I realized that while I usually focus on my favorite kitchen gear or ingredients, I love reading those "About Me" memos in the front of women's mags...what the celeb on the cover can't live without, whats in her purse.
So I thought for a quick Friday post, I would share some of that about me, not a kichen tip among them, and to encourage others, we have a little giveaway!
This is a Nordicware Ebelskiver Pan. Otherwise known as a pan in which to make delicous filled pancakes. People are making easy ebelskiver mixes. Its really just pancake batter, you fill the little divots, wait till they set up a bit, put in some kind of filling, and then top with a little more batter. Then you flip them over, and end up with a sort of spherical pancake full of delicious. And I have one to give away, so comment with at your top three or more products by 11:59PM on Monday January 24, and I will announce the randomly chosen winner on Tuesday!
Here are mine:
Marvis Toothpaste: I love the way this Italian toothpaste tastes, they have five flavors, and the caps never get stuck or gunked up. And my teeth feel squeaky clean, with no weird film. Plus they are pretty. Charming Suitor is a total convert.
Bucket of white washcloths in the bathroom: I buy these at Costco, $9 for two dozen, and keep them rolled up in a container on the back of the toilet, with a small basket next to the sink for the used ones. I use them to wash my face (feels so spa-like to always have a fresh clean white cloth). My guests use them as hand towels when using my powder room, and always comment on what a nice touch it is. I think it is the single most "borrowed" bit of decorating in my house...many of my best buds have adopted it at their houses.
CO Bigelow Mentha Lip Tints Lip Gloss: Light shimmer, sheer color, sweet minty taste, non-goopy, utterly kissable lip glosses. Bare Mint and Pink Mint are my faves.
Green Glass pump bottles from Target: I first saw these at Jen Lancaster's house, and ran right out to buy them. I love the clean styling, they work well, especially for dispensing controlled amounts and are easy to refill. I keep a set next to every sink, one of hand soap and one of hand lotion. But I also keep one filled with my moisturizer (more on that later) and one with my hair gel (more on that too). I have one filled with Almond Oil, which I use for problem areas like feet and elbows, and one with a scented body oil for after the shower. Okay, so I am a little addicted. But they are so useful!
Cetaphil face moisturizer: I love this lightweight cream, it goes on smooth and greaseless, absorbs completely, and which is best, I can get it at Walgreens and don't have to shell out half a kidney to keep my skin supple.
Ouidad Hair Products: I have very thick very naturally curly hair. And until I found this product line, I was frequently a sufferer of frizzy shrubbery head. But this stuff is designed for us curly girls, and it has changed my hair, and not insignificantly, my life. I use the Curl Quencher line, as I need as much moisture as I can get, but they have products for every type of curly hair, and even a line for kids. LOVE.
Aquaphor: This stuff I use in our brutal Chicago winters, especially for hands and feet. Industrial strength, odor free, and it really works.
And finally, Pylones card cases: I first found this store in Paris, and bought one to use as a wallet. They now have outlets all over, as well as online sales, and I think their stuff is fun and affordable. I am one of those people who fills whatever space she is given, making large purses and enormous wallets a danger zone. So I keep my essentials in one of these cases, cards on one side, cash and ID on the other, no extraneous stuff. They have tons of cute patterns.
Your turn! What are your fave products, comment with your top three (or more) and maybe you'll win that Nordicware Ebelskiver Pan!
Yours in Good Taste,