Bye Bye Soap, Hello C.O. Bigelow Lemon Mentha Vitamin Body Wash

(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.

4 Responses to Bye Bye Soap, Hello C.O. Bigelow Lemon Mentha Vitamin Body Wash

  1. connie

    Awww! You two are so cute. S – Now, how can I convince my BF to try this…sabotage his bars of soap?

  2. Olivia

    your lucky… my BF uses body gel for his body, face and hair! What was shampoo, conditioner and face wash ever invented for?
    although the plus point is that the whole bathroom cupboard can be used for my beauty products :-)

  3. Are You a Beauty?

    This looks so yum, I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Beauty Banter

    I LOVE their products – especially the lemon body cream – it is so thick and smells delicious! I cannot wait to try this one!

    Beauty Banter

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