What’s in my Shower?

Hey all! It is another hot day in Brooklyn, NY and I will probably hibernate in my house with the air conditioner. My mom is coming over today to hang out since our apartment stays much cooler. I like to live in an icebox at all times. One of my favorite things to do in the summer (and everyday) is take a shower. I don’t feel good until I have showered for the day and in this weather, it brings on some relief!

Being obsessed with products, I have a few lying around my shower. I have actually pared down quite a bit and instead of 30 products in the shower, I think I have gotten down to maybe 15 total. My trick was to really just use up those things that I am sick of and not add anything until absolutely necessary. In fact, I have also been cleaning out my hair product closet and giving things to my aunt, since she is a hair stylist. I am sure she will find some clients to use them on.

Currently, I have these items in my shower:

It is a shower expose.

It is a shower expose.

Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery  Treatment: I have a fairly full jar but haven’t used it in a long time. I should give it to my friend that likes it. It is a really thick conditioning treatment.

Suave Mint Anti-Dandruff Shampoo: This has a few washes left and I just need to really use it up. It is a good shampoo and doesn’t smell like a dandruff type. I think they only make the coconut anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner now and I did like that one better.

Suave Professionals  Rosemary +  Mint Shampoo: I put to the wayside because I dye my hair but I think there maybe 2-3 washes left. I need to just kill it off. It smells delicious and feels really refreshing.

Dove Body Wash: My husband uses this. It is his favorite.

Queen Helene Placenta Shampoo: I have a pretty full bottle and I do like it, as a little goes a long way and it doesn’t strip hair color.

Perlier Honey and Tiramisu Honeycomb Shower and Bath Cream: My aunt got this from someone for Christmas and of course I end up with it. Though it makes my skin soft, I am not loving the scent.

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shower Gel: I am about halfway done with this and I love the minty fresh smell.

L’Oreal Color Vibrancy Shampoo & Conditioner: These are really my go to for daily cleansing and are pretty full.

Even the windowsill has crap.

Even the windowsill has crap.

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser: I love how this soap-free formula foams up and really cuts the oil on my face. For ultra-gentle, I find it to be ultra-scented.

Philosophy Cleansing Hair to Toe Baby Wash: I got this because I am ultra sensitive during certain points in the month (a-hem). I actually really just like the formula and there is a light scent that isn’t a fragrance additive. Unfortunately, I can’t find it anymore.

ETUDE HOUSE Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam Moist: I got the very small tube when I ordered from KollectionK.com. A little goes a long way and I am loving it. This formulation is for dry skin but I don’t find it to make me oily and my face feels very clean after using it.

Urban Decay Joe Glow Body Scrub: I had this forever and finally got around to using it. It was sealed and in a dark place- they don’t even make this anymore. It is some kind of coffee scrub and it does the job. I have about 1/4 bottle left.

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator: I love this scrub and may eventually purchase as this is just a deluxe sample. I have very little left and think it should be done soon. It is a scrub with micro crystals and enzymes. My face looks brand new after every use.

Pure Silk Shaving Cream: This is a necessity in the summer. I’m not picky with shave cream and this was cheap.

Ulta Men Hair + Body Wash in Citrus: I bought my husband some manly stuff. It smells really nice and uh manly.

Miss Jessie’s Creme De La Creme Conditioner: I am about half way done. I really like this and use it when I don’t need to wash but just need to refresh and condition.

Shower comb: This comb is old. When we move at the end of the year, I will throw it away.

Shower pouf: I throw these out every couple of months, though they say you can wash them.

Razor: I changed my razor head every other week or about every eight shaves.

What do you keep in your shower?

Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO

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Man Repelling Birch Box?!

Okay, okay… I have had my GlossyBox for over two weeks and I really couldn’t try anything because I got sick. Today, I’m going to empty two subscriptions boxes with one lipstick swipe- GlossyBox The Man Repeller Edition and Birch Box February.

