Monday, September 16, 2013

This Week's Recommendations - A Few of My Favorite Things

For skin:

1. Clinique All About Eyes Dark Circle Eye Treatments

Though I constantly search for a better eye cream, I always come back to Clinique All About Eyes. It feels refreshing and hydrating, and is one of my all-time favorites.

2. Re-energizing night cream by Borghese

So glad I found the Borghese Night Cream. It keeps skin moistened after an entire night of sleep. I rarely hit the sack without it.

3. Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector

Having large, visible pores sucks. Luckily, I have this Clinique Pore Refining Solution to fill in pores, and evens skin tone.

For hair:

4. Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Mask

This hair mask quenches hair better than any conditioner I've tried. I use it every week.

5. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Shine Shock Perfecting Glosser

John Frieda makes excellent products, and this hair glosser is certainly one of his best creations. It doesn't feel greasy, is easy to apply, and gives hair a brilliant coating. I've re-purchased this several times already -- am truly a happy user.

6. Vitafusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamins

Honestly, I don't think you can have nice hair without taking proper supplements. That's why I recommend these sweet gummy vites.

For relaxation:

7. HoMedics SP-20H Ultra Plus Shiatsu Massage Pillow

I've been using this massage pillow for a few years. It only costs $50, and has helped tremendously with back pain.

8. Savvy Sleepers Satin Pillow Cases

I was lucky to be sent a Savvy Sleepers pillow case to try - and boy did I love it on the first try. The pillow case's satin-y material left skin and hair soft and wrinkle-free -- and left me with a great night's sleep.

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9. Conair Waterfall Foot Spa

Aaaaaah foot spa!

For recreation:

10. Kindle eReader

Believe the hype: eReaders are awesome. There are thousands of books -- all of them at the touch of your finger tip. I've had mine for over a year, and go to bed reading it every night.

11. Sex and the City: the Complete Collection (Delux Edition)

If I have spare time -- totally rare right now -- I'll indulge in a few hours of Sex and the City re-runs. It's a fun way to fill down-time, as well as reminisce the single days.

12. The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido

One of the eBooks I recently read via Kindle was The Corpse Reader. It's a crime thriller set in the Qin Dynasty of Imperial China. The story line has interesting twists and turns, and the writing is easy-to-read. For a quick and entertaining experience, I absolutely recommend this book.

For sanity:

(This applies to new mommies only.)

13. ERGObaby Organic Bundle of Joy Carrier and Infant Insert

I used a baby carrier everyday for both our babies. Not only is it easy to maneuver, it keeps babies quiet through just about anything, making traveling around more manageable. 

I prefer ergo over other carriers because it has proper back support, and can be worn on the backside as well. (Backside functionality is for bigger kids.)

It's expensive, but certainly worth the investment.

14. Baby Einstein Baby Activity Center

Both our babies started using this around 4-5 months. The supported seat (in the middle) strengthened babies' legs, and all the stimulating toys kept her busy for over half an hour. 

If you have a baby, you know that half an hour is paramount for a parent.

15. Maclaren Junior Baby Stroller

You're able to switch to an umbrella stroller as soon as the baby can lift his or her head. This usually happens around 6-months.

Soooooooooooooooooooooo glad I no longer need the big, bulky stroller! The umbrella stroller folds easily, feels light, and carries quite a load. I take it with me wherever I go.

Thank you!


I hope you had a wonderful weekend.


Also, sorry I've been too busy to stop by your blogs, but will certainly try to within the next few days.


See you soon.


  1. Oh my gosh, that ergo carrier is saving my life! The baby wants to be on me all the time!

  2. Great post dear! Love these products especially the Clinique ones for skin ;)

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  5. Awesome recos!
    Must try that night cream!


  6. The clinique product you have here sounds like something I should get too!
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  8. Thanks so much for this post! I'm actually going to try some of your suggestions. Keep busy and happy!

    xo Jo

  9. I've never really tried Clinique's skin care range (I've only tried their Chubby Stick which is a huge favourite). My mum is huge on their skin care though; looks like I should give it a try! Oh I certainly agree that those baby carriers are life savers! I used to have an automatic swing rocker that played music for 2nd bub which worked great as well.


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