Friday, 29 May 2015

'Life's A Beach' Lush Melbourne Event

Save The Reef petition + Life's A Beach,  Lush
Save The Reef petition + Life's A Beach,  Lush
I heard through the Lush Australia Facebook page about the chance to make a very limited edition body scrub with all proceeds going to the charity 1 Million Women, a female led movement on the path to climate change through simple actions. In this case, saving the Great Barrier Reef. A charity worthwhile to check out.


I've never been to a Lush event as back home my nearest Lush is over 30 miles away. Living 35 minutes out of Melbourne CBD I couldn't let this opportunity slide. Some of my favourite products have been special charity releases like the Chameleon bath bomb and May Day so I knew I'd have fun making something.
After being greeted, we were given a welcome speech and introduction to the purpose of the event followed by nibbles and orange juice. I'm surprised I issued enough self control not to eat all the dried apricots.
Fooooood!!!
Fooooood!!!
We then got to mingle and browse all the products and most importantly time to read and sign the Save the Reef petition. Urging the World Heritage Committee to declare the Great Barrier Reef a 'World Heritage in Danger'. (Please sign it. You don't need to be an Aussie to do so.)
Some of the Lush staff offered mini massages and one guest Lushie from Sydney was very creative giving a bubble-burlesque performance.
Bubble-burlesque
Bubble-burlesque
Mingle mingle sniff sniff
Mingle mingle sniff sniff
After much mingling and sniffing was done it was time to gather round for the main event. Time to make Life's A Beach. I did wonder how all 20ish of us would individually create a pot in such a small space. Instead one Lush member did it all in a massive bowl. We learnt about the ingredients like sand, Spanish salt and delicious smelling essential oils as they were going into the bowl and the purpose of them. It was then time to participate in the fun bit of mixing it all together wiyh out hands to make it consistent. Yay.
They call me mellow yellow
They call me mellow yellow
After all was mixed, off it went to be put into pots and we were left to do more mingling, sniffing and shopping!!! I may not be able to say the same for the dried apricots but here I actually was able to issue self control and not buy a thing. It was hard but surprisingly easy when you have no spare dollar. I was happy enough with my goodie bag which contained a full-size freshly made batch of Life's A Beach, a sample of Sea Vegetable soap and a sample of Dream Cream body lotion.
Saintly soap
Saintly soap
Overall it was a fantastic night and I met some really lovely people who I now stay in contact with plus I got some Lush stuff out of it. More importantly than all of that though is that the money raised has gone to help save the Great Barrier Reef. Please sign the petition and check out the 1 Million Women facebook page. 

Have you been to any Lush event? What are your favourite limited edition products?

Helen x

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