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Marc Jacobs

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Too often Holy Grails are refered to with beauty products, but that can't mean you haven't found a HG tee shirt or tile cleaner in addition to a HG lip gloss.

So, I am wondering what are your HGs?

I'm going to have to think on it and come back to post though...



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A few of mine are:

  • Hand lotion (for after washing dishes)- CND Almond Hydrating Lotion
  • Jam - Hero Red Currant Fruit Spread
  • Beverage - Monin Pomegranate Syrup...the perfect mixer
  • Dressing - Annie's Papaya Poppyseed -or- Knorr Salat Kroenung Wuerzige Gartenkraeuter
  • Laundry Detergent - Method

 



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This is a great post.

 

Wine- Anything by Charles Smith Winery.  He makes great mid price wines (over $30) but also makes amazing lower end wines (under $20)  My favorite is Kung Fu Girl Reisling.  2008-Kung-Fu-Girl-80.gif

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Coffee- Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee.  I love this brand.  I make anyone I know who is going to Hawaii buy some for me (luckily the boss has a condo there and brings me back a stash each year)SQDb_M-kbRrDNIZrocwMafn5KfGJeSnx5Zl5qQwZJSUFVvr6mbmJ6anFekmllZklxak5OZklesn5ufpGxgYWlsaW8UaWBnpZBekMDAA*?m=1&g=1

 

Hair- I've tried a lot of brands, but John Frieda Flawless Finsihing Cream tames my thick and frizzy hair into something managable even on really humid days.

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Desert Island product- if I could only bring one thing with me to a desert island, it would be Rosebud lip balm.  I have one on my desk at work, one on my dresser at home and one in my travel bag.

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ooh - great post. I have to think about it and come back too...

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I know I will circle back and add them as I think of them, but mine are:

 

Chanel loose powder - It is pricy but thankfully lasts a long time, of the MANY I have tried, this is my favorite, hands down.

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OPI Dutch Tulips - Is it red or is it pink? Thankfully, it walks the line so it's my go-to for toes most of the summer because I never feel clashy.

 

Flat Out sandwich bread and any of the Sandwich Thins - I have become the master of making things with these.

View our Flatout Flatbreads

Infusium 23 Leave In conditioner - I color my hair about 2 or 3 levels lighter than what it is naturally, and I heat style it too. I need this to keep my ends from frying.

Infusium 23 Repair & Renew Leave in Treatment Spray

 

Crystal nail files - I have them stashed everywhere (purse, desk, in a bin next to the couch and in the bathroom). I hate the feeling of filing my nails, but these make it tolerable.

OPI Crystal Nail File

Lug Life gym bag - I can actually carry everything I need to the gym without having minis of everything. I even have room for a few first aid items, and a few emergency items (spare panties and socks, hair bands, etc). Love it. It holds a ton! 

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HG dessert recipe:  Soft baked lemon custard (or whatever flavor I want to make it), as published in Williams-Sonoma's Cooking for Yourself

HG body lotion:  CeraVe Body Lotion

HG skincare regimen: Paula's Choice

HG pen:  Bic Clic (not the Clic Stic)  I order them from a specialty Bic site where you can buy hard-to-find/discontinued Bic products.

HG transparent tape:  I am a fan of the red (clear, glossy) Scotch Tape.  I don't like the green.  The purple one will do in a pinch.

HG photograph:  Getting a nice picture of my two cats--who don't really like each other-- together in one shot.

HG kitchen utensils:  OXO brand anything

Ditto (below) on the Magic Erasers!

-- Edited by pollyjean23 on Thursday 14th of April 2011 12:59:36 PM



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Such a good topic! I am pretty loyal when it comes to CERTAIN products. Here are some of my random HG's

-HG Blowdryer: BabyLiss
-HG conditioner: Neutrogena Triple Moisture
-HG undies: Hanky Panky
-HG tank tops: Gap ribbed
-HG skinny pants: Banana Martin
-HG dressing: Good Seasons
-HG pens: Pentel RSVP medium
-HG jam: Bonne Maman
-HG detergent: Tide

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XtinaStyles, what exactly do you love about them?

