Day in the Life: An Editor's Evening Following Her #OneShowerChallenge

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Last Friday night was my friend’s very magical masquerade-themed birthday bash and, conveniently enough, an exceptionally appropriate evening to take the Dove One Shower Challenge using the iconic brand’s new advanced body-wash formula. It couldn’t have been planned more perfectly for three reasons. First, I had finished the last of my soap mere days before, so it was time to refresh my routine with a new product anyway. Second, I knew that I was going to be in dire need of a good shower for my postwork and postworkout body come Friday night. Third, I also knew that I was going to be running short on time. What better opportunity to put Dove Cool Moisture Body Wash—which claims to clean thoroughly, hydrate deeply, and rinse quickly with results you will see after just one use—to the test!

4:45 p.m..

Out of the office 15 minutes early this fine Friday! I scramble out of there at lightening speed—I have lots to get done before tonight!

5:15 p.m.

While most of my coworkers are probably off to the gym around this time, I head to a workout of my own. It must have rained last night, because the stables and paddocks are especially muddy. I’m riding a big woolly boy named Rugby today, and he has clearly taken a few tumbles in the dirt throughout the afternoon. I open the gate to grab him and—squish—my entire boot sinks into the soggy ground. This is going to be quite the ride.

6:30 p.m.

I clean off the sweaty tack, wipe down a mud-crusted Rugby to the best of my ability, put the giant horse away, and, exhausted, head home. What a mess I am! I smell like a stable, look like I rolled in dirt, and I'm still panting from a good workout. I’m also supposed to be at a fancy party in two hours! Time to hurry.

7:00 p.m.

My clothes are thrown off before I even get to my room, and I immediately hit the shower. I'd hung my evening outfit up the night before to save time, and am grateful I did. I hardly have time to bathe right now, let alone pick out an ensemble.

7:10 p.m.

This body wash is saving me right now! The Cool Moisture formula’s cucumber and green tea combo is kicking the dirt, sweat, and smell of stables to the curb right now with its crisp, soothing scent. I can feel the difference of the added NutriumMoisture, too. It goes on smoothly and silkily, lathers luxuriously, and leaves my skin hydrated and invigorated. I’m curious to see if this sensational feeling lasts following my shower.

7:25 p.m.

Red lipstick makes my otherwise low-key makeup look like I spent time on it. My hair is going to have to go up in a bun—no time to style it. My outfit is ready to go, thank goodness. What else is there to do? Load up on the lotion? My skin still feels so moisturized that I think can just cut this step out of my usual routine.

8:10 p.m.

OK, OK, I’m going to be late to the party. But, hey, I’m finally out the door!

8:10 p.m.

Masquerade madness! It's quite a sight to see 40 people at a dimly lit dinner party with masks on their faces. We’re in remarkably close quarters packed in around the table. I'm very thankful for the body wash that was able to clear away the scent of a crazy day in record time. My gnocchi and wine are coming! It’s time to eat, and then we’re off to dance the night away. Until next time, Glam girls!