Five Fabulous Finds: Few of My Favorite Things

Sometimes you just find a product or website that helps you look and feel your best! What good would it be if I didn’t spread the word on my five favorite fabulous finds! Check out these five items that I pamper myself with each day – while you might have heard about most of these – almost no one knows what I use for my “angry eyes”!

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Hair

I have written about Monat before and still cannot stop talking about how much I love how my hair looks after using these products. I do feel it has helped tremendously to curb my hair thinning/hair loss. Be certain to check out my story if you have dealt with this in the past. Granted, there is a bit of sticker shock, but I only buy it about every 3 months. I do supplement with other shampoos occasionally (while at the gym, salon, etc.) and can tell when I haven’t used my Monat.

My favorite system is the Densify Duo System and Intense Conditioner set. I only use about a dime/nickel size amount of product for each wash, and that is even with shoulder-length hair. While the 8oz bottles appear small, they have been lasting me about 4 months each.  I generally wash my hair usually 2-3 times per week and that little amount of shampoo goes a long way – even with the two washes each shower.

Skin

This is my other luxury. I love to pamper my skin. A few years ago I was introduced to Rodan + Fields products and my face has never been happier! There are two systems I tend to bounce back and forth between and both have my face looking its best!

First, the Soothe line helps eliminate the redness that this Irish heritage girl tends to have. Step four, the sunblock, has been a lifesaver this summer – no unexpected burns yet when I am outside more than anticipated!

The Redefine line is one that I need to use every winter to help hydrate a bit more and tackle those fine lines. The mask/cleanser is easy to use and the night and day lotions are easy to apply. I do love a good toner and the second step toner is something I look forward to each time I get this kit!

While there are many additional products you can order (the AMP MD system I love using for my neck or their Lash Boost) the one item each lady needs in her skin routine is the Eye Cream. I have used this each and every night for years and feel it has earned its place as a “must-have” in my beauty routine!

Face

Now that you have your hair and skin in check, how about those lips? Some things are a musthave when leaving the house for the day and lip gloss is one of them.

LimeLife by Alcone has the most amazing lip gloss and lip colors available. I put them on in the morning and voila! they last all day. The best part of the gloss is they are easy to put on and have a little mirror on the tube, perfect for on the go!

Angry Eyes

One of my favorite movies is Toy Story. The part where Mrs. Potato Head helps pack Mr. Potato Head for the Woody rescue mission and packs his “angry eyes” always cracks me up. I wake up with angry eyes every morning – those deep thinking lines right between the eyebrows. A few years ago I found the BEST cure for angry eyes – and it only costs about $20 for two month supply. That beats any chemical injection that you might think is the only option to remove those pesky lines!

Frownies. First, what an adorable name. Second, they have been around since the 1920s and should really be in every ladies makeup kit. I tend to use them about 4-5 times per week and use between 2-4 triangles on my forehead. The before and after speak for themselves – I never wake up with that “you just woke up look” when I had these on the night before!

They are super easy to use. While they recommend using a rose spray to moisten the triangles, I found that warm tap water works just as well. You do have to let any night cream soak in a bit to help them stick. Sometimes I will wet my hands after placing them on and really ensure they are wet enough to adhere. Once they dry, they are going to stay put the night.

Here are some before and after with the Frownies – give them a try!

Style

I love clothes shopping. However, with three growing boys most the clothing funds go to them. I tend to buy jeans for them in the winter only to have them grow out of them by spring. So frustrating. I, on the other hand, am no longer growing. I have some very favorite brands – Ann Taylor, Old Navy, Cabi, just to name a few – but not the discretionary funds to buy items all the time. What’s a girl to do?

I found threadUP a while back and this had taken my shopping to a whole new level. Since I know the cuts and styles of jeans, dress slacks, tops and even shoes that I prefer I tends to search the site every so often when I need to freshen up my wardrobe. Best part is, I tend to have 3-5 items sent to me for under $50. How do you even fathom hitting the mall with that type of deal!

Be certain to check it out – shopping this link and you can save $10 off your order. Returns are easy, I have had to return some items and always get the credit. You can even send in some of your own clothes you don’t wear anymore and earn credit to shop for something new! Give it a try!

