Lush. Just the word conveys images of luxury and opulence. And the words “Pop-up” brings feelings of excitement, mystery and intrigue. Put the two together and it brings Northern Nevada’s most exciting holiday shopping experience, the Lush Pop-Up Store at The Summit.
Enter…the fresh and organic bath and beauty company, LUSH.
What is LUSH?
Synonymous with fizzy, bubbly, bath-bombs, LUSH is a bath, body, skin and hair care company devoted to creating fresh, ethically-sourced, cruelty-free, vegetarian, low-waste and effective products.
LUSH has been making luxury, handmade, products for over 30 years. It’s the attention to detail that makes LUSH products so special. Every bath-bomb is a magical explosion of colorful bubbles.
Body scrubs awaken and invigorate with exfoliants and essential oils. The animal cruelty-free make-up has ingredients we all can read and understand.
Lush Pop-Up at The Summit
LUSH’s Pop-Up location in Reno’s Summit Mall, is here for a limited time only (through January 2022). For those “in the know” a visit to LUSH is a serotonin-sparkle-filled experience. Those who are new to LUSH, are in for a magical treat.
Join us as Nevada Moms explores the local LUSH store. Learn about the best products for busy moms. Find out what’s fun for kiddos. Discover treasures perfect for teachers.
Surprise your Sweetie with products they would never buy themselves.
A Sensory Explosion
Upon walking into the LUSH Pop-Up at The Summit, you feel like you’re a kid stepping into a bath-themed candy store.
A visit to LUSH is a treat for the senses! Instantly your nose is filled with floral, citrusy, minty, refreshing, scents.
Your eyes begin to dance around the bright and festive store. It is decorated for the holidays but LUSH has taken a different approach to decorating.
The bright pinks, blues, and yellows liven up the traditional Christmas colors. You grab a basket and begin to explore the store!
Treat Yourself With Some LUSH Favorites
LUSH employees are extremely knowledgeable about their products, so don’t hesitate to ask questions. The ever-so-helpful, Lara, showed me some “must haves” for busy moms in Northern Nevada’s harsh winter weather.
Cup O’Coffee Face and Body Mask
The first thing I noticed with this product was the “smack you in the face” smell of JAVA. Just the smell itself made me want to dive in.
The exfoliating grounds are mixed with Kaolin and agave syrup, leaving dry, dull skin invigorated with a healthy glow. ($14)
Keep those “kissers” soft this season with these sweet lip scrubs. Sugar crystals gently buff away dryness, leaving lips nourished and soft.
Scrubs come in many lickable flavors like Mint Julep, Bubblegum, Cookie Dough, and Honey. ($13)
The “Sleepy” Line
Every Momma deserves a little self-care relaxation. These lavender, oat milk and almond oil products are a perfect way to put anyone at ease.
Products include body lotion, face and body masks, bubble bars, shower gels and more. ($6 – $40)
Fun for the Whole Family
All of LUSH’s products are vegan and kid-friendly. The company does recognize that children have a different “level of sophistication” and created their Little Lushies product line. Featured are brightly colored, bubble producing, fun inducing products.
These magical bars, in fun colors, shapes and fragrances, are not only reusable but can fill a bath with bubbles in seconds! Bubble bars are free of packaging, making them a great eco-friendly option. Just crumble a little under running warm water and mountains of fluffy bubbles will roll in. ($9-$13)
Honey I Washed the Kids Shower Gel
If the name alone doesn’t sell you, maybe the honey-toffee scented shower gel will. Made with honey, orange oil and bergamot oil, this shower gel will leave your whole family moisturized and soft. ($10)
If your family REALLY loves bath-time and indulging, splurge on this amazing LUSH Advent Calendar.
This limited edition gift has over 25 magical LUSH products that can be used over the holidays, or save throughout the year for something special. ($300)
Lather and Suds for Your Love
Men can often be resistant to “beauty products” but LUSH provides personal care items for all of your loved ones’ needs.
LUSH employee, Lara, noted that the company’s “naked packaging” and natural ingredients make the following products ideal for men:
The “Dirty” Line
LUSH makes a line of products focused on men. All DIRTY products include spearmint, sandalwood and lavender.
