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This *is* supposed to be on Friday, but illness intervened, so I didn't actually have a full bath til today.

As I was unwell, it was a fairly low-key bath. Had a slow-dissolving, gentle Dragon's Egg, which was just the thing, slightly invigorating but not over-stimulating. Didn't need that today. I really like the newer design of ballistics, with the 'softer', less 'snappy' dissolution, as it seems to last much longer. Maybe I'm just biased.

My hair was absolutely filthy, so a good helping of the brilliantly reliable Big to get it squeeky-clean (literally) was followed with Forever In Bloom so I didn't weigh it down. Extremely reviving.

Scrubbed with Summer Pudding soap to get clean. It's pleasant enough but is a slightly odd mix of softening and exfoliating. Light but pleasant smell, good when feeling moderately grubbt. However, since my eczema has been playing up on my legs, I used the ever-wonderful Randy Butter for the dryer patches. There's an extremely annoying dry patch on my face, just under one eye (right where my glasses sit, gr!), so, since I was out of all face masks except the counter-indicated Mask of Magnaminty, I gave it a gentle wash with Fresh Farmacy, an absolute staple for pretty much any bathroom, I feel. I do miss the layer of little camomile flowers which used to stick to the top (I miss the fact that most of the products are missing their "tops" these days) but it remains pretty effective, especially when you don't want to scrub delicate skin at all. I followed the bath up with a patch of Full Of Grace and a layer of Skin's Shangri-La, which I'm loving right now. It's not vegan because of the lanolin, but I am finding it extremely effective. It also smells positively gorgeous, something that I can't fairly say about Skin Drink.

Cheered myself up for a day indoors being ill by putting on some Karma solid perfume. There's still a little hint left and it's so very reassuring. That's why everyone likes it so much, I guess!
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Well, I missed last Friday's Blog Your Bath Day. However, to celebrate the tremendously exciting news that we now have a working shower again (plus a bonus dead bee from the inside of the switch), I'm blogging last night's ablutions instead.

Having the shower back is a fantastic relief; there is such a thing as too much bathing, sometimes. Because the weather's been a little mean to us all lately, I decided to be reasonably gentle with myself, and stick mostly with tried and tested favourites. So I washed my lank hair with some deliciously revivifying Big, and now it's actually squeaky clean. It also works wonderfully with Okra conditioner for a really soft finish.

I decided to try the tub verson of Rub Rub Rub on the sturdier bits of my skin; I've used the bottle version before, but this slightly tweaked formula and better container is a substantial improvement. It's just abrasive enough to be enlivening, but not rough enough to itch and bother (I hate the solid sugar scrubs *shudder*). This is much easier to use. I found a very old but still good piece of Karma soap for more sensitive washing, and it really is a a very good combination with the Rub Rub Rub, which also contains orange blossom. Just right for being slathered with Karma Kream afterwards.

I actually washed my face with Sweet Japanese Girl, a long-vanished solid cleanser with exfoliant, like a bad-ass version of Babyface. Although I generally think Lush's facial products have improved since I've been using them, I am still a little nostalgic for SJG, which was just such an easy, hassle-free clean. You can't even get it on Retro now, though. I shall be sad when I finally use mine up.

I ended by popping some reliable King Of Skin onto the drier bits, and that was me done. Hurrah! What a glorious relief it all was.



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