Thursday, September 2, 2010

Love it #2 -- & A GIVEAWAY!!


FREEBIE GIVEAWAY:  Enter to win one tube o' goo (as featured below) in your choice of colors:  Metha Lip Shine (no color), Violet Mint, or Pink Mint.

HOW TO ENTER:  Leave a comment at the bottom of the post telling me what your favorite Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It item is -- something you are diggin' right now.

EARN AN EXTRA CHANCE TO WIN:  If you become a follower of the blog, you will be given an extra "name in the hat" chance to win.  After you've become a follower, just post that in the comments so I can count you twice!

Depending on the number of entries, I will either use a random number generator or have one of the kiddos pick a number out of a hat.  I'll let you know if you've won!!

GIVEAWAY will end at 9pm CST on Monday, September 6th!

And back to the newsroom:

I do not intend for the title of this post to be misleading.

Yes, this is a post in my Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It (LI, LI, GHI) series. (Really, is this going to be a series?  Or just a few random posts?  No decision has been made on that quite yet.  We'll see how the masses take to these first few posts.)

Uh, yeah.  Go off on tangents much?

Where was I?
Where was I?
Oh yes.
I am not attempting to mislead you.  Like I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted by the voices in my head, this is one of the LI, LI, GHI posts -- this is actually post #2.  HOWEVER, this is the first "Love it."  So, should it have been titled Love It #1?  Then I could just number each item under each rating?  For example:  "Love It #1"  and "Gotta Have It #1"  Or should I just leave it?

Does anybody really care?

Back to a new-ish Love It item...

I found this little tube o' lip goo when I was shopping with one of my Cackalacky buddies.  We had stepped into the over-scented, olfactory overloading (yet really fun and ultimately irresistible) Bath and Body Works.

Let me set the scene here a bit:  I really like B&BW.  I used to love it.  Matter of fact, before Dave Ramsey came into the picture, I spent a lot of time and money there.  Oh, there I go again on a tangent...

Blah, blah, blah.... Used to love B&BW... Oh yeah!  Then they had the audacity to come out with so many different scents that just walking into the place made my nose, which was apparently designed for a Blood Hound, go crazy.  I mean, seriously, all you have to do is walk past the joint and you're bombarded with floral-y, fruit-y, outdoors-y, tree huggin' redolence.   This drives my doggy nose crazy.  Alas I have not done much shopping at B&BW.

But, my Cackalacy girl headed that way and I followed.  I wandered straight to the sale tables and promptly filled my arms with pump soaps that were going for $3 each.  (Dave would have liked that -- on sale AND in the budget!)  While my friend was sniffing every container she could get her hands on, I walked to the front to check out.  And there... there is where I found this little tub o' goo...

It's called Mentha Lip Tint and though B&BW carries it, it is by C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries.  (I love that word:  Apothecaries.  Apothecaries.  Fun!)  I believe that there were about 4 different colors to choose from.  I chose Violet Mint

The gloss has a minty smell to delight your nose, a tingly feeling to delight your lips, and a sheer shiny finish to delight your eye.

The tag on my tube says $7.50, but I believe I paid something more like $5 for it.  I'm not really a lipstick kinda girl (it makes my throat hurt -- yeah, figure that one out) and though I LOVE Carmex chap sticks (can you call another brand of lip stuff "chap stick" even if it isn't the Chap Stick brand?) this little beauty not only slicks my lips, but also gives a sheer hint of color.  And, as you only need a tiny bit to cover your lips, it will last a long time.  I've already had mine about 3 months and the tube feels as full as it did when I bought it.

Could I do without this?  Yes.
Do I want to do without it?  No.

I love this stuff.  Love It!
Now maybe I should see if the Apothecary carries anything to make my close-one-eye-while-taking-a-self-portrait-of-shiny-lips wrinkly eye squint lines less apparent...

Go pick you up some the next time you's hangin' at the mall.  Y'ant to? 

