Lately I’ve found myself swooning over a few of my inanimate objects and when that happens, one must shout about it high from her URL.
First up, the World’s Best Mascara.
I have a thing for lashes. The bigger darker longer, the better. Whenever I get my make-up done I’m all, “I want lashes. BIG ONES! Ones that will tickle the person next to me with a wink.”
Because, you see, when the good Lord was handing out eye lashes, he got distracted when it was my turn. My lashes are a hint, a suggestion of hair on my eyelid. If I had the time and gumption, I’d wear fake eye lashes daily. But since I don’t, I’m constantly on the search for a great mascara.
I think I’ve finally found it.
Besides bleeding and riding in the back of ambulances, Amy and I did a lot of shopping while in Vegas. Did you know you can openly drink cocktails while shopping in Vegas?
I need not say more.
Our favorite store was Sephora. It could have been the beer but it was also where we found this:
I have a tendency to call this mascara, “Get Real!” but even if the name was, “Poop” this mascara would rock. It isn’t cheap ($22.00) but compared to the lash extensions I once flirted with at $140 a pop, it’s a bargain.
This stuff is intense. It even goes on intense. As in it kinda hurts. Not like “having a baby pain” but like “Shit, this brush isn’t messing around.” There are specific directions for application but even if you just slap it on, mama’s got lashes. If you really want to knock your socks off, put on two coats. I dare ya!
The next best thing, also found at Sephora, is this lip balm. Ever had an angel sit on your lips? Me neither because that would be awkward but if I did I imagine it would be like this lip treatment.
Again, it’s kind of pricey ($22.50) for lip balm and when Amy first showed it to me I thought she’d lost her marbles. Until I tried it. People! It’s hard to explain the heaven and smoothness that is this lip balm. It goes on like butter, never would think of clumping (it’s beneath Sugar to clump) I swear it repairs your lips, fights global warming and might have a cure for cancer. You can get it in different shades or just a clear. Either way I promise it will be your go to lip product and make Carmex a curse word in your home.
To prove the power of The Sugar, I let my friend Alex borrow some during a benefit we both attended last Saturday night. She was so smitten in the middle of dinner she came over to me with the Sephora site up on her iPhone. “Is this the stuff? Which color do I have on?”
One of my favorite blogs lately is Brittany Herself. She’s the Plus Sized woman’s Robin Hood, by stealing cute outfits from the skinny to give to the curvy. In fact she’s working with Land’s End on a new plus sized line that has nothing to do with picture sweaters or ruffles.
It was through her site that I found eloquii.
The thing I love about this shopping site, other than the fact that they have plus sized clothes without kittens, is their stuff is super cute, great quality, good prices, and trendy. Also, they have a tool where you can say what shape body you have and then search for clothes that fit that body type. Ingenious! I also love that they will tell you what size the model is wearing so you can get an idea what it will look like on.
At the time they had free shipping and free returns. They still have the free returns but shipping is no longer free. BRING BACK FREE SHIPPING! They were just online but have already opened stores in Chicago, Indiana and Michigan. Hopefully they are making their way to Madison, WI.
Honorable mention goes to the good people at Simply Bags. When Robert emailed me and asked if I wanted to try out one of their Big Beach Bags and share my thoughts with my readers, who was I to say no?
With very fast shipping came this cutie pie.
OK so I’m a sucker for things with my name on them but how cute?! It’s super high quality with a nice lining. And the size?! I tried to fit Eddie in the bag but he was too busy trying to each the handles. So instead I managed to pack in three beach towels and five bottles of sunscreen.
There was still plenty of room left for a water bottle, trashy magazine or bottle of wine.
So check them out. They would make a great gift and they have every sort of bag you can imagine. Beach bags, totes, back packs, lunch bags, cosmetic bags and travel bags. I didn’t find any bag ladies for sale but other than that, if it’s a bag, they got it.
Do you have any favorite things that you think I need to check out? Let me know in the comments. Maybe your favorite thing will appear next time.