Jun 13, 2017

{Tried and True with a few Reviews}

I hope that you all are having a great day. I'm playing house in my little room. LOL! I've had this teapot for years. It holds a lot of sentimental value for me. A dear friend that lost her battle with cancer years ago gifted me this sweet teapot.  She was our former Church Secretary and a lady of grace and dignity. It was a pretty bronze color when she gifted it to me but over the years the color faded. The last few years it has sit on my front porch on a tea cart. I decided it would be perfect in my new room with shades of gray and red. Amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do.


 I must show you my new shoes that I purchased from a friend that sells Avon. I just love them. Don't you?



 I love it when others share things that they like or things they have found helpful. Most of you know I do love me some lipstick and I always have a tube of some kind of lipstick. Matter of fact I keep this pouch in my purse.


 A friend that knows my Lipstick addiction gave me this cute little bag. Just recently after my husband cleaned out my car he said, "Do you know how many tubes of lipstick you have in that little cubby hole in your car? LOL! I said oh yes, I do. Then he laughed when I showed him the tubes in my purse, tucked inside my Bible for church, in the bathroom, in the glove compartment in car, and yes, even in my little room! LOL! 


You never know when you might need a little dental floss, mints, money and lipstick! Right?

Speaking of lipstick or any kind of cosmetics I am not one that uses a particular brand. If I like it, I buy it. I use all different types of brands of makeup. However my skin is so sensitive that I do have to be careful when it comes to things for the face or eyes. For makeups that REALLY work for me, yes, I stick with it! Like facial cleaner. I've used Cetaphil for years as it has been tried and true for me! But let's get back to the lipstick. I found two new colors that I really like and both are all day lipsticks! 


This was a new color that Loreal came out with. The number on it says 207. One end is the lipstick and other end is gloss. The pros for me: The color is so very pretty. It stays on all day! And when I say all day for me that is a PLUS! The first time I used it I put it on at 7:30 am and at 9:30 pm I had to scrub it off. The cons for me: I found myself using the gloss several times during the day as my lips felt too dry. Oh, and you most definitely need to exfoliate your lips as they will not feel smooth with any lipstick but especially long lasting lipsticks. 
I usually buy makeup products from Walgreen's when they have a sale. Like, buy one and get one 50% off. I watch for the sale ads. This particular one cost around $13 but I got a buy one and get another product half off which I will share about it maybe next week.

My latest favorite is this pretty color called Stellar Sunrise by Revlon



I like the way this lipstick feels as it has the gloss in it so it's one application and not two. The pros for me: Has a gloss shine to it in one application. Pretty color. Stayed on all day. Cons for me: Stayed on all day and though it advertised for either 16-or 24 hours (I can't remember) I did find myself having to reapply. I also purchased this at Walgreen's. The cost was around $12 but they had this one on sale for $6. 
I like both but I think If I had to pick which one would be my favorite I would go with the Revlon. I just liked the way it felt better.

Speaking of makeup I always seem to drop makeup, smear makeup or somehow I get makeup on my bathroom counter when putting on my makeup. So, I keep a container of wet wipes under my counter and they really serve as two purposes for me. 1: I can use one to wipe makeup off my fingers. 2: When I am through with using my makeup I wipe down my counter. It sure keeps clean ups a breeze by doing it that way. It doesn't matter to me what kind of wipes either. If I see some cheap ones, I grab them. If I see some name brand on sale, I grab them. Sure makes my makeup mishaps easier to clean up.


Love these little Breakfast flats. You can get different kinds and I usually buy the different kinds but this is one of my favorites. I am not a breakfast eater. Well, if I wait till around 10 or 10:30 am then yes, I can sit down and eat a full breakfast but for me that is not always doable. So, these make for a good little breakfast for me with my coffee while driving to work or an easy grab for me around 9:30 or so. My man eats a big breakfast on Saturdays usually but through the week with his long hours this works great for him too as he is driving to work and he adds a piece of fruit and he has a healthy little breakfast.

Sometimes I like this on a piece of toast.



A friend of mine told me about both of these products. I am a Peter Pan gal but decided to give the peanut butter a try. They both taste good and sure makes a plain piece of toast taste lots better or a great peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk! Both can be purchased at Walmart. 

