Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Current Favorites

I realized I had several new things I was loving using and wanted to let you in on these great items.  I'm excited to share some of my favorite products with you and maybe you'll find something you can't live without.

1. Booties
I got these Lucky Women's Basel Bootie in Brindle Leather for my birthday and they're wonderful!  They're so comfy, cute and I wear them all the time.  They aren't heavy, they zip easily and they come in 12+ different colors.  I'd love to have them in Toffee or Dark Green.  They're over $100, but they go on sale regularly, you can use coupons on them and they're definitely worth the investment.  What's your favorite bootie this season??  I'm in the market for a new black or gray pair.

2. Christmas Baking Items
I'm loving the Christmas sprinkles, cute cupcake liners and delicious baking goodies that are out this time of year.  I stocked up to make some of my favorite cookies.  Mini M&Ms are a must at my house and I love the mixes of Toll House chips with red and green colored chips. 

3. Great Mascara
 L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Extra Volume Collagen Mascara
Several bloggers have recommended this mascara so I picked it up to see if it would live up to the hype.  It goes on really smoothly, plumps your lashes just as promised and looks great without using much mascara.  It's definitely a way to get beautiful lashes QUICK!!  My only caution would be that it is definitely not water proof.  If your eyes water a lot, you cry easily, etc. this probably isn't the best mascara for you because it's a mess when it gets wet.  It does not move if your eyes stay dry.  I really love it and wear it several times a week.  I have also added a layer of water proof mascara on top of the L'Oreal to help keep it in place.
Voluminous Extra Volume Lashes in action:

4. Best Hair Products
I feel like I'm in a good place with my hair right now.  I've finally rebounded from several bad hair cuts, major chops and post partum hair loss.  Hooray!  I have some products I've been loving and they're so affordable.
Suave Refresh and Revive dry shampoo is under $4 and is one of my favorite dry shampoos.  One bottle lasts a long time, doesn't have a last strong smell and works great.  It's been my favorite for a long time now.
Suave Sleek Anti Frizz cream is under $3 and is a great way for me to kind of seal my hair once I've styled it for the day.
HSI Professional Hydrating Smoothing Hair Mask for All Hair Types has really helped reduce the frizz in my hair.  I shampoo my hair and then generously apply this mask to it in the shower.  Let it sit on my hair for 5 minutes and rinse.  It's $15 for a GIANT tub and definitely worth the price tag.  I use it twice a week and my hair is shinier, healthier and less frizzy.  Yay!!

5. Taking Notes
I'm a list maker and am always writing to do lists, grocery lists and lists about lists.  It helps our life run smoothly and keeps me organized.  My favorite list writing paper is actually these oversized, lined index cards - Oxford Ruled Index Cards.  They're 5x8 in, blank on one side and lined on the other.  They're really inexpensive and are the perfect size to tuck in your planner or purse.  And they're more durable than just writing on a piece of paper.  Olive loves to hold my list while we grocery shop and so writing my list on an index card helps kid proof it to ensure I can read my list while we shop.

What are some of your FAVORITE products right now??
Anything I need to know about??
Leave me the details in a comment below.

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  1. Whitney! Great mind think alike :) I posted about a few of my favorite things today too! HA! I need to get some of those baking bits- they are perfect for making regular chocolate chip cookies Christmasy! Love your booties and I need to try some of that dry shampoo- I have not used that kind yet! hope you have a great day friend!

  2. Love!! I have those boots in light brown and have the brindle pair on my Christmas list. They are the best. I need to grab some fo the baking bits. They look like fun to bake with.

  3. I love those booties! I have bought several pair year. I am currently looking for a new mascara and I may need to try that one out. Have a great Tuesday.

  4. I have always wanted to try booties! Maybe for my upcoming birthday? I use the Maybelline pumped up mascara and I LOVE it!

  5. I am loving my new booties too. I think I need to add a brown pair like yours to my list. That hair mask sounds amazing too!

  6. I love a good pair of booties! I am on the look for a good mascara for the wedding, and you had me sold until you said it wasn't waterproof...I have a good feeling I'll break out the water works on that day. I love my high end styling products, but I may give Suave a try. The dry shampoo I have now kinda smells funky and I tend to only use it on days I have a headache...not a good combo!

  7. What fun! Thank you for the recommendations. I think your list card idea is genius. I also like that dry shampoo, but I am going to look up the hair mask… I need that. Those booties are adorable I'll be looking those up as well! :-)

  8. Great tip on the index cards. My list always seems to get mutilated in my purse, and I never thought of using a note card!

  9. I'm loving those booties!! They are super super cute!

  10. Well THANKS alot! I don't really need new brown booties this year but those toffee colored ones! Ahhhhhh love! I just ordered gray ones from ON for $22 over the weekend- my mom has them and they look awesome and she says they're super comfy. Lashes look killer! Allergies cause me to shy away from super messy mascaras (sigh).

  11. Good tip to put waterproof mascara over the voluminous one! I love all the colors those booties come in!

  12. Got those booties in my cart! I love them!

  13. I love the idea of taking notes on index cards. Such a great trick!


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