Down and Dirty

*Warning* This post contains too much information, of that I am sure.

I try to act like a lady.  I try to present myself in a way that would not be offensive to others.

But y'all, here's the honest to goodness truth:  I sweat like a dog, no, they pant...a hog, no they wallow in mud...a really hairy out of shape man who has just run a marathon.  Seriously.  I did warn you about too much information.

There are so few deodorants that I have tried that have been successful in keeping me from smelling like the back end of a horse, much less keeping me dry. 

Oh yes, I have tried the high powered 24 hour super strength deodorants and they react really badly...really badly...with my body chemistry.  As in I smell worse after using one of those deodorants than if I would have gone au naturale.

Speaking of natural, I have tried the crystals, the salts, the deodorants made from chlorophyll and various other super health food grade products to no avail.  They too make me smell worse than if I had used no deodorant at all. 

So basically I had narrowed it down to one brand of deodorant/antiperspirant that works, but now I have two.

I was sent Dry Idea Advanced Dry Roll On to try out.  I was skeptical.  I don't like roll ons.  They make my underarms feel wet.  And quite frankly, I did not have high hopes for this deodorant since I have tried Dry Idea gel deodorant before and it was unsuccessful.  I was pleasantly surprised.

I enlisted the help of Engineer.  Oh the things that man does because he loves me.  He was given very specific instructions on letting me know if I smelled fonky.  Yes, I said fonky, not funky.  Fonky passes funky by and heads straight towards nasty and unbearable. 

To give you the best review possible, I have put this deodorant to the test.  I have exercised and spent hours watering gardens in 100+heat.  I have run around playing musical games with little kiddos teaching them music and movement for good chunks of time.  I have stood in my kitchen sweating while canning jar after jar of pickles and preserves.  At no point did I smell bad, unless you don't like the smell of pickles, then I probably didn't smell that great, but otherwise, no stinkiness.

I also wore shirts with no sleeves to see if the deodorant/antiperspirant would pill up under my arms but because of the roll on, it doesn't.  It's clear and doesn't feel sticky or wet.

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Congratualtions Ms. Kimberly Farmer and Ms. Laura Crider.

Dry Idea provided a free sample of their deodorant for this review.  My opinions and fonky odor are my own.

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  1. I use Secret right now, but I don't love it. I need a new favorite!

    Laurasu82 at

  2. I currently use the "clinical strength" stuff. It's the Secret brand. it is the only thing that has ever kept me dry. i also sweat like a dog, i mean man that's run a marathon. And not just in the pits.

    fishgirl_14 at yahoo dot com

  3. My favorite is Dove- it smells lovely! I would love to try this though! cortnlove at gmail dot com


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