Stars! They’re just like us! They run funny. They take snack breaks. And when they’re posing for sexy photo shoots, they head straight for the loo and hop in the tub! Here’s “Mad Men”‘s January Jones, lounging in a tub full of flowers for VioletGrey.com. She didn’t even bother to take off her diamonds, because that’s how the glamorous do. January is not the only one getting squeaky clean. Here are 18 other stars posing in or on bathtubs — bubbles are a bonus.
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.