What’s In My…Shower?

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How about a little voyeurism to start your Friday off right…eh?

I’ve been spending a lot of time in my shower lately, partly because I’ve been a workout machine and partly because as the weather warms up Bathtub Season sort of comes to its natural end (weep!) so I thought I might show you the goods…uh, the goods that I use in my shower that is.

I personally have never met a medicine cabinet I didn’t want to snoop in, but maybe that’s just me. Don’t you think it’s fun to see Other People’s Products? Do you think that’s what Naughty By Nature was talking about when they recorded Down with OPP? (It’s possible, right?)
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This is where the magic happens, folks.

We redid our bathroom in 2007 — well actually we added this bathroom, more accurately, and the bathtub and shower combo is just my most favorite place. Well, until you have to squeegee it and clean it and all of that pain in the ass stuff that comes with glass shower doors! But I’ll tell you what, it sure is pretty to look at. 5 years later I’m still in love.

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We have a floor to ceiling shower caddy by Simple Human that holds all of our crap-ola, because a girl’s gotta have options, right? It’s one of the best investments ever, and the finite amount of space helps keep me in check. I am naturally the type of person who wants to have 900 bottles of shampoo on the floor of their shower. This caddy forces me to keep the other 899 bottles in my bathroom cabinet and just change them out when the mood strikes, all while keeping everything organized in the meantime. So let’s start at the bottom, shall we?

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When it comes to hair washing, the ratio in the shower is 3 to 1 in my favor. Garrett uses a Nioxin Shampoo that he has used forever, and one day he ran out of conditioner and just never bought anymore. That was like a year ago. Apparently this suits him despite my pleas for him to buy conditioner. Boys, I tell ya! They have it easy.

I, on the other hand, use a combination of Redken Products: Body Full Shampoo, Extreme Cat Protein Spray and Extreme Conditioner. If this sounds familiar, you’ve probably read Pinterest Hair Tutorial Celebrity Kate over at It’s The Small Things, because this is her recommended cleansing combo for Ladies Who Like Volume. FINE HAIRED LADIES: this combination is priceless.

Styling Sidebar: She also recommends these post-washing products which I am also prepared to evangelize if necessary:
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Kenra 25 Volumizing Hairspray // Aquage Uplifting Foam (WORTH IT!!!)

So, next shelf up: Face Stuff

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Well, okay Face Stuff and my nifty helpers that keep my CrossFit calluses from wreaking havoc on my workouts. But let’s not talk about CrossFit Hands, and don’t worry, I won’t bust out any pictures of that! YUCK!

We both use the same face wash, and I expressed my love for it here once already. I still love it, but that doesn’t mean my face is really cooperating so I may switch it up soon because that is what I do with skincare. Garrett still loves it to pieces though, so it will probably stick around in our shower — like the Oil of Olay scrub — WHICH IS HIS. Just saying… :)

Next Stop: Good Smelling Yums
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This Nivea Body Wash smells exactly like what spring should smell like. A little citrusy, a litte clean — I AM IN LOVE WITH IT, currently. And the Need A Margarita Scrub is not too shabby either. That’s my razor — BOY RAZORS 4 EVA. I’ll never go back to the crappy razors they sell ladies. The never work as good no matter how pink and ergonomic and fancy they are.

Last Stop: Miscellany

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The things that end up here are my samples from Birchbox (the shampoo cream is this month’s), bars of soap (Dove – Nectarine and White Ginger!) and Garrett’s Shower Gel. It would also not be surprising to find a cup of coffee up there too in the morning. Garrett has talked me into this terrible habit of taking coffee in the shower. I mean WHO EVEN DOES THAT??? Beverages in the shower are for heathens!

And me now, apparently. Whatever.

So anyway…that’s what we use! Hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into the “Powder Room.” Do we use any of the same stuff? Dish it…

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16 comments to What’s In My…Shower?

  • LizScott
    April 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    1. I heart your bathroom. I covet it in an unhealthy way.
    2. “one day he ran out and never bought more” haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa that is like the best description of boy care product-ing I have ever heard
    3. Damn you woman, you know there is no limit to the amount of money I will spend on hair products that promise volume and thickness DAMN YOU

    • Holly
      April 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      1. I’m pretty sure we had a drunken deep thoughts conversation in this bathroom. It’s a pretty good little bathroom, man.

