Hand Cream for the Voting Booth - Beauty Addict

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hand Cream for the Voting Booth

There are plenty of perks and advantages to living in NYC -- thousands of restaurants! cheap and frequent public transportation! arts! culture! anything you want, at any time!

Except, that is, TARGET. If you're a Manhattanite without a car, as many are, you can't just duck out to Target to peruse the latest Go! International collection or get your fix of Archer Farms Salt & Vinegar chippies. It requires either a rental car or an enormous amount of restraint (try taking the average output of a Target shopping trip with you on the subway!).

This is one of the reasons I'm happy to be living in Brooklyn -- with a nice gated parking space.

So when my Manhattanite friend K lamented how much she missed Target, I was happy to oblige her request for some Great Shakes hand cream from the Soap & Glory line. (And of course I picked up some for myself, too.)

Soap & Glory was created by Bliss founder Marcia Kilgore, and the products are just as cheeky and cute as the more expensive Bliss offerings. Great Shakes moisturizes more than adequately, with minimal greasiness and quick absorption. It smells pretty -- lightly floral -- but I was half expecting it to have a vanilla or foody aroma, based on the name. Great SHAKES, get it? Milkshakes? OK, maybe I'm just craving sweets.

So why do I say it's for the voting booth? The adorable packaging is so campaign-y, it's like the politician of hand creams. "The most astonishing hand cream ever? You Decide!" Love it. And the little blurbs at the bottom totally look like campaign buttons.

So if you're looking for something to make you feel a little extra patriotic around election season, pick up a tube of Great Shakes. Change we can believe in! For your hands!