Monday, July 25, 2011

Lotion for your limbs and hairspray for your locks

Happy Monday bargainistas!  I hope you all had a fantastical weekend.  I literally took a nap until 6 p.m. yesterday.  Yes, I spent my Sunday as a SLOTH.  I was a hot mess until I finally made myself get up and shower. Oh, and brush my teeth. 

Before I showered, I rolled out of bed to go to CVS with a list of lotions to test out.   I wrote down all of your recommendations from this post and took them with me.  You bargainistas did not disappoint, thank you so much for your feedback! You 'da best. 

The Cocoa Butter lotion was probably the most recommend, but I did not like how it smelled.  At all.  I smelled all the lotions first before I tested them out.  I also didn't like the Aveeno because it was scentless.  I like a lotion with a light scent to make me feel girly.  I ended up narrowing your recommendations down to the following three:

St. Ives ended up being my favorite, but now I want to go back and get the Vaseline Aloe and Cucumber too.  It was so cooling when I put it on.  Similar to what that mint lotion does.   The Jergen's was really moisturizing but it was a bit more expensive, so naturally I got the St. Ives.  It was a good decision.

At CVS I also picked up this coveted hairspray called Elnett by L'Oreal that was recommended to me by my girl Natalie who said it is the ONLY thing that tames her locks.  It was on sale for $14.99, but it's about $12.99 at Target or Wal-Mart

This hairspray is pretty magical.  I bought the extra strong hold UV filter version, and the best part about it is that you can run your hands through your hair after you use it.   Literally, if you brush through your hair after spraying, it just bounces back. It holds my bangs in place without making them look shellacked and crunchy. 

Me loves, so get ya some.

Limbs and locks covered!  And I got to use $4 worth of CVS extra bucks towards my purchase ... cha-ching.
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  1. OK, I feel as though I let you down becuaue I did not tell you about the greatest drug store lotion known to man. Olay, quench. Purple bottle. Its the only thing I use. it has a little shimmer sparkle in it. It goes on fabu and it smells amaze. I am ashamed.

    Also, I do NOT get the elnett craze. Seriously don't. hahaha my hair dresser friend thinks Im off my rocker for not lusting over it. I don't know?? Maybe I have weird hair.

    Well that is a given, my hair is whack.

    ANyways... glad you are properly lubed up now.

    Ewww. That was gross.

    I'm going to stop typing now.


    BPLLB 1st

  2. I'm going to have to try that hair spray! I have a hard time finding something that will tame my hair. It's thick and crazy and seriously has a mind of it's own. I agree with the comment above, Olay Quench is the bomb diggity. Have a great day!

  3. confession- I once used sunblock as lotion for like 2 months straight because i LOVE LOVE LOVED the smell of it. That is until everyone told me I could buy lotion with the exact same smell. BUT HEY at least I was protecting myself from the sun during February

    can i also make one more confession? I never use hairspray. Maybe it's because I am not a gorgeous southern belle like ya-self, or because I dont have big hair..but i just don't ever use it! I mean, when I straighten my hair for a day, am I supposed to just spray it in?

    sometimes I am such a horrible girl


  4. I love the vaseline and Jergens ones! I have yet to try the St. Ives, but now I think I might have to :)

  5. I have never heard of Elnett. What am I missing? The name (and the look of the bottle) reminds me of something my grandma would use, HOWEVER, if Miss BB herself swears by it, then is must be fantastic. I'm always looking for a hairspray that doesn't make my hair all nasty and sticky!!!

  6. That hairspray sounds amazing! I too hate crunchy bangs. Glad you found something that works!

  7. I tried the Elnet, and it didn't work for me. I think I need something a bit stronger to keep my baby fine tresses from blowing all over the place.

    Love the St. Ives scrub. Its great as a body scrub too!

  8. why didn't you like the CB smell, huh?

    the only lotion i use is the one you gave me for my b-day. :) it hasn't brought any boys to the yard yet...but i'm sure it will one day.

    as for hairspray. i barely use it unless i'm curling my hair and then i use tresemme' level 4. works like a charm. as long as it's not humid outside.

  9. Great finds! The hairspray sounds magical! There's nothing worse than crunchy hair after spraying it!

  10. dude im so behind in life and blog stuff. i didnt even know you were shopping for lotions (like i have any to recommend anyways). and i hope i can find that hairspray here. i saw my old hairspray here that i used to use in US and it's like over 40 bucks. no thank you!

    ps: totally had no idea i had nipples on my page. not intentional i swear LOL (and i thought initially you were talking about mine because i forgot what i posted since it was scheduled of course i freaked and was relieved it WASNT me!).

    hope you had a great weekend girl!

  11. I've always wondered about that l'oreal hairspray. thanks for the rec. i'll definitely pick some up on my next trip.

  12. I LOVE the Vaseline aloe lotion during the summer. My skin just soaks it up! I'm such a product smeller-tester too:-) xoxo

  13. when did you get a new blog layout?
    why is your hair so luscious and amazing(yea I looked at the pic on twitter)
    I just hope my children have somewhat good hair... or I'll feel guilty

  14. came back to see how it held up. LOVE it! You have gorg hair girl.

  15. i dont use hairspray but if it will make my hair look like yours, I'm sold!!!

    PS-Sloth is my new favorite word. I even called a girl at work a sloth. It's ok, she deserved it ;)

  16. I love your hair. So pretty. I'm a dedicated Bed Head hairspray gal, but I might have to try out Elnett.


  17. i use the olay in PURPLE bottle.. its awesome. but i also love Vaseline its a tough choice out there for lotion lovers. tough tough choice.

  18. I'd love to get on the elnett craze but I feel like I just can't get away from the Tresemme. It has been so good to me and I can't bear to cheat on it! Maybe I will get it with the $6 CVS extra bucks I got last week!! Thumbs up for extra bucks!

  19. I'm personally a fan of aveda control force. have you tried that one out? like for real reals. they have a video online of 7 different styles you can do with it and its not crunchy. brushable, yknow? but however, I will try this out. just cause you said so. :) (and that st ives!)

    the style projects

  20. I love Elnett hairspray! When I wear my hair straight its the only thing I tried that really hold my style.

  21. you have gorgeous hair and I've actually used a little lotion on my hair to smooth flyaways in a pinch. Worked great.

    For the painting thing, ya know we did ^-^ that's half the fun. here's the first one we did if your interested.


  22. I don't know if it's the hairspray, but your hair is gorg!