Now to dry out some sage from my little herb garden........

 


And then to carry a friend a small gift. Her on little "pool party" necessities. 



I hope that you all enjoy the day that the Lord has given you.  Remember, take a little time out of the busyness of life to show a little kindness to another.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

50 comments:

  1. Cindy, I always enjoy posts like this. Tried and true items suggested by a friend are the best. Writing down those lip colors. I love the ones that stay on all day. Pinned that gift idea. It's so cute!

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    1. I love posts like that too . It's always nice for a friend to share things that work for them . Yes I loved the little gift idea too . She doesn't have a lot of time to truly enjoy her pool but hoping when she gets the time that her little gift will be a blessing for her .

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  2. Cindy, what a sweet teapot and I can see why it holds meaning for you. I'm not a big lipstick fan but I sure will try out those breakfast flats. That is the cutest little gift. I am sure your friend will enjoy it. I never order Avon but had no clue they carried shoes!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie , girl Avon carries makeup, clothes , shoes , housewares and more . I love me some Avon . Lol !

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  3. How nice of you to share your beauty secrets, beautiful lady! I love wet wipes too and have them in the bathrooms and kitchen; they do the job. I have sensitive skin also and eyes have always been a problem but Almay products help. What do you use for eye makeup? Oh, I love the flowers you put in your little red tea pot! Looks great. Love you!

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    1. Mary I do love my teapot and especially so since it was given to me by a very godly woman that truly meant so much to me . I use a variety of eye shadows . But, I'm trying some out right that I hope to share next week. My eye lids are so sensitive that sometimes I've bought eyeshadows only to give them away . Will share next week sweet lady . .

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  4. Does Mr. Marty have issues with your lipstick? I ask because not long after we got married, Jack made fun of me looking in the mirror and had a negative comment about me wearing lipstick...that was 40 years ago and to this day, it bothers me to put on lipstick in the car mirror when he's driving. :( Oh, well, enough about my personal problems!!! LOL I usually buy cheap Cover Girl lipstick ($5/tube) and only put it on if I'm leaving the house, which is less and less these days! Love how you're enjoying your little room so much....still haven't sprung it on Jack that mine will be getting a makeover next winter! ;-)

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    1. LOL Deb. Marty would think I was sick if I didn't have on lipstick. Of course there are days I don't wear any, like when I'm home and not going anywhere. He knows how I am bout my lip painting. My granny was the same way though. She was going to have on that lipstick no matter what. Even when she became legally blind she would still try to put it on. OH LAWD! My mother never has liked lipstick. And my grandgirl that is 6 is just like me. She loves her some lipstick. Tell Jack that he best go along with your room makeover or you are going to start painting his lips. Ha!

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  5. Love the teapot all dressed up with pretty flowers. I don't wear as much makeup as I in the past, but I always have my eyebrows on and my lipstick ready!! Like Deb, I don't wear lipstick unless I'm going some where, just not worth the effort to put in on if I'm staying home. I really don't think Mr D even notices.

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    1. Thanks miss Mary . I like how the teapot turned out red . Ii have a friend that says she goes no where without her eyebrows on . I'm bout that way with my lips . Lol .

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  6. Your very special tea pot looks great with its new makeover. Speaking of which, makeup comes to mind. I am sure that you look especially cute wearing your reds and those new shoes.

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    1. Thanks Vee . Speaking of reds and new shoes, I rote some red, white and blue recently and a friend said , "you already decking out in 3rh of July ? I said, "girl, I'm gunna wear my stuff . I might not be around in this life come July 4th". I'm gonna be like my motherinlove used to say , "I'm not gonna even wait in bananas to get ripe to eat eat them ! Life's too short isn't it sweet lady ? Thsnks for coming by . Been praying for you with the loss of your dad .

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  7. Love the teapot, so cute! And, I love lipstick too! I'm never without it and use to wear Lipsense but went back to just regular lipstick but might have to try one of your recommendations. I have a hand towel under my makeup mirror and another in my lap and that keeps everything clean for me. Always enjoy stopping by and reading your newest entry.

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    1. Awe lea , I'm so glad you stopped by and i enjoyed looking at your pictures with your grands at Disney . Girl you have more energy than me 😂 I have several friends that use lipsense but it's pricey . I'm for a deal . Lol .

