If you’ve read some of my older posts, you might already know I am a huge advocate for some bath pampering moments. I love to indulge in a bit of me time and genuinely find that a little bit of pampering in the tub both relaxes my stress levels and makes me feel better if I’m feeling down. It must be something in the water.. get it?! Okay, fine I’ll be the only one to laugh. Today I thought I’d share with you some products that have found their way into my most used pampering product bag. I have a little shower bag in which I store my favourite products so when I need a perk me up I just grab it and head to the tub.
The first essential product that always has to be present in order to complete a pampering bath ritual correctly is a candle. I don’t really mind if the scent isn’t that strong even though that is a bonus, it is more for ambiance and to create that relaxed spa like feel to the bathroom. If there isn’t a candle present, it doesn’t feel as special because the lights need to be on and I prefer the lights dimmed as everything is much less harsh.
Now what is a bath without bubbles? It is like a girl without shoes, pointless. In order to have a truly luxurious pampering bath I need bubbles and lots of it. I’ve been turning to my stash of Lush Bubble Bars to achieve this as I find they are really really good at creating lots of bubble when you crumble them into the bath. I like to have enough bubbles to completely conceal my modesty and then flick my legs in the air like I’m in some glamorous shoot though the reality probably is I look like a drowned cat! Lush Bubble Bars also have essential oils that soften the water and moisturise the skin and usually range from the £3 to £5 mark. You can pick them up at all Lush stores or online.
The Elemis Skin Nourishing Scrub is both a new release and new find and oh my god am I a convert. This smells absolutely divine and have added the Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath to my wish list because I hear that carries the same scent! I’m going to just say it.. this is my most favourite smelling bath product EVER. It even beats my Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil. It is also such an amazing scrub, the granules in it are not too fine and they work so well with my ingrown hairs which annoy me to death! The product contains natural exfoliators of rice, bamboo and sand; maybe the different granules are the reason why it works so well as I find most scrubs are either too grainy and crumble off or too weak and don’t actually work.
It also contains sweet almond, macadamia and wheat germ oils which nourish and condition the skin. With scrubs, some I find strip my skin of oil so while they get to work on the dead skin they leave my skin feeling dry. This does the opposite, its creamy and helps nourish my skin making it soft and silky. It retails for £28.50 and you can pick it up at any Elemis stockist or online here.
I have had the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque tub sitting in one of my beauty drawers for I’d say at least 4 months minimum. I remember picking it up ages ago as I had heard so many good things about this but never really got round to using it. Silly me right? I did not know what I was missing. My lovely aunt sent me a little care package from Canada and within it was a sachet of the Masque so I finally ended up trying it. It is hands down the best hair masque I have tried, it really made my hair so soft, so silky and I completely can say this product lives up to its hype. It basically conditions the hair using a combination of macadamia oil and argan oil along with tea tree oil and chamomile oil and revitalises dry damaged hair, leaving it looking more healthy and shiny. When it comes to hair products I don’t have a holy grail item yet, I’m quite promiscuous and chop and change when I feel like it however I definitely can see myself repurchasing this. Good thing I have a tub to get through first! You can pick this up online with great savings over at Cheap Smells. usually 250ml is £23.95 but you can get it for £13.45! You can find that here.
Those are my current pampering favourites of the moment, and I can see myself going back to them over and over again. I think it is great when you can find firm favourites as then you stop wasting money on trying to find products that work for you, only to be disappointed. Let me know if you enjoyed today’s post and if I should do more favourites. Take care lovelies!x
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