Yesterday was a sunny day with the temperature at 50 degrees, north of Boston in January. No, there’s no climate change, lol. But the balmy winter weather helped melt some of the snow on my lawn, and made me really miss the beach. It’s almost 4 months since I planted myself on the sand, and more than 4 months till I do that again.
So I hopped in the car, ostensibly to return a purchase in Gloucester, but while I was driving, I forgot where I was supposed to be going and I ended up at the beach. No surfers, but plenty of dog walkers. Lots of cars with folks enjoying the view.
One way that I can recapture that beachy relaxed frame of mind is through the bath products I use in the shower.
Temple Spa La La Lagoon Shower Gel
Recently, I wrote in my empties post that I finally finished up a deluxe size tube of Temple Spa La La Lagoon Shower Gel that I got as a hotel amenity some time ago. I fell in love with the fresh beachy scent, but the UK brand Temple Spa wasn’t sold in the U.S. Well, now it is, and I took advantage of their free shipping offer during the holiday to buy some more. It arrived a week ago, so I’m back in business so to speak. The scent seems a little different than in my old tube, but if anything, it’s fresher and even beachier than I remembered. It’s a very nice, non-drying shower gel that produces just enough suds. Sold on the Temple Spa website, 6.8 oz. $18.
Nature Island Botanicals
Nature Island Botanicals as a brand was inspired by owner Daphne’s time living on the Caribbean island of Domenica where she trained as an esthetician. Here booth at the waterfront festival I go to every summer looks like a beach hut.
The year I bought a bar of her new handmade, natural soap, Ocean. I love the calming color of this beautiful soap that Daphne crafted with seashells and “sand” on the top. The “sand” appears to be either salt or sugar, and it acts as a light exfoliant. The Ocean scent is as clean as an ocean breeze. This soap, priced around $10, is so big that I cut it in fourths. It’s very hydrating and lathers very well.
Next is my perennial favorite from NIB, Caribbean Escape coconut body butter. This is the scent of summer. It smells just like a pina colada. I am truly transported whenever I use this hydrating fragrant body butter. The consistency is just perfect: mid weight, easy to apply, quick to absorb, highly moisturizing. I adore this stuff! Price about $25. To order, call Daphne at 954-646-4005.
So I’m making believe I’m at the beach till it’s time for the real thing. How about you? What do you do to simulate summer, or are you a fan of winter and snow?Click here for reuse options!
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