Friday, 11 September 2015

#MyBath with Matalan Direct


If there is one room in our house that I am most ashamed of and is in need of a makeover it is the bathroom. Whilst it is the one room where I got to relax, it is one I hate being in. We need to paint, re-tile and have a new suite, so it is something we are constantly saving for. 

Did you know that Matalan Homeware have a newly launched home improvement site? I didn't until I was challenged by them to share my ultimate bath routine and having spent a good hour or so browsing at what options I could have, I pretty could have my perfect bathroom.  Anyway, I chose Coconut Vanilla as my favourite scent from the Matalanhome fragrances, I was sent a lovely package to help me share that routine. The package included a Coconut Vanilla Reed Diffuser and Candle Jar which perfectly compliment one another and a huge soft bath towel plus a £50 voucher to spend in Boots on bath time beauty goodies for my bath routine that will also compliment the Coconut Vanilla fragrance. 

#MyBath with Matalan Direct
I spent some time online deciding what I thought would work. Having a bath for me is about total relaxation and something I look forward to doing, usually because I am usually tired, stressed or in need of an escape and this is exactly how I choose what is going to go into my water. So using my voucher I went for the following items:
  • Westlab Epsom Salts - I am a huge fan of bath salts and they are so underrated. Epsom Salt is a natural solution aid for a fit and healthy body, which has been around for hundreds of years and it is ideal for muscle relaxation, sports recovery, and helping to reduce fluid retention. Westlab Epsom Salts are made of pure Magnesium Sulphate and are great for helping to remove toxins from the body, encouraging muscles to relax thereby accelerating healing and reducing soreness, as well as increasing magnesium and sulphate levels. Magnesium aids muscle control, energy production and helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body. Sulphate is essential for many biological processes including helping to flush toxins.
  • Dead Sea Aromatherapy Bath Salts - Dead Sea Aromatherapy Bath Salts with Frankincense have therapeutic minerals along with aromatherapy oils and rose petals help you to feel your stress just float away. The Frankincense also works to calm both your breathing and your mind whilst soothing tense muscles and rejuvenating your skin
  • Soap and Glory The Daily Soothe Bath Float - This product is packed with rejuvenating Phytofleur cactus, calming Passionflower fruit extract and moisturising Herbasol Mallow which work to invigorate, calm and soothe to promote a good night’s sleep.
#MyBath with Matalan Direct
Once in the bath I always like to ensure I have something to exfoliate with and then wash with for my body and whilst doing that, I always ensure my face has been double cleansed whilst the bath is running and then I apply a facemask just before getting into the bath. So the products I bought for this are:
  • Soap and Glory Sugarcrush body scrub - This has turned out to be one of my favourite body scrubs. It uses mashed brown sugar & sweet lime, almond oil & macadamia grains to exfoliate and polish your skin to leave it soft and smooth.
  • Soap and Glory Sugar Crush bodywash - This bodywash smells divine and compliments the body scrub really well. It has a really energising scent which gives you a bit of a wake up and it moisturises as well as cleans your skin, which is always helpful after a good scrub.
  • Biore Self-heating One Minute Facemask - This purifying face mask warms to open pores and draw out deep down dirt, oil and impurities, then cools leaving skin tingly smooth and refreshed.
  • Quick Fix Facials Facemask - This Calming Clay mask is designed for sensitive and red skin. It uses Oatmeal to help relieve skin dryness and discomfort. Aloe Vera - perfect for helping to reduce skin inflammation and provides moisture. Chamomile Extract - helps to soothe and calm sensitive skin and finally Rose Extract to help minimise redness caused by enlarged capillaries.
  • Biore Deep Cleansing Nosestrips - At least once a month, I use nose strips, just to ensure I have removed dirt and grime as I possibly can. Travelling around London can leave your skin feeling clogged, dry and forever dirty. These strips are infused with natural charcoal, these innovative pore strips draw out excess oil for the deepest clean

#MyBath with Matalan Direct
#MyBath with Matalan Direct
No bath would be perfect without some final accessories.  So for me, this includes a flannel to do a final wipe of the face, a headband which keeps your hair off your face when you are using face masks.  I never wash my hair in the bath, ewww, so I do like to ensure that I don't have numerous products stuck to or in my hair and either wear a shower cap or use a headband like this one. 
#MyBath with Matalan Direct
Finally, the best accessory for making a bath enjoyable is a bath pillow.  I have tried 4 or 5 quite expensive bath pillows in the past and frankly, this one from boots which cost a mere £6.29 not only users suckers to stick to the bath to keep it place, it doesn't lose air, it is comfortable and it doesn't need to be machine washed.
#MyBath with Matalan Direct
So there you have it, my perfect pampering session at home in the bath, all that is missing is my book and a chilled glass of wine!

