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Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Lotion, 16.9 Ounce Bottle

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

I’ve been hooked on original Eucerin lotion for 18 years, and have hooked others on it too. That’s how great it is for chapped skin and hands that are washed frequently. As hands are a very obvious giveaway of age, it’s important to me to preserve their young look.

I first learned its power when I worked as an infant/toddler caregiver. Some babies drooled so much during teething that they had eczema around their mouths and painful chapping on their chins. Their pediatricians recommended Eucerin. So, parents would bring it and we’d apply it to their children’s faces at every diaper change, both as cure and prevention. It worked beautifully, without prescription and no complaints from the babies! I have suggested it to countless parents who have been very happy with the results.

It wasn’t long before all the adults were using it, too. Taking care of kids means a lot of hand washing, and potentially very dry skin. Eucerin got me through many years of full-time childcare duties and helped me maintain very youthful hands. All it would take to turn anyone onto Eucerin is letting them try some. The thickness is like no other lotion. It’s very difficult to settle for anything less. We always have a bottle near the toilet so I can massage it into my hands whenever I sit.

As a frequent litter-box scooper/cleaner with four cats, I use Eucerin every day now into my 40s. My partner won’t use any other kind of lotion on his face unless we’re out of Eucerin (which I am careful about not allowing to happen). It also doubles as a makeup/sunscreen remover for me. It doesn’t break out my very sensitive face and also doesn’t irritate my eyes. We love that it has no scent! I like scents but not near my eyes. It also works for hair frizz!

This is one of my top products that I wouldn’t live without.

X-14 Professional Instant Mildew Stain Remover (32 Ounces)

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Thanks so much to the reviews on Amazon, I bought this product for mildew behind the clear caulk on our cultured marble shower. It worked! It took three applications to get rid of all of it, with no scrubbing whatsoever! It smells loud and must be thoroughly ventilated, but that was no problem. The shower looks new again! I am more careful now to dry off the caulk after every shower, and I will never be without this stuff!

Coway Bidet BA13 Digital Premium Bidet (Elongated, White)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Coway Bidet BA13 Digital Premium Bidet (Elongated, White)

The front nozzle doesn’t go “front enough”, ladies! I’m pressing the button as much as I can, but it still requires leaning all the way forward and practically falling on my face to get the water stream in front. I have been having pain in my low back as a result. These are obviously not designed for nor by women. The cleaning in the back is good, however. I love the nice warm water. Realize that it does come out cold at first, but it warms up quickly!

The air dry function is decent, but it does take several dry cycles to not require a final dry with toilet paper. So, we still need to have TP around, just won’t use as much. The drawback to the heated dry is that it also heats up the seat in the back, and we do not like heated seats. We have the seat heat turned off. But, due to the material the seat is made out of, it feels warm most of the time. Sure wish we could change that!

Also, the seat is very soft, and we prefer hard toilet seats. It doesn’t feel toilety enough. It’s like sitting on really soft furniture, which is probably what some people would really favor, but not us. It’s nice that it doesn’t have hard corners, but I do miss my firm toilet seat. It’s a shame that this type of item is one you really can’t try before you buy.

The back of the seat is higher than the front, so it’s not an angle we’re used to, going from regular flat seats. It’s uncomfortably high for me (I’m 5’7″) so my feet flex ballerina-style while I’m sitting there. I need to find something to elevate my feet to make it more comfortable. I’m in fairly good shape, no athlete or anything, but couldn’t imagine any woman being able to use this who has any chronic back problems.

Wish the remote control had a light-up face. We still have to have a nightlight in the bathroom or turn on the light to see it. It won’t be as big a deal once we’re used to it and can do it all by feel.

All in all, I love the clean feeling, having never used a bidet before. But I’m tired of the 90-degree angle I have to lean at just to get a wash, the seat heating up just to use the dryer, and the soft “whoosh” I hear when I sit because the seat’s so darned soft. Wish I could have the advantages of the bidet’s cleaning and reduced TP usage but not have had to sacrifice a cold, hard seat at a reasonable height.

Coway Bidet BA13 Digital Premium Bidet (Elongated, White)