Your partner's toiletries

@p1kef1sh (45642)
March 22, 2008 5:48am CST
After my shower this morning I found myself rubbing in my wife's Dove Summer glow moisturiser with tanning bits. This got me thinking, I often use her stuff, especially the moisturizers and the scrubs and she usually pinches my razor for her hairy parts. I doubt that we are unusual in this but just how common is it to find something appealing about using other peoples stuff.
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• United States
22 Mar 08
There are certain brands of men's cologne that I will spritz on my own clothes before wearing them. Some smells that just leave me walking around with a permanent smile on my face until they fade from the fabric. And yes, if the razor is left in the shower it becomes communal property. You won't see me using his deodorant though. My sweetie uses strawberry scented whipped body butter I bought for him. I'm not sure if that is because I bought it for him and he is just being nice or it is because he likes smelling like a fresh ripe ready to eat strawberry but either way it works for me.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Mar 08
Before they moved to Singapore last month my sister in law used to buy us both perfumes from a little perfumier in London. She's make up anything that you wanted - roses in the late afternoon, lavender on the breeze, Alpine mornings, dog sick on the carpet, it was all there. The great thing was that we could chop and change. So HM wears mine and I wear her's.
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@mummymo (23709)
22 Mar 08
LOL I bought my other half dove anti aging face wash for his birthday and he hasn't used it - I think I will have to! I don't really use much of his things - he got fed up with me using his razors so now buys me his own! lol I have to hide my shampoo and conditioner though as it is really expensive and they use about half a bottle at a time! xxx
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Mar 08
My wife has the solution to shampoo etc. She has a red highlight in her hair and uses a red shampoo that does rouge the hair of a non redhead. I leave that well alone. I once washed myself with hair remover. Didn't cause any lasting damage though!! But what is it with women and our razers? I once tried to retaliate and used a ladies razer. It was like taking a scythe to my face, the blade just wasn't woman enough. Still what did I expect. Dove's quite good stuff though. I've got Spring Jasmine deodorant on too!! I am very weird I think.
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I just did a discussion about something similar to this a few weeks back and my answer is ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww NO! I'm really weird about my toiletries and even with my partner there are things I wouldn't share. But the thought of you using your wife's Summer Glow intrigues me...Did she laugh when you used it or was she indifferent? I'm just curious. Hopefully you didn't turn yourself orange lol.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Mar 08
I haven't told her. But she knows that I help myself and certainly won't mind. I haven't started to glow or turn orange yet! She buys a lot of Clarins stuff. I tend to stay away from that as I cannot work out what is what. One cream for night, another for the morning and them another for later on. I tend to grab whatever is to hand. That's why I once showered with hair removing cream!
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• United States
23 Mar 08
LOL...yikes! That's awesome your taking care of yourself. Clarins is good stuff too! :)
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Mar 08
oh my hope the hair remover cream did not remove what you did ot want removed lol
@novataylor (6572)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I buy all of the toiletries in our little home, and I have very separate things for each of us. He doesn't care what he uses, as long as it's there to use, so I buy him inexpensive shampoo and nice unscented soap that doesn't dry his skin. I also buy large packages of disposable razors, so that isn't a problem either. He has a full beard and rarely shaves it or sculpts it. And we use completely different deodorant. My stuff is vast, though, expensive shampoos and conditioners, body scrubs, facial scrub machines, but only two kinds of soap, both Yardley. One with dermabrasing oatmeal, and the other Lavender. I love my Yardley, and have used it since I was a teen. And then there are the moisturizers, lifting agents, whitening potions, eye creams, serums and smoothers that I use each day and night. I have a lovely antique vanity that I sit at in my dressing room and "do my face" and its drawers and surface are chock full of these things, and makeup, makeup, makeup. My husband would be more than welcome to use any of my products, but that will never happen, and I'm really glad, because if I had to buy double what I buy now, it would put a significant dent in my pocketbook, and I'd really prefer to not share them at all, if the truth be told. They're mine and I love them and I'm keeping them to myself. So there. ;)
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Mar 08
How do I put this diplomatically. Seeing as how it's you I won't because I know that you'll understand, and kill me later. My Aunt loved all things Yardley. She had stuff that went back to the 50's and possibly earlier. But it is good stuff and when I was little I was liberally showered in it. I had the cutest and smelliest (in a good way) bottom in England as a baby. Having a beard dispenses with the need for shaving kit of course. Good job that we don't live together, I'd be at all those scrubs and things. We'd probably fight daily. LOL.
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• United States
22 Mar 08
Kill you? Never! Yardley is an old name and it's no surprise that you have that association with it. I'll bet you'll also remember White Shoulders perfume. Do you? That's another thing that goes way back that I still like. I don't have any though, and it's scent disappears from my skin quickly, so I probably won't be buying it anytime soon. But what a wonderful smell. And, for you, I just might make an exception and share my potions. Only you, though.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Mar 08
White Shoulders is/was Elizabeth Arden I think. You can get it here but it is more of a US product. I would love top share your potions. Very kind of you to offer to share.
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• United States
22 Mar 08
I got my boyfriend to switch from soap to body wash. He did use mine for a while (not the flowery girly scents!!) till I just started buying him his own manly scents. We will use the same shampoo or razor sometimes.. I think using another persons tolietries, especially with a guy and a girl, because his stuff is something that I normally wouldnt buy. Good post!
