In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Jaqua Pink Buttercream Frosting Shower Crème

What else would you expect for In-My-Tub-Tuesday the week of my birthday but something delicious, sweet and frosting-themed?

Here’s the thing. My favorite food on THE PLANET is birthday cake. I have loved it with abandon since I was a tiny tot while my waistline has, at times, not loved it as much as I have. But when your blog is called BeautyFrosting, listen, there’s no shortage of frosting around.

Lucky for me, my favorite taste/scent and color are all packaged together prettily in my In-My-Tub-Tuesday pick today: Jaqua Pink Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme ($18).

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Jaqua Buttercream Shower Creme


This week, to celebrate my birthday all week long (as I’m prone to do), I’ll light some candles, add in some buttercream bubbles to my bath, pour a glass of bubbly and reflect on the year behind me and dream of the year to come.

Light the candles, pour in the bubbles and pour a glass of bubbly for my birthday week!

So, Jaqua, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

1) Let’s start with the scent, itself. Bathe or shower yourself in the rich, creamy, buttery vanilla bean scent with a hint of banana and warm florals and go to sleep smelling like cupcakes and dreaming of sugarplums.

2) Lavish your skin with super-skin-quenching moisture. With nourishing ingredients, such as Fruit & Aloe extracts, macadamia, evening primrose oils and vitamins B5, A & E, you’ll always step out of your bathing experience with skin that feels as delicious as it smells.

3) Um, put simply, Jaqua just has the cutest packaging around. Girls of EVERY age love the chocolate damask print and it coordinates so well with the pink of the gel. And, let’s be honest – we’re girls! We like pretty things. There, I said it.

So, now you know what I’ll be bathing in all week long while celebrating my birthday…



BF Asks: What’s your birthday bath product of choice? 

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: LAVANILA 2-in-1 Body Wash in Vanilla Grapefruit

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!

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: LAVANILA The Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 in Vanilla Grapefruit ($14 for 8 oz.)


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!!


Recipe Box Friday: Buttermilk Vanilla Pancakes with Buttermilk Vanilla Syrup

BeautyFrosting's Buttermilk Vanilla Pancakes with Buttermilk Vanilla Syrup

BeautyFrosting's Buttermilk Vanilla Pancakes with Buttermilk Vanilla Syrup

Whenever I think of buttermilk, I always think of buttermilk & cornbread with my Papaw and Wilbur’s buttermilk bath in Charlotte’s Web. Both are sweet memories of the tart stuff! And I LOOOOVE me some buttermilk! My fridge is never without it.
This past Saturday, I cooked up the most delicious breakfast I’ve ever made.
Oh dear God! It was so mouthwateringly delicious that I am getting hungry right now as I write this.
Making pancakes AND syrup might seem a little daunting but oh, honey, it’s not!
You’ll be thanking me!Homemade Buttermilk Vanilla pancakes! Homemade Buttermilk Vanilla Syrup! GO!!
Buttermilk Vanilla Pancakes
2 Eggs
2 C Buttermilk
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla extract
1/4 C Melted Butter
2 C Flour
1 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt
Ground Vanilla Bean (amount to your liking)
Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together. Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla & melted butter and mix well.
OPTIONAL: Add desired amount of ground vanilla bean and mix well.
OPTIONAL: Chocolate Chips, Blueberries, Bananas, Pecans or Apples. Yummy!
Butter that skillet with, well, BUTTER!!
Cook each side until lightly golden. While cooking the rest of the pancakes, warm cooked pancakes in oven on the WARM setting.
And this lady likes a few of 'em with chocolate chips too!

And this lady likes a few of 'em with chocolate chips too!

Buttermilk Vanilla Syrup
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
Ground Vanilla Bean (amount to your liking)
Boil buttermilk. Reduce heat to medium. Add sugar and butter and turn heat to high and let boil for one minute.
Next (Last step!), ADD:
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda=OPTIONAL
Cook, and stir consistently, for 2 minutes until smooth.
It may settle a little but no fear! Just taste and enjoy the goodness.
BF Asks: What’s your favorite add-in (chocolate chips, blueberries, bananas, nuts, peanut butter, nutella, apples) to put in pancakes?