Dreaming of a Bright Christmas with LUSH

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Lush has since been in my list of stores to visit to look for great gifts for friends and family -guys or girls. They have such useful products and cute packaging too! Everytime I walk by their store it's just so inviting that one can't resist entering their boutique, and not walk out of there without buying something!

I had the pleasure of being invited to LUSH's Dreaming of a Bright Christmas event last November 19 and it was such a fun-filled event! I had a great time! In this post I would like to share with you what happened at the event and some gift ideas you can give your friends and family this Christmas with Lush's Christmas-themed products! 
This was also my first ever LUSH event so imagine how excited I was! I wouldn't miss it for anything! 
Lush Boutique G/F Greenbelt 3

I just love walking passed their store because it always smells so good! When I buy their products, it makes my bathroom smell like their store that's why I love having LUSH in my bathroom.

The store looks even more festive than usual because of their decor this Holiday, and they have a lot of Christmas-themed gift ideas for you to browse.
First stop was the "Create your own fresh handmade bubble bar!" table where you get to mold yourself a bubble bar -as many as you want! Here's something about bubble bars from the LUSH website:
"At LUSH we don't just take baths; we appreciate them. We relish them, revel in them and do everything we can to make them enjoyable. We like to fragrance them with essential oils to scent our bodies and put us in a better mood, illuminate them with candlelight and sometimes, even share them. Crumble one of these under the running bath water for a superbly bubbly and stunningly fragrant, luxuriously inviting bath."
Ladies, say hello to Isabel Roces, and over by the far left you see Nikki of askmewhats.com hard at work moulding her personalized bubble bar!
Isabel Roces, Model and Writer
There were 3 colors available for use to create our own bubble bars. We were also provided with cookie cutters so we can make different shapes if we wanted, pile them up, make them into a ball -whatever pleased us! Some of the LUSH staff were there to give us a hand if we needed it.
After about 15 minutes, this is what I came up with -a sad looking heart with what was supposed to be a star in the middle. Hahaha! It was fun though! Next I made another heart shaped one with what looked like sprinkles! I will show you later by the end of this post.
Next up was the "Personalize your Furushiki scarf with your name!" table. As I have mentioned in my The Body Shop Geisha Doll Lip and Cheek Tint post, we were taught how to wrap gifts using the Japanese Furushiki style at the K-Palette Mega Cute event. I chose the one with the rain deer of course! They had other designs but this one was my favorite because of the Christmas theme!
A very simple design. Just my name and my blog name! I wanted to add more designs but we were told that it would take a long time to dry so I had to control myself.
The next stop was the "Mold your own FUN multi-purpose moldable soap!"
"Treat your kids and your inner child to some well-deserved playtime with our multi-purpose moldable soap, FUN. This brilliant innovation is a four-in-one phenomenon combining soap, shampoo, bubble bath, and malleable toy into a single roll. Each color has a unique scent that evokes fond childhood memories of things like fresh baking and candies. What could be sweeter? 2.5% of sales from every bar of FUN is contributed to the FUNd, a LUSH initiative which supports charities in Fukushima, Japan that create safe places for children to play outside."
This was one of the most fun tables I have visited so far! Nikki, Liz and I created different versions of snowmen and an elephant for Liz. If you want to know more about Lush's FUN Multi-Purpose Moldable Soap, just click the link.
Here's Nikki hard at work making her golden snowman!
And Liz Lanuzo of ProjectVanity.com with her golden elephant!
And this is my creation! A snowman that slightly resembles a duck with a scarf! I love this soap because it had the texture of play-doh, and yet it has the fragrance of natural oils and other stuff that smells so good!

It doesn't harden like the bubble bar so we had to take it home like this. The gold FUN is a sweet limited edition honey-toffee fun! A multi-purpose moldable soap that you can use as a soap, shampoo, bubble bath, and malleable toy into a single roll. I am so in-love with the smell!

