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Lush Pamper Party

I am a fan of LUSH, but until a few weeks ago, I had no idea that as well as selling sweet-smelling bath products and skincare, they also host private pamper parties. They’re held after hours, so parties will have the whole store to themselves, as well as two LUSH staff to host it. There are a few different packages, but we went for the Girls’ Night In, which involves getting a facial, a fruit platter, chocolate-coated strawberries and tea, and time afterwards to go on a little shopping spree with the LUSH gift vouchers that were included in the package.

Pamper Parties need a minimum of four people, and Kelly, Austvina, Juliana, Mary and I booked ours at the QVB store. Our hosts were the lovely Anna and Bec, who talked us through the products they were using, offered advice and generally let us run amok in the store.

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On Beauty…boxes

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Lately I’ve been getting way into beauty products and make-up. I blame it on my obsession with nail polish. Nail polish is a gateway that leads to harder things like lipstick and eyeshadow. I’ve been watching beauty vloggers on Youtube, is the stage I’m at. Beauty vloggers, guys. I devote a portion of my time to watching people talk about how to apply make-up, will spend 15 minutes at a time sitting through an entire haul video*. What have I become?!

Anyway, a thing that I keep coming across on my beauty vlogging voyages is the beauty sampler box (I’ve also come across this concept while cruising the food blogs, but I digress). Essentially, it’s a subscription service on a month-by-month basis — usually in one, three, or twelve month increments — and each month, you receive a box filled with around 5-6 beauty products, often sample-sized, but sometimes there are a few full-sized products in the mix. It gives you a chance to try out different brands and products to find out what you like or want before splashing out the cash for it. Birchbox and Glossybox are the big names in the US and Europe respectively, but alas! they’re not available in Australia.

I did a little bit of research, and found that there are a couple of different options available here, such asĀ Lust Have It, I Love This Box, Bella Box and Beauty Basket. Although the Australian boxes are slightly more expensive than their American/European counterparts ($15 rather than $10), I was already enamoured by the idea of getting a bunch of beauty products in the mail.

So I signed up for a Bella Box. It arrived a couple of days ago, and I think it’s pretty rad.

bella box!

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