Twilight Body Spray from Lush

Twilight Body SprayAt the Lush Summit back in February 2017 Lush revealed several brand new body sprays. Some were available to buy whilst others were prototypes that weren’t quite ready for release. Today I am reviewing the Twilight Body Spray, it shares its scent with Lush’s Sleepy body lotionLuxury Lush Pud bath bomb, Mr Sandman dusting powder and most obviously the shed load of other products that go by the same name.

Twilight body spray is rich with lavender and tonka-absolute making it the perfect product to help you relax and unwind. Be that at the end of a long, hard day or first thing in the morning to help yourself remain cool, calm and collected for the day ahead.

To use all you have to do is squirt the Twilight body spray over your body or clothes. Just 1 or 2 squirts is all you need, I’m amazed that such a small amount leaves you smelling absolutely gorgeous all day long. I can understand why so many people like the body sprays more than the perfumes. They have the same level of strength (scent-wise) and you get so much more for your money.

The Twilight body sprays fragrance is fairly gentle and not too in your face. It has a very soft-lavender tone to it, mixed in with the lavender is also a dash of tonka absolute. The inclusion of tonka adds a sweet and almost musky layer to its scent, it’s one of the most soothing, mind-clearing and calming fragrances that Lush have created to date.

I use the Twilight body spray 3 maybe 4 times a week and have been doing so since march/april this year and it’s still going strong. As I said above, only one or two spritz of the Twilight body spray is needed to get the most out of it and its scent really does stay with you for the whole day.

I have promised myself that I will buy another bottle just before my current one is finished, that way I’ll never be without… I honestly don’t know why Lush didn’t create body sprays long before now as they really are such wonderful products. The Twilight body spray is cost effective, smells exactly the same as the much loved Twilight bath bomb and has lasted me so much longer than any other Lush product ever has before. Without a doubt the Twilight body spray is in my opinion the best body spray I’ve ever owned.



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Twilight Naked Shower Gel from Lush

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When I first heard about Lush’s latest invention the ‘naked’ product line, I found myself scratching my head in confusion, especially when it came down to naked shower gels. I had so many questions, how, what and why? were the questions that bounced around my head the most. Lush are infamous for releasing the wackiest of products and I always like to give Lush the benefit of the doubt by trying everything new, after all you can’t have a real opinion on a product if you haven’t even tried it…

I was as curious about how the naked products worked as I was confused at their release. The first of the naked products that I tried were the naked lip scrubs, the Black Rose naked lip scrub won me over instantly and just like that I decided that I needed to try every single naked product from this years winter range.

I decided to try and review the Twilight Naked Shower Gel first as it shares its scent with the first Lush bath bomb I ever bought and used, Twilight. Its scent is mostly dominated by the lavender oil in it, it however also contains tonka absolute which gives the shower gel a vanilla like scent-kick too. It is one of the very first Lush scents that I fell in love with so it seemed only natural to review the Twilight naked shower gel first.

The Twilight naked shower gel has pretty much the same ingredients as the original Twilight shower gel that comes in a bottle, the only difference is the sodium stearate, this ingredient is what makes the product solid. All of the naked shower gels work in exactly the same way as their plastic-bottled-equivalents would, they simply just don’t come in any type of packaging (they’re naked). My very first thought when I heard about and see the naked shower gels piled up high at the Lush Creative Showcase 2017 was, surely it’s just a soap? To look at I’d say it was soap through and through, the naked shower gels however contain no soap base at all.

You use a naked shower gel just as you would a normal shower gel. Instead of fiddling with a lid and then squidiging the product out of the bottle you now just have to lather the naked shower gel similar to how you would a bar of soap, Twilight in particular I find lathers up really quickly. It Is just as consistent as the normal shower gel is, I cannot tell the difference between the naked and normal shower gels once I am rubbing it in. The naked shower gels are also not hard like bars of soap either. They are ever so slightly squishy, solid enough to hold their shape without packaging, but, squishy enough to help give you an easy lather. Once you feel like you have enough product out of it, you then simply pop it on the side to dry out ready for you to use in your next shower or bath.


