Friday, May 16, 2014

American-Made Things Loved Today

Five American-made things I've been loving lately: a bath mitt made of honeycomb material, a leopard calf-hair belt, a Pinot noir from Oregon, a trio of eyeshadows, and espresso gelato.
1. Supracor Stimulite Bath Mitt (pictured above) -- Perhaps the strangest looking bath product I've ever purchased. This flexible mitt is made from a lightweight, space-age material that exfoliates skin. Dries quickly so it's naturally antibacterial and antifungal.

2. J.Crew Skinny Printed Calf Hair Belt -- A slim Italian calf-hair belt in a leopard print. I've been wearing it a lot with my favorite pair of camel twill pants. Purchased after seeing Ida, from Made & Worn blog, wear a similar one.

3. Primarius Pinot Noir (2012) -- A smooth, delicate wine. I repurchased this within a week of finishing the first bottle. My husband, who doesn't even like red wine, said he'd gladly have a glass with me after tasting mine. There's hope for him yet.

4. Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio in Multi-Flash -- Matte pink, shimmery peach, and shimmery light taupe eyeshadows can be used to create a minimalist, nude eye. Curl lashes and add a few coats of mascara for an easy, daytime look.

5. Ciao Bella Triple Espresso Gelato -- Like a coffee-flavored rainbow in your mouth. Creamy but light, packed with deep espresso flavor. Hits the spot. Especially when you have those weird midnight cravings for coffee and something sweet.

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  1. I literally JUST got that Smashbox palette last weekend at an event at Nordstrom's! I am not an eyeshadow person so that was the least intimidating palette for me.

    1. Heidi, I have another one that I like a lot too. For me, large palettes are cumbersome and unnecessary. This is just the right size. Perfect for travel too.