Bubble Bath

Summer is supposed to be about relaxation and taking time to have some fun.  Somehow, ever since the first day kids were rejoicing that school was out, I’ve been trying to stay afloat and juggling more work commitments than ever before.  I’ve managed to spend a couple evenings here and there doing things I’ve wanted, but for the most part, this Summer is far from indulgent.

The other day I happened to have an hour to myself and although I am absolutely a shower person, I decided to force myself to use my bath for the first time since the lease was signed.  I lit candles, I played music and even turned my phone on silent!  With bubbles flowing, 20 minutes of soaking felt like luxury.

My 7 Favorite Bubble Baths:

Soap & Glory Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath $14

*Most standard and all around best one in my opinion.

 

Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Bubble Bath & Wash $4.99

*WARNING: You may fall asleep in the tub.  You should probably tell someone you are taking a bedtime bath before using.

Philosophy Cinnamon Buns $16

*WARNING: You may instinctively start shoveling the bubbles into your mouth with the warm, gooey scent of Cinnamon Buns.

*DISCLAIMER: This products tastes nothing like Cinnamon Buns.  It tastes horrible… I’ve heard.

   

Lush Bubble Bar – The Comforter $9.95

*Really good for when you want to relax, but don’t want to be put to sleep.

      

Lush Bubble Bar – Turbo Bubble $6.95

*This makes your bath GLITTER!!!!!!!  That makes me happy just reading it.

         

Lush Bubble Bar – Sunny Side $6.95

*This makes your bath GOLD!!  I mean, this is good stuff.

    

Aveeno Active Naturals Stress Relief Foaming Bath $5.59

*Love it after a long day of work.

 

Face Scrubs

My skincare routine has become more important to me as years go by.  There were definitely days where washing my face twice a day felt like such an ordeal, but now it’s a refreshing way to begin and close my day.  I’ve stuck to a pretty standard face wash, toner, moisturizer course of action and am only now experimenting with various masks and scrubs.

That being said, the one product I have used for a while and absolutely LOVE is Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($50).  I use it about once a week to diminish dead skin and rejuvenate my face.  I have sensitive skin, so I really like how it is not a very abrasive exfoliater.  You pour some into your hand, mix with a little bit of water to create a thicker paste and surround your face/neck.  I leave it on for about 60 seconds (while shampooing) and then rinse.  It leaves skin soft and renewed.

Other Exfoliaters My Skin Is Thirsty For (and I’ve heard rave reviews about):

Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash $25

Burt’s Bees Citrus Facial Scrub $7.99

St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub $7.49

Clinique Exfoliating Scrub $18.50

Kiehls Milk Honey & Almond Scrub $20.50

Ole Henriksen Sugar Glow Face Scrub $38

Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub $5.27

Nude Skincare Facial Scrub $52

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser $38

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Ocean Salt $34.95

Korres Pomegranate Deep Cleansing Scrub $21