You know what they always say ― The Best Things In Life Are Three. Soap & Glory, Britain’s hottest beauty brand, has packed up three of their most popular bath & body formulas into a fun, zip-top tall tote. The Righteous Butter Body Butter, Clean On Me Body Wash, and Hand Food Hand Cream are the perfect size to take anywhere this holiday… or for staying at home, if that’s more your speed.
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Leave it to LUSH to formulate the perfect antidote for those autumn-onset blues with a sweet starry-night-in-a-bottle ― and to make it a bittersweet limited edition, so that we’ll have to ration it all spring and summer long. Twilight Shower Gel, the sudsy incarnation of the brand’s beloved Twilight Bath Bomb, only comes around once a year, but it’s impossible not to get attached to the warm, slightly herbal tonka bean and lavender fragrance. With a twinkling dark purple gel formula that would make Edward Cullen jealous (don’t worry, the iridescence washes right off), you might not want to leave the bath until May. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. [$18.95 for 8.8 fl. oz., LUSH]
Sometime in the next few months, you may want to consider exchanging your current (cold, dark, wintry) location for something just a bit more tropical. (Hawaii? The Caribbean? Just some ideas…) Whenever and wherever you decide to take flight, make it a Soap & Glory Shower Trip. Don’t fret about siphoning your favorite bath products into tiny plastic bottles ― all you need are these five flight-sized beautifiers, plus a sudsy puff, all packaged in a pretty zip panel tote. And before you ask, yes, they’re all under 100ML, meaning you can toss this set in your suitcase and take it anywhere, no bag-checking necessary. With Soap & Glory’s beloved Clean On Me Shower Gel, The Righteous Butter Body Butter, The Scrub Of Your Life Smoothing Body Scrub, and Hand Food Hand Cream, you’ll never feel dirty or dry… and with their bestselling Super-Colour Sexy Mother Pucker in limited edition shade Punch Bowl, you’ll never look worse for the wear.
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Some of us were born with those wonderful genes which keep us looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, even on one hour of sleep. I am not one of those people. The worst compliment any guy ever gave me was that he “loved the dark circles under my eyes.” I wanted to crawl in a hole and die. If I miss even five minutes of sleep, shed one tear, or have a touch of congestion I get monster bags under my eyes. I can’t help it! It’s genetic. I’ve tried to combat this with every kind of expensive lotion or potion on the market.
Next up is Goldie’s Bright Eyes bar, which boasts of being a miracle product. Made from all-natural ingredients like carrot juice and aloe, this facial soap protects against wrinkles, smooths uneven skin and soothes any skin irritation. I normally hate anything that’s referred to as a miracle product (what’s the catch?), but in this case, it might be true. For under $10, I’m certainly willing to find out. [$8, Goldie's Soap via Outblush]
If you catch me with my fingers pruned and my heart rate sluggish, chances are I just got out of the bath. Yes, I have been known to linger in the tub for well over an hour… sometimes approaching two. Sylvia Plath summed it up best in The Bell Jar when she said, “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” Light some candles, pop a bottle of champagne, set the tap to 95, please, and I’ll see you in a few hours. Keep reading »
Take a look at that picture. Clearly, I have a problem. I’m a products whore. I like bath products, okay? Of course I don’t use all of these every time I shower, but I like to have some variation, just in case one day I want to smell like a walking basket of ginger limes and another I want to smell like a tea shop. You know how it goes. Plus, everything in my shower has been personally vetted and tested–by me!–to ensure the utmost in quality. So without further ado, all the stuff in my shower, which I recommend you try… Keep reading »
We’ve been huge fans of Elemis’ line of skincare products for awhile — especially their lime and ginger lotion, which gives you the effect of a tropical vacay when you can’t actually even afford to pay the rent. Elemis’ new Spa at Home collection gives you literally dozens of ways to relax at home. Their Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir can be dumped in the tub after a long day for a mellow, tension-releasing soak. Scented with patchouli and eucalyptus, it should do the job quick.
Recently, while perusing the dollar store with a wad of ones burning a hole in my pocket, my friend Matt found this bath thing. Uh, what exactly is a “New Century Sanitarian Thing”? Dollar store, you so craaaaazy! Keep reading »
I’m not much of a sweets person, not even when I’m PMSing. Savory is really my thing, especially when it comes to smell. The odor of sugar-coated nuts being roasted makes my stomach turn, but I could stick my nose over a pot of marinara sauce and inhale for hours. My preference for savory over sweet does not extend, however, to bath products. That’s too bad, as online gift shop Archie McPhee has just the thing for people who lack a sweet tooth — gravy bath salts! Not only will they make your bathroom smell like delicious turkey gravy, but they also turn your bath water into an appealing, rich brown color! Um, like diarrhea? Luckily, if turkey isn’t your favorite white meat, the salts also come in “chicken, pork, and brown.” What the hell is brown?! [$4.95, Archie McPhee] Keep reading »
How do you wind down after a rough day? We asked for your best tip for relaxing in exchange for a set of Calgon bath products, and we, like you, enjoy baths, soothing music, and a glass (or two) of wine. But SEMI-girl‘s comment stole the show since her relaxation strategy is twofold:
“My relaxing evenings usually take one of two forms depending on whether my boyfriend is home. If I have the place to myself: bra comes off, sweats go on, plant myself in the center of the couch and moisturize/balm/cocoa butter every piece of exposed skin while either watching a movie I’ve seen a dozen times already or something wholesome and soothing like a PBS documentary. If my boyfriend is home: he makes dinner, I replace the usual domestic beer with a vodka martini, nookie.”
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