Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Lush Close to You Massage Bar

Valentine's is now only 10 days away, I really can't believe it! If you're still looking for Valentine's gift ideas, Lush has some amazing new products out this year. Today I'm bringing you my thoughts on Lush's Close to You Massage Bar* ($7.95/43g), one of the two massage bars in this years Valentine's Day collection!

"Made with luxurious butters and a delicious vanilla scent, this sweet massage bar is guaranteed to bring someone special close to you! This is one of our smooshable bars, which can be pressed between your palms, melted and used for one glorious, all-over body massage. It’s inspired by a British cookie called the Jammy Dodger, which is made of shortbread with raspberry jam in the middle. If you peek in the heart-shape on the top of the massage bar you’ll see the scrumptious white fondant center." - Lush


If you haven't tried one of Lush's massage bars before, you're really missing out! These can, as the name suggests, be used as massage oils, or they can be used all over the body as a moisturizer. Close to You is incredibly cute, with a pink circular outer section, and a white fondant center in the shape of a heart. Lush says that you can crush this massage bar and use it all in one go, and that might be fun to use in that way as a couple. However, I can't imagine using this in only one use, and I prefer to stretch it out over many uses. Close to You melts instantly with body heat, and it's one of the more melty massage bars that I've tried. This formula is extremely hydrating, and I love using it all over my body. The oils don't sink in right away, so this is one that I'll only use at night. The white centre is very creamy, and has an almost whipped consistency. The scent of Close to You reminds me of a toned down Snow Fairy scent. I'm not a huge fan of Snow Fairy (I find it way too sweet), but I do like this more subtle scent of Close to You. If you like sweet candy scents, I think you'll really like this one!

Lush's Close to You is limited edition, so pick it up now if it sounds good to you! I would recommend picking up a tin from Lush to keep this in, as it does melt very easily (it fits perfectly into the solid shampoo bar tins!). Have you picked up any goodies from Lush's Valentine's Day Collection this year? Are you a fan of massage bars? :)

20 comments:

  1. This sounds really nice! I've never tried anything from Lush.

    Ray | Obey Ray

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    1. Really?! Oh you need to give the brand a try! :)

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  2. I feel lush bring out the best at seasonal occasions and they make it extra special when moulding them into cute shapes, the massage bars are one of my faves from them x

    Essence of Jess

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    1. So true, I always love Lush's holiday collections! :)

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  3. Adorable!!! The shape is lovely.
    I love your blog
    Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN ?
    Baci
    The Indian Savage Diary

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    1. Thank you!
      I'll check out your blog now :)

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  4. This is the one product from the Valentine's range I really liked but sadly I have no one to massage me - if only they supplied the man too!!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  5. This is super cute! I also love massage bars, they're so hydrating! :)

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    1. They're such a lifesaver for super dry skin! :)

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  6. Did you experience any staining? The one I had stained my hands and my body a bit lol

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    1. I saw your review and was worried about it, but luckily I didn't have any issues with staining!!

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  7. mine stained a bit too! going to give it a proper try over the next couple days and see how bad it is, but I was curious to see and interesting it didn't happen for you.

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    1. That's so odd! I didn't have any issues at all with staining!

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  8. I got to give this a sample and smell on Saturday and my God it is gorgeous! Hoping to pick a bar up soon! :D

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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    1. Oh great! Definitely pick it up before it sells out! :)

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Laura