Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Lush Bath, not as a staff member, but as a party guest! To kick off the start of the summer holidays they were hosting a summer 'Beauty School' party, so I decided to stop by and see what all the fuss was about! Having already attended a few Lush events and witnessing some Lush parties, I already knew how immersive and hospitable they tend to be. The 'Beauty School' parties focus on an aspect of skincare; in our case, facial skaincare!
To kick things off, we each had a consultation and picked out a face mask that suited our skin. I have a few dry patches at the moment, so Oatifix was my choice. It's full of bananas and illipe butter that pack a real real dose of moisture, with oatmeal, ground almonds and kaolin for a bit of gentle exfoliation. It was just what my skin needed, and left my face feeling positively silky. It was then time to try our hands at making our own face masks! I was very excited when I heard we'd be making Cupcake, a heavenly chocolately concoction that works wonders on oily skin. I always turn to it when my T zone is giving me trouble! The face mask mixture smelt incredible, loaded with cocoa and fresh mint.
Next up was one of my favourite parts; hand and arm massages! I chose From Dusk 'Til Dawn massage bar, a current favourite of mine. I had it for a hand and arm massage whilst waiting for my Validation Facial a couple of months ago, so the scent of the beautiful Sicilian lemon, moringa oil, and sweet wild orange oil always reminds me of my first Lush spa treatment. The final treat of the afternoon was having our makeup done by in-store makeup guru Nicola, whose skills I have been admiring ever since I started working there! I've already dabbled in Lush makeup (the Emotional Brilliance face powder and Feeling Younger highlighting skin tint are now staples in my makeup bag, and Believe is one of my favourite lip colours for day-to-day wear), however it was amazing seeing what a professional could do with the collection! I was seriously impressed with the Eyes Right mascara (which is packed with conditioning wheatgrass), and I loved the way Bubbly looked on my lips.
It was a really fun, girlie afternoon, reminiscent of giggly childhood sleepovers! I came away with a lovely bag of goodies, including my handmade face mask and some makeup to play with. It was great to experience a Lush party first hand, and I would absolutely reccomend them to Lush fans of any age! Whether you have a birthday, hen party, or any other excuse to celebrate coming up, they're definitely worth looking into if you're a fan of ethical beauty (or simply being pampered!).