My Best of the Best

We all have favorite items that make our days a little nicer.

Here are some of mine.


I love this mascara….LOVE it!  I have used it for years and will not use anything else if I can help it.


I buy these flip flops every year from J Crew.  I have them in multiple colors.  They are extremely comfy and I barely wear anything else all summer long.



You will smell all yummy all day with Lollia Wish lotion.  I love the whole Lollia line, but this is my favorite scent.



If you have ever walked into an Aveda salon you will know this one is a no brainer.  I would use all of their products everyday if I could afford it.  When I feel rich (which is really not often) I get all Aveda shampoos and conditioners and hoard it for a rainy day!!



This stuff is incredible!  My hair is on the dry side and one treatment of this and my hair feels softer all week.  I would recommend breaking the glass vile outside of the shower…not that I have ever cut myself or anything….



I  really love the American Beauty line of makeup from Kohls.  The lipstick I go back again and again to get is Desert Nude.  The shade is perfect for me.  I have to admit it is the only reason I go into Kohls..sorry you die hard Kohl
s fans!




My whole house will smell amazing when this candle is lit.  I get mine from Anthropologie.



How can a book get any better?



This is the most fabulous conditioner ever.  I found it on accident while vacationing in Napa.  The hotel conditioner just was not cutting it and I found it at a local salon.  I have since seen it all over…it works wonders!


Lincoln Park After Dark.  Just an incredible color.  This is my favorite color to wear on my toes.  It is such a dark purple that is looks almost black and it freaks out all the neighborhood children.

These are some of my favorites…what are yours?


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  1. lorraine lewis

    I am such a girly girl and LOVE this kind of stuff. My new addiction is from Fresh. Their sugar scrub is addicting it smell so lovely and makes your skin amazingly soft. They have a wonderful soy face cleanser- really good girly girl stuff.

  2. Chasity

    i love this shampoo and conditioner called k from the icon line…i ran onto by accident at this surplus store, tried a bottle of it, then returned and bought it all up. now i am out and would have to buy it online from the salon and i can’t afford it {gotta go now…i’m all teary and veclempt}
    sniff sniff~

  3. Elaine Power

    I love max factor mascara its just fab for my eyelashes, love dark rustic lippy & blush has to be Dior so worth it as lasts for ever.
    So wish we had Anthopologie in OZ πŸ™ I am so with you on the polish that make is the best. Now go & pamper yourself with it all Elaine πŸ™‚

  4. kana conger

    Thanks for sharing your BEST list. I must agree with you on the WISH scent….it is the best!! I just wish I could find it in a shower wash. I will also check out the candle.

  5. Tricia Whisler

    I completely agree with you on the Aveda goodies. They ROCK! I have to admit, I have bought that candle at Sisters Garden before. SHHHH, don’t tell. It is dang good! My favorite perfume right now is Betsy Johnson. Every time I wear it, I get tons of compliments, and it comes in a really cool, funky bottle. I could go on and on, so i will quit now. Have a great day Jeanne!

  6. Amy Muffoletto

    I love your list of favorites!!! I don’t really get into all that stuff… I guess I should make time for a little pampering… I do love stuff that smells good. I will have to try those flip flops… I really love visiting your site. It is so peaceful. Hugs my friend.

  7. Alexis

    Hi Jeanne, I’m a fellow Unraveller, stopping by to say hello. Your blog is so pretty and I can’t wait to try some of your faves–especially that nail polish!

  8. Amy

    I love how you are so girly and you take care of YOU! I wish I had all those things that make me smell yummy, look at cute as you. Thanks for the tip on American Beauty. Off to Kohls.

  9. Sheila Payne

    Hi Jeanne! I to love that Loreal mascara and have used it 4 a long while. I love love love the Ameican Beauty Kohls. I am so not a fan of Kohls either, I go for bras though instead of the Dept. stores. I do use some bumble & bumble products too. I will visit you on Etsy today also at some point πŸ™‚
    Enjoy your day!

  10. Jillian

    Great list. I totally agree on both the Aveda and B&B hair products. The smell of Aveda’s Rosemary Mint shampoo is pure heaven. There is an Aveda Institute here in Des Moines, and I am in the process of convincing myself that letting students cut my hair is worth the $$ left over to be spent on the products.

  11. EverleyJames

    Hey Jeanne! I’m looking forward to unravelling with you, too! To Kill a Mockingbird is a favorite of mine…and that cover is to die for. πŸ™‚

  12. Lilie

    Hello Jeanne,
    Thanks for stopping by to say hi! I adore your blog and can’t wait to start Unravelling with you. See you in class!

  13. Jackie

    So fun! Love your list! I need new mascara, so I’ll give that a try! I love Tiramani perfume, Target flip flops (which I wear ALL the time) and that blue candle, but I can’t remember which sent (Volcano, maybe?). Thanks for sharing!

  14. Tara

    Oh I love this…I like that mascara as well..and I will take you up on the Aveda and give it a try, I also have really dry and frizzy hair, so I will try that on for size~! Thanks Jeanne!! XO

  15. Maegan

    Hello! I’m a fellow unraveller but I had actually bookmarked your blog a couple of weeks ago and have been enjoying it ever since.
    I make many of the products that I use but in addition to what I make I love Burt’s Bees shampoo & conditioner, OPI nail polish, Woodwick reed difusers, and any Jane Austen book.

  16. lissa

    good faves~! That candle I posted about last week is also a capri candle. I’ve never smelled the lollia stuff but the packaging is super cute! now i’m curious. And I LOVE aveda! Happy monday!

  17. Patricia

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s great to meet you through Unravelling! I love your blog and, especially appreciate your Best of the Best list…some great ideas that I will be looking into this week πŸ™‚

  18. Lori

    thanks for sharing your favorites Jeanne…i LOVE voluminous mascara too…i have also used it for years…the only thing i have found that works to straighten my dreaded curls is Aveda “hang straight”…i use it daily…i like that shade of lipstick…i like colors that are not too in your face…i will pick some up next time i am at Kohls…oh, and “to kill a mockingbird” *sigh*…i am SO in love with that book…i read it at least once a year, and fall in love with it all over again…i wish Harper Lee had written more novels…

  19. Tracy

    LOVE your fav’s! I LOVE the JCrew sandals, too…and am going to try some of your new fav’s!!

  20. tracey

    Hi! Been gone the last week, and trying to get caught up on my favorite blogs – all kinds of great posts from you! Hope your week is starting out great:)

  21. jen. e

    Nice to meet you fellow unraveller! For me, it’s Aveda Hand Relief…can’t live without it in the wintertime!

  22. koralee

    I love love love lollia wish…i am wearing it right now…i have the cream and the perfume…can’t live without it…plus the packaging is so so so so lovely to display!

  23. Marie

    Thank you for sharing such a great list! I am going to try that mascara. I’m in between right now and want to try something new. And oh how I love OPI nail polishes! I have a few faves, but will have to try your suggestion!

  24. Nora

    Loreal voluminous is for sure the best! I have used it for years and turned so many people on to it. I recently tried Loreals new mascara with collagen and think that it might be my new favorite. πŸ™‚

  25. The Beautiful Life

    I’ll definitely want to try the vials of hair stuff that you raved about!
    Agreed, regarding the Capri Blue candles! My all-time fave is the Volcano scent. I carried Aloha Orchid and am now sold out, or I’d shoot one to you in the mail — just because. πŸ™‚ Darn!
    Thanks for this list — I LOVE lists like this! I am a total Sephora junkie!!

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