February 02, 2011

May I Ask...

...what is inside your bathroom cabinets?
Some of you might remember my post where I inquired about your refrigerator. This time it is your bathroom I am curious about.

Well, let me tell you right from the start that even though my refrigerator seemed empty, my bathroom cabinets sure are not. They are well stocked. You name it, I have it.
Facial creams and lotions, body lotions - at least 5 different kinds, make-up (TONS and tons of it), nail polish, deodorants, perfumes, liquid soaps, shampoos, conditioners and several baskets and glass containers filled with many more objects within the area of personal hygiene, beauty and grooming.

The cabinets definitely house hundreds of items, which I seem to simply not be able to live without.  I am a collector and high maintenance and that is a lethal combination when it comes to the content of my bathroom.

I have heard, that everyone who visits someone and at one point excuse themselves to use the restroom, will peek into their host's bathroom cabinets. I have no idea if that is true, as I have actually never done it myself. Still this is an opportunity for me to find out what you are hiding.
If you are willing to disclose this to me, that is.


Keera Ann Fox said...

Anyone peeking in my bathroom will see hair care products, dental care products, skin care products, feminine hygiene products, bottles of ethereal oil, leftover bath oils, and a collection of hair brushes and nearly-empty jars of cream that get weeded out way too slowly. :-)

But that's as of this moment. I intend to do some weeding in my bathroom later. *fingers crossed*

Elisabeth said...

There are too many products in my bathroom cabinets, Zuzana, and some past their use by dates.

I have four daughters and three still live at home. Our cabinets are full to overflowing.

Two daughters at home are blond, one a brunette - therefore colour treatments abound.

One daughter has fine hair, the other coarse. My hair's just plain old and dry. Between us all we have everything you need for a hair salon, and for all skin types. Oil free moisturizer, oil based moisturizer. Product to straighten hair and more of the same to enhance curls.

And far behind in the bowels of the cupboard we still have a lice removal comb from the days when my children suffered this affliction.

We have everything for women, but my husband keeps his stuff elsewhere, so the men would miss out here.

Tom said...

Just checked and I still have a bottle of aftershave that must be twenty years old at least. It still smells the same way it did back then. Probably dates to the last time I used aftershave. Horrible stuff. Made you stink and sting at the same time.


Colleen said...

Zuzana, you cabinets sounds like an absolute treasure trove of goodies! I love hygiene and beauty products too.:) I have a dear friend who is the same and though this is a bit embarrassing, we used to go hang out at the drug stores on weekend nights and just admire the aisles and aisles of beauty products.:)

What is in my own cabinets however is quite mundane, lotions, perfume, nail polishes, etc.

How funny about people sneaking a peek in other people's cabinets!!:) I do that with my mom and sister but that's it! I swear!! :)

Have a lovely day lovely Zuzana!

Gal Friday said...

I feel much better knowing that you, too, are a product "junkie".
My medicine cabinet above the sink can't even hold everything, and the cabinet below is an overflowing mess. I am ever addicted to nice-smelling and moisturizing body lotions and soaps. My daughter has her own growing supply(especially hair stuff) and my poor husband's grooming products barely have any space.
At least your stash of hair and skin products looks neater than mine. As you saw in the latest blog entry, I showed what I have stuck yo my bathroom mirror. I'll try to post soon what is behind the mirrored door, inspired by you.

Julie Hibbard said...

Lotion, hairspray and deoderant. And more lotion. Every single flavor and scent and color of lotion.
I haven't peeked inside anyone's cabinet either. But, I did take the medicine cabinet out of my guest bathroom...just in case.

Unknown said...

My bathroom cabinet is smallish, so I use drawers for my makeup. But these are the contents of my cabinet:

=all the perfume I own, which is a good bit.
=pain killers that have expired but still work when I need them.
=a couple of facial creams and an eye cream that I never use.
=toothpaste (I use a Sonicare that sits on my sink).
=a case containing an ill fitting partial that I never wear.
=an OTC sleep aid for my insommnia.
=a bottle of Melatonin for insommnia, which doesn't work all that well.
=a tiny container of some herbs that dissolve moles; and it works.

Okay Zuzana, it's clear to me I need to clean out my bathroom cabinet. Thanks hon!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

This is fun Zuzana and I have to say that your photos of your cosmetics and toiletries are even pretty!

We have large cabinets in our bath and I have filled them with many things. I imagine I should clean them out at some point. I love to try new colors of makeup, nail polish and try new lotions and bath soaps. Since my little girls have gotten older they steal into my bath and "try on" many of my toiletries and I do not mind. I always seem to have earrings everywhere too...even in the cabinets. I love my earrings!

