My Lush #swishuponastar is something I've been thinking a lot about lately after hearing about this great contest. My (s)wish would be for a new (possibly regular line) bath bomb dedicated to my little bunny Elijah, who passed away just this month. He took part in my #nakedwithlush challenge photos, and although I didn't win it was fun taking the photos and he loved the attention. I wouldn't have had it any other way. The main reason I want a Lush bath bomb dedicated to him is because of all that you at Lush advocate for. Vegetarian and vegan products, cruelty free and ethical buying, and all other animal-rights related causes are very near and dear to my heart, and Elijah helped me advocate for many of those things myself. When some of my friends saw the amazing animals you can get from shelters, like Elijah, some decided to abide by the #adoptdontshop rule, which is just amazing. After explaining to some how horrible animal testing is and that sweet rabbits like Elijah suffer from it every day, many people I know began buying cruelty free products instead! He was also my focal point in my post during Easter time for the #makeminechocolate movement, which helps to educate and prevent people from buying bunnies as Easter gifts if they aren't ready for that ten year commitment. He, and all our other rescue pets, have had such a huge impact on my life and I love them more than anything. He was truly my partner in crime... earth-loving, tree-hugging, animal rights-advocating, fluffy-cuddly crime that is. Although he wasn't with me for very long, he did so much good while he was here. He was one in a million, and had a truly rags to riches story-- he went from a tiny bunny alone in the shelter to the handsome little A+ cuddler that everyone wanted to see when they came over. He was one special little rabbit, that's for sure. If I were to win this contest, a trip to the Lush factory would be a dream come true, but to have an amazing company like Lush dedicate something in memory of my little Elijah would be absolutely incredible.
💕🐇💕 #swishuponastar #lushcosmetics #crueltyfree #vegetarian #vegan #lushbathbomb (music: @gracevanderwaal )