If eating eating cupcakes in the bath Lena Dunham style isn’t quite your thing (too much risk of cupcake sogginess!), you may want to consider this this Pink Pepperberry Bath Fizzie instead. Just drop it into the tub under running water and let it dissolve into a warm treat of black pepper, orchid, wildberries, Bulgarian rose, and hint of vanilla, topped off with exfoliating red jojoba bead sprinkles. Yummy! If your sweet tooth still isn’t satiated, enjoy a real cupcake after you’ve toweled off. [$5, Cargoh via Outblush]
As you may or may not already know, March 8th marks 102 years of International Women’s Day. The official United Nations theme for 2013 is “A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women,” so you better believe we’ll be drinking to that. There are a number of ways to get politically active on this very important holiday, but if marching isn’t your thing (it isn’t mine) and you still want to do your part in commemorating, why not treat yourself to a fancy French soap and help women in need in the process? L’Occitane’s limited-edition Women’s Day Soaps are produced in Burkina Faso, Africa, as part of a partnership with a local factory run entirely by women in support of their economic emancipation, and 100 percent of the proceeds help to build literacy centers for the women of Burkina Faso. Formulated with L’Occitane’s signature shea butter and engraved with a motif that translates to “education,” this soap is as cute as it is conscious, and the program has educated over 5,000 women since 2006. Get in on it — pick up your bar on the brand’s website today! [$8, L'Occitane]
This is Reginald the Persian kitten. He’s getting a bath, which is bad enough. But after the bath, he’ll be treated to a special blow dry. Whether he likes it or not. Ugh, Reginald! [YouTube]
It’s a soapdish! It’s a tub stopper! It’s … both! How cute is this rowboat-shaped soapdish, which is attached to a tub stopper on a chain? You’ll always have your soap nearby when you’re reading in the bath and look hella cute doing it, too. Now, if this darling little boat floats on top of the bath, too, that would just be the bees knees. Someone buy one and report back, please? [$15.99, ModCloth]
Oh, yes, that time of year is approaching again, when all you really want to do is lay in the bathtub all day and night. When the weather gets cold and the days get short (like, so short) there’s nothing better to ease your Seasonal Affective Disorder-addled mind than to peel off the wool tights and draw yourself a hot bath. (We like showers, too, especially if the tub is a little sketchy.) But what is a leisurely bath without the right atmosphere? These are our picks to set the stage for a mind-meltingly relaxing bathtime experience, with the perfect subdued scents to make you feel a little better about spending your entire Friday night submerged in water. There is nothing wrong with that.
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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As you may remember, I bathe like a rockstar. But I must admit that for all my copious reading material, “Downton Abbey” marathons, and large glasses of wine, my bath time buzz was kind of being killed by the shallowness of the tub itself. So I was delighted to discover that I could add a few inches of water to submerge in by covering the overflow drain with Slip-X Solutions Bottomless Bath. (Not safe for people who turn on the faucet, call their best friend, and then forget about it.) Who knew? [$6.99, Bed Bath & Beyond]
Baths are so relaxing and luxurious (just ask Amelia), and there is a huge variety of bath salts, soaks, scrubs, and soaps out there that can take your bath to the next level. We scoured Etsy shops for the most delectable bath stuff and found everything coconut lime bath bombs to tropical hibiscus bath salts and lavender sugar scrubs–all made with natural, organic ingredients. Click through to check ‘em out …