I've Nearly Given Up Lipstick, People!


I'm all about personal referrals and secretly glance this-way-and-that at Target or CVS just so I can see what other people are buying. I love it when someone tells me about their favorite lip gloss, pair of jeans or mascara.

That said, I thought today might be the perfect time to post about a few of my favorite things.

First, some beauty products - also affectionately known around our house as sundries - those wonderful little doo-dads we keep in our make-up bags, showers, car consoles and desk drawers that make life a little more bearable and a little more beautiful.

I was all about lipstick until I found Neutrogena MoistureShine Tinted Lip Balm. The colors are great (my favorites are Natural and Pure), the coverage is perfect, it's not sticky and it has SPF 20 too! It's sold at Target, Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens and other popular drug stores.

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener has been a life saver (or should I say eye-saver?) more times that I can count. It's light-weight enough to put on over my powder and is very easy to blend. I'm sure that's not the way Bobbi intended it to be used, but it works for me!

I love the Wal-Mart (Equate) brand apricot scrub. I get the medicated, which has a little menthol, which is a great pick-me-up. I scrub and massage my legs with it, rinse, then shave with shave cream.

On another note, I just wanted to give a shout out to the glory of the black yoga pant! And, tell you how much I like wearing them on the weekend with Target's long-sleeved tee. I have them in several colors in both scoop and crew neck. They are soft and comfortable and I especially love that the sleeves are extra long. I'll definitely be trying the short-sleeves for summer.

Since I'm ending on a fashionable note, I'll pick up tomorrow where I left off and show you what's in my "can't wait for summer" drawer.


Susan :

I love getting these type of reviews. Thanks for sharing.


Annie :

I use that tinted lip balm too now!

and love the t-shirts too!

melissa :

Great review (love reading what others love)!


Anonymous :

Do you know how much I love keeping in tough with you and the whole family through your blog? LOTS. You are so fashionable and so chic I learn so much from you! Love Darlene

Tammy :

Oh, thanks for these reviews...I love that Target tee, too, and I'm going to check out that lip balm!

Now...I have to go reply on your post below about your mom...

Just Mom :

Long live the yoga pant! (Sure took me long enough to discover them.)

Steph :

I love hearing what others love! I have found soooo many great things through other's recommendations on their blogs!

jilly :

Oh I LOVE my yoga pants! And I am so happy that Target is now carrying them in petite! They are my work uniform since I work from home and try to sneak out to yoga at least 4 times a week!

PS- I LOVE any lip stuff, but I love the Sonia line at Target.

Lyndy :

Loved the reviews and oh my I am a yoga pant girl too.

justabeachkat :

Can't wait to try the lip balm!


Nadine :

I love make up. I love trying new things.

Thanks for the review, very informative and I liked the links so I can see what they look like.

*carrie* :

I got a new pair of black yoga pants for Christmas, and I love them. They are so comfy, and look much cuter than most kinds of exercise pants.

lisa :

can you help the challenged find yoga pants? are they with the workout gear at target or in another section? i'm going to check today while i'm there buying new lip balm & t-shirts. thanks for your reviews. love your blog!

Jillian, Inc :

Lisa- Yes, they are with the workout gear. And, a very cool thing about the yoga pants at Target is they have petite, regular and tall sizes so you should find the perfect length. (I get the talls since I'm 5'9"). They also have different fit styles, and I prefer the lower rise bootcut because I like a tighter fit with a flare at the bottom. Good luck and let me know if you get a pair and how you like them.

Tonja :

Thanks for all the great info. Will have to try the lip balm...and maybe the yoga pants. Sounds comfy!

Given Grace :

Thanks for the review. I love Target and was there last night unfortunately before I read your review. Now I'll have to plan another trip :)

Linda :

Thanks for all the tips. I could sure use some help!

Judi :

i will definitely be trying the lip balm! fun post!

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Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality :

I'm doing a post about beauty products soon too! Always fun to get more recommendations from others. Love yoga pants too, wear mine around the house all the time.


BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) :

Thanks for the tips!

I am going to review a new Neutrogena lip product on DivineCaroline. I tried their new mineral sheers powder foundation and really liked it. I am a liquid foundation kind of girl, but I think it would be very nice in the summer when I don't need as much coverage.

I need your flair for my poor 1960s hall bathroom with the blue accent tile. I may post about it. I am thinking of changing from blue and yellow as a color scheme to blue and chocolate brown.

Decisions, decisions. :)

I have spring fever, can you tell?

Georgia Mom :

I'm going to look into all of those suggestions! They all sound great! Thanks for sharing.

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