Friday, November 19, 2010

My Favorite Things


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Melissa, at the wonderful 320 Sycamore, is hosting a party that I couldn’t resist.


Here goes: 



Revision Intellishade is an amazing tinted moisturizer. The color is universal.

You can not go wrong, and it has an SPF of 45.

I buy it on Ebay , and although the price may seem a little steep- it lasts forever.

It also has a very slight glow, and I am really into glow.

Trust me-

I grew up with the cardinal makeup rule of

not having a makeup line on your jawline

(were there really that many of us walking around with orange lines on our necks??).

This foundation is amazing.


I know the purists may be aghast at this, but when supper is going to be ready in 5 minutes and you are thirsty for iced tea,

you can’t beat this.

Plus, I buy decaffeinated.

I love it.

My Aunt Peggy made refrigerator tea with regular tea bags too.


Trucco Blood Red lipstick is the best red lipstick of all time, period.

I learned about it from my friend Kandy.

She knows her red lipstick.

I have to buy it online as well, but it is worth it.

I promise.

It may now be called Blood.

Charming, right?


And ,

Chanel Aqua Crayon Eyeliner.

Again, I , of the cake eyeliner generation,

which required the perfect combination of water and dexterity, have never been able to handle liquid eyeliner.

I love this eyeliner because it is a pencil that somehow works.

I do not know why.

Favorite color?  Steel, which has been discontinued.


And finally,

my best morning friend-

my Bunn coffeemaker.

As the water goes in, the coffee pours into the carafe.

Morning magic.





Anonymous said...

SOLD! I will definitely try the foundation. I like "glow" as well. I think the red lipstick is too much for me though. It will be a fun party. I will have to think of some favorites, as well. Thanks for sharing!

Betsy B. said...

My coffee maker would definitely be on the top of my favorite things list! :)

trash talk said...

This list just beats the heck outta Oprah's!
One of my favorite case you were wondering...Estee Lauder roll-out eye crayon. It smooths on beautifully and when one has eyelids that don't want to stay's wonderful!
P.S. I still cringe when I see the masks lines. My mother would check as we went out the door. No makeup lines...and no chipped nail polish. Either leave it off totally or do it right! God bless our mothers.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-I don't wear red lipstick anymore-a bit too harsh for an aging blonde~;>) But..that coffee maker...My Bunn finally died and MyHero researched the best coffee maker which is a cheapo from Target...It makes decent coffee but it takes forevah for the stinking coffee to run through. I keep thinking if I use it 50 times a week it will burn out and I will go buy another Bunn. Mine worked perfectly for 10 years and just quit one morning! No fix to it! Done! Gone! Can you really be "in love" with a coffee maker? I think YES!

Glad you don't have the orange jaw line anymore. I have been using BareMinerals for about 10 years and love them. They have one called Glow (I think that's what it is) and it does give you that wind kissed look.

Have a great weekend-Hugs-Diana

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your list. I'm going to try the tinted moisturizer.
~ Sarah

Debra said...

There is nothing like refrigerator ice tea made with Lipton tea bags. yum!

Blondie's Journal said...

I can't imagine you in red look like a pinky!! ;-D And I will try the fancy eyeliner but promise me you will try Maybelline Unstoppable. It truly is. I have brown eyes and wear Pewter.

We have the Bunn. It is faster than me in the morning.


Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a fun list! I'm going to check out the tinted moisturizer. Sounds great!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful list! And I make iced tea with Lipton tea bags too!! I'll have to check out the eyeliner, I'm always on the hunt for a good one!

Kat :)

sharron said...

woke up this morning thinking of spray painting because we will have a few more days of warm weather before it gets too cold out and of course i thought of you!
love my cold brew tea too and we still boil it makes the best strong tea evah!!!i stock up when it is on sale..we love it that much!
i am going to have to look at the makeup you love..i have to be so careful now that i am older((45)) to make sure i don't look like phyllis diller..haha steel is my fave eyeliner color but it is hard to find so thanks for the tip!!!
have a blessed weekend!

Anonymous said...

I may have to outbid you on Ebay so I can try out the foundation too, and to this day I can still not apply eyeliner so that it looks believable so I just don't. Wish I could though as I think it looks great on others.


Olive said...

I am with Jane here red lipstick? You do call to mind pink to me. I do not bother with eyeliner as there is no time. Coffee is the most important thing of all far before makeup and I would love a Bunn.

Deb said...

I love red lip your list

Anonymous said...

I'm always on the lookout for makeup that "works" for me and it seem the older I get the harder it is for me to find. Thanks for sharing.

Jojo said...

That was fun to read!!! Love the shopping tips that accompanied some of the favs.

June said...

Hey Oprah...oh, oh I mean Laura, what a fun party. I think I may have to try a few of your faves for myself. That moisterizer has me excited!!!
Did you know that I have never worn eyeliner in my life?! Ill bet you look like a stunner in red lipstick. Not me, however :(
hugs to you...

Designs on 47th Street said...

Well aren't you just a wealth of information for us today? I appreciate all your hints. I could sure use the moisterizer I'm sure. I just started wearing Mary Kay's "steel" colored eye liner and do love it. Don't know if I could pull off that red lipstick, but I do love it on those can get away with it.

I appreciate all the hings Laura...thanks!

Melissa said...

I need to try that eyeliner! Mine just isn't cutting it. Thanks for sharing all these goodies with us all!

CHERI said...

This was a fun post. I had never heard of any of these:) Yeah, I know...I live in a small world!

Theresa said...

Love your list of favorites! I am a liquid eyeliner gal:) Have a blessed day! HUGS

Debbie's Garden said...

I've never tried a tinted moisturizer, but I'm game. The older you get less makeup just looks better I think. But I'm sure addicted to my mineral makeup right now.

I use my Bunn to make my iced tea instead of boiling water. Its pretty darn quick and for some reason I just don't like second day tea. Has to be freshly made.

Red lipstick can make you feel dressed up even if you're wearing jeans and a sweatshirt!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love your list -I too believe coffee is crucial to life. I actually wait in bed in the morning till I hear mine beep that it's ready -then get up!

René said...

Perfect timing. I'm looking for a good red lipstick. I'll have to check it out.


Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Love the decaf cold brew tea. Quick and easy!


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