I like a lot of things.
But there are very few that I love.
And, especially at this gift-buying time of year, I can’t get enough of hearing what other folks love, too. In fact, I could be possibly referred to as a review freak… I am much more interested in others’ reviews of an item than what the actual manufacturer has to say about it.
So, what are your favorite things?
Here are a few of mine. Actually, these are the only things that came to mind, which is either really sad or really wonderful. Seems that I am a woman of few loves.
Either that, or I’ve been living under a rock for way too long.
Introduced to these by my darling daughter, Victoria. I am a confirmed lip-stuff addict, always have a tube or two of something in my purse. This product quickly replaced every other wanna-be lip potion. It’s minty without being overwhelming. It adds color without a big color commitment. And it’s substantial without being gloopy. And when it’s on sale, it’s $3.75.
And while I’m talking about Bath and Body Works, I cannot NOT mention their Twisted Peppermint Lotion. Especially in the winter, I am completely crazy for this stuff. I keep a bottle in the side compartment of my car and put it on every time I get in…. which is about the longest I ever go without having to wash my hands.
Stumbled across this gem, amazingly, on my own. It was recommended by a stylist when I was in the market for something to hold my ‘do, and not completely fry it in the process. Have used it for years and continue to love it. Does it’s job beautifully as a hairspray, but won’t make your hair crack off in your brush when you try to comb it out. And *gasp* smells good, too.
4. Mary Kay Brow Definer in Classic Blonde
In 1989, it dawned on me that I needed to wear eyebrow pencil. It was an ugly day. Truth was – whether I wanted to admit it or not – my pale coloring left my brows existent, but invisible. Many, many (oh so very many) eyebrow-pencil mistakes later, I found this Mary Kay Pencil in Classic Blonde. And I am nutty for it. It’s been good to me.
As a long time hair-color-experimenter, my hair has always paid the price. Dry. Split ends. Flyaway. But, on a trip into Sally’s Beauty, desperate for something to really, really work, I found this. For y’all with hair that doesn’t need to be in the Follicular-ICU, you could probably just use it occasionally. I use it every time I shampoo. And I’d use it more often if I could find an excuse.
I have issues with perfume. Seems that a scent can smell positively wondrous in the bottle – or on someone else – but as soon as it hits my skin, it smells like roses, old ladies and pink-tiled bathrooms. Not this stuff. I found it, love it and I’m stickin’ with it. Especially because my husband digs it, too.
Another fave I ‘found’ through my daughter. She received this in a set last Christmas and wasn’t crazy about the color. So she gave it to me. I kept it in my makeup bag until I was desperately-out of my regular eyeliner and decided to give this a whirl. And doggoneit, she was right. It is the best eyeliner on the planet. This is way up there on my Christmas list, I’m almost out of mine and I must. get. more.
After admiring my daughter’s favorite hoodie for far too long, I asked for one for Christmas last year. And I actually got it. I wear it all the time, and if the arms weren’t so dadgum tight on me, I’d probably live in it. Evidently the grey fabric has more give so if I were to get it again, I’d go for the grey. And then I’d live in it.
P.S. This very hoodie is 1/2 price today. Just FYI.
Note to Hollister: some women do not have arms the size of toothpicks. Thank you.
Anyone who has been around here knows this is one of my very, very favorite things. I have mentioned it several times over the years, have given away several over the years, and still, it’s at the tippy-top of my love list. Wear it daily. Have sent it back to Suzanne to have name charms added onto it, and will again.
Okay, so I make these, and I wear one every day. But I still love them. Like crazy. The shirts, the mission, and the fact that Wild Olive is putting His Word on the backs of women and children all over the world. It’s been just over 3 years since we started and God continues to bless Colleen, Amie and me on this crazy journey. Had we known then what we know now, we’d have been terrified. But we didn’t have a clue. Thank you, Lord.
There you have it. My favorite things. I’d love to hear what some of y’alls are, too… so share! Don’t keep all those favorite things to yo’self!
Linking up at the Favorite Things Linky at the Nester’s place – be sure to check it out for a whole bunch of favorite things.