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Lush NA and UK Perfume Party

For about two or three years now the UK “surprises” (I use surprise loosely because we know it’s coming before it’s even announced!) Lush lovers far and wide with perfumes.

Each year the lovely Hilary from Lush UK Mail Order ventures onto her soapbox on the UK Forum and asks everyone to vote on a few scents they’d like made into perfumes.

This year like any other year Hilary has again promised the delights of Lush perfume!

This is normally a UK event only and if you want to partake of the bounty of Lush perfume you have to pay a rather obscene amount of money for shipping!

But I’m happy to report that this year Hilary has worked with Lush NA and both UK and NA are having a perfume party!

Here’s what Hilary posted on the UK Forum

Posted:27/11/2007 10:29:13

Woo Hooooo !! Finally, I can give you news about our little ol’ fragrance round ! After begging our overstretched Fragrance Room, they have agreed to do 6 fragrances for us again this year. Everything has been checked out ,scrutinized and costed – and we are able to offer the following:

Candy Fluff 30ml £17.50
Olive Branch 30ml £24.50
Snowcake 30ml £17.25
Black Pearl 30ml £ 19.50
Bathos 30ml £21.25
Lily 30ml £22.50

They will be on sale by telephone only by phoning our Mail Order room. The sale will be: Friday 29th Nov 9am – 9 pm Saturday 30th Nov 9am – 5 pm Once the phone lines are closed, we will add up the orders and will make the stock. We hope to begin despatching it by 12th Dec. No orders will be taken by UK Mail Order for fragrances for delivery to USA or Canada. Instead – US and Canadian residents can order the fragrances directly from NA Mail Order – who will mail your fragrance out to you from them. ( Please refer to the NA Forum for details of the sale, prices and shipping – as this is being organised from there and not the UK, so we will not know the precise details ) There will be an online Party On Friday, whilst the phones are open. Staff from the NA business will be joining us online to take part in the fun and chat. This is a party that is going to span the pond !!! So set aside time in your diary to join us in The Salon section of the International Forum – where there will be chat, competitions, prizes and chaos. Post and Packaging for the UK is FREE. Rest of World – Spend over £150 and post and packaging is half price

P.S If there are any NA forum folk reading this at the moment – there are no ordering details or prices confirmed for you yet. Poor old Stibbsy has been chasing us every day to get the info he needs in order to organise things his end – but we were still trying to confirm our side of things so couldn’t give the info needed. Everything is now ready – but with Vancouver 8 hours behind us – he is probably still in bed ( and having nightmares about having to organise all of his stuff with only about 24 hours to go !! ) So please bear with us – the Stibbsy will be up and at it soon, and all the details you need will be online as soon as he can humanly manage it. He is very keen – so I know he will not be hanging around !!

(Hilary your spelling is bloody awful but I still love you!)

Over the course of the years I’ve been collecting Lush I’ve scored all their perfumes and I will tell you that this is a very, very, very, extremely, very special event that is well worth your cash!

Lush perfumes are potent, strong, lingering and gorgeous!

Snowcake hasn’t been made in a perfume in about 2 years now and many people are falling over themselves to score a bottle!

The list is compiled of three scents that have already been made and three scents that are brand new!

Candy Fluff
Olive Branch
Snowcake
Black Pearl
Bathos
Lily

Candy Fluff and Olive Branch were made for last year’s perfume round while Snowcake was made for the perfume round prior. Black Pearl, Bathos, and Lily (aka Ghost) are brand new and have never been made before! Black Pearl is sure to be a major hit as the much beloved bath bomb is no longer made as of this past year!

This event is happening this Friday from what I understand so as soon as I know further information I’ll post it here!

These will make wonderful gifts for any Lush lover in your life or yourself! I can’t begin to describe how truly wonderful they are!

I’m not partaking of the NA round as I prefer my Lush from the UK so I’m having a friend do my purchasing for me as UK is NOT shipping to the US this year because it’s caused too many problems in the past with bottles breaking, spilling, etc….

If you’re strongly keen on getting these from the UK, like me, I’d suggest stepping onto MUA and asking a fellow Brit if they might purchase them for you and ship them over!

If you live in Europe they may have a chance of ordering from UK just e-mail them prior to Friday asking about whether they’ll ship to your location!

