Trader Joe's: A grocery store. A culture. A DESTINATION. I don't work for TJ's, I am simply a customer who loves the store, the products, & the experience.
This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Day 140 - A Midsummer Night's Cream
I ran out of lotion. We are in Florida. We went to a new Trader Joe’s for us - the one in Orlando! I was verrrry tempted to buy the amazing lotion I purchased recently
(which I do not currently have with me) that got an awesome 5 star review on
day 120 (Lavender Hand and Body Lotion).
However, I have a commitment to this blog, and it means one new product
review per day. So purchasing NEW things
is a requirement! And it was in that
spirit that I picked up this Midsummer Night’s Cream (well, I really liked the name
of it, of course, and that made it easier to choose this and not the Lavender
Very reasonable price - check out the signage - this is from the ORLANDO, FL TRADER JOE'S
Anyway, this cream says it is the “extra dry formula”, and they ain’t a
kiddin’!By “extra dry” I think they
mean “you want this if your skin is made of cardboard”.This is toooooo moisturizing.I know, I know, that sounds impossible!How could something possible moisturize TOO
MUCH?Try this cream and you will
understand what I am trying to put into words.
It is not that it is GREASY,
per se. It is not THICK, per se. It is just, well, TOO DANG LOTION-Y! I put it
all over my body after my shower yesterday and today and both days I just feel
like I have a COATING on me. I use lotion
every single day, so I KNOW lotion. And let’s
just say, this one is not on my list of favorites.
A bird's eye view of the cream
Then I thought, perhaps since it is called A Midsummer NIGHT’S Cream
that it was only meant to be used before bed (at night) as an extra emollient extravaganza or something!So I read the label, which clearly says, “For
best results, it should be massaged thoroughly into the skin morning and
evening, and as needed”.Well, I tried
to give them the benefit of the doubt!
It says it is an herbal blend with aloe, and I have been in the sun, so
perhaps this will be good for my skin. It