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Our Five Favorite Things!

Our Pick's - August, 2021

Gigi Lori's Favorite

Believe it or not, we spend 26 years of our life sleeping. The older I get, the more I want my bed to look and feel luxurious since I spend almost a third of my life sleeping. Over the years, I have tried different sheets and thread counts until I found the linen sheets from Parachute. I love the look and feel of these luxurious sheets. They feel crisp at first but soften when they are washed. Linen comes from the natural fiber of the flax plant, and Belgian linen is of the highest quality. Linen is self-cooling; when you sweat, nodes in the sheets absorb perspiration and then expand and release the moisture. They are good in both warm and cool months as they self-regulate temperature.

Stay Cool, Sleep Well

Gigi Lori

Gigi Susie's Favorite

My best friend, Susan, bought this lipstick for me for my birthday years ago and it's still one of my favorite lip balms.

It is Christian Dior Addict Lip Balm . This lip balm has up to 97% natural-origin ingredients that helps awaken the natural color of your lips with a custom glow and hydration. For this Gigi that lived in Arizona for 27 years, my go to lipsticks/lip balms must always be hydrating. My favorite color is pink and the balm is infused with color-reviver technology, which adapts to the pH level of your lips to reveal a custom glow that lasts for up to six hours. This lip balm features: cherry oil, shea butter and sunflower waxes. You can wear it like I do as a balm for subtle color or wear it under other lip products.

This is a must-have for the summer!

Gigi Susie

Lala Malana's Favorite

I was recently visiting 2 of my sister-in-laws that I had not seen for 2 years. One of the things we love to do together is cooking. We were at one house and there were 3 of us trying feverishly to open cans of vegetables using 3 different types of can openers. None of them were working very good and we, of course, ended up laughing at our determination to figure them out. One of them was a high end name brand and we had not poured our wine yet so we aren't sure what the problem was. Later, when we were back at my other sister-in-laws house, we needed to open a can. She reaches in her kitchen drawer and pulls out this device. She places it on top of the can , pushes a button and the can is opened. I wanted to open more cans just to watch it work.

Tornado F4 Can Opener can be found on Amazon.

It is battery operated and comes in 4 different colors. It's easy to use and fits in the palm of your hand. This can opener provides a clean and safe cut with no sharp edges. This would also be a great gift for anyone that has issues with arthritis or lack of strength in their hands.

I am thinking that this might end up in some stockings this year!!

Enjoy the rest of your summer and stay safe!

Lala Malana

Mimi Jackie's Favorite

Summer heat can wreak havoc on our hair and I’ve found a product at Target that I absolutely love! If you missed the recent blog post I wrote titled Losing my Hair from COVID19 – Five Tips I Found To Fight Back you can find it HERE and it will shed some light on why I was in search of a hair product I could start using during our hot summer months. Trust me when I say, you will LOVE Kristin Ess Instant Lift Thickening Spray! You can find it HERE. The thickening spray is for all hair types and is so easy to use. It’s like a liquid mousse and provides instant volume without weighing your hair down. It instantly makes your hair very full. You just spray it on towel-dried hair from roots to ends before blow-drying. I use about 5-7 sprays and then run my fingers through my hair to rub it into my scalp to make sure it’s evenly applied. Then I use my round brush and focus on the roots, drying them in the opposite direction. That’s it! The thickening spray also protects your hair so you don’t have to use hairspray before curling or flat ironing. The best part is that the volume lasts for days!

Another must-have for Summer!


Mimi Jackie

Nana Alison's Favorite

I recently used a spa gift certificate at a luxury spa in Scottsdale and fell in love with one of the products they used for my facial, so much so, that I purchased it from the gift shop instead of looking for it online, so I could have it immediately. The product is Naturopathica Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel. It’s not a peel-off mask, it’s like a thick serum consistency and you spread it thinly on damp skin and rinse it off in five minutes, leaving your skin smooth, soft, and brighter. The sweet cherry and almond smell is incredible and makes you feel like you’re getting a spa treatment at home, plus there is a warming sensation that makes you know its mopping up those dead skin cells. It is best to use 1-2 times a week and the ease of use makes it easy to meet that goal. It’s a splurge at $58 for the 1.7 oz size but that will last you for months. If you don’t want to spend that much, they also offer a half ounce for $21 and their website offers a 15% discount on your first order. The Naturopathica brand states that they never use toxic ingredients, so that’s also a big bonus. If you love the sweet smell of cherries and almonds as much as I do, you’re going to love this product!

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