I really want to start writing about some of the companies & new products I am finding through eBay, & local companies, or smaller companies. I have been kind of all over the place lately but I'll start simple right now w/a review of a small company I found on eBay called Swanky Bath & Body.
I put in bids for bath bombs on their eBay site. A 3 pack was listed at $5.14 but I put a max bid of $6, because that's what they sell for on their main site anyway. I won 4, 3 packs consisting of Champagne, Margarita, Balsam Fir, & Eucalyptus & they threw in 1 extra of an Almond Biscotti. Shipping was approximately $12, which is $1 over the price for the priority box that was used. Their bath bombs contain kaolin clay & witch hazel, which have skin calming effects & also cocoa butter.
I was really pleased with these. I had ordered these mostly because of the scents. I've been on a eucalyptus kick lately, bath bombs are better for the lady parts than bubble baths are, & I was also intrigued by the other scents listed. Some common but the others not all that common.
The eucalyptus was not overpowering which was nice.
The balsam fir I used in combination w/a rose scented body wash & the combination was amazing.
The margarita I used in combination w/Need a Margarita? body wash & finished w/a coconut lime body spray.
Last, the champagne I paired up with Philosophy's Bubbly body wash & I am sure it would go amazingly well w/any of their champagne scented washes that they seem to like to put out during the holidays.
They leave a nice froth on the top of the bath & all smell divine, leaving just enough scent on the skin. They are not hard as a rock so they don't take forever to dissolve, but they also don't last too short of a time either. The bath experience is not oily & I come out w/soft skin & no pruned fingers, still always use lotion after. I am really happy with these & would definitely get them again!
To spout off on my personal life now. Yesterday, my friend Laurie & I went to see the new Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt. 1. What? It's not out yet!? Well, last minute I got an e-mail for a pass to an early screening. I had just seen the 3rd movie the other week on one of my movie channels & I have to say I am getting addicted. Never read the books though now I would like to. I remember my friend Deenok was telling me about the books years ago just before they became the "next big thing." I always do enjoy books better because they always have much more to them than the movies.
I was joking around on Facebook that I was going to post spoilers but I'm not like that. Very intense though & it's rated PG13. I personally would wait until the kids are 16 to see this... or older. Very adult! & for all I know it actually may be tame compared to the book, from what I have heard of it. If you are a fan though, you will not be disappointed. Ended well to take us to into the last movie that will be coming out. Eventually.
Where do I get these early screenings? To be honest I have no clue how I got on the lists for these but I think it had to do w/when I lived in Los Angeles. What was cool about living out there was you could get on lists to see movies that were still in production. Like, I saw Radio when it was in post-production. They took us in groups through street sets until we go to the theater & after were asked to stay in a focus group about the movie where they asked questions about it & then after we got free movie tickets! Here it's nothing like that though. You go, you watch for free, you leave. They have reserved seats for press & I have seem them pick people to interview after the show at times, rarely, & not groups. Chris & I have seen other movies through these including Watchmen, and The Hangover before they were officially in the theater.
Most likely you will need to be living close to a major metropolitan area, or a large city to take advantage of these. So if your interested, check out sites like Gofobo or Film Metro. If you do sign up for these & have events in your area though, they keep track of what you take & what you go to. So don't reserve spots for everything if you are not going to go.