Versatile Style by Tracey

My 11 Favorite Things

Posted on: January 2, 2017

I thought it would be fun to do a list of my favorite things that I use on a regular 

basis and wouldn’t change even if I became a millionaire, lol 

Once you start using this remarkable styling cream, you won't know how you lived without it.

  1. No Shampoo for me, I am a Wen Girl 

I get mine on Auto Delivery from QVC 

I have used this for 7yrs and just recently spent the night in a local hotel for my

husband’s company party and forgot my Wen and used the shampoo provided by the hotel. 

I literally cried as I felt the moisture all get sucked out of my hair and that disgusting feeling of straw 

before you put conditioner in.  Never again I will always have my beloved Wen with me. 

I must be responsible and say there is a lawsuit from some saying they are having bad reactions, but I have several friends who use the product and like me they will never go back to shampoo.  

Josie Maran Deluxe 100% Pure Argan Oil Light, 4 oz.:

2.       Next up is Josie Maron Argan oil, it’s all I use to hydrate my face, neck and hands .

I’ve used this about as long as the Wen, prior to that I used avon products for 1oyrs and before that Oil of Olay. 

I adore this and get it on QVC as well, this bottle lasts me 4-5 months. 

You can also find her products at Sephora, I use her foundation too and in a pinch bought it there. 

Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette

 3                     Lancome Color design eye shadow 

I have only been using this for a few weeks as I found new ones 

in my sister’s make up bag.   My brown eyes have never been so bright as when I use this. 

I’ve always worn purples , but there really was something incredible about this palette. 

Caj Volumizing Dryer Brush w/ 6.7 oz Shampoo & Conditioner:

 4.                    I bought a similar Caj beauty dryer brush last Christmas as an 

upgrade from the drug store one I used for years and their really is no comparison . 

I use this every single day , unless I am doing the beach wave look with sea salt spray. 

My daughter has this as well and is just as crazy about it as I am. 

 5                    Next up is Diane Gilman Jeans, I can’t even pick one to picture and feature as 

I have so many pairs and love them all.  When I first saw her on HSN and she talked about 

having customers who collect her jeans, I thought that was a bit nuts, well call me nuts because 

I get new ones every season and refuse to count them as it may lead to a divorce, lol 


6                  Better Brella which inverts so the dripping outside is contained. 

And yes My Dear Readers, I have the leopard one as it was the perfect choice to go with 

my three trenches in red, black and tan.  

Calily™ Eternity Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser Aromatherapy with Relaxing & Soothing Multi-Color LED Light - Perfect for Home, Office, Spa, Etc.

7.             I am just starting to dabble with aromatherapy and began with a necklace, 

but graduated to a diffuser for Christmas. 

I love that this one cycles through several colors, each more beautiful than the last. 

8           Himalayan Salt Lamps a set for just $39.95

I got these because they are recommended for allergy suffers  but when reading 

they sounded amazing.  I have slept for 7-8 hours almost every night since i put this in my room. 

I have one in the den too and it is such a soothing glow of light that i would have to agree that it helps with

depression.  If it offers comfort to me during this intense stage of mourning it definitely has merit. 

Verilux HappyLight Liberty 7,500 LUX Light Therapy Energy Lamp

9.                 Verilux Therapy Light 

I love light therapy during the winter months when I don’t go out walking as much 

since I have exercise induced asthma and cold air is the most aggravating.  

Nano Sponge Cleaning Sponges. Everyday Heavy Duty Household Kitchen and Dish Sponge. 2 pack

10                                 Nano Sponge

These are fabulous, cleans with just water and can be machine washed or 

put through a dishwasher cycle.   This is definitely a premium sponge unlike ones I have used in the past. 

CooksEssentials 3qt Digital Air Fryer w/ Presets & Pan:

11.             Cook’s Essential Air Fryer via QVC 

 I have this smaller version but they also sell a bigger one

that I wish I had gotten since I have a large family.

It doesn’t just fry it bakes, roasts, steams , toasts etc .

My husband was never fond of a microwave , and hasn’t pulled out

the toaster oven since this came into our kitchen.

Dear Readers, I probably should have done this list before the holidays, but alas I was in no condition to think about such things.  After dealing with the loss of mu father at just 13 and my mother 6yrs ago, this is far worse, a sentiment shared by mu brothers.  I hate the entire idea of being the only girl left with two brothers. Just typing this makes me cringe. 

I am doing better as the shock of it is beginning to wear off.  In fact Monday (today) I am beginning 

a quite drastic 900 calorie diet for 10 days to kick this carb addiction that has swept over me with 

a ferocious hold over me that I can’t seem to shake.   I feel like an addict who just can’t get enough.

I need to quit cold turkey ans since I want to lose weight anyway I am starting with something I never thought

I would attempt, I have never attempted to lose weight to this extent, but am looking forward to giving it ago. I needed something very simple and that wouldn’t take much thought to execute.  

Wish me luck as I dislike oatmeal , but plan to save one apple a day to chop up and bake with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger. I tried just the baked apple part last night and loved it!  


900 calorie weight loss meal plan:  


7 Responses to "My 11 Favorite Things"

What an interesting blog today! I haven’t heard of some of the products so will go back over the list and look into it more closely . The diet looks like starvation but I will also check that out. It is great to have you back with us and I can feel your enthusiasm in this post. Continued thoughts of you as you work through your grief.

I’ve seen the Wen cart in the mall, but I’ve never tried the product.
Since I live in an arid area and have curly hair, my nemesis is dryness. So you think it’s the best, huh?

My best friend has curly hair and is a single struggling mom and I could tell when she ran out of Wen immediately. Her hair is beautiful these last few year with the Wen.

So do you just use the styling creme, or do you use the whole kit?
I may have to try it after I finish this Ovation trio!

Good luck with your diet. You can do it!!- I like that it’s ten days, mentally that’s probably easier to get through – when you know it will be over in a pre-determined amount of time.

thanks, I like the 10 day time period too. I think after that I am gong to do the 17 day diet, lol and then I may consider joining Weight Watchers for the last hump and maintenance for accountability.

HAVE YOU SEEN OPRAH???-My mom did weight watchers a decade ago and kept the weight off..she made some wonderful friends..which I think is so key.

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