Thursday, December 16, 2010

Few of My Favorite Things

Does anyone else go on "kicks" with products they are obsessed over?  I just can't get enough!  I thought it would be fun to write a Few of My Favorite Things post.  This one is centers more around products that I love using in the winter.

My absolute favorite candles by far are the Beanpod brand.  Their smells are to die for and they are made out of soy!  So the wax will never get too hot and you can even put your fingers in it and it's good for the cuticles.  :)  My two favorite scents for the holidays are Cinnamon Spice & Hot Apple Cider.  They just fill my entire house with their glorious aroma.  They even have a brand new look to their containers.  LOVE LOVE.

I've really been on a kick lately with the Mrs. Meyer's cleaning products.  They are great cleaning products that really do clean but smell so good.  I really hate the cloroxy smell so I went crazy over these.  They even have holiday scents if you can still find them!

I went to get my hair cut a few weeks back at an Aveda salon near my house.  I've actually never been to one before.  A-mazing.  A roommate in college always used their products, and I didn't ever get into them.  For some reason I've decided to tryout their shampoo and conditioner for a change and love it.  I feel like it's done wonders for my hair.  Even Ryan likes using it.

Now to my survival list of products that are a must have for the DRY winter months.  This Kansas weather is killing me!  :)
Ryan's mom actually turned me on to the next two products I will be introducing you to.  Thank you Susan!
Gold Bond Ultimate has been attached to my hip for at least a month or two now.  It's sitting right in front of me on my desk.  I know most people don't really think of Gold Bond when they want to go get some lotion.  It is seriously the best hand lotion I've ever tired.  Even all the guys at my work come and steal my lotion because it's so good.  (Note:  Good Christmas gift for the guys at work.)  It comes in a few different scents.  The one listed below is just what I have currently.  I will try some of the other ones too.

My legs and arms have been itching so much this year that I thought I was going to go crazy!  Susan told me she survives off of Johnson's baby oil gel.  Make sure you get the gel!  It can be a little messy but oh so worth it.  It has renewed my skin and I'm no longer scratching my skin off.  It has saved the day.

Last but certainly not least, is Aquaphor Ointment.  I was introduced to this product when I used to work for a dermatologist.  They recommend using the ointment as an actual chap stick for your lips.  This product has saved my lips from constantly being dry, cracked and bleeding.  It seems to be the only thing that works for me.  I'm so obsessed with this.  This is definitely my go to lip saver.  Highly recommend.  :)

 Hope this helps anyone that is searching for that perfect product.  This was fun!


  1. Last time I bought Chapstick at Target, they had Aquaphor in little chapstick tubes. Just thought I'd let you know and then you could keep a little thing of it in your purse.

  2. Oh awesome! I've thought of using Mrs. Meyers but I haven't taken the plunge yet!

    I love love LOVE Aveda. I had the same experience with a roomie in college she LOVED Aveda and it took me awhile to go and try. The head massage....truly amazing.

    I'm totally stoked about you running! I tend to run on Tues, Thurs and Sat! What about you? I am SO THRILLED you are doing this with me! I think you and your husby should definitely plan a winter ski trip!

  3. Linds if you are listing the J&J gel, you HAVE to warn people that if they use it in the bath, a la mama Susie, it can make the tub DEADLY slick. It's a no-brainer if you think about it, but when we travel and the family shares a bathroom . .. this get can feel downright homicidal!!! =)

    Love you Lots,


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