March 10, 2010

Other Obsessions Besides Books?

Being obsessed with books from an early age, I have to admit I am a creature of habit in other areas of my life too, so when I try new things and absolutely love them I usually go back to them them over and over again. Like I have used the same shampoo and conditioner for over I think five years and it wasn't only until last winter that I changed from "volumizing" to "moisturizing" in the same brand.  I don't know what this says about me...but if you find something great, why deviate? These are some of my favourite things.  I'd love to hear of some of your obsessions beyond books, so please comment!!!

Volumizing Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioner from Pureology - This conditioner is super and works great to counteract my daily use of a flat-iron.

Earl Grey (Loose Leaf) Tea from Café Artigiano - Has an amazingly strong Earl Grey flavour and wonderful scent.

Calvin Klein Black Shaper Tights from The Bay - I feel an inch thinner all over with these tights on.

Grilled cheese and ham sandwich with a garlic pickle on the side. Comfort food and my go to meal when I do not want to put any effort into dinner.

Narciso Rodriguez For Her Perfume (Pink Bottle) - Has a woodsy scent that is still feminine. I have a very sensitive sense of smell and this is the only perfume I have found I can wear.

Russian Caravan tea by Murchies…a unique smokiness in this medium-bodied tea.

Dark chocolate ice cream with Skor bites in a dark chocolate dipped waffle cone from Marble Slab Creamery.

Sony Reader PRS-600 - Pefect for travelling on the bus to and from work every day. Nothing can replace reading from the real thing though!

My Diamond Hoop Earrings from Anne Louise - The perfect discreet earring for everyday.

Ombra Eucalyptus Bubble Bath. Wonderfully strong menthol smell that is totally relaxing...almost like being at the spa!

Starbucks Extra Hot Hot Chocolate.  Some hot chocolates have a very week chocolate taste but not this one...I always order extra hot because I like to savour it rather than gulp it.

Rosebud’s Strawberry Lip Balm. I put this on every night before going to sleep and I never have chapped lips anymore...and I used to be a chapstickaholic.

Black Crocodile Print Riding Boots from Arnold Churgin - Perfect with skinny jeans and skirts.

Slate Blue Cashmere Scarf from Club Monaco. The perfect color for my blue eyes.

NeoStrata Intense Daytime Total Anti-Age Complex - A women in her 30s needs to fight those wrinkles. I have been a long-time user of NeoStrata products and this one was well worth the price. I waited until I got a two for one deal though!

Lush Fluffy White Clouds and Bathos Bubble Bars - Both bars have patchouli undertones which are soothing. I make the bars last a long time by using a bit of the bubble bar with Milk & Honey bubble bath gel from Bath & Body Works.

L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Black with the Curved Brush - I  have used this mascara since my teens and only varied to black-brown from black a couple times. The best mascara!


  1. I love this post! My obsessions are:
    Paper: Happy place = stationery store.
    Fountain pens - writing with it feels so special!
    All things tofu - I swear to God I am a tofu ambassador, trying to get some love for this much maligned food!
    Chill out music - I have a huge collection and it keep expanding!
    Marmite - The UK variety and no substitutes allowed! I haven't been back to the UK in 15 years but I've never been without it. Ways and means, people!
    Ugg boots - I'd wear them constantly if I could. So comfortable!
    Garlic - If I had to choose between giving up garlic or chocolate, I'd give up chocolate. Crazy but true!
    Tea - Life without a good steaming cuppa is no life at all. Nice and strong, dash of milk and a good biscuit to accompany it and all troubles dissolve.

  2. Ok, although I am with you on the chill out music and UGG boots (I love mine too!)...I have to say gross on the marmite. Yuck! :) I am partial to another UK fav though...marmalade...and if you can find the kind made with whiskey so much the better.

  3. Thanks for a lovely society.

  4. Marmite - you love it or hate it! And I don't mind those who hate it, as it leaves more wonderful black gold for me!! ;)

    MMMM Marmalade. Yum!

  5. lol... this blog entry made my day. I think you should have included some wines on the list too though.
    Love ya,

  6. lol... your blog on your favorites made my day. I think you forgot to list a few wines in there though. Love Ya!