I have to admit that I haven’t tried a whole lot of LUSH products. They have such a huge range & many ltd edition products that its hard to try everything & I get so overwhelmed by it all. I tend to stick to bath bombs & I also like their face toners / spritz. I do get excited about the Christmas range & when I heard it was in stores despite it being October I had to pop in and I treated myself to two things, one being my old faithful & much loved The Melting Snowman & also a new product called Butter Bear.
I think like the ‘Ickle Robot this is a product aimed at children but who isn’s a big kid at heart? LUSH describe Butter Bear as
‘Cocoa butter creates a creamy soft bath that is great for nourishing and protecting your skin, with the same vanilla-like fragrance as Butterball bath bomb. Moulded into a friendly and sweet-smelling bear, this is sure to be a winner with little and big kids alike!’
This is a low key bath bomb it leaves your bath water a milky white colour with a few bubbles but nothing too OTT. It smells relaxing and soothing. I like citrus scents so love this, its perfect for a relaxing evening. The cocoa butter leaves your skin so very soft. I have fallen in love with this little white Butter Bear & have been back to buy a couple more. I think he is going to be my go to bath bomb for the festive season.
Let me know what your picks are from the LUSH Christmas Range.
The LUSH shop in Liverpool is keeping a secret from you all, upstairs there is the most beautiful, homely and relaxing oasis, it’s their LUSH SPA and it is beautiful. I was shocked when I walked in as it’s calm atmosphere and country cottage feel is a stark contrast to its busy City Centre location. I wanted to pack my bags & live there. They have managed to make it feel familiar and extremely welcoming.
I’ve never had a massage before and was slightly worried that a 75 minute treatment would be a little too long & I had no idea what to expect, but I need not have worried at all. I was greeted by an ice cold fruit infused glass of water and my beautiful therapist talked me through The Hard Days Night Treatment and reassured me it would be relaxing and assured me I wouldn’t be uncomfortable during the stretches. I thought I would be the most inflexible person ever but I was surprised to find that wasn’t the case.
From start to finish everything is done to perfection and utterly relaxing. Once in the beautiful candle lit treatment room you’re given time to change in to a pair of oversized striped cotton pyjamas that have been wrapped around a hot water bottle to keep the snuggly and warm. This is heaven & I’m tempted to start doing this at home. So relaxing, I was almost asleep after a few minutes of lying down wearing them. When you’re all done changing and are ready for your therapist they leave an old school bell for you ring, made me smile ringing the bell. The Hard Days Night Treatment as the name suggests is inspired by the Beatles and for 75 minutes they are your soundtrack. The music has been cleverly reworked by Simon Emmerson and Simon Richmond specifically for this treatment. I found the familiar songs helped me to relax and the music became soothing. I was skeptical at first but it really works well.
Then begins 75 minutes of complete relaxation which lets your mind wander and eventually empty of the stresses of everyday life. Your whole body is treated to a deep massage from head to toe, the massage is very gentle to begin with and it just eases your body into relaxation and allows you to float away. Then my therapist stretched my arms and shoulders to release my tension followed by my legs and hips. This felt like my back released so much tension & there were a few clicks and I have to say that felt amazing. At no point was it uncomfortable or too much, it was all slow and gentle building up each time to stretching a little further and applying slightly more pressure. Each and every muscle is massaged front and back and head to toe. I thought the hand massage to the accompanying I Want To Hold Your Hand Beatles track was a great touch. It is a well thought out treatment.
A nice touch to the treatment was the use of ribbons on your ankles and wrists to lift and gentle rotate your arms and legs to make it feel like your weightless and flying, It is a lovely sensation. It’s hard to describe to you every step of my treatment because I was so relaxed and it felt like the 75 minutes just flew by, also each treatment follows the same steps but it is very specific to your needs/flexibility. I thoroughly enjoyed opening my eyes at the end to a large Golden Egg with the words Let It Be projected on the ceiling. You are told to stay laying down relaxing when your therapist leaves the room for a little extra ME time & only to get up when you hear the Cockerel. You’re given as long as you need to get ready & have access to a whole array of LUSH goodies to freshen up. Once ready you’re greeted with a lovely Cup of Tea & Jammie Dodger Biscuits, I’m Vegan so I was kindly given fresh fruit. I sat at the large Country Kitchen table very relaxed and enjoyed my afternoon tea.
One final parting treat, as part of the treatment you’re given a Golden Slumber bath bomb to take away with you and enjoy at your leisure. I used mine that very night, it was the perfect end to a relaxing day.
It really is a special treat from the moment you walk in to the second you leave. Every staff member was friendly and chatty, at no point was I hurried and I could have sat drinking my tea all afternoon. It was very welcoming and I have already promised to take my mum next time. LUSH currently have 6 Spas, so if I was you I would find out where your nearest one is & book in for a treatment. They offer a great range of treatments from Facials, Chocolate Body Scrub & Rose Massage to Deep Tissue Massage. There certainly is something for everyone.
The invitation to have a treatment couldn’t have come at a better time, I had just moved house (stressful) and as many of you know my dad is a recovering Stroke Survivor and that has really been taking its toll on me. So it was absolutely amazing to be pampered for the afternoon. So thank you so very much Liverpool LUSH SPA, I had a lovely time and you now have a customer for life.
This treatment was free of charge, however the review is 100% my own.
I’m currently in the middle of moving house and its taking its toll on me. I’m very tired and have aching muscles and in need of a huge pamper session but sadly all my products are in boxes so I thought I’d do a wish list full of relaxing products.
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray £16.00 – I have heard so many wonderful reviews of this and I have so many things on my mind at the moment that I am not sleeping very well so a few sprays of this would be very welcome.
Weleda Lavender Relaxing Bath Milk £12.95 – My new house has a really nice big bath and I’m very much looking forward to long soaks in the bath and this bath milk sounds very relaxing and the perfect thing to sooth my aches.
Cowshed Knackered Cow Relaxing Room Candle £30.00 – I adore burning candles and this one sums me up so well. I am such a knackered cow at the moment. I will be treating myself to one of these once I’ve moved & unpacked everything.
LUSH Bunch of Carrots £5.95 – How cute are these! I have to try them before they’re gone. I always miss the ltd edition collections at LUSH. They’re also a great calorie free Easter Treat! Ideal if you’re trying to be healthy.
Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts £37.00 – I have used these before and love them. They smell so good and make you feel all warm and relaxed. After you bath in these you will asleep within the hour. They completely knocked me out and I slept like a baby. I need to treat myself to a new tub. I have never tried anything like these before, they’re so calming.
Green & Spring Relaxing Body Lotion £22.00 – Packing and lifting boxes takes it out of you and isn’t great for your skin either so this body lotion sounds not only relaxing but it will keep me all hydrated and my skin very soft.
Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist £21.50 – I really like using face mists, they’re a great way to cool down, freshen up or just keep your skin hydrated and this Lavender one sounds relaxing and the perfect way to keep my skin looking fresh during the move.
Have you tried any of the products on my wish list? Or have any skincare / relaxing tips for moving house?
Just a short & sweet post today. I thought I would show you how I store my LUSH bath products. I needed something that kept them dry & I wanted to be able to see what I had. This Jar is quite large, I need to buy a few more so I can fill it (any excuse to shop in LUSH). It reminds me of an old school sweetie jar. I bought it from Wilkinsons for £6 & I have bought my mum one for her Christmas and I am planning on putting a few of her favourite LUSH products in. I know she will love it.