December Honor Roll Round Up
Sometimes you come across a product that is so amazing and original, you just have to share. Here is a round up of some products I am in love with and make me SMILE.
1. Tom Ford Lipstick
It is expensive at $45 a tube, but here is the thing though. If your going to attempt a bright red lip, lets do it right. Tom Ford’s Private Blend Lip Color comes in 12 shades consisting of all kinds of froo froo ingredients which makes the color formulation creamy and stays put. It’s worth is. The swatches on my wrist match the lipstick tubs in the display.
Kathleen’s picks – Smoke Red (amazing all around red) and Moroccan Rouge (I am a sucker for a dark rose). I have been longing to own both of these shades all year long. Santa?
Vanilla Suede, Blush Nude, Pink Dusk, Warm Sable, Pure Pink, Cherry Lush, Smoke Red, True Coral, Ginger Fawn, Bruised Plum, Moroccan Rouge, Black Orchid.
Bruised Plum named “Best Dark Lipstick” in Allure magazine’s “Best of Beauty” (October 2010 issue, p226).
2. Paige Premium Denim ‘Hidden Hills’ Bootcut Stretch Jeans
The Modchik introduced me to these super flattering babies and I love them with all my heart. I have said goodbye to all my Joe’s Jeans. I could drone on and on about their stretchiness, cut and waist line fit but just find a pair to try on. You will be pleasantly surprised. You can find them at Nordstrom’s.com
3. Hair Thursday by Sarah James
I love her hair tips and product recommendations. Not to mention her very new hair cut. She mentioned a few Alterna products she loved and her recommendations did not disappoint. Which brings me to the products.
A medium hold setting spray for styles that require a blow dryer, hot rollers or flat/curling iron. Provides lasting volume with movement and a natural finish. MEDIUM HOLD. Free of sulfates, gluten, parabens, synthetic color, DEA, TEA, phthalates, mineral oil, PABA, and paraffin. And smells FRESH.
An ultra-dry, brushable spray that provides progressive control for soft styling. Restores both vibrancy and elasticity to the hair. LIGHT-MEDIUM HOLD. Also smells FRESH.
Thanks Sarah! (FYI she also has a fantastic and super entertaining site called Whoorl)
6. Bissell SpotBot ProHeat Hands-Free Compact Deep Cleaner
Needless to say, a carpet cleaner is a must-have for us. It is used many times during the week with three dogs and three little ones. Oh yeah and I’m completely insane for having cream color carpet. What.Was.I.Thinking. I’m not going to go into great detail about this handy carpet helper because that would be just plain vulgar. But I highly recommend this machine. So here are the non-vulgar details. It makes the honor roll because of its size (very portable from room to room), the dirty water holder is large, it has a built in water heater, and there are two cycles, plus a manual option. The automatic function allows you to plop your machine on the stain and walk away, while the manual function lets you do the work with the attached hose all by yourself. The surface stain cycle runs about 3 minutes, the set-in stain cycle runs about 6 minutes. Have you ever scrubbed a stain for 6 minutes straight?
6. Premier Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug Treat Dispensing Dog Toy
Lastly I can’t forget my beloved Beagle Brigade. Shhhh don’t tell but here is a peak at their Christmas presents. I’ll put some Zukes Mini Naturals (moist dog treats with no wheat corn or soy) in the bottle and watch the beagles go at it. They can see them, smell them, and hear them. They just need to figure out how to maneuver that rope to taste victory. The rope when pulled blocks the treats from escaping. Question is, which of the three beagles will figure it out first….. my money is on Maddox.
So there you have it – December’s Honor Roll. More next month in 2011.