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Venezia Shugar Soapworks Charcoal Eucalyptus Vegan Soap Bar (Dollar Tree)

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Don't fall for the smell in-store like I did...it doesn't translate well in the shower. Dollar Tree bath and body items don’t always have the best scents. They’re getting a lot better compared to how they were ten or fifteen years ago, but many products have a lingering something that’s...amiss. Or a fragrance that smells okay, but dissipates much too quickly. There are very few things you can smell inside Dollar Tree that live up to that promise outside of their store walls; it’s like the scents are programmed to disappear once you take them off the premises. So imagine my surprise when I caught this full-sized bar at a DT in Tennessee, one of a few things I bought while on vacation visiting the ol’ in-laws. I honestly didn’t think much of it at first sight, except for “Wow this looks pretty big for the price”. Considering one was already hanging outside of the packaging, I decided to take a sniff...and my socks were blown completely off, leaving me standing there in nothing b

Assured for Men Men's Face and Body Wipes (Dollar Tree)

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Available again, but in vastly inferior packaging. A few months back, I scooped up another brand of men's wipes to test out at Dollar Tree, and was fairly impressed with the results. Well, it seems like since that time, Dollar Tree has stopped carrying that brand (The Nobleman) – which offered several different varieties – and instead has put all of their men's wipes focus on their Assured for Men Face and Body Wipes. These start things off by making a rather bold claim in small print on their packaging: “Compare to Dude Face Wipes”. Now, I have to be honest that I've never tried those before, but Dollar Tree's version certainly fixes the reason why: price. While the "Dude" brand's regular, flushable wipes are priced a little more straightforward, their face wipes are almost prohibitively expensive, at least for someone like me, who couldn't possibly stand the thought of shelling out $5 for 30 wipes. What male would? They really just feel like the “pi

The Nobleman Cooling Face and Body Cleansing Wipes (Dollar Tree)

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Not too shabby for a mere buck. I'm a man; as such, I have neither time nor need for skincare routines. Anything I do, I do out of pure hygienic necessity, such as showering on a semi-daily basis, and shaving way less often than I should; if it weren't for my wife buying me clothes and instructing me in the ways of appearance, I'd probably look like a slob every time I left the house. However, there are days and times where showering just hasn't been very feasible lately, with a child who likes to push his bedtime ever so late, and a work schedule that requires me to be up at the buttcrack of dawn. Occasionally, it really feels like it's either take a shower, or eat dinner and hang out with my wife—and I'm going to take the latter any day of the week. And that's part of the reason why I decided to grab these on a rather sudden whim while at Dollar Tree one fine summer afternoon. I'm honestly unaccustomed to body wipes, but obviously I know the purpose th

White Rain Cool Ocean Wave 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash for Men (Dollar Tree)

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A pretty gross, unappetizing picture of an underwhelming product. I don't use body wash very often, instead opting to frequently use bar soap, just as I always have...guess you could call me old-fashioned! But I do keep at least a bottle of “three-in-one” (shampoo, conditioner, body wash) on hand at any given time, either for when I run out of soap and forget to buy more (happens way more often than it should), or for when we go traveling, so I don't have to take three separate products. Other than that, it just tends to sit in the shower for long periods of time to frequent inactivity, and it was having two bottles sitting in there now that made me think to finally do a review of them! The first one we'll take a look at is White Rain for Men, in the Cool Ocean Wave scent. The smell itself doesn't do much for me...there is a “cool” watery side to it, and it's not terrible, but I think it mostly smells like cheap chemicals. Oh well, it sure smells better than

Power Stick 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash for Men: Cool Blue Water (Dollar Tree)

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This is stuff is pretty...well, excellent for the price. Here's another 3-in-1 that I've had in my shower for months! It, too, is available from Dollar Tree. Normally, these bottles are 12 oz., making them three ounces less than the White Rain version I reviewed previously , but I happened to get lucky and get this when it was a “Bonus Buy”, so I got 16 oz. for the same price! Double win! That win gets compounded even more with actual performance, because it improves upon White Rain's version in almost every way, at least when compared to my preferences. For starters, it comes out nice and smooth, just like the bottles that cost five times (or more) as much, and it doesn't take much at all to get a nice lather going. It's the standard lather you would expect, with a nice, thick layer of foam arising with a minimum of required effort, and it goes on the skin smooth and easy. It's one of those things that would be a decent deal at even three times the price,

Baby's Butt Aid (Dollar Tree)

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A review of Baby's Butt Aid, but note that it was never actually used on a baby... Now that previous reviews have regaled you with problems I've had on the front part of my privates, let’s work our way to the back, shall we?  I sometimes get rashes on my behind, usually from dry skin, but sometimes from sweating at work (the summer weather will do that to you).  Needless to say, they are not pleasant.  At first, I thought it might be a cleanliness issue, even though I shower daily, but when more focused cleanings did nothing to heal it, I knew I needed some medical help. I had always seen Baby’s Butt Aid on the shelves at Dollar Tree (and laughed at the name), but I never gave it any serious consideration to use on my own skin.  After all, I’m not a baby, so what use would I have for a diaper rash ointment?  I was surprised when my wife suggested that I try it, as she was fairly certain that what I had was essentially an adult version of diaper rash, with moisture collec

Natureplex Athlete's Foot Cream (Dollar Tree)

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Doesn't just work for athlete's foot! (wink, wink) Let me start off this review with a story that will be as uncomfortable for you to read as it is for me to share:  A couple years ago, on the family trip to the beaches of South Carolina, I contracted a rather painful rash that developed in my--nether regions.  At first, we thought that it was just getting dry from all the ocean water, so I bought a couple bottles of Skin-so-Soft, and started thoroughly feeding the area with moisture.  It got worse.  Finally, after about a week (and after we had already returned home from the beach), that’s when I learned that it was jock itch…which starts because of excess moisture.  So I was literally feeding the problem every time I was spraying it with moisturizer.  Which I had been doing for the better part of seven days. Ouch. Immediately, my quest for a cure began.  For reasons that are still completely unknown to me even now, I initially bypassed trying this product, simply b

Pacific Multi-Color Twin-Blade Razors (Dollar Tree)

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If looks could cut, these might be decent razors. There are certain things that I generally hate buying, but that are necessary, and razors are among them.  Back in my younger days, I used to use a Schick Quattro, but found the cost of replacement blades, which were about $2 apiece if memory serves me correctly, to be an unnecessary addition to the budget.  And so I searched for a much cheaper alternative. This search obviously lead me to disposable razors, which are certainly not a new thing.  I’ve used the brand carried at Big Lots, which are $1.90 for twelve (again, if memory serves me correctly).  Those razors are actually really good for the price.  But like any true “bargain hunter“ (or in my case: broke-ass), I wasn’t satisfied.  What if I could get the same quality disposable razor, or better, for even cheaper?  Well, the hunt took me to the place where I always go when looking for such deals:  Dollar Tree.  And what did I end up with?  A ten-pack of Pacific Multi-Color r