I love bubble baths!

I confess, I love a good pamper session and nothing says pamper to me like a good old bubble bath, with real bubbles and suds that last. I hate pitiful bubbles baths that die before they actually start. Whats the point of that?

That is why I alway choose a good quality bubble bath. Yes, I might pay more than if I picked one up in the supermarket, but that’s a small price to pay for an uninterrupted hour of bliss in the tub. So today, I thought I’d share with you my most favourite bubble bath. Dadummm…….

 

I love, love, love (did I say love?) I Coloniali products, ever since the days I used to borrow steal my sisters I Coloniali shower cream when I was 15. I don’t remember which one exactly she used to use, but I loved the packagaing – the silver metal screw top bottle and pleated cardboard sleeve. All I know, was that a shower was always a bit more posh and luxurious when I opened that forbiddened bottle.

Anyway, digression aside, this bubble bath really IS luxurious. I love how its girly and candy floss pink in an elegant glass bottle with a cork. It’s thick, it’s creamy and smells just like  heaven. I love how when I open it its smells something exotic and far away, I love how when I pour it under hot running water it creates lots and lots of thick foamy bubbles. I love how the spicy and sensuous smell envelops the entire bathroom.

I also love how it makes my skin feel very soft and moisturised. I look after my skin pretty well anyway, so I’m sure its not soley responsible for skin feeling loved, but I like to think it enhances things in that department. It contains bamboo extract which is known for its excellent moisturising properties and helping to keep skin looking youthful and radiant.

Most of all I love how when I step into the bath and lay my head back, inhale the beautiful smell, I instantly feel relaxed. Extremely relaxed, in muscles and mind. It is such an indulgent treat. But a girls’ got to have a treat every now and then. Right??

ps: I think it can be a bit difficult to get hold of the brand nowadays, I hear online mutterings off supply problems etc. I purchased my last one from Liberty’s, but I’m not so such they still stock it either. Suffice to say I’ll be holding on to my current bottle tightly and using it very sparsely. 

Beating Dry Skin – Beauty Oils

The combination of cold weather and central heating is playing havoc with my skin. It is SO dry!  Combined with nearly 20,ooo air miles in the last month in aid of wedding and honeymoon, I KNOW my skin is parched and thirsty. Not just my face, but arms and legs, knees and elbows.

When I subconciously started scratching and peeling (disgusting, I know) on my ashy knees, I knew it was time to ditch the daily moisturiser and get the big guns out – beauty oils. I’m a massive fans of body and face oils. I really think they do the ‘bizness’ and sort out any dry skin issues I have very quickly. Unlike normal body moisturisers, body oils which are based on plant oils are extremely penetrating and nourishing. Here’s the science – their molecular structure is smaller, so the skin can absorb the oil much more readily.

My favourite is Renew Rose Body Oil by Aromatherapy Associates. It smells absolutely divine and leaves my skin with a subtle glow. I don’t even need perfume after using this.  The delicate rose smell lasts all day. To boot, its rich in fatty acids and essential oils, which do all the hard work in addressing dry skin. However, its the smell that keeps me reaching for the bottle. Getting the best of both worlds there!

Seeing as its Valentines Day, I’ll carry on the rose theme and also talk about my Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Facial Oil. Yes, I put oil on my face and it does wonders. I’ve been using it for well over a year and its a staple in my bedtime routine. Firstly, it sinks in very very quickly, which always makes me think my face is trying to tell me how thirsty and dehydrated it is. Therefore, there is no greasy residue. I feel it leaves my face very supple and radiant. I think using it overnight as well, gives it time to really penetrate and nourish the inner most layers of skin. Over the time I’ve been using it as well, I’ve noticed my skin tone has become much more even, because the oil promotes the skins ability to produce new skin cells to replace the old uneven ones. Its magic in a bottle. Really, it is.

So these are my two favourite body oils, but I’m always on the look out to try others. I’ve heard good things about Diptyque’s Precious Oils for Body and Bath. For starters, it has sweet almond and argan oil. They are excellent for the skin, so I have hopes for this body oil once I lay my hands on it. I’ll keep you posted.

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