What Are 3 Items You Can't Do Without?

@zed_k4 (17627)
Singapore
October 24, 2009 7:28pm CST
When going shopping, what are 3 items that you can't do without. Or in other words, what are the top 3 things that you would choose. For me, it would have to be: 1) Shaver 2) Shower Foam/Soap 3) Cologne So what about you? I mean, we do need other things, but these 3 basic things are what I would normally look for all the time. I finish up my cologne easily, need my shaver all the time and I use up the shower foam much faster than shampoo.
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@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
25 Oct 09
Hi Zed, three things, you ask... well, It's not that I buy this three things everytime I go shopping, but I always look for them in shops because I can't find them easily. If I find some new shops that sell them, I take note of the place. They are: 1.Oil/shampoo (with no phosphats) and Cleansing Gel (no nichel), 2.Cleansing milk (Biotherm biosensitive without parfum) 3.Toothpasta that I like most. I have a sensitive skin and I am allergetic to Nichel, so I can't use most of the soaps and creams sold in shops. I have some brands I use and I alwais look for them. I also can't use the products I always find in hotels, so I have to bring my own things while travelling. That's why I look for these things everytime I go shopping.
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• United States
25 Oct 09
isnt that four things?
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
26 Oct 09
LOL.. yea.. so I think you have to choose between cleansing gel and oil/shampoo then.. But great list, definitely and I like the fact that you have tried... so cool.
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@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
26 Oct 09
I'll go without tootpasta then. Well, not that I will not use it, just that I'll have whichever I'll find. ;o) In the other three cases, I have to be very careful with what I choose. You are very strict ... couldn't someone lend me one of their items so that I can have the tootpasta I like? :o)
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
25 Oct 09
1) Shampoo, 2) Deodorant & 3) Soap. Don't think I need to explain why!!!
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
Short and sweet.. You're a heavy user on those, huh...
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
25 Oct 09
It takes a lot when you shower 7 days a week!!!
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• Philippines
25 Oct 09
Yep! It takes a lot to take a bath 7 times a week! Sometimes it can't be helped that one has to shower or take a bath again at night. This usually happens to me during summer, when I take a shower at least 2-3 times a day to cool down.
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• Philippines
25 Oct 09
just 3 items? hmmnnn... that would have to be hair conditioner, facial wash and soaps. my hair is quite long so i use up conditioners about 33-50% faster than shampoo. i like maintaining my hair's softness that's why, so it would remain manageable. and since i almost never put make up on (maybe 1-2 times a year? hehehe), i need facial wash. with at least 2 showers a day, my soap consumption is also a lot.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
Hmmm conditioner to keep your hair soft. I think conditioner is a very unique thing and it truly works. You rarely wear make up? That's good; keep it natural..
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
whenever i have my hair as long as i have now (almost down to my waist), i am kinda dependent on conditioners. it's great waking up in the morning as if i have just combed my hair. but when i'm sporting a short hair cut, i'm fine without conditioners. at one point, i wanted to form the habit of putting on make-up as a personal grooming whenever i leave the house... just like most of the female friends i have. but didn't. for some it's habit-forming, for me it's time consuming. and it didn't sit well when i was doing field assignments before. i just make do with sunblock and baby powder... sometimes. hehe
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
26 Oct 09
That is actually quite awesome and you are pretty hygienic.. baby products are certainly cute..
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
26 Oct 09
I think i will definitely need a shaver as well, because i'm shaving practically everyday.. lol =D Other than that, the next item shall be my facial wash, as i have an oily face.. hehe ^_^ As for others, i think i might need more tanks and shorts, as i dun have enough to use, and always recycling them every 2 days or so.. lol =D
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
26 Oct 09
Cool list, bro.. I like wearing shorts at home too; very comfy especially in this hot weather which is getting scorching by the day, but I'm trying my best not to complain.. lol.. Facial wash is definitely important.. to me too..
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
haha =D yeah, with the hot weather now, i'm trying to get used to it, by not switching on the fan at home.. hehe ^_^ And be out in the sun more often too.. LEt my body get used to the heat, so that when it reaches nightfall, i will feel alot more cooler than normal.. haha =D
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
That certainly makes sense, Kun.. because come to think of it, having too much fanning during the day, then at night, we won't be able to take the heat.. That's a good strategy.. but I have to work nights mostly..
