MY FAVORITE THINGS

Comodynes Towelettes For All Skin Types

Why I love this product:

 I hate having to wash my face, but I know that it is something I absolutely must do if I want healthy skin.  I have a strange aversion to the feeling of water running down my arms , so for years I have avoided it all together by refusing to wash my face. That is, until now. Comodynes is a stellar product and I truly do believe the best alternative to a fresh water rinse with soap.  Click on any of the products pictured to learn more about Comodynes and where they are sold.
Comodyne Make-up Remover for Normal skin $6.25 for 1-20 pack

USB Illuminating Roll-Up Keyboard

Why I Love This Product:

This keyboard is indestructible, portable, and functional.  This baby is the coolest thing I have found on the market and the most affordable.  As long as you have an USB port on your computer- you are good to go! At $27.00 a pop, this makes a great stocking stuffer!

Indestructible Roll-up Keyboard $27.00 white or pink

“The Cravory” Cookie Factory Online

Customize your own cookies almost 1,000 different combos!

Why I Love This Product:

Do I really have to answer this question? Want something really yummy?  Try something new and tasty.  Their signature flavors include “Birthday Cake,”  (a glorified sugar cookie) “Red Velvet,” (their number one seller) “Peanut Butter Cup,” (Reeses peanut butter cups make this an extremely rich and decadent choice ) “Ultimate Chocolate Chip,” (containing three types of gourmet chocolate).  The most fun part about this cookie company is creating your very own gourmet cookies.  Order online at The Cravory and enjoy!

 

 

EO Organic Lavender Sanitizing Hand Spray

2oz EO Lavender Sanitizing Hand Spray $4.99

Why I love this product: It smells amazing and cleans your hands in seconds.  Also you can carry it wherever you go! It is inexpensive, organic, available is three fragrances, and lasts forever! I buy mine at Whole Foods Market, but you can also purchase it online on EO’s website.

Price: $4.99

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Concentrated Room Spray “Stress Relief” in Eucalyptus Spearmint

Stress Relief - Eucalyptus Spearmint Concentrated Room Spray - Aromatherapy - Bath & Body WorksWhy I love this product: It not only works fast, it is concentrated, fresh, and only $5.00! It lasts for up to one hour once sprayed in a small room. It is not overpowering and just gives your house a nice clean and refreshed scent. I use it everywhere- in the car, my house, even my trash cans! It doesn’t take much so it lasts a long time.  The website claims there are 400 hours worth of room spray in the tiny 1.5 oz bottle! Pretty darn good!

Available at Bath and Body Works stores nation-wide or online.

 

Casabella Water-Stop All Purpose Gloves (2 Pairs)

Water Stop™  All-Purpose Gloves - 2 PairWhy I love this product:

These are not only the cutest gloves in the ever stylish hot-pink, but they are also practical and very durable. I have a weird aversion to water rolling down my arms, but with the built in cuff on the gloves, I never have to worry about water and soap dripping down my shirt sleeves and ruining my get-up for the day. Another great thing about the gloves is that they are 100% latex and come in Small (7) Medium (7 1/2) and Large (8), so they fit just about anyone perfectly!! Gotta love em!

Available online at http://www.drugstore.com for $5.99  http://www.casabella.com/ or any Containers Store nation-wide!

Price: Anywhere from $5.99-$11.99 for two pair!

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Wrinkle Free Spray®

Wrinkle Free® Spray

Why I Love This Product:

I have tried so many different wrinkle releasers lately, because I hate to iron and this does the job fast and travels in my purse! I purchased mine at The Container Store, but I think you would do better to buy online. It seems to be cheaper, but this stuff is absolutely the best. I have even tried liquid starch and this is so much easier!

Available at The Container Store nation-wide or online at http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/wrinkle-free-spray-5 for only $4.99.

 

 

 

 

“Scanalog” A Magazine Cataloging System

Why I Love This Product:

I found this product searching online blogs. I thought it was super cool. It is for people like myself who always tear out pages from their favorite magazines and have a thousand different loose pieces just stuck in folders, completely unorganized. With this software, you can organize all of those loose pieces of paper digitally on your computer and it will organize them automatically! One problem- not MAC compatible!

Available: online at http://www.scanalog.com/ $49.95

Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta hand and body lotion

Why I love this product:

The price -$12.95 per 8 oz. bottle- you cannot beat that!  Also, the fact that it is absolutely the best smelling lotion resembling a light rose scent similar to Chanel’s rose scented blushes, and it’s completely organic.  The creator, Aubrey Hampton, committed himself to making a lot of industry “firsts” when manufacturing his line of organic skin care products. He claims, and has proven in demonstrations, that the lotion is completely edible! While I do not recommend you eating the lotion, he wants consumers to know that it is not only safe for your body to absorb, but also completely natural.

Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta Hand and Body Lotion $12.95.

Available at Whole Foods grocery stores nation-wide or online.

