March 11, 2009

Beauty Confessions: Toss It!

Oh hai! I’m the Muse and I have a beauty confession for you today (I’ll be sharing more beauty confessions with you soon but you’ll have to wait and be patient).

You know those little mesh hanging sponges that you use in the shower with your fav shower gel or wash?

I have a beauty confession about those little guys!

Jump ahead to read it!

So the Muse is so anal that she tosses these sponges out every three weeks. I know, I know I can totally get more use out of them than a mere three weeks but…..

The story goes like this….

I dunno remember what I was watching or where but it was this beauty documentary somewhere, someplace and on this doc they mentioned how many germs and how much bacteria grow in your shower and within sponges, toothbrushes, etc…of course we all knew that already but it freaked me out so much that I toss those little sponge meshes out every three weeks. Indeed, I do this religiously.

So you might be the frugal type and thinking gosh she’s insane all that money for the sponge and she’s tossing it? Turns out the Muse’s mother is the dollar store Queen of Manhattan. I. hate. dollar. stores. with. a. passion. I hate them but my mum loves them with a passion. The lady sniffs out every single dollar store within a quarter of a mile radius and attacks. She adores dollar stores with a passion and will proceed to call me to rave about her awesome hauls from said locations. Personally the Muse won’t step a foot into one but lucky for her that her mum is indeed the dollar store Queen which means that said dollar store Queen tells the Muse to buy bulk mesh sponges for a buck at the local dollar store. Well, wow, awesome! Who knew? Now I feel less guilty about tossing out my bacteria ridden mesh sponges!

That was rather a long confession wasn’t it? You know you love me.

Go ahead confess your beauty!

The Muse is listening!

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Su

    omg…this makes me feel like I need to toss my body wash cloth…I don’t really like dollar store either I feel I am just wasting money on items which doesn’t work (i only buy kitchen towel or toilet paper from there) I might do as you do from now on…

  • Bridgette

    I understand what you’re saying, but considering that those ‘loofahs’ are drenched in sudsy water everyday, they kinda clean themselves. but many have this little white strap so you can hang them and whatnot, and THOSE can get mildew. So I watch out for the strap, but as long as the loofah is plastic mesh, I have no worries. But yes, everything else like washcloths, toothbrushes… it scares meeeee. 🙁 And sponges are THE WORST. That would be why I never buy / use them. XD

  • chelle

    i only buy a new one when im bored with the color, so maybe once a year. i wash mine in the washing machine with my clothes! (obv, hang dry). and i dont even do that for germs, i do it so when i finish a bottle of shower gel i can get rid of the lingering scent and start a new bottle 😉

    if you have a dishwasher and dont use the heat-dry part, you can wash it in there, where the hot water will clean it up nice

    im a big fan of R3: reduce, reuse, recycle 🙂