I can't stop smelling my little snowman!
So here's me with my creation! I wanted to make more with the other colors that hey had but it takes a while to think about what to make next and I still have one more booth to visit!
The last stop was the "Pamper yourself with a LUSH Christmas Hand Massage" booth.
Everyone gets a 15 minute hand massage, or longer if you wish but there are other people waiting in line.
The uses their Snow Fairy Sparkle massage bar that you can just use one swipe on the surface of your skin and use it to massage. It glides on smoothly on the surface of the skin too so no tugging or pulling. I love that it has a very dewy finish and a sparkle effect after.
My skin felt so soft and smooth after the massage! Although it did feel a little bit balmy and oily after, but you need only to wipe yourself from excess product and you're good to go!
"Shimmering, fondant-centered angel
Crush this super soft, pretty pink Snow Fairy-scented angel onto the skin to reveal a fondant center filled with hydrating shea butter and fine, shimmering silver luster. Melt and smooth the rich butters all over your body to leave your skin velvety-soft, luminous and smelling of a candy shop. The subtle color evens out the skin tone, too! Now you’re ready to flutter about in your party dress."
Here's me with Female Network's Ira Nopuente and Nikki. Had so much fun with these ladies!
My take home from the fun event! My already hardened bubble bar, and my FUN multi-purpose moldable soap! They really smell sooooo good!
When I got home, I immediately took photos of my creations because I was so excited to indulge in them!

It's very squishy and soft like clay that doesn't harden so you have to keep it away from direct sunlight. By the time I posted this, mine has already melted into a sad little snowman puddle but it's still very useable and moldable!
All you need is a pinch this small to wash your hand with it. If you want to wash your whole body with this soap, you need about a one peso ball size. It lathers quite nicely and it smells so good too!
Don't worry about this soap staining your skin. It may look colored like this but it washes away when you wash with water.
My bubble bars also have a crusty texture on the outside but it's actually soft to the touch when you squeeze it. It doesn't harden like the other soaps but it does have a crusty texture. You pinch off a one peso size amount too and run it under running bath water to create a bath-full of bubbles!
Aside from the ones we molded ourselves, LUSH gave us three of their Christmas themed bars to enjoy! I can't wait to use these!
This is their FATHER CHRISTMAS Bath Bomb:
A colorful surprise inside
If Father Christmas is meant to bring good tidings for the season, this jolly Bath Bomb is the perfect place to start. Pop him into the bath and watch him fizz away and turn the water from a bright red to a vivid green. It’s Christmas for the bath! Lie back and savor the moment away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays as Father Christmas’s sweet, Snow Fairy scent lifts your spirits and gets you prepared for anything.
... And it's shaped like Santa's head! I can't wait to have a hotel-stay just so I can use this and take photos! I am not sure if you can half it and just use a little of it or if you have to use up the entire ball.
This is their BUTTER BEAR Bath Bomb:
Sweet, soothing watersOne of our favorite year round best-selling Bath Bombs, Butterball, has been transformed into a cuddly bear- just for the holidays! We know luxuriously long soaks in hot baths are a favorite winter pastime, but they can leave skin feeling a little dry. Butterbear's generous helping of cocoa butter ensures skin stays soft and hydrated, regardless of how long you spend soaking. The comforting, blissful vanilla aroma lingers softly on the skin long after the bath.
It's very rough and hard to the touch, almost like a pumice stone, but when it's melted, I heard that it turns a bath into a creamy bath that keeps your skin moisturized and soft while you enjoy a long hot bath.
This is actually called THE MELTING SNOWMAN Luxury Bath Melt according to the website:
"Warm up with our spicy snowmanOur Melting Snowman Luxury Bath Melt returns this year with his skin-softening legacy and warming Hot Toddy scent. Shea butter and almond oil moisturize and soften the skin to perfection, while spicy cinnamon and clove oils create the ultimate holiday fragrance that just makes us want to sink into a hot bath on a cold, snowy night. Drop this under the tap while it's still running and sink in to watch him melt like a real snowman, carrot nose and all."
The Melting Snowman warms up the bath in yummy Cinnamon and Cloves scent that will give your bath a very Christmas scent!

I know hot bathtub baths isn't practiced much here in Manila, but they're nice to have when travelling! I know I enjoy hot baths when I am abroad as much as I can because you can take as much as you want! I take them almost every night when there is a bathtub in the hotel room that I stay in!

Still looking for gifts for friends? Head out to the nearest LUSH boutique near you! Your friends will love them!

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  1. Do they have branch in ATC ms sabs?

    1. woah! gonna ask sissy if i can tag her along to atc! thank you ms sabs!

  2. hihi thanks for the photos, di halatang love mo ako? Heheh I enjoyed the "day" with yoU! Mwa :x


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