(There was also a hair dryer in the box, which I wasn't expecting, and as I've said here, oh, you know, maybe once or twenty times before, my hair takes an aaaaaaaage to dry, so I didn't give much thought to this at all. HA! Forgive me, this is going to sound so cheesy, but this hair dryer is amazing. I can dry my hair in ten minutes. From freshly washed and soaking wet, to dry. This is a new era for me. Seriously.) (And I thought all hair dryers were created equal. No.)
I was really surprised and really, really chuffed with how it all turned out. I made curls! I love that it can be done so quickly. I had to look up a bunch of tutorials on youtube to work it out, but it's actually easy to do these. Next I want to see if I can do waves. Oh, and I need to learn to not make my hair go over my left eye. (My hair is apparently determined to be cut in a fringe. No!) The peek-a-boo hair worked for Veronica Lake and Jessica Rabbit but I need to be able to see where I'm going. Just call me princess.
I wore a palest blush pink, almost nude, chiffon dress with a sparkly collar and a soft black jumper, with my wooden heeled Marni shoes. I also did red nails, as I thought they'd look nice again the pale pink. Our evenings are a little lighter now, which is nice. It started raining when I got to the train station (and my hair didn't drop in the humidity, hooroo hooray) and, from the dry comfort under the platform roof, I could enjoy a rainbow. I love being in the city at night. I didn't know much about Lush beyond colourful and fragrant bath bombs and was surprised, pleasantly, to learn there was so much more to them. They spoke about their passion to not have products tested on animals, their initiatives to be environmentally friendly with their products and their packaging, and the importance of their suppliers treating their staff well. We were shown how they make one of their cleansers, and treated to yummy things from the ASRC – the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. We also got to try a lot of the different products. Yays – who doesn't want to enjoy some pampering?! I had to take a picture of these Mondrian inspired nails. Joyce was there – she is always so lovely! She told me she only realised she had matched her cherry print dress to her bike panniers once she got there, which was really cute. I love that she rode – I think I need to start riding into the city again, too!