When the Twinkie left us for good, I wasn’t in any way saddened to see it go. It did, however, give me pause to think of the things that have been around for awhile that I maybe take for granted.
So, I’m not a person who primps…
Not by a long shot.
But every lady has some semblance of a beauty regimen, and mine includes a couple of vintage products that are still kickin’ it on the shelves of my local big box store:
1. Barbasol shaving cream. Ok, it’s a men’s shaving cream that says “beard buster” on the canister. But it’s foamy, and smells good (i.e. you don’t step out of the tub with old man musk smell on your legs), and Barabasol is much more effective than those silly pink gels that are marketed specifically to woman.
2. Aquanet. My secret weapon. There has never been, nor will there ever be, an equal competitor. I’d like to think that in most things I’m environmentally conscious. I bring reusable bags to the grocery store. I don’t use plastic silverware. I bring a travel coffee mug with me, and even when I don’t I have a reusable sleeve for my cup of Starbucks. I have composting worms in my kitchen, for crying out loud.
But one thing I simply refuse to bend on is aerosol hair spray. It’s not an every day occurrence, just special occasions and anything dance-related. Sometimes you just need that extra hold, and a little extra volume. That’s something you can’t get from a spritzer that spits out globs of heavy, sticky goo on to your perfectly placed up do. It’s got to be Aquanet… there is no comparison.
What are your non-negotiable beauty products?
My hair is not a new topic of conversation, and I really like fashion scarves. So I was excited when the people at Hoorag thought to accentuate my up do with a fashion scarf that I can wear on my head…
But let me elaborate:
I watched the video on the multitude of ways to use a Hoorag, and it’s essentially a circular bandana that doesn’t have to be tied. Not being much for duck hunting myself, I figured my best bets were to use it for biking, hiking/backpacking and yoga.
I have yet to test out the first two applications, because I haven’t been out to the woods for awhile, and, let’s face it, I’ve fallen off the bike commuting wagon. But an upcoming resolution and not one but two Hoorags in the coat closet means that I can protect my neck, nose, and scalp from the elements while riding in the winter. And that’s, as they say, a good thing (“they” meaning Martha Stuart… though I’m not sure you’d catch her in a Hoorag).
I did, manage an attempt to wear it as a headband-type-thing to yoga this morning, but the gf abruptly stopped me and told me I needed further work on my Hoorag technique.
Here’s the thing: I want to love the Hoorag, but we are still kind of getting to know one another. It could be because I have a small head, or that I just haven’t grasped the proper technique to make it look cool, but I’m still convinced that this is something that I should have in my life. I’m waiting for the chilly morning when I’m out in the woods and use it a a potholder to protect me from my hot stainless steel mug holding fresh coffee. Then I throw it over my head and warm my neck at the start of a long hike, and later to wipe my sweat as the sun rises overhead.
Call me a romantic.
What do you think? Can I rock the Hoorag in the city, or should I wait until I’m out in the woods where no one can see me…???
Perhaps you or someone you know has a big head? There’s still time to grab a few Hoorags as stocking stuffers before the apocalypse – I mean – Christmas. They come in a multitude of colors and patterns, and ship super fast! Disclosures