I have been hearing about Crabtree & Evelyn for years but hadn’t tried any of their products. Being a skincare junkie I was excited to hear that they are now on sale in Ireland. I have been trying out their Tarocco Orange range.
Ok, I have a new obsession this month. Kneipp. I tend to be safe in my choice of bath and body products due having sensitive skin. I am so glad I have had the opportunity to try out this brand. I have been spoiling myself with oils, lotions, therapie baths and the likes. I’m a happy lady. Here is a closer look…
I’m mad about candles. An evening isn’t an evening without one. Occasionally I light one to help me work and I always light one in the bath. They make me feel serene. I’m also a huge fan of organic bath products so I was delighted to try some Neom products. Neom is a luxury organic brand. I hadn’t heard of them until recently – I have really been missing out.
I have been testing the Restore Bath Essentials which comes with a 100ml bath oil and a candle…
Restore is a blend of Jasmine, Ginger & Sandalwood. It’s pretty and fresh but also has depth from the sandalwood. The bath oil is a huge 100ml. It’s so potent that a few tiny drops makes your bath smell and feel like heaven. I have one bath a week and shower the rest of the time. With few drops once a week I should have this bottle for ages.
The candle is 75g and is made from vegetable wax with pure essential oils. There are no synthetic fragrances and there is 20 hours of burn time. I tend to light mine for an hour or two at a time. They also sell large candles with 3 wicks which burn for 55 hours. I would love to try one of these with a different fragrance.
The combination of the candle and the oil provide a truly holistic experience. I feel completely rejuvenated after the bath. I also find it great for nausea (more on this at a later date).
This set is £39 reduced from £45 Link. It is expensive but believe me, for a treat it is worth every penny. I can’t wait to try more!
Are you a candle fan? Any recommendations?
I got my hands on some of Lush’s Easter bath ballistics…Mmm!
Bunny Knot Wrap (€3.00) This bunny is wrapped around a Candy Fluff ballistic egg. The bunny wrap is not only cute but a great ecological alternative to gift wrap – available to wrap around any Easter goodies from Lush.
Hippy Chick Bath Ballistic (€2.40) A different colour to last years chick. I can only describe this as a burst of citrus – grapefruit and bergamot. Very refreshing.
Donkeyotee Bath Ballistic (€2.45) This is my favourite of the three. It smells sunny and bright. It’s scented with the Charity Pot fragrance – ylang ylang, tagetes and geranium oil.
Do you have a favourite bath ballistic?
I know that many of my readers are young uns’ and are probably trying to make their few bob stretch for Mother’s Day (3rd of April). Well I got my hands on this adorable bath ballistic from Lush that costs less that €5. So if you’re on a tight budget and thinking of picking up a thoughtful token for your dear aul’ mammy (correction – young, glamorous mammy) something like this might be a good option.
This bath ballistic is presented on a stick, which I think makes it a little more special. The tags are also seeded so your mam can plant them afterwards and grow her own real flowers – two little pressies in one :)
‘Mums’ is apparently short for chrysantheMums – hee hee.
I’ll keep the Mother’s Day ideas coming. In the meantime please share your ideas with the rest of us.
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!
The postman brought me some Lush goodies this morning. I love when I tear back the envelope and the scent washes out. Inside there were two things:
1. Keep It Fluffy bath ballistic (€3.50)
Smells floral like the dear departed B Never too Busy to be Beautiful; Vanilla, rose and jasmine. I usually find the scent of bath ballistics get up my nose and make me sneeze all day but this one is softly scented. There’s nothing worse (in bath terms) than an over-scented bath product so I’m looking forward to trying this one.
2. Grass Shower Gel (€6.50)
I love the smell of freshly cut grass but when I saw the name of this one I assumed it would smell synthetic. Not so. It clearly has to be a synthetic fragrance but it doesn’t smell overly artificial. It’s quite uplifting. It contains Wheatgrass Juice, Neroli and Bergamot oils but also Methylparaben and Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
I’ll keep you posted on these. Have you tried either of them?
What Lush products have you tried lately?
As you know, I’m a fan of baths. I like experimenting with different oils and ingredients that suit my sensitive skin and enhance mood. I have been having one of these baths as a treat since Christmas. The oil blend used a very uplifting and put me in a good mood. The milk is great for sensitive or irritated skin.
All you need:
Mix the ingredients together and add into a warm bath stirring with your hand (Make sure the bath isn’t too hot).
I think I’ll treat myself to one of these baths this evening, my skin is need of some therapy!