Once used, the scent of the Twilight naked shower gel stays with you throughout the evening and even lasts on your skin for most of the next day. Not only do you benefit from its beautifully subtle scent hours and hours after using it, you also get soft, smooth and gloriously hydrated skin. I was not expecting this at all, as shower gels go I am very, very impressed, this naked shower gel in particular works just as well at hydrating your skin as a bottled shower cream such as the Comforter would.

So far I have used the Twilight naked shower gel 4 maybe 5 times and there’s no signs of obvious use just yet. I can see this lasting longer than the normal shower gels which is a huge bonus in my house as my husband always over indulges with my Lush shower gels.

If you love the Twilight scent as much as I do I’d recommend using the Twilight sparkle jar once you’ve showered with the shower gel. I love layering up scents from the same scent family and with Sleepy body lotion and the Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb from Lush currently being available as well, you really can go all out and enjoy the Twilight scent through multiple product formats.



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Mr Sandman Dusting Powder from Lush

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Mr Sandman Dusting Powder is yet another brand new Twilight scented product that has been welcomed with open arms by the Lush community.

I am a little disappointed that it appears to have replaced my all time favourite festive dusting powder, First Snow. I am however always more than happy to try a new Lush product and even more so when it is Twilight scented!

If you have read any of my previous reviews on the other various Twilight scented products, you’d know that the Twilight bath bomb was the very first bath bomb that I tried from Lush. I of course became bath bomb bonkers on first use and just under four years later, here I still am raving about it.

When I first got into Lush I had no idea that their products even had scent families. I just thought that the Twilight bath bomb was lavender scented. I had no idea of the complexity of ingredients chosen to go into each and every single product that Lush have on offer.

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Mr Sandman’s scent family happens to be one of the biggest sellers for Lush. This is reflected in the huge amount of Twilight scented products that they have created.

This year in particular, Lush have well and truly spoilt the Twilight fans with lots of new, never before released items. We have had the Twilight Shower Jelly in the Lush Kitchen and right now the Twilight and Luxury Lush Pud bath bombs are available to purchase as are the Sleepy body lotion and the Mr Sandman dusting powder. They have even re-released the much loved Twilight shower gel for the festive period in their flagship store in London, Oxford Street.

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I’d say that the majority of newbie Lushies do not have any idea on the amount of products they actually do. When you say ‘Lush Cosmetics,’ the first thing that people say is ‘Oh the bath bomb shop?’ Once you’re hooked on the bath bombs that’s when you begin to explore what other products they have.

Mr Sandman is a dusting powder and is used in the same way as a talcum powder, it is applied all over the body after washing and/or moisturising or for a quick refresh in between.

Its purpose is to absorb your skin’s excess oils while also adding an extra layer of fragrance to your skin. After applying Mr Sandman my skin is not only fragranced with the Twilight scent but is also smooth to the touch. It makes your skin feel silky soft and works wonders in areas of your body that are prone to sometimes get excessively sweaty such as under your boobs. Although it’s not an antiperspirant it does help keep sweat away for a little longer than when you go without.

Some people may be put off by Mr Sandman as it does have a small amount of lustre in. Back when I first got in to Lush I was a lustre sceptic I however now know that it’s really nothing to worry about. It’s the same type of shimmer that you’d find in make up such as a highlighter or bronzer. It adds a slight gleam to your skin and I honestly don’t even notice if a product has it in or not anymore, either way it doesn’t bother me.

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Pairing Mr Sandman up with Lush’s other new Twilight scented product Sleepy Body Lotion is a force to be reckoned with, this simple Lush cocktail aids restful sleep that makes Maleficent’s sleeping curse look weak.

The carefully selected ingredients that lull you into a relaxed state of mind, which in turn aids restful sleep are lavender, chamomile, tonka absolute and ylang ylang. Although I can’t give Mr Sandman or Sleepy all of the credit, every time I have used them both together, I have been able to drop off to sleep much quicker and easier, which is a huge deal for me considering that I had previously struggled to fall asleep full stop.

