Is Love Beauty and Planet Lavender Body Lotion a dupe for Lush’s Sleepy?

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Love Beauty and Planet Soothe and Serene Body Lotion versus Lush’s Sleepy

I don’t normally have major problems falling asleep at night. After all, I am a mom to 4 very active kids, and I usually just run out of batteries and conk out at the end of the day. But despite my busy mama schedule, every single night, I never fail to have a quick warm shower, put on my face serums and creams and slather on body lotion all over my skin.

A night time lotion loved by insomniacs everywhere is Lush’s Sleepy body lotion scented with lavender and tonka and made with cocoa butter, glycerin and almond oil. This is the last step in my nightly routine right before I read a bedtime story to my 4 year old Martie. Downsides to this lavender lotion is that 1. It is always out of stock at the local Lush store 2. It is pricey at 945 pesos per 225 grams 3. The tub format is not very hygienic, because you have to dunk your fingers in the tub to get the product. 4. And some people complain that the scent is too strong.

Love Beauty and Planet Soothe and Serene (left) and Lush’s Sleepy (right)

When I was recently given Love Beauty and Planet’s Soothe and Serene Body Lotion with Argan Oil and Lavender Aroma, I was pleasantly surprised by it. My immediate reaction as soon as I pumped the product into my hand was, hey, it smelled similar to Lush’s Sleepy! It smelled really good, the scent doesn’t overpower you and just like Sleepy, it is designed to help you relax and sleep better.

It is made from Natural Argan Oil, which is not too heavy nor too light, perfect for all skin types. Argan Oil is packed with omega fatty acids, vitamin E and lineolic acids, which all lightly moisturise your skin, perfect for Manila’s humid climate. The spreadability is good and it instantly absorbed into my skin. My skin felt moisturised, soft and supple

Best thing about this lotion is that just like all Love Beauty and Planet products, it gives back to the planet. It is made from ethically sourced lavender and natural argan oil. The whole bottle is made from 100% recyclable materials. This lotion does NOT contain silicones, dyes, parabens, and isn’t tested on animals. Absolutely NO guilt!

My new nighttime ritual right before lights out. 

And to top it all of, the price is really affordable at P390 for a 400ml bottle! I am so excited that Love Beauty and Planet is finally now in the country thanks to Unilever Philippines. This, and other Love Beauty and Planet products are exclusively available online through Lazada, Beauty MNL, Zalora, Beauty Bubble, Shopee and Watsons Online from January 21, 2019. There will be a pop up this weekend at the Power Plant Mall from January 25 to 27, 2019.

What an amazing beauty brand that cares both for you and our planet. I am so glad to have tried Love Beauty and Planet Soothe and Serene Body Lotion, it will most definitely be my top choice for an affordable lavender scented lotion that will help me sleep better at night. Do you use lavender scented lotions or oils to help you fall asleep? Have you tried any of the Love Beauty and Planet products yet? See you at Love Beauty and Planet’s pop up this weekend!

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L’s Picks: Favorite Decorating Books

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Happy 2019! I don’t know about you, but there’s something about the new year that get’s me all excited. Perhaps its because we get to start all over again, tackle new challenges and get to improve  some parts of us and our lives that may need a bit of work. One of my favorite things to do at the start of the year is to go around our house, inspect every nook and cranny and see how we can make to better. Whether it be the decor or how we can use the space more efficiently. Aside from Pinterest which is such an amazing tool in digging up inspiration (I wish I had it 10 years ago when we first moved in!) my go-to has always been books! Sure Pinterest has all the images but books, they have all the information. They explain step by step why a room works and how things go together. I’ve poured through dozens upon dozens of design books over the years and while I love each and every one of them, these seven titles I keep coming back to.

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Christmas Shopping with Kidoozi

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Wine, check! Cheese, check! Stretching done. Its time to start shopping! What may you ask are we so excited about? A new bag? Shoes? Or makeup perhaps? Nope. We’re busy scrolling through Kidoozi’s extensive selection of products geared towards babies, kids and mamas! No matter what stage your kids are in, Kidoozi has products that cater to kids from 0-8+ years.

One of our favorite categories from the website is Play and Learn. A well curated collection of critically-acclaimed educational toys and materials that are sure to make learning and discovering through play, extra fun. (more…)

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