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Rumor Has It: Bubble Babez Soaps

31 Jan

So I follow quite a few beauty gurus on YouTube and I’ve heard a lot of fuss over the online store, bubblebabez.com. I really wanted to see if their bath products lived up to their hype without spending a lot of money.

I purchased a sampler set (usually consisting of five bars, but the website was giving me difficulty so they courteously sent me two full-sized bars) for $6.50 plus $3.44 S&H. You’re able to choose which bars you get in Try Me Sampler.

…and for the record, the information about the bars, including the ingredients, is NOT by my own analysis. I used the scents and some descriptive wording that the website provides. However, the overall opinions on the products themselves are entirely mine and I was not endorsed or paid by the company to review these products.

O My Achin’ Muscles

This was the first bar I tried. I had a really tiring day at work and pulled a muscle in my neck. Obviously a bar of soap isn’t going to magically mend a pulled muscle, but it was a life saver in other ways. For one, the scent is AMAZING. The most prominent ingredient you’ll smell is the peppermint, although it also contains orange, eucalyptus and rosemary, as well as kosher salt for exfoliating. That’s only the green part though. The white part is goat’s milk mixed with calendula petals, which work as an astringent. The minty clean fresh scent is enough to drive your senses wild, but the fact that it can “awaken” your skin while you’re using it is a major plus as well. I give this bar a 5/5.

Boobalicious

Boobalicious is a tropical-scented soap with a mixture of mango, coconut, and papaya. Jojoba beads are added for light exfoliation. It has a very prominent smell that you get a whiff of right as you’re opening the packaging. The best part? The smell lasts for hours! Definitely a keeper. 5/5.

Pride

A soap that clearly states there’s no shame in taking pride in your sexuality and showing one’s true colors, Pride is an individual all its own.  I’m at a loss of information to reveal the actual scents used in this bar, but when I used it, it came off as a sweet and flowery one. After using the soap on your skin, the smell is just as strong as it is on the bar. If that isn’t enough to snag your interest, the beautiful colors will. While I only got a sample bar of the soap, the actual soap looks like this:

Definitely a 5/5 as well.

Love Potion

This deliciously pink soap bar is comparable to Victoria’s Secret’s fragrance “Love Spell”, but that’s not just mere coincidence. Bubble Babez aimed to make a soap that smelled like that, so not only does it smell incredibly delicious without fragrance overload, but it also adds a subtle amount of glitter as well…and what girl doesn’t like a pretty scent mixed with some sparkle? I love this soap, although I would like it to last longer, as it seems to only last for a short 30 minutes after washing. I give this a 4/5, though it is still highly recommended!

Oatmeal & Honey

This soap was designed for those with dry skin.  The scents (as you may have guessed) are oatmeal and honey, though I did smell a tinge of something else in it (possibly cinnamon?) anyways, this bar smells good enough to eat. It has properties that help to keep the skin from drying out and has bits of real oat in it! It smells like you just walked into an actual bakery. The scent is stronger on the bar itself rather than the skin, but in this case, that’s a good thing. We don’t want hungry little children and animals smelling something this sweet and trying to attack our limbs do we? 5/5.

Chocolate Covered Nana

As if the name didn’t give itself away, this bar is infused with the delicious sent of chocolate-covered bananas. When I first took this bar from its package, I literally said (out loud, in my empty apartment) WOW!!. It smells absolutely incredible. If it didn’t have soap-like ingredients, I probably would’ve tried to start chomping down on it. This scent lasts and leaves the skin feeling soft. The scent hardly fades at all so this is definitely a worthy purchase if you’re as prone to having a sweet tooth as I am. 5/5.

Gucci By Gucci

If you guys want a soap bar that smells exactly like the Gucci by Gucci perfume, look no further! It’s almost as if it’s an exact replica of the fragrance itself (who knows? It might be!). This soap smells gorgeous and very light so it doesn’t overpower your nose and give you a headache. It lasts for hours, so this soap is perfect to wash with before a night out with the girls or a hot date. Definitely deserving of a 5/5.

