Lush's Hottie Massage Bar is a perfect little Valentine's treat for giving ... and receiving. If you're in the massaging mood (and with Feb. 14 on the horizon, you should be) this is less cumbersome than continuously squeezing lotion or oil out of a container. Plus, the bumps feel good, and the vanilla and cocoa butter scent is warm and rich. Pitch: "The bar is specifically molded with bumps that enhance any massage with extra pressure to get the circulation going. The jojoba and butter base melts onto the skin quickly to allow a smooth and sensual experience."

Process: Hold it like a bar of soap and massage away. It's lotion that, once rubbed on, melts into an oil. I used it on my arms and legs, but it has to be said: It's really best when someone else is rubbing it on your back.

Cons: The bar does get very oily, even messy . . . which isn't necessarily bad, just something to be aware of.

Bottom line: I love it! The bar sells for $8.95 at Lush Cosmetics counter at Macy's at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing

--Kristy Eckert