Kath said...

I did laugh. Mine is still packed up somewhere, so our toiletreis are in cardboard box on th ebathroom floor. When I saw OUR I mean my husband has 3 times the amount I do LOL

Brian Miller said...

my bathroom...i am afraid you may be sorely disappointed..there is a crate of kids medicine, another of adult...my fiber gum for my hair and some deo...and then the rest is dominated by my wifes stuff...smiles.

Dan said...

Hi Zuzana!
Mine is full of half used tubs of body lotion that I bought on a whim and then forgot about, it's also got shaving foam, razor blades, hairspray, fake tan and my one and only bottle of perfume 'Allure'.
It could probably do with a good clear out actually!
I'm extremely envious of your lipstick collection!

Claus said...

soaps and shampoo is what you'll find in mine. Personal products are kept in my room, and medicines are in a different cabinet in the kitchen :o) Interesting how each has their "own way" of keeping things at home, right?
Lovely baskets!! I really like them :o)
have a lovely day!

Christmas-etc... said...

Oh my... I hate to admit it but I don't use hardly any products... maybe a hang over from my tom boy days?? Toothpaste (3 different kinds - I like to switch around), hand lotion, liquid make up, shampoo, rouge, several different lip sticks, brush, perfume...that's about it (Hummm more than I thought actually!). I must admit to getting good quality products though. Don't get many but those I get are really nice.
What an interesting question! :) Really does show...well, something about us! Not quite sure what..but something! (Let me know when you figure it out!)
Have a good day!

Donna said...

Zuzana, it looks like your bathroom cabinet is filled with lots of goodies. Mine is very boring ~ mostly necessities...band-aids, creams, soap, headache pills...
I do have yummy bubble bath that I keep on a shelf in the bathroom.


Bossy Betty said...

Oh boy. I have not opened my bathroom cabinet for a LONG time. I wonder what's in there as well? Shall I open that door or not?

S. Susan Deborah said...

I enjoyed reading the comments. By reading them, I felt I was peeking into their cabinets. Since I live in a hostel, there are no cabinets but at home I do have a decent cabinet. Not much but basic essentials.

I would love to be your guest, Zuzana and smell the lovely aromas of your bathroom.

Well, I don't peek into the cabinets as I have never thought of something like that before this.

Joy always,

Myrna R. said...

My bathroom has few cabinets, but I have a huge closet where I keep extra essentials: deodorants, shampoos, etc. My tastes are super simple and I don't wear much make up. So really, I have a boring bathroom.

Sukanya said...

Ahh... My bath cabinet.. My list is almost similar to yours Zuzana.. Body lotions, facial mask, foundation creams, dozens of lipstick, and lip gloss to go with these lipsticks, lip balm, body wax, perfumes, body mist (this is a must for me after shower), nail enamels (you name a color and I have it, do u remember my nail art post?) and of course shampoos, conditioners, body wash and bubble bath !! :) Bathroom is one place I always love to relax. Just fill the tub, pour some bubble bath solution, and soak myself for hours together with some soothing music. Thanks for allowing me to share this dear Zuzana.

That was definitely an interesting question :)

Have a happy 'rest-of-the-week' :)


A Plain Observer said...

ughhhh, I have things in there that I should get rid of, old stuff that don't work anymore. Every so often I go through it and do what I enjoy the most: throw away stuff!
I don't wear much make up, only the basics, but I do have many body creams, most of them opened mostly full.
I try to organize it often and then it gets unorganized often...*sigh*

Anonymous said...

I love all your body lotions! My cupboards are full aftershave, brushes, toothpaste, medicine!

Cat in the road said...

A sign that reads; "Smile, you're on a hidden video camera" for nosy visitors.

SandyCarlson said...

Anyone looking for a needed roll of toilet paper will have to shout for help. I keep that in the hall closet--because I have a ton of it for fear of ever running out. In my cabinet: tooth care stuff galore, lotion, lavender water.

Unknown said...

no cabinets hung in my bathroom yet. (new house and have not hung anything on the walls yet. maybe this year!) I do have a shelving unit in there though.

wash cloths
hand towels
assorted pills, aspirin, etc.
baskets full of skin products
etc. etc. lots of stuff!

Hilary said...

Oh what a fun topic. I've never peeked in anyone's cabinet either but anyone peeking in mine, which is extraordinarily small would find:

Toothpaste, dental floss, hair products, my son's shaving cream and razor, ointments, and some of my makeup. I keep larger things under the sink, like extra soap, shampoo and TP. The rest gets stored in the hall linen closet.

