Dec 15, 2012

Weekend Ramblings: "Goo Hoarding"

    With all of my newly found, post-finals free time, I've been indulging in my newest guilty YouTube pleasure which is Jenna Marbles' videos.  She is a bit too much for me sometimes, but every now and then I find an absolute gem amongst her videos that is worth sharing.  The video that I am referring to in this particular post is "Things I Don't Understand About Girls" , in which Jenna describes an inexplicable female phenomenon known as "goo hoarding".  Goo hoarding refers to the multiple bottles of half-used shampoo, cleansers, shave creams, and lotions that women keep lying around their bathrooms and makeup tables.
    Who honestly needs multiple, half-used products lying around? I'm sure you don't know the answer to this question, and neither do I, hence the "inexplicable phenomenon".  Maybe it's a comfort thing, because women need to feel prepared.  However, I still have yet to be in the midst of a disaster where I needed a full can of shave cream and Mario Badescu's Silver Powder.  Let's just take a quick look through my goo's and talk about how unnecessary they are.

    First up, we have our cleansers and toners.  Looking through these products is similar to looking through your high school yearbook.  You've got the popular kid with the Clean & Clear Morning Burst cleanser.  I believe everyone I know owned this product, or some other wildly scented cleanser, at one point.  Then you've got the quiet, studious girl with the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser.  It's hardworking, but the packaging is so simple.  Also, let's not forget the foreign exchange student, aka the Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel.  This brand just arrived in the States a year or two ago and has become quite popular amongst the sensitive skin crowd, which includes myself.  Finally, the astringents are synonymous with the tougher crowd.  They aren't terrible when used sparingly, but can be rather harsh if used too often.

    Next up, we have the hair products and the shave creams.  I realize that these products fall on two completely different sides of the beauty product spectrum, but this post is already a tad lengthy, so I figured I would combine them.  I hardly ever use shave cream (I prefer Dove body wash when shaving), but my Mom is always buying them and leaving them in my bathroom.  Even if the Apocalypse were to occur on the twenty-first of December I'd still be able to shave for another three years.  As for the hair products, I don't often use these besides when my hair is being extra rebellious or laying too flat on my head.

     Last but not least are the random goo's.  From left to right, we have True Religion shower gel, which came with a fragrance set, L'Oréal Sublime Bronze, Boscia Makeup Breakup Cooling Cleansing Oil, a sample sized Josie Maran Argan Oil, Johnson's Baby Oil Gel, Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream behind that, and finally, Mario Badescu Silver Powder.  I don't use any of these products regularly, but I choose to keep them around.  I actually am not even a fan of the Boscia cleansing oil or Mario Badescu's Silver Powder, but they do look nice in my medicine cabinet, right?  Clearly I have a problem.
    Hopefully I haven't bored you with my beauty ramblings today, but I thought the term "goo hoarding" was so hilariously accurate that it deserved a post of its own.  What about you all? Are you guilty of goo hoarding as well?

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