Bianca's 'We're Not In Kansas Anymore' Cocktail
Sometimes you just need a hug. Whether that be a physical one between friends or family, or an phycological one in the form of a good feast or a bath. In my case, the bath option always seems the most inviting, and so I set about choosing a cocktail that would suit my mood this evening.
I chose We're Not In Kansas Anymore for two reasons. Firstly, in my attempt to cut down on my bath collection, I was looking for a cocktail that would utilise more than one product in a single go, and secondly, the title just seemed far too magical for me to ignore it any longer.
As I stated in the video that coincides with this review, you don't necessarily have to use three full products in this bath - halving or perhaps even quartering each of them would still yield a fantastic bath. However, if you want the 'wow factor' and are looking for something pretty special to share the tub with, using all three of the items would be a good way to go about it.
Although it was discontinued a few months back now, I was eager to use one of my Dorothy Bubble Bars - a product that I was never interested in when it was around, but annoyingly grew to love and appreciate even more when it was no longer available. This soft, floral fragrance contains a generous helping of ylang ylang and orange to give it a sweet but definite floral aroma.
Unfortunately, despite its wonderful design, this bubble bar doesn't exactly work wonders in the tub - the water becomes a rather murky looking yellow colour that doesn't exactly inspire the best of reactions. Nevertheless, the smell is strong enough to last the entire bath and it leaves the water lovely and soft.
Up next is the Dreamtime Bath Melt. This gentle chamomile, lavender and ginger melt is wonderfully soft in scent and texture, and turns the water into a thick, nourishing drink for the skin. This luxury bath melt contains a whole host of oils alongside cocoa butter, all rich in antioxidants which help to heal and condition skin; almond oil is an unscented but highly nutritious oil with a high vitamin E content. When used in cosmetics, it helps to smoothen the skin and leave it feeling silky soft; lavender oil can be used to heal skin inflictions and soothe muscular discomfort. Furthermore, it can also calm the mind and aid restful sleep. Alongside cocoa butter, which soothes itchy and irritated skin, this luxury bath melt is a powerhouse of ingredients.
Finally, Golden Wonder gives this cocktail a wonderful light grape aroma and fills the tub with a beautiful display of blues, whites, pinks and yellows. This Christmas favourite gives the whole bath a lovely crisp, citrus element to it, and while you'd think it wouldn't work with the other components, it actually creates a strong, robust aroma that you can lose yourself within.
You're left with a lovely rich, turquoise-coloured bath water that not only smells delicious, but really gets to work at nourishing and softening your skin. This was such a welcome break from my usual citrus-dominated cocktails, and until you've experienced how well Golden Wonder and Dreamtime Bath Melt works together, you've not lived!
Rating: 9.0 out of 10.