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  8. I don't think I've worn a scrap of make-up since my wedding day twenty years ago and even on that day it was just a slick of nude lipstick! It's funny though as whilst I don't wear pink or do 'girly' but my teenage daughter loves it all!
    The teapot looks great with its smart new paint job and such a beautiful link to what was clearly a very dear friend xx

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    1. If I had pretty skin I wouldn't wear anything Josie. LOL! But as luck would have it, I have dry, patchy skin that requires HELP! So funny about makeup though. I had a lady tell me once that worked in the cosmetic field and this was years ago, but she said if you don't have time for nothing else put that lipstick on,eye liner and mascara. But dang, If I'm going to do all that I might as well put it all on! Ha!

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  9. I wear lipstick all the time too, including when I walk. I just think it dresses a gal up and actually adds a little confidence too. I sure appreciate you sharing some of your favorites. Fabulous idea on the wipes for the bathroom to clean up those little makeup mishaps. I am going to get some of them!
    Darling little teapot too!
    Blessings for a beautiful day my sweet friend!
    xoxo
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks Jemma. Being practically raised by a grandmother that loved lipstick I guess it's in my veins...or my lips! LOL! And Lord have mercy, this old skin of mine needs all the help it can get.

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  10. For makeup and cleansers---I use Clinique. My German sil turned me on to one of the finer things in life, lol...which is very expensive. I also have sensitive skin and those ladies (sorry girls) at the counter really knew their stuff. I will never go back to the less expensive makeup/cleansers...anyways, my favorite lipstick is by Clinique and its called Love Pop, more like a berry color.

    I always enjoy your posts and more than happy to discuss girlie things, lolol. Have a beautiful day friend.

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    1. I have a friend Linda that will use nothing but Clinique. She says she don't care if she has to take a loan out to buy it that's how much she loves it. LOL! I will have to check out the Love Pop. Sounds like my kind of lipstick.

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  11. What a fun little post, my friend, and I must admit that you and I were thinking along the same lines because without knowing I published a post today similar to yours - HA! Great minds think alike, eh :)

    Happy Wednesday, lovely lady! Hugs!

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    1. LOL Stephanie. Don't know about my mind being great lately but good to know I am not alone in the lipstick world.

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  12. I laughed at all your lipsticks! I wear some when I go out but otherwise forget to. I really enjoy Pollander All Fruit - any flavor The tea pot is so cute. You definitely should use it in your little room! Have a blessed day!

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    1. Yes, I have enjoyed several flavors of the Pollander but so far grape has been my fav. Thanks for coming by to visit Melanie. So glad you are enjoying your move.

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  13. What a fun post, Cindy. That wire teapot that you painted red is as adorable as can be! I know it looks absolutely fabulous in your "room". And those are cutest and most patriotic shoes I've seen...LOVE them! But I do have a piece of advice for you...please don't get confused some morning and use those disinfectant wipes to remove your make-up...LOL! Have a blessed day, dear Cindy!♥

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    1. LOL Debby. I will probably slip up and do that before it's over with!

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  14. The teapot turned out really cute, Cindy, and yes, perfect for your little room. I might have to borrow those cute shoes for my mom's 99th bday party next month. Lol! The theme is red, white and blue....Christine

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    1. Thanks Christine. I love those shoes. Already wore them. I bought some flip flop type shoes from Avon once and loved them. Still wearing them. Your mom is amazing and to think of her turning 99! WOW!

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  15. Those shoes are so you Cindy, love them!! I have never been a lipstick girl. lol! I was a tomboy when I was younger and then never really big into make up. When ever I did wear lipstick I licked it off so fast that I decided, why bother? :) I've noticed in photos how pretty your lipstick is. I love that we are different! What a boring world this would be if not!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann . And, yes you are so right . If we all liked the same things like would not be interesting for sure . I do like my shoes ! Lol .

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  16. Thank you for sharing all of your goodies in this fun post. What a sweet tea pot and story! I've never seen those breakfast flats, they sound good! I love those flip flops and anything red, white and blue! Your lipstick addiction is awesome! I try to be better at putting lipstick on because I know I look better with it on but I'm not always good at reapplying! I love PB & J and I only eat the natural smooth stuff now but I've been wanting to try chunky again. What a thoughtful gift for your friend!

