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Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Summary: If you look at the bottle, Aveeno boasts all sorts of benefits. Daily moisturizing? Check. Clinically proven to relieve dry skin? Check. Moisturizes for 24 hours? Yeah sure. It even has natural colloidal oatmeal! Whatever that is. But fragrance free? That’s a lie! That’s a filthy lie! If you smell closely, it smells somewhat of rubber. Nevertheless, it does hold moisture for a long while and I don’t feel the need to apply multiple layers. And once it goes onto your skin, after a few minutes, you don’t even feel it! The price is a little steep at around $7 at Market Basket. Overall though, a decent product.
Bath and Body Works Warm Sugar Vanilla Fine Fragrance Mist
Price: $10 for 3 mini bottles, or $14 for full size
Summary: If you are of the female variety and have not yet been to the magical fragrant unicorn-prancing land that is Bath and Body Works, you are missing out. If you are of the other variety and your girlfriend/feminine boyfriend hasn’t yet dragged you there, well, lucky you I guess. But they have men’s stuff too, you know. Anyway, out of the three or four fragrances I’ve tried, this is by far my favorite. Is vanilla a little safe? Maybe. But it’s classic. You can’t go wrong with classic. Prominent notes include vanilla, sheer florals, coconut, basmati rice, heleiotrope, and sandalwood. It smells both sweet and musky, making it the perfect scent for both day and night.
Shaw’s Maple Walnut Muffin
Summary: Delicious maple icing atop a golden muffin littered with the crunch of walnuts. For my taste, it’s a little too sweet and a little too big for breakfast, but it would make a perfect midday snack. You can’t go wrong with maple walnut; It’s warm and makes your tummy happy.
Basil’s Brownie Crisps with Pecans
Summary: When we moved into our apartment, our landlady gave us a lovely welcome bag of food. In it were the Basil’s Brownie Crisps with Pecans, which I discovered the next morning and decided to try. Long story short: Do not eat them. They are not good. They do not taste like brownies. They are like chocolate cookies, except not chocolatey at all and with nuts in them, so they just taste like really hard sugar nut biscuits. The nuts don’t even taste like pecans.
DQ’s Turtle Pecan Cluster Blizzard
Price: $3.39 (small)
Summary: I didn’t really like Blizzards in China; I preferred the far more elegant Moolatte. But as my first high-end (yeah) ice cream in America, I wanted to try something classic. I was attracted to the word “turtle”, because I think turtles are the bomb. More on that later. Anyway, upon reading the menu I was delighted to find that there was caramel in it. Unfortunately, I could barely taste the caramel. It seemed more like a chocolate milkshake. I think I would have found the pecans a lot more enjoyable if I could’ve actually tasted the caramel. Nevertheless, it did provide a nice crunch to the ice cream. And the Blizzard as a whole was pretty delicious. Side note: they didn’t turn the Blizzard upside-down in accordance to tradition, so I did it a couple times myself. Results: satisfactory.
Breyers Blasts: HEALTH Milk Chocolate English Toffee Bar
Price: $2.78 (tub)
Summary: It tastes like toffee, chocolate, vanilla and caramel all at once, and the toffee nuts add a lovely crunch. This is possibly the best flavor of ice cream I’ve ever tasted, and so much cheaper than the previous option. Everyone should go buy a couple tubs for their fridge right now.
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