Happy In-My-Tub-Tuesday, beauties!
I’m a little bummed because my cold water knob in my bathtub is out and I have just fallen in love with this new body wash from LAVANILA!
You may remember my prior grapefruit gushing over LAVANILA products. I am a big, big, BIG fan of their all-natural, sweet-smelling deodorant and fragrance. And I am happy to report that The Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 is just as delightfully delicious as all of their other products!
This time-maximizing 2-in-1 shower & shave is a crisp cocktail of sparkling pink grapefruit juice with a splash of warm Madagascar vanilla. The result? A body wash so delicious-smelling that you want to want to drink it! But please don’t. This all-natural, vegan & cruelty-free body wash gently cleanses while providing enough moisture and slip for a smooth shave.
Hydrating coconut & rosehip oils partner with soothing aloe & calendula for a lusciously lathering wash that hydrates and quenches skin while preventing irritation and dryness.
Yet again, my senses are satiated and my skin feels soft thanks to the lovely Lavanila!!
Now, what’s more Super Bowl than beer? Nothin’, I tell ya.
So how can you appease the attractive boys in your life while satiating the sassy ladies?
Beer punch, my friends.
Its main ingredient is beer but the citrusy lemon lime keeps the mood light and fizz high.
So whatcha’ waitin’ for? Ten-hut!!
SUPER BOWL PUNCH
Makes 6 servings
With Halloween right around the corner, the next few weeks’ Thirsty Thursdays are dedicated to bringing you Halloween cocktails and punches sure to delight the most witchy of witches and gruesome of goblins.
Candy Corn Cocktail
by Alex Straus, Suite 700 at the Hotel Shangri-La
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Pineapple
1.5 oz. Orange Sherbet, softened
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Milk
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Combine SKYY Infusions Pineapple and pineapple juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a clear Collins glass. Combine softened orange sherbet and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain, and pour over bar spoon to layer in the rocks glass. Then, combine simple syrup and milk in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Layer milk mixture on top of sorbet mixture.
Today’s Back-to-School Backpack Beauty featured product is LAVANILA.
Why LAVANILA? Because they smell delicious enough to drink.
And I am seriously trying to ignore that Pumpkin Spice Latte so rudely calling me from down the street. Stay away, I warn you, you temptress!
And, because, it is the perfect back-to-school gift for your favorite student heading off to college – or high school – or yourself.
They had me at their precious packaging: dark chocolate and candy pastel damask. I was smitten. But it’s the scent that I fell in love with. It’s like if my grandmother’s kitchen married a french macaron bakery and they summered at a summer camp or the Sowell family lake house in Texas. It’s even named LAVANILA! See? It’s delicious.
I have bought many LAVANILA products but the one that got me first was the deodorant.
The Vanilla Grapefruit Deodorant. Moisturizing, divine-smelling with its creamy citrus scent and long-lasting, this became my favorite everyday deodorant. I loved the scent that I left a room with while wearing it. It was subtle, sweet-with-a-bit-of-spice, and not the least bit overpowering. I wondered if they sold the fragrance on its own. They did! They do!
And oh good golly, the fragrance! SUCH a perfect fragrance for Fall! It’s as if Fall-kissed-summer in a bottle. A mouthwatering blend of summer sparkling grapefruit, fall cedarwood and warm Madagascar vanilla.
And, of course, I couldn’t stop there. I can have a little bit of an addictive personality when it comes to delicious things, did you notice?
So I wanted to get the Body Butter too. I loved it too, darn it! With its quickly-absorbed yet richly-hydrating formula, I knew it would be yet another LAVANILA product I would have to buy.
But the best part about these products (besides the deliciousness mentioned above) is that you can feel good about wearing them.
Deemed “The Healthy Deodorant”, “The Healthy Fragrance” and “The Healthy Body Butter”, you get that the focus of LAVANILA is health.
These all-natural products use REAL ingredients including vitamin-rich essential oils and butters for a naturally luxurious experience. Then, to exemplify their commitment to “natural” products, they make this healthy promise to you.
“We are committed to using only those all-natural and organic ingredients that nurture the soul and nourish the skin. Our luxurious products are vitamin-rich, non-irritating, clinically tested safe and free of harsh chemicals. NO paragons, petrochemicals, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, synthetic dyes, sulfates or aluminum.”
You read that right. None of that stuff you’ve been warned about recently is in any of these products. Plus, it’s not tested on animals and the packaging in 100% recyclable.
And this girl would like to thank them for that!
Because I may have to give up my Pumpkin Spice latte to stay healthy but I’m not about to give up my LAVANILA.
p.s. Um, I’m not really giving up Pumpkin Spice lattes. I’m just trying to have a firm stance as the season begins. Once a week, I promise. A girl has to treat herself every now and then!
In honor of the Big 12 showdown this season, I thought I’d honor some of my favorite southern schools by showcasing this Southern Comfort Punch from the magnificent Martha Stewart.