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    1. Thanks my friend . You need to give those breakfast flats a try . They are so good . And I really like the peanut butter and I thought it wouldn't be cause it has less salt and I love salt !

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  17. Adorable teapot. I have a friend that used to collect them but on her last move she had to give some up when she down sized. That looks so cute. And I love the shoes! Lipstick, don't and never have worn it. My face will be all made up with my makeup, but my lips are bare. I have always licked it off.....

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    1. Thanks Pam for dropping by . I am enjoying my teapot in my little room especially since it holds so much meaning . Yes those shoes are adorable . I've wore them already and they are conforyable even with a wedge . Lipstick oh I do love me some lipstick .

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  18. I love coming here to visit with you, sweet friend! Your posts always uplift my spirits and make me smile!! God bless you!!!

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    1. So glad you came by . Hope your niece is doing well Cheryl .

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  19. Your post made me smile and even laugh, it is fun how you share the details and little things! It`s true, the Lord gives us so much in each day, and even or especially the `little` things, all is Provision from Him!! As I am smiling I am reminded that He gave us our lips and when we smile and accent our smiles with some pretty red, it must be pleasing from Heaven too as we acknowlege Him with thanks... I just saw it that way, from your post!! I just started wearing lipstick recently, sometimes gloss only and sometimes a pretty red over the gloss! I just went to check what my color is, but the print is so small and in Japanese I can`t read it! Brand is naturaglace, made in Japan. Thanks and a big smile , lol!!

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    1. So glad you came by . Color sounds pretty Shayndyl .

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  20. I certainly love learning about favorite products from my friends, Cindy! I am going to be finding that Revlon lipstick for sure. I had a favorite Cover Girl product and it was discontinued. I'm still using my one last tube!
    Your pretty painted teapot is so pretty and It adds a sweet memory of your friend to your special room. I have several things from a dear friend that passed away, and seeing them always reminds me of our friendship.
    Love and hugs are sent from me to you!

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    1. I use to have a favorite lipstick too and they discontinued it . Yes I've always been fond of my teapot but now that I have it my little room I actually see it more often .

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  21. Cindy, I love hearing about products that work. I hate buying lipstick.. I never like the color once I get home! I love your teapot memory and it is perfect for "your room"! BLessings and hugs!

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    1. Pam I am always skeptic about the color of lipstick being true to the color shown. I am enjoying my tea pot more now since I have taken it off my front porch. It served it's purpose on the porch for a number of years. Thanks for coming by.

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  22. Hi Cindy, such a fun post and great info you share. I always like to know what others find in good products! Love your red teapot display and the patriotic flipflops are so cute!! What a darling gift idea for the poolside fun! Wishing you a great rest of the week and weekend ahead sweet lady! xo

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    1. Thanks Celestina. I adore the little wedge flipflops. And, yes, my friend loved her little poolside gift. She was excited to see a lolipop in the basket. LOL!

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  23. Cindy, what a fun post! I love seeing all the products you are sharing. In fact, I love to see products and store fronts from different parts of the world! Even though we are neighbours, (Canada and the U.S.), there are many products that you get in the U.S. that are not sold here in Montreal. And your teapot and flipflops are the bomb! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a fantastic weekend! Love and hugs. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda . I forget that you may not have access to some of the products we have . But I bet you can get some good stuff too . So glad you came by .

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  24. Those shoes are darling. The red teapot is so beautiful. I am a lipstick gal too. I have lipstick everywhere...LOl I like to use the ones that stay put. Happy summer.

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    1. Thanks Linda . Hope you are doing good .

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  25. I've been away again and am trying to catch up with you, sweet friend! Thanks for the tips and tricks. I buy my makeup and skin products at Walgreens when they are on sale, too. I use a facial wash that also comes in wipes so I got some and used them on our two recent trips with our home-away-from-home. They work great - especially when we're camping somewhere in the woods and need to conserve water and all of our resources. And they spiff up the bathroom sink real nice when I'm finished with my face!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Adrienne, I hope that you are enjoying your road trips and so happy that you get to go now and enjoy your husband. Yes, I am WIPE fanatic! I keep some in my car too!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy