Happy New! I hope your 2008 is off to a splendid start, as mine is. I was considering waiting until next week to kick off Smooth Operator Week, but know what? I think scaly, dry, far shaves (you know... the opposite of close shaves?) are SO 2007 and you should think so as well. So for that reason, Smooth Operator Week will last from today, January 2 through Tuesday, January 8. Because when you have a blog, you can design your own week that goes Wed-Tues.
I've been using Whish Shave Crave for the past couple of weeks and I adore it. I specifically enjoy the Papaya Coconut-scented version. It smells sublime - like a vacation with no scheduled activities other than beach time and relaxation. It's comprised of coconut and papaya essential oil infused with natural ingredient (apparently secret, because it's not mentioned on the Whish website) base of Shave Crave to create a moisturizing, restorative cream. It's also hypoallergenic and not tested on animals.
I only wish the cream came in a tube as opposed to a pot as my hands are too slippery in the shower to deal with opening a lid. Also, you run into the where-do-I-rest-the-lid issue, which I don't enjoy. At $32, it's not cheap but worth the investment for weekends and special occasions. Just make sure your sig other doesn't fall in love with it and use it all up for the special occasion of watching football on the couch on Sundays. That said, a little goes a long way. Per the directions, a dime-sized dollop is perfect for underarms, while only a quarter-sized dollop will get you through an entire leg.
The Whish brand also includes Flawless Bump Fighter and Shave Savour, an aftershave for women. File that under Why Did That Take So Long to Invent? In addition to Papaya Coconut, each product comes in several scents including: Almond, Blueberry Mint, Lemongrass, and Pomegranate. Purchase some immediately if not sooner!