Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens...

In today's post, I'd like to share a few of my favorite things, items that I've been digging this summer and, in some cases, even longer!

#1 Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer
I absolutely LOVE this stuff!  It goes on like a chapstick but adds just enough color to give your lips a little something!  It's a cross between a lipstick and a chapstick.  It also has a great mint flavor to it.  My favorite color is Watermelon (second from the left in the picture above). 


#2 Oil of Olay Complete Defense Suncreen
 I use a moisturizer on my face with SPF 15 in it on a daily basis but on days that I go to the beach or know I will be out in the sun a lot, I use Oil of Olay Complete Defense moisturizer with SPF 30.  I have tried many different sunscreens that are designed for the face but they are usually still really greasy.  This one is the best one I have tried.  I will still say it is a bit 'heavier' than just a plain old moisturizer but it is by far the least greasy so I give it a thumbs up!

#3 Revlon Nail Polish
I paint my nails just about every week and this nail polish is the best that I have used.  It goes on nicely, is pretty thick, and really seems to last.  I realize a lot of what makes a manicure last is how you paint your nails and what base/top coat you use, but as far as the polish itself, this is pretty much the only brand I will buy because I think it is a great product!  And I have used it for YEARS!


#4 Garnier Fructis Anti-Humidity Hairspray
I'm not one to be too picky when it comes to hairspray (I feel like they all pretty much do the same thing) but I started using this product back in the spring and it does a really good job.  It has bamboo in it which I guess is suppose to help it hold your hair while be flexible (avoiding 'helmet hair'). It does hold my hair but doesn't feel sticky or hard.  Still, my hair does get frizzy but I don't think there is any way of avoiding that during the hot summer months, even with a good shampoo/conditioner/hairspray routine!



#5 Edy's All-Natural Fruit Bars
These fruit bars are absolutely delicious!  We have been having a really hot summer here in New England so I've been eating a lot of these!  And I CAN without feeling guilty because they are fat free and only 80 calories per bar!  They are pretty big as far as popsicles go and have real chunks of fruit.

#6 Kilz Paint

When I renovated my condo a few years ago, I tried lots of different brands of paint and this one is the absolute winner when it comes to one-coat coverage.  Still, you have to know what you are doing when you paint, but if you take your time with your first coat, you really only need one coat of this stuff in most cases!  LOVE IT!  I usually bought my Kilz at Wal-Mart, which is a bonus because it is much cheaper than some of the other brands at the 'big box' stores or the specialty paint stores.  I will definitely use this paint in the upcoming weeks when renovating the house that I am closing on this week!


#7 The Office
I just have to give a shout out to my ABSOLUTE favorite show of all time!  I usually play episodes while I am crafting or doing other work because this show just cracks me up!  And who doesn't like a good laugh?

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