Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Keri's Favorite Things

I have decided to start a new feature on my blog! This is not going to have a definite schedule, b/c I don't do well with those! I want to share little tidbits of my life that make it easier, or better. You know, the ONE thing you have to buy name brand at the grocery store, or the one thing that ALWAYS gets the dirt stain off the knees of your son's jeans. Things I love, things I depend on, things I could never do without. Sometimes there will be a give away of the item, sometimes it will just be a showcase.
Today, I am starting off with a give away! After the showcase, follow my instructions at the bottom, to try to win your very own!


I have a HUGE LOVE for mascara. I don't know when it happened, probably a year or two ago, but I think once I found the right mascara, that is all it took. I am a huge proponent of "the more the better" although I am sure not everyone agrees when the see me? I have tried SO MANY mascaras-let me tell you first off that price is definitely a consideration with me, as I tend to be a bit of a tightwad when it comes to cosmetics! I have had a favorite mascara for about a year now. And have recently discovered a second one that is a VERY CLOSE second.
My all time favorite mascara is SUPER SHOCK from AVON!

This is THE BEST mascara I have ever used. Bar NONE! It has one of the new rubber brushes, which is way better than the old bristle brush variety. And, it comes is brown! Many times it is hard to find brown. There isn't a huge difference in brown and black, but I prefer brown. My Avon gal works at the mom and pop store in town, so it makes it really easy to get my favorite! It retails for 8.50, but you can often get a special deal on it, if you watch the sales. I have not paid full price for one yet! It makes your eyelashes so long and beautiful, without clumps!

Now, here is the close second:
Cover Girl Exact Eyelights for Blue Eyes

I was a bit skeptical about this mascara, but it had the rubber brush, so I decided to give it a try. I got it back before Christmas, and wore it off and on, keeping in mind that I do daycare, and don't put on makeup unless I leave the house. Which a lot of times doesn't happen for 3 or 4 days at a time! I wasn't sure it would work, I couldn't see a HUGE difference, although I could see the slight blue tint in the mascara depending on the lighting. Then one day about 3 weeks ago, I got ready to leave the house while my daycare kids were still here, so I could leave as soon as they did. My little boy's Mom came and I was standing there talking to her, and I could tell she was looking at me funny. Like EXAMINING me. Finally she said "YOUR EYES LOOK SO BLUE!! What did you DO!??" BINGO!! Two thumbs up! I think I paid $5.99 at Wal-Mart for this mascara, and I *LOVE* it! It works!! Try it and if you do, let me know your experience!

SO, now to the give away. I have a brand new, unopened BROWN in color AVON SUPER SHOCK MASCARA waiting to go to a new home!

If you are interested in this mascara, post a comment to this post, answering the following question. Posting will close Saturday. Drawing will occur Sunday.

"What special event did I plan for Cody's last birthday?"

A winner will be chosen randomly from the commenters with the correct answer.

Good luck!

**As side note, sickness is slowly overtaking the house! My daycare kids are sick, my Mom and Daddy have been sick, and now Cody is sick. It seems to be a really cruddy cold. Everyone seems to have the same thing. I can feel it slowly creeping up on me, but I hope I can make it til the weekend before it hits me! Off to drink some OJ!**

Have a great day



Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

You know, I love it when other women post their favorite makeup finds! Mascara is a trick... And like you I only wear it on 'special days'....

So, I am going to play! You had a treasure hunt for Cody!!!!

Sure hope everyone get's better... poor little babies and big ones!

OK... so, how about foundation? Got a favorite???? I bought some mineral makeup from Merle Norman and I am 'not into it'. It is the messiest stuff in the world and I don't like messes!


Lisa Renéa said...

Hope everyone is feeling better soon!
Everyone here was sick at New Year's and now I think we've caught it again! Crazy! Chicken broth with lemon juice!

michelle cook infantino said...

It was a treasure hunt! I've never tried that type of wand before. hmmmmm.......

JudyB said...

Too funny!!! You did that super cool treasure hunt with Cody and his buddies!!!

I love mascara too! And, I am in need of a new tube!! How timely!!!

Have a great day!

Nikki M. said...

I have been using that Covergirl mascara for months now and I LOVE it. I have green eyes and the mascara for them is almost a raisin color but it really brings out the green. As for foundation if you only want light coverage the Revlon Colormatch is great, you dont have to mess with matching your skin tone it does it for you. No more makeup lines :)