Tuesday, 1 September 2015

#MyBath | Bath Time with Matalan Direct

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It's very rare I stop and get the chance to relax. I ran a half marathon this week for my marathon training, my body aches all over and I'm so busy I'm not sure if I'm going to meet myself on the way going backwards. With this all being said it'll come at no surprise that I was all over this new campaign from Matalan Direct called #MyBath.  

Matalan Direct are celebrating the fact they now offer bathrooms, which is pretty good because Matalan are normally very affordable meaning it could be cheap to renovate.  I was sent a special package from the Matalan Direct team containing a big fluffy towel, a Coconut Vanilla diffuser, a Coconut Vanilla big chunky candle and a gift card. The #MyBath campaign was about creating the perfect bathtime experience, something I often take the time for and Matalan Direct were interested to see what I created to compliment what I purchased.

Firstly the fragrance I chose is quite smooth and warming so I wanted my bathtime products to reflect that. The candle is nice and chunky making it ideal for the side of the bath tub, although be careful if you do decide to put it on the side of the bath. You can always leave the candle on the side out of the way. The diffuser is a great touch because it leaves the bathroom with that rich aroma regardless of whether it is bath time.

I have found that my head will slip down in the bath so a pillow was a must for this particular bathtime pamper. I also got a really good loofer to give me that soft skin I've been craving all week, but firstly I needed some bubbles. Even though normally I'd of gone for a really rich type of bubble bath, I really needed a muscle relaxing one after all my running this week! 
Smooth skin
I always like to exfoliate as much as I can, especially for the ease of hair removal so I had to get Soap & Glory exfoliator, Pulp Friction but also their body wash too called Orangeasm for a zesty rinse afterwards. I love some of their scents and that exfoliator is just amazing! 
Lush hair
I bought the new Patene Pro-V Keratin shampoo and conditioner and also a Dove hair mask. Indulgent hair washing is one of my favourite bath time activities, washing your hair so it is all beautifully clean then leaving a hair mask on whilst reading a magazine! It is certainly my idea of perfection.
Beautiful complexion
I tend to put a facemask on at this point too and the Nip & Fab  Bee Sting Fix Uplifting max one is perfect for this. It increases blood circulation gently plumping out., giving you soft supple skin. Finally I finished up with Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter, my all time favourite product as it leaves you feel pure lush!

Bathtime should be relaxing and that is exactly what I got out of this experience. I've had candles in the bathroom before but I tend to use unscented ones just for a simplicity, however I loved having such a beautiful smell filling the bathroom whilst I relaxed. I'm about ready for bed now after that! Thanks Matalan  Direct for asking me to be a part of the campaign, if you want to discover more about Matalan Direct and their bathrooms and accessories have a look here.

*Gift card for products provided by Matalan Direct - beauty choices my own. 


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