(A note to readers – this post is a guest spot for the last person you would expect to hear from, the Beauty Bug’s very product-phobic fiance. Outside of secretly being a huge fan of Jonathan Antin’s “Dirt” hair product, Mr. Bug is something of a moron when it comes to products of beautious nature.)
In general, for the type of person I am, you would never find one of “me” writing for a beauty product blog. For purposes of full disclosure, I’m about as low maintenance and utilitarian as it gets! Bar of soap, shampoo, conditioner – that’s about it for the likes of this every-man. As a matter of fact – if it weren’t for the Beauty Bug’s alluring little dance (very easily) pulling me into her little colony I would be using the same brands of shampoo, conditioner and soap for what would be the 2nd decade of product loyalty. Why? I’ll speak for my gender – we just don’t know any better.
That is, until we were stuck with a wafer-thin piece of what used to be a bar of soap, and I had to reach for the first thing that looked like it could do the job. Such a scenario is exactly how *this* dope got adventuresome and tried some of the CO Bigelow Lemon Mentha Body Wash. What was a man to do? Standing there trying to figure something out fast before running off to a client’s office? Rule #1 of client services – do not smell like a sewer. (The Beauty Bug interjects – GROSS! He does not smell like a sewer – not even close. If he did, he never would have become The Beauty Bug fiance.) The break in my normal routine jarred me into the realization that I had to pick something out of the mountain of body washes, shampoos, conditioners, face washes – an overwhelming task. I reached for the bright yellow tube, thinking “Lemon … I can deal with that”. Anything a little too fruity and I’m just not comfortable. They all smell nice, I admit, but it just doesn’t quite *fit* with this big oaf.
The Mentha Body Wash, however, immediately fit the bill perfectly and has been in daily use by said oaf. Not too overpowering a scent, in conjunction with the quite enjoyable menthol affects on my skin … it literally felt like a winner. Now, as silly as this may sound, please bear with me – I must give some credit for the vehicle used to administer the body wash. Loofah’s just do not do. They’re unweildy, hard to get a hold of and always feel as if the gel/body wash is lost almost immediately after being placed on. The loofah, in my book, gets the “Epic Fail” stamp of disapproval. The best bet? Something like this textured sponge - all the way!
So for the old school gentlemen out there who are more for function over form or scent – point them here to this convert’s tale for some new perspective …
… or just steal their bar(s) of soap.
(A note from The Beauty Bug: It looks like it’s about time for his and her bath sponges. That and another bottle of this body wash – someone who swore they would never like it, has almost used it all up! Oh, and one more thing The Beauty Bug Fiance forgot to mention – the body wash contains deeply nourishes with Vitamins A, C and E. Next task – trying to get him to use the bottle of Kiehl’s face wash that The Beauty Bug bought for him 2 Christmases ago!)
CO Bigelow’s Mentha Vitamin Body Washes are available at Bath and Body Works and CO Bigelow stores for $12.