• Pamplona, Spain
25 Oct 09
Hiya zed_k4, For me to be without a cream that contains Aloe Vera as it soothes my very sensitive skin it has to have a good percentage of Aloe Vera though. Also a natural toothpaste well as natural as possible with a good ph level. Other normal toothpastes are too abrasive and ruin the enamel most times. A Carolina Herrera perfume because although it´s expensive it lasts much longer than others she really knows how to make them. I still have one of hers and it´s lasted me nearly two years. That´s it.
• Pamplona, Spain
25 Oct 09
Hi zed, If you are talking about shopping for food, my three main priorities are tomatoe, lettuce and onion. They are essential part of my diet. Next is Olive Oil Pure only and Red Onion as they are full of the good stuff too vitamins and minerals. All these are on my everyday list for shopping. Potatoes and Rice come next and also eggs. Just thought I would add this other list to be on the safe side.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
26 Oct 09
I'd like to thank you for listing such creative answers there. I must say I am very intrigue in the Carolina Herrera perfume you've mentioned.. can only imagine how nice-smelling it must be.. Next off, you are right; I now remember that not all toothpaste comes in a good ph level. As for the other things, they are all very cool.. thanks for your time, I'm having fun with all different answers from friends most definitely..
• Pamplona, Spain
26 Oct 09
Hiya zed, Yes the Carolina Herrera Perfume there are more types that she has lasts much longer and you only need to put a few dabs on. Even when you wash your Hands it still stays on. She also makes Perfume for men too and really nice. Aloe Vera as for that you have to read the contents label as there is a lot of deception in those labels. Aloe Vera has to be in the Cream by over eighty percent for it to be effective. I found one that had ninetypercent and it only cost me five euros lol.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Oct 09
The top three things that i can't do without are the following: gel/mousse for my hair, goodies for snacks and an ointment/essential or medicine oil for my migraine/headache.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
26 Oct 09
Oh goody..those are good list, for sure.. I love snacks too... and I do get headaches at times too.. so I can relate to your needs there..
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Oct 09
Goodies will always be part of my mini grocery list. You need to carry along with you basic meds for me it's a must! Stay healthy and enjoy life.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
I will always remember that; thanks for the reminder, msfrancisco...
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
25 Oct 09
Just three??! Zed my dea.. you could have asked for at least 5.. or did you leave that out so I could start a new discussion. Okay..lemme think real hard on this one, coz honestly, there are tooo many things I could name. 1- Lipgloss : Because I don't use lipstick too much and I like to use gloss all the time. 2- Perfume/deo: Because I always love to smell fresh. 3- Facial tissues: Very handy while travelling, and I use them often.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
Yup2x..I left it for you to use for your upcoming discussion.. Those are really necessary things and what kind of perfume you use anyway? You like floral scent, vanilla or what..
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
25 Oct 09
See? Facial tissues can come in handy when you drool like that= LOL Perfumes.. well I like anything that is not super strong, but strong enough to make me feel fresh.. vanilla, lemony, musk like, floral (not all of them though..), is all good. I can go into brands too.. But I will do it another time
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
Thanks for the drool wipe.. Yes2x.. we can talk about brands some other time. There's always time when it comes to the lot..
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
Hi Zed, Well, when it comes to my own personal uses I opt to purchases facial soap as my first priority as i could not put my favorite facial cream moisturizing without washing my face first, then of course the toothpaste it is not fine if one sleep or wake up, go out without brushing her/his own teeth..which is a must for good hygiene.. So far when it comes to general shopping which involves the needs of my family. My first priority is to buy the food items such as meats, veggies and fresh fruits, and secondary priority is for personal items such as toothpaste, shampoo, hair conditioner, soap and so on, then the last would be multivitamins and minerals need for the general wellness of my family...
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
4 Jan 10
Wow..another nice answer. You remember multivitamins and minerals; that's just awesome..
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
Yup, but nothing could beat the energy which one get from the presence of their loving supporting friends and family. Nothing beat them, as they are the vitamins for life..lol
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
7 Jan 10
Very well said..
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
That would be 1) snacks (including chocolate) 2) shampoo and 3) toothpaste.^_^ Im not really much of a shopper but I do accompany my Mom in buying groceries or things needed inside the house. The top 3 things that our purchases would always have is snacks. I love to snack and I do bring some to school to save on my allowance. Shampoo would be the first one to run out in the house cause my Mom and I are generous when using shampoo. Toothpaste would be the second one to run out cause my Mom, my Dad, and I do brush our teeth at least 3 times a day and are also quite generous in using toothpaste.^_^
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
4 Jan 10
I bet your mom and you have really nice and clean, white teeth..awesome. Those are nice lists. I love snacking too, thanks Bj..
