Friday, January 21, 2011

Products I'm Loving

My mother-in-law comes up with the best stocking stuffers - jewelry, gloves, socks, beauty products, the largest candy canes you've ever seen. The thing is a treasure trove! It makes me feel like a kid again.

There were a few awesome products and gifts I was given this year, and I wanted to share them with you so that you could stop whatever you're doing and rush out to buy these items. I mean it. Totally worth it. Take a half day of vacation. Make it happen. Just read the last one off the coffee cup sitting on my desk. Although, I would much rather have a coffee cup that encouraged me to take half days of vacation.

For starters:

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine.

I'm a lover, believer, supporter of all things Bert's Bees, but after meeting this lip balm, my affections have wavered. It's minty, tingly feeling like Bert's, but it tastes amazing and supposedly freshens your breath since the balm uses peppermint oil. I think you can get this at Bath & Body Works. Buy it. Hide it. And don't leave it in your pocket and run it through the dryer. We've lost many a tube of Bert's this way.

I am obsessed with this necklace from my sister-in-law/upstairs neighbor. The designer's name is Julie Simpson (pictured wearing my little gold "J" initial necklace) and she lives in San Diego. But her sister lives in Northwest Arkansas and Mandy knows her, and therefore knows about her jewelry, and therefore got me this amazing, cute, delicate, perfect necklace. I think that's how this story goes? Right, Mandy?

I've gotten a lot of initial jewelry since becoming a Jordan, but this is my hands-down favorite. Julie's jewelry is very popular with the celebrities. Especially her constellation necklaces. I think Jennifer Aniston has one? Right, Mandy?

I love these jeggings because they're thick and substantial feeling, and they don't make me feel like I'm walking around pantsless. Or worse, wearing pajama jeans. Now, for the record, I don't wear them with short shirts like the ones pictured above. I pair them with cardigans and longer blouses because, after all, jeggings may be comfortable, but they don't work miracles. If you think of them as leggings, then you'll probably feel they're a little pricey. But if you consider them jeans, they'll fall into an acceptable price range. It's all about perspective. And I'm a master at adjusting mine according to my wants.

Also, heed my warning, these leggings are definitely "inky." They rubbed blue dye onto my light tan leather car seats and now I can't get it off. And I'm also sitting on a towel. Any suggestions on how to remove blue jean dye from leather? Holler.


Mandy S said...

oh, my!! i just washed and dried a tube of Bert's today in my laundry...SOO mad! love the little oil spots it leaves throughout the load :)

anyway, yes, correct on both "Right, Mandy?" questions! I truly can't remember if Julie's last name is Simpson, but i am good friends w/her sister and we actually went to San Diego with her and her hubby to hang w/her sis this summer! where of course, i got to see some amazing jewelry! Julie is a lot of fun! Perfect picture of a San Diego gal! and yes, Jennifer Anniston and Nicole Kidman have the lovely constellation necklaces!! (i secretly felt pretty cool when i heard that and knew i had some of the same stuff they do!)

anyway, agreed on the Bath and Body Works lip balm! who knew it would be so yummy and refreshing!

and i want those jeggings :) but wouldn't be smart to get them now w/an expanding belly. ha!