 

Oxygenetix


Why I love this product:

This product is so exclusive it was given to celebs at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in every “swag bag,” not that means anything, but it happens to be a great product! It is a foundation that not only provides weightless coverage, and I mean weightless, but it also acts as a cure-all to acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.  Cutting-edge technology using oxygen of all things, heals your skin and restores it to its original condition while you wear it.  It really is the “fountain of youth.” Unfortunately, as of right now, it is only available through a select few websites and your dermatologist. I recommend getting the product through your dermatologist if possible, because he or she will be sure to match the foundation to your exact skin tone.  Here is the best part of this product, it is only $66.00 for a big ol’ bottle!  Also, it has SPF 25, and whether or not you believe in Global Warming, your skin is exposed to harmful rays everyday and those days add up turning into years, and you get my point. This is when you wake up one day and realize when looking in the mirror, “Man! Since when did I look this old? I am only 26!”  Been there done that.

Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation SPF 25, 15ml $66.00

 

Tarte Cosmetics Natural Cheek Stain

Cheek Stain
Why I love this product:

It’s my “life saver.” If I am running late to a meeting, which is usually the case, I rely on my “Tarte” Cheek Stain and prefer the shade “Full Blossom” to bring me back from the grave.  I apply it to my lips and cheeks as it is completely organic and designed for use on both. It gives me that natural blushed look and makes my eyes pop.  Another great reason to invest in this miracle stick is the great return on your investment. I have had the same stick for over 5 months now and it looks like I have at least 4 more months to go! I use this product every single day and it is an absolute staple to my “face-painting” routine.

Tarte “Eco-Chic” Cheek Stain $30.00

Available at Sephora stores nationwide as well as online.

Lorac Double Feature Paraben-Free Concealer/Highlighter


Why I love this product:

I think this product is the best highlighter on the market. I have tried so many products that are similar, but this product contains a concealer stick, roller ball on the tip to blend, and (my personal favorite) the flesh-colored liquid highlighter. Honestly, I only use the highlighter, by applying a dab on the inside corners of my eyes, directly under the brow bone, and to obtain that nice dewy glow, on the top of my cheek bones.  Unlike other highlighters, it is subtle and natural, where other products seem so obvious and harsh.  I have had the same tube since April, and I think I can probably squeeze another month or so out of it, so for the money, it is well worth it! I also have to add, for those who do not know, Parabens cause cancer and are found in many common department store cosmetic lines, but not in this product, which is really great being that I use it everyday.

Lorac Double Feature Paraben-Free Concealer/Highlighter $24.00

Available at Sephora stores nationwide as well as online.

The Yellow Bird Hair-Blow Dryer

Yellowbird Hair-blow-dryer $19.88
Yellowbird Hair-blow-dryer $19.88

Why I love this product: I have purchased many hair blow dryers over the years, but I have yet to find one that matches the performance of The Yellow Bird! I just love it. I have really long hair but a short amount of time to dry it, so I always have time to have freshly washed hair and make it to where ever I am going on-time with The Yellow Bird’s help. The most fun product they make is “The Baby Bird.” It is just as powerful, but tiny, so it is just perfect for traveling- especially now that you have to purchase your luggage a ticket to ride! The cheapest place to purchase is actually online!

The Yellow Bird Hair-Blow Dryer Available for only $21.99! Get ya’ one!

http://www.amazon.com

MODELCo Tan Airbrush In A Can

Why I Love This Product:

I don’t know about you, but I am so sick of having to go to the tanning salon and get sprayed but a total stranger.  For a quick pick-me-up without having to leave the house, try “Model Co Tan Airbrush In A Can,” and tell me you do not LOVE the stuff after the first time! I also have the smaller can for the face.  It is just so natural and easy to apply.  It will add maybe 2 extra minutes to your daily routine and it actually smells descent, like coconuts.  The price is so-so, meaning it is a little bit more than I would want to spend, but then again, I live for a bargain! To extend the life of this little secret weapon, I just use a small amount on my chest, neck, and cheek bones. If you apply lotion prior to applying, it will actually go on smoother and you can rub it in with your hand. Be sure to immediately wash your palms after applying! Otherwise, you will learn the hard way.

ModelCo Tan Airbrush In A Can $30.00

Available at Sephora stores nationwide as well as online.

Rene Furterer Paris Naturia Dry Shampoo

Why I Love This Product:

The little green bottle is an item I absolutely could not live without. I have very fine hair, and while I could and possibly should wash it every day, I choose not to thanks to Furterer.  I have used several dry shampoo brands, but this particular one actually makes your hair turn into super model hair after two, three, even four days of not washing it.  It seems like hair that is freshly washed, never really does what you want unless you just get really lucky, but this stuff gives you Cindy Crawford hair with less work than if you washed and styled it daily.  Imagine that?! They recently released the tiny travel bottles and hair spray, which is really convenient not only for the plane, but also to throw in your purse.  It smells great too and is nourishing to your hair as well. It is expensive, but it is “worth it’s weight in gold!”

Rene Furterer Paris Dry Shampoo

Available at Sephora stores nationwide as well as online (prices vary $19.50-$23.99)

http://www.renefurterer.com http://www.amazon.com

 

 

4 Comments on Abby’s Favorite Things

  1. theMathis
    March 31, 2010 at 2:15 PM (7 years ago)

    Hey Abby, mom gave me a bottle of that Bath and Body Works “stress relief” spray a few weeks ago. I had burned some chicken on the stove and I was in need of some stress relief. I busted out that little bottle and thought I’d give it a shot. Three squirts later, the room smelled awesome.

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