Don’t forget Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th. If you haven’t picked out your flowers or perfect gift, Lush as always has something supremely scented and perfect for any mother who wants to not only relax in the bath but get some Lush therapy. For Mother’s Day check out their Re-Useable bubble bars, Happy Mother’s Day Gift box, and Mamma Mia Gift Set.
While I love the aroma of jasmine, lavender, and even a cleaner scent in the shower when I sud up, sometimes I crave something
a little a lot sweeter. By ‘sweeter’, I absolutely mean girly, candy-coated, the scent of the color pink if it actually had a scent, kind of sweet. LUSH has a sweet-dream/beautiful nightmare product for me, it’s called ‘Snow Fairy’ body wash. It encompasses all the sweet-bubblegum goodness I want but it’s seasonal just like Starbuck’s Holiday flavors. But luckily, I can use the ‘Godmother’ soap from LUSH to hold my shower cravings at bay. If you’re into a super sweet scent check out ‘Godmother’ for a candy-coated bomb for your senses. The lather is pretty good, it’s has a clean rinse leaving your skin soft without residue but if you prefer a heavy and creamy deep moisturizing soap this is not for that purpose. The only downside I’ve experienced with ‘Godmother’ is that you need to put her in a soap container and store her somewhere very dry or even in the fridge and section her off as you use because she is very sensitive to moisture and steam. Other than that I love her presence when she is near because her magic works for me.
Not to be the inspiration for the viral video of “..it Sexist Beauty Junkies Say” but….. “Not to sound sexist but Ice Blue Soap from LUSH is definitely a boyfriend soap” is what I initially wanted say. I’m not saying this soap has a gender but while I was sampling it, I definitely could see a girl pushing this LUSH goodie onto her boyfriend and him not having a problem with it. I’m definitely a LUSH girl in the sense that I love the sweet dare I say girly fragrances like cotton candy, vanilla, jasmine etc. So trying out Ice Blue Soap was a stretch for me in terms of scent and overall feeling I get from using this product.
Why? Well for starters the scent was a strong menthol-peppermint which don’t get me wrong wasn’t offensive but rather clean. It also gave a tingly feeling most likely due to the peppermint oil. It made me think while I was in the shower “This would be good for an athlete in the summer when it’s a bit hot outside… someone’s brother, boyfriend, dad would probably be ok using this… Valentine’s Day is coming up… I kind of smell like how I would want my boyfriend to smell like… clean.”
Yes, that was pretty much my train of thought. Ice Blue also comes in a shampoo if you want to tingle your tangles. But if you get the soap and pass it off to your boyfriend or brother, feel some warmth in your beautiful heart because you’re helping him exfoliate his dead skin and dirty debris with Sea Salt.
Caress brand of soaps and body-washes has always been part of my bath-time sessions since I was a kid. I remember the word Caress engraved on a smooth and silky bar of soap while I played with suds during my bath with my rubber ducky. And I still do today, minus the rubber ducky. Caress is one of those brands of yesteryear that has really grown up with you and I. Bath-time is indeed about getting clean and feeling fresh, but Caress has aimed to bring a bit of luxury to our showers in addition to leaving out skin feeling clean and silky as well as smelling wonderful. I recently picked up the New Caress Fine Fragrance Elixirs Body Wash in Scarlett Blossom and I am loving the experience that this affordable product has given me. I’m one of those people who loves a nice body wash that leaves a lingering scent without any residue; and this body wash delivers. The New Caress Fine Fragrance Elixirs Body Wash comes in a couple of scents which include Scarlett Blossom as well as Sheer Twilight. Scarlett Blossom is described as “a finely fragranced body wash infused with the scent of red lychee and patchouli oil” while Sheer Twilight is “a finely fragranced body wash infused with Fragrance Pearls which release the scent of Black Orchid and Juniper Oil”.At the time of purchase I didn’t see Sheer Twilight so I haven’t had the opportunity to try it out but judging by Scarlett Blossom, I would have picked up both. Sheer Twilight also seems to be a favorite of many and it was also featured in the April/May issue of Siempre Mujer. I was intrigued by Scarlett Blossom because of the Red Lychee scent which is both sweet and exotic. When I smelled it, it had a warm, sweet, creamy scent without being overpowering. When I tried it in the shower, Scarlett Blossom worked up a rich lather as it cleansed my body and left warm sweet notes on my skin. When I toweled off and dried I could still smell the scent carry though, not so much where it would conflict with your favorite body spray or perfume but enough to play with your senses and send you to bed smelling great. The New Caress Fine Fragrance Elixirs Body Wash definitely lives up to its promise to linger “on your soft skin long after you step out of the shower.” The New Caress Fine Fragrance Elixirs Body Wash are just in time for summer when you probably just want to get out of the shower with your skin feeling soft but clean. I particularly like this body wash for night time use because it’s warm and almost like wrapping a luxurious silk robe on your body in bath and leaving with your senses romanced out of the shower. So clearly, I’ve found my love affair for those long summer nights when I have a date with The Notebook, sweats, and a ponytail. Check out the Caress collection of bodywashes and soaps and definitely take a whiff of Scarlett Blossom especially if you love warm scents with a subtle sweetness. Also Follow Caress on Facebook and Twitter…. XoXo Honey Lee