Over all I am very impressed with the Mr Sandman dusting powder, I was a little shocked at its high price however now I have used it I know it is worth every penny.



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Sleepy Body Lotion from Lush

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.sleepy-body-lotionI 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!sblMy 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.Sleepy Body Lotion 3.pngAs 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.

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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.



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Space Girl Bath Bomb from Lush

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I am a little angry at myself for not taking more notice of the Space Girl Bath Bomb when it was readily available. Last year it sadly made the shortlist of Lush products that were set to go into retirement.

I alongside many other Lush fans wish that no Lush product ever had to be discontinued, it however makes way for new products so is an essential part of the Lush life.

As sad as we are to be losing a product, the excitement of new products always keeps us going…

When I found out that Space Girl was being replaced by the (at the time) Lush Oxford Street exclusive Frozen bath bomb I wasn’t as sad anymore. A little bit of me will always miss Space Girl as alongside the Twilight bath bomb it was one of the first bath bombs I tried. The rest of the world however needed to experience Frozen so I waved goodbye to Space Girl while welcoming Frozen with open arms.

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The Space Girl bath bomb has a unique Saturn shape, no other bath bomb that I have come across has shared this trait. It is mainly just one colour (light-violet) it however also has a sprinkle of red dust on its exterior giving it a pinch of extra colour which also adds to its space-like design.

Containing both grapefruit and bergamot oil makes a Space Girl bath both an uplifting and a refreshing experience. Although it is very small, Space Girl doesn’t disappoint.

Once in the bath the scent of Space Girl really hits you. Theatrically the Space Girl bath bomb is a complete show off. Not only do you get the purple-blue and red colours swirling around your tub, you also get to see and hear the popping candy within it react to the water, it sounds like a teeny tiny, bath-time firework display.

Snap, Crackle and Pop!

I always find that a grapefruit’s scent is a million times more desirable than what it actually tastes like. Before I tried the Space Girl bath bomb grapefruit was something I avoided in meals and bath products. Not anymore!

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Before I’d taken the time to learn about Lush products I was very cautious about the products that had ‘glitter’ in, it just didn’t compute well with me, you don’t need to be a brain surgeon to know that glitter isn’t the safest thing to bathe your naked body in, I am however so glad I did my research (and took the risk of trying a product with it in) as it’s really no big deal.

For the first few months of using Lush I was using products with ‘glitter’ in without even noticing.

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It’s not ‘glitter’ at all, it is more of a cosmetic shimmer and I have grown very fond of it. It’s honestly not like hugging a Christmas decoration at all… It is barely noticeable and has never, personally caused me any irritation.

I recommend buying Space Girls every time they become available in the Lush Kitchen, they really are a favourite amongst the retro loving Lushies.



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 26th of July 2015. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge. – Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time


Twilight Shower Jelly from Lush

My love for the Twilight scent is no secret. Luckily for me (and all of the other Twilight fans) it features in a lot of Lush’s best selling products. The first time I came across the scent was in the Twilight bath bomb, we hit it off straight away and ever since I have been a Twilight super fan.

When Lush Kitchen released their menu last week I couldn’t quite believe my eyes, a Twilight Shower Jelly was up for grabs. (I am not 100% sure so correct me if I am wrong) but I think the shower jelly version of Twilight has never been released before. Whether it is an oldie or a newbie, the Twilight shower jelly is an exclusive for me so I just had to order it.

The short time that the Twilight shower jelly took to completely sell out, told me that I wasn’t the only person eager to own a pot or three.Twilight Shower Jelly.pngUpon the shower jellies arrival I wish I had got a thousand pots instead of just the one.

Twilight shower jelly is quite easily the prettiest Lush shower jelly I have ever clapped eyes on. Each individual Twilight shower jelly, is a lovely mix of the colours blue and pink, much like the loved Twilight bath bomb.

Just like every other Twilight product, Twilight shower jelly oozes of gorgeous lavender. What makes the Twilight scent stand out from all other lavender based Lush products is the inclusion of tonka absolute and ylang ylang oil.

