This is When I Admit I'm a High-Maintenance Product Whore

After the houseguest slash Padrino left for Intergalactic Airport, I couldn’t wait to lock myself into my second favorite room and completely hog the bathtub for as long as humanly possible. (Once the Hurricane’s food, bath, Neptune, bottle, goodnight ritual was completed, of course, of course, of course.)

And while there and soaking, I realized that I have yet another commitment issue.

Every product I use in my nightly cleansing comes from a very different parent company. Because I am a highly scrubbed consumer, who obviously can’t commit to a product line. And as a result, my bathtub shelf looks a little something like this.

Laura Mercier Tarte au Citron Honey Bath
Bliss Lemon+Sage Body Scrub

Philip B White Truffle Shampoo

Bumble and Bumble Alojoba Conditioner

Kusco-Murphy Lavender Hair Crème

Alterna Hemp Seed Straightening Balm

Origins Get Down Deep-Pore Clay Cleanser

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner

Philosophy Hope in a Jar

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Crème

And that’s just the daily ritual parade of products. I’m not even talking a special hydrating, masking, or treatment occasion here. Because I frankly don’t have enough time in the day to even go there.

Since when did I become such a high-maintenance bath trollop?

And am I alone here in my whoredom? Are there other streetwalkers out there working the corner of Saks Beauty Place and Sephora? If so, be honest, are there other tricks I should add to my line up?

Because this is who I am. This is the kind of variety I need. And this mindless post is what I did during the frequent commericals of a long arse awards show.

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0 Responses to This is When I Admit I'm a High-Maintenance Product Whore

  1. Fizzle says:

    you are not alone, and yet, you are in a highly elite category of walking creme product.

  2. Girl con Queso says:

    Fiz, I know. I'm completely obnoxious. Plain Dial soap would be fine. A luxury even. How did I get here?

  3. Super Zoe says:

    I am totally addicted to Kusco-Murphy deep conditioning masque for my lion mane. Plus, I love all of the Demeter body sprays, Philosophy Sole Owner for my tootsies and anything by Bliss (I, too, am a fan of the lemon sage). I don't use anything every day…except my Clinique hydrating facial spray, Clinique undereye gel, and alas, Proactiv. But Proactiv ROCKS!Try: http://www.luckyscent.com….ADDICTING!

  4. KCG says:

    Padrino here. I showered in that same bathroom just hours before, and the only items I saw were:1. A large inflated duck2. A costco-sized bottle of Head and Shoulders3. About 2 dozen plastic tub toys4. A bar of soapSo where were all these high-priced elixers hiding?That's ok, I didn't need them because my bag was full of product that I lifted from the hotels on my vacation: – Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap and MOP Basil Mint Shampoo & Condi from the Hotel Jan Jose- Pascal Morabito shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion from SHADE in Manhattan Beach- Jack Black shaving gel from I'm not sure where

  5. Bek says:

    I too, am a bath product whore. :-) LOVE Hope in a Jar and LOVE the Bliss Bath oil that smells like Macadamia nut cookies!

  6. Design Mom says:

    Oh, my. So luxurious. I want one of each. But mostly I just want time to take a nice long bath.

  7. Girl con Queso says:

    Padrino, my stuff is on the top shelf. The Hurricane's and the Husband's stuff is everywhere else. Also, the San Jose MOP basil & mint shampoo is really good. I've swiped that as well.

  8. Super Zoe says:

    Pretty fancy goods for a camp dorm. I do love the Dr. Bronner's! Crazy on the outside, yummy on the inside!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that's ridiculous to use all of those female creme/avacado/honey/melon/french/coconut/oil de palm things. Really. But, when rolling around with the ladies, it sure is nice when they have sixty miles of super silky sexy soft skin.

  10. Super Zoe says:

    Could you do an accompanying review for men?! Do you have some metrosexual fellow in your life who could help you out?! Inquiring minds want to know?!

  11. dee says:

    Wow. I bet hugging you is the best aromatic experience ever. :-)

  12. Mom101 says:

    That lemon and sage body cream is the SINGLE BEST PRODUCT EEEEVEEEEER.When I first brought it home Nate was like…how much for some dumb moisturiser? But after trying it, he won't let me bring home anything else.

  13. shpprgrl says:

    I'm one too. I opened a box today from Aveda with a liter of both shampoo and conditioner. It's cheaper buying the bigger size, I got free shipping AND a free tote, and great smelling hair. Yes, I'm worth it….as I hide the packing slip. :)

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