Monday, June 29, 2020

List: Ten products that I use every day.

After an extended period of mandated quarantine, it became vital to differentiate between needs and wants.
The stores were barren, funds were low, and trips to venture out were limited, making each trip crucial.
It was during this time that my husband and I needed to decide what were things that we really needed.
For example, I prefer certain shampoos, but settled for the cheaper, easier to find store brands.
My husband loves his goodies to munch on, but he sacrificed his snacks for the kid's favorites.
The kids learned to eat new things such as granola and berries instead of their typical cafeteria meals.
These were small changes to make to ensure that bills were paid and that we lived comfortably.

This got me thinking, what are items that I use daily that I'd be disappointed to go without?
Luckily, I bulk purchase more expensive items so my favorite products were well stocked in my house.
While I wouldn't call them a "need", I'd categorize them as a level ten "want".
We all have our high level wants which I bet we go out of way to stock up on in our new normal.

top ten beauty products; essential daily products; favorite products

Ten of my favorite products.

I knew that I used my fair share of almond milk, but didn't realize how much until isolation.
I go through about 3 gallons a week and I don't even drink it straight!!  I only use it for my coffee.
My hubby teases me now because when I get down to a few containers, I panic, like legit panic!
This is one item that I know I'll be subconsciously hoarding for years to come.

I've mentioned this product before here.  My feelings still hold true making this my #2 wanted product.
I use it at least once daily.  It really helps my trouble spots and I get anxious when I miss a dose.

As much as I love my coffee in the morning, I cherish a soothing cup of chamomile tea at night.
It helps me relax while giving me something hot to drink.  Can you tell I don't drink much water?

With my sensitive skin allergies, I limit the brands of laundry detergent to what I know.
We typically stick to detergents that are labeled for sensitive skin and free of perfume.
To make up for the clean laundry smell I miss, we use this fabric softener in lavender.  It's heavenly!

I opted to go make up free throughout the quarantine, but couldn't stay away from my mascara!
Despite being isolated aka hidden away from society, my lashes were always glamorous.

At a time when we are washing more than ever, I'm so glad I have a lifetime supply of scented soap!
The Rose Water & Ivy is my favorite but my cabinet is stocked with all sorts of fragrances.
Scented soaps seems to be a go to gift and I'm totally not complaining!

In a world where antibacterial cleaners are crucial, I still reach for my favorite granite cleaner.
Every night before bed, I spritz and shine all of our counter tops in the kitchen.
This keeps the kitchen smelling lovely, the counters sparkling, and my OCD smiling!

Here's another product that I've mentioned in the past, but it remains a must have for me.
My facial skin literally craves the moisture after each washing.  My skin absorbs it immediately.

I use this body wash as a nourishing shaving cream and cleanser every day.
It leaves a subtle, lovely scent on my skin.  It also keeps my skin soft and nourished.

I go through tubes upon tubes of this stuff.  It makes my lips soft with a lovely hint of mint!
Bonus - My daughter hates the smell of mint so she leaves my tubes of lip balm alone.
I'm also a big fan of the tingly feeling that the mint leaves behind on my lips.

What are your favorite products that you use every day?


  1. You should stop drinking camomile during summer as it makes allergies worse, replace it with green tea till Autumn.
    I'm currently using white musk in my handwash and will probably use up Dove's aloe vera and birch water body wash after it as I don't like it for showering. Out of all the new Doves only goji berries/camelia is good, the rest is shitty (we don't have mango yet). My fave shower gel this year has been Palmolive's Coffee body butter wash from their gourmet collection, it is like bathing in caramel, cappuccino, roasted hazelnuts and maple syrup :) I've also bought Ziaya's Orange Butter shower gel last week, it is isn't bad, but I'm not thrilled. I do adore Nivea's apricot shower gel, though, it is like bathing in apricot juice.

    1. Omg,you need to write the commercial for Palmolive! And I need to find that stuff!!

    2. That gourmet collection has coffee, vanilla, coconut, strawberry, chocolate, berries, peach and mint, but I only like the coffee one even though I don't drink coffee :) But you literally feel like you are bathing in a cup of expensive coffee with cream. And it is a shower butter, which means it is luxuriously thick :) and the bottles are gorgeous too. Good for skin too.

    3. It's funny you say that because my doctor just prescribed me a new allergy medication because my ears are so bad! I guess my nightly chamomile tea must come to an end for now. Palmolive around here is the green dish soap. I don't think I've ever seen their body care line, although now I want to try it! I like light, warm scents. Anything too strong turns me off so that coffee body butter sounds amazing. :)

    4. There is a whole list of things that worsen allergies during summer, google it, there are some things on it that I just won't rid myself from, bananas for example, but I replace camomile with nettle and green flavoured tea during summer, especially in August when a weed called ambrosia is flowering here and it is when rhinitis becomes the worst for all allergy sufferers. I put myself on a two week pill treatment then.
      You have Palmolive Coffe Love Body Butter Wash on ebay methinks, I once found my favourite ever Cherry Almond Dove there, but it was 40 bucks for a bottle because it was a rare edition :)

  2. I loved reading about your fave products. I can’t believe how much almond milk you go through! My daughter and I only use 1.5 gallons a week together. I wouldn’t mind trying the shower foam but have always hated the scent of regular Dove products. Is it predominantly vanilla?

    I also need my scented hand soaps. Other musts that I can’t run out of are TraderJoe’s No Salt Almond Butter, Eggo Whole Grain Waffles, Oikos No Fat Plain Greek Yogurt and Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus. AND Frito Lay MultiGrain Scoops which they’ve stopped making during the pandemic!!! I’ve been furious and you should see the tweets and fb comments they are getting! The people have spoken!

    1. Yes, it's predominantly vanilla and smells like a warm scent (if that makes any sense lol). It's not overpowering at all which is part of why I love it. Too funny about the Fritos! Who knew that people took their chips so seriously? lol lol

  3. I use vanilla almond milk as well, I drink it and use it for cereal

    1. I put it in my coffee and then eliminate the sugar. :)

  4. I enjoyed your list. My major wants are Diet Pepsi and a good lip balm.


    1. My favorite lip balm is EOS and Baby Lips, but I can't find Baby Lips anymore.

  5. Silk Vanilla Almond Milk is my favorite. I also can't live without BBW foaming hand soaps and hand sanitizers. Even though it is summer, I still start my morning with a hot cup of Darjeeling tea and end it with a hot cup of lavender or chamomile tea. Those are my quarantine splurges also.

    1. I'm due for a refill of soaps, but I'm waiting for their deal for purchasing 6 at a time. :)

    2. Their sales have been awful since quarantine. I refuse to pay more than $3 each and they haven't had that sale since like Jan or Feb. Thankfully. I still have a cupboard full, so we aren't hurting. I have no problem waiting them out LOL

  6. A big fan of tingly feelings? Want to switch nervous systems with me? lol You panic? Nah, never would have guessed that. You only have 3 boxes left. Oh no!!!


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