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My Favorite Things – Spring 2014!

It’s been so long since I’ve done a “Favorite Things” post. I think it’s so fun to share products that work and that we love. I would love to hear YOUR favorite things too!!

tatertots and jello favorite things spring 2014

Here are a few of my favorite things lately:


My FitBit.  I’ve lost about 35 pounds in the last year through exercising and eating heathier and my FitBit has definitely played a big part in my weight loss. I just clip it onto my bra each day and it keeps track of my steps, calories burned and miles walked. I try to hit between 10,000 – 15,000 steps per day. And I also love that it links up with my computer and my phone. I can also log in my food for the day and exercise activities for even more accurate results!


I collect white cake plates. And I am always looking for something that’s a little different. I fell in love with these scallop metal cake plates from World Market. You can use them alone or stack them up for a more dramatic look. And they are such a great price.

buxom lipgloss

I was so sad last year when my favorite brand of lip gloss from L’Oreal was discontinued. I swear I have tried every single brand of lipgloss out there. I finally found something that I love as much. It’s Buxom Lipgloss. I bought it at Sephora. I like that it gives me vibrant color with shine and it has a tingle which feels good.


And as a woman in her 40’s, I am always looking for good skincare products. I might even be a little addicted and guilable. I believe everything the PR companies tell me haha! But here are a few products that really have worked for me.


I just found this skin cream – Nanoblur. It instantly mattifies my skin and moisturizes my skin. You can use it over bare skin or over foundation. It really works. I bought mine at Walgreens.

miracle blur

Another great product for conceiling imprefections is Miracle Blur from L’Oreal. Instantly erases the look of wrinkles, pores and lines.

loreal pore vanisher

L’Oreal Pore Vanisher – it has ingredients that help conceal pore but also shrink their size over time.

sonia kashuk

I’m not a big eyeshadow person. I like the motto of “less is more”. So I like just a little shine and sparkle. My favorite is Sona Kashuk’s Shimmering Sands.

cc cream

I have never loved foundation. I didn’t like the way it settled into every pore and wrinkle. Here is a foundation that is amazing. Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream  It does so much – It has 30x the vitamin c of an orange, plus SPF 30 and ingredients that decrease wrinkles and skin imperfections. I buy mine at Sephora.


My favorite bluse is Dream Bouncy from Maybelline. I love the hues. My favorite is Candy Coral. You just rub it into your skin and it really makes you look so refreshed and perky!

bremenn forehead smoother

And if you are looking for a forehead or neck cream, Bremenn Instand Forehead Smoother is amazing. You can buy it at Kohls.


My favorite self-tanner is still Jergen’s Natural Glow self tanner. I love that it’s gradual and it’s firming and easy to use with no smell.

brooks pure drift

My favorite shoes right now are Brooks Pure Drift — it’s super light and comfortable.


My favorite hoodie to take me to the gym or running trail and back is Albion Fit’s Flatter Me Hoodie. So cute and comfy.

marys crackers

My favorite snack (thanks to my cute sister Ashley) are Mary’s Gone Crackers — they are gluten-free and made out of brown rice, flax, quinoa and sesame. Yum! You can buy them in bulk at Costco.

dill and cucumber dip

And my favorite dip is Skotidakis Dill and Cucumber Yogurt Dip. You can also buy this at Costco. It’s so yummy with crackers, or veggies or as a condiment on sandwiches.

zip cargos

These are my favorite pants right now. From Old Navy – Rock Star Zip Cargos. They are so comfortable and a fun switch-up from jeans. I love the zipper details. I bought a pair in every color when they were on sale :)

gold wedge sandals

And I can’t wait for warm weather to wear these cork wedge sandals I found at Target. I love the metal details too!

So now it’s YOUR turn. What’s something that YOU love lately?? 

Let us know in the comments.

I would love to see YOUR favorites!! 

Have a beautiful day! 


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  1. I definitely want to try that bouncy blush! My April favorites are here: http://notjustbrides.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-april-favorites-favorite-things-link.html

  2. I love Mary’s crackers! I have never tried the jalapeño ones you have pictured, that sounds really good
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  3. Excited to see you in a few days! Glad you are loving the CC cream and crackers that I got you hooked on! xoxoxoxo

  4. Awesome! I am really loving my Fitbit also (I have the Flex). I also love Stash Ginger Peach tea, and this eyeshadow palette from Sephora (so many looks!): http://bit.ly/1mZXpQJ
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  5. What is the shade of the Buxom lip gloss that you’re showing? Thanks

  6. I want a FitBit sooo bad!!!! and I am def going to try out the Bouncy Blush and the cargo pants!!!!

  7. I definitely have to get a Fitbit! I’d love to get into shape this spring, and I think the Fitbit would be great motivation! Thanks for the tips. I’d love to try the self tanner, too!
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  8. Melissa D. says:

    I love these kinds of posts. I especially love that you have great ideas and are around the same age as me (I think :) So, tips on what works for other women is a great resource! Keep sharing them please! As for what I’ve been loving lately, I’d have to go with this:
    It is the only oil that I have found for my dry hair that keeps flyaways in place and allows my waves to look somewhat decent! The added bonus of it being a lot cheaper than other products I’ve tried is a bonus!

  9. Jessica Holloway says:

    Have you ever considered Rodan + Fields for your skin regimen? All needed products come in a kit…clinically proven, created by the ProActiv doctors, and 60 day money back guarantee!

  10. Very cool- I love seeing all these. I have been thinking about doing my own favorites post – I need to just do it. What is cool is that all these things fill the little voids I have been needing a change in – definitely will be trying many of these. Thanks Jen!! Hugs.
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  11. loving your picks. As an almost 40 YO woman, I have found that some of the best skin moisturizers and creams are in the drugstore too. I especially love the cc and bb creams. loving the plates and the brooks shoes especially too!
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  12. I had a “skin test” (not sure of the technical name) at Sephora to select a foundation and Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream was the result. I took home a sample, but have not made a full purchase yet. I was happy to read your review. I tend to not wear much foundation in the summer, so not sure when I will make my purchase.

  13. Hello Jen! I also LOVE and collect white cake stands 😉 I almost bought the cake stands from World Market too! Have you seen Rossana Inc’s cake stands? I have a couple and they are made locally in Seattle (my hometown). Check them out! Here is a pin from by cakes board
    Mint one:

    and white one 😉

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