The Best Deodorant EVER!!!!

Writing a blog about deodorant? ‘That’s really weird’ you may be saying….but no, no, no. Since about 1998 my body has had an aversion to most deodorants. It all began with Old Spice…..and hey I’ve got nothing against Old Spice, it’s just that I became allergic to the ingredients and would develop a rash down the entire side of my body when wearing the deodorant. So, I could smell nice and have a horrible rash that made me look like a burn victim, OR I could try different deodorants. I was allergic to something in most of the name brand products so even if they did work…..the rash returned. I began looking for all-natural ones or organic ones.

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Over the years I went through about every brand of deodorant. You name it, I’ve tried it. Speed Stick, Mitchum, Tom’s, Degree, Dove, the Thai crystal, Right Guard etc. etc. etc. Some worked for a few hours. Some worked for a couple of days. Some didn’t work at all. I tried putting just baby powder or talcum powder on, and that worked, but I’d have to re-apply almost every 2-3 hours. I even resorted to just dealing with my stinky armpits and covering it up with cologne…..and then eventually not wearing anything at all. Really….. It was BAAADDD!!!!

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I kept trying and trying new deodorants until there weren’t many left to try. I continued my fruitless search and then came across one called Take A Whiff!® by Pristine Beauty. Ok. Nice website. Nice packaging. But 22 dollars. Wow! What a price tag for a deodorant. I didn’t want to pay that much. But ya know what??…..I was desperate. And finding a cure to my armpit problem was worth spending 22 bucks. So, I ordered one and gave it a shot.

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The first day, it worked. Whoa!! Awesome. I had read on the website that there would be a detox period and to not give up on it. But on the second day, it didn’t work anymore and I did give up on it. About a week later I said to myself, ‘What the heck!?! Let’s give it another whirl’, and I tried it out again. It worked………for one day…….then one week…..then one month. It was working!!! Consistently!! Holy Moly!! For the first time in years I didn’t have to change my shirt twice a day, or keep putting on deodorant/powder/cologne every couple of hours. I didn’t need a back-up of cologne or deodorant in my pocket or in my car because this stuff actually worked. I was out swimming, out in the sun, out sweating while I gardened, out at work all day running around……and the deodorant still worked. My armpits didn’t smell. Sometimes at night after a long day, my t-shirt didn’t stink….nor did my pits. This stuff was the real deal.

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I don’t work for Pristine Beauty and I wasn’t paid to write this blog. I’m just so ecstatic I have a deodorant that works….that I’m voicing my praise for this product. The company states that it is Aluminum Free, Paraben Free, Phthlates Free, Proplene Glycol Free and Cruelty Free. GREAT!!! That’s awesome. No chemicals. I’m not allergic to it. It smells like marzipan candy (to me at least) It’s somewhat good for me I guess……and it’s a small American company…..so I’m helping out the ‘little guy’ so to speak. Awesome!! I’ve got nothing but praise for Pristine Beauty. I’m going to continue using Take A Whiff!® and maybe I’ll even grab some of their other products.

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So, if you’re like me and you have really stinky armpits OR you’re allergic to lots of deodorants…..do yourself a favor and buy Take A Whiff!® It really is amazing. Be sure to use their ‘pit pointer’ of applying some baking soda. It helps exponentially. Once again, I didn’t get paid to write this. I’m just a fan. Of course I’m still gonna use my favorite colognes occasionally….but now I don’t NEED to. If I had ten thumbs, I’d give this ten thumbs up. 22 dollars well spent!!! Rock on Pristine Beauty. Keep up the good work and don’t sell out to a big corporation and have them change your recipe. ‘Very Niiiice’

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this M.A.V.B.L.O.G. As always, be good to yourself. Take care of your armpits. And be good to animals, plants and other humans alike.

The 4 You Hostel

Ok. The 4 You Hostel….well it’s not REALLY for you! Unless you’re in such a drunken stupor that you don’t mind the disgruntled staff, the bland breakfast, the fake wi-fi internet, the uncomfortable beds or paper thin walls, which during Oktoberfest might be fine…..but for this visit….not so much. They do have THE BEST SHOWERS that I’ve ever experienced in a hostel though.

