I’ve been feeling a lot more relaxed and focused lately. I don’t know why, but I am! Maybe it’s the decluttering-who knows. But, a side effect of that feeling is REALLY noticing the things I love to use. And I mean LOVE. Not just like…LOVE.
Some of these things I’ve had for awhile, but I didn’t care for them back when for some reason or another. Some of these things are new. Hey, I’m not a perfect declutter-er. Sue me. And some are just too yummy for me to keep my mouth shut-although, I don’t keep it quiet for long HA. 😛
Let’s start with the bunch of Hourglass I got going in that pic.
When the Hourglass Ambient Light Powders first came out I LOVED them. But then I started to notice that they deposited too much colour on my face, and even oxidized a bit. So I stopped using them. Fast forward to now, and I discovered the shade Diffused is my best friend now, after reading my good friend Paris@MyWomensStuff review about it. I think the key to these Hourglass Ambient Powders is finding a shade that works for you, and Diffused is my baby. I use this faint yellow powder every day now to set concealer, my BB or CC Cream, or just even on its own with no other makeups underneath it. It makes me look less ruddy, more glowy, and YOUNGER. MAGIC. So when Hourglass released the Edit Palette, I ordered one. I had to.
The Hourglass Blush Palette you see up there I actually stole from Marky during the last trip to California. I let her have it because I wasn’t all that enthralled with them. But I borrowed it from her when I was down there and fell in love with them this time. I like to blend the pink and peachy shade together and it gives my cheeks the most gorgeous healthy flush ever! And they last forever and a day too, which amazes me. Marky wasn’t using it, so she let me have it back. Bless that red head. Seriously considering dumping ALL of the powered blushes I have left after decluttering and just keeping this Hourglass Blush palette…am thinking hard about it, and you know what? It’ll probably happen in time. I just need some time to say goodbye to the others!
I never understood the whole Tangle Teezer business, until this past summer. My hair is REALLY long-well for me-at the moment. And with long, curly hair you get tangles like you wouldn’t believe. I haven’t felt that pain of brushing out tangles since THIS picture was taken:
See the pain in little Tracy’s face??!! Yeah. And that’s my mama! She was only 5’2” and the chubbiest Ukrainian lady that was an AMAZING cook. I miss her every day I swear, even though she inflicted so much hair brushing PAIN. See the elastic at the ready in her mouth HAHAHA! I love it. Oh, and the quintessential 70s striped shirt I’m wearing like WTH-was that the only pattern that existed back then? Anyways, WOW this Tangle Teezer brush works! It really takes out tangles without hurting at all. I’d give anything to let my mama use this on me that pic!
I guess it’s all those little teeth of different lengths that makes the difference. All I can say is that if you have problems with tangles in your hair, get yourself a Tangle Teezer. You’ll thank me. It’s really worth the money!
My hands have been dry again SIGH. And one hand is drier than the other and it’s weird. I think I’ve told you about this before? Well, my crypt keeper paw is back again, and no matter what I’ve been slathering on, it’s still all skeletor looking. Sometimes I get this feeling that my hand is in another dimension, getting all old and creepy without me. Or, it’s aging at a normal rate, unlike my face which is still pretty untouched by any extreme aging at the moment. BUT ONE HAND? WHY JUST ONE??!! I’m going with the other dimension theory for now, because it’s just more plausible. Crazier, yes. But more logical-you have to agree.
Well, I found this little tin of AWESOME in my to review pile-which isn’t as big as it used to be THANK GOD. This saying no to more crap is great!
Paul & Joe Treatment Balm is a solid balm until you pick some out. It instantly melts into an oil because of the warmth in your skin. There’s Organic Jojoba Oil and Orange Honey to deeply moisturize skin that’s parched like my hand. It’s supposed to smell like violet, but I think of Guerlain’s happy smell when I think of violet and this doesn’t smell like that at all to me. It’s more jasmine with some cedar in there too, and I LOVE it. This little tin is in my purse all the time now, and when my skeletor hand starts to creep me out, I put this on and Bazinga! Bye, bye old lady hand! You can also use it on your hair too, which I love doing as well. I haven’t gotten a haircut since February now, so sometimes my ends tend to look a little parched. This stuff fixes that problem toot sweet. You need to look for this little tin of goodness you guys!
Anything that has the name Hylamide from Deciem is my obsession right now.
I’m not going to go into any detail about these amazing skincare products today, but I will soon. There’s just so much to talk about that I can’t fit it all into this post which is already ungodly long. But trust me, these products are just SO good. I hardly use any other skincare(besides Avène and Vichy-can’t pry me away from those brands no matter what) these days. Look out for my reviews coming up soon!
I get nauseous a lot. I always have. It doesn’t take much either-even too much coffee makes me sick. Getting up too early makes me wanna woof. I could make a list of about 20 things that make me nauseous, which in turn, would make YOU sick. 😛
I keep these Gravol Ginger lozenges on me all the time. They help me feel better. Way better than taking actual gravol every time I feel sick that’s for sure. I’d be sleeping all the time if I did that! Plus these taste good too-a little spicy gingery goodness in every one.
I sweat A LOT during Zumba. I always take my Mission Enduracool towel with me to class.
Mission Enduracool towels are made of some kind of magic fabric that you wet, and then snap in the air a few times, which makes them cool instantly to 30 degrees Fahrenheit below body temperature. And it stays cool for up to 2 hours too. It’s the best to wipe my face with during a sweaty Zumba class! Refreshing! I even bought one for my favourite Zumba teacher and she loves it!
These two products have taken up permanent residence in my shower.
That Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash in Pink Grapefruit is YUM. Smells just like a grapefruit! And it has 2% salicylic acid so it helps clear up the chicken skin on my arms, and any other body spots that may pop up because of sweaty Zumba. And my love for the Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel is well documented on the blog, just check out my review here and I promise you’ll be wanting to buy it. I ran out of it, and was thinking I’d get something else to try. WRONG. I just recently got a replacement and WOW did I ever miss it. Yeah, I’ll never let that happen again! My skin just loves it so much. No other face exfoliator has done such amazing things to my skin as this one has.
I’m not a huge fan of raisins. So I was kind of ticked when Terry brought these home.
MAN THEY ARE GOOD these President’s Choice Milk Chocolate Raisins! First of all, these are mutant raisins or something because look how big they are:
And it’s not because there’s a generous coating of chocolate on each raisin(which makes them hard to stop eating, and frankly makes raisins tolerable) but some of the raisins really ARE that big-like almond big! DROWN ALL RAISINS IN CHOCOLATE I SAY. I need more. At least it’s a fruit, right? 😛
HATS. Specifically knitted hats for cold weather:
I got this one in Lake Louise, and it’s LOVE. I’m so excited that it’s almost toque weather here! I wore it at Lake Louise, because it’s a lot colder there. We’re getting a last blast of summer here this weekend, with temperature reaching +22C, so I’ll have to keep it off my head for a bit here in the city. I got this hat mainly because no matter what colour I decide to put in my hair, it’ll go with it HAHAHA! And that pompom on top makes me happy. 😀
Thanks for sticking with this long-ass post haha! These are honestly some of my favourite things at the moment. Not so much makeup, hey? I’m telling you one of the side effects of decluttering the makeup stash, is noticing OTHER things. Try it. You might like the effect it has on you too!
What things have you been really loving lately? Let us know! And not just makeup stuff either…think HARD about what else you really love lately!