This is my end of summer and going into the autumn look. Those if I\'m honest, the day we took these photos felt like we were still in the middle of summer and Autumn was just a distant dream. ⠀
I\'m a little late to the linen dress trend that been filling up my Ig feed this summer. Still better late than never, here\'s a linen \'inspired\' dress from Primark. I say \'inspired\' as I don\'t think its strictly a linen dress and its proberbly some cheap knockoff.⠀
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This is my end of...

With Autumn just around the corner, It got me thinking of September/Autumn fashion and how I\'m looking forward to saying goodbye to my summer dresses and hello to oversize jumpers and cosy cardigan. I\'m trying to reclaim my love for the cardigan, a childhood fave of mine which I have seen to outgrown as I got older. ⠀
Starting with this Sainsbury TU embroidery cardigan which is so lovely to wear. I\'m now looking forward to wearing more cardigan throughout Autumn. Bring it on. ⠀
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When your husband surprised you with a big bouquet of flowers and your first thoughts is - quick let me put on a pretty dress and take a photo of me holding it!⠀
(The only problem with that - you look tired on photos hence me hiding behind this bouquet.)⠀
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Now the heatwave is coming to an end (they predicting rain and thunder later on today and I\'m excited!) I can now get back to what I\'m best at - posting pretty pictures while wearing pretty clothes. This was a DKNY dress  I brought from Tk Maxx, retailed originally as $145 - I got it for £10. Bargain! ⠀
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A couple weeks ago, out of nowhere a butterfly flew into our home. This got me all emosh and I was certain it was an omen - a good omen. My husband just wanted it out of the house, but I wanted to keep it.⠀
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This butterfly picture was at London Zoo. ⠀
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A couple weeks ago, out...

Current Mood: could quite happily sleep for the rest of 2020. ⠀
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Beauty Review | Lush Sleepy Body Lotion

If you love Lush and love your sleep, then how do you combine them both? Well, you will need Lush Sleepy body lotion.

Every single night I have trouble getting to sleep. I am a nightmare as I’m always restless, irritable and more often than not, wide awake. I find my brain often use that time (when I’m trying to get to sleep) as the perfect time to plan everything I’m going to do the following day. I also find my legs like to do some dancing at the time as well.

So sleeping is bloody difficult. It’s no wonders I often wake up dowse and can’t function for the first two hours of the day.

And if I do sleep, I will also often wake up at 3 am – every single night! No, I’m not joking. My brain for some reason switches on at 3 am. Yes, the witching hour. No matter what time I go to bed I will wake up every single night at 3 am. Isn’t that just weird? It like I’m cursed by waking up every night at 3 am.

Oh, I do envy my husband who sleeps like a log every night. A tornado can come blasting through and he would still be sleeping like a baby.

It safe to say that over the year I have tried the various method. For example, my mum would often recommend spraying lavender oil on my pillow, while all the sleep expert recommends a nice warm bath and a book to read.

Those methods do work for me, but they not always sustainable to do. I found myself really outgrowing bath and I would also get a complaint from a certain man that he hates the smell of the lavender oil.  I have tried sleeping pills but me, being the most difficult person on the planet find I will wake up with a pounding headache.

When I came across an article recently stating that Lush Sleepy body lotion is the perfect solution for insomnia, I was keen to try it out for myself.

Lush Sleepy body lotion

Hailed as a miracle cure for insomnia, this Lush sleepy body lotion promised to send even the most difficult people off to a peaceful slumber.

I am a fan of Lush, I do swear by them and know that I can’t go wrong with them. Every product I have ever tried never gave me an allergic reaction and it has always given me glowing skin. However, recently I went off them – just for the fact that there isn’t a Lush store near me. And let be honest, lush is one of that store where you need to smell and feel everything before you buy.

Anyway, Lush Sleepy body lotion says this:

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.

(source)

How did I get on with this? And did this send me into a peaceful slumber?

Oh my god. You bet it did. I wasn’t expecting much and kind of thought the claimed from other reviews were slightly exaggerated, but nope no exaggeration – this really does work as a miracle cream.

