(Wo)Man: Men’s Products I Use

mensFor the longest time I scoffed at the women who mentioned Old Spice deodorant as one of their beauty essentials. I thought it was just an attempt to seem low maintenance– like a model who only wears ripped jeans, white T’s, no makeup and yet is glowy and beautiful and perfect. It’s the ultimate “cool girl” product. A cool girl, as Amy so perfectly described in Gone Girl, means:

 I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.

But since I started subscribing to Birchbox Man I’ve found some products that may put me in the cool girl category– or at the very least inch me and my 50 perfume bottles, a little bit closer to seeming low maintenance.

Baxter of California Deodorant: It’s better-for-you deo (no aluminum or alcohol) and has a its citrus and herbal musk scent that I can’t get enough of.

das boom Industries Everywhere Lotion in Bay Rum, Smoke & Dirt :If you think bay Rum, smoke & dirt doesn’t sound appealing then you have to smell this lotion because it’s dark but very refreshing and soothing.

(MALIN + GOETZ) rum hand+body wash: Another rum product, I actually fell in love with this hand soap last year  and was reminded of it when I started using the das boom lotion. It can also be used as a body wash but I love the way it looks on my sink.

Dollar Shave Club: Wrote about it before but it really rocks. 

P.S I don’t really care about being a cool girl.

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