One of the simplest, most leisurely, and affordable luxuries is a bubble bath. Most of the time, I just squirt some shower gel into the bath, but sometimes I treat myself to more of a spa-like treatment by splurging on a bath fizzy.
Around this time of year, I head to Lush to stock up on its Holiday bubble bar ($6.95). It is a ruby-red, sparkling thing of beauty that smells so gorgeous. The scent of carnations, a hint of tangerine and a bit of rose is soft and subtle and fresh. And it is such a treat to bathe in a pool of bubbly, shimmery pink water. I can get two uses out of each bubble bar, so it's an easy way to feel fancy without losing your shirt.