Five Favorites Linky Party

Monday, June 21, 2010

    Hello creative people.  Did you have a good weekend?  Our weekend was hot and I don't see relief any time soon which translates to lots of pool time.

    Last week I decided to post a linky party that begins today.  If this isn't your thing, please come back.  I promise not to turn this into a beauty blog, just wanted to do something a little different that's all.  The link will be open until Friday if you decide to join in.

    The question is, if you are going away for the weekend and can only take five products, in your cosmetic bag, what would they be.  Are you like me and have been doing the same routine  A weekend at the beach with the girls is always a good place to find about about new things that work for other people, but I missed that opportunity this year.  So I am calling on you to fill me in.

    Without further ado, here are my five must haves.

     1.  Great lash mascara has been in my bag more than any other.  I have tried others, but when I make a quick trip to Target, I know that I can grab this tube without thinking and it never fails.

    2.  Brilliant by Aveda keeps my hair from doubling in size and keeps the frizzies at bay.  If you have curly, thick, porous hair, you might like it.  And it smells great.  I could so be an 80's hair person, but then I  would probably never be spoken to in public.

    3.  Bobbie Brown eye shadow in birch (not the one shown above) pulls double duty as an eye liner and eye brow definer.  Use a wet brush to apply the liner and a dry brow brush to apply to the brows.

     4.  Sonia Kashuk face palette by Target.  Usually I don't have success with drug store make up, but this little kit has been in my bag for years.  It comes with concealer, mineral foundation powder, and  blush.  The 3-in-1 concept makes it convenient to travel with.

     5.  Cetaphil is the perfect lotion.  Dermatologists have been recommending it for years.  I use it on my face and body and any residue that is left on my hands, I apply to my hair.  (A tip I read in People Style Watch, what's good enough for the celebrities..).  It really works to smooth the hair shaft before drying.

    So there you have it, my five faves.  Now it's your turn.  So tell me, what's in your bag?

    1. All you do is link your post not your blog.   
    2. Be sure to link back to this site so that others can read all of the posts that are linked here.
    3. Try to visit the other blogs listed.
    Thanks to everybody who joins in.  I hope you had fun!!


    1. Good morning Rene, I have tried to link, but it will not take the picture that I try to link. I have tried all of them. Just says error and to contact Brent.

    2. Trust me, my bag would be way too boring to post, but I do love reading others' suggestions. Fun!

    3. Sorry about that Kim, technical difficulties. It is working now. Thanks for joining in!!

    4. Now it's working. I have never tried Bobbi Brown before, but may give that a try.

    5. Rene,
      Thanks for having a fun party! It was hard to narrow it down to just 5 and I wouldn't call myself a cosmetic girl! Although more and more age fighting products have been making it into my bag!
      I have always wanted to try Bobbie Brown's products...have heard good things! Will need to give it a try!
      Have a great week :)

    6. I think this is a fun change for a linky party! I will be linking up. Thanks Rene.:)

    7. Oh, I love Bobbi Brown too! So many great products out there! Love this Linky Party! :)

    8. What a cool party idea! I needed something different as I didn't have time for a regular post today! I love Cetaphil! It is the best I have found and a reasonable price!

    9. How fun, sadly mine would include diapers, hand sanitizer, lotion, lip balm and cherios. So I'll just enjoy everyone else's! (: Great idea!

    10. Thanks Rene for hosting this fun party!~ I think some of these companies should be paying us creative gals...we are really endorsing some products today!

    11. So fun to see what everyone's posting. I love Sonia Kashuk makeup too--great quality I think and great pricing.

    12. Hi Rene,
      I'm so glad you stopped by, and thanks for your sweet comment about my living room and "gate" fire screen! :)
      The link party sounds like fun, but I'll come back when you do a decorating or gardening theme. :)
      I'm hosting a link party, too, (only my second ever) on Thursday called Feather Your Nest Thursday's. Come by and check it out if you're interested. :)
      Have a great day!!

      ~ Jo

    13. Ok, I'm the queen of curly, thick, unmanageable hair so I will definitely try Brilliant by Aveda! Thanks for the tip!

      Kat :)

    14. Love this party idea! I just need to find the time to put a post together...
      Sonia Kushak: don't understand how you all can love her things...I have tried many of them: the eye shadow cakes just terribly, the mascara clumps.Hmmm: don't understand you all buying it!
      Bare Escentials for me! But I'll put it in a post some day this week.

    15. An Eye For Detail, I have only tried the 3-in-1. Haven't tried the eye shadow or the mascara. Glad you are going to join us.

    16. thanks for stopping by and commenting on my five faves and for hosting this fun party. Great idea.

    17. This is a great party! I've used the Cetaphil lotion and really liked it, my son has eczema and it's great for his skin. Thank you for hosting!

    18. i just found you by way of Becolorful. i have to know where you get the "hope in a jar" moisturizer. i have to try it if only because of the name.

    19. Just posted my travel essentials! This was great fun, and good to see what others consider essential!
      Sorry my pic is so simple: couldn't fit any of the others in that crop area...

    20. Thanks for hosting this party Rene! Such a fun idea!

    21. Now this is my kind of party!


    22. This is a great party Rene! And thank you so much for visiting my blog! I am your newest follower! And the creme radiance cleanser from Lancome is a MUST! You will not believe how great the stuff works! And if you don't want to purchase, you can always ask for a sample size bottle - it's worth a try!

    23. Hi Rene! I'm linked up now! Thanks again for hosting such a fun party :) xoxox

    24. Fun - I had to join in too.

    25. Oops. I didn't get it written in time to link up, but I wrote my 5 here:


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