Sunday, February 24, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things | January & February

I was thinking recently that I should share my love of products with the world. I have a number things that I am very passionate about that range from makeup/hair products, to spices, to various tools that I couldn't live without. I figure, if you read the blog, you at least somewhat care about my opinions (and if you don't, then there's really no reason to keep reading.). I will publish monthly, and include three favorites of all time as well. Since  January has come and gone, here is January and February's edition of "These are a few of my favorite things" 

  1. John Frieda Full Repair Conditioner: I am telling you, this deep conditioner will make your hair softer than it has ever been. My friend Saloni introduced me to this while we were in Orlando and gave me a squirt to try and I seriously went out and bought it the minute I was home. Love it, and it smells amazing. 
  2. Revlon Custom Eyes in Naturally Glamorous: This is an eyeshadow quad on steroids because it also includes a liner shadow (so I guess it's more of a quint than a quad..?) I love the colors in the Naturally Glamorous kit because they are all bronzey goldey naturals that are a really easy day look. I have a flat eyeliner brush that I use for the liner shadow, and wing it out a little the same way that I would with liquid liner or a pencil. I'm obsessed and finally found my day look!!! 
  3. Soap & Glory "Hand Food": Holy mother of hand cream, batman. This is seriously the BEST. I discovered it prior to January, but was able to share it with the CFS team for a little holiday goody and we have talked about it on a daily basis since. It smells great, but not overpowering, and is NOT greasy. I get it at Sephora, but I know that Target sells S&G brand too. 

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar: So, I have started drinking vinegar [check that off of my 30 list!] - so far, so good. I will dedicate a post to it once I have been doing it for at least a month. I have been drinking Bragg ACV "with the mother" - its organic, gluten free, and unfiltered. The suggestion is to drink 1-2 tsp ACV in 8 oz of water, 3x a day. I make it in my Nalgene bottle - I started with 4 tsp and have increased to a little over 6 tsp in the 32 oz of water and I add one packet of Stevia in the Raw. 
  2. Orange Vanilla seltzer: We recently started buying seltzer because water gets old pretty fast. This is seriously like a party in your mouth. It is delicious and super refreshing. 
  3. My SimpliciTEA travel mug thing: So, I have always been a big tea drinker, but I was recently brought into the Green Tea House and saw this, and just had to try it. To test it out, I purchased Raspberry Mint Green Tea AND Mint Chocolate Marshmallow (because how could I NOT get that one?!). I am seriously obsessed. 
Of all time:

  1. Benefit HIGH BEAM highlighter: The secret to my youthly glow. I have never been a big  blush person (since I'm pretty rosey to begin with) - and way back in the day when I wrote in to Carmindy asking about makeup suggestions, this was on the list. [my love for Carmindy will be for another day]. A little dab of this under my eyebrows, on my cheekbones, and sometimes on my cupid's bow and it just makes me feel gorgeous. No clue why, just go with it.
  2. Alka Seltzer: Seriously, the best OTC remedy you can buy. My grandmother swore by it back in the day, and I swear by it now. I take it for everything and it seriously cures ev.ery.thing. No joke. Trust me.
  3. Law & Order SVU reruns: while I will forever love this show, I miss Elliott. 

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