Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

LUSH Knows How to Spend Valentine’s Day

As evidenced by our guide to pampering yourself when you’re single, LUSH knows how to make the 14th one rockin’ day. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I adore LUSH’s massage bars for their portability and moisturizing capabilities. So, it’s obvious I had to try out the Massage a Trois set ($29.95) as well as the Play Your Cards Right massage bar ($8.95). I am happy to report that both are worthy of earning my approval. I had the pleasure of having these fabulous products tested out on me (too bad I had to return the favor!), but they sink in so nicely and make massaging effortless.

Massage a Trois includes Soft Coeur (honey cocoa treat with a melty center), Mange Too (lickable honey, white chocolate, and peppermint), and Nutts (extra rich, smells very nutty, and it’s a vegan product). Of course, they all come shaped in big solid hearts, and I’m girly, so I love the shape. I used Mange Too on my boyfriend’s elbow/arm because it’s been stiff lately and it made it so easy to get my fingers into the muscle and massage everything into a boneless puddle. Oh, and while these are specially packaged together as a trio, all three flavors are available in the permanent LUSH line in their standardized shapes and sizes, so don’t fear getting addicted, there’s more where it came from!

Play Your Cards Right is a special Valentine’s Day offering, and it is a regular massage bar in the shape of a playing card. Instead of numbers, it has hearts in the corners. The red dye from the hearts does seem to smear a touch when you put it to the skin, but it disappears instantly once you start to work and knead your hands into the muscles, so it didn’t bother me. The scent is full of jasmine and ylang ylang, as it is the famous Sex Bomb scent.

As with whenever I use a massage bar, I like to sprinkle (I always tell my boyfriend I’m seasoning him) Silky Underwear dusting powder ($10.45) at the end, because I find it really locks in and absorbs the melted massage bar and lets you go about your business completely relaxed.

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8 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day For Two – Get Your Massage On with LUSH

  1. Tanya

    I placed my order :) its going to be a Lush Vday!!

    • Yay! What did you get in sum total? I wish I could con my boyfriend into a nightly massage… like I used to be able to.

      • Tanya

        Play Your Cards Right
        Snow Fairy Shower Gel
        Floating Island
        Sunny Side

        hehehehe pretty easy and low key order :) Planning on taking it to San Jose the Fafi weekend to have some nice pre Vday romance.

        • Perfect haul! The card is so cute, lov eit.

          Ohhh, there is a LUSH store at San Jose Valley Fair, just a few doors down from MAC, in case you weren’t wise to it yet :)

  2. OMG… all your LUSH reviews! I think I will place an order for some of these massage bars, they sound divine!

  3. I got Soft coeur for my birthday, and it smells amazing! Stays on skin all day! Like a perfume! Just, a bit too much buttery for me…I don’t have dry skin so a bit of oil stayed on the surface…:( But still, I’d love to have other massage bars!

    I just checked out Lush website – we don’t have such packaging. :(( Mange too and Nutts have their usual shape…

    oh, well, I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day anyway and it would be expensive for me to go shopping at Lush for that day especially…

    But how their store smells….mmmmmm

    • I haven’t used it extensively, I’m interested to see how it melts with the inside, lol.

      I find the dusting powders help minimize any excess left over!

      It was a special gift set, so I’m not sure if there is one on your site!