Shaving cream, shower gel, body spray, and styling cream are all available in Dirty. ($10-$35)
A new take on oral-health and good for the guy-on-the-go. Just a few nibbles of this minty tab, crushed between your teeth, will turn into the perfect tooth-paste. ($11)
Presents at Any Price-Point
The holidays are a time for giving, and with that means gifts for Teachers, co-workers, friends, and Secret Santa’s.
While you can easily choose your own combination of luxury items, LUSH has taken the stress out of the process and has a large variety of pre-packaged gifts for everyone on your list.
Brightly colored boxes with one or two holes are a perfect Teacher-Aid or Hair-Stylist thank you. Fill the empty space with bath-bombs from LUSH’s massive selection. ($5-$15)
Wrapped up in Santa-themed paper with a “Secret Santa” tag, this festive box has fun, Christmas themed Bath Bombs and Bubble Bars. ($16)
Little Snow Fairy & Dreaming of Christmas
Just two of the very affordable gift sets with bath-bombs, shower gels, lotions and other fun goodies. ($20-$24)
Not all gifts need to be holiday themed. This gift-set focuses on all of LUSH’s feel-good, invigorating, citrusy bath-bombs, bubble bars, shower gel, and soap. ($37)
The Art of Christmas Bathing
Go big (like Santa) or go home right? This mega-box has every limited edition Christmas bath-bomb, and then some for months of bubble-bath fun ($160)
Things We LOVE
I brought my 3 year-old daughter on my adventure to LUSH. She had good control not touching everything, but that didn’t stop her from wanting to take everything home.
While it was hard to say no, we settled on a few (now favorite, must-have) items:
Magic Crystals Body Scrub
This one was for MOMMA! Packed with Epsom and sea salt, peppermint, spearmint, rosemary and sage; this gentle scrub awakens all your sense and leaves your body with an invigorating tingle. ($22)
Yes, that’s what it’s called. From the Little Lushies collection, this 7-colored bubble “clay” can be shaped, molded, squished and mushed before running under warm water for a bath filled with bubbles! ($15)
Snow Fairy Lights Gift Bath Bomb
No trip to LUSH is complete without at least one bath-bomb. And why get one, when you can get 3-in-one.
This mega-bomb is filled with little bath-bomb “pellets” and has a dissolvable box and lid, which can be used for multiple baths. ($11)
Reduce-Reuse-Recycle…And Get a TREAT
LUSH is driven to support the environment through ethical, eco-friendly practices. This is reflected in both their “Naked Packaging” and “Pot Take Back” program.
Naked Packaging refers to the 35% of LUSH’s products that are packaging-free. Products may not look like you typically have known, but this cuts out the need for extra plastics and waste.
When giving an eco-friendly gift, LUSH has you covered with an alternative to single-use wrapping paper with “Knot wraps”.
Since 2010, LUSH has offered fabric knot-wraps based on the Japanese tradition of Furoshiki which can be used as a scarf or accessory long after the product is gone.
And speaking of completed products…after you’ve used and collected 5 of LUSH’s containers, return them to any of their shops for a FREE face mask!
Old pots are broken down, melted and remolded into new pots! Just a little incentive to help LUSH’s closed-recycling loop.
One of the best things about LUSH is there is seriously something for everyone, in any price-point. The majority of the products are in the $8 – $20 range. Bath-bombs begin in the $5 range.
Gift boxes begin at $15 and go up to $90+ for complete holiday collection sets. Shampoo Bars and Conditioners are on average $12.
More Info on The Lush Pop-Up Store at The Summit
Location: Located at The Summit at Reno; 13945 S. Virginia Street., #622 , Reno 89511
Sarah Bear Rively is a Reno resident for over 30 years and loves the uniqueness of Northern Nevada. Sarah and her husband are parents to a sassy, smart, considerate “three-anger". Sarah has spent the majority of her career helping Reno’s at-risk populations through non-profit and social service work. She now proudly works for the Northern Nevada Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Sarah considers herself a fun-loving person who enjoys laughing, getting creative, helping the community, and spending time with family. You can follow her in real life on Instagram and TikTok.