How To

Bring your Holiday Home

Uplifting Bath & Body

Although the majority of us aren’t actually going back to school, there’s something about the start of September that spells ‘the end’ of summer sunshine, sea, sand and sangria… or in other words; September = GLOOM. Which is why you need these tropically-scented concoctions right now – to prolong that post-holiday happiness, dispel the despair and make forthcoming autumn more bearable.

‘Carpe diem’ seems difficult when the forecast threatens nothing but off-white-to-very-black cloud. So, if you open the curtains, to discover the sun is vacationing elsewhere, (quelle surprise!) entrust COMO Shambhala’s {Invigorate Shower Gel} with the task of brining Bali to your bathroom. it’s brimming with natural perker-uppers – eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender and geranium to name a few – and will help to shove you into wakefulness (and hopefully, a better mood).

If you’ve only just come crashing back into the real world (sob), Kai’s {Body Glow} smells like Hawaiian air and is a miraculous blues-buster, as well as a brilliant tan-extender. Jojoba, aloe and chamomile oils combine to keep skin conditioned (without any stickiness), so you can stay sun-kissed (and smug) ’til half term… if you’re lucky enough to have one.

And just because the holiday is over for another year, doesn’t mean you have to jump straight back on the stressmill. The shower is one of few places you can’t use your phone/tablet/laptop, so ignore all emails and calls (for five minutes), and pretend you’re in paradise. Much more easily accomplished with {Waters Therapy Shower} – a detachable, screw-on shower head (works with almost all standard, cable showers), that softens water, eliminates chlorine, minimises wastage and (should you so choose), transforms your bathroom into an aromatherapeutic steam-room, thanks to lavender or citrus-scented cartridges.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…