Thursday, April 12, 2012

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

I used to work for Estee Lauder (seems like ages ago).  I managed a counter in a department store and it was by far my favorite job.  It always amazed how a little pampering could turn a person's whole day around.  I made over all types of faces:  prom goers, brides to be, mother/sisters/aunts/friends of brides, new moms, cancer patients, and once even a transvestite (that's a whole other post).

I loved always being introduced to new products and became a bit of a product junkie.  My world revolved around samples, free gifts, and new product launches.  Since becoming a mom, I've had to cut back on some of the pricier things but there are some that I will NEVER let go of.

I'm linking up with Mama Kat's Writers Workshop and answering the prompt:  Share on of your favorite things.  Except, I couldn't pick one so I'll give you my top 3 items that I will splurge on:

#1:  Clinique High Impact Mascara
Did you know you should change your mascara every 2-3 months?  Back when I put makeup on every day, I did pretty much follow that rule which means I have tried TONS of brands.  This one, is the one for me.  The best mascara for super volume, length, and clump free (even if you apply coat after coat, like I do).

#2 Estee Lauder Idealist
Ah, my Idealist.  Hands down, my favorite product.  This goes on under your moisturizer and leaves your skin silky soft.  It's supposed to minimize fine lines and even skin tone and it honestly works.  I have been using it for about 8 year and have yet to find a product that compares to this!  I get anxiety if I'm even close to being out of this and have 2 full bottles hidden away!

#3 Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Eye Cream
A new favorite of mine.  I am always leery of dropping almost $60 on an eye cream that I didn't sample first but this stuff is worth it!  It's ultra moisturizing and I do notice a significant difference in the little crows feet that were starting to pop up.  It could just be wishful thinking, but I also think my eyes look less tired (which is an amazing accomplishment).  Well worth the money and you only need the tiniest little dab!

I would love to know what some of your favorite products are.  What do you splurge on?


  1. I splurge on Pure Romance's lip gloss lines. I heart them something ridiculously fierce. I also have a problem when it comes to any of Bare Mineral's primers. Mama is a primer junky!!!

  2. I am a total sucker for a good mascara. I am going to have to try this one out.

    Stopped by from Mama Kat's. :)

  3. Oh, I need some wrinkle control around the eyes! I don't really have a favorite product; I'll have to try yours!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on Lemon Drop Pie...right now I'm thinking there's no way I'll reach 100...but you never know, right?

    I can't believe Abby is growing up so fast! Have a great weekend!

  4. I've been looking for a new mascara but I do hate purchasing something that I've never tried or heard of. I might have to give yours a try!

    ***Stopping by from Mama Kat's***

  5. I use old school Maybelline mascara, and CoverGirl nature luxe foundation every day. I'm in the market for a new eyeshadow, I use cream shadow but it's starting to look dated on me. I guess i'm getting too old for that, haha.

  6. I love the suggestions! Isn't it funny how when we look back on things some of the stuff we might not have thought ws important to us really are. That job sounds like it was fun! I hope you are doing well. Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  7. Sounds like a fun and INTERESTING job!
    Let's see I splurge on my chanel eyeliner but other than that the occassional shopping/clothing trip but nothing crazy.



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