Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lush to the List


I first discovered Lush when B and I visited Zeff in Melbourne. We were shopping around the city centre when I caught a whiff of this sensational scent from inside the souvenir shop we were in. I found myself immediately entranced and walked outside like a zombie, not knowing where
I was headed yet blindly drawn to the intoxicating aroma that was calling out to me!

As I walked a couple of doors away from the souvenir shop we were shopping in, I couldn't help but be mesmerized by the wonderful scent so fresh and sweet, and even though I had no idea
what Lush was or what it had to offer, I knew that it had to be something sensational.

I was right about that and the moment I stepped inside a beautiful store called Lush I was lost. Not in a bad way but the total opposite of course as I found myself willingly lost in all the wonderful products offered in Lush. Even the name sounds inviting! :)

You might wonder what is so special about Lush. Well, first and foremost the products offered are of excellent quality, so even though it might be a tad pricey, I don't mind spending on them. What’s unique about Lush is that products here share the distinctive scent of fresh, sweet-smelling essential oils, which is sweet enough to lure me into the store even without knowing what exactly was emitting this delightful scent!



Seriously, I can spend hours browsing through the extensive range of Skincare items, Soaps, Fragrances, Hair care products, Massage Bars and Bath & Shower products available in Lush. Each one smells even sweeter than the one before and my personal favourites are the Bath Ballistics and Bubble Bar Slices. Not only do they look enticing, they also smell so yummy, almost good enough to eat!





On B's last trip to Tokyo, which saw me home alone; I made sure I gave him a detailed list of all the must-have Lush items that I can never find here in Malaysia. He was true to his word and managed to get every single item on my list. The only thing missing in this picture is Mariuca happily shopping away! ;)





Now that my friend T is headed to New York soon for a much-envied vacation, I must remember to include some Lush items on my shopping list for her. Aside from the Victoria's Secret perfumes I am hoping she'd get for me, I really am in the mood for some Lush. Yes, I've done my research and apparently there are several Lush outlets in the city centre.

To make things easier for T, I'm even providing her with some information on Go Airlink Shuttle, which not only provides JFK Airport Shuttle transportation between the airport and her hotel but also provides
affordable and safe ground transportation services throughout New York City and the surrounding vicinity. You know, just in case she can't get transportation to get to a Lush outlet in the city centre!

By the way, Go Airlink Shuttle is one of the largest and most comprehensive ground transportation operators in New York City. This will definitely come in handy for T seeing that they also provide tour and sightseeing services for both tourists visiting NY and the corporate markets. The best part about this transportation provider is that they operate every single day of the year, rain or shine. Among others, Go Airlink Shuttle provides customer service assistance in every terminal at JFK, which is where T will be landing. Their vans are new, modern and comfortable, with a separate compartment to store your luggage. Sounds pretty perfect to me! :)

I sure hope my information here will suffice to help T get around NY easily without a hitch. Now that she's fully equipped for her NY trip, I'm optimistic she will be able to find everything on my shopping list in my never-ending quest to bring home new scents from all over the world, back to Mariuca's Perfume Gallery. Wish me luck! :)

87 comments:

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:25 AM

Yihaa!!! no star also chop!! lol!!

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:25 AM

ok hang on .. i read the post ..hehe

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 5:26 AM

LJ! Thanks for chopping sweetie! MPG loves ya of coz! :):):)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 5:27 AM

LJ, how come u're online at this hour? Does this mean Miss Fly is okay??? Happy reading. :)

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:28 AM

No.... am at A's office.. hujan so cannot go home yet..hehe

still reading ni..

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 5:29 AM

Wah dah nak pukul 6 tu! But janji ada PC to use eh? U managed to go to LY today? ;)

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:30 AM

Luck Luck!!!

I hope you get all that you desire dearie... be it Lush or anything else!!

