Beauty Event: Lush Singapore’s Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Lush singapore cosmeticsWhen I received the invitation from Lush Singapore to attend their Christmas party, I was super excited, cuz I’m a sucker for anything handmade!  I just love the feeling of getting my hands into the act of creating something useful.  Combine handmade and beauty stuff, and you have me sold. I’ve even tried my very own DIY blueberry yogurt mask.

So imagine that everything in this saccharine shop is handmade, even soaps, cleansers, face masks etc, things which you never ever thought could be handmade!

Lush singapore Suntec CityMeltable body massage bars made of wonderful moisturising butters and essential oils to give you the perfect rub-down. They actually melt directly on contact with warm skin!

Lush singapore Suntec CitySolid shampoo bars in the shape of macarons. Even the colours are so delectable.

Lush singapore Suntec CityHenna hair dyes shaped like chocolate bars. These are actually natural, synthetic-free hair dyes that contain cocoa butter to nourish your tresses while dyeing them back to the desired dark shades. I think I will be pretty interested in this when my hair starts to grey.. Haha.

Lush singapore Suntec City Lush singapore Suntec City Lush singapore Suntec CityHo ho ho, ladies and gentlemen, these are not cheeses. You have been deceived! These huge blocks are actually shower soaps in all sorts of delicious mixtures, such as honey, vanilla, caramel, or even fruits like currants and apricots, all aiming to make you smell like you just came out from a candy shop (which in actual you just emerged from the bathroom). The one just above – Honey I washed the kids – is Lush’s best seller in the soaps category!

Lush singapore Suntec CityIf I didn’t know that I was in a beauty shop, I would have mistaken the products on display to be edible food! They actually look good enough to eat. Is it weird to say that I’m actually getting hungry looking at these?

Lush singapore Suntec CityBut of course, bloggers and media were engaged in an on-the-spot demonstration and hands-on activity of making one of their Christmas Fresh Face masks, Rudolph! Those were the exact ingredients that went into the Rudolph mask, nothing more, nothing less. All very organic, and very fresh.

Lush singapore Suntec City Lush singapore Suntec CityAnd here we go, using a handheld mixer to mush the ingredients together. It’s really like baking! Hammy and I even use the same metal bowl to bake breads at home. Hahaha it’s from IKEA, I know. ;)

Lush singapore Suntec City Lush singapore Suntec CityAdding in the powdered calamine, oatmeal, and green tea powder.. and more mixing!

Lush singapore Suntec CityFinally it’s looking more and more like a homemade facial mask :)

Lush singapore Suntec CityWe brought home one Rudolph Fresh Face mask home each that night. I’m still very amazed at how much care is taken into making fresh face masks at Lush; they mentioned that even their vegetables/produce used are fresh and organic that contain no pesticides!

Lush singapore Suntec CityNext, Lush taught us how to make our own carrier bags. This method of turning a piece of square cloth into various functional bags originated from Japan, called Furoshiki. At Lush, they do not encourage excessive packaging for their products, and this is a good way to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

Lush singapore Suntec City Lush singapore Suntec CityHaha we even made a backpack, though unfortunately it’s only large enough for the teddy bear to carry. Isn’t it adorable?

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At the end of the event, we brought home a bag of gifts courtesy of Lush Singapore! Let’s check out what was inside the gift bag. :D

Rudolph Fresh Face Mask $26.50 / 75g

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This is how the Rudolph Fresh Face mask looks like inside the tub. This is one of their Limited Edition mask available just during Christmas season. If you’re suffering from dry and irritated skin, soothe your skin with this mask that contains all the nourishing ingredients above like calamine, cucumber, lavender etc.

Christmas Eve Bubble Bar $10.00 / 100g

Lush singapore Suntec CityThis is a bubble bar that soothes, calms and makes bubbles in your bath! It is made with relaxing jasmine, ylang ylang oils, and Irish moss powder to soften your skin, with added aphrodisiac jasmine absolute if you are planning to share your bath with someone special. Jasmine absolute is an essential oil that builds confidence and optimism, which makes me think that this bath bar will be very suitable for the nights before any big occasion. ;)

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar $9.00 / 100g

Lush singapore Suntec CityYou’ve been warned by the name itself; the Candy Mountain Bubble Bar smells sooooo sweet. Its main sweet smell comes from pure Vanilla absolute, an essential oil said to be able to ease anger and frustrations – an ideal stress reliever.

Snowman Bath Bomb $8.50 / 90g

Lush singapore Suntec CityI’m sorry that my Snowman Bath Bomb isn’t looking like much, because it probably flaked off in my paper bag. This bath bomb melts in warm bath water and actually fizzles to release cocoa butter that gets your skin seriously soft.

Melting Snowman $7.50 / 60g

Lush singapore Suntec CityI was really surprised with this Melting Snowman Bath Melt as it felt and looked exactly like cookie dough! Drop half or the entire melt bar into warm bath water as it fills the bathtub, and it melts to release moisturising shea and cocoa butter. While it combats dry and troubled skin, it also invigorates you with a spicy scent made from cinnamon and clove leaf essential oils.

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Going to Lush’s event was really an eye-opener and interesting experience (thanks April for the invite!). While there are companies that use science and R&D to come up with the newest and latest serum etc, there are also companies like Lush, which go back to basic all-natural ingredients to make modern cosmetics. And they are such a big hit with consumers!

What about you? Are you enticed by their lovely products yet? Don’t miss out on their Christmas specials. Head down to Lush’s outlets at Wisma and Suntec to check them out if you haven’t!

Wisma Atria

435 Orchard Road, #B1-13

Contact No: +65 6732 6758

Retail hours: 10am – 10pm

Nearest MRT station: Orchard

Suntec City Mall

3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-303

Retail hours: 10am – 10pm

Nearest MRT station: Esplanade

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