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products products products. HMPH- and blog candy!

here we go again about INANIMATE objects and products that I adore.  Sistahs, as you all know (if you know me by now or if you are new, you will get to know me rather quickly..LOL as I am not that difficult to figure out!)

Remember THESSSSE? Well they are about to HAUNT YOU AGAIN!

So let’s discuss some blog candy here…..  I was recently contacted by the owner/creator of the HAND DRYING gloves, Patti Coyne.  I discussed these gloves  in this post.  Patti is from one of my favorite Toronto HOT SPOTS in terms of product called Delineation.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this store.. they have all the newest hottest must-have products!  Ok, I may sound redundant.. LOL but have I mentioned how much I LOOOOVE these gloves?  I really really love them and TRUST ME.. if I no LIKEY something, I TELL-Y.. and if I LOOOVEY something, I TELL-Y TOO and force people to buy it..LOL.  A lot of people have been asking me what products I use in my hair (curly).  I use a product call CURL KEEPER and the whole line of curl care products from .  I actually get my hair cut at the creator’s salon… they obviously specialize in curly hair products.  TRUST ME SISTAHS, I have tried it ALL.  I am a makeup, purse, wallet, moleskine, any agenda, pen, hair product DIVA..LOL.  The website for the hair products is rather flashy LOL.. There is a “technique” in how to saturate your locks in Curl Keeper and you may think it is crazy that there is a technique but please watch the videos and you will THANK me!

So this is the scoop. Patti sent me some gloves to give out as BLOGGY CANDY to all of da curly haired sistahs out there!  I have 3 PAIRS to give away to 3 lucky winnahs!  BUTTTT you gotta work for it.  Since I am a product Diva, I need to know what product- whatever it is- that you CANT LIVE WITHOUT! So I now can’t live without these gloves.  I also don’t wear much makeup but I love this new eye shadow I got from MAC called NAKED LUNCH.. i put it all over my lid and leave! it’s YUMMY!

I also love SHU UEMURA eyebrow pencil.  Now I don’t really like the look of an eyebrow pencil.. but this is magical.  it only goes on when it touches your brow.. just a little tint and hue.. LOVE IT.. and you MUST ask them to sharpen it the japanese way with a razor blade.. it’s amazing.

So HERE are my TWO NUGGETS.  I have MANY MORE UP MY SLEEVE that I love and cherish.  Be sure to leave a comment and I will pick 3 lucky winnahs on FRIDAY!  We may discuss this stuff more often if you are interested?  SO DON”T FORGET TO TELL ME WHAT YOU LOVE AND CANT LIVE WITHOUT in a COMMENT!

Don’t forget Bellarific friday submissions should be in by Thursday Night with this sketch as the theme




  1. Tanya Atkisson says:

    Gawsh Em…just ONE product??? Humph…that’s gonna be hard for me as I love make-up and hair stuff…and nail polish…oh do I LOVE OPI nail polish!!! I have really oily skin, so one of my favorite products is by bareMinerals called Prime Time Oil Control…keeps the shine aways for hours! Another favorite product (due to my oily skin) is from MAC, a primer for your eye shadow, helps keeps the eyeshadow on forever and keeps it from creasing. Love, love, love it!

  2. Robin Maddock says:

    I too am a curly haired sistah and can totally relate to the challenge!! Products I love: Dermalogica MV power Firm eye and lip (goes on like silk!), Dermalogica Daily Microexfoliant, and Schwarzkopf Professional Essensity Organic hair colour (leaves hair shiny and natural looking – lOVE it!!!) Thanks! Robin

  3. Margo S. says:

    I am completely obsessed with Burts Bees Rhubarb Lip Shimmer!
    It makes my lips feel all tingly , and is a nice natural looking colour for me! I have a bunch of them stashed all over , including one in my scrap tote – never know when i might need to look good at a crop!! LOL

  4. Erica J-W says:

    I don’t have curly hair, but I wish I did. The product I love is Sephora’s Retractable Eyeliner in Purple.

  5. Lindastamps says:

    Wow I love those gloves! I needs them! I’ve also just purchased my first MAC products today – a lipstick, and blush. I’m way behind the times, I know.
    My one go to product is Chapstick. For too many years to count I put it on my lips right before I go to sleep. I think it’s a bit of an addiction now, but it can’t hurt!
    Thanks for the chance to win and the heads up on the gloves and eyeshadow. (I have more than enough brows to share lol)

  6. Dana says:

    Delineation is another place I miss since moving – could you imagine the trouble we would get into there together?! I can’t live without my bare essentials especially their BUXOM lips –

  7. Katarina M says:

    Thanks for the link and recommendation for Frizzoff, I have been dealing with super curly, super long hair for a looooong time and was hesitant to try new products because I have tried so many different brands without success. Spent TONS of money on absolute garbage products that did nothing for my frizz. I just bought the starter kit because you said so, and I think you have great hair! It better work! LOL. Anyway, my favorite product has got to be Everyday Minerals powder makeup. I do NOT leave home without it.