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
LOL Actually, my Mom has false teeth! She just didnt take better care of her teeth when she was young so she's setting it right with me.^_^ You're always welcome.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
7 Jan 10
LOL..oh okay.. But she's reminding you and that's cool..
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
25 Oct 09
First of all i need some COFFEE cause without that i would not be able to shower. Second i need MEDS cause without it there will be no coffee made or shower taken lol. Third i need some CLOTHES to put on so i can go out and get my daily chores done. Like go shopping to get all that smell goodstuff when i do take a shower.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
We have one thing in common. I need my coffee too; it's like a form of elixir, isn't it.. but what kind of meds is that..?
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
25 Oct 09
HELLO Its just meds in general.Meds for arthur. I had a small stroke in july so meds for that too.meds for heartburn-pills to hold the artiies open and so on nothing illegal if thats what your thinking.lol
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
No, nope.. I wasn't thinking anything illegal at all, no worries.. I need those too; especially for headaches.. can have it come massive at times..
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Hi, Ooh does it really have to 3 items? Ok, well then I'd probably say saline solution for my contacts, deodorant because I can't stand body odor, and soap because if they're just 3 items, well then I guess I'd have to wash my hair with soap...not something I'd really look forward to with tangles and all. If it were a 4th item, I'd probably choose a razer because who really likes hair legs & armpits. Finally if it were a 5th item I'd probably chose some kind of vanilla or chocolate perfume because I like to smell nice every day.
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@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Geez I just thought about it, but you can't be smelling nice and having foul breathe now can you?
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
26 Oct 09
LOL....that's right.. But considering you use up which item more, so you can revise back that 3 things in the list you would need. If you use up more on your breath smint or mouthwash, then you'll know to need to include it in the 3 things..
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
Ok saline, deodorant and soap! There that's my revised list! ;)
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• Malaysia
19 Nov 09
To me I would choose facial scrub, face cream and shower soap. I can never leave out the facial scrub because I am used to it since I was a teenager. I use it everyday even though people say facial scrub should be used twice or thrice weekly only. My skin is very oily and if I don't use facial scrub for a day it would become greasy pimples would appear. Because I use scrub regularly, my skin becomes dry after it is washed so I have to use faical cream every time after I wash my face. So these two things are a necessity, not to mention shower soap is also a must everytime I take a bath. If I can give you four I will include hair shampoo because it is also very important to me. My scalp get oily very easily and I have to use shampoo everytime I take a bath. But because I can only give you three things, those are what I can give you.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
19 Nov 09
Fabulous answer. I think toiletries is a must for most people..
• Malaysia
20 Nov 09
He he he... that's right. Imagine having a shower without soap? Most probably I will end up smelling like a goat. Lol.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
20 Nov 09
LOL..speaking of goat, I've seen some shower foams with goat milk. No kidding. Couldn't be cow milk essence that I saw; it must have been abstracts of goat milk. I think it's good for the skin or something..
9 Nov 09
hey zed..whenever i go to the market, i always buy shampoo,perfume and body lotions..i spend most of my amount on perfumes though
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
9 Nov 09
That's a very good one. I love to spend on perfumes too. Anything to smell and feel good..
9 Nov 09
yeh smelling good is what i love about me!
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
Me too..
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 09
Food, water, more food. :-)
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
Dunkin' donuts???
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Oct 09
That would be acceptable if not my first choice!!! Spaghetti with white clam sauce or chile verdi, perhaps.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
30 Oct 09
Delicious, Dawn... yum2x..
@allknowing (69574)
• India
25 Oct 09
I must have my shopping list so that I do not miss out on any items. I need to have my mobile, and ofcourse my visa card and some cash.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
Mobile is indeed important anywhere at all; ah.. and you have visa and some cash with you.. so let's say you already have all these, right..what are the 3 things you would shop for? 3 essentials..
@allknowing (69574)
• India
26 Oct 09
Each time I go shopping it would be for different reasons but never the same items every time. Nevertheless, since you ask I will more often include chocolates, pedigree for my doggie and quaker oats for my morning breakfast!!
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
26 Oct 09
Very cool list there; thanks for coming back to this thread..
