Wednesday, July 1, 2009

texture trumps tone

At least for now, I have to concede to the "softening" of my muscles, because I can't really challenge myself like I was before surgery. It's disheartening, I won't lie. I'm cringing when I look in mirrors and pull up my shorts. Let me just say "firm" is not the adjective I would use to describe my legs at this point.

On a recent grocery excursion, I had to pick up a new can of shaving gel. As I perused the self grooming aisle, I stumbled upon Skintimate Cream Shave. "Hmm," I wondered aloud. Something I haven't tried, and many of you know that I am a sucker for trying new things, especially beauty products. Yes, I am the advertiser's dream come true. I am the customer who reads the heady promises and thinks "I have to try this!"

I bought the Cream Shave, and shaving gel that was almost empty seemed to breed within the can and never run out, as if it knew how anxious I was to try the new product sitting on the cabinet. Finally, on a great Monday morning, my shaving gel could breed no more and I tried the Cream Shave.

The result of this new product (paired with my Men's Gillette Fusion Razor) was an incredibly soft, smooth shave!!!! When I say this, I am not just talking about a decent shave, this was one of those "I can't keep my hands off my own legs" shave! Seriously, I was flipping out while I rinsed them, lathered on a little unnecessary lotion, and dressed. I wanted to just touch them all day, and the next!

So while my legs might not be in tip top shape, I have found something that, for now, can boost my spirits about my gams.




Lisa~ said...

I can't even believe how hard you are on yourself sometimes. You have like the hottest legs ever!!

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

Forget the firmness predicament, they look great! Besides, even if they weren't, you have those 'perfect' knees. The sharp pointy bone that says 'check these out' and commands attention. I have a round knee cap that does nothing of the sort.

Meanwhile on that note, it sounds like I need some of that shave cream to boost my legs ego too!

As always, music, brilliant.

Lisa L. said...

Please...if you want to see ugly legs I'll send you a picture! LOL!

PamperingBeki said...

Girl, you're a loon. If you think those are bad legs, you need a peek at mine.

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

Your legs are HOT, enough said!! LOL!

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

Your legs are HOT, enough said!! LOL!

Anonymous said...

ok you....i went and bought that crazy expensive shave cream that you were talking about and was totally convinced my legs would look like yours when i was done. NOT. But I did enjoy the splurge on myself since I dont do that much with 4 kiddos. I'll think of you every time I use it.

Rebekah said...

hey, just remember things will snap back in shape once you get the other parts of you healed :)

and geez, don't be so hard on yourself - you've got a gorgeous tan, and I have got, well, whitey legs :D