I ordered the Man Repeller curated box because MR it is a cool blog about fashion- it’s a little twisted which is why I like it. GlossyBox has shipping issues. Boxes come late, I am always worried I won’t get it, customer service is pretty impossible, and having OCD, I worry someone has managed to mess with my subscription and credit card. Paranoia aside, I got my GlossyBox on a Saturday morning. Actually, I got two of them.

The GlossyBox magazine, squared.

The GlossyBox magazine, squared.

Two, you ask? Yes, I was pretty curious as to why I got two boxes and of course, I thought they charged me twice. They didn’t- GlossyBox sent out an email, assuring that subscribers were not charged for the second box and to keep and enjoy it! I would have liked if the boxes differed a bit more than they did, though! My sister got  the second box and I only took one product from it that I knew she would not use.

Contents did not explode, considering there are two of everything!

Contents did not explode, considering there were two of everything in my Glossyboxes.

Today, I received the February Birch Box, which stinks as usual. I’m really so annoyed with BirchBox. Can’t wait to say good-bye. I’ll give you a quick rundown of the products and some pictures, too. I finally got a new camera, so I just might start taking real photos soon.

GlossyBox Contents:

I just realized the sticker comes off of the box. Excellent. I will stick it on my forehead.

I just realized the sticker comes off of the box. Excellent. I will stick it on my forehead.

Sebastian Professional Potion 9: I mix hair cream with my gel, so this will get used eventually. It is a nice size, too, at 1.7 FL OZ/ 50 ml.

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum: The product I took out of my sister’s GB because I am a greasy beast. The tube mentions the serum controls shine. Sold.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Mascara in 01 Extreme Black: The name says it all and will it multiply by two since I got two boxes?

Le Metier De Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution: SPF 50 is good, described as “rich and emollient” bad for this oil heiress. My mom will get this packet.

Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Toilette: I wear this. It is musky and warm.

And the TWO full size products are…

Liquid Sand by O.P.I. in “Can’t Let Go”: I was excited to see this in the Man Repeller box. It is from the Mariah Carey collection and is a beautiful blue/purple depending on the light. It’s a matte glitter. I’ll let you know! $8 US

I have to admit when I read the name of the polish, I almost peed myself.

I have to admit when I read the name of the polish, I almost peed myself.

Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance Lipstick in Fierce: I am snapping my fingers in a Z formation. I love this color. It is a bright red. My sister got Wild, a cool red which suits her better. This lipstick is $26 US, so alone it covers the GlossyBox cost.

Fierce! Lipstick

Fierce! Lipstick

Birch Box will be quick.

At least I got the polish I saw in the sneak peek.

At least I got the polish I saw in the sneak peek.

Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator: It has papaya, micro-crystals, and aloe. It’s a scrub and a full size tube is $34 US for 120 ml. The sample is 20g.

Lancome La Base Pro Perfecting Make-Up Primer with Smoothing Effect: $42 for a full size bottle on the Lancome website, this primer is supposed to smooth out your bumps, lines, wrinkles, creases, pores, low self-esteem, bad body image- oh! Sorry! Ranting.  I have a few primers. My favorite is by Too Faced so I will most likely pass this along.

Color Club Professional Nail Laquer in  Wild Cactus: A pretty emerald green in a mini-version. I like CCP so I will use this up. BirchBox sells it for $8 US but there is a nearby store that sells it for $6 US.

Have and Have

Have and Have

Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls: I use this already and have a bunch of samples. It smells like Downy, cuts frizz, and makes big, bouncy curls. 8.5 oz is $22 US.

Ghirardelli Caramel Chocolate Square: Love these.

This box was not worth $10, even with shipping. Just sayin’.

I got my ipsy bag this week but I wasn’t impressed. It was still better than BirchBox. I really don’t like BirchBox anymore. Can’t you tell?

Keep Calm & Primp On!