Pamper Yourself!

There is something for everyone on this fabulous list of my five favorite things – hope your spoil yourself a bit and try one (or many) for yourself!

32 thoughts on “Five Fabulous Finds: Few of My Favorite Things

  • July 22, 2019 at 08:54
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    Thank you! There are a few items you listed that I am for sure going to check out. The Frownies are a must! Never heard of them but I need them! Thanks for sharing!

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    • July 22, 2019 at 11:56
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      You’ll love them! They make such a difference!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 10:04
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    Ha! Angry eyes! I would like to try Frownies sometime. You had really great results. In fact, all of these products look great!

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    • July 22, 2019 at 11:55
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      I love it! They have a return guarantee so you have nothing to lose!

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      • July 22, 2019 at 11:58
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        These are great! I love ThredUp and have shopped there many times. I’ll have to look into some of the other stuff for sure!

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        • July 22, 2019 at 22:05
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          The only one I have tried from your faves is Rodan and Field. I used unblemish and it really helped clear my face up. Ill have to check out monat or the lip gloss!

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    • July 22, 2019 at 13:32
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      Def need to check out frownies! Do they work on crows feet too?

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      • July 22, 2019 at 15:39
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        Yes! They have a set of those shaped for crows feet and laugh lines – just search for them and should see them!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 11:08
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    That LimeLife lipgloss sounds amazing and the containers are so cute! I might need to try one.

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    • July 22, 2019 at 11:55
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      They are my favorite! I really never wore lipgloss before LimeLife – and now I can’t leave home without it!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 12:45
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    Frownies look interesting! I’ll have to look into those.

    I did ThredUp a loooong time ago before it was a resale and it was an exchange. I got a box of non like-new items. 🙁 Since then, I’ve tried Poshmark but it takes so much work to get your closet noticed. Just like social media marketing! Great article. Thanks

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  • July 22, 2019 at 13:08
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    Oh the frownies look great. I have tried the Monat and I think maybe it is not for my fine straight hair. It always feels like it is not rinsed out or my hair is not soft, hard to describe. I only use a tiny bit too and it is hard to lather up. I wish I liked it as it is glutenfree!

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    • July 22, 2019 at 15:39
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      You should look into some of the other products – I tried another set and did not like it at all. Hope you find something that works for you!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 13:09
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    Thanks for all the product reviews. I use Thread Up occasionally and love it.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 14:58
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    I agree, pampering ourselves is so important!! Great lost of products.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 15:07
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    I might have to try those frownies, it might be cheaper than botox!

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    • July 22, 2019 at 15:38
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      And no needles!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 17:49
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    I am not big on products like these but I will be honest this makes me want to give these products a shot.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 18:17
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    I love the frownies! Thanks for the tip!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 19:17
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    I have a friend that is all in on Monat and keeps trying to convince me to give it a try. Maybe I do need to!

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    • July 22, 2019 at 21:20
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      You should really give it a try – I can tell when I don’t use it – I just love the results!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 20:24
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    I have those angry eyes now – probably because it’s part of getting old 🙂 Hahaa…I’m impressed with the before and after results. I’m going to check out those “frownies”.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 21:53
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    Great review! I bought the Frownies through your link!! Thanks for sharing your favorites!

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  • July 23, 2019 at 08:18
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    Great list! I just sent some clothes to ThredUp to sell though I hear they are better to buy from than sell with. Going to check out Rodan and Fields, I need a new face regime.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 09:16
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    I have honestly never heard of any of these products, so I’m going to have to check some of them out. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and reviews ~ always helps!

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  • July 23, 2019 at 11:29
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    I have a kabuki brush from Rodan + Fields that has been my go to powder brush for probably 10 years! I haven’t used their skin care recently though, because everyone should pamper their skin 🙂

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  • July 23, 2019 at 21:27
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    Frownies it is! Thanks for that. I have never heard fo them, but REALLY want to give it a try now.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 11:46
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    I’ve been trying to take time to take care of me but it’s been difficult, especially with limited funds…I hope to be able to try some of these amazing products in the near future. Especially Frownies! For someone who loves to smile I’ve got amazing angry eyes marks. lol Thanks for sharing!

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