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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

2014BC: The Great Bath Adventure








This time the 2014 Blogger Challenge was about skincare. I am the last person you want to take skincare lessons from, my skin is and always has been horrific no matter what I do. I panicked initially over the topic, I considered not even bothering. Then I was reading about the wonders of a milk bath. I could do that I thought....

I never take baths anymore. I am rubbish at sitting still doing nothing for long periods of time. I can't take a book into the bath - I would drop it. I can't try to go to sleep in the bath - I would drown. SO a bath was a long time overdue, and after a long day at work in a shop and warehouse my aching legs and chapped hands were screaming 'Bathe Me! Bathe Me!'.

I run my baths hot, and this time I poured in 3 cups of full fat milk and added a packet of some Boots Banana Bath Crystals (a Christmas gift probably from 5 years ago). I gathered all my candles, a magazine - I figured if it fell into the murky depths of the water I wouldn't miss it - and some nail polish to redo my toes. And some chocolate buttons for good measure. I was determined not to get bored. Before I stepped into the balmy, milky water I pressed play on Bo Bruce and her angelic tones filled the bathroom. Heaven. 

I am not even going to attempt to lie, but I quite enjoyed my bath experience! I gave up reading the magazine after about a minute, couldn't see my toes to paint them (damn you glasses!) and instead resorted to just floating. It was bliss!

I had read wonderous things about milk bathing, but I am not sure it really worked for me. When I was in the bath I felt a milky layer forming on my skin so I had a quick shower when I got out to wash it off. I wouldn't say my skin was particularly soft afterwards but it was very relaxing. In the long term, it's a great chance to properly exfoliate, shave and moisturize which I probably don't do enough and my gosh is it relaxing!

I have just discovered a MASSIVE bottle of Soap and Glory bubble bath in my cupboard so am definitely looking forward to bath number two!


Have you tried a milk bath? What do you put in / do when you bathe?






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13 comments:

  1. great post you made me laugh lol I find it hard to relax for long periods but I do love LUSH handmade products such as the comforter in my bath it smells yummy and softens my skin.I did a recent Lush review check it out :) http://sassylittlenails37.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/my-lush-fresh-handmade-cosmetics-goodies.html

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    1. Thank you! I think maybe if I start buying nice things I might be more inclined to have baths more! Will definitely check out the post! Thanks for stopping by :) x

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  2. Ooo I'm not sure how I feel about a milk bath. I'm the same as you about not being able to just sit still in a bath for a long period of time. To help the husband linked up some spare speakers into the bathroom and ran them from the record player so i could play some old time jazz. That and with a cocktail and a book (which I luckily didn't drop) It wasn't actually to bad!

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    1. I was a little bit icked out, but it wasn't too bad apart from the milky scum on my skin! Music definitely makes it more bearable and what a nice husband you have to do that! Saves lugging the record player into the tub with you! x

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  3. I almost never take baths but I had two this week and they were so hot and relaxing. Love it!

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    1. Rare bathing makes it that extra bit special :) x

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  4. The hubby doesn't let me take baths at home as he says it's a waste of water and the gas bill will go up so I have to wait until we go away on vacation and make sure the hotel we book has bathtubs.

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    1. It did feel like a massive waste of water and as a Geographer I did feel quite bad! We had a rule of no baths when I was at Uni to keep costs down. Thank you for popping by!! x

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  5. Haha interesting experience though. And it's something different to all the other skincare posts! Quite enjoying this blog in general. I should take a bath too, although showers are much more thing.

    You can check my skincare post here: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/01/skincare-2014-blogger-challenge.html

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    1. Showers are definitely more my thing too! Thank you for sropping by :) Am of to check out your post now. x

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  6. Mmmmmm I LOVE baths... though I haven't done a milk bath... might have to try that soon!

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    1. Hopefulyl it will work a little better for you than me! I think adding extra stuff to the bath may have ruined it a bit...

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  7. Hey brilliant post! I love having baths however never have any time! I am intrigued by adding milk to the water and will definitely have to give it a try! x

    www.beautystreetstyle.blogspot.co.uk

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