*PR collaboration, all words my own.

35 comments:

  1. I didn't know Matalan sold things like this, I've not visited a store in ten years so I'm definitely going to check it out now.

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  2. I had no idea that these were available in Matalan. I'm a big Soap and Glory fan, and their Sugar Scrub is on my to buy list.

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  3. I didn't know they had launched a new site! I will have to check it out now :)

    Everything you chose looks like it would be perfect for a pamper night! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  4. Oh my, this looks like my ideal Friday night!! It also looks like a really cute hamper as a gift! I'm not mentioning the C word yet...but you know what I mean!

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  5. I love Matalan but didn't realise they had launched a new site!

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  6. WOW! I never realized that Matalan had such good errr goodies!!

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  7. I had no idea that Matalan did home stuff! My bath room really needs a BIG makeover.

    Your bathtime routine is the exact opposite of mine, I suppose it's because I have little ones and I have to be in and out quickly lol

    Laura x x x

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  8. I love the sound of coconut vanilla. I bet this fragrance smells divine. I haven't been to Matalan for a long time so will check out their new home improvement site.

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  9. Oh coconut and vanilla, I love it. Bet it smells of holidays x

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  10. Ok this is absolutely awesome - I had no idea Matalan were stocking things like this! <3 it! x

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  11. So many lovely things here. I think it's about time I took a look in our local matalan - I had no idea they did things like this

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  12. That sounds like a perfect relaxing evening of pampering! x

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  13. This Soap and Glory Scrub! <3 AMAZING!!!!!

    Dominika
    http://www.dominika.co

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  14. I adore the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush body scrub!! I just went though mine, and I miss the smell of it! It was so yummy!

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  15. Some lovely products here, I love Soap & Glory.

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  16. The bath cushion looks so comfy and relaxing! I haven't been to Matalan in a while x

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  17. I've been meaning to try out some Soap & Glory products. I always hear good things about them, but just haven't gotten around to trying them. The names of the products are SO cute! :-)

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  18. This sounds like the perfect bath! I didn't know Matalan had a home improvement site! Fab! :D

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  19. I love the sound of the coconut and vanilla products they sound lovely, I will be checking out the Matalan site x

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  20. I bought the Coconut Vanilla Reed Diffuser and wasn't overly impressed, I'm actually sat next to it now and can't smell it although I can smell it on my hands when I move the sticks. It's a shame as I had high hopes for it and love vanilla and coconut.

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  21. Gosh I am so envious of all your lovely new bath goodies! Enjoy using them!

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  22. WOW.. this looks like an amazing pamper hamper! My dream come true!!

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  23. I didnt know you can buy all these in matalan! I need to pay a visit to this shop:)

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  24. I love the fact Matalan have set up Matalan Direct. I never knew you were able to purchase these sorts of items, I thought it was only toilets and baths!

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  25. I have never bought toiletries from Matalan. Good to know what a great range they do. x

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  26. Wow, so many great products.. I didn't realise they had such a selection!!

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  27. Great post! I had no idea that Matalan offered all of these products and that they had recently launched a new site. I am a huge fan of soap & Glory and that bath cushions looks fab! We have a new bath and as it's quite big it is difficult to sit up and read a book or use my phone - we definitely need a cushion like this!

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  28. I'm a sucker for a good bath. First thing I do if I have a stressful day! I use the Dead Sea Spa stuff for my face and love it! Also love soap and glory, usually in my Christmas presents so I get to stock up!

    - A

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  29. oh my, coconut and vanilla. my favourite scent of all time. i need it

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  30. It sounds like you have everything covered :-)
    I love my bath time, it is my favorite "me" time of the day.

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  31. Reading this post makes me want to have a bath and relax :D

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  32. I love S&G, and I am an absolute sucker for a good shower gel!

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  33. I'd not heard that Matalan were doing this. We don't do baths in our house though - showers all the way. Even N is now converted.

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  34. I love Matalan for quality and value - I didn't know they did these products though, they look great. Kaz x

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  35. The Bioré mask sounds fab, I definitely need to pick that up! Sugar Crush is one of my favourite scents, it really wakes you up doesn't it :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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