Friday, 14 March 2008

I'm a Lushite

When I was younger bath time was not an experience I looked forward to. As a tiny tot to a traditional Nigerian mother there were no options of mucking about in a bubble bath instead I had to look forward to being scrubbed from top to bottom. The result of this was that I was squeaky clean but it was not something I enjoyed. Things did not fare better as I got older, you see I grew up in the 70s in a modern built flat so our bathroom stone cold and mouldy. Frankly I could not wait to get out of there. However when I bought my house four years ago I inherited an avocado bath suite complete with a bidea. Lovely - NOT - I swore blind that I would never step foot in that limey bath and I was true to my word. I absconded to my parents while the builders turned the house into my home. As well as putting in a new kitchen, new floors, new internal doors, new lights as well as redecorating I also had the bathroom done up. After a productive and expensive trip to bathstore.com, I came home with traditional sink with a rail to hang the hand towel, new toilet and my piece de resistance is my glorious Cambridge roll top bath with Bensham shower mixer taps. After four years, I am still totally and utterly in love with it. It may take up a lot of water but hell who cares, lying in there soaking with the candles flickering is pure bliss. So it is only right that I should have some fancy soaps to go into that bath.

Hence Lush. I must admit it has taken a while for Lush to crack me, for years I have walked past that place without a second look but a recommendation from a good mate and a need for some lip balm sent me in there. Once I was in I was curious by all these lovely smelling bars and balls of soaps. I bought the Sexy Peel soap, the Milky Bar as well the Soft Coeur massage bar. I also treated myself to the Honey Trap lip balm. Lets say I am addicted; I am astonished by the quality of the products. They are a sheer joy to use and all fresh made to boot. Oh and a few weeks ago after payday, I went back for more and bought the You've Been Mangoed bath melt and a Buffy body butter. I think I'm in love. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, it is no surprise to hear that Lush has been named Best 100 Company to work for five times in a row by The Sunday Times.

5 cool comments:

Kwana said...

I love a good bath. It's my fave. Thanks for sharing the find.

The Stiletto Effect said...

I guess as tots we dont like baths very much, but nowadays I like it a lot :D
Well I better like it, because it's something necessary lol :P
I love everytime I have new bath products (shampoos, soaps etc) to try :D

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

That's it!! I must try LUSH asap!! I've just heard too many good things about their products.

Thanks for the post!

ayako said...

What took you so long??? I've been doing Lush for ages. If I were in the UK and could get the stuff at the prices you can (they cost about double here), I would be popping a bath bomb into every single bath I take.

Ms. Catwalq said...

might try some...

used to live in Ondo state when it was both Ondo and Ekiti...