Susan’s Summer Ten
This is by far the most random post that I have done yet, but summer is for fun, right? Here are ten of my favorite products and services that could change your life. In a fun sort of way.
Sonic Ice. You know those perfect little tiny nuggets of ice that Sonic serves in their drinks that are absolutely the best? You can just buzz through the drive-thru window and ask for a bag of their ice. It costs about 2.00 for a 10 pound bag. Totally worth the splurge for a party or just to have on hand.
Starbucks protein powder. Starbucks has protein drinks to offer, but they will also add a scoop of protein to just about any drink if you ask them. It’s a tasty “whey” to slip some extra protein into your day. (couldn’t resist on the pun).
Melaleuca products. We’ve been customers for over twenty years, so this one is not new to me. But they just keep adding awesome products! Melaleuca is a tea tree oil, which is how the company got started. From the cleaning products to personal care, everything is environmentally friendly. The products are concentrated to stretch your dollar, too. And the vitamins are the best we’ve ever tried because of their Oligo Fructose compounding. Recently they’ve added essential oils; the fun never stops.
Yeti rambler. This one is truly life-changing. Your coffee stays warm for the entire morning as you sip on it. Your ice water still has ice (maybe Sonic iceJ) in it all day long. It is seriously awesome. I have also heard that there are two other brands; RTIC (online) and Ozark Trail (Walmart) that do just about as well and cost less. I can only speak to Yeti, as that’s the one I currently own. Where I live, they carry Yeti at Ace Hardware and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Maybelline brow pomade. When my eyebrows have nothing on them, they are non-existent. No kidding. So light and thin that you cannot tell they are there. For years I have struggled to find a perfect brow product that doesn’t look like a young child attempted to draw them on. This new Maybelline product has made that little chore SO much easier! It’s like using a crayon, so it’s very forgiving and looks natural. Love this product! I’ve seen it at Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart.
Rogaine women. Okay, things just got personal. Thankfully for me, curls hide a multitude of sins. But for those thinning areas that suddenly get sunburned because it’s their first exposure ever – this stuff really does the trick. The regrowth is more “baby fine” than the rest of my hair, but at least it’s not the shiny peek at my scalp that was there before. P.S. If you use the foam, you only have to use it once daily. I’ve seen this at Walgreens and Kroger.
Poopourri. While we’re being personal, let’s talk about this wonderful invention. A little spritz or two in the water before you “go,” and you have just saved not only yourself from embarrassment, but the next person from misery. I’ve seen this little gem at Bed Bath and Beyond, Altar’d State, and Ulta. And yes, I went there. (the puns just keep on rolling).
Fake Bake. By far the most natural looking fake suntan product that I have found. The color looks natural and doesn’t turn orange at all. Because you can see it as you apply it, with a fabulous glove I might add, there are no streaks like you get with some products. It lasts a few days, but you can reapply several days in a row to increase the color. This one I’ve seen at Ulta and beauty supply stores.
NutriNail No Mess Express. Although it is ideal to have your shellac polish removed by your nail salon, sometimes you find the need to remove it yourself due to time or financial constraints. These little pouches work better than anything else that I have tried. Just follow the directions on the package and you can actually remove your own polish. It takes a bit more work than it does to remove regular polish, but this little product makes it a bit easier. I have seen this product at Kroger and Walmart.
Sally Hansen Airbrush legs. Sometimes you want your legs to look as if you are wearing panty hose, but you really don’t want to wear them at all. This product is a miracle worker. It can either be purchased in a spray can or a tube, and you simply rub it all over your legs before your big event. It covers those unsightly spots and makes your legs appear as if they were airbrushed. You can buy it in different shades, so you can even go a bit darker than your natural skin tone if you want your legs to look tan as well as flawless. I have seen this product at Walgreens, CVS and Ulta.