After nine months in Dublin, I’m used to and fully accept that hot water doesn’t just come out of the tap.
In the summer months, when the boiler is off, I have to flip the switch on and wait, and wait, and wait, for the water to heat up — which at the hour mark I get about 8-10 minutes, at best, of hot water in the shower; and I’ve become an expert at ridiculously quick showers!
Now that the winter months are here, and the boiler is back on, showering is less of an issue because when the boiler is on, you have plenty of hot water. And with winter, and loads of hot water, comes the return of the bath. I LOVE filling up the tub, lighting the candles, turning on some soothing tunes and just soaking — until my fingers are all wrinkly and I’m in a happy place. Unfortunately, hot baths lead to dry skin! Which is a big problem when you have unusually dry skin in the winter anyway!
So I was happy to stumble upon a new product at T.K. Maxx a few weeks ago. I was perusing the aisles, as usual, when I stumbled upon an all over body lotion that smelled divine. Then, I also found, from the same brand, a bath milk — and I thought to myself, perfect timing! So, I present to you, my two FAVOURITE new bath & body products from the Scottish Fine Soaps company:
The Au Lait Bathing Milk has a very light fragrance, but smells luxurious! It contains organic milk protein and natural silk, both of which aid in the hydration of skin, to restore your natural glow — even in the cold winter months! I just poured a few tablespoons into the bath as it fills up and the water turns a milky white and frothy as the mixture interacts with the water. It sounds oddly strange, but it’s almost like you are soaking in a latte, sans espresso; and as a gal who LOVES her coffee, I’m OK with this comparison!
Once out of the bath, I lather on the Boheme Body Creme. It has a fantastic fragrance that lasts through the day, soaks in easily, and leaves my skin feeling moisturized and nourished but is non-greasy. The first ingredient is water, not oil or alcohol, which is what I always look for in a body lotion. Additionally, the creme contains cocoa butter, which is what mixes with the perfumes to create the signature scent — it’s definitely beach inspired though I can’t pinpoint or describe it accurately.
I’m really glad I purchased these products and will definitely be buying them again as I’m going through them rather quickly already! In the UK and Republic of Ireland, you can purchase the products online from the Scottish Fine Soaps company, or you might get lucky enough to stumble upon the products at a stockist near you. It’s worth a try if you encounter it, promise!
XOXO – K