In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Bath & Body Works Pure Paradise Collection

With Flossie about to hit Hawaii and summer’s end in sight, I’m wanting any indication possible that summer can last just a little bit longer.

So what bathtime delights am I turning to in this tropical storm time?
Why, the Pure Paradise Bath & Body Works collection, of course!

Bath & Body Works Pure Paradise Collection ($11 -$16.50) - Pictured here: Pure Paradise Body Lotion ($11), Pure Paradise Shower Gel ($11), and Pure Paradise Fragrance Mist ($14)

Last night, I took a long, hot bath soaking in the Pure Paradise shower gel ($11). It foamed up a bit and made my bathroom smell like a tropical vacation meets my old days at camp. I closed my eyes and was able to smell both the memories of my yesterday and the future memories of my tomorrow.

What do I mean by that? Simple. It reminds me of a tropical vacation due to its summer seduction quality that it seems to have all bottled up while reminding me of my times at summer camp – filled with innocence, first love and the warm night breeze.

Of course, that might all be from the sumptuous star fruit, juicy guava or dewy cassis. Or it could be from the luscious gardenia, frangipani or water lily. But the white musk, blond woods and sunkissed coconut certainly don’t harsh my tropical bathtime buzz!

And when it came time to hydrate, I wanted the scent – and nostalgic feeling – to continue. So to town I went with the Pure Paradise Fragrance Mist ($14) and Pure Paradise Body Lotion ($11).

I went to sleep in a seductive slumber dreaming of my old pre-teen boyfriends from camp and my future boyfriends on the beach.
Now, that’s what I call a good evening, ladies!




BF Asks: What scents remind you of the summers of your youth? 

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: L’Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath

Oh, how I love this Lavender Foaming Bath from L’Occitane! To be totally honest, L’Occitane has made some of my most favorite bath products over the years.

L'Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath ($32)

I rely heavily on my nighttime bath to help me unwind and wash away any stressful remnants of the day.

It is a saving-grace-ritual – aren’t those what make life so sweet? And I love that half-hour I spend soaking in the tub,every night, as I look back on the day with gratitude and prepare for a blissful night of deep sleep before another day begins.

Any bath product that helps me reach that moment of bliss even sooner or more deeply, is a winner in my book!

The french lavender is subtle and soothing and as the bubbles gain momentum with hot water, stress seems to melt away.

I swear I feel like I’m in a little French country town as I sink deeper into lavender bliss. And sleep always comes a bit easier when I bathe with this bathtime treat.

I really can’t recommend it highly enough as a gift for the bath-lover in your life or, simply, as a nighttime treat for yourself! Because, as the old saying goes, “Who’ll spoil you if you don’t?”



BF Asks: How do you spoil yourself?

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Mother’s Day Edition

It’s the Tuesday before Mother’s Day and do you know where your Mother’s Day gifts are?
I mean, those lovely, luxurious gifts that you just KNOW Mom would love?
Well, BF is here to help!
Here are some of my favorite In-My-Tub-Tuesday products I have featured thus far.

Any of these would be a perfectly pretty gift for the pretty lady in your life!
Or combine a few of them to make a gorgeous gift basket for her special day!

Grab a basket ($15 or less) at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx, throw in some tissue paper or straw and tie it all up with a beautiful pastel organza bow!

Here are BF’s Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions, In-Home-Spa-Style:

Give her a little GlamGlow for gorgeous skin! Plus, the mud mask makes her feel like she’s at a spa. Draw her a bath, pour her a glass of her favorite wine (or steep a cup of her favorite tea), grab her favorite book and set her up her own personal in-home spa night! Perfect for those moms with little ones running around. Let her relax and unwind in the bath while you pop in a dvd for the little darlings!

In My Tub Tuesday

GlamGlow: Perfect for an in-home Spa night!

Darphin Cleansing Milky Emulsion: Dazzle her with a little Darphin skincare. This Darphin wash is another great way to make her feel pampered without leaving the tub!

Doesn’t your mom deserve a fragrant, relaxing bubble bath? Don’t you? Well gift her, and yourself, with Kai‘s luxurious bathing bubbles. With its moisturizing argan oil and sugar derivatives and its gorgeous gardenia scent, Mom’s troubles will melt away…

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Kai Bathing Bubbles

Mom will love this anti-aging Prep & Polish exfoliant from Freeze 24/7! She can give herself a facial without even leaving the house!

Freeze 24/7 Anti-Aging Prep and Polish

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Freeze 24/7 Anti-Aging Prep and Polish

And you can’t go wrong with a classic! Avon Skin-So-Soft will make Mom remember when you were but a wee one. A classic scent that’s engraved on the memory is sure to take her on a relaxing stroll down Memory Lane.

Avon Skin So Soft

Avon Skin So Soft

What could be better than making the woman you love most feel relaxed, cherished and as beautiful as possible?

Any (or all) of these gifts will bring a smile to Mom’s beautiful face. Just be sure to write a sweet card to her as well. What to say? Check out tomorrow’s post for that BF advice!


BF Asks: My favorite Mother’s Day gift I ever gave or received was __________.