He Says: Renee Rouleau Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel Review & Photos

The Tech Guy Shaun, aka The Tech Guy, aka my boyfriend, is back from the depths…  I mean… vacation.  He’s twenty-seven with normal-to-dry skin and suffers from no more acne (much to my envy!).  And who always gets into the products I’m totally digging!  (I reviewed this product a few weeks ago here.)  Why doesn’t he use products that I’m just so-so on?  I think there’s less than 1/4 left!

Shaun enjoys long walks on the beach, vegging out on the couch watching chick flicks, and cuddling with Mellan. Or maybe not! He handles all the behind-the-scenes action here at Temptalia, from tech support to server woes to being my shoulder to cry on.

It’s been weeks… Months…. Years… Days… Probably like a half an hour… I’ve been locked in the Temptalia Vault coding and creating videos when I was finally released from my tomb. I saw the light, AND IT BURNED! I’ll allow that Simpsons reference to fester a bit… Anybody? *crickets* They used to be good I swear.

After my dark period, I went to the TV and turned it on, I exclaimed: “SOCCER?! Did we lose a war?! What’s that buzzing sound? Were we taken over by Bees? What the hell is a Vuvuzela?!” Anyway, as this is a beauty blog I should probably talk about something beauty-related.

I’ve been using Renee Rouleau’s Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel for a few weeks, and I have to say for such a small bottle it lasts a long time. I’ve been gobbing it on my face, and I have yet to be hit by a blunt object by an angry Christine. I’m assuming she hasn’t figured out my obsessive usage yet, so I’ll continue using it and once finished, fill it up with water and mint toothpaste. She’ll never know the difference!

This is a solid cleanser, and despite the purple on the bottle and the obscenely feminine name, it cleans like a champ. I don’t think I’ve ever felt my skin feel better than I have since using this stuff. I never thought I’d use the term “minty-fresh feeling” about my face, but that’s exactly how it feels after usage.

Although, I tend to gob it on, and you don’t seem to need that much, so at $35.50 a bottle, that’s a good thing. If you want to get your man to use this stuff go buy a bottle of Valvoline and dump out the contents. IN THE PROPER DISPOSAL AREA!  No letters please. Then fill it up with this stuff and replace whatever he uses to clean his face at the moment. This could be anything from you know… Nothing to… a S.O.S pad.

Recommendation: My skin feels MINTY-FRESH! Oh, no… I’m turning into a woman… Must go… Lumberjack something…

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Best thing ever!

I’ve tried to get my bf to review some of the stuff he uses.. its a no-go. I had a hard enough time battling his masculenity for him to go see Eclipse with me (he told me he feels like he was de-manned and his man card should be revoked for enjoying it)

Maybe I’ll show this to him and he’ll change his mind! Good job, Shaun!

My comment is just about the Vuvuzela. That is the most annoying part about World Cup. However, this is the very first time I am actually paying attention to soccer. Glad to learn it’s not a reoccurring thing for every soccer match.

Great review as always. And though I’m not familiar with that particular Simpson’s reference, I will agree that they used to be good. For me the awesomeness ended after season 6 maybe 7!

Ha! Awesome. This reminds me of when I got my brother a package of skincare-for-men stuff for Christmas. He rolled his eyes but told me he’d try it out. A week later, we’re talking on the phone and he says “I don’t care about the other crap in that kit you got me but I really like that exfoli-whatever gel thing. Holy @#$%, it REMOVES my entire face and leaves a new one. @#$%ing awesome.” 😀

…Lumberjack something… hee! (dies with laughter)

Great review!

I just bought the man a new facewash – it doesn’t have mint in it (I don’t think) but it does have that “cooling” effect – he tried it out and after 90 seconds or so, his eyes popped open and he looked extremely startled and a wee bit panicky so I gave him a few pats and said “Don’t worry hon, it’s supposed to do that.”
You’d think I gave him battery acid to wash with… oh well…

Great review. Just don’t put down soccer…LOL. I totally love the World Cup, and the vuvuzelas might be a new thing here in the US and South Africa, but in Brazil it’s not a strange thing. I do admit that they are annoying, but hey the World Cup is every four years so its good. =-)

Ahhhh!!! I had such a giggle!!

Yes. It’s world cup soccer time here in South Africa with vuvuzelas bursting your eardrums and so much excitement!!!!

Finals on Sunday. I know Americans are not big on soccer, but this is a HUGE sport happening and the first time presented in Africa.
And did we get to see some seriously hot male flesh this past month!!!


Lumberjack something *lol* Next time my fiance bristles at a beauty solution (like a lotion for dry skin) I will calmly point out that “Shaun tried product X and he is still a male.”

As judge Randy Jackson of American Idol says “I was entertained!” Great review Shaun, you are so funny and a good writer! Keep your reviews coming.

I have to say that I look forward to Shaun’s “special reports”. They always make me giggle (oh yeh and they are informative too). Thanks for mixing it up guys 😉

argh! how did i miss this? haven’t i been bitching “where’s shaun?” lately? sigh… it’s been a crazy week. alas, allow me to write a review of the review:

first – yes, i too remember a time when they used to be good. but for me, the phrase “it burns” is forever… well burned… into my memory from the legendary scene with miss coco peru in the movie “trick.” what? you don’t remember it?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKNZICoKSdA

second – that IS pretty girly packaging indeed – but it’s got nothing on the HORRIBLE “my little pony lilac” bottles that are used to hold some of the best shampoos and conditioners i have ever used. they’re from a local company too (made right here in the town where i live)! but the bottles look like something you might rush to pick up if you were feeling “less than fresh” if you catch my drift.

thork – this was a great review and MUCH fun to read 🙂 and lumberjacking something was exactly how i felt after i got a couple paragraphs into – what i’m STILL sure was an amazingly well-written (though i didn’t finish it) – review on waxing… things.

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