I’m sorry if these posts annoy you, my lovely reader, but quite frankly, I love them. I love reading what other people have bought and what they thought about it because sometimes, I need to be the sheep who takes other people’s words on how a product performs. And so I give you: A LIST OF SHIT I HAVE BOUGHT RECENTLY.
Y’all, I am a Smashbox convert, for reals. While I still use Philosophy for most of my skin care, I’ve become a diehard fanatic of Smashbox makeup. I’ve found that using this moisturizer in the morning is better than any foundation I’ve tried. I use the Luminous shade, cause I’m translucent and whatnot, and it’s been fabulous. Whether I’ve got a 12 hour day at the office ahead or we’re running errands on weekends, this is my go-to for looking well-rested.
The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil line is SO FABOO. I was lucky enough to score a sample pack of five shades, but I really really really fell in love with Stash, which is the color of my eyes plus flecks of gold glimmer. The pencil is so creamy it’s almost more of a crayon, and the glimmer is very subtle.
Back when I was rich, before Binja sprang from my nu-nu, I used Aveda’s Root Booster spray. Which was nice, but really? Eh. Then I found the cheapo counterpart, Tressume’s Root Booster spray. It was, like, $2 or something insane. But I went last night to pick some up and OHMYGODJESUSNO, they don’t make it anymore. So I grabbed this insteaad. And guys? MY HAIR IS CRAZY BIG TODAY. It’s not as kind on the hair as Tressume, but my Lord, if you want to have Dallas hair, this will give it to you.
This is not a NEW purchase, per se, as anyone who frequents my house knows. But I’m including this because it really has changed our household, and so that you know that I’m NOT JUST a beauty-product whore. This calendar comes completely blank, so you don’t feel slighted if you don’t pick it up till March.. you still get 12 full months of use. The stickers are removable, so if an appointment changes, you don’t have to mark something out. (I am too OCD for marking something out. It makes my calendar ugly to have strike-thrus.) And you can easily fit three or four stickers into a single day. We’ve color coded our stickers by person, but it makes sense to also do them according to a sports schedule, bills due, or tv shows to watch. LOVE THIS CALENDAR.
This thing makes me SO HAPPY every time I use it! And no, it’s not a sex toy! This is a handheld garlic chopper. I use fresh garlic in everything, but I hate chopping it. Mainly because I end up bleeding. This makes it all awesome! I throw in two cloves, roll it around on my countertop, and VOILA! finely diced garlic. Easy to clean, easy to use, easy to love. I adore this and love that it saves me time.
Finally.. one thing that I’ll admit I’m dying to buy.
The Smooth-Away hair removal system. Y’all, I may be a redhead with fair skin, but I have Italian Hair. Which earns its capital letters. That shit is coarse and quick. My legs get a five o’clock shadow after I shaved that morning. So the mere IDEA of having a way to remove hair without shaving elates me. Of course, I’m open to opinions if anyone’s tried it. Maybe this would be a good podcast?
I open the floor to you, my lovely readers. What products have you bought recently that you loved?