Welcome to the second week of my #soaksunday . It’s so exciting!
I really enjoyed the feedback that I received on Instagram. Everyone was so positive about me starting this new tag.Thank you all so much. It’s such a relief to know that an idea I had to expand and enrich my feed has been so warmly welcomed.
So my read for this week is ‘Wayfarer’ by Alexandra Bracken. This is the follow up to ‘Passenger” which I read last year and thoroughly enjoyed. Its a time hopping fantasy and I’m so happy that the wait for the next installment didn’t take too long.
So here is the synopsis, directly from Amazon since I haven’t finished it yet:
Etta Spencer didn’t know she was a traveler until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. Now, robbed of the powerful object that was her only hope of saving her mother, Etta finds herself stranded once more, cut off from Nicholas-the eighteenth century privateer she loves-and her natural time.
When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she’s blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she’s been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future.
Still devastated by Etta’s disappearance, Nicholas has enlisted the unlikely help of Sophia Ironwood and a cheeky mercenary-for-hire to track both her and the missing astrolabe down. But as the tremors of change to the timeline grow stronger and the stakes for recovering the astrolabe mount, they discover an ancient power far more frightening than the rival travelers currently locked in a battle for control. . . a power that threatens to eradicate the timeline altogether.
From colonial Nassau to New York City, San Francisco to Roman Carthage, imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, New York Times #1 best-selling author Alexandra Bracken charts a gorgeously detailed, thrilling course through time in this stunning conclusion to the Passenger series.
It sounds amazing right? I couldn’t put ‘Passenger’ down. All the twists and turns, the danger, the potential love interest…hmmm
So to the bath itself.
I choose shades of lilac to match the gorgeous book cover as best as I could.
I used a cocktail of products mainly by Lush cosmetics. I started with ‘the comforter‘ bubble bar, which I finely chopped on a cutting board. I added to that a few cubes of ‘93,000miles‘ Shower jelly, and topped it off with a large squeeze of Bath & Bodyworks‘Be Enchanted’ shower gel. Now it was my intention to add the final touch with a Lush ‘Twilight‘ bath bomb, but I realized that my bath had already bombed with no help, when I checked the water temperature…IT WAS COLD!!!! oh no….
You see my lovely husband has suddenly got into the fine habit of using a timer for our hot water system. Today it went off very early. Imagine my distress when I was anticipating stepping into this delicious bubble bath with a fine cocktail of gorgeous products designed to soften my skin and relax me; and then discovering that it wasn’t going to happen. Luckily I hadn’t sacrificed the bath bomb before I noticed.
I mean, there I was, my blueberry tea ready, my Anthology candle flickering with ambience, and it was not to be.
I love this darling ‘The Right Path’ mug by Evie Seo from Society 6. Do you think it makes my tea taste better?
I just love flowers!
this cocktail looks good enough to eat right?! I was in good company with my Sonny Angels flower collection dudes.They didn’t complain one bit.
Well, all was not lost, because I still have plenty more bath gel and bubble bar left for later. I’ll add the bath bomb video tomorrow when I’m sure the water will be hot.
But even though it didn’t all run exactly to plan, I had great fun playing around with the theme and setting it all up. Please let me know what you think.
Have a great day,
lots of love,