One of the “joys” of moving house is
getting the chance to sort through your belongings and decide which are
those things you really can’t live without and which are those you’re
just hanging onto for dear life.
One of the “joys” of moving
house twice in a four week period is initially moving to a place with no
bathtub, and realising you have to get rid of all your bathing
products, then immediately moving to another place that actually does
have a bathtub and realising that you have to replace all the products
you got rid of …
So, what made it back to my bathtub?
Here you have:
Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath
Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak
Kniepp Juniper Bath Salts
Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax shower and bath oil
Shu Uemura Pleasure of Japanese Bath – Hinoki
Elemis Tranquil Touch Indulgent Bath Elixir
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
it actually turns out that two of these products I couldn’t bear to be
parted with, and they actually made it through the moves, these are the
Aromatherapy Associates, and the Shu Uemura. I do prefer the AA as a
bath oil, but it does make an excellent accompaniment to a shower too,
and the Shu Uemura was discontinued about a year ago, so I wasn’t
letting it go anyway.
Elemis is a brand that has really snuck up
on me in the last year, for all sorts of reasons. Whilst I don’t find
that the skincare suits me too well, I absolutely love their bathing
products, and the vast majority of their Spa@Home products are a
complete joy. This is my second bottle of the Milk Bath, which is great
for when you’re having sensitive skin days, and I can’t even tell you
how many bottles of Super Soak that I’ve been through, but it’s a lot. A
LOT. I adore the deep herbal scent of this, and it’s about as relaxing
as a bath can be. I can tell you, however, that I have backups of both
of these, and expect to be purchasing them for years to come too.
Nothing comes close. The Bath Elixir and Frangipani Monoi oil are
samples that I got with my recent purchase, I’m looking forward to
trying them out.
Well, I say nothing comes close to Super Soak,
but the Kniepp Juniper range (a gin flavoured bath? I’m IN!) I was
introduced to on my recent trip to Paris, does come close, but whilst it
has the same soothing effect on tired muscles, it’s a little more
invigorating and refreshing than the Elemis version. They also do a
matching shower gel, which brings me to the “What’s in my Shower”
portion of today’s blog post:
Kniepp Juniper Shower Gel
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Elemis Sharp Shower Gel
Like the bath salts, this is herbal and refreshing, and invigorating. Paraben and sulphate-free, it foams nicely, and leaves your skin tingling fresh. The Tom Ford is a joy to use too, it smells of liquid sunshine and holidays (I took it on my trip to Portugal earlier on in the year), and doesn’t dry my skin out. I adore this minty Elemis shower gel, it smells, perfectly, of Wrigleys Doublemint gum (which MrLippie hates), but I find it’s perfect for waking you up in the morning.
So, what’s in your shower?
The Fine Print: The Tom Ford, and Aromatherapy Associates were PR samplea, everything else featured was a purchase. In many cases, a re-purchase. I take my baths very seriously.
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