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:31 AM

I did.. but the thing was that I left MF at the office and then we left from home so A tak sempat nak grab the hdd.. so in the salah lagi.. but it's ridic lah.. coz it's not the standard SATA hdd slot.. otherwise for sure muat!

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:31 AM

Yeah.. janji ada pc..lol!!

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 5:32 AM

He he, tenkiu woman! I hope to get all my heart's desire too, dah lama tak beli harum-haruman! YAY! :):):)

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:32 AM

So now 2mrw must go again.. this time A confirm dah bawak hdd MF :)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 5:33 AM

Sounds quite complicated LJ, lama tu takde MF to keep u company! Hey, also forgot to tell u that since u are my TC for Nov, u will get that FOC banner from Emila yeeha! :):):)

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:33 AM

what are you still doing up?? I actually sleepy already.. but what to do.. must wait for rain to stop.. ni hungry already..

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:34 AM

tulah.. actually a straightforward thing.. but because the slots are different.. dah jadi lain pulak.. :(

Anyway.. hopefully we can get the right one 2mrw.. frust gak ni..

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 5:34 AM

Wow LJ, looks like u need some luck to, so good luck tomo! Hope all will be settled soon. :)

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:35 AM

Wah ah ah .. a new header!! yihaa!!!. i want for CT!!!.mesti cute nyer :)

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:35 AM

thanks woman... hope all settle tomorrow then MF can go to hospital..lol!!

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 5:36 AM

LJ, I bangun ahem...evening tadi, cause slept at noon...so not sleepy yet. Also doing some work. You waiting for rain to stop before balik? It's raining here too. :)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 5:37 AM

New banner for CT sounds superb MEOW! I hafta do my TC post soon too. :)

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:37 AM

yeap.. actually dah stop but A got friend here.. so they are chatting away discussing some biz venture ke apa entah.. i'm just dropping and surfing..

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:37 AM

eh oklah.. nak gi minum lak.. then after that mao pulang.. see you later if I can go online ya :)

LadyJava December 3, 2008 at 5:38 AM

ok you do the post first then I claim my prize..hehehe..

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 5:39 AM

Ok woman, have a safe trip home! I am thinking of what to eat too now, see ya tomo dearie! I mean later today! :)

Kim December 3, 2008 at 7:04 AM

beautiful store Mariuca...
I'll have to find out if they have one in NSW :)
I hope your friend can get all your goodies for you...
though it does sound like B spoils you rotten ;) ;)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 7:34 AM

It is a beautiful store Kim and I'm sure there's a Lush in Sydney, happy shopping lol!

Awww, thanks dear, B does spoil me sometimes, esp when it comes to my passion for perfume and scented stuff. He's the best! :):):)

bintang December 3, 2008 at 7:44 AM

If I were T,
I just ordering this Lush on Amazon and send it to you...lol!!!

Nick Phillips December 3, 2008 at 7:45 AM

Lush, I've never heard of it but then I'm blur enough to have never heard of lots of stuff ... LOL!

I hope you those goodies you want though :D

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 8:21 AM

Morning Bintang! Nanti cair la product so must kirim bila ada chance he he! :):):)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 8:22 AM

Hi Nick! Lush is the best, hopefully a branch will come to M'sia soon. For sure I'll be a loyal customer lol! :):):)

Nessa December 3, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Looks a bit similar to Body Shop ya. I love the name LUSH... it just conjures something very... urmmm... nice and menggeramkan! LOL!

Jeevan,  December 3, 2008 at 2:54 PM

From what I hear lush seems to be very inticing smell and I am definately getting the scents for my girlfriend to make her smell even better.

steily December 3, 2008 at 3:19 PM

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EastCoastLife December 3, 2008 at 8:30 PM

There are Lush stores in Singapore.
I have yet to try their products.

bluecrystaldude December 3, 2008 at 10:51 PM

Lush sound very intriguing. Hehe... Do they have a branch in Malaysia? I am sure they done. Hehe

bluecrystaldude December 3, 2008 at 10:53 PM

I saw you and LJ conversations was during 5 plus am? Dasyat2

Duni December 3, 2008 at 10:58 PM

We have LUSH here in Germany too! You should try the Rose Bath Bomb. Smells divine.

