When my family was in town for Christmas, we were chasing Bear around one afternoon, and my sister turned to me and said, “clearly, carrying a baby around all day long is serious exercise, because your arms look amazing.”
And as a new mom, let me say: no part of my body feels “amazing” right now — but still, it was nice to hear. So the following weekend, as I was getting dressed for one last holiday party (pictured above), I figured: hey, why not show off my newly “amazing” arms?
See, I’m a girl who likes her tank tops, sleeveless dresses, and generally arm-baring outfits. Even when I’m feeling self conscious about other areas of my body, arms and shoulders generally get a pass.
But do you know what I deal with on a nearly nonstop basis when I’m wearing a lot of sleeveless outfits?
(Yes, I went there. That selfie above in a Balenciaga gown is part of a post about deodorant.)
The single quickest way to ruin a cute, sleeveless outfit is getting white residue all over your beautiful clothes. (And the quickest way to ruin any outfit is to be stinky, so don’t even think about skipping deodorant. Period.)
So I wanted to share my solution for dry, clean protection with no visible residue: 48-Hour Dry Spray Antiperspirants. These new products go on instantly dry and provide odor and wetness protection, with no residue at all. The only active ingredient in dry spray antiperspirants is ACH (aluminum), which is commonly used to help control sweat but doesn’t leave a residue behind.
(Here’s a fun trick to try for yourself: Spray some on your finger, and then wipe it on the screen of your cell phone. No residue! Seriously!)
If you’ve never tried a spray deodorant before, there are awesome options from Axe, Dove, Dove Men+Care, Degree Men, and Degree Woman available at Safeway now! You can even save $2 at Safeway on any dry spray antiperspirant — click here for the coupon and for a chance to win a free full-size product!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Lunchbox, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.