Embrace the cozy pleasures of life with Katie Vaz’s interactive guide to self-care.
Freshly baked bread. Cloud-like pillows. Lavender tea. Katie Vaz’s book on self-care shows readers how slow, cozy warmth can help them deal with the anxieties and challenges of everyday life. Filled with tips for creating the perfect atmosphere of coziness (super soft blankets, fluffy robes, and something binge-worthy on TV) as well as sweet, gentle prompts that inspire readers to fill in their own content (“Fill these clouds with words that make you feel light and free”), this book encourages all of us to slow down and find joy in the little things.
Taken from the book blurb
You may have noticed that the majority of the Self Care Saturday posts are about bath bombs or other bath related items – well fear not because this week I am using this space for a book review!
Make Yourself Cozy is a beautiful book by Kate Vaz that not only educates about self care but has so many cute illustrations that illustrate examples of how you can practise self care yourself.
Relaxing the nervous system, relieving aches and extracting toxins from the body, our Soak Infusion mixes the mineral powers of Epsom and Dead Sea salts with the healing properties of lavender and dried hibiscus. Lavender heals the skin and soul whilst hibiscus enhances skin elasticity and purifies the complexion.
Fill your bathtub with peace, love and positivity – melting into rings of rainbow colour, Groovy Kind Of Love is built with trippy hippies in mind. Flower children will fall for this combination of rosewood, bergamot and ylang ylang oil, which will lift spirits and leave your skin toned, balanced and refreshed.
Taken from the Lush AU website.
Okay so I may chosen this bath bomb solely because it is rainbow. Groovy Kind of Love has the added bonus of not just looking great but it is such a nice experience. The scent of the bath bomb is Rosewood Oil, Bergamot Oil, and Ylang Ylang – which combines to make this smooth and fun smell which was oddly exhilarating.
Oh who am I kidding, Groovy Kind of Love is like bathing in lolly scented water and it is amazing!
What could be better than bathing in a big bath full of strawberries and cream? Use whole, or twist in half to share with a loved one. Fruity strawberry powder freshens and tones, while the creamy filling in this sandwiched bath bomb melts, leaving behind deeply softening water. A touch of black pepper oil gives this bath bomb an edge and brings out its sweet berry scent.
Taken from the Lush AU website.
Strawberries and Cream by Lush is such a fun time. The colours of the bath are a nice soothing pink and the scent is so smooth and lovely. Part of Lush’s #WetheBathers promotion which has seen 50(!) new bath bombs be added to their shop, Strawberries and Cream is one that I had to try.
A soothing, cleansing soak is anyone’s cup of tea. Lay back and steep to your heart’s content as an Earl Grey tea bag emerges from the bright pink fizzing teapot that releases a feel-good bergamot and neroli fragrance and a spattering of blue cornflowers. With green tea to clarify and cleanse the skin, there’s plenty of reason to treat yourself or a loved one to a much-deserved cuppa.
Taken from the Lush AU website.
Okay so I just want to start off by saying that this bath bomb is a teapot. With an actual teabag inside 😲Not only is it themed to the max with a lovely scent but after the bath bomb has dissolved, you continue to steep because it has an Early Grey teabag inside 🥰
Heavenly scent, jasmine absolute seduces you into lilac and silver waters, while the darkness of oudh and the richness of sandalwood keep you there, lingering a little longer. Precious ingredients for a true goddess, lifting your mind to a higher plane.
As each layer unfolds and sodium bicarbonate sends colours swirling, something divine happens to your body. Feel your muscles warming, feel your blood pumping, feel your strength.
Legend says Cleopatra bathed in milk, but a true goddess bathes in butters. Fair Trade Colombian cocoa butter and shea butter melt into creamy waters, then a skin-softening slick of liquid gold argan oil, a holy trinity of moisturisation. Behind the shea and argan, are stories of empowered women’s groups in Ghana and Morocco. Not age-old legends of celestial beings, but real stories from Planet Earth of building communities and defending the natural world.
Do you believe God is a woman?
Taken from the Lush Australia site.
If you only ever buy one Lush bath bomb, make it this one!
Goddess by Lush is such a beautiful and luxurious experience. The water was an amazing and rich purple colour with a surprising depth – Submerging my hand only a tiny bit, I could no longer see my hand beneath the colour and glitter.
Personail is an online nail wrap company based in Sunny Sydney, Australia.
Design focused, and nail art aficionados, we’re and Australian company that offers you a hug range of 100% nail polish wraps to suit any occasion and style.
Think fun, fresh, and one-of-a-kind designs that will inject personal-ity into any day of the week or outfit.
Taken from the Personail site.
Since a Personailstall at Supanova Sydney in 2018, I have been hooked. The nail polish wraps that are available from Personail are not only beautiful and hella professional but some are incredibly geeky ❤
New Year, new blog feature! I’ve decided to try and write one Self Care Orientated post a month. Most of the time this will mean a post about a fancy bath bomb but others may include reviews or discussions on other things that help me deal with stress.
I think Self Care is important and I hope you enjoy the new feature ❤
Polyamorous by Lush
A little extra lovin’ goes a long way. Pop this melting amulet of amour into your bath and feel waves of skin-softening Fair Trade organic cocoa and organic shea butter cherish your skin.
Plumes of soft pink magic will unfurl across the water, as brightening Brazilian orange oil, alluring violet leaf absolute and grounding sandalwood notes put you in the mood.
Taken from the Australian Lush site.
Oh my goodness, Polyamorous by Lush was beautiful. I don’t usually enjoy bath oils or melts but this was absolutely amazing. Watching as Polyamorous melted was an enjoyable experience, seeing the pink hearts slowly dissolve and tinge the water was really lovely.