Monday, December 20, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

I was tagged by the super lovely Marie, at Marie a la mode to talk a bit about the things I'm currently loving.
Easily done, in fact I had a hard time narrowing it down to only a top five.

My 5 current loves

My Samsung Galaxy Tab. Like an iPad but smaller and even more awesome. It's a tablet that supports Flash, fits in your hand, has a front and rear facing camera, its Android powered, it's preloaded with Kobo eReader and best of all it's like a tiny computer you can take anywhere (we put a SIM card in it too.) 
I'm kissing my laptop goodbye! 

e.l.f cosmetics- (eyes, lips, face)  I'm completely into this line of ridiculously affordable makeup. Sadly it's only available here in Canada at Winners (and sometimes Zellers) and online. The prices are amazing and the quality is just as good.  Most products sell from 3-10 dollars. Crazy!

 Dolman tops, whether it's with a bat wing or angel wing sleeve, v-neck or cowl neck, there's just something so flattering and easy to wear about this style of shirt. Fitted at the bottom but loose at the arm- it's perfection.

Brunette hair colour. Yup, I'm in love with brown hair (regular readers will be tired of hearing about this once again.) After years of being honey blonde I'm totally into dark chestnut brown hair. It's rich and natural and I wish I would have gone back to my "real" colour a long time ago had I known that I'd love it so much.

Large American Retailers- ok, this one might seem a bit strange but I really do love U.S. based retail/drug/department stores that we don't have here in Canada. While we do have just about every major store or chain here there are some we don't have (like Target).  Shopping in the States makes me feel like a kid in a candy store.
5 Questions

1. Fave Makeup Brand?
For years it was MAC all the way, but lately I've been really liking NARS as well.

2. Fave Clothing Brand?
This is another tough question. I (also) really like Forever 21, Michael Kors, Jacob, INC and even Old Navy. 

3. Your indispensable makeup product ?
This question is almost impossible to answer. (I really feel "naked" going out without foundation, liner, mascara and lipstick.) But I'm going to go with this pen style eye liner. It's way easier to use than classic liquid liner because of the pen style precision tip. It gives a smooth dark line that you can easily make thick or thin.

4. What country would you like to visit and why?

I'd love to visit Prague in the Czech Republic. It's one of the few European cities I haven't been to and I've heard its gorgeous. It's definitely on my list of must-see world destinations. 

5. What is that last concert you've been to?

Ok, don't get judgey on me. BritBrit is one of my favorite hot messes and she does put on a good show. What's sad is that I really haven't been to any other decent shows in well over a year. Mama needs to get out more?

Time to tag these lovely ladies:

DeefromCG at Champagne Blonde
Her Majesty, Mrs. Dixon from The Doll House
Heather from Forever in blue jeans
Hotpants from Handbags & Handguns


You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

an award for moi? oh snap.

thanks!! <3

Jill said...

Prague is #1 on my list of places to visit too!!

AO xoxxo said...

Love your list! I was born blonde and remained blonde, thanks to my great stylist up until 4 years ago when I went brunette! I love it! I just recently added honey highlights, but I am already thinking of going back to a deeper richer color, like Spofia V's hair!

Suburban Princess said...

I know what you mean about the cross border's not just the stores, but they have so many other products within a brand! We have three or four coffee-mates....they have 20?!

Marie a la Mode said...

It sucks that we can only get Elf cosmetics at Winners! That's the only place I've seen that line in Canada.

I enjoyed reading this, we seem to have a lot in common!

Adrienne said...

Speaking as a hairdresser, you look waaaaaaaaay better as a brunette. Stunning!

Anonymous said...

You've seen Britney? I'm jealous. She never comes here. Next time she goes on tour, I'm going on a road trip. And Target is wonderful!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

e.l.f. is also sold at Target here.. maybe they offer it on their website as well.
I really, really wish we had a H&M. I hear nothing but wonderful things!!

MrsDixon said...

Haaaay booo! Thanks for my shout out! I feel so important!!!

Sara Louise said...

Ah thanks Mama! Fun Xmas present for me xo

Jen said...

Brunette hair colour? I second that!! Did you see that quote on my quote blog?... Boys love blondes. Men love brunettes. ;-)

Happy Wednesday Darling! How is your week going?

Tamara Nicole said...

Fun to read!

Merry Christmas my blog friend:-)

DeefromCG said...

Yay, thank you hot Mama! I love that!xx

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Thank you for tagging me and for your insightful comment about owning a pub. I had no idea that's what your husband did!? Can we email off-line sometime?

I've been to Prague and it's amazing. I also love Dolman sleeves and brunette hair. If I wasn't 90% gray I'd have brunette hair. Blond is just easier root control!!

Are we sisters in a former lifetime? lol :-)

Pop Champagne said...

haha I LOVEEE Britney Spears! She's a mess but she doesn't care! and she has great songs to dance to at the clubs :D

OceanDreams said...

MAC and Nars are both amazing, love them both too! Glad you had fun watching Brit, that would have been amazing! Glad you had a nice Christmas.

Mama Marshmallow said...

Prague looks wonderful. I don't know how I could get by without Target! I have also always loved MAC but been recently branching out.

Fashion Meets Food said...

I think I pretty much live at Target LOL. Love it. I just bought some elf products for the first time and they are my favorite!


Miss Caitlin S. said...

Ooo I love Britney Spears, she's the BEST so no apologies. Also, I just decided to go back to blonde after riding the brunette train forever :) and dolman tops are my favorite, for sure.

Lisa - Fine Sweet Life said...

ooohh...Were is that gray dolman top from? I loovvveeee it!

Pop Champagne said...

HAHAHA well to be fair i DID fall asleep the first time watching the time traveler's wife, perhaps it was my pms hormones that caused me to sit through the whole movie and tear up the second time :D you're hilarious!

Natalie said...

I love a dolmain top and brunette hair. I am naturally a brunette and I am very blonde right now but thinking about going back to my roots because being a blond is so much maintence and expensive! You have fabulous taste my dear!

Jessica Turnbow said...

Prague looks amazing! My personal favorite city in Europe is Amsterdam. So quaint!

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