My Favorite Things and a $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

I had respite last night, so I ran some errands and stopped to pick up a couple of my favorite things, and after my trip to CVS the other day, I knew I had to do this post. I posted about my trip here on Instagram.

I’ve shared my favorite things before, and this autumn I’ve got some new favs to share.

Note: This list is 100% pumpkin and pumpkin spice free. I know y’all love both, but I’m not a big gourd fan.

Gaiam Finger Massager Dual-Sided Hand Massage Roller Tool for Circulation, Stress, Arthritis and Hand Pain Relief- I picked one of these up at Target and it has done wonders for my stiff hands and fingers. And less than $10. I use it daily.

Tree Hut Sugar Scrubs. I like the Moroccan Rose (which I assure you does not smell like roses or old ladies), but the mango is good too. I usually buy it at Target, and it comes in 4 or 5 scents. Because it’s made with sugar, you can use it on freshly shaved skin!

I needed new sneakers for my job, so I picked up these New Balance Women’s Fresh Foam 1080 V11 Running Shoes and it’s like walking on a cloud! If you’ve seen my Instagram feed, you’ve seen my weekly posts of my step counts. I get a lot of walking in each weekday, and my feet needed something more supportive.

Speaking of support, I’m going to fully embrace my descent into becoming an old lady when I tell you compression socks are where it’s at. Seriously, they keep my legs warm, and they keep the soreness in my feet and legs at bay. This is super important when you are walking upwards of 15,000 steps a day.

How do I have the energy to do all that walking? I’ve recently come to appreciate the Espresso Con Panna. It’s two (or more) shots of espresso topped with whipped cream. Yup. so delicious.  And water. Lots of water. don’t forget to hydrate!

And possibly my most favorite items this fall are Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser. I have been in love with these products for like 10 years. Probably longer. Ever since I was introduced to Dermalogica in beauty school, I fell in love with their products, and for the longest time, I didn’t use them because I couldn’t afford them.

Now it’s sold at CVS. In the fancy/expensive product area. Where it’s all locked up. I had a 30% off my entire purchase coupon and I also had some extra care bucks, so I decided to splurge.

My skin has not felt this good in so long, I am frugal, and I always try to use quality skincare products, but I think I’m going back to Dermalogica 100% now.

Life has kicked up a notch, and I’ve been so busy. You’ve probably noticed fewer posts here and on Social Media.

I wanted to celebrate my new job and this awesome season by giving away a $100 gift card. The winner gets to choose either an GC, or a Target gift card to be delivered via email. More information and deets will be listed below.

Enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter here. Your first step is to leave a comment on this blog post. I want to know what you would buy yourself if you won. I want you to spend this gift card on yourself! New cozy sweaters, or some of the items on my Favorite Things list! I’ll choose a winner on 11/6/21- that gives you plenty of time to enter- there are entries you can do daily.

**Details, etc. Contest available to US residents only. The winner will select from $100 GC or $100 target GC to be delivered via email within 24 business hours of confirmation/certification of the winner. Failure to respond within 24 business hours to the winning email will result in forfeiture of the prize and a runner-up will be selected.


15 thoughts on “My Favorite Things and a $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

  1. Christine October 26, 2021 / 4:19 pm

    So fun! I love seeing your favorite things. I have been super looking into The Ordinary products which are now at Target! It would be fun to splurge on all the skin care things. Also if you had time I would super love your opinion on The Ordinary products they are super budget friendly but kind of have to know what you are doing. Would be great to have a more skin care experienced opinion on them. Thanks for the list and the giveaway opportunity!


  2. Annie Rigor October 27, 2021 / 8:37 am

    Thanks for sharing some of your favorites! I jjstvadded a few to my Amazon cart!


  3. Cara October 27, 2021 / 8:56 am

    I would love to use it on some pampering products for myself! The sugar tree scrubs sound amazing for a relaxing spa day. Thank you for the opportunity! 💕


  4. Cathie Holmquist October 27, 2021 / 10:57 am

    I desperately need a new pair of walking shoes. Mine are worn down and me feet and knees hurt


  5. Christina October 27, 2021 / 5:10 pm

    I cant wait for my mom to try the finger massager on her aching hands. Thanks for the chance to win, I have no idea what I would spend it on. Makeup or perfume maybe.


    • Clarissa Hiciano October 28, 2021 / 7:14 pm

      Awesome list! Would love to try Dermalogica skincare.


  6. Carol Westphal October 27, 2021 / 5:55 pm

    I love the Dermalogica daily microexfoliant. I too used to use it but had to stop because of expense. I would buy some more of that, and some winter sweaters. Thanks for the opportunity!!


  7. Jennylou Origami Owl October 27, 2021 / 8:20 pm

    If I were to have $100, I would spend it at Target for me and my teen daughter to pamper ourselves. I’m frugal by nature and necessity so that first to get cut out are hinge for me. I’m embracing to the old woman in me and get some skin loving stuff and things to plump up the brows 😆

    You mentioned beauty school.. I’m now wondering if we’ve crossed paths before. That is how I learned about Dermalogica too!


  8. Jeremy McLaughlin November 2, 2021 / 6:08 am

    I would use for christmas shopping for my sons.


  9. Darla Peduzzi November 2, 2021 / 8:07 am

    I would use it for shopping for my grandson and daughter for Christmas.


  10. SaraAB87 November 2, 2021 / 10:17 am

    I would use the gift card for holiday groceries.


  11. Chelsea Sandy November 2, 2021 / 11:23 am

    I’ve been saving for a laptop for studies, so I would use the gift card for that.


  12. Olivia Parker November 2, 2021 / 5:46 pm

    I would buy gifts for my family with the gift card.


  13. kristi November 3, 2021 / 11:05 pm

    if i won, i would spend it on my niece and nephew … and lip gloss making kit for my niece and new ps5 game controller for my nephew !!


  14. Jenny Ham November 4, 2021 / 10:46 pm

    I would buy Christmas gifts if I won the Amazon gift card.


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