Hey people! I have a bunch of blog posts to write on, but have been caught up on the personal front quite too much. You all are aware about my love for LUSH, and my disappointment on not being able to source it in India. I have reviewed LUSH Herbalism in a previous post, and today I have SLEEPY Body Lotion to talk about.
As intriguing as the name sounds, this jar of body moisturizer is actually good news for all those struggling with sleep, or so the brand claims. It is not unusual for me to not get tempted by bath and body products, and when they have the brand tag of LUSH, I will give in most willingly. 🙂 LUSH Sleepy sounded the dreamiest thing on earth from the product description on the site, and there was no way I would not grab it for myself..
About LUSH Sleepy:
“You’ll sleep well after dipping into this dreamy lotion, made with a gentle oatmeal infusion, calming lavender flower and comfortingly sweet tonka absolute. A rich, malty and floral perfume conjures up visions of sugar plums and hot drinks topped with whipped cream while the heavenly ministrations of creamy Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and delicate lavender water cool and enrich the skin. Blanket your body in this lovely lotion before stepping into soft pyjamas for snuggly nights beside the fire.”
My Experience with LUSH Sleepy:
I have a thing for black. And I simply love LUSH’s packaging. They are definitely super simple, aesthetic and recyclable! That’s ethics paired with aesthetics. What more can I ask for? SLEEPY comes in a 215g tub. It is just a bigger size of the Herbalism tub.
The color is a faint lavender and ooh! I definitely love that color. Honestly I’ve never encountered a lovelier shade for a body lotion before! And I definitely cannot miss talking about the whiff of sweet fragrance which is evident on opening the tub. AND it does smell mesmerizing…
The texture is almost like a whipped cream: lightweight and silky. It is nonetheless quite nourishing too, and absorbs quick into the skin. However it can feel a tad bit heavy if humidity is high in the weather. Although I will admit that this is perhaps the first body moisturizer whose moisturizing ability was secondary to me, and I solely advocate and use it for its enchanting fragrance!
Now coming to whether it works as claimed or not, oh boy, yes it does! SLEEPY does make me SLEEP so well! For a first time, I just applied it generously on my palms to just check its efficacy. And all I remembered was dozing off into deep sleep within the next few minutes, waking up only after completing my sleep next morning. And there has been no exception ever since the first use! Now that I have gotten proof that this works, I love to slather it on my hands and neck before hitting the bed at night. It helps to lull me into a peaceful slumber within minutes! It’s pure magic! The fragrance is absolutely hypnotic and utterly calming to the senses. And of course I wake up to soft, nourished skin in the morning. That’s another bonus point to consider.
However, I deny myself the pleasures of SLEEPY by using it less frequently. Somewhere I’m afraid I’ll get addicted to it.😬
My fear gives way to two scenarios: either I won’t be able to sleep once I exhaust the current tub of Sleepy, or the fragrance will not work its magic if the lotion is used daily. Maybe both of them won’t happen. Maybe somewhere I don’t want to get it over too soon as well…
It is to take note that despite my apprehensions (to each her own), LUSH Sleepy is made of the best ingredients which are most reliably sourced by the brand, and it will not have any side-effects whatsoever. I would go on to say further that it is definitely a far far better option than anti-depressants or sleeping pills.💖
I prefer to keep LUSH Sleepy for nights when I am not able to sleep. A stressful mind or recurring disturbances that hinder my natural sleep pattern are the situations when I reach out for Sleepy. And it has NEVER failed me. I can’t even begin to tell how much I love it and need it in my life. It’s a sad affair that LUSH is no longer available in India and it is not easy to get it imported from the UK. The reason why I don’t want it to get over too soon despite its limited shelf-life of 14 months. I have the SP or Self-Preserving variant of the Sleepy Body Lotion.
There is something undeniably unique about LUSH Sleepy. It helps me sleep really well, and I could never ignore the heavy head in the morning if I chose to forcefully wake up when the alarm went off. It is not entirely a bad thing you see. A few minutes more and I would wake up feeling refreshed and rested. I feel that Sleepy ensures that I complete my sleep before starting off the next day’s tasks. That’s so cool actually! However, note that it might work differently for you.
It has to be the fragrance of LUSH Sleepy that makes it so very special. If you look at the ingredients closely, you will get an idea as to from where this lotion derives its characteristic fragrance. Of course the aroma is a balanced and beautiful blend of lavender oil, tonka absolute and ylang ylang essential oil. The heady mix of aromas drives the waking and stressed senses into a trance, eventually sending off the user into an exotic dreamland of fantasies. It smells divine, and is extremely soothing to the senses, to say the least. For a moment, the aroma actually makes me feel so relaxed and happy! I, for one, am absolutely head over heels in love with the fragrance of Sleepy.
The Final Verdict:
LUSH Sleepy is most definitely an innovative product in itself. Its sleep-inducing properties coupled with nourishment for the skin make it a must-own. There is nothing not to like about Sleepy. Even in the worst case, considering it doesn’t help you fall asleep, you are still going to enjoy its wonderful fragrance and silk-like texture. It hydrates the skin really well, sinks in almost immediately and is non-greasy.
Additionally it helps me catch up on my incomplete sleep, and ensure that I wake up to a refreshed mind and smooth skin. I’m so glad I discovered and owned Sleepy, and wish I could restock it. I sincerely wish it was easier for me to get LUSH in India. But till then, I’ll keep looking for sellers who can import me LUSH goodies into India.
My Rating: 5/5
(I honestly do wish I could give it a 10 on 5. LUSH Sleepy is hands down one of my favorite bath&body I’ve ever owned!)
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