I am not a shopper. Don’t get me wrong I like to buy stuff but I don’t roam the aisles checking out the products and I certainly don’t do any kind of online research or comparative shopping. Maybe I should. The truth of the matter is I buy the things I know I like, especially if they’re on sale. Everything else seems overwhelming on the shelves.
But then the email came from the fabulous Proctor & Gamble PR team asking if I’d like to be a #PGMom. I was honoured and a little humbled to be chosen among the hundreds of bloggers across the country.
I expected there would be a launch event (which there was) and products (which are delivered right to my front door!). What I didn’t expect was the amazing amount of new products that would show up every month - things I’ve never seen before with brand names I know and trust.
And then came the dilemma.
The dilemma for me has been finding a way to tell you about both the new and the tried and true products you should add to your shopping list without boring you or flaunting my #PGMom deliveries. I worry about creating content with a story and relevance to your lives but the truth is the product is the story and the relevance is simple – don’t wander the aisles just look for these.
So I’m taking the K.I.S.S. approach with my brand new COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick on (in Tempt – love that name!) and am keeping it simple. If I like a product, I’m going to tell you about it. Not as a review, just as more of a PSA for moms and women like me who are too busy to notice some of the new products on the shelves and still rely on a quick snoop through our friends’ bathroom cabinets. I’m going to be that friend and will come right out and tell you what’s currently in my cabinets. No snooping required.
So stay tuned for some product profiles coming up but in the interim here’s what I’ve learned so far:
Vick’s Vapor Rub ROCKS! How did I get through 9 years of parenting without ever using it on my kids when they had a cold? My whole upstairs currently smells of this product but my son who is battling an awful head cold is sleeping soundly. That’s a total #PGMom win for me.
I’m on day three of my self-painted nail job using COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss. I’ve been taking pictures and am very impressed – not a single chip. I’m hoping for a chip-free work week (2 more days to go!) and will let you know if I make it.
Herbal Essences’ Honey I’m Strong Rinse Off Treatment is unbelievable! Given that I am living in one of the driest climates in Canada and have two girls with thick long hair this product deserves a post of it’s own. Don’t wait for the post though – look for this product. We’ve had soft, smooth, tangle free hair ever since we started using it. Even on my curly-haired “don’t want my hair brushed” child!
As far as I’m concerned, my dilemma is over. I’m trying some great products and loving some of them so much I think you should know about them. Can’t wait to share some too!
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