Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Few of My Favourite Things...

I always love reading posts that list the authors favourite products, I usually end up adding a few to my list! So, here is my own list, in no way exhaustive (in fact, I've already thought of more but it's harder to add the pics now) and I'm sure I'll have five more items come to mind while I'm trying to sleep tonight.

This lip shimmer is my go-to for summer. I like to keep one in my purse, one in my bathroom and one in my car cause I'm always smearing more on. It's looks especially nice when I'm tan. But, who am I kidding? I'm usually sunburned and freckled! Even so, I still put it on and pretend that I'm tan. Want an easy "how-to" on making your own lip colour? Pop over to my sister's blog for inspiration.

As I stated above, I don't tan easily, so I give my face a little help. I use this bronzer daily, sometimes I don't even put eye make-up on, I just swirl a little fake tan, do up my brows, glide on the lip shimmer and call it good. I'll take any ol' bronzer, really, this brand just happened to be given to me.
Ooh la la, this shampoo is for those of you who, like me, don't like to spritz on perfume. I would much rather wear a lotion or have a yummy smelling shampoo. I like to use this on my little girl's locks also, and then when they run by, the scent wafts and lingers. It is very floral, just to warn you. I know some can not stand perfume. Take a big whiff of it next time you're at the store and tell me if you like it!

I splurged on this lotion two years ago with some birthday money and I still have half a tube. Amazingly, it hasn't dried up or lost it's pretty scent. I still have it, partly because I love it so much that I don't want it to be gone, and partly because I don't want to spend that much on handcreme again. But, then again, I think this one is oh. so. worth. it.

This may sound weird to some, but I use coconut oil on my face all the time. I do it at night after I've washed my face and I let it soak in all night long. I love it and it's super natural. I'm not sure how one with a more oily complexion would like it, but it doesn't hurt to try!

I use coconut oil in my cooking also. No, I don't dip into the same tub for smearing on my face as I do to cook with! I use a different brand for cooking that I can't remember the name of right now. Have you ever scrambled eggs with coconut oil? The light flavor it adds is delish!

I don't get lattes very often, they make me kind of jittery, but boy, when I tried a "Cupcake Latte'", I knew I'd be back for another! I convinced a friend of mine, who kindly makes me a latte when I visit, to buy this flavor and now it's their favourite too. Tastes like cake batter. I LOOOOOVE cake batter flavor. Shhh, don't tell my mom that I used to mix up a box of yellow cake batter and not bake a cake. Yep, I just licked the bowl. But, I learnt me a lesson the day that I got a stomach ache.

On the six days of the week that I don't get a latte, I'm a good girl and I drink me some Pregnancy Tea. I like the hint of licorice flavor that comes at the end.

Now for some household items...

When I light up this sweet thang, it smells like I've been cleaning all day. It is lemon-y fresh and makes me smile and have a happy face!

I know this light has been around for a season or two, but I thought it would look super cute in the girl's bedroom. Will post pics when their room is complete!

I have loved this colour since I laid eyes on it. This pic doesn't show it in all it's glory. It really is a lot more green, exactly like it's name, "Sea Glass". I painted a few squares on my bedroom wall to see if I wanted to be immersed in it everyday. So far, I wake up and say, "Oh, I love that colour!" then at night, change my mind.

Now, I am thinking of using a lighter grey like the one below. Then I could add in any bright colored accesories, like pillows, curtains, etc.

Decisions, decisions.

What do you think?

Well, there ya go! I forgot to add in things like sushi and strawberry sour punch straws, but oh well. Hmm, now I'm hungry... talk later.

~christa jean


Danielle Renee said...

I must find that shampoo and smell it. I've been using pure shea butter on my face at night. If I have given my face a good scrub right before I put it on I will wake up the next morning and my complexion look fresh and smooth.

Anonymous said...

I love the grey wall color, ofcourse I painted two of my bathrooms silvery-grey last year.
the Mom.

The Everett Family said...

Perfect! Now all I need is the links for shopping!