Okay, PROBLEM: remember when I did the post on cheap but good brand stuff, and I mentioned my favorite Dove face moisturizer and then expressed panic that it seemed to be gone from their web site, and then Andrea said YES, her sister emailed Dove around Christmastime and the face stuff is discontinued?
So I panicked and went to all the stores around here looking for stuff that might still be on the shelves, but it has been too long and it is GONE. So I looked on eBay, which is where I sometimes get good deals on the discontinued Bath & Body Works lavender-vanilla conditioner I like so much—but no, the sellers are still in their “Ha ha, we took the opportunity to buy up something we heard was being discontinued so now you can’t get anywhere else! Nyah-nyah, pay us $50 for a $6 moisturizer, LOSERS!!” stage, which is such a cute stage but it won’t last long. (In the beginning, eBay sellers were trying to sell SAMPLE bottles of the lavender-vanilla conditioner for TEN DOLLARS EACH—but I recently got four full-sized bottles for less than twenty.)
In any case, I don’t feel about the discontinued Dove moisturizer the way I felt about the discontinued lavender-vanilla conditioner (transcript of my reaction to the news of the discontinued lavender-vanilla conditioner: “OH GOD WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?????”). I wouldn’t go so far as to say I “don’t mind” switching face moisturizers, but I DO mind messing around on eBay, and I don’t have the “I can’t find anything similar” feeling I had about The Particular Beloved Lavender Scent.
But which to try?
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