Monday, February 22, 2010

My Bathroom Sink, Part II: Body Products

I don't know about you, but I keep CVS in business. I am constantly buying products for my body to ensure smooth, healthy, and good-smelling skin. Unless you have a fragrance allergy (poor soul), everyone should smell good. Warning: take your shower before I do because I have a rigorous regimen that I stick to daily (thank goodness my roomate is a guy, who's low-maintenance!). I use all types of soaps, from natural shea or cocoa butter, to Dove ($1.99, CVS). My favorite is the exfoliating bar that has little blue beads embedded in it. It smells so good and makes me feel so fresh, and so clean. I also exfoliate my face and my feet, using a pedisponge for my feet that I purchased from CVS for about $4.00; One side is spongy and for lathering and the other side is like a scrub brush. My current occupation requires that I stand on my feet for hours on end so I have to take care of my feet daily (as we all should).
It says a lot when my nail tech tells me that my feet are so soft, so she must see some nasty feet! I also use a pumice stone, to remove dry skin. I also have a razor to slough away dry skin and calluses. I think you shouldn't wait to get to the nail shop to be told to take care of your feet. Also, after I use soap I prefer to follow up with a body wash, just to make sure I feel extra clean. My favorite body wash is Dove UltraRich Body Wash ($5 @ Target); But when I am strapped for cash I use CVS brands, Suave, or Tone, which would probably cost about $3-$4. Every once in a while, I'll use an exfoliating body scrub or polish.
This is where I splurge; Bath & Body Works has a chocolate body scrub and body butter-or at least they did a couple of years ago, and I stocked up on it. It is called Restorative Body Scrub $18, and Body Butter $16. I love to layer scents so I usually purchase body products as a set. Bath & Body Works also have aromatherapy scrubs, and Eucalyptus Spearmint (Relax) is my favorite, $20. It really does calm me down and I usually feel cool afterwards. Another favorite splurge of mines is Kiehl's original Rich Nourishing Cream(8.4oz @ $28). It is the best moisturizer I have ever used, and my skin just soaks it up. Thing is, you must not dress for several minutes to allow cream to work onto skin.
I also think Victoria's Secret has excellent body butters @ $10/jar; they smell good as well as moisturize well. My favorites are Pure Seduction, Secret Charm, and Amber Romance.

What are some of your favorite body products?

5 comments:

http://www.bathroomtrade.co.uk/catalog/bi-fold-shower-doors-96-1.html said...

Here is my list:
- BARE MINERALS Bare Escentuals
- Wet ‘N’ Wild Lipliners
- Sunsilk “Hairapy” Shampoo
- Yes To Carrots, Body Butter
- Plumeria Lotion
- Victoria Secret Love Spell Collection

tobes said...

in my house we use coco butter and baby oil ^_^ they have been in the family for years now and they work well especailly for those with darker skin tones like me xo

Fashion Court said...

yay! i was waiting for part two haha.. i'm a big neutrogena girl and i also have been loving gold bond lotion lately!

Dita Tastemakr said...

@bathroomtrade: I love mineral powder and the whole Bare Essentuals concept, but they don't "carry" my skin tone. How sad, lol.
@Tobes: I love cocoa butter, Palmers in particular. My body soaks up baby oil so I need something heavier.
@FashionCourt: I want to try RainBath so badly..when I get some $$ of course. I'll try almost any cosmetic/personal care product once.

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