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Beauty School: Bathing

Welcome to Beauty School: Lesson One: Baths! // I’m definitely a shower girl and all my life I have been taking long, hot showers. But recently I’ve been tired; So tired that I can barely find the energy to shower. I don’t even know how to relax and I’m always switched on, even when showering. Drastic measures were called for and Lush Leeds Spa provided me with four bathing products and sent me off to try them out at my own pace.

Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt by Lush
Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt by Lush

Ceridwen’s Cauldron Bath Melt c/o Lush Leeds Spa // Drop the bag into your perfect temperature bath water. Once the bag’s contents have melted the oats inside become a delicate loofah which you can rub over your skin and gently squeeze to release the oatmilk. Don’t wash your hair in Ceridwen’s Cauldron as melt contains bath oil.

I was a bit skeptical when I dropped this into my clear bathwater and it just bobbed around. I was expecting to be sitting in plain hot water for 10 minutes before getting bored, but amazingly it started to turn the water into a soft, milky luxury. At first I thought the smell was going to be overpowering; It was a very sharp citrus smell. However by the time I had settled into the tub, the smell had mellowed and was a lovely zesty scent. I even found myself smelling the bag a couple of times during the bath to enhance it!

I was surprised by how much I didn’t miss the bubbles as I’d never even contemplated a bath without bubbles before. It was more relaxing. This bathing experience soothed me more than I thought possible. I listened to deep, powerful music which detoxed my soul while I was cleaning my skin. I found this bath a very intense experience and I came out feeling thoroughly cleansed. Mentally and physically.

The Comforter Bubble Bar by Lush

The Comforter Bubble Bar by Lush

The Comforter Bubble Bar c/o Lush Leeds Spa // Break off a piece from the bar and crumble under warm running water.

Oh. My. God. Once you’ve been ‘Comforted’, you’ll never be the same!! After using this product I can’t believe I haven’t been taking baths all my life.
When you crumble the bar under the running tap it immediately turns the water the most amazing girly pink. I was in complete shock! I’m not a girly girl and I’m not a great fan of pink, but for a nice bath and some ‘me-time’ this was just perfect ..and so fun.

This was a massive contrast to the Ceridwen’s Cauldron. Instead of deep, soul cleaning music I listened to my favourite songs to sing along to at the top of your lungs! The bubbles came thick and fast, completely surrounding me in fluffy white luxury. The perfect bathing experience for pampering before a night out! My only negative for this is that I found it a tad difficult to break off smaller pieces from the bar, but that’s easily solved! Use large pieces! Or, y’know, a knife? ;)

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb by Lush

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb by Lush

Sex Bomb Bath Ballistic c/o Lush Leeds Spa // Fill your bath with perfect temperature bath water, launch into your tub and watch it fizz.

I must admit I was the least excited about this product. I’ve used bath bombs before, a reaaally long time ago and I think they’re dull.
However when I dropped the Sex Bomb into my water, I almost dropped my camera too from the excitement! It instantly starts to fizz and ripples of gorgeous pink start to spill out until your bath is completely transformed! Then!! Floating along my bath water I found that the flower nestled into the top had turned into a gorgeous silky buddy for me to bath with. Seriously, these guys have thought of everything and it’s the small luxuries that really make the experience for me.

No bubbles again with Sex Bomb and I found this a nice middle ground between Ceridwen’s Cauldron and The Comforter. Perfect bathing music? Mazzy Star or She & Him. A nice and light, girly relaxing experience.

The Olive Branch Shower Gel c/o Lush Leeds Spa // Shake it up to mix in the olive oil and use in place of your normal shower gel

Smells like summer holidays in a bottle! This shower gel is very runny, almost like water, but it lathers up in seconds. While I love the smell and I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this product it just didn’t blow me away. I won’t be replacing my current shower gel (Soap & Glory Clean on Me) with this just yet, but I wouldn’t rule it out. I bet it’s a great treat for those cold winter months!

Candles, Home Decor, Bathroom, Bath by onetenzeroseven

Tips for a great bathing experience:

– A clean bathroom makes a happy heart. Get rid of all that junk, even if you just put it out in the hall until you’re done.
– Candles & pretty things! Swap your rubber duck for some cute vases and candles, even if it’s just for the duration of your bath. They’re much nicer to look at that empty bottles and won’t make you feel like you should be tidying instead of relaxing.
– Make a playlist. If you’re having a pamper bath, play your favourite music. If you’re having a deep, cleansing bath, play something deep and passionate. Music helps drown out the sounds from the rest of your house or day to day street noise helping you to relax. I also find that listening to music stops me getting bored or thinking about work.

Overall I am a huge fan of The Comforter and will be adding it to my routine. The great thing about this product is that you can use it more than once! Not an ‘essential’ per se, but your life will be vastly improved with this giant hug in a bath! And I will definitely be buying myself a Ceridwen’s Cauldron as a special treat. After a really hard week, this is the perfect thing to cleanse your mind and body. Have a good cry into your bath water or listen to the music that soothes your soul.

As a small business owner who also works a day job and has to run my day-to-day life too, I find baths are a great way or taking that time you need to relax and breath before carrying on with your crazy filled day. Are you a bath person? Will you be trying any of these products or do you love them already? ;)

 Loves x xx

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posted by onetenzeroseven in Beauty School,Review and have Comments (8)
  • Rebecca’s Emporium

    These sound wonderful! I’m definitely a shower girl, but have been craving a bath since we moved into our new place and seen that we have a lovely big bath tub to soak in. I need to buy some bath goodies though and give the bathroom a proper scrub down, but I’m liking the sound of the Comforter. x

  • http://twitter.com/EmmaDraffin Draffin

    Loving that bath bomb gif! And glad to hear there’ll be a Lush Spa in Leeds waiting for me when I’m back in July! :) I only have a shower here in France and I do so miss a bath and all the Lush bath treats.

  • Chelsea

    Oh god, I live in rented accomidation and we don’t have a bath – just a shower! This is making me want to take a trip to my parents to steal some precious bath time! x

  • http://laurakateiscrafty.blogspot.com/ Laura Kate

    Love it! So glad you’re enjoying Lush goodies (and awesome that they hooked you up with stuff to try/review!). That bath bomb gif made me remember that I did a similar blog post onceuponatime (http://laurakateiscrafty.blogspot.com/2011/06/bit-of-lush-life.html). Anyhow, Lush bath ballistics are the best because they were the first (or one of the first) to ever do them and they’re just fizzier and more fun than anyone else’s. This sometimes means you’re left to clean glitter, sequins, and/or flower petals out of the tub after it’s gotten dry, but that’s cool from time to time! Can’t wait to see what’s next up in Beauty School :)

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Ooh, a lovely big tub sounds amazing! You’ll love the Comforter!!
    Lush also do this amazing moisturising bar that you rub on your skin that was made for pregnant ladies! x xx

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Aww, thank you! It was fun to make :))
    I’ve never really been fussed about baths (until now!), but then I don’t think I’ve lived anywhere without one!

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Ooh yes, definitely a good plan. There’s always a bath somewhere!

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Hehe, yes! I’ve heard about the glitter ones, but we decided it best to try something a little less intense for a first timer! Lol.

    I popped over to see your blog post and left you a comment.

    Also, a sneaky peek, up next is something to do with pretty hair ;)