Tag Archives: Soap

Pre De Provence Shea Butter Enriched Soap – Red Currant

8 Jun

pre de provence red currant

Holla! Look who’s in the house!

Love this soap. I have liked Pré de Provence Soaps for some time – you can get them in places like Pharmaca, PCC, and Whole Foods, so I trust the brand; they have a ton of scents to choose from; the bars last a REALLY long time, especially compared to glycerin soaps; the price is reasonable; and they are a Produit de France, which makes me say ooh la la and feel oh so fancy!

I tried Pré de Provence’s Red Currant Exfoliating Bar for the first time a few weeks ago and I am IN LOVE! The smell is absolutely fantastic – fruity and citrusy and sweet, it scented my whole bathroom in a very light and lovely way. Additionally, it has little bits in it that help gently exfoliate your skin as you wash, and I am a total sucker for soaps like that. Some soaps do it wrong – the bits are too rough, or there are too many, and you feel like you’re washing with a brillo pad. Not so with this soap – the bits are just the right size, shape, and amount to give you a gentle scrub.

I have an entire drawer of soaps, so I had to stop myself from buying a dozen of these after I tried it, but it’s going on my shortlist of soaps to buy again, and I’ll definitely be giving them as gifts (in fact, I already have).

Well done, Pré de Provence – your Red Currant soap, c’est magnifique!

Spa Out Your Bathroom

1 Apr

It’s April 1st! Do you have spring fever yet? Longing to clean out and revamp? Want to take your bathroom from blah to blissful? Here’s a few fun items that will help make your bathroom more than just a place you have to visit a few times a day.

Aquis Microfiber Hair Turban – Start with the tippy top of your pretty noggin and get yourself a stay in place hair turban to soak up the water and keep your face ready for Queen Helene (you’ll meet her later).

Michel Design Works Large Bath Bar Soap in Peach Raspberry – One of my favorite soaps of all time, this bar from Michel not only smells divine but lasts forever. The fruity scent will make your entire bathroom smell wonderful, and you’ll be using it for quite some time.

Hydra Shower Burst Shower Bombs – My dear friend Erin gave me some of these for my birthday last year and I have been hooked ever since. Place one in your shower where it will be lightly hit with spray. It slowly disintegrates, filling your bathroom with a fresh, spa-like scent, even when the shower’s not on. For a truly spa-ctacular experience (see what I did there?), try their Spa Gift Set.

Vitabath Body Wash in Dreamy Pink Frosting – For a sulfate-free scrub, add a little Vitabath Body Wash to your shower pouf. I like Dreamy Pink Frosting, but that should come as no surprise to anyone who reads my blog regularly – I love those bakery-scented body products. For the less food motivated, this antioxidant-fortified body wash also comes in scents such as Nouveau Rose, Green Tea and Sage, and Beach Blossom.

Voluspa Floraison Six-Candle Gift Set – Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you give to yourself! Voluspa candles are my absolute favorites. (It used to be Illuminations, but the evil Yankee Candle monopoly forced them out of business.) Here’s an opportunity to try six of their scents and decide which you like best before you commit to one of their beautiful three-wick tins. Plus, one candle in a bathroom really isn’t enough; you need to have a couple on the tub, a couple on the window sill, and a couple on the sink to really achieve the spahhhhh vibe.

Bubalina Cool Cucumber Melon Body Butter Creme – Bubalina is eventually going to get an entire post dedicated to them, but they’re worth a mention here as well. Their organic, beautifully scented, super hydrating body butters are absolutely the bees knees, and the cucumber scent is just right to take you turn your bathroom into a spa. Smooth it all over to transport yourself to a more peaceful place where your skin is absolutely glowing.

CND Cucumber Heel Therapy – And don’t neglect those tootsies! This cream is so thick and smells so lovely that I’d like to use it everywhere, but I keep it on my feet where it belongs. Okay, and sometimes my hands if they’re feeling extra dry.

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque – What spa day is complete without the classic creature from the black lagoon green mud mask? Queen Helene’s version is super affordable, smells minty delicious, and helps dry out all those pesky skin problems. Long live the Queen!

Fran Wilson Nourish My Eyes Cucumber Eye Pads – What do you need to go with your green mask and hair towel? Cucumber eye pads, of course, and these won’t spoil!

Natori Robe – Once you’re all clean, warm, and smelling good, you’ll need to wrap yourself up. And if you want to surround yourself in something truly decadent, invest in a Natori bathrobe. I have one that I received as a gift and not only is it soft, silky, and wonderful, my husband actually compliments me on how good it looks. This is a BATHROBE we’re talking about. The one I have doesn’t appear to be available anymore, but Amazon has a wide range of styles to choose from, and they’re all quite lovely.

Indulge yourself this spring, and turn your bathroom into your favorite room in the house!