Makeup Files’ Favorite Things 2011
Now that Oprah has abandoned her show, someone has to take up the “favorite things” mantel.
Why not me?
While I may not be able to gift these items to everyone in my “audience,” you can still see the products that I’ve been loving this year.
(Oprah, eat your heart out.)
Here are my favorite things, in no particular order.
I’m no stranger to the movie Love Actually. While I’ve liked it for years, I’ve basically been obsessed with it lately. I think I’ve watched it about 5 times in the last 2 months, including two nights in a row last week.
I love the Hugh Grant storyline (which is super sweet), and the Emma Thompson storyline (even though it’s really sad). Frankly, I love all of the interwoven storylines and characters. It’s a great holiday-themed romantic movie about all aspects of love, whether the beginning, the end, or love that never got off the ground.
“To me, you are perfect.”
I love being able to carry it with me and read whatever I want, whenever I want.
All I ask, if you get one of these, is to do what I did: supplement your book collection, don’t replace it. The physical book industry needs our help. I still buy new books from the store and even borrow from the library, in addition to reading digital books. Long live physical books!
SodaStream Home Soda Machine
I am in love with pop. Or “soda” for those not from the Midwest. I love the sweet fizziness. I like it better than any other beverage (except maybe 100% grape juice).
So, it was completely natural for me to get the SodaStream Home Soda Machine. Since I got it in August 2010, I’ve been drinking pop like nobody’s business (diet pop since I started using Nutrisystem).
My favorite SodaMix flavors are Diet Lemonade, Diet Caffeine-Free Cola and Diet Ginger Ale. Yum!
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
No, you don’t get it. I LOVE video games.
And my recent obsession? Skyrim. This game came out less than a month ago and I’ve been devouring it ever since. It’s an RPG (role-playing game, just in case you didn’t know) that lets you do whatever the heck you want in this ultra-realistic, super large snowy and mountainous world.
Here’s a screenshot of the game showing the ultra-realistic world. Yeah, it really looks like that.
I like to roam around the world, stumbling onto and clearing out bandit-laden caves or looting ancient Nord tombs.
If you liked previous games in the Elder Scrolls series, like Morrowind or Oblivion, then you’ll want to marry Skyrim. I do.
What were your favorite things this year?