Bingolady December 4, 2008 at 12:38 AM

I love Lush, I never have to think about what to buy for Christmas for the family, all of them love it :)

Empty Streets December 4, 2008 at 12:47 AM

lush is also one of my favorite bath soap shops heheeh :) I love the smell everytime pass by their store. :) My favorite is angels face scrubs :) hehehe and the glitter bath which just makes yah shine if you want that extra sparkle for the party hehehe :)

Monica December 4, 2008 at 1:04 AM

I heard about Lush but I've never tried their products before.

Monica December 4, 2008 at 1:06 AM

anyway, I hope your friend ll be able to find everything on your shopping list! ;-)

Shinade December 4, 2008 at 2:46 AM

Oh my Marzie this place looks wonderful.

Shinade December 4, 2008 at 2:47 AM

Oh my now I will have to see if there are any stores near me.

Shinade December 4, 2008 at 2:48 AM

Or better yet maybe I can find them online and order Christmas presents!!

Oh I'm happy you got your list all filled out!!:-)

Kim December 4, 2008 at 7:27 AM

hello Mariuca :)
I'll check it out if I venture down to Sydney these hols :)
though I don't like driving in Sydney any more...
I might take the train with Charlotte :))
have a lovely day :))

Cupid is Dead December 4, 2008 at 9:26 AM

I love all the different colors in the pictures.

Mrs. Ezman December 4, 2008 at 1:30 PM

hi mariuca...wah..sorry. it has been quite a while i din visit ur blog. was really busy eh..anw, got tag for you... (http://mrsezman.blogspot.com/2008/12/tag-from-nadia.html)...buat ah! :) take care mariuca

J@n!ce December 4, 2008 at 4:21 PM

I have yet to try the Lush products. You post makes me feeling so intoxicated too. I want to smell them & feeling like a zombie also.... kekekeke ;p
I understand what you mean by "almost too good to eat". We have some scent shop here that looks like ice-cream parlour :):)

TH December 4, 2008 at 5:40 PM

have not taste lush before. Nice?

TH December 4, 2008 at 5:40 PM

who won your pink bear?

Mizé December 5, 2008 at 6:42 AM

Ummm...I like those soaps that look like cake! We have a store here that sells those things but it´s a different brand.
Doing my EC round, Cheers :)

Rozella December 5, 2008 at 8:43 AM

I love lush!!!!

My fave has to be the beer shampoo and the lemongrass conditioner.

Oooo!! Plus the face masks and real great too!!!

Rozella December 5, 2008 at 8:43 AM

Why oh why lah there's none here? So sad....

J@n!ce December 5, 2008 at 9:43 AM

Morning to you Marzie, its nice to be here early in the day to smell all the nice scents..... hmmmm..... ;)

TH December 5, 2008 at 12:57 PM

hi I come by :) come join my giveaway :)

LadyJava December 5, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Hi GP!!!
Aiyoohh.. very difficult lah sharing pc....heheh.. anyway.. am here on my rounds.. can you believe boldie pun i blum tengok!

bluecrystaldude December 5, 2008 at 11:02 PM

Was here as promised earlier in Mariuca :) Lots of dropping need to be done :D

foongpc December 5, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Well, hope your friend manages to get what you wanted! : )

bluecrystaldude December 5, 2008 at 11:13 PM

OMG! I am so sorry Marzie. I posted same comments over and over again. My internet connection is not stable. I deleted those comments but I still couldn't permanently delete it. If you could delete it for me, I would really appreciate it. Sorry again for the sincere mistake :(

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:31 AM

Hi Nessa! I oso laik the name LUSH la and this one is better than Body Shop, to me la...pls come to M'sia soon LOL! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:32 AM

