If you ever stumbled upon my ‘Who I Am’ page, you know I love LUSH. Oh sorry, did I say love? It’s more like I worship the drawers the bath bombs lay in. I have an altar with used up jars and LUSH wrapping paper and the shower gellies haunt me in my dreams. I literally can’t walk out of a LUSH without buying something! You can imagine I was beyond stoked to read about a do-it-yourself event from my local LUSH: we would be making our own Angels on Bare Skin. Really guys, how awesome is that? Last friday I grabbed my amazing friend Meryam by her arm and dragged her along with me on our LUSH adventure!
When we arrived at the LUSH store in Antwerp, the sales reps were dressed up as angels in honour of the little do-it-yourself (Angels on Bare Skin – get it?) and every ingredient and necessity was already nicely laid out on a wooden tables. Oh, the excitement… too much to handle! We all got an empty jar with the Angels on Bare Skin label and our name written on it. Everyone gathered around for a little LUSH history lesson and I pretty much felt like Hermione Granger the whole time, as I knew most things. And by most, I mean everything. Does this makes me too obsessed? Nah…
After this little introduction, the angels got us acquainted with all the ingredients. We needed lavender buds, kaolinite (which is some kind of clay), water, glycerine and the Angels perfume (which is a mixture of rose, lavender and almonds) in order to make the famous facial scrub/cleanser.
Look at that gorgeous babe at your left! ^
I loved how the LUSH staff organized everything because everyone made a little contribution to the final result! We started out by mixing the kaolinite, water, glycerine and perfume in a big bowl. Meryam, my lovely friend, got the honour of kneading the ingredients into one mass. She did an amazing job, of course! Later, we put the dough onto a piece of paper and another girl evened it out with a rolling pin. It started looking like the real deal!
Everyone grasped a spoonful of lavender buds and added it on top of the smooth dough. It kind of felt like I was joining a sect and this was my admission ceremony but hey, if it’s the LUSH cult: take me, I’m yours. The next step was rolling the hodgepodge into a big cylinder. Another girl sushied our scrub perfectly and our Angels on Bare Skin facial scrub was ready! The sales rep divided the big roll into pieces and we all left with a pretty big bit in our jars. Yay! One Angels on Bare Skin review, coming up.
Thank you so much staff of LUSH Antwerp, we had a lovely time making our own facial scrub. You awesome!