Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Five Favorites

1.  Charlotte introduced me to the concept of an Ikea Hack, which led me to the Ikeahackers website, which led me to this.  A solid wood dresser for $99 painted to look even better than the real thing.  I have the desire, but do I have the skill?  Time will tell.

But I won't be doing the numbers.  KISS:  Keep It Simple Stupid.

2.  Tasha picked this week's Mystery Ingredient for Mystery Ingredient Monday.  Imma not gonna tell you what it is.  Clicky your own self over there.  Hint:  It's an herb known for it's medicinal properties, and it's legal.

3.  I inherited a lot of my sister Mary's toiletry and personal items including a huge cache of OPI polishes, a 1 -inch hair straightener, and this.  

This is a Beautique pencil sharpener.  It's made of metal and made in Germany.  Like everything you'd expect from a German company, this pencil sharpener marries form and function.  It has two blades.  Need to sharpen an eyebrow pencil, lip pencil, or regular No. 2 pencil?  You're set.  Need to sharpen a Clinique Chubby Stick or my next favorite-a thick eyeliner pencil?  Flip over your Beautique metal sharpener and there is another blade with a wide opening for thicker pencils. 

It is so nifty, I'm thinking of stocking stuffer for my teens, or Easter basket goodies, or tiny tokens of friendship for my girlfriends, or next year's teacher gifts.  That's how nifty it is.  Maybe that's how Mary got it in the first place, as a tiny teacher gift.

4.  

Like my mother and grandmother before me, I have deep set eyes.  That means no dark eye shadows, or I look like Skeletor.  It also means that a lot of eye pencils rub off on my eyelids.  Weird, I know.  Enter Bare Minerals Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner.  

Yes, it got terrible reviews.  It is a very soft pencil that takes a certain skill level.  Like using a Cray Pas on your eyelids.  I think that's why I like it.  I can make the line thinner or thicker by controlling the pressure.  Also, it does NOT rub off on my eyelids.  It stays just where I put it all day long.

5.


I will not pay the $25 to become a Barnes & Noble preferred member or whatever it is, but the Barnes & Noble Kids' Club requires no sign-up fee!  You just sign up!

Just for signing up, I got a 30% of one item coupon which I used on these Boikido blocks.



Jill loves them.  She sorts them by color.  She sorts them by shape.  She makes little towers for her Disney Princess, Littlest Pet Shop, and Polly Pocket hand-me-downs.  Bonus:  They come with their own drawstring storage bag.

Linking up with Hallie and the goyles.




4 comments:

  1. Mary's sharpener is the bomb. I found myself at Wal-Greens one Sunday morning at some ungodly hour to buy an sharpener because I couldn't for the life of me find my other one, and my eyeliner pencil was concave, it was so badly in need of sharpening. Pretty sure a bad boy like Mary's would have a place of honor in my jewelry box. Those Germans!

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  2. Is it bad that I still use dad's phone # for the Barnes and Noble Club membership when it'll get me a discount? I think it's his office number that's on the account in case you want to use it too.

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  3. Seriously, a good pencil sharpener can change everything. Have fun next week with the mint! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

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  4. Think I might need one of those sharpeners. Mine just makes me mad, and I keep buying new eyeliners since I cannot sharpen the old ones. Ugh. Hooray for one that works!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Five Favorites

1.  Charlotte introduced me to the concept of an Ikea Hack, which led me to the Ikeahackers website, which led me to this.  A solid wood dresser for $99 painted to look even better than the real thing.  I have the desire, but do I have the skill?  Time will tell.

But I won't be doing the numbers.  KISS:  Keep It Simple Stupid.

2.  Tasha picked this week's Mystery Ingredient for Mystery Ingredient Monday.  Imma not gonna tell you what it is.  Clicky your own self over there.  Hint:  It's an herb known for it's medicinal properties, and it's legal.

3.  I inherited a lot of my sister Mary's toiletry and personal items including a huge cache of OPI polishes, a 1 -inch hair straightener, and this.  

This is a Beautique pencil sharpener.  It's made of metal and made in Germany.  Like everything you'd expect from a German company, this pencil sharpener marries form and function.  It has two blades.  Need to sharpen an eyebrow pencil, lip pencil, or regular No. 2 pencil?  You're set.  Need to sharpen a Clinique Chubby Stick or my next favorite-a thick eyeliner pencil?  Flip over your Beautique metal sharpener and there is another blade with a wide opening for thicker pencils. 

It is so nifty, I'm thinking of stocking stuffer for my teens, or Easter basket goodies, or tiny tokens of friendship for my girlfriends, or next year's teacher gifts.  That's how nifty it is.  Maybe that's how Mary got it in the first place, as a tiny teacher gift.

4.  

Like my mother and grandmother before me, I have deep set eyes.  That means no dark eye shadows, or I look like Skeletor.  It also means that a lot of eye pencils rub off on my eyelids.  Weird, I know.  Enter Bare Minerals Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner.  

Yes, it got terrible reviews.  It is a very soft pencil that takes a certain skill level.  Like using a Cray Pas on your eyelids.  I think that's why I like it.  I can make the line thinner or thicker by controlling the pressure.  Also, it does NOT rub off on my eyelids.  It stays just where I put it all day long.

5.


I will not pay the $25 to become a Barnes & Noble preferred member or whatever it is, but the Barnes & Noble Kids' Club requires no sign-up fee!  You just sign up!

Just for signing up, I got a 30% of one item coupon which I used on these Boikido blocks.



Jill loves them.  She sorts them by color.  She sorts them by shape.  She makes little towers for her Disney Princess, Littlest Pet Shop, and Polly Pocket hand-me-downs.  Bonus:  They come with their own drawstring storage bag.

Linking up with Hallie and the goyles.




4 comments:

  1. Mary's sharpener is the bomb. I found myself at Wal-Greens one Sunday morning at some ungodly hour to buy an sharpener because I couldn't for the life of me find my other one, and my eyeliner pencil was concave, it was so badly in need of sharpening. Pretty sure a bad boy like Mary's would have a place of honor in my jewelry box. Those Germans!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Is it bad that I still use dad's phone # for the Barnes and Noble Club membership when it'll get me a discount? I think it's his office number that's on the account in case you want to use it too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Seriously, a good pencil sharpener can change everything. Have fun next week with the mint! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Think I might need one of those sharpeners. Mine just makes me mad, and I keep buying new eyeliners since I cannot sharpen the old ones. Ugh. Hooray for one that works!

    ReplyDelete