Hey everyone. Another Lush review for you today! I wanted to get these up quickly before Valentines Day was actually over!
This was one of the things I was most excited for, because as a sufferer of very dry skin, I find Lush massage bars perfect for sorting out the dryness on my legs and arms. In fact I don't think I have ever had a massage with a Lush massage bar (I should be so lucky!), but regardless, just a thing to bare in mind for all those that think you need a partner to use these!
Tender is the Night is a small heart shaped bar, perfect for Valentines Day, with a gooey pink centre. This pink middle is actually a world first for massage bars, as the middle crushes up into a light shea butter and murmuru butter centre to reveal a fondant core.
The massage bar itself is VERY melty. In the shop I had literally only picked it up for it to be slipping out of my hand. It literally melts on touch and only takes a slight swipe over the body to get the desired product. For me as a moisturiser, I found this didn't last very long - only about 5 times was I able to use it to moisturise my whole body. But it did a fabulous job, keeping my skin soft and moisturised for days. You could really feel and see the difference more so than a normal lotion moisturiser. While massage bars are greasier and take a lot longer to absorb into the skin, I find the benefits definitely outweigh that! I find the best way to use these is before bed or around the evening time before sticking on some long PJ pants and getting on with your evening, letting it soak in overnight. Its definitely worth looking into if you do have dry skin.
The smell is lovely. Its relaxing with Jasmine and Ylang Ylang with the main note being Jasmine.
My only problem again lies with the price. I don't know whether its the spending ban is making me think about money differently, but £4.50 for a bar which I only used 4-5 times. To me that is a little steep. While massage bars especially from Lush do tend to be more expensive because of the ingredients in them - I only got 4-5 uses out of Tender is the Night working out at £1 for every time I moisturised. While it did a good job that lotions sometimes can't... I can't help but grimace a lil bit.
Overall its definitely worth a try, I'm happy I tried it and its something a little special for the Valentines period, especially if you have a special someone to give you a massage (getting one out of my other half is pretty much impossible! I hope you have more luck than me!) Tender is the Night is available from your local Lush store or online here. It costs £4.50 and is limited edition, so try it while you can!