Jun 30, 2011

MAN POST: The Things He Steals From Your Vanity Table

I was standing in the shower this morning, singing away while enjoying the piping hot water, and bent down to grab my morning cleanser.  I picked it up and the first thing I noticed was that it was almost empty.  That's odd, I thought to myself, since I'd clearly purchased it not even a month ago.  I thought that maybe it was me just using way too much product.  As it turns out, it wasn't me who was using too much at all!  IN FACT, Allan was the one enjoying my cleanser too. 

Men want to look as good as we do however, they are less inclined to purchase the products themselves.  This means that if a product is in the shower, or in the medicine cabinet and will do what they need the product to do, they will "borrow" it from us.  Here's a list of your products he's most likely to use:

1. Hand Cream - I don't know about your man but Allan gets dry hands all the time.  ( I think it has something to do with his mountain biking...).  Either way, he is CONSTANTLY stealing any, and all, of my unscented hand creams.  Allan's pick is Eucerin Repair Hand Cream 5%.  According to him "it doesn't have a funny smell and you don't have to use too much for that dry feeling to go away."

2. Lip Balm - I have had 10's of tubes disappear without a trace.  Since I always check my pockets before I put my clothes in the washer, I know it's him stealing them.  Allan's pick is Blistex Lip Medex in the pot, not the tube.  He likes how it "tingles his lips and how long lasting the product is.  Oh, and it feels like it's actually doing something while on my lips."

3. Sunscreen - I love that he is as skin-conscious as I am!!  I always wear sunscreen and used to use a non-scented one that Allan would always steal.  However, since I've been wearing a lot of tinted SPF moisturizers lately, he's obviously been leaving them alone.  Allan's pick is Clinique M Protect SPF 21 Moisturizer.  He loves that "you can kill two birds with one stone.  I don't have to put on two products which saves me time in the morning and allows Christina to use the bathroom for longer."  Thanks, Allan!

4. Cleanser - This is a given.  I am going through twice as much product BUT at least he is actively cleansing his face.  Because a man will hardly ever wash his face at night, a good cleanser kept in the shower (for mornings) is an absolute must.  Allan's pick is Clean & Clear Morning Burst Cleanser.  He enjoys this one because "it smells citrusy and is tingly on my skin.  Plus, it comes in a pump, so it's easy to use."

Allan says that "guys want to keep it simple.  So the less products a guy can use, the better.  If a guy has to put on six different products before he shaves, it's a waste of time and energy."  So, I say keep items around the house that he can use easily, or better yet, buy your man some of his own items so he stops using yours!  (By the way, Allan, thanks for your help!!!  Love you)



  1. Wow great idea for post!! So funny:)
    My boyfriend is stealing my products as well - hand cream is the most popular:)

  2. Awesome post, both of you! Good for Allan for taking an active interest in everything! Great tips too! xo

  3. Thanks ladies!! Allan was quite interested in this post and was fairly eager to help out.


  4. Funny post! The only thing my man use is my cleanser (:

  5. haha Love this post! My ex always used to steal my damn lip balm! haha

  6. Haha awesome I loved this post. It's always interesting to see what other men use.

    Lotion and lip balm are a must for any man indeed. Actually, I must be a really bad female because I barely use lotion (unless it's for my face).

    I wish I could get mine to use sunscreen on a daily basis. I try to throw insults at him (like "you look old and wrinkly") to guilt him into it, without success :-/

  7. Great post! Lee asks me for concealer when he has a red spot!!

  8. I agree with all four!;D

    ***** Marie *****

  9. Haha! This is awesome! It reminded me of my fiance, who also love Eucerin hand lotion! While he does use his own lip balm and doesn't ever apply sunscreen because he "won't burn" since he's half black (or so he thinks), he definitely tries my products from time to time. He's also a big fan of Cetaphil facial cleanser. :)


Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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