Saturday, May 23, 2009


"Spare Change" by Audrey Mace was sent to me by Brittany who has been one of my favorite stalks for quite some time now. She held a Valentine's Day book giveaway & I even though I wasn't the original winner, I was happy to accept this book as the runner-up!

It originally caught my eye because I thought it was about nursing...but I was wrong. It was more about all the different relationships we cultivate as we interact, and what I have always considered to be the instinctive desire to help those around you.

It's a short novel @ 201 pages, but it never seemed to be rushed or drag. It was the perfect companion for my flights to Seattle and I enjoyed laughing out loud and smiling throughout.


I also have a seemingly unlikely product to review, Secret's Clinical Strength deodorant. It seems like for the past few years I haven't been able to stick with one deodorant because it seems after the first stick, it doesn't work as well. This is one area that one should NEVER go cheap on! Although I don't have the yellow pit stains as some of my fellow nursing students did, I am always worried that I smell.

When I was shopping with V a few weeks ago I saw this product and we both thought we would give it a shot, and I couldn't be happier. Although it is not quite a solid, I don't have that wet feeling that you normally get and the smell is great (we opted for the 'light and fresh scent' over the powder fresh. The active ingredient in most deodorant is aluminum zirconium which most have anywhere from 14-17%, and this product is 20%.

So, if you're in the market for a new deodorant give it a shot!


Erin said...

I love books and I love deodorant. So this is a perfect post! :)

Kristina P. said...

I have some of that deoderant that you put on at night, and then put your regular deodorant on the next day, and it actually works. But I always forget to put it on at night!

Wendyburd1 said...

So far I THINK (uh oh, lol) that the regular Secret works for me. But I like that they have that alternative, I love Secret!

Mary said...

I never put the deoderant on at night, always in the morning, and I haven't had any problems...I honestly never read the package to know you were supposed to use it at night!!!

Sonya said...

Mary, I use that deoderant and love it! I think that Kristina is talking about a different deoderant that is specifically made for you to use at night before bed, then you apply your regular deoderant in the morning as usual. The Secret Clinical Strength stuff works great though! I also thought that after using any of the other various deoderants they lose their effectiveness, but this one I've been using for quite some time and it still works great! :)