Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Favorite Things - Nester Inspired

After reading about Nester's favorite things on her blog, I was inspired to write my own Favorite Things post!  I recently just shared a few items with a friend of mine, so in a way, I did my own, personal version of Favorite Things - Oprah Style!

First think I have to add is Caress Evenly Gorgeous (Burnt Brown Sugar & Karite Butter)

Caress Evenly Gorgeous













Last fall, I was on the hunt for that perfect fall/winter body wash, without having to shell out $20+ for Philosophy (who are known for their amazing holiday scents).  I took an evening and went to Tar-jay and smelled every.single.body.wash on the shelf and came across this sweet gem.  I heard it once described as smelling like the inside of a bakery - but I think it's less sugary smelling with more of a spice tone.  The color is a beautiful, shimmery antique gold color, with beautiful brown exfoliating beads in it.  I find the scent lingers on my skin for quite a few hours.  Totally in love with how this smells and how it makes my skin feel so soft and smooth.



What list wouldn't be complete without some Lush products?












Cinders Bath Bomb is definately the BOMB!  This only comes out with the Holiday collection - so definately stock up!  The little red flakies you see are actually Pop Rocks!  And, yes, I actually confirmed by tasting one - LOL.  Lush products are just so darn.... well, lush, that they are defiantely a favorite.


This next one is naughty, naughty, naughty...

Vitalumiere Aqua













... and at *gulp* $45 is a huge splurge.  BUT, I have never seen my foundation look better!  I watched several reviews on Youtube about this and went to my local Chanel make-up counter to get a sample and I was hooked.  I justify it by determining that it lasts me approximately 4 months (120 days) - which makes it come out to a mere $0.38 a day!  What a bargain!  And to top it off, they have a wide range of yellow-based colors which I find difficult to find.



Lastly, Birchbox has been a favorite for several months. 












For those of you who don't know what Birchbox is - it's a monthly subscription service where for $10.00 per month (shipping included!) you get a goodie box sent to you filled with 4 - 6 deluxe size high-end beauty samples.  I've found some wonderful products this way and I just love getting a box of goodies every month - it's like Christmas.  One of the best parts, is that you earn points by referring friends, rating products and pruchasing full sized products.  Once you collect 100 points, you get $10 to spend on their online store!  Win-Win!  If you're interested in Birchbox, click here to sign up!


I guess I've been gravitating a lot towards beauty products lately...  Who knows, maybe next month I'll have a different category!

What are your Favorite Things?  Have you shared them with anyone lately?


The Nester said... Best Blogger Tips

I've been hearing about birch box forever, I think I'm going to sign up under you--thank you!!!

Ange said... Best Blogger Tips

Never heard of birch box before but I might have to check that out. Now I am going to smell that bodywash at Target next time I'm there, always on the lookout for good smelling not expensive body wash.

Raising Baby Bee said... Best Blogger Tips

Nester - you will LOVE it! Thanks for the referral!

Ange - I hope you like the bodywash!

Alana Karl said... Best Blogger Tips

i bet that body wash smells a-mazing. will have to check that out next time i'm at the store.

Raising Baby Bee said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope you enjoy it Alana!

Terri said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the great ideas! I need a new foundation and think I might try the Chanel one. And I am going to sign up for birch box too.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Just signed up for BB. Cool idea! Thanks for the tip. Hope you get lots of credits!

Raising Baby Bee said... Best Blogger Tips

Terri - That foundation is dangerous. I find it really makes my skin look even, but not "foundation-y". Perfect combination. Insane price! Ask the counter for a sample so you can try it for a few days - they'll give you a little jar of it :-)

Anon - Thanks so much!

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said... Best Blogger Tips

Ive never heard of BirchBox, thanks!

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never heard of Birch box before! I'm going over there now with your link :) Thank you! Do you love it?? LOVE your list! I'm major into beauty products too!! :)

So nice to 'meet' you today! I blog at "Only A Breath" and would love for you to stop by and visit :)