I order from Lush UK quite often. Why? Well, one reason would be the fact they have certain products we don’t carry in the US. Secondly, the prices are much more cheaper. For example, I can order all my favorites plus pay airmail shipping and it would still be cheaper than purchasing all the same items from Lush here in the US. Crazy right?
In recent years, shipping has gone up but I actually don’t mind. Why? Because I’ll do an order and it’ll get here via UPS within three days (four or five at most if customs is curious about what’s inside the box).
But all this is irreverent to my post as I really want to discuss why I wish Lush Kitchen would come to the US.
As you can see from my photo above that’s a Ginger Shower Gel and a Vanilla Dee-Lite Body Lotion. I actually recently hauled six each of these from the Lush Kitchen in the UK. Vanilla Dee-Lite for reasons I can’t fathom was discontinued. Aside from Stila Creme Bouquet, Lush Vanillary, is thee perfect gourmand vanilla. It’s positively delicious! Creamy, decadent, almost cake batter-like, and gorgeous! You can still, thankfully, get Vanillary Perfume from Lush here in the US but Vanilla Dee-Lite Body Lotion which has the same scent has been gone for a while from both the US and the UK.
Now Ginger, is another fragrance that I absolutely love. It’s not for everyone and it has been described as smelling like an ash tray. Yup, truth, I get that! But personally I love it. It smells like old Hollywood to me. I picture Marilyn Monroe, Faye Wray, and Joan Crawford smelling like Lush Ginger! It’s also a fragrance that’s near and dear to my heart because it’s one of my first Lush fragrances. Sadly, Ginger Perfume, Ginger Soap, and Ginger Body Lotion are long gone. I have a stock pile of Ginger Perfume that hopefully last me until Lush decides to re-release it (if and when, of course!). I can’t say I remember Ginger Shower Gel. It might have been available at some point but I don’t remember it. Recently, when it popped up at the Lush Kitchen in the UK along with bottles of Vanilla Dee-Light I whipped out my debit card mighty fast and placed an order.
Three days later, I had six bottles of Ginger Shower Gel and six bottles of Vanilla Dee-Light Body Lotion gracing my bathroom!
What’s Lush Kitchen anyway?
If you don’t know about it, let me explain!
Lush Kitchen is a spot on the Lush UK site where they release limited edition or repromoted products from the past. This is where they do limited edition perfumes, shower gels, and lotions. It’s also a spot where they bring back old favorites like Vanilla Dee-Lite Body Lotion.
It’s a fantastic project in my opinion as it helps Lushie fan girls and guys to get their hands on some of their favorite long gone products. Or it also introduces us all to some new products that they brew up in the kitchen!
Since it’s introduction, I felt sure we’d see it here in the US. Sadly, the idea has yet to come to fruition here in the US (or Canada since that’s where Lush North America’s factories are located). I surely hope at some point Lush Kitchen does come to the US. I don’t mind ordering from the UK as they ship fast to the US but it would be nice to see it here in the US. Why? Because sometimes I don’t want to order a big bulk of product. When I do an order from the UK I feel the need to order a good deal of product to justify the shipping costs. If it was here in the US I’d be quite alright ordering a few items but not stockpile like the beauty apocalypse was about to go down.
But word to the wise, keep the Lush Kitchen bookmarked at some of the products launches are not to be missed (hello, Vanilla Dee-Lite!!!!).
What are some of your fav long gone Lush products?
Do you hope the Lush Kitchen makes its way to the US?