I keep maning to try the Skinny Martin. But, skinny jeans don't really work on me, so I've been hesitant. But, all my black work pants are widelegged and this would be a welcome change.


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my new holy grail of yogurt - Fage

holy grail of comfort shoes - uggs and earth shoes

this is difficult! 

holy grail of tv shows - the office

holy grail of canned beans - Meijer Organics black beans with peppers

holy grail of beer - Jolly Pumpkin Bambic

um...

oh holy grail of french fries - Jolly Pumpkin's truffle fries with rosemary aoli...

(now I'm just getting local)

I'll add more as I think of them...



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mine is a wine colored one :)

I love my Built lunch bag. It washes out easily when something spills, and drys quickly.I bought one with  a zipper that noted it also holds a 6 pack. Nice to have a small cooler when need be. 

 

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I'm also loving my vitamix. I make fruit smoothies in it every day (the source of the spill that prompted me to remember how much I like my lunch bag). It also makes a mean margarita or bailey's chocolate milkshake. I wasn't sure I should get it, and would totally buy it again.

 

Rowenta IS-8100 Commercial Garment Steamer

Rowenta garmet steamer gets a huge thumbs up too. I raved about my steamer so much my dad went out and bought one, but bought a Shark. He couldn't understand why I liked a steamer so much. I showed him how well mine worked when he was visiting one day, and he's since replaced his with a (newer) rowenta

 

Roku HD Player

Roku - the best for streaming Netflix. Allows hubby to watch all his scary movies on that and not tie up the mail queue with stuff I won't watch.



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greendiamond wrote:

 

 

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 Do you actually have the 5200?

 

 

 



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I do have the 5200.

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I'm so glad you like it! I hope you'll be happy together for a long time.



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greendiamond wrote:

XtinaStyles, what exactly do you love about them?

I keep maning to try the Skinny Martin. But, skinny jeans don't really work on me, so I've been hesitant. But, all my black work pants are widelegged and this would be a welcome change.


 

They just fit perfectly for my body, they're stretchy but not tight, low rise but not too low, slenderizing, etc.  I have two pairs in two diff lengths bc the regular length ends a lil below the ankle but I also like the look of when they bunch up at the ankle so I got them in tall.  I always get compliments in them!



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Wine - Elk Creek Kentucky Blue Vidal Blanc

Antiperspirant - Secret Flawless unscented clear gel

Toothpaste - Colgate Total plus whitening. Because I want whitening toothpaste but I am a nerd and don't want anything that hasn't been approved by the ADA (and last time I checked, which was admittedly a few years ago this was the only whitening one in the grocery store that had been).

Non-sugar sweetener: NuNaturals NuStevia Pure White Stevia Extract

Plunge t-shirt bra - Freya Deco

SPF moisturizer - Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 35 (I believe a while ago on here I said how I didn't trust SPF in the 30s and was using SPF 75 at the time. But after a few months of that, my face was wrecked and now I'm eating my words!)

Bathtub cleaner - Magic Eraser! I can't believe what it does to soap scum. Every time I use it, I think about how much I HATED to clean the tub when I was a kid because it took like an hour. If only I had Magic Erasers then!

Suck-your-gut-in shapewear: Miraclesuit

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This is a great thread! Here's one for now, i'll post more later. smile



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I've loved this for a long time and when I gave some to my mom to try, it faded some dark discolorations (age spots) she had on her face.

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I tried their Face Factor SPF30 last year after reading stellar reviews in Don't Go To The Cosmetic Counter Without Me. I loved the formula, but the package it came in was a big pain in the butt, so I never repurchased it. Well, they redid the packaging and increased the SPF and this is my new holy grail. I just bought it a couple weeks ago.

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Olympus greek yogurt. It's expensive at $2.19 a cup, but it happens to be on sale at Wholefoods this week for $1. The plain is so creamy and only 88 calories, the cherry is the best flavored one (they have peach and strawberry too).

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Kangaroo sneakers. I have a purple pair (different shade than above) that are 7+ yrs old. I wear them nearly everyday and they are still in great shape and so, so comfy!

 



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