The year was 2016. Autumn was well upon us and the days were getting shorter and drearier until the day came when Lush revealed their Christmas exclusives. And they announced a new body lotion, a twilight-scented body lotion. That lavender-tonka goodness in a lotion. No need to run a bath to smell like twilight anymore, oh no! Now we had the power to slather ourselves in a beautiful, thick, oatmeal-infused lotion, go to bed and wake feeling refreshed and well-rested (which, let me tell you, if you’re a Christmas super-fan like me, is definitely a useful asset in the run-up).
Then January came and went and Sleepy just vanished. It was expected, of course, but still felt like this amazing invention just got snatched away from us. Then, at the Lush Summit in February, Sleepy returned in the form of a hand cream, in a silver tube. It was like prayers had been answered, dreams had come true, until a visit to the Summit shop proved that they had sold out instantly and alas, they were no more (although I do hope it becomes a thing – everyone needs portable Sleepy).
Roll forward to June and alas the lotion is once more, and is now permanent! So if I were you, and if there are any left after all these articles floating around the interwebs, I would grab yourself a pot.
Thanks for reading and sweet dreams, zzZ
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