  8. lindaH says:

    LOL! My hair is NOT curly (though i wish it was)…it has a stupid wave to it which I flat iron EVERY day of my life! Besides my flat iron I would say my fav product is Dermalogica tinted moisturizer. Now if I DO win….I have a couple curly haired girlfriends who would love to get these as a gift!

  9. Java says:

    I have curly hair & those gloves look great. I must put gel/mousse in my hair & eye cream is a must!

  10. jen shears says:

    Oh the joys (& curses) of curly hair!!! I’ve been using rusk’s ‘Wired’ for the hair, and don’t know why, but the chi hair color mask (I think that’s what it is- comes in a tub) should have no effect, but seems my curl is better with it!
    Funny that you love a new MAC color- I have to check it out- one of the MAC colors I am almost out of is ‘shroom’- love it!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win goodies for da hair!

  11. Crystalbella says:

    Waaay cool…love those gloves the first time you posted and love them all over again (drooling on my keyboard right now)!!

    I can’t live without my Aussie detangler spray, my (low noise) blow dryer, and my Bare Essentials.

    Thanks for the chance to win these…I sure could use them!!

  12. Amber says:

    I’m a curly too and I hated my hair for the firt 30 years of my life. Then I found Jessicurl Rockin’ Ringlets and the rest is history! I LOVE my hair now and get compliments ALL the time!

  13. Amber says:

    p.s. If anyone gets the Jessicurl, watch this video on how to apply it. (I use 3 ‘puddles’)

  14. Deanna says:

    My Mac concealer…. I be scary without it! bwahahah
    Emailing my card now sistah!

  15. Simone P. says:

    I cannot live with Mac lipglass, Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar, and Black mascara called Dior Show!

  16. Carisa says:

    tho i don’t have curly hair, i do have a crazy half wavy hair that I hate, LOL. therefore when i do my hair (which is most days unless it’s a crrrrrraaaaaaaazy day and then i have wildly wavy/curly hair in the front and straight in the back, LOL) i flat iron my hair. sooooooo, the product I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT live without is my Chi Silk Infusion hair stlying product. I Love this stuff, it makes my hair literally silky smooth and it really protects my hair from the heat styling I do most every day. Those gloves look so comfy! I need gloves out here in Co and I never get myself anything so soft and comfy like those look. It would be great to have some special gloves for myself! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  17. Tanya says:

    Humph, I posted hours ago and my comment didn’t show up…now I see why…I am not blonde, I swear!
    Anyhow, I will post again…my favorite products are bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control. I have super oily skin and it helps keep the shine away for hours. I also like this eyeshadow primer from MAC. You put it all over your eyelid and it keeps the shadow on forever and helps keep it from creasing…I love it! The one thing I can’t live without is chapstick…I live in Arizona…it’s a DRY HEAT, lol. Although I have not found one that prevents them from drying and peeling, I would so love to have my soft smooth Idaho lips back!

  18. Carisa says:

    LOL, oh my, i guess i thought these were cold waeather gloves, serioulsy my bad – tho if i did win, i’d have to give them to my mama b/c she has curly hair and never knows how to stlye it – these might help her!

  19. Haejin says:

    I can’t live without my Shisheido Eyelash Curler. I know it sounds silly, but no other eyelash curler works for me! I think it’s because my eyes are super tiny and my lashes are super short.. but those work!

  20. Melanie Fellows says:

    Now when I first saw those gloves I thought “nah, they’d be no good for my curly hair – they’d dry it too much”, but if you’re tellin me they don’t, I neeeeeeeeeeeeed them!!!!! I can’t live without my precious frizz ease hair serum and mousse – I’d either have to shave my head or wear a big old hat without them!!! Hehehe.

  21. Martina says:

    I don’t know whether this counts – but I cannot live without the twilight books! Without Edward and Bella and of course Stamping Bella!

  22. I obviously love Bella stamps! and I could not live without Burts bees lipbalm, I’m totally hooked 🙂

  23. Regan says:

    BENEFIT Bad Gal Mascara…seriously this stuff is Amazing!!! and my BBW Lipgloss

  24. Kristin says:

    I looove my Avalon Organics Lavender Daily Moisturizer. Not greasy, but still manages to moisturize my oh-so-dry, I live in an old house with radiators skin. The other thing I can’t live without is some type of lip gloss. My favourites are Lancombe juicy tubes, and new favourite is Bath and Bodyworks CO Bigelow Mentha lip tint in Plum mint. Makes your lips feel minty fresh! (PS anything that can help my winter hair go curly and not frizzy is a plus)

  25. Ann I says:

    Lancome Artliner.. It’s the only one that stays on for the whole day and doesn’t make me get raccoon eyes in the process.. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Michele says:

    Oh I love reading about your favorites – I’m a makeup, hair lovin’ chick too! My all-time favorite hair product is Osis Dust It Mattifying Powder – VERY unique stuff; but I love it!!

  27. Jennifer R. says:

    I am a makeup junkie — will try just about anything! Two favs that I go back to over and over are Hypnose, Lancome mascara and Vavoom Freezing Hairspray. I just spray, scrunch and it stays all day! Love it! I am going to look up Curl Keeper and where they might sell it here in the US.

