Let’s face it, guys. Life is stressful. Whether it’s having your car buried completely in snow (yes that was me this week!) or trying to keep all the responsibility balls you’re juggling from crashing into a heap on the ground; we all need love and pampering!
And, the good part is, we don’t need someone to pamper us, because there are so many wonderful ways to do it ourselves!
I’ve found myself saying, but I don’t have time for pampering. The sad truth is that if you don’t make some ‘me’ time, you really won’t have much to give to others or yourself. So, find some time to recharge.
I love to get up extra early some mornings when everyone is sleeping just to leisurely take my time getting out of bed. I find doing yoga then gives me a sense of balance which carries throughout the day.
My favorite pampering activity lately is a hot bath with LUSH products before I go to bed. The experience complete with their aromatherapy and skin soothers usually has me sleeping like a baby as soon as my head hits the pillow.
Here are my Valentine’s Day treats from LUSH this year
Pictured from left to right (bottom photo): Heart Throb Bubbleroon, Floating Flower Bath Bomb, Prince Charming Shower Gel, Love Locket Bath Bomb, Lonely Heart Bubble Bar, and Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar
Heart Throb Bubbleroons
You simply take this lovely bubbleroon and twist apart the two halves and it will last you for two baths! Just crumble it under warm running water as your bath fills. Skin softening shea-butter and blissful essential oils of ylang ylang and geranium mixed with Fairtrade vanilla make for a heavenly bath and silky skin. The water is a passionate shade of red, so if you have a bath big enough for two, bring a friend and share the love!
The Floating Flower Bath Bomb
I am a huge fan of the Lush bath bombs and this is one of their best! You simply place it in your bath and it will float and fizz releasing a kaleidoscope of colors and beautiful scents. The water was pink, orange and green and smelled incredible, of jasmine and cypress oil. This garden of earthly delights is truly an experience to savor.
In the bath
Every time I am in the bathroom, I open the top and breathe in the delicious smell of this shower gel. It smells very fresh and fruity with pomegranate juice, grapefruit, handmade vanilla pod infusion and almond oil. Very softening, very cleansing. Indulge your senses. Be your own Prince Charming! A definite keeper!
This is a really large bath bomb – You can break it into front, back and center and it will last for up to three baths. What’s inside? Beautiful shiny red biodegradable hearts made of agar seaweed, tiny paper hearts and a sensual mix of vanilla, jasmine and neroli essential oils. I felt like I was sinking into soft clouds of relaxation.
Love Locket Bath with hearts
I love this bar and ordered more today. As you crumble this lovely heart under running water, a cascade of soft bubbles fill your bath. Warm citrus notes of lemongrass and bergamot, with touches of jasmine and ylang ylang. My bath was the color of blood oranges! Love!
This one is so unusual and I hear no two are alike. I also hear they are made of unicorns, rainbows and dreams. I don’t know about that, but, I do know that this bath felt magically relaxing with heavenly lavender and neroli. I could almost hear mystical chanting as the stresses of the day melted away.
So, why not head over to LUSH online or your local store if you have one nearby and check them out? They are always coming up with new treats to delight the senses and they always give me samples which, yeah, that is totally awesome! All LUSH cosmetics and bath and body products are made with fresh, natural and safe ingredients ethically sourced. No animal testing ever and most are vegan.
Here is one of my absolute favorites! Right now it’s my #1 LUSH product. The Comforter.
This bubble bar is stunning to look at; then you crumble it into your bath and you get plum colored water and gorgeous creamy comforting bubbles. This bar is enough for quite a few baths. The scent is like sweet blackcurrants. When you want to turn it all off and forget the world for a while, this is a great place to be! It lightens my mood and leaves me happy.
On my wishlist: The Lush Spa Gift!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
Disclosure: I was provided samples to facilitate my review, however, all opinions and swooning are strictly my own.