LUSH Haul – Granny Takes A Dip, Phoenix Rising & More! + GIVEAWAY

LUSH Haul Video

I did it!  I finally have my first Youtube video up!

It’s pretty weird to basically talk to yourself in front of a camera – needless to say, I was SUPER nervous.  And I think it comes across in the video…BUT…it can only get better from here – onwards & upwards is what I say!

Filming, editing and loading a Youtube video definitely takes a lot more time than a normal blog post on the blog, so there’s no need to worry:  I am not becoming a full-time Youtube beauty vlogger (a vlogger is a blogger that blogs by using a video as his / her blog post).  Data costs are high in South Africa, and not everyone has access to big data bundles, so I will still be doing my weekly blog posts on the blog as per normal.  The Youtube videos will just be a little something ‘extra’ for you to look at, even if it is to have a chuckle at how I pronounce words (especially brand names) – haha!

I read through your comments on my ‘Blogging Break’ blog post and it seems you guys like ‘Empties’, ‘Hauls’ & ‘Tutorials’ – and that’s what I’ll do most of the time.  I also have one specific video series that I want to start on my channel but just trying to think of the perfect name for it.  I’ll get back to blogging a lot more regularly from next week.  I have enjoyed my short blogging break but have missed blogging and interacting with all of you.

Ok, so you can check out my very first video on Youtube by clicking on the item below:

It would mean so, so much to me if you could check out my video and leave feedback either on the video itself, or on this blog post.  It’s really important for me to know if these videos are something you enjoy watching, because that’s why I am doing them – for you.

To celebrate the fact that I have my first video up on Youtube, I’m hosting a small giveaway on my Youtube channel.  I will be giving away a LUSH hamper containing a Dorothy bubble bar (who doesn’t love a bubble bath?), a Granny Take A Dip bath ballistic, a Bubblegum lip scrub and a Whoosh shower jelly (this stuff is very high on my ‘all-time-favourite-LUSH-products’ list).

LUSH Haul Giveaway

I know a couple of people have mentioned that they can’t comment on my video because they don’t have an account with Youtube (you don’t pay to have an account).  If you have a gmail email address, then you can automatically log in to Youtube using your gmail username & password (you won’t have to create an account with Youtube).  If you don’t have a gmail email address, and you would like to create a Youtube account in order to comment or subscribe to my channel, then follow this step-by-step on Wikihow.

You don’t have to have any type of account with Youtube or Gmail in order to view Youtube videos, so if you only want to watch my videos, then that’s cool too!

The rules for the giveaway are as follows:

♥  Subscribe to my Youtube channel by clicking on the ‘Subscribe’ button.

♥  Tweet, Facebook or Instagram post about my Youtube video & remember to link to the video and tag me in your post / tweet (my username is @PinkPeoniesBlog on all social media platforms).

♥  Leave a blog post comment below or on my Youtube video telling me which product mentioned in the video sounds the most interesting to you.

♥  I will pick a random winner on the 14th of August 2014 and will announce the winner on my blog, as well as my social media platforms.

♥  This giveaway is open to South African residents only.

I hope you enjoy watching my video, and have a wonderful weekend!

{UPDATE} Congratulations, Victoria van der Heever!  You are the lucky winner of the LUSH South Africa giveaway hamper!



  1. Richenda 1 August 2014 / 12:40

    Bubblegum lip scrub sounds so awesome! Would love to try it out 😀

  2. lulu 1 August 2014 / 13:37

    Have heard so much about LUSH products and would love to try the Whoosh Shower Jelly! Sounds great!

  3. Tjoppie 1 August 2014 / 13:54

    For a first time video, this is just great! You really did well!

  4. Sheree 1 August 2014 / 14:00

    EVERYTHING sounds amazing!! I checked out some TouTube clips on the bath bombs and they look indulgent!!

  5. Yolandi Barnard 1 August 2014 / 14:02

    Helo, baie geluk met jou eerste video ek dink dit was great, jy het niks om oor te worry nie! Jy is n natural

    Ek dink die shower jelly klink die beste! Ons het nie ‘n lush in die oos-kaap nie en het nog nooit van iets soos ‘n shower jelly gehoor nie…

    geniet die res van jou dag:)

  6. Talitha ❤ 1 August 2014 / 14:17

    Very well done on your first video, Luzanne! Wow, finally we have a South African beauty vlogger / blogger that gives us quality content!

    I love the sound of Phoenix Rising, and love the look of the Granny ballistic. Great giveaway! ❤

  7. Nicole (@PrincessNoo) 1 August 2014 / 14:35

    You are a major enabler..placed my Lush order today. Congrats on the new video :) xx

  8. farzana 1 August 2014 / 15:22

    love your motivation and positivity! Your video was wonderful, Luzanne, to me you didnt come across as nervous at all!

    Ceridwen’s cauldron sounds very very intersting indeed. x

  9. Geraldine 1 August 2014 / 18:35

    I so would love to try that lip scrub! I love roses (they are my favorite flowers), so Rose Queen sounds right up my alley.

    Well done on your video, Luzanne! Even though I don’t know you personally, I feel like I am very proud of you. :)

  10. Ashleigh Meyers 1 August 2014 / 23:15

    Would love to try out the Wooosh shower gel! Looks amazing, fresh and unique! xxx

  11. Gina Botha 2 August 2014 / 09:43

    Well done on your first YouTube video! I really enjoyed it! So nice that you are South African and so informative too! D’Fluff sounds really cool! And it looks so amazing too! Really interested to try it out! Also by the way, Big Shampoo is AWESOME. You are going to love it. It smells divine on your hair and it really makes my hair so soft and all round nice!