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
25 Oct 09
I would need my face soap which I could use on my body if I had to, my moisturiser, and my Celestone cream which is a prescription cream I apply to my skin whenever I suffer from allergies, it is the only thing that will clear my skin in 24 hours. I wish I was allowed another thing because toothpaste would definitely be on the list! Uhmmm...Then again shampoo and conditioner, razors, shower gel...The list goes on...
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
That's cool; and you said you need your Celestone cream. I used to use this particular cream whereby if I don't use, I will feel itchy. But after a few years, I don't quite need it anymore; now I couldn't remember the name. So I could understand when you said that. But it's not a case of allergy for me, more like I thought I'd need it always, but I don't.. lol..
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
25 Oct 09
I can't live without the stuff; I get an awful rash that spreads, not nice...I bet you really wanted to know that!
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
Noooo, not in that way, Paula.. Actually, I can get an allergy too whenever I eat peanuts. My nose can get all scratchy and my eyes will be a bit watery. Or so I thought.. so I could have it more worst than you..
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@hexeduser22 (5853)
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
1. Bathroom essentials(shampoo and bath soap) 2. Food 3. Facial Wash I take a bath everyday that's why bath soaps and shampoos is number one. Food, I will always eat when shopping and I love planning the weeks meal. Facial wash, I don't have pimples but sometimes I have them, when it appears it usually is big and is the nose area, I try to limit the pimple occurrence in my face.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
That's right, bro.. we do need facial wash to get rid of all the impurities away. I like your answer, and what kind of food is that?
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• Philippines
25 Oct 09
Raw meat and fish. I love cooking and sometimes I try to invent or discover new dishes. During shopping I eat in a store serving fast foods.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
Me too; shopping center food can be so enticing at times..
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
25 Oct 09
In my neighborhood I think the answer would be pizza, pizza, and pizza. I cannot believe your three items are not FOOD, lol. I dilute regular liquid soap and refill my foaming soap container over and over, so I don't have to shop for soap that often, and a bottle of shampoo lasts me forever, plus I don't shave, so we will not bump into each other in the market obviously OK, besides pizza, well the non-food items would be plastic bags, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, followed closely by laundry detergent.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
You don't shave? That's just awesome...... I have a hairy collection to boot, so I need the shaver always.. Yes, you are right; I suppose we won't be clashing anytime soon.. lol... Actually, I was looking for answers being food too, if any mylotter responds as such and since you've said pizza, that's just so cool. Now I'm hungry already, ha..
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
26 Oct 09
I did not mean to leave the impression that I go around all hairy, lol. I use an epilator instead of shaving. Ice cream is also very high on my list of favorite foods, but I don't shop for it often, as I buy a large container and then refreeze it in individual servings for portion control.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
26 Oct 09
That's a very great idea; you know what, drannhh..I have observed some of your ways of doing things, and they are actually rather unique.. the art you adore and all that too included. Unique individual.. As for the hairy thingy, I wasn't thinking of hairy all around, but more like hairless, actually.. pardon me on that..
• India
25 Oct 09
Well there are several things, but i would say the three most important things would be firstly my beauty products- lipgloss, kajal, mascara etc.., I use them up too fast and so I have to take one extra just in case, each time I go shopping. Then, I would certainly not go home without buying my lovely son, some toy or the other to play with. Then, I would say shampoo and conditioners....
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
Those are necessary stuffs for most ladies, I'd think. Sorry for my ignorance, what is kajal? Ah, a toy for your son; that's really sweet..
• India
25 Oct 09
Well of course, how would you know? Kajal is an eyeliner used for the application on the lower eyelid....
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
Hmmmmmm, very nice name; Kajal...
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Oct 09
I need 1 liqud soap 2 saline solution for my contact lenses. 3 Saving cream. These are three things that I can't live without. I need a shower so I use liquad soap and shsving cream to shave my legs and under arms. I use saline soltion to keep my contacts in when I take my contact lenses out and put them in a case. I use liqud sop to clean my body with.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
Those are necessities that I can imagine why you need it. Ah, so you wear contacts.. and these saline solution; do they cost expensive?
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
26 Oct 09
The contacts aren't to expensive and neither is the saline soultion.I think it depends on which brand of contacts that you wear as far as price goes.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
26 Oct 09
Ahhh, I see, thanks for explaining it to me; I am not really well knowledge on that..