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Lifesaver! ElevEase – the Shower Foot Rest

I have been enjoying my Elevease Shower Foot Rest for the past few weeks now. You may have heard me raving about it on Twitter and quite a few of you were asking to see it and for a full review.

Elevease is basically a ledge for your shower that you rest your foot on to apply false tan, shave your legs etc.

I can’t think of a person who wouldn’t benefit from this, especially fake-tanners. I also have to add that if you have a bump and find it harder to reach your feet this is fantastic for applying nail polish to your toes!

It fits in the corner of any shower at knee height. It also has a built-in slot to hold your razor, always handy. It comes with instructions and adhesive. I measured the height of mine with a ruler, marked the tiles with a pencil and applied the adhesive. You hold it in place for 3 minutes and then leave to try for 24 hours. Easy.

The chrome version costs €24.99 / $33.99 and the white €19.99 / $26.99 from Elevease.ie from Elevease.com if you’re in the US.

Love this one!

Bath & Body, Skin Care

Getting the most out of my bath bomb…

I was pondering about bath bombs and the waste involved. I often buy products like this and enjoy lashing them into the bath but it’s always a bit of a letdown that I only get one use out of them. My latest love, Calavera bath ballistic from Lush (which I have already been yapping on about) was huge and I couldn’t bare to use it all in one go.

Enter my dilemma, how in the name of God does one cut up a bath bomb? Well I tried, then failed. This bad boy did not want to be cut. I popped onto Twitter for advice (like always) and one of you recommending simply beating the tar out of it. So that is exactly what I did!

To avoid mess I popped the bath bomb into a plastic sealable bag and proceeded to bash the bejaysus out of it. I decided to store it in an airtight container for future use, I’m getting sensible in my old age – next thing you know I’ll  be attending tupperware parties… ok, maybe not.

Here is what it looked like before…

So pretty and perfectly formed…not anymore. The contents of the box are pretty miserable looking but I am happy that I now get to enjoy my bath ballistic for longer.  I must buy more tupperwear and start smashing up the rest of my bath bomb collection.

I decided to add the bath bomb of the moment into a little basket with my exfoliating gloves and some natural soaps I have been using. Nothing exciting but here is a picture all the same :)

I’m a little bit chuffed with myself to be honest!

Bath & Body, Organic / Natural

Amy’s been making Summer beach skincare :) …

I had many requests for a more Summer appropriate wash bar, exfoliator and cream. I originally just made these for myself  to prepare my skin for a beach holiday. I ended up bringing them all with me and used them for the whole trip. I was was so delighted with myself that I decided to add them into my shop.

Boho Summer Beach Set:

Ocean Breeze Wash Bar – Moisturising whilst leaving a lingering scent of the ocean on your skin.

Sandy Beach Exfoliating Bar – Refreshing and zingy with oats for gentle exfolaition.

Caribbean Coconut Lotion – Helps prolong your tan, leaving you skin smelling like coconuts

Click here for more info

€3.50 worlwide shipping (shipping costs stays at this price now regardless of how much your order)

Thanks for all your support and ideas cailíní!

Le grá,

Amy

Bath & Body, General, Organic / Natural

Hubble Bubble Bath Potion: Bath Fizz for Grown-Ups

I have been a busy little bee this week. I have been trying to find an alternative to bath bombs. I was sick of the waste and the breakage and fancied something a little more grown up. I experimented for quite some time and finally came up with a recipe that was as fantastic in reality as it was on paper.

From my site:  filled with witchy ingredients that heal and sooth the skin and the soul. It softens and moisturises your skin, soothes aching muscles, draws out impurities and calms the mood whilst also offering some anti-aging… click here for information…

Recently I asked for your help in naming this bath product. I had a giggle reading your thoughtful suggestions. It turns out that I was right, you are far more creative than I and I was right to consult you first :)

I loved so many of your suggestions but in the end I settled on a name inspired by two readers. Although I won’t be using the exact suggestion it was inspired by them – Kelly and BeautyJunkie86. The name I settled on was Hubble Bubble Bath Potion.

