The morning after: a bath, a bar & a period drama.

Upon awaking this morning I found that the stress, pressure and sheer drain of yesterday had effected me adversely after all. Wanting to be able to do everything, go everywhere and be as much as I could be for Corinne, her memory, her family, our friends, MY family… I was shocked in the evening that I’d held up, physically, so well.

But this morning everything hurt, my fingers, my toes, lets not talk of the effort it took to hold up my head and standing? Standing is a most definitely an over-rated pass time and I do not recommend it. Or at least I could not before the delicious bath Greg suggested.

A possibly-will-scald-yourself-but-not-quite water temperature, a beautiful period drama (with one’s hair pinned up in the correct era’s fashion), a cumulus of bubbles, and the luxuriant experience of a gifted Lush Ma Bar and after two hours one can walk down one’s own hallway unassisted on one’s own. MIRACULOUS!

Lush Ma Bar: photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/zanthia/

Something I must say about the Ma Bar though? Its a fabulous idea in theory; the water feels soft and enveloping, the feel of your skin post-bath is soft and sumptuous. The sugar cube dissolves easily so there’s not a hint of scratchiness. The bubbles pile HIGH and you feel very much like a tv heroine. No, that is all quite WONDROUS.

The unfortunate gripe I have, however, is that though chocolate is VERY welcome in near-every situation, the colour of chocolate is STILL brown. And a brown bath is not the most aesthetically pleasing of visual experiences. You clamber out and wonder just HOW filthy you must’ve been before hand – or in my case whether or not I’d managed to soak the colour of my skin off in two hours.

Which I guess wouldn’t be so bad, I’ve managed to wind-burn myself into having a rather impressive inverse-locket (you know, if I were a cat) and with so many special occasions upon us its not the most ENVIABLE of circumstances. I keep asking Greg if he still loves me even if I have unevenly coloured breasts. Apparently he does, poor soul.

But still, for the Ma Bar I give:

Fragrance: 8/10 – okay so my olfactory largely do not function, but it still smelled gorgeous and delicious (sign me up for cake RIGHT NOW).
WoSE (Water on Skin Experience)**: 9/10 – rather soft, comforting and relaxing. JUST what I needed. Does feel like its moisturising the skin while you soak.
Visual Aesthetic: 5/10 – though the fluffy bubbles are heavenly, the BROWN of the bath is quite alarming xD
Leaves your skin feeling: super soft and moisturised – I can’t stop running my fingers across my collarbones ^_^;;
Clean up: NONE! – I found as long as you made sure you crumbled ALL of the bar into the bath, then there was no staining or residual colour left to have to attempt to clean up after.

* photo courtesy of Zanthia @ flickr’s Lush Set, as I was rather incapable of taking my own pre-bath

** I have NO idea how to describe that sensation, I asked Greg & Steffi and though they came up with multiple good suggestions (well Steffi did anyway xD) nothing really hit the nail on the exact head.

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