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dressesLet’s admit it, most of us women out there, like to shop.  And, at times we may buy things which are not necessarily needed; I mean do we really need that hundredth pair of shoes?  I call it, the “I fell in Love with it” syndrome… it happens to all of us, we simply just ….fall in love!

 

That said… hear this, tried and tested !!!

 

1 When in doubt buy a dress! And not just the classic little black dress… ANY dress.

Dresses are tricky item to shop for and when you do need one whether it’d be for a night out or afternoon coffee you won’t be able to find one. We’re all picky and when we have something in mind nothing else will do, and often times you won’t be able to find it when you need it. SO… if you do see a dress you like, TRY it on and if it fits, BUY it.  I’m not saying buy every dress you like but a women should have a couple, or at least two.  One for the evening and one for the day.

Dresses are a great piece… the only thing to worry about after the dress are the shoes.. it’s a one piece wonder.

 

2 Do any of us buy bikinis in the winter, well obviously not, what would be the point, right? Well ladies, wrong, don’t leave it to right before that great vacation. Bikinis are another tricky little item to buy, so when you do see one you like, BUY it, even if it is middle of Jan. and your car is snowed in.

Trust me you’ll thank me when vacation time rolls around!  

And keep in mind that a good quality bikini will last you a while.

 

-Kathy

 

Crap, she is sooo right. I do fall in love with things, many things. Sometimes I obsess over things, a lot. A typical obsession will look something like this.. “Sh*t. Why didn’t I buy those gold Jesus shoes, I LOVED them, I will NEVER find another pair like those, they were exactly what I was looking for.  I should go back…I should leave work right now and make sure no one else gets them. Gasp, what if they are the last pair?? Oh God! Hurry” *cough* – I’m ummm sick, I need to go to the doctor’s…yah, that’s it *cough*. Insert crazed run to said store. “Waaait shoes…here I come!!! Phew, they are still here…”  F*ck they don’t fit…

 

Lesson, if you think you love something and you plan on obsessing about it until your pay check comes in,   TRY IT ON. Some things look so much better on the rack.

 

-Jen

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Lip BalmNot only is it my all time “favorite” lip balm, but YES it’s actually named “my favorite lip balm”…trust me when I say this, it’ll become your favorite as well.

This little jar of goodness for your lips is filled with such things as shea butter, sweet almond oil and wheat germ oil. Hungry? These may sound like strange ingredients but they sure do the trick and provide soothing relief for dry, cracked lips.
 
The texture is close to silk and once applied it simply melts on your lips making them instantly soft. As for the scent, it is very subtle, something close to warm vanilla, giving one a nourishing, yummy feeling, that makes you want to apply gobs more!

One word of advice, do not leave it in direct sun or direct heat as this gem will melt to liquid and you’ll be quite sad (I was).

It’s a great little product that you’ll want to apply and reapply.

For me, a fellow addict it lasts for a good 4 – 5 months depending on how much you use it.
 
Price – good:  5$ U.S.

-Kathy

Seriously I thought Kathy was lying, I mean really…I don’t even use lipbalm, like ever. And let’s face it, there are MILLIONS of them. Seems like every retailer is hucking these little containers of crap. Home Hardware Hardy There Lipbalm? SOMEONE STOP THE MADNESS. Unforunately consider me sold after “borrowing” it for the first time on our trip to Whistler…After the 5th application in 4 hours I knew I was in trouble. Not because my lips where even remotely chapped, but because the darn thing smells and feels so freakin good. I keep it at my desk at work and habitually put it on…even worse, sometimes I just open it up to smell the darn thing.

-Jen 

Lip GlossLip Gloss by Victoria’s Secret – beauty RUSH (available at La Senza)

LIP GLOSS …a must have in your purse!  But you don’t want just any lip gloss; so this might just be the one you’ve been waiting for.
This amazing little tube delivers juicy rich colour that smells simply divine, goes on smooth, and most importantly girls – NO stickiness! Perfect by itself or even over some lipstick to give your pout that extra shine.

I myself use “pick lemonade” it gives my lips a subtle hit of colour.  I can honestly say that this particular colour suits a lot of people from light completion to darker ones as well.
It is translucent with a hit of colour and glitter.  There are over a dozen different colours each one with its individual sent, to personalize your lips.  Perfect for those hot summer days when less is more, and you want to catch that special someone’s eye.

It has a sloped applicator for less mess!
Lasts on average about 3-4 months
Price – Unbeatable: 2 for 10$

Comparable to:
L’Oreal – Glam Shine at 7.99$ each
Lise Watier – Crystal Drops Lip Gloss at 16.50$ (only 9 shades)
Lancôme – Juice Tubes at 21$ each

Yummy, when I know she is on lunch I sneak over to her desk and dig through her purse until I find it. Is that wrong? A cube mate busted us one time…I pretended I was in desperate need of a tampon. OKAY too much info. I get it.

-Jen