The LUSH Summit 2017

Last week Lush held a summit at the Tobacco Docks in East London, similar to the showcase they held in 2016. Sadly I couldn’t attend the last one so I definitely wasn’t going to miss out this time! The summit is full of talks, showing off new products and explaining what Lush is all about and how they’re moving forward. Very cool behind the scenes stuff basically!

Having never been to the Tobacco Docks before, I wasn’t quite prepared for just how massive the space is – it’s huge! My favourite moment was finding the main spectacle of multiple baths, hundreds of bath bombs and Lush staff dressed up as unicorns, giraffes, Prince Charming and Easter characters. It sounds crazy, but that is the sight that greeted you!

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Something very popular at the Summit was the screen-printing of multiple designs, my favourite one had to be of a certain president, with a very fitting colour scheme…

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And now, products! At the top, we have Cheer Up Buttercup, followed by Groovy Kind of Love, and then a return of Metamorphosis! 

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Moving away from bath bombs for a sec we’ve got the Baa Bar, a new bubble bar which is just the cutest. Equally adorable and part of the Mother’s Day collection, then there is Scrubee which smelt DIVINE. It’s full of almond butter and crushed cocoa shells and honestly, you could mistake the scent for a chocolate and accidentally eat it! Plus it felt amazing on the skin. 

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Now, we need to talk about the size of this bath bomb. I’m pretty sure it’s the biggest bath bomb Lush has made for sale? Correct me if I’m wrong, but regardless, it’s MASSIVE. Mother Earth won’t fizz excitingly like other bath bombs, rather it’s one you should have in the tub with you, as it’s likely to take around 20 minutes to fully dissolve! It’ll definitely be a ‘book in the bath’ type of product.

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There were loads of fun Valentine’s, Easter and Spring products on display, and here were some of my favourites! Lush products can be pricey, so I’m all about the ones that stretch their use – the Chick ‘n’ Mix can definitely do that with what is essentially a 3 in 1 bath bomb which also looks adorable.

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Now for the sickly sweet Valentine’s range, I actually picked up a Think Pink bath bomb and can’t wait to use it! 💖 Plus just to shake things up – a Yellow Submarine bath bomb which I purchased for my boyfriend and made for a very fun bath! 

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Ectoplasm is a crazy new addition to the Lush catalogue, and it’s maybe one of the wackiest bath bombs to date? It’s got all the usual excitement of a bath bomb and then some – the vibrant colours are awesome to watch, parts of it even look as if they glow (literally! Watch it in my video!). Once it stops being insane visually, the feel of it in the water is slimy but in a nice way, and I don’t know how that’s possible but it’s true.

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One thing that I find amazing about Lush is how innovative they strive to be, and this was demonstrated at the Summit by them using a 3D printer to print solid perfumes – my mind was BLOWN. It was fascinating to watch, and really is a sign of the future being now, I remember when I was a kid and stuff like this seemed like complete magic and here it is happening!

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Something you don’t see in the Lush stores is clothing, which is a shame as I imagine it’d be so popular, but it was awesome to see some Lush swag at the Summit! I *really* wanted the Feminist jumper but it’s £30 I can’t spend right now, plus I told myself that we’re coming into Spring, I don’t need new jumpers. That was my logic of restraint anyway… I did however get a Feminist patch to make up for it!

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There are loads more lovely visuals in this little vlog I put together so if you want to see more, you know what to do! ⤵️

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