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Look, it’s a simple hostel. It’s there. Not even close to the best. Not the worst either, but it’s nothing special. I’m 6’1 and the beds made it to my shins. There are metal bars surrounding the bed, so your feet can’t hang off. You have to either curl up into a ball on your side to sleep… or have your legs propped up on an incline on the bars. Not too fun for getting a good nights sleep. But, if you’re very short….this hostel might be good 4 you. Also, the rooms aren’t quiet at all, which isn’t a big problem for me….but I could clearly hear people several rooms down at the end of the hall as they talked. So if you’re looking for privacy, you won’t find it here.

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The great internet wi-fi connection and additional computer terminal access that they promise is non-existent. It wasn’t working for my entire 48 hour stay, which is annoying when you’re back-packing and just need to send a quick e-mail. Luckily, there was a computer cafe and a Starbucks close by. It’s conveniently situated near the train station though. So if you’re making a quick transfer on an early train or have a short stop over…it’s a great place to lay your head. But it’s Munich. There are probably much nicer hostels to choose from and I’ll remember that on my next trip there. I wouldn’t advise staying at this hostel…..unless everything else in the entire city is fully booked. And in the worst case, you get a crappy hostel and drown your sorrows at the Hofbrauhaus…..which will make you VERY HAPPY.

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M.A.V.B.L.O.G. Score- 5 out of 10. They have GREAT showers and that’s hard to come by in a hostel….that’s why they get a 5. Otherwise….It’s too noisy, too dirty, the beds are horrible, the staff is miserable, there’s no internet & the breakfast isn’t good.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this M.A.V.B.L.O.G. and will pick the best hostel 4 you!! Have a great day. Be good to all those that you encounter….even if they smell like an old block of cheese.

The Last Of Us

Wow!!!…..I had to start with that. ‘The Last Of Us’ may not be your style of game….and it does have some flaws.. but wow!!! Whoever they hired to write and direct this game….I applaud them. The opening sequence was better than most motion pictures I’ve seen in the last 2 years. Such great character development. You become instantly immersed in the game before you even start playing…and that is a good sign of things to come.

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Here’s the story in a nutshell. You’re a single father named Joel. You love your daughter. You go out to work one night, just like any normal day, and when you come home….there’s some type of outbreak. Zombies…Virus…Crazy People??? You don’t know. You grab your daughter and start running through town to find out that everyone has gone mad, there are explosions, chaos, confusion….and you just want to live.

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Fast forward twenty years and the gameplay begins. Now, I had some issues with the game mechanics for my first 10 hours or so of playing. There’s no auto mark when you aim to hit targets. It’s completely manual, which is both cool and annoying. It makes the experience more realistic but also means you’ll die a lot. On the plus side, there’s limited ammunition and you have to constantly scrounge for supplies. So while you’re killing bad guys or sneaking around buildings…you’re also trying to look in every area to find supplies, which is AWESOME. The guns are cool. The environments are amazing. The zombies and other bad guys are freaky. It’s fun. Period.

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The game is engrossing but there is one other flaw that really stands out. Your AI party characters, while interesting and helpful at times, get in the way a lot during gameplay. You might be trying to sneak away or fight someone and your companions are just always getting in the way. It’s a bug that needs fixing because it really takes you out of the excitement and immersive experience. The character build up is good and the ability to craft and modify your weaponry is cool too. I don’t feel like giving away spoilers because I really do think you should rent or buy this game and play it yourself. It’s a zombie apocalypse video game that is done really well and it’s well worth investing the 15-20 hours to complete it. The writing is flawless. The CG is great and the voice acting is superb.

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M.A.V.B.L.O.G Score- 9 out of 10. This is a really professional game and executed perfectly in great detail. It feels more like a movie than a video game. It’s fun. It’ll pulls you into the story. And it’s very emotional. You really feel for the characters. There are flaws that get annoying….but overall this game is AMAAAZZZIIINGGG.

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I highly recommend taking this game for a test drive. I hope you’ve enjoyed this M.A.V.B.L.O.G. Be good to yourself. Have a great day!