Like Walking on a Cloud

January 31st, 2013 Posted in accessories, Fashion | No Comments »

I’ve gone back numerous times to my local chain drugstore just to pick up yet another Crescent’s World’s Softest Socks.  Yeah, they’re really that nice =)!  Hehe they honestly do give me that warm fuzzy feeling no matter what kind of day I may be having…

*Photocredit: World’s Softest Socks

crescent worlds softest socks classic grey

 

Pop Hairuwear & Hairdo

January 31st, 2013 Posted in accessories, hair accessories | No Comments »

Pop Hairuwear and Ken Paves’ Hairdo make some of my most favorite hair extensions.  I never would have imagined how much fun styling my hair could be =).  I even love my Crayola Color Hair Flair Clip-Ons in funky bright colors like neon pink and sky blue from Rite Aid!  Also check out Rickys NYC.

*Photocredit: Pop Hairwear, Hairdo, and Crayola Hair Flair

 

Tend Skin to the Rescue!

January 31st, 2013 Posted in beauty products, Toiletries | No Comments »

After years of improper leg skincare, I’ve developed a number of ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and very dry skin below my knees.  Last winter I realized that I needed a drastic change of regimen so as a trial remedy, I had a few waxings and meticulous tweezings done over a course of a few months and even tried spray tanning in preparation for the approaching summer.  I was mostly pleased with the spray tan too; however, due to my extremely dry skin, the color wasn’t as even as I would have liked.  I was recommended Tend Skin by an aethetician.  I really like the product.  I usually use it after my shower and on well towel-dried skin.  My legs show a good improvement so I will definitely continue using Tend Skin.  I’m currently also careful to only use the most moisturizing shaving cream I can find- I learned my lesson.  Just bought myself a refillable roll-on =).

*Photocredit: Tend Skin

Basin White

January 30th, 2013 Posted in Spa Retreat, Toiletries | No Comments »

Last summer’s trip to Las Vegas had us venturing into the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes after enjoying a Blue Man Group performance just moments before.  I was looking for a Thank You present to gift to mom and chose the three pictured below.  My mom thought they were too pretty to use =).  Due to the ingredients and their nature, I would not recommend anyone use Basin White vegetable glycerin soaps to scent their drawers or closets since they are prone to mild melting.

For myself, I purchased the Pink Sugar bath salts, Birthday Cake/Cupcake vegetable glycerin soap, and the Jack-O-Lantern vegetable glycerin soap.  I have yet to use the bath salts but highly recommend the bar soaps because they are moisturizing, smell nice, and will add visual interest to a dull sink area =)!

Basin White, please come to New York!!!

*Photocredit:  Basin White

 

Life-Savers: Bookends for Heavy Duty Standards

January 29th, 2013 Posted in accessories, Books, Cool Gadgets, Organization, Special Projects | No Comments »

My husband found these bookends online for me.  They are a real gem of a find too because I was using regular metal bookends (which can be purchased at Staples, etc.) for my shelving.  Honestly they didn’t work out too well due to the large number of binders I keep and were also less appealing next to my white wall tracks).  My shelving system was purchased online from an out-of-state specialty store (Spokane Hardware Supply/Hardware Hut) and closely resembles The Container Store’s Elfa system.  Sorry, I don’t know if my shelving brackets are compatible with TCS’s track standards.  My shelves (made of pine and poplar) were purchased from local lumber yards and Home Depot.

Supplies Ordered for My Office Improvement Project:

Knape and Vogt 10-1/2″ (267mm) Decorative Double Slot Bookend Bracket – Pair (White)

Knape and Vogt 10-1/2″ (267mm) Heavy-Duty Decorative Double Slot Shelf Bracket – EACH (White)

Knape and Vogt 48″ (1219mm) Heavy-Duty Decorative Shelf Standard – EACH (White)

Pine & Poplar wood (weight considerations)

(Just in case you are in a similar space predicament as me and need a good solution).

*Photocredit: The Hardware Hut

knape and vogt bookend brackets

La Fiorentina Fashion Phones

January 29th, 2013 Posted in accessories, Cool Gadgets, curiosities, Fashion | No Comments »

For Christmas I received a cute and useful pair of black earmuffs + headphones from my husband’s family.  I really like them =)!  Not only do they keep my ears warm, they also allow me to listen to my favorite songs on-the-go.  The description states they are compatible with any standard 3.5mm jack socket.  They also feature volume control, if anyone was wondering ;).  I was this close (thumb and index finger barely touching) to purchasing a similar pair from the holiday Juicy Couture sale, so I’m glad I prevented myself from giving in.

*Photocredit: ShopStyle.com

shopstyle earmuff headphones

Salpy, Pretty! Pretty!

January 29th, 2013 Posted in accessories, Fashion, shoes | No Comments »

Salpy brand makes the prettiest shoes; however, it’s VERY expensive at regular price.  I waited too long and missed the Salpy sale at Simply Soles =(.  The Larita style reminds me of higher fashion clogs and mules, but are described as slides or slip-on heels.  At one point Simply Soles stocked, navy, black, and pewter snakeskin.  Though I’m unsure about the overall comfort factor since I don’t own a pair, they are nonetheless aesthetically gorgeous!

*Photocredit: Simply Soles

Global Amici

January 29th, 2013 Posted in curiosities, Foods & Desserts, Organization, Sweet Tooth | No Comments »

Recently I bought a terrific tiered canister from Gilt by Global Amici.  I use it to store holiday candy.  Everything is kept well-protected and sealed.  I really love it!  It’s an attractive design too.  I initially wished they had the four tiered available during that sale but the three tiered has proven to be fine.  I can also see this canister used to house craft bits and baubles, bath salts, among a number of other things.

*Photocredit: Fab.com

global amici three tier canister small

Round A Belt

January 29th, 2013 Posted in accessories, Closets, Cool Gadgets, curiosities, Organization | No Comments »

While walking around The Container Store one Saturday, I lifted my gaze and spotted the perfect belt organizer to suit my needs.  It was the Round A Belt organizer by Evriholder Products LLC.  I wish I had known about this holder years ago!  I normally wear belts to adjust my jeans but over the years have acquired several thin dressy ones used to cinch dresses or re-adjust dress pant waists (many times they are included with the clothing purchase).  This organizer can hold quite a bit but I wouldn’t suggest over-loading it.  Other great features are, it’s a very convenient sorter and has kept my closet looking neat, with the ease of finding a good match for my overall outfit.  I’ve also seen crafters use the Round A Belt to organize their ribbons and trims.

Cost: ~$7.99

*Photocredit: The Container Store

RoundABelt belt organizer

Vox

January 28th, 2013 Posted in accessories, Filofax, Organization, Stationery | No Comments »

I love pens but not quite this much…  I admit it’s a gorgeous case for an avid collector of writing instruments…

P.S. I do love Mount Blanc, Cross, and Parkers (not quite the same, I’m well aware, but no matter)!

*Photocredit: Pens & Leather

vox luxury 60 pen case