Unknown said...

Zuzana: That was so funny! I never thought about people doing that when they visit. From now on, I'll have to smile and remember this post when someone says, "Um, excuse me I'll be right back". ! :D xoxo

Rajesh said...

You have got really wonderful and well stocked place. When compared to this mine is very simple.

Ash said...

Interesting post, Zuzana. Thanks for the sneek-peak!

Whats in my bathroom ? Just the essentials - Cleansing milk, toner, moisturiser, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and loofah!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

I used to have masses of stuff but in my old age I choose a great product and stick with it. One shampoo, one make~up etc. Makes for a nice neat uncluttered bathroom. Just sayin'.......

God bless and have yourself a warm fuzzy kinda day!!!

tony said...

mine?Cotton buds: Shaving & Teething stuff:hair gels'Shampoos.That's It1 I must go to the Supermarket tommorrow!

Bhushavali said...

The thing is, all these stuff you've mentioned, I do not have it in bathroom. I have it all at the dressing table. At bathroom cabinet only soap, facewash and shampoo!!!
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Cheryl Kohan said...

This is a cool post, Zuzana! We have a drawer and cabinet on each side of the bathroom sink...one for Jack, the other for me. My drawer has my toothbrush, toothpaste, contact lens supplies, a little makeup (don't wear much) and pedicure stuff. The cabinet below is all hair care and bath products, scissors, extra bath soap. That's about it! I never even look in Jack's side. And I've never peeked in another person's bathroom cupboard. The door/drawer might squeak and then I'd be terribly embarrassed!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

A lot of books and magazines..

Anonymous said...

Lol, i only ever buy what i need.
And my bathroom has no cabinets. lol
Though it must be cool to have so many products.
Do you do an 'eeny meeny miney mo' when deciding what to put on for the day. lol

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhh Dear One, you know that if you asked, I would follow you across deserts and over mountains but............

Show the insides of my medicine cabinet???????????????




May I please think about this, a while longer?


Hugs and ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

this is so funny. MY dgt. just came in and told me not to buy anymore toothpaste for them. We have tons. Who knew. It was on sale. I've never peeked in anyone bathroom cupboards either. Ours....pretty much similiar to you...fills our cupboards.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love cosmetics too! My tiny bath (all my own) has a large assortment of my quest for the perfect makeup--never can quite find the right shade! I have several moisturizers and cleansing creams. Right now I'm loving Clinique's rinse off foaming cleanser mousse which feels wonderful! I also love tinted body lotions in summer. I'm fussy about my toothpaste too-Crest original formula. I'm allergic to the gel type! It's where I recharge my cell phone and keep a radio (gotta have a little music), while I primp! Candles too--real ones that smell wonderful like Aromatique's Splendor in the Bath. I love Aromatique home fragrances which are made here in our state--they ALL smell natural and wonderful. I love their smell of Spring and Christmas scent! I can't stand stinky potpourri or candles! Fun post, Suzana!

steviewren said...

The cabinet in my bathroom is very small, but you'll find toothbrushes and paste, contact solution, hair spray (cause my hair is so thin and flyaway I have to have something to set it with) deodorant, and mouthwash. Under the sink you would find a stack of white towels and washcloths and my blow dryer.

Make-up, nail polish, lotion and any other stuff of that sort is in my bedside drawers. There's nothing exciting in my collection of body care products.

Zuzana said...

Keera, Elisabeth, Tom, Colleen, Tina, Julie, Jane, Jill, Kath, Brian, Dan, Claudia, Ann, Donna, Betty, Susan, Myrna, Sukanya, Myriam, ladyfi, Scribe, Sandy, Doreen, Hilary, Michael, Rajesh, Ash, Nezzy, tony, Bhushavali, Cheryl, Philip, Richard, Amelia, sarah, C or V and Stevie – I am delighted to have had a privilege to peak into your bathroom /medicine cabinets. And so surprised as it seems that none of you have ever been doing just that in your host’s bathrooms – I guess that statement must be somewhat wrong.;)

I enjoyed so much to learn how different we are and how some of us rely heavily on all kind of products, while some need only the minimal to function.

And to those of you who reading this got reminded of the fact that your cabinets need cleaning - I can disclose that this post was inspired by my very own cleaning a week back and am happy to confess that the contents were reduced by two thirds.;)

As always, thank you all for your visits and endlessly kind and entertaining comments. You make my day.;)