Friday, December 26, 2008

Going out vs. Staying home products

I have a ton of beauty products at my house. I have an assortment of shampoos, conditioners, body washes, lotions, moisturizers, styling products, lip balm - the list could go on and on. I have a shower stand that's overflowing with stuff. It's so full I've started putting products on the sides of the tub, which is the whole reason why the shower stand was installed in the first place.

All the products get used eventually. I use them according to what I've categorized them as. I have separate "Going Out" products and "Staying Home" products. We'll refer to them as GO and SH products from now on. GO products aren't necessarily more expensive than SH products but, they are more effective. It's kind of like you reserve your best stuff for when you're actually leaving the house and other human beings are going to see you. The SH products you'll use and won't really care the outcome of it too much. I've never had my dog say anything about the way I look when I use my SH stuff. Some of the products are both GO and SH. Am I making sense?

My hair product inventory used to be a lot worse. It used to be broken up into 3 categories - straight hair, curly hair and staying home. (I'm getting Monica - from Friends - flashbacks right now.) Now it's only the two categories GO and SH.

My Current Going Out (GO) Products:

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo
Giovanni 50/50 Balancing Conditioner
St. Ives Elements Microdermabrasion face scrub
Sephora Birthday Cake bodywash (Remember that one I got for free? It smells so good.)
Dove Soap
Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Dual Action Toner
Aveeno Daily Moisturizer with SPF15
Blistex Lip Balm
Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner
Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel

My Current Staying Home (SH) Products

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo
Nexxus Humectress Moisturizing Conditioner (more expensive than the Giovanni 50/50 balancing conditioner but, I think the Giovanni conditioner works better)
St. Ives Apricot Cleanser/Mask
Caress Bodywash
Dove Soap
Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Dual Action Toner
Oil of Olay moisturizer with SPF15 (I need to pick up another one of these. I just ran out the other day)
Blistex Lip Balm
Giovanni VitaPro Fusion Leave-in Hair Treatment

So folks, is this normal behaviour?


A. Rose said...

It's NOMRAL! I definitely have a lot of products that I set aside because I want to save them for special occasions. I can't afford to use the good stuff on a daily basis.

And yes, you totally had a Monica moment. :P

Girl with Curl said...

A.Rose: I just added even more products to my collection since I started experimenting with different products again.