  12. Jessica 2 August 2014 / 14:45

    Bubblegum Lip Scrub! Just yesterday I was thinking about how much I would love to try a Lush product and commented on an instagram pic that I wished it was available in PE :'( Awesome video!!

  13. Hannah 2 August 2014 / 15:08

    Great video, Luzanne! Congrats! I would love to be able to try the bubblegum lip scrub and yuzu & coco. x

  14. Ali 3 August 2014 / 11:11

    Awesome video! Well done! The Granny Take A Dip bath ballistic is definitely something I want to try as well as the BIG shampoo. X

  15. Nicola Meyer 3 August 2014 / 14:33

    I like Phoenix Rising and especially its gorgeous purple colour

  16. Zee Mohlapi 3 August 2014 / 16:44

    I love how ocean salt looks, that light blue colour is so beautiful! Well done on a great vid, Lu!!

  17. Taz 3 August 2014 / 16:53

    Oh my gosh! You were perfect, Luzanne!!!

    I want to try that lip scrub please!!!

  18. Bianca 3 August 2014 / 17:07

    Ooooh nice giveaway! The Phoenix Rising and BIG shampoo sound so divine.

    You did so well, Luzanne, you can be proud! xx

  19. Holly Morello 3 August 2014 / 20:00

    Congratulations, Luzanne! You have done so well! Way better than some of the new youtubers here in Oz. May you have many, many years of success with your new channel. I know I am unable to enter the giveaway, but just wanted to say based off your descriptions of Big shampoo, Brightside and Phoenix Rising, I’ll be picking them up at Lush next time I’m at the mall. x

  20. stephanie 3 August 2014 / 21:49

    wow hard to say all the stuff sounds amazing, would love to try the Big shampoo looks very interesting and the Brightside, your video on these products has really made me want to go out and buy them

  21. Zita Van Reenen 4 August 2014 / 00:13

    Brilliant first youtube video!!!!!!!! Keep up the great work!!! Absolutely love your blog and appreciate all the effort you put in. I love anything in bubblegum flavour so the lip scrub would be so amazing!!!!:) Truly looking forward to your future hauls videos:). My fingers are crossed:)

  22. Martie 4 August 2014 / 03:43

    Wow… Congrats on your first video of many, I loved it! I love my Lush goodies and have been missing it tons. Cannot wait to be back in SA and indulge. The Granny takes a dip sounds pretty amazing, and those colours! OH MY GOODNESS… Fingers and toes crossed. xoxo

  23. Dawn Wallenkamp 4 August 2014 / 08:51

    the bubblegum lip scrub sounds really interesting, loved your video!!!!

  24. Victoria Van Der Heever 5 August 2014 / 08:48

    Congratulations Luzanne! Great video, love the pretty background + your outfit. I’m very visual so I can see you’ve put great effort into editing your first video. Great job, I love Lush and I love all of the featured products.

  25. Barbs 5 August 2014 / 09:05

    Wow! I’m bowled over. Well done, girl! I’m just the right age for the “Granny” range…

  26. Ailsa Porter 6 August 2014 / 21:25

    Well done on the video – you look so pretty and you seemed pretty relaxed even though you say you were very nervous. I like all the products but the Phoenix Rising sounds extra special.

  27. Gaye 9 August 2014 / 07:32

    Granny definitely needs to try the bath ballistic! Never thought of using a lip scrub so that is on my list ‘to buy’. I can vouch for the shower jelly, it’s lovely!

  28. Prettiful Blog 10 August 2014 / 21:56

    I have always wanted to try the lip scrub, it sounds heavenly!

  29. verushka 10 August 2014 / 22:38

    Congrats on your video :) awesome Range of Lush products makes it hard to pick one but if I had to would be Big Hair salt shampoo.Tweeted @verushka143

  30. faeema 10 August 2014 / 23:05

    Phoenix rising and granny takes a dip look amazing I can’t wait to try them now

  31. ansie botes 11 August 2014 / 13:27

    Wooosh shower gel sounds awesome

  32. Martie 11 August 2014 / 23:40

    Oooohhhh… Definitely Granny Takes A Dip

  33. Taryn 11 August 2014 / 23:58

    Obviously Granny Takes A Dip! Those colors are sure to make bath time really fun!

  34. Bianca 12 August 2014 / 11:51

    Ooh i want to try granny takes a dip. My husband is the lush addict in our house and he always uses the bath products and i never get a chance to use them, so it would be awesome to have have my own stash.

  35. Rachael N 12 August 2014 / 14:07

    Granny Takes a Dip sounds great! Never used a bath ballistic from LUSH before so I would love love love to try.

  36. Bernice Harman 13 August 2014 / 14:01

    Granny Takes A Dip sounds the most interesting to me!

  37. Jaime Niddrie 13 August 2014 / 14:11

    The most interesting Lush product would HAVE to be the Brightside Bubble Bar! The fact that it smells like naartjies! I LOVE any thing that resembles citrus. So refreshing and vibrant! For someone who only has a bath, this would be a great way to spritz up my bath time ^_^

  38. Michelle 13 August 2014 / 14:43

    OH My so many things I want to try but I would LOOOVE to try Da Fluff before I bear my summer legs! 😉

  39. Lee Yen 13 August 2014 / 21:21

    Bubblegum lip scrub!

  40. Tarryn Lentz 14 August 2014 / 19:28

    Granny takes a dip sounds rather interesting :)

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