Thursday, January 10, 2013

my favorite things...

I don't usually push a lot of products, but then I realized that my favorite products ARE my favorites because someone spoke highly of them.  Which meant I tried them and loved them... which means perhaps I should tell YOU about them to see if you'll love them too.

Makes sense, right?

And not just art supplies - I'm talking with anything in my life.  SO you're gonna get a mixed bag of my favorite things... ready?


 Caran D'Ache Watercolor Crayons.  Yum.  Smooth.  Colors are vibrant.  Love.  Worth every penny.  Some things you can get away with a generic or store or 'off' brand, but with watercolor crayons I am a firm believer that the extra cost is worth it.  Someday I will learn how to pronounce the name.

 My favorite mixed media magazine, Cloth, Paper, Scissors.  Beautifully done.

Golden is a great brand of ANYTHING, but I can't always afford it.  But their Titan Buff color is my 'go-to' collage paint.  I like to do my backgrounds and then brayer on some Titan Buff... I also use this as the base for skin color.  My business cards are from and again, worth every single penny.  Quality unsurpassed.  Easy to design. 

Pam Carriker's Mixed Media Adhesive.  I use this for all my collage work - love the matte finish it leaves.  Great for avoiding bubbling and I love the workable finish.  I remember being on my facebook mixed media page and typing in the name of this product, and lo and behold Pam's name linked as a member.  We became fb friends - she's an awesome artist and when the Interweave store was out of her product I knew exactly who to run to.  :-)

Oh my.  How did he get in here?  Be still my heart... <3

 Uniball Signo pen - white.  LOVE this.  My Mel sent it to me and I'll never use another. 

WHITE gesso.  OMGosh, how much do I love white gesso? I've been told that the Golden brand is far superior, but with that comes the price tag - and I've done fine with the Liquitex brand.  It covers a multitude of errors... I use it in almost everything I do.  I even use it as the liquid medium with my watercolor crayons... buffing it into the color with a cloth.

 Prismacolor Markers.  My Schnauz gifted a set to me a couple of Beach Crops ago and I've never looked back.  I'm not a Copic kind of girl - I have them, and I like them, but my Prisma's are my marker of choice.

Beauty Supplies:

Unblemish.  By Rodan and Fields.  I am 55 years old, and have had acne since I was 13.  NOTHING cleared me up, and I've tried every product on the market.  Unblemish has given me the clear skin that I've always dreamed of.  Anyone interested in this product, message me on fb or email - for ordering info. 

Burt's Bees lip stuff! Yay!! Love this - love the light tint it leaves.  And my hair doesn't stick to it when it's windy.

Maybelline Lash Stiletto. Been using this mascara for a couple of years now, first one I've ever LOVED.

Laura Mercier eyeliner.  OMGosh.  I got this from one of my Brave Girl Camp roomies in a 'my favorite things' swap and it is truly now one of my favorite things.  I have searched my entire life for a pencil eyeliner that didn't come off with the excessive oil on my eyelids.  I finally found one.  It looks the same at 7pm as it did at 7am.  

China Glaze nail polish.  Scrumptious colors and goes on well, doesn't get thick and yucky too quickly like other brands.

Oh dear.  Did he get back in here AGAIN???

Revlon Color Stay Pressed Powder.  LOVE.  Lasts a LONG time on my face.  Since I don't wear any foundation, I like the smooth coverage this gives me.

Bigelow Lip Tint #1139.  My Dofey hooked me on this at the Ascary Doll House Crop in Gettysburg PA a few years ago.  Love the gloss and the tint, just have to remember not to wear this on windy days.

Bath & BodyWorks - Japanese Cherry Blossom body spray.  Been wearing this scent for so many years that I've seen the bottle change its design at least 3 times if not more.  It's all I wear... so if you've smelled me and you liked it, this is it. 

 A few extras that I've thought of...

Bic Wite-Out runner.  Love. 

Paper Mate Profile pen.  Blue.  Yum. 

Seriously, again?

Oberon Design Covers.  Covers for everything, all your electronic devices, plus purses, jewelry... just scrumptious.  Handmade, made with exquisite detail.   Worth EVERY PENNY.

My cover for my Nook:

SO, there you have it.  A few of my favorite things... hope you enjoyed, and if you have any questions on finding any of these items, let me know!


  1. These are all awesome, going to have to give some of them a try! Oh and I'd really like to give RDJ a try!

  2. Excellent list! I'm curious as to how you got all of those photos of my boyfriend, Rob.

    Love your work and your great attitude!

  3. Great list! Some new stuff to try! :)

  4. Fun post! I have a few of these things! Makeup stuff I must try! Just got the latest CPS magazine! Can't wait to totally devour it!! Thanks for the fun post!!

  5. Great post Tigs :) The eye candy was niiiiiiize too!

  6. Fun post, but my those shots of my husband, how did you get those ? And where do you find some of the not some common goodies, can you post links ? Like the eyeliner and mascara, where can I find them ? Oh and Pams MM Adhesive, where do you find that ? Im assuming thats a new product, as Ive never seen it in my travels. Thanks and Happy New Year.

    1. I will work on that tonight Lisa Marie!

      (and keep your hands off my boyfriend RDJ)