Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Lotion Commotion

I have this thing about finishing something completely before opening up a new package. For example, I try to finish up (till the very last drop of) my shower gel. Then, I'll open up the cap and add some water in the bottle to dissolve the remaining 'usable' portion. And one last shower with the diluted and soapy shower gel before I finally toss the whole thing into the wastepaper basket conveniently located in my bathroom. Aaahh.. Another well-used toiletries item. Good till the last drop! *literally* Then, and only then will I open up the stocked replacement of the said toiletries item.

It just so happens that I was looking out for lotions to smother on my bulging belly to avoid the unsightly stretchmarks and to my surprise, I gathered the following:

AAAARRRGGGHHHH! 8 containers of lotions of varied brands, textures and degree of 'finish'ness. All opened, none finished. Double AAAARRRGGGHHHH! It contradicts all that I have been so anal about!

We have (from far left, going clockwise) : Boots' ante-natal massage cream, Marks & Spencer's Waterlily Hand and Body Lotion, The Body Shop's Soya Dry Oil Mist, The Body Shop's Almond & Honey Body Lotion, The Body Shop's Honey Body Butter, The Body Shop's White Musk Moisturizing Satin Spray, The Body Shop's Cocoa Butter Mosturizing Stick and lastly, The Body Shop's Vitamin C Stimulating Body Smoother. The thing is, some of these have been in my keeping since 3 years back --> cue the ante-natal massage cream. :( I wonder if they are still good to be used. As long as it smells OK and I don't get rashes over it, I'll just use it, lah. And this time, I'd better finish it!

Excuse me while I strategize on which one to finish up first and that sweet smelling Strawberry Body Butter from The Body Shop would have to wait until ALL these are gone! Sheesh!

*updated* Just discovered three more bottles of lotion located in my office, hubby's office and in my bathroom!

-dillz blogging out-


e W a Z a g h L o L said...

kNgahs, u can finish it up by putting the mist or the white musk's spray in ur handbag, so that u can spray here & there.. Also put one of the many handy lotions in ur handbag, use them everytime ur skin dries.. hehe then u can use the Strawberry Body Butter~ atleast u dont feel guilty.. hehe (",) LoveYou~

.ems gems. said...

haha u psycho you.

cik ros said...

bab kocak2 dgn air tu sama lah kita. bagus2, tak bazir.
lotion yg byk2 tu, kalau dah expired jgn buang tau, boleh suruh parmi lap wood furniture ko. pasti bersinar2 n wangi rumah ko nanti.
selamat mencuba!

dillazag said...

Ews --> Strategy yang bijak! I'll simpan one in my handbag.

Ema --> baru tau , ke?

cik ros --> really? tak rosak ke?

D.N.A.S said...

if you apply the old lotions and your skin rasa macam panas berbahang (pijar macam terkena lada) that means they're not safe for use anymore. Sila lah buang ke dalam tong sampah ye...

dillazag said...

D.N.A.S --> thanks for the tips, sis. Macam ada experience... je.. heh heh heh

Along said...


I can help you finish up whatever products you have left over. My stretch marks are like...don't get me started.

I have the same problem with perfumes. Thing is I hardly ever buy perfume, people always give them to me. Plus I only wear perfume when I'm menstruating, if not it's perfumed lotion all over.

dillazag said...

Me too... Now I have a perfume in my gym bag, a perfume in my balik kampung toilettries bag and a few lined up on my vanity desk. best part it, most of my perfumes are my mom's. i only buy maybe one in 2 or 3 years... (nak match dengan hubby; kata romantik, kan..)

Z.Y. said...

u anal u ;D

WANSHANA said...

Dear Dilla,

Happy Mother's Day...

Take care, dear!

ruby ahmad said...

Hi Dilla,

Come hop over my blog and read all my inner secrets...yeah! I spilled them all just for you dear. Ha ha.

dillazag said...

Z.Y --> hah hah hah.. baru tau???

K Shana --> Tq dear. a good one to you too..

K Ruby --> Will definitely hop over and link it!