Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A few of my favorite things...

My last post inspired me to share a few more of my favorite things.  So here I go - in no particular order.

1.  Crest Spinbrush

It's relatively cheap, and it makes brushing my teeth so much more fun. Like a little adventure for my teeth.

2.  Firewood Candle by Henri Bendel

This candle smells phenomenal! It's wintery and woodsy and a perfect substitute for those of you without fireplaces. :) We don't have a fireplace here in Houston, but I can just light my firewood candle, and all is well. You can buy these candles at Bath and Body Works.

3.  The iPhone

All the things you've heard about it are true.  It's wonderful.  It's addicting.  It turns you into one of those people who can't put their phone down for a second.  But it's worth it.

4.  Burberry The Beat

I wore this perfume on my wedding day, and I just love the smell.  It's not as sweet as the classic Burberry scent, but it's just as classy.  Check it out the next time you're in the perfume section.

5.  Google Reader

If you like to keep up with celebrity gossip (or the news), or if you follow very many blogs, you need a google reader account.  It basically just centralizes all your websites into one location, and it saves a lot of "surfing" time.  It automatically updates the new information, so you know you're not missing anything important.  I'm obsessed. 

6. Phyto Phytodefrisant

My friend Candice introduced me to this hair product years ago, and now I always make sure I have a tube in my cabinet.  It's kind of pricey, but it's so worth it if your hair has any texture whatsoever.  For me, it smooths my flyaways out, and it makes my hair extra silky and shiny.  You put it on when your hair is wet, and then style it as you regularly would.  You can find it at Sephora and some Bath and Body Works stores.

7.  Philosophy Coconut Frosting Shampoo, Shower Gel, and Bubble Bath

I love Philosophy products.  They smell WONDERFUL, and their three-in-one products are amazing.  The Coconut Frosting, in particular, is one of my favorites.  It's not too strong, but it smells EXACTLY like what I imagine coconut frosting smells like (considering that I've never actually seen coconut frosting).  And while each bottle is $16, it lasts forever.  Especially if you're like me and like to keep a billion different products in your shower at a time.

8.  The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

I'm not usually into mystery novels, but this one is a must-read. It's kind of long, but it's so suspenseful that you won't be able to put it down.  It's about Dracula (aka Vlad the Impaler), but it's set in the mid-twentieth century.  It's definitely one of my favorite books, but shhhh! Don't tell Harry Potter that I'm cheating on him!

9.  Sensor Soap Dispenser by Simplehuman

This seems so dorky, I know.  And lazy.  But it's actually a wonderful thing to have in the kitchen.  Especially if you're a germophobe (which I am definitely not).  It's motion-sensored, so you just stick your hand under it and the soap comes out.  It's battery powered, so you don't need an electrical outlet nearby.  And it dispenses most any soap.  Micah and I got one for our wedding, and we have really enjoyed it.  But beware, Micah's mom bought the cheaper one (it's called a soap pump), and it doesn't work nearly as well.  So if you're going to get one, go ahead and shell out the ten extra dollars for the one pictured above.

Alright, that's all I got for right now. It seems weird to stop at nine, but this post is too long as it is! :) Hope everyone has a happy new year!


The Links said...

I'm obsessed with my iPhone too. I don't know what I would do without it. I am without a computer right now, so I am on my phone 24/7. I can't get behind on all my blog reading!! Haha!!

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