Bath/Shower

Roses smell like poooooo-ooooooh-oooooooh! 🎶

Outkast are out here kasting judgements on flowers before they’ve even had a sniff!

If your local florist smells like a toilet, they need a visit from botanical’s answer to the Food Standards Agency, ’cause there may be something not *quite* right. 🤔

I happened to have come across these manure-less scented bath roses and thought: “I want to run a bath, pop these in to prove Outkast wrong”.

Look at how pretty they are?! Could you tell me that if you saw these in a store, you wouldn’t be like: “OMG! What’s BAE doing here?”

La Vie en Rosé? 😍🌹💖

The first one, in pink packaging, are bath roses. You place them in the bath (no flies on me, just the odd ladybird 🐞) for the added “je ne sais quoi” to any old bathroom experience. The second one (the B is for BLUE and BEAUTIFUL) one are bath soaps in the shape of roses (again: the ladybirds have migrated and made way for 🦋🦋 ).

There’s a word on every street, it spells your name but to everyone else who reads it, it says genius. 💖

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I realise that I very rarely focus on hair care products, so I thought I’d get this one out because I’ve been obsessed (the average and usual amount that’s allowed for hair masks, obvs) with it!

The only #MondayMotivation you’ll need is booking a spa weekend on impulse, counting down the days until you’re there, relaxing poolside with a prosecco in one hand and your phone open on Twitter, Insta or Facebook in the other as you “investigate” (synonyms: stalk) Bae. 🎱 🏊

However, not all of us can afford to take time off work or book a spa weekend away so soon… Instead – why not bring the spa to you? Choose: SEN SPA. Is SEN short for SENSATIONAL? Probably. We may never know…

So, like, am I really going to explain to you how it works? Yes. Strap yourself in and enjoy the still (and non-moving) ride… The only things that are going to move are your eyes and your fingertips as you scroll down, I hope. ‘Tis tiring business this reading thing! How’ll you cope? You may need a few jagers for Dutch (or wherever you are… in my case: ‘British’) courage.

You wash you hair. You shampoo it. You rinse the shampoo out. Well done, you’ve JUST washed your hair. Certified hairdresser, now! COME AT MY TRESSES! 💇🏻

It’s time for SEN SPA. Scoop up a handful, spread it evenly (but generously) across your hair, root to tip and remember to massage it into the scalp too. Leave it on for 5-10mins, then rinse out. Please bare in mind that this is an intensive clay mask, so usually, I wait until it starts to harden a little bit before washing up. Look, it’s not going to go rock hard! No, you’re not going to need a chisle to get it off! 😂 It’s just clay, so it hardens…

The ingredients are as follows: Abyssinian Oil (aka Oil found in the Abyss, it’s OK – Einstein knighted me with an IQE in 1935 so you don’t have to). Do I claim to know the other ingredients? No. Am I bothered to squint while trying to read the small print ingredients section for the purpose of this blog? Again, no. Oh, who am I kidding? It’s got Moroccan Lava Clay in it. The land of the tagines, couscous (the thing that Shaggy wants to bottle as a fragrance and gives to his girls in replacement of Oud). Fun fact: ‘Boombastic‘ was the song with the lyrics “Mr Lava Lava” and “cous-cous perfume”, so – I hazard a guess that the CEO of SEN SPA is crushing real hard on Ye Olde Shaggy and decided to use Moroccan Lava Clay in their masque in ode to him. Young love, eh?

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We all know a Sex Bomb, and I’m not talking that smash hit by Tom Jones… I’m talking, looking at someone thinking: “this guy/girl is the bomb of SEX!”

When you’ve got that feeling – tired, stressed out and anxious – you need some sensual healing. The fragrant blend of jasmine, ylang ylang and clary sage will soon have you relaxed and feeling in the mood… Jasmine is an ancient aphrodisiac, used as a sensual perfume in India for centuries and in aromatherapy to ease stress and anxiety. Clary sage clears the mind, while ylang ylang is renowned for soothing worries.