Thank you all for your suggestions. There were some great ones that I would like to use for future soap projects. Don’t worry, if I use your suggestion I will send you a sample!

A 100g bag costs €4.50 and shipping worldwide on any size order is €3.50. Click here to see my shop

‘Til next time ladies

Bath & Body, General, Reviews, Skincare Reviews

Lush Glorious Mud Body Mask

I love bath products. Today I tried Lush Glorious Mud body mask. This is essentially a fizzy cube that cleanses the skin. You rub the cube all over your body in the shower.

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According to Lush’s site the cubes contain Aloe Vera which is soothing and sesame which moisturises. They contain bicarbonate of soda which makes them fizz on the skin, now that part I like! It has quite a scrubby texture which I liked. I made it into a paste and applied all over.

P1020867I’m not a big fan of the scent, sesame and vanilla. It’s the sort of scent that gets stuck up your nose. I left it on my kitchen table and when I came home my whole house smelled like Glorious Mud. Apparently it smells like Crème Anglaise, I haven’t tried it so I can’t vouch for it.

This didn’t irritate my skin and it’s vegan friendly. However, I’m not sure it should be marketed as a mask.

Have you tried these?

Bath & Body, General, Organic / Natural, Previews/Launches

Help! I need a name…

I used to have natural bath bomb in my soap store but I didn’t like the bomb idea. I wanted something more elegant and luxurious so I started experimenting. Here is what I came up with….

It’s like a bath bouquet. I need your help naming it. As you know my soap store is now called Pink With Natural Potions & Lotions and my soaps names are inspired by fairy tales, legends etc.

Although they look just like bath salts they actually contain an element of bath bomb. When you sprinkle some in your bath they fizzle a little. They also contain…

  • Salt from the Dead Sea – known for it’s skin healing abilities
  • Epsom salts to draw out impurities from the body
  • Sweet Almond Oil to nourish dry skin
  • Rose petals
  • Pure essential oils for sensitive skin.

All natural as usual. I need some help with the name. I’ll give a full size away to the the person who comments with the best name for this goodie. (Click here to see the names already used for my products) I’ll also throw in a natural soap of your choice.

Thanks for your feedback :)

Amy x

General

I need your opinion…again!

Hi everyone,

I need your opinion…again! (It has become apparent that I need to consult you all before making beauty/makeup choices haha)

I’m trying to decide where to go with the whole natural soap and lotion thing. At the moment I have 7 soaps, bath bombs, Vitamin E Cream, Body Butter Bars, Dead Sea Bath Salts and healing lip salve. I want to try some new things but am unsure about it.I was thinking about foot care, hand care, pet shampoo bars etc. What do you think?

I’d love to hear your ideas. What types of products would you expect/like to see ?

Thanks everyone

Amy x

Bath & Body

A new take on Bathbombs

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I always love the idea of bathbombs.  My experience of using them however is not so positive.

I have 2 problems with the bathbombs I have bought over the years.

  • The fragrance is often so strong that I get a headache
  • They dry my skin out beyond belief!

As a little experiment a few weeks ago I decided to try create natural bath bombs that are moisturising and combine essential oils used for dry skin (I also left out the die)  I ruined quite a few batches (and the kitchen!) but I finally got it right.

I passed them out to my friends and family and I’m delighted with their feedback. Friends of friends were then asking to buy them so I’ve put them up for sale here!

Amy x

 

Bath & Body

Bath & Body Products Experiment

shampoosIt is November, it is cold, it is dark…it is bath month. Let me explain before you decide that I’m crazy :) I have noticed a pattern in my bathing habits over the last 10 years or so. For most of the year I shower each morning but at this time of the year I have more baths. I’m not entirely sure why this is but my November in my ‘bath month’. I expect it’s a comfort thing. Continue Reading