outdoor showering and a masculine shower gift {for him}

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When it comes to skincare, men often need a bit of a nudge.  Some, more than a nudge. I met my husband when I was 19 and he was 32 and that was 10 years ago… you do the math.  From the start, I let him know that if he was going to marry younger, it was his responsibility to take care of himself even better, inside and out.  Luckily, he came on board quite easily.  He always was the metro type.  Getting guys to stay with a skincare routine can be difficult though… most don’t grow up in the habit like us girls.  Best way to give a nudge?  Create a man-friendly skincare basket!

#MySignatureMove masculine shower gift basket

Hand your typical guy a bowed basket full of spa products with exotic ingredients and they’ll give you the stink eye.  This is why I am loving the mix of brands they know (may even use) plus some extras snuck in.  It is the “just because” gift with subtle shower additions like face wash, toner and moisturizer (etc).  My husband loves Irish Spring, always has.  I could never understand it, but he has always been a big bar soap fan.  Compound that with his proud Irish heritage, and yeah, Irish Spring has always been his soap jam.  That was the easy decision for this masculine shower gift basket.

Usually my husband is my right hand with the blog; he’ll be playing an even bigger role coming soon *hint hint* but with this post, I kept him in the dark.  I sneakily shopped for and assembled this basket so I really could give it to him as a gift.  Well, he flipped.  I earned some major brownie points with this one, so I know this is a gift any guy would love – because who doesn’t love to smell and look good?! He raced to the outdoor shower upon receipt.


Irish Spring has been bringing us soap since 1972 (same birth year as my hubby actually) but has stepped up their game with an incredible new line of both bar and liquid wash: Irish Spring Signature Body Wash and “man-sized” Bar Soap.  These new products seriously smell so good — very masculine but not in that old man soap way.

 #MySignatureMove New Irish Spring For Men body wash

 #MySignatureMove new irish spring man sized bar soap

Initially when I decided I HAD to move to Palm Springs it was the weather that convinced me.  Even in the hottest part of summer, I just love it.  I love the sunshine, the smell of fresh grapefruits in the morning and the indoors is outdoors vibe of the desert.  I love my house because the outdoor areas are so great and one of my favorite parts is the outdoor shower.  The outdoor shower is there because our pool is salt water and it is best to rinse off after swimming, but I like it just for my everyday morning shower.  No better way to wake-up in my opinion!


My husband feels the same way and I often wake up to the sound of him showering outside in the morning, Irish Spring in hand.  That fresh minty aroma mingles well with citrus and sun! Like a good wife and blogger, I documented one such occasion for you guys.


Now just to create a soap dish and body wash holder for the outdoor shower, but that’s another post.  Stay tuned.


Find the new Irish Spring at Walmart in the bath soap aisle.  Purchase one of the new Irish Spring Signature products and get $5 off a VUDU purchase! Take a picture of your receipt and then go to to upload your receipt. Next step, enjoy watching!


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  1. March 18, 2015 at 11:12 am — Reply

    Well hello, handsome, tattooed, delicious smelling husband! This is a GREAT gift basket for the manly man. I love the addition of the back brush. My husband desperately needs one of those, thanks for the great reminder! We moved to the beach last summer, and when we buy a house here, the FIRST requirement is going to be that it has an outdoor shower. I hate trekking sand through the whole house to get to the shower, then having a sandy shower. *shudder* #client

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