I've never considered bath things under my umbrella definition of "beauty products", but with the abundance of "What's in my Shower" posts popping up, I've found myself oddly fixated. I do enjoy shower time, and I wish I were more of a bath person so I justify spending money at Lush but...what do people do in baths? Especially those of us who lack iPads -- what is it that you do in there? Also, what do people think about while they do cardio?
My full-fledged shower routine probably takes about a half hour -- that includes washing my hair, dry-scrubbing, doing a hair mask, the whole shebang. I spoke about dry-brushing in this video (isn't that a blast from the past? It was when I first realized I could directly upload Youtube videos from my phone), so I try to do that whenever I remember. It ends up being about twice a week. Then in my shower, I wash my hair with one of two shampoos -- the Pureology Purify Shampoo or the Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco Shampoo, which I've decanted into an old Aesop container. I no longer keep litre bottles in my shower ever since I once dropped one on my foot and my neighbours thought I was being attacked. Which I was, technically. In its matching conditioner container, I mixed up my Macadamia Deep Repair Mask with half a bottle of the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment. I'm kind of enjoying this pump bottle -- it's way less messy than scooping the product out of the tub with my hands. I try to leave that in for as long as I can, so I'll comb that through, pull my hair back and play with my other products while it sinks in.
For body products, I use Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap as my squeaky-clean shower gel, and switch to L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil for days that I need more hydration. With both, I use my Salux Wash Cloth, which provides all the exfoliation that I didn't get when I dry-brushed. I originally reviewed this wash cloth here, and it makes all my body products twice as foamy! For face products, I keep whatever I'm trying to use up in my shower. Right now it's the Lancome Creme Radiance (for days that I really need a deep clean) and the last four or five pumps of Nuxe Lait Demaquillant. I also have a deluxe sample of Kate Somerville's Exfolikate that I've been really enjoying using. Would love to find a less expensive alternative though! After the rest of my body has been taken care of, I'll turn on the cold water and rinse out the hair mask. That's my ultimate shiny-hair weapon (except for Chi Silk Infusion, but that's another post).
What shower products are you loving at the moment?