When I was growing up in the 80’s, it was super cool to have things with your name on it – barrettes, rubber stamps, stickers, a mini-liscense plate – anything really. I wanted all these things, but alas, it was impossible to find anything with my name on it. Tiffany, Jennifer or Sarah, yes – Simone, no. Somehow adding an “e” with magic marker onto something intended for “Simon” just didn’t have the same appeal. Unwilling to give up on my dream of owning a personalized rubber stamp, my parents eventually had one made at an office supply store. It didn’t have fancy cursive writing and it clearly looked like it was from an office supply place, but it said “Simone” in big, all caps, block letters and it was alllll mine. I spent the next few years, stamping my name on anything and everything (“Hey, 1980’s, I’ve arrived!”)
It’s still rare that I find items with my name on them, so you can imagine the unadulterated glee I experienced when I discovered that someone had come out with a Simone lubricant. Yes, Simone lube. It’s a thing. I wish I could say that the lube is somehow inspired by me or this blog, but the truth is that it’s part of Luz de la Riva’s gorgeous collection of intimate cosmetics. I instantly fell in love with the gorgeous packaging. From the girl’s long, wavy hair to her bright pink heels…everything about it is just so Skinny Dip. J’adore!
I was so excited when the lovely folks at Sexcuse Moi offered to send me my very own bottle of Simone, water based lubricant to try out (thank you!!) If you haven’t heard of Sexcuse Moi, you need to check them out. I’ve spent a lot of time checking out different online sex stores and Sexcuse Moi is by far one of the nicest and most sophisticated ones I’ve come across. Designed for the discerning woman or gentleman, Sexcuse Moi carries everything from luxury toys, sexy body care products to erotic art. Also, because it’s a small company, the customer service is awesome! One of the owners, John is super cool and actually took time to reach out to me personally via the telephone – something that’s almost unheard these days. Yay for great small businesses! 🙂
Sexcuse Moi has a nicely curated selection of products and the Luz de La Riva line is no exception. From perfume, lubricant, massage oil to jewelled hand cuffs, each piece is named after and features a different illustration of a woman. Meet Lulu, Olivia, Simone and Zoe (shown below)
I’m completely obsessed with their packaging! I love how it’s flirty and sexy, but still something you could easily keep on your nightstand or with your other beauty products without screaming out “Yo, I have lube on my dresser!” To prove my point, here’s the Simone lubricant with some of my other beauty essentials.
Joe the Intern may also be a bit obsessed with the Luz de La Riva line. He’s been sitting on my dresser for the past 6 hours staring at the bottle with a dreamy look in his eyes. He begged me to let him share his thoughts.
By now you’re probably wondering, “Yes, but how’s the actual product?” The Simone lubricant is water-based, glycerine free and has no discernible scent. As someone who is really sensitive, I love that it’s non irritating. However, if you’re used to super thick lubricants you might have a hard time getting used to this one. While it is quite slippery, the texture is more like a liquid than a gel hence, mimicking the body’s natural moisture. Also, because it’s water based, it’s safe to use with all toys. The final verdict? It’s a heck of a lot more fun than a personalized mini-license plate. Just saying.
Thanks again to Sexcuse Moi for providing me with this fab product for review. If you’re interested in checking out what Sexcuse Moi has to offer, use the code SKINNYDIP at the check-out to get 15% off your purchase.
*This product was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own because that’s how I roll.