Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Brown paper packages tied up with strings

I decided to write a post about my favourite things. Not people, music, or places -- but things. Products, to be specific. These are the things that consistently make me glad I bought them. No, I'm not being paid to mention these (ha!). I just sincerely recommend them. I'm curious to know about your favourite products too!

Here are a few of my favourite things products, in no particular order:
  • Estee Lauder skin care. Expensive but worth it. When I quit my job I tried to find more affordable substitutes, which turned out to be a waste of money. Estee Lauder products work. When I use them, I look better. I am particularly devoted to Advanced Night Repair; Resilience Lift (despite the strong scent); Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher; and Time Zone eye cream. 
  • Organic strawberries. Is there anything more pleasantly fragrant, delicious, and healthy than a fresh strawberry?  
  • Bumble & bumble Tonic. Hair-detangler and mood-enhancer. Good morning in a bottle. 
  • Neutorgena Wave. This gadget claims to reveal, "smoother skin in just one use." It's true.
  • Neutrogena Night Calming Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes. For evenings when I'm too lazy to wash my face. Not at all irritating. When my pre-schooler came home covered in Spiderman face paint (including his eye-lids) these wipes took it all off in a flash without a single complaint. 
  • Rembrandt toothpaste, because it makes dental cleanings quicker.
  • Aveeno fragrance-free Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion. I discovered this when I was pregnant and scented products made me nauseous. I love the fact that it has no scent at all. 
  • On the other hand, I love Aveeno White Peach & Ginger Uplifting Body Wash, because the scent is just so uplifting! Squirt some on a loofah, rub it all over, and you will glow inside and out. 
  • Method Lil' Bowl Blu Eucalyptus Mint toilet bowl cleanser. Makes an unpleasant task more pleasant. 
  • Method Green Tea & Aloe foaming hand wash. Fun foam. Chartreuse colour. A mild, fresh scent.
  • L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara, because it rinses off completely with water, without staining my skin. Absolutely no raccoon eyes. Note: this product is not recommended for swimming, tear-jerker movies, or extremely bad days. 
  • The PVR. 
What are your favourites?


  1. Clinique Sparkle Skin body exfoliator. Hands down the best exfoliator I have ever used, ever.

    Satsuma hand soap from the body shop. Best scent ever.

    Degree deodorant in Shower Clean scent. It is the only deodorant I've used since 1995. Seriously.

    Vim with bleach for cleaning kitchens and bathrooms. MIL Leslie turned me on to this one. Amazing stuff.

    Kirkland brand Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Good God in Heaven.

    Pekkle brand sleepers and onesies. Fantastic quality, thick and soft and they never wear out!

    This is fun! I'll keep thinking.

  2. Thanks M.! I'm going to try your deodorant - it must be good if you've been loyal since 1995.