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Imperial Barber Grade Products Glycerin Soap: Charter Hotel Seattle Toiletries Review

This glycerin hand soap isn't available for sale, but it was provided by the Charter Hotel (by Hilton) in Seattle.

Do you remember the first time you visited someone else’s house and realized that things were just a bit different from the way your family did things? It rocked my world that not everybody grew up in a shoes-off, liquid-soap kind of household, like I did. It’s still hard for me to use bar soap in a hotel instead of my usual liquid, foaming hand soap. I was happy as a clam to see that one hotel in Japan provided a pump-style bottle of foaming face wash that doubled as a hand soap.…

Sun Bum Original vs. Mineral SPF 50 sunscreen comparison review

Both of these sunscreens were available at The Four Seasons resort in Maui, Hawaii. Which one is superior?

Sun Bum was founded in 2010 and offers vegan, cruelty-free products that support the beach lifestyle. I love their packaging, too—it looks just like the bottle has been carved out of a surfboard. I’ve always been curious about their sunscreens, so I was pleased to see that the Four Seasons resort in Maui offered complimentary “reef-friendly” Sun Bum SPF 15, 30, and 50 sunscreen to their guests. (As you might have guessed, I only hit up the SPF 50 throughout my stay.) Later,…