@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Mar 08
Thank you. I wouldn't buy the girlie stuff myself, but I am always willing to give it a go, in moderation. What's the worst that could happen. I might smell fragrant for a while. I could think of worse things, and I am well past the age where I need to prove myself totally macho to my male friends.
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@ellie333 (21029)
22 Mar 08
I haven't a pertner so can't pinch their products but I do enjoy trying the girls perfumes on as they always seem to have such a collection whereas I tend to have a lighter one for daytime use and a heavier one for going out, they have some amazing make-up also, which I dont generally wear, but will borrow to go out for an evening. They tend to borrow more of my skincare which I think is funny as most are anti-ageing and they are so young but their philospohy (spelt wrong I expect) is well if its anti-ageing if we start now we'll be forever young! Good one eh! Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Mar 08
They're right. My daughter uses all sorts of potions to keep her skin toned etc. I have heard a lot about stretch marks and how important it is to work hard on them. She's 19 for heaven's sake. She isn't a huge makeup girl, but she's certainly got a lot of it. I don't borrow that, I would just look very silly.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I have used his razor on occasion when I have run out of my own blades for my own razor and we do have one big bottle of body lotion that is shared between us. I mostly use it though. Oh and I almost forgot I have used his cologne when I have run out of my own too LOL
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Mar 08
Actually I am not sure that with lighter men's colognes that there is a huge difference between men's and women's. I have certainly used women's perfume and been commented on it. My daughter wear Chanel No 5 when she can afford it. i.e. never, so we buy it for her birthday and Christmas. I love the smell, but I wouldn't wear it myself.
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@ruby222 (4848)
22 Mar 08
LOL hubby uses my deodorant..plus my talcum!!! I laugh at him ..but he says its fine!! I think like you say a lot do..but would they admit it????
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Mar 08
Good for him. I think that lots do. All my male friends do, according to their other half's anyway.
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• Australia
23 Mar 08
Did you come out smelling nice and girly pike? LOL. As long as you don't use her perfume it's alright though... that could really start some nasty rumors :) Seriously though, I use my partners toiletries all the time... but since I'm a lesbian it really doesn't matter now. When I was 'playing' at being hetero I used to use my husbands toiletries, in particular his electric shaver. I remember I once got into trouble for leaving it clogged with my leg hairs because just after I finished using it one of the kids called me and I went to attend them and forgot to go back and clean the shaver. LOL I also used to use his aftershave when I shaved my legs or armpits.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
23 Mar 08
Now you put it that way....
@ruby222 (4848)
13 Apr 08
Oh theres nothing like using someone elses things!!!... We just use whatever is there on the day,if we fancy a bit of someting different...and it belongs to the other ..hey ho...no worries..but ive never actually seen hubby moisturising....maybe he does that when im not looking !!! I pinch his razor frequently....but im quite good at wiping the evidence away!! But we both love `smellies`....so probably often both smell the same!! I often buy Avon talc...and yes...he uses it....but lol hes says its lovely!!!!....so he is well in touch with his feminine side!!..
@p1kef1sh (45642)
13 Apr 08
I am pleased to see that you clean off the razer after use. Someone in our house, who can remain anonymous shaves heaven know what and leaves the evidence clinging! Those blades are a fiver a packet. Grrrr. Glad to see that hubby is in touch with his feminine side. I am quite fond of wild rose. Makes me pong like a Tart's boudoir! Not that I have ever been in such a place.
@hezoid (2149)
13 Apr 08
My partner doesn't really have/use that many toiletries, he just has some Dove soap, a bottle of supermarket own brand shampoo, a pot of body lotion that he uses to moisturise his hands, some Bic disposable razors and a bottle of Obsession for Men edt. That's it! I have been known to pinch a bit of his shampoo, even though i have loads of my own, like you say there is just something appealing about borrowing your partners stuff, a bit like wearing his jumped or t-shirts. He often pinches my toiletries, probably becuase he has so few of his own, but i don't mind at all.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
13 Apr 08
I think that more of us share out toiletries than will admit it. Many thanks.
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
23 Mar 08
Normally we have our own stuff in the bathroom. I even sometime have my own shampoo which different with the other, but my husband sometime use it too if he can't find the other shampoo.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
23 Mar 08
Thank you. It seems that more man use their partner's toiletries than the other way around.
@twils2 (1821)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Hello p1kef1sh, My wife and I share whatever we have in the bathroom with the exception of our razers. If there is something of hers that I would like to use she wouldnt object as I do use them at times. We use the same liquid soap and quite a few different shampoos and conditioners to choose from and I use her lotions and powders from time to time. Take care, Terry
@p1kef1sh (45642)
23 Mar 08
A man after my own heart. I just knew that I couldn't be the only one.
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Mar 08
I think a lot of guys do this I know my husband also borrowed my hand lotion and my shampoo for some reason. I also borrowed his razor to shave my legs as my socalled womensrazor just did not do the trick much too dainty. I also borrowed his tools which was okay as long as I put them back.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
23 Mar 08
Sometimes women's stuff just looks way more interesting than men's. Like the idea of you borrowing his tools. A handy wife. Thank you.