Thursday, 15 August 2013

Lush group interview 2.0

Today I went for my second group interview at Lush. If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that I had a successful interview at Lush back in June and got the the trail shift stage. Unfortunately, I didn't make it past the trail shift and I didn't get the job.

But they are currently looking for Christmas temps as they get ridiculously busy that time of year.
I just wanted to make this post so maybe I can help some people who might have an interview at Lush!

Group interviews can be super scary and I was so nervous when I went to the first interview but honestly, all the people who are at the interview will be just at nervous as you. Also, the people who work there are really friendly and chatty and they know that you're going to be nervous, so they take it easy on you!

I just want to let you know that if you're in the process and doing what I did (scouring the internet for help and information about Lush interviews and trying to prepare), I need to tell you to be prepared for anything and don't go into an interview expecting what you read on the internet. 

The reason I say this is because the interview I had today was different to the interview I had in June.

You can read about my June interview here and I'll tell you about my interview today in this post. 

So the interview started at 9am, I only just made it in time due to wardrobe malfunctions, traffic and entrance difficulties. 

They opened the shutters a couple minutes after 9 and let us all in. 

Everyone sat down and one of the interviewers handed me a sticker roll and a pen and told us to write our names on a sticker and then pass them round. 

The interviewers introduced themselves and spoke about the job and the expectations. 

Then the interview started. The first thing we were told to do is pretend that we were a superhero with one or two powers and were then told to come up and grab some Fun and make our superhero. We were given 10 minutes and then we had to tell the whole group what our super power(s)  were and how they would be helpful.
I made mine have super strength but the whole group had really good ideas like controlling the weather and controlling time.

We were then told to think of our favourite celebrity and pretend that they were our best friend and go shopping round the store for them. Then we had to present what we bought for them and why to the whole group.

Then finally, we had to do a demo.
We either had to do a demo on a message bar or a body butter. They let us go chose what we wanted to demo and then we had to go up to one of the interviewers and demo on them.

Then the interview was over. 

Me and this guy were the first to do the demo so while everyone was still choosing what to demo, the assistant manager told me and Jay to grab our stuff and she took us to the side to have a little chat.

She told me she wanted to book me in for a trail shift, we arranged a time, and that was it!

So this interview was completely different to the other I had. But honestly, I kind of enjoyed it. Everyone in the group were super friendly and chatty and lovely and it made it a lot more relaxing and fun.

So, if you have an interview at Lush and that's why you're reading this, good luck! 
Don't worry about product knowledge, you don't need that at the interview or trail shift stage. Don't prepare one specific thing because it might not come up. Just be yourself, smile, be chatty and friendly and do your best!
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Monday, 12 August 2013

Collective haul! | Fashion & Beauty & Randoms

So, as you can probably tell, we're almost 2 weeks into August and I have yet to do a July favourites. This is because, July was a busy but lazy month all in one and I didn't really try out any new things. I've just been using the same old, same old, so there's not much point in making a July faves on the same things that were in my June faves!

Anyways, I've accumulated a few things since I've last done a haul so I thought I would do a little collective haul and show you what I got! :)

First of, as I mentioned in my last post, I'm going on holiday at the end of this month (super excited!). On my last holiday in Egypt last year, my favourite sandals broke, both pairs would you believe! So since then, I've been sandal less (apart from cheekily borrowing my sisters a couple of times). But I needed some for this holiday as I could walk around Tunisa in my Docs or my Vans with my fancy maxi dresses. That would be an interesting fashion statement! After looking around loads of shops and coming up empty handed, I took to Asos and found these beauties.


Now i'm pretty tall as is it, around 5'9 or 5'10 I think, so even though these are going to make me even taller, I couldn't resist. I think these are going to look gorgeous poking out underneath my maxi dresses and skirt on holiday, and I think they would also look amazing with some skinny jeans when I'm at home. They just look like they could dress anything up! Even though I don't like getting my feet out when I'm at home, I'm deffo a Vans/Dr Martens girl, I think I'm going to get attached to these.

Speaking of not liking to get my feet out when I'm at home, I've been looking for a nice pair of black pumps that I can wear with dresses when I'm home. I had been looking for a pair for quite a while and I don't know why, but every pair I tried on didn't fit! I think maybe my feet have grown a little and I'm in between sizes now, which is annoying as that makes it incredibly difficult to find shoes in normal fashion high street stores like New Look and Dorothy Perkins. Errgh.
But I was with my mum doing the weekly shop at Asda and came across these.


I saw them and thought they looked pretty so I tried them on and hurray! They fit! I instantly bought them as I couldn't leave behind the only pair of black pumps I've come across that fit me in the last couple of months!

While we were in Asda I also spotted this lovely black maxi dress.


It has a fitted top and flares a little just above the hip. It has a fitted black opaque lining underneath as the flarey bit is quite sheer. It has a gold zip detailing at the back of the dress and it's the perfect length for me and I'm just in love with it. 

Also from Asda, but more recently (this Saturday actually), I bought this shirt.


It is quite sheer, as you can tell. It's long sleeved which is a little different for me. It's again, quite fitted up until above the hip and then it hangs loosely around the hips and it's a dip hem and covers your bum. I actually bought this for my Lush interview which I have on Thursday, and I really like it. It's smart but casual, I like to think!

Now onto the beauty things!

It's my birthday on the 31st of August, and as I will be on holiday and my sister won't see me, she gave me some money to go shopping and buy myself my birthday presents. 
It's been 3 for 2 on a lot of things in Boots a lately, so I took advantage of that!

The first things I bought were 3 of the Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo gel eyeshadows.


Now, I've never tried these before but, as I've heard sooooo many good things about them, (I know Zoella loves these) I went crazy and bought 3!

The colours I got are L-R: Metallic Pomegranate, Pink Gold, On and On Bronze

I'm super excited to try these! I hope they're as good as everyone says they are! *Fingers crossed*

I also bought a Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick and went to Bourjois for their 3 for 2.


The Maybelline lipstick is really nice. It smells gorgeous and the lasting power of it was quite surprising! I really like the packaging as well, it makes it easy to find the colour you want, especially if you have a big collection of lipsticks!
I bought one of the Bourjois Colour Boost lipsticks (again, thanks Zoella!) in the colour Peach on the Beach, the most adorable name ever! 
These definitely do not last 10 hours! The glossiness wears off after around an hour, but the colour does stain the lips for another couple of hours afterwards, so you only have to top up regularly if you want the glossiness! 
I basically love these two and I'm glad I bought them!

To finish of the Bourjois 3 for 2, I decided to randomly pick up an eyeliner and a mascara.


I've been wanting to try a felt tip eyeliner for a really long time as I thought it might help me! As you probably know, I'm hopeless at liquid eyeliner, especially the cat eye. I just can't do it! I've tried this really quickly once and to be honest, I'm not blown away by it. But I'm going to have a sit down with it and play around and see what I think!

I've been looking for a drugstore mascara for a while as I don't have a favourite and haven't fallen in love with one yet, so I decided to pick up the Ultra Curl one. Honestly, I picked this one because of the packaging. The purple enticed me!
I've tried this a few times, it doesn't do anything drastic to my lashes, just like any other mascara really, but I've noticed that it doesn't flake or smear one bit, which I really love! Props to it for that!

Now onto randoms which I thought I would include.

I got a new phone case.

How cute is it?! It's dip dyed blue at the top and goes clear to the bottom and is covered in little raindrops. I love it!

I also bought myself a couple of books.

Super excited to read these! Have you read them before? Let me know what you thought if you have. I've heard really good things about both of them!


So that's it for now! My little collective haul!
Have you guys bought anything recently?

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