Now I’m usually a shower person, so whenever I do make myself a bath I do turn it into a huge deal!! Food, candles, anime, the whole hog. One of my main sayings in life is ‘go big or go home’ so I go all out for that special bath of mine.
Now first things first I have to turn the heating on. I like to be in control of my heating to I let the water heat up for an hour and then turn it off, hence why I only take showers. I can only be in the shower for 5 minutes max before the water turns icy cold!! It’s a pain in the arse but it saves you a lot of money in heating and water. Now let’s get to the bits you guys might actually be interested in.
Lush Bath Bomb
A Lush Bath Bomb is a must for any bath!! I mean, you could have a plain boring ol’ bath but why do that when you can have a bright green bath? Or a really over the top Kawaii desu bath filled with sweet rose fragrance filling the air, in-your-face pink appearance and glitter for that post bath sparkle. I used one of my bath bombs I received Christmas time called ‘Twilight’. On the website they say “If sleep is evading you, this combination of essential oils will help you get ready for a good night’s rest, As Twilight dissolves, it turns from the colour of the setting sun and gets darker, turning your water a shimmering deep purple. The fragrance has been designed to help you sleep: Lavender is soothing, mind-clearing and calming fragrance, used in aromatherapy to treat insomnia and aid restful sleep, while benzoin and tonka call to mind a milky caramel malt drink”. It looks pretty and sets to the mood for a calming relaxed bath.
Free! Iwatobi Bath Figurines
While most people use rubber ducks as a bath time accessory I purchased some free! Iwatobi Bath figurines which complete any bath time for me. Free! Iwatobi is one of the most popular anime’s around at the moment and it centres around a group of friends before they graduate from elementary school and form a swim club. Their old swimming team Rin returns from Australia and is on their rival team, he challenges Haruka to a race which he wins but Haruka hasn’t swam competitively for a while so he sin’t on top form. Once the begin their team they challenge Rin to a swimming competition. Since the first series they’ve had Free! Eternal Summer where Sousuke enters (anime dreamboat and my favourite character) as well as a OVA where they have a very serious water gun fight. Free! is an amazing anime which inspired the abridged ‘50% off’ which is absolutely hilarious!! Even though I found mine from Ebay at a very low price ($16 + free shipping, lucky me!) you can purchase them on wanelo.com.
Soaps are an obvious item to have on you during a soak and usually I stick with Dove – it’s clean not much rubbish added to it and it’s very good for my skin. No spots for this little lady. But for a bath I wanted something fun and different, leave my comfort zone and try different products. Here I have two pop-soaps which I purchased Shore which is down the Esplanade in Penarth. They’re perfect summer soaps shaped to look like sweets, cakes and lollies. I chose the Lemon Sherbert as I’m a big fan of the smell of Lemon as well as a pretty pink/white lolly shaped soap too. They smell beautiful and look good enough to eat!! Their kind to sensitive skin and have never been tested on animals.
Sweets and Snacks
I’m lucky enough to have enough space next to my bath to place some random items of my choosing and their is enough room there for snacks!! Yayy!! The snack I went for this time include a marshmallow pizza slice which we got in a little sweet shop down at the Esplanade as well as some other sweet goodies and also some Reese’s peanut butter chocolate which I’m completely in love with at the moment!! I’ve never really tried peanut butter before so I wouldn’t say I wasn’t a fan but a lot of the gym buffs I follow on Instagram seem to love it and their still looking good so I gave it a try it’s absolutely delicious!!
I cannot not have a bath without a Yankee Candle burning. Let’s be honest, these days you need candles to set the mood for a relaxing bath! I chosen the Winter candle Amber Moon to flicker some light during my ol’ soak. Beautiful autumn scents are going to waft throughout my bathroom!
So there you have it, my bath time essentials but one thing is missing. Anime. Of course when I soak the laptop is placed on a little desk so I can watch some anime. I usually stick with cute romantic ones since it suits the mood. Can’t really watch Tokyo Ghoul when I’m trying to relax, so here is a list of animes to watch when your trying to relax in the bath;
- Sailor Moon
- Kaichou wa maid-sama
- Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi
- Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Enjoy your bath time guys!!