matt's art show.
put it on your calendar.
fun weekend event to end the summer.
the banana is yellow in real life. it might not make the show, as he painted scuba girl on the side of a dryer in the laundry at work!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
dear sas/in the life of 5 year olds,
what i am getting ready to gab represents the most vain consumption of STUFF.
in every chain letter, email foward, or anything participatory like that - - i am always the friend that doesn't reply.
i'm going to break that habit just once for you. i have to reply to your tag, because prior to having a husband and a budget, i was deeply intrinched in what girls call PRODUCTS. life as a grogan: remember when we used to get a sephora fed ex package every other week? now, i manage to sneak by just the neccessities, which i will detail below, as my favorite things. not REALLY my real favorite things. just my favorite product things.
my favorite things, head to toe, in the product category. whewweee. i get excited just thinking about it. this is ridiculous.
FRESH soy shampoo.
the smell. wow. the shine. very good. the residue left in my horse hair of a head of hair. very little. honestly, i have never bought a bottle. the hotel where i stay in l.a. stocks the FRESH line in the rooms. i have stocked up on enough travel bottles to last me through the summer.
head. part 2.
i very rarely use conditioner. instead, i put this japanese oil in my hair. i don't really know if it even has a brand name. rogan got it for me over 4 years ago. i still have the same bottle, almost 3/4 full. i just get a dab every time i wash my hair... run it through my hair. it keeps it away from dry. i don't know if it really does that, now that i think about it. i think it's just a ritual.
wow. i have tried it all. dermalogica. md formulation. murad. proactive. straight up basis soap. (horrible.) and most recently, patricia wexler. (not crazy about it.) my all time favorite, in regards to performance, smell, less steps, and price, is SAMPAR.
i use the DAILY DOSE FOAMING CLEANSER, EQUALIZING FOAM PEEL and the BARELY THERE MOISTURE FLUID.
KIEHLS CRYSTE MARINE FIRMING EYE TREATMENT.
i keep it in my purse. i squint alot.. have tired feeling eyes. it hydrates me, for real.
RED FLOWER LEMON COFFEE BLOSSOM OLIVE STONE SCRUB.
this is no exaggeration. i could eat it. it is the most lovely combination of natural things i could ever imagine. matt and i both have somewhat porus, troubly skin in our thirties. it keeps us both smooth as a baby's bottom. you can buy it on-line, or call directly the store on prince street in nyc. it is a quaint shop, as small as your kitchen. we visited with the guys that make the recipes for the products, and realized from them that it really is so natural, that we could make it ourselves. we keep talking about doing it. it is pricey - and i miss it, so this weekend, we are going to make our own version.
NEUTROGENA SESAME OIL.
i slather up with it after my bath, before i dry off. another ritual. have done it for years.
alittle picky about this.
one coat of ESSIE BALLET SLIPPERS. (2 coats is almost too dense/white.)
and one coat of CHANEL NAIL COLOUR COCONUT 17.
i love the combination of the two.
big problem coming soon. chanel discontinued coconut 17 several years ago. i used to buy a bottle everytime i came to and from istanbul in duty free, and am on my last bottle.
i am finished. i cannot believe i had this much to say about STUFF.
i don't have anyone to tag! tag........ DIRTBUCKET. this should be good. and HAGEN HAPPENS. and TRIATHAPETE. and BALDDUDERUNNING.
Posted by carrie at 9:15 AM