LUSH seem to know about this all too well also, which is why they’ve named a bath bomb after them.

You need to try this one. Wow. It’s so exhilarating. It’s just – sexy. I got into the bath as myself and left feeling like Beyoncé, but still looked like Knowel(Edmond)s. I’ll take a feeling tbh. I get loads of those when I think of a sex bomb.

To WOO your significant other (or yourself), just run a bath, drop this seductive, melting sphere in, and go to town (not literally ’cause that’d be quite odd, imagining a naked person in a foamy bath down town). 🤣

I love all the different colours of this bath bomb along with the Rosebud detail at the top of/in the centre of it. It’s so beautiful and feminine. It’s pure pink/purple when it melts, leaving your bathroom and bath water smelling like jasmine! There are even some jelly rose petals to play with once it dissolves too! You can massage them into the skin for extra moisture.

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Another “Gift Ideas for Mummy” post! LUSH have also announced a Daisy shaped bath bomb which I just had to get! It’s absolutely the cutest bath bomb I’ve seen LUSH make imo.

Have you ever smuggled your dirty laundry basket back into the house on a visit to mum, or not been allowed over the doorstep without first taking off your mud-drenched – “Oops a daisy” – socks? If so, this cheerful, grounding bath bomb is designed for you (and your mum).
It slowly dissipates beautiful essential oils – soothing rosewood, delicate rose and bright orange oil – for a fragrance as gently sunny as a Sunday afternoon.

What I found weird though is that it’s shaped like a daisy but smells like a rose – that’s bit strange, no? I’m not sure if daisies have a smell but even so; a rose smelling daisy? That’s not very good is it? Granted, daisies might not have a smell but – seeing as it’s yellow and blue in colour, it could smell like lemon and lime? I’d rather a lemon and lime smelling bath bomb in the shape of a daisy than a rose smelling one… Who’s with me? Am I being silly? Drop your comments below… Anyway, I ranted and forgot to mention that the exact ingredients are Rosewood Oil and Rose Absolute, these make up its main ingredients.

I haven’t seen this one in action – it smells AMAZING (kinda like Rosewater and Rose bush) and is shaped into an amazing daisy flower and the colours are beaut too! My favourite colour of them all, BLUE, makes an appearance.

All in all, the only OOPS (a Daisy) moment LUSH had when they made this was pairing a rose scent with a Daisy shaped and named bath bomb.

Love you more every Daisy

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LUSH have announced their Mum bath bomb in time for Mother’s Day, and I got some for mine…

It might seem strange that ‘Ahh moment’ isn’t included in the ingredients list of this calming blushing bath bomb. You’ll certainly experience one when it touches the water. Sicilian lemon and sweet orange oils invite you to lie back with a smile. Rose softens the scent to create a light, fresh and floral experience that smells as satisfying as freshly laundered sheets. Close the door and take your time.

There are two kinds as far as I know – a teal and cream and a green and pink coloured bath melts to choose from, but I assume both have the same ingredients inside? I could be wrong though…

The one I picked up was the green and pink one, and it’s got Sweet Orange Oil, Sicilian Lemon and Rose Oils. When you put it in the bath, it melts to a rosy pink. It’s LUSH!

The shape of it is different and unique to the bath bombs that you usually find at LUSH, it kinda confused me because it was shaped like their massage bars. Alas, it was in the bath bomb section, it smelled like a bath bomb, and was a bath bomb.

I got them to test it out for me in store earlier  on in the week before I actually picked one up for my mum, just in case and I’m pretty sure she’ll love it. She’s also got a Special Edition Pink Tisty Tosty that she’s yet to use.

So, there you have it, what will you getting your Mum this Mother’s Day? Get involved in the comments section below! (or go to the Hut for Pizza and Chill), it’s entirely up to you!

Be tickled pink