Hey there. I know it’s been a hot minute, but I’ve had so much going on! The first thing I did was get involved with my local League of Women Voters, a non-partisan group dedicated to getting information out to everyone, but with a special emphasis on women. (Did you know that we have only had the vote for 100 years? Still blows my mind.) I’ve also signed up for a distance learning makeup course at QC Makeup Academy because I needed something to do while I finished settling in and deciding which course my life is going to take. I’ve only completed the first unit, but I’m finding it pleasantly challenging. I have no idea what I’ll do with the information I learn – freelance, maybe? Work at Sephora? (no.)? I honestly don’t know. I’ll just have to see where the road takes me.

In the meantime, I’ve been thinking about these in shower moisturizing lotions that have invaded my drugstore. picked up the Jergens moisturizer first. I liked the way it smelled in the store – a very light green tea scent which is one of my favorites. It reminds me of a spa or something similar. After the water was off and I was ready to moisturize, I rubbed this down all over. By the time the bottle was empty, I had decided that I really didn’t like it that much – it was thin with a silicone consistency, and it didn’t feel like it was doing my Texas-dry skin any favors. The smell had also gotten extremely tiresome.

Next up was the Nivea In Shower Skin Conditioner. The first time I used it, I didn’t rinse it off. The next time I used it I realized that you were supposed to rinse it off after application. I also realized that the scent was REALLY STRONG. Take what I’m saying with a grain of salt, because I’m pretty sensitive to smells, you might think it’s fantastic. All I’m saying is sniff it in the store and see if you can live with it. This one works better than the Jergens. In fact, it worked the best when I didn’t rinse it off, but that might not be an option for everyone. Overall the scent was too much, and I felt like I was rinsing away the best part of my moisturizer.

The reason these weigh heavily on my mind is because I love the concept, but I can’t get past the notion that I’m rinsing moisturizer down the toilet, and that the scents on these things were crazy. After a little contemplation and temptation with others in the drugstore, I’m sticking with my Neutrogena Body Oil. Oil is where it’s at.

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