Funny Names, Cool Products? We Put These To The Test
I decided to mix it up a bit this month and do something a little different with my monthly product picks. This month my gal pal test panel and I chose beauty (and a few food items) to test based on their crazy names. So read on to see if these items with unique names are unique products that can live up to their attention-getting labels. We will work our way down from head to toe....
For the Hair:
*Kinkier by got2b -- this curling mousse has a name that gets your attention and makes sense for those of us looking for a really good curly mane. The bottle claims it has double the curling power and that it will also gloss and define giving your hair some kinky curls. Our test panel agrees that Kinkier does indeed give kinky curls. $6.99 at Walgreens.
*Guardian Angel by got2b -- Another clever name by got2b, Guardian Angel is a well timed product for those of you that are traveling to a humid summer destination because this hairspray will tame the frizz, thereby acting as your hair's guardian angel. Fitting name and we liked it. $8.79 at Walgreens.
*Hot Buns -- Good play on words here because the bun that this beauty tool is talking about would be the kind of bun that is otherwise known as an updo. This type of product, also known as the donut, has been around for a while and it really does enable the user to make an updo quickly and easily. $9.99 at Walgreens
*Slept In by shortsexyhair -- This name makes me smile because the days of sleeping in are few and far between with my kids' busy schedules these days, but that is not what this hair product is talking referring to. This texture cream is meant to make styling short hair quick, easy and with good hold. I found that guys like this product as much as the girls did, so it can be shared, which is a plus. It has a nice light scent and is a good option for someone who is looking for a finishing cream that is different from a wax or palm-aid.
For the Face:
*LUSH Angels on Bare Skin Facial Cleanser -- With a name that, it better be good and LUSH products do usually deliver. This one looks a little surprising when opened because the facial cleanser looks like clay, but it does a nice job cleaning the face and I especially like that the LUSH products are handmade with natural fruit and veggie ingredients.
*Emotional Brilliance Translucent Face Powder by LUSH -- I don't know if this face powder made me emotionally brilliant, but I sure liked how it looked on my face. I also really like the ingredients which include jojoba oil and zinc. This works well for a good finishing powder and to refresh my face midday. $18.95 at www.lushusa.com and at local LUSH stores.
For the Mouth:
*Be Adventurous Mint Chocolate Trek Crest Toothpaste -- I don't know why a chocolate flavored toothpaste doesn't appeal to me with my chocolate-loving sweet tooth, but it didn't and it just didn't give me that same minty fresh feeling that a traditionally flavored toothpaste would. Did my test panel agree? Unfortunately, for Crest they did, but if you want to try this flavor, it sells for $5.99 at Walgreens.
*Baby Lips by Maybelline Pink Punch Lip Balm -- Yes, this one lives up to its name because when we used this our lips were baby soft and we like it! $4.49 at Walgreens.
For the Hands:
*Hog Wash by Dermavine -- This name is right on for a hand sanitizer and this one will leave your hands feeling soft because it is made with DermaVine, a blend of plant based extracts that enhance the skin's natural repairing abilities. Get a travel size for a $1.99 at Walgreens.
For the Bum (baby's bum):
*Butt Paste by Boudreaux -- This came out after my two were past babyhood, so I asked my gal pals who have little ones and they all tell me that Butt Paste works well on their baby's tender tush. They like that it contains zinc oxide and that it was actually created by a pharmacist and a pediatrician. $6.49 at Walgreens
*Baby Anti Monkey Butt -- Keeping with the butt theme, this diaper rash cream contains soothing Calamine which the mothers I spoke with also liked. So it seems to be a tie between the two butt creams. Perhaps the slight difference in price is the tie-breaker since this one sells for $6.79...but you do get one additional ounce for the slight price increase.
For the Body:
*Whipped Cream by Hempz -- This name certainly got my attention and once I applied the lotion that is in fun retro packaging, I understood the label. This lotion smells just like whipped cream so if you like a sweet scent, this is the moisturizer for you! The large 17 oz. jar sells for $20 at Backstage Salon & Day Spa located at McClintock and Guadalupe in Tempe.
For the Feet:
*Toe Juice by Dermavine -- My favorite product name on the list and I am also a big fan of Toe Juice for all kinds of skin ailments from head to toe. Toe Juice was developed by a high school chemistry teacher for his infant son's split, cracked feet. Doctors and pharmacists didn't have a solution that worked, so he used a combination of well-known plant extracts to create the solution. It worked so well that his friends and family started asking for samples to have in their own home remedy tool box, so Toe Juice was born. I especially love it for moisturizing dry heels, especially since I live here in our dry desert. It should be called head to toe juice because it works all over the body and I especially love it for my feet.
Do you have any favorite products with funny names? Share in the comments section and be sure to check my blog at www.managedmoms.com for more beauty products reviews, recipes and much more.