Wednesday, July 18, 2012


My underarms have been an issue for a very long time. As soon as I was allowed to use deodorant I did. For some reason my underarms like to sweat.. a lot! I could never find the perfect anti-perspirant. Everything always smelled so good and took away the stinks, but I was always sweating through my clothes. I pushed it out of my mind for a while, thinking there was nothing I could do. When the companies started selling prescription strength products I thought I could find my answer.   But still nothing. I tried every brand in every scent and style. I even tried men's deodorant trying to stick to the non manly smells. Even their prescription strength didn't work on me. I thought I was defective.

One day I was watching tv and a commercial came on for Certain Dri.  It wasn't a flashy commercial, it looked very low budget. But for some reason it stuck in my mind. The main point they made was that it stopped excessive perspiration for 72 hours. I thought it couldn't hurt to try, since I already tried everything else. I started my hunt.

I looked first at the grocery store with no luck but found it on sale at Walgreens and at Target. I was happy for a sale when first trying it. I took it home and read the directions. Yes I am a direction reader on EVERYTHING. :)     It said it could only be applied at night and only to underarms. The only to underarms wasn't a problem, although I could see why someone would want to use it elsewhere. The applying at bedtime was the hard part. After a long day its hard to remember to put it on before passing out.  I still sometimes forget.

I fell in LOVE with this anti-perspirant!! Yes in LOVE!  The first night I put it on worried that my shower would wash it away the next morning. I threw my old deodorant into my bag before heading to work just in case I needed it later in the day. I was beyond surprised when I was at work and didn't have a single wet mark on my shirt from my underarms! I was walking around telling all my coworkers to look at them. Some acted like they didn't notice I was a sweater, but I have a feeling they were just being nice or they just didn't care. I was in awe. I went the entire day with no sweat marks. I didn't want to get my hopes up too much because it was the first day.

The days past and I kept remember to apply at bedtime and having the same great results.  Then one weekend I forgot to put it on Friday night. I put it on in the morning just to be safe. Nothing bothered me about that morning application.  I'm sure it has to do with body temperature to make the product "soak in" but I was paranoid. I still had the same great affect. No nasty underarm wetness.  The next weekend I forgot again but wasn't doing anything major and didn't bother putting it on in the morning. Was I surprised when I still went the entire day with no underarm wetness!

Needless to say I am beyond ecstatic with the way this product works. I went from being embarrassed and only wearing black shirts to cover up my armpit wetness to wearing fun colors almost every day. My self esteem has risen because I'm not worried about raising my arms to wave at a friend. This product has changed my life. I never thought an anti-perspirant could do that.

It is an  anti-perspirant  and not a deodorant. There is no odor at all to the product. I did see a morning "refresher" at the store. I haven't tried it yet but I'm assuming it has smell to it. I didn't want to buy both no knowing how either worked. Now that I am in love, I will probably give the morning refresher a try. It hasn't bothered me to not have a smell because my arms don't sweat anyway. I just put on my body spray before leaving the house and I smell great all day from that.

If you have excessive perspiration, give Certain Dri a try. It worked for me when nothing else did!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review: Miss Jessie's hair cream

I was very excited to see a curly hair product in my March Birchbox. My hair has a mind of it's own so it's very hard for me to find a product that will tame the frizz but not leave my hair stiff and crunchy.  I excitedly read the directions and it is meant to be used on wet hair! Perfect for me because I style my hair right after showering in the morning.

I started using the 2 oz. sample on Monday and used it all after doing my hair on Friday. The directions say to use a teaspoon but I used a little more because my hair is thick and past my shoulders. I normally would go through a disgusting bottle of hair gel in a week and a half, so for me it seems a little of this hair cream goes a long way.

I really liked how it worked. My hair stayed frizz free but not crunchy or sticky. It had bounce and volume but wasn't an afro. I didn't notice any strange smell. I would definitely recommend any curly haired girl try this product. It's the best thing I've found so far for my hair. It is rather pricey, $32 for 8oz, but like I mentioned earlier a little goes a long way.

I'm excited to try the other products in the Miss Jessie's line. I was happy to find out that they sell it at my local Target because I can just go and pick it up without having to wait for shipping. While this product is excellent on my hair, I won't be using it every day. It is too much money for me to spend on a hair product for me.  I will use it on special occasions and when I want really great hair when I go out on the weekends.

This product was paid for by me. All opinions are my own.