Wednesday, December 3, 2008
OK. I am assuming we all shower at least once a day... please say it is so, or you will break my heart and increase the evil eye looks of folks riding the bus with you.
I begin my day with a nice hot shower. I have tried this and that and the other soaps and body gels, etc.; and must say I am still a sucker for soap bars. Must be the voice of mi madre in my head.
Right now, I am on a Pre de Provence spree since they were on sale for 4.99 at a nearby shop. Usually they are a bit spendier.
So far, I have tried the Verbena (lovely and subtle scent, with a bit of exfoliating granules), Rose Petal (never again, unless you want to smell like my aunt E. or a cheap hotel toiletry set), Honey Almond (stay away from this one unless you have a thing for painful scrubbing; or if you are patient enough like Rojo who uses it with the net bath sponge and loves it).
Wait, it is not all bad hermanas. My total fave? Lemongrass. Citrussy, sexy, wake me up kind of feeling. Nice, very nice. Lavender is good when I have had a loooong day and I want to sleep deeply and perfumy. It's like love in a soap bar.
Others who deserve special mention here are of course the rustic cuts from LUSH. Those LUSH ladies are always sweethearts and make you feel like the goddess you are any time you walk in. Problem is, LUSH is going a bit too corporate for my taste. I loved shopping there years ago when I lived in Canada and LUSH was almost a kitchen biz. Although, I still have a weakness for some of their stuff:
Mudflats is Rojo's favorite soap. He lavished on it like it was never ending source of enlightenment. That was until he discovered how much it was *gulp*. It has a nice melty feeling to it, chocolaty almost. Mud, lavender, rosemary = sexy in a bar.
Honey I Washed the Kids is the best "simple" LUSH bar. When they say it is for all the family, they mean it. And it does not smell overwhelmingly "honey-ee" like their Flying Fox gel. Likey, but not too much.
What is YOUR favorite soap? Or maybe gel? Do tell.