Finely crushed ice, lucious bits of lemon and the tart yet sweet taste of lemonade.
If you are a Rhode Islander, you know exactly what I am describing: Del’s Lemonade. It is the refreshing treat I grew up with while living back in my home state, and no, it is NOT Italian ice.
So when Makes Scents Natural Spa Line sent their Organic Spiked Lemonade my way, my immediate thoughts upon opening the products were summer and happiness. Isn’t it funny how a fragrance can make you immediately nostalgic? Read more
In an effort to be more well groomed in 2013, I thought I would begin the new year with an all out at home waxing session. I mean what better way to get rid of the old and welcome the new, soft, smooth and newly hairless, than by ripping it out by its roots?
In an ode to winter I had neglected my usual waxing for quite some time, after all, isn’t a bit of extra hair natural insulation? OK, maybe that’s a bit of stretch seeing as how I live in Florida, but I needed some type of an excuse when my boyfriend gave me the side eye after lovingly rubbing my legs. Read more
In the last year I have had to drastically cut back on visits to the spa.Â My normal routine would Â include monthly waxing, facial, threading, microdermabrasion and a few other treatments. In the last year my budget has just not allowed me the luxury of myÂ “normal monthly beauty routine”, so like any good recessionista I’ve had to findÂ at-home spaÂ alternatives.Â And I did a few months back when I discovered Repechage, a professional line of skincare productsÂ available at spas around the globe.Â I tried a few skincare products from this line and they performed great, spa quality results at home.Â I was excited to find out if their bath and body products would also give me that at-home spa feeling.
I tried their line of Sea Spa bodycare, which included the Sea Spa Body Wash, Sea Spa Bubble Bath and the Sea Spa Massage, Bath & Body Oil.Â All of these products are infused with essential oils and sea plants and they all have a really soothing fragrance.Â TheÂ body washÂ is a soap-free foaming gel that left my skin feeling clean but not dry.Â The bubble bath is also soap and sulfate free and contains essential oils that are combined together to help detoxify, ease tension and Â relax muscles.Â The fragrance of the bubble bath definitely helped me to relax and my skin did not feel as dry as it normally does after soaking in a bath for 20 minutes, I was a bit disappointed that the bubbles dissolved rather quickly, though.
My favorite is definitely the Massage, Bath & Body Oil.Â It left my skin feeling smooth and silky and contains no artificial color or synthetic perfume.Â These bath and body products did not disappoint, they performed just as well as the skincare products that I’ve tried from this line.Â Just the fragrance alone was enough to make me feel like I had created a spa in the privacy of my own bathroom, the only thing missing from the equation was a thick, plushy spa robe…make sure you have one handy before beginning your Repechage spa experience at home.