My friends in Asia you may have to see if someone can CP you some so start checking with friends or fellow MUAer’s if you’re interested in scoring these!

Or you can get them from Lush NA by calling mail order on Friday if you’re within the US!

As soon as I know the prices and the details for Lush NA I’ll most definately share!

A big thanks to Hilary for always making the holidays extra special by doing these great things!

Some of my Collection of Perfumes from the Last Few Years
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Silky Underwear, Sakura, and a VERY RARE Flower Market Perfume
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Potion! One of the Muse’s favorites! (Smells like Holiday aka Ruby Red Slippers Bubble Bar)
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A very handsome Simon (this image does nothing for his looks hehe), Mark’s Contantine’s son, on a label of Snowcake!
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Snowcake and Candy Fluff Perfume
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Go Green with Lush

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Lush likes us to be friendly to the environment, animals, and just generally wants us to be a good “green” human being!

In honor of their vegan roots Lush UK had released a few new green items that have now made their way across the pond and are available for purchase from Lush NA!

Go Green Body Spray
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This is the first body spray Lush has introduced and it sounds interesting if you’re a lover of greeny, herbally scents!

Go Green body spray is a refreshing blend of grapefruit, bergamot and neroli with calming smoky vetivert and herbal wafts of fennel, thyme and cedar wood. You’ll smell like you just walked out of a forest carrying a basket of refreshing citrus fruit.

Geo Phyzz Bath Bomb
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If you’re loving all the green why not try the new Geo Phyzz Bath Bomb!

Squeaky Green
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How about a bit of green for your hair? Squeaky Green is Lush’s newest solid Shampoo Bar and carries the same scent as Go Green Body Spray! How’s that for layering it on!

The Muse isn’t too big a fan of earthy, herbal, greeny scents but if you’re loving these check out a few other “green” bits that Lush has introduced and GO GREEN!

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Anyone Want To Party?

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Care to join me at Lush’s Christmas Party this year?

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Lush is throwing an “online” Christmas Party and you’re invited since you know me (I’m making myself very important here aren’t I?).

Lush NA had a Christmas Party last year too so I guess this qualifies as a annual event now! The good news is they’ll be a live chat with the mail order team, discounts, specials, freebies, gifts, giveaways, and possibly a special product made for those who attend!

The bad news is Lush NA parties are not nearly as good as parties thrown at Lush UK but hey at least we get some deals right?!

Last year at the party an online Exclusive Shower Gel was made which was entitled Honeywood! The shower gel smelled of Honey I Washed the Kids soap and was yummie as hell! Now this was previously introduced in Germany and later traveled to Hollywood when Lush Universal Studios had opened and finally it ended up in everyone’s stocking last year when it was re-released at the Lush Christmas Party!

My Beloved Lush Limited Edition Honeywood Shower Gel
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You may wonder why I’m telling you all this and that would be simply to warn you that during this party you may want to hide your credit card! I found myself ordering a mass amount of shower gel last year!

Aura Suavis Shower Gel was released as a limited edition during a Lush UK party this past summer and Comforter Shower Gel was released in Germany a few months ago! I’m mentioning these two amazing shower gels because it’s possible, if we get lucky, Lush NA will release their version of these great gels during the party! Or maybe if you’re lucky, Snowcake Shower Gel! One can never tell what might pop up so be prepared for some goodies!

My Beloved Aura Suavis Shower Gel and Comforter Shower Gel
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I don’t have a date yet for the party but keep checking back and I’ll let you know when the news breaks!

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Lush Gift Sale

Since Lush NA is located within and distributes from Canada the chances of a Black Friday sale are 50/50 (Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October not November) and the same goes for Lush UK (Our brit friends don’t celebrate Thanksgiving at all).

The bad news is there may or may not be a Black Friday sale this week but the good news is you have your Muse to tell you if their is or isn’t come Friday morning!

While we await word of a Black Friday Sale you can take advantage of purchasing pre-wrapped gifts at Lush with a 10% savings code! Use Code LUSCIOUSGIFTS03 to get 10% Off this offer is good for all Holiday and year round gifts but is only good from Lush NA (the coupon codes does not extend to Lush UK).

