Friday, February 12, 2010

Stuck in Short and Sassy When I Want to be Long and Silky

Just made a list of products I remember from childhood to young adulthood. These take me back to various eras of my life. Now the jingles and slogans are dancing around in my head.

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
Ivory Soap
Johnson’s Baby Aspirin
Dimetap Elixir
Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers
Love’s Baby Soft
Clairol Short and Sassy Shampoo
Jean Nate
White Shoulders
Impulse Body Spray
Oil of Olay
Alberto V05 Hot Oil Treatment
Aquanet Hair Spray
White Rain
Johnson’s Baby Oil
Bain de Soleil Orange Gelee Sunscreen, SPF 4
Dep Gel
Paul Mitchell Hair Spray in a huge can
Bare Minerals
Moroccan Miracle Oil

I guess the list will soon read: Geritol, Preparation-H and Botox.

What products represent your past?


Ann Imig said...

I LOVED Dimatap as a kid, as well as baby aspirin.


King Vitamin

(very nutritious combination)

Mel said...

ha ha...I remember many of these products and it took me back. Here are some that I remember:

Shower to Shower
Bonnie Bell
Calamine lotion
Patchouli oil
cold cream

Well that's it. As you can see, the long term memory is starting to fade :0)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Isn't that St. John's baby aspirin? Smells like oranges? I can still taste it...

Add Tinkerbelle cosmetics for me - and then Clinique lipstick for Freshman year of high school.

I was also into that Halsa Hair thing that was supposed to help you "discover your highlights."

Anonymous said...

Calgon anyone?

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Ann-- I used to BEG for the Dimatap.

Kate-- You are right-- St. John's Baby aspirin.

I love hearing what everyone else remembers.

citymouse said...

How about Q-T (The original self-tanner) and Avon's Sweet Honesty cologne?

K A B L O O E Y said...

Loved Baby aspirin too.
I just cracked up today at hair salon talking about that dreaded Sun-In. I think there was a regular bottle and then super-duper serious Sun-In (in a red bottle perhaps?)
I remember the heavy, greasy weight of Vicks' on my chest.
Calamine lotion, big time, since I'm a mosquito magnet.
Cocoa butter.
8-Hour Creme.
Ivory soap floating in the bath.
Oh, how about Nair? Stanky. said...

Ohhhh, I loved

Jovan Musk


Breck shampoo

Ivory soap

Masala Chica said...

aquanet hair spray
ivory soap

for a different kind of girl said...

I absolutely had forgotten about Dep gel! I'd tack Aussie Super Scrunch on this list of memorable items from the past, and le'jardin perfume. Every Christmas, I also use to get a tube of multiple Bonne Belle Lip Smackers and a giant bottle of Bonne Belle 10-0-6 astrigant in my stocking and thought it was so cool. Oh, this post makes me smile!

Ali said...

I was a 4 lb baby and had all kinds of allergy and lung issues... I was always on Meds and this was before things were flavored!! Dimetap was my FAVORITE!!!

I also once ate an entire bottle of flinstones vitamins. My mom had to call poison control LOL

dearheart said...

Tenth through twelfth grade, I had my one cherished bottle of Beautiful by Estee Lauder perfume.

Lynn Kellan said...

I used to bathe in Cinnabar perfume. Yowza. Oh, and vinyl records.

Susan said...

It's St. Joseph asprin for children, and I take it at age 63 at the advice of my dr to avert heart attack and stroke. Because aspirin can cause Reye's syndrome in children, it's now marketed to baby boomers.

slow panic said...

i used to ride my schwinn to the local drug store on main street in our little town in minnesota and try on jean nate. i thought that was IT in the world of perfume.

anymommy said...

Aqua Net. I am personally responsible for several holes in the ozone layer ;-)

EatPlayLove said...

Chloe perfume, I think it was all about the shape of the bottle for me. ;)

Tracie said...

Love's Baby Soft
Baby Oil (for tanning)
Jean Nate

(and many others)

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I'm thinking of the commercials and jingles too.

vawriter said...
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vawriter said...

Dippity-Do, anyone? I was a California girl, so Coppertone and chlorine has to be right up there as favorite scents.

How about English Leather and Old Spice? I married a guy who still uses it 40 years later.

Christy said...

SPF 4 made me laugh! I remember using oil for years and years...argh!!! Mine would include white rain hair spray and body sprays from bath and body works!