Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Most Dangerous Bathroom

Well, folks, the big move (two miles away, maybe?) is in less than two weeks!  That means that we've been packing like fiends, Thomas has a sinus infection from all the dust, and you can't walk through the house for all the boxes.  It also means that the decorating bug has latched onto me, and I've been scouring the Internets for all things art deco for the new place.  Somehow, that search led me to this:
Photo by BustedTees
It's a ninja toothbrush sanitizer!!  $29.95 at BustedTees.  After you brush your teeth and rinse your brush, place the head of the brush into the sanitizer, and a special germicidal UV light ninjas away 99.9% of germs.  I want one.  It doesn't go with a darn thing in my house, but it's so cute, and Thomas would love it.

Since I had ninjas on the brain, anyway, I thought I'd see if I could find any more decor to go along with this.  Oddly enough, I could.
Photo by ThinkGeek
Throwing star coat hooks!  Perfect for hanging up bathrobes!  They screw right into the wall, so you don't need any tools (awesome, since I can't hammer worth a flip).  $12.99, ThinkGeek.  I'm going to be in so much trouble if Thomas reads this post.
Photo by Mystake
Okay, nobody panic!  These are not real!!  You're actually supposed to light these little guys--they're candles!  Just don't open the package in front of the mail carrier.  $12.00, Mystake.

Well, that's enough of that.  On to the magic bag o' samples!  Today, class, we're going to discuss First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.  $28 for 6oz, Sephora.com.

According to Sephora:
This Ultra Repair Cream is a thick, rich, emollient product that hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration. This cream is for anyone with severely dry, scaly skin due to harsh winter weather, aggressive cosmetic treatments, or any of the following conditions: atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema, allergic eczema, and keratosis pilaris. With the help of colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, soothing eucalyptus oil, and ceramides, Ultra Repair Cream provides immediate relief and visible improvement for distressed skin. The FAB Antioxidant Booster defends skin from free radical damage and the cream deeply hydrates with exceptional penetration, providing immediate relief and visible improvement. The cream is immediately absorbed into the skin and can be used all over the body and on the face.
Now, my skin isn't that bad.  It's just a little dry from all the dust that packing's stirred up, and a little broken out from stress.  Really, nothing a little scrubbing and some moisturizer couldn't handle.  Still, I thought, now might be a good time to give this a whirl.

I'll be honest with you, it put me off a tad bit at first, because it feels like diaper cream.  The cream has a very thick, whipped texture, and almost no scent, whatsoever.  I started to apply a very light layer, and it immediately sank into my skin.  I mean, "shluurrp", it's gone.  I applied a thicker coat, rubbed it in, and by this point, I really didn't want to stop rubbing my face.  This cream feels amazing.  My skin looked about 80% better than before, too.  The dry patches were gone, my tone was more even, and my skin feels petal soft.  This stuff is pretty darn awesome.

I'm not thrilled with the packaging of the full-size product.  It comes in a tub, which would make traveling with it a pain, and there's not a travel size.  It also seems a little unsanitary, but that could just be me.  The tub is really cute, though, and there is a travel kit available with four other moisturizers and cleansers for $15, that, while I haven't tried it, has gotten some wonderful user reviews. 

With the Fall upon us and Winter approaching, we're all going to need a little extra protection from wind and dryness.  This is definitely a moisturizer to consider.

1 comment:

  1. ooh, good moisturizer. that's going to be clutch soon. the humidity today here in the nation's capital is a balmy 43%. that's actually high for this time of year. i. am. itchy.


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