Friday, December 14, 2007


A few weeks ago, Oprah unveiled her annual list of favorite things. Some women were discussing it at work which of course led me to start making a mental list of my favorite things. Some are new in my life to 2007, others are classic staples. Here is the list, after about 2 weeks of revisions:

1. A few years ago, my mom pointed out that everytime I ended a relationship, I changed perfume. I haven't been in a relationship since college, but the next time I am, my Chanel Chance perfume isn't going anywhere (even if he does). I've been wearing this for more than two years now and don't plan to stop anytime soon. Easily a favorite thing.

2. This white sweaterdress from Old Navy has been the best purchase of the year. I've worn it to work as well as out with friends, and it lends itself well to either occasion. It's like wearing a big blanket so I'm comfortable, but it's so cute I don't feel sloppy. Last week, I ordered one in another color off of e-Bay, because a good cheap dress is hard to find.

3. Earlier this year I discovered the magic that is a shu uemera eyelash curler. It's amazing how if you hold it on long enough, it really will leave your eyelashes with the perfect curl all day long. And since I am more obsessed with my eyelashes than I am any other body part, that's a good thing!
4. Speaking of eyelashes, I strayed from my 6-year standby mascara this year, but I am proud to report that we are back together. Prescriptives' False Eyelashes mascara. Haven't found anything that works better for me and it's worth the money.

5. I jumped on the Bare Escentuals bandwagon in February and haven't looked back. The End.

6. My blackout curtains are still high on my list of favorite things this year. Everytime I get in bed and it's pitch black in my room, I smile and snuggle deeper into my covers. I don't know how I got through life without these.
7. I started using Rembrandt toothpaste and noticed an immediate difference. I am addicted to their IntenseStain™ toothpaste because I drink coffee daily. I guess it says something about how well it works if of all the products I've bought this year, something like toothpaste makes the favorite things list.

8. A few weeks ago, I rented a movie from one of those red vending machines. You know, the ones that are in grocery stores and outside of McDonalds? I was stunned with how easy, convenient and CHEAP it is ($1.09 with tax) to rent a movie! You swipe your card, and out pops the movie, and you just return to any location the next day. I remember recently when I went to rent a film and it cost so much I asked if I had a late fee. And don't even get me started on seeing them in the theater. Point is: Red Box might not be the classiest way to see a film, but it's the cheapest, and therefore, one of my favorite discoveries of the year.

9. I bought the book Blue Like Jazz this year and read it. Maybe I was a few years behind, but better late than never. It was great, and if you haven't read it, I think you should.

10. My LaCoste shirts are definitely within the favorite discoveries of the year. Never having owned an official, authentic LaCoste, I can tell you that Old Navy/Gap copies are fine, but the quality of the LaCoste is worth it. It's just long enough, just snug enough, and sturdy enough to last for years.

Well that's ten of my favorite discoveries/favorite products of the year. Sorry most of them are girly, but oh well. If I think of any more, I"ll be sure to share.


  1. in no particular order:
    -fogproof shower mirror (shave in the shower)
    -Axe body wash
    -Paul Mitchell "The Conditioner" (I don't consider it to be "product" so I don't mind listing it)
    -Panasonic 42" 1080p Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV (Even though I don't own it yet I know it will be one of my favorite things eventually)
    -Yellowtail Reisling
    -The 2008 Altima push button entry and ignition
    -My BlackBerry Curve
    -Making money

  2. You left off this blog and your cool wine decanter.


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