Greetings from the Royalton Hotel! I’ve left my apartment (and my beloved fishes) in Brooklyn for three nights, and I feel like I’m on a “staycation”… in Manhattan!
Aly and I are guests of Unilever for the duration of BlogHer 2010. We were expecting to be roommates in the hotel, however when we arrived we were notified that the Royalton was out of double rooms. As a result, we were given individual single rooms! Hello, upgrade!
My friends at Unilever are the greatest. After checking in, my room was decorated with some awesome gifts of Unilever products. I don’t know if I truly realized how many products come from Unilever until this weekend. I for one know I couldn’t go a day without using at least one of them. Dove has been my favorite deodorant for a while. Also, I can’t fall asleep without generously coating my lips with Vaseline! Not to mention, my standard favorite breakfast is a Slim-Fast shake!
Tonight, Aly and I went up to the Unilever Penthouse here at the Royalton where our amazing hosts continued to dazzle us with the awesomeness of the Unilever products. This entry could go on and on, but for now, let’s talk about Dove. When I was a little girl, my mom taught me an important lesson: Dove soap is the best soap. As I grew up, I realized that Dove was more than soap. Wonderful deodorants, body wash products, and lotions all joined my bathroom arsenal, fighting dry skin and keeping me smelling great. (I swear to you, I smell great. You’ll have to trust me on this one!)
Today, in the Dove suite, I enjoyed refreshing spring water infused with flavors inspired by Dove’s refreshing scents. I also got to DECORATE FLIP FLOPS. I am a CRAFTS-ENTHUSIAST who uses caps lock sparingly, but I need to whip out the ol’ caps lock when I tell you that I GOT TO DECORATE FLIP FLOPS!!! With solid-colored flip flops as my canvas, a hot glue gun, and enough lace, silk flowers, sequins, rhinestones, buttons, beads, pom poms, and rick-rack to craft flip flops for an army, I set to work. You can see the fruits of my labor int he photo above, along with a tableau of some of my favorite Dove products! My yellow ‘flops are festooned with pink lace and a yellow daisy… with a white dove in the center of each daisy. How fitting!
But wait! There’s more! Aly and I also experienced our first piticures! Out hands, arms, underarms, shoulders, and back were in for a treat! A piticure begins with a hand and arm massage, followed by a cleaning of the underarm area and an application of Dove deodorant (don’t be afraid, ticklish friends; you do this part yourself), and finally a shoulder and back massage. What a relaxing and refreshing experience. The vibrant-but-not-overpowering scents of the Dove products truly relaxed and energized me.
My mom, a nurse, likes to wear fresh-smelling body products, but tends to avoid those with overly strong scents because they can be disturbing to her hospital patients. I know I’ll be sharing some Dove GoFresh products with her because I know she’ll love them. After all, she introduced me to Dove first! It was love at first sight. I owe her one.
Thank you to Unilever and the Dove team! More from the Penthouse, coming soon!