Just a few apologies in advance for the ropey images as I forgot my main camera so my iPhone had to do!
It's been a very long six months of hard work but eventually after a major refurbishment the Lush opened its doors to fill the town centre of Bournemouth once more with that heady scent we all know and love (well, for most of us I think I know for some it's too much!).
I can't believe it's been 10 years since the store first opened, and since I worked there. Dorset is the home of Lush so it's a company that nearly everyone around here knows, and you'll for sure find someone who either works there or has worked there like me. The Bournemouth store, located right in the heart of the town centre, is a very popular shop indeed, and last week they introduced the new look concept Lush layout you are probably used to seeing on your own high-street.
The Lush Bournemouth refurbishment was particularly special because the aim was to restore the look of the shop to the original design of the building from the 19th century. In order to do this, the project involved local skilled craftsmen who referenced historic images and original architectural sketches throughout the construction. This is such a lovely thing for Lush to do because so much of Bournemouth's history is evident in the beautiful buildings from the 19th century when the town started to become really popular as the ultimate British seaside destination.
Firstly, it was wonderful to see the shop crammed with the excitement for not only the grand unveiling of the new look, but also to see and smell all the new ranges that have been released since the closure at the start of the year. This includes the always fun and quirky Halloween range, to the ever hotly anticipated Christmas Collection. It was hard to get around to see every product from the Christmas range but we were very kindly gifted three products of our choice from various stations so I picked the Snow Fairy Body Conditioner, a Never Mind Ballistics bath bomb full of fruity cheer and finally a Sugar Plum Fairy lip scrub. To be honest, they had me at the name alone!
But the fun didn't stop there as next up was a demo of the glorious Christmas cleanser similar to Angels On Bare Skin called Buche De Noel. This fun cleanser packed full of satsumas, cranberries and a splash of brandy that smells glorious and the two Jess's did such an incredible job at making one for us all to then take home at the end! So much respect for the addition of the gold leaf that we discovered costs a small fortune!!
Overall Lush truly pulled out all the stops for this event and made it one to remember (they even had their own Snapchat filter!). It was a true pleasure to be there so thank you so very much to Lush PR and Lush Bournemouth for having me, and for also allowing me to take a trip down memory lane. It was also truly wonderful to spend the evening in the company of so many old and new faces.
If you're local to Bournemouth be sure to pop by and immerse yourself in the gorgeousness! I'm sure you won't leave empty handed ;).
Lush Bournemouth details:
25 Old Christchurch Rd,