Friday, 8 March 2013

A Bathtime Blogpost!

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Merry meet, lovely bloggers! :-)

Welcome to my second ever blog post! Quite exciting, ey?

Today I'll be waffling on about what is possibly the most relaxing experience there is: bathtime.

Ooh, doesn't the name just have you sighing in bliss?

Now up until recently, I never was one for a bath. If I'm honest, I considered baths to be a complete and utter waste of time, opting for a nice hot shower instead. About a month ago, we started having problems with our boiler, which cause the water to randomly blast from hot to cold when showering. Until this could be fixed, I was forced (well, forced is a tad strong) to take a bath.

I couldn't be more thankful, as I'm now addicted to them! I never realised how soothing and relaxing they could be, paired with the right smellies and some good 'ole bubbles. Being a dancer, I've now discovered the best remedy to aching and sore muscles is a long soak in the tub. Bathtime is now a much anticipated treat!

Now, I think you'll all agree, the best part of a bath is when you first step into the hot, bubbly bliss, and let the water wash over you as you sigh and sink down into a haven of warmth and comfort.

After just laying in the tub for a while (perhaps a while too long...), I then proceed to wash my hair--if I'm washing my hair that day--, as no one wants soap scum or dirt from washing in their hair, do they? No, most definitely not! Once my hair is all sweet-smelling and clean, I then move onto the main event: washing!

I usually use a shower gel or body wash, as I'm not really a fan of washing my body with soap, especially in the bath. Currently, I'm using Soap and Glory's 'Clean on Me' shower gel, and let me tell you, it's amazing! I'm actually using a mini version at the moment I got as a gift in a little Soap and Glory set, but I'm definitely going to consider buying it once it's all used up. It smells heavenly, and it's so creamy and smooth, leaving my skin feeling soft, smooth, clean (aha), and smelling great! Aaah, just lovely!

Once I'm all nice and clean, I like to exfoliate. Now, I don't do this every bath, as I don't think my skin needs it, I'll usually do it once or twice a month. Currently I'm using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula - Cocoa Body Scrub. It's actually my mum's, but as I don't use it often it's all good. ;-) Now this scrub is just AMAZING. Even though it's an exfoliator, it's quite soft, and isn't too harsh on my skin. It does the trick wonderfully, and from what I have researched on the internet (my mum bought it, haha), it's good value for money! Not to mention it smells oh-so-wonderful, the cocoa butter smell gorgeous but not too overpowering, and the scent lingers on your skin, a definite bonus.

And then, once I'm all squeaky clean, it's out of the bath and into my bedroom for some mosturising! Once I'm dry I apply some body lotion all over my legs and arms, to keep them soft and mosturised. I'm trying to use up all of my 'smellies' products at the moment, so I'm just using a cheap body lotion I recieved in a gift set, but hey--it smells great and feels great, so who's complaining?

So, what are all your bath routines/products? Do you have any recommendations? A little bathtime routine, perhaps? Why not write your own bathtime blogpost, or you could always drop a comment below!

Until next time! :-)


Beth Louise said...

I really need that palmers scrub! I love the smell of all their products!

Beth-Lou's Beauty Blog


emilyetc said...

@Beth Louise

You should buy it, it's really great, I'd definitely recommend it! Aah, isn't it just lovely? :-)

Thank-you for commenting, I love your blog! xo

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