You might’ve noticed that things have been quiet on swatchgirl.com over the past month or so (and if you didn’t notice, humour me and pretend you did). I hurt my back quite badly recently and it’s made sitting down for more than a few minutes into a riotously painful experience, never mind kneeling or bending over to set things up in my photo studio. Going through the motions to sit still long enough to write a blog post has been nigh on impossible, hence the gradual trickle into silence on this blog.
Don’t get old, kids. Stay youthful forever.
Anyway, I’ve had a lot of time recently to lie flat on my back and curse my frail flesh prison, but I’ve also had an excellent excuse to run myself huge lavish baths: sitting chin-deep in our cartoonishly oversized bathtub has been one of the only ways to get some relief for my poor fragile back. Consequently I’ve been getting some seriously mileage out of The Body Shop‘s latest bath and body offering in the new(ish) Wild Argan Oil line, particularly the Wild Argan Oil Bubbling Bath and Wild Argan Oil Miracle Solid Oil.
As much as long warm baths have been beneficial for my back, they haven’t been that kind to my already dry and irritable skin. Getting out of the tub looking like a wrinkled prune is one thing, but getting post-bath dry and tight skin is something else all together! I’ve been comboing a generous squirt of Wild Argan Oil Bubbling Bath and a hearty dash of QV Bath Oil to create an ideal bath cocktail of medium bubbles and silky smooth skin.
I’m also liking Wild Argan Oil Miracle Solid Oil as a dab here/dab there moisturising treatment for cuticles, nails, elbows, feet, anywhere that needs a wee bit of hydration. The solid set argan oil melts on contact with skin, and has a moderate amount of slip – if you dab it on your elbows, you’re not going to discover that it’s melted and gooped everywhere from neck to knee. One thing to note is that it’s very, very yellow and leaves a faint cast on my fair skin. It can be used on both your bod and you hair but, again, if you’ve got ultra lightened hair like I do be wary that it can leave a light yellowed stain on your locks. For brunettes and redheads, however, this is a treat on your hair! Apply it sparingly through your ends and crown before blowdrying; it’ll give some weight and shine while subtly weighing down any baby hairs and frizzy ends.
I don’t recommend hurting your back to earn yourself extra bath privileges and/or couch time, but hey, you gotta find the positive in every situation, right?
This item was generously provided to swatchgirl.com.