To celebrate the re-opening of LUSH York after their recent renovations, myself and other local bloggers were very kindly invited to see the new store for ourselves. We all had a wonderful time, so I thought I’d tell you a little about what we got up to…
First of all, the shop itself = Instagram goals. Obviously Lush products are quite aesthetically pleasing to start with, but the shop itself was on a whole other level. It takes some serious talent to arrange a display of deodorants and foot cream in such a way that bloggers feel compelled to snap a photo of it, but they pulled it off.
The new layout of the shop is a lot more inviting, with more floor space and less potential for catastrophe during Christmas shopping season. This is a big pro in terms of accessibility: it seemed like it would be a lot easier to manoeuvre a wheelchair around. There’s still a step to get in the entrance but the staff assured me that they have a ramp readily available to put down for anybody who needs it. So that’s good news for future Pippa and also for future Pippa wheelchair pushers, who all too often have had to bring products to and from various shop doorways whilst I sit outside staring longingly in the window. It’s not the most efficient way to shop, believe me.
During the event, we learned about some new products and watched demos of how they worked. We found out more about the new Metamorphosis and Yellow Submarine bath bombs, the Scrubee body butter (which is absolutely adorable), and two new soaps: Olive Tree and Ro’s Argan.
As you know, I’m no beauty blogger and Lush is not my area of expertise, so if you’d like to learn more about any of those products, I’d recommend my new friend Amber’s Instagram account, and check out her blog when she’s posted her review. I met her at the event and the gal is a Lush wizard, I’m telling you. You can also read my new friend Tori’s blog post about the event here.
The whole evening was a great experience: structured but informal, and everybody I met was fab. I have nothing but good things to say about the staff: they were friendly and knowledgeable, and they handled my access requirements absolutely perfectly. They were all briefed about my allergies, and they had a chair all ready and waiting for me for when my legs were tired of being legs. They even brought products over to me so I didn’t have to get up; they really did go above and beyond and did so without drawing attention to it, something that I very much appreciated. This was the first time I’d ever been to this kind of event and I had no idea what to expect, but I had a great time and came away feeling validated as an actual blogger… which is rather bloody lovely.
Thank you so much to everybody at Lush York for having me, I’ll definitely be back soon!