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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lush Valentine's Day

I am not a happy bunny; although I did see one. A bunny, that is. On my back deck. I put some lettuce out, but he hasn't been back yet. Anyway, I'm not happy because I finished watching American Horror Story: Coven. It was quite good, but getting away from witches and onto something a bit whole lot sweeter: the Lush Valentine's Day lineup! Read on for all the vanilla scented goodness!

 LUSH Tender is the Night Massage Bar*, Prince Charming Shower Gel*, Close to You* Massage Bar*, and Neon Love Soap*

'Get in the mood for love with our romantic Valentine’s Day range! We’ve created six limited edition products and three lovely gifts to celebrate the occasion, including a brand new shower gel, two massage bars and one hugely impressive Bath Bomb. With gorgeous ingredients like pomegranate juice, fresh figs and Fair Trade vanilla, these fragrant treats are sure to set hearts aflutter' - LUSH

Prince Charming Shower Gel is hands down my favourite LUSH scent. With it's blend of pomegranate and vanilla the scent is both energizing and bright and sweet and creamy. Formulated with pomegranate juice and grapefruit oil to cleanse,  with the delicious scent of fair trade vanilla pod infusion, marshmallow root, and almond oil to moisturize skin. I recommend the giant bottle of this- it's that good!- because this prince is limited edition and won't be around for long.

How cute is the Neon Love Soap with it's white hearts?! Adorable! On paper, the bergamot, rosewood and spicy cinnamon scent didn't sound too appealing to me, but after one sniff I was hooked. Formulated with fresh passion fruit juice to cleanse and soya yogurt to nourish skin this soap is pretty divine. I love how the sweetness of the juice melds with the spice notes of cinnamon, almost like a cinnamon heart for the shower! This one is limited edition too, btw.

I've used massage bars in the past and wasn't completely sold on them as they seemed to take a lot of effort to melt, but after using these little guys, I think I may have gotten an older batch. If you've never used a massage bar, they're essentially a moisturizing massage oil in solid bar form. When you warm them on your skin they being to get all melty and smooshy. They take a few moments to absorb into the skin, but the oils they're formulated with provide intense hydration and smell pretty amazing too. Since the massage bars do get quite melty and slippery it is a good idea to pick up a tin to store them in. The tins are perfect as they can be used over and over again for any of LUSH's solid products.

Tender is the Night is scented with a special 'Vanilla Orchid' fragrance that blends vanilla absolute, jasmine absolute, and ylang ylang for a sweet floral scent. I've come to really love LUSH's vanilla-jasmine scents as they're sweet, but not cloying and just floral enough without being too much. The base of the bar contains shea and murumuru butter for optimal hydration.

Close to You is scented with the same scent as the fan favourite Rock Star soap- creamy vanilla- and a ooey-gooey fondant core. Formulated with cupuacu and shea butters, and a dash of corn flour to leave skin silky smooth.

Overall, LUSH has a pretty perfect line-up for Valentine's Day! Whether you're spoiling a loved one or yourself, a little LUSH makes a thoughtful and totally useful gift. See anything you'll be getting or gifting?

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