but now I am hooked!!!