Jean Has BARELY Been Shopping


Times aren’t what they used to be. I remember being on a first name basis with my UPS driver. He’d bring deliveries two, three times a week. Now I’m lucky to get one package… per month.

Lately, few items are worth cracking open my wallet for and pulling out the ol’ American Express card.

Here is my short, sweet list of 2009 non-essential purchases:

Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cream Soap

This is the only cleanser that doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Available at www.MarioBadescu.com. 6 oz. – $10.00

Wonder Woman Havaianas

The most comfortable flip-flops ever! Perfect for around town, and have even withstood a full day of walking in Vegas with no blisters! Available at www.Piperlime.gap.com. $35.00.

Food Network Magazine

Mmmm… when this arrives, I am drooling! Full of recipes and cooking gadget info. Available at www.FoodNetwork.com. Prices vary from $15 for 10 issues to $30 for 30.

YSL Touche Eclat

As a 40+ woman, I had a hard time finding an under-eye concealer that wouldn’t define the creases around my eyes. This product goes on so lightly, and works perfectly. Give the pen a few clicks, then brush on under-eye circles. Available at www.Sephora.com. $40.00.

Squeem Rubber Waist Cincher – High Compression

After reading about this, I had to try it. Granted, I can only wear it for about an hour at a time, but it makes my abs so flat, you could bounce a quarter off them! Available at www.ClassicShapewear.com. $51.50.

Eat This, Not That

From the editor of Men’s Health magazine come three versions of Eat This, Not That: Supermarket Survival, For Kids, and The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution. If you’re going to eat these foods (and I am), you may as well buy the healthiest ones. Available at www.Amazon.com. Prices vary. $11.97 avg.

Mouse Rug

This mouse pad has just the right texture, and makes my time spent PhotoShopping a breeze. Available at mouserug.stores.yahoo.net. Prices vary. 2009 styles are $19.95. Retiring styles are $9.95.

In these tough economic times, how have you decided to treat yourself?

Thanks for reading!

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6 responses to “Jean Has BARELY Been Shopping

  1. I understand completly…Benny likes to play on Ebay but not so much anymore. I’ve cancelled my Vanity Fair subscription and I’ve cut back on our Gourmet meals out…arrrrgggg! Love the mouse pad, going there now! hehehehehe Just eliminating the extra’s.

  2. Right! I’ve cut back my ebay shopping completely. It’s not fun cutting corners. I hope you find a rug design you like!

  3. Amy

    Ok. We have the same taste. And the same sensory issues. I wouldn’t be able to be in that high compression rubber waist cincher longer than an hour, and only an hour if there was big money involved. And no I’m not planning on becoming a call girl with that. I just mean the manufacturer of that contraption would have to pay me to wear it and yank it off me quickly if I lost consciousness.

  4. The words *quick* and *cincher* don’t go together. I’ve nearly turned blue trying to get out of it at the 1-hr mark.

  5. Thank you, Dee! Sometimes, when I’m wearing them, I catch a glimpse of an eye staring at me. LOL!

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