Dr. Hauschka Day Cream, Rose, 1.0-Ounce Box


This is as much a treatment as it is a moisturizer.

Because it costs so much more than anything else I put on my face, I primarily use it when there’s something else going on in addition to dryness: windburn, heat on my face, irritation of some kind, itching, or soothing the occasional kitty-kiss-that-became-a-love-bite. Nothing feels more soothing than this very rich, albeit expensive, cream. Most of my moisturizers are freebie samples or basic drugstore creams that I use daily; this costs too much to use every day. If it were more practical, I’d use it every day! Sadly, many stores exclude Dr. Hauschka products from other discounts they may be offering on other things.

If you have dry skin or are prone to sunburn or wind, and want a feel-good cream that smells strongly of fresh roses, and you don’t mind the price, go for it! I know some people say it’s too rich but I have dry skin so it’s perfect. I’m in my 40s.

A bit of trivia: when asked, this is the moisturizer Madonna says she uses. Of course she’s also had a mini facelift or more, but she still looks pretty good in her mid-50s and can afford any cream she wants.

Prevail Quilted Cotton Adult Disposable Large (12″ x 8″) Washcloths with Lotion 48 CT


These are very thin and not what I’d use for total body cleansing (No Rinse is the nice thick wipe for that). These will do for minor touch-ups at the toilet or cleaning our hands, but it does take at least three to clean a poopy butt.

adidas Originals Men’s Adissage Sandal

41aO4gUAf3L._SS300_I’m a girl and have worn these flip flops for years! I have wide feet so I buy the men’s and adjust inward, rather than squeezing into the women’s. These are my primary go-to shoes while I’m home, and sometimes while I’m out. You can’t beat the feeling of having your feet massaged all day. If you’re sensitive though, you probably have to start with socks or maybe can’t wear them at all. My boyfriend has sensitive feet and wouldn’t wear these in ten million years. But I walked around barefoot a lot as a kid and have pretty tough soles.

The only problem with these is they wear out very quickly. Within months, the massage nubs start dropping off and scattering around the house. Our robotic floor cleaners push them to the edges wear I pick them up by hand. It’s annoying. I wish they lasted longer, but if the nubs were stronger, they might be unbearable to wear.

So I have a system: as soon as the first nubs drop off, I retire the pair to the outdoors. I leave a pair at each exit of our home so I don’t wear the outside ones inside our home (cleaner, too!). I don’t really care if the nubs scatter outdoors. Then when they get too gross after months or years of outside use, I toss them. Also by now, the inners have worn down so much there is no longer any support (which is very good when the shoes are new). Yes, that means I have to buy them constantly, but they feel that good on my feet.

Also, don’t expect these to dry quickly after wearing at the pool or getting out of the shower. They’re not meant for that. (Don’t wear these in the shower!) Dry your feet first. If you wash them, leave them out in the sun and they’ll be fine. But I find that mine wear out too fast to really get dirty inside, and if they’re dirty outside, so what.

These also look cute and go with everything! It’s not an especially masculine style, so they don’t scream “men’s”. I get lots of compliments on them all the time. It’s nice to wear slides when you know you might be waiting a long time (say, a hospital waiting area while someone’s having surgery) and slip them off and put your feet up for a while. Very convenient.