While there I asked the wonderful store manager about the information I had been given by a sales associate at a different store when visitng a friend about the discontinuation of Sea Vegetable. She informed me that this is NOT TRUE and that she has no idea what sort of crazy pill the sales associate had taken.
She said that at the moment there is no list of items to be discontinued. So all of our favorites are here to stay for now!!
I’m currently visiting a friend and we went to her local Lush today!
(On a side note it was a free standing store and it was beautiful! I love my Lush store and sales associates to pieces but, the whole set up inside Macy’s is a bit cramped!)
Two things I learned while chatting with the workers:
1. Good News: Rumors about a holiday bath product (bath ballistic or bubble bar) that will smell like Glorious Mud/Creme Anglaise!! I loooove Glorious Mud, it’s one of my must-haves to keep stocked! So I’m really excited about this semi-mystery product.
2. Bad News: Sea Vegetable soap is being discontinued! She didn’t say when, but she did seem pretty reliable, she said she had bought a huge slice to stash for herself. I keep hoping she was informed wrong, but I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t lie about something like that! :[ Sad day. I personally think this is the most beautiful soap!
So that is what I have to share from my mildly successful sleuthing today.
I haven’t seen anyone mention it on tumblr, so I thought I’d let you guys know what’s going on for those of you who don’t receive Lush Life emails, or if there are some who didn’t even receive the email, like me (I don’t really understand why I didn’t, but oh well). I did some digging on the…
A good summary/roundup of recent Lush events.
Honestly it kind of irked me that Lush tried to use a “Good News - Bad News” attack for this issue. Especially since the “Good News” of the (pretty lame) promo was incredibly overpowering to the fine print of the price hike. I wish too that they had given more info, an increase in price can mean a quarter or 5 dollars! And “some” products can mean a dozen, or half their inventory!
If prices rise drastically I’ll have to stop buying as many products. Basically I’ll cut to the essentials that I would prefer to use Lush, i.e. shampoo, soap, skincare, etc. I already spend what I can (and sometimes more than I can/should) at Lush. I like being able to go in and get my necessities and a few luxury items, i.e. bath bombs, scrubs, masks, etc. but, if prices hike I’ll have to cut that out. Bottom line, a price hike won’t make Lush make any more money off of me, what I spend will stay the same, I’ll just be buying less.
I completely understand their position, it’s a free market economy, they can price things as they wish. But none the less, it is quite annoying.
Lemslip + Happy Bubble Bar + The Sicilian = tasty citrus bath. :)
These three Lush items all have a lot of similar ingredients (mainly citrusy ones as you might have guessed) so I knew putting them together would be fantastic. The Sicilian seriously smells like a freshly peeled orange….
I have a Happy Bubble Bar coming in my retro order from the UK. Looking forward to receiving it even more now!
So I had ordered three of the Retro Karma Bath Melts for my mom as a thank you present because Karma is her favorite scent and it is what made her fall in love with Lush in the first place and become a Lush convert. I ordered them in more than enough time to have them delivered before she left for a trip but, as I was tracking the order obsessively I realized it was going to the wrong place! Sure enough, it had an attempted delivery that was denied. No worries I said, it will just be a day or so late. Until the next update was that the packaged had be damaged and that they would contact the sender regarding the damage.
Well, I didn’t trust UPS so I called Lush myself and the customer service rep was SO helpful and she immediately sent out a replacement order free of charge. Yay, I thought, all is well. Until the packaged didn’t arrive until a day AFTER my mom left. Oh well, no biggie she’ll have a surprise when she returns now.
Well fast forward, I arrive home today (before my family returns) and see the box sitting on the counter so I open it up so I can put it in a knot wrap and set it out all cute and nice for her. Then what to my surprise!!…No Karma bath melts!!…but three Karma Bubble Bars!! No complaints really…better deal on my part, Bubble Bars are more expensive and probably more practical than glittery bath melts. But what a chain of interesting events with this Lush order.
I think I may steal a Karma Bubble Bar for myself now…:P
I really want some Snow Globe soap, and Jess was just talking tonight about how she can’t wait to stock up on some more Snow Fairy come holiday season! Ahh well. *must not give into temptation*
Last Christmas season, before I was fully obsessed with Lush, I bought Mandarin’s Tea Party for a friend as a gift. I went back to get some for myself in January to the realization that it was only stocked seasonally! Such a sad, sad day. But, now I know…this Christmas season shall be dangerous for my wallet. :P
I’ve been seeing a fair amount of posts lately ragging on and dismissing Lush because they aren’t 100% this or 100% that. Some people complain because they feel that Lush uses false advertising saying that their products are completely natural, getting angry when they find out that some products contain certain parabens, sulfates, etc.
(For the record ALL of the ingredients are posted on their products that come in packaging, and for those unpackaged products you can view the ingredients online or ask a sales associate and they will be happy to tell you, they aren’t hiding what is in their products.)
