My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Couple of Products That I Really Like

I hope you didn't think this was going to be about cooking products. Wrong!. I really can talk about things other then cooking, that's just my favorite. This is products we use everyday, shampoo, well sort of, and skin cream, sort of.

I'm really not impressed with something because of the brand name. Mascara to me is mascara, toothpaste is toothpaste, etc., I still use Pond's Cold Cream. On T.V. about a month ago I heard some doctor talking about his recommendation for cold weather body "ointment". Being almost out of Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion, I wrote the name down on my shopping list. I am ashamed to say I do buy a few things from Walmart, never food. The product is made by a fine old company Eucerin and is named Aquaphor. I have seen it a million times. It is usually on the bottom shelf and does not have one of those cute little pump things. I purchase the smallest jar they have, 3.5 ounces.

After a few days I have run out of my Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion and open up the Aquaphor. My first thought is "crap, this stuff looks like Vaseline Petroleum Jelly". Well I put it on anyway, thinking I'll probably have to take another shower to get it off.

This stuff is amazing, it absorbs right away and your skin feels so smooth and soft. Now, after using it for a week, those little wrinkles you get above your knees, are gone. I hate you if you don't get them. Your feet will feel and look like they did when you were 20. I go back in a few days and buy two of the biggest jars they have, because I know they are going to run out, or worse, stop making it. I'm not taking any changes. If you get winter skin this is for you.

Now lets talk about shampoo that has no bubbles. You have seen "Wen" on QVC and other places. I love this product, but it is very pricey. I happen to be in Sally's Beauty Supply a few days ago and overheard this lady talking about a product like Wen. I all but tackled her to find out where she found it. "Right here at Sally's" she said. Sure enough there it was Hair One, Hair Cleanser and Conditioner. If you haven't used a hair cleanser before it takes a little getting use to because it doesn't bubble up. No detergent in the cleanser means no dry frizzy

I have fine, limp, color treated hair and if I can use this anyone can. Give it a try. Don't say I hate this after a few days. It's all in your mind because you are still looking for the bubbles.

That is all the recommendations I have for today.

1 comment:

  1. Do they make Aquaphor in a 55-gallon drum, do you think? I need to submerge my entire body.


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