Up until last night, only Cape Town was lucky enough to house the awesomeness that is Lush but that was all about to change. Durban was on their list and I was lucky enough to be there to experience the launch of their new store at Gateway, Umhlanga.
If you haven’t heard of Lush before, they supply fresh, handmade cosmetics and are certainly one of the most responsible retailers I have ever come across. Mostly because they believe in making effective products from fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics and in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals.
Attendance was by invite only and I can tell you everyone was incredibly eager to get inside, we were literally in suspense waiting for the doors to open. Once we were in, we were greeted by a myriad of scents and the most attentive staff ever to grace the face of the earth. They were on hand to explain what ingredients were in each of the products and were happy to test them on you 🙂 It felt like a personalised experience, I was asked what my name was and was addressed by my first name by the lovely lady who exfoliated and moisturised my hands. My dream is for every assistant to be carbon – copies of them, so fab and helpful!!. Unfortunately , the store was a bit small for the number of people and so there wasn’t much space to walk freely and browse, although I certainly did try! I was blown away by the various products on offer and how natural the ingredients were. I have never seen a store before that carries products like these and just by smelling them – you could instinctively tell that there wasn’t anything artificial about it.
We all received a little gift from the lovelies at Lush and I can truly say that I will be back! Their products are fantastic and with the commitment they have to saving the planet and our animals, they have won me over. If you don’t have a store in your area, go to their website here and check out their amazing products and order them online. Scroll down for pics of this fantastic event at Gateway, Durban.
Happy Shopping Lushies!