You’ll have to forgive me, but a lot of my Blogtober posts are likely to be Lush reviews, as I need to push myself to write more of them, plus they’re nice and short to write and upload! I’ll still be writing my usual content, as well as trying to push my blog slowly into more of a lifestyle theme, so I can write about history, books and food, which are my main great loves in life. But, my main love, is still, and forever will be, Lush cosmetics and every product they have ever produced!
Today’s review is a product that I’ve had for quite a long time now, since March, but I thought I’d do a review as I know a couple of people are sceptical of the Lush body sprays. I understand why, I’ve never ever been a fan of body sprays growing up, preferring perfume or body butters to leave scents on my skin. Perhaps that’s why I don’t use my Twilight spray as a body spray although it’s still a product I don’t think I could do without these days!
I use mine as a pillow and bed spray just before I get into bed, and I’m confident that it’s helped me sleep better. Before I started using this product, it would regularly take me 2-3 hours to get to sleep. Sometimes, these days, it still does, but perhaps 3 nights out of 7, I’m asleep within 10 minutes of hitting the pillow after spritzing Twilight all over it.
The main scent family of the Twilight range is lavender, so if you absolutely abhor lavender, this might not be for you. But don’t be envisaging pot pourri or your grandmother’s perfume – Twilight has touches of sweet tonka and ylang ylang which helps to lift the fragrance. It’s less lavender-y than Twilight shower gel and shares its scent more closely with Sleepy body lotion, which, coincidentally, is another favourite of mine.
A bottle of Twilight is £20, which does seem incredibly expensive for a Lush product, but my original bottle lasted me nearly 6 months, which proves what good value for money it is. In comparison, I get through one tub of £8.25 Handy Gurugu hand cream by Lush every 3 weeks, meaning I’m spending nearly £60 every 6 months on that product alone. The body sprays are certainly seeming more of a bargain now, even to my ears!
I’ve found that I have to let the body spray dry on my pillow and bedsheets, otherwise it’s just annoying and slightly damp, which doesn’t aid sleep. Also, the scent is not as strong until it’s dried. What I tend to do is spritz around 4-5 sprays onto my pillow, then one onto my duvet and then sit on top of my duvet to remove my makeup and go through my evening skincare routine. By the time I’m done, my pillow is ready to be slept on.
I haven’t tried any of the other body sprays yet, but I might branch out and try Rose Jam next as I love the scent of the shower gel with the same name. From testers in the shop, the body spray smells a bit more like a fruity cocktail and less like a Turkish Delight though!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, do let me know if you enjoyed it. Have you tried any of Lush’s body sprays? See you tomorrow (!) P.