There isn’t anything quite as nice as slipping into a pair of comfy pajamas after you have soaked in the tub. There are plenty of different fabrics to sleep in, cotton, silk and an array of knits. When it comes to comfort, which is conducive to sleeping pajamas that move with you is the best way to go. Soma has the best “Cool Night” fabric for those of us experiencing ‘hot’ nights. Not only does the fabric breathe, but it also is so soft you forget you have anything on at all. Once you become introduced to these beautiful pajamas, you will be hooked.
I love the old fashioned chenille robes that were worn by our mom’s in the 50’s and 60’s. These pieces of nostalgia were spread with various motifs, always textured and tufted. You can still buy these artful robes through the Canyon Group. The Canyon Group
After a bath, a lush terry cloth robe absorbs all the excess water. Believe it or not, IKEA has an incredible white terry robe for only $39.90. It comes in S/M or L/XL. Even after washing it retains its shape, which is amazing for 100% cotton.Ikea Spa Robe
The year was 1990 and Madonna was hot, hot. Wearing lingerie as an outside accessory seemed taboo and out of the box. This lady helped change that Victorian thinking and as a result, lingerie was not just an inside statement. As a lingerie store “The Best is Underneath” found that women wanted to be more like Madonna and less like their mom. The album “Hanky Panky” had hit the charts and the lingerie manufacturer Hanky Panky was featuring their stretch signature lace thongs and bralettes.
Thong or no thong? Hanky Panky has the softest lace that is no panty line. Although thongs may not be your choice of an everyday panty, there are times you need the no-line look. Once you discover the comfortableness of these thongs, you may never go back to wearing regular panties again.
For skin sloughing that softens at the same time, try Lush’s ‘Buffy’.
“Massage our Buffy body butter all over your wet skin in the bath or shower to make you softer and smooth to the touch, paying special attention to your backside. We add ground rice, almonds, and beans to Buffy to act as exfoliants; the rough textures eliminate lumps and bumps and slough away dry skin cells to reveal brighter, fresher looking skin. Rinse off the exfoliating bits and pat yourself dry. There’s no need for body lotion after a Buffy slaying session because the cocoa and shea butter keep your skin beautifully smooth, moisturized and soft to the touch”.
Clear ageless skin can be yours by keeping dry skin away. You can use a skin brush like Clarisonic that rotates and exfoliates, or you can choose a Medical Skincare product like Obagi. At one time in my life, I suffered from Adult Acne and tried everything. Dry skin was one of the culprits causing this. My skin care consultant suggested that I tried Obagi products and went as far as to ‘guarantee’ that I would be pleased. There are steps in the morning and evening to follow that are r easy. The primary desire is to remove dead skin and allow your new skin to glow through.
Remember to use your leftover skin products on the back of your hands. As we age the real give away to time is how our hands look. A great product for hand care of L’Occitane in Provence’s hand moisturizers with shea butter. You can find fragrances like Jasmine and Bergamot, Lavender and Cherry Blossom.
Lush’s spa treatment in Bath U.K., is a home away from home. Step through the doorway, you transcend to a time and place devoted entirely to you. I sat down at a dining room table across from Hollie Owen, for a spa treatment consultation. A glass of water infused with herbs and citrus and eloquently poured as she explained the nuance of what “Hard Days Night” treatment will involve. Her last words were “At the end, I will repeat a mantra to you and you, are to meditate on those words until you hear a rooster crow. At that point, take all the time you need to dress.” I walked into the room and beheld a pair of pajamas warmed by a hot bottle, warm sheets and an aroma that only Lush can provide. The massage itself was like dancing without trying as the music and movements intertwined. Hollie spoke little, as I listened to an interpretation of Liverpool and the sounds of the seaport and imagined the Beatles. In the end, Hollie whispered “Let it Be, Let it Be”, and I was left to ponder, and repeat those three little words. Yes, time had stood still, and I felt as though I was ten years old again, with dreams of marrying Paul McCartney., I am quite happy to be married to who I am! This experience should be to on your list when you visit a city that offers a spa at Lush. After dressing, Hollie met me for tea and biscuits to ask me how the treatment felt. She also presented me with a special edition of a bath bomb called “Let it Be.” I used this on the last night in London and watched it explode with entrenched gold waters that were a perfect orange marmalade color. Yes, “Let it Be”.
For those of you that haven’t been to Bath U.K., it was the hot spot for the Romans during the Crusades. Today, nearby you can relax at the Thermal Spa, and float as the Romans did centuries ago.