(B&BW and C.O. Bigelow do not know who I am and have not paid me for this shameless plug for their tubes of lip goo.  However, if they were to shower me with lots of tubes of this stuff, I , of course, would share with all of you!)

(Oooh, oooh, oooh!  I just went to the B&BW website and these little tubes of goo are on sale:  Buy two at $7.50 each and get the 3rd free.  There are about 15 different tubes to choose from.  Some colored, some not.  Go forth and shop!)

(And sorry for all the parenthesis this evening.  The voices in my head were on overdrive, I guess!)


  1. I too love them! And they sell them at our exchange!

  2. Something I am totally digging right now... The new Filtrete Water System.. You might have seen the commercials on TV.. (

    At $38 this college student viewed it as an investment. I've had the system three weeks now and would not live without it! I drink more water throughout the day and NEVER buy bottled water.

  3. Annie, the blog! I will be keeping an eye on it. Great Ideas!
    In regards to the lip balm...I love it! Its a must have for me. I love the Metha Lip Shine. I have yet to try the colored ones! I will have to pick one up the next time I am at the B&BW. I love how if I just eat and I don't have my tooth brush around, I just put some on my lips and I don't feel self confident about my breath, especially as an Orthodontist Assistant! Also, the price is great for a single income home. I get spoiled without feeling guilty!

  4. However, if there is something free to be had, I want my comment submitted ( I will let you decide if it warrants public submission). As you know, I LOVE hanky panky underwear (which I expect to see a blog about since I gave you a pair...and shouldn't I get an extra vote for that too??) And I am also obsessed with the TLC show 18 Kids and Counting. I would actually prefer my kids to watch that than cartoons (minus the commercials). Favorite new product...has to be the delay start option on my new Samsung washer. It keeps the towels from stinking. My towels used to always stink. Again, I should win because both of our favorite things go with the nose.

  5. Hi Annie! Lovin' your blog still. I may need to get one of those laminators for Reedy Christian Academy! The kids and I enjoy seeing pictures of you all.
    I have many LI's, LIs and GHIs out here in 29 Palms. The #1 is my Keurig coffee maker. I won't have anything else now that my sweet hubby brought that home for me. #2 LI is my Jillian Michaels '30 Day Shred' and her new 'Lose it with weights' workout videos. Great workouts if you only have a small amount of free time. And #3 LI is the 10-drawer units I have for homeschool. I use the Work Box system and it REALLY does make the day go much smoother.
    Those are 3 things that I like, love and probably got to have it! :)

  6. I'm always up for a free giveaway!

    Like it: The baby monitor. For at least I know what's going on upstairs while I attempt to homeschool downstairs. And Evan thinks his Mama can see through walls because of it too. Not a bad thing for him to think right now.

    Love it: Narnia audio CD's for the car...the kids are actually SILENT for a change and I'm reliving Narnia all over again! And how I do love showers when I get them. And I love that I have one of those showers with the curved rods that makes it feel all the more spacious.

    Gotta have it: My Bible. Coffee. (not picky although maybe Lisa can do a giveaway on her Keurig!) music. wine. my camera. cell phone. computer. and early bedtimes.

    I think you were going for products, but there is nothing that I'm all that crazy about right now. Unless you count food and I'm totally smitten by Kettle Chips Chili Lime. And Orville's "natural" popcorn- slightly salted. YUM.

  7. Cynthia Wells MooreSeptember 6, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    Aunt Cynthia wants to be entered...

  8. Annie...
    okay here you go..this should not be a big surprise but
    like it..10# dumbells
    love it..12# dumbbells
    gotta have it..#20 dumbells
    miss you

  9. I love my new Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker and Pizza Stone. Food cooks evenly and tastes great! The deep covered baker allows me to cook everything right inside the dish and I can do in 30 minutes. Sorry, my picture icons would not work, here is my online catalog.


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