Despite what you might assume about a glamourous ladyblog editor such as myself, I do not live a particularly rock star lifestyle. Sure, Richard Simmons, a fellow “Today Show” guest (!!!) noted that I was pretty and must be intimidating to men and, yes, sometimes I get sent free makeup to try, but my lifestyle out of the office is a lot closer to “Nell” (you know, the Jodie Foster movie?) than “Sex and the City.” I spend a lot of time shut in at home, away from interaction with my fellow humans, just nesting, cooking kale, talking to my dog about boys, and taking baths.
Which brings me to the point of this post: I may have the social life of a practically feral woman isolated in the wild, but I do know how to party like a rock star in one area — bathing! Keep reading »
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 »
The Body Shop has long backed good causes — remember last year’s safe sex lip balm? — and this month the company launched a new campaign in an effort to raise awareness about the sex trafficking of children and young people. Through its LemonAid effort, The Body Shop will donate $15,000 to organizations working to stop sex trafficking, and we can’t think of a better cause.
The LemonAid campaign coincides with the debut of The Body Shop’s new Sweet Lemon line. Made with lemon seed oil from fruit handpicked on the Italian Riviera (how glamorous!), these bath and body products should keep you and your skin refreshed with lots of anti-oxidants, vitamin C, and a fresh citrus scent.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away a set of Sweet Lemon products from The Body Shop, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us your best tip for waking up in the morning by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, April 2. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
UPDATE: The winner is bexbales for this comment:
I keep two spoons in the freezer. While I am waiting for my coffee to brew in the morning I press the cold spoons to my eyes. Literally no matter how sleep deprived I am, the cool sensation wakes me right up and any trace of puffiness or dark circles disappears. I always end up looking fully energized!
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For the wealthy with a bit of a spending problem, here’s another way to waste a fair amount of money. For the small sum of $50,000, you can enjoy “The World’s Most Expensive Bath.” But this is one bathing experience you’ll need to plan ahead for, since the water needs a whole two months to um, marinate. Mix H2O harvested from 15,000-year-old glaciers with Hawaiian deep sea water from 3,000 miles below the ocean’s surface, add costly Sidr honey, Peruvian pink salt, three kinds of natural oils and butters, plop in a bit of 24 karat gold, of course, and you’ve got an awfully fancy bath. Your cleansing moment won’t take place in a regular porcelain tub–that’s just too low class. You’ll be languishing in a sterling silver bathing receptacle. Sounds glamorous! And insanely wasteful. [Shecky's] Keep reading »
The Bath-O-Matic may sound like a gadget from the I Love Lucy Show, but even Lucy couldnâ€™t mess up this new remote control precision bath-drawer. Unique Automation has developed a console that will allow you to select the amount of water, the temperature, the scent, and the bubbles to take you to bed, bath, and beyond! You can start the water by sending it a text, touching a screen, or using your mouse. Sure, itâ€™s water and energy efficient, and a great thing to have if youâ€™ve got kids to bathe. But more importantly, no matter where you and your man are getting dirty, this gadget will have a warm bath ready and waiting for you. [Bath-O-Matic] Keep reading »