Used at night time, Lavender and ylang ylang oil combined are an excellent and natural way to help calm your mind after a long and busy day. Alternatively, if the Twilight shower jelly is used in the morning, it helps get you into a calmer, more relaxed frame of mind, better preparing you for the day you have ahead.

Alongside the lavender and ylang ylang oil, the Twilight shower jelly also has a splash of tonka absolute. The tonka absolute adds a layer of sweetness to the shower jellies scent, it is widely used in cosmetics as it is known to help relax and relieve tired or stiff muscles. The Twilight shower jelly really is the perfect shower partner for any time of day.Twilight Shower Jelly 2.pngThe one question that is bouncing around Lush Cosmetics land is, is the shower jelly as good as the shower gel? My answer is yes. The only difference I have noticed (apart from the obvious) is it is not as moisturising on the skin. The jelly however by no means dries out my skin, it just doesn’t leave my skin quite as silky smooth as the shower gel equivalent does.

Another question I have been asked is will I be buying the Twilight shower jelly again? the answer is.. yes! I love the shower gel version of Twilight however I find all Lush shower jellies last longer than the gels. Twilight shower jelly is therefore in my opinion, well worth stocking up on.

I hope it comes back to the Lush Kitchen soon, it really is yet another great and robust Lush product that I will be very happy using time and time again.



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Twilight Shower Gel from Lush

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Out of the never ending collection of Lush scents, I would say that Twilight is a firm favourite throughout the whole of the Lush community. So much so that it appears in a variety of different Lush products released all through the year.

The most common product with its scent at the time of writing this review is the all-year-round and much loved Twilight bath bomb.

The Twilight shower gel is overflowing with some of the world’s most soothing, natural ingredients. Tonka, lavender and benzoin essential oils have each been carefully selected to create a calming and relaxing shower gel. It’s the perfect partner for a night time shower or soak.

The first time I came across the Twilight scent was actually in its bath bomb format. When I very first got into Lush I had been slowly working my way through just the bubble bars. After a month or two of visiting my local store, I decided that it was about time I explored some of the other products too. That day I picked up the Twilight bath bomb and ever since I have been a hardcore fan.

Lavender as I am sure you will all know, is said to lull you into a relaxed state of mind, which in turn aids restful sleep. Although I can’t give the Twilight shower gel all of the credit, ever since using it I have been able to drop off much easier, which is a huge success considering I had previously struggled to fall asleep full stop!

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Whenever the Twilight shower gel is in the Lush Kitchen I try to get hold of at least one bottle. My boyfriend is (unfortunately for me) also a fan of the shower gel. It is a shower gel made to last, a little of it goes a very long way, the tiniest amount of product can easily wash your whole body, leaving your skin refreshed and hydrated.

My boyfriend however uses it by the gallon, I honestly cannot keep up with him and neither can the Lush Kitchen. He over indulges with nearly all of the Lush shower gels and shower creams but Twilight is one of his clear favourites as it never lasts long in our bathroom.

I get that his excess use of it is his luxury but it really gets my back up, it really isn’t necessary to use gallons and gallons of it as, as I said above a little really does go a long, long way. Plus it’s mine, go and get your own Joe!

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Lush products may be a tad more expensive than the average drugstore product but taking into account that all Lush products have fresh, natural and cruelty free ingredients I think it’s worth splashing a little out on. That is unless you find yourself living with Joe, IF IT’S NOT NAILED DOWN HE WILL HAVE IT, get yourself a Lush safe decorated with barbed wire 😉

Older versions of the Twilight shower gel were quite runny. The more recently made ones from the last 3 or 4 times it has been in the Lush Kitchen have however been a thicker formula. This small change has made this already great shower gel so much better. It lathers up much easier and its scent stays with you for several hours after using it.

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My skin feels soft and hydrated after using Twilight shower gel. If you haven’t tried Twilight shower gel yet I strongly advise that you do. It features in the Lush Kitchen a lot so if you missed out on the batch sold earlier this week don’t panic, it’ll be back soon!