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01 October 2008 @ 04:19 pm
Sunblock Serenade  
For varying reasons of cost, efficacy, and oiliness, I now have and use 3 different kinds of sunblock. None of the containers look like each other, but that doesn't mean none of them resemble other things. That's how I wound up sunblocking my face with saddle cream today:

This smells kind of funny. Huh. And it's really greasy. Wait— augh! Yuck!


Years ago, when all sunblock maxed out a 25-30SPF and it was hard to find even that, I worked through three different kinds over a summer. Those were

Sundown: Evil-smelling, like carpet glue (which stinks like black beetles to me). Worked really well.
Coppertone: Inoffensive smell, and it worked.
Ban de Soleil: Smelled really great, hardly worked at all.

Dear-departed-Thor, the cat we had then, also had opinions on the sunblock based on its smell:

Sundown: There's a cat-killer on the loose! Flee the room!
Coppertone: You can sit by me as long as you don't touch me.
Ban de Soleil: Sure, go ahead and pet me. I love being petted!

I wish Hawaiian Tropics worked better and was less greasy. Because I love the smell of that— Mmmmmm... beach. :)

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mercurybard on October 1st, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Saddle cream on the face? That can't be good.

And I learned a horrible trick from one of the other girls in theater: out of deoderant or perfume? Put on sunblock. Everybody will be like "you smell like the beach!" instead of "you smell like stench!"
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 2nd, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Saddle cream on the face? That can't be good.
Especially if your sking is prone to breaking out. :0

Though it won't chafe, not that I usually worry about that!

Everybody will be like "you smell like the beach!" instead of "you smell like stench!"
Heh-heh. Someone I used to run into in the locker room always said that it smelled like the beach when I was in there, and it made her wish she were on vacation every time!
mercurybard on October 2nd, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Though it won't chafe, not that I usually worry about that!
There's a joke there that I'm not going to make. ;D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 2nd, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Thank goodness for that! ;)