Monday, November 20, 2006

Not Just for Cheap Wine Any More

I'm a big fan of Trader Joe's.

Big Fan.

I'm a big fan of their mini chocolate peanut butter cups. I'm also a big fan of their four dollar wine.

Although my dentist is not, see: need for whitening toothpaste.

On a recent stroll through the store, I noticed and purchased a bright orange tube of their Mango & Honey Shaving Cream.

Since I have been using Skintimate since I was 13, supplemented by whatever my boyfriend is using at the time, this was quite different.

First, there is no foaming. This is more like a cream or body lotion. There wasn't as much stuff, but it did clog my razor a little and didn't wash away as easily as I would have liked.

Second, it did leave my legs feeling far more moisturized than previous products, for longer. Especially since I forgot to put on lotion (which is quickly becoming NOT an option, given the icy new temperatures and the moisture-sucking heat in my office) I was doubly impressed by the moisturizing aspect.

Third, it smells FAN-freaking-TASTIC. Running a close second to the Oscar Blandi Jasmine hair serum (seriously, they don't pay me. i wish). The smell is really great and not that fake fruity crappy smell that screams "GIRLY."

So, honestly, I think the smell alone is worth spending the extra seconds to get the excess off my razor, with the moisturizing as an added bonus. Also some nice features: it's vegetarian and unisex, although I don't plan on eating it and I can't picture my boyfriend giving up his Gillette for this.

Now, Trader Joe's is notorious for having something one day and then never stocking it again, so pick up a tube soon if you see it, and don't forget the Four-Buck Chuck.

PS. I'm not the only one who loves TJs, check out Monkey Posh's post on 5 reasons to love the place.

10 comments:

Parisjasmal said...

Hey!!! Thanks for the shout out!

I also ADORE the Mango and Honey Shaving Cream. Everything you said about it is true. I also agree with you in the Blandi Jasmine serum. Divine.

Another friend tipped me off to Trader Joe's coconut sorbet. Have you tried that? Lawd Help Me!! Put some chocolate and almonds on top and you have heaven/almond joy in a bowl. Delicious!

Thanks again! Have a beautiful day!

caphillbarbie said...

Oh man! Now I have to try that. Honestly, I try to stay away from new things at Trader Joe's sometimes for fear of becoming addicted and gaining about 30 lbs.

But sorbet sounds light...

DC Celine said...

Hmmm...sounds promising. I'm a big fan of non-foaming shaving stuff. I've been using a left over bottle of Dove moisturizing body wash - which is ridiculously moisturizing, actually - or conditioner. Yup, conditioner. Any old one will do.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I love Trader Joes. Every time I go visit my Grandma in Springfield - a trip to Trader Joes is in order!

Abby said...

I have never heard of Trader Joe's. Is that a DC thing? Like Church's chicken or something?

~shini

Christina H. said...

I'm checking it out for sure. I found a great grapefruit sea salt scrub there for freaking $5.99!! Gotta love that.

Gaia, the non-blonde said...

I'm a Whole Foods girl (for groceries, not beauty products), but this sounds like something I really need to check.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Side note about the '4 buck chuck' - in california it's 2 buck chuck and indy it's 3 buck chuck! weird huh

Anonymous said...

I love love love the mango and honey shaving cream. i just begged my friends to send me a care package to me in Boise. I live in the Siberia of shopping and there is no Trader JOes here! Can you believe it?? I also love their frozen fettucine alfredo..so yummy and throw in their frozen broccoli with chicken great meal!

Anonymous said...

I love love love the mango and honey shaving cream. i just begged my friends to send me a care package to me in Boise. I live in the Siberia of shopping and there is no Trader JOes here! Can you believe it?? I also love their frozen fettucine alfredo..so yummy and throw in their frozen broccoli with chicken great meal! I am an addict when it comes to that place.