Tuesday, November 13, 2012

FUN at Lush's Fun Factory

A few weeks back I got to attend a party at Lush that was Fun with a capital "F"!
So what is Fun then? Basically it's mouldable soap! You can play with it like Play-Doh but it can also be used as a shampoo, a body soap and a bubble bar.
I must admit that all my creations resemble some sort of Barbara Hepworth sculpture and I tend to just squish it gleefully under the tap xD.
There are 5 different colours, each with its own scent;
Pink - Tonka Bean,
Yellow - Vanilla,
Green - Lemon & Lime,
Red - Mandarin, and
Blue - Lavender & Chamomile.
Each bar of Fun comes rolled up in biodegradable cellophane, to use, simply break off a piece and re-wrap the rest. Each 250g bar costs CAN$6.95 and is now available both online and in stores.

Fun is really popular with the kiddos as you can see.
Left: Fun being made. Right: Fun being played.
In case you were wondering about the Japanese on the packaging of the Fun products, this is because 2.5% of the sales from every bar of Fun goes into the Lush FunD. The Lush FunD goes on to sponsor charities and community initiatives in Japan which aim to bring fun back into the lives of children who were affected by the 2011 Fukushima Earthquake/Tsunami disaster.
 Omg yes this event happened before Halloween hence the Halloween collection on display *shame face*.
Left: Mr. Punch soap, a boozy concoction of gin, juniper and blackcurrant. Right: Snow Fairy is back! Below: Bubblebeard bubble bar.
I am digging those retro lunch tins xD

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Kiehl's shop-in-shop at The Bay Pacific Centre

The Bay at Pacific Centre was the landing spot for Kiehl's first ever Canadian shop-in-shop. Shelly Rosenwald, Senior Vice President of The Bay's cosmetics department, Kristin Armstrong, Kiehl's Canada's Vice President General Manager, Donna Paty, Kiehl's National Education Manager, and local designer, Jason Matlo, joined shoppers and media to celebrate the special opening event.
 The shop-in-shop was designed to emulate the atmosphere of their New York flagship store, and will bring the full Kiehl's experience to shoppers.
 I took the opportunity to sniff their new Aromatic Blends collection!! If you are a fan of fruity sweet scents you should definitely check it out!
 Kiehl's teamed up with local designer Jason Matlo to create a special edition T-shirt featuring a fantastically blinged out Mr. Bones. All proceeds from the sale of the T-shirt will go to Camp Goodtimes, a charity which organises Summer camp for children with cancer.
 Jason and his team spent over 50 hours bedazzling Mr. Bones with over 30,000 Swarovski crystals. This dapper Mr. Bones will be a permanent feature at the shop-in-shop.
 The artist with his work. Funny story, I later found out that Jason and I have mutual friends. Talk about 6 degrees of separation.
There is a plan to introduce the shop-in-shop concept to Bay stores across Canada, but in the meantime you visit them the next time you are in downtown Vancouver. Ask one of their awesome technicians for a skin analysis and pick up some great skincare!

p.s what would a post on Kiehl's be without the famous Kiehl's dog? Fresh from a bath with Kiehl's Cuddly Coat <3>