Article taken from my webpage and business: The New Luv
By Rachel Kay for TheNewLuv.Com
“I bathe my body in the sweet aromas of
Opiates to the being of our kind
Intoxicating our minds with its sweet drug..
Desire and design.” -An excerpt from a poem I wrote “Awake”.
With Valentines Day just around the corner and the chill in the air still looming over us, were craving warmth and each other. What better way to enjoy the pleasant feeling of another body pulling you close but by enticing them with the sweet aromas that Lush provides us with? They won’t be able to get enough of you, and your enduring scent.
Here’s a few of my favorite Lush products that linger that I know leaves your lust-worthy crush with a craving they can’t resist, you. And besides, I love to indulge in a delicious long shower or bath that let’s us let our hair down and relax.
Let your luv-er be seduced …
I especially love using the “Godiva Solid Shampoo Bar” on my tresses, a golden shampoo bar named after none other than a naked-protester, Godiva. The 100% vegan bar is easy to use with just a gentle rub & lather leaves your tresses with the sweet scent of Jasmine that can last all day.
For conditioner, I use “Happy Happy Joy Joy” that has a rose water, orange blossom water and almond milk base to soften that leaves your hair beautifully conditioned and soft for your luv-er to run their fingers through. And what else? Orange flower absolute, rosewood and grapefruit oils perfume your hair to make you feel Happy Happy all day long.
And on those days when you just don’t feel like washing another day, yes we all have them: You can use Lush’s Dry Shampoo; No Drought that leaves your hair lingering with the aroma of Citrus fruits. No one will ever know.
Let’s journey a bit to your lips. You want your puckers to be soft and smooth so that when your sweetie leans in, they’ll be quite delighted they aren’t kissing sandpaper. Exfoliating your lips before you apply your lipstick is a sure way to smooth lips. Try: Lush’s Sugar Lip Scrubs. Flavors: Sweet Lips (my favorite!), Bubble Gum & Mint Julips.
I believe that I must always, under every circumstance possess a smooth body. I’ll exfoliate my body with “Rub Rub Rub” before shaving, leaving my body tingling with the delight of smooth, soft skin.
After Shaving, I’ll use a shower gel, like Twilight. Unfortunately Twilight is limited edition and available during Christmas, but if you get your hands on it: It’s an absolute delight. I use mine sparingly. You can also get Twilight in a Bath Bomb version as well as a Gorilla Perfume (Online only). On Lush’s website Twilight is described as:
“Because we are all made of stars A lavender and malt notes shower gel to calm, relax and comfort as it helps you transition from day to night. Do you want to look up at the night sky and remember that you are part of it? Then Twilight will help you connect. For a good night’s sleep, use this before bed.”
Sometimes, for special occasions I will use Turkish Delight, which is scented with Rose Oil and the aphrodisiac of Jasmine. If you are feeling brave enough; make it a delicious smoothie of sensual indulgence when you mix in Ro’s Argon Body Conditioner, also scented with Rose but leaves your skin pleased.
Now that you know my favorite products while in the shower, let me tell you of my body lotion.
If I didn’t use Ro’S Argon, I’ll enjoy massaging Potion Lotion into my skin, not forgetting to miss any little crevice. Potion Lotion is great for layering scents as this too, has the scent of aphrodisiacs and then I’ll dust my skin with Lush’s Dust powder, Lustre that leave me with a golden twinkle. Sometimes,I feel like loving on my Vanilla Dee-lite, a lotion that is a sure way to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Now, the next and last beauty item that I love at Lush is a must; perfume. This is the one thing that will always leave the lingered scent of you.
I spritz “Lust” on my pressure points, Lush’s Gorilla Perfume that is scented with the dirtiest, sexiest jasmine imaginable; it’s absolutely gorgeous.
Were not done yet. Lush has a few luv-ly special edition products for Valentines day;
Tender is the Night: A sexy massage Bar that you can share with your lover on the special night or use on yourself to leave your skin touchable.
& for the single ladies: The Ex-Factor: A bath bomb that’s described as a sweet, vanilla-scented voodoo for spurned lovers.
So, head into your nearest and for me, dearest Lush and purchase your lover, or yourself a vegan treat for Valentines Day.
I hope this little article lingers for you as much as it does for me.
You can purchase more Lush products that are available at: http://www.lush.com and everything that is vegan is labeled with the “V”.
Photographer: Kyria Abrahams
Models: James Koroni of The Enforced Arch & Rachel Kay of The New Luv