Monday Listicles

Another Sunday, another Monday Listicles. OK that makes no sense…

But let’s not nitpick and do some serious list making instead. Last week we admitted to noticing some things about people as soon as we see them. Thank you Donetta for a challenge, great topic.

This week Julia asked what the 10 beauty products we cannot live without are. Honestly I am a water and soap kinda gal. But I used to be really fancy when I worked as a flight attendant. So I did a little comparison just for you and even though I expected to make fun of myself for the lack of pampering: I apparently still use a lot of the things I did ten years ago. Not as often I guess but no matter what happens I never fail to brush my teeth twice a day. That should count as beauty regime right?

Next week’s great topic brought to you by Jen

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Fancy water/ Tap water.

I lived in the dessert and tap water was actual ocean desalted. So I used bottled water, mostly Evian, to wash my face and rinse my hair. Now we even drink tap water. And for that I am grateful.

2. Dermalogica Cleansing Gel

Recommended to me by a beautician during a spa day I still love and use Dermalogica. Although I will buy Clinique or Lancome at our local store if I run out and forget to re-order online. I wash my face with a cleanser every night before bed. I have not been to a spa in a decade.

3. Creme de La Mer/ Estee Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15

Please don’t ask me if $200 face cream is any different from others. We were young and single and airport Duty free shops gave us discounts. Also the cream smells lovely. I now use something I can afford and has SPF. Cause really who has time to apply that separately.

4. Lancome Hypnose mascara in Black.

My first mascara was Lancome. And I still wear nothing but. Recently I stopped applying it to my bottom lashes though. I never look at myself in the mirror throughout the day and in the evening I realize I have been sporting the “panda bear look”. Unfortunately there is no way of knowing if I rubbed my eyes recently or before midday, so I decided to just do top lashes. Do you apply mascara to top and bottom or just top lashes?

5. Lip gloss / Lip treatment.

If you remember the photo of my handbag you know I had a lot of random lip glosses. In my drawer currently are 3 Lancome Juicy tubes, Mac Lipglass, 2 Clinique moisturizing glosses, 4 Fusion beauty lip plumpers and random lipsticks that came free with sets of creams. I never use any. But I do put Clinique lip treatment on in the morning after I put my face and eye cream on. And I keep some locally made chapstick in the car.

6. Body Shop Body Butter / nothing at all.

I had an unreasonable addiction to body butters. I used them twice a day and went through tubs of them every month. I have not put cream on my body in years. Who has time for that? And I am the one washing the sheets that get greasy, not the hotel staff…

7. John Frida Shampoo and Conditioner Blonde / John Frida Shampoo and Conditioner Brunette.

I changed my hair color a few months ago and I am learning to be a brunette. Also I used to use fancy hair masks, frizz serums and glosses. Nowadays I am lucky if I get 5 uninterrupted minutes in the shower so I can properly wash my hair. In fact I am sure that women that use showers in the gym are moms who just want to have some peace and quiet while washing their hair. Do your kids stand in front of shower door bugging you too?

8. DKNY for Women.

I wore this perfume my whole career. Crew used to recognize me by it. And I still wear it every day. I like the idea of a signature smell although I have a few perfumes from Bond #9 and Chanel that I wear for special, evening occasions.

9. Drugstore deodorant / Clinique Roll on.

This is the only product in my daily routine that got an upgrade from my single days. I finally got sick and tired of white streaks on my clothes and started buying fancy roll on.

10. Beauty sleep / 4 hours sleep.

I used to get a minimum of 8 hours a night, usually more. In fact there was this one time in Dhaka I slept 14 hours, ordered room service, ate and slept 10 more. I now average 5 hours a night. On a good day. And my face shows it. I really must go back to Dhaka soon…

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  1. lisleman June 9, 2013 at 20:10 #

    Hmm excuse me. I’ve seen this listicle meme/game a few times and the word (I get too focused on words at time) sounds funny. The little image/badge you have looks like jumping beans so this must be a lighthearted group of bloggers.
    So if you don’t mind a newcomer that doesn’t have a clue but has a blog, here I am.
    Oh BTW – glad to see deodorant on the list. I even use that one.
    lisleman recently posted..what’s a listicle

  2. Kerry June 9, 2013 at 21:12 #

    Twitter: breadwinningmom
    I love how you say now, “But who has time for that?” with a number of your products. :)
    Kerry recently posted..10 Go-To Beauty Products

  3. Paige June 9, 2013 at 21:42 #

    Twitter: paigiegrl
    I love all these! I remember when I was a teenage I could never due without Noxzema, It seemed like I thought it solved all problems! I agree I’m a soap and water gal too… the only two things I would never, ever go anywhere without is my Burt’s Bees and my DoTerra Calming Oil (I use it as perfume…) Ahhh…. Love the list!!

