So last year I listed some of my favorite things and I thought I would make it an annual tradition. Maybe I will help you with a gift idea, but also I just like to tell people what to do. Since the people I live with don’t listen to me when I tell them what to do – I figure I can just tell all of you instead.
Think of it like Oprah’s Favorite things, except that I only have like 5 favorite things instead of hundreds, and also – I won’t be giving anyone a car or really much of anything.
I just want to tell you all about a few things that have brought me great joy this year:
If you have not watched this program – you are so lucky.
That means you can binge-watch the whole series this winter. It is absolutely some of the best television you will ever watch.
Thank you Breaking Bad for bringing me many hours of delightful entertainment that I would have otherwise spent watching yet another housewife drink too much Pinot Grigio.
This is also a great gift idea – Buy the whole set of DVD’s for someone and change their life!
2 - Waterproof Eye makeup:
I said this last year – but it needs reiterating.
So somewhere between the lack of sleep, the aging, the hurried getting ready in the morning and the horrible weather in Connecticut, there comes a need for waterproof eye makeup.
I totally had it together before the kids. I had my cosmetics routine down pat.
Somehow the new wrinkles and puffs that children brought to my eye area, as well as the lack of time to do nice eye makeup – resulted in a black smudged mascara and liner all around my eyes on the daily.
If you think looking like a heroin addict is a cute look for volunteering at the bake sale, you are mistaken.
The worst is when you don’t even realize you look like a lunatic until you get back into your car and you have already chatted it up with 5 moms and the school principal.
Last year I talked about the the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick (which is still up there in my list of faves) However, this year Laura Mercier invented the best eyeliner in the history of eyeliners. It actually can be worn for days at a time without a smudge!!! It is gel, it is waterproof and it is the best invention since the DVR.
I am giving one of you a Laura Mercier Gel Liner in Slate ($20) this week just because I love you…(see below for details)
3 – Orange is the New Black
I have very little leisure time. At night I have to make hard choices. Should I continue to watch back to back episodes of Mob Wives until one in the morning? Or should I go to bed and read some of my book so that my book club doesn’t hate me? Or should I read US Weekly?
Maybe I should wax my moustache…..or fold some laundry…..
I should change this nail polish.
I should catch up on the 23 episodes of the Bethenney show that are stored in my DVR…..
You see how this could get dicey.
A book has to be quite entertaining to lure me up to my room when there are so many entertainment options….
So I have to say I was quite intrigued by the prison culture that was in the book Orange is the New Black. So much so, that I was even considering committing a crime in order to get whisked away to this magical spa-like place they call “jail.”
Read this book and you will see why going to the slammer isn’t necessarily the worst idea.
TELL ME THE BEST BOOK YOU READ THIS YEAR IN THE COMMENTS BELOW AND I WILL PICK A RANDOM PERSON TO SEND MY COPY OF ORANGE TO……
4 – LITTLE GREEN POUCH
OK, I am definitely a far cry from an environmentalist. Apparently very responsible people don’t use styrofoam, don’t litter and like spay and neuter their animals (not sure if that has to do with environment – but really couldn’t even think of one more thing to say regarding that in particular.)
Also – they can use little containers for food that are reusable.
The creators of the little green pouch have offered to send one of you a “little green pouch,” which is a reusable food pouch for kids that was one of DAILY CANDY’S featured finds. Like this post on facebook to be entered to win!
5 – EXFOLIKATE:
I have never been to California. I imagine it to be a bunch of blonde people who rollerblade and eat kale and talk about their acting careers and say “dude” a lot.
I don’t really take much seriously that Californians are in to. I don’t rollerblade, I don’t love kale and I am not an actress. I have dark brown hair and I never say “dude.”
Apparently there is one well-kept secret from the Californians that I actually do enjoy.
Her name is KATE SOMERVILLE and she is a GENIUS!
The line just came to my local Nordstrom. I was very skeptical….
Then I tried the EXFOLIKATE. This scrub is the most amazing thing to touch your face. Your face will feel like a baby’s butt when you are done. So even though you are tired and weathered and old – at least your skin will feel like a baby’s butt!! What more can we ask for at this point??
I hope I have given you some good info this week – Don’t worry I will be back to regular business of calling children assholes next week for sure!!!
LIKE THIS POST ON FACEBOOK!!! for the LAURA MERCIER Slate Eyeliner that will change your life and ensure that you don’t look like a crystal meth addict the next time you are stuck in rain running errands…..
ALSO LEAVE ME A COMMENT WITH SOME GOOD BOOK SUGGESTIONS!!!
Winners will be picked randomly (US AND CANADA ONLY) between now and Sunday December 15th at 5 PM!
All of the opinions and mentions are my own opinion and nobody gave me anything!!! (as usual) and I’m just telling you to use these things because I like telling people what to do.
XO, LADY GOO GOO GAGA