Product Review: Scuba Bath Shop

Ok, so I think the products that Christy of Scuba Bath Shop sent in are my new favorites. I don't have one complaint or one nitpick or anything. ^.^

I received a basic cardboard box in the mail and was excited, of course. I love trying new things and reviewing them for my readers.
I opened the package up and was hit with beautiful fragrance with notes of flowers and coconut and citrus. WOW. It was amazing and I couldn't wait ot dig through the rafia that covered up the products to see what was inside.

Scuba Bath Shop Goodies

Inside there was body scrub, lotion, lip balm, and this cool scrubby pouch filled with sweet smelling coconut goodness.

Scuba Bath Shop Keywest Lime Lip Balm, $6

The first thing I tried was the Key West Lime lip balm. I don't think I've ever used a lip balm that went on so smoothly. It smells so refreshing and feels awesome on your lips. My favorite thing about this lip balm is that you don't have to reapply six thousand times a day to see and feel benefits- once this awesome stuff absorbs, your lips just feel silky smooth and totally moisturized with out any residue or sign that you had to use something to make you lips look & feel so fabulous. How cool is that?

Scuba Bath Shop White Palm Cocoa Cream, $10

My hands get wicked dry in the winter. The cold, dry air and my skin do not mix well- I need a moisturizer that does what it's supposed to do and I found it. The
white palm cocoa cream at Scuba Bath shops works remarkably well- you don't have to use much at all, which is a bonus, as well. The lotion smells amazing, it is fresh and creamy, and kind of sweet. I love it. The white palm cocoa cream absorbs ultra quickly, so I don't have to stand around freezing to death in my apartment while waiting for my moisturizer to absorb. It takes like a minute, seriously. That is really fast!

What I used next time I showered was the Kiwi Sugar Body Scrub.

Kiwi Sugar Body Scrub, $10

Whoa! It's awesome!
It exfoliates beautifully. It smells amazing. It feels awesome. Everything about it is, dare I say, perfect. Never have I used a body scrub that does it all well- when I opened it up I saw a beautiful, thick formula that smelled like cocoa and sugar, it was inviting to say the least. When I started to scrub, gently I might add, my body felt more smooth and soft then it has ever felt before. When I rinsed off what was left, my skin was so awesome! I swear, my complexion was even better- it's amazing stuff. When it dries, which is just about as fast as the lotion, your skin is thanking you repeatedly for being so good to it.

The last thing I tried from sanibel shower sackScuba Bath Shop was the sanibel shower sack. What is this, you ask? The sanibel shower sack is a burlap bag filled with cleansing goodness to exfoliate your body and make you look & feel amazing. It comes in several scents, which is nice, as well. I got the sanibel shower sack casa de coco and it's delightful. That kind of rhymed... You get 6 in a box when you order for just $18!

Sanibel Shower Sack, 6 for just $18 at scubabathshop.com.

If you've been looking for new body goodies, I really think you should check out the products at scubabathshop.com. Everything was awesome and I plan to shop there in the future, for sure.


Fab Find: Rockett St George

Not too long ago Jane sent me an email introducing me to a new place to shop called Rockett St George.

Magic Love Ring, £160.00

When I clicked on the link to rockettstgeorge.co.uk, I found a bunch of cool, modern stuff- from home furnishings, to accessories, to clothing, there is a bit of everything. And all of it is striking- there is nothing boring about the offerings at Rockett St George.

Jill Green Silver Screen Clutch, £48.00

I had a really hard time deciding what to feature. The accessories were easy, it popped out at me immediately. The home furnishings and furniture were what really threw me- everything is so cool and unique, how could one choose and feel like they were showcasing all that this shop had to offer? One really could not. That's why you need to go check everything out. You'll be impressed.

Susan Bradley's Black Creep Shelf, £95.00

Lucky for those of us in the states and other countries, they ship internationallky. They also accept Paypal and I know how many of you are going to love that! Go shop!