  28. Leslie W. says:

    It would be impossible to pick just one! I am a MAC junkie! My go to eyeshadow is shroom…it goes with anything! I am also addicted to the Ballmania or Twist and Pout lipgloss they keep my lips moisturized and they taste great too! I also love the Boots No. 7skincare line! The list goes on and on!

  29. Alison A says:

    I have the curly hairs! I live in the Midwest United States and have found that Aveda’s Be Curly line is a must have with the day to day weather changes that Oklahoma throws at us! Its always humid, just whether its hot humid or cold humid is the problem and it will most likely be different the next day!

  30. Emily says:

    My hair is straight! Buuuuuuuuuuut my favorite product is root lifter. Matrix makes one called Amplify. Us straight haireded girls need that.

    And – I have to say I love SPACKLE by Laura Geller. It is the best concealer EVER! For brows I love Snashbox’s set and angled brush…

    A girl can’t have too much product.

    Happy winning you curlie heads!


  31. sheila says:

    i have curly hair too and if i leave everything aside i cant live with out Paul Mitchel’s leave in moistuizer & the Lauren Hutton face disc.

  32. Nicole says:

    oohhh, my curly frizzy hair could use a pair of those…crossing my fingers!!! I cant live without my bare minerals make up and C.O. Bigelow lip balms.

  33. Lorie H says:

    okay for me there are so many things that i can’t live without (many of which we have discussed) and was trying to narrow the list. okay here it goes….ballmania lip gloss, cover fx skin prep (for night and under my make up) and my new mac 6 sorcoress eye palette! okay…i will stop now.

  34. Penny says:

    Products I love…hmmmm…..just love my Lancome Beach Plum Juicy Tube and Old Flame lipstick will die if they decide to discontinue (what can I say, I buy in bulk whenever I buy them). As for living without it would have to be my Curl Keeper, without it picyure this……HELLOO Diana and Donna from the 70’s, Ross and Summers that is. LOL

  35. Vicki Burns says:

    Yup, curly hair, though not nearly as pretty as yours!

    I love SMall Talk by BedHead. Hair smells sooo good!

    Also a Bare Escentuals addict! Cannot live without their primers!

    And last, butnot least, I simply could not live without my camera, laptop, and iPhone!

  36. Tara Capewell says:

    something i cant live without???…ummmmmmmm……. i would have to say my bees wax polish! it is great when kids come home..or hubbys…. with skuffed shoes and i SOOOO dont have time to black polish them every day!!! so i get out my beeswax polish and it makes them instantly shiney and will last to weekend till i actually have 5 mins to polish with black! i know most ahve hair and makeup items but i dont really wear makeup and my hair hates me no matter what i do with it so i just put it up!!!

  37. Jacilynn says:

    oooo, I wanna try these gloves. The first thing that came to my mind when you said products youLOVE is… my Uggs. I’ve had this pair for a couple of years and they have really gotten used! Keepin my feet warm as we speak. Also, I love love Bath and Body Works CO Bigalow mint lip gloss. Doubles as lip gloss and breathe freshener. I love how tingly my lips feel.

  38. Helene says:

    I can’t live without my Aveeno hand cream! And my Clinique toner.

  39. Judy L Rozema says:

    hMMMM Id have to say my mascara,I could NOT live
    without!! but also my computer and Camera they
    are MUSTS also.LOL

  40. Yvette says:

    I would have to say my Latisse I dont want my lashes to shrink again. As a girl with curly hair I am very curious about these gloves. off to research them

  41. Michelle H says:

    I love the gloves. And love love love my ElizaB flip flops. I have 6 pairs of them and wear them all summer long.

  42. Bela says:

    Sorry but I just can’t say there is just one. I too am a curly haired girl, like really curly, just like yours Em. But I hate curly hair so I can not live without my ceramic flat iron. I also hate our cold Canadian winters so I can not live without my Uggs. I also don’t know how I would live without my iPhone and laptop. See todl you there is not just one 😉

  43. diana says:

    Not sure if this counts! But I can’t live without sweets! Hehehe

  44. motocrossgirlsrule says:

    I love your curls Em!!
    My curls are bought and paid for and I LOVES ’em!! Although I’d be lost without my old school hotrollers…brings out my boom chicka bow bow..ya know???!!

  45. StampinCathy says:

    This is one awesome giveaway! OMGosh! My DD has the curliest hair ever and tried to get it professionally straighten! They couldn’t do it… that is CURLY! Plus her hair is so thick, so this would be so helpful for her. Maybe this will be the lucky post. LOL
    I can’t live without my blow dry. Thanks for a chance.

  46. Susan P says:

    Don’t have curly hair but would love to try these. I just scrunch my hair to dry it.
    I could not live without my coffee to drink or old fashioned Vaseline for dry cracked feet.

  47. Diana says:

    I know your on vacation Emily..but still….. update some more goodies! hehehe

    (just kidding)

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