My husband thinks this smell like raisin and cinnamon cake! But personally, I don’t think it smells like that at all. Unlike most Lush products, this isn’t an over powering scent and you only get a whiff of it when applying on skin. I think it smells of lavender and ylang ylang oil, it a really pleasant smell. Which is good as if you buying a body lotion that will hopefully make you drift off to sleep – you don’t want something over powering.

I find the best way to use this is to apply on dry skin all over your body and then get into bed. The lotion itself doesn’t linger on the surface so it won’t feel sticky when you are underneath the bed covers. It does sink into the skin quite quickly and will leave you with smooth soft skin.

The first time I use this, I wasn’t expecting much and was a little doubtful that it would work on an insomnia nuts like me.  But honestly, after the first time, I used this I had no over the active brain, no dancing feet and no mysterious 3 am wake-up call.

This really does work and it really is the miracle cream everyone been hailing it as. I find myself since using this I would sleep like a log and have nothing but undisrupted slumber throughout the night.

I highly recommend Lush Sleepy body lotion if you do suffer from insomnia. Even if you are not a fan of Lush products, I would still buy this. It has been a week since I first tried it out and I’m singing nothing but it praises here.

Let me know if you will be trying out Lush Sleepy body lotion and how you got on.

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15 Comments
  • Megan
    August 23, 2017

    I have the hardest time falling asleep. I am going to have to try this.

  • Amy
    August 23, 2017

    This is my go-to body moisturiser. I love Twilight and that scent family so couldn’t wait to try this and have repurchased ever since.

    https://amyevans.co.uk – Amy

  • Clarie
    August 23, 2017

    This sounds great for a peaceful sleep

  • This sounds fantastic!! I’m like you, I have a horrible time trying to get to sleep every night. I’m going to have to give this a try! 🌷

  • Tracy
    August 23, 2017

    Oh, this sounds wonderful!!!!!! I am another girl married to a guy who could sleep through a tornado. I will have to pick some of this up.

  • Helene
    August 23, 2017

    Since I share the same affliction and the same type of hubby who can sleep through anything, I am definitely going to Lush this weekend to get some of this. I hope it works.

  • Heather
    August 23, 2017

    Great images! Did you shoot those yourself?

  • Anna Nuttall
    August 23, 2017

    Hi Heather, yes I shot them myself. Thank you. xx

  • Tania | 2toCherish
    August 23, 2017

    This sounds so awesome and relaxing. I need it especially with 2 toddlers! Definitely trying it soon!

  • sarahseyebrows
    August 24, 2017

    Interesting! I should try this. Maybe it’ll help my chronic insomnia!!

  • Helene
    August 24, 2017

    I struggle with insomnia too! I should give this a go, because like you, I’m a big fan of Lush’s! I especially used to enjoy their bath bombs, when I still had a bathtub! Thanks for the tip:)

  • Moe
    August 24, 2017

    Oh wow! So glad it helped you sleep. I’ve just found the world of Lush….I’ve been under a rock….and can’t wait to try more. Great review.

  • Sara
    August 25, 2017

    I absolutely ADORE lush… but I have only ever used their bath bombs and solid shampoo. Now I have moved out and only have a shower -no bath- I need to find more beautifully scented SHOWER products. This SLEEPY lotion looks amazing, and I really enjoyed reading your review of it!

  • Mel
    September 18, 2017

    I love Lush products and I also recently bought this lotion, It does work well like you I can be a restless sleeper and it drives me nuts! my poor husband often ends up in the other room because I’m tossing and turning , I did find the lotion helpful but prob no better than some lavender oil dropped on the pillow.
    Good tip for restless legs…sop bar/bars in the bed, look it up it has worked like a miracle cure for my legs x

  • Dpop
    October 29, 2017

    Tried it last night, but it’s not for me. The overwhelming scent made me wake up several times during the night; just cat napped throughout the night. Washed residue off – and I had only applied it to my chest area – as soon as I got up this morning. It’s not going to work for everyone – I’m just one of those unfortunate few.

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