      2. I mean really — no more conditioner EVER because you ran out? I mean, who does that? So extreme!

      3. The combo is really worth every penny. I promise. Styling products too. I just bit the bullet one day about 6 months ago and bought it all thinking that I would *try* it, and it is now my religious product combo and I can’t imagine using anything different. Her tutorials for getting volume are THE BOMB. Go check em out!

  • chelsea
    April 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Ahhhhhh that Aquage shit is AMAZING. Like. ANGELS AND RAINBOWS AMAZING. I even woke up early this morning (almost an hour!) to shower & ‘do’ my hair with it because I wanted good hair today.

    (Will say that my hair is the longest it’s been since I was 5 yrs old, and I’m battling a bit with keeping it brushed w/o brushing the Aquage out? If that makes sense?)

    • Holly
      April 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      So this should probably land on another episode of beauty confessions, but — I don’t even brush my hair. I just don’t have that much of it so I basically never brush it. But also, I use a shit ton (*actual measured amount*, right there) of hairspray, so my hair doesn’t really need it because it sort of stays put. (if that makes sense — talking about beauty products…so confusing! lol)

      • chelsea
        April 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm

        I think I rarely brushed mine when mine was your length. Like only if it was super windy out and I wore it down did I have to brush it.

        Now? Below my shoulder blades. General disaster 95% of the time.

  • bethanyrx
    April 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    AMENNNNNNN to the boy-razors! Eric has like 4 different ones for some reason, but only uses 2 (one for regular, one in travel bag). I started using one of the old ones just to use up the pack full of cartridges (what a penny pincher I am!) and NEVER.WENT.BACK. ;)

    • Holly
      April 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      True Story.

      I’m not anti-lady-razors, I mean — I like pretty things and fancy ergo handles and all of that crap but DUDE I also don’t want to have to shave every effing day. So sorry, DOWN WITH THE LADY RAZORS!

  • Jill
    April 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I also have the floor to ceiling caddy! We have this TINY little cut out for products in the shower and that just does not cut it.
    My hubs (who recently started at the box, yay!) has a shaved head and brings home the craziest shampoo from Big Lots. This month it is herbal essences long hair shampoo. He just thinks it’s funny. He is literally washing his hair with sarcasm. :) There was a placenta shampoo at big lots awhile back and I was sure it was going to end up in my shower. Thankfully, I don’t think he saw it. lol.
    The top shelf of my caddy is also designated for birch box products and things I’m trying! I have that shampoo, which I didn’t hate, but didn’t love and the Dermatologica face exfoliating scrub, which I am digging.

    • Holly
      April 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Your husband is HYSTERICAL! What’s his name so I can chat him up at the box? I didn’t love/hate that shampoo either. Somewhat indifferent. Meh. But I totally DIDN’T get any Dermalogica. JEALOUS. I love Dermalogica products with a passion. Maybe birchbox knows I don’t need any convincing. Man, what a bummer!

      • Jill
        April 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

        His name is Kevin. He’s generally going to a couple 9am classes a week right now. I’m going to try coming back to at least one class next week and then I’m going to try to drag him along to the evening classes. I can’t wait to see the new place! I’ve never used any Dermalogica before, but I may be a convert!

  • Manda
    April 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    A beverage in the shower sounds like a GENIUS plan to me!! I’m so going for it!

    • Holly
      April 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      It *is* genius, really. Coffee, Beer, Post Workout Protein Shake…I mean the options are endless really!

  • PinkieBling
    April 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I have a crush on your shower. It’s gorgeous! I use the Need a Margarita scrub, too. I’m out of it currently, but ohhhh, it is awesome. I have done the beverage in the shower thing … but with beer. :) (Not before work, of course!)

  • Home Sweet Sarah
    April 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Do I even have to tell you what I’m giggling about right now? No. No I do not.

  • Liesl
    April 26, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I absolutely LOVE posts like these! I guess I’m just relieved that I’m not the only nosy person, peeking around in my friends’ bathrooms… LOL

    I just posted “What’s in my shower?”, check it out! :-)

    http://www.pretty-random-things.com/2012/04/whats-in-my-shower.html

    Liesl xxx

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