  4. darcelle June 9, 2013 at 23:21 #

    I remember asking for my whole family to go in on a gift for me for my 40th b-day. I asked for LA MER. I still have the application paddle to remember it by.

  5. Alison June 9, 2013 at 23:55 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Aw, you’re all fancy!
    I barely use any products, ever since the children came, I’m lucky to get to wash my hair once a day.
    (I’ve cut out conditioner, body lotion, perfume, all makeup, even my never-go-out-without-mascara)
    Alison recently posted..Memories Captured: We’re Back!

    • Stasha June 10, 2013 at 00:47 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Once a day? Good on ya! I cut my hair washing to twice a week… but with conditioner 😉

  6. Camelia Stanisel via Facebook June 10, 2013 at 00:33 #

    Draga, that was funny.

    • Cutzu March 1, 2015 at 00:17 #

      Naas Maare you are too funny.

  7. Wayne June 10, 2013 at 02:34 #

    Twitter: profwaynewsmith
    Greetings from the orient. Great listicle as always. I am not sure if I will get to next week’s. This is tough with blogger not working here.
    Wayne recently posted..Monday Listicles

  8. Dominique Goh June 10, 2013 at 02:47 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    I too am dreaming about beauty sleep which seems so difficult to have now with the kids around.
    Dominique Goh recently posted..10 Must have Beauty products

  9. [email protected] Mom June 10, 2013 at 03:07 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    I still apply mascara to top and bottom lashes – when I remember to apply it. I used to wear makeup every day, now it’s more of a special occasion thing.
    [email protected] Mom recently posted..Old School Blogging: A to Z

  10. Alisa Rhinehart June 10, 2013 at 03:44 #

    Twitter: sogirleatsclean
    I use the same lip gloss and mascara by Lancôme. But…. I can promise you this…. if I didn’t have to go to work and meet the public every day…I wouldn’t even bother with that! :) Great Post Stasha!
    Alisa Rhinehart recently posted..Southern Potato Salad…. All Cleaned Up

  11. karen June 10, 2013 at 04:53 #

    Twitter: mrs_karenc
    SLEEP!!! Yes, that is a true beauty essential…but you’re right as a mom who can sleep all night uninterrupted?
    karen recently posted..Beauty Essentials

  12. Delilah June 10, 2013 at 06:19 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    I laugh. I used to have a huge toolbox full of beauty products to help me look “naturally” beautiful. Now I have 10 minutes to get ready and I’m just trying to look less exhausted!
    Delilah recently posted..It Takes Effort To Not Look Exhausted Every Day

  13. hollow tree ventures June 10, 2013 at 06:26 #

    Twitter: RobynHTV
    Love the angle you took, and there are some great tips in there – especially using the gym shower for peace and quiet. I need to try that!
    hollow tree ventures recently posted..10 ways my daughter out-girls me

  14. [email protected] June 10, 2013 at 09:59 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    I don’t even attempt to wear mascara anymore. I can never get it off. And those hair coloring shampoos do make a difference. I learned that the hard way.
    [email protected] recently posted..10 Beauty Tips for the aged and peri-mental.

    • Stasha June 10, 2013 at 23:46 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      They really do. My hairdresser said: why do you pay $100 for a color only to use generic shampoo? She was right ( also she sold me a very fancy shampoo, which I never bought again)

  15. Kate Hall June 10, 2013 at 13:06 #

    Twitter: KateWhineHall
    I have the body butter, but I can’t remember what scent it is. I switched to an all-natural deodorant last year. Unfortunately, it’s obvious – showers are needed more frequently. But I don’t get white streaks nor the stains anymore. :-)

  16. Stacey June 10, 2013 at 13:25 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    Beauty sleep…I remember hearing about that once!

  17. Rachee June 10, 2013 at 17:11 #

    Twitter: sayitrahshay
    Wow! Tap water as a luxury. I like in Philadelphia and we always call it schuylklil punch. I’ve a new appreciation for tap water.
    Rachee recently posted..#MondayListicles Got the Look

  18. Emily June 10, 2013 at 17:57 #

    Twitter: ohboy_mom
    I have read a few Listicles post today and now I’m intrigued and want to join the fun…I will try to link up next week! Great list by the way — I tried Le Mer a few times too, but knew I couldn’t keep using it or I’d go broke.:)
    Emily recently posted..Mourning The Loss Of An Ice Cream Flavor

  19. Kerry B June 14, 2013 at 14:52 #

    Twitter: new2two
    dermalogica stole my heart almost 22 years ago. When i’m broke I can’t use it so I go to Oil of Olay but nothing makes my skin glow like dermalogica!
    Kerry B recently posted..Fertility Friday 37- How to Laugh

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