So there you go. I hope whoever was interested in trying bubblebabez.com and read this found it useful. Needless to say with all of the massively-high ratings, I will certainly be purchasing more soaps and products from their site in the future (that is, once I run out of the  soaps I have!). Keep in mind that these sample bars I’m showing you are NOT the microscopic little slivers of soap most companies offer, they’re as if you’re taking regular soap bar from the drugstore and splitting in in half. So they’re actually a fantastic deal! I will warn you that not all of the soaps I reviewed here are available on the site right now, as they’re doing some renovations, but I still highly encourage you to check them out.

Tori

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The Dos and Don’ts of Restroom Usage

25 Jan

Ugh. Movie theater problems. While at work today, I had to clean the restrooms. Wonderful. People literally do NOT understand how to properly use a public restroom. It is for this reason, that I’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts for restroom usage. People, please. For the love of all that is sanitry, ABIDE BY THIS LIST.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Restroom Usage (for Men AND Women)

  1. Ladies. A pad is a pad, meant for use during a woman’s menstrual cycle to absorb blood. A Depend is an adult diaper used to catch excrement. Learn to differentiate between the two. There’s no reason I should find a pad soaked in urine (or a depend soaked in whatever) in the feminine hygiene bins. It’s just disturbing. Which brings me to number two…
  2. Furthermore ladies, there ARE feminine hygiene bins. They have a function, which is to dispose of tampons, pads, etc. It’s NOT for your popcorn bag, it’s NOT for your Mello Yellow bottles you snuck in. It’s NOT for pregnancy tests, condoms (which shouldn’t be used in a theater in the first place), and it’s not for your gum. It’s NOT even for adult diapers that the elderly often use (they’re small bins, not large enough for even infants’ diapers). They’re for feminine hygiene products and feminine hygiene products ONLY.
  3. I can understand if you don’t want to sit on the toilet seats (I really don’t blame you), but for the love of all that is sane, if you’re going to build a “nest” of toilet paper to sit on, THROW IT OUT or FLUSH IT when you’re done. I have people come up to me saying that the bathrooms are a complete mess and it’s all because some other person almost exactly like them doesn’t have the common courtesy to flush their own mess.
  4. Why why why why why WHY have I found piles of popcorn in bathroom stalls? Now come on, most customers never go to the movies alone. Instead of bringing your food, the product that is going into your mouth to be digested by your body, into a bacterial wonderland, give it to a friend of yours to at least hold outside of the stall. If you’re going to the movie alone, get your food after going to the restroom. Seriously. After really thinking about where you’re taking that bag, do you really want to continue eating its contents?
  5. It’s outstanding how much water there is left around a sink just after a couple of people use it. I honestly have a theory that people will cup their hands to fill them with water and just run down the line of sinks laughing maliciously while letting loose the water they gathered all over the counter tops in an attempt to make the restroom comparable to Lake Erie. Just don’t. Wash your hands, gently shake them off above the porcelain sink to remove excess water, and dry the remainder under the hand dryers.
  6. PLEASE wash your hands after using the restroom. It’s because of people that go against this, that I’m honestly afraid to rip tickets anymore. Think about it. You’re in a restroom that hundreds of people use everyday. People use the restroom, wipe themselves (sometimes even getting urine on themselves), USE those same hands to flush the toilet and proceed on with their day. That. Is. DISGUSTING. Please don’t behave like animals. I know our theater can get messy when we’re busy, but we’re not a farm. We value hygiene. You wouldn’t want to touch a paper that’s been handled by someone who hasn’t washed their hands after using the restroom, would you? I don’t think so.
  7. To the men, stop peeing on the floor. Seriously. I know there’s a drain on the floor and it leads to the sewage, but by no means does that mean that it’s a toilet in disguise. It’s a DRAIN. It’s purpose is to DRAIN water in case a toilet overflows so that the floor of the bathroom doesn’t get over-flooded. Use the toilet or the urinal. It’s not going to kill you.
  8. Another form of confusion that men apparently face is the function of a urinal. Believe it or not, a urinal is an appliance used to dispose of URINE. However, men seem to think that it’s an acceptable form of a toilet and precede to excrete their feces into it………let’s look into this again……..URINAL.

I really hope anyone who has done any of the stated actions reads this and changes their ways. Treat public restrooms as if they were your own. If you do that, they will be significantly less disgusting. Promise.

Tori