That’s Awesome! #10

Happy Friday, everyone! Are you enjoying all of the Home Tours going on in BlogLand right now? We’re going to a non-virtual home tour this weekend, and I’m hoping to take some pictures to share next week. You know your family loves you when you suggest going on a home tour and they all feign excitement. (So sweet.)

We’ll be seeing this beauty, and l’ll likely have to be dragged away kicking and screaming while clutching the porch railing.

I cannot believe it’s been nearly 4 months since my last That’s Awesome! post. Ridiculous, especially since these are my favorite posts to share with you. (A lot of the items on the previous lists make excellent gift ideas, FYI.)

A refresher, since it’s been eons–I purchase every item on the Awesome List with my own money, and the companies mentioned do not provide me with any product or compensation. (You can read my disclosures policy here.) Now that the tedious issues of the day are addressed, let’s get started!

1. Sephora Cleaning Me Softly Facial Cleansing BrushThis brush is a dream come true for cheapos (like yours truly) who want a sonic facial cleanser but spend too much money on other facial products to afford one. Yes, you have to move the brush around manually to clean your face, but it provides just the right amount of exfoliation for a fraction of the price ($10!!). I use mine a couple of times a week to keep the skin looking as dewy and fresh as can be expected for someone my age. (Maybe even a little bit better.)

2. Hue No-Show SocksI swore off sock liners like this because they’d always slide off the back of my heel, but going barefoot in shoes just grosses me out. (I’m a sweater of the profuse variety.) I tried these on a whim and love, love, love them! They’re cut low enough to wear with my flats and they don’t slip off, because there’s a little rubber grip on the back of the heel. They’re thicker than a nylon, too, which I like. (I realize that loving these makes me look like an old lady.) #dontcare

3. Maybelline the Falsies Volum’ Express MascaraMaybelline® Volum' Express® The Falsies™ MascaraI’ve now tried every mascara available and this one’s my favorite, and the only brand that’s caused people to inquire about why my lashes look so nice. I’m not magically transformed into a Kardashian or anything, but I still look like I have much fuller lashes after a quick curl and a couple of swipes. The fact that it’s cheap and accessible is just a bonus. (Insert inappropriate joke here.)

4. J. Crew Pixie Snap-Front PantSo, these are the best pants. Ever. I purchased a pair for $12.00(!!!!) from the distribution center in Asheville. That being said, I’d be willing to pay full-price, because they are so ridiculously slimming. I wore them in my Christmas card photo, and trust me when I tell you those pants were the real star of the show. (And maybe my fresh highlights.) They suck in the lumps and bumps, and the higher rise prevents unsightly muffin-top. If I had one wish it would be to send each and every last one of you a pair of these pants, because they’re life-transforming. No, seriously–life-transforming.  

5. Sugar Paper Planner 2016Sugar Paper Planner 2016 Monthly 8x10You may have spied this on Claire’s desk, but make no mistake, it was only there for blogging stunt-purposes. (She was disappointed when I took it back, but that’s life.) I love the Sugar Paper products at Target, and this no-frills planner is my life-corral-er of choice.  It’s cheap and easy to use. (I clearly can’t help myself.) They have wrapping supplies in store now, too, thus adding to Target’s never-ending mine-field of stuff you don’t need but toss in your buggy, anyway.

That’s it for another installment of That’s Awesome! Don’t forget that today’s the last day in the Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop. There are a few more lovely homes you need to visit before I can send you on your way for the weekend. Speaking of, I hope you have a great one, and thanks for reading! 2015 Holiday Home Tour--Pretty Practical Home

Monday, November 30th

Green With Decor

3 Little Greenwoods

Our House Now a Home

Lehman Lane

Designing Vibes

Tuesday, December 1st

Q-Schmitz Home Design

Our Crafty Mom

Domicile 37

Shabby Grace Blog

Dream Design DIY

Wednesday, December 2nd

My Life from Home

Up to Date Interiors

Elizabeth Joan Designs

Pretty Practical Home

Thursday, December 3rd

Casa Watkins

The Deans List Blog

Craving Some Creativity

Vintage Romance Style

Friday, December 4th

Flourish & Knot

Around the Watts House

Karen’s Up on the Hill

What Rose Knows

Creatively Homespun

10 thoughts on “That’s Awesome! #10

  1. so funny…another thing we have in common…I hate to go barefoot in shoes. I even wear white socks at home rather than go bare…bonus is I clean my hardwood floors at the same time. its a win win situation 🙂 love your picks. will have to look at the j crew jeans. I just bought some similar from Loft…high waist skinny jeans. I like your price better though 🙂 have a great weekend.

    1. Hey, Nancy! These are more like scuba pants than jeans, which is why they’re so slimming. I haven’t been to Loft in a while–need to stop by next time I go shopping. My socks are usually lightly coated with cookie crumbs and dog hair–I’m like a human swiffer, too!

  2. How dare you tempt with the Sugar Paper planner again! Apparently, this particular item (I want the smaller agenda style one) does not ship to Canada 🙁 I’m tempted to order from Sugar Paper directly, but I’ve put it on my Christmas list in the meantime (my Mom works in the states) so I am IMPATIENTLY waiting for another few weeks.

    And seriously, the matching black and white wrapping paper? Like why does this company design everything I love!?

    1. It’s getting to where I can’t go near the Target for fear of overspending. The entire wrapping collection is adorable, but I’m such a cheapo that I’m waiting until my jumbo roll from Hobby Lobby runs out. I’ve had the roll for 6 years now, and it shows no signs of running out. You’ll love your planner when you finally get it!

  3. I love those sock liners too! They actually work, both to keep them up on the heel where they belong, and to keep me from becoming a raving you-know-what because the sock liner keeps slipping. 🙂

    1. Hey, Ruth! I swore off the sock liners years ago because I decided it was better to have sweaty feet than stop to adjust my socks every few steps. So glad I tried these and good to know I’m not alone in my devotion. Have a great weekend!

  4. I have a Clairsonic and I have to say, you aren’t missing anything in my opinion. Also, thanks for the sock recommendation! I was just whining to myself this morning about how the ones I have keep slipping off my heels! Have a great weekend!

    xo, Paige

    1. Hey, Paige. That’s good to know about the Clarisonic. I worried it would be too abrasive, anyway. My other pet peeve with those kind of socks is when they come up too high and stick out of your shoe. I only have one really low-cut flat where I have to tuck them in a bit–you should definitely try them. Enjoy your weekend!

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