Monday, February 23, 2009

Raindrops on Roses...

Actually, raindrops on roses might not make the list of my favorite things but I do occasionally enjoy silver white winters and some brown paper packages, well, those can be downright delightful. A girlfriend once told me I should send out a monthly list of products or services I have tried and like. Such an endorsement! (Thank you N.) And for over a decade my mom and I have emailed each other any new product for which we find a fancy. So for fun, here is a starting point of some of my favorite things in the bath and beauty product category:


Jo Malone Bath Oil Collection: gorgeous collection and for even the most committed to the nightly bath, these will last you for months. A little goes a long way and the scents linger. And these scents? Top shelf spa environment.

Art of Shaving Shaving Cream Rose Absolute (Pump): this is the best shaving cream. Ever. A tiny amount goes on and on and super smooth and fantastic. Worth every penny. My husband is a big fan of the men's line so The Art of Shaving is a fit for the whole household.

Crest Weekly Clean: This is the best addition to my teeth brushing and I thought it would be hard to beat AquaFresh Extreme Clean. Because you use Crest Weekly Clean once a week, you get that just from the dentist feeling without the angst and frowny face.

Dr. Bronners 18 in 1 Pure Castile Soap: Peppermint: This tiny bottle found at Whole Foods is a multipurpose cleansing wonder. I use it in the shower with my exfoliating gloves to give the body's largest organ (skin) the true exfoliation it needs. (And since everyone should have exfoliating gloves, they don't even need to be on my list).

MAC strobe cream: perfect instead of foundation. Focus on cheekbones. Luminous!

Bliss Glamour Gloves: slather on hand moisturizer and pull these gloves on for 20 or 30 minutes. Sorry Wintertime, you have been foiled.

Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle: My hair grows inches per month but my nails won't grow without help. This is a boost in a golden bottle.

CoverGirl Lash Blast: DiorShow and Lancome Definicils, I have tried them all. Lash Blast is fantastic. Super trick I learned: after coating inside of top lashes, coat the outside of top lashes too. Stand back and say WOW.

Smith's Rosebud Salve: I used this for lips and cheeks and it is amazing! I saw myself on the news recently and while I, like anyone else, will over-analyze every word I said, I did think the rosy hue on my face was star-worthy. Plus, its dirt cheap and even used daily, one tin will last you a year if not five.

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