Jeevan! You should get some Lush products for ur GF, she is so lucky! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:33 AM

Hi Steily, thank you for visiting MPG and for the perfume link too! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:33 AM

ECL!!! Got Lush in Singapore?? Oh I love la Singapore like dis, you should shop there this weekend then, have fun and I'm so jealous! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:34 AM

Hi HaaziQ! Takde la Lush kat Malaysia, or else for sure dah lama dah I bershopping he he! ;)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:35 AM

HaaziQ, biasa la LJ and I chat in the wee hours of the morning he he, but now she got no lappy mah! :(

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:35 AM

Hi Duni and hello Germany! Rose Bath Bomb does sound divine, I love the rose scent, thanks for the tip! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:36 AM

Hi Bingolady! I am so jealous imagining u doing some Christmas shopping at Lush! Have fun! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:37 AM

Metz! I LOVE the glitter bath too ha ha ha!!! And I love the smell of the store, I think I can spend the night in a Lush store LOL! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:38 AM

Hi Mon! I wish Lush will come to M'sia soon, I'm sure you will love it too since u love bubble bath right? They have the best bath products, love them all! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:39 AM

Hi Jackie! I hope my friend will do me this little favour he he and I hope there's an outlet near your place too. Lush under ur Christmas tree sounds divine SIGH!!! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:40 AM

YAY! Kim, u should take some Lush pics for me then he he!! I'm sure you will love Lush, happy shopping with C! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:41 AM

Hi Cupid, me too! I think all the diff colours just make Lush even more irresistible! :)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:41 AM

Wah Mrs. E, long time no see u la dear. Thanks for the tag, I shall save it for a rainy day post he he! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:42 AM

Ha ha ha Janice! You are so cute want to walk around like a zombie like me ha ha!! Oh u must visit Lush now that ECL told me Lush is available in Sing. You are so lucky, I love Singapore! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:43 AM

Hi TH! I hope ul get to shop in Lush one day, you will have a blast! :)

Oh my MPG Bear contest is not over yet, so no winner lagi he he! Good luck to you dear! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:44 AM

They do look like cake don't they Mize? Everything smells heavenly in Lush, love them all and I want to buy them all if possible LOL! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:46 AM

Rozella!! YAY so u totally understand how I feel then ha ha HUGSY!!! Tu la, why is there no Lush in Malaysia, got demand ni!

My faves are the bath bombs la, and the bubble bar slices, so pretty and so yummy!! I WAN!! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:47 AM

YAY, thanks Janice! Glad u had a good stay at MPG, it does smell really fresh and sweet in here! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:47 AM

TH! Thanks dear, I oredi joined, 1 entry so far yes? :)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:49 AM

LJ!! Thanks for coming by on borrowed time, how are u sweetie? Eh Boldie I am up to Dec 3, 4th blm tgk lagi! So corny la Brooke and Ridge's wedding, she's gonna come down on a horsey again is it? He he he! :):):)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:50 AM

Hi HaaziQ! Thank you for dropping EC here. And no worries on the comments, deleted them all, happy weekend! :)

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 5:51 AM

Thanks Foong, I hope so too. Not easy to kirim stuff to friends sometimes he he! ;)

Monica December 10, 2008 at 11:13 PM

btw Mariuca, I'm so so so sorry to tell you that I accidentally deleted the mail you sent me just now :-(
could you send it again? SORRY!!!

Monica December 10, 2008 at 11:16 PM

OMG!!! you're so fast la..LOL! I'm still here :-D

Monica December 10, 2008 at 11:17 PM

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU dear!
I'll check it out!

Mariuca December 11, 2008 at 5:37 AM

Hi Monica! No worries dear, I've resent the email to you. Just so happen that I was online when I got ur comments here, hence the speedy response YAY! Happy Thursday! :):):)

Love n Hugs from Genie Princess!

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