When I very first heard the news that Lush Cosmetics were bringing out a body lotion called Sleepy I couldn’t help but stand to attention.
As an ex insomniac, (yes I am one of the lucky ones who has been cured ~ for now anyway!) I still always feel the need to buy and test out every product that could potentially help me sleep. My worst nightmare (no pun intended) would be if my insomnia came back. This fear is what subconsciously drives me to always make sure I have a back up, get-me-to-sleep plan to turn to in the early hours of the morning should I find myself unable to fall asleep.
The fear of not being able to sleep is always at the back of my mind. I don’t think I will ever be free of the fear completely but having non medicinal products that are more than likely able to help me sleep, makes me feel a lot better about it all.I feel as if I should explain my fear around sleep a little bit more because it’s not a very normal thing to worry about, if you don’t sleep, you don’t sleep. You’ll manage it for one day and because you haven’t slept last night you’ll sleep like a baby tonight, right? Wrong!
Insomnia doesn’t work like that. Insomnia over a period of 10 years has done my body a lot of damage. Sleep is so very important. My lack of sleep is just one ingredient of the catalyst that caused me to get Fibromyalgia. Other things added to it too but since getting on top of my insomnia the Fibromyalgia has been a hell of a lot easier to deal with.
I never, ever want to go back to being my worst because of not being able to sleep… Enter the most fantastic body lotion to ever be in my possession, Sleepy Body Lotion!My need for the Sleepy Body Lotion increased even more when I learnt that it was Twilight scented.
Twilight and I are a match made in Lush heaven. Twilight was my first Lush bath bomb and its scent is what got me hooked on Lush, any new products sharing its scent gets me very, very excited!
The Lush gods had listened to me and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pot or three.As soon as you pop open the lid of Sleepy body lotion you are greeted with the comforting and dreamy Twilight scent. I was expecting this body lotion to be white like Dream Cream it is however a very light shade of purple.
A little bit of the Sleepy body lotion goes a long way, ever since getting a pot I have been using it on my arms and legs of a night time. Have I been falling asleep quicker? Yes I have.
I really do feel that Sleepy body lotion has improved my bedtime routine and from first use too.
The lavender and tonka-absolute in it are perfect at helping you wind down after a long, hard day. Once applied the scent itself stays with you through out the night and most of the next day as well. You also get soft, smooth and gloriously hydrated skin which is of course an added bonus as well as all you need in a body lotion.
Paired with a Twilight bath bomb and Mr Sandman dusting powder powder the Sleepy body lotion is a force to be reckoned with.
I love how there are so many Twilight scented products out this winter. A few of my other favourite Twilight-scented products are the Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb, Twilight shower gel and most of all the fairly new Twilight shower jelly!
I hope they decide to keep Sleepy body lotion as a permanent product as I really do not know how I ever lived without it. It’s amazing, you’ve just got to try it.