Killer Find: Unchaste

I like accessories. Belts, wallets, bags, etc. You know what I'm talking about. What I especially like is when I find some that really stand out. Another bonus, when they are from an emerging company that caters to boys. Well, men, but I like calling them boys.

belt designed by I Love Dust, £70

Unchaste is a really small business run by to guys from London. Sam and Ben run the show, making things in limited quantities- another bonus of shopping with
emerging designers, nothing is mass produced and the chances of running into someone wearing the same thing you are is super slim. IndependentLuxe loves that.

belt designed by Six Black Roses, £70 - belt designed by Root Down, £70

At Unchaste, you'll be hit with the most
unique printed belts you've ever seen. Bold graphic designs that will be noticed from across the street, maybe from the end of a city block. That is how stunning the
belts at Unchaste are.

The Bride, leather wallet, £55

Lucky for the guys in your life that like fashion, Unchaste also offers
bad ass wallets. Above is my favorite. Designed by Marc Crane of
marcsbrain.com, The Bride is bold, mysterious, and eerie. I like that unusual combination.
Just £55.

Go buy something, please.
Sam and Ben deserve it and so do you.


Cool Find: Studio Numen

Every now and then I come across jewelry that totally wows me. I am not a person that needs something to be completely over the top wearable art (that's not actually wearable), it just has to be gorgeous. The jewelry by designer Margot di Cono does just that- it wows me. Every piece is as striking as the last with it's beautiful materials and organic styling.

Studio Numen has perfected the art of wearable art. The colors and textures combined with the organic shapes & top notch jewels makes this art that is truly wearable.

Unfortunately for serious jewelry shoppers, we can't shop online for Margot's gorgeous work. However, we can admire it. And, if we're lucky we can purchase it at a few galleries with a high taste level.
Current galleries include:
Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA.
Aaron Faber Gallery in New York, NY.

If you're looking to feel inspired, or just looking for something gorgeous to buy, check out Studio Numen and visit those galleries if you are nearby.


Product Review: Sweet As You Please soy candles

Once again it's that time of year where it's crisp enough to cuddle up on the couch with some tea or hot cocoa next to a fireplace... or, if you live in an apartment like myself, next to some candles since the whole fireplace in an apartment is against the law here (BS, I know!).

A week or two ago I received two candles from
Sweet As You Please.
They came packaged in pretty silver organze pouches.

Sweet As You Please is a small women owned business that creates deliciously scented soy candles in a few forms. What I mean by that is, you get your votives, your candles in a glass jar, and in my case, candles in a travel tin for travelling- I like the idea of using them on a candlelit picnic (now that sounds sweet). Oh, you can also get custom candles- neat, eh?

Blackberry Sage and Ruby Reds travel tin candles at
sweeetasyouplease.com. 2 oz. $3.50, 4 oz. $6.50.

One is a 4oz. travel tin and the other is a 2oz. travel tin. They are adorable. They look lovely inside and they are scented to match.
I have in my possession a 2oz travel candle in Blackberry Sage which has a really pleasant spicy, yet sweet blueberry pie thing going on. I smell this and I want to bake up a storm and get festive.
The other candle I have is Ruby Reds, which is sweet and fruity- perfect for lighting up next to your tub and relaxing.

The candles burn a beautiful big flame and the scent fills the room without being too much- thankfully it's not like walking into Yankee... wear you almost get knocked out. You know what I'm talking about. Sweet As You Please has found the perfect balance of scented without be overpowering.

So, this season, when you want some lovely scented candles that aren't traditional beeswax, go for soy candles at Sweet As You Please. Not only because they're long burning and scented perfectly, but you can get custom candles that are truly perfect for you.


Sale Alert: Grace Ann Studios

Grace Ann Studios is an INDEPEDENTluxe favorite and IL has great news. Grace Ann Studios is having it's first ever annual sale. The sale is TWO days only, Saturday and Sunday: November 4th and 5th.

What's in it for you? Stationery. Cards. Sets. From Birthdays to Thank You cards to Invitations. There is something to fit an upcoming occassion.
Cards will be marked up to 50% off, people! GO BUY SOME!