What’s in K’s skincare toolbox?

(The following exercise is procrastination of the first degree. I have packed exactly one box today, and evidently the ergonomics of a rice cooker and a cake pan were just altogether a heady business because I spent the afternoon funnin’ and saying worshipful things to my wonderful baby daddy on Father’s Day.)

So, to satisfy the gnawing question of how I maintain this youthful glow, this natural vivaciousness, this easy breezy beautiful like I just stepped out of a salon sometimes I need a little finesse sometimes I don’t general aura…here are a few products I use daily to prime my canvas:

1. Cleanser with light exfolliant: I’m a Mary Kay consultant, so I drink that kool-aid (even if I will never qualify for a pink Cadi because I reinvest all my profits in lip gloss inventory) but I do sincerely think their 3-in-1 cleanser is phenomenal.

2. White Tea extract: I have chronic eczema and the only non-prescription product I’ve found to help is this by Origins.

3. Eye cream: I use MK’s. Because gravity is still turned on.

4. Something that boosts collagen. I know this sounds like one of those “let’s simulate science!” commercials that uses lots of venn diagrams to show you what happens to your epidermis when free radicals attack it, that is totally not based on hard science and is completely watered down for laymen consumers, but I will attest that I have seen the importance of collagen in my life, particularly in my huge Cabbage Patch Doll cheeks. Again, I use MK’s night solution and I’m happy.

5. Lip balm with SPF. I love this one by fresh so much I wanna marry it.

6. Daytime moisturizer with SPF. I find most moisturizers come with an SPF 15, but I am the At-Risk Skin Cancer Society poster child so I best be using one that comes with at least 25.

Stay tuned for: “What’s in K’s make-up bag?”

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Kendra’s Favorite Things!

OMG! It’s almost as exciting as Oprah’s list, save for the free Volkswagons and cruises and giveaways of any kind. And the commercial fanfare and approval from Stedman Graham. But this list has still been thoughtfully compiled. Maybe someday it will have its own claymation special! With a soundtrack! With ill-advised duets with, like, Mariah Carey and Kenny Loggins to boot!

1.) Peppermint Hot Choco at Ula Cafe
Yes those are candy cane bits on top of frothy creamy chocolatey yum tasty goodness. By jove, it’s like they made it JUST FOR ME!

2.) Fancypants duct tape.  I bought this from Tarjay and I cover everything with it. Gifts. Signage. Preschoolers’ hands that need to be made waterproof.

3.) Darling prints from my mate Helen’s Etsy Shop o’ Prints that she done photographed herself.  I think she is so talented!

helen makadia

4.) The Gingerbread Pops kit. We testdrove the house kit a few years ago with my in-laws and it was wicked fun, but the pops are the perfect activity if you are hosting a party of a motley crew.

gingerbread pops

5.) Chillin’ in my holiday menagerie


6.) Little Man’s Cheeks
Each sold separately


7.) The Throwback Little Tykes Dollhouse
I have had such fun tracing various pieces of it through e-bay.


8. A tour of the Louisa May Alcott House in Concord, MA
All decked out for Christmas!




9. Don’t tell my Mary Kay posse but I really like this lip tint from Fresh.  It’s long-lasting and has some lemon oil in it that is really yummy.

10.) The Flour Cookbook.  Flour and I go way back.  Both of my children gestated on Flour bakery goods.  I bought this for my stepmother for Christmas.  I hope she likes it, but more importantly, I hope she makes me the Chunky Lola cookies.  Which may or may not be found on page 97.  Please and thank you.

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Five Dollar February

My annual Five Dollah February sale is going on NOW!!!

E-mail me at kendratheadverb at gmail dot com if you are interested in any of the following books. Shipping free when you buy 2 or more. I accept paypal.  I will remove books as they are claimed.

Beach Music by Pat Conroy – paperback. Excellent condition

The Bone Woman by Clea Koff – hardcover.

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding – paperback. Fair condition

The Conscious Bride by Sheryl Nissinen – paperback. Good condition

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway – paperback. Excellent condition

Restless Virgins by Abigail Jones and Marissa Miley

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