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If you’re a Lush Connoisseur you’ve realized that buying pre-wrapped gifts isn’t exactly the best deal in the world! If you’re new to Lush and wondering why that is allow your Muse to explain that the gifts are gorgeous, wonderful, and lovely but they aren’t exactly cheap! If you purchase each item included in a gift set individually you’ll notice a $3-8 (or more) increase on price when purchased within a gift set! Which obviously means you’re paying for all the delightful wrapping! In the case of hat boxes it’s well worth it but when it’s just a brightly colored packaged with a cardboard box underneath when unwrapped it may or may not be worth the extra dollars you’re paying for it!

So………10% off is basically like getting free gift wrapping service for your gifts! It takes just the right amount off to even out the costs of all that lovely wrapping paper!

Head on over to Lush and score some great gifts for your mum, sister, friends, and hey maybe even your boyfriend (Might the Muse recommend Stocking Fella and Overhaul for him!)

The sale is ongoing until December 10th!

I know the Super-Size Christmas Pud is on my list plus a Hat Box (I already purchased a Retro Hatbox from the UK for me but my sister would love one I’m sure!)!

Shop, Save, and Tell the Muse what you get!

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Lush Cosmetics Limited Edition Ghost Shower Gel

I’m celebrating Halloween a month late as I just now received my lot of Ghost Shower Gel from Lush UK (I should add that it’s no fault of Lush UK that shipping took so long! I was participating in Lush Retro Races and my Ghost order was part of my Retro Race order thus the wait time!)! You may remember me previously blogging about this if not you can always take a skip through my past and click here to read all about Ghost prior to reading this review!

If you’re a fan of Lush Cosmetics you might remember a little cult item called Skinny Dip from ages past! Ghost quite reminds me of Skinny Dip with a bit of a twist! Skinny Dip was luscious, thick, creamy, and gorgeous and much to fans dismay, discontinued (as you become more and more of a Lush fan you realize how much hoarding and stashing large quantities of Lush away is essential to survival! Because once it’s gone it’s a difficult time mourning the lost of a hair product, bath bomb, or other essential item that you may use from day to day and suddenly have disappear!). If you suddenly develop a case of the lems for Skinny Dip you can always get it in it’s new form as a Buttercream but I will tell you the Buttercream is nothing like the original, gorgeous shower gel which I still mourn to this very day! I secretly believe that Mark decided to axe Skinny Dip because it had a tendency to go bad after 6 months or so (at least for me it did! I’d be the one that was stashing bottles of Skinny Dip in my fridge to keep them from going bad before I could use them! Later on in life I may (or may not) admit to purchasing a mini fridge to store all my Lush in but that’s a story for another day!) instead of it’s year expiration date but he’ll tell you it was because it wasn’t popular!

Anyway….I guess that was a rather long eulogy about my love affair with Skinny Dip and at this point you might very well wonder what I am on about! Well…Ghost is much like my beloved Skinny Dip and I’m so happy I did a nice large order for it! I ended up purchasing 5 bottles because I had figured if I hated it at least it would make great swap bait on MUA!

BOO!
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But swap bait be damned it’s now a part of my beauty vault as it’s wonderfully delightful! I was somewhat worried about the “scent of lillies” in a shower gel but to my delight it does somewhat smell like an offbeat Skinny Dip version! It’s quite milky, creamy, very, very very thick and just yum all the way around! When I say thick I’m talking about taking the cap off and putting the bottle over your head top side down and watching how it doesn’t slide out of the bottle at all! It doesn’t move! Magic my friends!

Yummie Ooey Gooey Ghost!
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Now this is just from sniffing it in the bottle mind you! I’m not sure if the smell will be better or worst once I use it in the shower but I think it’s safe to say that this will turn out for the better once I lather up with it!

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All in all I should have never been worried about Ghost not being a fabulous product because really it’s rare I run across something Lush puts out that isn’t blessedly wonderful! The only disappointing thing about Ghost would be it’s 250ML size (8.4oz)! I’d rather have had the 500ML (15oz) size offered at a bit more on the price tag but sadly I guess, for marketing purposes, they settled on making it in 250ML size! It’s ok I still heart it!

Cheers to Ghost! I think I might hop into a shower right now just so I can use it!

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Got it?
Tell me what you think!

Need it?
It’s gone from both Lush US and Lush UK but you can always check E-bay or MUA!

Tell your Muse what you think if you ended up purchasing it!

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