I’m just here to say, and to stick up for Lush, by pointing out that nowhere in store, or online, do they claim to be perfect. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, they are very upfront. The information below is taken straight from their Facebook page:
North America’s official Facebook page!
100% Against Animal Testing
*Figures subject to alteration due to product availability
I can see how at first someone might be under the impression that Lush is all natural, etc., because that is obviously the trait they advertise about themselves. But you can’t get angry about them for advertising a trait! All advertising is mildly misleading…ALL. That’s the point, to get people to see what you want them to see in your company. Every company is going to tell you their product is the best, but obviously they can’t all be the best, it is YOUR responsibility as a consumer to be educated in what you purchase. So if you don’t like Lush because you don’t like their products, or because they aren’t natural, organic, eco-friendly enough for you, that is perfectly fine. We are all entitled to our opinions, especially when it comes to being a consumer, that is the beauty of a free market economy! Just don’t say that Lush has no value because they aren’t 100% completely this or that, because one can only strive for perfection, not achieve it.
Not trying to start anything here, just saying… - K
So today we had a contest at work. Whoever had a $50 or more sale would get a letter (for each sale), and whoever spelled “F.R.E.S.H” got to pick a gift set (or two individual items) from the back. And, if we sold $500 over our daily goal, whoever worked today could pick from the same prizes….
This is why they need to open up a Lush in the city I’m moving to. That way I can work there and everything can be wonderful. -K
For some, it may be on the pricey side. The smallest they sell is $12 for about .27lbs (which is, I think, around 4 ounces). I can’t remember, but I think it goes in increments up to $50 for a pound.
This is what I don’t understand about the US stores, it’s like they’re purposefully going to lengths to complicate it. In the UK, all the loose cleansers are sold in pre-packaged 100g pots for one singular price. Perfectly weighed out to last an average month without going out of date before the pot is empty. Easy peasy.
Consistency across the globe is needed here, methinks.
I really agree. I’ve been asking for my store to cut a smaller piece for me, since the prepackaged ones are often way too big and last a lot longer than they’re good for. I am all for consistency — I love the way Lush UK operates!
However, I just always ask for a another piece to be cut, usually about $5-6, which lasts about 6 weeks for me. They’ve always been really nice when I ask. Same goes for soap and other products, you just can’t be afraid to ask.
Despite having bought the Jon Burgerman tin of nine bathbombs from Lush Cosmetics, I’ve decided to whip up one of the “tea time baths” I used to make myself before I got heavily into Lush products. I got many of these tips from my cousin Tara King’s book Look Your Best: Beauty, Fashion, and…
For the lack of posts, and what will probably be the lack of posts for another couple of weeks. I am in the midst of a summer internship and J is about to head off on a mission trip. We will be back in business at the end of July though. Hopefully you stick with us!
It’s not often that I get excited about skin care products, but this weekend while shopping I went into a great shop called, LUSH. All of their products are hand-made with all natural ingredients…some are even freshly mixed from their refrigerator and for sale in what looks like a salad bar (see picture of face mask mixtures below).
While perusing the many cool soaps, shampoos, and perfumes, I came across these Massage Bars which are actually lotion in a solid form. The main ingredient is shea butter so it glides onto your skin and deeply moisturizes immediately- and it smell amazing!!
Okay, so why am I talking about face masks and lotions? Because when I read the ingredients for the Hottie Massage Bar I found 2 very interesting ingredients: Black Pepper Oil and Ginger Oil. Now, you might be saying, “yeah, and….?”. Well, we know about the testing being done with black pepper as a treatment for vitiligo, and over the years I’ve read many articles about the curative properties of ginger for skin ailments.
I paid the kind-of crazy price of $8.95 for this special little bar of lotion so I can test it on my white patches to see if it might stimulate re-pigmentation on my hands. If I see any freckling, you will be the first to know
Really interesting information about Lush’s ingredients and their possible curative powers. I’m always so amazed at the capabilities that plants and natural ingredients have. We don’t give them enough credit. Fake isn’t always good. In fact, it rarely is. I find it interesting that we use fake with a negative conotation towards people, eg. she’s so fake looking, but we never consider the fact that what we consume is just as fake.
Mainly reblogging for the picture of the face masks! I’ve never seen them like that. All the stores I’ve been to have had them already packaged in a little micro-fridge behind the register! So jealous!
Is it like that in any of ya’lls stores? If so what store is it that you frequent?
Just order Karma Bath Melts as a surprise thank you gift for my mom from Lush Retro. Karma is her favorite scent, and I read through the reviews and the only negative thing seemed to be that it was really glittery, but hopefully it isn’t too bad! Slightly jealous that my mom will be receiving a Retro Lush order and not myself, but I can’t wait for her to get it! - K